Fine Art

 

Students will study the following topics in Art:

  • elements of sculpture, painting, observational drawing and printmaking and surface textiles techniques & processes exploring ambitious scales
  • how to gather research and photography work and develop their projects into sustained in depth projects
  • exploration of a chosen theme through experimental work with a range of materials focusing on surface, layers, space and composition
  • developing an initial investigation into stronger pieces of development, learning to refine ideas as they happen

 

Biology

 

  • Students are taught the following topics ‘Monomers and polymers’, ‘Carbohydrates’, ‘Lipids’, ‘Proteins’, ‘Cell structure’, ‘Methods of studying cells’, ‘Cell division’ and ‘Transport across membranes’.
  • Students are taught the topics so that they can gain a full understanding of the core principles of Biology and enable them to achieve their full potential at A level.

 

Business

 

TO FOLLOW

 

Chemistry

 

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Children’s Play, Learning and Development (CPLD)

 

Students will study the following topics in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (CPLD):

  • growth and development from birth to 7 years 11 months
  • factors that affect a child’s development physically, emotionally and socially
  • an understanding of cognitive, language and communication development through childhood and theories that help us to explain this development
  • stages of speech, communication and language development.
  • how language development is linked to emotional and social development through the work of theorists ( Brunner, Chomsky, Vygotsky, Piaget)
  • how early years settings create environments that encourage language and literacy skills, through phonics, reading, language rich environment
  • how practitioners support the development of early mathematical skills and identify key activities to support their mathematics development
  • theories of social and emotional development and explore indiscriminate, multiple and specific attachments.

 

Computer Science

 

Students study the following topics in Computing:

  • fundamentals of programming
  • computer hardware and the role of the processor
  • memory
  • data representation and the use of the binary and ASCII/Unicode systems

 

Drama

 

Students will study the following topics in Drama:

  • influential theatre practitioners
  • devising
  • Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
  • live theatre in the form of a trip

 

Design & Technology

 

TO FOLLOW

 

Economics

 

Students will learn about an Introduction to Markets and Market Failure, which is split into four aspects:

  • Nature of Economics
  • How Markets Work
  • Market Failure
  • Government Failure

 

English Language

 

  • As an introduction to the course students will begin by learning the history of the English Language and a detailed overview of key debates and discourses within linguistics. They will cover the history of English from Middle English to the modern day.
  • Students will learn the language frameworks and all associated terminology. They will learn this through discrete teaching of precise linguistic terms as well understanding how these operate through the lens of language change and language debates.
  • Students will practise how to apply these terms to 19th, 20th and 21st century unseen texts. They will explore how meaning is created and how language is used to create representations, comparing these within texts also.
  • Students will be introduced to the idea of language discourses.  They will learn how language is discussed and debated and how different attitudes to language manifest themselves in different contexts.  They will learn how to identify common tropes and metaphors in popular mainstream discourses about language and how as students of language, they should be able to critically evaluate these.

 

Film Studies

 

  • As an introduction to the course students will begin by learning the language of Film Studies such as key elements of film form, the contexts of film, spectatorship narrative, ideology and auteur.
  • Students will study British cinema through the film Trainspotting, exploring its cultural, national, global and aesthetic significance.
  • Students will study Global cinema through the films Pan’s Labyrinth and The City of God, exploring their cultural, national, global and aesthetic significance.

 

Further Maths

 

Students will study the following topics:

  • Complex numbers and their basic arithmetic including in modulus-argument form. They are used to solve polynomial equations with real coefficients and to define loci on the Argand diagram.
  • Matrix arithmetic is introduced and applied to linear transformations in 2-D, and some in 3-D, including the concept of invariance. Determinants and inverses of 2×2  and 3×3 matrices are found and used to solve matrix equations
  • Proof by induction, including its application on sums of simple series, powers of matrices and divisibility.
  • Vector equations of lines finding angles and distances between points and lines
  • Relationships between roots of and coefficients of polynomials are explored
  • Number theory is introduced through number bases, modular arithmetic, divisibility algorithms and solving linear congruencies.
  • Recurrence relations are explored, including their long term behaviour and solution of first order recurrence relations.
  • Dimensional Analysis:  dimensions of a quantity in terms of M, L and T, understand that some quantities are dimensionless, use the relationship between the units of a quantity and its dimensions and formulate models.
  • Work, energy and power: concept of work done by a force, mechanical energy of a body, work-energy principle, definition of power and relationship between power, tractive force and velocity
  • Impulse and Momentum: definition of and application to conservation in one dimension, concept of impulse imparted by a force and change in momentum
  • Restitution: coefficient of restitution, understand perfectly elastic and inelastic collisions and use Newton`s law for problems of impact
  • Motion in a circle: velocity, speed and acceleration of a particle in a horizontal and vertical circle
  • Group Theory: Binary operations, axioms, element order, subgroups, generators and structures
  • Further vectors: Vector product and its properties, application to area and equation of line
  • Surfaces and Partial Differentiation: 3D Surfaces, sections and contours. First and second derivatives and stationary points
  • Use of sigma notation;
  • Understand and use formulae for the sums of integers, squares and cubes;
  • Use known formulae to sum series that are more complex.
  • Partial fractions and the method of differences to sum series involving fractions
  • Understand the definitions of hyperbolic functions sinh x, cosh x and tanh x, including their domains and ranges, and be able to sketch their graphs.
  • Differentiate and integrate hyperbolic functions.
  • Understand and be able to use the definitions of the inverse hyperbolic functions and their domains and ranges.
  • Derive and use the logarithmic forms of the inverse hyperbolic functions.
  • Differentiation from first principles for sin x and cos x.
  • Differentiate ekx, akx, sin kx, cos kx, tan kx and related sums, differences and constant multiples.
  • Use the product rule, the quotient rule and the chain rule, differentiate simple functions defined implicitly
  • Integrate xn, (including [Equation] ) and integrate ekx, sin kx , cos kx and related sums, differences and constant multiples. Integration of standard functions such as sin 3x, sec2 2x, tan x, e5x

 

Geography

 

TO FOLLOW

 

Health & Social Care

 

Students will study the following topics in Health & Social Care:

  • Human Lifespan Development
  • Working in the health and Social Care Sector

 

In addition, students working towards the Double award will study:

  • Physiological Disorders and their care
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care

 

History

 

Students study the following periods of History:

  • Germany 1871-1991
  • Britain 1906-57

 

IT

 

Students study the following topics in IT:

  • Using and Manipulating Data
  • Social Media

 

Literature

 

Students study the following aspects of Tragedy:

  • Students will develop their understanding of the tragic genre
  • They will be introduced to the ideas about Tragedy in Aristotle’s Poetics and they will discuss and explore how the genre and perceptions of it have shifted through time
  • They will study Shakespeare’s King Lear through the lens of tragedy

 

Students study the following aspects of Crime:

  • Students will develop an understanding of the crime genre and the key elements of this genre
  • They will discuss and explore how this genre has shifted though time
  • They will study either Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd OR Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock through the lens of Tragedy

Maths

 

Students study the following topics in Maths:

  • Algebraic Manipulation
  • Coordinate geometry (lines and circles)
  • Graphs and Transformations
  • Differentiation (including from first principles)
  • Exponential functions and graphs
  • Vectors

 

Philosophy & Ethics

 

Students study the following topics in Philosophy & Ethics:

  • Philosophical issues and questions: Design, Cosmological and Ontological arguments for the existence of God.
  • The nature and influence of religious experience, including the argument from religious experience for the existence of God.
  • The problem of evil and suffering, and theodicies and solutions to the problem.
  • Religious Language: analogy and symbol; verification and falsification debates; language games.
  • Works of Scholars: context to critiques of religious belief, and a comparison between a critic of religion, Bertrand Russell, and a religious believer, Frederick Copleston.
  • Religious beliefs, values and teachings: the nature of God as personal and as Creator, the Trinity, the nature of the Church, and key moral principles.
  • Sources of Wisdom and Authority: the Bible, and the nature and role of Jesus.
  • Practices that shape and express religious identity: the diversity of practice in the Eucharist and the diversity of practice in creative expressions of religious identity.
  • Social and historical developments: science, secularisation, and new movements in theology.

 

Photography

 

Students will study the following topics in Photography:

 

  • how to gather research and photography work and develop their projects into sustained in depth projects
  • develop research into a series of photographic outcomes
  • basic photography skills using semi-automatic and manual camera settings.
  • dark room experimental processes e.g. photograms, digital negatives, chemigrams.
  • photo manipulation techniques by hand and using software.
  • using experimental and development work to final sets of photographic work.
  • how to present their final set of images for an audience e.g. virtual exhibitions
  • analyse photographic work using specific key terms.

 

Physics

 

  • Students are taught the following topics ‘Measurement and Errors’, ‘Particles and Radiation’ and ‘Waves’.
  • Students are taught the topics so that they can gain a full understanding of the core principles of Physics and enable them to achieve their full potential at A level.

 

 

Psychology

 

Students study the following topics in Psychology

  • the study of Biopsychology
  • research methods  (Paper 2)
  • Psychopathology and Attachment

 

RE

 

Students study the following topics from RE:

  • Religion and effects on society
  • World religions
  • Life after death
  • Religious commitment
  • Ethical Issues (part 1)
  • Influential writers

 

Science

 

  • Students are taught the following topics ‘Structure and function of cells and tissues’ and ‘Tissue structure and function’.
  • Students are taught the topics so that they can gain a full understanding of the core principles of Sciences and enable them to achieve their full potential

 

Sociology

 

Students study the following topics in Sociology:

  • Key sociological perspectives/key sociologists
  • Trends in Education
  • Trends in Health

 

Spanish

 

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Sport

 

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