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  • KS4 Pathways2018-2020

  • Welcome to KS4Dear student and parents,

    The aim of this booklet is to help you plan your Key Stage 4 Pathway, which spans Years 10 and11. You have some important decisions to make about your future, so please take the time toread the course descriptions and requirements carefully, and discuss your thoughts with therelevant subject teachers.

    This booklet sets out the compulsory subjects you must take, which include English Language,English Literature, Mathematics, Science, Core Physical Education and either History orGeography which you already started in Year 9. If you are in Sets 1 and 2 then Spanish is alsocompulsory. The booklet will also go onto explain the optional subjects you can choose from.

    WHICH SUBJECTS SHOULD I CHOOSE?

    WHICH SUBJECTS DO YOU LIKE?

    You may try harder at the subjects you like and

    therefore may also enjoy them more.

    WHICH ARE YOUR BEST SUBJECTS?

    You may stand a better chance of obtaining good results and examination

    success in these subjects.

    WHICH SUBJECTS ARE RECOMMENDED?Find out what your

    teachers think of your subject choices.

    WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU NEED?

    If you have an idea on the career you might wish to

    follow then you may need certain qualifications.

    WHAT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CAREER IN MIND?

    Most Year 9 pupils are undecided so dont worry. It makes sense to keep an

    open mind.

    CAN I CHOOSE THE SAME SUBJECTS AS MY

    FRIENDS?Friends often choose

    subjects together, which is fine if you like the same things but remember you will study these subjects three or four times per

    week for two years.

    WHAT ABOUT NEW SUBJECTS?You will find that you have already studied many of the subjects during the first three years inschool. However, it is almost certain that there will be a number of subjects that are unfamiliar.

    You will be involved in a vocational day to introduce you to the unfamiliar subjects but if you arestill unsure then make sure you go to the relevant teachers and find out more information. Youcan also use the information in this booklet to help you gain a better understanding.

    Your teachers will also be involved in a series of assemblies to give you more detail on whicheach subject entails.

  • CHANGES IN SUBJECTS AFTER SEPTEMBER ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN VERY EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

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    WHO CAN HELP WITH YOUR CHOICE?

    Your Parents Are interested in your future and will offer valuableadvice. They know you best as a person

    Subject Teachers Know how good you are at a particular subject.

    Form Tutor/Head of Year They have an overall picture of yourprogress at school.

    Careers Teachers Have a great deal of careers information and cangive you guidance if you have a particular career in mind.

    Relatives and Friends May have made similar choices in the pastand may be able to point out the advantages and disadvantages ofcertain choices.

    HOW WILL YOU MAKE YOUR CHOICE?The arrangements for your option choices are as follows:

    1. Year 9 Progress and Pathways Evening: Monday 12th March 2018. This evening will giveyou the opportunity to discuss choices. Stalls will be set up with samples of work andstaffed by teachers which will allow you to see the type of work required and give you theopportunity to ask questions.

    2. Completed forms to be returned to Miss Cropper by Friday 16TH March 2018.

    CAN I CHANGE MY MIND?In most cases your course of study starts in September for two years. However carefully youchoose, there is always the possibility that a particular choice may turn out to be a mistake. Ifthis happens you may be allowed to change. Although, we do not want anyone to have theattitude that they do not need to bother or think carefully about the options or to believethey can chop and change their course if they feel like it.

    Therefore, a change will only be allowed provided:

    1. It is within the first two weeks of term.2. There is a valid educational reason.3. That there is a vacancy in the subject you wish to take.4. That is has the approval of the following:

    Your parents/ carers The Heads of Faculties The Assistant Principal Miss L Cropper

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    HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?

    Talk to your son or daughter about what he/ she would like to do. Read this booklet withthem so that you too are fully informed about the choices they can make.

    The last two years of compulsory schooling is a time of great pressure on pupils. This iscoursework to complete, deadlines to meet, exams to take, jobs to find and furthereducation courses to enquire about. At the same time there are many social pressures foryoung people to deal with out of school. It is very important that pupils develop the meansto cope with these problems and decisions and still be happy and well motivated. A goodschool life can help to make all the other problems easier to work through and sort out.Please ensure your child attends school regularly and on time. Talk to them about thecourse they are following, check their homework planners and let us know if you have anyconcerns. We are very keen to avoid any problems which may prevent your children fromdoing their best. Therefore is it important to maintain good standards of dress, behaviourand attendance, falling standards will be dealt with quickly to prevent any major problems.

    The last two years are important to all of our pupils we wish them luck and look for yoursupport as parents, to help ensure a successful outcome for all pupils at Broadoak School.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Some courses will be oversubscribed and staff will have to select on a childs ability for thesubject, effort in the course during Year 9, attitude and behaviour.

    Similarly some courses will be undersubscribed and will not run due to lack of numbers.Pupils who chose these subjects will need to select another subject choice.

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    WHO?

    Mrs S Lord is Broadoaks Careers Coordinator and Adviser.

    Mrs S Peak is Year 10 Work Experience Coordinator.

    Careers Education is provided throughout Year 7 to Year 11.

    Involving representatives from employment, training and

    further and higher education.

    WHAT? Information is provided to all pupils about the different

    progression routes that they can take at each phase in their

    education. Mrs Lord provides impartial information and

    personalised support for each pupil considering Academic

    (GCSE/ A-level), Vocational (BTECs), or the Apprenticeship

    routes..

    WHY?

    START WELL, LIVE WELL, AGE

    WELL

    WHERE?

    Dean Trust Moodle- Broadoak- Careers

    https://thedeantrustmoodle.org/course/view.php?id=811

    Careers Office based on the Vocational corridor- interviews

    Raspberry Pi Caf- lunch time drop-ins

    Careers area in the LRC

    WHEN?

    From Year 7 to Year 11, and post-16.

    During Form Time where Steps Booklets are completed.

    During all lessons, links will be made to the world of work.

    Friday lunchtime drop-ins

    Discrete Careers lessons within PSHCEE

    During assemblies

    HOW?

    Small group and 1:1 guidance interviews.

    Cross-curricular and Careers lessons within PSHCEE.

    School organised events, trips to Careers Exhibitions, visits to

    employers, visits to education and training providers, guest

    speakers into school

    Weekly Careers drop-ins on Friday lunchtimes

    Year group assemblies

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    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    GCSE English Literature

    Exam Board AQA

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment Two written exams worth 40% and 60%. Paper 1: Shakespeareand the 19Th Century Novel. Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry.

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying English Literature introduces you to a world of history,culture and human behaviour it will help you to make sense ofthe world around you. It is useful for any job that involvescommunication including advertising, marketing, writing andjournalism, law, business, teaching, art, media and design. EnglishLiterature is vital for progression onto further education andemployment.

    Key Stage 4 OutlineEnglish Language and Literature are taught

    simultaneously throughout Y10 and Y11.

    Mock exams are sat throughout the year with the final exams at the end of Y11.

    Paper 1 Shakespeare and19th Century Novel

    Section A

    Section B

    Shakespeare(1 question on an extract to develop to discuss the play as a whole) SPG

    19th Century Novel(1 question on an extract to develop to discuss the play as a whole)

    1hr45m20%

    20%

    Total/64 40%

    Paper 2 Modern Texts and Poetry Section A

    Section B

    Section C

    Modern textNovel OR Play(ONE Q from choice of two, not extract-whole) SPG

    Studied Poetry:Power and Conflict(ONE comparative Q one named poem, one chosen poem from the cluster) no choice of Q.

    Unseen Poetry(ONE question on single poem AND ONE question comparing this with a second poem) no choice of Q.

    2hr15m20%

    20%

    20%

    Total/ 9660%

    Mrs Sloper-Russell (Head of English)

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    GCSE English Language

    Exam Board AQA

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment Two written exams worth 50% each. Paper 1: Explorations inCreative Reading and Writing. Paper 2: Writers Viewpointsand Perspectives over time.

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying English Language prepares you for the real world inevery way; from being able to write a job application, tocommunicating effectively in every day life. English Languageis vital for progression onto further education andemployment.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    Mrs Sloper-Russell (Head of English)

    Key Stage 4 OutlineEnglish Language and Literature are taught simultaneously throughout

    Y10 and Y11. Mock exams are sat throughout the year with the final exams at the end

    of Y11.

    Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading & Writing

    Section AReading

    Section BWriting

    ONE modern (20/21st C) prose fiction text (4qs)

    ONE descriptive or narrative writing task(choice of image, scenario, written prompt)

    1hr45m25%

    25%

    Total/8050%

    Paper 2 Writers Viewpoints & Perspectives (over time)

    Section AReading

    Section BWriting

    ONE non-fiction text vs. ONE literary non-fiction text from 19th C or 20/21st C.(Linked texts 4Qs including comparison)

    ONE writing task to present a viewpoint, it will specify audience, purpose and form.

    1hr45m25%

    25%

    Total/8050%

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    Exam Board Edexcel Higher Tier or OCR Foundation Tier

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment 100% end of Year 11 examination (3 papers each lasting onehour and thirty minutes)

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Numeracy remains a vital skill. This specification is one of themost commonly followed by schools and is highly respectedacross the country. All colleges and many employers willrequire at least the equivalent of a Grade 4 in this subject.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMr Taylor (Head of Mathematics)

    Mathematics consists of four main strands:

    Key Stage 4 Outline There are two tiers of entry: Foundation and

    Higher. Foundation comprises of grades 1 - 5

    Higher comprises of grades 4 - 9 Each of the main strands are studied in blocks. You are assessed and graded at the end of each

    block. You will also sit at least one mock examination in

    Year 10 and at least three in Year 11

    Number (inc. Ratio,

    proportion and rates of

    change)

    Algebra Handling Data

    Shape

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    Exam Board Edexcel

    Qualification GCSE Combined Science (1-9)

    Assessment Combined Science - 6 x 1 hour 10 minute exams in Year 11

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Teacher, laboratory scientist, nursing and midwifery,physiotherapist, sports scientist.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMrs Hatton (Head of Science)

    Both courses have separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics lessons. You will have an assessment in each of the three Sciences at the end of each topic. You will also be

    assessed on your practical skills as this forms part of the new GCSE examinations. There is no coursework.

    Biology Units-1. Concepts in Biology2. Cells and control3. Genetics4. Natural Selection5. Health and Disease

    6.Plant structures7. Animal Coordination8. Exchange and Transport9. Ecosystems

    Chemistry Units 1. Concepts in Chemistry2. States of matter3. Methods of separation4. Acids5. Obtaining and using metals

    6. Electrolysis7. Reversible reactions8. Metals and alloys9. Quantitative analysis10. Dynamic equilibrium

    Physics Units 1. Concepts in Physics2. Waves3. Light4. Particle model5. Radioactivity

    6. Astronomy7. Energy8. Forces9. Electricity10. Magnetism11. Forces and matter

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    Exam Board AQA

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment 35 % Unit 1 Physical Geography 3 topics35 % Unit 2 Human Geography 3 topics30% Unit 3 - Geographical Applications - Skills, fieldwork and issue evaluation

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Geography is great for any kind of career that involves theenvironment, planning, or collecting and interpreting data.Popular careers for people with geography qualificationsinclude: town or transport planning, surveying, conservation,sustainability, waste and water management, environmentalplanning, tourism, and weather forecasting. The army,police, government, research organisations, law andbusiness world also love the practical research skills thatgeographers develop. Geographers learn about human andpopulation development therefore geography can be usefulfor jobs in charity and international relations too.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMr Hutson (Lead teacher of Geography)

    The course is broken down into three units which will all require an exam to be sat at the end of Year 11. These are outlined below;

    Unit 1Physical Geography

    Challenge of natural hazardsPhysical landscapes in the UK

    The living worldGeographical skills

    Unit 2Human Geography

    Urban issues and challengesThe changing economic world

    The challenge of resource management

    Geographical skills

    Unit 3You will be tested on

    Field work, Issue evaluation and Geographical skills

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    Exam Board Edexcel

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment The course is assessed by 3 exams. There is no coursework.30 % Paper 1- Crime and Punishment40% Paper 2Henry V111 and his ministers; American West 1835-95 30 % Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany

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    this course

    With your excellent analytical, writing, debate and detectiveskills, youll be primed for a huge range of careers in law, politics,public sector, business, marketing, journalism, economics,teaching, academia, insurance, social research, archaeology andcuration (museums, galleries, archives and libraries).

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    Mrs Ganderton (Head of Humanities)

    The course is broken down into three units which will all require an exam to be sat at the end of Year 11. These are outlined below.

    Paper 1British Thematic Study

    Crime and punishment in Britain c1000 to the present

    with Whitechapel, c1870-1900: crime and policing.

    Paper 2British Depth Study

    Henry V111 and his ministers 1509-40

    Period StudyAmerican West 1835-1895

    Paper 3Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39

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    Exam Board Edexcel

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment No controlled assessment1 Listening Exam 25%; 1 Reading Exam 25%; 1 Writing Exam25%, in May 20191 Speaking exam April 2019

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    A GCSE in a language is an excellent qualification to have asit can lead to an A Level Spanish at college or a languagedegree leading to work in areas such as teaching,interpreting, translating, journalism, marketing, travel andtourism to name a few. In this day and age most businesseswant to expand and if you speak a foreign language you aregoing to look favourably by most employers.You can even combine a language with any degree, so if youare thinking of doing Maths for example, you could studySpanish as well.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMrs Esgaio Barros (Head of Modern Foreign Languages)

    School and employmentGiving opinions aboutschool life and discussingyour achievements plus.Talking about futureplans.

    HolidaysTo discuss holiday preferences and be able to book a room in a hotel.

    Hobbies and interestTalking about social media and what other interests you have.

    City LifeTalk about Partington and the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city.

    Towards a better futureTo study about localinitiatives. To discusshealthy eating andhealthy lifestyle.

    World of workTo talk about workexperience and languagesand travel.

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    Exam Board OCR

    Qualification Cambridge National Level 2 graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*

    Assessment 25% written exam (1 unit)75% coursework (3 different units)

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying Cambridge National can prepare you for the realworld in many ways. This qualification enables you to progressonto college or sixth form within any sporting or PE relatedcourse such as BTEC Sport Level 3 or A Level PE.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    The course is broken down into four sections. These are outlined below. They are in one written examination unit & three coursework units. You will not be assessed on

    your practical ability but theory will be taught through practical.

    Key Stage 4 OutlineYear 10 Unit 1: Contemporary issues in sport. Unit 2: Developing Sports Skills

    Year 11 Unit 3: Sports Leadership. Unit 4: Developing knowledge and skills in outdoor activities.

    Unit 2Developing sports skills

    Exam conditions1 hour written exam60 marks25% of your overall grade

    Unit 3 Sports Leadership

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessedExternally moderated25% of your overall grade

    Unit 4Developing knowledge and skills in Outdoor activities

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessedExternally moderated25% of your overall grade

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessedExternally moderated25% of your overall grade

    Unit 1Contemporary issues in sport

    Mrs Eagle (Lead Teacher of Cambridge National in Sport Studies)

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    Exam Board AQA (8582)

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment 60% Theory Based Unit (2 exams)40% Practical (3 different sporting activities and an analysis of performance )

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying GCSE PE can prepare you for the real world in manyways. We have seen past pupils go on to complete A LevelPhysical Education & BTEC Sport Level 3, gaining experienceand work through the Manchester United Foundation & othercoaching companies.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMr Walls (Head of Physical Education)

    The course is broken down into three sections. These are outlined below. There are two written exams, a practical assessment in three physical activities, scored within progressive drills and

    within the full context of the game/activity, and a written analysis of performance.

    Key Stage 4 OutlineYear 10 Unit 3.1: The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity and Sport.

    Unit 4:Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport.Year 11 Unit 3.2: Socio-cultural Influences and Wellbeing in Physical Activity and Sport

    Unit 4: Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport.

    Unit 3.2Socio-cultural Influences and Wellbeing in Physical Activity and Sport

    Written exam: Paper 1 - 1 hour 15 minutes78 marks30% of GCSE

    Unit 4 Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport

    Controlled AssessmentAssessed by teachersModerated by AQA75 marks30% of GCSE

    Unit 4 Practical Performance in Physical Activity and Sport-Analysis of Performance

    Controlled AssessmentAssessed by teachersModerated by AQA25 marks10% of GCSE

    Written exam: Paper 2 - 1 hour 15 minutes78 marks30% of GCSE

    Unit 3.1The Human Body and Movement in Physical Activity and Sport

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    Exam Board AQA

    Qualification 1 GCSE (1-9)

    Assessment 60% coursework

    40% externally assessed task

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying 3D Design (Product Design) can prepare you for

    the real world in many ways. Product Design makes you

    think about everyday items and how they have been

    designed and made.

    A Level Product Design, BTEC in Art & Design

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    Miss Garner or Mr Wooldridge

    This is a very exciting course, which allows students to develop not only their creative

    thinking but challenge their making skills.

    Design Technology helps students develop the ability to design and make products with

    creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques. This course requires

    students to develop their knowledge of materials and the use of new technologies used in

    a variety of industries to create innovative, functional products in a 3 Dimensional way.

    This course has 60 per cent controlled assessment in order to recognise the importance of

    practical work within this subject. The remaining 40 per cent is based around an externally

    assessed examination which takes place in Year 11.

    Key Stage 4 OutlineYear 10 Coursework Tasks.

    Year 11 Coursework Tasks and Externally set project.

    Externally Set Project

    In Year 11 you will be set a project

    by the exam board. You will be

    required to answer a brief based on

    different exam themes.

    You will be required to work through

    the design process - similar to that

    which you will have completed in

    other coursework projects. You will

    be given preparation time, as well as

    a set timeframe to complete the

    exam.

    Non-Examination Assessment

    Identifying and investigating design

    possibilities

    Producing a design brief and

    specification

    Generating design ideas

    Developing design ideas

    Generating 3D design ideas

    Analysing & evaluating

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    Exam Board WJEC

    Qualification L1 or L2 in Hospitality & Catering (P,M,D)

    Assessment 60% coursework (4 coursework tasks to complete, 1 food

    study 2 nutrition tasks and 1 investigation

    40% exam

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying hospitality and catering can prepare you for the real world in

    many ways. Catering makes you think about the foods you choose to

    cook and eat - it makes you consider the needs of customers as well

    as develops traditional and more current cooking methods. Hospitality

    can prepare you for working in jobs in hotels or restaurants.

    Hospitality and Catering L3 (Trafford College)

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMiss Garner

    You will be required to complete the following units of workUnit 1: The Hospitality and Catering IndustryUnit 2: Hospitality and Catering in Action

    You will be taught about the following in both units: Food Hygiene and Food Safety The Hospitality and Catering Industry Business management and career options Catering Skills Presentation and menu planning

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    Exam Board AQA

    Qualification One GCSE graded 1-9

    Assessment 60% coursework (2 coursework units to complete, ) 40% 1 xExternally set task

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying Art & Design can prepare you for a career in many ofthe creative industries. Film & TV, Software & GamesAdvertising, Architecture, Design, Fashion and Music. Art &Design makes you think about the world in a creative way andconsider issues which shape the world today.A Level Art & Design, BTEC in Art & Design

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMrs Worswick or Miss Garner

    The course is assessed through 4 Assessment Objectives. These are outlined below. There are two coursework units and 1 Externally set task. One of the exams is practical.

    Key Stage 4 OutlineYear 10 Unit 1 2 x coursework projects built into a double and a single period.

    Year 11 Unit 2 Externally set task (Exam) preparation. 10 Hours Exam split over 2 days.

    A01ResearchResearching artists, craftspeople and designers.

    20 marksCourseworkInternally assessedExternally moderated

    A02Experiment & RefineExploring different materials and techniques.

    20 marksCourseworkInternally assessedExternally moderated

    A03Record IdeasDrawing and annotating ideas. Collecting resources relevant to intentions.

    20 marksCourseworkInternally assessedExternally moderated

    A04PresentFinal

    20 marksCourseworkInternally assessedExternally moderated

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    Exam Board Pearson/Edexcel

    Qualification One GCSE graded 9-1

    Assessment 100% Examination

    2 Exams lasting 1:45mins taken Year 11

    Unit 1: Religion & Ethics (Christianity)

    Unit 2: Religion: Peace & Conflict (Islam)

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying RE can prepare you for the real world in many

    ways. The analytical and evaluation skills are valuable in

    a wide range of careers from health care, to law to

    education. You can progress to A Level and Theological

    studies at University.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMr D Hunt (Lead teacher of Religious Studies)

    The course is broken down into TWO sections. These are outlined below. There are two exams. Each Exam covers 4 topic areas.

    Key Stage 4 OutlineYear 9 Unit 1: Religion & Ethics. Theory lessons built into single periods.

    Year 10/11 Unit 2: Religion Peace & Conflict 3 lessons Exam preparation.

    Unit 1: Religion & EthicsFocus on Christianity and Moral issuesTopic 1 Christian BeliefsTopic 2 Marriage & Family LifeTopic 3 Living Christian LifeTopic 4 Matters of Life & Death

    External Exam 1:45min paper

    102 marks50% of your overall

    grade

    Unit 2: Religion: Peace & Conflict Focus on IslamTopic 1 Muslim BeliefsTopic 2 Crime & PunishmentTopic 3 Living Muslim LifeTopic 4 Peace & Conflict

    External Exam 1:45min paper

    102 marks50% of your overall

    grade

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    Exam Board Edexcel

    Qualification BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology Lvl1/Lvl2

    Assessment 60% Controlled assessment40% External assessment

    Possible pathway from this course

    A Level or BTEC Level 3 in Business, an Apprenticeships, or arange of jobs in the business sector such as Accountancy ,Customer Service, Sales and Marketing, Management, HumanResources, Banking, plus lots more business related jobs

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    Miss Fox (Head of Computing & Business Studies)

    Business Studies is a vocational course and is popular subject at all levels, a largepercentage of College and University courses are related to some form of businesselements. You will learn skills and knowledge that will be of value in the future and willdevelop employability, personal learning and thinking skills. This qualification thereforelays an excellent foundation for further education and employability.

    Business Studies is where students develop knowledge and understanding of howorganisations in businesses operate. This course focuses on what businesses are andhow they organise themselves to achieve their objectives. They will learn key skillsrequired to work in the industry. Also look into the key concepts and principles related tothe world of business.

    Synoptic assessmentExternal assessed

    Component 1: Exploring Enterprises

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessed

    You will examine different enterprises to developtheir knowledge and understanding of thecharacteristics of enterprises and the skills needed byentrepreneurs.

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessed

    You will select an idea for an enterprise to plan andpitch. You will work as a small group to run a micro-enterprise activity and will develop your skills inoperating and reviewing the success of theenterprise.

    Component 2: Planning for & Running an Enterprise

    Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

    You will explore the different promotional methodsused by enterprises and the factors that influencehow enterprises identify and target their market. Youwill explore financial documents and how to usethem to monitor and improve the performance of anenterprise in order to make decisions andrecommend strategies for success.

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    Exam Board Edexcel

    Qualification Certificate in Digital Application (CIDA) Level 2

    Assessment 75% controlled assessment and 25% examination

    Possible pathway

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    Game designer, Website designer, Technical assistant,

    Production Coordinator, Motion Graphics/VFX artist, Photographic Techniques

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    MIss Fox (Head of Computing & Business Studies)

    Certificate in Digital Application (CiDA) is a vocational course that gives you the grounding of the ICT and media industry by using a good range of relevant hardware and software. It also enables you to understand how an entire project is put together. It is about how to plan, research and evaluate your 'product', as well as how to actually make it.

    On this exciting course, you will work on realistic, detailed projects. You will enjoymaking digital media such as websites and Computer Games. You will learn how toanalyse and conduct research to help you come up with well-thought out ideas and acreative product of your own. You are most likely to enjoy this course if you are acreative student who enjoys practical projects and working with new technology.

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessed75% of your overall grade

    Examination & External assessed25% of your overall grade

    UNIT 2: Creating Digital Games

    UNIT 1: Creating a MultipageWebsite

    You will explore the purposes and features ofmultipage websites, plan and create amultipage website and review the final websiteagainst a specific brief.

    You will plan a digital game, create and editthe digital game and test the digital game witha client brief.

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    Qualification Certificate in Digital Application (CIDA) Level 2

    Assessment 75% controlled assessment and 25% examination

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    The digital sector is a major source of employment in

    the UK. 1.46m people work in digital companies and

    there are around 45,000 digital jobs advertised at any

    one time. IT skills span across all industries and almost

    all jobs in the UK today require employees to have a good level of digital literacy.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    MIss Fox (Head of Computing & Business Studies)

    BTEC Digital Information Technology gives you the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. You will develop key skills in digital information technology such as project planning, designing and creating user interfaces (mobile apps), and creating dashboards to present and interpret data processes that underpin effective ways of working.

    You will cover both coursework and exam studying theory such as project planning, the computational design process, cyber security, virtual workplaces and legal and ethical codes of conduct .

    Synoptic assessmentExternal assessed

    1: Exploring User Interface Design and planning techniques

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessed

    You will develop an understanding of what makes aneffective user interface and how to effectivelymanage a project. You will use this understanding toplan, design and create a user interface such as aMobile Phone App or a Website.

    Controlled assessmentInternally assessed

    You will understand the characteristics of data andinformation and how they help organisations indecision making. You will use data manipulationmethods to create a dashboard (excel) to presentand draw conclusions from information.

    2: Collecting, Presenting and interpreting data

    3: Effective Digital Working Practices.

    You will explore how organisations use digitalsystems and the wider implications associated withtheir use. You will explore topics such as Networks,Cloud computing, Communicating using computing,Cybersecurity including hacking and the criminalactivity and skills to plan and communicate usingdigital devices.

  • NC

    FE

    Music

    Techno

    log

    yNCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Music Technology

    Exam Board NCFE

    Qualification BTEC Level 1/2 graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

    Assessment 25% exam (1 unit)75% coursework (3 different units)

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Studying NCFE Music Technology can prepare you for a widerange of career choices. Successful students can go on tostudy music technology at college and potentially look foremployment with the UK entertainment industry, inproduction, management and technical support

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMr King (Lead Teacher of Music)

    The course is broken down into four sections. There are two compulsory units which are concerned with using a Digital Audio Workstation (we use ProTools and Adobe

    Audition). Unit 1 is about showing how the DAW is set up and used. Unit 2 is a practical use of the DAW where you create an original piece of music.

    We then work on two further units which are chosen to suit the strengths of the group. These are all concerned with developing technical recording skills.

    Exam conditions20 hours allocated25% of your overall gradeExternally marked andverified

    Two Units chosen from 10 options, including:Microphone Technique;Live sound; Locationrecording; creating audiotracks and Dance Music

    Unit 1Setting up and Operating a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

    Unit 2Creating music with a DAW

    Coursework mapped tounit standardsInternally assessedExternally moderated25% of your overall grade

    Coursework mapped tounit standardsInternally assessedExternally moderatedEach unit is worth 25% ofyour overall grade

  • BT

    EC

    Te

    ch

    Health

    & S

    ocia

    l Care

    BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Health & Social Care

    Exam Board Edexcel/Pearson

    Qualification BTEC Award Level 1/2 graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

    Assessment 60% Coursework Assignments (2 internal units)

    40% Controlled Assessment (1 final external unit)

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    Achieving level 2 in BTEC Health & Social Care allows

    pupils to study A Level, BTEC Level 3 or Apprenticeships

    or a degree in aspects of health or social care gaining

    qualifications and experience valuable to your future

    career choices. See Stepintothenhs.uk for more career

    ideas.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    The course is broken down into three sections. These are outlined below. There is one examination unit & two coursework units. It is important that you are able to complete

    work by the deadlines given to you.

    Key Stage 4 OutlineYear 10 Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development.

    Year 11 Unit 2: Care Services and Values. Unit 3: Health & Well-being (Exam).

    Unit 2Health & Social Care Services and Values

    Controlled assessment36 GLHInternally assessedExternally moderated30% of your overall grade

    Unit 3Health & Well-being

    Controlled assessment48 GLHExternally assessed40% of your overall gradeTake Measures of Health and set targets to improve lifestyle.

    Controlled assessment36 GLHInternally assessedExternally moderated30% of your overall grade

    Unit 1Human Lifespan Development

    Mr Hunt (Lead Teacher of Health and Social Care)

  • BT

    EC

    Perfo

    rmin

    g A

    rtsBTEC Performing Arts Level 1/2

    Exam Board Edexcel

    Qualification BTEC Technical Award Level 1/2 graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

    Assessment 50% externally marked unit (Individual Showcase)50% 2 coursework units.

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    BTEC Performing Arts will help give you the skills to enteremployment in all aspects of the Performing Arts Industry.What you may not know is that this qualification will also helpprepare you for careers in areas such as; teaching, social work,youth work, marketing, personnel, journalism and publicspeaking.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk to

    The course is broken down into three sections. These are outlined below

    Mrs Worsley (Head of Performing Arts)

    Component 1: Exploring the

    Performing Arts

    25% of overall grade

    Internally Assessed.

    You will learn about a variety

    of theatre practitioners and

    genres. Group work based on

    a given stimulus. Must

    complete a portfolio of

    research and evidence

    Component 2: Developing

    Skills and Techniques in the

    Performing Arts.

    Controlled assessment

    Internally Assessed

    25%% of your overall grade

    Students work as a theatre

    company and produce own

    production. Must complete a

    portfolio of research and

    evidence

    Component 3: Performing to

    a Brief

    Externally Assessed

    50%% of your overall grade

    You will respond to a brief,

    set by Edexcel. You will take

    part in a variety of workshops

    and create a final

    performance piece. Must

    complete a portfolio of

    research and evidence

  • WJE

    C C

    onstru

    ctio

    nConstructing the Built Environment Level 1&2

    Exam Board WJEC

    Qualification Level 1/2 graded Pass, Merit or Distinction

    Assessment Online test & Course work/portfolio

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    On this course all students will visit various construction

    sites and benefit from lectures from a wide range of highly

    trained personnel such as quantity surveyors, town

    planners, architects, project managers and health &safety officers.

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMr Edwards (Lead teacher of Construction).

    The course is broken down into three sections. These are outlined below. There in one online examination unit and two coursework/ portfolio units. The course includes

    elements of practical and theory work.

    Overall this qualification gives the candidates a detailed insight to the construction industry allowing them to make a clear educated choice of where they can build their

    future also the qualification has potential of a full GCSE.

    Unit 2Practical skills in Construction

    Exam conditions1 hour online test

    Unit 3Planning construction projects

    On this unit the traineeswill learn how to planvarious projects fromstart to finish.

    A minimum of 3 practicaltasks related to a projectand will underpin theirknowledge in theorysessions building theirportfolios.

    Unit 1Safety & Security in construction

  • VT

    CT

    Ha

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    d B

    ea

    uty

    Course Content

    For more information on this course please talk toMiss Peet (Lead Teacher of Hair and Beauty)

    Key stage 4 outline Year 10 Units UV21578 & UV21579 Year 11 Units UV21580 & UV21583

    Unit UV21578Understanding the hair

    and beauty sector

    Unit UV21579Hair and beauty research

    project

    The course is split up into four units:

    Unit UV21580Enterprise in the hair and

    beauty sector

    Unit UV21583Responding to a hair and

    beauty design brief

    VTCT Level 2 Principal Learning in Hair and Beauty

    Exam Board VTCT

    Qualification 1 GCSE Equivalent Level 2, Pass, Merit, Distinction

    Assessment 1 externally set examination and 4 controlled assessments.

    Possible pathway

    from this course

    The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ) is a Technical Award specifically for 14-16 year olds. This qualification aims to support young people to:

    - develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of the hair and beauty sector- develop knowledge which spans the entire vocational sector and related industries- develop academic study and transferable skills that will support progression within the hair and beauty sector and more broadly

    Hairdressing and beauty therapy has been and remains an extremely popular vocational area that many young people are enthused by and aspire too. The aim of this qualification is to use the hair and beauty sector as a vehicle to develop learners more broadly, so they are prepared and equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in any context.

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