Year 11 Curriculum (2015-17 Cohort)

Core Curriculum

All students study the following core curriculum; across Britain and when combined with other optional subjects, they are considered to be of the utmost importance in the education of young people.

Under the guidance and advice of our staff, students will study the following course in English language and, in addition, may then follow a second course in English literature.

GCSE English Language

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
8700
Course Specification

English Language

GCSE English Literature

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
8702
Course Specification

English Literature

All students will study for the following GCSE Mathematics qualification.

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
8300
Course Specification

Mathematics

Students study either GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science, or they will study separate sciences GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics. A decision will be made in discussion with and guided by the teachers of the department. All students start by following the same programme of study with the courses diverging part-way through Year 10.

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4405

Additional Science

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4408
Course Specification

Additional Science

Separate Sciences -GCSE Biology

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4401
Course Specification

Biology

Separate Sciences -GCSE Chemistry

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4402
Course Specification

Chemistry

Separate Sciences -GCSE Physics

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4403
Course Specification

Physics


Common Curriculum

All students follow a common curriculum of mandatory subjects. These are not examined, but form an integral part of a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to develop the whole student, including an understanding of and appreciation for values and beliefs within our country’s society.

This course leads to a GCSE in Religious Studies.

Exam Board
OCR
Specification
J621
Course Specification

Religious Studies

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4892
Course Specification

Physical Education

The programme supports the aims of the school and in particular the creation of a social ethos which encourages students to feel secure, and to be tolerant and respectful towards each other, and to give students the maximum opportunity to develop all their abilities.

The teaching of discrete PSHE and Citizenship is through the ASPIRE programme, which is delivered to students across the school in tutor groups once every two weeks. Through ASPIRE we aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to develop an understanding of and respect for themselves, to develop a healthy lifestyle, learning how to recognise and manage risks and how to make safe and healthy choices, to develop effective and fulfilling relationships and to respect the needs and rights of others, and to develop an understanding of our society and local community and learn how to play an active part in community life.

PSHCE is also part of our hidden curriculum, where students are consistently encouraged to respect themselves and each other and to make the most of their abilities, thus allowing them to progress further in education and employment.


Optional Courses

Students are provided with extensive information, advice and guidance through the options process and choose further courses from the following selection. Guided by, and in discussion with teachers, students study an additional three or four courses; this may depend on the number of courses they take as part of their core curriculum. Students’ choice of language is also guided and a number study more than one.

The following examined courses were available as part of the options scheme and are currently being studied by Year 10 students.

Exam Board
OCR
Specification (Fine Art)
J161
Course Specification

Fine Art

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2BS01
Course Specification

Business Studies

Exam Board
CACHE VRQ
Course Specification

Child Development and Care

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2GR01
Course Specification

Graphic Products

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4242
Course Specification

Drama

Exam Board
WJEC
Specification
9790A1
Course Specification

Engineering

Exam Board
WJEC
Specification
9810A1
Course Specification

Constructing the Built Enviroment

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2FT01
Course Specification

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2FR01
Course Specification

French

Exam Board
OCR
Specification
J385
Course Specification

Geography

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2GN01
Course Specification

German

Exam Board
VCERT
Course Specification

Health and Fitness

Course Specification

Information Sheet

Exam Board Link

www.ncfe.org.uk

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2HB01
Course Specification

History

Exam Board
IFS
Specification
CeFE
Course Specification

Financial Education

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2IT01
Course Specification

Information & Communication Technology

Exam Board
OCR
Specification
J817
Course Specification

Creative iMedia

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2LT01
Course Specification

Leisure & Tourism

Exam Board
WJEC
Specification
4390
Course Specification

Media Studies

Exam Board
OCR
Specification
J535
Course Specification

Music

Exam Board
OCR
Specification
J163
Course Specification

Photography

Exam Board
AQA
Specification
4892
Course Specification

Physical Education

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2RM01
Course Specification

Resistant Materials

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2RU01
Course Specification

Russian


Twilight Course

Exam Board
EdExcel
Specification
2SP01
Course Specification

Spanish