Fine Art

 

Students will study the following topics in Art:

  • how to gather extra research around their topic and artists and how to write a 1,000-3,000 word essay
  • how to analyse the work of their chosen artist and how to present their ideas in a formal essay
  • creating a sketchbook/boards based around the chosen title from the AQA exam paper

 

Biology

 

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Business

 

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Chemistry

 

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Children’s Play, Learning and Development (CPLD)

 

Students will study the following topics in CPLD:

  • Play and Learning
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage

 

Computer Science

 

Students study the following topics in Computing:

  • fundamentals of programming
  • computer hardware and the role of the processor
  • Computer Organisation and Architecture
  • Consequences and uses of computing

 

Drama

 

Students will study the following topics in Drama:

  • the devising process to develop a piece of original theatre
  • set text two; Antigone by Sopholces
  • live theatre in the form of a trip

 

Design & Technology

 

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Economics

 

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

  • Business growth
  • Business objectives
  • Revenue, costs and profits
  • Market structures
  • Labour market
  • Government intervention

 

English Language

 

  • Students learn about the topic of World Englishes, exploring a range of examples of World Englishes, their grammar and lexis and debating theories and approaches to World Englishes. From this topic they analyse historical and social issues connected to World Englishes and the impact of these both linguistically and culturally.
  • Students will study Child Language Acquisition of both spoken language and literacy, analysing how children learn to speak, read and write and applying and debating theories and approaches to this area of language study.
  • Students will complete their NEA component, writing an investigation into a topic of their choice and producing a creative, independent piece of writing with an accompanying commentary.

 

Film Studies

 

  • Students will continue writing a screenplay
  • Students will study the films Do The Right Thing (second part of two-film study for Hollywood) and We Need To Talk About Kevin ( two-film Study for British Cinema) to accompany Trainspotting.

 

Further Maths

 

Students will study the following topics:

  • Complex number: understand de Moivre`s theorem and use it to find multiple angle formulae and sums of series. Find the n distinct nth roots and know they form the vertices of a regular n-gon. Use complex roots of unity for geometric problems.
  • Maclaurin Series: find and use higher derivatives of functions, express functions as an infinite series in ascending powers   using Maclaurin’s expansion and find the series expansion of composite functions.
  • Improper Integrals: know how to deal with infinity as a limit of a definite integral, integrate functions across limits which include values when the function is undefined
  • Volume of solids of revolution derive formulae for and calculate volumes of revolution about both the x and y-axes.
  • Understand and be able to evaluate the mean value of a function
  • Integrate functions which can be split into partial fractions up to denominators with quadratic factors.
  • Differentiate inverse trigonometric functions and integrate functions
  • Polar Coordinates: use polar coordinates and convert between polar and Cartesian coordinates, sketch standard polar curves. Find (compound) areas under polar graphs using the formula
  • Vectors: vector and Cartesian forms of the equation of a plane, use of scalar product for the angle between two planes or a line and a plane, points of intersection of lines and planes which meet. Calculate the perpendicular distance between two lines and from a point to a line or to a plane.
  • Solve a second-order linear recurrence relation with constant coefficients, using the associated auxiliary equation and complementary function.
  • Calculate quadratic residues and solve, or prove insoluble, equations involving them. Solve simultaneous linear congruencies. Fermat’s little theorem.  The order of a modulo p. Binomial theorem.
  • Groups of higher finite order, infinite order and abstract groups. Recall and be able to apply Lagrange’s theorem and determine whether two given groups are, or are not, isomorphic.
  • Use of the scalar triple product, calculate volumes of tetrahedra and parallelepipeds
  • Extend Surfaces to those defined by functions of more than two variables, and incorporating trigonometric functions, logarithms and exponentials. Nature of maxima, minima and saddle points by means of the sign of the determinant of the matrix of second partial derivatives (the Hessian Matrix)
  • Find the equation of a tangent plane to the curve at a given point
  • Establish and use given reduction formulae, and employ them to evaluate integrals using recursive techniques.
  • Find arc lengths and areas of surface of revolution for curves defined in Cartesian or parametric form.
  • Differential equations: General and particular solutions for first and second order homogenous and non-homogenous differential equations. Simple harmonic motion and damped oscillations. Linear systems of equations
  • Work, Energy, Power: Work done by a constant force in two directions or a variable force in one direction. Kinetic energy using the scalar product. Hooke’s Law and power associated with a variable force
  • Impulse and Momentum: Extend knowledge to two dimensions
  • Centre of Mass: Understand and be able to apply the principle that the effect of gravity is equivalent to a single force acting at the body’s centre of mass. solve problems involving the equilibrium of a single rigid body under the action of coplanar forces
  • Motion in a circle: Extend their understanding of the motion of a particle in a circle with variable speed to include the radial and tangential components of the acceleration
  • Further Dynamics and Kinematics: Linear motion under a variable force

 

Geography

 

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Health & Social Care

 

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

  • Physiological Disorders and their care
  • Meeting Individual Care and Support Needs

 

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

  • Enquiries into current research in health and social care
  • Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs
  • Principles of safe practice in health and social care

 

History

 

Students study the following periods of History:

  • Germany 1871-1991
  • Britain 1906-57
  • Russia 1762-1881

 

IT

 

Students study the following topics in IT:

  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Website Development

 

Literature

 

Students study the following aspects of Tragedy:

  • Having studied classical tragedy via King Lear, they will now study domestic tragedy
  • They will study Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby through the lens of tragedy

 

Students study the following aspects of Crime:

  • Students will continue to 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, and study a post modern crime novel
  • They will study Atonement by Ian McEwan through the lens of the crime genre

 

Music

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Maths

 

Students study the following topics in Maths:

  • Trigonometry – Radians, arcs and sectors; trigonometric identities.
  • Parametric Equations
  • Further Differentiation (Chain Rule, Product Rule, Quotient Rule, Differentiate Trig and Exponentials)
  • Sequences and Series
  • 3D Vectors

 

Philosophy & Ethics

Students study the following aspects of Ethics:

  • Significant concepts in issues or debates in religion and ethics: environmental issues and equality.
  • A study of three ethical theories: Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics and Natural Moral Law.
  • Application of ethical theories to issues of importance: war and peace, and sexual ethics.
  • Ethical language: meta-ethics and the relationship between religion and morality.
  • Deontology, Virtue Ethics and the works of scholars: A comparison of the work of Immanuel Kant and Aristotle with regard to Deontology and Virtue Ethics respectively.
  • Medical ethics: beginning and end of life issues.

 

Photography

 

Students will study the following topics in Photography:

  • darkroom and editing processes
  • how to gather extra research around their topic and artists to write a 1,000-3,000 essay about their investigation
  • how to analyse the work of their chosen artist and how to present their ideas in a formal essay
  • how to create a sketchbook or digital portfolios based around the chosen title from the AQA exam
  • recording skills and editing skills by taking in depth photoshoots

 

Physics

 

  • Students are taught the following topics; ‘Thermal Energy Transfer and ‘Electric Fields’.
  • 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:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Addiction
  • Issues and Debates in Psychology

 

RE

 

Students study the following topics from RE:

  • Religion in the Media
  • Ethical issues (part 2)
  • Faith in Action
  • Ultimate questions
  • Religion and Science

 

Science

 

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Sociology

 

Students study the following topics in Sociology:

  • Crime & Deviance
  • Methods in Context/Theory and Methods – to demonstrate their ability to apply sociological perspectives to contemporary issues in society and their appreciation of how sociologists conduct research within various fields