Level 2 – GCSE – Key Stage 4 (Year 10/11)

Our students study a minimum of 8 personalised GCSE’s that will relate to their selected school specialism.

At Level 2 students will study:

  • 1x Specialist pathway
  • All core GCSE subjects + PSHCE
  • 2x optional subjects

The breakdown of subjects in the KS4 curriculum will ensure that time is given to core subjects ensuring students will have the appropriate allocation of time to make and exceed targets set in English, Maths and Science.

Maths: 4 (1 hour) lessons

English: 4 (1 hour) lessons

Science: 6 (1 hour) lessons (double Award)

Specialist Courses

Within the course you will complete 7 units, all of which are graded Pass, Merit and Distinction. Many of the unit tasks are a mixture of these grades. You will be provided with appropriate resources and facilities throughout the course.

Within the Fashion and Textiles Department we are committed to helping you realise your true working potential in a professional and friendly manner.

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Within the Engineering Department we are committed to helping you realise your true working potential in a professional and friendly manner.

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Within the course you will complete 4 units totalling 40 credits, all of which are graded Pass, Merit and Distinction. Many of the unit tasks are a mixture of these grades. You will be provided with appropriate resources and facilities throughout the course.

Within the Business Department we are committed to helping you realise your true working potential in a professional and friendly manner.

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CORE SUBJECTS

MATHEMATICS at Key Stage 4 students will learn:(EDEXCEL 1MA1)
  • Integers and place value
  • Decimals
  • Indices, powers and roots
  • Factors, multiples and primes
  • Algebra: the basics
  • Expressions and substitution into formulae
  • Tables, charts and graphs
  • Pie charts
  • Scatter graphs
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Percentages
  • Equations and inequalities
  • Sequences
  • Properties of shapes, parallel lines and angle facts
  • Interior and exterior angles of polygons
  • Statistics, sampling and the averages
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Real-life graphs
  • Straight-line graphs
  • Transformations
  • Ratio
  • Proportion
  • Right-angled triangles: Pythagoras and trigonometry
  • Probability
  • 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
Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec: Exam Specification Pearson
Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers: Past Papers Pearson
Hyperlink to appropriate BBC bitesize page or other website(s): BBC Education Revision websiteCorbett Maths Revision Website

Khan Academy 

Department  Title: English Literature
Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11)
At Key Stage 4 students will learn:
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Macbeth
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • AQA Love and Relationships Poetry Cluster
  • Unseen Poetry
Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec: AQA Specification
Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers:  To be updated
Hyperlink to appropriate BBC bitesize page or other website(s): A Christmas Carol: BBC Education Macbeth: BBC Education

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: BBC Education

 

Teacher Name
 Timothy Farnan

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Department  Title: English Language
Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11)
At Key Stage 4 students will learn:
  • Explorations in creative reading and writing
  • Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives
Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec: AQA Specification
Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers:  To be updated
Hyperlink to appropriate BBC bitesize page or other website(s): BBC Education Website
Teacher Name
 Timothy Farnan
Department  Title: Science
Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11)
Science at Key Stage 4 students will learn: All students will study GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy) qualification, which is similar to the Core and Additional Science GCSEs. This will allow them  to achieve at least 2 GCSEs in Science while more able students are given the opportunity to study Separate Sciences (Biology, Physics and Chemistry GCSEs).
Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec: AQA Specification
Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers: AQA Past Papers
Hyperlink to appropriate BBC bitesize page or other website(s): BBC Education

Course content:

Biology

  • 1. Cell biology
  • 2. Organisation
  • 3. Infection and response
  • 4. Bioenergetics
  • 5. Homeostasis and response
  • 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • 7. Ecology

Chemistry

  • 8. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  • 9. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  • 10. Quantitative chemistry
  • 11. Chemical changes
  • 12. Energy changes
  • 13. The rate and extent of chemical change
  • 14. Organic chemistry
  • 15. Chemical analysis
  • 16. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  • 17. Using resources

Physics

  • 18. Energy
  • 19. Electricity
  • 20. Particle model of matter
  • 21. Atomic structure
  • 22. Forces
  • 23. Waves
  • 24. Magnetism and electromagnetism

To view our SMSC Plan for 2016/7 please click on the button below.

Options subjects:

ICT at Key Stage 4 students will learn: Broadly coursework based course with one exam.2x Mandatory units

  • R001: Understanding computer systems Written paper –
  • R002: Using ICT to create business solutions
Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec: OCR Specification
Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers: OCR Past Papers
Art & Design at Key Stage 4 students will learn: Students will explore artists and particular art themes and in doing so will develop their own individual responses. Creative techniques will be introduced as well as the fundamental aspects of art and design including drawing and painting. Students will therefore gain a greater understanding of how to apply and use a variety of materials. Experimentation is key and with the extensive machinery and resources within the school the grandest of ideas can be realised.60% Portfolio coursework

40%  Externally set task

Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec: OCR Specification (Overall course spec)
Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers: OCR Past Papers (Past exam paper)
Hyperlink to appropriate BBC bitesize page or other website(s): Studio@Deyes Pinterest Account
Photography at Key Stage 4 students will learn: Students will develop ideas through investigations informed by selecting and critically analysing sources as well as applying an understanding of relevant photographic practices and techniques to their work. Students will refine their ideas as work progresses through taking, selecting, editing and presenting images, artefacts and personal outcomes. The use of appropriate specialist vocabulary through either visual communication or written annotation, or both, will support practical outcomes. Students will become confident in the use of digital cameras as well as other specialist equipment including the adjustment of settings dependent on a particular location, style or theme.60% Portfolio coursework

40%  Externally set task

Hyperlink to appropriate exam spec: OCR Specfication (Overall course spec)
Hyperlink to appropriate past/specimen papers: OCR Past Paper (Past exam paper)
Hyperlink to appropriate BBC bitesize page or other website(s): Studio@Deyes Pinterest Account

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