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					WOKING HIGH SCHOOL




2011
COURSE
INFORMATION
Please follow the instructions
on the Options Form to make
                                          CONTENTS
     your course choices                 Core and Entitlement Courses - 2
                                               The Application Process - 3


                                                          CORE SUBJECTS - 4
                                                    GCSE English/Language        -    5
                                                     GCSE English Literature     -    6
                                                          GCSE Mathematics       -    7
                                                               GCSE Statistics   -    8
                                          GCSE Science (Core and Additional)     -    9
                                                       OCR National Science      -   10
                                                        Triple GCSE Sciences     -   11


                       SELECTION 1 - MODERN AND ANCIENT LANGUAGES - 12
                                                                GCSE French      -   13
                                                               GCSE German       -   14
                                                                GCSE Italian     -   15
                                                                 GCSE Latin      -   16
                                                               GCSE Spanish      -   17
                                                                 GCSE Urdu       -   18


                                  SELECTION 2 - HUMANITIES COURSES - 19
                                                            GCSE Geography - 20
                                                               GCSE History - 21


                          SELECTION 3 - DESIGN TECHNOLOGY COURSES - 22
                                                       GCSE Art and Design       -   23
                                                     GCSE Food Technology        -   24
                                               GCSE Hospitality and Catering     -   25
                                                                  ICT - AiDA     -   26
                                                      GCSE Product Design        -   27
                                                     GCSE Graphic Products       -   28


                                      SELECTION 4 - OPTION COURSES - 29
                                                      GCSE Business Studies      -   30
                                               BTEC First in Business Studies    -   31
                                                                 GCSE Drama      -   32
                                                        GCSE Media Studies       -   33
                                                                 GCSE Music      -   34
                                                   GCSE Physical Education       -   35
                                                     GCSE Religious Studies      -   36
                                                           BTEC First in Sport   -   37


                                                APPLIED CURRICULUM - 38
                                                             Applied Courses - 39




                                                                                          1
     Core and Entitlement Courses
    Every student is required to follow a compulsory core
    and entitlement curriculum.
    At Woking High School we offer a range of       In addition to the compulsory core subjects,
    core qualifications. The school will place      students in Year 10 and 11 study a range of
    students onto the courses that best reflect     entitlement courses:
    each individual’s ability and learning style.
                                                    Religious Studies
    THE CORE SUBJECTS                               This course is similar to the GCSE (See page
                                                    36), only fewer topics are covered. Students
    English - see pages 5 - 6                       who show a particular interest in this course
    All students take GCSE English or English       may be entered for the GCSE short course.
    Language, and most will study GCSE English
    Literature.                                     Citizenship
                                                    This course builds on the Citizenship lessons
    Maths - see pages 7 - 8                         students study in Years 7, 8 and 9.
    Every student studies GCSE Maths.
                                                    In Year 10 the main themes are: Citizenship
    The most able Mathematicians will have the      and Rights and Responsibilities; Government
    opportunity to study GCSE Statistics.           and Participation.

    Science - see pages 9 - 11                      In Year 11 the themes become more work
    All students initially work towards gaining     related, and include: CV writing; interview
    two GCSEs or the equivalent, in Science.        skills; college application; and Record of
                                                    Achievement writing.
    A group of able kinaesthetic learners will
    be selected to study the OCR National in        Recreational PE
    Science, a continually assessed applied         As in Key Stage 3, students will continue to
    course, which has no exams.                     play team and individual sports on a regular
                                                    basis. Students who show a particular
    The most able Scientists, students who          interest and aptitude may be entered for
    achieve an overall National Curriculum Level    the GCSE short course.
    6a or higher, will be offered the opportunity
    to study all three science disciplines -        ICT
    Biology, Chemistry and Physics - as separate    Those students who were not ready to take
    GCSEs.                                          or who did not gain ICT Functional Skills Level
                                                    2 in Year 9, will have further opportunities
                                                    to prepare for and sit this exam.




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              The Application Process
The Options process starts with presentations given to         ATTEND OPTIONS
students, then parents.                                         PRESENTATION




This booklet, and the Woking Federations Applied              READ THIS OPTIONS
Curriculum Prospectus, will give you an overview of the     INFORMATION BOOKLET
range of courses you can choose.




To help you make informed choices, you will receive          SEEK INFORMATION,
much information, advice and guidance.                      ADVICE AND GUIDANCE



To have the best chance of getting your first choice
courses, make sure you fill in the Application Form/s
                                                             COMPLETE OPTIONS/
following the instructions, and RETURN IT BY 21st
                                                             APPLICATION FORM/s
MARCH 2011. Note: If someone has to miss out on their
                                                                AND HAND IN
preferred Options, and you handed your form in late, it
may be you!

                                                            OPTIONS PROCESSED


Each student will receive a Personal Curriculum Plan        PERSONAL CURRICULUM
showing the courses they have been allocated.                  PLANS PUBLISHED




Once you have returned the reply slip on the bottom of
your Personal Learning Plan, to confirm your acceptance     PERSONAL CURRICULUM
of the allocated courses, your timetable will be prepared   PLAN REPLIES RETURNED
ready for September.



                                                             STUDENT TIMETABLES
                                                             PREPARED READY FOR
                                                                 SEPTEMBER




                                                                                    3
Core
Subjects




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            GCSE English/Language
In English lessons students practice and improve their       DEPARTMENT
functional literacy skills through interesting activities,   English
which are based on genuine and purposeful real life
scenarios.
                                                             EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
Most students will study ‘GCSE English Language’             www.aqa.org.uk
and some students will be selected to study ‘GCSE
English’. Both courses are similar in content and contain
embedded functional skills. The difference is, the English   SYLLABUS NUMBER
Language GCSE has an extended reading controlled             3702
assessment piece, which tests, in more depth, students’
understanding of written and spoken language; making
this course more challenging.                                LEVELS

                                                             Foundation [Level 1]
Assessment
For both courses the exams are the same:
                                                             and Higher [Level 2]
                                                             (A* - G Grades)
SECTION A - READING SKILLS
This paper assesses students’ reading skills. The
                                                             ASSESSMENT
questions require students to: identify how fact and
opinion are being used, comment on the effectiveness         40 % Exam
of presentational devices and will test their ability to     60 % Controlled Ass.
make comparisons between texts.

SECTION B - WRITING SKILLS                                   CATEGORIES

This paper assesses students’ ability to persuade, argue     Communication,
or advise in writing                                         language and literacy
CONTROLLED AND OTHER ASSESSMENTS
After careful preparation, students will complete a          DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
series of written controlled assessments, which when         Auditory, Visual,
combined will create a portfolio of work, enabling them      Kinaesthetic
to showcase their skills at producing and understanding
creative texts.
                                                             COURSE CONTACT
In addition, all students will compete several controlled    Miss C Kotitis
speaking and listening tasks.                                [Acting Head of English]
                                                             ckotitis@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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         GCSE English Literature
                        DEPARTMENT       In addition to GCSE English, the majority of students will
                         English         also take GCSE English Literature. The prose and drama
                                         studied, skills learnt and portfolio pieces completed for
                                         this GCSE complement those covered in GCSE English/
               EXAM BOARD WEBSITE        English Language. In some cases work done during
         www.aqa.org.uk                  Controlled Assessments can contribute marks to both
                                         courses.

                   SYLLABUS NUMBER       Assessment
                             3712
                                         There are two exams:

                               LEVELS    PAPER 1, which has two sections:
    Foundation [Level 1]
    and Higher [Level 2]                 Section A
                                         Students answer questions about piece of prose or
         (A* - G grades)                 poetry. The text used is specified by the exam board.

                         ASSESSMENT
                                         Section B
                                         Students answer questions based on the book ‘Of Mice
            75% Exams                    and Men’.
     25% Controlled Ass.
                                         and PAPER 2
                                         This paper also has two sections, and tests students’
                          CATEGORIES
                                         knowledge of poetry.
        Communication,
    language and literacy                As for GCSE English, students will also compile a portfolio
                                         of exemplar pieces of written work.

        DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

         Auditory, Visual,
            Kinaesthetic

                    COURSE CONTACT

               Miss C Kotitis
        [Acting Head of English]
     ckotitis@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                  GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Mathematics aims to develop students functional       DEPARTMENT
skills and confidence in working with number.              Mathematics
Throughout the course we encourage students to apply
their maths skills to everyday problems and scenarios.
                                                           EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
GCSE Mathematics is a modular course in both content       www.aqa.org.uk
and assessment:

MODULE 1 - STATISTICS AND NUMBER                           SYLLABUS NUMBER
This module forms 26.7% of the final mark, and is          4307
assessed via a written exam, which is taken early in the
course.
                                                           LEVELS
MODULE 2 - NUMBER AND ALGEBRA                              Foundation [Level 1]
This module forms 33.3% of the final mark, and is          and Higher [Level 2]
assessed via a written exam midway through the course.     (A* - G grades)
MODULE 3 - GEOMETRY AND ALGEBRA
This module forms 55% of the final mark, and is assessed   ASSESSMENT
via a written exams in June 2012.                          100% Exams (Modular)
Note: If you wish to study Maths at AS/A2 Level you
must achieve a grade B at GCSE.                            CATEGORIES

                                                           Mathematical
                                                           development

                                                           DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

                                                           Visual, Auditory,
                                                           Kinaesthetic

                                                           COURSE CONTACT

                                                           Mr S Giles
                                                           [Director of Mathematics]
                                                           sgiles@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                          GCSE Statistics
                      DEPARTMENT       In addition to GCSE Mathematics, the most able
             Mathematics               students will have the opportunity to follow a course in
                                       GCSE Statistics.

              EXAM BOARD WEBSITE       In GCSE Statistics students learn about different types of
       www.aqa.org.uk                  data and experiment with sampling techniques.

                                       Students learn how to present data in tables and graphs,
                 SYLLABUS NUMBER       including: pie charts, cumulative frequency curves,
                           3311        histograms, stem and leaf diagrams, choropleth maps
                                       and scatter diagrams.

                             LEVELS    Students are taught different data analysis techniques
      Selected students                e.g. averages and range, quartiles, percentiles, box
                                       and whisker plots, index numbers, crude rates, moving
                                       averages and trend lines, Spearman’s Rank.
                       ASSESSMENT

           75% Exams                   Students learn about probability laws, Venn diagrams,
    25% Controlled Ass.                tree diagrams and binomial distribution. This aspect of
                                       the course complement the content of Module 1 of the
                                       GCSE Mathematics course.
                        CATEGORIES

            Mathematical               Assessment
            development                Students sit a written exam and are required to complete
                                       a controlled assessment, whichinvolves collecting,
                                       analysing and evaluating data.
      DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

                         Visual        Progression
                                       GCSE Statistics is useful for students wishing to take
                                       Psychology, Economics, Geography and Sciences at AS/
                  COURSE CONTACT       A2 level, and related degree courses at university.
                  Mr S Giles
     [Director of Mathematics]
     sgiles@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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       GCSE Sciences (Core & Add.)
This Science course comprises of two separate GCSEs,       DEPARTMENT
one prepared for and examined in Year 10, the other in     Science
Year 11.

YEAR 10 - CORE SCIENCE (1st GCSE)                          EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
This course has three Units, each of which is divided      www.aqa.org.uk
into two modules:

 - Unit 1: Biology                                         SYLLABUS NUMBERS

                                                           tbc
 - Unit 2: Chemistry

 - Unit 3: Physics                                         LEVELS

                                                           Foundation [Level 1]
Assessment                                                 and Higher [Level 2]
Students’ learning is assessed through six 30 minute
modular exams. The first round of testing starts in the
                                                           (A*- G grade)
November of Year 10. Each exam is worth 12.5% of the
final grade and combine to form 75% of the final mark.     ASSESSMENT
The remaining 25% comes from the student’s highest
scoring controlled assessed practical.
                                                           75% Modular Exams
                                                           25% Controlled Ass.
YEAR 11 - ADDITIONAL SCIENCE (2nd GCSE)
On this course students investigate the changing
                                                           CATEGORIES
impact science has on society. It has a greater emphasis
on evaluating evidence, explaining, theorising and         Knowledge and
modelling scientific concepts.                             understanding of the
                                                           world
Assessment
This course is assessed through three 45 minute written
papers, each worth 25% of the final grade. 25% comes       DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
from the student’s highest scoring controlled assessed     Visual, Kinaesthetic,
practical.                                                 Auditory
Progression
When combined, these two courses prepare students          COURSE CONTACT
with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed        Mr B Spinks
for progression onto AS/A2 and other Level 3 science       [Head of Science]
based courses.                                             bspinks@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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         OCR National in Science
                         DEPARTMENT      This course will be offered to a small number of students,
                         Science         who we feel would be better able to demonstrate their
                                         learning through completing continually assessed
                                         projects, rather than by sitting formal exams.
                EXAM BOARD WEBSITE

           www.ocr.org.uk                The OCR National is an applied science course. The
                                         focus is less theoretical than it is for GCSEs and the tasks
                                         are investigation based. This course has the equivalent
                    SYLLABUS NUMBER      value of up to 4 GCSEs at grade C and above.
                05644/05645
                                         The OCR National comprises of six Units:

                               LEVELS    UNIT 1 - BEST PRACTICE IN SCIENCE
        Selected Students
          Higher [Level 2]               UNIT 2 - MATERIALS SCIENCE
            (A* - C grade)               UNIT 3 - FORENSIC SCIENCE

                         ASSESSMENT
                                         UNIT 4 - FOOD SCIENCE
     100% Controlled Ass.                UNIT 5 - THE SCIENCE OF UNIVERSE AND SOCIETY

                          CATEGORIES
                                         UNIT 6 - INVESTIGATING ENERGY SOURCES
          Knowledge and                  Assessment
     understanding of the                Throughout the course students complete Assignments,
                   world                 which are assessed and then collated to form a portfolio
                                         of evidence. Students are able to present their learning
                                         in a variety of ways, from written reports and practical
         DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S       demonstrations, to verbal presentations.
      Visual, Kinaesthetic
                                         Progression
                                         This course is worth up to 4 GCSEs and prepares students
                     COURSE CONTACT      with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary
                 Mr B Spinks             for progression onto Level 3 applied science courses.
                 [Head of Science]
      bspinks@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                  Triple GCSE Sciences
The Science Department is offering the most able                DEPARTMENT

students the opportunity to take each of the three              Science
Science subjects - Biology, Chemistry and Physics - as
separate GCSEs.
                                                                EXAM BOARD WEBSITE

The course content allows students to gain a detailed           www.aqa.org.uk
knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with a
particular emphasis on evaluating evidence and the
impact these sciences have on society.                          SYLLABUS NUMBER

                                                                tbc
Due to time pressures and the depth of content delivered,
students who take up this opportunity may be required
to attend science focussed Day 11 workshops and                 LEVELS
occasional twilight sessions. This course also requires         Selected Students
students to have 12 Science lessons per timetable cycle
instead of 10 - the additional lesson time is gained from
PE and Citizenship.                                             ASSESSMENT

                                                                75% Modular Exams
Assessment                                                      25% Controlled Ass.
Each of the three subjects is assessed separately,
through a combination of two multiple choice exams
and two written papers. In addition, students complete          CATEGORIES
an experiment under controlled conditions.                      Knowledge and
Successful students are...
                                                                understanding of the
Those with a real aptitude for and interest in science.         world
Only those students who achieve at least an overall
science National Curriculum Level of 6a in Year 9, and
                                                                DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
who have a Learning Profile of A2 or preferably higher
will be considered.                                             Visual, Kinaesthetic,
                                                                Auditory
Progression
It is expected that most students who take this course
                                                                COURSE CONTACT
will be looking to take AS/A2 Level sciences at college.
Their aspirations will certainly involve going to university,   Mr B Spinks
possibly even to study courses such as medicine,                [Head of Science]
                                                                bspinks@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
dentistry, veterinarian, forensic or research science.




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                                                      Modern

                                                      Languages
                                                      and Ancient




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                             GCSE French
On this course students do not just learn how to            DEPARTMENT
understand, speak, read and write French, they also gain    Foreign Languages
an insight into the culture, the food and the country’s
way of life.
                                                            EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
Students who take GCSE French study four main topics        www.aqa.org.uk
and the linguistic structures associated with them:
 - Lifestyle
 - Leisure                                                  SYLLABUS NUMBER
 - Home and Environment                                     4655
 - Work and Education

In addition to classroom based learning, students are       LEVELS
encouraged to go on the French Exchange visit.              Foundation [Level 1]
Assessment
                                                            and Higher [Level 2]
Students take two exams in reading and listening, each      (A* - G grade)
worth 20% of the final mark. Students also complete
two spoken dialogue controlled assessments, each
                                                            ASSESSMENT
worth 30% of the final mark.
                                                            40% Exams
Successful students are...                                  60% Controlled Ass.
Those who have enjoyed studying French in Years
7, 8 and 9, and who have good inter-personal and
communication skills.                                       CATEGORIES

                                                            Communication,
Progression                                                 language and literacy
Students who take GCSE French can go on to study AS/A2
French and or other linked courses e.g. business studies,
                                                            Knowledge and
sales and marketing, law, media studies, journalism and     understanding of the
many other courses where strong communication skills        world
are the key to success.

                                                            DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

                                                            Auditory, Visual

                                                            COURSE CONTACT

                                                            Mr B Ford
                                                            [Head of Foreign Languages]
                                                            bford@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                             GCSE German
                        DEPARTMENT      On this course students do not just learn how to
       Foreign Languages                understand, speak, read and write German, they
                                        also gain an insight into the culture, the food and the
                                        country’s way of life.
               EXAM BOARD WEBSITE

         www.aqa.org.uk                 Students who take GCSE German study four main topics
                                        and the linguistic structures associated with them:
                                         - Lifestyle
                   SYLLABUS NUMBER       - Leisure
                           4668          - Home and Environment
                                         - Work and Education

                              LEVELS    In addition to classroom based learning, students are
     Foundation [Level 1]               encouraged to go on the German Exchange visit.
     and Higher [Level 2]               Assessment
           (A* - G grade)               Students take two exams in reading and listening, each
                                        worth 20% of the final mark. Students also complete
                                        two spoken dialogue controlled assessments, each
                        ASSESSMENT
                                        worth 30% of the final mark.
             40% Exams
      60% Controlled Ass.               Successful students are...
                                        Those who have enjoyed studying German in Years
                                        7, 8 and 9, and who have good inter-personal and
                         CATEGORIES     communication skills.
         Communication,
     language and literacy              Progression
                                        Students who take GCSE German can go on to study
          Knowledge and                 AS/A2 German and or other linked courses e.g.
     understanding of the               business studies, sales and marketing, law, media
                   world                studies, journalism and many other courses where
                                        communication skills are the key to success.

        DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

           Auditory, Visual

                    COURSE CONTACT

                  Mr B Ford
     [Head of Foreign Languages]
       bford@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                              GCSE Italian
On this course students do not just learn how to             DEPARTMENT
understand, speak, read and write Italian, they also gain    Foreign Languages
an insight into the culture, the food and the country’s
way of life.
                                                             EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
Students who take GCSE Italian study four main topics        www.aqa.org.uk
and the linguistic structures associated with them:
 - Lifestyle
 - Leisure                                                   SYLLABUS NUMBER
 - Home and Environment                                      4633
 - Work and Education

In addition to classroom based learning, students are        LEVELS
encouraged to go on the Italian Exchange visit.              Foundation [Level 1]
Assessment
                                                             and Higher [Level 2]
Students take two exams in reading and listening, each       (A* - G grade)
worth 20% of the final mark. Students also complete
two spoken dialogue controlled assessments, each
                                                             ASSESSMENT
worth 30% of the final mark.
                                                             40% Exams
Successful students are...                                   60% Controlled Ass.
Those who have enjoyed studying Italian in Years
7, 8 and 9, and who have good inter-personal and
communication skills.                                        CATEGORIES

                                                             Communication,
Progression                                                  language and literacy
Students who take GCSE Italian can go on to study AS/A2
Italian and or other linked courses e.g. business studies,
                                                             Knowledge and
sales and marketing, law, media studies, journalism and      understanding of the
many other courses where strong communication skills         world
are the key to success.

                                                             DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

                                                             Auditory, Visual

                                                             COURSE CONTACT

                                                             Mr B Ford
                                                             [Head of Foreign Languages]
                                                             bford@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                                        GCSE Latin
                             DEPARTMENT      Latin is one of the world’s oldest languages. It is the basis
           Foreign Languages                 for many modern European languages and complements
                                             their study. It is highly regarded by universities and
                                             employers as evidence for a logical mind and higher
                    EXAM BOARD WEBSITE       order thinking skills.
               www.ocr.org.uk
                                             Latin students are assessed on their knowledge and
                                             understanding of the language, its grammar and
                       SYLLABUS NUMBER       vocabulary. Students also study a range of verse and
                                  J281       prose text in the original language.

                                             Research shows that students who learn Latin also
                                   LEVELS    develop enhanced literacy and learning skills.
        Foundation [Level 1]
        and Higher [Level 2]                 Assessment
              (A*- G grade)                  This course assessed by written exam.

                                             Successful students are...
                             ASSESSMENT      Those who have opted to and have enjoyed studying
                       100% Exam             Latin during Years 7, 8 and 9.

                                             Progression
                              CATEGORIES     Latin will benefit any student who is serious about
           Communication,                    studying English or other languages at college. It will
       language and literacy                 also help those who want to go on to study Law, History,
                                             medicine and other sciences at university.

             DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

               Auditory, Visual

                         COURSE CONTACT

                   Dr E Williams
 [Head of Latin and PHA Coordinator]
        ewilliams@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                          GCSE Spanish
On this course students do not just learn how to          DEPARTMENT

understand, speak, read and write Spanish, they           Foreign Languages
also gain an insight into the culture, the food and the
country’s way of life.
                                                          EXAM BOARD WEBSITE

Students who take GCSE Spanish study four main topics     www.aqa.org.uk
and the linguistic structures associated with them:
 - Lifestyle
 - Leisure                                                SYLLABUS NUMBER

 - Home and Environment                                   tbc
 - Work and Education

In addition to classroom based learning, students are     LEVELS
encouraged to go on the Spanish Exchange visit.           Foundation [Level 1] and
Assessment
                                                          Higher [Level 2]
Students take two exams in reading and listening, each    (A* - G grade)
worth 20% of the final mark. Students also complete
two spoken dialogue controlled assessments, each
                                                          ASSESSMENT
worth 30% of the final mark.
                                                          40% Exams
Successful students are...                                60% Controlled Ass.
Those who have enjoyed studying Spanish in Years
7, 8 and 9, and who have good inter-personal and
                                                          CATEGORIES
communication skills.
                                                          Communication,
Progression                                               language and literacy
Students who take GCSE Spanish can go on to study
AS/A2 Spanish and or other linked courses e.g.
                                                          Knowledge and
business studies, sales and marketing, law, media         understanding of the
studies, journalism... and many other courses where       world
communication skills are the key to success.

                                                          DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

                                                          Auditory, Visual

                                                          COURSE CONTACT

                                                          Mr B Ford
                                                          [Head of Foreign Languages]
                                                          bford@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                                   GCSE Urdu
                        DEPARTMENT      Urdu is one of the Indian sub-continents most widely
       Foreign Languages                used languages and is spoken by many of our students.

                                        This course enables students who speak Urdu to learn
               EXAM BOARD WEBSITE       more about their language and have their linguistic
         www.aqa.org.uk                 skills accredited.

                                        This course has four topics:
                   SYLLABUS NUMBER

                           4648          - Lifestyle

                                         - Leisure
                              LEVELS

     Foundation [Level 1]                - Home and Environment
     and Higher [Level 2]                - Work and Education
           (A* - G grade)
                                        Assessment
                                        Students take two exams in reading and listening, each
                        ASSESSMENT
                                        worth 20% of the final mark. Students also complete
             40% Exams                  two spoken dialogue controlled assessments, each
      60% Controlled Ass.               worth 30% of the final mark.

                                        Successful students are...
                         CATEGORIES     Those who have studied Urdu in Year 9 and who speak
         Communication,                 it at home.
     language and literacy
                                        Progression
          Knowledge and                 Urdu would benefit those students who have an interest
     understanding of the               in the Indian sub-continent and who wish advance their
                   world                knowledge of the language and culture.

                                        If this course does not recruit enough learners it may be
        DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S       withdrawn. Alternatively, students may be offered the
           Auditory, Visual             opportunity to study it after school.


                    COURSE CONTACT

                  Mr B Ford
     [Head of Foreign Languages]
       bford@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                                                    Courses
                                                    Humanities
                        GCSE Geography
                         DEPARTMENT      Geography is a subject that bridges science and the arts.
                    Geography            This course gives students the opportunity to study the
                                         patterns and processes of the earth’s landscapes. They
                                         will investigate the interaction between people, places
                EXAM BOARD WEBSITE       and the environment. It enables students to gain a
          www.aqa.org.uk                 knowledge and understanding of the world we live in
                                         today.

                    SYLLABUS NUMBER      Students will develop a variety of geographical and
             Specification A             technical skills, including how to interpret, analyse and
                                         evaluate different types of information/data and use
                                         Geographical Information Systems. There will be the
                               LEVELS    opportunity to undertake practical fieldwork and attend
     Foundation [Level 1]                study visits.
     and Higher [Level 2]
           (A* - G grade)                The course is divided into two areas and six topics:

                                          A: PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY:
                         ASSESSMENT        1. The Restless Earth
             75% Exams                     2. Water on the Land
                                           3. The Coastal Zone
      25% Controlled Ass.
                                          B: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY:
                          CATEGORIES
                                           4. Changing Urban Environments
                                           5. Globalisation
          Knowledge and                    6. Tourism
     understanding of the
                   world                 Assessment
                                         The course is assessed through two exams. Students
                                         will also complete a controlled fieldwork investigation.
         DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

                            Visual       Successful students are...
                                         Those who have an interest in the world around them
                                         and who are socially and environmentally aware. It is
                     COURSE CONTACT      beneficial if students like to problem solve and are good
             Mr A Jacques                with computers.
      [Acting Head of Geography]
     ajacques@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
                                         Progression
                                         GCSE Geography can lead directly onto AS/A2 Geography,
                                         Geology and Sociology courses. Students wishing to go
                                         to college to study Travel/Leisure and Tourism or Health
                                         and Social care would also benefit from taking this
                                         subject.


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                             GCSE History
This course offers students the opportunity to study          DEPARTMENT
history and its development, including the study of           History
change and cause over a long period of time. Students
then explore the subject in more depth looking at key
events, people, changes and issues concerning certain         EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
periods of history.                                           www.ocr.org.uk
The course covers twentieth century history up to 1964.
Students study developments in international relations        SYLLABUS NUMBER
from the end of the First World War to the Cuban Missile      Specification B - J417
Crisis. They complete an in-depth study of the USA from
1919 - 1941, and explore social change in Britain from
1890 to 1918.                                                 LEVELS

                                                              Foundation and Higher
Students studying History will have the opportunity to        (A* - G grade)
go on a number of educational visits. These include a
residential trip to Berlin, where students find out about
the Nazis and the Cold War. During the visit, students        ASSESSMENT
tour important Nazi sights in and around the city,            75% Exams
including Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the               25% Controlled Ass.
Berlin Wall, Reichstag and Olympic Stadium. Other trips
include the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War
Museum, and students can attend the ‘Hitler on Trial’         CATEGORIES
revision workshop, run by the chief examiner.                 Knowledge and
Assessment
                                                              understanding of the
Students’ learning is assessed through two written exams      world
and a piece of enquiry based controlled assessment.
                                                              DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
Successful students are...
Those who have an interest in history and people and          Visual
who ask questions of what they see. Being able to
clearly express ideas and opinions in writing is essential.
                                                              COURSE CONTACT

Progression                                                   Mr M Jones
                                                              [Head of History]
Students can go on to study AS/A2 History, Economics,         mattjones@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
Law, Politics and Sociology and related Advanced level
courses and degrees.




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Design and
Technology
   Courses
                 GCSE Art and Design
On this course students work to develop their               DEPARTMENT
knowledge and understanding of Art and Design.              Art & Design
Students will experiment with a range of materials,
processes and techniques, and learn how to critically
evaluate their own and other artist’s work.                 EXAM BOARD WEBSITE

                                                            www.wjec.org.uk
This course enables students to build on the drawing
skills taught in Years 7, 8 and 9. Students look at
natural and man-made structures, and interpret these        SYLLABUS NUMBER
in variety of techniques - pen, ink, charcoal, oil pastel   102
and acrylics. The end result will be a colourful acrylic
canvas, which students could develop further into a
3-D piece of work.                                          LEVELS

                                                            Foundation [Level 1]
Students study the cultural, political and historical       and Higher [Level 2]
background of portraits. They learn how to use              (A* - G grades)
traditional techniques and develop their work using
new technologies e.g. digital photography. To gain
inspiration, students will have the opportunity to visit    ASSESSMENT
the National Portrait Gallery and work with professional    40 % Controlled Ass.
artists in residence.
                                                            60% Portfolio
Students are assessed on the portfolio of work that
they create during the course. Their final pieces are       CATEGORY
presented in an public exhibition. There is also an
extended practical exam, students work in controlled
                                                            Creative development
conditions to create pieces of art that reflect a theme
set by the exam board.
                                                            DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

Successful students are...                                  Visual, Kinaesthetic
Those who have a passion for the visual arts. They like
to paint, draw and experiment with different materials.
                                                            COURSE CONTACT

Progression                                                 Miss L Maley
On successful completion, students can progress to AS/      [Head of Art]
                                                            lmaley@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
A2 Art and Design courses, take up full time Art based
college courses or specialise in related discipline such
as Photography, Graphics and Textiles - all of which can
lead onto a place at University. Art and Design would
also benefit students who wish to go onto creative
vocational courses, such as painting/decorating,
hairdressing or beauty therapy.




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                GCSE Food Technology
                           DEPARTMENT      This course introduces students to how food products
         Design & Technology               are designed. Students will also improve their food
                                           preparation skills. There are four units:

                    EXAM BOARD WEBSITE     INTRODUCTION TO DESIGNING AND MAKING
                www.ocr.org.uk             In this unit, after completing research tasks to identify
                                           the needs of their potential customers, students design
                                           and make a new food product [Controlled Assessment].
                       SYLLABUS NUMBER

                                 J302      SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
                                           This is a short unit, which explores the 6Rs - reuse,
                                           reduce, recycle, rethink repair and refuse. The focus is,
                                  LEVELS   how Food Technology can support sustainability e.g. by
         Foundation [Level 1]              reducing food packaging [Examination].
         and Higher [Level 2]
              (A*- G grades)               MAKING QUALITY PRODUCTS
                                           This unit focuses on the design and manufacture of a
                                           prototype food product that reflects a given theme e.g.
                             ASSESSMENT    how to get children to eat more fruit and vegetables.
                  40% Exam                 Students write recipes, cook their dishes, and then
                                           critically evaluate the end product/s [Controlled
          60% Controlled Ass.              Assessment].

                             CATEGORIES
                                           TECHNICAL SKILLS
                                           This short, examined, unit looks at the technical aspects
       Creative development                of food technology, including: designing foods, blending
                                           flavours and food preparation skills.

              DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S    Assessment
           Visual, Kinaesthetic            Students complete two controlled practical assessments
                                           - one in Year 10 and the other in Year 11. Both are set
                                           by the exam board and involve students producing
                        COURSE CONTACT     high quality dishes. At the end of the course there is a
                 Ms Abbs-Rowe              written exam.
     [Director of Design & Technology]
      MABBSROWE@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
                                           Successful students are...
                                           Students who like experimenting with cooking and who
  Note: Students/parents will need to
  provide the ingredients to make two
                                           have a genuine interest in food.
 or three dishes every timetable cycle.
                                           Progression
                                           Students taking this GCSE can go on to follow AS/A2
                                           Food Technology or any food orientated college courses,
                                           all of which can lead onto employment or university.


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      GCSE Hospitality & Catering
This single award course gives students an introduction       DEPARTMENT
to the catering industry. In lessons students will have       Design & Technology
opportunities to practise the skills they are taught and
apply their new knowledge of the catering industry
within a variety of contexts.                                 EXAM BOARD WEBSITE

                                                              www.wjec.org.uk
The course focuses on the main areas of food production
and food service, students will study:
 - The Catering Industry                                      SYLLABUS NUMBER
 - Job roles, careers and training                            4740
 - Health, safety and hygiene
 - Food preparation, cooking and presentation
 - Nutrition and menu planning                                LEVELS
 - Costing and portion control                                Foundation [Level 1]
 - Specialist equipment                                       and Higher [Level 2]
 - Communication and record keeping
 - Environmental considerations
                                                              (A* - G grades)

Assessment                                                    ASSESSMENT
Students complete two controlled practical assessments
- one in Year 10 and the other in Year 11. Both are set
                                                              40% Exam
by the exam board and involve students producing              60% Controlled Ass.
high quality dishes. At the end of the course there is a
written exam.
                                                              CATEGORIES

Successful students are...                                    Creative development
Students who like experimenting with cooking and who
have a genuine interest in food, health and diet.
                                                              DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

Progression                                                   Visual, Kinaesthetic
On completion students will be able to apply to college
to take related AS/A2 courses or Apprenticeships/
                                                              COURSE CONTACT
professional training, all of which can lead to university.
Students will leave qualified to work in a support role in    Ms Abbs-Rowe
                                                              [Director of Design & Technology]
an industrial kitchen.                                        MABBSROWE@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk



                                                              Note: Students/parents will need to
                                                              provide the ingredients to make two
                                                              or three dishes every timetable cycle.




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                                     ICT (AiDA)
                         DEPARTMENT      On this applied course, students work to showcase
                                ICT      their technical skills and ICT knowledge by creating
                                         imaginative solutions to industry related project briefs.

                EXAM BOARD WEBSITE       This course is offered at two levels, Higher (A*-C) and
        www.edexcel.com                  Foundation (D - G).

                                         After being given access to a web-based brief, students
                    SYLLABUS NUMBER      utilise spreadsheet, presentation, database and desktop
            D201- Higher                 publishing software to complete a set project. In addition
        D101 - Foundation                to their published documents, students compile a digital
                                         e-portfolio of supporting evidence, which must include
                               LEVELS    comprehensive plans.
      Foundation [Level 1]
      and Higher [Level 2]               Assessment
                                         Students are assessed on the quality of the digital
           (A* - G grades)               products they create.

                          ASSESSMENT
                                         Successful students are...
                                         Those with a high level ICT skills and a real interest in
     100% Controlled Ass.                using all aspects of ICT. Students must be self-disciplined
                                         and able to manage their own time, as much of this
                          CATEGORIES
                                         course is completed through independent study.
     Creative development                Progression
         Communication,                  Students can go onto a wide range of ICT courses at
     language and literacy               college, including BTEC or OCR Nationals. Students can
                                         also go onto practical courses related to hardware and
                                         networking. All of which can lead to university.
         DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

       Visual, Kinaesthetic

                     COURSE CONTACT

                   Mr A Tuson
                     [Head of I.C.T.]
       atuson@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                 GCSE Product Design
This course give students an introduction to professional      DEPARTMENT
product design.                                                Design & Technology
Students learn how to express their design ideas in an
industrial context and get the opportunity to create a         EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
product.                                                       www.aqa.org.uk
UNIT 1 - MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS
In this unit students will gain a knowledge of the             SYLLABUS NUMBER
processes and techniques that aid manufacturing.               4557
Students work to understand the commercial/industrial
uses of a range of different materials, which they have
already been introduced to during Years 7, 8 and 9.            LEVELS

                                                               Foundation [Level 1]
UNIT 2 - DESIGNING AND MAKING PRACTICE                         and Higher [Level 2]
In this unit students will work to realise a design            (A* - G grades)
brief, working the production process through from
conception to realisation. Once introduced to the
project, the investigate a range of related products,          ASSESSMENT
propose possible novel designs, make a prototype, then         40% Exams
test and evaluate it.
                                                               60% Controlled Ass.
Assessment
Unit 1 is assessed by a written exam. Unit 2 is a controlled   CATEGORIES
practical assessment task.
                                                               Creative development
Successful students are...
Those who have an interest in products, how they               DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
are designed and made. Students will need a vivid
imagination and enjoy making things.
                                                               Visual, Kinaesthetic

Progression                                                    COURSE CONTACT
Completion of this course will enable students to go
onto study design related courses at college, including
                                                               Mr B Hathaway
                                                               bhathaway@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
AS/A2 technology, or Apprenticeships. It can support
students who are interested in design based careers or
university courses.




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             GCSE Graphic Products
                          DEPARTMENT      The aim of the Graphic Products course is to develop
      Design & Technology                 a student’s skills as a designer, their problem solving
                                          skills, and their ability to communicate in graphics.

                  EXAM BOARD WEBSITE      This course is delivered through a number of exciting
             www.aqa.org.uk               projects. Students will learn about a range of different
                                          designers and focus on the skills they used by
                                          professional designers in the real world. They will learn
                     SYLLABUS NUMBER      about the properties of different materials, production
                               4552       methods and the use of CAD and CAM in design. The
                                          course also teaches them about different rendering and
                                          presentation techniques.
                                LEVELS

       Foundation [Level 1]               Assessment
       and Higher [Level 2]               Towards the end of Year 10 students will start their
             (A* - G grade)               controlled assessment piece, which accounts for 60%
                                          of their final GCSE grade. Examples of projects being
                                          completed by current students include: the design of a
                           ASSESSMENT     commemorative item for the Olympic Games and the
                40% Exam                  associated packaging; a pop-up book for small children;
                                          race and chess board games; and an architectural push-
        60% Controlled Ass.               out and build model pack. Students also take a written
                                          theory exam.
                            CATEGORIES
                                          Successful students are...
     Creative development                 Graphic products is the ideal course for those who enjoy
                 Mathematical             the designing aspects of technology in particular and
                 development              want to develop them further.

                                          Progression
           DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
                                          The Graphics Products course would suit anyone
                                          wanting to go on to study AS/A2 courses or Diplomas
        Visual, Kinaesthetic              in technology, graphic arts, computer based design or
                                          engineering.
                       COURSE CONTACT

             Mr B Ramdhony
                [Assistant Principal]
     bramdhony@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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Option
Courses
                GCSE Business Studies
                            DEPARTMENT      GCSE Business Studies introduces students to how
              Business Studies              businesses operate. The course is divided into three
                                            units:

                    EXAM BOARD WEBSITE      UNIT 1 - STARTING A BUSINESS
              www.aqa.org.uk                This unit introduces students to the role of entrepreneurs.
                                            Students focus on start-up businesses, investigating
                                            topics such as: spotting gaps in the market, company
                       SYLLABUS NUMBER      ownership, marketing, basic finance, personnel and
                                 3132       operations management.

                                            UNIT 2 - GROWING AS A BUSINESS
                                  LEVELS    Building on the work done for unit 1, students investigate
         Foundation [Level 1]               issues faced by larger and expanding businesses.
         and Higher [Level 2]
               (A* - G grade)               UNIT 3 - CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT
                                            Students have to come up with a business idea and
                                            write a business plan. They then have to evaluate the
                             ASSESSMENT     likely success of their proposal.
                 75% Exam
                                            Assessment
         25% Controlled Ass.                Students take a written exam and complete controlled
                                            assessment.
                              CATEGORIES

             Knowledge and                  Successful students are...
                                            Those who are interested in finding out how businesses
        understanding of the                work.
                      world
                                            Progression
                                            GCSE Business Studies can lead onto students studying
             DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
                                            AS/A2 Business Studies or Economics at college then
                               Visual       university.


              COMBINATION RESTRICTIONS

     Not with BTEC First Cert.
                 in Business

                        COURSE CONTACT

                  Mr M Crowley
                  [Assistant Principal]
        mcrowley@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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       BTEC First Cert. in Business
The BTEC First Certificate in Business is worth the         DEPARTMENT
equivalent of two A* - C GCSEs. The course is divided       Business Studies
into five units:

UNIT 1 - BUSINESS PURPOSES                                  EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
In this unit students explore the nature of business        www.edexcel.com
organisations and the environment in which they
operate.
                                                            SYLLABUS NUMBER
UNIT 2 - BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS                             2010 Specification
In this unit students work to understand the aims and
objectives of business organisations.
                                                            LEVELS
UNIT 3 - FINANCIAL FORECASTING FOR BUSINESS                 Higher [Level 2] only
Students learn the financial aspects of running a           (A* - C)
business, including: profit, loss, break even and cash
flow forecasting.
                                                            ASSESSMENT
UNIT 4 - WORKING IN BUSINESS TEAMS                          100% Controlled Ass.
Students learn how effective business teams work.

UNIT 5 - STARTING UP A SMALL BUSINESS                       CATEGORIES
This unit draws on the knowledge and skills learnt in       Knowledge and
the previous units. Students are required to research,      understanding of the
prepare and present a realistic business plan.              world
Assessment
Each unit is broken up into Assignments. At the end of      DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
the unit the work each student completes is collated to
form a portfolio and a final grade awarded. Assignments
                                                            Visual, Kinaesthetic
can be tests, essays, reports, presentations or practical
exercises.                                                  COMBINATION RESTRICTIONS

Successful students are...
                                                            Not with GCSE Business
Those who are interested in finding out how businesses      Studies
work. Those who have good independent study, ICT and
communication skills.
                                                            COURSE CONTACT

Progression                                                 Mr M Booth
On completion students are able to go on to study,          [Assistant Principal]
                                                            mbooth@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
business related BTEC National courses, which prepare
students for related university courses.




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                                    GCSE Drama
                            DEPARTMENT      GCSE Drama is a course that develops both self-
                              Drama         confidence and inter-personal skills.

                                            Students study and experiment with practical aspects of
                    EXAM BOARD WEBSITE      performance: characterisation, use of voice, movement,
              www.aqa.org.uk                posture, gesture, facial expressions, costumes, set
                                            design, use of lighting/sound and stage health and
                                            safety. Students develop their understanding through
                       SYLLABUS NUMBER      participating in scripted and non-scripted performance
                                 4242       tasks.

                                            Students also work to gain an appreciation of a range of
                                  LEVELS    plays. This involves studying the texts through written
        Foundation [Level 1]                and practical analysis. Theatre visits give students
        and Higher [Level 2]                the opportunity to experience relevant professional
              (A* - G grade)                performances.

                                            Assessment
                                            Students complete a variety of controlled practicals,
                             ASSESSMENT
                                            and a written exam.
                 40% Exam
         60% Controlled Ass.                Successful students are...
                                            Those who are naturally outgoing and enjoy all types of
                                            ‘performing’. Students who take Drama must be keen to
                             CATEGORIES     perform, as all units end in productions.
      Creative development
            Communication,                  Progression
       language and literacy                GCSE Drama can lead onto studying AS/A2 Drama at
                                            college or if talented to Stage School. Drama can also
        Personal, social and                help students who want to do media related courses
     emotional development                  e.g. Film/Media Studies. Drama also provides good
                                            experience for students who are likely to work directly
                                            with other people.
             DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

              Auditory, Visual,             Note - Students who take GCSE Drama must attend all
                 Kinaesthetic               sessions in school time. Where needed drama students
                                            will be asked to be members of the cast or technical
                                            or front of house crew for school productions and
                        COURSE CONTACT      performances - this is to help them gain valuable stage
                   Mrs N Selmes             experience and confidence.
                     [Head of Drama]
         nselmes@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                 GCSE Media Studies
On this course students learn about and experiment          DEPARTMENT

with media production techniques through a range of         Media Studies
practical activities. Students will have the opportunity
to study various media genres, including: the moving
image, word and still images, sound, and multimedia.        EXAM BOARD WEBSITE

                                                            www.aqa.org.uk
The course is divided into two Units:

UNIT 1 - INVESTIGATING THE MEDIA                            SYLLABUS NUMBER

In this unit students investigate three different media     4876
forms, to gain an insight into the ways media products
are produced and consumed.
                                                            LEVELS
UNIT 2 - UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIA                            Foundation [Level 1]
In response to briefs set by the exam board, students
simulate industry practice to produce three media
                                                            and Higher [Level 2]
pieces, working through the creative process from           (A* - G grade)
beginning to end. They then present their work to the
intended audience, and use the feedback to inform
                                                            ASSESSMENT
their evaluation.
                                                            40% Exam
Assessment                                                  60% Controlled Ass.
For Unit 1, students complete three 700 - 900 word
controlled assignments, which are set by the school and
                                                            CATEGORIES
externally moderated. For Unit 2, student complete and
showcase two practical media projects.                      Communication,
                                                            language and literacy
Successful students are...
Those who have an interest in media, who are creative
                                                            Creative development
and technically minded.
                                                            DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S
Progression
Students are able to go on to study higher level media      Visual, Kinaesthetic
courses at college. Media Studies also supports students’
studies in English, Business Studies, ICT and Art.
                                                            COURSE CONTACT

                                                            Mrs J Tuson
                                                            [Head of Media Studies]
                                                            jtuson@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                                   GCSE Music
                          DEPARTMENT      This course is designed to encourage students to enjoy
                             Music        and appreciate music through listening, composing and
                                          performing.

                  EXAM BOARD WEBSITE      This course has four units:
         www.edexcel.com
                                          UNIT 1 - PERFORMING MUSIC
                                          Students are required to record a solo and a group
                     SYLLABUS NUMBER      performance. Performances may be on any instrument
                           2MU01          and in a style of their choice. Preparation for this
                                          assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

                                LEVELS    UNIT 2 - COMPOSING MUSIC
      Foundation [Level 1]                Students are required to produce two pieces of original
      and Higher [Level 2]                music. Help will be given to use our computers to
            (A* - G grade)                realise and record ideas. Recent students have created:
                                          pop songs, African drumming pieces and instrumental
                                          pieces written for their own instruments.
                           ASSESSMENT

               40% Exam                   UNIT 3 - LISTENING TO MUSIC
                                          Students study a variety of different musical genres:
       60% Controlled Ass.                western classical music 1600 - 1899, 20th Century
                                          classical music, pop music and world music.
                           CATEGORIES

     Creative development                 Assessment
                                          Students will complete three controlled assessments -
                                          one performance, two compositions. Unit 3 is assessed
           DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S      via a 90 minute written exam.
     Auditory, Kinaesthetic
                                          Successful students are...
                                          Those who enjoy listening to and playing music.
                      COURSE CONTACT      Students must have some musical talent and be able to
                   Mr N Turner            either sing well or play a musical instrument to Grade 2.
                    [Head of Music]
       NTurner@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk   Progression
                                          Students who study GCSE Music can go on to AS/A2
                                          Music courses or study technical music production at
                                          college - but only if they attain a grade 5 or higher in
                                          their chosen instrument.

                                          If this course does not recruit enough learners it may be
                                          withdrawn. Alternatively, students may be offered the
                                          opportunity to study it after school.



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           GCSE Physical Education
This course gives the students a chance to study a range      DEPARTMENT
of sporting activities and theories.                          Physical Education
UNIT 1 - KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING FOR THE
ACTIVE PARTICIPANT                                            EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
In this unit students work to gain the knowledge and          www.aqa.org.uk
understanding that they need to be able to take
responsibility for their own physical growth and
development. Students study and participate in a range        SYLLABUS NUMBER
of physical activities, and investigate healthy lifestyle     3581
choices and wellbeing. Students explore how cultural
and social factors affect participation, and how the
media portrays sport.                                         LEVELS

                                                              Foundation [Level 1]
UNIT 2 - THE ACTIVE PARTICIPANT                               and Higher [Level 2]
Student’s performance in a wide variety of sporting           (A* - G grade)
activities is observed and graded.

Assessment                                                    ASSESSMENT
Student’s knowledge of the theories studied is tested         40% Exam
through a written exam. Each student’s practical
performance in a range of sports is graded.
                                                              60% Controlled Ass.

Successful students are...                                    CATEGORIES
Those whose lifestyle is ‘sport’. Students should enjoy
participating in and leading sports. Students need to
                                                              Physical Development
be physically fit and able to perform well in a range of
different activities.                                         COMBINATION RESTRICTIONS

Progression
                                                              Not with BTEC First
Students who take GCSE PE can go onto study AS/A2             Cert. Sport or related
PE or the BTEC National in Sport or various other sport       courses from the Woking
related courses e.g. Sports Therapy, Sports Leadership.       Federation’s Applied
Students who wish to study Leisure and Tourism would          Learning Prospectus
also benefit from taking this course.

Note - Students who take GCSE PE must attend after-           COURSE CONTACT
school sports clubs, to gain extra practice and experience.   Mr P Costard
                                                              [Head of Sport]
                                                              pcostard@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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              GCSE Religious Studies
                           DEPARTMENT      GCSE Religious Studies is a course that does not preach,
                                   RE      it challenges students to explore what they think and to
                                           understand what others believe.

                   EXAM BOARD WEBSITE      This course develops students’ understanding of the
              www.ocr.org.uk               moral and ethical perspectives on a range of current
                                           and often controversial social issues. Lessons are debate
                                           based and supported by talks from experts and visits to
                      SYLLABUS NUMBER      places of interest.
                                1931
                                           The course covers 10 topics:
                                            - Crime: social problems; the right to protest; law
                                 LEVELS     - Prejudice: racism, gender issues, disabilities
     Foundation [Level 1]and                - Animal rights: fox hunting, animal experimentation
             Higher [Level 2]               - Death: what happens when we die?
               (A* - G grade)               - Money: gambling, poverty, global inequality
                                            - Medical ethics: abortion, euthanasia, genetics
                                            - Relationships: friendship, love, marriage, divorce
                            ASSESSMENT      - Evil: people, beliefs and views
                     100% Exam              - Peace and war: views on violence, war, terrorism
                                            - Planet Earth: environmental issues

                            CATEGORIES     Assessment
             Knowledge and                 Two written exams, no controlled assessment.
        understanding of the
                                           Successful students are...
                      world                Those who have an interest in current affairs and who
        Personal, social and               question things that happen around them.
     emotional development
                                           Progression
                                           Students can go onto study AS/A2 Religious Studies.
            DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S      This course would also benefit students wishing to study
              Auditory, Visual             Health and Social Care and other sociology courses at
                                           college.

                       COURSE CONTACT

                     Mr B Young
         [KS4 Learning Coordinator]
         byoung@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk




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                    BTEC First in Sport
The BTEC First Extended Certificate in Sport is worth the    DEPARTMENT
equivalent of two A* - C GCSEs.                              Physical Education
The course is divided into four units:
                                                             EXAM BOARD WEBSITE
UNIT 1 - FITNESS TESTING AND TRAINING                        www.edexcel.com
This unit gives students the opportunity to explore the
essential fitness, lifestyle, psychological and training
requirements needed to achieve successful sports             SYLLABUS NUMBER
performance.                                                 2010 Specification
UNIT 2 - PRACTICAL SPORT
Students develop their knowledge of the rules, skills        LEVELS
and techniques needed for one team and one individual        Higher only
sport.                                                       (A* - C)
UNIT 3 - PLANNING AND LEADING SPORTS ACTIVITIES
Thus unit gives students an opportunity to inspire,          ASSESSMENT
motivate and improve the performance of a selected           100% Controlled Ass.
group of people through the delivery of a sport activity
and event.
                                                             CATEGORIES
UNIT 4 - DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONAL FITNESS                     Physical Development
This unit teaches students to plan, implement and
evaluate a personal fitness plan, specific to their
sporting goals.                                              DOMINANT LEARNING STYLE/S

                                                             Visual, Kinaesthetic
Assessment
Each unit is broken up into a series of levelled
‘Assignments’. The evidence produced for each                COMBINATION RESTRICTIONS
assignment task is collated into a unit portfolio, for       Not with GCSE PE or
which a final overall grade is awarded. Assignments          related courses from
can be tests, essays, reports, presentations or practical
exercises.
                                                             the Woking Federation’s
                                                             Applied Learning
Successful students are...                                   Prospectus
Those who are interested in finding out how the sports
industry works. Those who have good independent
study, ICT and communication skills.                         COURSE CONTACT

                                                             Mr P Costard
Progression                                                  [Head of Sport]
                                                             pcostard@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk
The BTEC First Certificate in Sport can lead onto students
studying sports related BTEC National courses.


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Applied
Curriculum
Courses
                       Applied Courses
For some students traditional GCSEs do not offer a          Applied Curriculum Courses:
learning experience that supports their future career
aspirations.
                                                            LEVEL 1 - FOUNDATION
It is through our collaboration with the Woking             (D-G GRADE GCSE EQUIVALENCE)

Federation that we are able to offer students a variety
of applied courses - please see the Woking Federation       City & Guilds
Applied Curriculum Prospectus for further details.          Building Craft Occupations
                                                            City & Guilds
Woking High students are free to choose from the            Electrical Installation
applied courses on offer in the Applied Curriculum
Prospectus.                                                 City and Guilds
                                                            Plumbing
Each applied course takes the place of two Woking High      IMI Vehicle Fitting
School Options. Some of the courses can count as a
student’s technology Option.                                NVQ Catering
                                                            Cert. Animal Care
As these courses are popular, and open to students from
all the schools in the local area, students should choose   Cer. Equine Studies
all their in school Options first, as back-up.

Please note: Taking an applied course is a big commitment   LEVEL 2 - HIGHER
                                                            (A*-C GRADE GCSE EQUIVALENCE)
and students must be prepared to put in the time and
effort. These courses are paid for by the school and are
                                                            Diplomas:
expensive. Students who are accepted onto an applied
course will be required to sign a contract, which will      Construction and the Built Environment
detail behaviour and attendance expectations.               Creative and Media
                                                            Environment and Land Based Studies
                                                            Hair and Beauty
                                                            IT
                                                            Society, Health and Development
                                                            Hospitality
                                                            Engineering

                                                            YA in Plumbing and
                                                            Electronics
                                                            YA in Vehicle Fitting
                                                            Operations
                                                            YA in Sport Management




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