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GCSE Prospectus 2014/15


WELCOME FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Thank you for considering Jersey College for Girls as the place to continue your learning. Let me try and be clear about what our ambition to create the very best educational experience for you actually means by writing a pen portrait of a student leaving JCG at the end of Year 13. ‘This student will enjoy life to the full, value her friendships and achieve balance in her life. She will have a thirst for knowledge and already possess a broad understanding of the cultural, historical, geographical and scientific events and ideas which have fashioned her island and her world, and an eagerness to discover more. She will be a rigorous and imaginative thinker.

She will have a good range of hobbies and interests, including the Arts and sport, which she wants to pursue. She will leave us with an excellent record of achievement for an academicallydemanding course at university or employment which will lead to a stimulating career. She will have the ambition, motivation and staying power which will equip her to study independently and successfully at either. She will apply for internships, work experience and voluntary work in her holidays. She will have grown as an individual who is happy, well mannered and able to find fulfilment in her service to others. She will be thoughtful, openminded and be able to lead. She will be conscious of the advantages she has

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enjoyed and of the opportunities and obligations such advantages should bring. She will want to have a positive impact on her community and the world. She will have happy and lasting memories of her time at College and an admiration for those people who have nurtured and shaped her learning.’ All our efforts are dedicated to giving you every chance of being this person.

Carl Howarth Principal


WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF KEY STAGE 4

I am delighted to present to you the Jersey College for Girls GCSE Prospectus for 2014-15, containing information about the GCSE courses that we offer. The Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 12th December and the GCSE Options Evening on Thursday 23rd January are intended to help you to make an informed choice about the subjects you wish to study at GCSE. JCG provides a curriculum which offers breadth and balance, whilst retaining the academic rigour necessary for students to obtain the highest grades possible at GCSE. Year 10 sees the start of Key Stage 4 and your GCSE years, without a doubt some of the most enjoyable and rewarding years of your life. You will continue subjects that you

have enjoyed and in which you have flourished during the past three years. The next two years are vitally important, as you will take greater responsibility for your academic success, working with energy and dedication to achieve the best results you can, laying the foundations for further study. The experience you will build and the academic achievements you will gain will shape your future education and career. Our aim in Key Stage 4 is to support and encourage our students, so that you derive enjoyment and fulfilment from your learning. A programme of events and experiences is designed to motivate you to take risks, to work as a team, to take on new challenges and to gain the confidence to find your place

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in the world. Key Stage 4 tutors and I are here to support you and with hard work and determination, you will go on to excel in your GCSEs. Finally, if you are currently studying at JCG we would love you to stay with us. However, for those of you who are currently elsewhere, I hope that this prospectus gives you a taste of life at JCG, and makes you want to visit us to find out more about the College. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Mrs Janet Vernaglione Head of Key Stage 4


WHY JCG?

Results We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students. Each year students excel in their GCSE examinations. The greatest indicator of this is our ‘Value Added’ score of 0.6, showing that on average our students exceed their target grades by a whole grade in more than half of their GCSE subjects. This is the result of much determination and

commitment on the part of the students and their subject teachers, tutors and parents. By working together and supporting students, great things can be achieved. Last year, our Year 11 students excelled in their GCSEs:

% of grades achieved A*-A

% of grades achieved A*-B

% of students achieving a minimum of 5 A*-C grades

2013

55.8%

83.8%

97.1%

2012

56.1%

84.1%

100%

2011

57.6%

84.1%

98.9%

2010

57.2%

83.2%

100%

2009

61.5%

89.8%

100%

Student Support

The House System

Students learn best when their emotional needs are recognised and, as far as is possible, they are met. Our Pastoral Team consists of the Form Tutor and the Head of Year, in addition to the Education Needs Co-ordinator.

Each student is a member of one of the College Houses. Students enjoy participating in a range of House events, from fundraising for a chosen charity to competing in House Sport, Drama or Music events. It is at these events that we can most clearly witness the strong sense of belonging to the College community. House provides you with fantastic opportunities to display your talents, develop leadership qualities and give something back to the community.

Your wellbeing is given the highest priority. Form Tutors look after the academic, social and emotional wellbeing of students in their tutor group. You will also have one to one academic mentoring sessions with your tutor. Academic mentoring enhances the ethos of tracking where you have made progress, to ensure that you know where you are with your learning, where you has made progress, what you need to do to improve and what targets you need to set in order to further your progress.

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WHY JCG?

Trident

Instrumental Service, you can also learn a musical instrument through our College Polyphony programme. We pride ourselves on the quality of musical performances and you are encouraged to take part in one or more of the excellent orchestras, bands and choirs led by our dedicated and enthusiastic Music staff.

During Year 10 all students will have the opportunity to take part in Trident, a two week work experience placement. This will provide you with an insight into the workplace, allow you to develop new skills and gain confidence and encourage you to consider your aspirations for the future.

Our Drama and Music departments come together regularly to create outstanding School Productions. In recent years we have witnessed outstanding performances of Sweet Charity, Grimm Tales and Thoroughly Modern Millie; all students who took part in these felt a great sense of fulfilment at what could be achieved with a combination of dedication and talent.

The International Dimension An important aspect of student life in Key Stage 4 is engagement with the international dimension. As we live in an island community in a fast moving and increasingly interconnected world, we feel that it is vital for you to be aware of international issues so that you are prepared for life and work in the global sphere. In order to become effective and informed decision makers of the future, in Key Stage 4 you will have increasing opportunities to develop international contacts and collaborative activities with students and partner schools in different parts of the globe such as China, the Middle East, Africa and South America, as well as in Europe. Activities take place across a range of subjects from exchange and study trips in MFL, to collaborative studies and expeditions in the Sciences and Geography and comparisons of social attitudes and values in RE and PSHE. Whole school international activities involving direct online communication, based around the six Houses and specific Year group activities are also designed to challenge your assumptions about other places and stimulate you to think and act as global citizens.

Inquiring Minds The Inquiring Minds lecture series is designed to enhance our students’ understanding of a range of issues and expose them to an education beyond the constraints of the curriculum and exam syllabus. Partly sponsored by Jersey International Business School, the series is in its third year and has so far attracted diverse and experienced speakers who have delivered a range of enlightening sessions. Last year, eminent investigative psychologist Professor David Canter and renowned archaeologist Dr Matt Pope were among our list of lecturers. So far this year, we have heard from Senator Sir Philip Bailhache on ‘Jersey’s Place in the World’ and will be hosting concentration Holocaust survivor Arek Hersch MBE, as well as a variety of other academics at the forefront of their respective fields, in 2014.

Performing JCG offers many opportunities for budding musicians and performers. In addition to lessons offered by the Jersey

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WHAT IS THE 14 - 16 CURRICULUM?

Introduction Your Year 10 timetable will be made up of compulsory GCSE courses (the core), your option GCSE courses and also compulsory non-examinable subjects.

The curriculum you will be following in Years 10 and 11 provides you with breadth and balance, whilst retaining the academic rigour necessary for you to obtain the highest grades possible at GCSE.

Core GCSE Subjects

Non-Examinable Subjects

Controlled Assessment

• Triple Science (3 GCSEs) • English (2 GCSEs in Language

• Personal, Social & Health

Most GCSE courses will involve a significant amount of controlled assessment, usually representing between 20% and 60% of the final marks. Some may take the form of one or two major projects, while in other cases numerous smaller projects will be completed at intervals during the course. Work completed by a student in class may also count towards the final grade. Controlled assessment can include the testing of oral skills, for example in English and Modern Languages, or the testing of practical skills, for example in the Design & Technology course.

and Literature)

• Mathematics • French Option GCSE Subjects

• Art

• Design & Technology • Drama • Food & Nutrition • Geography • History • Italian • Music • Physical Education • Religious Studies • Spanish • Textiles (Art & Design)

Education and Citizenship

• Physical Education • Religious Education Public Examinations (GCSE) The College staff, in discussion with you, will decide on the appropriate examination and level to be taken by you based on past performance. Please note that practical and controlled assessments may take place a considerable time before the main examination period.

Methods of Assessment Examinations You will take examinations in all GCSE subjects. Most GCSE courses are linear, meaning that examinations will take place in the Summer Term of Year 11.

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The type and timing of controlled assessment will vary greatly and it is important for your parents to be aware of the demands placed on you at different times. It is hoped that this prospectus and the Assessment Calendar issued at the beginning of Year 10 will help to provide an overview of the structure of these assessments.


MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE

In addition to the Core GCSE subjects, you will need to make THREE choices from the range of optional subjects. Please note that each subject will only run if it is viable in terms of the number of students wishing to study the subject.

During the Options Assembly the options process will be explained. You will also have an interview with a member of Senior Staff. You will receive support and guidance in your choices and should seek further assistance if you are still unsure.

In PSHE lessons, you are given advice and support from the Careers Service about working in Jersey and possible job opportunities available to you when you leave school or university. You will have completed a Skills Survey and should use the results of this to guide you in your choices. You should consider where your strengths lie and which subjects you find most enjoyable and fulfilling.

The Options Evening on 23rd January 2014 is an opportunity to find out more about the options available to you. During this evening, you and your parents should find out as much information as possible regarding the subject choices available and seek answers to the many questions you may have. You will need to make your option choices by 7th February 2014.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many option choices can I make?

Will I stay in the same Form group?

On the options form you are asked to make three choices plus a reserve choice. This is an important decision and you should make the most of the support and information available when making your choices.

Yes. This will allow you to build on the relationships you have made in your House and enable you to continue to play an active role in our excellent House system.

What about work experience?

Are my choices guaranteed?

In addition to the formal curriculum, you will have the opportunity to participate in Trident work experience, which offers you the chance to undertake significant work-related learning.

We do our utmost to ensure that you will receive your three top choices. However, in a small percentage of cases this may not be possible. This is why it is important that you give due consideration to your reserve choice.

What will I need to get in my GCSEs to continue to Sixth Form at JCG?

What will happen at my interview with Senior staff ? It is hoped that by the time of this interview, you will have some firm ideas regarding your option choices. The staff who are interviewing you will discuss these choices with you and answer any remaining questions that you may have.

In order to help you make the most appropriate choices for your post-GCSE education, it is expected that you will achieve a minimum of 5 A*-B grades, with at least a C grade in English and Mathematics, in order to progress to Sixth Form at JCG. We will do all we can to help you to achieve this.

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YEAR 11 ENRICHMENT

• Your Caring Self -

At JCG your education is not limited to the academic curriculum. The Enrichment requirement is a fundamental part of an education at JCG and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.

This encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, environmental work and working towards fair trade status for the school.

• Your Future Self -

We want you to: Aspire to try something new; Inquire about the world we live in; Excel at what you do; Belong and contribute to your local and global community.

In this section you will have a variety of different opportunities which hopefully will lead you on to a lifetime of learning new and interesting skills; some are creative, while others are language or work related.

The aims of the programme are:

You will choose 2 different programmes per year. You will also have a chance to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In Year 10 you could do the Bronze Award and then in Years 11 and 12 complete the Silver Award.

• to provide opportunities to try something different; • to see the island from different perspectives; • to develop self reliance and confidence; • to give something back to the local community; • to encourage the ideas of lifelong learning. Each Friday afternoon during Years 11, 12 and 13 you will participate in a range of programmes spanning different sections. We hope that you will all actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom and may end up discovering a new pastime.

• Your Physical Self -

We should all spend time doing some form of exercise and in this section you have choices from more traditional sports which you may not have tried at school to various opportunities to explore the island from a different active perspective.

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STUDY SKILLS IN KEY STAGE 4

Organisation

Study Skills and Revision Techniques

It is essential that you are able to organise your time effectively during your GCSE years. GCSE demands continuous commitment to learning, to achieve the knowledge and skills needed for final examinations, but also to meet the deadlines for assessment set throughout the year. There is a busy and demanding schedule of controlled assessments and examinations during Key Stage 4; you will need to have a dedicated approach to your learning and strong organisation skills to achieve the best results possible.

All Year 10 students attend a Study Skills workshop. The aim of this event is to help you to realise your own ability and to reach your full potential and to provide you with the tools you need to become an independent learner. You develop your skills of understanding, condensing and memorising information through this enjoyable and invaluable workshop.

Homework

All Year 11 students attend a Revision Skills workshop. During the day you explore new and exciting revision techniques. You will discover how to use your memory effectively and how to be successful in your revision as you prepare for exams. After this enjoyable and informative workshop, you will realise how much fun you can have revising.

Homework is an integral part of the programme in Key Stage 4. Students are expected to complete one hour of homework each week for each GCSE subject. This means there will be 3 hours of Science homework per week and 2 hours of English per week. It is important to utilise the full allocation of time given for each subject. Homework could take many different forms, from written tasks to reading, revision, past papers or vocabulary learning. Students should also seek to further their knowledge of their GCSE subjects, for example by undertaking additional independent reading or watching a relevant documentary.

Homework Club An after school homework club is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for any students who want to stay behind to complete work. This is run by our Academic Prefects, who will be available to provide subjectspecific support or more general assistance with study skills where it is needed. Many subjects also run support sessions during lunchtimes to develop your ability and enjoyment of a subject.

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Support is also provided by tutors and subject staff in preparation for controlled assessments and examinations. You may find it helpful to make mind maps of essential information, to use pictures or diagrams as a visual aid or to make up a song or a rhyme to help you remember the information. There are many possible techniques; the key is to explore them all and find methods which work for you. Tutors are available for advice on study skills and how to organise your study effectively. Please talk to your tutor if you are experiencing difficulties.


CORE SUBJECTS (EXAMINABLE) - ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Studying English Language

How are you Assessed?

The course is designed to cover a range of real life skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, which will support your learning not only across the rest of the curriculum but in your further studies, the workplace and beyond. There is one exam worth 40%, which assesses your reading skills, as well as a coursework component worth 40%, which focuses more on writing skills. Speaking and Listening skills are then worth 20% and tasks may include a debate, a formal presentation and a drama role play. All students follow the Extended Curriculum, which is designed for those aiming for grades A* to B.

• Paper 2: Reading Passages » 2 hour exam (50 marks) » 3 questions on two passages • Component 4: Coursework Portfolio » 3 assignments each of 500-800 words [50 marks] » Completed as coursework • Component 6: Speaking and Listening » Candidates take part in at least one individual, one pair-based and one group activity » [30 marks]

“English opens my mind to new ideas - I love being like a detective”

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Trips, Opportunities, Progression The ability to communicate is what lies at the heart of being human. In English, we focus on developing your skills to decode meaning, equipping you to become expert readers of a range of texts so that when looking at a newspaper, website or advert, you are able to work out the particular authorial stance and any underlying bias; “English opens my mind to new ideas – I love being like a detective”. In addition, we develop your writing skills with its ensuing advantages in the rest of your studies whether it be writing up a Science experiment or Geography essay. Likewise, we practise your ability to communicate orally, providing you with lifelong skills; we have invited politicians and TV presenters into school to share how this ability has become the foundation of an interesting and vital career. An English support clinic is held weekly, as well as meetings for those wishing to become writers for the student newspaper.


CORE SUBJECTS (EXAMINABLE) - ENGLISH LITERATURE

Studying English Literature In English Literature, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to study some of the great literary texts of the world. For Drama, girls may study either ‘The Tempest’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ or ‘The Merchant of Venice’ or perhaps one of Oscar Wilde’s or Arthur Miller’s plays. We are also able to read together some of the great novelists, whether from our own literary canon such as Austen, Stevenson, Eliot or from around the world to include modern writers such as Anita Desai or Harper Lee. We also study plays like ‘An Inspector Calls’ or ‘The History Boys’, which continue to sell out in theatres in the West End, as well as a range of poetry spanning the Rossettis to Seamus Heaney to Wordsworth.

How are you Assessed? • Component 1: Poetry and Prose [50%] » 1 hour 30 mins » Two questions on two texts: one poetry and one prose » Choice of two questions: one passage based and one essay • Component 3: Drama [25%] » 45 mins » Choice of two questions; one passage based and one essay • Component 5: Coursework [25%] » Portfolio of two assignments, each on a different text

“English Literature opens your eyes to the struggles and triumphs in the world; you will learn each day something new and exciting, broadening your knowledge and expanding your will to learn.”

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Trips, Opportunities, Progression One student sums up English Literature as “opening your eyes to the struggles and triumphs in the world, learning each day something new and exciting, broadening your knowledge and expanding your will to learn”. It is a privilege to have this opportunity to engage with the great literary texts of our own and previous generations, connecting with the ideas and emotions that shape our cultural heritage. We provide a weekly GCSE support clinic and take full advantage of any theatrical events in Jersey which over the last 12 months have included trips to the Arts Centre to see ‘Lord of the Flies’ or NTL Live screenings of various West End productions including Kenneth Branagh in ‘Macbeth’. We also take advantage of any recent cinema releases of adaptations of literary texts to further develop in our girls a love of the greats and to extend their literary knowledge, ranging from ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘The Woman in Black’ and ‘Les Miserables’ to ‘The Hobbit’. Our girls have also been able to attend prestigious workshops led by directors of the Globe Theatre in London in order to step into Shakespeare’s world.


CORE SUBJECTS (EXAMINABLE) - FRENCH

Studying French

How are you Assessed?

You will develop communication skills by focusing on a range of topics, including Lifestyle (health, relationships and choices), Leisure (free time, the media and holidays), Home and Environment (home, local area and the environment) and Work and Education (school, college, future plans, current and future jobs). In preparation for speaking and writing controlled assessments, you will learn to effectively communicate information relating to past, present and future events; you will develop a broad vocabulary, increase your knowledge and understanding of grammatical structures and learn to express and explain ideas and points of view on a given topic. You will practise your passive understanding of French, developing listening and reading skills in preparation for the Unit 1 and Unit 2 papers.

• Unit 1: Listening - Foundation or Higher Tier examination in the summer of Y11 (20%) • Unit 2: Reading Foundation or Higher Tier examination in the summer of Y11 (20%) • Unit 3: Speaking - Two tasks conducted and marked internally - submitted for moderation (30%) • Unit 4: Writing - Two tasks conducted internally and submitted for external marking (30%)

“French GCSE is really fun and rewarding. I have learnt so much this year and have been amazed by what I have been able to achieve.”

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Trips, Opportunities, Progression Employers value communication skills very highly. They find people who have learnt languages are articulate, flexible and adaptable. Language graduates come across well at interview and land good jobs in industry. While any language will be useful for some jobs or for some regions, French is the only foreign language that can be useful throughout the world, including in the United States. 28 countries have French as an official language. French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents. French is the language of the future; it will complement whatever other subjects you choose at GCSE or A level and will be an asset in whatever career you decide to pursue. In Year 11 we invite speakers to come into College to talk about how they have used their knowledge of French in their careers. You will have the opportunity to take part in the Rouen study visit in Year 10. Students stay with host families and attend lessons in Rouen. We also take the train to Paris and visit places of cultural interest, as well as getting to know the beautiful city of Rouen. The trip is great fun and students are totally immersed in French language and culture for a week.


CORE SUBJECTS (EXAMINABLE) - MATHEMATICS

Studying Mathematics

How are you Assessed?

During Year 10 and Year 11 you will consolidate the understanding you have gained during Key Stage 3 and earn a qualification that proves you have mastered this vital subject. Mathematics has developed over time as a means of solving problems and also for its own sake. Its importance is universally recognised and its language is international, transcending cultural boundaries. Mathematics is a creative discipline. It can stimulate moments of pleasure and wonder when you solve a problem for the first time, discover a more elegant solution, or notice hidden connections. You will develop knowledge and understanding of mathematics through practical activities, exploration and discussion, learning to talk about your methods and explain your reasoning. You will tackle problems through a range of methods, using increasingly complex mathematical language and reasoning. As you progress, you will learn to appreciate the unique power of mathematics as an analytical tool for solving problems. GCSE Mathematics includes the study of Geometry, Algebra, Number work and Data Handling. Students studying Further Maths may also meet Calculus!

GCSE Mathematics is assessed by final examination at the end of Year 11.

• This consists of two papers, approximately one week apart. • A calculator is allowed for one paper only. • There is no coursework or controlled assessment. Most students will take the Higher Tier exam. • Students in the top set also study for the AQA IGCSE Further Mathematics exam. Entry for this exam (which is also taken at the end of Year 11) is not compulsory. It gives students a second Mathematics GCSE and lays the foundations for studying Mathematics in the Sixth Form.

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Trips, Opportunities, Progression For some, GCSE Mathematics will be the final stage of their mathematical experience. Considered to be one of the “core” subjects of the school curriculum, a grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics is an entry requirement for most university courses, regardless of the subject to be studied. Employers are looking for young people with a range of “key skills”, which include numeracy and problemsolving, both components of GCSE Mathematics. For others, GCSE Mathematics is a staging post on the journey to further mathematical knowledge. Working towards a high grade at GCSE, you will be challenged to think more carefully about mathematics and will gain a set of skills that are crucial to success in the worlds of science, engineering, finance and technology. A natural progression would be to study AS and A2 Mathematics and there are opportunities to extend your studies even further in Year 12 and Year 13.


CORE SUBJECTS (EXAMINABLE) - SCIENCE

Studying Science In Year 9 all students will follow the Edexcel IGCSE Science Double Award course, which is designed to give every student the opportunity to achieve an IGCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, commonly referred to as Triple Science. The majority of students follow the Triple Science route, allowing them to gain a IGCSE in Biology, Chemistry and Physics; this provides a solid foundation for the study of Science A levels. In cases where a student has found the extension content of the Triple Science IGCSE courses too challenging, alternative routes will be discussed with individual students. This may result in a move from Triple Science to IGCSE Double Award Science. This will involve a reduction in content allowing more time to focus on understanding and examination technique.

How are you Assessed? • Your progress in each of the three sciences will be monitored and assessed throughout Years 9 and 10. There will be end of year internal examinations in all three sciences at the end of Years 9 and 10. • The tracking data collected from Years 9 and 10 will help determine the most appropriate pathway to be followed in Year 11.

Trips, Opportunities, Progression Studying for IGCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics makes the transition from IGCSE to A level less intimidating. You will already be familiar with some of the concepts covered at AS level. All A level Sciences have 20% Practical component and the Practical skills developed at IGCSE will be vital to a confident start in this module.

• Each IGCSE comprises of two externally assessed examination papers. Paper 1 is a two hour exam and is worth 66.7%. Paper 2, which includes the extension content, is a one hour exam and is worth 33.3% of the IGCSE. There is no coursework component to the IGCSE. However, there are specific practical tasks which students will need to describe. A knowledge of these practicals, and the ability to interpret the resulting data, is required for the examinations. • Details about the examination papers are available on the Edexcel website.

“Science provides lots of future opportunities for you. It gives you a developed understanding of the world around you.”

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CORE SUBJECTS (NON-EXAMINABLE) - PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Studying Physical Education

How are you Assessed?

Physical Education is compulsory for all students in Year 10 and 11. The programme at Key Stage 4 allows you to participate in a wide range of activities. Some modules encourage you to achieve a higher standard of performance and knowledge, as well as the opportunity to take on different roles such as umpire, team leader, or choreographer to enhance life skills, for example teamwork, communication and decision making. In other modules we try to encourage you to think about your own active lifestyle, and we help you to find an activity you might consider pursuing even once you have left school. Some examples of activities/sports covered in Core PE include: yoga, aerobics, lifesaving, fitness work, netball, badminton, trampolining, tennis, rounders, softball and climbing.

We monitor your work throughout the year and grade them at the end of each sports module using a lettering system of A* to E. The results are then used to complete periodic reports and end of year subject reports.

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Trips, Opportunities, Progression There is plenty of opportunity for you to further your participation in sport during Key Stage 4. We run teams and clubs for a variety of sports such as netball, hockey, rounders, athletics, swimming, badminton, fitness, trampolining, and climbing. You also have the opportunity to be selected for teams that compete against visiting schools and for our annual fixtures against Guernsey Ladies College and Guernsey Grammar School. The House sports program and Sports Day also allow for you to participate further in a variety of sports in a competitive but fun setting. For students who wish to compete more seriously, we encourage you and put you forward for Island trials.


CORE SUBJECTS (NON-EXAMINABLE) - PSHE/CITIZENSHIP

The Course - PSHE/Citizenship

In Year 10, you are given the opportunity of participating in the Baby Think it Over project and undertake a certificated course in Baby-sitting. In Year 11, you experience “Funky Futures” and “Healthy, Happy and Streetwise” conferences, as well as the drink/drive drama production “Too Much Punch for Judy”. Citizenship subjects tackled include investigation of local, national and international government and political issues and global conflicts and solutions.

The PSHE/Citizenship course is part of the entitlement for all students at Key Stage 4. Students access about thirty hours of discrete lessons a year during Year 10 and participate in two mini-conferences during Year 11. The course builds on the Key Stage 3 Programme and follows the guidelines set out in the Jersey Curriculum for PSHE and Citizenship, whilst incorporating national changes. The aims of the course are:

Active Citizenship events and whole school international initiatives link in to PSHE in a variety of ways, for example through JCG Voice, JCG Serves and the House System, as well as in classes and special themed days.

• To promote the physical, social, moral and emotional wellbeing of every student; • To prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experience of adult life and the world of work; • To develop critical thinking skills, emotional literacy, political literacy, decision making capability and active citizenship.

Aspects of Careers and enterprise education and preparation for Project Trident work experience are included in the course, in conjunction with the Careers department and students start to think about future options through talks, group exercises and accessing online Careers programmes.

In both years, you will study issues related to self-esteem and making wise choices in the context of healthy lifestyles, including trends and attitudes towards alcohol and drugs, peer pressure, personal safety, sex and relationships, responsible parenting and childcare.

Consumer affairs presentations and financial literacy workshops are held by representatives of the Jersey Consumer Council and Community Bank. Individual interviews and guidance are also available for students to reflect on their personal goals and progress.

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CORE SUBJECTS (NON-EXAMINABLE) - RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The Course - Religious Education All students study Religious Education, even if you have not chosen to follow the GCSE Religious Studies option outlined elsewhere in this booklet. You do this through special RE events delivered outside the normal timetable spread through the year. These events cover a number of different ethical, religious and philosophical themes including social justice, medical ethics, development and aid. The programme includes a day at the Amnesty Human Rights Festival at the Arts Centre in November and a House debating competition. Visiting speakers are used and the events are designed to stimulate enquiry, thought, engagement and action in relation to the issues studied. You are asked to think deeply about the issues and reflect on their implications for your own lives and that of others.

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OPTION SUBJECTS - ART

Why Study Art?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

If you enjoy being creative and want to develop your artistic skills in a more independent way, then this is the course for you. At GCSE level you will be encouraged to explore ideas and experiment with new techniques and materials. The aim is to develop your confidence and to produce ambitious, exciting artwork which reflects your particular strengths. We will visit exhibitions and collections, and benefit from extended workshops with professional artists (most recently we have enjoyed hosting the celebrated printmaker Charles Shearer). You will have the opportunity to extend your skills in extra-curricular sessions, and there is no limit to the amount of work you produce for your portfolio – the emphasis is always on your individual progression. This course is designed to build on your previous knowledge and achievements, and to provide a stepping-stone to A level Art (and beyond) if you choose to continue.

During Year 10 there will be two lessons per week; two coursework units plus part one of a controlled assessment will be completed. During Term 1, the focus is on the coursework unit based on direct observational study. During Term 2, you will work on the coursework unit based on the figure and portraiture. There will be a visiting artist workshop. During the Summer Term, students will begin a major project (OCR assignment); this will be completed in the first term of Year 11. During Year 11 there will be three lessons per week; the second part of the controlled assessment will be completed and in Term 2, students will prepare for the timed OCR set task (up to 8 weeks allowed), then a 10 hour practical exam session. The final assessment is in Term 3; this will be marked and the exam board will visit for moderation. All your practical work over the course is assessed. As well as producing ‘finished’ pieces, you will submit study sheets and keep a sketchbook as a personal record of your development.

• Coursework module (portfolio) = 60% of final mark

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• Exam module (set task) = 40% In both modules you are assessed according to four equally-weighted criteria: • Practical ability (how well have you used materials) • Research skills (how you have responded to the work of other artists) • Investigation (how you have explored and experimented) • Refinement (how your ideas have developed and progressed) All your work is marked internally, then moderated by an OCR examiner.

“Artists are even more necessary in our increasingly technical world. Studying Art at JCG is enriching and fulfilling”


OPTION SUBJECTS - DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

Why Study DT?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

It is a well-known educational fact that Design & Technology helps you to develop skills in creativity, problem solving and project management, as well as independent, imaginative, innovative and intuitive thinking, valuable skills wherever you are heading. Project work helps you to develop high level communication skills. These include analytical and creative writing, together with a discursive approach to generic design issues. The facilities provided by the Design Centre are second to none and are fully equipped to carry out all design processes, giving you plenty of choice and scope for design. You already have the foundation skills to do well in this subject! There is a thriving A level course with a high level of attainment and an annual trip to London during the Autumn Term. A ‘Design & Technology’ GCSE certificate is respected common currency for University courses and other higher educational establishments.

For the Design Skills module you will have the freedom to choose your own design brief. You will be required to create an innovative design concept through sketching and modelling. Plans for the product will be produced using Computer Aided Design. The Making, Testing & Marketing module requires the candidate to construct a fully working prototype of quality using traditional making techniques. An advertising and marketing presentation of the product made, encourages a sound business sense and entrepreneurial spirit. The Innovation Challenge is a new approach to design exams, where each candidate is required to design and model their responses in 6 hours under exam conditions. Tasks will be set around a pre-released theme which can be researched thoroughly before the day. The Design Influences paper assesses your knowledge and understanding of a famous designer from history, the name of which is pre-released for research prior to the exam.

• Unit 1 Innovation Challenge 20% Summer Exam Session 2016 - 6 hours

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• Unit 2 Designing Skills module 30% Coursework Project Autumn & Spring Term Year 10 Controlled assessment over 20 hours • Unit 3 Making, Testing & Marketing module 30% Coursework Project Summer Term Year 10 & Autumn Term Year 11. Controlled assessment over 20 hours • Unit 4 Design Influences Exam 20% Summer Exam Session 2016 1 hour 30 minutes a) Questions on generic design issues. b) Questions relating to the designer and their iconic product followed by the designing of a given product in the same style by the candidate.


OPTION SUBJECTS - DRAMA

Why Study Drama?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

GCSE Drama is accessible to students who have a strong interest in theatre. Drama is a rewarding and challenging subject. It will appeal to you if you like acting because a lot of your time will be spent working on performance pieces and developing your skills as an actor. If you have a more general interest in theatre, there are opportunities to work on technical / design skills at this level. You will go to the theatre with your class and teachers and will write notes on each performance. There is an opportunity to go to London in Year 11 and experience professional West End theatre, workshops and tours. There are also opportunities to work with actors and directors in organised workshops.

Through the course of the two years you will take part in around four controlled assessments, either as a performer or as a designer / technician. The marks for these assessments will be collated by us and your best two marks will be submitted at the end of the course. Your final practical assessment will be moderated by the visiting examiner from the UK. Acting students can be assessed on: Improvisation, Script, Theatre in Education, Devised Thematic Work and Physical Theatre. Technical / Design students can be assessed on: Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Costume Design, Masks, Make-Up, Props, Puppets and Stage Management. GCSE Drama will also challenge you academically. In your examination you will write about your own practical work and plays that you have seen at the theatre. The exam will test your skills of description, explanation, evaluation and analysis. Questions are challenging, but you will be guided through them frequently in class.

• 60% Practical Assessment

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• A range of practical options, performance and technical • Up to 4 practical Controlled Assessments across the 2 year course • Marks awarded for both preparation and performance • 40% Written Exam in Year 11 • The examination assesses your explanation of personal practical performances and live theatre seen • Emphasis on description, explanation, evaluation and analysis in every question

“GCSE Drama is fantastic. You learn so much about not only performance but also theatre life and many brilliant plays.”


OPTION SUBJECTS - FOOD & NUTRITION

Why Study Food & Nutrition?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

Food and Nutrition is an interesting and stimulating programme of study, offering the opportunity to understand the importance of good nutrition and a healthy diet. The course aims to develop practical food preparation skills and understand the scientific processes involved when food is cooked, and how storage and food preparation affect finished results. This specification provides a basis for further study at post 16, offering progression onto academic and vocational courses. It could enhance career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. You are given the opportunity to experience working in a restaurant or hotel with a top local chef, as well as participating in community projects. The practical skills and theoretical knowledge acquired from this course will equip you with the ability to make discriminating consumer choices about food and health. If you enjoy working with food and like a practical challenge, then you will enjoy this GCSE.

Food and Nutrition involves a study of:

• Paper 1: Coursework 60% of the total mark. Students will produce a controlled assessment task and an investigative study occupying approximately 30 hours which must include both written and practical elements.

• Nutrition, diet and health throughout life; • Nutritional and physical, chemical and sensory properties of food in storage, preparation and cooking; • Techniques and skills in food storage, preparation and cooking; • Factors affecting consumer choice; • Food hygiene and safety. GCSE Food & Nutrition focuses on practical cookery to create interesting dishes for all situations. Alongside the development of practical skills, students will study the most recent recommendations for a healthy diet and apply these guidelines when planning practical work and managing resources. Food hygiene and consumer choice are also included as important aspects of this course.

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• Paper 2: Written external examination 40% of the total mark. This is a 1 hour 30 minutes examination which includes short answer and structured /free response questions.


OPTION SUBJECTS - GEOGRAPHY

Why Study Geography?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

Geography is a relevant and interesting subject which bridges the Arts and the Sciences and looks at up to the minute world issues, with topics ranging from climate change to global economies, landscape formation to population growth, impact of natural hazards to retailing and sustainability to poverty. Geographers are very employable people, as they have had to look at both sides to issues and it encourages lateral thinking; they have a better understanding of some of the major issues facing us in the world today. Geographers become town planners, countryside managers, aid workers, transport planners, retail managers, engineers, vulcanologists, government officers, journalists and even teachers! There will be many opportunities for field work which will be undertaken locally and there will also be an optional field trip away.

You will learn about many aspects of the world around you, not only the physical world such as coastal environments, but also how natural hazards have an impact on people in different parts of the world, why the world’s population is still growing, how cities and towns are changing, how people earn a living in different parts of the world and the changing nature of global poverty and global economies. Geographical skills are life skills. You will learn how to use information from a variety of sources, you will go out into the field and learn how to measure, record and analyse what you see, you will work on your own and as a team and you will use maps, graphs, statistics and images to help understand the world. You could learn about GIS systems such as Google Earth. If you enjoy traveling you will hopefully start to view the world in a different way and be inspired to learn more about the places you visit and perhaps start to make a difference and have fun doing it.

The exam to be taken is the Edexcel IGCSE :

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• There is one 3 hour exam to be taken at the end of Year 11 (this is currently being reviewed and may be 2 shorter exams); • The exam will be based on the work covered in the 2 years and also will test practical and field work skills; • The exam is tiered so that all students can achieve; there is an incline of difficulty, with the last section testing higher level skills such as essay writing.


OPTION SUBJECTS - HISTORY

Why Study History?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

Studying History at GCSE level will give you a fascinating overview of over two thousand years of History. Following the AQA History A syllabus you will explore everything from the bizarre medical practices of nomadic societies to the back streets slums of Victorian Britain. You will gain a great insight into the different ways that people viewed the world around them. You will discover how and why relations between American settlers and the Native American Indians deteriorated so rapidly in the 19th Century. The course will teach you how to evaluate different interpretations of the past, analyse sources and write wellconstructed and detailed arguments, skills that are vital for success at A level and easily transferred to other subjects.

In Year 10 we study Medicine and Public Health Through Time. This is a very stimulating course that enables you to make links between different periods as we focus on three main areas of study: Public Health, Surgery and Anatomy, and Disease and Infection over a two thousand year period. As part of your revision, in Year 11 you will be given the opportunity to go on an overnight trip to London where you will visit various museums, watch a medieval amputation and join a Public Health guided tour. In Year 11 you focus on The American West, 18401895, where you will learn about the role of the homesteaders, cowboys, the problems with law and order and the growing conflict between the Plains Indians and the new settlers. The Controlled Assessment of approximately 2000 words focuses on the impact that the Neolithic period had on Jersey’s landscape. You will visit La Hougue Bie and be given the opportunity to watch the sunrise on the equinox and gather and record the evidence needed for the final assessment.

• Unit 1: Medicine and Public Health Through Time. 1 hour and 45 minutes examination (35% of the final grade).

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• Unit 2: American West, 1840-1895. 1 hour and 45 minutes examination (40% of the final grade). • Unit 3: History Around Us. This is a controlled assessment of approximately 2000 words (25% of the final grade).


OPTION SUBJECTS - ITALIAN

Why Study Italian?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

Knowing Italian is greatly beneficial in several career fields. Italy is a world leader in fields such as the culinary arts, fashion, graphic design, robotics, electromechanical machinery, shipbuilding and space engineering. Employers value communication skills very highly. They find people who have learnt languages are articulate, flexible and adaptable. Italy’s cultural importance spans from antiquity through the present, of which the Roman period and the Renaissance are perhaps the two most influential moments. According to UNESCO, over 60% of the world’s art treasures are found in Italy. Some of the most famous Western artists, from Giotto to Michelangelo, were Italian. Knowledge of Italian is vital to understand the contexts of this art. Italian literature boasts some of the world’s most famous writers and thinkers, from Dante and Machiavelli, to Pirandello, to name a few. During your Year 11 you will have the opportunity to take part in a study visit to Lucca in Tuscany, where you will enjoy language lessons, practise your listening, reading and speaking skills on cultural visits to Firenze and Pisa and experience Italian life in all its glory.

During the Italian GCSE course, you will develop your communication skills by focusing on a range of topics, including Lifestyle (health, relationships and choices), Leisure (free time, the media and holidays), Home and Environment (home, local area and the environment) and Work and Education (school, college, future plans, current and future jobs). In preparation for speaking and writing controlled assessments, you will learn to effectively communicate information relating to past, present and future events; you will develop a broad vocabulary, increase your knowledge and understanding of grammatical structures and learn to express and explain ideas and points of view on a given topic. You will practise your passive understanding of Italian, developing listening and reading skills in preparation for the Unit 1 and Unit 2 papers. Students of Italian enjoy the varied and stimulating learning experience offered by the GCSE course.

• Unit 1: Listening - Foundation or Higher Tier examination in the summer of Y11 (20%)

“Italian is such a beautiful language and it’s so rewarding being able to speak it!”

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• Unit 2: Reading - Foundation or Higher Tier examination in the summer of Y11 (20%) • Unit 3: Speaking - Two tasks conducted and marked internally submitted for moderation (30%) • Unit 4: Writing - Two tasks conducted internally and submitted for external marking (30%)


OPTION SUBJECTS - MUSIC

Why Study Music?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

Do you love music? Do you want to perform as a solo vocalist or instrumentalist? Do you want to sing or play in an ensemble? Do you enjoy composing? Do you want to learn more about many different musical styles and develop your ability to analyse and understand how famous composers actually wrote their music? If the answer to these questions is “yes”, then Music GCSE music may be a really good choice for you. It is a popular option for many students who wish to include a subject that is creative, practical and academic.

The course is made up of 60% coursework and 40% examination. You will develop your performance and composition skills as you work towards controlled assessments. In preparation for the listening and appraising module, you will also focus on an exciting variety of musical styles and traditions, such as Western Classical Music 1600-1899, Music in the 20th Century, Popular Music in Context and World Music. GCSE musicians are involved in the many music-making opportunities that College offers and may perform both in and outside of College at a wide range of events including concerts, fundraising and charitable events, in College Services; they may also take part in workshops and attend master classes with visiting world-class musicians.

• Unit 1: Performing Music (30%) - coursework. Two performances are required: one solo and one ensemble. There are 10 hours of controlled assessment for each performance.

GCSE Music students develop a range of skills which are transferable to both the world of work and leisure. Universities and future employers understand that musicians are often: inspirational, creative, excellent leaders and good team players, confident, versatile, high level critical and analytical thinkers, good communicators, committed, selfmotivated, dedicated and focused.

• Unit 2: Composing Music (30%) coursework. Two pieces are submitted which you will work on throughout the two years of the course with the help and support of the Music staff. There are 10 hours of controlled assessment for each composition piece. • Unit 3: Listening and Appraising (40%) - examination, summer Year 11. You will be asked to listen and respond to questions on music from a variety of styles and traditions.

“Music GCSE is different: you get to choose what you feel you want to do and there’s lots of diversity. There’s always something which you can do well, whether performing or composing.”

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OPTION SUBJECTS - PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Why Study PE?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

GCSE PE is a broad and varied subject. You will not always be sitting in the classroom, but will get practical lessons too. You will learn about fitness and health and factors that affect your participation and performance, providing you with exciting opportunities to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. GCSE PE has great cross-curricular links with other subjects, for example Biology. You will also have the option to take on different roles in sport such as official, team leader/coach, organiser and choreographer, as well as performer. You can develop a variety of life skills such as leadership, communication, team work, organisation, the ability to critically analyse and sportsmanship. These skills are highly valued in further education and the world of work.

The content of GCSE PE is designed to enable students to enjoy and understand the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Some of the topics we cover are: injury, risk and challenge, health and fitness, training programmes and methods, diet, personality, aggression, components of fitness, leisure, Olympics, sponsorship, media, gender, disability, the use of technology in sport, organising competitions and much, much more. There are also practical lessons, where students will participate in a variety of sports that cover various ways of thinking. These are internally marked (controlled assessment) but externally moderated. Once moderated, these scores are submitted to the exam board. We cover the usual sports within lessons, but students also have the opportunity to submit video footage for sports that we are unable to do. Previous examples have included horseriding, skiing and golf.

• Unit 3: Knowledge and Understanding for the Active Participant Written Paper taken in the summer, 1 hour 30 minutes. Includes multiple choice, short answer and scenario-based questions. 80 marks = 40%

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• Unit 4: The Active Participant Controlled Assessment - internally marked, externally moderated in April/May. 4 assessments from at least 2 ways of thinking. 90 marks = 60% • There is an opportunity to take a double award, which equates to 2 GCSEs. This requires a further written exam and further practical assessments.

“I love doing GCSE PE because it is fun and interesting. You learn what’s happening in your body when you play sports”.


OPTION SUBJECTS - RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Why Study Religious Studies?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

This exciting subject helps us to become aware of issues of local and global concern and puts them in spiritual and moral contexts. By understanding different beliefs and world views, you can gain a better understanding of the forces that have shaped our world and the way you see it. Through a consideration of the beliefs behind environmental action, the needs of refugees or the work of aid agencies, you learn about the connections between beliefs, lifestyles and ultimate questions. In this way, you can develop as reflective and responsible citizens in a global community, with a strong awareness of religious and ethical diversity. By evaluating ethical issues, and expressing views using reasoned arguments, you enhance your capacity and desire to make a positive contribution to debates and decisions in society.

You will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of religion by exploring beliefs and ways of life and coming to your own conclusions about issues. You will have the opportunity to explain your own views on moral and ethical issues. Issues you will cover include the use and abuse of animals in the world today, threats to the environment, prejudice and discrimination, abortion and euthanasia, war and peace, drug abuse, crime and punishment and attitudes to wealth and poverty. You will look at all of these issues from multiple perspectives and you will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of them before forming your own views on them.

The course is assessed through two written examinations at the end of Year 11. There is no coursework or controlled assessments. Examinations will focus on assessing students’ understanding of issues to do with religion and modern life. In the first year these include issues such as euthanasia, capital punishment, global inequalities and genetic engineering. In the second year, students study religious expression through art, architecture and literature. Each exam is 1h30 in length and there is no coursework. Both exams are taken at the end of Year Eleven. Unit 3: Addresses fundamental questions about the basis for religious beliefs and behavior and investigates ways in which religious beliefs and values are relevant to moral issues and behavior. Unit 5: A study of the expressive arts (art, architecture and literature) through the medium of religion and spirituality. It also looks at how religious believers express their religion in society today.

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OPTION SUBJECTS - SPANISH

Why Study Spanish?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries worldwide and there are approximately 400 million native speakers. Spanish is also one of the official languages in the field of international conferences, the United Nations and the European Union. Learning Spanish opens up so many opportunities to have more fun and broaden your mind – travel, music, food, art, film. Learning Spanish can be one of the most enjoyable things you will ever do; it is something that will benefit you for the rest of your life! GCSE Spanish takes you through the first steps to opening doors to a vast Hispanic Culture – literature, art, film, gastronomy. In 2013 we went on a study trip to San Sebastian, where the students attended a language school each day and immersed themselves in Spanish life by staying with host families. It is well known that employers value communication skills very highly. They find people who have learnt languages are articulate, flexible and adaptable.

During the Spanish GCSE course, you will develop your communication skills by focusing on a range of topics, including Lifestyle (health, relationships and choices), Leisure (free time, the media and holidays), Home and Environment (home, local area and the environment) and Work and Education (school, college, future plans, current and future jobs). In preparation for speaking and writing controlled assessments, you will learn to effectively communicate information relating to past, present and future events; you will develop a broad vocabulary, increase your knowledge and understanding of grammatical structures and learn to express and explain ideas and points of view on a given topic. You will practise your passive understanding of Spanish, developing listening and reading skills in preparation for the Unit 1 and Unit 2 papers. Students of Spanish enjoy the varied and stimulating learning experience offered by the GCSE course.

• Unit 1: Listening Foundation or Higher Tier examination in the summer of Y11 (20%)

“Spanish is fun, interesting, fantástico; the best lesson of the week; it is a beautiful language that is extremely useful, not only in Spain but in other parts of the world”

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• Unit 2: Reading Foundation or Higher Tier examination in the summer of Y11 (20%) • Unit 3: Speaking - Two tasks conducted and marked internally submitted for moderation (30%) • Unit 4: Writing - Two tasks conducted internally and submitted for external marking (30%)


OPTION SUBJECTS - TEXTILES

Why Study Textiles?

The Course

How are you Assessed?

The course will result in a valuable qualification for the Textile or Art industry. Career opportunities are vast: marketing; sales; advertising; management; design; technical manufacture; textiles technicians; machine testing; lab work; fashion; interior design. It is also a wonderful hobby, which will put you in demand for your skills and last a lifetime. There will be opportunities to go on Textiles workshops locally and off island. We encourage outside speakers and artists to help and encourage you with your work. You will explore different techniques used by artists and use our local environment as much as possible to gain inspiration for outcomes. You are able to take the subject through to A level, where you can extend your valuable skills even further.

The Textiles course is an exciting, high profile GCSE. Learning of both practical and theory work takes place in a relaxed and informal environment, with plenty of opportunity for you to work independently and also as part of a team. Even if you cannot sew or draw, as long as you are enthusiastic about textiles, it will help develop these skills and provide excellent opportunities for you to become more creative. We follow a stimulating course, encouraging you to develop practical, critical and aesthetic abilities, which will be with you for life and will be a great asset when at college or living away from home. In our well-equipped department, you will be given opportunities to use a wide range of machines to work with, including modern computerised sewing machines, over lockers, heat press and an embellishers to help enhance your creativity. All your experiments and findings will be recorded in sketchbooks for assessment.

• 60% coursework: There are four areas of assessment, developing, experimenting, recording and presenting a final piece for each piece of coursework. You will need to complete two, three or four units of coursework - working to improve and perfect your skills on the machine and learning new techniques in order to produce wonderful sketchbooks and final pieces ranging from garments to 3D sculptures. The collective set of work will be marked separately to the Externally set task.

“The teachers are inspirational and this great environment helps show off our creative flair”.

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• 40% Externally set task: The assessment objectives are the same as for the coursework. You will be required to respond to one starting point set by AQA. There will be a preparatory period of several weeks, followed by 10 hours of supervised time. You will be expected to develop your own work to resolve your investigations, producing a final piece or pieces based upon preparatory studies and research. All work will be centre-assessed and moderated by AQA.


GCSE SUBJECT ANALYSIS SUMMER 2013

Subject

Total Entry

A*

A

B

C

D

E

Art

30

8

5

11

3

2

1

Biology

90

23

29

29

7

1

1

Chemistry

89

26

23

27

13

Design and Technology

26

3

13

6

3

1

English

101

28

44

25

4

English Literature

101

19

42

34

5

1

French

90

23

21

21

21

4

Further Maths

24

11

7

6

Geography

36

9

7

10

5

5

History

43

13

13

11

5

1

Home Economics

7

2

3

2

Information Technology

12

7

1

4

Italian

20

10

5

5

Mathematics

101

19

29

25

22

5

Music

12

5

5

2

Physics

90

21

28

32

9

Psychology

7

1

2

1

3

Science (Double)

19

2

12

5

Spanish

21

6

6

6

1

2

Sports Studies

15

2

4

5

1

3

Textiles

18

3

6

6

3

16

3

8

4

1

Theatre Studies

30

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JCG FOUNDATION

An Introduction to the JCG Foundation

then becoming a Foundation Girl is definitely worth it. Not only do you get to help out JCG and create a real connection with the school, but you also make friends with the fellow Foundation Girls, which is really lovely, as you become a close team of interesting, different and active girls. For me, I’ve become more confident with my teamwork, organisation and communication skills and have loved every bit of it!

The JCG Foundation has been set up as a Charitable Trust to support both current and past students. The Foundation’s activities raise awareness of JCG within the local, national and international community. The Foundation is run as a separate entity to the College itself and provides an umbrella of support for both current students and members of the JCG Alumni.

The Foundation’s 4 Key Areas of Focus Alumni - To strengthen long-term connections with the JCG Alumni, creating a sustainable network of support and advocacy for the JCG community and increasing the sense of belonging.

Iona Kelly, Year 13 - Being a Foundation Girl Being a JCG Foundation Girl has been one of the most interesting and inspiring aspects of my time in 6th Form so far. I came to be a Foundation Girl as I am interested in a career in Marketing, and it was suggested to me to go along to the Foundation to help give me an insight into that career. I am so thankful for the opportunity I’ve had over this year, and definitely the year to come, to work with Leanda so closely on all the Foundation events and fundraising we’ve done. Yes, at times it can be stressful and there are some hours spent stuffing various envelopes but it is by far worth it! As a Foundation Girl you get to help organise, market, design and plan many events such as the Hawksford Debates, the Jacksons Pride and Joy Events as well as the alumni reunions and many, many more. As well as this, you get to meet and communicate with some amazing people in various industries as well as working with Leanda, who is absolutely amazing at what she does and is a bundle of fun! If you’re interested in a career in marketing, design, PR, management, communications or just want to help organise some of JCG’s fabulous events

Student support - To substantially increase funding available for scholarships and needs-based financial support for students, to enable any student offered a place to be able to accept irrespective of their financial background. Capital projects - To invest in state-of-the-art facilities that inspire and enable our students, staff and other local students the opportunity to flourish and excel. Learning and curriculum development - To ensure JCG remains at the forefront of educational innovation and learning by extending students' range of skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of living and working internationally. If you would like to become a JCG Foundation Girl contact Leanda for the full facts on l.guy@jcg.sch.je or come and see us in the JCG Foundation office.

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Signature of Parent or Guardian:

I approve of my daughter’s subject choices as indicated above.

Career or Higher Education intention (if known):

Wherever possible a student’s first three choices will be met. However, should this not be possible then the reserve choice will be used to allocate options.

First Reserve Choice

Third Choice

Second Choice

First Choice

Options chosen:

Name: Tutor Group:

To be returned by 7th February 2014

GCSE Option Choices for September 2014


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