Science Students

Subjects

Biology

 

Biology

 

Biology is the study of living things. In this qualification you will learn key concepts of life processes, the behaviour of living organisms, cell and plant processes, and how organisms evolve. You will also learn key concepts of interactions with the environment, as well as scientific analysis and practical skills.

Chemistry

 

Chemistry

 

This qualification covers the key concepts of Chemistry, looking at what things are made from, and the relationship between matter, atoms and elements and how they behave. You will also learn key concepts of chemical reactions, as well as scientific analysis and practical skills.

Citizenship Studies

 

Citizenship

Studies 

Citizenship Studies is about how people take an active part in democratic politics and work together for a better society. You will learn about how the government and legal system work, and the role of the UK globally. You will explore different controversial issues and experience taking citizenship action yourself.

English Language

 

English Language

 

You must study English Language if you have not already achieved GCSE grade 4 or above. English Language develops important communication and writing skills that are the basis for future study, work and life. This qualification covers different styles of writing including creative, non-fiction,and transactional writing and Spoken Language.

English Literature

 

English Literature

This qualification develops your ability to read, understand and respond to texts. You will analyse the language, form and structure used by writers to create meanings and effects, and will develop understanding of the relationship between a text and its context, as well as developing written communication skills.

Film Studies

 

Film Studies

 

Film is a major art form of the last hundred years. You will explore important films in the development of film and film technology. You will develop your knowledge of US mainstream Hollywood film, as well as independent and international film. You will also apply your knowledge to your own production.

Geography

 

Geography

 

GCSE Geography offers a foundation in both human and physical geography, looking at topics such as weather hazards, climate change, global development and changing cities. It also builds on geographical, mathematical and research skills through investigations based on fieldwork and into UK challenges.

Graphic Communication

 

Graphic Communication

Graphic Communication is an Art-based subject which explores how ideas can be communicated visually. Students will develop work across different areas such as advertising, design for print, interactive design (including web, app and game) or typography.

History

 

History

 

GCSE History is designed to develop your understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history. You will engage in historical enquiry and develop the ability to ask relevant questions and investigate issues critically.

Mathematics

 

Mathematics

 

You must study Maths if you have not already achieved GCSE grade 4 or above. This qualification gives students a basis in mathematical skills and concepts integral to future learning, work and life. Students will learn and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems, and develop mathematical reasoning skills.

Psychology

 

Psychology

 

In this qualification you will develop understanding of the core areas of psychology, including biological, cognitive, social and developmental. You will also learn about important debates in psychology, how ideas and theories change over time and how psychological research is conducted.

Religious Studies

 

Religious Studies

 

This qualification helps you better understand the world and diversity of experience in society. You will develop your understanding of religions and non-religious beliefs, and engage with important ethical and philosophical debates, as well as learning to construct well informed, balanced arguments.

Sociology

 

Sociology

 

Sociology is the study of trends across society, how it is structured and how it functions. This qualification explores key topics of sociological debate, key theorists and different perspectives as well as how to conduct and analyse research.