Skip to content ↓

Year 13 May Assessment Content

Subject

Art

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

All assessed via portfolio – 100%

 

Subject

Biology

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 content as per specification (topics 1-4) including relevant practical skills

Paper 2 content as per specification (topics 5-8) including relevant practical skills

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 50% and Paper 2 – 50%

 

Subject

Business Studies

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Papers 1 and 2 cover the contents of the two-year course. Topic areas from the second year that will not be covered as main themes for developed responses  include:

  • Lewin’s force field analysis 
  • Kotter and Schlesinger Model- Four reasons for resistance to change and Kotter and Schlesinger model – Six ways of overcoming resistance to change
  • Managing strategic implementation 
  • Bartlett and Ghoshal model – International strategies 

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 50% and Paper 2 – 50%

 

Subject

Chemistry

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Physical Chemistry and Transition Elements.

It will cover 100% of the usual content and skills.

Paper 2 -  Organic Chemistry and Analysis.

It will cover 100% of the usual content and skills.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 50% and Paper 2 – 50%

 

Subject

Computing

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours 30 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 –

Chapter 1 – Programming concepts; Object-oriented programming; Classes

Chapter 2 – Abstract Data Types (linked-lists, queues, stacks); Dictionaries; Sets

Chapter 3 – Graphs and Trees (Binary Trees); Tree Traversal Methods; Binary Search

Chapter 4 – Abstraction and Automation; FSM; Turing Machine; Big O Notation

Chapter 5 – Binary; Hex; Floating-Point Numbers; Graphics; Sound; Encryption

Chapter 6 – Internal Hardware; Logic Gates; Logic Circuits; Boolean Algebra

Chapter 7 – Fetch-execute cycle; Assembly language; External Hardware (HDD/SSD/RFID/Barcode Reader)

Chapter 9 – Data comms, LAN, WAN; Security; Port Forwarding

Chapter 10 – Relational databases; SQL; Database normalisation. The client-server model, CRUD, JSON, XML.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 80% and NEA – 20%

 

Subject

Core Mathematics

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Paper 2 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - All content.

Paper 2 -  All content from material specified as 2A in the course specification.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 50% and Paper 2 – 50%

 

Subject

Design and Technology

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours 30 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 -

Topic 1: Materials

Topic 2: Performance characteristics of materials

Topic 3: Processes and techniques

Topic 4: Digital technologies

Topic 5: Factors influencing the development of products

Topic 6: Effects of technological developments

Topic 7: Potential hazards and risk assessment

Topic 8: Features of manufacturing industries

Topic 9: Designing for maintenance and the cleaner environment

Topic 10: Current legislation

Topic 11: Information handling, Modelling and forward planning

Topic 12: Further processes and techniques.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 50%, NEA – 50%

 

Subject

Economics

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Papers 1 and 2 cover the contents of the two-year course.

In order to narrow the focus, a small number of topic areas from the second year won’t be covered as main themes for essay-based responses. This includes:

On Paper 1 - Contestable markets; Monopolistic competition; The distribution of income and wealth; Behavioural economics and economic policy.

On Paper 2 - The structure of financial markets and financial assets; Commercial banks and investment banks; The advantages and disadvantages of fixed and floating exchange rate systems; Advantages and disadvantages for a country of joining a currency union.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 50% and Paper 2 - 50%

 

Subject

English Language and Literature

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Blake and Tennessee Williams

Paper 2 - Things Fall Apart and Creative writing and commentary.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 40%, Paper 2 - 40% and NEA – 20%

 

Subject

English Literature

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 – Keats; Plath/Hughes

Paper 2 - King Lear and Enron/Doctor Faustus

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 40%, Paper 2 - 40% and NEA – 20%

 

Subject

French

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours 30 minutes)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Listening, Reading and Writing

Paper 2 – Writing: One essay to be written on the literary text and one essay to be written on a film.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 50%, Paper 2 - 20% and Speaking 30% (The Speaking Test will take place before the exam period)

 

Subject

Further Mathematics

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours 15 minutes)

Paper 2 (2 hours 15 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 – Core Pure 1 and Core Pure 2

Paper 2 – Further Mechanics 1 and Further Mechanics 2

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 50% and Paper 2 - 50%

 

Subject

Geography

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Coastal Landscapes and Change; Tectonic Processes and Hazards; Global Systems and Sustainability (Water and Carbon Cycle)-not Carbon Cycle EQ2 & EQ3.

Paper 2 – Globalisation and Super Powers; Regenerating Places; Health, Human Rights and Interventions – not Health and Human rights EQ3 & EQ4

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 40%, Paper 2 - 40% and NEA - 20%

 

Subject

History

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes)

Paper 2 (1 hour 45 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - The Development of Imperialism: 1857-1890; Imperial Consolidation and Liberal Rule: 1890-1914; Imperialism Challenged: 1914-1947

Paper 2 – The Crisis of Liberal Italy, c1900–1915; The Collapse of Liberal Italy and Mussolini’s Rise to Power, 1915–1922; Mussolini and the establishment of Fascist Italy, 1922–1926; Fascist society, 1926–1940

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 40%, Paper 2 - 40% and NEA - 20%

 

Subject

Mathematics

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours 15 minutes)

Paper 2 (2 hours 15 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Calculator Paper, broken down into 3 equally weighted sections. 2 Pure mathematics and 1 Statistics – except the larger data set.

Paper 2 – Calculator Paper, broken down into 3 equally weighted sections. 2 Pure mathematics and 1 Mechanics.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - 50% and Paper 2 - 50%

 

Subject

Music

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours 10 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - 6 Areas of Study: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music for Film, Popular Music, Fusions, New Directions

How will a final mark be calculated?

NEA: Performance - 30%, Composition - 30%

Paper 1 - 40%

 

Subject

Physical Education

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Section A: Applied anatomy and physiology (Cardiovascular drift, planes and axes and levers will NOT be assessed); Section B: Skill acquisition (Constructivism will NOT be assessed); Section C: Sport and society (Social Action Theory and Post WW2 (1950 to present) will NOT be assessed)

Paper 2 – Section A: Exercise physiology and biomechanics (Planes and axes, levers, angular motion and fluid mechanics will NOT be assessed); Section B: Sport psychology (Leadership and Vealey’s Model of Self Confidence will NOT be assessed); Section C: Sport and society and technology in sport (Sport and The Law will NOT be assessed)

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 35%, Paper 2 – 35% and NEA – 30%

 

Subject

Physics

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Module 1- Development of Physics (practical skills), Module 2 - Foundations of Physics (physical quantities and units, making measurements and analysing data, nature of quantities), Module 3 – Forces and Motion (motion, forces, work, energy and power, materials, momentum), Module 5 – Newtonian world and astrophysics (thermal physics, circular motion, oscillations, gravitational fields, astrophysics and cosmology)

Paper 2 – Module 1- Development of Physics (practical skills), Module 2 - Foundations of Physics (physical quantities and units, making measurements and analysing data, nature of quantities), Module 4 – Electrons, waves and photons (charge and current, energy, power and resistance, electrical circuits, waves, quantum physics) Module 6 – Particles and medical physics (capacitors, electric fields, electromagnetism, nuclear and particle physics, medical imaging)

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 50% and Paper 2 – 50%

 

Subject

Politics

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - Democracy and Participation; Political Parties; Elections and Voting System; Voting Behaviour and the Impact of the Media; Liberalism.  Not - Conservativism and Socialism

Paper 2 – The Prime Minister and the Executive; Parliament; The Supreme Court and the EU; Nationalism; The Constitution and Devolution.

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 50% and Paper 2 – 50%

 

Subject

Psychology

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours)

Paper 2 (2 hours)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 - social influence, attachment, psychopathology and research methods.

Paper 2 – schizophrenia, aggression, relationships and research methods

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 – 50% and Paper 2 – 50%

 

Subject

Cambridge Technical in ICT

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 – Full specification

How will a final mark be calculated?

Paper 1 - % + Previously Externally Assessed Paper - % + NEA - %

 

Subject

Certificate in Financial Literacy (Year 12)

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes)

Paper 2 ( 1 hour Unit 1 Written and 45 minute Unit 2 Multiple choice)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 – Full specification - Unit 2

Paper 2a - Full specification - Unit 1

Paper 2b - Full specification - Unit 2

How will a final mark be calculated?

The best Unit 1 performance (January or May) will count for 50% of the grade. (Students will have a multiple choice resit in a lesson during May) .

The Unit 2 performance in May - 50%. 

 

Subject

Diploma in Financial Literacy

Number of papers and time [Approximately]

Paper 1 (2 hours) 

Paper 2 (2 x 1 hour papers)

Topics covered in The Assessments

Paper 1 – Everything from Unit 4 up to and including Topic 7 

Paper 2a - Everything from Unit 4 up to and including Topic 7.

Paper 2 b - Everything from Unit 3 

How will a final mark be calculated?

47.5% from the CeFS grades awarded by the exam board last year (for Units 1 and 2). 

26.25% from Unit 3. The best mark combination from January or May. 

26.25% from Unit 4

 

 

Where Next

;