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Year 10

Pearsons BTEC – Level 2 Hospitality and Catering

The BTEC catering course consists of a portfolio of coursework worth 75% of the final grade and one externally set exam worth 25% of the final grade. All work produced in the two year course is assessed continually and is considered as coursework/exam. Currently students are exploring the Catering and Hospitality industry and will gain an understanding of the food safety act. The student’s grades are assessed based on the work submitted for coursework. The course is graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.

AQA Design Technology: Product Design

GCSE product design consists of a design folder of coursework worth 60% of the final grade and one externally set written exam worth 40% of the final grade. In year 10, pupils work on a number of small assessed tasks and two main assignments in preparation for their final piece of coursework. This is complimented with exam preparation sessions. In the first term, students have been developing their drawing, design, computer aided design and modelling skills. The student’s current grade is an assessment average of the assessment tasks and assignments.

WJEC Level 2 Constructing the Built Environment

WJEC Construction consists of assessment based coursework worth 75% of the final grade and one externally set exam worth 25% of the final grade. Final assessments are completed in Year 11. In      Year 10 the students complete tasks designed to skill build and develop underpinning knowledge.

Currently students are developing the necessary practical skills to accurately produce wood working joints.  The student’s current grade is based on their aptitude for the practical skills required, along with their general attitude towards learning.

Pearsons BTEC – Level 1 /2 Award in Engineering

BTEC Engineering consists of the three assessed units. Unit 1: The engineered world. Taught over Years 10 and 11, this mandatory unit is an externally assessed online examination, which contributes 25% to the final award. Unit 2: Exploring the engineered world is the second mandatory unit. In Year 10 students investigate a range of products, looking at engineering specifications, raw material production, manufacturing processes, environmental considerations, quality control and quality assurance. Students use their workbooks to collate information in Year 10. In Year 11, students complete four assignments in line with their understanding from Year 10. Again, this unit contributes 25% to their grade. The final assessed task is Unit 7: Machining operations. This is a double unit accounting for 50% of the qualification. Students will build their practical skills during Year 10 and use their knowledge and understanding to complete their assignment in Year 11.

 

Year 11

AQA Design Technology: Product design

GCSE Art consists of a portfolio of coursework worth 60% of the final grade and one externally set exam worth 40% of the final grade. In Year 11, pupils focus on their main coursework assignment which is split into 4 sections: investigating the design context, product development, planning and making, testing and evaluation. This will form the 60% of their final grade when completed in February. Throughout the year, students will also prepare for their exams which make up the remaining 40% of the final grade. Exam preparation will be the primary focus once the coursework assignment is completed and submitted. The students current grade is an assessment average of the individual assessment tasks and the exam papers.

WJEC Level 2 Constructing the Built Environment

WJEC Construction consists of assessment based coursework worth 75% of the final grade and one externally set exam worth 25% of the final grade. Final assessments are completed in Year 11.              In Year 10 the students completed tasks designed to skill build and develop underpinning knowledge.

Currently students are preparing for an external H&S exam and the practical construction skills assessment.  The student’s current grade is based on their aptitude for the practical skills required, along with their general attitude towards learning.

Pearsons BTEC – Level 1 /2 Award in Engineering

BTEC Engineering consists of the three assessed units. Unit 1: The engineered world. Taught over Years 10 and 11, this mandatory unit is an externally assessed online examination, which contributes 25% to the final award. Unit 2: Exploring the engineered world is the second mandatory unit. In Year 10 students investigate a range of products, looking at engineering specifications, raw material production, manufacturing processes, environmental considerations, quality control and quality assurance. Students use their workbooks to collate information in Year 10. In Year 11, students complete four assignments in line with their understanding from year 10. Again, this unit contributes 25% to their grade. The final assessed task is Unit 7: Machining operations. This is a double unit accounting for 50% of the qualification. Students will build their practical skills during Year 10 and use their knowledge and understanding to complete their assignment in Year 11.