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Head of Year

Tutors

Key Dates 2019/20

Y9 Parents’ Evening
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
3:45-6:45

Syllabus

Subject Board Qualification Link Split
Art EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel GCSE [2AD01] Personal Portfolio in Art and Design: 60%

Externally Set Assignment in Art and Design: 40%

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English Language AQA GCSE AQA English Literature [8710] Written Exam: 60%
Coursework: 40%
English Literature AQA GCSE AQA English Language [4705] External Exam: 60%
Controlled Assessment: 40%

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Subject Board Qualification Link Split
Food and Nutrition WJEC GCSE WJEC Hospitality and Catering – Catering (single award) [4730] Catering skills related to food preparation and service (Controlled Assessment): 60%Catering, food and the customer (Exam): 40%

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French EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel [2FR01] Listening: 20%
Speaking: 30%
Reading: 20%
Writing: 30%

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Geography AQA GCSE AQA Specification A [9030] Human Geography: 37.5%
Physical Geography: 37.5%
Fieldwork Controlled Assessment: 25%

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History WJEC GCSE WJEC [4270] USA 1910-1929: 25%
Russia 1905-1926: 25%
Germany 1919-1991: 25%
Controlled Assessment: 25%

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Music EDEXCEL GCSE AQA Music [4270] Listening to & Appraising Music: 20%
Composing & Appraising Music: 20%
Performing Music: 40%
Composing Music: 20%

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Trilogy will give one result worth 2 GCSEs.  This will be in the form of two numbered grades, e.g. 54 showing a 5 for one part and a 4 for the other.
Only the following grades are available: 99, 98, 88, 87, 77, 76, 66, 65, 55, 54, 44, 43, 33, 32, 22, 21, 11.

Triple will give 3 individual GCSEs, biology, chemistry and physics, which are graded 9 (highest) to 1 (lowest)

The subject areas overlap so that that students can be moved between Triple and Trilogy.

Subject Board Qualification Link
Combined Science: Trilogy AQA GCSE (Double Award) AQA Combined Science: Trilogy (8464)
Triple Science AQA GCSE Biology
GCSE Chemistry
GCSE Physics
AQA Biology (8461)
AQA Chemistry (8462)
AQA Physics (8463)

 

Trilogy Exam Papers x 6 Triple  Exam Papers x 6
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
Foundation and Higher Tier
70 marks
16.7% of GCSE
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
• Foundation and Higher Tier
• 100 marks
• 50% of GCSE

 

Biology 1
1. Cell biology
2. Organisation
3. Infection and response
4. Bioenergetics
Biology 2
5. Homeostasis and response
6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
7. Ecology

 

Chemistry 1
1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
3. Quantitative chemistry
4. Chemical changes
5. Energy changes
Chemistry 2
1. The rate and extent of chemical change
2. Organic chemistry
3. Chemical analysis
4. Chemistry of the atmosphere
5. Using resources

 

Physics 1
1. Energy
2. Electricity
3. Particle model of matter
4. Atomic structure
Physics 2
6. Forces
7. Waves
8. Magnetism and electromagnetism
8. Space Physics [Triple only]