GCSE Assessment Timetable

  

GCSE Assessment Timetable

 

GCSE English

AQA 4700

(Certification 4702)

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: ENG1 (H/F)

Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Texts

40%

2¼ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 2: ENG02

Speaking and Listening

20%

Years 10 and 11: ongoing throughout

Unit 3: ENG03

Understanding and Producing Creative Texts

a) reading

b) writing

40%

Year 10: 4 pieces of work

 

 

Year 11: 1 piece of work

 

GCSE English Language

AQA 4705

(Certification 4707)

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: ENG1 (H/F)

Understanding and Producing Non-Fiction Texts

40%

2¼ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 2: ENG02

Speaking and Listening

20%

Years 10 and 11: ongoing throughout

 

Unit 3: ENL03

Understanding Spoken and Written Texts and Writing Creatively

(a) reading

(b) writing

(c) spoken language study

40%

 

 

 

(a) 15%

(b) 15%

(c) 10%

 

 

 

 

Year 10: (a) December

Year 10: (b) Spring Term

Year 11: (c) Spring Term

 

GCSE English Literature

AQA 4710

(Certification 4712)

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exams

Unit 1: 47101H

Exploring Modern Texts

40%

1¾ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: 47102H

Poetry Across Time

35%

1¼ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 3: 47103

Significance of Shakespeare and English Literary Heritage

25%

2000 word essay

Year 11: Autumn Term

 

Dates of controlled assessments are not fixed, and may be undertaken at any time throughout Years 10 and 11, so the above is intended purely as a guide. Pupils are made aware of any impending controlled assessment, and given at least 1 week’s notice of any specific date. We try to be as flexible as possible, in the students’ interest.

 

Note: anyone missing English controlled assessments through illness can normally be accommodated.

 

Maths

Edexcel 1MA0

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Maths A Paper 1 (H/F)

(non-calculator)

50%

1¾ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Maths A Paper 2 (H/F)

(calculator)

50%

1¾ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Note: there is no coursework or separate modular examination.

 

 

Science (Double Award): Science A

AQA 4406

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 5: SCA1

35%

1½ hours

Year 10: Summer Term

Unit 6: SCA2

40%

1½ hours

Year 10 : Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 4: SCA4P

(known as an ‘ISA’)

25%

Year 10: Spring Term

 

 

Science (Double Award): Additional Science

AQA 4409

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 5: AS1

35%

1½ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 6: AS2

40%

1½ hours

Year 11 : Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 4: AS4P

(known as an ‘ISA’)

25%

Year 11: Spring Term

 

 

Science (Separate Science Award): Biology

AQA 4401

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: BL1

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: BL2

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 3: BL3

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 4: BL4P

(known as an ‘ISA’)

25%

Year 11: Autumn/Spring Term

 

 

Science (Separate Science Award): Chemistry

AQA 4402

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: CH1

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: CH2

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 3: CH3

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 4: CH4P

(known as an ‘ISA’)

25%

Year 11: Autumn/Spring Term

 

 

Science (Separate Science Award): Physics

AQA 4403

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: PH1

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: PH2

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 3: PH3

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 4: PH4P

(known as an ‘ISA’)

25%

Year 11: Autumn/Spring Term

 

 


Art and Design

AQA 4201

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Formal Exam

42012

Examination Project

40%

Year 11: Starts February 1st, with a 2 day exam in April/May .

Controlled Assessment

42011

Coursework Projects (x2)

60%

Years 10 and 11: throughout all lessons. Pieces for first and second projects are finalised in Year 11; after half term of Autumn Term, and after half term of Spring Term respectively.

Coursework is produced as part of the normal lessons all the time.

 

 

Design and Technology (Graphic Products)

AQA 4552

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Formal Exam

Unit 1: 45501

2 hour written paper

40%

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 2: 45502

Design and Making

60%

Years 10 and 11: 45 hours of class time

 

 

Drama

OCR J315

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Formal Exam

A583

From Concept to Creation

40%

10 hour practical examination with written working record.

Year 11: Spring and Summer Terms

Controlled Assessment

A581

From Page to Stage

30%

Year 10: Spring and Summer Terms

A582

Drama in the Making

30%

Year 11: Autumn Term

NB Full attendance of all lessons is important for the controlled assessments as these involve group work/development.

 

 

Geography

OCR J385

Spec B

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: B561 (H/F)

Sustainable Decision Making

25%

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 3: B563 (H/F)

Key Themes

50%

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 2: B562B

Fieldwork analysis

25%

Year 10: Summer Term

 

 

History

AQA 4047

Spec B

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: 40451

International Relations –

Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

37.5%

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: 40452

20th Century in Depth Study

37.5%

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 3: 40453

Historical Enquiry in British history

25%

Year 11: second half of Autumn Term and Spring Term

 


 

Home Economics

N.B. - Current year 11 following OCR syllabus.

WJEC 3350

(Certification 4300)

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: 430101

Principles of Food and Nutrition

40%

1½ hours

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Task 1: 430201

20%

Year 10: Summer Term

Task 2: 430201

40%

Year 11: Spring Term

 

 

French

AQA 4658

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: 46551

Listening

20%

30 minutes (F) or 40 minutes (H)

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: 46552

Reading

20%

30 minutes (F) or 50 minutes (H)

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 3: 46553

Speaking

(two tasks submitted)

30%

 

Year 11: Autumn Term and Spring Term

Unit 4: 46554

Writing

(two tasks submitted)

30%

 

Year 11: Autumn Term and Spring Term

 

 

German

AQA 4668

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: 46651

Listening

20%

30 minutes (F) or 40 minutes (H)

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: 46652

Reading

20%

30 minutes (F) or 50 minutes (H)

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 3: 46653

Speaking

(two tasks submitted)

30%

 

Year 11: Autumn Term and Spring Term

Unit 4: 46654

Writing

(two tasks submitted)

30%

 

Year 11: Autumn Term and Spring Term

 

 

Spanish

AQA 4698

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: 46951

Listening

20%

30 minutes (F) or 40 minutes (H)

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: 46952

Reading

20%

30 minutes (F) or 50 minutes (H)

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 3: 46953

Speaking

(two tasks submitted)

30%

 

Year 11: Autumn Term and Spring Term

Unit 4: 46954

Writing

(two tasks submitted)

30%

 

Year 11: Autumn Term and Spring Term

 


Music

Edexcel 2MU01

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 3: 5MU03

Listening and Appraising

40%

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 2: 5MU02

Composition

 

30%

Year 10: second half of each term.

 

Year 11: second half of Autumn Term

Unit 1: 5MU01

Performance

30%

Year 10: second half of Autumn and Summer Terms.

Year 11: second half of Autumn Term.

Music controlled assessments occur in lesson times, and normally run for the 4 weeks after each half term, as shown above. The deadline for students for all coursework is half term in the Autumn Term of Year 11.

 

 

PE

OCR J586

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: B451

An Introduction to PE

20%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 3: B453

Developing Knowledge in PE

20%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 2: B452

Practical Performance

30%

Year 10: Summer Term

Unit 4: B454

Practical Performance

30%

Year 11: Autumn Term and Spring Term

 

 

RE: Philosophy and Applied Ethics - Full Course

OCR J621

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: B601

Philosophy 1: Deity, Religious Experience, End of Life

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 2: B602

Philosophy 2: Good and Evil, Revelation, Science

 

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 3: B603

Ethics 1: Relationships, Medical Ethics, Poverty and Wealth

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Unit 4: B604

Ethics 2: Peace, Justice, Equality, Media

25%

1 hour

Year 11: Summer Term

Note: there is no coursework or separate modular examination.

 

 

Statistics

AQA 4312

Code/Title

Weighting

When?

Written Exam

Unit 1: 43101 Written Paper

75%

1½ hours (F) or 2 hours (H)

Year 11: Summer Term

Controlled Assessment

Unit 2: 43102 Statistics in Practice

Part 1: Investigation

12.5%

(Mainly done in lessons)

Year 11: Spring Term (Feb/March)

Unit 2: 43102 Statistics in Practice

Part 2: Written Assessment

12.5%

45 minutes (in class)

Year 11: Spring Term (March)

 

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