Year 10 Autumn 1 - Progress Report

Religious Education

Students have been studying the topic of Marriage and Family. Students have had the opportunity to explore changes to family life and to examine views on marriage and divorce with specific reference to the Christian teachings.

Assessments this half term have focussed on the GCSE exam skills and students have completed questions that focus on their ability to give an opinion, to explain key Christian beliefs and to evaluate two sides of an argument.



This half term GCSE students have studied topics such as business location and people in organisations.  They have completed exam style questions on which their assessment grade is based.

BTEC Students are working towards learning outcome A of Unit 6 Introducing retail business.  They have studied a range of retail businesses and their assessment grade is based on the progress they have made towards this learning outcome.


Design Technology

Students have undertaken GCSE project based work in their chosen material area. The assessment is based on their design and make tasks with a holistic approach to assessment of their work incorporating both practical and theory work.



Students are studying Blood Brothers this half term in preparation for a practical assessment. They have been exploring the characters, themes and ideas within the play and have engaged in a range of both written and practical work. The assessment this half term was a written question based on the GCSE exam paper which asked them to analyse their own performance in a piece of practical work.



Students have completed the unit on Restless Earth which was started in Year 9.  They have started studying their next unit named Ice on the Land. The assessment grade is based the Restless Earth End of Unit test.


Health and Social Care

Students have been studying various types of communication and the importance of using it effectively within health and social care settings. All assessment has been coursework based and students first assessment was based on looking at the advantages and disadvantages of each type of communication. This covered pass and merit criteria.



The Year 10 assessment grade was based on their first examination style question as well as class and homework tasks.



GCSE ICT: Students have been assessed following a practice controlled assessment. This includes a range of ICT practical skills across a variety of software and includes elements of planning and evaluating their work. 

BTEC Information and Creative Technologies: Students have been completing Unit 4: Digital Animation of this course and the assessment is based on their current progress on the portfolio of work that has been created covering elements of reviewing existing animations, planing, implementing and testing a final animation.