KS4 Assessment Programmes

 


Art

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed workComponent of assessment grade
Autumn

Unit 1
Natural Forms
Still life drawing in pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk, graphite and ink
Still life photography using macro lens and lighting kit
Digital photo manipulation
Etching print making
Canvas acrylic painting
PowerPoint: Develop Ideas/ Record Ideas
Unit 1: All work produced on the course is assessed and counts towards a student’s portfolio of artwork.
Unit 1: The complete portfolio at the end of the full 2 year course is worth 60% of the whole grade.
Spring

Unit 1
Urban Art
Urban photography using compositional skill
Urban drawing using pencil and graphite
Watercolour painting
3D sculptural relief
Textural painting
PowerPoint: Develop Ideas/ Record Ideas
Unit 1: All work produced on the course is assessed and counts towards a student’s portfolio of artwork.

January - 3 hour pencil drawing Pre-Public Examination
Unit 1: The complete portfolio at the end of the full 2 year course is worth 60% of the whole grade.
Summer

Unit 1
Personal Project
Students choice of personal project theme
Liverpool Art galleries visit for artist research
Students refine their preferred art techniques
PowerPoint: Develop Ideas/ Record Ideas
Unit 1: All work produced on the course is assessed and counts towards a student’s portfolio of artwork.

June - 5 hour pencil drawing Pre-Public Examination
Unit 1: The complete portfolio at the end of the full 2 year course is worth 60% of the whole grade.
The components for the final assessment grade are as follows: 60% Unit 1: Portfolio 40% Unit 2: Externally Set Task A0 = Assessment Objective

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed workComponent of assessment grade
Autumn

Unit 1
Personal Project continuation…
Students choice of personal project theme
Students refine their preferred art techniques
PowerPoint: Develop Ideas/ Record Ideas
Unit 1: All work produced on the course is assessed and counts towards a student’s portfolio of artwork.
Unit 1: The complete portfolio at the end of the full 2 year course is worth 60% of the whole grade.
Spring

Unit 2
Externally Set Task Project
Question/ theme of project set by AQA exam board.
Completion of all 4 Assessment Objectives
Planning Sheets: Develop Ideas/ Record Ideas
Unit 2: All work produced on the Externally Set Task Project is assessed and counts towards a student’s exam.

January - 5 hour pencil drawing Pre Public Examination

March/ April - 10 Hour Externally Set Exam
Unit 2: The complete externally set task project is worth 40% of the whole grade.
Summer

Unit 1 and 2
Completion of Outstanding Portfolio work from Years 10 or 11 before deadline of course May 31st.
Nature Project
Urban Project
Personal Project
Externally Set Task Project
Unit 1: All work produced on the course is assessed and counts towards a student’s portfolio of artwork.

Unit 2: All work produced on the Externally Set Task Project is assessed and counts towards a student’s exam.
Unit 1: The complete portfolio at the end of the full 2 year course is worth 60% of the whole grade.

Unit 2: The complete externally set task project is worth 40% of the whole grade.
The components for the final assessment grade are as follows: 60% Unit 1: Portfolio 40% Unit 2: Externally Set Task A0 = Assessment Objective


Business Studies

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Unit 2 – Finance for Business. Focusing on learning Aim A – start up costs, running costs, fixed costs, variable costs, total costs, revenue, profit and expenditure.
Learning Aim B – Breakeven, budgeting and cash flow forecast. Learning Aim C – making a profit, measuring success by looking at financial statements, profit & loss and income statements.
Through Learning Aim A, B and C tests.
Revision homework for Learning Aim A, B and C.
External exam contributes to 25% of the grade.
AP2Focusing on exam content, revision techniques, exam skills in preparation for the Unit 2 – Finance for Business exam.

Starting Unit 5 – Sales & Personal Selling. Learning Aim A – Exploring the roles of sales staff.
Unit 2 – Finance for Business exam – January 27th 2015. This exam contributes to 25% of the final grade and students will receive their results in March.

Controlled assessment written work in class which focuses on exploring the roles of sales staff. Unit 5 contributes to 25% of the grade.
AP3Continuing with Unit 5 – Sales & Personal Selling Learning Aim B – Demonstrating personal selling skills and processes.

Starting Unit 8 – Recruitment, selection and enterprise. Focusing on a combination of learning aim A, B and C. Looking at functional areas and job roles of businesses, documentation for job roles and demonstrating interview skills.
Controlled assessment written work in class which focuses demonstrating personal selling skills and processes. Unit 5 contributes to 25% of the grade.

Controlled assessment written work task as part of the PPE season, controlled assessment tasks during the lesson and practical/written tasks during the practical recruitment day at the end of June. Unit 8 contributes to 25% of the grade.
The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
25% exam
75% controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Unit 8 – Continuing with Recruitment unit. Focusing on the personal career development plan and updating working through the Merit/Distinction tasks for this Unit.
Starting Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World. Learning Aim A – Know how trends and the current business environment may impact on a business.
Unit 8 – Recruitment unit controlled assessment work produced. Work will be done in class.



Controlled assessment written work in class which focuses on how current trends and factors affect a start-up business such as a coffee shop in the Bromborough/Eastham area.
AP2Continuing with Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World. Learning Aim B. Focusing on planning an idea for a new business.

Unit 2 – Finance unit (if students are re-sitting exam). Focusing on the exam content and exam skills needed to pass the exam.

Continuing with Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World. Learning Aim C. Focusing on presenting a business model for a business start-up.
Controlled assessment written work in class which focuses on planning an idea for a new business.



Completion of unit 2 Finance re-sit – revision sessions will take place during lunchtimes.



Controlled assessment written work in class which focuses on presenting a business model for a business start-up.
AP3Students ensuring Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World has been completed to the best of their ability and using the time productively to complete Merit & Distinction tasks that could improve their target grade.
Controlled assessment written work in Class for Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World.
The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
25% exam
75% controlled assessment/classwork tasks


Catering

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Balanced diets – individual requirements.
Reference index (RI) and guideline daily amounts (GDAs) –why they are used and the use of food labels to inform healthy eating.
Recipe modification to make recipes healthier.
Knowledge tests. 
Teacher assessed practical work. 
Practice tests using exam questions.
External exam – unit 3. 
AP2The cooking environment – safety and hygiene
Ingredients –safe and hygienic preparation
Preparation and storage of equipment and utensils.
Interpretation and use of recipes understand and methods.   
Teacher and peer assessment. 
Homework tasks. 
Completion of case study. 
AP3Practical cookery – demonstration of a variety of skills to produce a range of dishes.
Controlled Task

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% exam
60% controlled assessment

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP2Cooking methods – definitions, advantages and disadvantages of different cooking methods.

Activity sheet on cooking methods.
Practical assessment based on a specific cooking method.
AP4Controlled task
Controlled task
AP6Revision of all topics
Past questions

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% exam
60% controlled assessment


Citizenship

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1The themes cover content for units 1 & 3 of the GCSE examination.

Theme 1 – Community Action and active citizenship
[Direct vs indirect action]
[Different tactics used to campaign on issues– case studies on the suffragettes, coal miners and a recent example of a successful campaign to save a hospital]
[Pressure groups]
[The role of the media]
[Political power in the UK]
[Creating better communities]
[Trade unions]
[Health and safety law]
[Discrimination in the work place]
[Sustainability in the workplace]
[Community cohesion]


End of unit exam

Knowledge Tests
AP2Controlled Assessment (Unit 2 Advocacy) – Students research and deliver a presentation to a group of students in the school on a chosen charity) The controlled assessment task involves writing up their experience of the project.

Teacher assessed controlled assessment
AP3Controlled Assessment (Unit 4)Teacher assessed controlled assessment

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Controlled Assessment (Unit 4)

Theme 2 – Democracy and identity
[Parliament and how it works]
[Devolution]
[How government can affect citizens lives]
[Case study UK democracy vs Cuba]
[Voting systems]
[Should the vote be given to 16 year olds?]
[How can citizens participate in democracy other by voting?]
[Voter apathy]
[British identity]
[Prejudice]
[Migration]
[Diversity in the UK]
End of unit exams
AP2Theme 3 – Fairness and justice
[Equal opportunities legislation]
[Criminal law in society]
[The legal system]
[Sentencing]
[Free press]
[Politics and the media]

Theme 4 – Global issues and making a difference
[Globalisation]
[Fair trade]
[Economic agendas of the G8, IMF, UN and world bank]
[Sustainability and local agenda 21]
[Climate change]
End of unit exams

Pre-Public Examination
AP3Revision


Dance

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Unit 2 – Set Dance
Unit 3 – Performance Piece
Unit 4a – Choreography
Technical/Performance skills
Technical/Performance skills
Choreography skills

Unit 2/unit 3/unit 4a – work in progress is assessed throughout the year.
AP2Unit 1 – Watch the professional works
Unit 2 – Set Dance
Unit 4a – Solo Composition
Unit 1 – mock exam questions
Unit 2 – Set Dance internally assessed
Unit 4a - Journal evaluation and practical dance mock assessment
AP3Unit 1 – Written mock exam
Unit 2 - Set Dance filming
Unit 4a - Solo composition
Unit 1 – Mock written papers
Unit 2 – Filming of the Set Dance
Unit 4a – Filmed and provisionally marked internally

Unit 1 – 20%, Unit 2 – 20%, Unit 3 – 20%, Unit 4 – 40%

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Unit 2 – Set Dance
Unit 3 – Performance Piece
Unit 4 a and b - Choreography
Technical/Performance skills
Technical/Performance skills
Choreography skills

Unit 2/unit 3/unit 4b – work in progress is assessed
AP2Unit 1 – Written exam mock revision
Unit 2 – Set Dance – filmed
Unit 3/4a and b preparation for external moderation
Unit 1 – mock exam result
Unit 2 – Set Dance internally assessed
Unit 3 - Technical and Performance skills
Unit 4 - Choreography skills
Unit 3/4a and b possible external moderation
AP3Unit 1 – Written exam revisionUnit 1 – Mock written papers
Unit 2 – Set Dance sent off (recording)
Unit 3/4a and b – possible external moderation

Unit 1 – 20%, Unit 2 – 20%, Unit 3 – 20%, Unit 4 – 40%


Digital Photography

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Natural forms - investigation of Photographers work, introduction to Photography usinc Macro Lens, Depth of Field, Lighting kit, Nikon Speed light and Ring flash.
Introduction to Photoshop skills (A02) and recording evidence of development of images (A03) evidenced in presentation
Powerpoint Presentation and initial Photographs of objects using GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP2Manufactured forms - Photoshop Layering skills (A01, A02, A03) and production of edited images (A04)Self/Peer Assessment Presentation against GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP3Camera Manual controls
Understanding and using Meta data
Powerpoint Presentation of editing and image development against GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP4Completed Still Life project including final outcomesFinal presentations including Edited Photographs GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP5Personal project - Objectives 1 and 4 using Photography techniques.
Development of ideas
Photographs for Personal project theme
AP6Personal Project - Objectives 2 and 3
Using photography techniques
Powerpoint Presentation image

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Natural forms - investigation of Photographers work, introduction to Photography usinc Macro Lens, Depth of Field, Lighting kit, Nikon Speed light and Ring flash.
Introduction to Photoshop skills (A02) and recording evidence of development of images (A03) evidenced in presentation
Powerpoint Presentation and initial Photographs of objects using GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP2Manufactured forms - Photoshop Layering skills (A01, A02, A03) and production of edited images (A04)Self/Peer Assessment Presentation against GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP3Camera Manual controls
Understanding and using Meta data
Powerpoint Presentation of editing and image development against GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP4Completed Still Life project including final outcomesFinal presentations including Edited Photographs GCSE Assessment Objectives
AP5Personal project - Objectives 1 and 4 using Photography techniques.
Development of ideas
Photographs for Personal project theme
AP6Personal Project - Objectives 2 and 3
Using photography techniques
Powerpoint Presentation image

The components for the final assessment grade are as follows:
60% Portfolio, 40% Externally Set Task


Drama

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Showcase performance directed by the class teacher based on extracts of text selected by the class teacher.
History of Theatre

Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.
Written reflection of the performance process submitted.
Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.

AP2Physical Theatre

Site Specific Performance
Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.

Practical performance skills in preparation for Unit 1, 2 and 3.

AP3Preparation for Unit 1
Exploration of Drama and Theatre theme chosen by the class teacher.

Unit 1
Exploration of Drama and Theatre, a theme chosen by the Drama Department
A PPE/Mock of the practical exploration as well as writing practice
Initial teacher estimate of individual students grades prior to standardisation to arrive at a mark out of 30%

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40 % exam
60 % controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed workComponent of assessment grade
AP1Prep for Unit 2 Exploration of text
Jim Cartwrights - Two

Unit 2 Exploration of Text
Jim Cartwrights - Two




Students understanding of the play and the playwrights intentions through practical exploration.
6 Hours practical exploration
1000 words controlled assessment written response to the practical exploration.
2000 words review of live theatre.
Unit 1 completed in the summer 30% of the overall marks.
Marks for a live theatre review will be included if completed at this point. (War Horse or Dead Dog in a Suitcase)
Practical progress made in lessons since Sept, including exploration of play text.
Initial teacher estimate prior to standardisation including both Unit 1 and 2 to arrive at a mark out of 60%
AP2Unit 2 Exploration of Text
Jim Cartwrights - Two



Unit 3 Drama performance

6 Hours practical exploration
1000 words controlled assessment written response to the practical exploration.
2000 words review of live theatre.
The rehearsal process so far
Accurate agreed standardised grades for unit 1 and 2 completed by the department. ( To be confirmed by Edexcel in May 2015) 60%
All controlled assessment (written coursework) will now be completed.
Predicted final grade based on Unit 1, 2 and present progress in Unit 3 100%
AP3Unit 3 Drama performance
The rehearsal process so far
Predicted final grade based on Unit 1, 2 and present progress in Unit 3 100%
Unit 3 is externally marked, final grades to be allocated by the examination board on results day.

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% external exam
60 % controlled assessment/classwork tasks


DT

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Analysis of Context, Primary Research, Secondary Research, Product Analysis, Target Market Analysis, Design Criteria, Generating Designs, Design Development.
Assessment of design ideas
AP2Analysis of Context, Primary Research, Secondary Research, Product Analysis, Target Market Analysis, Design Criteria, Generating Designs, Design Development, Modelling, Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Planning, Material Planning, Modifications, Evaluation, Knowledge of Tools equipment and Materials, Quality of practical Work
Assessment of design & practical work Including CAD.
AP3Analysis of Context, Primary Research, Secondary Research, Product Analysis, Target Market Analysis, Design Criteria, Generating Designs, Design Development, Set Questions under exam conditions
Assessment of design ideas, end of year exam and set exam questions

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40 % exam
60 % controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Analysis of Context, Primary Research, Secondary Research, Product Analysis, Target Market Analysis, Design Criteria, Generating Designs, Design Development, Modelling. Set Questions under exam conditions
Assessment of design development modelling and exam questions
AP2Analysis of Context, Primary Research, Secondary Research, Product Analysis, Target Market Analysis, Design Criteria, Generating Designs, Design Development, Modelling, Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Planning, Material Planning. Quality of practical Work, Pre Public Examination.
Assessment of computer aided design and exam questions. Pre Public Examination. Practical work.
AP3Design Development, Modelling, Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing Planning, Material Planning, Modifications, Evaluation, Knowledge of Tools equipment and Materials. Set Questions under exam conditions, Set Questions under exam conditions.Practical and exam questions. Completed controlled assessment

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40 % exam
60 % controlled assessment/classwork tasks


English

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnPractice GCSE Listening papers
Practice GCSE Reading papers
A Christmas Carol

AP1 – English Language Paper 2
SpringRomeo and Juliet
English Language Paper 1
AP2 – English Literature Paper 1
SummerEnglish Language Paper 1
Blood Brothers/An Inspector Calls & Spoken Language
AP3 – English Language Paper 1

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
60 % exam
40 % controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnBlood Brothers/An Inspector Calls
Poetry & Unseen Poetry
November PPE – English Literature Paper 2 (Section A)
SpringRevisionJanuary PPE – English Literature Paper 2 (Section B/C)
SummerRevision
Exams
March PPE – English Literature/English Language (Targeted)

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
60 % exam
40 % controlled assessment/classwork tasks


French

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnPersonal Identity
Free Time
Speaking: Photo card and general conversation.
Writing: Picture stimulus and 90 word task.
Speaking: Role-play and general conversation.
Writing: Translation and 90 word task.
Listening and Reading: End-of-module tasks 1 and 2.
SpringDaily Life and Special Occasions
Town and Region
Speaking: Photo card and general conversation.
Writing: 40 word task and 90 word task.
Speaking: Role-play and general conversation.
Writing: Picture stimulus and 90 word task.
Listening and Reading: End-of-module tasks 3 and 4.
SummerHolidays
Education
Writing: PPE Picture stimulus, 40 word task, translation, 90 word task.
Listening and Reading: PPE.
Speaking: PPE Photo card, role-play, general conversation.
The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
100% terminal exam

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnHolidays
Speaking and Writing Controlled Assessment tasks
SpringHome Life
Town and Environment
Education
Jobs and Future Plans
PPE exams: GCSE Foundation/Higher Tier Listening paper
PPE exams: GCSE Foundation/Higher Tier Reading paper
Practice GCSE Listening papers
Practice GCSE Reading papers
SummerRevision
Practice GCSE Listening papers
Practice GCSE Reading papers
The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
100% exam

 


Geography

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Changing landscapes of the UK and Coasts (The physical environment paper 1)
Changing landscapes of the UK and Coasts
Knowledge test
End of unit exam
AP2Weather hazards and climate change
Rivers
Eco-systems
Knowledge test/End of unit exam
v
AP3Cities Knowledge test/End of unit exam

The components for the final assessment level in Year 10 are as follows:
70% exam
30% end of unit tests

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Controlled Assessment
None (No feedback is allowed to be given to students as this contravenes exam board regulations for controlled assessment practice)
AP2Changing Urban Areas (Paper 2)


Restless Earth (Paper 1)
End of unit exam

Pre-public examination


End of unit exam
AP3Revision

The components for the final assessment level in Year 11 are as follows:
37.5% Paper 1 – Physical Paper
37.5% Paper 2 – Human Paper
25% Controlled Assessment


German

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnEducation
Free Time
Speaking: Photo card and general conversation.
Writing: Picture stimulus and 90 word task.
Speaking: Role-play and general conversation.
Writing: Translation and 90 word task.
Listening and Reading: End-of-module tasks 1 and 2.
SpringRelationships
Home Life and Town
Speaking: Photo card and general conversation.
Writing: 40 word task and 90 word task.
Speaking: Role-play and general conversation.
Writing: Picture stimulus and 90 word task.
Listening and Reading: End-of-module tasks 3 and 4.
SummerTravel
Holidays
Writing: PPE Picture stimulus, 40 word task, translation, 90 word task.
Listening and Reading: PPE.
Speaking: PPE Photo card, role-play, general conversation.
The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
100% terminal exam

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnFree TimeSpeaking and Writing Controlled Assessment tasks
SpringHome Life
Town and Environment
Jobs and Future Plans
Youth Culture
PPE exams: GCSE Foundation/Higher Tier Listening paper
PPE exams: GCSE Foundation/Higher Tier Reading paper
Practice GCSE Listening papers
Practice GCSE Reading papers
SummerRevisionPractice GCSE Listening papers
Practice GCSE Reading papers
The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
100% exam


Health And Social

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP2Explore human growth and development across the life stages – (learning aim 1).
Factors that affect human growth and development and how they are interrelated- (learning aim B).
End of unit test – learning aim A.
Homework booklet – learning aim A.

End of unit test leaning aim B.
Homework booklet leaning aim B.
Mock exam.
AP4Unit 3
Different forms of communication in Health and Social Care – (learning aim A).

Barriers to communication in Health and Social Care – (learning aim B).
Controlled assessment written work– communication contexts in Health and Social Care settings.

Controlled assessment written work – Effective communication and how to overcome barriers.
AP6Communication effectively in Health and Social Care – (Learning aim C).
Learning Aim C continued.
Lyndale visit assessed (2 visits over 4 weeks to carry out a group interaction)
CAMEO assessed communication task – 1 activity focusing on one-to-one interaction within a pre-planned activity

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP2Unit 2
How care values support users of health and social care services, using relevant examples –(learning aim A).

Demonstrating the use of care values in selected health and social care contexts – (learning aim A).
Classwork questions and homework tasks.
Controlled assessment- training materials such as leaflets, booklets and power points – (learning aim A)
AP4Unit 5
Health promotion, its purpose, types and benefits- (learning aim A)
Controlled assessment – report on health issues facing teenagers.
Evaluation of benefits of health promotion to teenagers and the nation- (learning aim A)
AP6How health risks can be addressed through health promotion – (learning aim B).

Resources used in health promotion- (learning aim B)
Controlled assessment – power point presentation – slides and presentation notes-(learning aim B).

Controlled assessment – health promotion information packs such as posters, leaflets and booklets. Peer assessment of group presentations –(learning aim B)


History

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnPaper 1 – America Expansion and consolidation 1840-1895
• Manifest Destiny/Great American Desert
• Brigham Young and the Mormons
• Early settlers
• Plains Indians
• Civil war
• Civil Rights
Exam questions 1-6 from the American West Unit of Paper 1 assessed in timed conditions in class and at home:
• Q1 – How are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q2 – Why are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q3 – Which interpretation is the most convincing? (8 marks)
• Q4 – describe an event/feature of the AW (4 marks)
• Q5 – In what ways…/reasoning question (8 marks)
• Q6 – comparing 2 factors bullet point question (12 marks)
• Total = 40 marks

30 mark knowledge test

SpringPaper 1 – America Expansion and consolidation 1840-1895
• Homesteaders
• Battle of Little Big Horn
• Destruction of way of life of Plains Indians
• Wounded Knee

Revision of the American West Unit









Paper 1 – Conflict and tension 1894-1918
• Alliance system
• Weltpolitik/Schlieffen Plan
• Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
• Military tactics on the western front

PPE of the American West Unit of Paper 1 assessed in timed exam conditions:
• Q1 – How are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q2 – Why are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q3 – Which interpretation is the most convincing? (8 marks)
• Q4 – describe an event/feature of the AW (4 marks)
• Q5 – In what ways…/reasoning question (8 marks)
• Q6 – comparing 2 factors bullet point question (12 marks)
• Total = 40 marks

60 mark knowledge test


Factual assessment – Alliance systems

Exam questions 1-4 from Conflict and Tension Unit of Paper 1 assessed in timed conditions in class and at home

Knowledge test
SummerPaper 1 – Conflict and tension 1894-1918
• Battle of Verdun
• Battle of the Somme
• Passchendaele
• The wider war - Gallipoli
• The War at Sea – Jutland/U-boat campaign
• Russian withdrawal
• USA enters the war
• Ludendorff offensive
• Germany surrenders
• Haig/Foch

Revision of Paper 1


PPE of Paper 1 – American West and Conflict and Tension Unit (1 hour 45 minutes)

Knowledge tests of Paper 1 and Paper 2
After PPEPaper 2 – Elizabethan England 1568-1603
• Background/character
• Court life
• Problems with marriage/succession

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 75% exam
  • 25% class assessments throughout the year

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnThe American West - The Plains Indians, Manifest Destiny
Medicine through time activities and revision

Plains Indians- Factual knowledge test
Medicine Revision – Surgery and Anatomy exam homework booklet 1
Medicine Through Time factual knowledge test

AP1 calculated through:
• Y10 Medicine PPE (35%)
• AW Section A - Exam homework booklet on Plains Indians AW Section B – in –class assessment on Plains Indians (40%)
• Conwy Controlled Assessment (25%)

SpringThe American West – Trappers, Pioneers, Gold Rush and Miners, Cattlemen, Homesteaders
Medicine Revision – Public Health exam homework booklet 2
Medicine Through Time factual knowledge test

AP2 calculated through:
• Medicine Through Time PPE Examination (35%)
• The American West PPE Examination (40%)
• Conwy Castle Controlled Assessment moderated (25%)
SummerThe American West – Law and Order and the destruction of the Plains Indians
Medicine and American West Revision
The American West Exam questions
Medicine Through Time exam questions
Medicine Revision – Disease and infection exam homework booklet 3

The components of the final assessment level are as follows:

  • 40% American West exam
  • 35% Medicine exam
  • 25% Conwy Castle controlled assessment

 


Computing

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Work on Unit 2 Controlled Assessment:
Research
Data Handing
Preparation for Unit 1 exam:
Home & Personal Communications
Databases
MIS & Registration systems
Sensors & Data Logging

Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.

Fortnightly tests on Unit 1.

Summary Test on the above topics
AP2Work on Unit 2 Controlled Assessment:
Communication Information
Email
Spreadsheets

Preparation for unit 1 Exam:
Email
Home Entertainment
Distance learning
Spreadsheets
Desktop Environment

Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.



Fortnightly tests on Unit 1.

Summary Test on the above topics
AP3Work on Unit 2 Controlled Assessment:
Evaluations
File management
Preparation for unit 1 Exam:
Home Business
Legal Issues
Software and emerging Technologies
Revision for summer exam – Paper 1: Understanding ICT

Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.

Summary Test on above topics


End of year PPE

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% exam/tests
60% controlled assessment

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Work on Unit 4 Controlled Assessment:
Research
Creation of webpages
Preparation for Unit 3 exam:
Networks
Control
Web software & sound
Digital imaging
Animation
Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.

Fortnightly tests on Unit 3 * also to include topics from Unit 1 exam

Summary Test on the above topics
AP2Work on Unit 4 Controlled Assessment:
Planning
Animation
Sound
Evaluations

Preparation for unit 3 Exam:
Data Protection
HCI
EPOS
Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.




Fortnightly tests on Unit 3 * also to include topics from Unit 1 exam

PPE Exams

AP3Preparation for unit 1 & 3 Exams:
Organisations
Social Impact
Legal Issues
Robotics

Revision for summer exams – all topics

Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.

Weekly tests on all topics

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% exam/tests
60% controlled assessment

Computer Science (9-1)  – Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Programming Unit – Controlled Assessment: Programming techniques, analysis.

Preparation for Paper 1 Computer Systems: Systems architecture, memory, storage.
Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.

Fortnightly tests on systems architecture, memory, storage.

Summary Test on the above topics
AP2Programming Unit – Controlled Assessment: Design, development, testing, evaluation/conclusion.

Preparation for Paper 1 Computer Systems: wired networks, wireless networks, network topologies, network protocols, network layers.
Summative Controlled Assessment elements completed and handed in.

Fortnightly tests on wired networks, wireless networks, network topologies, network protocols, network layers
AP3Preparation for Paper 1 Computer Systems: the Internet, system security, system software, ethical, legal, cultural and environmental issues.

Revision for summer exam – Paper 1 Computer Systems
Weekly tests on the Internet, system security, system software, ethical, legal, cultural and environmental issues. (Due to completion of controlled assessment).

Summary Test on above topics and summer exam
The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% exam/tests
60% controlled assessment


Maths – Foundation

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnNumber operations & properties.
Fractions, decimals & percentages
Algebra, linear equations, expressions & inequalities.
Area & perimeter of all 2D shapes.
Sequences and linear graphs.
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.

Test in November on all topics covered to assess fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
SpringProbability
Real life graphs.
Ratio & proportion
Angles
Properties of polygons
Measurers & scale drawings
Construction.
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.

Test in February on all topics covered to assess fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
SummerCollecting & representing data
Statistical measurers
Transformations
Standard form
Indices
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.

Foundation GCSE paper

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnReview Number.
Review Algebra.
Quadratics & rearranging equations.
Review Area & angles
Volume
Algebra & graphs
Inequalities
Simultaneous equations
PPE November
SpringScatter graphs
Sketching graphs
Pythagoras’ Theorem & trigonometry
Quadratic graphs
Growth & decay
Vectors
PPE’s January & March
SummerRevision
GCSE Exam
(100% exam)

Maths – Higher

Year 9

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnNumber operations & properties.
Algebra, linear equations, expressions & inequalities.
Angles including scale diagrams & bearings.
Graphically representing data including box plots & cumulative frequency.
Area & perimeter of all 2D shapes.
Pythagoras’ Theorem & introduction to Trigonometry.
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.
SpringFractions, decimals & percentages.
Standard form.
Rounding & Measurers.
Sequences and linear graphs.
Real life graphs.
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.

Half year assessment on all topics covered to assess fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
SummerProbability
Transformations
Ratio & proportion
Scatter graphs
Constructions
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.

Foundation GCSE paper

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnReview Number.
Percentages.
Review Algebra.
Quadratics & rearranging equations.
Indices
Surds
Properties of polygons.
Trigonometry
Direct & Inverse Proportion.
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.


Test in November on all topics covered to assess fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
SpringSimultaneous Equations
Probability
Sketching graphs
Manipulating linear & quadratic equations and their graphs.
Congruency & Similarity
20 mark fluency and reasoning test on topics.

Test in February on all topics covered to assess fluency, reasoning and problem solving.
SummerReview number
Review statistics
Volume
Higher GCSE paper

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnReview Number
Algebra including identities & algebraic fractions
Growth and Decay
Numerical methods
Vectors
Circle theorems
PPE November
SpringSine & Cosine rule
Transforming graphs
Gradients & rates of change
Pre-calculus area under a curve
Equation of a circle
PPE’s January & March
SummerRevision
GCSE Exam
(100% exam)


Music

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Introduction of course
Practice marking of solo performance
Practice solo performance
Practice marking of group performance
Practice group performance
Practice solo performance mark
AP2Practice marking of free composition
Using Reaper to compose
Practice composition
Practice composition mark
AP3Unit 4 CompositionProgress towards Unit 4 composition
AP4Unit 4 CompositionFinal mark for Unit 4 composition (20% of overall GCSE)
AP5Work towards Unit 3 Solo performance
Music Theory for Listening Test
Unit 4 composition (20% of overall GCSE)
Plus predicted mark for Unit 3 Solo Performance (20% of Overall GCSE)
AP6Solo performance
Music Theory for Listening Test
Introduction of Unit 2 Composition
Unit 4 composition (20% of overall GCSE) plus
Unit 1 Mock Listening Test (20% of overall GCSE) plus
Unit 3 Solo Performance (20 % of overall GCSE)

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
20% exam
80% controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Unit 2 compositionUnit 2 composition (10% of overall GCSE)
AP2Group Performance
Completion of unit 2 composition
Introduction of appraisal
Group Performance (20% of overall GCSE)
AP3Completion of appraisal
PPE Listening Exam
Unit 2 composition (10% of overall GCSE) plus Unit 2 Appraisal (10% of overall GCSE)
AP4Theory work for listening test
Practice listening test
Units 2, 3 and 4 plus Unit 1 most recent practice listening test
AP5Theory work
Completion of Listening Test
Final predicted grade

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
20% exam
80% controlled assessment/classwork tasks


PE

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP 1Learning Outcome 1: Know the principles of training in a sporting context
• the principles of training in a sporting context
• extrinsic factors which can influence the risk of injury.
Environmental factors
Equipment
Safety hazards

• intrinsic factors which can influence the risk of injury
Individual variables
•Psychological factors
•posture and causes of poor posture
•sports injuries related to poor posture

Coursework assessed tasks:
Learners must describe all of the principles of training with a range of developed examples which are applied to specific sporting contexts.

Written exam on the topics covered.
AP2Learning Outcome 2: Know how training methods target different fitness components
• aerobic and anaerobic exercise
• the components of fitness
• specific training methods for each of the fitness components


Learning Outcome 2: Understand how appropriate warm up and cool down routines can help to prevent injury

• the physical benefits of a warm up
• the psychological benefits of a warm up
• key components of a warm up
• physical benefits of a cool down
• key components of a cool down
• specific needs in which a warm up and cool down must consider

Coursework assessed tasks:
Learners must comprehensively describe aerobic and anaerobic exercise supported with a wide range of relevant examples of training methods. Identifies most of the components of fitness and describes a wide range of specific training methods and how they can target fitness components both individually and in combination.
Written exam on the topics covered.
AP3Learning Outcome 3: Be able to conduct fitness tests
• tests which assess fitness
• how to interpret the results of fitness tests

Learning Outcome 3: Know how to respond to injuries within a sporting context
• acute and chronic injuries
• types, causes and treatment of common sports injuries
• how to respond to injuries and medical conditions in a sporting context
•Emergency Action Plans (EAP) in a sporting context:

Coursework assessed tasks:
Learners must carry out fitness tests to produce an extensive range of results, which are recorded with precision. Consideration of protocols and guidelines is clearly evident
Interpretation of the results is clear and detailed reference to normative data, reliability and validity is made.
Written exam on the topics covered.
AP4Learning Outcome 4: Be able to develop fitness training programmes
• design a fitness training programme





• evaluate the effectiveness of the training programme


Learning Outcome 4: Know how to respond to common medical conditions
• the symptoms of common medical conditions

Coursework assessed tasks:
The learner must design a fitness training programme which aims shows relevance to all of the initial data gathered. All of the principles of training have been applied effectively in its design. The programme meets all of the specific needs and requirements identified in the aims.
Fitness training programme must be designed independently.


Learners must Evaluate the fitness training programme making sure it is comprehensive and reflects upon most aspects of the design and delivery of the programme. Ideas for improvement are specific and justified.



Written exam on the topics covered.
AP 5Revision
Coursework assessed tasks
Written exam on the topics covered.

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% Written exam
48% Practical assessment in four different sports
12% Analysis and evaluation of performance

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1• To be able to identify particular body types and consider the suitability to particular activities.
• To be aware of optimum weight and the reasons why it varies as well as the effect it can have on performance.
• To be able to identify specific terms to do with weight
• To be able to explain the effects of smoking and alcohol on general health and physical activity.
• To be able to explain the effects of performance-enhancing drugs on wellbeing and performance and why some performers might risk using them to enhance performance.
• To be able to identify the risks associated with participation in physical activities and explain how to reduce these risks.
Assessment in Practical sport Approx. over 10 – 12 lessons.
Written exam on the topics covered.
AP2 - 5 weeks• To be able to understand the impact of a healthy, active lifestyle on the cardiovascular system.
• To be able to understand the immediate and short-term effects of participation in exercise and physical activity
• To be able to understand and explain the need for rest and recovery time and the impact of diet on the cardiovascular system.
• To be able to understand the impact of your lifestyle on your respiratory system in terms of immediate and short term effects as well as the long term effects

Assessment in Practical sport Approx. over 10 – 12 lessons.
Written exam on the topics covered.
AP3 - 6 weeks• To be able to understand the structure and role of the muscular system.
• To be able to understand the potential injuries to the muscular system.
• To be able to understand the structure and role of the skeletal system.
• To be able to understand the role of the skeletal system.
• To analyse performance in a chosen sport
Assessment in Practical sport Approx. over 10 – 12 lessons.
Practical Preparation for External Moderation.
Internal assessment for the students analysis of performance.
They are assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the rules, regulations and
terminology of a selected physical activity.
Students will:
•Observe and analyse performance in physical activity.
• Evaluate performance in physical activity and recognise strengths and areas for improvement.
•Plan strategies, tactics and practices to improve skills and performance.
The task can be assessed in a variety of formats, including:
• a question and answer session
• a written report
• a presentation.
AP4 - 6 weeks• To revisit certain topics as a revision exercise or to finish off topics which were not covered in full.
• Testing and exam techniques.
Assessment in Practical sport Approx. over 10 – 12 lessons.
Practical Preparation for External Moderation.
AP5 - 5 weeks• Revision ProgrammePast paper questions with focus on higher order and extensive writing questions.

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
40% Written exam
48% Practical assessment in four different sports
12% Analysis and evaluation of performance


Psychology

Year 10

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Stress, sensory organs and the brain (biological psychology).

Independent research, short psychological knowledge test
AP2Stress, sensory organs and the brain (biological psychology).

Exam question on biological psychology.
AP3Gender development and animal behaviour (developmental psychology).
Exam question on social psychology.
AP4Learning (developmental psychology)
Begin paper 2 syllabus types of mental illness (individual differences).
Exam question on developmental psychology
AP5Types of mental illness and treating mental illness.
Whole exam paper set (paper 1)
AP6Introduce topic of cognitive psychology.
Exam question on individual differences.

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
100% EXAMS
50% PAPER 1
50% PAPER 2

Year 11

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Perception (the eye) paper 2 spec
Visual illusions
Cognitive development Piaget/Vygotsky/bruner
Exam qu) stress, Sensory organ and the brain.
(paper 1)
AP2Ethics and research methods paper 2 specExam qu) prejudice, conformity and attraction.
(paper 1)
AP3Ethics and research methodsPPE exams: paper 1 and paper 2
AP4Syllabus complete going over paper 2 spec-types of mental illness and treatmentWhole practice papers (paper1 and 2)
AP5Paper2 spec- memory, perception and cognitive development
(parts of paper 1 spec depending on results from PPE)
Whole practice papers (paper1 and 2)

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
100% EXAMS
50% PAPER 1
50% PAPER 2


RE

Year 10 – Short

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Religious views on drug abuse3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP2Religious views on drug abuse

3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP3Religious views on drug abuse

End of unit test (based on a previous external exam)
AP4Religious views on crime and punishment

3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP5Religious views on drug abuse and crime and punishment
End of year 10 exam (based on a previous external exam)
AP6Religious views on crime and punishment3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons

Year 11 – Short

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Matters of Life – religious views on topics such as fertility treatment and stem cell research3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP2Matters of Life – religious views on topics such as fertility treatment and stem cell researchEnd of unit test
AP3Religious attitudes to drug abuse, crime and punishment and Matters of LifeMock exam
AP4Religious to rich & poor in society3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP5Religious attitudes to drug abuse, crime and punishment, Matters of Life and Rich & poor in society3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons

Year 10 – Full with Citizenship

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Existence of God – 5 arguments, cosmological, design, religious experience, miracles and morality3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP2Existence of God – 5 arguments, cosmological, design, religious experience, miracles and morality
3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
End of unit test
AP3Problem of Evil – exploring why there is evil in the world3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP4Problem of Evil – exploring why there is evil in the world3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
End of unit test
AP5Immortality – looking at ideas about life after death using both religious and secular views, problem of evil and existence of God
3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
End of year 10 exam
AP6Science and Religion - exploring the conflict between science and religion3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons

Year 11 – Full with Citizenship

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1Immortality – looking at ideas about life after death using both religious and secular views3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
End of unit test
AP2Religion and Science/Miracles
Either looking at the argument for the existence of God through miracles or exploring the conflict between science and religion
3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
AP3Religion and Science/Miracles
Either looking at the argument for the existence of God through miracles or exploring the conflict between science and religion
3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
Pre-public exam
AP4Revision of all unit 4 philosophy work and unit 3 ethics work3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
Practice tests and intervention
AP5Revision of all unit 4 philosophy work and unit 3 ethics work3,4,5 & 6 mark question practice done in lessons
Practice tests and intervention


Science

Year 10 – Core Science

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnBiology – Module 1 Cell Level System & Module 2 Scaling Up
- Looking/explaining photosynthesis
- Practical: Investigate the effect of light intensity n the rate of photosynthesis using an aquatic organism such as pondweed
- Increasing photosynthesis
Maths skills: Extracting and interpreting information
- Key concept: Diffusing in living organisms
Explain water movement
- Practical: Investigate the effect of a range of salt or sugar solutions on the mass of plant tissue
- Active transport
- Cell division / differentiation / Stem cells
- Key concept: Cell development
- Key concept: Investigating the need for transport systems
- Circulatory system
- Investigating gaseous exchange
- Exploring the heart
- Studying blood
- Investigating leaves
Learning about plants and minerals
Chemistry – Module 2 Elements, Compounds and Mixtures & Module 3 Chemical Reactions
- Electron structure
- Metals and non-metals
- Chemical / ionic / covalent bonding
- Giant covalent / polymer structures
- Metallic bonding/properties of metals and alloys
- Key concept: The outer electrons
- The periodic table
- Diamond/ graphite / graphene /fullerenes/ nanoparticles
- Maths skills: Using ratios in a mixture, empirical formulae and balanced equations
- Elements and compounds
- Atoms, formulae and equations
- Key concept: Conservation of mass and balanced equations
- Key concept: Amounts in chemistry
- Mass changes /mole equations
- Key concept: Limiting reactants and molar masses
- Amounts of substances in equations
- key concept: Endothermic and exothermic reactions
- Energy change of reactions
-
Physics – Module 2 Forces
- Scalars and vectors
- Speed / acceleration / calculations of motion
Velocity-time graphs
- Maths skills: Making estimates of calculations
Forces explain how objects move
- Forces and motion
- Resultant forces
- Forces and acceleration
- Momentum
- Homework booklets 1&2
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Mid module exam
- Practical investigation – developing Science skills
SpringBiology – Module 2 Scaling Up & Module 3 Organism Level Systems
- Looking at stomata / moving water/moving sugar
- Investigating transpiration
- Maths skills: Surface area to volume ratio
- The nervous system
- Reflex actions
- Practical: Investigating reaction time
- The eye
- Eye defects /The brain
- The endocrine system
- Negative feedback
- Key concept: Systems working together
- Human reproduction
- Contraception
Chemistry – Module 3 Chemical Reactions
- Maths skills: Recognise and use expressions in decimal form
- Oxidation and reduction is terms of electrons
- Key concept: Electron transfer, oxidation and reduction
- Neutralisation of acids and salt production
- Reaction of metals with acids
- Practical: Preparing a pure, dry sample of a soluble salt from an insoluble oxide or carbonate
- pH and neutralisation
- Maths skills: Make order of magnitude calculations
- Practical: Investigate the variables that affect temperature change in reacting solutions such as, acids plus metals, acids plus carbonates, neutralisations, displacement of metals
- The process of electrolysis / electrolysis of molten ionic compounds and aqueous solutions
- Practical: Investigate what happens when aqueous solutions are electrolysed using inert electrodes
Physics – Module 2 Forces & Module 3 Electricity
- Practical: Investigating the acceleration on an object
- Newton’s third law
- Work done and energy transfer
- Understanding power
- Key concept: Forces and acceleration
- Forces and energy in springs
- Practical: Investigate the relationship between force and the extension of the spring
- Potential energy
- Moments /levers and gears
- Static electricity electric fields and currents
- Electric circuits and potential differences
- Homework booklets 3&4
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- Mid-year Assessment exam
SummerBiology – Module 3 Organism Level Systems & Module 4 Community Level Systems
- IVF
- Auxins and applications
- Practical: The effect of light and gravity on the growth of germinating seeds
- Other plant hormones
- Homeostasis / controlling body temperature / controlling blood glucose
- Diabetes
- The kidneys/water balance
- Maths skills: The spread of scientific data
- Cycling materials / carbon / decay
Chemistry – Module 4 Predicting and Identifying Reactions and Products
- Exploring group 0 / group 1 / group 7 / Transitions
- Reaction trends and predicting reactions / reactivity
- Test for gases / metal hydroxides / anions
- Flame tests
- Instrumental methods
- Practical: use chemical tests to identify the ions in unknown single ionic compounds
Physics – Module 3 Electricity & Module 4 Magnetism and Magnetic Fields
- Series and parallel circuits /resistance
- Practical: Use circuit diagrams to set up and check appropriate circuits to investigate the factors affecting the resistance
- Investigating circuits
- Power energy transfer
- Practical: Investigating series and parallel circuits
- Key concepts: What’s the difference between potential difference and current?
- Maths skills: Using algebra in electric circuit calculations
- Maths skills: using formulae and understanding graphs
- Magnetism and magnetic forces/compasses and magnetic fields
- Homework booklets 5&6
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- End of year Assessment Exam
The components of the final assessment grade are as follows:
- 80% - exam based
- 20% - Investigative science skills/assignments throughout the year

Year 10 – Triple Biology

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnBiology – Module 1 Cell Level System & Module 2 Scaling Up
- Looking / explaining photosynthesis
- Practical: Investigate the effect of light intensity n the rate of photosynthesis using an aquatic organism such as pondweed
- Increasing photosynthesis
Maths skills: Extracting and interpreting information
- Key concept: Diffusing in living organisms
Explain water movement
- Practical: Investigate the effect of a range of salt or sugar solutions on the mass of plant tissue
- Active transport
- Cell division / differentiation / Stem cells
- Key concept: Cell development
- Key concept: Investigating the need for transport systems
- Circulatory system
- Investigating gaseous exchange
- Exploring the heart
- Studying blood
- Investigating leaves
Learning about plants and minerals
- Looking at stomata / moving water / moving sugar
- Investigating transpiration
- Maths skills: Surface area to volume ratio
- Homework booklets 1&2
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Mid module exam
- Practical investigation – developing Science skills
SpringBiology – Module 3 Organism Level Systems & Module 4 Community Level Systems
- The nervous system
- Reflex actions
- Practical: Investigating reaction time
- The eye
- Eye defects /The brain
- The endocrine system
- Negative feedback
- Key concept: Systems working together
- Human reproduction
- Contraception / IVF
- Auxins and applications
- Practical: The effect of light and gravity on the growth of germinating seeds
- Other plant hormones
- Homeostasis / controlling body temperature / controlling blood glucose
- Diabetes
- The kidneys / water balance
- Maths skills: The spread of scientific data
- Cycling materials / carbon
- Homework booklets 3&4
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- Mid-year Assessment exam
SummerBiology – Module 4 Community Level Systems & Module 5 Genes, Inheritance and Selection
- Decay
- Ecosystems
- Predator / prey resources
- Competition
- Trophic levels / energy transfer
- Maths skills: Using graphs to show relationships
- Genetics / DNA / genes
- Sexual and A-sexual reproduction / meiosis
- Genetic crosses
- Homework booklets 5&6
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- End of year Assessment Exam
The components of the final assessment grade are as follows:
- 80% - exam based
- 20% - Investigative science skills/assignments throughout the year

Year 10 – Triple Chemistry

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnModule 2 Elements, Compounds and Mixtures & Module 3 Chemical Reactions
- Electron structure
- Metals and non-metals
- Chemical / ionic / covalent bonding
- Giant covalent / polymer structures
- Metallic bonding / properties of metals and alloys
- Key concept: The outer electrons
- The periodic table
- Diamond/ graphite / graphene /fullerenes/ nanoparticles
- Maths skills: Using ratios in a mixture, empirical formulae and balanced equations
- Elements and compounds
- Atoms, formulae and equations
- Key concept: Conservation of mass and balanced equations
- Key concept: Amounts in chemistry
- Mass changes /mole equations
- Key concept: Limiting reactants and molar masses
- Amounts of substances in equations
- key concept: Endothermic and exothermic reactions
- Energy change of reactions
- Homework booklets 1&2
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Mid module exam
- Practical investigation – developing Science skills
SpringModule 3 Chemical Reactions & Module 4 Predicting and Identifying Reactions and Products
- Maths skills: Recognise and use expressions in decimal form
- Oxidation and reduction is terms of electrons
- Key concept: Electron transfer, oxidation and reduction
- Neutralisation of acids and salt production
- Reaction of metals with acids
- Practical: Preparing a pure, dry sample of a soluble salt from an insoluble oxide or carbonate
- pH and neutralisation
- Maths skills: Make order of magnitude calculations
- Practical: Investigate the variables that affect temperature change in reacting solutions such as, acids plus metals, acids plus carbonates, neutralisations, displacement of metals
- The process of electrolysis / electrolysis of molten ionic compounds and aqueous solutions
- Practical: Investigate what happens when aqueous solutions are electrolysed using inert electrodes
- Exploring group 0 / group 1 / group 7 / Transitions
- Homework booklets 3&4
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- Mid-year Assessment exam
SummerModule 4 Predicting and Identifying Reactions and Products & Module 5 Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions
- Reaction trends and predicting reactions / reactivity
- Test for gases / metal hydroxides / anions
- Flame tests
- Instrumental methods
- Practical: use chemical tests to identify the ions in unknown single ionic compounds
- Solutions
- Practical: titrations
- Percentage yield / atom economy
- Measuring / calculating rates / collision theory
- Catalysts
- Homework booklets 5&6
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- End of year Assessment Exam
The components of the final assessment grade are as follows:
- 80% - exam based
- 20% - Investigative science skills/assignments throughout the year

Year 10 – Triple Physics

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnModule 2 Forces
- Scalars and vectors
- Speed / acceleration / calculations of motion
Velocity-time graphs
- Maths skills: Making estimates of calculations
Forces explain how objects move
- Forces and motion
- Resultant forces
- Forces and acceleration
- Momentum
- Practical: Investigating the acceleration on an object
- Newton’s third law
- Work done and energy transfer
- Homework booklets 1&2
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Mid module exam
- Practical investigation – developing Science skills
SpringModule 2 Forces & Module 3 Electricity
- Understanding power
- Key concept: Forces and acceleration
- Forces and energy in springs
- Practical: Investigate the relationship between force and the extension of the spring
- Potential energy
- Moments /levers and gears
- Static electricity electric fields and currents
- Electric circuits and potential differences
- Series and parallel circuits /resistance
- Practical: Use circuit diagrams to set up and check appropriate circuits to investigate the factors affecting the resistance
- Investigating circuits
- Power an energy transfers
- Homework booklets 3&4
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- Mid-year Assessment exam
SummerModule 3 Electricity & Module 4 Magnetism and Magnetic Fields
- Practical: Investigating series and parallel circuits
- Key concepts: What’s the difference between potential difference and current?
- Maths skills: Using algebra in electric circuit calculations
- Maths skills: using formulae and understanding graphs
- Magnetism and magnetic forces / compasses and magnetic fields
- Homework booklets 5&6
- Extended writing questions
- Past exam questions
- Practical investigation – Developing Science skills
- End of year Assessment Exam
The components of the final assessment grade are as follows:
- 80% - exam based
- 20% - Investigative science skills/assignments throughout the year

Year 11 – Additional Science

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnB3 Living and growing
C3 Chemical economics
P3 Forces for transport
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
Mid-module assessment
SpringB4 It’s a green world
C4 The Periodic Table
P4 Radiation for life
PPE on Unit 3 (Bio, Chem and Physics 25 marks each)
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
Mid-module assessment
SummerB4 It’s a green world
C4 The Periodic Table
P4 Radiation for life
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
PPE on Unit 4 (Bio, Chem and Physics 25 marks each)

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
75% exam
25% controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11 – Biology

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnB4 It’s a green world
Controlled Assessment
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
B4 unit assessment
SpringB5 The living body
B6 Beyond the microscope
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
PPE paper 1 B1,B2,B3 paper 2 B4,B5,B6
SummerB6 Beyond the microscope
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
B6 end of unit assessment

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
75% exam
25% controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11 – Chemistry

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AP1C3 Chemical economics
C4 The periodic table
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
C3 end of unit assessment
AP2C4 The periodic table
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
C3 end of unit assessment
AP3C5 How much?
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
AP4C5 How much?
C6 Chemistry out there
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
C5 end of unit assessment
AP5C6 Chemistry out there
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
C6 end of unit assessment

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
75% exam
25% controlled assessment/classwork tasks

Year 11 – Physics

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnP4 Radiation for life
Controlled Assessment
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
P4 end of unit assessment
SpringP5 Space for reflection
P6 Electricity for gadgets

Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
PPE exam P1,P2,P3 paper 1
Paper 2 P4,P5,P6
SummerP6 Electricity for gadgets
Mini-assessments in lessons:
- Past paper questions
- Extended writing questions
- Factual recall tests
P6 end of unit assessment

The components for the final assessment level are as follows:
75% exam
25% controlled assessment/classwork tasks