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Year 11 Topic Lists

On this page you can find topic areas for each GCSE subject.

Please find below the weekly Topic Support Timetable for Year 11 students.

 Weekly Revision Support Timetable 2

 The Year 11 Assessment Schedule and Summer 2021 Centre Policy can also be accessed from this page.

GCSE English Literature

GCSE English Literature - Awarding Body: AQA

Modern Texts

An Inspector Calls:

1. Mr Birling
2. Sheila
3. Social class/society

 Animal Farm:

1. Napoleon
2. Squealer
3. Revolution/Rebellion

Curious Incident:

1. Ed
2. Christopher's relationship with parents
3. Secrecy/Truth/Lies

Lord of the Flies:

1. Piggy
2. Simon
3. Society/The Island

19th Century Novel

A Christmas Carol:
1. Theme of poor/suffering
2. Scrooge
3. The Ghosts

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:

1. Ideas about good and evil
2. Mr Hyde
3. Mystery/Tension/Settings

Poetry

Power and Conflict
1. Remains
2. War Photographer
3. Bayonet Charge
4. Exposure

Love and Relationships
1. Walking Away
2. Winter Swans
3. Singh Song
4. Neutral Tones

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Language - Awarding Body: AQA

• Paper 1 Writing - Narrative or Descriptive writing
• Paper 2 Reading - Comparing 2 non-fiction texts

GCSE Maths Foundation

GCSE Maths Foundation - Awarding Body: AQA

• Addition/subtraction/multiplication/division
• Area of circle/parts of circle
• Averages
• Bank statements
• Bearings
• Best buys
• Cartesian axes and coordinates
• Change the subject of the formula
• Comparing data sets
• Convert fractions to decimals and percentages
• Convert units of time
• Critique bar charts
• Expand double brackets
• Frequency trees
• Function machines
• Intercepts for linear equations
• Mixed numbers/improper fractions
• Multiply/divide by powers of 10
• Multiplying/dividing fractions
• Percentage of an amount
• Probability
• Properties of quadrilaterals
• Proportion graphs
• Pythagoras' theorem
• Ratio
• Reading number lines
• Right-angled trigonometry
• Rotational symmetry
• Set-up/solve equations
• Similar shapes
• Speed
• Square/cube/triangular numbers
• Standard form
• Substitution
• Systematic listing
• Upper & lower bounds
• Venn diagrams
• Volume of a cuboid
• Writing/simplifying/factorising expressions

GCSE Maths Higher

GCSE Maths Higher - Awarding Body: AQA

• Area of a circle/sector
• Averages
• Circumference/arc length
• Compare fractions
• Convert recurring decimals to fractions
• Cosine rule
• Cumulative frequency
• Density
• Direct algebraic proof
• Direct proportion
• Equation of a circle/normals & tangents
• Expand triple brackets
• Express one number as a fraction of another
• Fibonacci sequence
• Graph transformations
• Grouped frequency tables/histograms
• Integer solutions to inequalities
• Lowest common multiple
• Non-calculator trigonometry
• Percentage of an amount
• Probability
• Product rule for counting
• Pythagoras' Theorem
• Ratio
• Set-up/solve equations
• Similar triangles
• Simultaneous equations
• Solving quadratic equations/inequalities
• Standard form
• Surds
• Transformations
• Trigonometric graphs
• Upper and lower bounds/error intervals
• Vectors
• Venn diagrams

GCSE Combined Science

GCSE Combined Science - Awarding Body: Edexel

Biology

• B1 Overarching concepts in biology
• B6 Plant structures and their functions
• B7 Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
• B8 Exchange and transport in animals
• B9 Ecosystems and material cycles

You should revise the part topics specified in this link.

Chemistry

• C3 Atomic structure
• C4 The periodic table
• C5 Ionic bonding
• C6 Covalent bonding
• C7 Types of substance
• C9 Calculations involving masses
• C13 Groups in the periodic table
• C14 Rates of reaction
• C15 Heat exchange in chemical reactions
• C16 Fuels
• C17 Earth and atmospheric science

You should revise the part topics specified in this link.

Physics

• P9 Electricity and circuits
• P10 Magnetism and the motor effect
• P11 Electromagnetic induction
• P13 Bending and stretching

You should revise the full topics specified in this link

 

 

 

 

GCSE Separate Sciences

GCSE Separate Sciences - Awarding Body: Edexel

Biology

• B1 Overarching concepts in biology
• B6 Plant structures and their functions
• B7 Animal coordination, control and homeostasis
• B8 Exchange and transport in animals
• B9 Ecosystems and material cycles

You should revise the part topics specified in this link

Chemistry

• C3 Atomic structure
• C4 The periodic table
• C5 Ionic bonding
• C6 Covalent bonding
• C7 Types of substance
• C9 Calculations involving masses
• SC17 Groups in the periodic table
• SC18 Rates of reaction and energy changes
• SC19 Heat exchanges in chemical reactions
• SC20 Fuels and earth science
• SC21 Earth and atmospherics science
• SC22 Hydrocarbons
• SC23 Alcohols and carboxylic acids
• SC24 Polymers
• SC25 Qualitative analysis: test for ions
• SC26 Bulk and surface properties of matter inc. nanoparticles

You should revise the part topics specified in this link

Physics

• SP9c Rotational forces
• SP10 Electricity and circuits
• SP11 Static electricity
• SP12 Magnetism and the motor effect
• SP13 Electromagnetic induction
• SP15 Bending and stretching

You should revise the full topics specified in this link

GCSE Geography

GCSE Geography - Awarding Body: AQA

Physical Geography

Choose two of the topics to revise
• The challenge of natural hazards
• The living world
• Physical landscapes: river and coasts

Human Geography

Choose two of the topics to revise
• Urban issues and challenges
• The changing economic world
• The challenge of resource management

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE Religious Studies - Awarding Body: AQA

Short Course:

• Relationships
• Christian Beliefs and Practices

Full course:

• Buddhists Practices
• Crime and Punishment
• War, Peace and Conflict

 

GCSE History

GCSE History - Awarding Body: Edexel

Medicine topics:

• 1250 – 1500: Medieval period
• 1500 – 1700: Renaissance period
• 1700 – 1900: Industrial period


Weimar and Nazi Germany topics:

• The Weimar Republic 1918 – 1929

GCSE Business

GCSE Business - Awarding Body: Edexel

• 1.3.2: Business revenues, costs and profits
• 1.3.6: Sources of finance
• 1.4.1: The options for start-up and small business
• 1.4.3: The marketing mix
• 1.5.2: Technology and business
• 2.1.1: Business growth 2.1.3: Business and globalisation
• 2.2.1: Product
• 2.2.2: Price
• 2.2.3: Promotion
• 2.3.1: Business operations
• 2.3.2: Working with suppliers
• 2.3.3: Managing quality
• 2.3.4:
• The sales process
• 2.4.1: Business calculations

GCSE French

GCSE French - Awarding Body: Eduqas

• Leisure and identity
• Local / Global area
• Travel and Tourism
• Education
• Correct use and spelling of 3 main tenses – Present/ Future
• Past Use of negative in verbs / Connectives / intensifiers/
• Correct use and position of adjectives
• Giving opinions – using it is/ it was/ it will be

GCSE German

GCSE German - Awarding Body: Eduqas

• Free time
• Technology
• Healthy Living
• Holidays
• Correct use and spelling of 3 main tenses – Present/ Future
• Past Use of negative in verbs / Connectives / intensifiers/
• Correct use and position of adjectives
• Giving opinions – using it is/ it was/ it will be

GCSE Spanish

GCSE Spanish - Awarding Body: Eduqas

• Holidays and tourism
• Technology
• Work experience and careers
• School and education
• Correct use and spelling of 3 main tenses – Present/ Future
• Past Use of negative in verbs / Connectives / intensifiers/
• Correct use and position of adjectives
• Giving opinions – using it is/ it was/ it will be

GCSE PE

GCSE PE - Awarding Body: AQA

Applied anatomy and physiology

• 1.1 Structure and function of the skeleton
• 1.2 Structure and function of the muscular system
• 1.3 The structure and function of the cardio-respiratory system
• 1.4 Aerobic and Anaerobic exercise
• 1.5 The effects of exercise


Physical training

• 3.1 Health and fitness
• 3.2The components of fitness
• 3.3-3.14 Fitness testing
• 3.15 The principles of training
• 3.16 Training Thresholds
• 3.17 Types of training
• 3.18 Preventing injury
• 3.19 Training seasons
• 3.20 Warming up and cooling down


Sports psychology

• 4.1 Skill and ability
• 4.2 Goals and Targets
• 4.3 Information processing
• 4.4 Guidance and feedback
• 4.5 Arousal
• 4.6 Aggression
• 4.7 Personality type
• 4.8 Motivation
• 6.1 Physical, emotional & social health & well-being, & fitness


Health, fitness and well-being

• 6.1 Data- quantitative and qualitative
• 6.2 The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle
• 6.3 Somatotypes
• 6.4 Energy use
• 6.5 A balanced diet
• 6.6 Maintaining water balance

GCSE Design and Technology

GCSE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - Awarding Body: Eduqas

Product Design including Graphics, RM & Engineering:

• Production methods
• Circular vs linear economy
• Eco-design, Sustainable design, 6Rs
• Past and present design influences
• Planned obsolescence
• Aesthetics and ergonomics
• Alternative energy
• Globalisation
• Remote manufacturing
• Closed loop recycling
• Materials knowledge
• Timbers/woods natural and manmade
• Paper and boards
• Metals and alloys
• Perspective drawing
• Modern, smart, and composite materials
• Ethical design decisions

Food and Nutrition Technology:

• Vitamins and minerals
• Micro and macro nutrients
• Starch
• Diet - health concerns
• Food packaging
• Food choice
• Food provenance
• Food hygiene
• Food waste
• Food storage

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE COMPUTER SCIENCE - Awarding Body: AQA 8520

• 3.1.1 Representing algorithms
• 3.1.2 Efficiency of algorithms
• 3.1.3 Searching algorithms
• 3.1.4 Sorting algorithms
• 3.2.1 Data types
• 3.2.2 Programming concepts
• 3.2.3 Arithmetic operations in a programming language
• 3.2.4 Relational operations in a programming language
• 3.2.5 Boolean operations in a programming language
• 3.2.6 Data structures
• 3.2.7 Input/output and file handling
• 3.2.8 String handling operations in a programming language
• 3.2.9 Random number generation in a programming language
• 3.2.10 Subroutines (procedures and functions)
• 3.2.11 Structured programming
• 3.2.13 Classification of programming languages
• 3.3.1 Number bases
• 3.3.2 Converting between number bases
• 3.3.3 Units of information
• 3.3.4 Binary arithmetic
• 3.3.5 Character encoding
• 3.3.6 Representing images
• 3.3.7 Representing sound
• 3.3.8 Data compression
• 3.4.1 Hardware and software
• 3.4.2 Boolean logic
• 3.4.4 Systems architecture
• 3.5 Fundamentals of computer networks

GCSE Drama

GCSE DRAMA - Awarding Body: AQA

Section A:

• Stage Configuration
• Stage Space
• Roles & Responsibilities


Section B: Blood Brothers:

• Mickey’s Character
• Edward’s Character
• Mrs Johnstone’s Character
• Costume
• Vocal & Physical Skills
• Social/historical/cultural context

Section C: Live Productions:

• A Monster Calls or An Inspector Calls
• Analysis and evaluation of a performer:

  1. Clearly communicating their character
  2. Conveying emotion
  3. Establishing their character

• Analysis and evaluation of the set
• Analysis and evaluation of the costume

GCSE Dance

GCSE DANCE - Awarding Body: AQA

Section A:

• Hypothetical Choreography
• Physical/Technical/Expressive/Mental Skills
• Choreographic Process
• Dance Structures
• Health & safety of the space and the dancer
• Performance environments

Section B:

• Set Phrase: Physical, Technical & Expressive Skills
• Choreography: Action, Dynamics & Spatial aspects

Section C:

• A Linha Curva
• Within Her Eyes
• Shadows
• Infra

  1. Starting Points/Stimulus
  2. Choreographic Intention
  3. Choreographic Content
  4. Performance Environments
  5. Features of Production – Costume/set/lighting/aural setting/camera/Properties/Dancers (number/gender)

GCSE Art and Photography

GCSE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY - Awarding Body: AQA

Component 1- Portfolio only, no exam

A portfolio that in total shows explicit coverage of the four assessment objectives. It must include a sustained project evidencing the journey from initial engagement to the realisation of intentions and a selection of further work undertaken during the student’s course of study.

• AO1- Develop ideas through artist’s research.
• AO2- Refine ideas through experiments with different media and techniques.
• AO3- Record ideas and illustrate intentions. Planning. Drawing and photo shoots.
• AO4- Respond by creating a meaningful final outcome that links clearly to AOs 1, 2 and 3.

GCSE ART

Two units of work:

• Portraiture which will be the sustained project.
• Mock exam

GCSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Two units of work:

• The Selfie Project which will be the sustained project.
• Mock exam

 

GCSE Music

GCSE MUSIC - Awarding Body: Eduqas

Area of study 1: Musical Forms and Devices; Western Classical Tradition (1650-1910)

• Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Movement 3, Minuet: Mozart
binary, ternary, minuet and trio, rondo, variation and strophic forms, including how composers use the musical devices listed below to create and develop music:
• repetition • contrast • anacrusis • imitation • sequence • ostinato • syncopation • dotted rhythms • drone • pedal • canon • conjunct movement • disjunct movement • ornamentation • broken chord/arpeggio • alberti bass • regular phrasing • melodic and rhythmic motifs • simple chord progressions including cadences • modulation to dominant and relative minor

Area of study 2: Music for Ensemble: chamber music, musical theatre, jazz and blues

Texture, including how composers combine musical lines in the following textures:
• monophonic • homophonic • polyphonic • unison • chordal • layered • melody and accompaniment • round • canon • countermelody.

Consider how texture is used in the following instrumental and vocal groupings:
• vocal ensembles (including solos, duets, trios, use of backing vocals) • jazz/blues trio • rhythm section • string quartet • basso continuo • sonatas

Area of study 3: Film Music; the use of timbre, tone colour and dynamics for effect:

• composers use musical elements appropriately to respond to a specific commission
• composers use leitmotifs and thematic transformation to develop thematic material
• to respond to a given stimulus or commission such as words or pictures
• musical features are adopted by composers to create a mood in descriptive music
• performers interpret a composition
• the audience and/or venue affect the performance and/or composition
• instrumental and/or vocal timbres are used to create colour/mood
• dynamics and contrast are used for the creation of special effects
• music technology may be used to further enhance sonority

CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL Child Development

CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT - Awarding Body: OCR 

Unit R018 Written Paper Resit:

• LO1: Understand reproduction and the roles and responsibilities of parenthood
• LO4: Understand how to recognise, manage and prevent childhood illnesses
• LO5: Know about child safety

Unit RO20 Written Coursework:

• LO1 & LO2 COMPLETE
• LO3: Be able to plan different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years.
• LO4: Be able to carry out and evaluate different play activities for a chosen developmental area with a child from birth to five years.
• (Adaptations to LO3 & 4 have been discussed with the students – Guidance within RO20 tab on Class notebook)

CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL Sports Studies

CAMBRIDGE NATIONAL SPORTS STUDIES - Awarding Body: OCR

Unit RO51 Contemporary Issues in Sport

LO 1: Understand the issues which affect participation in sport
• Different user groups who may participate in sport
• Possible barriers which affect participation in sport
• Solutions to barriers which affect participation in sport
• Factors which can impact upon the popularity of sport in the UK


LO 2: Know about the role of sport in promoting values

• Values which can be promoted through sport
• The Olympic and Paralympic movement
• Other initiatives & events which promote values through sport
• The importance of etiquette and sporting behaviour of both performers and spectators
• The use of performance enhancing drugs in sport

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