Curriculum overview - Phase 2

Students have a 25 hour week and study a core programme of English, maths, double or triple science, core RS and core PE

Students make their phase 2 option choices at the end of year 8 and choose from a range of subjects from four different option blocks.

All students choose between history or geography in the humanities option block.

In option block 1 and 2 students have a wide range of creative qualifications to support their other core academic qualifications. These are designed to be as wide ranging as possible to help support students’ future careers, while also giving them the opportunity of exploring different ways of working through vocational subjects.

In option block 3 students study an option which is appropriate to their needs and future career plans. In this option block there are a wide range of subjects available which comprise of a non exhaustive list, including French, religious studies and a range of vocational courses.

There is also a work related pathway for some students from Phase 2 onwards. They complete all the core subjects but will complete one additional subject at the end of Year 9, 10 and 11. These subjects will change each year based on the needs of the students and group.

In Year 11 the curriculum expands to a 30 hour week, with all lessons finishing at 3:40 to ensure that they have all the preparation they need before their exams in their final year of secondary school. This is not an optional additional lesson and is designed as part of the curriculum.

Example of potential option block subjects

Subjects
Art
Dance
Drama
Enterprise / Business
Health and Social
Hospitality and Catering
ICT
Media
Music
Photography
RS
Sport / Physical Education
Travel and Tourism

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please contact us on 01924 330640 or e-mail learning@cathedral.trinitymat.org

Phase Two - English

Why is English important?

Our English curriculum at Cathedral Academy nurtures a passion and love of literature from across the world which progresses to equip all students with the functional skills needed for later life. The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our diverse learning community to allow each of our students to thrive in English and beyond. We endeavour to teach students a range of oracy and literacy skills which make them effective communicators across a range of modes and mediums. Together, we strive to instil a life-long love of learning through a broad and balanced curriculum whilst preparing students for working life after Cathedral.

What will I be studying?

Within the study of English Literature, our students develop a knowledge of and embrace cultural capital through a range of well-considered texts across the English cannon, exposing students to differing contextual backgrounds and momentous historical events. These underpin and explore our core values as a school.

The core texts studied across Phase 2 comprise of the following: Of Mice and Men, Macbeth, Blood Brothers, A Christmas Carol and Power and Conflict poetry. These texts are further supplemented by a range of fiction and non-fiction extracts taken from across different time periods.

Within the study of English Language, we foster the analytical thinking of our students in order to develop their inquisitive nature to criticise the things that they read, see and hear in the modern world. It is our aim to ensure that students have a comprehensive vocabulary: both the knowledge of archaic and use of contemporary lexis with which to form convincing arguments and express creative ideas.

How will I be assessed?

We aim to use regular assessment for and of learning to ensure that students retain the key vocabulary, contextual knowledge and subject terminology, as well as being given the opportunity to refine their critical thinking skills. In practice, this amounts to:

  • Regular retrieval practice of both key vocabulary and grammar, whether through starter activities or multiple choice knowledge organiser quizzes in Year 9 and Year 10.
  • STAR reading tests take place three times per year to assess progress in reading ages in Year 9.
  • Termly assessed written work with clear individual feedback across to allow students to reflect on both content and technical accuracy of written work.
  • Termly exam-style questions assessing the skills studied(and carefully mapped), to ensure accurate reporting of pupil data, to challenge pupil understanding and to identify key misconceptions or areas of exam technique to be developed.
  • Continual live assessment in the classroom which offers immediate, developmental feedback. This includes feedback on both written and oracy based activities.
  • Regular mock examinations in Year 11 which replicate the GCSE experience.

Which examination board am I following?

AQA GCSE Language and Literature

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk › bitesize

Spark notes: https://www.sparknotes.com

York notes: https://www.yorknotes.com

YouTube-Mr Bruff: https://www.youtube.com › channel

Genius.com: https://genius.com › A › AQA

Who to contact about Phase Two:

Miss M Lancaster-Knaggs- Curriculum Leader English- mlancaster-knaggs@cathedral.trinitymat.org

 

Why is Business important?

 Students experience the world of business every day through their use of technology and their role as consumers in society.  It is vital that they learn about how business impacts on their lives and that we help them consider if running their own enterprise is a suitable option for them in the future.

Within the Enterprise curriculum, students will explore into the local, national and international business environment. Here they will consider what constitutes business success and the strategies that businesses of all sizes have to take to achieve it. Students will gain experience completing business plans and financial documents whilst also learning the importance of personal financial management- a concept we believe students benefit from extensively in later life.

What will I be studying?

 Component 1: Exploring Enterprises

Learners will examine different local enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs.

Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity

Learners will individually select an idea for a micro-enterprise activity to plan and pitch. They will individually pitch their business plan for their idea to an audience and then use the feedback to review their plan and pitch.

Component 3: Promotion & Finance for Enterprise

Learners will explore the different promotional methods used by enterprises and the factors that influence how enterprises identify and target their market. Learners will explore financial documents and how to use them to monitor and improve the performance of an enterprise in order to make decisions and recommend strategies for success.

How will I be assessed?

Component number Component title GLH Level How assessed
1 Exploring Enterprises 36 1/2 Internal
2 Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity 1/2 Internal
3 Promotion and Finance for Enterprise 48 1/2 External Synoptic

Four grades at Level 2 – Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.

Which examination board am I following?

Pearson BTEC Tech Award Enterprise – https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/enterprise.html

Which websites should I use to support my learning? 

Who to contact about Phase Two Enterprise:

Mr O Harrison – Business Teacher – oharrison@cathedral.trinitymat.org 

Why is studying French important?

The vision of Modern Foreign Languages study at Cathedral Academy is to develop life-long, confident and reflective language learners who engage with the study of languages, and achieve up to and beyond their potential.

We aim to achieve this through a curriculum that explicitly teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills students must master.  These skills are: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

At Phase 2 we continue with an approach focused on the key grammar for each student, however we begin to cover the GCSE themes and sub-topics. Term 6 in Year 9 and Year 10 are used as an opportunity to cover the fundamentals of target language grammar as covered in Years 7 and 8. As we get further into Year 11, key grammar is recycled across multiple topics. In particular, this is the past, present, near future, simple future and conditional tenses.

What will I be studying?

The AQA GCSE topics are:

Theme 1: Identity and culture

 

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

• Relationships with family and friends

• Marriage/partnership

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

• Social media

• Mobile technology

 

Topic 3: Free-time activities

• Music

• Cinema and TV

• Food and eating out

• Sport

 

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

 

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

 

Topic 2: Social issues

• Charity/voluntary work

• Healthy/unhealthy living

 

Topic 3: Global issues

• The environment

• Poverty/homelessness

 

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

 

Topic 1: My studies

 

Topic 2: Life at school/college

 

Topic 3: Education post-16

 

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

How will I be assessed?

There are four GCSE papers, one for each language skill:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading

Each paper is worth 25% of the total marks for the subject.

During Year 9, 10 and 11, teachers make a decision – based upon each student’s progress –  on whether to enter students for Foundation or Higher tier exams.  This can affect the final grades available to students.

Which examination board am I following?

We follow the AQA specification.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

BBC Bitesize:      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z9dqxnb

Memrise:            https://www.memrise.com/

Quizlet:            https://quizlet.com/en-gb

Conjuguemos:  https://conjuguemos.com/

Who to contact about Phase Two French:

Mr A D Pugh – Curriculum Leader for Modern Foreign Languages – apugh@cathedral.trinitymat.org

 

Why is Geography important?

Colleges, universities and employers recognise geography as an academic yet highly transferable course to study and achieve at. At Cathedral Academy we strive for all geographers to meet the following goals;

  1. Cathedral Academy geographers make a positive contribution to society and take responsibility for the world around them as global citizens.
  2. Cathedral Academy geographers are inquisitive by asking questions about the world around them.
  3. Cathedral Academy geographers can articulate geographical concepts and ideas to ‘speak like a geographer’.
  4. Cathedral Academy geographers can ‘think like geographers’ through holding a solid and holistic foundation of geography in readiness for Phase 2.

What will I be studying?

The course is divided into three papers. The content is outlined below;

Paper 1; Natural hazards, climate change, ecosystems, cold environments, coasts and rivers.

Paper 2; Urban issues and challenges (Rio and London), the changing economic world (UK and the wider world), resource management and energy.

Paper 3; Examining a pre-release booklet that is accessible from March before the exam, questions on unseen fieldwork, as well as questions on the two fieldwork trips students undertake to Salford and Hornsea.

How will I be assessed?

There are three papers;

Paper 1 Living with physical environment 88 marks 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 2 Challenges in the human environment 88 marks 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 3 Pre-release booklet and Fieldwork 76 marks 1 hour 15 minutes

Which examination board am I following?

AQA GCSE Geography

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035/assessment-resources

https://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/geography

https://www.internetgeography.net/

*If used properly, YouTube has some videos for most topics that can support student learning.

Who to contact about Phase Two Geography:

Mrs V Brown– Curriculum Leader for Geography – vbrown@cathedral.trinitymat.org

Why is Health & Social Care important?

About 3 million people work in health or social care. Health care roles include doctors, pharmacists, nurses, midwives and health care assistants, while social care roles include care assistants, occupational therapists, counsellors and administrative roles. Together they account for nearly one in ten of all paid jobs in the UK. Demand for both health and social care is likely to rise so they will continue to play a key role in UK society, and the demand for people to fill these vital jobs will increase.

What will I be studying?

Component 1: Human Lifespan and Development

You will explore how individuals develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually over time and investigate how various factors, events and choices impact individuals’ growth and development.

Component 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

You will learn which health and social care services are available and identify why people might need to use these services. You will look at the care values the sector has to make sure people get the care and protection they need.

Component 3: Health and Well Being

You will explore the different factors that might influence health and wellbeing, identify key health indicators and how to interpret them. Students will create a health and wellbeing improvement plan for a person, which includes targets and recommendations of support services available.

How will I be assessed? 

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Health and Social Care
Component number Component title GLH Level How assessed
1 Human Lifespan Development(30% of course total) 36 1/2 Internal
2 Health and Social Care Services and Values(30% of course total) 36 1/2 Internal
3 Health and Wellbeing(40% of course total) 48 1/2 Synoptic
External

Four grades at level 2 – Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.

Which examination board am I following?

Pearson Edexcel – BTEC Tech Award Level 1, Level 2 in Health & Social Care

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.html

Which websites should I use to support my learning? 

Who to contact about Phase Two Health & Social Care:

Mr C Colbeck – Curriculum Leader PE & Health – ccolbeck@cathedral.trinitymat.org

Why is History important?

The topics selected ensure that students have a firm understanding of pivotal events in British history in relation to religious, political and scientific developments. The wider world studies ensure that students understand modern developments and the impact that these have had in the world around them.

The study of history also refines important skills such as debating, reading and writing; and develops key history skills such as analyse of historical events, interpretation of primary sources and to critique interpretations of the past.

What will I be studying?

  • Opportunity and Inequality: The USA 1920-1973
  • Conflict and Tension in Asia: 1950 – 1975 (The Korean War and the War in Vietnam)
  • Health and the People: c1000 – Present Day
  • Elizabethan England 1568 -1603

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed across two 2-hour GCSE examination papers and will be tested on the following:

  • AO1: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the period studied
  • AO2: explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts
  • AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied
  • AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied

Second order historical concepts include continuity, change, cause, consequence, significance, similarity and difference.

Which examination board am I following?

Students study AQA GCSE History 8145 TC (the code for the components that we study). More detail can be found at: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145/specification-at-a-glance

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zxjk4j6

https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/

https://schoolhistory.co.uk/notes/

https://www.sparknotes.com/history/

Who to contact about Phase Two History:

Mrs M Stead– Curriculum Leader for Humanities – mstead@cathedraltrinitymat.org

 

Why is Hospitality & Catering important?

The hospitality and catering curriculum equips students with a strong understanding of the essential, basic skill sets required to achieve highly within Key Stage 4 and a Post 16 Environment. Our students are taught explicit subject knowledge on the catering industry, hospitality provisions, causes of ill health and health and safety in the workplace, as well as developing culinary skills needed to plan and produce nutritious meals. We also have a keen focus on literacy, embedding key terminology, grammatical accuracy and extended writing. Our thematic approach to learning embeds an appreciation for the subject’s rich and varied heritage, from a local, international, industrial and historical level. It gives us the opportunity to embed cross-curricular knowledge within our SOW. This in turn helps us to promote our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness whilst also developing and  preparing our students for life within a multi-cultural world. We believe that our subject helps promotes an interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity.

What will I be studying?

WJEC Hospitality & Catering– LV1/2

During this course you will be asked to complete 2 area of study, through 120 guided learning .WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering units are assessed through controlled internal assessment or external assessment.

Your WJEC Hospitality & Catering – LV1/2 will take the following format:

Unit 1 (Task 1): The Hospitality and Catering Industry –

Onscreen/ or paper assessment (facilities pending)

During this task you will be asked to apply your learning, by considering all aspects of the vocational sector. You will acquire knowledge of all aspects of the industry and be able to examine hospitality and catering provisions. You will be able to use your learning of different types of establishments and job roles by applying this to industrial based scenarios. Learning in relation to front of house and kitchen operations will be used to determine how hospitality and catering provisions operate efficiently legally and are financially viable whilst meeting the needs of potential clients. This unit provides a broad introduction to the vocational sector in a way that is purposeful and develops a range of transferable skills you can utilise in future employment.

How will I be assessed?

In this unit you will assessed on your ability to:

  1. Recall, select and communicate detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of the hospitality sector. They analyse and evaluate the evidence available, reviewing and adapting their methods when necessary. Present information clearly and accurately, making reasoned judgements. Apply relevant knowledge and understanding in a range of situations to give appropriate responses to queries and issues with an understanding of the implications of factors affecting success in hospitality and catering. Demonstrate high levels of skills in effectively processing information on the hospitality and catering sector.

The assessment will be formulated across the following methods:

  1. Onscreen assessment (if facilities are available and method suits the cohort).
  2. Paper based assessment (current method)

Unit 2 (Task 2): Hospitality and Catering in Action

You will apply your learning to safely prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes. Then will draw on learning of different types of provision and kitchen and front of house operations in Unit 1, as well as personal safety in food preparations. The content is relevant not only to employees within food production, but also those with a responsibility for food safety in the industry, nutritionists and managers and owners. This extends the appreciation of the whole vocational area beyond the kitchen environment.

How will I be assessed?

In this unit you will assessed on your ability to:

  1. The applied purpose of the unit is for learners to safely plan, prepare, cook and present nutritional dishes that meet the needs of a specific brief outlined by the exam board.

Which examination board am I following?

WJEC (GCSE) Hospitality & Catering – LV1/2

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

Green Hotelier – practical solutions for responsible tourism

Office for National Statistics – trends and population information.

The sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.

Springboard UK – hospitality careers and industry information.

Case studies of hospitality businesses and sustainability.

Close look at a range of sustainability issues and further links

The British Hospitality Association is the leading representative organisation in the hospitality industry, representing hotels, restaurants and food service providers.

Comprehensive site including current hospitality news, features, video links and other general information.

For hospitality news and copies of the Caterer and Hotelkeeper magazine.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – information on recruitment and legal aspects of staff employment.

This is the official government website for the Food Standards Agency

Who to contact about Phase Two Hospitality & Catering:

Miss H Dolan – Hospitality & Catering Teacher– hdolan@cathedral.trinitymat.org

Why is ICT important?

Within the ICT curriculum, students learn to understand how humans interact with computer systems and how interfaces make an important part of their development. They also learn how to manage a project within a development environment and design and create their own human-computer interface for a set context. They also learn about the gathering, processing and presentation of data within a business environment and how this could be used to make decisions within businesses. In addition to this, they learn the theory behind computer hardware, networking cyber security and e-safety. This aims to prepare them for the world of work in business or data analysis and prepares them for the digital world.

What will I be studying?

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Learners will develop their understanding of what makes an effective user interface and how to effectively manage a project. They will use this understanding to plan, design and create a user interface.

Component 2; Collecting Presenting and Interpreting Data

Learners will understand the characteristics of data and information and how they help organisations in decision making. They will use data manipulation methods to create a dashboard to present and draw conclusions from information.

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

Learners will explore how organisations use digital systems and the wider implications associated with their use.

How will I be assessed?

Component number Component title GLH Level How assessed
1 Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques 36 1/2 Internal
2 Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data 36 1/2 Internal
3 Effective Digital Working Practices 48 1/2 External
Synoptic

Four grades at Level 2 – Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*

Four grades at Level 1 – Pass, Merit, Distinction

  Which examination board am I following?

Pearson BTEC Tech Award Digital Information Technology – https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/digital-information-technology.html

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

 Who to contact about Phase Two X:

Mr S Pinder – Assistant Vice Principal

spinder@cathedral.trinitymat.org

Why is Maths important?

The Maths GCSE qualification is essential to join further education, an apprenticeship or gainful employment. In a technological world Maths is the most crucial skill sought by employers and educational establishments. Maths leads directly into sought after careers such as coding, engineering & finance and develops keys skills in problem solving, logical thinking and analysing data. Students who do not pass Maths at least at a grade 4 will be required to retake the qualification at college.

What will I be studying?

The main strands of GCSE maths are split into the following

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Ratio, proportion and rates of change

4 Geometry and measures

5 Probability

6 Statistics

These are taught in units starting in year 9.

  • Number Skills
  • Factors, Multiples and Primes (introduction to Venn diagrams)
  • Fractions 1
  • Area, Perimeter and Volume
  • Fractions 2
  • Manipulating algebra
  • Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Substitution and Nth Term
  • Linear Graphs and re arranging formula
  • Angles
  • Pythagoras and Trigonometry
  • Circles and Cylinder
  • Simultaneous Equations
  • Non-Linear Functions and Non – Linear Functions Higher
  • Algebraic fractions
  • Proof
  • Surds and Indices
  • Further Trigonometry
  • Direct and Indirect proportion
  • Functions
  • Further Graphs
  • Transformations
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Probability 1 – Intro to probability, 2-Way tables & Venn diagrams
  • Probability 2 – Combined Events
  • Handling Data
  • Constructions
  • Powers and Standard Form
  • Compound Measures and Scale Drawings
  • Circle Theorems
  • Vectors

How will I be assessed?

Maths GCSE is 100% assessed through examination. In total there are three exam papers that need to be completed, 1.5 hours each. Paper 1 Non calculator. Paper 2 calculator and paper 3 calculator. Each paper is out of 80 marks and will be sat in the summer exam window.

Which examination board am I following?

AQA

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

www.corbettmaths.com

Who to contact about Phase Two Maths:

Garnel Singh – Head of Maths – gsingh@cathedral.trinitymat.org

Why is Media important?

Within the media curriculum, students learn to understand how information can be presented to meet differing purposes and audience needs, as well as how the method of delivery can impact on the way in which we present ideas and messages. They also learn to make use of desktop publishing software and photo editing software and how this can be used in the publishing industry to present content for different purposes. Finally, they will carry out a project and an assessment on creating their own publication for specified purposes and audiences using the tools they have learnt. The course prepares students for further study or work in the publishing industry.

What will I be studying?

Component 1: Exploring Media Products

Learners will develop their understanding of how media products create meaning for their audiences. Learners will examine existing products and explore media production techniques.

Component 2: Developing Digital Media Production Skills

Learners will develop skills and techniques in media production processes by reworking media products from one, or all, of the following sectors: audio/moving image, publishing, interactive design.

Component 3: Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief

Learners will apply and develop their planning and production skills and techniques to create a media product in response to a client brief.

How will I be assessed?

Component number Component title GLH Level How assessed
1 Exploring Media Products 36 1/2 Internal
2 Developing Media Production Skills 1/2 Internal
3 Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief 48 1/2 External
Synoptic

Four grades at Level 2 – Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*

Four grades at Level 1 – Pass, Merit, Distinction

  Which examination board am I following?

Pearson BTEC Tech Award Creative Media Production https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/creative-media-production.html

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/ztnygk7

Who to contact about Phase Two Media:

Mr S Pinder – Assistant Vice Principal

spinder@cathedral.trinitymat.org

 

Why is Music important?

It is fairly difficult to get through a day without engaging with music in some form. Whether hearing it on the radio, playing in stores while you’re shopping or as the soundtrack to the film you watch in the evening – music is an inherent aspect of everyday life. This is because music has a significant impact on forming memory, creating emotional responses and allowing people a creative outlet.

Numerous studies show that musical experience dramatically accelerates brain development. There is a high level of correlation between pupils who have learnt to sing or play an instrument and those who demonstrate better mathematical understanding, problem solving and academic results. Music also considerably enhances skillset development in young people in terms of intellect, social understanding, emotional intelligence, motor skills, language skills and general literacy.

Music functions as a universal language in that regardless of age, culture, religion or upbringing, all human cultures rely on music as part of their communication and community. This common thread also means that the creative industries continually thrive on a global level as music is now part of everyday life. Following the last recession, the UK creative industries grew at 12 times the rate of the wider UK economy as people still relied on creative media in their everyday lives.

What will I be studying?

In the BTEC First Award Music Course, pupils will study 4 units:

  • The Music Industry
  • Introducing Music Performance
  • Introduction Music Composition
  • Managing a Music Product

The purpose of this course is to allow pupils to engage with the music industry and develop a range of relevant practical and technical skills. They will explore music product development, events management and apply their knowledge in practical industry related contexts.

How will I be assessed?

Introducing Music Performance, Introducing Music Composition and Managing a Music Product are assignment based assessments where pupils will develop a portfolio of work through practical performance, composition and participating in the development of a corporate music product (Concert, CD, podcast, etc).

For The Music Industry unit, pupils will take a 1 hour examination paper. They will draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding development in the qualification as a whole concerning key job roles, responsibilities, organisations and the processes that allow people to succeed in the Music Industry.

Which examination board am I following?

The studied course is the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

For Further Education courses:

Ucas.com/further-education/post-16-qualifications

For information on Music careers:

Bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers

Careersinmusic.com/music-careers/

For specific revision content for The Music Industry examination:

Study.com

Memrise.com

Quizlet.com

For specific information regarding the qualification:

Qualifications.pearson.com

Who to contact about Phase Two Music:

Mr Michael Fahey – Curriculum Leader for CAPA Juniors and Performing Arts – music@cathedral.trinitymat.org

 

Why is Religious Studies important?

Issues of religion and belief frequently top the news agenda and RS helps make sense of them. RS allows young people growing up in a diverse society to understand the views and opinions of people whose beliefs and values differ from their own. The subject provides space for young people to reflect on their own ideas and develop their thoughts about questions of meaning and ethics. By studying RS, young people are equipped to handle issues in their lives, preparing them for the workplace and adult life.

What will I be studying?

Christianity & Islamic beliefs and way of living.

How will I be assessed?

2 exam papers 1hr ¾

Which examination board am I following?

Edexcel

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

GCSE Bitesize

Who to contact about Phase Two Religious Studies:

Miss Toney, Head of Religious Studies – ktoney@cathedral.trinitymat.org

 

Why is Science important?

‘Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.’ Edwin Powell Hubble

Science is the language we use to explain everything around us, from the smallest ant to the mightiest oak. From the humble atom to a monster black hole. The study of Science at Cathedral Academy will improve students’ scientific literacy. This will enable them to engage with an ever advancing technological world. Science is everywhere in the modern world from how to best insulate your home to the big political issue of the day. A strong understanding of science will allow an individual to navigate this complex planet and confidently make those big decisions.

The study of Science will develop key skills that will last a lifetime. Students will learn how to critically analyse a wide range of situations. Using mathematics students will explain natural phenomenon and critically think about solutions to complex systems. Students will develop their communications skills solidifying their fluency in the language of Science.

What will I be studying?

Biology

Cell level systems, Scaling up, Organism level systems, Community level systems, Genes, inheritance and selection, Global challenges, Practical skills

Chemistry

Particles, Elements, compounds and mixtures, Chemical reactions, Predicting and identifying reactions and products, Monitoring and controlling chemical reactions, Global challenges, Practical skills

Physics

Matter, Forces, Electricity and magnetism, Waves and radioactivity, Energy, Global challenges, Practical skills

How will I be assessed?

For students studying Combined Science there will be 6 exams. 2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics. These are sat at the end of year 11 and are an 1 hour 10 mins.

Students will be awarded 2 GCSE grades.

For students studying Triple Science there will be 6 exams. 2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 Physics. These are sat at the end of year 11 and are an 1 hour 45 mins.

Students will be awarded 3 GCSE grades. One for Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Which examination board am I following?

OCR Oxford Cambridge and RSA

Combined Science course name:

GCSE Combined Science A (Gateway Science) qualification

Triple Science course name:

Biology A (9-1) – Gateway Science Suite

Chemistry A (9-1) – Gateway Science Suite

Physics A (9-1) – Gateway Science Suite

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

https://www.ocr.org.uk/subjects/

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Who to contact about Phase Two Science:

Mr Trail – Curriculum leader for Science – wtrail@cathedral.trinitymat.org

 

Why is BTEC Sport important?

The BTEC course has been developed to provide preparation for employment and more specifically for the sport and leisure industry. It will develop practical performance by developing skills, techniques and tactics in a variety of sports. You will also gain confidence in planning and leading activities for peers and primary school students. BTEC Sport Students will have a clear understanding of designing and completing fitness programmes.

What will I be studying?

  • The BTEC First Award in Sport which is the equivalent to one GCSE
  • The Units Are Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise, Leading Sports Activities, Training for Personal Fitness and Practical Sports Performance.
  • Practical lessons are incorporated but less emphasis on grading of practical ability.

How will I be assessed?

  • The BTEC First Award in Sport combines an External Online Test and Internally Assessed coursework.
  • The On-screen on-demand test is a one-hour 15 minutes test totalling 60 marks. This is for only ONE of the FOUR Units you will study.
  • A coursework portfolio is also kept and regularly updated for your three other Units. This will include a combination of Word Documents, Video Clips and Powerpoint Presentations.

Which examination board am I following?

Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport.

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/

https://www.fifa.com/

http://www.sportengland.org/

http://www.thefa.com/

http://www.uksport.gov.uk/

https://www.ukcoaching.org/

https://tabletennisengland.co.uk/

https://www.basketballengland.co.uk/

https://www.rugby-league.com/

http://www.mrgillpe.com/

Type of career this course could lead too?

  • PE Teacher
  • Sports & Exercise Coach
  • Sports & Exercise Instructor
  • Armed Services
  • Sports Administration
  • Physiotherapy
  • Lifeguard
  • Sports Journalist
  • Sport Centre Attendant
  • Outdoor Education Instructor
  • Firefighter
  • Professional Sportsman/Woman

Who to contact about Phase Two BTEC Sport:

Mr C Colbeck Curriculum Leader PE & Health

ccolbeck@cathedral.trinitymat.org

Why is the Visual Arts important?

The Visual Arts curriculum equips students with a strong command of the essential basic skill sets required to achieve highly within Key Stage 4 and a Post 16 Environment. Our students are taught explicit subject knowledge on observational drawing, printing, 3D construction, ceramics and textiles, across all key stages. Our thematic approach to learning embeds an appreciation for the subject’s rich and varied heritage, from a local, international & historical level and gives us the opportunity to embed cross-curricular knowledge within our SOW.

What will I be studying?

Within our phase 2 curriculum we have 2 pathways, within the visual arts:

BTEC Art & Design – Fine Art / Textiles

During this both pathways you will be asked to complete 4 project, through 120 guided learning hours of study Your projects will be assessed as in line with the BTEC Unit Accreditation System and subject to external verification. Your unit assessments will be combined to calculate your final grade.

Your BTEC ART & DESIGN COURSE will take the following format:

Unit 1 (Project 1): Introduction to Specialist Pathways in Art and Design

During this project we will look at all the essential skilled needed to build a portfolio and the various careers and techniques that are fundamental to attaining highly within an art & design course.

How will I be assessed?

In this unit you will assessed on your ability to:

  1. Use specialist materials, techniques, equipment and processes in response to client briefs
  2. Record formal elements within specialist pathways

Unit 3 (Project 2): Communicating Ideas in 2D

During this project you will focus exclusively on building your 2D Skill sets. Upon completion you will have a portfolio complied of a range of 2D art & design techniques, which will accumulate into a final outcome based on the projects themes.

How will I be assessed?

In this unit you will assessed on your ability to:

  1. Explore 2D Visual Language And Working Practices
  2. Investigate How Artists, Craftspeople And Designers Communicate In 2D
  3. Communicate Ideas Using 2D Knowledge And Skills In Response To A Brief

Unit 4 (Project 3): Communicating Ideas in 3D

During this project you will focus exclusively on building your 3D Skill sets. Upon completion you will have a portfolio complied of a range of 3D art& design techniques, which will accumulate into a final outcome based on the projects themes.

How will I be assessed?

In this unit you will assessed on your ability to:

  1. Explore 3D visual language and working practices
  2. Investigate how artists, craftspeople and designers communicate in 3D
  3. Communicate ideas using 3D knowledge and skills in response to a brief.

Unit 2 (Examination): Creative Project in Art and Design

Your final project is externally assessed and set by the examination board. It will be broken down into 20 hours of development and a 10 hours controlled test. During your examination you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of 2D/3D art & design. It will focus exclusively on your understanding of the techniques covered and your ability to develop a project, in response to a brief.

How will I be assessed?

In this unit you will assessed on your ability to:

  1. Develop creative ideas, skills and intentions in response to a project brief
  2. Produce final outcomes that meet the requirements of the brief.

GCSE Photography

During this pathways you will be asked to complete 2 components, consisting of 3 projects, with in 120 guided learning hours of study. Your projects will be assessed in line with the AQA Art & Design Assessment Objectives and subject to external moderation. Your assessments will be combined to calculate your final grade.

Your AQA (GCSE) Photography Course will take the following format:

Component 1:  (Project 1) 3O HRS

During this 30 hour project you will focus exclusively on building your knowledge & understanding of photography. You will be introduced to the key equipment and skill needed to attain highly within a photography course. The work will cover activities such as trials and experiments; skills based workshops; mini and/or foundation projects; responses to gallery, museum or site visits; work placements; independent study The work produced will formulate a small portfolio in response to your theme.

Component 1 : (PROJECT 2) 90 HRS

During this 90 hour project you will focus on developing your skill through a sustained study in response to a theme. You will be asked to build on your understanding of photography by investigating the work of visual artists and exploring the wold of photography. This will give you the opportunity to demonstrate, through an extended creative response, your ability to draw together different areas of knowledge, skills and/or understanding from across your course.

The work produced will formulate 60% of your final grade.

Component 2: Externally set assignment

Your final project is externally assessed and set by the examination board. It will be broken down into 20 hours of development and a 10 hours controlled test. During your examination you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of photography. It will focus exclusively on your understanding of the techniques covered and your ability to develop a project, in response to a starting point.

The work produced and will constitute 40% of your final grade.

Which examination board am I following?

Btec Art & Design – Pearson Btec Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Art and Design

AQA GCSE Art and Design (8206)

Who to contact about Phase Two Visual Arts:

Mr C Dyer – Curriculum Leader –  cdyer@cathedral.trinitymat.org