FINAL SPACES REMAINING FOR SEPTEMBER 2022 ENTRY!

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Subjects for 2022/23

Compulsory subjects are English (language and literature), maths, double (or triple) science and French or Spanish.

Art - Fine Art

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8202
Component 1: Portfolio
Non-exam assessment (NEA) set and marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit.
No time limit.
96 marks.
60% of GCSE.

Component 2: Externally Set Assignment
Non-exam assessment (NEA) set by AQA; marked by the school/college and moderated by AQA during a visit.
Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time.
96 marks.
40% of GCSE.

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Biology

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8461
Paper 1
Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes Foundation and Higher Tier.
100 marks.
50% of GCSE.

Paper 2
Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes Foundation and Higher Tier.
100 marks.
50% of GCSE.

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Chemistry

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8462
Paper 1
Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes Foundation and Higher Tier.
100 marks.
50% of GCSE.

Paper 2
Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes Foundation and Higher Tier.
100 marks.
50% of GCSE.

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Dance

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8236
Component 1: Performance and Choreography
Total component 60% Non-exam assessment (NEA) marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.
Performance
Set phrases through a solo performance (approximately one minute in duration).
Duet/trio performance (three minutes in a dance which is a maximum of five minutes in duration).
30% of GCSE.
40 marks.
Choreography
Solo or group choreography – a solo (two to two and a half minutes) or a group dance for two to five dancers (three to three and a half minutes).
30% of GCSE.
40 marks.

Component 2: Dance Appreciation
Based on students’ own practice in performance and choreography and the GCSE Dance anthology:
40% of GCSE.
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
80 marks.

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Drama

EXAM BOARD – EDUQAS
Component 1: Devising Theatre
Non-exam assessment: internally assessed, externally moderated.
40% of qualification.

Component 2: Performing From A Text
Non-exam assessment: externally assessed by a visiting examiner.
20% of qualification.

Component 3: Interpreting Theatre
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes.
40% of qualification.

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English Language

EXAM BOARD – CIE (IGCSE)

English Literature

EXAM BOARD – CIE (IGCSE) 0475

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French

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8658
Paper 1: Listening
Written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier).
40 marks (Foundation Tier) OR 50 marks (Higher Tier).
25% of GCSE (each exam includes 5 minutes reading time of the question paper before the listening stimulus is played.

Paper 2: Speaking
Non-exam assessment.
7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time OR 10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + preparation time.
60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier).
25% of GCSE.

Paper 3: Reading
Written exam: 45 minutes (Foundation Tier).
1 hour (Higher Tier).
60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier).
25% of GCSE.

Paper 4: Writing
Written exam: 1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier).
50 marks at Foundation Tier and 60 marks at Higher Tier.
25% of GCSE.

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Geography

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8035
Paper 1: Living With The Physical Environment
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
88 marks (including 3 marks for spelling, punctuation, grammar and specialist terminology (SPaG)).
35% of GCSE.

Paper 2: Challenges In The Human Environment
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
88 marks (including 3 marks for SPaG).
35% of GCSE.

Paper 3: Geographical Applications
Pre-release resources booklet made available 12 weeks before Paper 3 exam.
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes.
76 marks (including 6 marks for SPaG).
30% of GCSE.

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History

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8145
Paper 1: Understanding The Modern World
Written exam: 2 hours.
84 marks (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
50% of GCSE.

Paper 2: Shaping The Nation
Written exam: 2 hours.
84 marks (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar.
50% of GCSE.

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Mathematics

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8300
Paper 1
Non-calculator.
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
80 marks.
33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment.

Paper 2
Calculator allowed.
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
80 marks.
33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment.

Paper 3
Calculator allowed.
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes.
80 marks.
33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment.

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Music

EXAM BOARD – EDEXCEL
Component 1: Performing
Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.
30% of the qualification.
60 marks.

Component 2: Composing
Non-examined assessment: internally marked and externally moderated.
30% of the qualification.
60 marks.

Component 3: Appraising
Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
40% of the qualification.
80 marks.

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Physics

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8463
Paper 1
Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes Foundation and Higher Tier.
100 marks.
50% of GCSE.

Paper 2
Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes Foundation and Higher Tier.
100 marks.
50% of GCSE.

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Religious Studies

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8062
Component 1: The Study Of Religions: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes.
96 marks, plus 6 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG).
50% of GCSE.

Component 2: Thematic Studies
Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes.
96 marks, plus 3 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG).
50% of GCSE.

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Spanish

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8698
Paper 1: Listening
Written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier) OR 45 minutes (Higher Tier).
40 marks (Foundation Tier) OR 50 marks (Higher Tier).
25% of GCSE (each exam includes 5 minutes’ reading time of the question paper before the listening stimulus is played.)

Paper 2: Speaking
Non-exam assessment.
7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time OR 10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + preparation time.
60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier).
25% of GCSE.

Paper 3: Reading
Written exam: 45 minutes (Foundation Tier) OR 1 hour (Higher Tier).
60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier).
25% of GCSE.

Paper 4: Writing
Written exam: 1 hour (Foundation Tier) OR 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier).
50 marks at Foundation Tier OR 60 marks at Higher Tier.
25% of GCSE.

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Science (Double)

EXAM BOARD – AQA 8464
Biology Paper 1
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Foundation and Higher Tier.
70 marks.
16.7% of GCSE.

Biology Paper 2
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Foundation and Higher Tier.
70 marks.
16.7% of GCSE.

Chemistry Paper 1
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Foundation and Higher Tier.
70 marks.
16.7% of GCSE.

Chemistry Paper 2
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Foundation and Higher Tier.
70 marks.
16.7% of GCSE.

Physics Paper 1
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Foundation and Higher Tier.
70 marks.
16.7% of GCSE.

Physics Paper 2
Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Foundation and Higher Tier.
70 marks.
16.7% of GCSE.

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