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March 2008

Dear Parent/Guardian

Key Stage 4 Courses, September 2008 - May 2010

After 3 years following the compulsory Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum, the time has now
come when a limited choice of subjects for the final stage of compulsory education (Key Stage 4)
is available.

Of necessity, the number of subjects your son/daughter can take must be limited so that they can
achieve a level acceptable for external examinations. In most cases at Snaith School, this means
the equivalent of 8 or 9 subjects at GCSE level or equivalent.

In order to maintain the principle of a 'broad and balanced' education, pupils will study a core of
compulsory subjects. The optional courses will allow students some choice in relation to their
particular interests, aptitudes, abilities and careers ambitions. The level, content and emphasis of
work will be related to pupils' abilities.

The general aims of our curriculum are as follows:


1. To ensure that all pupils, regardless of ability, reach the highest academic standards of which
they are
capable and develop their particular talents.
2. To enable pupils to chose between a range of academic, vocational and work related learning.
3. To enable pupils to value themselves and their relations with other people without
discrimination on
grounds of religion, race, gender, class or disability.
4. To help pupils understand moral issues and social problems, including an awareness of the
social,
political and economic context in which they live.
5. To stimulate and encourage creativity, inventiveness and originality and to appreciate
achievements in art, music, drama, literature, science and technology.
6. To acquire a range of skills of study, communication, problem solving, enterprise, practical
work, observation, investigations and information handling.

We seek to achieve these aims by:


a. Developing pupils' skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy.
b. Effective delivery through schemes of work and programmes of study.
c. Making Information Technology an integrated part of the curriculum of every department.
d. Recognising the identified special needs of pupils in terms of differentiation.
e. Recognising the importance of roles of Team Leaders in creating and developing whole
school policies and in monitoring the quality of teaching and learning.
Vocational preparation is also a vital part of the Key Stage 4 curriculum. It is broader than just
Careers Guidance and is aimed at enabling young people to make informed decisions at every
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important stage. An introduction to the working environment is included through Work
Experience for all students and expert advice is available through individual careers counselling
and advice about options post 16. Several vocational choices have also been introduced into the
curriculum.

Unfortunately we are not always able to provide every first choice of subject as in some cases the
number of students who opt for a course is either too small to be viable, or too large. We therefore
are asking students to choose a second and third preference. We will, however, endeavour to do all
we can to ensure a student's first choice; if not, we will discuss the problem fully with individual
students.

External Examinations
The courses described in this booklet are normally examined at the level of the General Certificate
of Secondary Education (GCSE). Some other subjects are awarded Level 1 which is equivalent to
Grades D to G at GCSE Level or Level 2, which is equivalent to grades A* to C.

The examination system tests not only memory and the orderly presentation of facts, but also
understanding, practical and other skills, plus the ability to apply that knowledge. It places
emphasis upon continuous assessment of coursework, which requires particular skills of
organisation of time and homework.

All courses and examinations follow nationally agreed guide-lines, known as the ‘national criteria’.
Within subjects there will be a choice of levels of assessment. Decisions concerning entry for
examinations in each subject are made in Year 11 and parents will be fully consulted at every
stage.

Timetable of Events

March/April Tutor Group Time to be used for careers advice and issues connected with
making a choice
Thurs 13 March Careers Convention – Senior Staff available for discussion.
Tuesday 18 March Year 9 Parents Evening. Discussions with subject teachers, Careers
Officers and senior staff – 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Wednesday 19 March Final choice forms to be returned to school
6 – 9 May Standard Assessment Tests – English, Mathematics, Science

May/June/July Individual interviews - confirmed choices

To Pupils
The modern world makes serious demands upon us all and your school life should prepare you to
face these challenges. You will also live in a world of information and communications
technology which you will need to exploit.

You will soon be faced with the first really big educational decision of your life - that of your
future career. No-one can forecast the next ten years; the logical course to take is to keep one's
options as wide as possible to give you the greatest chance in the greatest number of opportunities.

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How to Decide

1. What subjects can you choose from?

2. Find out essential facts - ask subject teachers, Heads of Departments and your Form Tutor. Do
not be influenced by the decision of a friend or the personality of the teacher.

3. Look carefully at the 'combination' of subjects.

4. Make your decisions carefully.

The information in this booklet has been put together to help you. Read it carefully and ask for
further explanation so you are confident you have made the right choice.

Parents will no doubt be interested in the breakdown of the school’s examination results for the
past 5 years. These show:

Pupils achieving 5+ A* to C grades:

2003 57.0%
2004 62.4%
2005 65.1%
2006 62.0%
2007 70.0%

Pupils achieving 5+ A* to G grades:

2003 98.8%
2004 98.8%
2005 96.8%
2006 96.7%
2007 95.5%

Our aim is that our students will continue to maintain, and even surpass, these high standards in the
future.

Yours sincerely

J D Pickerill
Headteacher

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Frequently asked Questions
How do we decide who will be accepted onto a course if there are too many pupils?
Pupils are asked to indicate a second, or a third, preference to provide us with information about the
other subjects they would like to do. Where there are too many pupils all of them will be
interviewed to establish why they wanted to study that subject and if an alternative would be just
as satisfactory. In some cases pupils who have chosen two oversubscribed subjects are guaranteed a
place on one, but have to study their second choice in another. In most cases the problems are
resolved in this way. If there are still problems, selection criteria are developed based on levels of
interest and aptitude. The aim is to be fair and equitable to all pupils.
Parents are consulted and informed at various stages through this process.

Are there other courses available?


As we progress through the option process we will identify opportunities to offer more choice to
pupils with particular interests, needs or aptitudes. The completion of the preference form is the
beginning of a process and all possibilities are explored.

Will all the courses run?


There may be a situation where the take up of a particular subject is too small to make it viable, in
which case it would not run. The maximum and minimum number of pupils does vary between subjects
and so there is no single figure that can apply.

Some new courses have been put on the preference form to see if there is sufficient interest. These
courses will only run if they have sufficient pupils and if they can be timetabled successfully.

What are Level 1 and Level 2 Course?


All qualifications are approved and fit into the National Qualifications Framework. Each qualification
is allocated a Level.
Level 1 courses offer a qualification equivalent to GCSE grades D to G.
Level 2 courses offer a qualification equivalent to GCSE grades A* to C.
All GCSE courses therefore cover Levels 1 and 2. Some of the vocational courses are offered at
either Level 1 or 2. In these cases it is important to place pupils in the appropriate level to ensure
they can cope with the course and are appropriately challenged.
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Please tear off and return to Mr Woollen's pigeonhole if you have further questions

If you have further questions, senior members of staff will be available at the front of the school at
the Careers Convention on Thursday 13 March and the Parents Evening on Tuesday 18 March, or
please contact Mr Woollen.

You may wish to pose the question in the space below and an appointment can be arranged with a
senior member of staff during the Parents Evening.

Name of son/daughter: Form:


Question

Signed: ____________________________ Date:

Please return to Mr Woollen's pigeonhole

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KEY STAGE 4 CURRICULUM
Contents
Level Page
THE CORE CURRICULUM
CAREERS 7
CITIZENSHIP 8
ENGLISH 1 and 2 8
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 9
MATHEMATICS 1 and 2 10
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - GERMAN 1 and 2 11
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 1 and 2 12
SCIENCE 1 and 2 13

SINGLE BLOCK SUBJECTS


ART & DESIGN 1 and 2 15
ASDAN/CERTIFICATE OF PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS (COPE) 1 and 2 16
BUSINESS STUDIES 1 and 2 17
DRAMA 1 and 2 18
ENGINEERING 2 19
GEOGRAPHY 1 and 2 20
FRENCH 1 and 2 21
HISTORY 1 and 2 22
ICT – AIDA (Award in Digital Applications) 1 and 2 23
MUSIC 1 and 2 24
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 and 2 25
TRIPLE AWARD SCIENCE 26
TECHNOLOGY SUBJECT 27
ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 1 and 2 27
FOOD TECHNOLOGY 1 and 2 27
GRAPHIC PRODUCTS 1 and 2 28
RESISTANT MATERIALS 1 and 2 28
TEXTILES 1 and 2 28

DOUBLE BLOCK* SUBJECTS 1 and 2 29


APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES AND BUSINESS 1 and 2 30
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 1 and 2 31
ICT- CIDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) 1 and 2 32
SPORT (BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA) 2 33

*Block refers to a unit of time ie. 5 lessons over 2 weeks

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THE CORE CURRICULUM

These are compulsory subjects that, with limited


exception, everyone takes.

It includes:

CAREERS

CITIZENSHIP

ENGLISH

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Full course)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Core course)

MATHEMATICS

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - GERMAN


(Based on attainment grades over the last 3 years)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Core course)

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Short Course)

SCIENCE

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CAREERS EDUCATION
You will have a structured Careers Education programme in Years 9, 10 and 11. In Year
9 the course is designed to make you more aware of post 16 opportunities, to assess
your own strengths and weaknesses and to help you prepare for future decision making
both at 14 years and 16 years of age.
In Year 10 the programme ensures that you gain a complete understanding of post 16
options. The introduction of new qualifications such as Vocational ‘A’ levels (ACVE) and
NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) is making decision making more complex,
particularly with the different levels within each of these qualifications, and so a significant
amount of time is spent discussing both new and traditional qualifications. Progression
beyond 18 years of age and the GCSE’s required for these new courses as well as
traditional courses such as A level (whose structure has also changed) are also discussed
in detail. Preparation for work experience is also an important part of Year 10 Careers.
In Year 11 the emphasis is on application forms, the CV and interview skills, with
significant support in lessons being provided by local industry and commerce. You will
participate in two weeks of work experience currently just before half term in the Autumn
Term of Year 11 and we also concentrate on reinforcing our work on post 16 options with
verbal presentations by local colleges, industrialists, training providers etc. prior to the
completion of the appropriate application forms. Local industrialists also provide support
in the development of Interview Skills.
Connexions Personal Advisers provide a vital supporting role throughout the Careers
programme from Year 9, whilst in Year 11 we try to provide individual careers interviews
with the Personal Advisers. Our Annual Careers Convention in March provides you and
your parents with the opportunity to meet many representatives from local colleges,
industry, training providers, the Armed Services and Careers Officers.
You basically have a choice of 3 different routes when leaving school at 16 years of age:
1. To stay in full time education which may be in a Sixth Form College, eg Pontefract,
Boothferry or John Leggott; or College of Further Education eg Selby or North
Lindsey, Scunthorpe. About 75% of our pupils tend to choose this route.
2. To seek full time employment where currently there are a limited number of
opportunities with companies such as British Energy, British Aerospace etc. Up to
15% of our pupils tend to be successful in pursuing this option.
3. To opt for a structured training programme, for example in the form of ‘NVQ
Training’/Apprenticeships. Local training managers provide appropriate
programmes with the emphasis on practical skills. Pupils receive a training grant
(approximately £80 per week) and the programme usually lasts for up to 2 years.
Up to 10% of our pupils currently tend to opt for this route.

Full and detailed information about these 3 different routes will form an integral part of this
Year 10 Careers Education programme.

For further information, please see:


Mr Sharphouse
Head of Department

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CITIZENSHIP

From the summer term of 2008 Key Stage 4 pupils will study Citizenship as a subject. The
following topics will be covered:-

• The legal and human rights and responsibilities underpinning society and how they
relate to citizens, including the role and operation of the criminal and civil justice
systems.
• The origins and implications of the diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic
identities in the UK and the need for mutual respect and understanding
• The work of parliament, the government and the courts in making and shaping law
• The importance of playing an active part in democratic and electoral processes
• How the economy functions, including the role of business and financial services
• The opportunities for individuals and voluntary groups to bring about social change
locally, nationally, in Europe and internationally
• The importance of the free press, and the media’s role in society, including the
internet, in providing information and affecting opinion
• The rights and responsibilities of consumers, employers and employees
• The United Kingdom in relation to Europe, including the European Union, and
relations with the Commonwealth and United Nations
• The wider issues and challenges of global interdependence and responsibility,
including sustainable development and Local Agenda 21

Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to further develop their skills of enquiry and
communication during this course.

The course will lead to external accreditation.

For further information, please see:


Miss Sinclair or Mr Wilson

ENGLISH AND ENGLISH LITERATURE (GCSE)


You will all follow a course based on the WJEC English GCSE syllabus whose aims are to
help you develop your:

1. understanding of the spoken word and the ability to take part in a variety of speaking
and listening activities matching your style and response to different audiences and
purposes

2. reading, understanding and response to all types of writing while improving


information retrieval skills for the purpose of study

3. ability to construct and convey meaning in your written work using correct grammar
and standard English and matching your style to the audience and purpose.

The syllabus is assessed by terminal examination (60%) and coursework (40%). You will
continue to be grouped in three ability bands.

Pupils in most groups will also be entered for the WJEC English Literature GCSE (70%
examination, 30% coursework). The WJEC syllabuses allow for assessment in a
common folder. The department is currently piloting the Edexcel Adult Literacy onscreen

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testing regime with a small number of pupils and this may expand during 2008-10.
Individual teachers will inform their groups of the combinations of courses and
assessment that will be used with them.

Assessment
English Examination 60% Coursework 40%
English Literature Examination 70% Coursework 30%

For further information, please see:


Mr Williams

CORE ICT

All pupils will follow a core course in ICT focussing on the development of skills in relation
to Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation.

Pupils will be accredited with a GCSE equivalent qualification at the end of the course.

For further information, please see:


Mrs Rome
ICT Manager

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MATHEMATICS
Everyone will follow a GCSE Mathematics course examined by the AQA examination
board

This course aims to enable candidates to:

• develop a positive attitude to Mathematics


• consolidate basic skills and meet appropriately challenging work
• apply mathematical knowledge and understanding to solve problems
• think and communicate mathematically - precisely, logically and creatively
• appreciate the place and use of Mathematics in society
• apply mathematical concepts to situations arising in their own lives
• understand the interdependence of different branches of Mathematics
• work co-operatively, independently, practically and investigationally
• acquire a firm foundation for further study or for work

The GCSE course is split into 3 modules, each of which will be examined separately. The
first module to be taught and examined will be Data Handling. This will be examined in
November 2008.

In June 2009 the next module, Number, will be examined. The final module comprises
Shape and Space and Algebra – this will be examined in June 2010.

Pupils will need to purchase a revision guide from school (currently £2.50) during Year
10. Parents and pupils should note that calculators are an essential piece of equipment
and should be brought to all lessons as they cannot be provided by the department.

For further information, please see:


Mr Smith
Head of Department

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MODERN LANGUAGES - GERMAN
You have used LOGO in KS3 and are familiar with the 4 attainment targets of Listening,
Speaking, Reading and Writing. You will be using LOGO 4 along with other materials in a
topic based approach in KS4.

The GCSE at the end of Year 11 covers the 4 skill areas, with equal weighting (ie 25%
each).

Listening
(F) You will be expected to listen to and understand shorter items.
(H) You will be expected to listen to and understand longer conversations and passages.
(F) = Foundation (H) = Higher

Reading
(F) You will have to read and respond to shorter notices and signs.
(H) You will have to read and respond to longer passages and articles.

Writing
This section is covered by coursework. You must complete a minimum of 3 pieces of
coursework. The coursework makes up 25% of the total mark and is extremely important.
Pupils must produce their best work and adhere to deadlines if they are to achieve their
optimum overall grade.

Speaking
The test is in two sections:
a) Role plays (2 situations eg. shopping or buying a ticket)
b) A general conversation on two topics.

Homework will continue to play an important part in the course. Vocabulary will be a key
area and emphasis will be placed upon the regular learning of words and phrases.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to express
yourselves confidently in the foreign language and to develop an awareness of German
speaking countries. Knowledge of a foreign language is an extremely important skill in
today's Europe and the department aims to help all pupils to develop a foreign language
ability fully.

Any contact with the foreign language will help to boost your knowledge and
understanding. DVD with foreign subtitles, Satellite TV, Internet and Computer Assisted
Learning are some of the options open to pupils at home. A trip abroad can also help to
add enjoyment and context to what has been learnt.

For further information, please see:


Mr Banks
Head of Department

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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You will have already received a good grounding in the ‘Core’ activities. The
programme in Years 10/11 allows you to develop individual expertise in other areas to
encourage your continued participation after leaving school.

By using the local Leisure Centre periodically, we are able to offer badminton, volleyball,
racquetball, squash, weight training and swimming in addition to the traditional sports
already offered in school. Unfortunately the facilities are not free and a small charge is
required to cover entry costs and transport.

Representative teams continue to run for both boys and girls, with excellent results being
achieved in the past. Those with exceptional ability have gone on to represent the District
and County.

It is expected in the Department that you continue to wear the regulation school kit,
which must be named and kept clean.

The wearing of watches and jewellery during PE lessons is not permitted as it can cause
injury to both the wearer and others. Due to occasional problems experienced with
collecting valuables and money, please ensure that you place them in a named container.

For further information, please see:


Mr Simm
Head of Department

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Pupils are currently following the Religious Education GCSE full course. This is the OCR
examination board (Oxford and Cambridge). The course is entitled Philosophy and Ethics.
Pupils will study four philosophy topics and four topics. These topics will be:-

The Nature of God (Year 9)


Religion and Science (Year 9)
Death and the Afterlife (Year 10)
Good and Evil (Year 9)
Religion and Medical Ethics (Year 10)
Wealth and Poverty (Year 9)
Religion Peace and Justice (Year 10)
Religion and Human Relationships (Year 10)

This course gives pupils the opportunity to further both their knowledge and
understanding, but also gives them time to reflect upon their own beliefs, opinions and
ideas. It is expected that students will sit the examination at the end of Year 10.

Pupils studying Level 1 Engineering, Hair and Beauty or the CACHE course at college will
study a short course RE leading to half a GCSE.

For further information, please see:


Mrs Yates
Head of Religious Education
SCIENCE (GCSE)

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During Years 10 and 11 students will work towards two GCSE qualifications; GCSE
Science and GCSE Additional Science.
The first GCSE will be examined at the end of Year 10 and is designed to be a foundation
for the ideas to be developed in GCSE Additional Science studied in Year 11.

The main content areas of GCSE Science are as follows:

Biology Chemistry Physics


- how the nervous system - how we get building - how heat energy can move
and hormones allow us to materials from the rocks. from one place to another.
respond to changes. - where metals come from - how we can use energy
- how we can keep our and how we use them. efficiently.
bodies healthy. - how we get fuels from - how we use electrical
- the effects of using and crude oil. devices.
abusing drugs. - how we make polymers - how we can generate
- how we defend ourselves and ethanol from oil. electricity.
against infectious - how plant oils can be - how can we safely use the
diseases. used. energy in the
- how living things adapt to - how the Earth and its electromagnetic spectrum.
their environment. atmosphere have - how we can use
- variation and genetics. changed. radioactivity safely.
- how living things evolve. - how the Universe was
- how humans affect the formed and is changing.
environment.

The new syllabus provides progression to A Level and makes use of the subject
specialisms we have preserved at Snaith School.

How is it assessed?
The work is assessed through three, 45 minute examinations (75%) and one Centre
Assessed Practical activity carried out in lessons under exam conditions (25%) in Year
10. This pattern is repeated in Year 11.

For further information, please see:


Mrs Robinson
Head of Science

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SINGLE BLOCK SUBJECTS
The following subjects occupy one timetable block, normally 5 hours over two weeks.

ART & DESIGN GCSE

ASDAN/CERTIFICATE OF PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS

BUSINESS STUDIES GCSE

DRAMA GCSE

ENGINEERING BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 (Equivalent to 2 GCSEs Grades


A*-C

GEOGRAPHY GCSE

FRENCH GCSE

HISTORY GCSE

IT AiDA GCSE

MUSIC GCSE

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

TRIPLE AWARD SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGY SUBJECTS:

RESISTANT MATERIALS GCSE

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS GCSE

FOOD TECHNOLOGY GCSE

GRAPHIC PRODUCTS GCSE

TEXTILES GCSE

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ART AND DESIGN
What is the Course About?

The course has been devised to achieve as wide a range of visual experience and
expertise as possible. It is a demanding course but it provides a high level of personal
satisfaction and pleasure.

Who is it Suitable For?

You should have an interest and enjoyment in art. You should also be prepared to invest
the time needed to reach your highest standard.

This course will provide a good basis for any post-16 further study at A level or any of the
numerous Art & Design specialist courses available. Indeed, over the years we have
established a high reputation with our post-16 partners. Coupled with this is the role Art &
Design experience can have as a vehicle of self-discovery, resulting in creative and more
fulfilled members of our society:

Art & Design can be a good investment. Evidence of Art & Design is present in all
aspects of our environment. Art & Design skills have innumerable connections with
professions and trades - Architecture, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design,
Product Design, Interior Design, Photography, Animation, Web-site design, the TV, Video
and Film industries, Advertising, the Printing industry and many more.

What Will I Study?

It is a GCSE course which requires a broad study of the basic principles and techniques
involved in Art and Design. You will follow a directed course which will include:
Drawing/Painting, Design/Graphics, 3D work, Photography and Digital Imaging.

How Will it be Assessed?


The course is assessed through 60% coursework and 40% terminal examination.
The terminal examination allows four weeks preparation before completing a ten hour
unaided piece of work. Both components are internally marked and externally
moderated.

For more information see Mr Kibbler

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ASDAN / Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (COPE)

Course Information

ASDAN is an awarding body specialising in accrediting achievement in personal skills


development. The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness qualification is fully approved by
exam boards and is available at three levels.
The aims of the qualification are to enable candidates:
• To develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key and employability skills
leading to personal effectiveness
• To broaden experience and manage learning through the enrichment activities
provided by the ASDAN challenges
• To receive formal recognition and accreditation for the above

What will I study?

The awards are divided into twelve modules, each with 3 sections.
Challenges from sections A and B are appropriate for COPE Level 1; at least 6
challenges must be chosen from Section C in order to achieve COPE Level 2.

Modules are:
 Communication  Citizenship and  Sport and Leisure
Community
 Independent Living  The Environment  Vocational
Preparation
 Health and Fitness  Work Related  Science and
Learning and Technology
Enterprise
 International Links  Expressive Arts  Beliefs and Values

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, candidates must gain credits by


completing challenges and providing evidence to demonstrate skills development in six
areas at the appropriate level. Candidates will need to:
• Complete required number of challenges to gain credits (120 hours of work at
levels 1 & 2)
• Action plan, record achievements and review progress on challenges and skills
development, with a tutor
• Present a Portfolio of Evidence which documents work for the challenges, and
provides at least one example of work on each of the skills units: Introduction to
Working with Others, Introduction to Improving Own Learning and Performance,
Introduction to Problem Solving, Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research,
Communicating through Discussion and Planning and giving an Oral Presentation

What qualification do I get?

This is not a GCSE course but the COPE Level 1 Certificate is equivalent to GCSE Grade
E and Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE Grade B.

For more information see Ms Bramley

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BUSINESS STUDIES GCSE

Business is a popular subject at all levels (60% of all college and university courses are in
business related subjects) it is very likely that at some time in the future you will find
yourself studying it! All jobs are in a business of some kind and the skills and knowledge
learnt from a business course will be of value to yourself and make you attractive to an
employer.

What is this course about?

This subject looks at the way that businesses are set up, financed, organised and
controlled, how people are recruited and motivated to work, how goods and services are
developed and marketed and how governments and other organisations help and hinder
business. We will use Business Simulation software so that you can actually set up and
experience the running of a business. You will be able to compete with other pupils in the
school and also enter the PROSHARE competition where you will buy Shares and see if
you can win a trip to New York! This course will prepare you well for running a business
as part of the Young Enterprise Company programme in Year 10.

Who is it suitable for?


This course is very popular and has been taught at Snaith for the past 18 years.

A GCSE in Business Studies

♦ develops communication, research, IT and analytical skills.


♦ will help you qualify for A/AS levels, vocational courses and then higher education.
♦ has direct relevance to jobs in all types of businesses (e.g. manufacturing, retail, sport
& leisure, hospitality, office admin and IT).
♦ can provide a foundation for running your own business.
♦ combines well with all other subjects allowing a broad career choice e.g. + art
(advertising, design), + history and English (law, civil service), + modern languages
(overseas business, travel and tourism), + maths and science (banking, engineering).

What will I Study?


The ownership and objectives of businesses
Marketing and advertising
Finance and accounting
Employment and people in business
Production in business
External influences on business activity

How will I be Assessed?


The final grade is made up of two elements

• 75% final examination - consisting of one 2 hour paper that can be taken at two
levels, Foundation (Grades C - G) or Higher (Grades A* - D)
• 25% coursework - involving the investigation and proposal of a solution to a real life
business problem.

If you require further information please ask Mr Warren

DRAMA
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What is the Course About?

This is a GCSE course run by AQA. It is a largely practical subject involving working in
groups to prepare scripted, improvised and devised drama. Set text plays will also be
read, discussed and analysed. You will learn about stage lighting, costume, props, set
design and directing as well as developing acting techniques and skills. You will be taken
to study professional performances and encouraged to see live theatre yourself.

Who is it Suitable For?

You should enjoy practical Drama and be able to write essays confidently as most of the
written work is in this format. This course builds self-confidence, communication skills,
creativity and the ability to work as part of a team. It would be an ideal course for anyone
wishing to work with the public, eg working with children, police, sales, teaching, banking,
hairdressing, law etc.
A good attendance is necessary since it is almost impossible to 'catch up' with practical
group work, and group members are dependent upon each other for their practical
assessment marks. Severe problems in this area may result in removal from the course.

What Will I Study?

Practical Drama
You will work in groups of 3-5. Each practical piece will take at least 9 weeks to
prepare and will last about 15-20 minutes. Marks are submitted for the best work
completed during the 2 year course. Usually 4 practical pieces are completed and
the 2 highest marks are selected. You are assessed on your rehearsals,
performance and the ability to complete a written evaluation of your work.

Written Work
You will learn how to analyse set plays from a performance point of view and explain
how sections could be acted out. You will review a live professional performance by
visiting the Theatre and making notes on the acting and staging which will later be
written up as an essay. You will evaluate your own and others’ performances in
school.
There is a written coursework element of a 500 word essay for each practical piece
comparing your piece with another text.

Homework
There will be homework involving learning lines, reading plays, writing extended
evaluations of performances you have been to see and completing research tasks.

This course is very different to Year 9. There is a great deal of candidate choice in
creation of the content of the course and group work.

How is the Work Assessed?

60% of the marks are awarded for practical coursework assessed by your teacher and
40% is awarded through written examination (2 hours – 2 essay questions)

For more information see Mrs Baddon

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ENGINEERING BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE (Level 2)
(Equivalent to 2 GCSEs Grades A*-C)

What is the Course About?

There is a shortage of qualified engineers both locally and in the country as a whole. This
course will allow you to develop the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed
to work in Engineering. It is a mixture of theory and practical work.

Who is it Suitable For?

This is a level 2 course equivalent to 2 GCSEs, grades A*-C. You will need an interest in
engineering and able to work to deadlines.

What Will I Study?

You will study two core units and two specialist units.

Core Units
Unit 1: Working Practices in Engineering - The aim of this unit is to deal with Health and
Safety; the essential working practices of engineering to ensure that you appreciate
potential hazards.

Unit 2: Using and Interpreting Engineering Information – will show you how to use
different types of information when working with engineering drawings, technical charts
and other sources.

Unit 3: Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques - Provide the learner with an
introduction to CAD and to enable learners to produce engineering drawings.

Unit 4: Machining Techniques - Provides a detailed understanding of manufacturing


processes of generating and forming of shapes through machining.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment is through portfolio work and practical assessment by you teacher.


This course has only 4 possible levels of attainment:-
Distinction (equivalent GCSE grade A)
Merit (GCSE grade B)
Pass (grade C)
Fail

Therefore, only pupils who are prepared to make a commitment to hard work need apply
– only 25% of the time will be spent on practical tasks the remaining time and regular
homework will be spent on completing assignments that are essential to passing the
course.

For more information see Mr Woollen

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GEOGRAPHY GCSE

What is the Course About?

This GCSE course provides a thematic approach to studying people and the natural
environment. The course is designed to develop a sound understanding and knowledge
of geographical themes, issues and skills.

Who is it Suitable For?

You should have an interest in the world and the environment.

What Will I Study?

You will study a variety of topics from the following list


Tectonic Activity
Rocks and Landscapes People and the Natural Environment
Glacial Landscapes
Ecosystems

Settlement
Industry People and the Human Environment
Managing Resources

Case studies and examples are studied at a variety of scales and in differing
environments including areas at various stages of economic development.

Fieldwork will include a day in Whitby to investigate the Impact of Tourism in Whitby and
half day in Goole investigating land use zones.

Studying geography at GCSE will help to develop many of the abilities and skills that
employers are looking for: It is also recognised as a valuable subject for a range of jobs
which require a knowledge of the world in which we live. It is a popular A level subject
and leads to qualification at Degree Level.
The type of work in Geography helps you to develop:
• Good communication skills
• The ability to work in a team
• The ability to manage and organise
• Skills in analysing information
• Numeracy and literacy
• The ability to ask questions and then find the answers
• ICT skills
• Spatial awareness
• Environmental and social awareness

How will the work be assessed?

An individual enquiry based on fieldwork observations in Whitby is awarded 25% whilst the
Examination counts for 75%.

For more information see Mrs O’Rourke

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MODERN LANGUAGES - FRENCH
You have used Métro in KS3 and are familiar with the 4 attainment targets of Listening,
Speaking, Reading and Writing. You will be using Métro 4 along with other materials in a
topic based approach in KS4.

The GCSE at the end of Year 11 covers the 4 skill areas, with equal weighting (ie 25%
each).

Listening
(F) You will be expected to listen to and understand shorter items.
(H) You will be expected to listen to and understand longer conversations and passages.
(F) = Foundation (H) = Higher

Reading
(F) You will have to read and respond to shorter notices and signs.
(H) You will have to read and respond to longer passages and articles.

Writing
This section is covered by coursework. You must complete a minimum of 3 pieces of
coursework. The coursework makes up 25% of the total mark and is extremely important.
Pupils must produce their best work and adhere to deadlines if they are to achieve their
optimum overall grade.

Speaking
The test is in two sections:
a) Role plays (2 situations eg. shopping or buying a ticket)
b) A general conversation on two topics.

Homework will continue to play an important part in the course. Vocabulary will be a key
area and emphasis will be placed upon the regular learning of words and phrases.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to express
yourselves confidently in the foreign language and to develop an awareness of French
speaking countries. Knowledge of a foreign language is an extremely important skill in
today's Europe and the department aims to help all pupils to develop a foreign language
ability fully.

Any contact with the foreign language will help to boost your knowledge and
understanding. DVD with foreign subtitles, Satellite TV, Internet and Computer Assisted
Learning are some of the options open to pupils at home. A trip abroad can also help to
add enjoyment and context to what has been learnt.

For further information, please see:


S Banks
Head of Department

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HISTORY GCSE

What is the Course About?

This is a GCSE course. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the development of skills
(i.e. what you can do), rather than the memorisation of facts and dates. You are
encouraged to develop an understanding of the past through the use of historical
evidence.

Who is it Suitable For?

You should have an interest in the past and how it influences the present events. You
should be prepared to use a lot of written material and sources and to make detailed
notes for revision classes. You will be taught in a mixed ability class.

What Will I Study?


The course followed is the AQA syllabus A - Schools Council History. It is divided into
four sections, each considering a particular aspect of history.

The first part, ‘Development through Time (Medicine)’, encourages you to consider how
things change over time and why.

The second section, the Modern World Study, concentrates on an area of the world
where there is conflict of interest (i.e. Northern Ireland). It is hoped to give you a better
appreciation of the present by studying the historical background of certain situations.

In the Summer term, you will follow the ‘History Around Us’ course which emphasises that
history can be seen and appreciated all around us. This involves an individual research
study of Snaith Church.

Year 11 will be spent studying ‘The American West 1840-1895’. By studying a very short
period of time it will be possible for you to gain a much greater understanding of what it
was like to live at that time.
How is it Assessed?

Your work is assessed through Examination (75%) and Coursework (25%)


Everybody will sit the same exam.

For more information see Mr Elsley

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ICT -AIDA (AWARD IN DIGITAL APPLICATIONS) 1 GCSE
DiDa is a revolutionary new suite of ICT qualifications to be launched by the exam board
Edexcel in 2005. Unique in its scope, philosophy and delivery methods, it is designed to
connect pupils more closely with their goals, in further education or employment, as a
suite of qualifications it progresses from:
⇒ Award (AiDA) – equivalent to 1 GCSE
⇒ Certificate (CiDA) – equivalent to 2 GCSE’s
⇒ Diploma (DiDA) – equivalent to 4 GCSE’s
The qualification is paperless, making pupils' evidence searchable, dynamic and
interactive. It promotes creative use of applications, and its real-life, goal orientated
emphasis is involving and stimulating.
We live in an age of information overload – TV, radio, text messaging, web and email,
telephone, video, DVD and CD to say nothing of newspapers, magazines and face-to-
face conversations. How do we manage all the information we receive? How do we judge
its usefulness? How can we present it clearly and effectively so it communicates the
message we want to convey?
This is the keystone of the entire suite of awards available within the DiDA
This course will support pupils' learning and help maximise their achievements across the
curriculum.
Content – USING ICT
• Researching information sources – involving the Internet and email
• Working with Information – involving databases and spreadsheets
• Presenting Information – using digital media
• Displaying Information – using Dreamweaver and Flash animation
• Communicating – all forms of communication media, radio, TV, email
• Planning, monitoring and evaluating your work
• Creating an e-portfolio online to showcase your work
(N.B.There is an opportunity to gain the industry standard Macromedia Associate
Qualification in the Web Design tools Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash)
The unit is about 90 hours of work with a 30 hour Summative Brief Project. This applied
ICT qualification gives you the chance to learn how ICT is used in modern businesses
and to develop skills in the Digital Applications marketplace.
What can I do with my AiDA CiDA DiDA?
Progress through the above routes and continue at Post 16 with Advanced DiDa

For more information see Mrs Rome

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MUSIC

What is the Course About?

This is a GCSE course which involves both the theory and practice of making music.

Who is it for?

You should have an interest in music. You should enjoy playing an instrument or singing
and ideally supported by instrumental or vocal tuition (in school or privately) throughout
Years 10 and 11.

What Will I Study?

1. Composing - 25% of the marks


This involves producing a folio of one composition based on the area of study “Music
for Special events”. A recording must be included and there needs to be either a
notated score or a written account of the music (or both). This is internally assessed.

2. Performing - 25% of the marks


This involves performing a solo piece and an ensemble piece. These are recorded in
school and are internally assessed.

3. Producing an Integrated Assignment – 25% of the marks


This involves producing ONE composition, arising from the remaining areas of study:
a) Music from film
b) Music for dance
c) Orchestral landmarks
d) Popular song, since 1960
This assignment is issued in the Spring term of Year 11 and the composition has to
be completed by a set deadline. It has to be submitted with a notated or graphic
score. It must be recorded (ICT or live performance is accepted). There will also be
a 30 minute written exam in may of Year 11. The composition, recording and exam
are externally assessed

4. Listening Paper – 25% of marks. 1 hour 15 minutes exam in year 11 based on all
five areas of study. This is externally assessed.

For more information see Mr Elliott

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION (GCSE)

What is the Course About?

The GCSE Physical Education course provides a comprehensive and detailed study into
physical education and sport both through theory and in practice.

Who is it Suitable For?

You should have an interest in and an enjoyment taking part in sport. The course
provides an excellent basis if you are aiming to pursue a career in sport or leisure, or
because you have an interest in sport.

Pupils considering the GCSE course must have some basic practical ability in PE
activities in school. The PE staff will give advice on your suitability if in doubt.

Courses at BTEC National Level and ‘A’ levels are available at College if required and the
subject can be studied to degree level.

What Will I Study?

The theory of physical education covers aspects of anatomy and physiology, skills
development, fitness, training and injury, social issues and an examination of the nature
of Physical Education.

In practical work you will consider a range of sports and physical activities in great detail.
Study will focus on the teaching, coaching and performance factors. For assessment
purposes you are assessed in 4 areas or activities.

How is the Work Assessed?

Your work is assessed through Examination (40%) and Coursework /Practical Sport
(60%)

For more information see Mr Simm

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Triple Award Science

What is this course about?


This is a GCSE course that will enable students to gain separate science qualifications in
Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Running in parallel with the GCSE Science and GCSE
Additional Science courses that all students will follow, it will further develop science
knowledge and understanding in these areas.

Who is it suitable for?

You should have a strong interest in the Sciences and be aiming to achieve Level 6+ in
SATs.

What will I study?

The course followed is part of the AQA Science suite, and is explained below.

Modules 1 and 2 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics are studied in ‘normal’ science
lessons with modules 3 in these subjects being covered in the option lessons. Students
taking the Triple Award Science route will not be entered for GCSE Science or Additional
Science.

The main content areas of the course are as follows:

Biology
Diffusion and osmosis of materials into and out of cells
The function of the lungs, circulation system and kidneys
Microorganisms and their use in industry

Chemistry
The development of the Periodic Table and chemical trends within it
Strong and weak acids and alkalis
Water quality
Energy changes in chemical reactions
Simple analytical techniques

Physics
More forces
Properties of light and sound
Further work on electricity, including motors and transformers
The life cycle of stars

How is it assessed?

Your work is assessed through three, 45 min examinations (75%) and three Centre
Assessed Practical activities carried out in lessons under exam conditions (25%).

For more information see Mrs Robinson

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TECHNOLOGY SUBJECTS

The aim of the Technology Department is to improve your ability to analyse problems,
evaluate solutions and communicate ideas graphically as well as providing a working
knowledge of tools, materials and techniques. In addition, we try to make you aware of
the important role that Design and Technology plays in a modern industrial society as well
as the value it can be in using your own leisure time in a constructive and beneficial way.
The courses are demanding but they are also very rewarding; pupils gain personal
satisfaction and a sense of achievement in producing work of a standard often higher
than they thought themselves capable.

All the courses include a common element – a problem solving approach; pupils will work
through a clearly defined design process to create their own solution to a design problem.
There are also compulsory elements in each course that are aimed at improving skills and
knowledge but they also include projects which offer a wide range of choice of individual
work.

The assessment method for all the courses is the same: 60% of the total final mark is
allocated to coursework – this is a major project carried out in school over a period of 2 to
3 terms. This gives pupils every opportunity to achieve a good final mark. The remaining
40% is awarded in a final written examination, so thorough learning and preparation is
essential in order to secure the higher grades. Time is allocated in the programme of
work for this preparation to be done.
Course Titles: Electronic Products
Food Technology
Graphic Products
Resistant Materials
Textiles Technology

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

This course builds upon the work already undertaken in lower school. Pupils are
expected to produce a high standard of design work, manufacture an electronic circuit
and a suitable case. The course involves learning the theoretical knowledge of
Electronics. During this course pupils will use specialist ICT software to model circuits
and CAD to produce circuit boards. Pupils will be required to produce a number of
different circuits.

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

This course provides the opportunity to investigate the complex nature of food as a
material - its composition, structure and properties. Food products are designed and
made through project work, building on the Year 9 biscuit project.

There are several short projects in Year 10 and a major project in Year 11. Basic skills
are taught during Year 10 projects. In Year 11 pupils work independently as food
technologists in the ‘test kitchen’ of a food company, developing products for the retail
market.

During this course there is extensive use of ICT for sensory testing, costing, nutritional
analysis and digital photography.

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Food manufacturing and industrial processing is studied – usually from videos
and books. Work linked with industry takes place where possible.

GRAPHIC PRODUCTS

This course aims at developing ability and skills in a range of topics including free-hand
and formal drawing, eg orthographic, isometric, perspective and building plans; media
techniques; cardboard engineering, eg ‘pop-ups’ and packaging; communicating
information, eg charts, instruction leaflets, using computer aided drawing. Year 10 work
provides a wide range of experience that can be developed into the project work in Year
11. The same problem solving approach is used and pupils will be required to complete a
major project for the coursework, the emphasis being on designing, drawing, using ICT
including CAD/CAM where possible to produce a final solution to the chosen problem.
This is a challenging course and pupils produce high quality work.

RESISTANT MATERIALS (working with wood, metal, plastic)

This course deals mainly with designing and making skills, developing much of the work
covered in Lower School to a higher level, but also looking at and using some mass
production methods. You will learn more about resistant materials like wood, metal and
plastic and how to work with them, but you may also work with other materials where
appropriate and available. You will be required to produce a major project for your GCSE
coursework - this will involve designing and making a product largely of your own choice -
the only restrictions being size and cost.

TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY

The GCSE Textiles Technology course is taught via one main project in year 10, and a
major project in year 11. You will have the opportunity to work in the context of both
“fashion”, “accessories” and “interiors”, tailoring your choices toward your individual
interests. All designing and making skills are taught throughout each of these projects.

Knowledge and understanding of fibres and fabrics and the application of information
communication technology are essential elements and are integrated into all areas of the
course. You will be encouraged to adopt the role and practices of designers in industry,
including an awareness of manufacturing process, leading to the production of quality,
practical outcomes.

For more information see your subject teacher

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DOUBLE BLOCK SUBJECTS
The following subjects occupy TWO timetable blocks,
normally 10 hours over two weeks

These subjects are designed to introduce you to particular career paths.


They also focus on different ways of learning with a greater emphasis on working
independently and in groups, solving problems and working more closely with business
and services outside school.

Level 1/2
APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES WITH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
(3 GCSEs)

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (2 GCSEs)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – CIDA (2 GCSEs)

SPORT BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA (4 GCSEs)

Course information has been distributed and applications to take part in


one of these College courses has already taken place

Level 1 Courses
CARING FOR CHILDREN (CACHE Foundation Award)

HAIR AND BEAUTY (2 NVQ qualifications)

PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS WITH BUILDING AND


CONSTRUCTION (1 NVQ qualifications, 1 C&G certificate)

BUSINESS, RETAIL AND ADMINISTRATION

HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

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APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES WITH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
SYSTEMS

Business is a popular subject at all levels (60% of all college and university courses are in a
business related subject) it is very likely that at some time in the future you will find yourself
studying it! All jobs are in a business of some kind and the skills and knowledge learnt from a
business course will be of value to yourself and make you attractive to an employer.

What are these courses about?


The Applied Business course will allow you to develop a good knowledge and understanding of
Business. Visits are made to local companies and the local Education Business Link
Organisation usually organise some interesting events where, e.g. pupils have had the chance to
work with professional eg. from Viking FM.
The Business and Communication Systems course is mainly ICT based but draws on the wide
range of business knowledge and skills gained from the above course.
We will use Business Simulation software so that you can actually set up and experience
the running of a business. You will be able to compete with other pupils in the school and
also enter the PROSHARE competition where you will buy Shares and see if you can win
a trip to New York! This course will prepare you well for running a business as part of the
Young Enterprise Company programme in Year 10.

Who is it suitable for?


The Applied Business course is equivalent to two GCSEs grades A* - G. Since a lot of
coursework is involved you will have to enjoy this method of assessment.
The BACS course is a GCSE qualification and will appeal to pupils who enjoy the practical
application of ICT skills.

What will I Study?


• The Applied Business course looks at the following main areas:-
• Business Finance
• The work of the Human resources or Personnel department in recruitment, selection
and training
• Health and Safety
• Business location theory, ownership and aims
• The departments that operate in a business
• How Businesses Communicate
• How businesses are influenced by such things as competitors, laws and economic
conditions
You will also learn a lot about ICT from the BACs course.

How will I be assessed?


The Applied Business course is assessed by the results of three units:-
 Unit One – Investigating Business (coursework): two businesses are looked at in
depth regarding their location, ownership, aims, activities, departments, communication
and external influences. (33.3%)
 Unit Two – People in Business and Customer Care (coursework): this looks at how
staff are recruited, what their rights are and how they are trained. (33.3%)
 Unit Three – Finance: This is an examination based assessment (a 1 ½ hour paper –
single tier entry) looking at business finance. There are two possible sittings, one in
January, one in June – the highest mark goes forward. (33.3%)

The BACs course is assessed by two exams. (A theory paper and a practical paper using a
computer to complete tasks)

For more information see Mr Warren


GCSE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (DOUBLE AWARD)

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In this course you will learn about the health, social care and early years sectors and how
personal development can affect our development and our health. We shall also be
looking at a range of jobs in the care sector.

The course is made up of three units. These are:

Unit Title Type of Assessment


1 Health, Social Care and early years provision Portfolio
2 Promoting health and wellbeing Portfolio
3 Understanding personal development and Externally tested
relationships

• In Unit 1 you will study the health, social care and early years services provision. This
means looking at the services available and how they are organised.
• In Unit 2 you will be asked to think about the factors that affect health and well being
and ways of supporting health improvements. You will be asked to use methods to
measure an individuals health status.
• Unit 3 gives you information about the different factors that can affect growth and
development and about major life changes showing how people deal with them.

You may, as part of your course visit health, social care and early years services, or you
may have visits from specialists in the care sector. Such visits will be very useful for
coursework, but a mature and responsible attitude will be necessary. Classwork will be a
mixture of worksheets, groupwork, videos, discussion work and activities.

You will collect the work for your assignments for Unit1 and Unit 2 in a portfolio. You will
have this work marked and graded by your teacher and will have a chance to improve it
before being seen by the examiner. It will be very important to hand work in on time.

For more information see Mrs Marshall

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CiDA – CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL
APPLICATIONS) 2 GCSEs
N.B. - YOU WILL STUDY THE SINGLE OPTION (AiDA) plus the following: See the
course details for AiDA in the Single Option section
Unit 2 - Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) - 2 GCSE'sThis unit will help you to
design your own multi-media applications, as well as take a critical look at multimedia in
the world around you. It develops pupils' ability to design and create effective on-screen
multimedia products such as websites, e-books and simulations with a strong emphasis
on fitness for purpose. You will collect your own multimedia products – music, images and
web design
Content - MULTIMEDIA
• Investigating multimedia products
• Designing and developing multimedia products
• Prototyping and testing
• Presenting multimedia products in an e-portfolio
• Project planning, monitoring and evaluation
• Creating a multimedia e-portfolio
• You must be able to reflect critically, evaluate and enhance improvements to projects
• Be able to manage projects over a period of weeks and meet DEADLINES
• Have a good attendance record because the course is 100% coursework and you will
require all the time available to produce the evidence required to meet the deadlines
(There is an opportunity to gain the industry standard Macromedia Associate Qualification
in the Web Design tools Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash)
N.B. FURTHER EXTENSION TO DiDA. There may be an opportunity to extend your
qualification further to achieve the DiDa Qualification though you must realise the
commitment and time factor involved:
Unit 3 - Certificate in Digital Applications (DiDA) - 4 GCSE's
Content - GRAPHICS
• You will investigate the range of graphic products on web sites, photographs, magazines
and media, to learn how to capture material to use in your own work
• Developing graphic images using vector based and bitmap based software
• Preparing images and planning an e-exhibition
Unit 4 - Certificate in Digital Applications (DiDA) - 4 GCSE's
Content - ENTERPRISE
• Digital technology in the role of enterprise and financial planning
• Communications in a Business theme
• Create Business plans, advertising, and market research
• Advertising and Promotion – creating an e-Business Plan
For more information see Mrs Rome

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SPORT-BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA (AN EQUIVALENT 4 GCSES GRADES A*-C)

What is the Course About?

BTEC Sport is a course designed for pupils who are interested sports and the sports
industry. It is a mixture of theory and practical sporting activities in a range of different
sports.

Who is it Suitable For?

This is a Level 2 course equivalent to 4 GCSEs, grades A*-C.


You will need to have an interest in sport and the sport industry and be able to work to
deadlines. The course will be jointly taught by staff at Goole College and by Snaith staff
at school.

What Will I Study?

Unit 1. The Body in Sport


A healthy body is an amazing piece of machinery which allows us to go from total rest to
all out sprinting in a matter of seconds. This unit explores the foundation of how the body
works. It will enable you to understand the structure and function of the skeleton,
muscles, heart and the respiratory system.

Unit 2: Health, Safety and Injury in Sport


Any person who takes part in sport is at risk of sustaining injury. This unit will enable you
to have a good understanding of health and safety and how sports men and women can
take precautions in order to try to ensure people involved in sport avoid injury.

And a number of units from the following:


Practical Sport - Focuses on developing and improving your own practical sports
performance.

The Sports Industry - Gives you the opportunity to investigate the many elements that
make up the multi-million pound sports industry.

Preparation for Sport – Will give you an insight into the essential preparation required for
successful sports performance.

Planning and Leading Sports Activities - Provides you with the knowledge and skills to be
able to plan and lead a range of practical sports activities.

Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport. Will help you develop at least one
specific technical skill.

Fitness for Sports Performance. Where you will work with experienced and proficient
coaching staff and other experts such as personal trainers.

How is the Work Assessed?

Assessment is through portfolio work, written assignments and practical assessment by


you teachers..

For more information see Mr Simm or Mr Wilson

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NOTES:

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Name ________________________ Form __________

SNAITH SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 PREFERENCE FORM, 2008-10

This form must be returned to your Form Tutor by Wednesday 19 March.

The completion of this form is the beginning of a process and all possibilities are
explored. You must answer the questions correctly and provide us with the information
we need. Please remember it may not be possible to study all the subjects you want but
we will get as close as we possibly can.

There are 4 possible timetable blocks, though for most people 1 will be occupied by
German and a second will be occupied by a Technology. This leaves 2 timetable blocks.
We ask you to provide more information so we can find the best fit.

1. You should decide first of all if you want to study a Double Option Subject as
one of your choices. These subjects occupy an equivalent to one day each
week, so you have to enjoy the subject. You will only be able to study one
double block subject or you may prefer to study only single block subjects.

Double Block Subjects You can


only TICK
Level 1/2 one
Applied Business Studies and Business
Communication Systems
Health and Social Care
ICT – Certificate in Digital Applications
Sport (BTEC First Diploma)
Double Block Subjects Tick if you
have been
allocated a
Level 1 college course
Caring for Children (CACHE)
Hair and Beauty
Performing Engineering Operations with Building and
Construction. (Level 1)
Business, Retail and Administration
Hospitality and Catering

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2. Show your preferences in order by indicating 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
preference below.

Single Block Subjects Indicate 1st,


2nd, 3rd ,4th, 5th
preference
Art and Design
ASDAN/Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
Business Studies
Drama
Engineering (BTEC First Certificate)
Geography
French
History
ICT – AIDA (Award in Digital Applications)
Music
Physical Education
Triple Award Science

3. Choose from the following Technology subjects

Technology Subject Put a 1st and


2nd Preference
Resistant Materials
Electronic Products
Food Technology
Graphic Products
Textiles

Possible Career (if known) ________________________

THIS FORM IS A COPY AND SHOULD BE KEPT FOR YOUR REFERENCE

Name ________________________ Form __________

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SNAITH SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 PREFERENCE FORM, 2008-10

This form must be returned to your Form Tutor by Wednesday 19 March.

The completion of this form is the beginning of a process and all possibilities are
explored. You must answer the questions correctly and provide us with the information
we need. Please remember it may not be possible to study all the subjects you want but
we will get as close as we possibly can.

There are 4 possible timetable blocks, though for most people 1 will be occupied by
German and a second will be occupied by a Technology. This leaves 2 timetable blocks.
We ask you to provide more information so we can find the best fit.

1. You should decide first of all if you want to study a Double Option Subject as
one of your choices. These subjects occupy an equivalent to one day each
week, so you have to enjoy the subject. You will only be able to study one
double block subject or you may prefer to study only single block subjects.

Double Block Subjects You can


only TICK
Level 1/2 one
Applied Business Studies and Business
Communication Systems
Health and Social Care
ICT – Certificate in Digital Applications
Sport (BTEC First Diploma)
Double Block Subjects Tick if you
have been
allocated a
Level 1 college course
Caring for Children (CACHE)
Hair and Beauty
Performing Engineering Operations with Building and
Construction. (Level 1)
Business, Retail and Administration
Hospitality and Catering

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2. Show your preferences in order by indicating 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
preference below.

Single Block Subjects Indicate 1st,


2nd, 3rd ,4th, 5th
preference
Art and Design
ASDAN/Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
Business Studies
Drama
Engineering (BTEC First Certificate)
Geography
French
History
ICT – AIDA (Award in Digital Applications)
Music
Physical Education
Triple Award Science

3. Choose from the following Technology subjects

Technology Subject Put a 1st and


2nd Preference
Resistant Materials
Electronic Products
Food Technology
Graphic Products
Textiles

Possible Career (if known) ________________________

Pupils Signature ________________________________

Parents Signature _______________________________

Any Comments or Questions _______________________________________________

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THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED TO YOUR FORM TUTOR BY WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH

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