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IGCSE Core Subjects

  • English 1st or 2nd Language and English Literature
  • Mathematics

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE English 1st or 2nd Language and English Literature

 

All students will follow a course in both English Language and in English Literature. At the end of Y11, most students will take IGCSE English as a First Language. Some students may be selected for IGCSE English as a Second Language. All students will be prepared for IGCSE English Literature.

 

Year 10 & 11 Mathematics

 

The Mathematics programme in Year 10 and 11 is designed to offer an appropriate challenge to all of our students. The model below shows three routes through the various options available. Placement of any student within the programme is decided after careful consideration. It is important to state that progress through the programme is open to review, and the principle of “an appropriate challenge” is adhered to. It will also be seen that the model suggests likely post 16 Mathematics programmes. The two courses provided are called Cambridge International Mathematics (C.I.M.) and Additional Mathematics (Add Ma)

 

NON-IGCSE

  • Personal and Social Education
  • IGCSE Physical Education

Year 10 & 11 Personal and Social Education Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of pupils

Prepare pupils for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.

 

Course Content

Life changes: Transition to IGCSE, group dynamics and communication, learning about each other;

Prejudice: Racism, prejudice against disability and gender, dealing with prejudice;

Fitness for life: Information on smoking, healthy living;

Relationship: Family relationships, peer group relationships, peer mentoring;

Life problems: Recognising stress, stress management getting help, coping with stress;

Study Skills: Rxamination preparation, revision skills, examination stress, and target setting;

Cultural Diversity: Rights of minority groups, international groups for human rights, festivals.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Physical Education Two Year Course

Aims of the Course

The course provides candidates with an exciting opportunity to study both practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. It is also designed to foster enjoyment in Physical activity.

 

Course Content - The Syllabus has two components.

 

Component 1- Terminal Examination (40%)

This is made up of three units

1. Factors affecting performance

2. Health, Safety and training

3. Reasons and Opportunities in Physical Activity

 

Component 2- Coursework (60%)

Candidates have to choose a minimum of 4 activities from a minimum of two categories. The choices for 2012 will be from the following:

Category:

Activities

 

- Games Association Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball.

- Gymnastics: Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Figure Skating, Rhythmic Gymnastics

- Dance: Various Styles

-Athletic Activities: Track and Field, Weight Training for fitness, Cross Country running

- Outdoor Activities: Canoeing, Hill Walking and camp craft, Horse riding, Orienteering, Wind surfing, Rock climbing

- Swimming: Competitive Swimming, Lifesaving, Personal Survival

 

Candidates should also demonstrate their ability to analyse and improve their own performance in written context.

 

IGCSE - Other Subjects

  • Business Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art and Design
  • Drama
  • Music
  • IGCSE Physical Education

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Business Studies Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The main aim of the course is to develop an understanding of the environment within which business activity takes place, and knowledge of how the main types of business and commercial institutions are organised, financed and operated.

Students are encouraged to view business from the roles of consumer, shareholder, employee and manager, and to learn to make informed judgements on various aspects of business activities from a range of perspectives.

 

Course Content

The course offers the student an opportunity to study the real world of business by looking at the following topics:

Business Environment - business activity, aims and objectives

Business Organisation - formation, organisation and location

Business Accounting   - functions and practices.

Marketing - Theory and practice.

Production - Use and management of resources.

The role of government in business activities.

People in Business - understand the role of employees in a business.

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Computer Studies Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. Develop an appreciation of the range and power of computer applications.

2. Foster an interest in, enjoyment of, and confidence in the use of computing.

3. Develop the ability to solve problems using computing techniques.

4. Develop an awareness of the place of computing in society and issues computing raises in society.

5. Gain a firm understanding of the basic techniques and knowledge required for computing applications.

6. Develop a desire to use computers within other interests

 

Course Content

Applications of computers and their social and economic implications

1. System analysis

2. Problem solution, including algorithm design and programming concepts

3. Generic software and the organization of data

4. Hardware, systems and communication

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Information Technology Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. Help students to develop and consolidate their knowledge, skills and understanding in Information Technology.

2. Encourage students to develop further as autonomous users of Information Technology.

3. Encourage students to continue to develop their Information Technology skills in order to enhance their work in a variety of subject areas.

4. Provide opportunities for students to analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate Information Technology systems.

5. Encourage students to consider the impact of new technologies on methods of working in the outside world and on social, economic, ethical and moral issues.

6. Help students to grow in their awareness of the ways in which Information Technology is used in practical and work-related situations. 

 

Course Content

The main topics are:

1. Components of a Computer System

2. Input and Output Devices

3. Storage Devices and Media

4. Computer Networks

5. Data Types

6. The Effects of using IT

7. The ways in which IT is used

8. Systems Analysis and Design

 

Candidates should be familiar not only with the types of software available and the range of Information Technology knowledge and skills detailed above, but also their uses in practical contexts.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Geography Two Year Course

Aims of the Course

The course aims to encourage students to develop:

 

 1. A sense of place and an understanding of relative location on a local, regional and global scale

 2. An awareness of the characteristics and distribution of a selection of contrasting and physical environments

 3. An understanding of some of the processes affecting the development of such environments

 4. An understanding of the spatial effects of the ways in which people interact with each other and with their environments

 5. An understanding of different communities and cultures throughout the world and an awareness of the contrasting opportunities and constraints presented by different environments.

 

Course Content

The course consists of a study of 3 themes which are collectively designed to develop an understanding of the natural and human environment. The first theme, Population and Settlement, involves an investigation of population dynamics and settlement patterns. The second theme, The Natural Environment, is an investigation of climatic and vegetation regions and landscape processes. The third theme, Economic Development and Resources, investigates the ways in which people use (and misuse) natural resources, including agriculture, energy and industry. Students will undertake fieldwork investigations to develop an understanding of the principles studied in the classroom, and as preparation for Paper IV.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE History Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

  1. Stimulate interest and enthusiasm about the past
  2. Promote the acquisition of knowledge
  3. Understand the nature and use of historical evidence
  4. Understand cause and consequence, continuity and change, similarity and difference
  5. Provide a sound basis for further study and the pursuit of personal interest
  6. Encourage international understanding
  7. Encourage the development of linguistic and communication skills.

 

Course Content

The course concentrates on Twentieth Century international relations from the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 up until the end of the Cold War in 1989. This includes the work of the League of Nations and the United Nations, the events which led to the Second World War and the superpower rivalry between the USA and the USSR. The depth study option is USA 1918-1941 and this is used for students to write their coursework.

 

Year 10 & 11 Art and Design Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to stimulate, encourage and develop:

1. Confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of achievement in the practice of Art and Design;

2. An ability to identify and solve problems in visual and tactile form;

3. An ability to record from direct observation and personal experience;

4. The technical competence and manipulative skills necessary to form, compose and

    communicate in two and three dimensions;

5. Knowledge of a working vocabulary relevant to the subject;

6. The ability to organise and relate abstract ideas to practical outcomes;

7. Experimentation and innovation through the inventive use of materials and techniques;

8. Intuitive and imaginative responses showing critical and analytical faculties;

9. An interest in, and a critical awareness of, environments and cultures.

 

Course Content

In Year 10 students complete six projects with an emphasis on observational drawing and painting, interpretative drawing and painting, design, art history, architecture, three-dimensional art and printmaking.

They record their experience and media trials on prep sheets. Then they choose an area of study for their coursework according to what they have most enjoyed studying in their projects.

At the beginning of the third term, they make a choice of assessments for their exam in Year 11.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Drama Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

Drama enriches the students’ imagination, creativity and self-esteem. The course provides an excellent means of developing personal and communication skills for all students, which contributes to the student’s individuality and character.

 

Course Content

students will explore and create their own Drama. They will work on texts drawn from a variety of cultures and times, experimenting with the roles of directors, performers, devisors and designers.

Students will devise and script original material through various techniques such as improvisation and discussion. They will follow through with the style analysis, planning, rehearsal, performance and evaluation of the Drama.

Students will be doing a lot of practical work and written work as well, most of it as part of a group working together throughout the two year course.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Music Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. Enable candidates to acquire and consolidate a range of basic musical skills, knowledge and understanding, through the activities of listening, performing and composing.

2. Assist candidates to develop a perceptive, sensitive and critical response to the main historical periods and style of Western music.

3. Help candidates to recognise and understand the music of various non-Western traditions, and thus to form an appreciation of cultural similarities and differences.

4. Provide the basis for an informed and lasting love and appreciation of music.

5. Provide a foundation for further study in music for those candidates who wish to pursue their studies at a higher level.

 

Course Content

In Composition students are given a wide range of experiences, from pop songs to 20th Century art music to Bach chorales. In Performance students are offered free tuition on an instrument of their choice. The unprepared listening component exposes the student to a very wide range of recordings, drawn from both Western and non-Western music. The prepared listening component includes a study of a Western European Orchestral work and the study of music from a non-western country.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Physical Education Two Year Course

Aims of the Course

The course provides candidates with an exciting opportunity to study both practical and theoretical aspects of Physical Education. It is also designed to foster enjoyment in Physical activity.

 

Course Content - The Syllabus has two components.

 

Component 1- Terminal Examination (40%)

This is made up of three units

1. Factors affecting performance

2. Health, Safety and training

3. Reasons and Opportunities in Physical Activity

 

Component 2- Coursework (60%)

Candidates have to choose a minimum of 4 activities from a minimum of two categories. The choices for 2012 will be from the following:

Category:

Activities

 

- Games Association Football, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball.

- Gymnastics: Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Figure Skating, Rhythmic Gymnastics

- Dance: Various Styles

-Athletic Activities: Track and Field, Weight Training for fitness, Cross Country running

- Outdoor Activities: Canoeing, Hill Walking and camp craft, Horse riding, Orienteering, Wind surfing, Rock climbing

- Swimming: Competitive Swimming, Lifesaving, Personal Survival

 

Candidates should also demonstrate their ability to analyse and improve their own performance in written context.

 

IGCSE - Languages

  • Arabic First Language
  • Arabic (Beginners) Non-IGCSE Course
  • Arabic (Foreign Language)
  • French
  • Spanish

Arabic First Language

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1.      Enable students to communicate accurately, appropriately and effectively in writing

2.      Enable students to understand and respond appropriately to what they read

3.      Encourage students to enjoy and appreciate the variety of language

4.      Complement the student's other areas of study by developing skills of a more general application (e.g. analysis, synthesis, drawing of inference)

5.      Promote the student's personal development and understanding of themselves and others.

 

Course Content

The course offers much variety in its selection of anthologies from works of classical and modern Arab authors, in its focus on the various literary genres, and in its methods of practice, where emphasis is placed on personal response.

Year 10 & 11 Arabic (Beginners) Non-IGCSE Course. Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. To enable students to start communicating and applying the Arabic language to real life experiences.

2. To introduce and practise simple vocabulary and integrate learned items in basic common expressions.

3. To develop students’ listening and speaking skills through the introduction of phonetic sounds of the Arabic alphabet and through simple sentences.

4. To develop reading and writing skills through learning words and composing simple sentences and paragraphs.

 

Course Content

The students will use the text book ‘Uhebu Alarabia Wa Atallamuha’ as well as worksheets tailored by Arabic teachers. These worksheets are created to better comply with the students’ needs and to reinforce and enhance their conversational and communication skills in daily situations.

The focus of this course will be to develop the students’ reading, writing, listening and oral expression. These skills are based on letter recognition, vocabulary building, basic grammatical structure, and simple sentence construction.

 

Year 10 & 11 Arabic (Foreign Language)

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. Develop the ability to understand and express themselves effectively for purposes of practical spoken and written communication.

2. Develop the ability to read, understand and analyse texts in Arabic.

3. Communicate in speech and in writing showing knowledge of a range and variety of vocabulary and applying the grammar and structures of the language accurately.

4. Offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where the language is spoken.

5. Provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation.

6. Prepare students for the IGCSE course of Arabic as a second language.

 

Course Content

A variety of texts are used including the works of modern writers. Topics include Education and Career, Home and Daily Routine, Self and Others, Leisure, Home and Abroad, Holidays and Tourism.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE French Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. To develop the ability to understand and use French effectively for purposes of practical spoken and written communication

2. To develop the ability to use French both imaginatively and creatively, and to understand and appreciate French used both imaginatively and creatively

3. To develop an understanding of French grammar

4. To encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages, and a positive approach to other cultures

5. To provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation.

 

Course Content

Pupils follow the Metro 4 coursebook and Encore Tricolore 4. Topics include Education and Career, Home and Daily Routine, Self and Others, Leisure, Home and Abroad, Holidays and Tourism.

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Spanish Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. To develop the ability to understand and use Spanish effectively for purposes of practical spoken and written communication.

2. To develop the ability to use Spanish both imaginatively and creatively, and to understand and appreciate Spanish used both imaginatively and creatively.

3. To develop an understanding of Spanish grammar.

4. To encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages, and a positive approach to other cultures.

5. To provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation.

 

Course Content

Pupils follow the Caminos course, using books 2 and 3.

Topics include Education and Career, Home and Daily Routine, Self and Others, Leisure, Home and Abroad, Holidays and Tourism.

 

IGCSE - Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Biology Two Year Course

 

Aims of the Course

The aims are to:

1. Provide, through well designed studies of experimental and practical science, a worthwhile educational experience for all students, whether or not they go on to study Biology beyond this level, and, in particular, to enable them to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to become confident citizens in a technological world

2. Develop abilities, skills and attitudes relevant to the study and practice of Biology

3. Promote an awareness that the study and practice of science are subject to social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitationsStimulate interest in, and care for, the environment.

 

Course Content

Y10 students study the following topics: characteristics and classification of living organisms, cells, diffusion and osmosis, enzymes, nutrition in plants and animals, the human digestive system, transport in both plants and animals, respiration and gaseous exchange.

Y11 students study the relationships of organisms with one another and their environment, excretion in humans, co-ordination and response, asexual and sexual reproduction, and the study of inheritance.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Chemistry Two Year Course

 

Aims of the course

The aims are to:

1. Provide, through well designed studies of experimental and practical science, a worthwhile educational experience for all students that provides them with the opportunity to acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge to become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take or develop an informed interest in matters of scientific import.

2. Develop abilities, skills and attitudes relevant to the study and practice of Chemistry that prepare students for studies beyond the level of IGCSE.

3. Promote an awareness that the study and practice of science are subject to social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitations, but that the language of science, correctly and rigorously applied, is universal.

4. Stimulate interest in, and care for, the environment and develop an appreciation that the applications of science may be both beneficial and detrimental.

 

Course Content

Year 10 students are taught the following topics:

Atomic theory, Periodicity, Bonding, Separating techniques, Stoichiometry, Electrolysis, Rates of reaction, Extraction of metals and the reactivity series, Air and water, Sulphur, Reversible reactions and Redox. As far as possible, theoretical material is supported by practical work that enables students to develop skills in the laboratory and an awareness of the scientific method.

Year 11 students study Organic chemistry, Qualitative analysis, Energetics, Carbonates and the Preparation of salts.

 

Year 10 & 11 IGCSE Physics Two Year Course

 

Aims of the course

The aims are to:

1. Provide, through well designed studies of experimental and practical science, a worthwhile educational experience for all students, whether or not they go on to  study Physics beyond. this level, and, in particular, to enable them to acquire sufficient understanding and to become confident citizens in a technological world.

2. Develop abilities, skills and attitudes relevant to the study and practice of Physics.

3. Promote an awareness that the study and practice of science are subject to social, economic, technological, ethical and cultural influences and limitations.

4. Develop problem solving skills that are transferable to many other vocations.

 

Course Content

Y10 students are taught through a variety of activities about density, force, work, power, energy, momentum, thermal physics, waves and optics.

Y11 students study magnetism, electrostatics, current electricity, nuclear physics, electromagnetism and basic electronics. Students use practical experiments, investigations and problems to reinforce their conceptual understanding. During the course they learn how to use laboratory apparatus safely and efficiently.