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SUBJECTEXAM BOARDOFFICIAL COURSE TITLELINK TO SPECIFICATIONADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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- BTec / CTec Qualifications
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BTec BusinessEdexcelBTEC National Extended Certificate in Businesshttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Business/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/BTECNationals_Bus_ExCert_Spec.pdf
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BTec Music PerformanceEdexcelExtended certificate in Music Performancehttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/BTEC-Nationals/Music/2017/Specification/9781446928110_BTEC_Nat_ExtCert_Music_Spec_prepubfinal.pdfUnit 1 (Practical Music Theory and Harmony), Unit 2 (Professional Practice in the Music Industry), Unit 3, (Ensemble Music Performance), Choice between Solo Performance and Composition
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BTec Applied ScienceEdexcelBTEC Applied Science Extended Certificatehttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/applied-science-2016.html
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CTec Sport & Physical Activity
OCRCambridge Technical (Level 3) Sport & Physica Activityhttps://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/260775-cambridge-technicals-sport-and-physical-activity-summary-brochure.pdfUnits studied: 1 (Body Systems), 2 (Coaching), 3 (Sports Organisation & Development), 17 (Injuries), 19 (Sports Psychology). 2 exams, 3 pieces of 'coursework' with the possibility of retaking each unit's assessment once. Anyone interested in a job in the sports industry (including coaching, teaching, sports management, physiotheraphy, sports analysis etc)
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- A Level Courses
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Art & DesignEdexcelA Level Art And Designhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/art-and-design-2015.html
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Biology OCRA Level OCR Biology A - Course code H420https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/biology-a-h020-h420-from-2015/specification-at-a-glance/3 papers: 1 Biological Processes (37% of total); 2 Biological Diversity (37% of total); 3 Unified Biology (26%); plus a practical endorsement based on a minimum of 12 investigations. Practical work can be assessed in the written papers but the lab work itself does not contribute to the final A level grade.
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Business AQAA level Businesshttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business/as-and-a-level/business-7131-7132
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Chemistry OCRA level OCR A chemistryhttps://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-and-a-level/chemistry-a-h032-h432-from-2015/
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Computer Science OCRA Level Computer Sciencespecification-at-a-glance
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D&T: Product Design EdexcelA Level Art and Design - Three Dimensional Design (9TD0)https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/art-and-design-2015.html
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Digital Photography EdexcelArt and Design (Photography) (9PY0)https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Art%20and%20Design/2015/specification-and-sample-assessment-materials/GCE-A-level-Art-and-Design-specification-Issue-4.pdfFrom page 21 onwards in the link - includes Product Design, Spatial Design and Design Craft.
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Drama & TheatreEdexcelA Level Drama and Theatrehttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/drama-and-theatre-2016.htmlSame structure as GCSE - 40% written exam, 40% coursework (NEA) and 20% practical exam - additional texts and a practitioner studied
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EconomicsEdexcelA level Economics Ahttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/economics-a/2015/specification-and-sample-assessment-materials/A_Level_Econ_A_Spec.pdf3 exam papers
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English LiteratureAQAA Level English Literature Ahttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-literature-a-7711-7712/changes-for-2022
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Film StudiesOCRA Level Film Studieshttps://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/316666-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-film-studies-h410.pdfTwo exam papers and practical work. 70% written exam, 30% NEA (making a short film)
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FrenchAQAA Level Frenchhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7652
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Further MathsEdexcelA Level Further Mathshttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Mathematics/2017/specification-and-sample-assesment/a-level-l3-further-mathematics-specification.pdf
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GeographyEdexcelA Level Geography https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Geography/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/Pearson-Edexcel-GCE-A-level-Geography-specification-issue-5-FINAL.pdfThree exams and an independent investigation (coursework) where you can choose any area of geography for your research.
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HistoryOCRA Level Historyhttps://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/170128-specification-accredited-a-level-gce-history-a-h505.pdfThree exams and a coursework unit which students get to choose the topic and question for
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ItalianEdexcelA Level Italianhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/italian-2017.html2 written papers and 1 speaking exam
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MathsEdexcelA Level Mathematicshttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Mathematics/2017/specification-and-sample-assesment/a-level-l3-mathematics-specification-issue4.pdf
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PhysicsAQAA Level Physicshttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/as-and-a-level/physics-7407-7408Three papers + practical endorsement
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PoliticsAQAA Level Politicshttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/politics/as-and-a-level/politics-7152/introductionThree exam papers each 2 hours 100% written exam essay questions
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PortugueseEdexcelA Level Portuguesehttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/A%20Level/Portuguese/2018/specification-and-sample-assessments/A-level-Portugese-Specification1.pdf
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PsychologyAQAA Level Psychologyhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/psychologyThree papers (Short answer and Essay based subject)
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Religious StudiesEduqasA Level Religious Studies https://www.eduqas.co.uk/media/i4tjifbc/eduqas-a-level-religious-studies-spec-from-2016-e-011020.pdfThree papers
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SociologyAQAA Level Sociologyhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/sociologyThree papers - Purely Essay based subject
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SpanishAQAA Level Spanishhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/spanish-7692/specification-at-a-glanceNew A Level Course at Joan focussing on Spanish language and Latin American society and culture.
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- Additional Qualifications
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Core MathsEdexcelMathematics in Contexthttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/core-maths/Specification_L3_Certificate_in_Mathematics_in_Context.pdfThis course is studied for one year only (Year 12) and is the equivalent of half an A Level. It is designed to boost students' mathematics skills to aid with other A Level qualifications. Studied in addiditon to 3 other subjects.
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EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)AQALevel 3 Extended Project Qualificationhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/project-qualifications/EPQ-7993/introductionThis is completed in additional to a standard programme of study. Students apply to complete an EPQ which is started in Year 12 and finalised midway through year 13.
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