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College Mission

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What is the International GCSE Programme? / International GCSE Assessment

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Exam Boards and Course Specifications

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The International GCSE Programme at Dulwich College Seoul

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GCSE Art and Design

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International GCSE Chinese (Mandarin) - Foreign Language

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International GCSE Chinese - Second Language

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International GCSE Computer Science

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International GCSE Drama

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International GCSE Economics

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International GCSE English - First Language

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International GCSE Literature in English

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International GCSE French

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International GCSE Geography

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International GCSE History

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Pre-IB Korean (First Language)

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International GCSE Mathematics

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International GCSE Mathematics - Additional

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International GCSE Music

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International GCSE Science (Co-ordinated Sciences)

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Pre-IB Service Learning

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International GCSE Spanish

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International GCSE Physical Education

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College Mission At Dulwich College Seoul, Students Come First. Together, we strive to be the Kindest School in the Universe. We are proud of our Dulwich heritage and, as One Family of Schools, we celebrate our connection with the Dulwich family. We move forwards, with a Pioneering Spirit, encouraging our students to Build Bridges to the World.

Students Come First Kindest School in the Universe One Family of Schools Pioneering Spirit Building Bridges to the World Because Students Come First: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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We provide a safe and stimulating environment. We allow every individual to realise their full potential. We promote the development of the whole child through a holistic approach to learning. We recognise that meaningful learning involves taking risks. We prepare children to live in an ever-changing world. We emphasise the benefits of working together. We celebrate diversity in our local and international community. We encourage respect for the environment. We develop compassionate, caring individuals with respect for themselves and others.


The Year 10 and Year 11 curriculum at Dulwich College Seoul is based on the programmes offered by Cambridge Assessment International Education (Cambridge) and Pearson, which have offered International GCSE and GCSE subjects as an integral part of their international examination provision for many years. The International GCSE examination programme has been designed for 14 to 16 year olds and is a two-year course. It aims to prepare students for further academic success, including progression to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The International GCSE qualification is recognised by academic institutions and employers around the world. The International GCSE curriculum allows teaching to be placed in a localised context, making it relevant in different regions of the world. It is also suitable for students whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process. However, it is essential to note that English is the language of instruction at Dulwich College Seoul and students do require a good level of competency in this area in order to fulfil their potential.

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What is the International GCSE Programme?

International GCSE Assessment At the end of the two-year programme, students are assessed both internally and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject. Internal Assessment (Coursework) In certain subjects some of the assessment is carried out internally by teachers, who mark individual pieces of work produced as part of the course of study. Examples include oral exercises in language subjects, projects, student portfolios, class presentations, practical laboratory work and artistic performances. Most assessment tasks are conducted and overseen by teachers and moderated externally by International GCSE Examiners. External Assessment Due to the greater degree of objectivity and reliability provided by the standard examination environment, externally marked examinations form the greatest share of assessment for each subject. The final International GCSE examinations will take place during May/June 2023. Students will sit mock examinations in November 2022. The mock exams are designed to give students experience of formal examination procedures and enable teachers and students to identify areas to focus on in preparation for the final exams. The grading system for all Cambridge Assessment International examinations is based on an eight-point scale, A*–G. Pearson examinations are based on a nine-point scale, 9-1. Further information on how to interpret and compare these grading scales will be given at key times throughout the course. International GCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds, leading to globally recognised International GCSE and GCSE qualifications. In many countries, International GCSE courses are widely used as a preparation for AS/A Level, IB Diploma Programme and US Advanced Placement courses. Grade C in International GCSE English as a First Language satisfies the English proficiency requirements of many universities in the UK and other Anglophone countries.

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Exam Boards and Course Specifications

The following subject areas follow the International GCSE course set by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE):

The following subject areas follow the International GCSE course set by Pearson (Edexcel):

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Computer Science Drama Economics English Geography History Mandarin Chinese Mathematics Music Science Physical Education

Art (GCSE) French Spanish

For further information on Pearson International GCSEs and GCSEs: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/ qualifications/edexcel-international-gcses. html

For further information on Cambridge International GCSEs: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/ programmes-and-qualifications/cambridgeupper-secondary/cambridge-igcse

Course information and assessment information for each subject can be found within the specific subject guides in this booklet.

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Do all students follow the same programme? All students take examination courses in English, Mathematics and Science and a non-examined course in Wellbeing. International GCSE students continue to benefit from the wide range of opportunities provided in our thriving Enrichment programme and participate in core PE classes. In addition, students are required to choose four option subjects. They must choose a language and at least one subject from the Humanities block, but are then free to choose from a range of other subjects. This ensures that all students are following a balanced curriculum, they are able to follow their individual interests, and they are well prepared for the IB Diploma Programme.

How does the International GCSE Programme relate to the IB Diploma Programme? At Dulwich College Seoul, we offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme in Year 12 and Year 13. The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging two-year programme of international education for students aged 16 to 19 years.

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Taking a broad range of subjects at International GCSE level will give students a solid foundation for the IB Diploma Programme. Students will make their IB Diploma choices in Term 2 of Year 11, but it is worth considering what they might like to study at IB level to ensure they have made appropriate International GCSE choices. IB Diploma students are required to choose one course from each of the six IB Diploma groups. We are typically able to offer the following subjects at IB Diploma level.

IB Diploma Group

Subjects Offered for 2021-23

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Studies in Language and Literature

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English Language A: Language and Literature Korean Language A: Literature School-Supported Self-Taught (SSST) Language A: Literature

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Language Acquisition

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Chinese Language B Spanish Language B Mandarin Ab Initio Spanish Ab Initio

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Individuals and Societies

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Economics Geography History

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Experimental Sciences

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Biology Chemistry Computer Science Environmental Systems and Societies Physics

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Mathematics

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Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation

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The Arts

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Music Theatre Visual Arts Another Individuals and Societies subject Another Experimental Sciences subject 6


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Compulsory Subjects English: All students take International GCSE First Language English and International GCSE Literature (English). Mathematics: All students take International GCSE Mathematics. We accelerate a proportion of Year 9 students with the expectation that they will sit International GCSE Mathematics exams at the end of Year 10 (early entry). Those students who do not meet the required grades for ‘early entry’ will sit their International GCSE Mathematics examinations in Year 11. Students who sit ‘early entry’ will take the International GCSE Additional Mathematics course in Year 11. Science: All students take the International GCSE Co-ordinated Sciences course. This course gives learners the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is a double award qualification, equivalent to two International GCSEs, and is excellent preparation for any of the science courses at IB Diploma level.

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The International GCSE Programme at Dulwich College Seoul

Optional Subjects

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Languages

Humanities

Arts and Electives

Choose one

Choose one

Choose any two

Chinese - Second Language Chinese (Mandarin) - Foreign Language French Pre-IB Korean (First Language) Spanish

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Economics Geography History

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GCSE Art and Design Computer Science Drama Economics Geography History Music Physical Education Pre-IB Service Learning

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Wellbeing and Physical Education (core) are compulsory non-examined courses for all International GCSE students. Students are also required to participate in Enrichment and are encouraged to participate in our Extra-Curricular Activity (ECA) programme.

Some courses may not be offered due to insufficient student enrolment and it is not always possible to accommodate all subject selections due to scheduling conflicts. Every effort will be made to accommodate student preference but on occasion it may be necessary for students to modify their option choices. This is very much the exception rather than the rule.

There is no International GCSE Korean (First Language) course at International GCSE level. Students wishing to study Korean (First Language) in Year 10 and Year 11 will take a Dulwich College Seoul Pre-IB course. This course will provide an excellent foundation for the Korean A: Literature course in the IB Diploma Programme.

The Pre-IB Service Learning course is a non-examined course. It will provide a solid foundation for Creativity Activity Service (CAS) - a core component of the IB Diploma Programme.

Art and Design is offered as a GCSE course. This is equivalent to an International GCSE course and it is excellent preparation for the Visual Arts course in the IB Diploma Programme.

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GCSE Art and Design Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Pearson

1AD0

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to: • • • • • • • •

Actively engage in the creative process of art and design in order to develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds. Develop creative, imaginative and intuitive capabilities when exploring and creating outcomes. Become confident in taking risks and learn from experience when exploring and experimenting with ideas, processes, media, materials and techniques. Develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills. Develop and refine ideas and proposals, personal outcomes or solutions with increasing independence. Acquire and develop technical skills through working with a broad range of media, materials, techniques, processes and technologies with purpose and intent. Develop knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures. Develop an awareness of the different roles and individual work practices evident in the production of art, craft and design in the creative and cultural industries.

Course Content Students create a personal portfolio of work that demonstrates the knowledge, understanding and skills within the Art, Craft and Design endorsement. Projects are developed in response to open-ended themes such as ‘Layers’ or ‘Surface’, which may each have a separate focus or be interconnected. The course gives students opportunities to: • • • •

Develop and explore ideas. Research primary and contextual sources. Experiment with media, materials, techniques and processes. Present personal responses to themes set by the centre (Component 1) and to an externally-set theme (Component 2).

Assessment Component

Content

Weighting

Component 1: Personal Portfolio

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Internally set Externally marked Students must submit sketchbooks containing their conceptual, contextual and technical development. Considered Final Outcome linked to development

60%

Externally set Externally marked Students must submit sketchbooks containing their conceptual, contextual and technical development. Considered Final Outcome linked to development

40%

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International GCSE Chinese (Mandarin) - Foreign Language Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0547

This syllabus is designed for learners who are learning Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies. The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where Mandarin Chinese is spoken, encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages. Course Content • • • • •

Everyday activities: home life and school Personal and social life: self, family and personal relationships; holidays The world around us: hometown and local area; natural and made environment; people, places and customs The world of work: continuing education; careers and employment The international world: tourism at home and abroad; life in other countries

Assessment Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1: Listening

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Approximately 40 minutes Externally assessed Candidates listen to a number of recordings and answer questions testing comprehension.

25%

Paper 2: Reading

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1 hour 15 minutes Externally assessed Candidates read a number of texts and answer questions testing comprehension.

25%

Paper 3: Speaking

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Approximately 10 minutes Internally assessed and externally moderated Candidates complete one role play and conversations on two topics.

25%

Paper 4: Writing

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1 hour 15 minutes Externally assessed Candidates respond in Mandarin Chinese to three tasks.

25%

For further information Contact Ying Wen, Head of Mandarin: Ying.Wen@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0523

The Cambridge International GCSE Chinese as a Second Language is designed for learners who already have a working knowledge of the language and who want to consolidate their understanding to progress their education or career. Through their studies, learners achieve a thorough understanding of a wide range of registers and styles and learn to communicate appropriately in different situations. The syllabus focuses on the linked language skills of reading, writing, listening and oral communication. Through their study of Cambridge International GCSE Chinese as a Second Language, learners can achieve a level of practical communication ideal for everyday use, which can also form the basis for further, more in-depth language study. Students need to have Chinese as a second language and to have passed the Dulwich College Seoul internal assessment to take International GCSE Mandarin Chinese (Second Language).

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International GCSE Chinese - Second Language

Course Content • • • •

Young people and education: education and career; peer relationships Society: family relationships; health and fitness; leisure activities; communication and technology The world: geographical surroundings; environment Cultural diversity: life at home and in other countries

Assessment Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1: Reading and Writing

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2 hours Externally assessed Written examination consisting of five exercises that test a range of reading and writing skills

60%

Paper 2: Listening

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20%

Approximately 25-45 minutes Externally assessed Written examination consisting of four exercises that test listening skills All listening material is recorded in Mandarin Chinese.

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Approximately 10-13 minutes Internally assessed and externally moderated The speaking test is conducted in Mandarin Chinese.

20%

Paper 3: Speaking

For further information Contact Ying Wen, Head of Mandarin: Ying.Wen@dulwich-seoul.kr

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International GCSE Computer Science Exam Board

Cambridge

Syllabus Code

0478

The aims of the subject are to develop: • • • • •

Computational thinking. Understanding of the main principles of solving problems by using computers. Understanding that every computer system is made up of sub-systems, which in turn consist of further sub-systems. Understanding of the component parts of computer systems and how they interrelate, including software, data, hardware, communications and people. Skills necessary to apply understanding to solve computer-based problems using a high-level programming language.

Course Content Section 1 - Theory • Data Representation - Binary, Hexadecimal, Data Storage • Communication and Internet Technologies - Data Transmission, Security, Internet Principles of Operation • Hardware and Software - Logic Gates, Computer Architecture, Devices, Operating Systems, High/ Low Level Languages • Security and Ethics Section 2 - Practical • Algorithm Design and Problem Solving - Pseudocode, Flowcharts, Trace Tables, Validation and Verification • Programming - Python, HTML and CSS • Databases - SQL

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Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1: Theory

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Externally set 60% Externally marked Short answer and structured questions Questions will be based on section 1 of the subject content.

Paper 2: Problem Solving and Programming

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Externally set 40% Externally marked Short answer and structured questions Questions will be based on section 2 of the subject content. 20 marks are from questions set on the pre-release material.

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For further information Contact Sancho Cheung, Head of Science: Sancho.Cheung@dulwich-seoul.kr

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International GCSE Drama Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0411

The Cambridge International GCSE Drama syllabus encourages students to understand and enjoy drama through both practical and theoretical study. Students will explore a variety of topics, enabling them to develop practical acting skills. An important part of the course requires students to create their own work, as well as looking at plays written by other people. In addition, students will develop a working knowledge of the technical aspects of the theatre including direction, set design and lighting. They will explore how these different aspects, together with acting, can create dynamic and thought-provoking performances. Course Content Component 1 - Written Exam Based on Play Script Extracts and a Devised Performance • Interpreting a play script • Describing artistic intentions as a director, actor or designer • Using theatre specific terminology • Describing and evaluating a devising process and performance Component 2 - Practical Coursework • Interpreting and staging sections of text • Working as a director to stage sections of play script • Collaborating with a group to devise and stage original theatre • Developing a sense of theatrical style and form • Evaluate the impact of practical work • Edit and refine practical work based upon peer feedback Assessment Component

Content

Weighting

Component 1: Theory

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Externally set Externally marked Short answers and an essay question based on interpreting two extracts from play scripts Short answers and essay questions based on a student devised piece of theatre

40%

Internally set by the teacher Marked internally and moderated externally 1 individual piece based on a play extract 1 group piece based on a play extract 1 group piece which is devised

60%

Written Exam Based on Pre-Released Material Component 2: Coursework Performances

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For further information Contact Matthew Readman, Head of Drama: Matthew.Readman@dulwich-seoul.kr

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International GCSE Economics Exam Board

Cambridge

Syllabus Code

0455

The Cambridge International GCSE Economics syllabus develops an understanding of economic terminology and principles and of basic economic theory. Students study the economics of developed and developing nations and how these interrelate. They also learn to handle simple data and undertake economic analysis, evaluate information and discriminate between facts and value judgements in economic issues. The syllabus provides a good foundation for further study of Economics in the IB Diploma Programme. It also encourages a better understanding of the world in which students live, and helps them play an active part in the decision-making process, whether as consumers, producers or citizens of the local, national and international community. Course Content The syllabus is divided into six sections and offers comprehensive coverage of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics and Development Economics.

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The basic economic problem - The first section of the syllabus introduces the fundamental ideas and concepts that underpin the study of economics including the basic economic problem, factors of production, opportunity cost and production possibility curves.

The allocation of resources - The fundamental principles of resource allocation are considered through the price mechanism in a market economy. The market forces of demand and supply, market equilibrium and disequilibrium, elasticity and market failure form the core of this section.

Microeconomic decision makers - The microeconomy is an important area of study, and the approach to learning taken here is through the role of the major decision makers: banks, households, workers, trade unions and firms.

Government and the macroeconomy - Governments have different macroeconomic aims, and conflicts often arise between the choice of measures used to achieve them. Variables must be measured to consider the causes and consequences of change, and appropriate policies applied.

Economic development - As an economy develops there will be changes in population, living standards, poverty and income redistribution. Therefore, the effects of changes in the size and structure of population and of other influences on development in a variety of countries are explored.

International trade and globalisation - The importance of trade between countries and the growth of globalisation is explored. Principles such as specialisation, the role of free trade, the role of multinational companies, foreign exchange rates and balance of payments stability are considered.


Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1

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30 multiple choice questions (45 minutes) Tests the whole of the course Externally assessed

30%

Paper 2

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4 structured questions (2 hours 15 minutes) Tests the whole of the course Externally assessed

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For further information Contact Steven Green, Head of Humanities: Steven.Green@dulwich-seoul.kr

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International GCSE English - First Language Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0500

Cambridge International GCSE First Language English is designed for learners whose first language is English. The course enables learners to: • • •

Develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing. Use a wide range of vocabulary, and the correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. Develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

Learners are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and to further their awareness of the ways in which English can be used. Cambridge International GCSE First Language English also develops more general analysis and communication skills such as inference, and the ability to order facts and present opinions effectively. Course Content The aims describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus. The aims are to enable students to: • • • • • •

Read a wide range of texts, fluently and with good understanding, enjoying and appreciating a variety of language. Read critically, and use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing. Write accurately and effectively, using Standard English appropriately. Work with information and with ideas in language by developing skills of evaluation, analysis, use and inference. Listen to, understand, and use spoken language effectively. Acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology and linguistic conventions.

Assessment Component

Content

Weighting

Component 1: Coursework Portfolio

Descriptive piece, narrative piece, response to text

50%

Component 2: Examination

Directed writing, author’s effect, response to text

50%

For further information Contact Frank Ventham, Head of English: Francis.Ventham@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0475

The International GCSE Literature (English) syllabus enables learners to read, interpret and evaluate texts through the study of literature in English. Learners develop an understanding of literal meaning, relevant contexts and of the deeper themes or attitudes that may be expressed. Through their studies, they learn to recognise and appreciate the ways in which writers use English to achieve a range of effects, and will be able to present an informed, personal response to the material they have studied. The syllabus also encourages the exploration of wider and universal issues, promoting learners’ better understanding of themselves and of the world around them. Course Content

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The syllabus aims summarise the context in which you should view the syllabus content and describe the purposes of a course based on this syllabus. They are not listed in order of priority. The aims are to develop learners who: • • • • • •

Enjoy the experience of reading literature. Understand and respond to literary texts in different forms and from different periods and cultures. Communicate an informed personal response appropriately and effectively. Appreciate different ways in which writers achieve their effects. Experience literature’s contribution to aesthetic, imaginative and intellectual growth. Explore the contribution of literature to an understanding of areas of human concern.

Assessment Component

Duration

Weighting

Component 1: Poetry and Prose

1 hour and 30 minutes

50%

Component 2: Drama (Open Text)

45 minutes

25%

Component 3: Unseen Poetry or Prose

1 hour and 15 minutes

25%

For further information Contact Frank Ventham, Head of English: Francis.Ventham@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Pearson

4FR0

The International GCSE French course gives students the opportunity to develop their ability to interact and understand the spoken and written French language in a range of styles and contexts. Ideally, students will have a minimum of two years’ background in French. Therefore, students wishing to enter with less previous knowledge will be assessed to determine their suitability. Course Content This course covers five topic areas within the French speaking countries context. • • • • •

Topic A: Home and abroad (town and rural life, holidays, customs and traditions) Topic B: Education and employment (school life and routine, work and future plans) Topic C: Personal life and relationships (home, role models, relationships and childhood) Topic D: The world around us (environmental issues, travel, media and technology) Topic E: Social activities, fitness and health (events, leisure, health, shopping and food)

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Assessment Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1

Listening skills

25%

Paper 2

Reading and Writing skills

50%

Paper 3

Speaking skills

25%

For further information Contact Carolina Taboada, Head of European Languages: Carolina.Taboada@dulwich-seoul.kr

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International GCSE Geography Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0460

Through the Cambridge International GCSE Geography syllabus, learners will develop a ‘sense of place’ by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Students will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes which affected their development. They will also look at the ways in which people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges an environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world. Course Content The course has three main themes that cover both physical and human Geography as well as human interactions with the environment. Each theme contains individual topics, such as the examples below: • • •

Theme 1: Population and Settlement Theme 2: The Natural Environment (tectonic hazards, river and coastal opportunities and hazards and natural environments) Theme 3: Economic Development (development, food production, industry, tourism, energy, water and environmental risks)

The course includes a local field trip in Year 10. The data collected on this trip forms the foundation for the coursework internal assessment. The field trip is compulsory for all students following this course. Assessment Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1: Geographical Themes

A mixture of data response and extended writing questions

45%

Paper 2: Geographical Skills

Interpreting and analysing geographical information and data

27.5%

Paper 3: Coursework

Internal assessment based on coursework completed in Year 10

27.5%

For further information Contact Steven Green, Head of Humanities: Steven.Green@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0470

The Cambridge International GCSE History syllabus looks at some of the major international issues of the twentieth century, as well as covering the history of particular regions in more depth. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference, and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies. Cambridge International GCSE History will stimulate any learner already interested in the past, providing a basis for further study, and also encouraging a lifelong interest in the subject. Course Content

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International GCSE History

The course contains two areas of content: a breadth study on twentieth century history and a depth study on Germany between 1918 and 1945. The study on the twentieth century covers 7 key questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Were the peace treaties of 1919-1923 fair? To what extent was the League of Nations a success? Why had international peace collapsed by 1939? Who was the blame for the Cold War? How effectively did the US contain the spread of Communism? How secure was the USSR’s control over Eastern Europe? Why did events in the Gulf Matter, c.1970 - 2000?

The study on Germany between 1918 and 1945 covers 3 key areas: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start? Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934? How effectively did the Nazis control Germany? What was it like to live in Nazi Germany?

Assessment Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1: Essay Paper

Students write structured essays based on their breadth study and depth study.

40%

Paper 2: Source Paper

Students answer 6 questions about a prescribed topic from twentieth century history based on a range of sources.

33%

Paper 3: Alternative to Coursework

Students write an essay on a particular aspect of their depth study on Germany between 1918 and 1945.

27%

For further information Contact Steven Green, Head of Humanities: Steven.Green@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Pre-IB Korean (First Language) Exam Board

N/A

Syllabus Code

N/A

There is no International GCSE Korean (First Language) course at International GCSE level. Students wishing to study Korean (First Language) in Year 10 and Year 11 will take a Dulwich College Seoul PreIB Diploma course. This course will provide an excellent foundation for Korean A: Literature in the IB Diploma Programme. The Korean (First Language) Pre-IB course is designed for students who demonstrate fluency in Korean. Students will read and write extensively in non-literary texts and literary genres: essays, poetry (modern poems), short stories and drama scripts. Students will develop an inquiring, reflective approach to the study of language and literature. They will gain a love and appreciation of reading and practice various forms of writing, in preparation for Korean A: Literature in the IB Diploma Programme. Course Content • • •

Literature texts Cultural context Media

Internal Assessment Only • • • •

Analysing task Producing literary text task Producing non-literary text task Oral presentation task

For further information Contact Mikyung Cho, Teacher of Korean: Mikyung.Cho@dulwich-seoul.kr

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International GCSE Mathematics Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0580

An essential subject for all learners, Cambridge International GCSE Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a strong basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build learners’ confidence by helping them develop competence and fluency with mathematical concepts, methods and skills, as well as a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships. The syllabus also places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results. Learners also gain an understanding of how to communicate and reason using mathematical concepts. Based on a prior knowledge assessment already taken by the beginning of Year 9, we accelerate a proportion of Year 9 students with the expectation that they will sit their International GCSE Mathematics (0580) exams at the end of Year 10 (early entry). Those students who do not meet the required grades for ‘early entry’ will sit their International GCSE (0580) examinations at the end of Year 11. Students who sit ‘early entry’ will take the International GCSE Additional Mathematics (0606) course in Year 11. Course Content All candidates will study the following topics: • • • •

Number - fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio, proportion, indices, and rounding Algebra - algebra and graphs, coordinate geometry, and basic calculus Shape and Space - geometry, mensuration, trigonometry, vectors and transformations Probability and Statistics - handling, presenting and interpreting data, and calculating probability

Almost all students at Dulwich College Seoul will take the extended content intended for learners targeting grades A* - D. Assessment All candidates take two papers. Candidates who have studied the Extended syllabus content are entered for Paper 2 and Paper 4. These candidates will be eligible for grades A* to E. Exam Paper

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1 hour 30 minutes, 70 marks Short-answer questions Externally assessed

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2 hours 30 minutes, 130 marks Long form, structured questions Externally assessed

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Candidates should have a scientific calculator for all papers. For further information Contact Emma Chamberlain, Head of Mathematics: Emma.Chamberlain@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0606

Cambridge International GCSE Additional Mathematics supports learners in building competency, confidence and fluency in their use of techniques and mathematical understanding. This course helps learners to develop a feel for quantity, patterns and relationships. Learners will develop their reasoning, problem-solving and analytical skills in a variety of contexts. The course provides a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge both for candidates studying mathematics at a higher level and those who will require mathematics to support skills in other subjects. It is designed to stretch the most able candidates; students who have successfully taken International GCSE Mathematics (0580) examinations in Year 10 will follow this course in Year 11. Course Content

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All candidates will study the following topics: • • • • • • •

Functions Quadratic functions Equations, inequalities and graphs Indices and surds Factors of polynomials Simultaneous equations Logarithmic and exponential functions

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Straight line graphs Circular measure Trigonometry Permutations and combinations Series Vectors in two dimensions Differentiation and integration

The content of Cambridge International GCSE Mathematics is assumed as prerequisite knowledge for this qualification. The syllabus assumes that candidates will be in possession of a scientific calculator for both papers. Assessment All candidates take two papers. Candidates are eligible for grades A* to E. Grades F and G will not be available. Candidates who do not achieve the minimum mark for grade E will be unclassified. All candidates take: Exam Paper

Content

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Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0410

When studying the Cambridge International GCSE Music syllabus, learners listen to, perform and compose music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and, importantly, creativity. Cambridge International GCSE Music is accepted by universities and employers worldwide as providing proof of musical skills, knowledge and understanding. This syllabus offers students the opportunity to develop their own practical musical skills through performing and composing. They also develop their listening skills by studying music from the main historical periods and styles of Western music as well as from selected non-Western traditions. The emphasis of the syllabus is as much on developing lifelong musical skills as on acquiring knowledge. Learners studying Cambridge International GCSE Music are given the opportunity to: • • •

Listen to and learn about music from a wide range of historical periods and major world cultures. Develop their skills in performing music, both individually and in a group with other musicians. Develop their skills in composing music in a style of their own choice.

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Course Content Component 1: Listening • Students will prepare to recognise and describe the musical features of style, texture, compositional devices, instrumental and vocal effects, ensembles of instruments and voices, melody and rhythm, harmony and rudiments in extracts from a range of musical genres. • Students will learn to identify the above features in more detail by analysing the set works. Component 2: Performing • Students will choose suitable pieces and get regular feedback and support to be able to demonstrate a range of technical and musical skills. Component 3: Composition • Students will explore composition through a range of activities in different styles. They will then choose 2 ideas for their composition and will complete it using a range of composition techniques and with appropriate score presentation (notation). Assessment Exam Paper

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Weighting

Paper 1: Listening

Written exam based on recordings supplied by CIE

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Two prepared performances, one individual and one ensemble

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Two contrasting compositions

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International GCSE Science (Co-ordinated Sciences) Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0654

The Cambridge International GCSE Co-ordinated Sciences course gives learners the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics within a cross-referenced, scientifically coherent syllabus. It is a double award qualification, for which students will sit 3 exams with questions covering all the Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics. Students would then be awarded two grades. By studying this course, students gain an understanding of the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, while also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study beyond International GCSE level. Students learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment. As well as focusing on the individual sciences, the syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. Course Content •

Biology topics: characteristics of living organisms, cells, biological molecules, enzymes, plant nutrition, animal nutrition, transport, gas exchange and respiration, coordination and response, reproduction, inheritance, organisms and their environment, human influences on ecosystems

Chemistry topics: the particulate nature of matter, experimental techniques, atoms, elements and compounds, stoichiometry, electricity and chemistry, energy changes in chemical reactions, chemical reactions, acids, bases and salts, the Periodic Table, metals, air and water, carbonates, organic chemistry

Physics topics: motion, work, energy and power, thermal physics, wave properties, electricity and magnetism, electric circuits, electromagnetic effects, atomic physics

Assessment Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1 (Core) or 2 (Extended)

Multiple choice questions

30%

Paper 3 (Core) or 4 (Extended)

Short-answer and structured questions

50%

Paper 6

Questions on practical skills

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For further information Contact Sancho Cheung, Head of Science: Sancho.Cheung@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Pre-IB Service Learning Exam Board

N/A

Syllabus Code

N/A

The Pre-IB Service Learning course is a new course being offered at Dulwich College Seoul. This course will explore the different aspects of service learning, keeping the UN Sustainability Goals and UN Declaration of Human Rights at the core of this subject. Students learn how to develop their own service based projects, incorporating the IB Diploma CAS strands: Creativity, Activity and Service. Throughout this two year course, students will need to document their progress and what they have learned through a collation of evidence and reflections. Students will need to document their growth in the following five areas: • • • • •

Strength and Growth Commitment and Perseverance Working collaboratively Global Engagement Making ethical choices

This course is not externally examined, but acts as a perfect prerequisite for the IB Diploma CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) programme. Course Content Component 1 - What is service and why is it important? • Students will explore the four types of service, and the positive impact this can have on communities. • Students will explore the background of the UN Sustainability Goals and the UN Declaration of Human Rights and how this can link to service base projects. Component 2 - Exploring the CAS stages • Students explore the stages involved in developing a Service Project and how to meaningfully reflect on their progress to meet the 5 Learning Outcomes. Component 3 - Designing and starting a service project • Students will design service projects, exploring each type of service and link these to support at least one of the UN Sustainability Goals and UN Declaration of Human Rights. • Once students have designed their service projects, they will then complete a proposal to formally start their project at school. Internal Assessment Only • •

Students will be assessed half termly on their progress in each component of study and process in demonstrating success against the five learning outcomes. Students will be given a grade of ‘Excellent’, ‘On-track’ or ‘Concern’ which is in alignment with the IB Diploma CAS criteria.

For further information Contact Alistair Marshall, CAS Coordinator: Alistair.Marshall@dulwich-seoul.kr

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Syllabus Code

Pearson

4SP0

The International GCSE Spanish course gives students the opportunity to develop their ability to interact and understand the spoken and written Spanish language in a range of styles and contexts. Ideally, students will have a minimum of two years’ background in Spanish. Therefore, students wishing to enter with less previous knowledge will be assessed to determine their suitability. At the end of this course, students would be able to continue their studies in IB Diploma Spanish B, either at a Standard Level or Higher Level. Course Content This course covers five topic areas within the Spanish-speaking countries context: • • • • •

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Home and abroad (town and rural life, holidays, customs and traditions) Education and employment (school life and routine, work and future plans) Personal life and relationships (home, role models, relationships and childhood) The world around us (environmental issues, travel, media and technology) Social activities, fitness and health (events, leisure, health, shopping and food)

Assessment Exam Paper

Content

Weighting

Paper 1

Listening skills

25%

Paper 2

Reading and writing skills

50%

Paper 3

Speaking skills

25%

For further information Contact Carolina Taboada, Head of European Languages: Carolina.Taboada@dulwich-seoul.kr

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International GCSE Physical Education Exam Board

Syllabus Code

Cambridge

0413

The syllabus provides learners with an opportunity to study both the practical and theoretical aspects of physical education. It is designed to encourage enjoyment in physical activity by providing learners with an opportunity to take part in a range of physical activities and develop an understanding of effective and safe physical performance. This helps learners to develop an appreciation of the necessity for sound understanding of the principles, practices and training that underpin improved performance, better health and well-being. Course Content The course is split into four main topics: • • • •

Anatomy and physiology Health, fitness and training Skill acquisition and psychology Social, cultural and ethical influences

These will be experienced through largely practical sessions, with some classroom sessions to support theoretical understanding. The major activities that will be covered include: volleyball, football, badminton, swimming, basketball and athletics. Students will take their best four marks from these activities towards their final grade. Assessment Component

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Weighting

Paper 1: Theory

50%

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Component 2: Coursework

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International GCSE Programme 2021-23  

International GCSE Programme 2021-23