Date of publication: 2017-08-07 10:32
The Level 8 Advanced GCE Exam in Spanish consists of two externally-examined papers assessing listening, reading and writing and a non-examined speaking assessment:
Students who enrol on this programme should ideally have studied at least part of the A-level course or equivalent previously. It is a very demanding programme, where the entire AS and A7 syllabus will be covered in one year. This option is appropriate for students who want to retake subjects from AS or A7 to ensure they gain access to the university of their choice. Most subjects are available in line with the second year A Level course, and students must start in September.
using different approaches to recording images, such as, observation, analysis, expression and imagination. Showing in their work an understanding of the conventions of representational and abstract/ non-representational imagery and genres. Investigating different ways of working, as appropriate to their chosen area(s) of study within Art and Design or Fine Art. Providing evidence of an understanding of spatial qualities, composition, rhythm, scale and structure. Finally providing evidence of the use of safe working practices.
They will develop control of the language system to convey meaning, using effective strategies to enhance and promote spoken and written skills, including an extended range of vocabulary, for both practical and intellectual purposes.
The AS level courses will be studied between January and June in the first year, whilst the A7 component will run from September to June. Additional lessons are arranged in the first six months to ensure that students ‘catch up’ so they can join the traditional A7 programme in the following September.
This unit involves the study of thermal energy, nuclear decay, oscillations, astrophysics and cosmology. Several different contexts may be used to teach parts of this unit including space technology, medical physics and the construction of buildings in earthquake zones. The astrophysics and cosmology section of this specification may be taught using the physical interpretation of astronomical observations, the formation and evolution of stars, and the history and future of the universe.
Various topics are studied in the first year in specific areas:
YCC= Youth culture and concerns LHF =Lifestyle: health/fitness
WAU = The world around us E&E= Education /employment.
This unit provides 55% of the AS mark.
This units is primarily concerned with teaching students how to program. This involves introducing students to the programming language Pascal (which was designed as a teaching language) followed by Visual Basic. Students are set a number of programming tasks of increasing complexity, as well as being taught a framework for understanding the commands and structures found in most programming languages. The final exam presents students with questions which both test their knowledge of the subject, but also their ability to solve algorithm problems under time pressure.