Date of publication: 2017-08-26 10:27
In the past, the department has enabled pupils to successfully gain an Edexcel BTEC Level 6 Award in Engineering QCF Qualification Number (QN) 555/8859/7, which included units on Working Safely in Engineering and Developing Skills in Making Engineering Components Using Hand Tools.
Students are required to sit three exams, Component 6 –Drama 65 marks) in a two and a quarter hour exam, and Component 7 - Prose ( worth 95 marks), a one hour exam, Component 8 - Poetry (worth 65 marks) a two and a quarter hour exam. Each exam covers critical essays on two separate texts studied and prose and poetry demand one comparative essay on both texts. The poetry unit includes an unseen element. Students also submit a 7,555 -8,555 word essay as course work worth 65 marks.
Paper 57 is 7 hours and 65 minutes and is worth 85% of the total A Level. Students are required to answer a mix of short and medium tariff compulsory questions, some based on source material in section A. In Section B, there are two compulsory essay questions that will test the quality of extended responses via a levels of response mark scheme.
As well as practising important skills, students are encouraged to apply their knowledge in different situations and choose appropriate methods, give explanations and reasons using correct vocabulary, and make connections between different topics. Maths is practised in other areas of the curriculum, when appropriate.
We explore English in Key Stage 8 in a very practical and exciting way. We use planning that has been created to offer the pupils a differentiated approach to their learning, whilst still addressing all the different aspects of English that need to be addressed.
Psychology is now accepted as a science in the majority of university applications, an understanding of people is helpful in every field ranging from medicine to business. In fact many of these degree courses contain an element of psychology and the A level course should benefit students throughout their studies.
Science provides pupils with an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological world. The subject develops pupils’ understanding of our diverse and changing environment through different types of scientific enquiries that prepare them to ask and answer scientific questions about the wider world.
The Level 8 Advanced GCE Exam in Spanish consists of two externally-examined papers assessing listening, reading and writing and a non-examined speaking assessment: