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English Literature & English Language
AQA GCSE
Course Breakdown
The GCSE AQA English Literature
papers are designed to give students a
broad and balanced knowledge,
understanding and enjoyment of
English Literature. Students will study a
range of literary works from a great
literary heritage including works by
William Shakespeare and Charles
Dickens to
more contemporary
authors such as J.B Priestley. They will
be expected to read and respond to a
range of texts and develop a critical
style that develops an informed,
personal response. Students will also
read and study a poetry anthology that
covers a wide range of poems around
the theme of Power and Conflict.
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
AQA - GCSE
At Thomas Telford UTC our aim is to
make the study of Mathematics
enjoyable and relevant for all pupils.
Mathematics is one of the best subjects
to develop your analytical, research
and problem solving skills. Not only will
studying mathematics give you the
knowledge
to
tackle
scientific,
mechanical, coding and abstract
problems, it will also help you develop
logic to tackle everyday issues like
planning projects, manging budgets
and even debating effectively.
Students will be taught AQA
GCSE English Literature and
English Language and will
receive two separate grades
and qualifications; one overall
grade for English Literature and
one overall grade for English
Language. There is also a
Spoken Language element to
the course which contributes to
the final grade. The two
separate
courses
are
summarised
adjacent
but
students will understand that
the skills they develop are
relevant to both courses.
Course Breakdown
All students will follow the AQA Linear
GCSE Mathematics specification at
either Higher or Foundation level, as is
applicable to each individual ability.
The assessment will follow 3 external
examinations, 2 calculator papers and a
non-calculator paper. Each paper is
equally weighted and can contain any
of the topics from the Mathematics
curriculum for their respective tier.
Students will sit the examination at the
end of Year 11.
AQA Maths course is a two-year
course consisting of three
terminal examinations, one noncalculator, and two calculator.
Combined Science
Edexcel - GCSE
Course Breakdown
The study of science is the study of the
world around us. By covering Physics,
Chemistry and Biology topics students
will gain an understanding of how
many every day processes occur.
Through
practical
investigations
students will become familiar with
scientific
techniques
and
procedures. Science helps to develop
both numeracy and literacy ability,
fundamental to success in employment
and higher education.
The Combined Science will equip
learners with desirable, transferable
skills such as research and analysis,
working with others, planning and
investigating as well as being able
effectively communicate scientific ideas.
The core practicals are designed to
help bring science learning to life and
the assessments are shaped to
encourage all students to best show
what they know and can do.
Edexcel GCSE combined science
course is a two-year course
consisting of 6 units. Each of
these units carries a terminal
exam and students will also be
expected to complete a number
of practical tasks within lessons
to complete the course. The
course looks at a number of
topics ranging from, genetics to
fuels and forces to radioactivity.

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