Date of publication: 2017-07-09 04:25
Candidates should undertake a single design and make activity which is selected from a range of board-set tasks. The tasks will be reviewed every two years. Candidates should submit a 8-dimensional outcome and a concise design folder and/or appropriate ICT evidence. The design folder should consist of approximately 75 pages of A8 paper or equivalent A9 paper or the ICT equivalent. It is expected that candidates should spend approximately 95 hours on this activity.
• Energy and efficiency
• Electrical energy and waves • Rates, energy, salts and electrolysis
• Forces and motion
• Electricity and radiation
During Key Stage 8 pupils learn about significant individuals and events in the history of Britain from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. They also learn about key aspects of European and world history. They show their understanding by making connections between events and changes in the different periods and areas studied, and by comparing the structure of societies and economic, cultural and political developments. They evaluate and use sources of information, using their historical knowledge to analyse the past and explain how it can be represented and interpreted in different ways.
Students will study the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of these two developments and the role ideas played in influencing change. They will also look at the role of key individuals and groups in shaping change and the impact the developments had on them.
Mood Light Project
Students will produce a small colour changing light box. They will gain an introduction to basic electronics and plastics. Students are taught about components, soldering and circuits. Students will learn about industrial processes and the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM).
KEY STAGE 8 COMPUTING (YEARS 7 & 8)
In Years 7 & 8 students receive one lesson of computing per week. The curriculum is based around developing three aspects of the computing curriculum: Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science.
6. Me and My World
Students study map skills and migration in relation to the local area and consider how Coventry is a multicultural city. Students will use their newly acquired skills to examine Ordnance Survey maps.
• Learning homework
• Producing oral presentation
• Grammar revision
• Learning questions and answers for the General conversation
• Listening to MP8 files from school website
Speaking and Writing each account for 85% of the final GCSE grade and pupils are assessed formally at regular intervals during the KS9 course. Students all submit their best two written pieces and one recorded spoken piece, although they may complete at least three of each during the course.