Completed forms to be returned to Reception by Friday March 22nd
All students at QE follow a core set of lessons through their Core Studies as follows:
GCSE English Language follows the WJEC Eduqas (9 – 1) specification. It is assessed through 2 final exams, Component A is 1 hour 45 minutes (40% of qualification) and Component B is 2 hours (60% of qualification). There is also a Spoken Language assessment, and although this does not contribute to the final grade, it will be reported as part of the qualification.
GCSE English Language enables learners to:
20% of the marks for the written exams will be allocated to accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar. The final exams are untiered and there is no coursework.
Exam topics are:
GCSE English Literature follows the WJEC Eduqas (9 – 1) specification. It is assessed through 2 final exams, Component A is 2 hours (40% of qualification) and Component B is 2 hours 30 minutes (60% of qualification).
The WJEC Eduqas GCSE in English Literature encourages learners to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. It provides learners with opportunities to read widely for pleasure across a range of high quality texts in the genres of prose, poetry and drama and to develop an understanding of how literature is both rich and influential. It enables learners to make connections across their reading and develop a clear understanding of literary works and also prepares them for the study of literature at a higher level.
It enables students to:
Students will study:
GCSE Mathematics follows the AQA Mathematics syllabus 8300. It is assessed through 3 final examinations. Each exam is 90 minutes and will have equal weighting. Paper 1 is non-calculator and Papers 2 and 3 are both calculator.
Mathematics requires students to develop knowledge skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts in the following areas:
Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to; use their knowledge and understanding to make connections between mathematical concepts; apply the functional elements of mathematics in everyday and real-life situations. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their ability to; acquire and use problem-solving strategies; select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, every day and real-world situations; reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions; interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.
Students who begin Year 10 in Set 1 will additionally study the content of the GCSE Statistics course alongside their mathematics GCSE studies. This will allow these students to achieve 2 GCSE grades, their standard GCSE in mathematics and GCSE Statistics. This is only open to Set 1, all other students will study only the standard GCSE mathematics course and receive 1 GCSE in that course.
Combined Science is taught across the 3 main disciplines in Year 10 & 11. There are Controlled Assessments & 6 examined units. The examined units are divided into Biology, Chemistry and Physics, covering the following topics:
Triple Science is taught across the 3 main disciplines in Year 10 & 11. There are Controlled Assessments & 6 examined units. The examined units are divided into Biology, Chemistry and Physics, covering the following topics:
Further information on this subject can be obtained from the Faculty Leader for Science and Physical Education Mr S Day or subject teachers Mr N Witcomb, Miss C Fowler or Mrs L Jordan.
The downloads below give details of the course content, specification and support materials which support the qualification.
This GCSE will be available to all students and will be studied through structured Form Time activity. The content meets the required delivery of aspects of Citizenship that all schools are required by law to deliver but has the added advantage of a GCSE as the end result.
Students will gain knowledge of democracy, government and law, and develop the ability to create sustained, well balanced arguments. Communication skills are increasingly sought after by employers and this qualification will enhance students’ writing and speaking styles.
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