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Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
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Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
Year 13 subject information 2013 14
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  • 1. CAXTON COLLEGE British Day and Boarding School Year 13 Subject Information/ Información sobre Asignaturas 2013-2014
  • 2. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL CONTENTS AS & A Level Subjects: Mathematics & Further Maths 3 Biology; Chemistry; Physics 6 Art 9 Business Studies 10 General Studies 11 Geography 12 German 13 Global Studies 14 History 15 Music 17 Physical Education 18 Psychology 19 Sociology 20 3-D Design 21 Asignaturas Optativas Españolas: Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales y Matemáticas Ciencia y Tecnología 23 Biología; Química 25 Dibujo Técnico 26 Economía 27 Geografía 28 Historia del Arte 29 SIXTH FORM - Page 2 -
  • 3. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL MATHEMATICS Head of Department: Kevin Worthington Exam Board: Edexcel Text Books: Heinemann Modular Mathematics for Edexcel • Core Mathematics 3 • Core Mathematics 4 • Statistics 1/Mechanics 1 Course contents: Term One Module C3: Algebraic Fractions Functions Exponentials and Logs Numerical Methods Graph Transformations Further Trigonometry 1 Further Trigonometry 2 Differentiation Module C4: Partial fractions Term Two Module C4: Parametric Equations Binomial Expansion Further Differentiation Vectors 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 Term Three Module C4: Further Integration Vectors Module S1: Discrete Random Variables The Normal Distribution OR Module M1: Moments Vectors in Mechanics Internal Exams: Regular internal exams will take place, along with a mock exam in January. External Exams: Module C3, C4 and S1/M1 – May/June (1½ hours each). 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 Assessment Policy: Regular assessment through exams and homework will take place throughout the year. Worked 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 A2 Level Mathematics. These should be used in conjunction with the dedicated “Revise” books which match the text books. SIXTH FORM - Page 3 -
  • 4. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL FURTHER MATHEMATICS AS Head of Department: Kevin Worthington Exam Board: Edexcel Text Books: Heinemann Modular Mathematics for Edexcel Compulsory: Optional: (two modules) Further Pure Mathematics 1 Mechanics 2 Statistics 1 Mechanics 1 Statistics 2 The majority of students will take Mechanics 2 and Statistics 1 as their optional modules and therefore the following information is based on that combination. Course contents: Term One Terms Two / Three Statistics 1: Revision for S1 exam Representation and Summary of Data Revision for M2 exam Probability Further Pure Maths 1: Correlation and Regression Complex Numbers Discrete Random Variables Numerical solutions of Equations Normal Distribution Matrix Algebra Mechanics 2: Series Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line Co-ordinate systems – Parabola or plane – Hyperbola Centres of Mass Proof by Induction Work, Energy and Power Revision for FP1 exam Collisions Statics of Rigid Bodies Internal Exams: Regular internal exams will take place, along with a mock exam in January. External Exams: Modules S1, M2 & FP1 – June (1½ hours each) Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 5 with the teacher / 7 private study. 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 4 -
  • 5. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL 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 Further Mathematics. These should be used in conjunction with the dedicated “Revise” books which match the text books. SIXTH FORM - Page 5 -
  • 6. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL BIOLOGY Head of Department: William Kemball Exam Board: Edexcel AS and A2 Biology Course Contents: Term One Photosynthesis and global warming Evolution and cycles DNA profiles Bacteria, Viruses and Disease Term Two Respiration and control of heart and lungs Homeostasis, Hormones and Nerves Exercise Hormones and Nerves Term Three Brain and Human Genome Revision Internal Exams: There will be a mock examination in January. External Exams: Unit 4 & Unit 5 examinations in June; Unit 6 is a practical examination in May. Homework: Students will be set 2 pieces of homework per week. They should always study the previous lessons using notes and their textbook. A Level Biology requires considerable independent study to develop the students’ knowledge & understanding. 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. A2 Revision guides will be recommended. SIXTH FORM - Page 6 -
  • 7. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL CHEMISTRY Head of Department: Stephanie Boyko Exam Board: Edexcel Advanced Level GCE in Chemistry: Course number 9CHO1 Course contents: Term One How fast? – Rates How far? – Entropy Term Two Redox and transition metals Organic chemistry – arenes, nitrogen compounds and synthesis Equilibria Organic Chemistry – carbonyls, acids and instrumental techniques Term Three Revision and practical skills Internal Exams: There will be a mock paper (6CHO4) internal examination for the students in January and a mock internal examination for paper (6CHO5) at the beginning of May. External Exams: Students take the Edexcel Board examinations Paper 4 (6CHO4) and Paper 5 (6CHO5) examinations in June. Unit 6 (6CHO6) is an external 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 A2 chemistry. Web Pages: www.edexcel-international.org/quals/gce/chemistry/as/8080/ www.alevelchemistry.co.uk www.s-cool.co.uk www.chemguide.co.uk Recommendations: Suggested reading: A2-Level Chemistry Edexcel Revision Guide (Paperback) by Richard Parsons Get the Grade: Edexcel AS/A2 Chemistry (Paperback) by George Facer SIXTH FORM - Page 7 -
  • 8. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL PHYSICS Head of Department: Stuart Ogilvie Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Term Two Further mechanics Thermal energy Electric and magnetic fields Nuclear decay. Particle physics Oscillations Term Three Astrophysics and cosmology Practical Revision Internal Exams: Mock exams to be taken in January and June, continuous internal assessment to be done with the use of short tests at the end of each topic. External Exams: Unit 4: Physics on the move Unit 5: Creation to collapse Unit 6: Experimental 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. A2 Revision guides are specified on the book list and are important for revision purposes. Web Pages: www.caxtoncollegetic.com www.iop.org www.antonine-education.co.uk www.s-cool.co.uk SIXTH FORM - Page 8 -
  • 9. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL 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 Individual student projects Term Two Term Three Individual student projects and External exam External exam Preparation Coursework: Coursework at A2 (unit 3) incorporates two elements: Practical work and a written Personal study, which takes the form of a critical written response to a negotiated starting point of significant artistic interest. The two elements should be seen as integrally connected and supporting each other. The deadline for completion of coursework is 1 February. External Exams: The external 12 hour art exam will be conducted over two days, under exam conditions set by Edexcel. 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. Assessment Policy: The exam at A2 (unit 4) is an externally set theme which following the preparatory period (as in GCSE and AS) culminates in a 12 hour terminal exam. Assessment Objectives are shared with AS and whilst very similar to GCSE expect a greater depth of understanding and enquiry. 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 is recommended to those considering art as a possible career path. Recommended Websites for Art & Design include: Artscape — www.artscape.org.uk Database of contemporary artists in the UK — www.axisartists.org.uk The British Film Institute — www.bfi.org.uk The British Museum — www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk The Crafts Council — www.craftscouncil.org.uk The Design Council — www.design-council.org.uk SIXTH FORM - Page 9 -
  • 10. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL BUSINESS STUDIES Head of Department: Les Golding Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Unit 3 – International Business Term Two Term Three Unit 4a: Making Business Decisions Why does a business seek international markets? Corporate objectives and strategy Key players in the world economy Making strategic decisions How does a company decide which countries to target? Other considerations before trading internationally Globalisation Decision-making techniques Assessing competitiveness Company growth Are multinationals a force for good or should they be controlled? Internal Exams: Twice every term after completing main topic areas. External exams: Unit 3 - Examination of 1 hour 30 minutes in two sections. (January)  Section A: questions based on data.  Section B: case study and questions. Unit 4a - Examination of 1 hour 30 minutes in two sections. (May/June)  Section A: questions based on data.  Section B: decision-making report and questions. (Context of a decision-making report) The decision-making material is pre-released and students need to become very familiar with all aspects of this. This will require students to conduct a great deal of independent research. 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.caxtoncollegetic..com (Moodle Page) www.bized.ac.uk 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. SIXTH FORM - Page 10 -
  • 11. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL GENERAL STUDIES Head of Department: Jeanette Nugent Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Types of argument Term Two What makes a humane society? Crime and punishment Scientific explanation Arts as a reflection of society Nature/nurture. Values and opinions Term Three Revision and exam practice Is the UK a democracy? Internal Exams: Start of second term External Exams: May-June session, Year 13. Homework: Students are expected to study various sources from England in order to develop their general knowledge of English culture. They will present a report each fortnight. Continuous assessment of skills and knowledge. Assessment Policy: Unit specific past paper and terminology testing. Web Pages: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/playlive/bbc_radio_fourfm www.guardian.co.uk/ www.dailymail.co.uk/news/index.html Recommendations: It is vital that students read newspapers and watch English television in order to gain sufficient knowledge of current issues within England. It is impossible to teach these within class time. Students must be sufficiently well read in order to have opinions on a number of issues and an awareness of the different arguments surrounding them. Time in class is devoted to taking this knowledge and adapting it to the exam requirements of the exam board. SIXTH FORM - Page 11 -
  • 12. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY Head of Department: Jo Mattingley-Nunn Exam Board: Edexcel A2 Course contents: Term One Independent research for Unit 4 – Life on the Margins, the food supply problem Term Two Term Three Superpower Geographies Bridging the development gap Energy Security Biodiversity Under Threat The technological fix? Water Conflicts Independent research for Unit 4 Revision & Practice for synoptic paper Internal Exams: January mock exam. External Exams: Jan: Unit 4 – Geographical research ¼ hours May/June -Unit 3: Contested Planet 2 ½ hours Homework: Set when and as necessary Assessment Policy: Unit specific past paper and terminology testing. Web Pages: www.metoffice.com/ 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: A2 requires a huge amount of reading around the studied topics. 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 13 A LEVEL GERMAN Head of Department: Melissa Baxter Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Research-based essay preparation Term Two Revision of some AS topics Translation skills Discursive essay writing & oral discussions Oral work Translation skills Term Three Exam Preparation Revision External Exams: Students sit two examination papers in total in May and June. Students do an oral exam in April or early May (35% of grade) on their own chosen topic. In the summer examination period they then do a further component: Research, understanding & written response in German, which has 3 sections: A short translation, a German-language essay and a research-based essay (65% of grade). 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%). Web Pages: For language skills: For research: www.nthuleen.com www.goethe.de www.focus.de www.stern.de www.spiegel.de SIXTH FORM - Page 13 -
  • 14. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL GLOBAL STUDIES Head of Department: Matt Bellis Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Term Two Defining Global Development Global Organisation Economic Development Global Development Challenges Development of Government and Society The Challenge and Impact of Sustainable Development Term Three The Challenge and Impact of Crisis and Humanitarian Disasters The Challenge and Impact of Conflict Study Pre-Released Material Internal Exams: A Mock Exam will take place just before Christmas External Exams: Final examination will in the exam period of May/June, and will comprise of two exams. Unit 1: Understanding Global Development (which is 1 hour 45 mins) and Unit 2: Global Development Challenges (also 1 hour 45 mins) Homework: Pupils will be required to undertake a lot of research in their own time, including keeping up to date with current affairs. This will be in addition to regular assignments, which will improve knowledge and understanding. Assessment Policy: Assessment will be varied throughout the year to ascertain that pupils have the required knowledge and understanding of each topic. There will also be unit specific exam style questions, and terminology testing throughout the year. Web Pages: A list of useful websites will be put on Moodle for each topic, including links. Recommendations. Each topic covers an enormous amount of information, where many aspects can be viewed very differently from the perspectives of different countries. Pupils must read around the topics in their own time, choosing to link topics to specific countries in order to asses and analyse concepts and ideas. There is no one textbook, pupils must be pro-active in their research and investigations. We usually say there is always a ‘Plan B’…. But there is no ‘Planet B’ Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations SIXTH FORM - Page 14 -
  • 15. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL HISTORY Head of Department: Jeanette Nugent Exam Board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Term Two Term Three Germany German history coursework The end of the Cold War The Origins of the Cold War after World War II The Globalisation of the Cold War Complete coursework Revision Homework: Homework will be set twice a week and will normally involve 1 hours work. It may involve a range of different activities. A discipline procedure is in place if a student continually fails to produce homework on time. Assessment: In Year 13 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. In addition to these tests, students will be monitored closely throughout the year and each term students will have a one to one session with the class teacher to review progress. There will also be a mock exam either at the end of term one or at the beginning of the second term. Exams: Students must complete one 4,000 word essay made up of two parts for coursework. This must be handed in before the Easter holidays, and is worth 40% of the A2 mark. During the summer exam period, students will sit one exam that is two hours long. This exam will require the students to write two long answers: one source-based, one knowledge-based. This exam is worth 60 % of the A2 mark. 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 in a number of ways. Revision guides can also be obtained for the main course content. SIXTH FORM - Page 15 -
  • 16. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL MUSIC A2 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 4,5 &6 (Extended Performance Music, Composition and Technical Study & Further Musical Understanding ) Term Two Combined study of Units 4,5 &6 (Extended Performance Music, Composition and Technical Study & Further Musical Understanding ) Term Three Combined study of Units 4,5 &6 EXAMINATION PERIOD A2Course Outline: UNIT 4 – EXTENDED PERFORMANCE ASSESSED INTERNALLY 12 – 15 minutes of a balanced programme of music as a soloist and/or as part of an ensemble 30% (A2), 15% (full A level) UNIT 5 – COMPOSITION AND TECHNICAL STUDY ASSESSED EXTERNALLY SECTION 1 – COMPOSITION Create a 3 minute composition in response to a choice of briefs provided by the exam board. SECTION 2 – TECHNICAL STUDY Builds on the knowledge and awareness of harmony gained in Unit 3 section C through the medium of pastiche studies. - students complete 2 tasks set by the exam board - either 1 composition + 1 technical study - or 2 compositions - or 2 technical studies 30% (A2), 15% (full A level) UNIT 6 – FURTHER MUSICAL UNDERSTANDING ASSESSED EXTERNALLY Listening to music, both familiar and unfamiliar, and understanding how it works. Set works from the anthology provide the focus for much of this unit. Section A – Aural analysis Section B – Music in Context Section C – Continuity and change in instrumental music. 40% (A2), 20% (full A level) SIXTH FORM - Page 16 -
  • 17. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL 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 17 -
  • 18. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL A2 PHYSICAL EDUCATION Head of Department: Sheryl Howells Exam board: Edexcel Course contents: Term One Term Two Term Three Theory; Preparation for optimum sports performance Practical; coursework (practical component) Assessment Policy: 4 lessons physiology – short term preparation, 4 lessons psychology – long term preparation, 4 lessons coursework per 2 week cycle. Practical: The tasks undertaken in the AS Unit 2: The Critical Sports Performer lay the foundation for students to specialise in one practical performance role and progress this performance, and undertake three further tasks. Students will construct a development plan to further progress their performance as player/participants, leaders or officials. They will also research one of these roles in an international context, taking in grassroots participation, elite performance and other factors. Students will then continue to refine their performances in one chosen role. Lastly, they will plan their life in physical activity, from the Advanced Subsidiary course to the potential opportunities and performance structure open to them, thereby outlining a ‘time line’, through school, college, university, club, veterans and future roles. This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated. Students must complete all four tasks which accounts for 50% of the AS and 25% of the total A-level. Theory: The assessment of this unit is through a 2 hour examination paper which is set and marked by Edexcel. The paper will be a question and answer booklet, consisting of short answer and extended writing type questions, all of which are compulsory. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of the short and long-term physiological and psychological preparations made by elite athletes. They will consider the short- and longterm technical preparations required, eg selection of appropriate kit and equipment, the use of training camps, different types of ergonomic aids. The 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 by reading newspapers, books and the internet. ¨Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision¨ - Muhammad Ali (Boxer and 3 times World Heavyweight Champion). SIXTH FORM - Page 18 -
  • 19. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL PSYCHOLOGY Head of Department: Claire Brunell Exam Board: AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) Course contents: Term One PSYA3 Relationships Aggression Intelligence Term Two (External Exam PSYA3) PSYA4 OCD Addiction Research Methods Term Three Revision and external exam PSY4 External Exams: There are two exams in June: PSYA3 (90 minutes, 50% of the A2 mark); and PSYA4 (120 minutes, 50% of the A2 mark) Homework: Homework will be set each week. It is important that students complete all homework tasks. Assessment Policy: There will be regular assessment 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. Web Pages: www.holah.co.uk 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. At this level, students should be spending at least 4 hours a week out of class on personal study to consolidate what we are learning in class. All students in A2 will be given a workbook of tasks to complete out of lessons. SIXTH FORM - Page 19 -
  • 20. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL SOCIOLOGY Head of Department: J J Wisden Exam Board: AQA Course contents: Term One Consensus, conflict, structural & social action theories; Concepts of modernity & postmodernity in relation to sociological theory; Nature of “science” & extent to which Sociology may be regarded as scientific; Relationship between theory & methods Debates about subjectivity, objectivity & value freedom Relationship between Sociology & Social Policy. Module 6 – Crime & Deviance Explanations of crime, deviance, social order & social control; Relationship between deviance, power & social control; Explanations of social distribution of crime & deviance by age, social class, ethnicity, gender & locality. Ssocial construction of, & societal reactions to, crime & deviance, incl role of the mass media; Sociological issues arising from study of suicide. Term Two Term Three Differing quantitative & qualitative methods and sources of data, incl questionnaires, interviews, observation techniques & experiments, and documents & official statistics; Distinctions between primary/secondary data, and between quantitative & qualitative; Relationships between positivism, intepretivism & sociological methods; Teoretical, practical & ethical considerations influencing choice of topic, choice of method(s) and conduct in research; Nature of social facts & strengths & limitations of different sources of data & methods of research. Different theories of religion; Role of religion as a conservative force and as an initiator of change; Cults, sects, denominations & churches and their relationship to religious activity; Explanations of relationship between religious beliefs, religious organisations & social groups; Different definitions & explanations of nature and extent of secularization External Exams: There will be two exams; 20% of the A2 level is a written paper for one hour 30 minutes on Religion. The second exam is worth 30% of the A2 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 Recommendations: Haralambos, M and Holborne (2007) Sociology: Themes and Perspectives. Haralambos, M, Richardson, J, Taylor, P and Yeo A (2003) Sociology in Focus for AQA AS Level. 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. Taylor, P, Richardson, J, Yeo, A, Marsh I, Trobe, K and Pilkington, A (2000) Sociology in Focus. SIXTH FORM - Page 20 -
  • 21. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL 3-D DESIGN Head of Department: Katia Blankenstein Exam Board: AQA Course Content: Term One Materials and components Design methodology 4 Designing and making Term Two Design and Market Influence Design methodology 5 Innovation through designing and making Term Three Processes and Manufacture Design methodology 6 Finalisation and submission of coursework There is an expectation that candidates will have a knowledge and understanding of Materials and Components, gained as a result of studying the subject content at AS level and developing this through their coursework at Unit 2. At A2 this knowledge and understanding will be developed through Unit 4 coursework and a further study of how materials and components play a major part in the sections which follow: • Design and Market Influences: The evolution, selection and application of materials for the manufacture of modern products. How the use and conservation of both energy and raw materials affect the selection and application of materials for the production and function of products today. • Processes and Manufacture: The application of materials and components to suit specific production processes, from one-off to mass-production. A Level Award 2551 Prod 3 — Design and Manufacture • 25% of A Level • 2 hour written paper (84 marks) • Based primarily on Design and Manufacture. Prod 4 — Design and Making Practice • 25% of A Level • Coursework — approx 60 hours (85 marks) • Written (or electronic) design folder and manufactured outcome. • Candidates submit evidence of a simple, substantial designing and making activity Internal Exams: Mock written exams in March. 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 21 -
  • 22. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL SPANISH OPTIONAL SUBJECTS: MATEMÁTICAS APLICADAS A LAS CIENCIAS SOCIALES Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Ramón Díaz Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Sistemas de ecuaciones. Método de Gauss. Álgebra de matrices. Programación lineal. Límites de funciones. Continuidad. Segundo Trimestre Derivadas. Técnicas de derivación. Aplicaciones de las derivadas. Representación de funciones. Tercer Trimestre Cálculo de probabilidades. Las muestras estadísticas. Estadística inferencial. Iniciación a las integrales. Exámenes Internos: Se realizarán 3 exámenes trimestrales; algunos exámenes “control” de conocimientos y el examen de suficiencia en Mayo (si fuera necesario). Exámenes Externos: Examen de selectividad a finales de mayo o principio de junio. 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% 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. Los trimestres suspendidos se recuperarán la primera semana de mayo. 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 Recomendaciones: Es muy importante utilizar el libro de texto y exámenes de Selectividad pertenecientes a cursos anteriores para familiarizarse con el tipo y formulación de las preguntas. Al final de cada tema en el libro de texto hay ejercicios de autoevaluación. Además, los libros de texto incluyen un CD con información muy interesante para el alumno/a. SIXTH FORM - Page 22 -
  • 23. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL MATEMÁTICAS CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Ramón Díaz Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Sistemas de ecuaciones Segundo Trimestre Problemas métricos Algebra de matrices Límites y continuidad Determinantes Derivadas Resolución de sistemas mediante determinantes Representación de funciones Tercer Trimestre Aplicación de las derivadas Integrales indefinidas. Primitivas Integral definida y aplicaciones al cálculo de superficies Vectores en el espacio Puntos, rectas y planos Exámenes Internos: Se realizarán 3 exámenes trimestrales; algunos exámenes “control” de conocimientos y el examen de suficiencia en Mayo (si fuera necesario). Exámenes Externos: Examen de selectividad a finales de mayo o principio de junio. 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% 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. Los trimestres suspendidos se recuperarán la primera semana de mayo. Páginas Web: Las siguientes páginas deben ser utilizadas por los alumnos: - www.uned.es - www.lasmatematicas.es - www.ua.es/es/estudios/acceso/logse/curriculo - www.masmates.com Nº de clases cada ciclo de dos semanas: 10 Recomendaciones: Es muy importante utilizar el libro de texto y exámenes de Selectividad pertenecientes a cursos anteriores para familiarizarse con el tipo y formulación de las preguntas. Al final de cada tema en el libro de texto hay ejercicios de auto-evaluación. Además, los libros de texto incluyen un CD con información muy interesante para el alumno/a. SIXTH FORM - Page 23 -
  • 24. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL BIOLOGÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Teresa Vila Junta examinadora: SELECTIVIDAD UNED Contenido del curso: Primer Trimestre Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre La célula Fisiología celular Microbiología y biotecnología Estructura celular La base de la herencia Inmunología Genética molecular. Trabajo de Clase: Realización de glosarios, resúmenes, dibujos y esquemas que permiten una mejor fijación de los conceptos. Exámenes Internos: Habrá un examen recopilatorio de la materia vista en Year 12, controles de cada tema, exámenes trimestrales y en caso necesario existe la Suficiencia, examen de recuperación, para poder aprobar el curso. Exámenes Externos: Examen de Selectividad a finales de mayo o principio de junio. Deberes: Cuestiones teóricas y problemas Sistema de Evaluación: En las notas trimestrales: se valorará en un 80% los conocimientos, un 20% los procedimientos y las actitudes. En cada trimestre, el examen trimestral, valdrá un 40% de la nota global. En caso de no obtener un cinco en la media global de la asignatura, se recuperarán los trimestres suspendidos la segunda semana de mayo en el examen de Suficiencia. 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: Al finalizar el estudio de un tema, releer los objetivos específicos de aprendizaje, y comprobar que se dominan todos los contenidos requeridos. Se espera respuestas concretas que se ciñan a las cuestiones preguntadas. Es importante la claridad expositiva. SIXTH FORM - Page 24 -
  • 25. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL QUÍMICA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Teresa Vila Profesora: Teresa Vila Junta examinadora: SELECTIVIDAD UNED Contenido del curso: Primer Trimestre Naturaleza de la materia y estructura de la materia Segundo Trimestre Termoquímica Enlace químico Cinética química Termoquímica Equilibrio químico Tercer Trimestre Reacciones de transferencia de protones Reacciones de transferencia de electrones Química descriptiva Trabajo de Clase: Resolución de ejercicios y aplicación de los conocimientos teóricos adquiridos, fomentar el uso de las TIC para hacer educación ambiental. Exámenes Internos: Habrá un examen recopilatorio de la materia vista en Year 12 , controles de cada tema, exámenes trimestrales y en caso necesario el examen de suficiencia. Exámenes Externos: Examen de Selectividad en mayo o junio. Deberes: Cuestiones teóricas y problemas Sistema de Evaluación: En las notas trimestrales: se valorará en un 80% los conocimientos, un 20% los procedimientos y las actitudes. En cada trimestre, el examen trimestral, será un 40% de la nota global. En caso de no obtener un cinco en uno o más trimestres, se recuperarán en la segunda semana de mayo en el examen de Suficiencia. 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: Ser muy organizado y metódico en el estudio. Realizar ejercicios extraídos de exámenes de selectividad y problemas numéricos, construyéndose, en lo posible, un método de resolución dependiendo de los distintos tipos de problemas (de estequiometría, de equilibrio, etc.). Integrar el conocimiento, y aplicar todo lo aprendido. Al finalizar el estudio de un tema, releer los objetivos específicos de aprendizaje, y comprobar que se domina todo lo requerido. SIXTH FORM - Page 25 -
  • 26. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL DIBUJO TÉCNICO Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Gonzalo Pons Martínez Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre Sistema Diédrico: Métodos, figuras, poliedros Sistema Axonométrico Normalización y Acotación Geometría Plana Sistema Cónico 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 serán evaluados. Exámenes Externos: Examen de selectividad en mayo o junio. Consta de 2 partes: una práctica (70%) y una teórica (30%). 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 en el Selectivo. 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. Se utilizarán también exámenes de Selectividad pertenecientes a cursos anteriores para familiarizarse con el tipo y formulación de las preguntas. SIXTH FORM - Page 26 -
  • 27. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL ECONOMÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana / Álvaro Tomás Contenidos del Curso: Primer Trimestre Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre La financiación de la Empresa: Capital social. Ampliaciones de Capital. Financiación interna y externa Análisis económico y social de la empresa La Función Comercial de la Empresa: Actividad comercial. Investigación de mercados. Análisis del consumidor. Las Inversiones de la Empresa: VAN, TIR. Amortizaciones. Dirección y organización de la empresa: Planificación. Control. Criterios de departamentalización. Marketing mix: Producto. Precio. Comercialización. Promoción. Análisis Financiero de la Empresa: Estructura financiera. Análisis de balances. Periodo medio de maduración. Dirección de Recursos Humanos: Motivación. Liderazgo. Repaso temas 1 a 6 Exámenes internos: Se realizarán exámenes parciales al terminar cada uno de los bloques de contenido. Al final de cada trimestre realizaremos un examen de toda la materia explicada hasta la fecha. Exámenes externos: Selectividad española en mayo - junio 2012. Sistema de Evaluación: Se realizaran tres exámenes trimestrales eliminatorios durante el curso (del 30/11/2011 al 4/12/2012. 22 al 26/2/2012. Del 26/3/2010 al 3/4/2010). Al final habrá una prueba de recuperación - suficiencia de los trimestres suspendidos (del 9 al 13/5/2012). Páginas Web: - www.ecomur.com - www.ecobachillerato.com Nº Ciclos: 10 (cada quince días). 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 27 -
  • 28. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL GEOGRAFÍA Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana Contenidos del Curso: Geografía 2 Bachillerato Santillana Primer Trimestre Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre España física: suelos y vegetación (cont.) Demografía Los espacios del sector primario Los paisajes naturales y las interacciones con la sociedad Urbanismo Los espacios industriales El sector servicios 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 de PAU en junio. Para presentarse a la prueba externa, el alumno deberá aprobar internamente la asignatura. Deberes: Todas las semanas, 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 al alumno para que revise los contenidos trabajados en clase de forma más amplia y profunda. Sistema de Evaluación: En octubre, se realizará un examen recopilatorio de todos los contenidos dados en Year 12. A lo largo del curso realizarán tests (vocabulario), controles (de cada unidad) y exámenes de evaluación y trimestrales. Habrá un examen de suficiencia en mayo para recuperar los trimestres suspendidos durante el curso. Se valorará: 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. Leer la prensa a diario, seguir las noticias en los medios de comunicación audiovisual. Revisar los contenidos vistos en clase cada semana y realizar las actividades relacionadas con los temas que se van trabajando. SIXTH FORM - Page 28 -
  • 29. CAXTON COLLEGE YEAR 13 A LEVEL HISTORIA DEL ARTE Coordinadora del Departamento: Isabel Miñana Profesorado: Isabel Miñana Contenidos del Curso: Del libro “Historia universal del arte”. Editorial Anaya. Algaida. Primer Trimestre Repaso Arte Antiguo: Griego. Romano. Arte Paleocristiano. Arte Medieval: Bizantino Prerrománico Hispano- musulmán Románico Arte Gótico Arte Moderno: Renacimiento Barroco Segundo Trimestre Tercer Trimestre Arte contemporáneo Siglo XIX – I: Neoclasicismo Romanticismo Arte Contemporáneo S. XIX - II: Impresionismo Postimpresionismo Arte Contemporáneo S. XX: Fauvismo Cubismo Dadaísmo Surrealismo Las nuevas tendencias Trabajo durante el Curso: Aprendizaje de contenidos teóricos, reconocimiento y análisis de obras de arte, visitas a museos y monumentos de nuestro patrimonio artístico. Evaluación Interna: El curso se estructura en tres trimestres a lo largo de los cuales se evaluará con controles parciales y exámenes de cada unidad de contenidos. En octubre se realiza un examen recopilatorio de los contenidos dados en YR12 y de los adquiridos en YR13 durante el mes de septiembre. Se valorará: 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. A final de curso se realizan exámenes de recuperación de los trimestres suspendidos: Suficiencia. Para presentarse al examen de Selectividad es necesario aprobar el curso internamente en junio. Exámenes Externos: Examen de Selectividad en junio. Página Web: www.uned.es y todas las páginas Web recomendadas durante las sesiones de clase. Recomendaciones: Para completar la información del libro de texto, los alumnos de Year 13 manejan otros libros de texto, enciclopedias, audiovisuales. Se les recomendará, a lo largo del curso, novelas históricas, películas y visitas culturales relacionadas con temas artísticos. SIXTH FORM - Page 29 -

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