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Curriculum Offer at KS3 and KS4

ACE Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum across Years 7 - 11. This is enriched through the provision of a wide range of after school and extra-curricular activities. Detailed course information and links to exam boards is provided below to support students and parents. 


 

Curriculum Offer Key Stage 3 and 4

 BTEC First Award Business Studies

Course title:

BTEC First Award Business Studies

Exam board:

Pearson

Course code:

SRE73

Examination:

One external examination worth 25% of overall grade.

Coursework:

Three units of coursework assessed internally worth 75% of overall grade.

Components:

Unit 1 - Enterprise in the Business World

Students will explore different types of business ownership and how these relate to the size and scale of a business, as well as how the type of ownership impacts on the responsibilities of the business owners. Students will use their understanding of business language to investigate what businesses do by examining the aims and objectives they set, the importance of knowing their market and understanding the influence of their stakeholders.

Unit 2 - Finance for Business

In this unit, you will explore the types of costs that businesses incur, from the initial start-up costs involved in setting up a business to the ongoing daily costs of running the business. You will then explore the ways in which the sale of products and services generates revenue, so that you can develop your understanding of profit.

Students will investigate the ways in which businesses measure success and identify areas for improvement. Students will learn about the relationship between sales, cost of sales and gross profit and analyse key financial statements and review their importance in the successful financial management of a business.

Unit 4 - Principles of Customer Service

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of customer needs and expectations and be given the opportunity to examine a wide range of different types of internal and external customers. Students will have the opportunity to grow their understanding of the importance of delivering consistent and reliable customer service through the development of their own customer service skills.

Unit 8 - Recruitment, Selection and Employment.

In this unit students will be introduced to the variety of job roles that exist within businesses and the different functions performed by individual roles, as well as the types of organisational structures used in businesses. Students will also consider how to prepare for interview and employment and the necessary steps for career planning by producing their own career development plan.

Topics covered in Year 10

Principles of Customer Service

  • The meaning of customer service
  • Different customer service roles in a business
  • The different types of customer service businesses have
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Different ways that businesses can provide consistent and reliable customer service
  • The effect of good customer service on the reputation of a business
  • Different ways of exceeding customer expectations
  • Providing effective customer service through organisational procedures
  • Complying with legislative and regulatory customer service requirements
  • Types of customers
  • Skills required to deliver consistent and reliable customer service
  • Developing customer service skills
  • Limits of authority

Finance for Business

  • Understand the costs involved in business
  • Understand how businesses make a profit
  • Understand the planning tools businesses use to predict when they will start making a profit
  • Budgeting
  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Making a profit
  • Measuring success by looking at financial statements
  • Income statement (profit and loss account)
  • Statement of financial position (balance sheet)
  • Understand how businesses can be more successful

Topics covered in Year 11

Enterprise in the Business world

  • Finding information
  • Factors to consider in the current business environment
  • Trends affecting business
  • Size of business and type
  • How business ideas can be successful
  • Business ideas
  • Assessing the suitability of a business idea
  • Producing an initial plan for a business idea
  • Choices of format for business idea
  • Sources of help and support in developing a new business
  • Business model

Recruitment, Selection and Employment

  • Organisational structures and functional areas
  • Job roles and responsibilities
  • Recruitment
  • Developing a job description and person specification
  • Contents of a job description
  • Contents of a person specification
  • Applying for jobs
  • Job interviews
  • Skills audit
  • Career development

School contact

Mrs E Lakin (Director of Learning and Teaching): emma.lakin@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Firsts/Business/2012/Specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446936085_BTECFIRST_L12_AWD_BUS_Iss3.pdf

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft

Course title:

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft

Exam board:

NCFE

Course code:

601/0043/6

Examination:

One unit externally set and marked (30 hours).

Coursework:

Three units internally set and marked, and externally moderated (120 guided learning hours).

Components:

Learners are required to successfully complete four mandatory units:

Unit 01 Exploring craft and enterprise skills

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Unit 02 Research and develop design ideas for craft items

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Unit 03 Respond to a craft brief

Externally assessed assignment

Unit 04 Produce final craft work

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

 

Topics covered in Year 10

You will gain a broad understanding of craft skills, both designing, technical and practical, using a variety of tools and materials. Using the knowledge of a chosen craft you will produce an item in response to a brief or scenario, working safely and securely.

Topics covered in Year 11

You will consider how craft items might be packaged and displayed for sale, and then go on to explore an enterprising opportunity. All practical skills will be consolidated and improved. The externally set unit will be completed at the start of Year 11.

School contact

Mrs L Harper (Director of Learning and Teaching): linda.harper@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

www.ncfe.org.uk

www.etsy.com

www.pintrest.com

www.craftcouncil.org.uk

GCSE English Language 

Course title:

GCSE English Language

Exam board:

AQA

Course code:

8700

Examination:

100% examinations at the end of Year 11.

Coursework:

Pupils must complete a speaking and listening endorsement which validates their qualification, and can achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. A separate certificate is issued for this.

Components:

Paper 1: Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing (1 hr 45 mins – 50% of the GCSE).

The exam paper is divided into two sections, both sections are worth forty marks.

Section A requires students to read one literature fiction text and answer a variety of questions.

Section B requires students to complete either a piece of descriptive or narrative writing. Students are assessed for content as well as SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).

Paper 2: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (1 hr 45 mins 50% of the GCSE).

This exam paper is also divided into two sections, both sections are worth forty marks.

Section A requires students to read one non‐fiction text and one literary fiction text. Students will have a variety of questions to answer.

Section B requires students to complete a task linked to writing a viewpoint. Students will need to understand the features of writing to explain, writing to persuade, writing to argue and writing to instruct/advise.

Speaking and Listening

Although speaking and listening will no longer count towards the GCSE, it is still a requirement of the course. Students will be assessed on a presentation and will be given a certificate from the exam board.

Topics covered in Year 10

Power and Conflict - Language coverage includes writing to argue, Paper 2 reading and writing skills focusing on understanding writer’s viewpoints, and being able to communicate viewpoints effectively.

People’s Stories - Paper 1 reading and writing skills focusing on exploring creative writing by other writers, and being able to develop our own creative narratives and descriptions.

Crime and Justice - Language coverage includes writing to argue, Paper 2 reading and writing skills focusing on understanding writer’s viewpoints and being able to communicate viewpoints effectively.  Paper 1 reading and writing skills focusing on exploring creative writing by other writers and being able to develop our own creative narratives and descriptions.

Topics covered in Year 11

Love and Loss - Language coverage includes writing to argue, Paper 2 reading and writing skills focusing on understanding writer’s viewpoints, and being able to communicate viewpoints effectively.

Hope and Fear - Paper 1 reading and writing skills focusing on exploring creative writing by other writers, and being able to develop our own creative narratives and descriptions.

Morality and Destiny - Language coverage includes writing to argue, Paper 2 reading and writing skills focusing on understanding writer’s viewpoints and being able to communicate viewpoints effectively.  Paper 1 reading and writing skills focusing on exploring creative writing by other writers, and being able to develop our on creative narratives and descriptions. 

School contact

Mrs J Baker (Academic Coach and Parent Liaison): Julie.baker@acesch.co.uk

Ms S Loudon (Director of Learning and Teaching): skye.loudon@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

http://www.gcsepod.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty ‐ BBC Bitesize site which has revision material organised in sections and also video clips.

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/ ‐ Englishbiz contains guides on a number of relevant topics and is useful for the different types of writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english ‐ Although this website is aimed at adults, it is brilliant for SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and has a number of quizzes which can be used. Students can identify their areas of weakness and complete activities which will aid their understanding.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff

GCSE English Literature 

Course title:

GCSE English Literature

Exam board:

AQA

Course code:

8702

Examination:

100% examinations at the end of Year 11.

Coursework:

There is no coursework component within this course.

Components:

Paper 1: Shakespeare and the nineteenth century novel (1 hr 45 mins – 40% of the GCSE)

This exam is closed book and is divided into two sections, both sections are equally weighted.

Section A will focus on ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The exam will have an extract from the play. Students will need to write in detail about the extract and the play as a whole.

Section B will focus on ‘A Christmas Carol’. Students will have an extract and will need to write in detail about the extract and the play as a whole.

Paper 2: Modern texts and poetry (2 hr 15 mins – 60% of the GCSE)

The exam paper is closed book and divided into three sections:

Section A looks at ‘An Inspector Calls’. Students will need to write a response to an essay question. This question is worth thirty marks plus an additional four marks for SPAG.

Section B will focus on the poetry anthology – ‘Power and Conflict’. Students will be required to compare two poems from the anthology. This question is worth thirty marks.

Section C is the unseen poetry. Students will answer a question on an unseen poem and then compare this to another unseen poem. This question is worth thirty two marks.

Topics covered in Year 10

Power and Conflict - Literature coverage includes 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Power and Conflict' poetry.

People’s Stories - Literature coverage includes 'A Christmas Carol' and unseen poetry.

Crime and Justice - Literature coverage includes 'An Inspector Calls' and unseen poetry.

Topics covered in Year 11

Love and Loss - Literature coverage includes 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Power and Conflict' poetry.

Hope and Fear - Literature coverage includes 'A Christmas Carol' and unseen poetry.

Morality and destiny - Literature coverage includes 'An Inspector Calls' and unseen poetry.

School contact

Mrs J Baker (Academic coach and parent liaison): julie.baker@acesch.co.uk

Ms S Loudon (Director of Learning and Teaching): skye.loudon@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty ‐ BBC Bitesize site which has revision material organised in sections and also video clips.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/ ‐ BBC Bitesize sites for GCSE English Literature. This site currently has a lot of information on all of our Literature texts.

http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/ ‐ Englishbiz contains guides on a number of relevant topics and is useful for the different types of writing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english ‐ Although this website is aimed at adults, it is brilliant for SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and has a number of quizzes which can be used. Students can identify their areas of weakness and complete activities which will aid their understanding.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff ‐ Mr Bruff constantly updates his YouTube site with videos on the key texts, A* answers and how to answer exam questions. There are some superb videos on ‘A Christmas Carol.’

 

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery 

Course title:

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery

Exam board:

NCFE

Course code:

601/4533/X

Examination:

One unit externally set and marked (2½ hours).

Coursework:

Three units internally set and marked (120 guided learning hours).

Components:

Learners are required to successfully complete four mandatory units:

Unit 01 Preparing to cook

Mandatory

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Unit 02 Understanding food

Mandatory

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

Unit 03 Exploring balanced diets

Mandatory

Externally assessed assignment

Unit 04 Plan and produce dishes in response to a brief

Mandatory

Internally assessed portfolio of evidence

 

 

Topics covered in Year 10

Pupils will cover the following topics in Unit 1 and 3:

  • Safe and hygienic preparation of the cooking environment and ingredients
  • The importance of how to prepare and store equipment and utensils
  • How to understand and follow recipes to demonstrate cooking skills to produce a variety of dishes
  • Individual requirements of a balanced diet
  • Reference index (RI)/guideline daily amounts (GDAs)
  • How food labels can inform healthy eating
  • How to change recipes to make them healthier

Topics covered in Year 11

Pupils will review Unit 3 and revise for external assessment.

Pupils will cover the following topics in Unit 2:

  • Food Groups and Food sources
  • Factors that can affect food choices
  • Apply factors when selecting and cooking dishes

In Unit 4 – Pupils will have the opportunity to bring together their learning and skills developed throughout the course to produce a menu in response to a brief. Pupils will plan, make and review their completed dishes.

School contact

Ms P Robinson (Technology Teacher): pitterkaye.robinsonrooms@aesch.co.uk

Relevant links

www.ncfe.org.uk

GCSE Geography A (9-1) 

Course title:

GCSE Geography A (9-1)

Exam board:

Edexcel

Course code:

1GA0

Examination:

100%

Coursework:

0%

Components:

The Physical Environment – 37.5%

A 1 hour 30 minute exam paper worth 94 marks.

Topics: The Changing Landscapes of the UK, including River Landscapes and Processes and Coastal Landscapes and Processes, Weather Hazards and Climate Change

 

The Human Environment – 37.5%

A 1 hour 30 minute exam paper worth 94 marks.

Topic: Changing Cities, Global Development, Resource Management

 

Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK Challenges – 25%

A 1 hour 30 minute exam paper worth 64 marks.

Topics: Two investigations based on local fieldwork studies - TBC

Topics covered in Year 10

Physical Environment

Topics covered in Year 11

Autumn Term – Geographical Investigations

Spring/Summer Term – Human Environment

School contact

Mr M Bird (Director of Learning and Teaching for Geography): matthew.bird@acesch.co.uk

Mr J Reynier (Director of Learning and Teaching for History): john.reynier@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2016.html

GCSE History 

There are currently 2 GCSE History Courses being taught. Please refer to the correct course. 

Course title:

GCSE History (9-1) B specification (current Year 11: 2017-18)

Exam board:

OCR

Course code:

J411

Examination:

100%

Coursework:

0%

Components:

Thematic Study and British Depth Study – 40%

A 1 hour 45 minute exam paper worth 80 marks.

Topics: The People’s Health, c.1250 to present, The Norman Conquest, 1065 - 1087

 

History Around Us – 20%

A site study of a local historical site assessed by a 1 hour exam paper

Topic: TBC

 

Period Study and World Depth Study – 40%

A 1 hour and 45 minute exam paper worth 80 marks.

Topics: The Making of America, 1789 - 1900, Living Under Nazi Rule, 1933 - 1945

Topics covered in Year 10

Autumn term and first half of Spring term – Two lessons per week on The People’s Health, c.1250 to present

Spring term and Summer term – Two lessons per week on The Norman Conquest, 1065 - 1087

Summer term – Two lessons per week on Living Under Nazi Rule, 1933 - 1945

Topics covered in Year 11

First half of Autumn term – Two lessons per week on Living Under Nazi Rule, 1933 - 1945

Second half of Autumn term and the Spring term - Two lessons per week on History Around Us unit

Spring term – Two lessons per week on The Making of America, 1789 - 1900

Summer term – Revision for all units

School contact

Mr J Reynier (Director of Learning and Teaching for History): john.reynier@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-history-b-schools-history-project-j411-from-2016/

   

Course title:

GCSE History (9-1) (current Year 9 and 10: 2017-18)

Exam board:

Edexcel

Course code:

1HIO

Examination:

100%

Coursework:

0%

Components:

Thematic Study and Historic Environment – 30%

A 1 hour 15 minutes exam paper.  Worth 52 marks.

Topics: Crime and Punishment in Britain, c. 1000 to present and Whitechapel, c1870 - c1900: crime, policing and the inner city

 

Period Study and British Depth Study – 40%

A 1 hour 45 minutes exam paper.  Worth 64 marks.

Topics: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c c1060 - 88 and The American West, c1835 - 1895

 

Modern Depth Study – 30%

A 1 hour 20 minutes exam paper.  Worth 52 marks.

Topic: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918 - 39

Topics covered in Year 10

Autumn Term – Anglo Saxon and Norman England

Spring Term – Crime and Punishment

Summer Term – American West

2 lessons per week

Topics covered in Year 11

Autumn Term – Weimar Government and Nazi Germany

Spring/Summer Term – Revision of all units

2 lessons per week

School contact

Mr J Reynier (Director of Learning and Teaching for History): john.reynier@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html

GCSE Modern Foreign Languages 

Course title:

Modern Foreign Languages (French, German and Spanish)

Exam board:

EDEXCEL

Course code:

1FR0 / 1GN0/ 1SP0

Examination:

100% examination (25% per skill: listening/reading/speaking/writing)

Coursework:

0%

Components:

All topics must be studied in the context of both the students’ home country and that of countries and communities where the foreign language is spoken.

Theme: Identity and culture

Who am I?: relationships; when I was younger; what my friends and family are like; what makes a good friend; interests; socialising with friends and family; role models

Daily life: customs and everyday life; food and drink; shopping; social media and technology (use of, advantages and disadvantages)

Cultural life: celebrations and festivals; reading; music; sport; film and television

Theme: Local area, holiday and travel

Holidays: preferences; experiences; and destinations

Travel and tourist transactions: travel and accommodation; asking for help and dealing with problems; directions; eating out; shopping

Town, region and country: weather; places to see; things to do

Theme: School

What school is like: school types; school day; subjects; rules and pressures; celebrating success

School activities: school trips; events; exchanges

Theme: Future aspirations, study and work

Using languages beyond the classroom: forming relationships; travel; employment

Ambitions: further study; volunteering; training

Work: jobs; careers; professions

Theme: International and global dimension

Bringing the world together: sports events; music events; campaigns and good causes

Environmental issues: being ‘green’; access to natural resources

Topics covered in Year 10

Identity and Cultire

School

Topics covered in Year 11

Future Aspirations

Study and Work

Internationl and Global Dimension

School contact

Mrs L Dallow (Teacher of MFL): lisa.dallow@acesch.co.uk

Relevant links

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/languages.html

 GCSE Music BTec

The music department is a vibrant area with lots of opportunities for pupils. Pupils are encouraged to work independently as well as in groups to listen to, play and compose music.

The faculty consists of 1 teaching room, 3 practice rooms and 1 recording studio.

Students are able to participate in a number of performance opportunities:

  • Winter showcase
  • Talent show
  • BTEC performances

 

Our instrumental team are able to offer instrumental provisions in the following areas; brass, woodwind, keyboards and drums and we are able to offer instrumental lessons to pupils.

 

KS4

During years 9-11 pupils study BTEC First Certificate Level 1/2. This course is split into four units giving pupils a broad spectrum of opportunity to develop their skills.

The units covered are:

Unit 1 – The Music Industry: This provides an overview of the industry, particularly focusing on the shape of the modern industry and covering the emergence of the role of self-employed producer, performer and promoter. This unit is and external exam.

 

Unit 2 – Managing a Music Product: This covers essential aspects for progression. This unit looks at the development of a music product from concept to finished article. As well as providing a vehicle for demonstrating skills and learning, it also introduces the role of planning and promotion in the management of a music product. Pupils base their work on creating a CD, which provides opportunities for performers and technologists.

 

Unit 4 – Introducing Music Composition: This encourages pupils to develop their creativity in addressing specific needs and requirements when responding to client briefs. This is as close to the real world of composing as there is.

 

Unit 5 – Introducing Music Performance: This enables pupils to develop their skills as a performers for progression to the next stage of their education or training. Pupils develop their skills and techniques on their chosen specialism as well as learning how to perform.

 

 

GCSE PE

Course title:

Physical Education

Exam board:

EdExcel

Course code:

1PE0

Examination:

60% of total course Marks (2 written exams)

Component 1 = 36% of course grade (1hr 45mins – 90 Marks)

Component 2 = 24% of course grade (1hr 15mins – 70 Marks)

Coursework:

40% of total course Marks

Component 3 = 30% - Practical skills performance (x3 Activities)

Component 4 = 10% - Personal Exercise Programme – 20 Marks

Components:

Fitness and Body Systems  - Examined (36% of Qualification)

Health and Performance  - Examined (24% of Qualification)

 

Practical Performance – Internally assessed and externally moderated practical performance of skills in 3 activity areas.( 30% of Qualification)

  • The assessment consists of students completing three physical activities from a set list.
  • One must be a team activity.
  • One must be an individual activity.
  • The final activity can be a free choice

 

Personal Exercise Programme (PEP) Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated (10% of Qualification)

Aim and planning analysis

● Carrying out and monitoring the PEP

● Evaluation of the PEP

 

 

Topics covered in year 10

  • Topic 1: Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Topic 2: Movement analysis
  • Topic 3: Physical training
  • Topic 4: Use of data

Topics covered in year 11

  • Topic 1: Health, fitness and well-being
  • Topic 2: Sport psychology
  • Topic 3: Socio-cultural influences
  • Topic 4: Use of data

School contact

Mr T.Elmes

Relevant links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Physical%20Education/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/GCSE-physical-education-2016-specification.pdf

 

 

  GCSE PE (VCERT Health & Fitness)

Course title: VCERT L2 Certificate

Health & Fitness

Exam board:

NCFE

Course code:

(601/4534/1)

Examination:

Unit 3 – Externally assessed

Coursework:

Unit 1, 2 and 4 – Internally assessed and externally moderated coursework.

Components:

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Health and Fitness
  • Unit 2 – Healthy Lifestyles
  • Unit 3 – Preparing and planning for health and fitness
  • Unit 4 – Develop a personal health and fitness programme

All units are cross referenced and focus on the overall theme of Health and fitness. The course will consist of a combination of theory sessions whereby subject content is taught and applied to coursework tasks as well as practical activities whereby students are required take part in fitness testing / training and other health related activities.

 

Topics covered in year 10

  • Unit 1 – Principles of Health and Fitness
  • This unit describes Health and fitness as well as training methods, fitness testing and basic anatomy and physiology that address all of the major body systems.

 

  • Unit 3 – Preparing and planning for health and fitness
  • This is the externally assessed unit that focuses on how individuals can prepare for exercise e.g. PAR-Q, barriers to participation, assessing fitness levels etc

 

Topics covered in year 11

  • Unit 2 – Healthy Lifestyles
  • This unit looks to target nutrition and the components of a healthy lifestyle as well as address some of the psychological views such as motivating factors relating to taking part in physical activity.

 

  • Unit 4 – Develop a personal health and fitness programme
  • This unit is largely practical based as it allows students to plan for and carry out a personal exercise programme using a range of training methods.

School contact

Mr T.Elmes

Relevant links

https://www.ncfe.org.uk/media/829490/l2-health-and-fitness-qualification-specification-issue-6.pdf

 

GCSE Religious Studies 

Course title:

GCSE Religious Studies

Exam board:

Eduqas/WJEC

Course code:

601/8879/0

Examination:

3 exams = 100% of grade

Coursework:

None

Components:

Component 1:

Religious, Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World

Written Examination: 2 hours

50% of qualification

 

Component 2: Study of Christianity

Written Examination: 1 hour

25% of qualification

 

Component 3: Study of a World Faith (We have chosen Buddhism)

Written Examination: 1 hour

25% of qualification

 

Topics covered in year 10

Buddhism: Human Personality; Destiny and Ethical Teaching

Christianity: Christianity in Britain and Prayer and Worship,

 

Topics covered in year 11

Theme 1:Issues of Relationships

Theme 2:Issues of Life and Death

Theme 3:Issues of Good and Evil

Theme 4:Issues of Human Rights

School contact

Mr Peter Green

Mrs Carol Grainger

Relevant links

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/eduqas-gcse-RS-spec-full-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1&dotcache=no&dotcache=refresh

 

GCSE Sociology 

Course title:

GCSE Sociology

Exam board:

WJEC

Course code:

4890

Examination:

Two external exams worth 50% each at the end of Year 11

Coursework:

N/A

Components:

Component 1:

UNIT 1: Understanding Social Processes (50%)

Written Paper: 1 ½ hours

100 marks (100 UMS)

Compulsory Core

One multi-part compulsory question based on stimulus materials and assessing themes of socialisation, inequality and research methods. (30%)

 

Options

One three - part extended writing question must be answered from one of the following: Family; Education; Mass Media; Sport. (20%)

Component 2:

UNIT 2: Understanding Social Structures (50%)

Written Paper: 1 ½ hours

100 marks (100 UMS)

Compulsory Core

One multi-part compulsory question based on stimulus materials and assessing themes of inequality, power, socialisation and research methods. (30%)

 

Options

One three - part extended writing question must be answered from one of the following: Work; Power and Participation; Crime and Deviance; Global Citizenship. (20%)

 

Topics covered in year 10

UNIT 1: Understanding Social Processes

Compulsory Core

One multi-part compulsory question based on stimulus materials and assessing themes of socialisation, inequality and research methods. (30%)

 

Options

One three - part extended writing question must be answered from one of the following: Family; Education; Mass Media; Sport. (20%)

 

Topics covered in year 11

UNIT 2: Understanding Social Structures

Compulsory Core

One multi-part compulsory question based on stimulus materials and assessing themes of inequality, power, socialisation and research methods. (30%)

 

Options

One three - part extended writing question must be answered from one of the following: Work; Power and Participation; Crime and Deviance; Global Citizenship. (20%)

 

School contact

Miss L. Whitehouse (laurajayne.whitehouse@acesch.co.uk)

Relevant links

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/sociology/sociology-gcse/

 

GCSE Travel & Tourism (BTEC) 

Course title:

BTEC First Award Travel and Tourism

Exam board:

Pearson

Course code:

FXV37

Examination:

One external examination worth 25% of overall grade.

Coursework:

3 units of coursework assessed internally worth 75% of overall grade.

Components:

Unit 1- The UK Travel and Tourism Sector

In this unit, students will gain an understanding of the range of organisations involved with different types of tourism in the UK, including their roles, how they work together and how they use technology to meet changing customer needs.

 

Unit 2- UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

This unit will give students an understanding of what the UK travel and tourism industry has to offer to tourists. It will enable students to identify and locate tourist destinations, major UK airports and seaports, as well as to discover sea routes and three-letter airport codes.

 

Unit 4- International Travel and Tourism Destinations

Throughout this unit students will be asked to locate numerous international holiday destinations and their gateways. Students will also be asked to investigate natural features, local attractions, accommodation and transport options to suit a variety of customers in various holiday destinations.

 

Unit 5- Factors affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism

In this unit students will study climatic conditions that affect travel and tourism around the world. Students will develop an awareness of varying climatic conditions in different parts of the world. Students will learn how different countries control visitor numbers through visa requirements. In addition students will learn the causes and symptoms of some major diseases and the precautions visitors need to take to avoid becoming unwell.

Topics covered in year 10

UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

  • UK travel and tourism categories
  • UK gateway airports and UK seaports
  • Road and rail travel
  • Examples of UK travel
  • Appeal of UK destinations
  • Types of visitors
  • Increasing appeal
  • Sources of information
  • UK holiday planning
  •  

The UK Travel and Tourism Sector

  • Types of tourism
  • Types of Travel
  • Principles of sustainable tourism
  • The importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK economy
  • Industries in the travel and tourism sector
  • Key organisations in the travel and tourism sector
  • Types of organisation in the travel and tourism sector
  • The interrelationships between travel and tourism organisations
  • The role of consumer technology

Topics covered in year 11

International Travel and Tourism Destinations

  • International destinations
  • Major gateways
  • Types of destinations
  • Examples of international travel routes
  • Features of International destinations
  • Types of visitor
  • Be able to plan international travel to meet the needs of visitors

 

Factors affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism.

  • Climatic conditions affecting the appeal of travel and tourism
  • The effect of worldwide time
  • How entry/exit requirements affect different destinations
  • How health issues affect travel and tourism
  • Emergency situations that affect travel and tourism

School contact

Emma Lakin- emma.lakin@acesch.co.uk

 

Relevant links

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Firsts/Travel-and-Tourism/2013/Specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446936382_BTECFIRST_L12_AWD_TT_Iss2.pdf

 

GCSE Health & Social Care 

Course title:

BTEC Level 2 Tech Award Health and Social Care

 

Exam board:

Pearson

Course code:

BJC46

 

 

Examination:

One external examination worth 40% of overall grade.

Coursework:

2 units of coursework assessed internally worth 60% of overall grade.

 

Components:

Component 1- Human Lifespan Development

An internally assessed unit where students will investigate how, in real situations, human development is affected by different factors and that people deal differently with life events.

 

Component 2- Health and Social Care Services and Values

An internally assessed unit where students will study and practically explore health and social care services and how they meet the needs of real service users. They will also develop skills in applying care values.

 

Component 3- Health and Wellbeing

An externally assessed unit where students will study the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators and how to design a health and wellbeing improvement plan.

 

Topics covered in year 10

Human lifespan development

  • Human growth & development across the life stages
  • Factors affecting growth and development
  • Different types of life event
  • Coping with change caused by life events

 

 

Health and Social Care Services and Values

  • Health and social care services
  • Barriers to accessing services
  • Care values
  • Reviewing own application of care values

Topics covered in year 11

Health and Wellbeing

  • Factors affecting health and wellbeing
  • Physiological indicators
  • Lifestyle indicators
  • Health and wellbeing improvement plans
  • Obstacles to implementing plans

School contact

Emma Lakin- emma.lakin@acesch.co.uk

 

Relevant links

http://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/health-and-social-care/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/tech-award-HSC-spec.pdf