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March 2008 Dear Parent/Guardian Key Stage 4 Courses, September 2008 - May 2010 After 3 years following

the compulsory Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum, the time has now come when a limited choice of subjects for the final stage of compulsory education (Key Stage 4) is available. Of necessity, the number of subjects your son/daughter can take must be limited so that they can achieve a level acceptable for external examinations. In most cases at Snaith School, this means the equivalent of 8 or 9 subjects at GCSE level or equivalent. In order to maintain the principle of a 'broad and balanced' education, pupils will study a core of compulsory subjects. The optional courses will allow students some choice in relation to their particular interests, aptitudes, abilities and careers ambitions. The level, content and emphasis of work will be related to pupils' abilities. The general aims of our curriculum are as follows: 1. To ensure that all pupils, regardless of ability, reach the highest academic standards of which they are capable and develop their particular talents. To enable pupils to chose between a range of academic, vocational and work related learning. To enable pupils to value themselves and their relations with other people without discrimination on grounds of religion, race, gender, class or disability. To help pupils understand moral issues and social problems, including an awareness of the social, political and economic context in which they live. To stimulate and encourage creativity, inventiveness and originality and to appreciate achievements in art, music, drama, literature, science and technology. To acquire a range of skills of study, communication, problem solving, enterprise, practical work, observation, investigations and information handling.

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We seek to achieve these aims by: a. b. c. d. e. Developing pupils' skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy. Effective delivery through schemes of work and programmes of study. Making Information Technology an integrated part of the curriculum of every department. Recognising the identified special needs of pupils in terms of differentiation.

Recognising the importance of roles of Team Leaders in creating and developing whole school policies and in monitoring the quality of teaching and learning. Vocational preparation is also a vital part of the Key Stage 4 curriculum. It is broader than just Careers Guidance and is aimed at enabling young people to make informed decisions at every 1

important stage. An introduction to the working environment is included through Work Experience for all students and expert advice is available through individual careers counselling and advice about options post 16. Several vocational choices have also been introduced into the curriculum. Unfortunately we are not always able to provide every first choice of subject as in some cases the number of students who opt for a course is either too small to be viable, or too large. We therefore are asking students to choose a second and third preference. We will, however, endeavour to do all we can to ensure a student's first choice; if not, we will discuss the problem fully with individual students. External Examinations The courses described in this booklet are normally examined at the level of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Some other subjects are awarded Level 1 which is equivalent to Grades D to G at GCSE Level or Level 2, which is equivalent to grades A* to C. The examination system tests not only memory and the orderly presentation of facts, but also understanding, practical and other skills, plus the ability to apply that knowledge. It places emphasis upon continuous assessment of coursework, which requires particular skills of organisation of time and homework. All courses and examinations follow nationally agreed guide-lines, known as the ‘national criteria’. Within subjects there will be a choice of levels of assessment. Decisions concerning entry for examinations in each subject are made in Year 11 and parents will be fully consulted at every stage. Timetable of Events March/April Thurs 13 March Tuesday 18 March Wednesday 19 March 6 – 9 May May/June/July Tutor Group Time to be used for careers advice and issues connected with making a choice Careers Convention – Senior Staff available for discussion. Year 9 Parents Evening. Discussions with subject teachers, Careers Officers and senior staff – 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm Final choice forms to be returned to school Standard Assessment Tests – English, Mathematics, Science Individual interviews - confirmed choices

To Pupils The modern world makes serious demands upon us all and your school life should prepare you to face these challenges. You will also live in a world of information and communications technology which you will need to exploit. You will soon be faced with the first really big educational decision of your life - that of your future career. No-one can forecast the next ten years; the logical course to take is to keep one's options as wide as possible to give you the greatest chance in the greatest number of opportunities.

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How to Decide 1. 2. 3. 4. What subjects can you choose from? Find out essential facts - ask subject teachers, Heads of Departments and your Form Tutor. Do not be influenced by the decision of a friend or the personality of the teacher. Look carefully at the 'combination' of subjects. Make your decisions carefully.

The information in this booklet has been put together to help you. Read it carefully and ask for further explanation so you are confident you have made the right choice. Parents will no doubt be interested in the breakdown of the school’s examination results for the past 5 years. These show: Pupils achieving 5+ A* to C grades: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 57.0% 62.4% 65.1% 62.0% 70.0%

Pupils achieving 5+ A* to G grades: 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 98.8% 98.8% 96.8% 96.7% 95.5%

Our aim is that our students will continue to maintain, and even surpass, these high standards in the future. Yours sincerely

J D Pickerill Headteacher

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Frequently asked Questions
How do we decide who will be accepted onto a course if there are too many pupils? Pupils are asked to indicate a second, or a third, preference to provide us with information about the other subjects they would like to do. Where there are too many pupils all of them will be interviewed to establish why they wanted to study that subject and if an alternative would be just as satisfactory. In some cases pupils who have chosen two oversubscribed subjects are guaranteed a place on one, but have to study their second choice in another. In most cases the problems are resolved in this way. If there are still problems, selection criteria are developed based on levels of interest and aptitude. The aim is to be fair and equitable to all pupils. Parents are consulted and informed at various stages through this process. Are there other courses available? As we progress through the option process we will identify opportunities to offer more choice to pupils with particular interests, needs or aptitudes. The completion of the preference form is the beginning of a process and all possibilities are explored. Will all the courses run? There may be a situation where the take up of a particular subject is too small to make it viable, in which case it would not run. The maximum and minimum number of pupils does vary between subjects and so there is no single figure that can apply. Some new courses have been put on the preference form to see if there is sufficient interest. These courses will only run if they have sufficient pupils and if they can be timetabled successfully. What are Level 1 and Level 2 Course? All qualifications are approved and fit into the National Qualifications Framework. Each qualification is allocated a Level. Level 1 courses offer a qualification equivalent to GCSE grades D to G. Level 2 courses offer a qualification equivalent to GCSE grades A* to C. All GCSE courses therefore cover Levels 1 and 2. Some of the vocational courses are offered at either Level 1 or 2. In these cases it is important to place pupils in the appropriate level to ensure they can cope with the course and are appropriately challenged. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please tear off and return to Mr Woollen's pigeonhole if you have further questions If you have further questions, senior members of staff will be available at the front of the school at the Careers Convention on Thursday 13 March and the Parents Evening on Tuesday 18 March, or please contact Mr Woollen. You may wish to pose the question in the space below and an appointment can be arranged with a senior member of staff during the Parents Evening. Name of son/daughter: Question Form:

Signed: ____________________________ Please return to Mr Woollen's pigeonhole

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KEY STAGE 4 CURRICULUM Contents
Level THE CORE CURRICULUM CAREERS CITIZENSHIP ENGLISH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MATHEMATICS MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - GERMAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCIENCE SINGLE BLOCK SUBJECTS ART & DESIGN ASDAN/CERTIFICATE OF PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS (COPE) BUSINESS STUDIES DRAMA ENGINEERING GEOGRAPHY FRENCH HISTORY ICT – AIDA (Award in Digital Applications) MUSIC PHYSICAL EDUCATION TRIPLE AWARD SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SUBJECT ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS FOOD TECHNOLOGY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS RESISTANT MATERIALS TEXTILES DOUBLE BLOCK* SUBJECTS APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES AND BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE ICT- CIDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) SPORT (BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA) Page 7 8 8 9 10 11 12 12 13

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THE CORE CURRICULUM
These are compulsory subjects that, with limited exception, everyone takes. It includes:

CAREERS CITIZENSHIP ENGLISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Full course) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Core course) MATHEMATICS MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE - GERMAN (Based on attainment grades over the last 3 years) PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Core course) RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (Short Course) SCIENCE

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CAREERS EDUCATION
You will have a structured Careers Education programme in Years 9, 10 and 11. In Year 9 the course is designed to make you more aware of post 16 opportunities, to assess your own strengths and weaknesses and to help you prepare for future decision making both at 14 years and 16 years of age. In Year 10 the programme ensures that you gain a complete understanding of post 16 options. The introduction of new qualifications such as Vocational ‘A’ levels (ACVE) and NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) is making decision making more complex, particularly with the different levels within each of these qualifications, and so a significant amount of time is spent discussing both new and traditional qualifications. Progression beyond 18 years of age and the GCSE’s required for these new courses as well as traditional courses such as A level (whose structure has also changed) are also discussed in detail. Preparation for work experience is also an important part of Year 10 Careers. In Year 11 the emphasis is on application forms, the CV and interview skills, with significant support in lessons being provided by local industry and commerce. You will participate in two weeks of work experience currently just before half term in the Autumn Term of Year 11 and we also concentrate on reinforcing our work on post 16 options with verbal presentations by local colleges, industrialists, training providers etc. prior to the completion of the appropriate application forms. Local industrialists also provide support in the development of Interview Skills. Connexions Personal Advisers provide a vital supporting role throughout the Careers programme from Year 9, whilst in Year 11 we try to provide individual careers interviews with the Personal Advisers. Our Annual Careers Convention in March provides you and your parents with the opportunity to meet many representatives from local colleges, industry, training providers, the Armed Services and Careers Officers. You basically have a choice of 3 different routes when leaving school at 16 years of age: 1. To stay in full time education which may be in a Sixth Form College, eg Pontefract, Boothferry or John Leggott; or College of Further Education eg Selby or North Lindsey, Scunthorpe. About 75% of our pupils tend to choose this route. 2. To seek full time employment where currently there are a limited number of opportunities with companies such as British Energy, British Aerospace etc. Up to 15% of our pupils tend to be successful in pursuing this option. 3. To opt for a structured training programme, for example in the form of ‘NVQ Training’/Apprenticeships. Local training managers provide appropriate programmes with the emphasis on practical skills. Pupils receive a training grant (approximately £80 per week) and the programme usually lasts for up to 2 years. Up to 10% of our pupils currently tend to opt for this route. Full and detailed information about these 3 different routes will form an integral part of this Year 10 Careers Education programme.

For further information, please see:

Mr Sharphouse Head of Department

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CITIZENSHIP
From the summer term of 2008 Key Stage 4 pupils will study Citizenship as a subject. The following topics will be covered:• • • • • • • • • • The legal and human rights and responsibilities underpinning society and how they relate to citizens, including the role and operation of the criminal and civil justice systems. The origins and implications of the diverse national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK and the need for mutual respect and understanding The work of parliament, the government and the courts in making and shaping law The importance of playing an active part in democratic and electoral processes How the economy functions, including the role of business and financial services The opportunities for individuals and voluntary groups to bring about social change locally, nationally, in Europe and internationally The importance of the free press, and the media’s role in society, including the internet, in providing information and affecting opinion The rights and responsibilities of consumers, employers and employees The United Kingdom in relation to Europe, including the European Union, and relations with the Commonwealth and United Nations The wider issues and challenges of global interdependence and responsibility, including sustainable development and Local Agenda 21

Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to further develop their skills of enquiry and communication during this course. The course will lead to external accreditation.
For further information, please see:

Miss Sinclair or Mr Wilson

ENGLISH AND ENGLISH LITERATURE (GCSE)
You will all follow a course based on the WJEC English GCSE syllabus whose aims are to help you develop your: 1. understanding of the spoken word and the ability to take part in a variety of speaking and listening activities matching your style and response to different audiences and purposes 2. reading, understanding and response to all types of writing while improving information retrieval skills for the purpose of study 3. ability to construct and convey meaning in your written work using correct grammar and standard English and matching your style to the audience and purpose. The syllabus is assessed by terminal examination (60%) and coursework (40%). You will continue to be grouped in three ability bands. Pupils in most groups will also be entered for the WJEC English Literature GCSE (70% examination, 30% coursework). The WJEC syllabuses allow for assessment in a common folder. The department is currently piloting the Edexcel Adult Literacy onscreen 8

testing regime with a small number of pupils and this may expand during 2008-10. Individual teachers will inform their groups of the combinations of courses and assessment that will be used with them. Assessment English English Literature Examination 60% Examination 70% Coursework 40% Coursework 30%

For further information, please see:

Mr Williams

CORE ICT
All pupils will follow a core course in ICT focussing on the development of skills in relation to Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation. Pupils will be accredited with a GCSE equivalent qualification at the end of the course.

For further information, please see:

Mrs Rome ICT Manager

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MATHEMATICS
Everyone will follow a GCSE Mathematics course examined by the AQA examination board This course aims to enable candidates to: • • • • • • • • • develop a positive attitude to Mathematics consolidate basic skills and meet appropriately challenging work apply mathematical knowledge and understanding to solve problems think and communicate mathematically - precisely, logically and creatively appreciate the place and use of Mathematics in society apply mathematical concepts to situations arising in their own lives understand the interdependence of different branches of Mathematics work co-operatively, independently, practically and investigationally acquire a firm foundation for further study or for work

The GCSE course is split into 3 modules, each of which will be examined separately. The first module to be taught and examined will be Data Handling. This will be examined in November 2008. In June 2009 the next module, Number, will be examined. The final module comprises Shape and Space and Algebra – this will be examined in June 2010. Pupils will need to purchase a revision guide from school (currently £2.50) during Year 10. Parents and pupils should note that calculators are an essential piece of equipment and should be brought to all lessons as they cannot be provided by the department.

For further information, please see:

Mr Smith Head of Department

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MODERN LANGUAGES - GERMAN
You have used LOGO in KS3 and are familiar with the 4 attainment targets of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. You will be using LOGO 4 along with other materials in a topic based approach in KS4. The GCSE at the end of Year 11 covers the 4 skill areas, with equal weighting (ie 25% each). Listening (F) You will be expected to listen to and understand shorter items. (H) You will be expected to listen to and understand longer conversations and passages. (F) = Foundation (H) = Higher Reading (F) You will have to read and respond to shorter notices and signs. (H) You will have to read and respond to longer passages and articles. Writing This section is covered by coursework. You must complete a minimum of 3 pieces of coursework. The coursework makes up 25% of the total mark and is extremely important. Pupils must produce their best work and adhere to deadlines if they are to achieve their optimum overall grade. Speaking The test is in two sections: a) Role plays (2 situations eg. shopping or buying a ticket) b) A general conversation on two topics. Homework will continue to play an important part in the course. Vocabulary will be a key area and emphasis will be placed upon the regular learning of words and phrases. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to express yourselves confidently in the foreign language and to develop an awareness of German speaking countries. Knowledge of a foreign language is an extremely important skill in today's Europe and the department aims to help all pupils to develop a foreign language ability fully. Any contact with the foreign language will help to boost your knowledge and understanding. DVD with foreign subtitles, Satellite TV, Internet and Computer Assisted Learning are some of the options open to pupils at home. A trip abroad can also help to add enjoyment and context to what has been learnt.
For further information, please see:

Mr Banks Head of Department

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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You will have already received a good grounding in the ‘Core’ activities. The programme in Years 10/11 allows you to develop individual expertise in other areas to encourage your continued participation after leaving school. By using the local Leisure Centre periodically, we are able to offer badminton, volleyball, racquetball, squash, weight training and swimming in addition to the traditional sports already offered in school. Unfortunately the facilities are not free and a small charge is required to cover entry costs and transport. Representative teams continue to run for both boys and girls, with excellent results being achieved in the past. Those with exceptional ability have gone on to represent the District and County. It is expected in the Department that you continue to wear the regulation school kit, which must be named and kept clean. The wearing of watches and jewellery during PE lessons is not permitted as it can cause injury to both the wearer and others. Due to occasional problems experienced with collecting valuables and money, please ensure that you place them in a named container.
For further information, please see:

Mr Simm Head of Department

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Pupils are currently following the Religious Education GCSE full course. This is the OCR examination board (Oxford and Cambridge). The course is entitled Philosophy and Ethics. Pupils will study four philosophy topics and four topics. These topics will be:The Nature of God (Year 9) Religion and Science (Year 9) Death and the Afterlife (Year 10) Good and Evil (Year 9) Religion and Medical Ethics (Year 10) Wealth and Poverty (Year 9) Religion Peace and Justice (Year 10) Religion and Human Relationships (Year 10) This course gives pupils the opportunity to further both their knowledge and understanding, but also gives them time to reflect upon their own beliefs, opinions and ideas. It is expected that students will sit the examination at the end of Year 10. Pupils studying Level 1 Engineering, Hair and Beauty or the CACHE course at college will study a short course RE leading to half a GCSE.
For further information, please see:

Mrs Yates Head of Religious Education

SCIENCE (GCSE)

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During Years 10 and 11 students will work towards two GCSE qualifications; GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science. The first GCSE will be examined at the end of Year 10 and is designed to be a foundation for the ideas to be developed in GCSE Additional Science studied in Year 11. The main content areas of GCSE Science are as follows: Biology
how the nervous system and hormones allow us to respond to changes. how we can keep our bodies healthy. the effects of using and abusing drugs. how we defend ourselves against infectious diseases. how living things adapt to their environment. variation and genetics. how living things evolve. how humans affect the environment. -

Chemistry
how we get building materials from the rocks. where metals come from and how we use them. how we get fuels from crude oil. how we make polymers and ethanol from oil. how plant oils can be used. how the Earth and its atmosphere have changed. -

Physics
how heat energy can move from one place to another. how we can use energy efficiently. how we use electrical devices. how we can generate electricity. how can we safely use the energy in the electromagnetic spectrum. how we can use radioactivity safely. how the Universe was formed and is changing.

The new syllabus provides progression to A Level and makes use of the subject specialisms we have preserved at Snaith School. How is it assessed? The work is assessed through three, 45 minute examinations (75%) and one Centre Assessed Practical activity carried out in lessons under exam conditions (25%) in Year 10. This pattern is repeated in Year 11.

For further information, please see:

Mrs Robinson Head of Science

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SINGLE BLOCK SUBJECTS
The following subjects occupy one timetable block, normally 5 hours over two weeks. ART & DESIGN GCSE

ASDAN/CERTIFICATE OF PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS BUSINESS STUDIES GCSE DRAMA GCSE ENGINEERING BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE LEVEL 2 (Equivalent to 2 GCSEs Grades A*-C GEOGRAPHY GCSE FRENCH GCSE HISTORY GCSE IT AiDA GCSE MUSIC GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TRIPLE AWARD SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SUBJECTS: RESISTANT MATERIALS GCSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS GCSE FOOD TECHNOLOGY GCSE GRAPHIC PRODUCTS GCSE TEXTILES GCSE

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ART AND DESIGN
What is the Course About? The course has been devised to achieve as wide a range of visual experience and expertise as possible. It is a demanding course but it provides a high level of personal satisfaction and pleasure. Who is it Suitable For? You should have an interest and enjoyment in art. You should also be prepared to invest the time needed to reach your highest standard. This course will provide a good basis for any post-16 further study at A level or any of the numerous Art & Design specialist courses available. Indeed, over the years we have established a high reputation with our post-16 partners. Coupled with this is the role Art & Design experience can have as a vehicle of self-discovery, resulting in creative and more fulfilled members of our society: Art & Design can be a good investment. Evidence of Art & Design is present in all aspects of our environment. Art & Design skills have innumerable connections with professions and trades - Architecture, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Product Design, Interior Design, Photography, Animation, Web-site design, the TV, Video and Film industries, Advertising, the Printing industry and many more. What Will I Study? It is a GCSE course which requires a broad study of the basic principles and techniques involved in Art and Design. You will follow a directed course which will include: Drawing/Painting, Design/Graphics, 3D work, Photography and Digital Imaging. How Will it be Assessed? The course is assessed through 60% coursework and 40% terminal examination. The terminal examination allows four weeks preparation before completing a ten hour unaided piece of work. Both components are internally marked and externally moderated.

For more information see Mr Kibbler

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ASDAN / Certificate of Personal
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Effectiveness (COPE)

ASDAN is an awarding body specialising in accrediting achievement in personal skills development. The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness qualification is fully approved by exam boards and is available at three levels. The aims of the qualification are to enable candidates: • To develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key and employability skills leading to personal effectiveness • To broaden experience and manage learning through the enrichment activities provided by the ASDAN challenges • To receive formal recognition and accreditation for the above What will I study? The awards are divided into twelve modules, each with 3 sections. Challenges from sections A and B are appropriate for COPE Level 1; at least 6 challenges must be chosen from Section C in order to achieve COPE Level 2. Modules are:  Communication  Independent Living  Health and Fitness  International Links How will I be assessed? To achieve the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, candidates must gain credits by completing challenges and providing evidence to demonstrate skills development in six areas at the appropriate level. Candidates will need to: • Complete required number of challenges to gain credits (120 hours of work at levels 1 & 2) • Action plan, record achievements and review progress on challenges and skills development, with a tutor • Present a Portfolio of Evidence which documents work for the challenges, and provides at least one example of work on each of the skills units: Introduction to Working with Others, Introduction to Improving Own Learning and Performance, Introduction to Problem Solving, Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research, Communicating through Discussion and Planning and giving an Oral Presentation What qualification do I get? This is not a GCSE course but the COPE Level 1 Certificate is equivalent to GCSE Grade E and Level 2 is equivalent to GCSE Grade B. For more information see Ms Bramley  Citizenship and Community  The Environment  Work Related Learning and Enterprise  Expressive Arts  Sport and Leisure  Vocational Preparation  Science and Technology  Beliefs and Values

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BUSINESS STUDIES GCSE
Business is a popular subject at all levels (60% of all college and university courses are in business related subjects) it is very likely that at some time in the future you will find yourself studying it! All jobs are in a business of some kind and the skills and knowledge learnt from a business course will be of value to yourself and make you attractive to an employer. What is this course about? This subject looks at the way that businesses are set up, financed, organised and controlled, how people are recruited and motivated to work, how goods and services are developed and marketed and how governments and other organisations help and hinder business. We will use Business Simulation software so that you can actually set up and experience the running of a business. You will be able to compete with other pupils in the school and also enter the PROSHARE competition where you will buy Shares and see if you can win a trip to New York! This course will prepare you well for running a business as part of the Young Enterprise Company programme in Year 10. Who is it suitable for? This course is very popular and has been taught at Snaith for the past 18 years. A GCSE in Business Studies
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develops communication, research, IT and analytical skills. will help you qualify for A/AS levels, vocational courses and then higher education. has direct relevance to jobs in all types of businesses (e.g. manufacturing, retail, sport & leisure, hospitality, office admin and IT). can provide a foundation for running your own business. combines well with all other subjects allowing a broad career choice e.g. + art (advertising, design), + history and English (law, civil service), + modern languages (overseas business, travel and tourism), + maths and science (banking, engineering).

What will I Study? The ownership and objectives of businesses Marketing and advertising Finance and accounting Employment and people in business Production in business External influences on business activity How will I be Assessed? The final grade is made up of two elements
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75% final examination - consisting of one 2 hour paper that can be taken at two levels, Foundation (Grades C - G) or Higher (Grades A* - D) 25% coursework - involving the investigation and proposal of a solution to a real life business problem.

If you require further information please ask Mr Warren

DRAMA
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What is the Course About? This is a GCSE course run by AQA. It is a largely practical subject involving working in groups to prepare scripted, improvised and devised drama. Set text plays will also be read, discussed and analysed. You will learn about stage lighting, costume, props, set design and directing as well as developing acting techniques and skills. You will be taken to study professional performances and encouraged to see live theatre yourself. Who is it Suitable For? You should enjoy practical Drama and be able to write essays confidently as most of the written work is in this format. This course builds self-confidence, communication skills, creativity and the ability to work as part of a team. It would be an ideal course for anyone wishing to work with the public, eg working with children, police, sales, teaching, banking, hairdressing, law etc. A good attendance is necessary since it is almost impossible to 'catch up' with practical group work, and group members are dependent upon each other for their practical assessment marks. Severe problems in this area may result in removal from the course. What Will I Study? Practical Drama You will work in groups of 3-5. Each practical piece will take at least 9 weeks to prepare and will last about 15-20 minutes. Marks are submitted for the best work completed during the 2 year course. Usually 4 practical pieces are completed and the 2 highest marks are selected. You are assessed on your rehearsals, performance and the ability to complete a written evaluation of your work. Written Work You will learn how to analyse set plays from a performance point of view and explain how sections could be acted out. You will review a live professional performance by visiting the Theatre and making notes on the acting and staging which will later be written up as an essay. You will evaluate your own and others’ performances in school. There is a written coursework element of a 500 word essay for each practical piece comparing your piece with another text. Homework There will be homework involving learning lines, reading plays, writing extended evaluations of performances you have been to see and completing research tasks. This course is very different to Year 9. There is a great deal of candidate choice in creation of the content of the course and group work. How is the Work Assessed? 60% of the marks are awarded for practical coursework assessed by your teacher and 40% is awarded through written examination (2 hours – 2 essay questions) For more information see Mrs Baddon

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ENGINEERING BTEC FIRST
(Equivalent to 2 GCSEs Grades A*-C)

CERTIFICATE (Level 2)

What is the Course About? There is a shortage of qualified engineers both locally and in the country as a whole. This course will allow you to develop the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed to work in Engineering. It is a mixture of theory and practical work. Who is it Suitable For? This is a level 2 course equivalent to 2 GCSEs, grades A*-C. You will need an interest in engineering and able to work to deadlines. What Will I Study? You will study two core units and two specialist units. Core Units Unit 1: Working Practices in Engineering - The aim of this unit is to deal with Health and Safety; the essential working practices of engineering to ensure that you appreciate potential hazards. Unit 2: Using and Interpreting Engineering Information – will show you how to use different types of information when working with engineering drawings, technical charts and other sources. Unit 3: Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques - Provide the learner with an introduction to CAD and to enable learners to produce engineering drawings. Unit 4: Machining Techniques - Provides a detailed understanding of manufacturing processes of generating and forming of shapes through machining. How Will I Be Assessed? Assessment is through portfolio work and practical assessment by you teacher. This course has only 4 possible levels of attainment:Distinction (equivalent GCSE grade A) Merit (GCSE grade B) Pass (grade C) Fail Therefore, only pupils who are prepared to make a commitment to hard work need apply – only 25% of the time will be spent on practical tasks the remaining time and regular homework will be spent on completing assignments that are essential to passing the course. For more information see Mr Woollen

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GEOGRAPHY GCSE
What is the Course About? This GCSE course provides a thematic approach to studying people and the natural environment. The course is designed to develop a sound understanding and knowledge of geographical themes, issues and skills. Who is it Suitable For? You should have an interest in the world and the environment. What Will I Study? You will study a variety of topics from the following list Tectonic Activity Rocks and Landscapes People and the Natural Environment Glacial Landscapes Ecosystems Settlement Industry Managing Resources People and the Human Environment

Case studies and examples are studied at a variety of scales and in differing environments including areas at various stages of economic development. Fieldwork will include a day in Whitby to investigate the Impact of Tourism in Whitby and half day in Goole investigating land use zones. Studying geography at GCSE will help to develop many of the abilities and skills that employers are looking for: It is also recognised as a valuable subject for a range of jobs which require a knowledge of the world in which we live. It is a popular A level subject and leads to qualification at Degree Level. The type of work in Geography helps you to develop: • Good communication skills • The ability to work in a team • The ability to manage and organise • Skills in analysing information • Numeracy and literacy • The ability to ask questions and then find the answers • ICT skills • Spatial awareness • Environmental and social awareness How will the work be assessed?
An individual enquiry based on fieldwork observations in Whitby is awarded 25% whilst the

Examination counts for 75%. For more information see Mrs O’Rourke

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MODERN LANGUAGES - FRENCH
You have used Métro in KS3 and are familiar with the 4 attainment targets of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. You will be using Métro 4 along with other materials in a topic based approach in KS4. The GCSE at the end of Year 11 covers the 4 skill areas, with equal weighting (ie 25% each). Listening (F) You will be expected to listen to and understand shorter items. (H) You will be expected to listen to and understand longer conversations and passages. (F) = Foundation (H) = Higher Reading (F) You will have to read and respond to shorter notices and signs. (H) You will have to read and respond to longer passages and articles. Writing This section is covered by coursework. You must complete a minimum of 3 pieces of coursework. The coursework makes up 25% of the total mark and is extremely important. Pupils must produce their best work and adhere to deadlines if they are to achieve their optimum overall grade. Speaking The test is in two sections: a) Role plays (2 situations eg. shopping or buying a ticket) b) A general conversation on two topics. Homework will continue to play an important part in the course. Vocabulary will be a key area and emphasis will be placed upon the regular learning of words and phrases. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to express yourselves confidently in the foreign language and to develop an awareness of French speaking countries. Knowledge of a foreign language is an extremely important skill in today's Europe and the department aims to help all pupils to develop a foreign language ability fully. Any contact with the foreign language will help to boost your knowledge and understanding. DVD with foreign subtitles, Satellite TV, Internet and Computer Assisted Learning are some of the options open to pupils at home. A trip abroad can also help to add enjoyment and context to what has been learnt.
For further information, please see:

S Banks Head of Department

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HISTORY GCSE
What is the Course About? This is a GCSE course. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the development of skills (i.e. what you can do), rather than the memorisation of facts and dates. You are encouraged to develop an understanding of the past through the use of historical evidence. Who is it Suitable For? You should have an interest in the past and how it influences the present events. You should be prepared to use a lot of written material and sources and to make detailed notes for revision classes. You will be taught in a mixed ability class. What Will I Study? The course followed is the AQA syllabus A - Schools Council History. It is divided into four sections, each considering a particular aspect of history. The first part, ‘Development through Time (Medicine)’, encourages you to consider how things change over time and why. The second section, the Modern World Study, concentrates on an area of the world where there is conflict of interest (i.e. Northern Ireland). It is hoped to give you a better appreciation of the present by studying the historical background of certain situations. In the Summer term, you will follow the ‘History Around Us’ course which emphasises that history can be seen and appreciated all around us. This involves an individual research study of Snaith Church. Year 11 will be spent studying ‘The American West 1840-1895’. By studying a very short period of time it will be possible for you to gain a much greater understanding of what it was like to live at that time. How is it Assessed? Your work is assessed through Examination (75%) and Coursework (25%) Everybody will sit the same exam. For more information see Mr Elsley

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ICT -AIDA (AWARD IN DIGITAL APPLICATIONS) 1 GCSE
DiDa is a revolutionary new suite of ICT qualifications to be launched by the exam board Edexcel in 2005. Unique in its scope, philosophy and delivery methods, it is designed to connect pupils more closely with their goals, in further education or employment, as a suite of qualifications it progresses from: ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ Award (AiDA) – equivalent to 1 GCSE (CiDA) – equivalent to 2 GCSE’s

Certificate

Diploma (DiDA) – equivalent to 4 GCSE’s

The qualification is paperless, making pupils' evidence searchable, dynamic and interactive. It promotes creative use of applications, and its real-life, goal orientated emphasis is involving and stimulating. We live in an age of information overload – TV, radio, text messaging, web and email, telephone, video, DVD and CD to say nothing of newspapers, magazines and face-toface conversations. How do we manage all the information we receive? How do we judge its usefulness? How can we present it clearly and effectively so it communicates the message we want to convey? This is the keystone of the entire suite of awards available within the DiDA This course will support pupils' learning and help maximise their achievements across the curriculum. Content – USING ICT • Researching information sources – involving the Internet and email • Working with Information – involving databases and spreadsheets • Presenting Information – using digital media • Displaying Information – using Dreamweaver and Flash animation • Communicating – all forms of communication media, radio, TV, email • Planning, monitoring and evaluating your work • Creating an e-portfolio online to showcase your work (N.B.There is an opportunity to gain the industry standard Macromedia Associate Qualification in the Web Design tools Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash) The unit is about 90 hours of work with a 30 hour Summative Brief Project. This applied ICT qualification gives you the chance to learn how ICT is used in modern businesses and to develop skills in the Digital Applications marketplace. What can I do with my AiDA  CiDA  DiDA? Progress through the above routes and continue at Post 16 with Advanced DiDa For more information see Mrs Rome

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MUSIC
What is the Course About? This is a GCSE course which involves both the theory and practice of making music. Who is it for? You should have an interest in music. You should enjoy playing an instrument or singing and ideally supported by instrumental or vocal tuition (in school or privately) throughout Years 10 and 11. What Will I Study? 1. Composing - 25% of the marks This involves producing a folio of one composition based on the area of study “Music for Special events”. A recording must be included and there needs to be either a notated score or a written account of the music (or both). This is internally assessed. Performing - 25% of the marks This involves performing a solo piece and an ensemble piece. These are recorded in school and are internally assessed. Producing an Integrated Assignment – 25% of the marks This involves producing ONE composition, arising from the remaining areas of study: a) Music from film b) Music for dance c) Orchestral landmarks d) Popular song, since 1960 This assignment is issued in the Spring term of Year 11 and the composition has to be completed by a set deadline. It has to be submitted with a notated or graphic score. It must be recorded (ICT or live performance is accepted). There will also be a 30 minute written exam in may of Year 11. The composition, recording and exam are externally assessed Listening Paper – 25% of marks. 1 hour 15 minutes exam in year 11 based on all five areas of study. This is externally assessed.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION (GCSE)
What is the Course About? The GCSE Physical Education course provides a comprehensive and detailed study into physical education and sport both through theory and in practice. Who is it Suitable For? You should have an interest in and an enjoyment taking part in sport. The course provides an excellent basis if you are aiming to pursue a career in sport or leisure, or because you have an interest in sport. Pupils considering the GCSE course must have some basic practical ability in PE activities in school. The PE staff will give advice on your suitability if in doubt. Courses at BTEC National Level and ‘A’ levels are available at College if required and the subject can be studied to degree level. What Will I Study? The theory of physical education covers aspects of anatomy and physiology, skills development, fitness, training and injury, social issues and an examination of the nature of Physical Education. In practical work you will consider a range of sports and physical activities in great detail. Study will focus on the teaching, coaching and performance factors. For assessment purposes you are assessed in 4 areas or activities. How is the Work Assessed? Your work is assessed through Examination (40%) and Coursework /Practical Sport (60%) For more information see Mr Simm

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Triple Award Science
What is this course about? This is a GCSE course that will enable students to gain separate science qualifications in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Running in parallel with the GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science courses that all students will follow, it will further develop science knowledge and understanding in these areas. Who is it suitable for? You should have a strong interest in the Sciences and be aiming to achieve Level 6+ in SATs. What will I study? The course followed is part of the AQA Science suite, and is explained below. Modules 1 and 2 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics are studied in ‘normal’ science lessons with modules 3 in these subjects being covered in the option lessons. Students taking the Triple Award Science route will not be entered for GCSE Science or Additional Science. The main content areas of the course are as follows: Biology Diffusion and osmosis of materials into and out of cells The function of the lungs, circulation system and kidneys Microorganisms and their use in industry Chemistry The development of the Periodic Table and chemical trends within it Strong and weak acids and alkalis Water quality Energy changes in chemical reactions Simple analytical techniques Physics More forces Properties of light and sound Further work on electricity, including motors and transformers The life cycle of stars How is it assessed? Your work is assessed through three, 45 min examinations (75%) and three Centre Assessed Practical activities carried out in lessons under exam conditions (25%). For more information see Mrs Robinson

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TECHNOLOGY SUBJECTS
The aim of the Technology Department is to improve your ability to analyse problems, evaluate solutions and communicate ideas graphically as well as providing a working knowledge of tools, materials and techniques. In addition, we try to make you aware of the important role that Design and Technology plays in a modern industrial society as well as the value it can be in using your own leisure time in a constructive and beneficial way. The courses are demanding but they are also very rewarding; pupils gain personal satisfaction and a sense of achievement in producing work of a standard often higher than they thought themselves capable. All the courses include a common element – a problem solving approach; pupils will work through a clearly defined design process to create their own solution to a design problem. There are also compulsory elements in each course that are aimed at improving skills and knowledge but they also include projects which offer a wide range of choice of individual work. The assessment method for all the courses is the same: 60% of the total final mark is allocated to coursework – this is a major project carried out in school over a period of 2 to 3 terms. This gives pupils every opportunity to achieve a good final mark. The remaining 40% is awarded in a final written examination, so thorough learning and preparation is essential in order to secure the higher grades. Time is allocated in the programme of work for this preparation to be done.
Course Titles: Electronic Products Food Technology Graphic Products Resistant Materials Textiles Technology

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS This course builds upon the work already undertaken in lower school. Pupils are expected to produce a high standard of design work, manufacture an electronic circuit and a suitable case. The course involves learning the theoretical knowledge of Electronics. During this course pupils will use specialist ICT software to model circuits and CAD to produce circuit boards. Pupils will be required to produce a number of different circuits. FOOD TECHNOLOGY This course provides the opportunity to investigate the complex nature of food as a material - its composition, structure and properties. Food products are designed and made through project work, building on the Year 9 biscuit project. There are several short projects in Year 10 and a major project in Year 11. Basic skills are taught during Year 10 projects. In Year 11 pupils work independently as food technologists in the ‘test kitchen’ of a food company, developing products for the retail market. During this course there is extensive use of ICT for sensory testing, costing, nutritional analysis and digital photography.

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Food manufacturing and industrial processing is studied – usually from videos and books. Work linked with industry takes place where possible. GRAPHIC PRODUCTS This course aims at developing ability and skills in a range of topics including free-hand and formal drawing, eg orthographic, isometric, perspective and building plans; media techniques; cardboard engineering, eg ‘pop-ups’ and packaging; communicating information, eg charts, instruction leaflets, using computer aided drawing. Year 10 work provides a wide range of experience that can be developed into the project work in Year 11. The same problem solving approach is used and pupils will be required to complete a major project for the coursework, the emphasis being on designing, drawing, using ICT including CAD/CAM where possible to produce a final solution to the chosen problem. This is a challenging course and pupils produce high quality work. RESISTANT MATERIALS (working with wood, metal, plastic) This course deals mainly with designing and making skills, developing much of the work covered in Lower School to a higher level, but also looking at and using some mass production methods. You will learn more about resistant materials like wood, metal and plastic and how to work with them, but you may also work with other materials where appropriate and available. You will be required to produce a major project for your GCSE coursework - this will involve designing and making a product largely of your own choice the only restrictions being size and cost. TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY The GCSE Textiles Technology course is taught via one main project in year 10, and a major project in year 11. You will have the opportunity to work in the context of both “fashion”, “accessories” and “interiors”, tailoring your choices toward your individual interests. All designing and making skills are taught throughout each of these projects. Knowledge and understanding of fibres and fabrics and the application of information communication technology are essential elements and are integrated into all areas of the course. You will be encouraged to adopt the role and practices of designers in industry, including an awareness of manufacturing process, leading to the production of quality, practical outcomes. For more information see your subject teacher

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DOUBLE BLOCK SUBJECTS
The following subjects occupy TWO timetable blocks, normally 10 hours over two weeks These subjects are designed to introduce you to particular career paths. They also focus on different ways of learning with a greater emphasis on working independently and in groups, solving problems and working more closely with business and services outside school.

Level 1/2 APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES WITH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3 GCSEs) HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (2 GCSEs) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – CIDA (2 GCSEs) SPORT BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA (4 GCSEs) Course information has been distributed and applications to take part in one of these College courses has already taken place

Level 1 Courses CARING FOR CHILDREN (CACHE Foundation Award) HAIR AND BEAUTY (2 NVQ qualifications) PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS WITH BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (1 NVQ qualifications, 1 C&G certificate) BUSINESS, RETAIL AND ADMINISTRATION HOSPITALITY AND CATERING

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APPLIED BUSINESS STUDIES SYSTEMS

WITH BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Business is a popular subject at all levels (60% of all college and university courses are in a business related subject) it is very likely that at some time in the future you will find yourself studying it! All jobs are in a business of some kind and the skills and knowledge learnt from a business course will be of value to yourself and make you attractive to an employer. What are these courses about? The Applied Business course will allow you to develop a good knowledge and understanding of Business. Visits are made to local companies and the local Education Business Link Organisation usually organise some interesting events where, e.g. pupils have had the chance to work with professional eg. from Viking FM. The Business and Communication Systems course is mainly ICT based but draws on the wide range of business knowledge and skills gained from the above course.

We will use Business Simulation software so that you can actually set up and experience the running of a business. You will be able to compete with other pupils in the school and also enter the PROSHARE competition where you will buy Shares and see if you can win a trip to New York! This course will prepare you well for running a business as part of the Young Enterprise Company programme in Year 10.
Who is it suitable for? The Applied Business course is equivalent to two GCSEs grades A* - G. Since a lot of coursework is involved you will have to enjoy this method of assessment. The BACS course is a GCSE qualification and will appeal to pupils who enjoy the practical application of ICT skills. What will I Study? • The Applied Business course looks at the following main areas:• Business Finance • The work of the Human resources or Personnel department in recruitment, selection and training • Health and Safety • Business location theory, ownership and aims • The departments that operate in a business • How Businesses Communicate • How businesses are influenced by such things as competitors, laws and economic conditions You will also learn a lot about ICT from the BACs course. How will I be assessed? The Applied Business course is assessed by the results of three units: Unit One – Investigating Business (coursework): two businesses are looked at in depth regarding their location, ownership, aims, activities, departments, communication and external influences. (33.3%)  Unit Two – People in Business and Customer Care (coursework): this looks at how staff are recruited, what their rights are and how they are trained. (33.3%)  Unit Three – Finance: This is an examination based assessment (a 1 ½ hour paper – single tier entry) looking at business finance. There are two possible sittings, one in January, one in June – the highest mark goes forward. (33.3%) The BACs course is assessed by two exams. (A theory paper and a practical paper using a computer to complete tasks) For more information see Mr Warren

GCSE HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (DOUBLE AWARD)
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In this course you will learn about the health, social care and early years sectors and how personal development can affect our development and our health. We shall also be looking at a range of jobs in the care sector. The course is made up of three units. These are: Unit 1 2 3 • • • Title Health, Social Care and early years provision Promoting health and wellbeing Understanding personal development and relationships Type of Assessment Portfolio Portfolio Externally tested

In Unit 1 you will study the health, social care and early years services provision. This means looking at the services available and how they are organised. In Unit 2 you will be asked to think about the factors that affect health and well being and ways of supporting health improvements. You will be asked to use methods to measure an individuals health status. Unit 3 gives you information about the different factors that can affect growth and development and about major life changes showing how people deal with them.

You may, as part of your course visit health, social care and early years services, or you may have visits from specialists in the care sector. Such visits will be very useful for coursework, but a mature and responsible attitude will be necessary. Classwork will be a mixture of worksheets, groupwork, videos, discussion work and activities. You will collect the work for your assignments for Unit1 and Unit 2 in a portfolio. You will have this work marked and graded by your teacher and will have a chance to improve it before being seen by the examiner. It will be very important to hand work in on time.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CiDA – CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL APPLICATIONS) 2 GCSEs
N.B. - YOU WILL STUDY THE SINGLE OPTION (AiDA) plus the following: See the course details for AiDA in the Single Option section Unit 2 - Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) - 2 GCSE'sThis unit will help you to design your own multi-media applications, as well as take a critical look at multimedia in the world around you. It develops pupils' ability to design and create effective on-screen multimedia products such as websites, e-books and simulations with a strong emphasis on fitness for purpose. You will collect your own multimedia products – music, images and web design Content - MULTIMEDIA • Investigating multimedia products • Designing and developing multimedia products • Prototyping and testing • Presenting multimedia products in an e-portfolio • Project planning, monitoring and evaluation • Creating a multimedia e-portfolio • You must be able to reflect critically, evaluate and enhance improvements to projects • Be able to manage projects over a period of weeks and meet DEADLINES • Have a good attendance record because the course is 100% coursework and you will require all the time available to produce the evidence required to meet the deadlines (There is an opportunity to gain the industry standard Macromedia Associate Qualification in the Web Design tools Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash) N.B. FURTHER EXTENSION TO DiDA. There may be an opportunity to extend your qualification further to achieve the DiDa Qualification though you must realise the commitment and time factor involved: Unit 3 - Certificate in Digital Applications (DiDA) - 4 GCSE's Content - GRAPHICS • You will investigate the range of graphic products on web sites, photographs, magazines and media, to learn how to capture material to use in your own work • Developing graphic images using vector based and bitmap based software • Preparing images and planning an e-exhibition Unit 4 - Certificate in Digital Applications (DiDA) - 4 GCSE's Content - ENTERPRISE • Digital technology in the role of enterprise and financial planning • Communications in a Business theme • Create Business plans, advertising, and market research • Advertising and Promotion – creating an e-Business Plan For more information see Mrs Rome

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SPORT-BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA (AN EQUIVALENT 4 GCSES GRADES A*-C)
What is the Course About? BTEC Sport is a course designed for pupils who are interested sports and the sports industry. It is a mixture of theory and practical sporting activities in a range of different sports. Who is it Suitable For? This is a Level 2 course equivalent to 4 GCSEs, grades A*-C. You will need to have an interest in sport and the sport industry and be able to work to deadlines. The course will be jointly taught by staff at Goole College and by Snaith staff at school. What Will I Study? Unit 1. The Body in Sport A healthy body is an amazing piece of machinery which allows us to go from total rest to all out sprinting in a matter of seconds. This unit explores the foundation of how the body works. It will enable you to understand the structure and function of the skeleton, muscles, heart and the respiratory system. Unit 2: Health, Safety and Injury in Sport Any person who takes part in sport is at risk of sustaining injury. This unit will enable you to have a good understanding of health and safety and how sports men and women can take precautions in order to try to ensure people involved in sport avoid injury. And a number of units from the following: Practical Sport - Focuses on developing and improving your own practical sports performance. The Sports Industry - Gives you the opportunity to investigate the many elements that make up the multi-million pound sports industry. Preparation for Sport – Will give you an insight into the essential preparation required for successful sports performance. Planning and Leading Sports Activities - Provides you with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and lead a range of practical sports activities. Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport. Will help you develop at least one specific technical skill. Fitness for Sports Performance. Where you will work with experienced and proficient coaching staff and other experts such as personal trainers. How is the Work Assessed? Assessment is through portfolio work, written assignments and practical assessment by you teachers.. For more information see Mr Simm or Mr Wilson 33

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Name ________________________

Form __________

SNAITH SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 PREFERENCE FORM, 2008-10 This form must be returned to your Form Tutor by Wednesday 19 March. The completion of this form is the beginning of a process and all possibilities are explored. You must answer the questions correctly and provide us with the information we need. Please remember it may not be possible to study all the subjects you want but we will get as close as we possibly can. There are 4 possible timetable blocks, though for most people 1 will be occupied by German and a second will be occupied by a Technology. This leaves 2 timetable blocks. We ask you to provide more information so we can find the best fit. 1. You should decide first of all if you want to study a Double Option Subject as one of your choices. These subjects occupy an equivalent to one day each week, so you have to enjoy the subject. You will only be able to study one double block subject or you may prefer to study only single block subjects. Double Block Subjects Level 1/2 Applied Business Studies and Business Communication Systems Health and Social Care ICT – Certificate in Digital Applications Sport (BTEC First Diploma) Double Block Subjects Level 1 Caring for Children (CACHE) Hair and Beauty Performing Engineering Operations with Building and Construction. (Level 1) Business, Retail and Administration Hospitality and Catering You can only TICK one

Tick if you have been allocated a college course

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2. Show your preferences in order by indicating 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th preference below. Single Block Subjects Art and Design ASDAN/Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Business Studies Drama Engineering (BTEC First Certificate) Geography French History ICT – AIDA (Award in Digital Applications) Music Physical Education Triple Award Science Indicate 1st, 2nd, 3rd ,4th, 5th preference

3. Choose from the following Technology subjects Technology Subject Resistant Materials Electronic Products Food Technology Graphic Products Textiles Put a 1st and 2nd Preference

Possible Career (if known) ________________________

THIS FORM IS A COPY AND SHOULD BE KEPT FOR YOUR REFERENCE

Name ________________________ 36

Form __________

SNAITH SCHOOL KEY STAGE 4 PREFERENCE FORM, 2008-10 This form must be returned to your Form Tutor by Wednesday 19 March. The completion of this form is the beginning of a process and all possibilities are explored. You must answer the questions correctly and provide us with the information we need. Please remember it may not be possible to study all the subjects you want but we will get as close as we possibly can. There are 4 possible timetable blocks, though for most people 1 will be occupied by German and a second will be occupied by a Technology. This leaves 2 timetable blocks. We ask you to provide more information so we can find the best fit. 1. You should decide first of all if you want to study a Double Option Subject as one of your choices. These subjects occupy an equivalent to one day each week, so you have to enjoy the subject. You will only be able to study one double block subject or you may prefer to study only single block subjects. Double Block Subjects Level 1/2 Applied Business Studies and Business Communication Systems Health and Social Care ICT – Certificate in Digital Applications Sport (BTEC First Diploma) Double Block Subjects Level 1 Caring for Children (CACHE) Hair and Beauty Performing Engineering Operations with Building and Construction. (Level 1) Business, Retail and Administration Hospitality and Catering You can only TICK one

Tick if you have been allocated a college course

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2. Show your preferences in order by indicating 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th preference below. Single Block Subjects Art and Design ASDAN/Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Business Studies Drama Engineering (BTEC First Certificate) Geography French History ICT – AIDA (Award in Digital Applications) Music Physical Education Triple Award Science Indicate 1st, 2nd, 3rd ,4th, 5th preference

3. Choose from the following Technology subjects Technology Subject Resistant Materials Electronic Products Food Technology Graphic Products Textiles Possible Career (if known) ________________________ Pupils Signature ________________________________ Parents Signature _______________________________ Any Comments or Questions _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ Put a 1st and 2nd Preference

THIS FORM MUST BE RETURNED TO YOUR FORM TUTOR BY WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH

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