KS5 Faculty and College (Y1213)
Subjects
 Art
 Biology
 Business Studies
 Computer Science and ICT
 Chemistry
 Design and Technology
 Economics
 English
 French
 Further Mathematics
 German
 Geography
 Government and Politics
 Health and Social Care
 History
 Mathematics
 Physics
 Psychology
 Science (BTEC)
 Spanish
 Sport (BTEC)
 Statistics
Art
Biology
Biology
A Level Biology is a stepping stone to future study and allows students to develop the skills needed for higher level education.
This course will inspire students, nurture a passion for Biology and lay the groundwork for further study in courses including biological sciences and medicine.
How is the Course Assessed?
AS level
Awarded after sitting both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in the summer examinations of the first year:
Paper 1 and 2: These papers cover topics 1 to 4 and also includes questions relating to practical skills learnt over the course. The papers contain a combination of short answer and comprehension questions. Both papers are 1 hour and 30 minutes, worth 75 marks each and each paper is equally weighted.
A Level
A Level will be awarded after completing Papers 13 in the summer of the second year.
Paper 1: This paper covers topics 1– 4, including relevant practical skills. The paper contains a combination of short answer and comprehension questions. The written examination is 2 hours, worth 91 marks and contributes 35% of the final A Level qualification.
Paper 2: This paper covers topics 5 – 8, including relevant practical skills. The paper contains a combination of short, long answer and comprehension questions. The written examination is 2 hours, worth 91 marks and contributes 35% of the final A Level qualification.
Paper 3: This paper covers topics 1– 8, including relevant practical skills. The paper contains a combination of structured questions, including practical techniques, critical analysis of given experimental data and one essay question from a choice of two titles. The written examination is 2 hours, worth 78 marks and contributes 30% of the final A Level qualification.
Practical skills will be assessed throughout the course. Although they will not contribute to the overall A Level grade, a separate Pass/Fail grade in Practical Skills will be awarded alongside the A Level grade.
Useful Websites
Business Studies
Computer Science and ICT
Chemistry
Design and Technology
Economics
English
English
Students studying English at KS4 will either be entered for GCSE English Language (Edexcel) or IELTS (second language learners). Students with an aptitude for Literature may also be entered for GCSE Literature (Edexcel).
Paper 1: 40% 1 hour 45 minutes 
Paper 2: 60% 2 hours 5 minutes 
Section A: Reading Unseen 19thCentury Fiction Extract. 15% of total marks.  Section A: Reading two linked, unseen modern (20th and 21st Century) nonfiction extracts. 35% of total marks. 
Section B: Imaginative Writing. 25% of total marks.  Section B: Transactional Writing. 25% of total marks. 
Specific instructions and strategies on how to deal with these papers is given to the students, with supporting material on the QE Student English page. It is important that the students follow this advice which is based on the successful outcomes of previous entries.
Resources
All resources, examination information and revision resources are located on our pupil SharePoint.
French
French
Useful Websites
Vocabulary, General Reading and Watching
Rosacanina (Vocabulary)
Lingro (Vocabulary)
Happy Child (Vocabulary)
1 Jour 1 Actu (Reading and Writing)
LCI (French News Website) (Reading and Writing)
Goethe (Translation)
Linguee (Translation)
BYKI (Essay)
Fun with Languages (Resource for Everything)
Languages Online (Resource for Everything)
Platea (Podcast)
Year 12 Topics
Surfer Prudent (Technologies)
Petites Histoires Internet (Technologies)
Informatique, Ereputation (Technologies)
Aufeminin (Cinema)
Utile  Cinema Avantages (Cinema)
Utile  Adaptions (Cinema)
Techno Lapresse (Cinema)
Forum France (Cinema)
Fan Fiction (Cinema)
Slate (Cinema)
Year 13 Topics
EAPN (Poverty)
Un (Poverty)
Lemonde (Poverty)
Interieur (Law and Order)
France TV Info (Law and Order)
France TV Info (Science Progress)
Mongo Sukulu (Science Progress)
Lebondosage (immigration)
Drome (immigration)
Sonsen Francais (Racism)
Grammar, Pronouns and Perfect Tense
Platea (Grammar)
Francais Facile (Grammar)
TV 5 Monde (Grammar)
French About (Grammar)
Laits (Grammar)
Real French (Grammar)
Language Guide (Grammar)
French Linguistics (Grammar)
Avos Plumes (Grammar)
IE Languages (Grammar)
French Language Daily (Grammar)
(a) (Grammar)
(de) (Grammar)
(a de) (Grammar)
(dont) (Grammar)
Gramma Revolution (French Perfect Tense Verbs) (Perfect Tense)
The Student Room (Perfect Tense)
Target Language (Perfect Tense)
To Learn French (Pronouns)
Cliffs Notes (Pronouns)
Learn French with Pascal (Object Pronouns) (Pronouns)
Speaking (Pronunciation) and Listening
French Revision (Listening)
Bonjour France (Listening)
Ciel (Listening)
Le Point Dufle (Listening)
Novafle (Listening)
CNDP (Listening)
French Exercises for Foreigners (Listening)
Platea (Listening)
Savoirs (Listening)
Language Directory (Listening)
La Vie en Chansons (Listening)
Off QC (Listening)
Audio Lingua (Listening)
Hamill French (Listening)
French About (Listening)
News in Slow French (Listening)
French Yabla (Listening)
French Exams (Listening)
BBC Langauges (Listening)
Language Guide (New Pronunciation) (Speaking)
Language Guide (Old Pronunciation) (Speaking)
AQA (Speaking)
Expansion
Further Mathematics
Further Mathematics
OCR Further Mathematics A Specification
OCR Further Mathematics A (H235 & H245) on OCR Website
How is it Assessed?
OCR Further Mathematics A AS (H235)
Each paper assesses content from the main topic (Pure Core, Statistics or Mechanics) along with all of the overarching themes.
The 75mark Pure Core Mathematics paper takes 1 hour 15 minutes and accounts for 33⅓% of an AS Level in Further Mathematics.
The 75mark Statistics paper takes 1 hour 15 minutes and accounts for 33⅓% of an AS Level in Further Mathematics.
The 75mark Mechanics paper takes 1 hour 15 minutes and accounts for 33⅓% of an AS Level in Further Mathematics.
OCR Further Mathematics A A2 (H245)
The 75mark Pure Core Mathematics 1 paper takes 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 25% of an A2 Level in Further Mathematics.
The 75mark Pure Core Mathematics 2 paper takes 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 25% of an A2 Level in Further Mathematics.
The 75mark Statistics paper takes 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 25% of an A2 Level in Further Mathematics.
The 75mark Mechanics paper takes 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 25% of an AS Level in Further Mathematics.
Content Overview
These overarching themes should be applied, across the whole of the detailed content in the specification:
 Mathematical argument, language and proof
 Mathematical problem solving
 Mathematical modelling
Pure Mathematics  Statistics  Mechanics 
Proof 
Discrete Random Variables  Dimensional Analysis 
Complex Numbers  Chisquared Tests  Work, Energy and Power 
Matrices  Probability  Impulse and Momentum 
Further Vectors  Correlation  Motion in a Circle 
Further Algebra  Linear Regression  Centre of Mass (A2) 
Series (A2) 
Continuous Random Variables (A2)  Further Dynamics and Kinematics (A2) 
Hyperbolic Functions (A2)  Linear Combinations of Random Variables (A2)  
Further Calculus (A2)  Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals (A2)  
Polar Coordinates (A2)  Nonparametric Tests (A2)  
Differential Equations (A2) 
Resources
OCR Further Mathematics A AS (H235) and A2 (H245)
AS Pure Core Mathematics Test Paper
A2 Pure Core Mathematics 1 Test Paper
Revision Websites
German
Geography
Geography
The A Level Geography course will cover both the physical and human environments and the complex interaction of processes that shape our world. It will also, importantly, show the applied side of the subject – how human intervention affects the environment and how people adapt and mitigate the effects of processes on their environment.
Students will learn in a wide variety of ways such as by using maps, GIS skills, data analysis, photos, videos, podcasts, as well as attending lectures and study days. Students are encouraged to frame their own questions using higher level thinking skills and demonstrate a grasp of complex issues through report and essay writing.
Course Content
Dynamic Landscapes
 Topic 1: Tectonic Processes and Hazards – Tectonic processes, a study of the causes of tectonic hazards, the impact of tectonic activity on people, and responses to tectonic hazards.
 Topic 2: Landscape Systems, Processes and Change – An integrated study of processes, landforms and landscapes.
 Topic 3: Globalisation – A study of globalisation, its causes and consequences for different people and places.
 Topic 4: Shaping Places – A study of how and why places are shaped and changed, the meanings and identities attached to different places and the consequences for different people.
Physical Systems and Sustainability
 Topic 5: The Water Cycle and Water Insecurity – Water cycle, human and natural factors that impact on water cycling, consequences for water security and future water conflicts.
 Topic 6: The Carbon Cycle and Energy Security – Carbon cycle, human and natural factors impacting on carbon cycling, the consequences for ecosystems and management
 strategies.
Human Systems and Geopolitics
 Topic 7: Superpowers – Superpowers, the reasons for shifting economic and political power, the impacts of superpowers, influence of superpowers in governing the global commons.
 Topic 8: Global Development and Connections – Migration, Identity and Sovereignty.
Year 12 Faculty Prep For Christmas
KS5 Examination Board (Edexcel) Geography Page
Command Words Wheel Infographic
AS level Edexcel Geography: How is it Assessed?
A level Edexcel Geography: How is it Assessed?
Useful Websites
Geography Rocks (Tectonics)
RGS (All topics)
SCool (Mainly physical, Some Human)
Geography AS Notes (Coasts)
Resources
Sample Exam Papers (Paper 1 and 2)Practice 8 Mark Exam QuestionsCommands Word and Marks Edexcel B
Coastal Change and Conflict Workbook (Paper 2)
Understanding a UK City (Birmingham and London) Workbook (Paper 2)
Understanding a UK Rural Area (Devon and Worcestershire) Workbook (Paper 2)
Useful Websites
Government and Politics
Health and Social Care
History
History
Paper 1: England 1547–1603: The Later Tudors

The stability of the monarchy during the reign of Edward VI & Mary Tudor

Religious changes

Rebellion & unrest

Elizabeth & religion

Elizabethan monarchy, government & parliament

Financial, economic & social affairs

Elizabethan later years
This paper is worth 50 marks (50% of ASLevel, 25% of Alevel).
Section a) Enquiry: Mid Tudor Crises 15471558
One question about four primary sources (30 marks).
Section b) Period study: Elizabethan England
One essay question from a choice of two (20 marks).
Paper 2: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963

Weimar republic

Establishment of Nazi dictatorship

Nazi domestic policies

Impact of Second World War & defeat on Germany

Cold War

Berlin Blockade

Divided Germany: creation of West Germany & the DDR
For AS Level  For A Level 
This paper is worth 50 marks (50% of ASlevel). Section a): One essay question from a choice of two (30 marks). Section b): One essay evaluating a historians’ interpretation of one of the key topics (20 marks). 
This paper is worth 30 marks (15% of Alevel). One twopart question from a choice of two. Part one: compare two factors for importance (10 marks). Part two: essay on a different part of the period (20 marks). 
AS Germany Section A Writing Frame
AS Germany Section B Writing Frame
Paper 3: Civil Rights in the USA 1865–1992 (A Level Only)

Development of AfricanAmerican civil rights

Trade union & labour rights

Native American Indians

Women & gender equality

Depth studies: civil rights in the ‘Gilded Age’ 18751895, the New Deal & civil rights, Malcolm X & Black Power
This paper is worth 80 marks (40% of Alevel History)
Section a) Depth study interpretations
Read two extracts by historians about one of the depth studies and write an essay explaining which is more convincing (30 marks).
Section b) Themes
Two essay questions about the whole period from a choice of three (50 marks).
Civil Rights Section A writing Frame
Civil Rights Section B Writing Frame
Coursework: 3000 to 4000word Essay on Topic of Own Choice (A Level Only)
This is worth 40 marks (20% of Alevel History).
How is it Assessed?
AO1: Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to the periods studied, making substantiated judgements and exploring concepts, as relevant, of cause, consequence, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance.
AO2: Analyse and evaluate appropriate source materials, primary and/or contemporary to the period, within its historical context.
AO3: Analyse and evaluate, in relation to the historical context, different ways in which aspects of the past have been interpreted.
Resources
These build on the advice the students have received from their teachers and give some excellent visual examples. It would be beneficial for you to discuss them with your son/daughter and refer to them when they need support.
Guide to Revision Techniques in History (Both)
How to Write an AS Level Essay (AS Level)
Revision Questions (AS Level)
AS List Past Papers (AS Level)
Practice A Level 10Mark Questions (A Level)
Mathematics
Mathematics
10 Tips for Avoiding Common Exam Pitfalls in Maths
OCR Mathematics A Specification
OCR Mathematics A (H230 & H240) on OCR Website
OCR Mathematics A (AS H230)
The following two assessment are structured in two sections with approximately 50 marks of pure mathematics and approximately 25 marks of statistics or mechanics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. Some questions will be set on the prerelease data set.
Each 75mark paper takes 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 50% of your AS Level.
Paper 1: Pure Mathematics and Statistics
Paper 2: Pure Mathematics and Mechanics
OCR Mathematics A A2 (H240)
Paper 1: Pure Mathematics
This 100mark exam takes 2 hours and accounts for 33⅓% of you A2 Level.
The assessment has a gradient of difficulty throughout the paper and consists of a mix of short and long questions.
Paper 2: Pure Mathematics and Statistics
This 100mark exam takes 2 hours and accounts for 33⅓% of you A2 Level.
The assessment is structured in two sections of approximately 50 marks each; Pure Mathematics and Statistics. Each section has a gradient of difficulty throughout the section and consists of a mix of short and long questions. Some questions will be set on the prerelease data set.
AS and A2 (H230): Content Overview
These overarching themes should be applied across all content, along with associated mathematical thinking and understanding, across the whole of the detailed content in the specification:

Mathematical argument, language and proof

Mathematical problem solving

Mathematical modelling
Pure mathematics  Statistics  Mechanics 
Proof 
Statistical Sampling  Quantities and Units in Mechanics 
Algebra and Functions 
Data Presentation and Interpretation  Kinematics 
Coordinate Geometry in the xy Plane 
Probability  Forces and Newton’s Laws 
Sequences and Series 
Statistical Distributions  Moments (A2) 
Trigonometry 
Statistical Hypothesis Testing  
Exponentials and Logarithms 

Differentiation 

Integration 

Vectors  
Numerical Methods (A2) 
Resources
Revision Websites
Physics
Physics
Alevel Physics allows students to appreciate how fundamental Science works and to study optional topics that particularly interest them – including Astrophysics and Engineering Physics.
AS Physics Subject Content
1. Measurements and their errors
2. Particles and radiation
3. Waves
4. Mechanics and materials
5. Electricity
What is Assessed?
Paper 1
The 70mark paper takes 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 50% of your AS Level. It covers topics 15. The questions are predominantly smallmark questions.
Paper 2
The 70mark paper takes 1 hour 30 minutes and accounts for 50% of your AS Level. It covers topics 15. The questions are split into:

Section A: 20 marks of short and long answer questions on practical skills and data analysis

Section B: 20 marks of short and long answer questions from across all areas of AS content

Section C: 30 multiple choice questions
A Level Physics Subject Content
Core Content  Options (Choose one): 
1. Measurements and their Errors  9. Astrophysics 
2. Particles and Radiation  10. Medical Physics 
3. Waves  11. Engineering Physics 
4. Mechanics and Materials  12. Turning Points in Physics 
5. Electricity  13. Electronics 
6. Further Mechanics and Thermal Physics  
7. Fields and their Consequences  
8. Nuclear Physics 
What is Assessed?
Paper 1
The 85mark paper takes 2 hours and accounts for 34% of your A Level. It covers topics 15 and 6.1 (Periodic Motion). There are 60 short and long answers and 25 multiple choice questions.
Paper 2
The 85mark paper takes 2 hours and accounts for 34% of your A Level. It covers topics 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8 and assumes knowledge of 15 and 6.1 (Periodic Motion). There are 60 short and long answers and 25 multiple choice questions.

Sections 6.2 (Thermal Physics), 7 and 8

Assumed knowledge from sections 1 to 6.1

Written exam: 2 hours

85 marks

34% of A level
Paper 3
The 80mark paper takes 2 hours and accounts for 32% of your A Level. There are 45 marks of short and long answer questions on practical experiments and data analysis and 35 marks of short and long answer questions on your optional topic. The paper is split into two sections:
 Section A: Compulsory section: Practical skills and data analysis
 Section B: Students enter for one of sections 9, 10, 11, 12 or 13
Useful Websites
AQA New Specification Exam Papers and Answers
AQA Old Specification Papers and Answers
Maths and Physics Tutor (Exam Questions by Topic, with Answers)
Ranelagh A level Physics (Exam Questions by Topic, with Answers)
Notre Dame School (Useful General Resources)
Gojimo (Free Revision App)
Physbot (Lots of Questions with Written Solutions)
A level Physics Online (Video Tutorials, Checklists, etc.)
Psychology
Science (BTEC)
Science
BTEC Nationals Applied Science
Using the BTEC (NQF) Grade Calculator
Extended Certificate
Students completing the Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science study four different scientific units over the course of two years.
The Extended Certificate covers the following 2 units in Year 12; Principles of Science I (Unit 1) and Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Unit 2). Principles of Science I is an externally marked examination that is made up of a combination of all 3 science disciplines; chemistry, biology and physics. The course builds on the science foundations achieved at Key Stage 4, tackling each discipline at a much more indepth level. Scientific Procedures and Techniques is internally assessed through assignment work and is very practical based. The areas covered include titration, chromatography, colorimetry and cooling curves.
There are two additional units; Science Investigation Skills (Unit 3) and The Physiology of Human Body Systems (Unit 8) covered during Year 13. Science Investigation Skills develops students’ practical skills and is assessed with an examined practical and a follow up written examination. Physiology of Human Body Systems looks at 3 areas; the musculoskeletal system, the lymphatic system and the digestive system. It is internally assessed through assignment work.
Students are able to achieve a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction in each unit, leading to an overall final grade.
Diploma
Students studying the Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Diploma in Applied Science have studied 8 units over 2 years. The Diploma covers the following units and students also undertake and investigative project which is internally assessed. Students are able to achieve a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction in each unit, leading to an overall grade.
 Principles and Applications of Science I and II are assessed via externallymarked examinations made up of a combination of all 3 science disciplines; chemistry, biology and physics. The course builds on the science foundations achieved at Key Stage 4, tackling each discipline at a much more indepth level.
 Physiology of Human Body Systems looks at 3 areas; the musculoskeletal system, the lymphatic system and the digestive system. It is assessed internally through assignment work.
 Science Investigation Skills develops students’ practical skills and is assessed with an examined practical and a follow up written exam.
 Scientific Procedures and Techniques is internally assessed through assignment work and is heavily practical based. The areas covered include titration, chromatography, colorimetry, and cooling curves.
 Laboratory Techniques builds on these skills and is internally assessed. Students then choose an area of interest to study as their investigative project which is internally assessed.
 Forensic Science follows procedures and techniques utilised during crime scene investigation and is also internally assessed.
Resources
Spanish
Sport (BTEC)
Statistics
Statistics
A Level Statistics on Edexcel Website
AS Level Statistics Specification
A2 Level Statistics Specification
AS Paper 1 (*Paper code: 8ST0/01)
This 60mark exam takes 1 hour and 30 minutes and accounts for 50% of your AS Level.
AS Paper 2 (Paper code: 8ST0/02)
This 60mark exam takes 1 hour and 30 minutes and accounts for 50% of your AS Level.
A2 Paper 1: Data and Probability (*Paper code: 9ST0/01)
This 80mark exam takes 2 hours and accounts for 33⅓% of your A2 Level.
A2 Paper 2: Statistical Inference (Paper code: 9ST0/02)
This 80mark exam takes 2 hours and accounts for 33⅓% of your A2 Level.
A2 Paper 3: Statistics in Practice (Paper code: 9ST0/03)
This 80mark exam takes 2 hours and accounts for 33⅓% of your A2 Level.
All Papers / Paper 3  Paper 1  Paper 2 
1. Numerical Measures, Graphs and Diagrams  1. Numerical Measures, Graphs and Diagrams  7. Correlation and Linear Regression (7.2 only) 
2. Probability  2. Probability  8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing 
3. Population and Samples  3. Population and Samples  9. Contingency Tables 
4. Introduction to Probability Distributions  4. Introduction to Probability Distributions  10. One and Two Sample Nonparametric Tests 
5. Binomial Distribution  5. Binomial Distribution  13. Experimental Design 
6. Normal Distribution  6. Normal Distribution  14. Sampling, Estimates and Resampling 
7. Correlation and Linear Regression  7. Correlation and Linear Regression (except 7.2)  15. Hypothesis Testing, Significance Testing, Confidence Intervals and Power 
8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing  11. Bayes’ Theorem  16. Hypothesis Testing for One and Two Samples 
9. Contingency Tables  12. Probability Distributions  17. Paired Tests 
10. One and Two Sample Nonparametric Tests  13. Experimental Design  19. Goodness of Fit 
Statistical Enquiry Cycle (SEC)  18. Exponential and Poisson Distributions  20. Analysis of Variance 
Statistical Enquiry Cycle (SEC)  21.Effect Size  
Statistical Enquiry Cycle (SEC) 