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Havelock Academy

Our goal is to provide excellent opportunities in an open, positive and purposeful climate for all to achieve excellence, become lifelong learners and responsible, successful, well rounded citizens.

 Key Stage 4

At key stage 4, students will study English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science, and Core PE.  It is our ambition for students to be provided with a curriculum that enables them to study a core suite of subject disciplines within the English Baccalaureate.  The English Baccalaureate includes English, Mathematics, Combined Science, a language and a Humanities.   As part of the options process, students are also provided with the opportunity to read subjects including GCSE Art, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Computer Science, BTEC Dance, GCSE Food Technology, Hair and Beauty, BTEC Health and Social Care, IMedia, BTEC Music, GCSE PE, BTEC Performing Arts, GCSE Photography, GCSE Statistics, and BTEC Sport. 

Subject Time allocation
English 4
Maths 4
Science 4
Core Physical Education 1
Option A 3
Option B 3
Option C 3
Option D 3

 

Art

Head of Faculty:

Mrs S Pullen (spullen@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary: 
Our students will study GCSE Art and Design (AQA) which is an engaging and creative qualification that will equip our students with the skills and confidence to explore the wide range of media, materials, techniques and processes.  The course required students to work independently over a sustained period of time creating a portfolio of work  that covers the four assessment objectives.  In addition, students will take a non-exam assessment (NEA) that will be set and marked in the Academy and moderated by AQA during a visit.  Moderation will normally take place in June.  
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

 

GCSE Art

 

AQA

 

Art and Design (8201)

Art and Design (8201) Specification
Assessment Details:
60% coursework, 40% NEA
Portfolio:
  • no time limit
  • 96 marks
  • contributes 60% to the total GCSE
NEA: 
  • 10 hours of supervised work
  • 96 marks
  • contributes 40% to the total GCSE
Useful Links:AQA Command Words

Business Studies

Head of Faculty: 

Mrs L Sears (lsears@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:
OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Business is an up-to-date and engaging qualification that is relevant to the world of business today. This qualification equips learners with the skills and confidence to explore how different business situations affect business decisions. The qualification will encourage learners to make informed choices about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways, as well as develop life skills that enable them to become financially and commercially aware.
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link
GCSE Business Studies 

 

OCR

 

 Business Studies (J204)

Business Studies Specification
Assessment Details:
100% examination
Paper 1 - business activity, marketing and people:
  • 1 hour 30 minutes 
  • 80 Marks
  • contributes 50% to the total GCSE
Paper 2 - Operations, finance and influences on business:
  • 1 hour 30 minutes 
  • 80 Marks
  • contributes 50% to the total GCSE
 Useful Links:
BBC Bitesize GCSE Business Studies

Combined Science

 Head of Faculty: 

Mr H Auty (ahauty@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:
At Havelock Academy, students will study AQA Combined Science at GCSE over the duration of three years.   Students will study topics that cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics knowledge.  Each topic strand links intrinsically to prior knowledge and skills from key stage 3 and builds in terms of complexity and demand.  Science is a practical subject, and this course encourages students to develop their knowledge and understanding of science.  Students will be given opportunities to work scientifically through the study of required practicals.
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link
GCSE Combined Science

 

AQA

 

Combined Science:Trilogy(8464)

Combined Science Specification
 Assessment Detail:
100% examination
Biology Paper 1 - (Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response and Bioenergetics):
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 70 Marks
  • contributes 16.7% to total exam
Biology Paper 2 - (Homeostasis and Response; Inheritance, Variation and evolution and Ecology):
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 70 Marks
  • contributes 16.7% to total exam
Chemistry Paper 1 - (Atomic Structure and the periodic table; Bonding, Structure and the Properties of matter; Quantitative Chemistry; Chemical Change and Energy Changes):
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 70 Marks
  • contributes 16.7% to total exam
Chemistry Paper 2 - (The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change; Organic Chemistry; Chemical Analysis; Chemistry and the Atmosphere and Using Resources):
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 70 Marks
  • contributes 16.7% to total exam
Physics Paper 1 - (Energy; Electricity; Particle Model of Matter and Atomic Structure):
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 70 Marks
  • contributes 16.7% to total exam
Physics Paper 2 - (Forces; Waves and Magnetism and Electricity):
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 70 Marks
  • contributes 16.7% to total exam
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Computer Science

Head of Faculty: 

Course Summary:
OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science will encourage students to:
  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
  • analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
  • understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society 
  • apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science.
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link
 GCSE Computer Science

 

OCR

 

 Computer Science (J277)

Computer Science Specification
Assessment Details:
100% Examination
Paper 1 - Computer Systems:
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • 80 Marks
  • contributes 50% to total exam
Paper 2 - Programming, Computational Thinking and Algorithms:
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • 80 Marks
  • contributes 50% to total exam
Useful Links: BBC Bitesize Computer Science

English Language

 Head of Faculty: 

Miss C Ferrier (cferrier@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary: 
AQA English Language GCSE will enable students of all abilities to develop the skills they need to read, understand and analyse a wide range of different texts covering the 19th, 20th and 21st century time periods as well as to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.    Students will also develop their creative and transactional writing through a range of activities. They will learn to write clearly, coherently and accurately using a range of vocabulary and sentence structures.  Students will also complete an assessment in spoken language for which they will receive a separate endorsement at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

 GCSE 

English Language

 

 AQA

 

English Language (8700)

English Language Specification
Assessment Details: 
100% examination
Paper 1 - Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing:Section A: Reading
  • one literature fiction text
Section B: Writing
  • descriptive or narrative writing
 Assessed
  • written exam: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of total GCSE
Paper 2 - Writers' viewpoint and perspectivesSection A: Reading
  • one non-fiction text and one literary non-fiction text
Section B: Writing
  • writing to present a viewpoint
 Assessed
  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of total GCSE
Non-Examined Assessment: Spoken language
  • presenting
  • responding to questions and feedback
  • use of Standard English
 Assessed
  • teacher set throughout course
  • marked by teacher
  • separate endorsement (0% weighting of GCSE)
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English Literature

 Head of Faculty: 

Miss C Ferrier (cferrier@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:
GCSE AQA English Literature takes a skills-based approach to the study of English literature that is consistent across the genres.   Students will study a range of texts from some of the most important and influential writers of all time. They will study Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley and a wide range of poetry. Students will learn to analyse the writer’s craft and develop their own clear interpretations of the texts. They will also explore the writers’ contextual influences, ideas and concepts and how these shape the texts.
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

 

GCSE English Literature

 

AQA

 

English Literature (8702)

English Literature Specification

 Assessment Details:

100% examination
Paper 1 - Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel
  • written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • 40% of the total GCSE
Paper 2 - Modern text and poetry
  • written exam: 2 hour 15 minutes
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of the total GCSE
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Food preparation and Nutrition

 Head of Faculty: 

Mrs A Dollery (adollery@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:
AQA GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition qualification enables students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills that are required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition and healthy eating.  The majority of the course is delivered through preparation and making activities. Students must be able to make the connections between theory and practice to apply their understanding of food and nutrition to practical preparation.  Food preparation skills are integrated into five themes:
  1. Food, nutrition and health
  2. Food science
  3. Food safety
  4. Food choice
  5. Food provenance.
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link
 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

 

 AQA

 

Food Preparation and Nutrition (8585)

Food Preparation and Nutrition Specification
Assessment Details: 
50% examination  50% NEA
Paper 1: - Food Preparation and nutrition
  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of the total GCSE
Non-examined assessment (NEA)
  • Task 1: Food investigation (30 marks)Students' understanding of the working characteristics, functional and chemical properties of ingredients.
Practical investigations are a compulsory element of this NEA task.
  • Task 2: Food preparation assessment (70 marks)Students' knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking, presentation of food and application of nutrition related to the chosen task.  Students will prepare, cook and present a final menu of three dishes within a single period of no more than three hours, planning in advance how this will be achieved.

Assessed

  • Task 1: Written or electronic report (1,500–2,000 words) including photographic evidence of the practical investigation.
  • Task 2: Written or electronic portfolio including photographic evidence. Photographic evidence of the three final dishes must be included.

Useful Links:AQA Command Words

French

Head of Faculty:

Mrs R Neal (rneal@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:

At Havelock Academy, we will study the AQA GCSE French qualification.  This course will enable students of all abilities to develop their French language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence.

Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

 

GCSE French

 

 AQA

 

 GCSE FRENCH (8658)

French Specification

 Assessment Details: 

GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Paper 1 - Listening

  • Written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier)
  • 40 marks (Foundation Tier), 50 marks (Higher Tier)
  • 25% of GCSE

Paper 2 - Speaking

  • Non-exam assessment
  • 7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time
  • 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

Useful Links:

BBC Bitesize GCSE French

AQA Command Words

Functional Skills (Mathematics)

Head of Faculty:

Miss N Lennie (nlennie@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:

Mathematics is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping our students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be.  AQA’s Functional Skills qualifications allow students to explore Mathematics in real life situations enabling them to gain an appreciation of the beauty and power of it, in a context that they will be familiar with. The subject content covered includes:

  • Use of number and the number system
  • Use of measures, shape and space
  • Handling information and data
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link
Functional Skills(Mathematics)  AQA  (Level 1 and 2)Functional Skills in Mathematics (8361/8362) Functional Skills Mathematics Specification

Assessment Details:Paper 1 - Non-calculator

  • Written exam: 30 minutes
  • Paper based
  • 20 marks
  • 25% of the AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics
  • Set and marked by AQA

Paper 2 - Calculator

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paper based
  • 60 marks
  • 75% of the AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics
  • Set and marked by AQA

Useful Links: 
BBC Bitesize Functional Skills Maths

Geography

Head of Faculty: 

Mrs S Thundercliffe (sthundercliffe@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:
Students will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Students will also be encouraged to understand their role in society, by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.
AQA GCSE Geography subject content is split into four units:
  • Living with the physical environment
  • Challenges in the human environment
  • Geographical applications
  • Geographical skills
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

 

 GCSE Geography

 

AQA

 

 Geography (8035)

Geography Specification

Assessment Details: 

100% examination

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 application

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

Useful Links: 
BBC Bitesize GCSE Geography

Hair and Beauty

Head of Faculty: 

Mrs M Hargreaves (mhargreaves1@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy is an extremely popular vocational qualification that many of our students  are enthused by and aspire to. The aim of this qualification is to use the hair and beauty sector as a vehicle to develop students more broadly, so they are prepared and equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in any context.  This qualification includes two core units that can be applied to any sector or vocational area. In this qualification, our students will use hairdressing and beauty therapy and related industries (i.e. retail, leisure, fashion, marketing, media, business) to develop themselves and, in particular, the skills and attributes prized by employers, further education colleges and higher education institutions.

The units that make up this qualification include:  

  • Understanding the hair and beauty sector (mandatory)
  • Hair and beauty research project (mandatory)
  • Business enterprise in hair and beauty
  • Marketing and promotions in hair and beauty
  • Hair and beauty science
  • Responding to a hair and beauty design brief
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link
 VTCTHair andBeauty

 

 VTCT

Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (VRQ) 601/0556/2 Hair and Beauty Specification

Assessment Details:

25% examination, 75% NEA

  • Paper 1- Understanding the hair and beauty sector
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • 60 marks
  • 25% of the total Qualification

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Health and Social Care

Head of Faculty:

Mrs M Hargreaves (mhargreaves1@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Curriculum Summary:

The Health and Social Care Award gives our students the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • development of key skills that prove your aptitude in health and social care such as interpreting data to assess an individual’s health
  • process that underpins effective ways of working in health and social care, such as designing a plan to improve an individual’s health and well-being
  • attitudes that are considered most important in health and social care, including the care values that are vitally important in the sector, and the opportunity to practise applying them
  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as human growth and development, health and social care services, and factors affecting people’s health and well-being

This Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes such as GCSE English. It will complement the more theoretical aspects covered by GCSE Biology or GCSE Psychology by allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills practically in a vocational context.

Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

BTEC Health and Social Care

 

Peasrons

 BTEC Tech Award in Health and Social Care

(Level 1/Level 2)

Health and Social Care Specification

Assessment Detail:

Students are required to complete and achieve all three components in the qualification.

Component 1 - Human Lifespan Development

  • Internal Assessment

Component 2 - Health and Social Care Services and Values

  • Internal Assessment

Component 3 - Health and Wellbeing

  • External Synoptic Examination
  • 60 marks

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History

Head of Faculty:

Mrs S Thundercliffe (sthundercliffe@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Curriculum Summary:

Students at Havelock will have the opportunity to study AQA GCSE History.  The GCSE History content comprises the following elements:

 The subject content for GCSE History states that the scope of study should include history:

from three eras:

  • Medieval (500–1500)
  • Early Modern (1450–1750)
  • Modern (1700–present day)

on three timescales:

  • short (depth study)
  • medium (period study)
  • long (thematic study)

on three geographical contexts:

  • a locality (the historic environment)
  • British
  • European and/or wider world settings

British history must form a minimum of 40% of the assessed content over the full course. Students are required to study:

One period study:

This allows students to focus on a substantial and coherent medium time span of at least 50 years. The study will require students to understand an unfolding narrative of substantial developments and issues. The period study can be from any of the specified eras.

One thematic study

This enables students to understand change and continuity across a long sweep of history. The study must cover all three specified eras.

Two wider world depth study

One British and one European/wider world. Depth studies enable students to focus on a substantial and coherent short time span. The studies enable students to gain understanding of the complexities of a society or historical situation and the interplay of different aspects within it. Depth studies must be taken from different eras.

One British depth study including the historic environment

The study of the historic environment should focus on a particular site in its historical context and enable students to study the relationship between a place and historical events and developments. There is no requirement to visit the site. This study can be linked to any other part of the course or may stand alone.

Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

GCSE History

 

AQA

 

History (8145)

History Specification

Assessment Details:

100% examination

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Section A: Period studies

Section B: Wider world depth studies

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 84 marks (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Section A: Thematic studies

Section B: British depth studies including the historic environment

  • Written exam: 2 hours
  • 84 marks (including 4 marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • 50% of GCSE

Useful Links:

BBC Bitesize GCSE History

AQA Command Words

 Creative IMedia

Curriculum Lead: 

Mrs L Sears (lsears@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Curriculum Summary:

The Cambridge National qualification in Creative iMedia will equip our students with a range of creative media skills and provide opportunities to develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts effectively. Through the use of these skills, students will ultimately be creating fit-for-purpose creative media products. The Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia will also challenge all students, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and techniques; encouraging independence and creativity and providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum.

Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

Creative IMedia

 

OCR

  

Cambridge Nationals IMedia

Creative IMedia Specification

Assessment Details:

Unit - RO81 - Pre-production skills (compulsory)

Paper 1 

Students are introduced to a range of essential pre-production techniques used in the creative and digital media, including client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques

 external exam

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • 60 marks
  • 25% of the total award

Unit - RO82 Creating Digital Graphics  (compulsory)

Building on the skills and understanding that they have developed in the previous unit, students explore where and why digital graphics are used and the techniques that are involved in their creation. They apply their skills and knowledge in creating digital graphics against a specific brief.

  • NEA
  • 25% of the total award
  • 60 marks

Unit – RO85 Creating a Multi-Page Website

Students explore the different properties, purposes and features of multipage websites. They demonstrate their creativity by combining components to create a functional, intuitive and visually pleasing website.

  • NEA
  • 25% of the total award
  • 60 marks

Unit – RO87 Creating Interactive Multimedia Products

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of about where and why different interactive multimedia products are used, and what features are needed for a given purpose. They learn how to interpret a client brief, and how to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process.

  • NEA
  • 25% of the total award
  • 60 marks

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Mathematics

Head of Faculty: Miss N Lennie (nlennie@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Curriculum Summary:

Maths is for everyone. It is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination, whatever that may be.  The AQA GCSE Mathematics qualification enables students to engage with, explore, enjoy and succeed in maths. 

 Throughout the duration of the course students will cover the following topics:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • Geometry and measures
  • Probability
  • Statistics
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

GCSE

Maths

 

AQA

  

GCSE Mathematics (8300)
Maths Specification

Assessment Details:

100% examination

GCSE Mathematics has a Foundation tier (grades 1 – 5) and a Higher tier (grades 4 – 9). Students will take three question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Paper 1 - Non-calculator

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • non-calculator
  • 33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Paper 2 - Calculator

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • calculator allowed
  • 33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Paper 3 - Calculator

  • written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 80 marks
  • calculator allowed
  • 33⅓% of the GCSE Mathematics assessment

Useful Links:

BBC Bitesize GCSE Maths

AQA Command Words

 Music

Head of Faculty: 

Mrs S Pullen (spullen@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:

This course allows you to engage with the music industry and develop a range of relevant practical and technical skills. You will explore music product development and events management, and apply your knowledge in new and practical industry-related contexts. The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, and is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the music industry. You will study the following two mandatory units, covering the fundamental knowledge, skills and understanding required for the music sector:

  • the music industry 
  • managing a music product

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units, and explore two sub-sectors of the music industry, by choosing a further two units, covering areas such as:

  • introducing live sound
  • introducing music composition
  • introducing music performance
  • introducing music recording
  • introducing music sequencing
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

 

BTEC

Music

 

Pearsons

  

BTEC First Music
Music Specification

Assessment Details:

Unit 1: The Music Industry

  • exam unit
  • 25% of the total qualification

Unit 2: Managing a Music Product

  • three internal units
  • 25% of the total qualification

Unit 4: Introducing Music Composition

  • two internal units
  • 25% of the total qualification
  • Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance
  • two internal assessments
  • 25% of the total qualification

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Performing Arts/Dance

Head of Faculty: 

Mrs S Pullen (spullen@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Qualification Number: 603/0406/6), is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying acting, dance or musical theatre as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.

What does the qualification cover?

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance which cover the:

  • development of key skills that prove your aptitude in Performing Arts such as reproducing repertoire or responding to stimuli
  • process that underpins effective ways of working in the Performing Arts, such as development of ideas, rehearsal and performance
  • attitudes that are considered most important in the Performing Arts, including personal management and communication
  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as roles, responsibilities, performance disciplines and styles. 
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

BTEC Performing Arts

 

Pearsons

  

BTEC Performing Arts
Performing Arts Specification

Assessment Detail:

Unit 1 - Exploring the Performing Arts

NEA

Unit 2 - Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

NEA

Unit 3 - Performing to a Brief

external assessment

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 Photography

Head of Faculty: 

Mrs S Pullen (spullen@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Course Summary:

The GCSE Art and Design is a broad based course, designed to develop students’ skills in a wide variety of media, materials, techniques and processes. Students will be introduced to new ways of creating artworks whilst building on existing skills. During the course, students are encouraged to work more independently, generating their own ideas and choosing the direction of their work.

Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

GCSE 

Photography

 

AQA

  

Art and Design (8206)
Photography Specification

Assessment Detail:

Component 1 - Portfolio

A portfolio, that in total, shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

  • Non-examined assessment (NEA)
  • No time limit
  • 96 marks
  • 60% of the total GCSE

Component 2 - Externally assessed assignment

Students respond to their chosen starting point from an externally set assignment paper relating to their subject title, evidencing coverage of all four assessment objectives.

  • Preparatory period followed by 10 hours of supervised time
  • 96 marks
  • 40% of  the total GCSE

Useful Links:
BBC Bitesize GCSE Photography

 Physical Education

Head of Faculty:

Miss K Lamb (klamb1@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Curriculum Summary:

The exam board have worked closely with teachers and the Youth Sport Trust to develop a new GCSE Physical Education specification that will inspire teaching and learning. New and contemporary topics will help students of all abilities to develop a well-rounded skill set, and prepare them for progression to further studies.  The updated specification focuses on all areas of sport and physical activity, with the strong maintenance of practical physical assessment.  This is balanced with a rigorous theoretical base, where students will study wider elements of sports psychology and the human anatomy. Students will have the opportunity to encounter a number of sports in practical sessions, and will be encouraged to participate in wider school enrichment activities based around sport and physical activity, as well as continuing with practical core PE sessions.

Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

GCSE 

Physical Education

 

AQA

  

Physical Education (8582)
Physical Education Specification

Assessment Detail:

Paper 1: The human body and movement in physical activity and sport

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of the total GCSE

Paper 2: Socio-cultural influences and well-being in physical activity and sport

  • Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 78 marks
  • 30% of the total GCSE

Non-exam assessment: Practical performance in physical activity and sport

  • Assessed by teachers
  • Moderated by AQA
  • 100 marks
  • 40% of the total GCSE

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Sport

Head of Faculty:

 Miss K Lamb (klamb1@havelockacademy.co.uk)

Curriculum Summary:

This course provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of sport. It incorporates important aspects of the industry, such as fitness testing and training for sport and exercise, the psychology of sport, practical sports performance and sports leadership. It enables you to develop and apply your knowledge, while also developing a range of relevant practical, communication and technical skills. The qualification is 120 GLH, which is the same size and level as a GCSE, is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the sport industry. You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the sports sector:

  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • practical performance in sport
  • applying the principles of personal training

You will build on the knowledge gained in the mandatory units by choosing one further unit, covering areas such as:

  • the mind and sports performance
  • the sports performer in action
  • leading sports activities
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

  

BTEC Sport

 

Pearsons

  

BTEC First Sport
Sport Specification

Assessment Detail:

Unit 1 - Fitness for Sport and Exercise (Mandatory)

  • Online exam: 1 hour 15 minute
  • 60 marks
  • 25% examination s

Unit 2 -  Practical Performance in Sport (Mandatory)

  • NEA

Unit 3 - Applying the Principles of Personal Training

  • NEA

Unit 6 - Leading Sports Activities

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Statistics

Head of Faculty:

Curriculum Summary:

Statistics is about making decisions when there is uncertainty. Perhaps one of the most versatile areas of maths, it gives students the skills to collect, analyse, interpret and present data.  Topics are clearly and logically structured and include:

  • understanding the importance of careful planning, a clear strategy for collecting, recording and processing data in order to address an identified question or hypothesis
  • generating data visualisation and understanding the maths involved
Subject Exam Board Exam Board Specification Title Specification Link

 

GCSE Statistics

 

AQA

 

GCSE Statistics (8382)

Statistics Specification

 Assessment Detail:

100% examination

Paper 1

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Tiered Higher and Foundation
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of the total GCSE

Paper 2

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Tiered Higher and Foundation
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of  the total GCSE

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