Course: Art – Fine Art
Course Outline: Year one: building practical skills, material experiments and explorations, research,
informed responses, practical and written analysis, planning, decision making and
personal outcomes. Much of your work will be done in sketchbooks; these must be
continually annotated, to explain and express your personal understanding and
interpretation of the work. A Life drawing class will run for 6 weeks after school.
All students work on coursework across both years and the course will conclude with
a single exam at the end of Year 13.
Year two: building upon the knowledge, understanding and skills gained, you are
expected to develop a chosen area into work of greater depth and sophistication. You
will be given continued help and guidance, not least in deciding on an appropriate
area of study. However, it is expected that students will show a more highly developed
sense of responsibility for their work and will take on personal challenges and push
themselves to create a thoughtful and substantial portfolio of coursework. Alongside
practical work, you will produce an extended personal written investigation. This will
be in the form of an illustrated essay (minimum 1000 words).
Exam: From a given starting point students will develop work in much the same way
as for coursework, in the form of research, exploration, investigation, experiment, and
personal responses. The assignment will conclude with a fifteen hour period of
supervised work, which will be in the form of an outcome linked to these
Summer Task: Your task over the summer is to start a sketchbook which relates to the theme of
Portraiture and The Figure. We would like you to develop a series of pages which
relate to this topic and focus on developing your own practical work. You could use a
range of materials and techniques and look at artists for inspiration.
When you start in September we would like you to present to the group what you have
You could generate a series of drawings from direct observation. You could work
from photographs and images that you have found and collected.
You may wish to find and present art work that you have found that you have found
inspiring and annotate your book.
Artists that you could look at for inspiration: Lucien Freud; Rembrandt ; Egon Schiele;
Picasso; Otto Dix; Van Gogh; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rodin; Chuck Close
Google drawings by these artists, and try working in a similar style.
Explore drawing styles - Tone / Linear / Continuous Line / Sketching
You may decide to zoom in and draw parts of a face or the figure.
You may decide to take interesting photographs to work from.
Extension Over the summer you could visit art galleries and document your visit. You could take
photographs and present them in your sketchbook. You could write about your visit
and your experience.
OCR Biology A H420
Course outline: You will be studying a broad biology curriculum through both years. In your first
year you will study cells & microscopy, including biological membranes & the cell
cycle. You will also cover a module on exchange & transport in animals & plants,
& a module on biodiversity, evolution & disease, finishing with a field trip at
Slapton in Devon. Throughout the course you will develop practical skills, & keep
a record of your practical work in order to complete your practical endorsement.
Essential Reading: This will be your textbook, which we will issue when you start the course in
Background reading: Reading widely around the subject e.g. periodicals such as Nature, or New
Scientist & popular science books will give rounded view, and help develop
Biological Sciences Review is a magazine produced by Manchester University
aimed at A-level & first year university students.
The Guardian produced a list of Popular Science Biology books in 2014:
Summer Task: Revise key skills from maths GCSE
You need to be able to use key mathematical formulae.
Calculate the circumference and area of a circle
Calculate the surface area & volume of rectangular prisms, of cylindrical
prisms & of spheres e.g. calculate the surface area or volume of a cell
Key formulae can be found here:
http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/294471-mathematical-skills-handbook.pdf on page
Microscopes & Cells ICT Independent Learning Task
You need to do some background reading about each of the following areas. You
may choose to make notes, produce a poster or record your learning in some
other way. You will be expected to demonstrate your understanding in the first
week of term.
Images of light & electron microscopes
The difference between magnification & resolution
The 2 types of electron microscope, how they work and the images they
produce. (Transmission electron microscope & scanning electron
The maximum resolution & magnification that can be achieved with a)
light microscopes b) electron microscopes (TEM, SEM, LSCM)
Advantages & limitations of using a) light microscopes b) electron
How to use an eye piece graticule & calibrate it with a stage micrometer
Recognise cell structures in eukaryotic cells
How cell structures are represented as seen with a light microscope using
drawings & annotated diagrams
Using & re-arranging the magnification formula magnification = image size
x object size
The similarities & differences in the structure & ultrastructure of
prokaryotic & eukaryotic cells
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Course: BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Sport
Exam board Pearson
Exam Board website: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/sport-
Course outline: Over the two years of the course you will study a number of areas in this course.
The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that allow
learners to gain experience of the sport sector that will prepare them for further
study or training.
Learners will study mandatory units:
• Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology
• Unit 2: Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being
• Unit 3: Professional Development in the Sports Industry
• Unit 4: Sports Leadership
• Unit 7: Practical Sports Performance
• Unit 8: Coaching for Performance
• Unit 9: Research Methods in Sport
• Unit 19: Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity
• Unit 22: Investigating Business in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
• Unit 23: Skill Acquisition in Sport.
Learners will also choose six optional units that have been designed to support
progression to the range of sector-related courses in higher education, and to
link with relevant occupational areas.
Background reading: Follow this link to the specification on the Pearson website. This will allow you to
access each of the units you are studying. Make sure you read each unit that is
listed above and then look at the content you need to study to pass the unit.
Summer Task on
Produce a Powerpoint presentation on the following topics. Any information you
can find will be useful, but you must relate it PRACTICAL EXAMPLES
a) Muscle Fibres: Type I, Type IIa, Type IIb
b) Micro tears during exercise and the effect it has on the body
c) Chemical and Neural control of breathing
d) ALL the respiratory muscles used in inspiration and expiration
e) Anticipatory increase in heart rate
f) Starlings law
g) Cardiac cycle
h) Increased Motor Unit recruitment in response to increased intensity
i) Muscle spindles
j) Golgi tendon organs
n and code:
AQA 7132 (7131 AS)
Year 12 (first year)
An introduction to key business areas: marketing, operations, finance and human resource
management. This includes a special focus on decision making – particularly how
decisions made in one area can affect the rest of the business.
Topic 1 – What is business?
Topic 2 – Managers, leadership and decision making
Topic 3 – Decisio