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English Language and Literature

Examination Board AQA

English Language

Assessment:
Paper 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing (50%)
Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (50%)

Course Outline:
You will sit ‘Explorations in creative reading and writing’ and ‘Writer’s viewpoints and perspectives’. Both of these exam papers involve looking at unseen passages, responding to questions and producing a piece of writing.

English Literature

Assessment:
Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel (40%)
Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry (60%)

Course Outline:

You will study ‘Shakespeare and a 19th Century Novel’ and ‘Modern Texts and Poetry’. For the first of the examination papers, students will be expected to analyse an extract of William Shakespeare’s work plus making additional reference to the play as a whole.
You will also write and answer questions about an extract from a modern text and poems. The second examination, you will write an essay response to a theme from a modern play, as well as analysing poetry from the AQA anthology Poems: Past and Present in addition to responding to unseen poems.

Maths

Examination Board AQA

The maths curriculum is designed to ensure that all students make rapid progress and strive for the mastery learning by developing fluency in skills and enjoyment in the application of these unfamiliar problems. We foster this by breaking skills and problems down into small steps and ensure that learners master each skill before moving on to the next via the process of deliberate practice. We then move on to developing mathematical reasoning and a deeper understanding of a variety of problem-solving techniques. Our pedagogy is driven by research and the underpinned believe that every learner can succeed in mathematics.

Science

Examination Board AQA

Subject: Trilogy Science
Qualification: Double award GCSE

Assessment:
6 external exams: 2 in each area of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
You will take part in several required practical activities that will be assessed in the exams at the end of the course. Learners will study the 3 central pillars of Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Biology
Cell biology, organisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis and response, inheritance, variation, evolution and ecology

Chemistry
Atomic structure and the periodic table, bonding, structure, and the properties of matter, quantitative chemistry, chemical changes, energy changes, the rate and extent of
chemical change, organic chemistry, chemical analysis, chemistry of the atmosphere and using resources

Physics
Energy, electricity, particle model of matter, atomic structure, forces, waves, magnetism and electromagnetism.

Geography
Examination Board WJEB

Assessment: Three external Examinations
Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment
Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment
Paper 3: Geographical Applications

Course Outline:
Living with the Physical Environment, The challenge of natural hazards, Tectonic and weather hazards, and climate change. The living world, Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforests, Physical landscapes in the UK, Coastal and river landscapes.
Challenges in the Human Environment, Urban issues and challenges. The Changing Economic World, The Challenge of Resource Management.
Geographical Applications, Issue Evaluation; A decision making exercise based upon pre-released information. Fieldwork; Questions based upon unseen fieldwork data, and data from your own fieldwork.

Enterprise.

Examination Board BTEC / Pearson’s

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise (603/1916/1), is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, behaviours and skills related to researching, planning, pitching and reviewing an enterprise idea as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification enables learners to develop their technical skills, such as market research skills, planning, promotional and financial skills using realistic work scenarios, and personal skills, (such as monitoring own performance, time management and problem solving) through a practical and skills-based approach to learning and assessment. Learners will acquire knowledge, understanding and skills to underpin their practical activities in assessment, which will complement their GCSEs. The qualification will broaden their experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.

Engineering

Examination Board BTEC / Pearson’s

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Engineering (Qualification Number: 603/0829/1), is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying mechanical, electrical/electronic and engineering design as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.

Health Science

Examination Board BTEC / Pearson’s

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care (Qualification Number: 603/0395/5), is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them. The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.

Creative Media

Examination Board BTEC / Pearson’s

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Creative Media Production (Qualification Number: 603/1238/5), is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by applying the learned knowledge and processes related to investigating, exploring and creating media products as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them. The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment.

Physical Education

All learners participate in Physical Education weekly, we use both the sports hall and the commercial gym within the college to deliver lessons. All Learners will experience various team and individual sports, fitness techniques in both a competitive and non-competitive environment.

PSHE

PSHE aids the academy to provide a holistic approach to the education that the learners will experiencing. The learners will participate in weekly lessons that will cover various topics that will support them through the educational and life journey e.g. Safeguarding, Wellbeing, Environmental issues, Careers, Diet, Sexual Health, Next steps in Education etc.