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Portfolio – start of major coursework assessment based on the theme ‘Twisting and Turning’.

Continual assessment and at specific dated point based on exam board assessment objectives.

Curriculum Information Term 2

Assessment information Term 2

Continuation of Portfolio – major coursework assessment based on the theme ‘Twisting and Turning’.

Continual assessment and at specific dated point based on exam board assessment objectives.

Btec Tech Award Sport

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Learning Aim A – preparing for sport

  • Provision – NGB’s, team, individual, outdoor, public, private and voluntary.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of sports provision.
  • Why participate in sport
  • Awareness of target groups in sport and physical activity.

Barriers to participation.

Method of assessment
Mini assignments and set task relevant to learning Aim, before examination board set their assessment deadline end of Jan 2023

Revision resources
Revision resources can be found on the TEAMs page for each individual teaching class in the files section.

Revision book may be purchased from PE.

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Learning Aim B

  • Equipment and sport.
  • Facilities in sport and physical activity

Technology in sport (types and limitations)

Method of assessment
Mini assignments and set task relevant to learning Aim, before examination board set their assessment deadline end of Jan 2023

Revision resources
Revision resources can be found on the TEAMs page for each individual teaching class in the files section.

Revision book may be purchased from PE.

Seneca and Brianmac website.

BUSINESS

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Business GCSE  

Unit 1 : Edexcel Business GCSE 

 

Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship – students are introduced to the dynamic 

nature of business in relation to how and why business ideas come about. They also 

explore the impact of risk and reward on business activity and the role of 

entrepreneurship. 

The dynamic nature of 

  • Business 

  • Risk and reward 

  • The role of business enterprise 

 

Business BTEC 

 

Component 1 – Exploring Enterprises.  

  • Size and features of SMEs 

  • Sectors and business models in which enterprises operate 

  • Aims and activities of enterprises 

  • Skills and characteristics of entrepreneurs 

  • End of unit test. Up to 9 marks questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Coursework internally assessed. Externally moderated 

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Business GCSE 

Unit 1 : Edexcel Business GCSE

Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity – students will explore how new and small

businesses identify opportunities through understanding customer needs

  • Customer needs
  • Market research
  • Market segmentation
  • The competitive environment

 

Business BTEC 

Component 1 – Exploring Enterprises.

  • Market research methods
  • Understanding customer needs
  • Understanding competitor behaviour
  • Suitability of market research methods

End of unit test. Up to 9 marks questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Coursework internally assessed. Externally moderated

Computer Science

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Systems Architecture
How does a computer work?
This unit will explore how a computer works and how all of the components that make up a computer work.

Homework
End of Topic Tests

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Data Representation
This unit will look at how different types of data can be represented on a computer.

How do those zero’s and one’s become pictures and music? 

This unit will help to explain this.

Homework
End of Topic Tests

Drama

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Noughts and Crosses
(GCSE Play Text for written exam)
 Students will begin to explore

  • Playwright and context
  • Practical exploration of text, focusing on how each scene could be performed on stage
  • Developing understanding of key characters and key scenes
  • Making connections across the play text
  • Students will develop ability to design set, lighting, sound, props and costume for different effects and purposes
  • Understanding how context impacts design elements such costume, set design etc.

Mid Unit Assessment:
8 Mark Question –
As an actor, how would you perform a key line through your vocal and physical skills? 


End of Unit Assessment:
20 Mark question:
How would you perform a specific character in a key extract as well as the wider play?

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Exploring Theatre Practitioners
Practitioners explored: 
1. Brecht
2. Artaud
3. Stanislavski

  • To understand what a practitioner is
  • Exploring different techniques, styles and beliefs in theatre
  • Developing understanding of how different practitioners impacts the different use of vocal and physical skills

Mid Unit Assessment:

Short practical performance based around the style of theatre from one practitioner.


End of Unit Assessment:

Longer devised performance using the theatrical style of a different theatre practitioner

DT Electronic Products

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Boardgame project:
Students will be designing a boardgame for a specific target market. Students will build on their 2D Design skills from KS3 to customize their designs. Students will also create simple circuits and will use CAD modelling software.

Students will be given the success criteria for their project at the start, they will receive regular www and ebi feedback. At the mid-point and end of the project students will receive a thorough assessment against the success criteria so that they have a clear understanding of what their successes and areas of improvement are.

Curriculum Information Term 2

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Boardgame project:
 

Students will be designing a boardgame for a specific target market. Students will build on their 2D Design skills from KS3 to customize their designs. Students will also create simple circuits and will use CAD modelling software.

Students will be given the success criteria for their project at the start, they will receive regular www and ebi feedback. At the mid-point and end of the project students will receive a thorough assessment  against the success criteria so that they have a clear understanding of what their successes and areas of improvement are.

DT Food

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Theory content: Macronutrients -  Carbohydrates and Fats & Oils.
For each of these students will learn:
 

  • What foods we get them from
  • Subcategories based on origin or structure
  • The function of them in the body
  • The chemical and physical functions of them in dishes
  • The effects on the body of excess and deficiency in these nutrients and how this affects long term health
     

Practical: we will be focused on basic knife skills using small vegetable knives. Basic cooking skills combining ingredients and creating a good quality outcome, whilst building confidence in more complex dishes. In term 2 students will make a range of bread products based on different kinds of raising agents.
 

Food science: students will learn about Gelatinisation, Dextrinisation, Carmelisation and the development of Gluten as well as different kinds of raising agents.
Cooking dates and recipes for the term will be uploaded to Edulink in week 1 of each term.
It is important that all students bring a container with a locking lid big enough to take their dish home.

Students will be set homework every two weeks, this will be marked by the teacher and they will be given an opportunity to improve the work.

Students will receive verbal feedback during practical lessons to help them develop their safe working practice. They do not have any formal assessment on their practical until later in the year as they are very much teacher led and the focus will be on encouragement and building independence.


There will be an end of topic test in the last week of term which is graded. In terms 1 and 2 this will be short answer questions worth 1 & 2 marks. They will be building to longer GCSE questions as the year progresses.

Curriculum Information Term 2

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Theory content: Macronutrients -  Carbohydrates and Fats & Oils.
For each of these students will learn:

  • What foods we get them from
  • Subcategories based on origin or structure
  • The function of them in the body
  • The chemical and physical functions of them in dishes
  • The effects on the body of excess and deficiency in these nutrients and how this affects long term health

Practical: we will be focused on basic knife skills using small vegetable knives. Basic cooking skills combining ingredients and creating a good quality outcome, whilst building confidence in more complex dishes. In term 2 students will make a range of bread products based on different kinds of raising agents.


Food science: students will learn about Gelatinisation, Dextrinisation, Carmelisation and the development of Gluten as well as different kinds of raising agents.
Cooking dates and recipes for the term will be uploaded to Edulink in week 1 of each term.


It is important that all students bring a container with a locking lid big enough to take their dish home.

Students will be set homework every two weeks, this will be marked by the teacher and they will be given an opportunity to improve the work.

Students will receive verbal feedback during practical lessons to help them develop their safe working practice. They do not have any formal assessment on their practical until later in the year as they are very much teacher led and the focus will be on encouragement and building independence.


There will be an end of topic test in the last week of term which is graded. In terms 1 and 2 this will be short answer questions worth 1 & 2 marks. They will be building to longer GCSE questions as the year progresses.

DT Product Design

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Storage box in Wood
Students are designing and making a storage box, in the process of doing this they will be learning about the materials, types of wood joints, the properties of different timber and appropriate finishes.
They will consider size, types of joints, finishes and embellishment when creating their own unique design.

Students will be given the success criteria for their project at the start, they will receive regular www and ebi feedback. At the mid-point and end of the project students will receive a thorough assessment  against the success criteria so that they have a clear understanding of what their successes and areas of improvement are.

Curriculum Information Term 2

Assessment information Term 2

Storage box in Wood
Students are designing and making a storage box, in the process of doing this they will be learning about the materials, types of wood joints, the properties of different timber and appropriate finishes.
They will consider size, types of joints, finishes and embellishment when creating their own unique design.

Students will be given the success criteria for their project at the start, they will receive regular www and ebi feedback. At the mid-point and end of the project students will receive a thorough assessment  against the success criteria so that they have a clear understanding of what their successes and areas of improvement are.

DT Textiles

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Fashion Illustration & Sketchbook case project: 
Students will build up their drawing techniques and creativity by looking at using different media to draw clothing. There will be inspiration from artists and designers as well as observing trend books. Media such as pencil, pen, watercolour, paper / collage will be widely used to show colour, line, form / shape, tone, pattern, decoration, scale, and surface.

Students will also explore a range of surface decoration techniques to build up machine competence and awareness of textile techniques, such as patchwork / crazy patchwork, applique, embroidery techniques, fabric painting and some fabric manipulation. They will develop the samples created to show refinement and broaden their creative skillset.

By the end of the project students will create a sketchbook case / bag to depict their best fashion illustrative outcomes (using sublimation printing) and having a personalised style depicting their best / preferred decorative techniques.

Students will be given success criteria at the start of the project. Throughout they will receive regular www and ebi feedback on samples and drawing/rendering techniques.
Midway through and at the end of the project students will receive detailed feedback against the success criteria so that they have a clear understanding of what their successes and areas for improvement are.

Curriculum Information Term 2

Assessment information Term 2

Fashion Illustration & Sketchbook case project: 
Students will build up their drawing techniques and creativity by looking at using different media to draw clothing. There will be inspiration from artists and designers as well as observing trend books. Media such as pencil, pen, watercolour, paper / collage will be widely used to show colour, line, form / shape, tone, pattern, decoration, scale, and surface.

Students will also explore a range of surface decoration techniques to build up machine competence and awareness of textile techniques, such as patchwork / crazy patchwork, applique, embroidery techniques, fabric painting and some fabric manipulation. They will develop the samples created to show refinement and broaden their creative skillset.

By the end of the project students will create a sketchbook case / bag to depict their best fashion illustrative outcomes (using sublimation printing) and having a personalised style depicting their best / preferred decorative techniques.

Students will be given success criteria at the start of the project. Throughout they will receive regular www and ebi feedback on samples and drawing/rendering techniques.
Midway through and at the end of the project students will receive detailed feedback against the success criteria so that they have a clear understanding of what their successes and areas for improvement are.

ENGLISH 

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English Literature Paper 2

Power & Conflict Poetry Anthology 

  • Students study 15 poems, clustered relating to the themes of power and conflict.  

  • Key skills: comprehending poetic language; analysing poetic structure and form; exploring the effect of writer’s methods; exploring the influence of context on the production and reading of texts; comparing texts; analytical academic writing; structuring academic essays. 

 

Power & Conflict Poetry Anthology 

  • Formative: writing an academic essay exploring one poem’s language and structure. 

  • Summative: writing an academic essay comparing two poems’ language and structure. 

  • Weekly comprehension and quotation quizzes set for homework on EduLink. 

 

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English Literature Paper 1  

A Christmas Carol 

  • Students read the 19th century set text for the English Literature GCSE: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. 

  • Key skills: comprehending 19th century texts; exploring the effect of writer’s methods; exploring the influence of context on the production and reading of texts; analytical academic writing; structuring academic essays. 

 

English Language Paper 2  

A Changing World: 19th Century Non-Fiction 

  • Students will read a range of 19th century non-fiction texts, building skills for English Language Paper 2.  

  • Students will also explore context relating to 19th century society, which will also feed into their study of A Christmas Carol. 

 

A Christmas Carol 

  • Formative 1: comprehension reading task & quotation revision 

  • Formative 2: writing an academic essay  

  • Summative: comprehension reading task & quotation revision 

  • Weekly comprehension and quotation quizzes set for homework on EduLink. 

 

A Changing World: 19th Century Non-Fiction 

  • Formative: Paper 2-style reading tasks. 

  • Summative: Paper 2-style reading tasks. 

Geography

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  • Resource Management 
  • Food 
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Focused case study and investigation into sustainable food supplies.

Regular exam questions- student and teacher assessed. 

Exam question related to food- strategies for sustainable food supply. 

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  • Urban issues and challenges
  • Urbanisation
  • Megacities
  • LIC Case study- Rio
  • HIC Case study- Bristol

Series of short answer GCSE questions up to 6 marks on Urban. 

GERMAN

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My home and family

  • Describe yourself
  • Describe your family
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Your house
  • Your local area

GCSE style 90 word written task
Listening/reading assessment on these topics

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  • Holidays & Festivals
  • Holiday destinations
  • Past and future holidays
  • Booking hotel rooms/flights Investigating German festivals
  • Comparing Christmas customs in England to German speaking countries

• GCSE style 90 word written task
• Listening/reading assessment on these topics
• Peer assessed speaking tasks

H&SC BTEC

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Component 1
Human Lifespan Development

A1: Human growth and development across the life stages
- Infancy
- Early Childhood
- Adolescence
- Early Adulthood
- Middle Adulthood
- Later Adulthood
 

A2: Factors affecting growth and development
- Physical
- Lifestyle
- Emotional
- Social
- Cultural
- Environmental
- Economic

 

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Component 1
Human Lifespan Development

B1: Different types of life event
- Health and wellbeing
- Relationship changes
- Life circumstances

B2: Coping with change caused by life events
- The character traits that influence how individuals cope
- The sources of support that can help individuals adapt
- The types of support that can help individuals adapt

Practice controlled assessment for Component 1 tasks 1&2 applying A1 and A2 content.

History

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Conflict & Tension
(Peacekeeping)

  • Aims of the Big 3 after WW1
  • The Treaty of Versailles (terms)
  • How did the Treaty of Versailles impact Germany?

Open book assessment – GCSE paper on ‘peacekeeping’

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Conflict & Tension
(League of Nations)

  • Aims of the League of Nations
  • Membership of the League of Nations
  • Powers of the League of Nations
  • Events in the 1920s

Open book assessment – GCSE paper on ‘peacekeeping’

Maths

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Foundation

  • Probability – calculating probability events will and will not happen, mutually exclusive and exhaustive outcomes, experimental probability, expectation, choices and outcomes
  • Revision of Year 9 work on Algebra (expressions and formulae), Ratio (ratio, proportion, speed), Geometry (area and perimeter), Geometry (transformation of shapes)

Higher

  • Geometry – similar triangles, areas and volumes of similar shapes
  • Revision of Year 9 work on Geometry (area and volume), Algebra (linear graphs), Geometry (Pythagoras and trigonometry)

Foundation
Non-Calculator and Calculator tests to include:

  • Substitution
  • Simplifying expressions
  • Expanding brackets
  • Factorising expressions
  • Changing subject of formulae
  • Ratio and direct proportion
  • Speed
  • Area and perimeter of shapes
  • Transformation of shapes
  • Probability of events
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Higher

Non-Calculator test on Number to include:

  • Area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes
  • Drawing and finding the equation of linear graphs from points and from using the gradient and intercept method
  • Solving simultaneous equations using graphs
  • Parallel and perpendicular graphs
  • Pythagoras theorem
  • Pythagoras theorem in 3D
  • Using sin, cos and tan functions
  • Using trigonometry with bearings and in isosceles triangles
  • Calculating lengths, areas and volumes in similar shapes

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Foundation

  • Geometry and measures – 3D shapes, volume and surface area of cuboids, prisms and cylinders
  • Algebra – solving linear equations including ones with brackets and unknowns on both sides
  • Percentages –percentage of quantities and increasing and decreasing, expressing one number as a percentage of another, compound measures

 

Higher

  • Probability –mutually exclusive and exhaustive outcomes, experimental probability, expectation, two-way tables, Venn diagrams
  • Number – rules of indices, standard form
  • Algebra - solving linear equations, simultaneous equations and linear inequalities, graphical inequalities, trial and improvement

Foundation
Non-Calculator and Calculator tests to include some questions from previous content taught and also :
• 3D shapes
• Volume and surface area of cuboids, prisms and cylinders
• Solving linear equations including ones with brackets and unknowns on both sides
• Equivalent %, decimals and fractions
• % of amounts
• Increasing and decreasing by a %
• Expressing one number as a % of another
• Compound measures

Higher
Non-Calculator and Calculator tests to include some questions from previous content taught and also:
• mutually exclusive and exhaustive outcomes
• experimental probability
• expectation
• two-way tables
• Venn diagrams
• Rules of indices
• Standard form
• solving linear equations
• Solving simultaneous equations
• Solving linear inequalities
• Drawing graphical inequalities
• Solving equations using trial and improvement

Music

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Solo Performance 

  • Introduction to solo performance
  • Practice techniques
  • Focus on accuracy
  • Focus on fluency
  • Focus on technical control
     

AoS3: Film Music

  • Melody in film
  • Rhythm and metre in film
  • Harmony in Film
  • Fanfares in film
  • Composing to a short brief
  • Composing to a longer brief

Mid-term solo performance capture

Final solo performance capture (mid-November)

 

Several short compositional exercises related to learning in melody, rhythm and metre, harmony and fanfare.

Composition assessment of longer composition.

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AoS4: Popular Music 

  • Development of Pop
  • Structures in Pop
  • Technology in Pop
  • Common chord progression
  • Fusion Music

 

Introduction to first set work: Africa by Toto

  • Context
  • Structural Features
  • Rhythmic Features
  • Harmonic Features
  • Textural Features
  • Musical devices
  • Compare and contrast questions.

Vocab testing regularly

Summative listening assessment: AoS4 Unit Assessment including set work Africa.

GCSE PE

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Effects of exercise on the body.

  • Skeletal system – function, location, joint types and location, movement at a joint, components of a joint.
  • Muscular system – function, location, how movement occurs, lactic acid accumulation, movement analysis.

Method of assessment
Exam questions – short and long answer
End of topic test (Interleaving).

Revision resources
Revision resources can be found on the TEAMs page for each individual teaching class in the files section.

Revision book may be purchased from PE.

Seneca and GCSE Bitesize website.

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Effects of exercise on the body.

  • Cardiovascular system – function, key components, data analysis.

Respiratory system - function, key components, gaseous exchange, data analysis.

Method of assessment
Exam questions – short and long answer
End of topic test (Interleaving).

Revision resources
Revision resources can be found on the TEAMs page for each individual teaching class in the files section.

Revision book may be purchased from PE.

Seneca and GCSE Bitesize website.

Science (Combined Science)

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BIOLOGY
B4 Bioenergetics
• Photosynthesis
• Rates of photosynthesis
• Use of Glucose
• Plant Growth Hormones
• Aerobic respiration
• Exercise
• Metabolism

CHEMISTRY
C7 Organic Chemistry
• Crude Oil
• Hydrocarbons and alkanes
• Fractional distillation
• Cracking
• Alkenes

PHYSICS
P3 Particle Model of Matter
• States of matter
• Density
• Changes of State
• Internal Energy
• Specific heat capacity and specific latent heat
• Particle motion in gases

All students will be set THREE Educake homeworks per fortnight.  One each for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
These are always set on a Monday of week one and will be due in on the Sunday of week 2.

Assessment Past exam questions – B4



Assessment Past exam questions – C7


 

 


Assessment Past exam questions – P3

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BIOLOGY
B5  Homeostasis and Response
• Human Nervous system
• Endocrine system
• Control of blood glucose
• Hormones in reproduction and infertility

CHEMISTRY
C1 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
• Atoms, elements and compounds
• Mixtures
• Development of the model of the Periodic table.
• Subatomic particles
• Relative atomic mass
• Electronic structure

PHYSICS
P5 Forces
• Scalar and vector quantities
• Contact and non-contact forces
• Gravity and Weight
• Resultant forces

Full Practice Past paper assessments in all three subjects
Paper 1 Biology
Paper 2 Chemistry
Paper 1 Physics

This will be a combined F and H paper.

Spanish

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