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  • 1. CAXTON COLLEGE British Day and Boarding School Year 12 Subject Information / Información sobre Asignaturas 2013-2014
  • 2. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 CONTENTS AS & A Level Subjects: English AS Literature 3 Mathematics 5 Biology; Chemistry; Physics 7 Art 10 Business Studies 11 Geography 12 German 13 History 14 Music 15 Physical Education 17 Psychology 18 Sociology 19 3-D Design 20 Asignaturas Optativas Españolas: Matemáticas y Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales 21 Biología; Química 23 Dibujo Técnico 25 Economía 26 Geografía 27 A Level Spanish 28 Optional / Opcional: Certificate of Advanced English 29 SIXTH FORM - Page 2 -
  • 3. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 AS & A2 SUBJECTS: ENGLISH AS LITERATURE Head of Department: Stephen Miller Exam Board: AQA English Literature Specification B Course contents: Term One Poetry: Keats / W H Auden Drama: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde) Term Two Drama: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde) Novel: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) Term Three Poetry: Keats / Auden Revision Mock Exam Assessment: Assessment in AS English Literature is ongoing throughout all English Literature lessons and homework. Students’ understanding and skills are assessed through a range of methods, including class discussion, drama activities, written work and the plenary part of lessons. Each term, there will be some assessment in controlled conditions as well as extended essays, which may be set for completion in class or at home. In Key Stage 5, work is assessed according to the AQA criteria for AS English Literature, with pass grades ranging from A* to E. In year 12, we expect students to be attaining a minimum of an E grade in line with the exam board criteria. AS level Coursework is set during the first term and is completed early in term two. This comprises two written essays, which account for 40% of the overall mark for AS. Students are allowed to submit ONE draft version, which the teacher will mark closely and provide detailed verbal feedback on. The second version of the essay is the final version. Rigorous application of the examination board’s policy for plagiarism is applied at both stages of the submission and students must sign a legally binding form to confirm that the contents of the essay are their own and that references have been properly acknowledged. Coursework is thoroughly standardized within school and is then moderated by the exam board. The final examination for AS English Literature takes place in May of Year 12. Homework: Homework is given regularly and will include preparatory reading, exploration of text, essay writing and coursework. Homework forms a supplement to skills learned in class, or to further independent thought on issues arising from texts or classroom discussion. It allows a teacher to assess the extent to which a pupil has grasped the contents of the particular area of study. It is also the policy of the department to set homework in the approach to exams that prepares the pupils specifically for the skills they will be examined in. SIXTH FORM - Page 3 -
  • 4. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 Teachers need to be aware of any Home Tutors used by students as some communication with the tutor is useful to all parties. Also, occasional work in examination conditions will be set in order to establish how well the student works independently. Web Pages:. www.bbc.co.uk/education/revision www.englishbiz.co.uk www.sparknotes.com www.cliffsnotes.com www.s-cool.co.uk www.universalteacher.org.uk www.schmoop.com Recommendations: The following texts are very useful for background reading and research: The Casebook series (Palgrave) York Notes Advanced Literature Guides (on the booklist) The McMillan Master Guides Longman Critical Essays Research into ‘comedy’ as a genre of writing will be highly beneficial in writing the coursework. SIXTH FORM - Page 4 -
  • 5. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 MATHEMATICS AS Head of Department: Kevin Worthington Exam Board: Edexcel Text Books: Heinemann Modular Mathematics for Edexcel • Core Mathematics 1 • Core Mathematics 2 • Statistics 1 / Mechanics 1 Course contents: All students take units Core 1 and Core 2. The third unit will be either Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1. Term One Module C1: Algebra & functions Quadratic Functions Equations /Inequalities Curve Sketching Coordinate Geometry Arithmetic Series Differentiation Integration Module C2: Algebra and Functions Sine and Cosine Rules Term Two Module C2: Exponentials and Logs Co-ordinate Geometry Binomial Expansion Radians and applications Geometric Sequences Trigonometric Graphs Differentiation Term Three Module C2: Trig. Identities and Equations Integration Module S1: Summary of Data Representation of Data Probability Correlation Regression OR Module M1: Kinematics of a Particle Dynamics of a Particle Statics of a Particle Module S1: Discrete Random Variables The Normal Distribution OR Module M1: Moments Vectors in Mechanics Coursework AS Mathematics does not have a coursework component. Internal Exams: Regular internal exams will take place, along with a mock exam in January. External Exams: Module C1 - 1½ hours, Non-Calculator; & Modules C2 and S1 / M1 – 1 ½ hours each, May/June Homework: Homework will generally be set every lesson and should be a minimum of ½ hour. This will increase in intensity close to exam periods. In addition, all students should be reviewing and revising their work on an ongoing basis. Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 12 SIXTH FORM - Page 5 -
  • 6. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 Assessment Policy: Regular assessment through exams and homework will take place throughout the year. Work will be marked against criteria of the Edexcel exam board. Useful Web Pages: www.s-cool.co.uk www.mathsrevision.net www.mymaths.co.uk www.examsolutions.co.uk Recommendations: There are many revision guides available for Edexcel AS Level Mathematics. These should be used in conjunction with the dedicated “Revise” books which match the text books. SIXTH FORM - Page 6 -
  • 7. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 BIOLOGY Head of Department: William Kemball Exam Board: Edexcel AS Course Contents: Term One Term Two Unit 1: Unit 2: Lifestyle, Health & Risk The voice of the genome Genes & Health Term Three Biodiversity and Natural resources Revision Internal Exams: There will be a mock examination in January. External Exams: Unit 1 & Unit 2 examinations in May. Unit 3 is a piece of written coursework (2000 words) also due in May. Homework: Students will be set 2 pieces of homework per week. Students should always study the previous lessons using notes and their textbook. Coursework will dominate homework in term 2 and continual effort is needed Assessment Policy: Based upon topic tests and mock examinations only. Web Page: www.bbc.co.uk /education/asguru/biology Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 12 Recommendations: Consistent efforts throughout the course will produce better results than crammed revision before tests. SIXTH FORM - Page 7 -
  • 8. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 CHEMISTRY Head of Department: Stephanie Boyko Exam Board: Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Chemistry: Course number; 8CH01 Course contents: Term One Formulae, equations and amounts of substance Energetics Term Two Further Bonding Term Three Redox Atomic structure and the periodic table. The periodic table groups 2 and 7 Kinetics and Equilibria Introduction to Bonding Organic chemistry and instrumental techniques Green Chemistry Introductory organic chemistry Revision and Practical Skills Internal Exams: There will be a mock internal examination for the students in January 2014. External Exams: Students take the following Edexcel Board examinations - paper 1 (6CHO1) and Paper 2 (6CHO2) examination in June 2013. Unit (6CHO7) is an external written assessment of practical skills which is carried out at the end of the year. Homework: A minimum of two assignments per week. Assessment Policy: A graded test will be given every four to six weeks. Students will also be given regular synoptic style questions to evaluate their understanding of some concepts. Recommendations: Students need to make sure that they apply themselves thoroughly to class work, homework and further reading in order to keep up with the considerable workload in AS chemistry. Suggested reading: Head Start to AS Level Chemistry (Paperback) by Richard Parsons Calculations in AS / A Level Chemistry (Paperback) by Jim Clark Web Pages: www.edexcel-international.org/quals/gce/chemistry/as/8080/ www.alevelchemistry.co.uk www.s-cool.co.uk www.chemguide.co.uk SIXTH FORM - Page 8 -
  • 9. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 PHYSICS Head of Department: Stuart Ogilvie Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Mechanics Materials Term Two Waves DC electricity Term Three Nature of light Practical skills Revision Internal Exams: Mock exams to be taken in January, continuous internal assessment to be done with the use of short tests at the end of each topic. External Exams: Unit 1: Physics on the go Unit 2: Physics at Work Unit 3: Exploring Physics (International Centres) Homework: Pupils will be given homework at least twice a week with the expectation that reading and further study is taking place without prompting. Recommendations: Consistent efforts throughout the course will produce better results than crammed revision before tests. AS Revision guides are specified on the book list and are important for revision purposes. Web Pages: www.caxtoncollegetic.com www.s-cool.co.uk www.iop.org www.antonine-education.co.uk SIXTH FORM - Page 9 -
  • 10. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 ART Head of Department: Liz Edwards Exam Board: EDEXCEL Course contents: Students use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. It allows the students to discover the richness and variety found in Art and Design allowing them to go on to express themselves in an individual way. In particular we aim to develop student confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of achievement in the practice of Art and Design. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts have the power to enrich our personal and public lives. Term One Growth and Decay Term Two Growth and Decay External exam Preparation Term Three External Exam Coursework: The deadline for the completion of coursework is 1 February, 2014. External Exams: The external 8 hour art exam will be conducted over two days, under exam conditions set by Edexcel. Coursework 60% (unit 1) & Exam (unit2) 40% (8 hours in exam conditions following on from approximately 6 weeks of preparatory work, as in GCSE). Assessment Policy: AS Art & Design builds on the achievements at GCSE and applies the same Assessment Criteria, though in greater depth, with an expectation for pupils to think more independently about visual communication. Currently, pupils studying Art at AS, have only one term of coursework prior to the commencement of the preparatory period, for the externally set exam. This first term is used to focus on the most effective ways to approach a given theme; both for personal satisfaction, working with individual strengths and effectively addressing the assessment criteria. Previous exam themes will be used as starting points for the coursework. Homework: Homework is issued and marked every week, and it forms important links with class work. As the year goes on homework is focused more on the completion of coursework pieces, and the development of the sketchbook. It is vital that students understand that ‘everything’ they do over the 1 year course will be marked, and as such may affect their grade. Web Pages: For artist research: www.the-artists.org www.artcyclopedia.com www.finesite.webart.ru www.tate.org.uk Recommendations: Encourage students to draw from ’direct observation’ as much as possible; this will help to develop their skills and confidence in many other areas. Encourage students to visit art galleries and exhibitions to enhance their understanding of the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. Visits to universities and organizing relevant work experience are recommended to those considering art as a possible career path. SIXTH FORM - Page 10 -
  • 11. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 BUSINESS STUDIES Head of Department: Les Golding Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Unit 1 – Developing New Business Ideas Unit 2a: Managing the Business Characteristics of successful entrepreneurs Marketing plan Identifying a business opportunity Managing the provision process Evaluating a business opportunity How does a company budget efficiently? Managing other people Economic considerations Financing the new business idea and putting it into practice Measuring the potential success of a business idea Putting a business idea into practice Internal Exams: Twice every term after completing main topic areas. External exams: 2 x Examinations of 1 hour 15 minutes in two sections.  Section A: supported multiple-choice questions.  Section B: questions based on data. Homework: 2/3 set per week, to be handed in next lesson. Late homework is unacceptable and results in a low effort grade. Assessment Policy: Continual assessment, through case studies, class work and homework to test understanding of each topic, combined with term tests which will account for 33% of the term grade. Web Pages: www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk www.tutor2u.net, www.news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/default.stm www.bized.ac.uk www.caxtoncollege.tic.com (Moodle Page) Recommendations: It is essential for students to read around the subject, whilst also watching and reporting upon business news to be conversant with events and businesses in the UK and overseas. This material will be the subject of class discuss in relation to studies. Students are encouraged to share any personal experience of business with students to give them real-life examples of what they are studying. Students are also advised to access the CD Rom that comes with their recommended text book and complete the activities regularly “Our imagination is 10 times more potent than our willpower.” -Tony Robbins SIXTH FORM - Page 11 -
  • 12. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 GEOGRAPHY Head of Department: Exam Board: Jo Mattingley-Nunn Edexcel AS Course contents: Term One Going Global Term Two World At Risk Crowded Coasts Re-branding Places Term Three Revision Internal Exams: January mock exam External Exams: Sat in May.Paper1 –Global Challenges– 1 hour 3 Paper 2- Geographical Investigations – 1 hour, 15 mins. Homework: Set when and as necessary Assessment Policy: Unit specific past paper and terminology testing. Web Pages: www.esminfo.prenhall.com/science/geoanimations/animations/ 35_VolcanicAct.html www.edexcel.org.uk www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/geography.shtm Recommendations: Keep an eye on current affairs relating to the course on the internet. The BBC website is very good for this. Always encourage your child to ask if unsure of anything. SIXTH FORM - Page 12 -
  • 13. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 GERMAN Head of Department: Exam Board: Melissa Baxter Edexcel Course contents: Term One Term Two Bridging the Gap The World around Us Youth Culture & Concerns: Relationships; Drink; Drugs; Sex Transport Youth Culture & Concerns: Music; Fashion; Technology Lifestyle, Health & Fitness: Sport & exercise Lifestyle, Health/Fitness: Food & diet Lifestyle, Health/Fitness: Health issues; smoking; skin cancer; health services Term Three The World of Work Exam techniques & Practice for the Oral exam The Environment Education: Schooling & higher education Education policy & student issues Revision External Exams: After having chosen a preferred topic area, students do one oral examination in April lasting 8 – 10 minutes (30% of AS grade). The remaining 70% is assessed through formal examination in Listening, Reading & Writing in the May/June assessment session. Homework: In addition to regular written homework, students are expected to note and learn vocabulary independently on a regular basis. They are expected to learn grammar concepts in preparation for class tests and research topics independently in the foreign language. Assessment Policy: Students are assessed throughout the year in listening, speaking, reading and writing. In term 2 students sit a mock AS examination which contributes to their term 2 grade (50%). They will also complete regular vocabulary tests. Web Pages: For language skills: For research: www.nthuleen.com www.goethe.de www.focus.de www.stern.de www.spiegel.de “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” - Nelson Mandela SIXTH FORM - Page 13 -
  • 14. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 HISTORY Head of Department: Jeanette Nugent Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Term Two Term Three Henry VIII: Authority, Nation & Religion, 1509-1540 Henry VIII: Authority, Nation & Religion, 1509 – 1540 Henry VIII, 1509 - 1540 Russia in Revolution, 1881-1924: From Autocracy to Dictatorship Stalin’s Russia, 1925-1953 Stalin’s Russia, 1925 1953 Revision Homework: Homework will be set twice a week and will normally involve 1 hours work. A discipline procedure is in place for those students who continually fail to hand in homework. Assessment Policy: In Year 12 there are tests and exam practices after each unit. There are also formal assessments at the end of the first and second terms covering the relevant topics. Most of the formal tests will take the form of past papers from CIE. There will also be a mock exam either at the end of term one or at the beginning of the second term. Exams: Two written examinations of 1 hour 20 mins. Unit 1 students are required to answer two questions worth 30 marks each. This will be 50% of the AS mark. Unit 2 students are required to answer two source based questions of 20 and 40 marks respectively. This will be 50% of the AS mark. Both exams will be taken in the summer term. Web Pages: www.edexcel.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/history/ www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk www.schoolhistory.co.uk www.historyonthenet.com www.historylearningsite.co.uk Recommendations: All students should be encouraged to take an active interest in history. This may include being taken to historical sites, watching historical films and documentaries and talking to family members about historical events and people. In addition the reading of newspapers is encouraged as it helps with teaching various historical skills such as source evaluation and interpretations. Revision guides can also be obtained for the main course content. SIXTH FORM - Page 14 -
  • 15. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 MUSIC Head of Department: Gerry Paci Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: At both Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS) and A2, students experience all three main musical disciplines of performing, composing and listening and understanding. Though out the three terms students will continuously study all three areas and will develop performance skills (solo and/or ensemble), compose music and learn about harmony (the basics at AS and stylistic studies at A2). They will build up their aural and analytical skills by studying selections from the New Anthology of Music and wider listening. Term One Combined study of Units 1,2 &3 (Performing Music, Composing & Developing Musical Understanding) Term Two Term Three Combined study of Units 1,2 &3 (Performing Music, Composing & Developing Musical Understanding) Combined study of Units 1,2 &3 EXAMINATION PERIOD AS Course Outline: UNIT 1 – PERFORMING MUSIC ASSESSED INTERNALLY 5 – 6 MINUTES as a soloist and/or part of an ensemble -any instrument/any voice. 30% (AS), 15% (full A level) UNIT 2 – COMPOSING ASSESSED EXTERNALLY Create a 3 minute composition in response to a choice of briefs provided by the exam board. Write a CD programme note describing aspects of the composition and the influences of other music on it. 30% (AS), 15% (full A level) UNIT 3 – DEVELOPING MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING ASSESSED EXTERNALLY Listening to familiar music and understanding how it works. Section A – Listening – extracts of music played and answer questions about features heard. Section B – Investigating Musical Styles Both these sections require study of works from an Anthology Section C – Understanding Chords and Lines – identifying harmonic and tonal features, and then applying knowledge to completion of a short score for SATB Use of a keyboard is allowed ASSESSMENT - 2 hour examination SIXTH FORM - Page 15 - 40% (AS), 20% (full A level)
  • 16. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 Homework: Students will be set at least two homework task per week which will include both performance and composition based. Assessment Policy: Work is continuously assessed throughout the year and students are given fixed dated for recitals and submissions of compositions. Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 12 Web Pages: www.themusicland.co.uk www.choraleguide.com Recommended Reading: Edited by J Winterson — The New Anthology of Music (Peters, 2000) (used for the Listening, aural & analysis elements of the course) Benham H — A Student’s Guide to Harmony and Counterpoint (Rhinegold, 2006) Benham H and Wightman A — Listening Tests for Students: Edexcel A2 Music Specification, Book 1 (Rhinegold, 2005) Benham H and Wightman A — Listening Tests for Students: Edexcel A2 Music Specification, Book 2 (Rhinegold, 2005) Bowman D — Rhinegold Dictionary of Music in Sound (Rhinegold, 2000) Cole B — The Composer’s Handbook (Schott, 1996) Cole B — The Pop Composer’s Handbook (Schott, 2006) SIXTH FORM - Page 16 -
  • 17. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION Head of Department: Sheryl Howells Exam board: Edexcel Course contents: These activities are subject to change depending on the availability of facilities. Term One Term Two Term Three Theory; healthy lifestyle and sociology Practical; coursework (practical component) Assessment Policy Practical: This unit is internally assessed, through a portfolio of evidence Students must complete four tasks through independent research into the structure, provision and analysis of physical activity. Students will have the chance to develop their performance in two chosen roles from a choice of three (performer, leader and official) and record their performance over a period of time. They will then undertake a study into the provision for all three roles at a local level, followed by a study of the provision for one role at the national level. Lastly, they will produce an analysis of their performances in the first task. This practical section will account for 50% of the AS and 25% of the total A level. Theory: The assessment of this unit is through a 1 hour and 30 minute examination paper which is set and marked by Edexcel. The paper will be a question-and-answer booklet. The paper will consist of short-answer and extended-writing type questions. The course covers what constitutes a healthy and active lifestyle. Students will investigate how the body responds and adapts to exercise, the components of physical and skill fitness and different methods of fitness training. The rationale behind carrying out fitness assessments and the protocols associated with recognised fitness tests will also be considered. Students will also learn how to develop their knowledge and understanding of how competitive sport has developed over time .and how a lifelong involvement in sport is encouraged. This theory section will account for 50% of the AS and 25% of the total A level. Recommendations: It is advised that students read around and research the subject area covered in class by reading newspapers and the internet. SIXTH FORM - Page 17 -
  • 18. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 AS PSYCHOLOGY Head of Department: Claire Brunell Exam Board: AQA (Assessment & Qualifications Alliance) Course contents: Term One Memory and Attachment Research methods Term Two Social Psychology; Stress Term Three Abnormality; external exams External Exams: There are two exams in June: PSYA1 (90 minutes, 50% of the AS mark) PSYA2 (90 minutes, 50% of the AS mark) Homework: Homework will be set each week. It is important that students complete all homework tasks as the tasks are designed to consolidate learning in the classroom. Students who want to succeed at AS Psychology must be working hard inside and outside of the lessons. Assessment Policy: There will be regular assessments throughout each term. There will be regular opportunities for students to practice past exam papers. Students will also be tested at the end of each unit. They will have the opportunity for a mock exam for both PSYA1 and PSYA2. Web Pages: www.aqa.org.uk www.bps.org.uk Recommendations: Students should show an active interest in research on human behaviour and should be able to critically evaluate the research. They should sign up to the free research digest from the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk) so they can keep up to date with interesting and informative developments in psychology, particularly up-to-date research that relates directly with what we are studying in class. SIXTH FORM - Page 18 -
  • 19. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 SOCIOLOGY Head of Department: J J Wisden Exam Board: Course contents: Year 12 Term One Families and Households: The relationship of the family to the social structure and social change – with reference to social policies and the economy Term Two Education and Sociological Methods: The role and purpose of education, including vocational training in contemporary society Term Three Sociological Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative methods of research design, sources of data, including questionnaires, interviews and observation External Exams: There will be two exams; 40% of the AS level is a written paper for one hour on the Family Unit. The second exam is worth 60% of the AS level and is for two hours. There is no coursework. Assessment Policy: There will be regular assessment throughout each term. There will be regular opportunities for students to practice past exam papers and develop their essay writing skills. Students will also complete short assessments at the end of each unit. Web Pages: - www.sociology.org.uk - www.sociologystuff.com - www.s-cool.co.uk - www.chrisgarner.clara.net/sls1/home (sociology learning support) Recommendations: Haralambos, M and Holborne (2007) Sociology: Themes and Perspectives: The big blue bible – contains everything you would need to know for the AS and A2. However the language at times may prove inaccessible although you definitely dip into it when researching your essays. Haralambos, M, Richardson, J, Taylor, P and Yeo A (2003) Sociology in Focus for AQA AS Level: A good, inexpensive companion for AS (you will need to consult other texts though, as the depth is sometimes a bit limited). Pilkington, A, J, Taylor, P and Yeo A (2003) Sociology in Focus for AQA A2 Level Holborne, M and Langley, P (2005) Themes and Perspective: Student Handbook: This is an excellent version of Haralambos & Holborne book above. It's basically "boiled down" to bullet points which makes it shorter (and therefore cheaper) and easy to study from. Taylor, P, Richardson, J, Yeo, A, Marsh I, Trobe, K and Pilkington, A (2000) Sociology in Focus: More detailed than SIF for AQA AS/A2 although you may need to read it in conjunction with the specification to sift through to find the information you need. Moore, S et al (2002) Sociology for AS: A good, inexpensive companion for AS (you will need to consult other texts though, as the depth is sometimes a bit limited). SIXTH FORM - Page 19 -
  • 20. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 3-D DESIGN Head of Department: Katia Blankenstein Exam Board: AQA – Assessment and Qualifications Alliance Course Content: Term One Materials, components and application. Term Two Hand and commercial processing. Term Three Design, environment and ergonomics. Design methodology 1 Design methodology 2 Design methodology 3 Introduction to learning through designing and making. Learning through designing and making. Finalisation and submission of coursework. At AS level candidates should develop an understanding of the physical and mechanical properties of a broad range of materials and components. They should understand why these are used in specific applications with particular emphasis on the life-cycle of products including manufacture, use and disposal. Candidates should have a good understanding of the methods by which materials and components can be manipulated to manufacture products. Through study and first-hand experience in practical project work, candidates will also develop knowledge of the health and safety issues relevant to working with materials. Coursework projects may also provide an opportunity for students to learn about the use of computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM), and the use of basic quality control measures. In addition to this, through study and detailed analysis of a wide range of products, candidates should begin to develop knowledge and understanding of the broader issues for the designer such as: environmental sustainability of products and their manufacture, ergonomic and anthropometrics, inclusive design, and consumer safety. AS Award 1551 Prod 1 — Materials, Components and Application • 50% of AS, 25% of A Level • 2 hour written paper (80 marks) • Based primarily on Materials and Components. Prod 2 — Learning Through Designing and Making • 50% of AS, 25% of A Level • Coursework — approx 50 hours (80 marks) • Written (or electronic) design portfolio and a manufactured outcome. • Coursework may take a number of forms: a simple design-and-make project, two smaller projects or a portfolio of work. Internal Exams: Mock written exams in January. Homework: Any work that is not completed in class is to be completed for homework. One piece of homework will be given weekly. Students will be required to complete a comprehensive design and make piece of coursework both during lessons and at home. Recommended Reading: (Available at the Caxton Library) 1. The Laws of Simplicity - J. Maeda. 2. The Brand Gap - Marty Neumeier. 3. Materials for Inspirational Design - Chris Lefteri. SIXTH FORM - Page 20 -
  • 21. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 SPANISH OPTIONAL SUBJECTS: MATEMÁTICAS CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Ramón Díaz Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Números reales Segundo Trimestre Geometría analítica en el plano Tercer Trimestre Límites y continuidad Ecuaciones y sistemas Lugares geométricos y cónicas Funciones exponenciales, logarítmicas y trigonométricas Trigonometría Funciones Derivadas Números complejos Exámenes Internos: Se realizarán 3 exámenes trimestrales, algunos exámenes “control” de conocimientos. Exámenes Externos: El examen de selectividad UNED que se realiza en Year 13. Deberes: Los alumnos tendrán ejercicios de deberes todos los días para adquirir la agilidad requerida por la asignatura. Sistema de Evaluación: Existen tres trimestres que ponderan un 33% cada uno sobre la nota final del curso. La nota trimestral se dividirá en un 40% de trabajos para hacer en casa y controles intermedios, y un 60% en el examen trimestral. Para aprobar cada trimestre será necesario obtener un 5 como mínimo en el examen trimestral. En caso de no aprobar el curso, el alumno deberá presentarse a un examen de suficiencia a finales de Agosto o principios de Septiembre. Páginas Web: Las siguientes páginas deben ser utilizadas por los alumnos: - www.uned.es - www.lasmatematicas.es - www.masmates.com Nº de clases cada ciclo de dos semanas: 10 Observaciones: El curso será eminentemente práctico; ejercicios en clase con un claro objetivo: preparación de niveles básicos requeridos en el Selectivo. Recomendaciones: Es muy importante utilizar el libro de texto, al final de cada tema hay ejercicios de autoevaluación, y en el CD incluido en el libro se encuentra amplio material de especial interés para el alumno. SIXTH FORM - Page 21 -
  • 22. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 MATEMÁTICAS APLICADAS A LAS CIENCIAS SOCIALES Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Ramón Díaz Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Números Reales Álgebra Funciones Elementales Segundo Trimestre Funciones Elementales, Exponenciales, Logarítmicas y Trigonométricas Límites de Funciones. Continuidad y Ramas infinitas Iniciación al cálculo de Derivadas. Aplicaciones Tercer Trimestre Estadística Distribuciones de Probabilidad Exámenes Internos: Se realizarán 3 exámenes trimestrales; algunos exámenes “control” de conocimientos y el examen de suficiencia en Mayo (si fuera necesario). Exámenes Externos: El examen de selectividad UNED que se realiza en Year 13. Deberes: Los alumnos tendrán ejercicios de deberes todos los días para adquirir la agilidad requerida por la asignatura. Sistema de Evaluación: Existen tres trimestres que ponderan un 33% cada uno sobre la nota final del curso. La nota trimestral se dividirá en un 40% de trabajos para hacer en casa y controles intermedios, y un 60% en el examen trimestral. Para aprobar cada trimestre será necesario obtener un 5 como mínimo en el examen trimestral. En caso de no aprobar el curso, el alumno deberá presentarse a un examen de suficiencia a finales de Agosto o principios de Septiembre. Páginas Web: Las siguientes páginas deben ser utilizadas por los alumnos: - www.uned.es - www.lasmatematicas.es - www.masmates.com Nº de clases cada ciclo de dos semanas: 10 Observaciones: El curso será eminentemente práctico; ejercicios en clase con un claro objetivo: preparación de niveles básicos requeridos en el Selectivo. Recomendaciones: Es muy importante utilizar el libro de texto, al final de cada tema hay ejercicios de autoevaluación, y en el CD incluido en el libro se encuentra amplio material de especial interés para el alumno. SIXTH FORM - Page 22 -
  • 23. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 BIOLOGÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Teresa Vila Junta Examinadora: SELECTIVIDAD UNED Contenido del curso: Bloque I: LA BASE FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DE LA VIDA Primer Trimestre Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre Bioelementos y biomoléculas Los lípidos. Los ácidos nucleicos. inorgánicas. Las proteínas. Biología molecular. Los glúcidos. Trabajo de Clase: Realización de glosarios, resúmenes, dibujos y esquemas que permiten una mejor fijación de los conceptos. Exámenes Internos: Controles de cada tema, exámenes trimestrales y en caso necesario existe un examen de recuperación en agosto. Deberes: Cuestiones teóricas y problemas Sistema de Evaluación: Para aprobar, habrá que sacar como mínimo un cinco de media de los exámenes realizados en cada trimestre. En las notas trimestrales: se valorará en un 80% los conocimientos, un 20% los procedimientos y las actitudes. Nº de clases cada ciclo de dos semanas: 10 Páginas Web: • • Caxton College Learning Plattform (Moodle): El alumno puede hacer consultas y encontrar más material que le facilitará el estudio de la asignatura. Durante el curso se citan diferentes páginas donde existen portales de instituciones científicas, etc. o www.uned.es o recursostic.educacion.es/ciencias/biosfera/web/profesor/2bachillerato/1.htm o www.lourdesluengo.es/biologia/biologia1.html Recomendaciones: Es importante la claridad expositiva. Se espera respuestas concretas que se ciñan a las cuestiones preguntadas. La extensión de la respuesta no influye en la puntuación, incluso a menudo supone un aumento de posibilidades de cometer errores importantes. SIXTH FORM - Page 23 -
  • 24. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 QUÍMICA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Teresa Vila Junta Examinadora: SELECTIVIDAD UNED Contenido del curso: Primer Trimestre Formulación y nomenclatura de compuestos inorgánicos IUPAC. Segundo Trimestre Química del Carbono. Tercer Trimestre Estequiometría de las reacciones. Cálculos. Trabajo de Clase: Resolución de ejercicios y aplicación de los conocimientos teóricos adquiridos. Exámenes Internos: Controles, exámenes trimestrales y en caso necesario existe un examen de recuperación en agosto. Deberes: Cuestiones teóricas y problemas Sistema de Evaluación: Para aprobar, habrá que sacar como mínimo un cinco de media de los exámenes realizados en cada trimestre. En las notas trimestrales: se valorará en un 80% los conocimientos, un 20% los procedimientos y las actitudes. Nº de clases cada ciclo de dos semanas: 10 Páginas Web: • • Caxton College Learning Plattform (Moodle): El alumno puede hacer consultas y encontrar más material que le facilitará el estudio de la asignatura. Durante el curso se citan diferentes páginas donde existen applets (simulaciones interactivas), portales de instituciones científicas, etc. o www.uned.es o fresno.pntic.mec.es/~fgutie6/quimica2/index.htm Recomendaciones: En la orientación para el estudio de la asignatura, el alumno debe fijarse en los objetivos específicos de aprendizaje al principio de cada tema. Esto permite tener una visión general de lo que se va a estudiar y saber qué resultados se pretenden. SIXTH FORM - Page 24 -
  • 25. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 DIBUJO TÉCNICO Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Gonzalo Pons Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre Introducción Sist. Diédrico: Métodos, figuras. Introducción Sistema Caballera Introducción Sistema Axonométrico Geometría Plana Normalización y Acotación Exámenes Internos: Existen 3 trimestres. Habrá controles al finalizar cada bloque temático o tema y 3 exámenes trimestrales. El trabajo y la actitud del alumno en clase también será evaluado. Deberes: Los alumnos tendrán ejercicios de deberes: • Diariamente: prácticas de los contenidos explicados en clase • Semanalmente: láminas donde se valorará la presentación, precisión, corrección y puntualidad de la entrega. • Trimestralmente: fólder con apuntes y contenidos teóricos. Sistema de Evaluación: Para aprobar, habrá que sacar como mínimo un cinco de media en los exámenes realizados en cada trimestre. En caso de no obtener un cinco en uno o más trimestres, se recuperará cada uno de los trimestres suspendidos mediante los exámenes de suficiencia, previamente notificados a los alumnos cuando se fije su fecha. Los exámenes tienen un valor del 60% de la nota. Los trabajos un 35% y la actitud y participación en clase un 5% Páginas Web: Las siguientes páginas deben ser utilizadas por los alumnos: - www.uned.es Nº de clases cada ciclo de dos semanas: 10 Observaciones: El curso será eminentemente práctico; ejercicios en clase con un claro objetivo: preparación de niveles básicos requeridos para la superación con éxito del examen de Selectividad del siguiente año. Recomendaciones: Se requiere una serie de materiales para las clases: portaminas, juego de escuadras (no biseladas), compás y regla numerada. Tan importante es el material para la asignatura como su cuidado y mantenimiento por parte del alumno. SIXTH FORM - Page 25 -
  • 26. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 ECONOMÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Álvaro Tomás Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Función de la empresa en la economía: componentes, teorías. Segundo Trimestre El Entorno de la empresa: DAFO Estrategia empresarial. Responsabilidad Social. Clases y formas de empresa. Desarrollo de la empresa: localización y crecimiento. Especialización o diversificación. Crecimiento interno y externo. Tercer Trimestre La función Productiva: tipos, costes, ingresos, beneficios. Umbral de rentabilidad. Productividad, eficiencia e innovación. Gestión de la Calidad. Gestión de inventarios. Exámenes internos: Evaluación continua, para ello se realizará exámenes parciales al terminar cada uno de los bloques de contenido. Al final de cada trimestre realizaremos un examen de recuperación para los alumnos que no obtengan los conocimientos mínimos. Sistema de Evaluación: Cada trimestre supondrá un 30% de la nota final. El 10% restante se obtendrá mediante la asistencia, participación y actitud en clase. Páginas Web: - www.ecomur.com - www.ecobachillerato.com Nº de clases cada ciclo de dos semanas: 8. Recomendaciones: Es muy interesante que el alumno se familiarice con el vocabulario económico-empresarial, por lo que es recomendable que lea prensa económica y escuche alguna tertulia de economía en radio. SIXTH FORM - Page 26 -
  • 27. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 GEOGRAFÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana Contenidos del Curso: Geografía 2 Bachillerato Santillana. Primer Trimestre Introducción general a la Geografía de España: situación geoestratégica de España en el mundo. España en Europa: la Unión Europea. Segundo Trimestre España en el mundo: la globalización. La España física: - Relieve. - Hidrografía. Tercer Trimestre Clima. Suelos y Vegetación. Trabajo durante el Curso: El objeto principal es aprender a trabajar la geografía como una ciencia útil que permite comprender las realidades y los problemas cotidianos, valorando sus aspectos positivos y negativos y permitiendo desarrollar la empatía de los alumnos y su capacidad crítica. Se les recomendará, a lo largo del curso, a seguir la actualidad a través de los medios de comunicación, visualizar reportajes, películas, programas de TV y hacer visitas relacionadas con temas geográficos. Exámenes Externos: Examen PAU en junio de Year 13. Deberes: Quincenal o semanalmente, se pedirán ejercicios relacionados con los temas que se estén trabajando. Seguirán el modelo de ejercicio tipo de la prueba de Selectividad. En los periodos de vacaciones se dará un dossier de trabajo para que el alumno revise los contenidos trabajados en clase de forma más amplia y profunda. Sistema de Evaluación: Tests (vocabulario) los controles (de cada unidad) y exámenes de evaluación, trimestrales y finales. Se valorarán la realización y la calidad de los deberes, así como cualquier tipo de trabajo de investigación o proyecto; La asistencia puntual a clase con el material requerido; Y una actitud positiva y participativa. Páginas Web: - www.uned.es - www.europa.eu - www.club.telepolis.com/geografo/indice.htm. - www.geografia.laguia2000.com/ Recomendaciones: Manejar con frecuencia un atlas, tanto físico como temático. Interesarse por las noticias en los medios de comunicación audiovisual y la prensa escrita. Revisar los contenidos vistos en clase cada semana y realizar las actividades relacionadas con los temas que se van trabajando. SIXTH FORM - Page 27 -
  • 28. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 A LEVEL SPANISH Coordinadora del Departamento: Mar González Junta Examinadora: Edexcel (A2 Spanish) y Cambridge International Examinations (AS Lit) Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre Examen del Paper 3 ensayo Preparación paper 4 “El concierto de San Ovidio” Práctica paper 4 Práctica de Exámenes Orales Práctica paper 4 “Pedro Páramo”: lectura y escenificación de la obra Práctica de Paper 3: Ensayo. Repaso de las obras literarias estudiadas durante el curso “Bodas de Sangre” Paper 3, Traducciones Examen paper 4 Como agua para chocolate “Nada” Mock (examen simulacro) de Literatura Práctica paper 4 Deberes: Los alumnos tendrán deber de A level Spanish una vez cada dos semanas. Sistema de Evaluación: La nota final del trimestre será la media de las notas de los trabajos realizados durante el mismo. La nota global del curso será la media de los tres trimestres SIXTH FORM - Page 28 -
  • 29. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 12 OPTIONAL SUBJECT / ASIGNATURA OPCIONAL: CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE) Head of Department: Stephen Miller Exam Board: Cambridge Course contents: Term One Units 1 – 5 from “Objective CAE” Term Two Units 6 – 10 from “Objective CAE” Term Three Units 11 - 14 from “Objective CAE” Exam practice Homework: Students will be set at least one homework task per week. Assessment Policy: All work is marked in line with the advice and exemplar of the examination boards. Continual assessment will take place throughout the year, and there will be an external examination in May/June of 2012 for Year 12 students. The external exam consists of 5 papers, which will test students’ skills in the following areas: Reading (1 hour & 15 minutes); Writing (1 hour & 30 minutes); Use of English (1 hour); Listening (40 minutes); and Speaking (and interview lasting approximately 15 minutes). Web Pages: www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish www.cambridgeesol.org Recommendations: The following texts are very useful for background reading and research: Cambridge International Dictionary of English Practical English Usage – P Swan English Grammar in Use - Cambridge - Murphy Top Tips for CAE – Cambridge ESOL (Self-study book with CD-ROM) Grammar and Vocabulary for CAE/CPE – R Side, G Wellman SIXTH FORM - Page 29 -