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English Literature
AQA - A Level
Course Breakdown
The course involves a study of a range
of literature texts including: poetry,
Shakespeare, drama and novels
through the lens of historicism to
explore character, plot and themes
and develop independent study.
Students will be expected to write
analytically about these texts, giving
insightful meanings and interpretations.
The GCSE AQA English Language
papers enable students to develop their
reading and writing skills. Both papers
asks students to read different styles of
texts from a range of contemporary
authors and use the skills from English
Literature to identify and interpret
meaning and authorial methods within
the extract.
Maths
Edexcel - A Level
A-level Mathematics provides a thorough
grounding
in
the
mathematical tools and techniques often
needed in the workplace. It provides a
foundation
for
further
studies in a variety of subjects including
construction, science and engineering
subjects. The logic and reasoning skills
developed by studying A Level
Mathematics makes sure the qualification
is widely respected even in nonmathematical areas.
Two exams to be taken at the
end of Year 13 NEA (20%): One
non-exam
assessment,
an
independent critical study of
texts across time.
Paper 1: Love Through the Ages
3 hours (40%)
Paper 2: Texts in Shared
Contexts
2 hours 30 minutes (40% )
Course Breakdown
There are two Pure Core units which
make up two-thirds of the qualification
and provide the techniques in Algebra,
Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus
that form the fundamental building
blocks of the subject.
Mathematical applications make up the
remaining third of the qualification is
made up from:
AS level 3 units in the first year –
Pure, Statistics and Mechanics
A2 level 3 units in the second
year - Pure, Statistics and
Mechanics
Duration of exams is 2 hours.
Mechanics – forces, energy, motion
Statistics – probability, data handling,
testing hypotheses.
Core Maths
AQA - AS Level
Core Maths is an enjoyable and exciting
course for all pupils. Core Maths will
develop your analytical and problemsolving skills further than that of when
studying GCSE Mathematics and look at
developing skills in project planning,
managing budgets and analyzing data.
The skills learned during this course is
now favorably looked upon from
employers who wish to employ students
who have the analytical skills to analyse
data and information.
This two year course comprises :
Course Breakdown
The
Core
Maths
content
is
approximately 80% GCSE knowledge
and 20% at a higher level, mainly AS
and A Level knowledge. The course
aims to develop maths skills by
involving real-life contexts, such as
finance and construction, as well as a
major emphasis on problem-solving.
The course can also be used as support
for other post-16 subjects that require
maths knowledge, such as Science,
Geography,
Business
Studies,
Construction,
Economics
and
Information Technology.
Students will have 2 examinations
of 1 ½ hours each. Paper 1 will
examine Data (Types of data,
collecting
and
sampling,
representing data numerically)
and Maths for Personal Finance
(Tax,
National
Insurance,
Currency
Exchange)
Paper 2 will examine students on
their knowledge of Critical
Analysis of given data and
models, Critical Path Analysis and
Expectation and Cost Benefit
Analysis. The papers are equally
weighted to give an overall result
of a grade between grade A to E.

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