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Business GCSE

GCSE Business is taught in years 10 and 11 and there are two exams which are at the end of year 11. Year 10 focuses on three topics which are, business in the real world, influences on business and human resources. Students develop their understanding of the key terms and exam technique. Year 11 students study operations, marketing and finance. Students will also prepare for the exams, by revising year 10 content and practicing exam technique further. Examination – The course is 100% exam. Paper 1 is based on the influences of operations and HRM on business activity and worth 50%. Paper 2 is based on the influences on marketing and finance on business activity and is also worth 50%.

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 3.1 Business in the real world 3.1 Business in the real world 3.2 Influences on business 3.2 Influences on business 3.4 Human Resources 3.4 Human Resources
Year 11 4 3.3 Operations management 3.3 Operations management 3.5 Marketing 3.5 Marketing 3.6 Finance Revision 3.6 Finance Revision

Setting Arrangements Years 10 and 11 are taught in mixed ability groups.  Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

Computer Science GCSE

Year 10 start of this year is focused on Algorithms and Computational Thinking, elements that feature in Component 2 of the exam. They then focus on Component 1 by looking at hardware and software for the computer systems. Year 11, the beginning of the year is spent reviewing the skills needed to complete the NEA, the NEA is then completed. Terms 3-5 are spent revising topics from year 10 that are in the two exam papers. Examination Component 1 – 40% Component 2 – 40% Non Examined Assessment Programming Project – 20%

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Algorithms Iteration Boolean Logic Data Types and Structure Searching and sorting Algorithms Input and output Problem Solving Binary and Hexadecimal Programming Languages Computer Systems Hardware Systems Software Networks System Security Ethical , Legal, cultural Environment concerns
Year 11 4 Algorithms and Python NEA Coursework Revision for Component 2 Revision for Component 1 Revision – Study Techniques and Exam preparation

Setting Arrangements   Year 10 and 11 are mixed ability based on option choices. Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

Dance BTEC Level 2 Award

This is a two year course. There are three units and each unit is assessed through assignments, like mini projects.  One unit is done under exam conditions and is sent away to be marked by external examiners. The remaining units are submitted to the teacher within set time-frames and marked internally.

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Unit 4    Dance skills (double unit)

 

This unit develops your versatility as a dancer. Physical skills will be trained to help you become a stronger and more flexible dancer.

You will explore and develop your dance skills and review your own practice within rehearsal and performance.

Learners will study at least two dance styles, e.g. contemporary, jazz, musical theatre, street dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, breaking etc.

You will identify your strengths and areas for development, e.g. by carrying out a skills audit, using and responding to teacher feedback, using and responding to feedback from peers and reviewing your own work on video. Targets will be set for you to work towards, e.g. SMART targets, long-term and short-term goals and identifying and using specific exercises to improve skills

Part of the assessment is to track your own progress by keeping a log and noting down observations about music choice, speed of developments, how ideas have developed etc

Specialist Technical principles: Selection of materials Forces and stresses NEA Task: Initial Ideas
Year 11 4 Specialist Technical principles: Ecological and social footprint. Sources and origins. NEA Task: Design Ideas review Modelling Ideas Specialist Technical principles: Using and working with materials. Stock forms, types and sizes. NEA Task: Design Development Final Design Plans for making Specialist Technical principles: Scales of production. Specialist techniques and finishes. NEA Task: Making prototype Specialist Technical principles: Surface treatments and finishes. Work of others. NEA Task: Making prototype Testing and Evaluation Revision for Examination Revision for Examination

Setting Arrangements There is generally one class of dancers, so it is a mixed ability class. Boys and girls work together if they choose this subject. It is mostly taught through practical lessons with elements of the course recorded through theory work as work develops. There will be computer time to prepare for Unit 1

Design Technology Materials GCSE

GCSE Design Technology Materials is a two year course. It is comprises of a non-examined assessment task and a written exam at the end of year 11. GCSE Design Technology Materials requires students to develop skills and understanding in both designing and making products. The course is divided into three main parts:

  1. Core technical principles
  2. Specialist technical principles
  3. Designing and making principles

Examination All these parts will be assessed in the final examination, which is a two-hour written paper. This is worth 50% of the final marks. The other 50% is for the non-examined assessment (NEA) project that students will complete in year 11. Year 10: Builds upon previous learning in KS3. Pupils cover core technical principles, specialist technical principles and develop a wider range of practical skills. Year 11: Students complete a design and make extended task selected from a choice of topics set by the examination board and sit an end of course examination.

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Core Technical principles: New and emerging technologies Focused Practical task Laminated Box Core Technical principles: Energy generation and storage Focused Practical task Laminated Box Core Technical principles: Developments in new materials Focused Practical task Mobile phone desk storage Core Technical principles: Systems approach to design. Mechanical Devices Focused Practical task Designing for Elderly Core Technical principles: Materials and their working properties NEA Task: Design Brief Research + Analysis Specialist Technical principles: Selection of materials Forces and stresses NEA Task: Initial Ideas
Year 11 4 Specialist Technical principles: Ecological and social footprint. Sources and origins. NEA Task: Design Ideas review Modelling Ideas Specialist Technical principles: Using and working with materials. Stock forms, types and sizes. NEA Task: Design Development Final Design Plans for making Specialist Technical principles: Scales of production. Specialist techniques and finishes. NEA Task: Making prototype Specialist Technical principles: Surface treatments and finishes. Work of others. NEA Task: Making prototype Testing and Evaluation Revision for Examination Revision for Examination

Setting Arrangements   Years 10 and 11 are mixed ability.

Drama GCSE

Drama GCSE is a two year course taught over years 10 and 11. Year 10 is predominantly focused on completing the coursework element which is to be filmed.  This is a devised piece by the candidate and accounts for 30% of the GCSE; the exam board provides topics and stimuli.  A portfolio is also required which documents the candidate’s creative journey. Year 11 prepares the candidate for the practical exam where presenting a play is explored.  In addition, preparation for the summer written exam is covered.  It is a requirement students experience a live performance and review it. Examination 30% Coursework 30% Practical Exam 40% Written Exam

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Introduction and developing skills Mock preparation for devised coursework Coursework Coursework Exploring the set texts for the written exam and a live theatre review Exploring the set texts for the written exam and a live theatre review
Year 11 4 Examining the practical performance and the set texts for the written exam Preparing for the practical exam Preparing for the practical exam Preparing for the practical exam Preparing for the practical exam Revision

Setting Arrangements Years 10 and 11 are set by mixed ability.  Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

English Language and English Literature GCSE

GCSE English Language and literature are covered simultaneously over the course of years 10 and 11; students are awarded both GCSEs at the end of Year 11.

Year 10 initially focuses on the literature texts, ensuring that students develop their understanding of key themes, characters and plot in addition to contextual features.

Year 11 consolidates their knowledge and understand while improving and refining examination skills. Language exam requirements are taught in terms 5 and 6 of year 10, and key skills are reinforced throughout the year 11 course.

Examination  – 100% exam for both awards   2 x Literature Exams (closed book) 2x Language Exams

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 6 Anthology Poetry – Power and Conflict Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth Modern Novel – Lord of the Flies or Animal Farm Pre 20th Century Novel – Jekyll and Hyde or A Christmas Carol Language Paper 1 – Reading and Writing Language Paper 2 – Reading and Writing (Speeches)
Year 11 Literature 7 Modern Novel – Lord of the Flies or Animal Farm Pre 20th Century Novel – Jekyll and Hyde or A Christmas Carol Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet or Macbeth Anthology Poetry – Power and Conflict Revision of Literature Post exam
Year 11 Language Language Paper 1 – Reading Language Paper 2 – Reading Language Paper 2 – Transactional Writing Language Paper 1 – Creative Writing Revision of Language Post exam

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are set by ability.  Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

Fashion and Textiles GCSE

Year 10 – Students will cover a wide range of skills including colouring fabrics, joining fabrics, fastenings, components and fabric manipulation.  Students will follow a teacher led project to start the course and then aim towards more independence as the year progresses.  All work produced in class and for homework will form the coursework portfolio which is worth 60% of their textiles GCSE.

Year 11 – Students complete their coursework portfolio at Christmas and then start preparing for their exam in January.  The coursework undertaken in y11 is usually very personal and student led where they are selecting their preferred medium to work in themselves.  The exam is an extension of this but completely independent with students working from given exam board starting points for a final project of work which culminates in a final piece of work produced under exam conditions in the textiles studio.

Examination – 60% coursework, 40% exam.  AQA Art- Textiles GCSE

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2
Year 11 4 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2 Exam work Exam work Exam work Post exam

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 textiles students are not set according to ability.  Groups are determined by timetable blocks according to other options picked.

Fine Art GCSE

Year 10 – Students will cover a wide range of skills including drawing and painting, mixed media and ceramics- this includes clay day!  Students will follow a teacher led project to start the course and then aim towards more independence as the year progresses.  All work produced in class and for homework will form the coursework portfolio which is worth 60% of their fine art GCSE.

Year 11 – Students complete their coursework portfolio at Christmas and then start preparing for their exam in January.  The coursework undertaken in y11 is usually very personal and student led where they are selecting their preferred medium to work in themselves.  The exam is an extension of this but completely independent with students working from given exam board starting points for a final project of work which culminates in a final piece of work produced under exam conditions in the art studio.

Examination – 60% coursework, 40% exam.  AQA Art-Fine Art GCSE

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2
Year 11 4 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2 Exam work Exam work Exam work Post exam

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 artists are not set according to ability.  Groups are determined by timetable blocks according to other options picked.

Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition is a two year course. It is comprised of two non-examined assessment tasks and a written exam at the end of year 11.

Year 10: Builds upon previous learning in KS3. Pupils develop a wider range of practical skills and practice a range of techniques. They also build up a strong knowledge base about nutritional science, diet and health, and social economic issues related to food.

Year 11: Learning is put to the test with two non-examined assessment tasks and an exam

  • Task 1: Food Investigation assessment: that shows your understanding of the working characteristics and functional and chemical properties of ingredients. It will be assessed by a written report (1,500 – 2,000 words) including photographic evidence of the practical investigation. This accounts for 15% of the GCSE grade
  • Task 2: Food Preparation assessment: Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes (from a chosen task) within a single period of no more than three hours. This will assess knowledge of planning, preparation, cooking and presentation skills. This accounts for 35% of the GCSE grade

Examination 50% Theoretical knowledge of Food Preparation and Nutrition will be tested by a 1 hour and 45 minute written exam at the end of year 11.

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Food Hygiene Personal Cross contamination Bacteria Practical/Skills focus Bread making Shaping Different types Yeast/gluten Problems in bread making Food Provenance Food source and supply Food sources and how they are, grown, reared and caught Practical/Skills focus Pastry making and cake making Nutritional needs Dietary needs for different stages of life The relationship between diet and health A balanced diet to provide the correct combination of food and nutrients for good health Energy balance The relationship between food intake and physical activity Practical/Skills focus Chopping Simmering Baking Making a white sauce Healthier cooking Enriching doughs Factors influencing food choice Personal, social and economic factors, medical reasons Religious and cultural beliefs Ethical and moral beliefs Development of culinary traditions Features and characteristics of individual cuisines Technological developments to support better health Fortification Use of additives New and emerging foods Practical/Skills focus Two cuisines Shaping Cooking rice Making pasta Reduction sauces Making a dough using chemical raising agents Nutritional content of the main commodity groups Wheat Dairy Meat Fruits and vegetables Nutrients Types and functions Sources Food Science The reasons why food is cooked How preparation and cooking methods/processing Affect the nutritional value Practical/Skills focus Coating/enrobing Batters Cooking with eggs: meringues, poaching etc. Recap/Revision NEA practical exam run through
Year 11 4 NEA Task 1: Scientific exploration Preparation, planning and report NEA task 2: Food Preparation assignment Preparation and planning NEA task 2: Food Preparation Continued… Preparation, planning and practicing dishes NEA task 2: 3 hour practical exam Evaluation and analysis Revision for exam Revision for exam

Setting Arrangements

The class is mixed ability.

French GCSE

GCSE French is taught in year 10 and 11 and there are four exams which are at the end of year 11: Listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Year 10, focuses on three topics which are, Who am I?, Holiday, School and Jobs, Local Area and Identity and Culture. Students develop their understanding of the key terms and exam technique while building their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.

Year 11, students study Food and Drink, Health, International and Global Dimensions and Future Aspirations.

Examination – The course is 100% exam.  Candidates have an option of foundation and higher papers. Listening 25% Writing 25% Speaking 25% Reading 25 %

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Who am I? Who am I? Holiday School Local Area Food and Drink
Year 11 4 Food and Drink: At the restaurant and shopping Schools Jobs Holiday International and Global Dimensions Exam Skills and Revision

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are taught in mixed ability groups.  Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

Geography GCSE

We will be studying the AQA syllabus for GCSE Geography. Pupils study both physical geography and human geography that will be assessed in 2 separate papers.   Students must take part in 2 days of compulsory fieldwork that they must be able to write about in their exam. Over the course they will learn a range of other geographical skills eg. maps, graphs, numeracy, decision making, that they will be tested on paper 3.

Paper 1 (1hr 30) – Physical Geography topics – Natural Hazards e.g. volcanoes, hurricanes; Landscapes e.g. coasts, rivers; Ecosystems e.g. rainforests, deserts

Paper 2 (1hr 30) – Human Geography topics – Urban Areas e.g. shanty towns, eco-cities; Development e.g. global trade, fair trade; Resource Management e.g. renewable energy, food supplies

Paper 3 (1hr 15) – Geographical skills – Questions using a ‘pre-release booklet’ given to pupils 12 weeks before the exam which includes a ‘decision making task’. Questions about geographical fieldwork and the 2 investigations pupils have carried out.

Examination – 100% exam

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Urban areas Urban areas (Fieldwork investigation in Bristol) Hazards Hazards Landscapes Landscapes (Fieldwork investigation in Corston Brook)
Year 11 4 Development Development Ecosystems Resource management Revision Post exam

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are mostly taught in mixed ability groups, unless 2 groups are timetabled at the same time which allows pupils to be set according to ability.  Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

Health and Social Care BTEC Tech Award

BTEC Health and Social Care is covered over the course of years 10 and 11; students are awarded their BTEC grade, equivalent to 1 GCSE at the end of Year 11.

Year 10 focuses on written coursework, covering two different components. The first covers human lifespan development, the second covers the different types of health and social care services and the values required to work successfully within these services.

Year 11 consolidates the knowledge gained in year 10 as students work towards their final component, an externally assessed examination based on Health and Wellbeing. Exam skills will be taught alongside the content for this component.

Examination 2 x Written assignments –30% each 1 x Examination – 40%

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 Written Components 4 Component 1 Human Lifespan Development A1: Human Growth and Development Component 1 A2: Factors Affecting Growth and Development Component 1 B1: Different types of life events B2: Coping with change caused by life events Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values A1: Health and social care services Component 2: A2: Barriers to accessing services B1: Care Values Component 2: B2: Reviewing own application of care values
Year 11 Examination Component 4 Component 3 Health and Wellbeing A1:Factors affecting health and Wellbeing Component 3 Health and Wellbeing B1/B2: Physiological and Lifestyle Indicators Component 3 Health and Wellbeing C1: Health and Wellbeing improvement plans Component 3 Health and Wellbeing C2: Obstacles to implementing plans Component 3 Health and Wellbeing Exam Revision / practice Component 3 Health and Wellbeing Exam Revision / practice

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are not set. Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

History GCSE

The History GCSE covers four units over the course of two years.  These are:

    • A wider world depth study which focuses in detail over a short time period. Our depth study is Conflict and Tension in Asia 1945 – 1975, specifically the Korean and Vietnam Wars
    • A thematic study which builds understanding of change and continuity over a long sweep of history. Our depth study is Health and People – 1000AD to the present day
    • A period study which looks at a topic in a lot of detail.  Our period study is Germany 1890 – 1945 (Democracy and Dictatorship)
  • A British depth study which again looks in detail at a short time period. We will be studying Elizabethan England 1568 – 1603.

Examination – 100% exam

Paper 1:  Understanding the Modern World.  A 1 hour 45 minute exam covering both international units

Paper 2:  Shaping the Nation.  A 1 hour and 45 minute exam covering both British units

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Conflict and Tension in Asia Conflict and Tension in Asia Health and the People Health and the People Germany: Democracy and Dictatorship Germany: Democracy and Dictatorship
Year 11 4 Elizabethan England Elizabethan England Revision Revision Revision Post exam period

Setting Arrangements

Classes are mixed ability.  Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

iMedia Cambridge National

Year 10 focuses on one of mandatory elements of the course, completing the 10 hour controlled assessment and then providing the opportunity to complete a game design unit, where students will design and create a game to a given brief.

Year 11 focuses on the examined element of course, with students attempting this in January of year 11, after this has been completed they will design and create their own video.

Examination 25% Exam (1 hour 15 minutes exam) 25% Controlled Assessment (Externally set and marked) 50% Portfolio

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 R082 Creating Digital Graphics R082 Creating Digital Graphics R082 Creating Digital Graphics R092 Developing Digital Graphics R092 Developing Digital Graphics R092 Developing Digital Graphics
Year 11 4 R081 Pre Production Skills ( Exam) R081 Pre Production Skills ( Exam) R089 Create a Digital Video Sequence R089 Create a Digital Video Sequence R089 Create a Digital Video Sequence R081 Pre Production Skills ( Exam)

Setting Arrangements

Year 10 and 11 are mixed ability based on option choices. Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

Mathematics  GCSE

Edexcel 1MA1 GCSE 9-1   Pupils are taught the following GCSE content throughout years 9, 10 and 11 and tested regularly on each topic. There are 3 GCSE style exams per year. These assessments allow us to track progress and intervene where necessary..

Examination – 100%   Paper 1: 75 minutes. No Calculator Allowed. Paper 2: 75 Minutes. Calculator Allowed. Paper 3: 75 Minutes. Calculator Allowed.

Lessons Per Fortnight Foundation Topics Higher Topics
Year 9 6
Integers and place value
Decimals
Indices, powers and roots
Factors, multiples and primes
Algebra: the basics
Expanding and factorising single brackets
Expressions and substitution into formulae
Tables
Charts and graphs
Pie charts
Scatter graphs
Fractions
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Percentages
Equations
Inequalities
Sequences
Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts
Interior and exterior angles of polygons
Statistics and sampling
The averages
Perimeter and area
3D forms and volume
Real-life graphs
Straight-line graphs
Transformations I: translations, rotations and reflections
Transformations II: enlargements and combinations
Ratio
Proportion
Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry
Probability I
Probability II
Multiplicative reasoning
Plans and elevations
Constructions, loci and bearings
Quadratic equations: expanding and factorising
Quadratic equations: graphs
Circles, cylinders, cones and spheres
Fractions and reciprocals
Indices and standard form
Similarity and congruence in 2D
Vectors
Rearranging equations, graphs of cubic and reciprocal functions and simultaneous equations
Calculations, checking and rounding
Indices, roots, reciprocals and hierarchy of operations
Factors, multiples and primes
Standard form and surds
Algebra: the basics
Setting up, rearranging and solving equations
Sequences
Averages and range
Representing and interpreting data
Scatter graphs
Fractions
Percentages
Ratio and proportion
Polygons, angles and parallel lines
Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry
Graphs: the basics and real-life graphs
Linear graphs and coordinate geometry
Quadratic, cubic and other graphs
Perimeter, area and circles
3D forms and volume, cylinders, cones and spheres
Accuracy and bounds
Transformations
Constructions, loci and bearings
Solving quadratic and simultaneous equations
Inequalities
Probability
Multiplicative reasoning
Similarity and congruence in 2D and 3D
Graphs of trigonometric functions
Further trigonometry
Collecting data
Cumulative frequency, box plots and histograms
Quadratics, expanding more than two brackets, sketching graphs, graphs of circles, cubes and quadratics
Circle theorems
Circle geometry
Changing the subject of formulae (more complex), algebraic fractions, solving equations arising from algebraic fractions, rationalising surds, proof
Vectors and geometric proof
Reciprocal and exponential graphs; Gradient and area under graphs
Direct and inverse proportion
Year 10 6
Year 11 7

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are set by ability.

PE (Core)

PE is a compulsory subject until pupils leave Y11. In KS4 pupils are encouraged to follow a sporting pathway that is of most interest to them. This may be more Games-heavy or Dance/Fitness type activities. Or it could be a very good balance of a range of sports to try.   The tables are for this year’s Y10 and Y11 groups. Each year there are changes to the combinations of sports, because each year the PE teachers work out a range of activities that will motivate and engage the new cohort of Y10 or Y11 pupils. Knowledge of the pupils’ PE likes is taken into consideration to build a programme that is more bespoke to them.

Compulsory Physical Education in Y10 and Y11 is not for an exam, but for young people to maintain a healthy attitude towards being physically active. There is an emphasis on mass participation, ‘give it a go’. During the lessons pupils may be asked to lead or officiate. There is plenty of opportunity for competition if that suits your child and they will experience new sports.   Being involved and taking responsibility for their health and well being at this age should develop a life-long positive approach to exercise, teamwork and having the confidence to join a club or exercise class once they have finished compulsory PE lessons.

Currently there is an ‘off-site’ activity on the programme. However, this is always subject to change. As much fun as it is and always a huge success, the mounting pressure on resources may mean it is not always available. Anyone participating in the off-site provision pays for the activity and towards transportation. How much to charge parents is at the forefront of decisions and once this becomes too expensive, the PE teachers will need to reconsider our position. The main factor is the cost of the transport.  Those who stay on site continue to have options and a fabulous time.

Key Stage 4 Pathways 10A

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
NM 2 SLB 1 BOYS contact Games OUTWITTING OPPONENTS Fields Rugby Aussie Rules HRF Sports  Hall Handball BASKETBALL BADMINTON Fields FOOTBALL HRF Games hall HANDBALL Benchball Offsite options Lasorquest Fields /courts SOFTBALL TENNIS Athletics Fields SOFTBALL
MM 2 JP 1 Boys Non-contact sports Sports Hall Badminton circuits Fields Football School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis Courts/fields Offsite options Lasorquest Fields Striking fielding Golf Fields /Courts
DW GIRLS AESTHETICS/COMBO School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis COURTS/Dance studio/school Hall Netball Dance Yoga aerobics Games hall BENCHBALL DODGEBALL Sports Hall Offsite options Lasorquest Sports Hall/Fields Rounders Fields ROUNDERS
RCR GIRLS Games Courts Netball Games Hall BENCHBALL/ DODGEBALL Sports Hall BASKETBALL Fields Tag Rugby Football Trampolining Table Tennis Fields ROUNDERS Athletics Fields /Sports Hall/courts TENNIS/SHORT TENNIS

Key Stage 4 Pathways 10B

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
JMR 2 NM 1 BOYS contact Games OUTWITTING OPPONENTS Fields Rugby Aussie Rules HRF Sports  Hall Handball BASKETBALL BADMINTON Fields FOOTBALL HRF Games hall HANDBALL Benchball Offsite options Lasorquest Fields /courts SOFTBALL TENNIS Athletics Fields SOFTBALL
JP Boys Non-contact sports Sports Hall Badminton circuits Fields Football School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis Courts/fields Offsite options Lasorquest Fields Striking fielding Golf Fields /Courts
DW GIRLS AESTHETICS/COMBO School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis COURTS/Dance studio/school Hall Netball Dance Yoga aerobics Games hall BENCHBALL DODGEBALL Sports Hall Offsite options Lasorquest Sports Hall/Fields Rounders Fields ROUNDERS
SBL GIRLS Games Courts Netball Games Hall BENCHBALL/ DODGEBALL Sports Hall BASKETBALL Fields Tag Rugby Football Trampolining Table Tennis Fields ROUNDERS Athletics Fields /Sports Hall/courts TENNIS/SHORT TENNIS

Key Stage 4 Pathways 11S

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
NM BOYS contact Games OUTWITTING OPPONENTS Fields Rugby Aussie Rules HRF Sports  Hall Handball BASKETBALL BADMINTON Fields FOOTBALL HRF Games hall HANDBALL Benchball Offsite options Lasorquest Fields /courts SOFTBALL TENNIS Athletics Fields SOFTBALL
JMR Boys Non-contact sports Sports Hall Badminton circuits Fields Football School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis Courts/fields Offsite options Lasorquest Fields Striking fielding Golf Fields /Courts
DW 1 RCR 2 GIRLS AESTHETICS/COMBO School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis COURTS/Dance studio/school Hall Netball Dance Yoga aerobics Games hall BENCHBALL DODGEBALL Sports Hall Offsite options Lasorquest Sports Hall/Fields Rounders Fields ROUNDERS
SBL GIRLS Games Courts Netball Games Hall BENCHBALL/ DODGEBALL Sports Hall BASKETBALL Fields Tag Rugby Football Trampolining Table Tennis Fields ROUNDERS Athletics Fields /Sports Hall/courts TENNIS/SHORT TENNIS

Key Stage 4 Pathways 11T

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
NM BOYS contact Games OUTWITTING OPPONENTS Fields Rugby Aussie Rules HRF Sports  Hall Handball BASKETBALL BADMINTON Fields FOOTBALL HRF Games hall HANDBALL Benchball Offsite options Lasorquest Fields /courts SOFTBALL TENNIS Athletics Fields SOFTBALL
JP Boys Non-contact sports Sports Hall Badminton circuits Fields Football School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis Courts/fields Offsite options Lasorquest Fields Striking fielding Golf Fields /Courts
DW GIRLS AESTHETICS/COMBO School Hall Trampolining Table Tennis COURTS/Dance studio/school Hall Netball Dance Yoga aerobics Games hall BENCHBALL DODGEBALL Sports Hall Offsite options Lasorquest Sports Hall/Fields Rounders Fields ROUNDERS
RCR GIRLS Games Courts Netball Games Hall BENCHBALL/ DODGEBALL Sports Hall BASKETBALL Fields Tag Rugby Football Trampolining Table Tennis Fields ROUNDERS Athletics Fields /Sports Hall/courts TENNIS/SHORT TENNIS

Photography GCSE

Year 10 – Students will cover a wide range of skills including SLR Camera Skills, Darkroom Techniques and Processes, Digital Photoshop Skills and Studio Photography.  Students will follow a teacher led project to start the course and then aim towards more independence as the year progresses.  All work produced in class and for homework will form the coursework portfolio which is worth 60% of their photogrpahy GCSE.

Year 11- Students complete their coursework portfolio at Christmas and then start preparing for their exam in January.  The coursework undertaken in y11 is usually very personal and student led where they are selecting their preferred medium to work in themselves.  The exam is an extension of this but completely independent with students working from given exam board starting points for a final project of work which cumulates in a final piece of work produced under exam conditions in the photography studio.

Examination – 60% coursework, 40% exam.  AQA Art- Photography GCSE

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 1 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2
Year 11 4 Coursework preparation- project 2 Coursework preparation- project 2 Exam work Exam work Exam work Post exam

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 photography students are not set according to ability.  Groups are determined by timetable blocks according to other options picked.

Religious Studies GCSE

GCSE RE is covered from Year 9 through to Year 11; Students are awarded their GCSEs at the end of year 11.

Year 9:  Component 1:  Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world with the focus on the Issues of Human Rights

Year 10:  Component 1: Religious, philosophical and ethical studies in the modern world with the focus on the Issues of Relationships from a Christian perspective; Issues of Life and Death from a Christian and Non-religious perspective and Issues of Good and Evil from a Christian Perspective.

Year 11:  Component 2:  Study of Christianity and Component 3: Study of Islam.

Examination – 100% exam for the full GCSE

Component 1:  1 x 2 hour exam

Component 2:  1 x 1 hour exam

Component 3:  1 x 1 hour exam

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 9 Human Rights 1 Human rights and social justice Human rights and social justice Prejudice and discrimination Prejudice and discrimination Issues of wealth and poverty Issues of wealth and poverty
Year 10 3 Issues of Relationships Issues of Relationships Issues of Life and Death Issues of Life and Death Issues of Good and Evil Issues of Good and Evil
Year 11 3 Islam – Beliefs and teachings Islam – Practices Christianity beliefs teachings and practices Re-cap on Year 9 and 10 work – component 1. Honing exam techniques EXAMINATION

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are set by ability.  The aim is for students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.

Science – Combined, Double Award  GCSE

GCSE Combined Science is covered over the course of years 9, 10 and 11; students are awarded both GCSEs at the end of Year 11.   Over the 2 and a half years, students cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics through a variety of mini topics and practicals, designed to interleave content and reinforce understanding.

Examination – 100% exam for both awards.  At least 15% of the exam questions are based on required practical skills.  Each exam also contains a minimum maths content of 10% in biology, 20% in chemistry, and 30% in physics.   2 x Biology exams 2 x Chemistry exams 2 x Physics

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 9 6 Consolidation of KS3 knowledge and Practical skills.  Assessment taken in January to identify areas for development in terms of practical skills Cells Particle model Atomic structure Transport in cells Periodic table Radioactivity
Year 10 8 Biology Chemistry Physics Biology Chemistry Physics Biology Chemistry Physics
Year 11 8 Biology Chemistry Physics Biology Chemistry Physics Revision for GCSE exams

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are set by ability.  Students stay with the same 2 teachers during years 10 & 11. Students are able to change sets based on achievement throughout the course.

Sciences – Separate, Triple Award GCSE

GCSE Separate Science is covered over the course of years 9, 10 and 11; students are awarded all 3 GCSEs at the end of year 11.   Over the 2 and a half years, students cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics through a variety of mini topics and practicals, designed to interleave content and reinforce understanding.

Examination – 100% exam for both awards.  At least 15% of the exam questions are based on required practical skills.  Each exam also contains a minimum maths content of 10% in biology, 20% in chemistry, and 30% in physics.   2 x Biology exams 2 x Chemistry exams 2 x Physics

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 9 6 Consolidation of KS3 knowledge and Practical skills.  Assessment taken in January to identify areas for development in terms of practical skills Cells Particle model Atomic structure Transport in cells Periodic table Radioactivity
Year 10 12 Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Year 11 12 Biology Revision for GCSE exams
Chemistry
Physics

Setting Arrangements

Triple students are in their own group.  They have 3 teachers, one for each specialism, who they stay with for years 10 and 11.

Spanish GCSE

GCSE Spanish is taught in year 10 and 11 and there are four exams which are at the end of year 11: Listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Year 10 focuses on three topics which are, Who am I?, Holiday, School and Jobs, Local Area and Identity and Culture. Students develop their understanding of the key terms and exam technique while building their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.

Year 11 students study Food and Drink, Health, International and Global Dimensions and Future Aspirations.

Examination – The course is 100% exam.  Candidates have an option of foundation and higher papers. Listening 25% Writing 25% Speaking 25% Reading 25 %

Lessons Per Fortnight Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Year 10 4 Who am I? Who am I? Holiday School Local Area Food and Drink
Year 11 4 Food and Drink: At the restaurant and shopping Schools Jobs Holiday International and Global Dimensions Exam Skills and Revision

Setting Arrangements

Years 10 and 11 are taught in mixed ability groups.  Students remain with the same teacher for the 2 year course duration.