Year 10 students have been completing the final component of Unit 1 for GCSE English Language and English, worth 10% of their overall qualification. They have now undertaken and completed 20% of their GCSE. As part of this final component students have been learning about the features of writing to inform and using this to compose a leaflet aimed at teachers, telling them about the benefits of educational visits.
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.
Health and Social Care
All coursework based assessment covering Pass, merit and distinction tasks. Students are looking the importance of effective communication in health and social care settings and the barriers which individuals face.
Students have covered topics surrounding participation in sport. This has included the reasons for taking part, the benefits of taking part, different levels of participation and the range of roles in sport. Within their practical lessons they have been involved in netball and basketball or table-tennis officiating. In the second half-term they have been studying components of fitness.
The students were assessed using exam style questions under exam conditions. At this stage their grade is based only on their theory performance.
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.