GCSE Art and Design is conducted as a one year course during which students will produce a portfolio project (unit 1a) and a mini-project (unit 1 b). After Christmas students will also complete a controlled assessment project, choosing a question from a number set by the exam board (unit 2).
Students are given the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for progression to further learning. In addition to developing an understanding of scientific concepts, the course is designed to develop students’ ability to apply ideas and evaluate information.
The topics cover the five functional areas: human resources, accounting and finance, marketing and production and considers business activity and the changing external environment, whilst teaching students how to analyse, evaluate and apply their business knowledge to different business scenarios.
Can we do anything about global warming? What is nanotechnology? What happens when substances change state? Why do some things react quickly and others slowly? Do you have questions about the world around you? Come and study Chemistry to get some answers!
All students will study English at GCSE. For those with English as a Second Language, your curriculum will be based on your level of English. While studying English students will analyse novels, poems, and plays in class and in essays. Students who want to study any essay based analytical A level subjects, such as English Lang/ Lit, History, Politics, Classical Civilisation or Media Studies will need the skills developed in these classes for their future studies.
We cover the six main areas of Maths:
Number – including fractions, percentages, indices
Algebra – including solving equations and using formulae
Geometry – including angles in a variety of shapes
Measures – including perimeter, area and volume
Statistics – including calculating averages and spread and drawing statistical diagrams
Probability – including two way tables and expectation
Further Maths builds on some of the concepts and themes covered in Maths. Please note that this is a bespoke course only and will only run if there is sufficient demand. Students must have a good knowledge of Maths to be able to undertake the course.
GCSE Photography is a one year course which aims to develop students’ ability to see the world in a new way, translating visual ideas into successful outcomes using a camera. Students produce two separate portfolio projects and a final project set by the exam board, in which they will create a personal response to a theme during a two day exam.
The world we live in has been completely transformed by the scientific developments of the last 200 years. In GCSE Physics you will learn about some of the most important discoveries and gain an understanding of how some of the advances were made and verified.
Comprised of two units; the first unit looks at how spirituality and religious beliefs can be expressed in different forms and how people are inspired to create: Art; Architecture; Media; Contemporary Society; Music; and Literature. The second unit looks at how people make moral decisions in everyday life, usually following certain principles based on a religious belief.