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GCSE ART
Exam
board &
title
WJEC GCSE in Art and Design 2011 - 4000
Papers &
options
Assessment 1 (Candidate Portfolio) (60%) 120 marks
Assessment 2 (Externally set task or starting point) [research & preparation
plus 10 hours] (40%) 80 marks
Revision
guide
GCSE Bitesize Art & Design Complete Revision and Practice (Bitesize
GCSE)
Winser, Keith; ISBN: 9781406654363
Resources
Help is on offer from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/education/youngadults/
Saturday 30th January - 2-4pm, the museum will be hosting a ‘launch’
event to help students, teachers and parents in response to this year’s
exam themes. Additional sessions are also on offer on Saturday 13, 20 and
27, plus 16 - 19 February
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/education/youngadults/sourcelaunc
h2016.pdf
GCSE BIOLOGY- for 2015-2016 groups 11P1 and 11P2 10P1 and 10Q1.
Exam
board &
title
Edexcel Certificate Biology (details at
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-internationalgcses-and-edexcel-certificates/edexcel-certificate-biology.html )
Papers &
options
Paper 1B 2 hours
Paper 2B 1 hour
Revision
guide
CGP Edexcel Certificate/International GCSE Revision Guide Biology
ISBN: 978 1 84762 689 9
Resources
CGP workbooks are also available at https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent
GCSE BUSINESS
Exam board
& title
OCR GCSE Business J253
(details at:
http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-business-studies-j253-from2012/)
Papers &
options
Exam 1: (25%) Business and People - 1hr
Exam 2: (50%) Production, finance and the external business
environment:
Controlled assessment: (25%) Marketing and Enterprise - 1hr 30min
Revision
guide
Official textbook: OCR Business Studies for GCSE; Second Edition:
Peter Kennerdell, Alan Williams, Mike Schofield; ISBN 978 0340 98349
2
Revision Guide: GCSE Business Studies Revision Guide CGP; ISBN:
184762314X
Resources
BBC bitesize; www.bized.ac.uk - General Business information
GCSE CHEMISTRY- for 2015-2016 11P1 and 11P2 and 10P1 and 10Q1.
Exam board
& title
Edexcel Certificate Chemistry
(details at http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcelinternational-gcses-and-edexcel-certificates/edexcel-certificatechemistry.html )
Papers &
options
Paper 1C 2 hours
Paper 2C 1 hour
Revision
guide
CGP Edexcel Certificate/International GCSE Revision Guide Chemistry
ISBN: 978 1 84762 692 9
Resources
CGP workbooks are also available at https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent
GCSE COMPUTING
Exam board &
title
OCR GCSE Computing J275
(detail: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computer-science-j276from-2016/ )
Papers &
options
Exam: (40%) Computer systems and programming
Investigative Task: (30%) Practical investigation
Controlled Assessment: (30%) Programming Project
Revision
guide
OCR Computing for GCSE Student's Book by Sean O'Byrne, George
Rouse
(ISBN-10: 1444177796)
Resources
http://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org/
(your teacher will show you how to register. Once you have a login, click
on ‘course’ tab, to view videos)
gcsecomputing.org.uk
www.ocr.org.uk/raspberrypi
BTEC CONSTRUCTION
Exam
board &
title
Edexcel BTEC First Award Construction and the built environment
(Access the specification here)
Papers &
options
Unit 1 - Construction Technology - 1 hour written exam.
Unit 2 - Construction Design - Two design-based coursework assignments.
Unit 3 - Construction Maths and Science - Two coursework assignments.
Unit 6 - Carpentry - Written and practical assignments.
Revision
guide
Pearson textbook chapter 1 (Shared with students on onedrive)
Pearson textbook chapter 3 (Shared with students on onedrive)
Resources
Teachers presentation for unit 1 shared on onedrive. (Promethean,
Activinspire reader installation required.)
Students’ lesson notes on Unit 1; students have Unit 3 work pack and
lesson notes.
Past papers for unit 1 at:
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/constructionand-the-built-environment-2013nqf.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:PearsonUK:Category%2FExternal-assessments
GCSE DANCE
Exam
board &
title
AQA GCSE Dance (4230)
Papers &
options
Unit 1: (20% written exam) Critical appreciation of dance
Unit 2: (20% practical exam) Practical examination, externally assessed
Unit 3: (20 %, controlled assessment) Performance in a duo/group dance
Unit 4: (40%, controlled assessment) Choreography
Revision
guide
GCSE AQA Dance by M Clunie, L Dale, L Paine (ISBN-10: 1408504197 or
ISBN-13: 978-1408504192)
Resources
https://getrevising.co.uk/revision-tests/gcse_dance_quiz
http://www.swanshurst.org/Documents/performing_arts/GCSE%20Dance%
20Theory%20Revision%20Pack.pdf
GCSE DRAMA
Exam board
& title
Edexcel GCSE in Drama
Papers &
options
Unit 1 - Drama Exploration, 20% Practical and 10% Written Essay
Unit 2 - Exploring a Play Texts (Blood Brothers), 15% Practical and 15%
Written Essays
Unit 3 - Drama Performance 40% Practical
Revision
guide
Drama Handbook - provided by the teacher
Resources
GCSE Bitesize (strategies, Mediums, Elements and the study of Blood
Brothers). Youtube - with focus on unit 3, search Unit 3 GCSE Drama
Performances.
GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (OLD qualification - current Y11 to 2016 only)
Exam board &
title
WJEC English Language 4171
Papers &
options
Unit 1 Exam: Reading - nonfiction texts - 4 questions (1 hour)
Unit 2 Exam: Writing - 2 writing tasks from a range including review,
formal letter, leaflet, speech (1 hour)
Controlled Assessments (60%) - Narrative, Descriptive, Of Mice and
Men and Spoken Language
Revision guide Pearson WJEC English and English Language Higher or Foundation Revision workbook
Foundation - ISBN 978-0-435027-55-1
Higher - ISBN 978-0-435027-56-8
GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (NEW qualification - current Y10 from 2015/16)
Exam board
& title
AQA English Language (from 2017)
Papers &
options
Paper 1 Exam: Exploration in creative reading and writing (1 hour and
45 mins)
FICTION text with 4 questions on language, structure and literary
criticism AND descriptive and narrative writing (50%)
Paper 2 Exam: Writers’ viewpoints and perspectives (1 hour and 45
mins)
NON FICTION texts with 4 questions AND transactional writing tasks formal letters, reviews, speeches (50%)
Revision
guide
AQA GCSE English Language Revision Guide ISBN: 9781782943693
GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE (OLD qualification - current Y11 to 2016 only)
Exam board &
title
WJEC English Literature 4172
Papers &
options
(Both papers 2
hrs)
Unit 1 - Of Mice and Men and Unseen Poetry
Unit 2 - Heroes and An Inspector Calls or Lord of the Flies and The
History Boys
Controlled Assessment Romeo - Loss of innocence Romeo and Juliet
and Poetry
Revision guide
York Notes:
 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck ISBN 10:1408248808 ,
 An Inspector Calls by J.B.Priestley ISBN 9781292100791
 Heroes by Robert Cormier ISBN 978-1-4479-6626 Lord of the Flies ISBN-13: 978-1447982197
CGP Books:
 Lord of the Flies ISBN-13: 978-1847620224
Internet Sites:
 Shmoop
 LitCharts
GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE (NEW qualification - current Y10 from 2015/16)
Exam board & title
AQA English Literature
Papers & options
(Paper 1 - 1hr45min
Paper 2 - 2hr15min)
Paper 1 Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet) and the 19th Century
Novel (Frankenstein)
Paper 2 Modern texts and poetry (Never Let Me Go and poetry
anthology)
Revision guide
York Notes:
 Romeo and Juliet Notes for GCSE (grades 9-1)
 Frankenstein (in year 11)
CGP:
 Unseen poetry AQA ISBN 978 1 78294 364 8
Cambridge Brighter Thinking Romeo and Juliet 978 - 107-453821
Internet: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/208646-never-let-me-godelivery-guide.pdf
GCSE FRENCH
Exam board Edexcel GCSE French (full course)
& title
Papers &
options
Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Listening and Reading are
assessed through terminal exams and are available at Foundation and
Higher. Speaking and Writing are assessed through Controlled
Assessment not an exam.
Revision
guide
Revise Edexcel GCSE revision guide and workbook
French: revision guide ISBN 9781446903476; Workbook: ISBN
9781446903346
Resources
www.linguascope.com – username and password can obtained from any
of the Modern Languages teachers
Textbook: Edexcel GCSE French (Foundation/Higher) published by
Pearson
Edexcel: www.edexcel.com
BBC bitesize GCSE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
Your school exercise books are also excellent resources - regular,
independent revision of the work covered in class is important.
There are also further links on the school website.
GCSE GEOGRAPHY (to 2015/16)
Exam board
& title
WJEC Syllabus B
(details at http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/geography/geographygcse/geography-b-gcse.html
Papers &
options
Unit 1: (1hr, 30%, foundation/higher tiers) Challenges and Interactions in
Geography (30%)
Unit 2: (2hr, 45%, f/h tiers) Development and Problem Solving Geography
Controlled Assessment: (25%) What factors affect the spatial variation in
house prices in the Chesterton wards of Cambridge?
Revision
guide
My revision notes: WJEC B GCSE GEOGRAPHY- Stuart Currie
ISBN (978-1-444-19390-9)
Resources
BBC Bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography
GCSE GERMAN
Exam board Edexcel GCSE German (full course)
& title
Papers &
options
Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Listening and Reading are
assessed through terminal exams and are available at Foundation and
Higher. Speaking and Writing are assessed through Controlled
Assessment not an exam.
Revision
guide
Revise Edexcel GCSE revision guide and workbook
German: revision guide ISBN 9781446903421; Workbook ISBN
9781446903483
Resources
www.linguascope.com – username and password can obtained from any
of the Modern Languages teachers
Textbook: Edexcel GCSE German (Foundation/Higher) published by
Pearson
Edexcel: www.edexcel.com
BBC bitesize GCSE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
Your school exercise books are also excellent resources - regular,
independent revision of the work covered in class is important.
There are also further links on the school website.
GCSE GRAPHICS
Exam
board &
title
AQA Graphic Products 4550
Papers &
options
Unit 1 - Written paper, 2hrs, 120 marks, 40% of qualifications
Unit 2 - Design and making practice, 90 marks, 60% of qualification
Revision
guide
Recommended by exam board:
Lonsdale Revision Guide by Debbie Eason. Lonsdale Press ISBN-10:
1906415498
Resources
Course textbook.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-GCSE-Design-TechnologyProducts/dp/1408502747/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396515141&sr=81&keywords=aqa+graphics+textbook
Thursday afterschool work sessions. If pupils cannot make this they can
come in during lunchtimes or after school on a prearranged day.
BTEC HAIR AND BEAUTY
Exam
board &
title
VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Papers &
options
Unit 1 Examination - Understanding the hair and beauty sector
Unit 2 Assignment - Hair and beauty research project
Unit 3 Enterprise in the hair and beauty sector
Unit 4 Responding to a hair and beauty design brief
Revision
guide
Department developed guide for examination
Resources
Assessment guidance for teachers is available online which is also useful
for learners to
use. http://www.vtct.org.uk/Home/QualificationCentreFinder.aspx
GCSE HISTORY
Exam board
& title
OCR GCSE History B (Modern World) J418
(details at: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-history-b-modernworld-j418-from-2013/ )
Papers &
options
Paper 1: (2hrs, 45%) The Cold War, 1945-1975 and Germany 1918-1945
Paper 2: (1hr 30min, 30%) How far did British society change,
1939−1975?
Controlled Assessment: (25%) The USA, Land of Freedom?1945–1975
Revision
guide
OCR GCSE Modern World History Revision Guide (Second Edition) by
Ben Walsh and Wayne Birks (ISBN-13: 9781471829727)
Resources
BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh
CVC Website: (http://learn.cvcweb.net/) - go to
Faculties>Humanities>History>GCSE History
BTEC HOSPITALITY AND CATERING - Level 1
Exam board & title
Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Award in Introduction to the
Hospitality Industry (QCF)
Papers & options (all
assignments with practical; no
exam)
Unit 7: Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
Unit 8: Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry
Unit 5: Basic Cooking
Unit 12: Using Kitchen Equipment
Unit 11: Basic Food Preparation and Cooking
Revision guide
Department developed resources for completing
assignments given to pupils
Resources
Department developed resources for completing
assignments given to pupils
BTEC HOSPITALITY AND CATERING - Level 2
Course exam board &
title
Edexcel BTEC Level 2/ Level 1 First Certificate in Hospitality
(NQF)
Papers & options
Unit 1: Introduction to the Hospitality Industry - one exam
paper (1hr 15min)
Unit 2: Working in the Hospitality Industry
Unit 3: Food Safety and Health and Safety in Hospitality
Unit 6: Planning, Preparing, Cooking and Finishing Food
Unit 7: Food and Beverage Service in Hospitality
Unit 5: Enterprise in the Hospitality Industry
Unit 8: Front Office Services in the Hospitality Industry
Unit 9: How the Hospitality Industry Contributes to Healthy
Lifestyles
Revision guide
Department developed guides for Unit 1 and Unit 9 for
examination
Resources
Department developed resources for completing assignments
Textbook: BTEC First Hospitality by Pearson Education ISBN:
144690606X
IT Certificate
Exam board &
title
Ingots TLM Certificates in Open Systems and Enterprise (Level 1, 2)
Papers & options
Pass/Fail. 17 credits (9 at Level 2, 8 at Level 1), plus externally
marked exam.
Revision guide
N/A
Resources
Ingots website
BBC Bitesize
Teach ICT
ITQ Textbook
GCSE LATIN
Exam board & title
OCR Latin
Papers & options
(each exam 1 hr
and worth 25%)
Mythology and Domestic Life A401/02
Latin Language and History A402/02
Latin Prose Literature A403/02
Latin Prose Verse A404/02
Revision guide &
resources
In school, we use various texts including Cambridge Latin Course
book. The teacher will give pupils revision material guidance in the
lessons.
GCSE MATHS (OLD qualification - current Y11 to 2016 only)
Exam board
& title
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A
(details at: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcelgcses/mathematics-a-2010.html )
Papers &
options
Two papers each 1h45, one without calculator and one with calculator
Revision
guide
Revise Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Spec A - Higher Revision Guide
(ISBN: 9781446900185)
Revise Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Spec A - Higher Revision Workbook
(ISBN: 9781446900154)
Revise Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Spec A - Foundation Revision Guide
(ISBN: 9781446900178)
Revise Edexcel GCSE Mathematics Spec A - Foundation Revision
Workbook (ISBN: 9781446900147)
GCSE MATHS (NEW qualification - current Y10 from 2015/16)
Exam board &
title
AQA GCSE Mathematics (8300)
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300
Papers &
options
Three exam papers each 1h30, one without calculator and two with
calculator
Revision
guide
No revision guides published as yet
GCSE MUSIC
Exam
board &
title
WJEC GCSE in Music
Papers &
options
Performing 30% - Perform a solo and ensemble piece Feb/March in year
11
Composition 30% - Create two contrasting compositions sent in April of
year 11
Listening 40% - Taken in June of year 11
Revision
guide
BBC Bitesize GCSE Music www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/gcse/music/
To understand key technical terms, features and contexts of different
genres and styles
Alun Guy: GCSE Music Listening Tests (ISBN: 9781906178710)
For further practice of exam style listening questions (please note that a
copy is held in school for pupils to access this within the department and, in
addition to past papers)
Resources
A performance and composition booklet is handed to students to support
and guide students through the process of controlled written evaluations
and composition log books.
To enable students to access listening material and music technology
programmes for recording, the department offers a GCSE coursework and
revision club on Tuesday and Thursday after school to support students
with composition, ensemble performance and listening revision.
GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (to 2015/16)
Exam board &
title
OCR GCSE Physical Education J586
Papers &
options
Unit 1: (20%, Paper 1, 1 hr) An Introduction to Physical Education
Unit 2: (20% + 10%) Practical Performance & Analysis task
Unit 3: (20%, Paper 2, 1 hr) Developing Knowledge in Physical
Education
Unit 4: (20% + 10%) Practical Performance & Analysis task
Revision
guide
OCR GCSE PE Revision Notes by John Honeybourne (ISBN- 978-14441-5745-1)
Resources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/znyb4wx
http://www.teachpe.com/flash_cards_gcse.php
http://revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/pe-physical-education/ocr-gcsephysical-education-pe
http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/pe
BTEC FIRST AWARD IN SPORT (to 2015/16)
Exam board &
title
BTEC First Award in Sport
Papers &
options
Unit 1: (25%) Fitness for Sports and Exercise (external exam)
Unit 2: (25%) Practical Sports Performance (inc. written journal)
Unit 3: (25%) Anatomy & Physiology (written coursework)
Unit 4: (25%) Controlled Assessment option (dependent on the group)
Revision guide
Revise BTEC Sport (ISBN-10: 1446906701 or ISBN-13: 9781446906705)
Resources
http://www.brianmac.co.uk/index.htm
http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/pe
http://www.teachpe.com/flash_cards_gcse.php
GCSE PHYSICS-for groups 11P1 and 11P2. In Year 10 this is groups 10P1 and 10Q1.
Exam board
& title
Edexcel Certificate Physics
(details at http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcelinternational-gcses-and-edexcel-certificates/edexcel-certificatephysics.html )
Papers &
options
Paper 1P 2 hours
Paper 2P 1 hour
Revision
guide
CGP Edexcel Certificate/International GCSE Revision Guide Physics
ISBN: 978 1 84762 695 0
Resources
CGP workbooks are also available at https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent
GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN
Exam board &
title
AQA GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN
Papers &
options
UNIT 1 - Written Paper 40% - 2 hrs
UNIT 2 - Controlled Assessment - 60%
Revision guide
AQA Essentials Product Design Revision Guide ISBN-10:
1906415552
Resources
GCSE Bitesize website
Technologystudent.com
Additional sessions - Book with Mr Cefferty but each Thursday is
specifically for Year 11 students.
GCSE RE
Exam board
& title
AQA Religious Studies B: Full and Short Courses (4055)
Details at: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religiousstudies-b-4055
Papers &
options
Short Course - Unit 2 - Religion and Life issues (40552)
Full Course options:
1. Ethics - Unit 3 - Religion and Morality (40553)
or
2. Philosophy - Unit 4 - Religious Philosophy and Ultimate Questions
(40554)
Revision
guide
Short Course - AQA Religion and Life Issues (Hodder Education - 2009)
by Parry, L., Hayes, J. & Hands, K.(ISBN: 978-0-340-98365-2)
Full Course Ethics - AQA Religion and Morality (Hodder Education - 2009)
by Parry, L., Hayes, J. & Hands, K.(ISBN: 978-0-340-98366-9)
Full Course Philosophy - AQA Religious Philosophy and Ultimate
Questions (Hodder Education - 2009) by Parry, L.(ISBN: 978-0-34098364-5)
Resources
CVC Website:
https://sites.google.com/a/cvcweb.net/rs-at-cvc/
AQA Website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religiousstudies/gcse/religious-studies-b-4055/teaching-and-learningresources/useful-websites-and-places-to-visit
BBC Bitesize:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/
GCSE SCIENCE - this is for groups 11P3, 11Q1, 11Q2 and 11Q3. In Year 10 it is 10P2,
10P3, 10P4, 10Q2, 10Q3 and 10Q4.
Exam board
& title
OCR Gateway Science B
(details at http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suitescience-b-j261-from-2012/)
Papers &
options
Paper 1 75min Unit B711/01 (Foundation) or Unit B711/02 (Higher) This is
B1, C1, P1
Paper 2 90 min Unit B712/01 (Foundation) or Unit B712/02 (Higher) This is
B2, C2, P2
Controlled Assessment is Unit B713 (covers Foundation and Higher tier)
Revision
guide
CGP Core Science OCR Gateway Revision Guide Higher ISBN: 978 1
84146 713 9
or Foundation ISBN: 978 1 84146 710 8
Resources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ocr_gateway/
CGP workbooks and higher tier past paper booklets are also available at
https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent
GCSE ADDITIONAL SCIENCE - this is for groups 11P3, 11Q1 and 11Q2. In Year 10 it is
10P2, 10P3, 10P4, 10Q2, 10Q3 and 10Q4.
Exam
board &
title
OCR Gateway Additional Science B
(details at http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-gateway-science-suiteadditional-science-b-j262-from-2012/ )
Papers &
options
Paper 1 75min Unit B721/01 (Foundation) or Unit B711/02 (Higher) This is
B3, C3, P3
Paper 2 90 min Unit B722/01 (Foundation) or Unit B712/02 (Higher) This is
B4, C4, P4
Controlled Assessment is Unit B723 (covers Foundation and Higher tier)
Revision
guide
CGP Core Science OCR Gateway Revision Guide Higher ISBN: 978 1
84762 756 8
or Foundation ISBN: 978 1 84762 753 7
Resources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_ocr_gateway/
CGP workbooks and higher tier past paper booklets are also available at
https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Parent
GCSE SPANISH
Exam
board &
title
Edexcel GCSE Spanish (full course)
Papers &
options
Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Listening and Reading are
assessed through terminal exams and are available at Foundation and
Higher. Speaking and Writing are assessed through Controlled
Assessment - there are no final exam papers for these skills.
Revision
guide
Revise Edexcel GCSE revision guide and workbook
Spanish: revision guide ISBN 9781446903537
workbook ISBN 9781446903513
Resources
www.linguascope.com – username and password can obtained from any of
the Modern Languages teachers
Textbook: Edexcel GCSE Spanish (Foundation/Higher) published by
Pearson
Edexcel: www.edexcel.com
BBC bitesize GCSE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
Your school exercise books are also excellent resources - regular,
independent revision of the work covered in class is important.
There are also further links on the school website.
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