Date of publication: 2017-09-03 02:02
Students will need some basic mathematical skills and the ability to identify trends in data for short quantitative skills questions. They will need a good analytical mind to understand the range of models and concepts used in Economics. They should be comfortable using diagrams and writing about them, and have good writing skills to build chains of reasoning in essay questions. Following Economics stories in the news will also be useful for a number of topics in the course as students will soon realise how economic concepts and ideas affect our everyday lives as well as major aspects of government policy.
Geography at GCSE level will provide ideal preparation for students to pursue Geography at A-level. Further done the track, Geography opens up many doors for university study and ultimately careers, ranging from human to physical geography, including areas such as GIS and mapping to urban or transport planning to sustainability or development work.
Discovering features of architecture from both primary and secondary sources. Figure drawing, both from a classical viewpoint and a contemporary stand. Students are formally taught skills and techniques to gain greater confidence in drawing the figure.
In year 7 pupils are introduced to a broad range of new techniques, materials, artists and themes. These experiences will set the foundations for developing as effective artists and creative thinkers.
Paper 8 Microeconomics and Macroeconomics assesses students on all four themes. Students are required to apply their knowledge and understanding, make connections and transfer higher-order skills across all four themes. It is worth 85% of the A-Level. It has 655 marks and is divided into two sections each with data response questions and a choice of 75 mark essay question.
Geography opens up many doors for university study and ultimately careers, ranging from human to physical geography, including areas such as GIS and mapping to urban or transport planning to sustainability or development work.
This unit involves the study of further mechanics (momentum and circular motion), electric and magnetic fields, and particle physics.
Several different contexts may be used to teach parts of this unit including a modern rail transport system, communications and display techniques.
Particle physics is the subject of current research, involving the acceleration and detection of high-energy particles. This area of the specification may be taught by exploring a range of contemporary experiments.
Politics is a respectable subject for a range of social science and humanities degrees, which can lead to careers in Law, Journalism, Civil Service, Politics, as well as careers in banking and finance. It will provide a range of transferable skills and enhance independent study skills.
Design and Technology is a practical subject area which requires the application of knowledge and understanding when developing ideas, planning, producing products and evaluating them.