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St. Mary’s Church of England High School A Specialist Humanities College Wednesday 23rd November 2011

Post-16 Education Evening

St Mary’s Sixth Form Introduction We are very pleased to introduce you to post-16 study at St Mary’s; this booklet gives information for prospective students and their parents. Post-16 education should be considered carefully; the choices you make now will have farreaching implications for your future and you must make these choices using all of the possible information available to you. There are various reasons why you may choose to continue in education:   

You enjoy studying and would like to pursue your favourite subjects at a higher level and/or begin a new course of study You have a particular career in mind which needs a qualification gained through higher education, or you want relevant vocational experience to enable you to embark on that career path You have no definite career plans, but you would like to continue your education and improve your qualifications and skills

All of these are especially valid in the increasingly competitive employment and education market. The advantages in choosing to stay on at St Mary’s are:     

You will be taught by staff who know you well and can support you to make excellent progress There is no need for ‘settling-in’ to a new place and so less time is lost at the beginning of the course. This is especially important because the first examinations occur in the January of Year 12 In some subjects there are smaller teaching groups than you have been used to and so you get more individual attention and active participation St Mary’s students have an excellent track-record in moving on to their first choice universities (including Oxbridge) and careers You will have opportunities to take on more responsibility and enjoy privileges in an institution with which you are already familiar

OFSTED says “Students are entirely happy with the academic and personal support they receive, and appreciative: ‘You get personal attention here.’ There are many opportunities for them to contribute to school life and the community and also “Teaching is predominantly good” Courses and Curriculum We offer a full range of subjects at level 2 (GCSE and equivalent) and level 3 (AS and A level and equivalent). Vocational and applied courses are included alongside the more traditional academic subjects. We aim to give maximum possible flexibility in the curriculum so that so that you will have access to the fullest range of opportunities beyond Year 13.

Enrichment activities are an integral part of Sixth Form life at St. Mary’s; all students take part in extra-curricular activities, community service in and out of school and trips to enhance their subject studies. Through these experiences our senior students develop their wider life and leadership skills. Care, Guidance and Support Our strong and comprehensive care and guidance programme supports students to maximise their academic success. It includes:      

Progress tracking by subject teachers and the Sixth Form Team A personal tutor who offers academic and pastoral mentoring A programme of information and guidance activities to support the university application process Careers advice and guidance, in partnership with other organisations Advice from the Director and Assistant Director of Sixth Form Partnership with parents through regular communication and parents evenings

Admission Criteria Applications from existing St Mary’s students and from students of other schools are welcomed. An application form is available from the school. Applicants need to have achieved sufficient qualifications at GCSE or equivalent to qualify for the course they wish to follow: Level 3 • 4 or more AS Levels or equivalent: 8 A* - C GCSEs or equivalent in at least 6 different subjects including English and maths and at least 400 points • 3 AS Levels or equivalent: 5 A*-C GCSEs or equivalent in at least 4 different subjects including English and maths and at least 220 points Level 2 • 1 A* - C or equivalent,150 points and KS4 targets which indicate that the student has the capacity to achieve full level 2 in one year In the event of oversubscription, students from St Mary’s will be given preference, after which the above criteria will apply. All Sixth Form students are expected to work hard and play a full and active role in the life of the school; the expectations of the partnership between students, parents and school staff are detailed in our Sixth Form Agreement. Next Steps Consider all the information you have been given and complete your application form. If you need more information or have questions then the following people can help:  Mrs Timme and/or Mrs Spencer- Smith for information on St Mary’s post-16  Your form tutor and/or YLC for advice about subjects and levels  Connexions for any questions about post-16 and/or careers  Subject teachers about particular subjects post-16

Mrs Timme Director of Sixth Form

Mrs Spencer Smith Deputy Director of Sixth Form

Mrs Roskell Headteacher

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 The Sixth Form Partnership We are delighted to be entering our second year of the extremely successful SHaW consortium which has allowed us to broaden our offer with courses delivered at Whitefield School and Hampstead School. This means students wishing to remain at St Mary’s can complete courses such as French, Spanish, Government & Politics, Further Maths, Photography, Law or BTEC Level 3 Food Technology at these nearby providers. These courses will be subject to timetabling constraints and student take-up, but we are keen for our students to remain with us and so are working hard to establish more choice in the Sixth Form. The full range of courses available across the partnership will aim to reflect student requests.

Sixth Form Open Evening 2011 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Art

Level (AS/A BTEC etc) Head of Department Teacher Unit 1

AS and A2 Miss Annamarie Brogan Miss Caroline Sharma Year 12 – Coursework worth 30% of Alevel In this unit, students will have opportunities to generate practical work, ideas and research from primary and contextual sources. They will experiment with media and processes, and develop and refine their ideas, presenting their outcomes. Students should submit supporting studies and a study of 10003000 words from personal starting points. Work to be submitted for final teacher assessment.

Unit 2

Year 12- Externally Assessed Assignment worth 20% of Alevel This unit represents the culmination of the AS course. The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. The delivery of this unit should be planned with appropriate guidance during the preparatory period, encouraging independence in the development of their ideas, intentions and response. Students should submit supporting studies and a study of 1000-3000 words completed within the eight hour time limit.

Unit 3

Year 13 – Coursework worth 30% of Alevel This unit incorporates two linked elements, each with separate final outcomes: Practical work and Personal study. The investigation and development for both the Practical work and Personal study will be shown through supporting studies. Students should submit supporting studies, critical development and a personal study of 2000-5000 words from personal starting points

Unit 4

Year 13 – Externally Assessed Assignment worth 20% of Alevel The Externally Set Assignment represents the culmination of the A2 course. The paper consists of one broad-based thematic starting point. The delivery of this unit should be planned with appropriate guidance during the preparatory period,

encouraging independence in the development of their ideas, intentions and response. Students should submit supporting studies and a personal study of 2000-5000 words completed within the twelve hour limit.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Tate museum, Tate modern, National Museum, V&A museum Bell T — Mirrors of the World A New History of Art (Thames & Hudson, 2007) ISBN 9780500238370 Bos B and E (editors) — AGI: Graphic Design Since 1950 (Thames & Hudson, 2007) ISBN 9780500513422 Burke S — Fashion Artist: Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation (Burke Publishing, 2006) ISBN 0958239177 Colchester C — Textiles Today: A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions (Thames & Hudson, 2007) ISBN 9780500513811 Downing D and Watson R — School Art: What’s in it? Exploring Visual Arts in Secondary Schools (NFER, November 2004) ISBN 1903880874 Dudley E and Mealing S (editors) — Becoming Designers: Education and Influence (Intellect, 2000) ISBN 1841500321 Gardner H — Art Education and Human Development (The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, 1990) ISBN 0892361794 Hickman R (editor) — Art Education: 11-18 — Meaning, Purpose and Direction (Continuum, 2000) ISBN 0826447864 Jaeger A-C — Image Makers, Image Takers: The Essential Guide to Photography by Those in the Know (Thames & Hudson, 2007) ISBN 9780500286623 Loeb H, Slight P and Stanley N — Designs We Live By (NSEAD, 1993) ISBN 090468413X Meecham P and Sheldon J — Modern Art: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2000) ISBN 0415172357 Prentice R (editor) — Teaching Art and Design: Addressing Issues and Identifying Directions (Cassell, 1995) ISBN 0304330728

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Biology

Level (AS/A BTEC AS etc) Head of Department Mrs L Trefz Autumn term

Unit 1 Transport in animals; Biochemistry; Protein synthesis; Genetics + disease; Membrane transport; Gas exchange.

Spring term

Unit 3 individual report Unit 2 Cell biology; Cellulose structure + function; Stem cells; Role of mitosis; Fertilisation; Plant fibres + antimicrobials

Summer term

Unit 2 Biodiversity; Adaptations; Taxonomy; Evolution; After exams: A2 Individual Investigation

The course

Edexcel AS

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Edexcel AS Biology Student Book by Fullick, Fullick, Howarth Edexcel Biology for AS by Chris Clegg Edexcel AS Biology: Mary Jones (units 1 +2)

units 1, 2 and 3

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/16/ (use Scottish pages) www.s-cool.co.uk www.thestudentroom.co.uk www.biologymad.com http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/ www.edexcel.com (for past papers)

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Biology

Level (AS/A BTEC A2 etc) Head of Department Mrs L Trefz Autumn term

Unit 4 Ecology; Photosynthesis; Global Warming; Evolution + speciation; Disease + immunity; DNA technology;

Spring term

Unit 6 Individual practical investigation Unit 5 Muscles + movement; Respiration; Homeostasis; Exercise; Medical technology; Stimuli; Nervous system;

Summer term

Unit 5

The course

Edexcel A2

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Edexcel A2 Biology Student Book by Fullick, Fullick, Howarth Edexcel Biology for A2 by C J Clegg Edexcel AS Biology: Mary Jones (units 4 +5)

Brain + behaviour; Genetic modification; Units 4, 5 and 6

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/16/ (use Scottish pages) www.s-cool.co.uk www.thestudentroom.co.uk www.biologymad.com http://www-saps.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/ www.edexcel.com (for past papers)

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile Applied GCE Business- Edexcel

Level (AS/A BTEC AS etc) Head of Department Miss M Reddy Autumn term

Investigating People at Work - Unit 1 1.1 Business aims, objectives and organisation 1.2 How businesses obtain employees 1.3 How businesses motivate employees 1.4 How people are influenced at work

Spring term

Investigating Business - Unit 2 2.1 Business Planning 2.2 Managing business activities 2.3 Financial management in business 2.4 The use of software to aid decision-making

Summer term

Unit 3: Investigating Marketing 3.1 Identifying marketing aims and objectives 3.2 Using appropriate methods of market research 3.3 Choosing an appropriate marketing mix 3.4 Other factors influencing the marketing mix

The course

You will enjoy this course if you would like to: - develop an understanding of how business works in the real world - discover the problems and opportunities faced by local, national and international businesses - have an opportunity to organise an enterprise activity - learn about how business functions such as marketing,

finance, human and physical resources work together as part of a whole business - take part in practical activities such as planning and running a business, organising an event or planning and setting up a website

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

TV Apprentice Dragons Den Websites www.businessstudiesonle.co.uk www.businesslink.co.uk www.tutor2u.net www.revisionworld.co.uk www.bized.co.uk www.thetimes100.co.uk www.tradingstandards.gov.uk www.2.bitc.org.uk www.investorsinpeople.co.uk www.lsneducation.org.uk www.ft.com Textbooks Denby N et al — Applied Business AS for Edexcel Double Award Arnold, 2005) ISBN 0340907223 Cooke G — Business Studies Update: A Student Guide ISBN 1898837902

Sixth Form Open Evening 2011 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile Applied GCE Business- Edexcel

Level (AS/A BTEC A2 etc) Head of Department Miss M Reddy Autumn term

Unit 8: Business Development 8.1 The business idea 8.2 Resource and quality issues 8.2 Resource and quality issues 8.3 Financial Resources 8.4 Feasibility and evaluation

Unit 10: Marketing Decisions 10.1 Influences on marketing decisions 10.2 Marketing decisions and the planning process 10.3 Research to inform marketing decisions 10.4 Investigating marketing campaigns

Spring term

Unit 11: Impact of Finance on Business Decisions 11.1 Identifying financing needs and constraints 11.2 Managing working capital 11.3 Investing in equipment and projects 11.4 Investing in other companies

Summer term The course

You will enjoy this course if you would like to: - develop an understanding of how business works in the real world - discover the problems and opportunities faced by local, national and international businesses - have an opportunity to organise an enterprise activity

- learn about how business functions such as marketing, finance, human and physical resources work together as part of a whole business - take part in practical activities such as planning and running a business, organising an event or planning and setting up a website

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

TV Apprentice Dragons Den Websites www.businessstudiesonle.co.uk www.businesslink.co.uk www.tutor2u.net www.revisionworld.co.uk www.bized.co.uk www.thetimes100.co.uk www.tradingstandards.gov.uk www.2.bitc.org.uk www.investorsinpeople.co.uk www.lsneducation.org.uk www.ft.com Textbooks Denby N et al — Applied Business AS for Edexcel Double Award Arnold, 2005) ISBN 0340907223 Cooke G — Business Studies Update: A Student Guide ISBN 1898837902

Sixth Form Open Evening 2011 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Chemistry

Level (AS/A BTEC AS etc) Head of Department Mrs L Trefz Autumn term

Unit 1 – Module 1 – Atoms and reactions Module 2 - Electrons bonding and structure Module 3 - The periodic table At least 1 practical examination ( quantitative) Revision Mock unit 1 examination

Spring term

Following Unit 1 examination Unit 2 – Module 1 – Basic concepts and hydrocarbons Module 2 - Alcohols, halogen, alkanes and analysis Module 3 - Energy Module 4 - Resources Unit 3 - Complete Qualitative and Evaluative tasks

Summer term

Revision Mock unit 2 examination Following external examinations start A2 Unit 1 Module 3 – Analysis

The course

OCR specification A

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

During summer holidays following GCSE examination Read and complete the tasks in CGP – Head start to AS chemistry ( Bridging the gap between GCSE and AS level) Prepare for the pre-test at the start of the course Heinamenn OCR chemistry used in the department Chemguide.com ( Online text book) Knockhardy.com ( summary and revision) Teachers TV for interesting practicals Brightstorm.com ( for Chemistry videos)

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Chemistry

Level (AS/A BTEC A2 etc) Head of Department Mrs L Trefz Autumn term

Complete the Unit 1 Module 1 – Rings acids and amines Module 2 – Polymers and synthesis Revision Mock examination Qualitative practical examination Start of Unit 2 Module 1 Chemistry Olympiad in early February

Spring term

Following external examinations Continue with Unit 2 – Module 1 – Rates equilibrium and pH Module 2 – Energy Module 3 – Transition elements Unit 3 - Quantitative and Evaluative practical examinations.

Summer term

Complete Module 3 Revision Mock examination

The course

OCR specification for A2

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Heinamenn Chemistry text book Chemguide.com ( Online text book) Knockhardy.com (summary and revision ) Teachers TV for practical guidance Brightstorm.com ( for Chemistry videos)

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile GCE Economics- Edexcel

Level (AS/A BTEC etc) Head of Department

AS Economics

Autumn term

Unit 1 Competitive Markets — How They Work and Why They Fail

Miss M Reddy Teacher – Mr E Irabor

This unit provides an introduction to the nature of economics and examines how the price mechanism allocates resources in markets. It analyses the nature of market failure, its causes and possible policy remedies. At the end of this unit, students should be able to apply supply and demand analysis to real-world situations; to understand why markets might not allocate resources efficiently and the methods of dealing with market failure, together with an evaluation of their effectiveness. Assessment: Examination of 1 hour 30 minutes, consisting of supported multiple-choice questions and one data response question out of a choice of two questions. Spring term

Unit 2 Managing the Economy 23 This unit introduces the key measures of economic performance and the main objectives and instruments of economic policy. Students should be able to use a basic AD/AS model to understand why demand and/or supply side policies may be seen as appropriate ways of managing an economy; predict the possible impact of such policies and to recognise the assumptions involved; argue for different approaches and identify criteria for success Assessment: Examination of 1 hour 30 minutes, consisting of one data response question out of a choice of two questions.

Summer term Revision

The course

The aims of the Advanced GCE in Economics are to: -develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of the subject -appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment -develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts -help students to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and an ability to think as an economist -develop in students the skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

www.edexcel.com/gce2008 Barclays Bank — www.barclays.co.uk BBC News: Economics — http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/economy Bized: Business Studies resources — www.bized.co.uk Bized: Virtual Economy — www.bized.co.uk/virtual/economy Competition Commission — www.competitioncommission.org.uk David Smith’s EconomicsUK — www.economicsuk.com Deutsche Bank Research — www.dbresearch.com Economics Study Guides — SparkNotes — www.sparknotes.com/economics Europa (EU server) — http://europa.eu/pol/emu/index_en.htm Federal Statistical Office (Germany) — www.statistik-bund.de/ehome.htm Institute for Public Policy Research — www.ippr.org.uk Institute: Social Sciences — Economics — www.sosig.ac.uk/economics Just Business — Educational Resources — www.jusbiz.org

Sixth Form Open Evening 2011 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile GCE Economics- Edexcel

Level (AS/A BTEC A2 Economics etc) Head of Department Miss M Reddy Teacher – Mr E Irabor Autumn term

Unit 3 Business Economics and Economic Efficiency 35 This unit develops the content of Unit 1 and examines how the pricing and nature of competition between firms is affected by the number and size of market participants. At the end of this unit, students should be able to analyse the pricing and output decisions of firms in different contexts. They should also be capable of making an appraisal of government intervention aimed at promoting competitive markets. Assessment: Examination of 1 hour 30 minutes, consisting of supported multiple-choice questions and one data response question out of a choice of two questions.

Spring term

Unit 4 The Global Economy This unit develops the knowledge and skills gained in Unit 2 so that they can be applied in a global context. The application, analysis and evaluation of economic models is required as well as an ability to assess policies which might be used to deal with economic problems. An awareness of trends and developments in the global economy over the last 10 years is required. Assessment: Examination of 2 hours, consisting of one essay question with two parts from a choice of three topic areas, and one data response question out of a choice of two questions.

Summer term The course

- develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and instructions that affect everyday life - analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of

the market economy and the role of government within it - develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

www.edexcel.com/gce2008 Barclays Bank — www.barclays.co.uk BBC News: Economics — http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/economy Bized: Business Studies resources — www.bized.co.uk Bized: Virtual Economy — www.bized.co.uk/virtual/economy Competition Commission — www.competitioncommission.org.uk David Smith’s EconomicsUK — www.economicsuk.com Deutsche Bank Research — www.dbresearch.com Economics Study Guides — SparkNotes — www.sparknotes.com/economics Europa (EU server) — http://europa.eu/pol/emu/index_en.htm Federal Statistical Office (Germany) — www.statistikbund.de/e-home.htm Institute for Public Policy Research — www.ippr.org.uk Institute: Social Sciences — Economics — www.sosig.ac.uk/economics Just Business — Educational Resources — www.jusbiz.org Kevin Hinde’s Cyber Economics Tour — www.kevinhinde.com Larry Reynolds’ Economics — www.boisestate.edu/econ/lreynol/web NIESR — www.niesr.ac.uk

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile English Literature

Level (AS/A BTEC AS etc) Head of Department Ms Brown Autumn term

Introduction to the course and reading analysis of drama and poetry texts for coursework. Begin studying prose text for June exam.

Spring term

Complete final coursework. Study prose and poetry texts for June exam.

Summer term

Revision and exam practice for Poetry and Prose module

The course

OCR English Literature consists of two modules: 1. Poetry and Prose – closed text exam (June) 2. Coursework – re-creative writing and evaluation (1000 words) ; analysis comparing two texts (2000 words) Students will study a minimum of 5 literary texts covering poetry, prose and drama. They will also study critical interpretations by other writers and the contexts in which the texts are written and understood. Students should have an interest in literature, enjoy reading and be prepared to read the texts independently in preparation for lessons. Students are encouraged to explore texts and their contexts individually, in small groups and in whole class discussion; annotate, make notes and write discursive essays. Homework includes reading, note-making, researching historical, cultural, social and literary contexts of texts, planning and writing analytical essays.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework

Literature students should be prepared to read beyond the five set texts. They should read both modern and pre-1914 texts: A good starting point would be ‘The Classics’ section in a good bookshop and the modern texts on book club lists (e.g. ‘The Booker’ short list; Richard and Judy book club) English teachers

and any other relevant information.

and librarians at school are also happy to recommend books. Documentaries on writers and literature are also recommended.

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile Geography (Edexcel)

Level (AS/A BTEC AS/A2 etc) Head of Department Mr W Simpson Autumn term

AS – Global Challenges (Exam: 1½ hours) - Focuses on the issues of global hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, climate change) and globalisation (transnational corporations, migration, population structure, environmental degradation). A2 – Contested Planet (Exam: 2½ hours) – Focuses on energy security, water conflicts, biodiversities under threat, superpower geographies, development and technology.

Spring term

AS – Geographical Investigations (Exam: 1¼ hours) – Focuses on Extreme Weather (drought, hurricanes, bushfires, floods) and Rebranding Places (East London regeneration, Sydney Olympics, urban/rural rebranding). A2 – Geographical Research (Exam: 1½ hours) - Tectonic Activity and Hazards – Focuses on the impacts that tectonic activity has on people and landscapes, and explores how people cope with tectonic hazards.

Summer term The course

Geography will appeal to those students who have an interest in and concern for the environment, and are interested in current affairs. Students will learn about many contrasting places and events around the world; they should enjoy finding out their own answers – not just being told them! Geography enables students to develop a range of transferable skills, such as, problem solving, fieldwork, ICT, working with others, analysing data, communication, etc. These skills are in demand and are recognised by employers and universities as being of great value.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other

Visit www.edexcel.com for more information about the course specification and to look at specimen exam papers and mark schemes. There are lots of geography related documentaries on terrestrial television (e.g. Panorama, Dispatches, Horizon) and on the Sky

relevant information.

documentary channels (e.g. Discovery, National Geographic, Eden). Look out also for geography related articles in broadsheet newspapers, such as the Guardian and the Times. Books AS Geography for Edexcel (text book), Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-913482-3 Edexcel AS Geography (text book), Philip Allan Updates, ISBN: 978-0-340-94929-0 AS Geography Revision Guide, CGP, ISBN: 978-1-84762-136-8 A2 Geography for Edexcel (text book), Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-913483-0

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile Health and Social Care

Level (AS/A BTEC Btec level 2 extended certificate etc) Head of Department Mr Gillo Autumn term

Unit 1 Communication in health and social care Unit 2 Individual rights in health and social care

Spring term

Unit 4 Ensuring safe environments in health and social care Unit 8 Human lifespan development

Summer term

Human lifespan development

The course

The course is 100% coursework based and there is only a small amount of practical work. The assignments can be ICT based, oral presentations, or verbal question and answer sessions. Students on the level 2 course can gain equivalent of 2 GCSE’s which are graded A, B, C dependant on Pass, Merit and Distinction grade given.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Asbridge L, Lavers S, Moonie N, Scott J – BTEC First Health and Social Care, Revised Edition (Heinemann, 2008) ISBN 9780435500269 Fisher – GCSE Health and Social Care (Folens, 2009) ISBN 9781850084372 Haworth E, Higgins H, Hoyle H, Lavers S and Lewis C – BTEC Level 2 First Health and Social Care Teacher Resource Pack (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 9781846906718 Nolan Y – NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care Candidate Handbook (Heinemann, 2005) ISBN 9780435466985 Rasheed E, Hetherington A and Wyatt L – BTEC First Health and Social Care (Hodder Education, 2008) ISBN 9780340971574 www.bcodp.org.uk British Council for Disabled People www.britishsignlanguage.com Basic signs (British sign language) www.ccwales.org.uk Care Council for Wales www.dh.gov.uk Department of Health

www.makaton.org.uk The Makaton Charity www.mencap.org.uk Mencap (for people with learning www.nhs.uk National Health Service www.niscc.info Northern Ireland Social Care Council www.rnib.org.uk Royal National Institute of Blind People www.rnid.org.uk The Royal National Institute for Deaf www.skillsforcare.org.uk Sector Skills Council for Care www.skillsforhealth.org.uk Sector Skills Council for Health www.socialworkandcare.co.uk Social care careers information

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

History

Level (AS/A BTEC AS Level etc) Head of Department Miss Hussain Unit 1

Britain and the Scramble for Africa 1875-1914 Retreat from Empire: Decolonisation in Africa 1957-81

Unit 2

Britain and the Nationalist Challenge in India 1900-1947

The course

The two AS units address issues of Nationalism and British Empire and the collapse and contain common themes that run through both units

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Unit 1 There is no textbook to cover this course, but the following books will be useful: Niall Ferguson, ‘Empire: How Britain made the modern world’ and Eric Hobsbawm ‘The Age of Empire 18751914’, Unit 2 Edexcel GCE History: Britain and the Nationalist Challenge in India 1900-47 Rosemary Rees – ISBN 9781846905049 Britain and India 1845-1947, access to history, Hodder Education – ISBN 9780340965979

Sixth Form Open Evening 2011 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

ICT

Level (OCR AS and A2 National L3) Head of Department Mr G Lyle & Ms P Saied Teacher  Digital Business Communication; Unit 1         

email, internet, conferencing, templates, housestyles, powerpoints, leaflets, digital security standard ways of working

Unit 3

 plan a project as part of a group  investigate ICT tools to support collaborative working  investigate how search engines work carry out research for the group project  define a statistical problem to be investigated  design and carry out a data collection activity  collect data and use spreadsheet software to store the data  use spreadsheet software for data analysis  create suitable graphs/charts  present the results of the study.

Unit 4

Creating a digital showcase

Unit 2

Unit 11

Unit 14

• specify requirements • design a solution • create and edit multimedia elements • optimise multimedia elements for use in the target environment • author an interactive multimedia product • test and review a preliminary version in order to produce the final product Digital video Analyse and compare professional videos • plan a video production • produce the chosen video • edit the video to produce a finished product • compare and contrast different video encoding technologies. Select one and encode the finished video for distribution via a chosen medium • evaluate the finished video and the production process. • Investigate the animation industry, its products and technology • plan the production of a cartoon or animation product

• develop a cartoon or animation character • examine the animation and sequencing of a character and its surroundings • create a simple cartoon strip or animated film • evaluate animation work.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

www.ocr.org.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCR-Nationals-ICTLevel/dp/1905292775/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291209884&sr=8-1 http://www.teach-ict.com/ocr_nationals3/unit3/ocr_unit3_home.htm

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Maths

Level (AS)

AS and A2

Head of Department Claudia Davis-Walters Autumn term

AS - Core 1 A2 - Statistic 1 and Core 3

Spring term

AS – Mechanics 1 and Core 2 A2 – Core 4

Summer term

AS – Statistics 1 and Core 3

The course

The A Level course is a two year course while the AS course is a one year course. Both courses are modular. For the A level award students need to have successfully completed 6 modules and for the AS award three modules must be completed. Each module is examined in a 90 minute paper. Examinations are available twice yearly in January and June.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

 Edexcel Core 1, Core 2, Core 3 and Core4 books as well Edexcel Decision 1 and Statistics 1 books.  www.mymaths.co.uk  www.mathsbank.co.uk

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile Performing Arts – Acting

Level (AS/A BTEC etc) Head of Department Autumn term

Year 12: The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) Kimberley Matthews Year 12:

Unit 9 – Devising Plays Unit 7 Performing to an Audience

Year 13: Unit 11 Theatre for Children Unit 21 Drama Improvisation

Spring term

Year 12: Unit 13 Contemporary Theatre Performance Unit 7 Performing to an Audience

Year 13: : Unit 13 Contemporary Theatre Performance Unit 19 Principles of Acting

Summer term

Year 12: Unit 10 Theatre in Education Unit 19 Principles of Acting 1 of 2

A2: Unit 21 Drama Improvisation Unit 9 Devising Plays

The course

The BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts have been developed in the

performing arts sector to:  provide education and training for performing arts employees  provide opportunities for performing arts employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally-specific qualification  provide full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the performing arts sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts  Provide learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Having completed an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Performing Arts, learners will be ideally placed to progress to Level 4 or 5 BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts or Music, or to other higher education provision, as they will have received a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Pupils will need to research and experience a range of theatre, Television, film and other performance to help broaden their performance knowledge. Books: Practical Theatre: A post 16 approach Ed. Sally Mackey Drama and theatre studies By Sally Mackey, Simon Cooper Stanislavski: An Introduction Jean Benedetti Understanding Brecht By Walter Benjamin The Oxford illustrated history of theatre By John Russell Brown Theater of the oppressed By Augusto Boal Games for actors and non-actors By Augusto Boal

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Physics

Level (AS/A BTEC AS/A etc) Head of Department Mrs. L. Trefz Autumn term

KS4 into KS5 Bridging and study skills Unit 1, Topic 1: Mechanics Unit 1, Topic 2: Materials Unit 3A: Educational trip and practical planning

Spring term

Revision/Exams Topic 3: Waves Topic 4: Electricity Topic 5: nature of light Complete Unit 3: Practicals and coursework write-up

Summer term

Revision/Exams A2 Unit 4, Topic 1.1: Momentum A2 Unit 4, Topic 1.2: Circular Motion

The course

EDEXCEL Physics (Concept led approach)

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Edexcel Physics for AS Edexcel Physics for A2 from summer term Understanding Physics for A level Advanced Physics for you (A Level) Exploration of Physics (Simulation packages) www.s-cool.co.uk www.physics.org School membership of Institute of Physics A2 Physics students will be invited on a trip to CERN in Geneva

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Physics

Level (AS/A BTEC A2/A etc) Head of Department Mrs. L. Trefz Autumn term

Unit 4, Topic 1 completion Unit 4, Topic 2: Electric and magnetic fields Unit 4, Topic 3: Particle Physics Unit 6: Educational trip and practical planning

Spring term

Revision/Exams Unit 5, Topic 4: Thermal energy Unit 5, Topic 5: Nuclear decay Unit 5, Topic 6: Oscillations Complete Unit 6: Practicals and coursework write-up

Summer term

Unit 5, Topic 7: Astrophysics and cosmology Revision/Exams

The course

EDEXCEL Physics (Concept led approach)

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Edexcel Physics A2 from summer term Understanding Physics for A level Advanced Physics for you (A Level) Exploration of Physics (Simulation packages) www.s-cool.co.uk www.physics.org School membership of Institute of Physics A2 Physics students will be invited on a trip to CERN in Geneva

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Psychology

Level

A/S

HOD

Mrs Spencer-Smith

Autumn term

Research Methods – including experiments, interviews, questionnaires and case studies Cognitive Psychology – including memory, eye witness testimony and memory techniques Developmental Psychology –theories of childhood attachment and evaluation of different types of day care

Spring term

Exam Practice for Unit 1 AQA Psychology Exam Mid January Biological Psychology – including the effects of stress on the body, mind and emotions Social Psychology – including research and theories regarding obedience, social conformity and control Individual Differences – Theories and therapies regarding psychological disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and schizophrenia

Summer term

Exam Practice for Unit 2 AQA Psychology Exam Mid May Start of A2 Course: After A/S Exams completed Issues and Debates in Psychology Approaches in Psychology Psychology as a Science

The course

A/S Psychology is a popular subject at St. Mary’s. Students choosing AQA Psychology develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the core areas of Psychology. AQA A/S Psychology contains a range of interesting, popular and accessible topics. Assessment is Exam based and students will be required to answer short and extended questions and mini essay questions.

Careers

Psychology is a subject that is valued in a number of careers including careers in all areas of the public sector, business, sport as well as specific psychology based careers such as educational psychology, social work and psychiatry.

Summer Preparation

AS Psychology: AQA A Revision Guide by Richard Parsons (Excellent book that is written in an entertaining but factual manner that students find helpful.) http://www.brain-freeze.co.uk/index.html (Excellent -created and run by a AQA Student) http://www.getrevising.co.uk/ (plenty of excellent information, tips and guidance for psychology and other subjects) http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Category:A_Level_Psychology_Revi sion_Notes (Plenty of excellent information and guidance) http://psychology4a.com/ (Excellent for visual learners)

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Psychology

Level

A2

HOD

Mrs Spencer-Smith

Autumn term

Biological rhythms Functions of sleep and Disorders of sleep including evaluating research in sleep walking and insomnia Perceptual organisation, Development of perception, The nature-nurture debate and perception and Face recognition Theories of Intelligence, Animal Intelligence and The Evolution of intelligence

Spring term

Exam Practice for Unit 3 AQA Psychology Exam end of January Schizophrenia or an anxiety disorders (either phobic disorders or obsessive compulsive disorder) will be studied in detail.) Media influences on social behaviour, The effects of video games and computers on young people and The psychology of ‘celebrity’ Research Methods including the application of scientific method in psychology, designing psychological investigations, data analysis and reporting on investigation

Summer term

Exam Practice for Unit 4 AQA Psychology Exam end of June

The course

Many of the students at St Mary’s who take the AS course continue into A2. The course follows on from A/S in terms of content and topics are evaluated in a more detail. Assessment is mainly in the form of Exam based essays and students will be supported in the development of the literacy skills required at this level.

Career

Psychology is a subject that is valued in a number of careers including careers in all areas of the public sector, business, sport as well as specific psychology based careers such as educational psychology, social work and psychiatry.

Summer :A2 Psychology: AQA A Revision Guide by Richard Parsons (Excellent book preparation that is written in an entertaining but factual manner that students find helpful.) http://www.brain-freeze.co.uk/index.html (Excellent -created and run by a AQA Student) http://www.getrevising.co.uk/ (plenty of excellent information, tips and guidance for psychology and other subjects) http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Category:A_Level_Psychology_Revisi on_Notes (Plenty of excellent information and guidance) http://psychology4a.com/ (Excellent for visual learners)

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet

Subject

Subject Profile Product Design; Resistant Materials

Level (AS/A BTEC AS and A2 etc) Head of Department Miss Annamarie Brogan Autumn term

Unit 1 Product Investigation & Product Design Unit 2 Materials and components

Spring term

Unit 1 Product Design and Product Manufacture Unit 2 Industrial and Commercial Practice & Quality

Summer term

Unit 1 Product Manufacture Unit 2 Health and safety Submission of unit 1, Revision for Unit 2 Exam

The course

Edexcel’s GCE in Design and Technology: Product Design comprises four units and contains an Advanced Subsidiary subset of two AS units. The Advanced Subsidiary GCE is the first half of the GCE course and consists of Units 1 and 2. It may be awarded as a discrete qualification or contribute 50 per cent of the total Advanced GCE marks. The full Advanced GCE award consists of the two AS units (Units 1 and 2), plus two A2 units (Units 3 and 4) which make up the other 50 per cent of the Advanced GCE. Students wishing to take the full Advanced GCE must, therefore, complete all four units. Unit 1; Portfolio Students will produce one portfolio with three distinct sections which will demonstrate their creativity and flair when investigating, designing and making product(s). The three distinct sections have been adopted as students are not being asked to perform one large design and make exercise but three smaller and more focused tasks which build up to provide a detailed portfolio of their skills. Unit 2; Written Exam In this unit, students will develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of materials and processes used in the field of

design and technology. It is important for students, as designers, to learn about materials and processes so that they can develop a greater understanding of how products can be designed and manufactured.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Students will also learn about industrial and commercial practices and the importance of quality checks and the health and safety issues that have to be considered at all times. The knowledge and understanding students develop in this unit can be easily applied to their Unit 1: Portfolio of Creative Skills. www.edexcel.com – examzone www.biothinking.com -Information on developing new ecology derived techniques. www.bsi-global.com The British Standards Institution Information on CE Marking, Kitemark etc. www.cat.org.uk Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Information on globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life. www.data.org.uk The Design and Technology Association List of resources for design and technology. www.dtonline.org Design and Technology online General information links to other sites. www.hse.gov.uk Health and Safety Executive Information on risk assessment www.sda-uk.org Sustainable Design Award Information on helping to bring issues of sustainability into mainstream designing. www.stepin.org Sustainable Technology Education Project Information on raising awareness of sustainable technology. www.bpf.co.uk British Plastics Federation Information on plastics. www.designtechnology.org Design Technology Department General information plus links to other sites. www.diecasting.org/faq North American Die Casting Association - Information on die-casting. www.ssina.com The Specialty Steel Industry of North America Information on stainless steel.

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Sociology

Level

A/S

HOD

Mr Cork/Ms Timme

Autumn term

Basic principles of sociology SCLY1: Families and Households Family diversity; Couples; Childhood SCLY2: Education and research methods Differential achievement by social class, gender and ethnicity

Spring term SCLY1: Families and Households Functions of the family; Demography; Social Policy SCLY2: Education and research methods Functions of Education; Sociological research methods Summer term

Exam practice and revision for both SCLY1 and SCLY2 exams

The course

Sociology is a popular subject at this school and it complements many other level 3 courses. Students taking history, psychology, geography or any science subjects feel it suits their portfolio of subjects well. Students say the parts they enjoy most are when they look critically at things they have been taking for granted in their lives, and have their long held views challenged. All universities regard Sociology as a valuable subject, especially where students are looking to pursue courses and careers in the humanities, journalism, public sector work, education or law.

Careers

Summer Preparation

Core text is AS level Sociology for AQA, written by Rob Webb and Keith Trobe, (Napier press). The best preparation, apart from reading the book, is to collect stories from quality media sources about current social issues in the country.

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Sociology

Level

A2

HOD

Mr. Cork

Autumn term

SCLY4 –Crime and Deviance with research methods and theory Theories of Deviance; Different rates of crime and deviance by class, gender and ethnicity; Crime and the media and Global/Environmental crime; Control and Punishment; Suicide; Research methods; Sociological Theory SCLY4 –Crime and Deviance with research methods and theory Revision and exam SCLY3 – Beliefs in Society Theories of religion; Secularisation; Religion in a global context; New Age Movements; Ideology and science

Spring term

Summer term

SCLY3 – Beliefs in Society Revision and exam

The course

The A2 course is more challenging than the AS work as it involves more work on the theory and methods behind sociology. It demands a more philosophical and critical attitude of the students. It also tackles some controversial issues, but ones which are highly relevant to today’s society. All universities regard Sociology as a valuable subject, especially where students are looking to pursue courses and careers in the humanities, journalism, public sector work, education or law.

Career

Summer Core text is A2 level Sociology for AQA, written by Rob Webb and Keith preparation Trobe, (Napier press). Students will be given work at the end of year 12 on Durkheim’s study of suicide, as an introduction to Deviance and sociological theory and methods.

Sixth Form Open Evening 2012 Department Information Sheet Subject Profile Subject

Sport

Level (AS/A BTEC etc)

BTEC Level 3 in sport subsidiary diploma (2 year course) BTEC Level 2 in sport extended certificate (1 year course)

Head of Department Mr Gillo Autumn term

Level 2- Unit 4 Anatomy and Physiology in sport Unit 1 Fitness testing and training Level 3 (Year 1)- Unit 1Principles of anatomy and fitness in sport Unit 2 The physiology of fitness (Year 2)- Unit 17 Psychology for sports performance

Spring term

Level 2- Unit 5 Injury in sport Level 3- (Year1) Unit 3 Assessing risk in sport Unit 4 Fitness training and programming (Year 2) Sports Nutrition

Summer term

Level 2-Unit 2 Practical sport Level 3- (Year 1) Coursework completion (Year 2) Organising sporting events

The course

The course is 100% coursework based and there is only a small amount of practical work. The assignments can be ICT based, oral presentations, or verbal question and answer sessions. Students on the level 2 course can gain equivalent of 2 GCSE’s which are graded A, B, C dependant of Pass, Merit and Distinction grade given. A level students will gain one A-level at either grade A, C, E dependant on the distinction, merit or pass grade given.

Suggested books, TV programmes or web sites which can help with class work or homework and any other relevant information.

Textbooks (Level 2)

Adams M, Beashel P, Hancock J, Harris B, Phillippo P, Sergison A and Taylor I – BTEC Level 2 First Sport Student Book (Pearson, January 2010) ISBN 9781846906220 Adams M, Beashel P, Harris B, Johnson S, Phillippo P and Sergison A – BTEC Level 2 First Sport Teaching Resource Pack (Pearson, April 2010) ISBN 9781846907173

Hartigan S – Essential GCSE PE for Edexcel (Hodder Arnold, 2005) ISBN 9780340905586 Scott T – GCSE PE for Edexcel (Heinemann, 2001) ISBN 9780435506360 Sharkey B and Gaskill E – Fitness and Health (Human Kinetics, 2006) ISBN 9780736056144 Websites (Level 2)

BBC Health www.bbc.co.uk/health British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk Teach PE http://www.teachpe.com/

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