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					                 KEY STAGE 4 GCSE COURSEWORK AND EXAM INFORMATION 2009-2011

Subject                 Brief outline of course                Course deadlines                  Notes
                        requirements
English Language and    Speaking and Listening - 3 skill       Order of work will vary           English Language
English Literature      areas: individual talk, group skills   depending on each group. Each     coursework - 40% of final
                        and drama activity.                    group will have deadlines set.    mark
                        Reading & writing – 6 modules:         One coursework module per half    Exam - 2 papers summer
WJEC                    Shakespeare, pre1914 prose, 2          term in year 10 to be expected.   Y11
                        poetry studies, 2 writing tasks
                                                               All written coursework            English Literature
                                                               completed in Year 10              coursework - 30% of final
                                                                                                 mark
                                                               Moderation January Year 11        Exam - 1 paper summer Y11
                                                               Marks submitted March Year 11




Maths                                                          Exam sittings are:                Pupils will be advised of the
                        3 written modules - no coursework      November Year 10                  module, tier of entry and
AQA B Specification     Module 1: Handling Data       18%      March Year 10                     time of entry by their
Modular                 Module 3: Number (Foundation)          June Year 10                      teachers. Not all pupils will
                                   Number/Algebra (Higher)     November Year 11                  sit a module at each sitting.
                                                      27%      March Year 11                     A typical example would be:
                        Module 5: Geometry - Measures          June Year 11                      Module 1 - Nov Year 10
                        and Algebra                   55%                                        Module 3 - June Year 10
                                                                                                 Module 5 - June Year 11
                                                                                                 Other sittings are available
                                                                                                 for re-sits and/or early entry.

                                                                                                 Support materials for all
                                                                                                 modules can be found
                                                                                                 online at
                                                                                                 www.mymaths.co.uk
                                                                                                 and on the “Mathswatch”
                                                                                                 CD which pupils may
                                                                                                 purchase from school.




Science Core Y10 and    Students complete 2 Investigative      March Year 10 in lessons          Practical skills will be
Additional Y11          Skills assignments (ISA's) during                                        assessed throughout the
                        Year 10 and 2 during Year 11                                             year
                                                               November Year 11 in lessons
AQA A Specification     ISA's are set by the exam board                                          The best ISA mark for Y10
                        and carried out in lessons                                               and the best ISA mark for
                                                                                                 Y11 only will be submitted.
                        ISA's include a practical skills       January catch ups                 Total mark out of 40
                        assessment, results table and                                            converted to /100.
                        graph drawing skills and a 45                                            25% of final grades
                        minute exam paper all carried out
                        in scheduled lessons




Science Core Y10 and    Exams:
Additional Y11          Y10 Core - November - 2 x 30 minute multiple choice exams - each 12.5%
                                   January   - 2 x 30 minute multiple choice exams - each 12.5%
                                   June      - 2 x 30 minute multiple choice exams - each 12.5%     Total 6 modular exams
AQA A Specification
                        Y11 Additional - January - 1 x 45 minute written paper (25%)
                                         June - 2 x 45 minute written papers (25% each)
Subject                Brief outline of course                 Coursework deadlines                Notes
                       requirements
Science (Triple)       Students complete 2 Investigative       March Year 10 in lessons            Practical skills will be
Biology                Skills assignments (ISA's during                                            assessed throughout the
                       Year 10 and 2 during Year 11)                                               year
Chemistry
Physics                ISA's are set by the exam board         November Year 11 in lessons
                       and carried out during lessons                                              3 ISA marks must be
Coursework                                                                                         submitted - one for
                       ISA's include a practical skills                                            Chemistry, one for Physics
                       assessment, results table and                                               and one for Biology at the
                       graph drawing skills and a 45                                               end of Year 11
                       minute exam paper all carried out       January Year 11 catch ups
                       in scheduled lessons

                       Extra ISA's may be carried out
                       during the course if they fit in with
                       the theory being taught as 3 ISA
                       marks must be submitted to the
                       exam board




Science (Triple)       Exams:
Biology                Year 10 core + begin additional.
                       November - 3 x 30 minute multiple choice exams (each 12.5%)
Chemistry              January - 3 x 30 minute multiple choice exams (each 12.5%)
Physics                June      - 1 x 45 minute written paper (25%)

Exam                   Year 11 complete additional + Biology, Chemistry and Physics papers
                       January - 2 x 45 minute written papers (each 25%)
                       June      - 3 x 45 minute written papers - 25% each - triple award papers




Science                6 Units                                                                     All modules will be a
Countryside and            1. Introduction to                  Completed by Christmas Yr10         combination of taught and
                               environmental studies.          (2009)                              practical lessons that will be
Environment BTEC           2. Countryside environment          Completed by April Yr10 (2010)      assessed via project work.
first diploma.                 and industry                                                        Assignments will be
                           3. Conservation and                 Completed by June Year 10           submitted on the dates
                               improvements of British         (2010).                             indicated left.
                               habitats
                           4. Work related experience          Completed by Christmas Yr
                               in countryside or               11(2010)
                               environmental
                               employment                      Completed by April Year
                           5. Introduction to plant and        11(2011).
                               animal husbandry.
                           6. Woodland ecology                 Completed by June Year11
                                                               (2011)




Science                3 Units                                                                     Completed in year 11 by
Applied Science BTEC       1. Chemistry applications           Completed by Nov 2009               teaching groups 11S2 and
                                                                                                   11S3 in replacement of
First Certificate          2.   Physical Science               Completed by Start of               Additional Science. All
                                                               March2010                           modules will be a
                           3.   Biological Systems             Completed by June 2010              combination of taught and
                                                                                                   practical lessons that will be
                                                                                                   assessed via project work.
Subject                 Brief outline of course              Coursework deadlines            Notes
                        requirements
Animation               Year 10 - Practical training         To Christmas                    Keep in digital form
AQA EPA Specification   exercises including Christmas
                        animation

                        Year 10 – 2 Preliminary Studies of   Complete by May                 Keep in folder - 5%
                        selected animations - written

                        Year 10 - Animation on               Complete by June                Keep in digital form - 20%
                        'Contemporary Issues'

                        Year 10 – Written Evaluation of      Complete by July                Keep in folder - 5%
                        coursework

                        Year 11 - 2 Preliminary Studies of   Complete by December            Keep in folder - 5%
                        selected animations - written

                        Year 11 - Animation on 'Past and     Complete by December            Keep in digital form - 20%
                        Present' currently 'TV Commercial'

                        Year 11 - Written Evaluation of      Complete by January             Keep in folder - 5%
                        coursework

                        Examination Presentation -           January - April                 Keep in digital form - 40%
                        Animation, 15 hours
Art                     Project 1 - Personal Identity        May Year 10
                        Project 2 - York/Buildings           March Year 11                   Coursework - 60%
AQA Fine Art
                        Year 11 GCSE Timed Piece             Feb/March Year11                Exam Work - 40%
                        (10 hour controlled test)




Applied
Business Studies        A241 Business in Action              May Year10 Exam 1hr 30min       40%
OCR
                        A242Making your mark in business     May Year11 Controlled           60%
                                                             Assessment (Coursework)




Child Development       3 Resource tasks (30%)               Task 1 completed by December    Coursework – 60%
(GCSE)                  2 Practical based tasks and          in Year 10
                        1 Investigative task                 Task 2 completed by April in    Exam – 40% - 1 paper
                                                             Year 10                         summer Y11
OCR Home Economics                                           Task 3 completed by July in
                                                             Year 10

                        1 Child Study Task (30%)             Completed by March in Year 11




Dance                   Choreography Solo Assessment         Assessed in June of Y10         80% Practical -
                        Set Study Assessment                 Assessed in October of Y11      Performance, Set Study and
AQA                     Choreography Group Assessment        Assessed in January of Y11      Choreography X 2
                        Performance Assessment               Assessed in February of Y11

                                                                                             20% - Written Exam
                                                                                             (Written Exam - May Year
                                                                                             11)
Subject               Brief outline of course               Coursework deadlines              Notes
                      requirements
Design Technology     Coursework consists of two            Start Easter Y10                  Coursework - 60%
Electronic Products   elements - Designing and Making -     Final Deadline March Y11          Exam - 40% - single written
                      will typically represent about 40                                       paper summer Year 11
                      hours of supervised time
AQA




Design Technology     Coursework consists of two            Start Easter Y10                  Coursework - 60%
Food                  elements - Designing and Making -     Final deadline Feb Y11.           Exam - 40% - single written
                      will typically represent about 40     *Pupils are expected to hand in   paper summer Year 11
                      hours of supervised time              completed sections throughout
AQA                                                         the period meeting deadline
                                                            dates set by staff.



Design Technology     Coursework consists of two            Start Easter Y10                  Coursework - 60%
Graphics              elements - Designing and Making -     Final Deadline March Y11          Exam - 40% - single written
                      will typically represent about 40                                       paper summer Year 11
                      hours of supervised time
AQA




Design Technology     Coursework consists of two            Start Easter Y10                  Coursework - 60%
Resistant Materials   elements - Designing and Making -     Final Deadline 28 Feb Y11         Exam - 40% - single written
                      will typically represent about 40                                       paper summer Year 11
                      hours of supervised time
AQA




Design Technology     2 pcs. Practical Coursework (60%)     1 – (Yr 10 Deadline – Easter)
Textiles              to meet specific objectives. Themes   1 – Yr 11 (Deadline – February)
                      set by Examining Board.
OCR                                                         2 Theory Papers                   1 – Yr 10 40%
                                                                                              1 – Yr 11 40%




EPA (GCSE)            Year 10 Practical Portfolio/working                                     Two units of coursework
                      notebook. – recording all progress    Throughout Year 10
                      including evaluations.                                                  Practical work 40%
AQA
                      Two Critical analysis 500 words       Sept/Oct 2009                     Practical Portfolio 20%
                      each.
                                                                                              Examination Presentation
                      First Practical Performance           December 2009                     40%

                      Two Critical Analysis 500 words       Feb2010
                      each

                      Second Practical Performance          June 2010

                      Mock Examination Presentation         Oct/Nov 2010

                      Examination Presentation              Jan – April 2011
Subject      Brief outline of course               Coursework deadlines                 Notes
             requirements
EPA (BTEC)   Y10 Acting - workshops &              Sept/Oct Year 10
             monologues                            Nov/Dec Year 10
Edexcel
             Y10 Devising Plays                    Jan/Feb Year 10                      A total of 3 units of work
             Performance 1                         March/April Year 10                  each comprising of 60
             Performance 2                         May Year 10                          guided learning hours
                                                                                        equally weighted and pupils
                                                                                        must complete all 3 units.
             Y11 Performing scripted plays         July Year 10
             Performance 1                         November Year 11
             Performance 2                         March/April Year 11



French       2 pieces of extended writing. Must    Year 10 / Year 11                    30% written assessments
             be submitted from pieces done         Approximately 1 piece per term       30% speaking assessments
AQA          throughout the course                 Final deadline February Y11          (conducted during the
                                                                                        course)
                                                                                        Final exams - Reading and
                                                                                        Listening – 20% each -
                                                                                        Summer Year 11
Geography    Coursework task is based on data      Data collected Summer Term of        Coursework is worth 25% of
             collection and hypothesis testing.    Year 10 and completed by the         total marks
AQA          This task is to be completed in       Autumn Term of Year 11.
             controlled conditions                                                      Exam consists of two
                                                                                        papers,

                                                                                        “Physical” “paper to be taken
                                                                                        in June of Year10

                                                                                         “Human” paper to be taken
                                                                                        in the June of Year11.

                                                                                        There is the possibility of re-
                                                                                        sitting of the Yr 10 paper.

History      Paper 1
             “Medicine Through Time” (35%)         Exam taken in June Year 10
AQA                                                Written paper 1 hr 45min

             Paper 2
             “The American West” (40%)             Exam taken in June 2011
                                                   Written paper 1 hr 45min.

             Historical Enquiry                    After visiting a local site pupils
             “History Around Us”                   will complete 3 questions in a
                                                   period of 4 hours controlled
                                                   conditions.
ICT          CIDA - 2 Units over 2 years (Option   July Year 10 with final overall      100% coursework
             group)                                improvements and grading by          One Unit equivalent to one
Edexcel      or                                    October Year 11                      GCSE
             AIDA - 1 Unit over 2 years (Option
             group)
             All assessment by E-portfolio.        March Year 11 with final overall
             CIDA or AIDA dependent on pupil's     improvements and grading for
             capability assessed as course         summer
             proceeds.

Law          B141 The nature of law – written      May 2010                             25%
             exam.
OCR
             B142 – Civil courts and process –     May 2010                             25%
             computer based exam.

             B143 – Employment rights –            May 2011                             25%
             written exam.

             B144 – Consumer rights – written      May 2011                             25%
             exam
Subject              Brief outline of course                Coursework deadlines                Notes
                     requirements
Media Studies        Two Textual Investigations to be                                           60% coursework, 40%
                     completed during the first two terms   Deadline for practical project is   examination
WJEC                 of Year 10.                            usually October half term in
                                                            Year 11.                            1 Exam paper - Summer
                     Practical Project begun in Summer                                          Year 11
                     Term of Year 10 and completed in       Final deadline for all coursework
                     Year 11.                               will be March of Year 11.

                     Exam Preparation work will begin
                     around Christmas of Year 11.
Music                Listening and Appraising               Written Exam – May in Year 10       20%

AQA                  Composition                            Work Through Year 10                20%

                     Composing and Appraising               Work through Year 11                20%

                     Performing Music (at least one solo    To be complete before               40%
                     and one ensemble)                      Christmas of Year 11
PE                   Continued practical performance        B451 – Theory – Exam in May of      Exam Board - OCR
                     assessed through double practical      Year    10   –    worth   20%
OCR                  period per week.                       combination of multiple choice      Practical 50% (4 top scores
                                                            and extended questions              out of 25)
                     Please note - Any activities
                     performed off site and offered for     B453 – Theory – Exam in May of      School website has PE
                     assessment need video evidence         Year    11   –    worth   20%       support material and
                                                            combination of multiple choice      homework / extension tasks
                     Theory lesson preparing students       and extended questions
                     for exams in Year 10 & Year 11

                     Analysis of performance                B451 – Practical Coursework –
                     coursework                             completed in Year 10 – worth
                                                            5%
                     B452 – Analyse Lifestyle (AL) Yr10
                                                            B453 – Practical Coursework –
                     B454 – Analyse Performance (AP)        completed in Year 11 – worth
                     Yr 11                                  5%

                                                            B452 & B454 – Practical
                                                            Performance over two years
                                                            worth 50%
SPORT – FIRST        Preparation for Sport                  Provisional Date 26th Mar. All
CERTIFICATE (BTEC)                                          units, pupils have a copy of sub
Edexcel                                                     unit .
                     Practical Sport                        April – Nov. (approx.)
                     Health, Safety & Injury                Nov – Finish Yr 11.


RE                   Short Course “Thinking about God       June 2010 (Year10)                  Pupils who complete both
                     and Morality “                                                             short courses will receive a
                                                            June 2011 (Year11)                  Full GCSE Award
AQA                  Short Course “Religion and
                     Morality”

PSYCHOLOGY           No coursework requirement                                                  Unit 1: Perception and
Edexcel                                                                                         Dreaming. 40% of final
                                                                                                grade. Exam : June 2010 (1
                                                                                                hr 15 mins.)
                                                                                                Unit 2: Social and
                                                                                                Psychological debates. 60%
                                                                                                of final grade. Exam: June
                                                                                                2011 (1 hr 45 mins.)
TRAVEL & TOURISM     All units are internally assessed                                          Unit 1 – Travel & Tourism
FIRST CERTIFICATE    and will be achieved by setting a                                          Industry
                     variety of assignments in a                                                Unit 2 – Exploring Customer
(BTEC)               vocational context                                                         Service in Travel & Tourism
Edexcel                                                                                         Unit 3 – European Holiday
                                                                                                Destinations

				
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