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Year 12 Course Summary

Year 12 A Level Maths

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Algebra 1VectorsCollection, representing and interpreting data
Polynomials and the binomial theoremUnits and kinematicsProbability and discrete random variables
TrigonometryForces and Newton’s laws
Differentiation and integration
Exponentials and logarithms

Year 12 A Level Further Maths

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
A: ProofK: Statistical samplingOption module (to be completed in Year 13)
B: Algebra and functionsL: Data presentation and interpretation
C: Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) planeM: Probability
D: Sequences and seriesN: Statistical distributions
E: TrigonometryO: Statistical hypothesis testing
F: Exponentials and logarithmsP: Quantities and units in mechanics
G: DifferentiationQ: Kinematics
H: IntegrationR: Forces and Newton’s laws
J: Vectors

Year 12 A Level Chemistry

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Atomic structureRedoxAlkanes
Amount of substanceGroup 2 chemistryHalogenoalkanes
BondingGroup 7 chemistryAlkenes
EnergeticsIntroduction to organicAlcohols
KineticsOrganic synthesis

Year 12 A Level Physics

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Matter and radiationForces in equilibriumElectric current
Quarks and leptonsOn the moveDC circuits
Quantum phenomenaNewton’s laws of motionMotion in a circle (start)
WavesForce and momentum
OpticsWork, energy and power

Year 12 A Level Biology

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Biological moleculesOrganisms exchange substances with their environmentPhotosynthesis
Nucleic acidsMass transportRespiration
Cell structureDNA, genes and protein synthesisEnergy and ecosystems
Transport across cell membraneGenetic diversityResponse to stimuli (start)
Cell recognition and the immune systemBiodiversity

Year 12 Technical Science (BTEC Biomedical Science)

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
2 Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques1 Principles and Applications of Science5 Principles and Applications of Science II
3 Science Investigation Skills18 Industrial Chemical Reactions13 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
4 Laboratory Techniques and their Application6 Investigative Project (start)

Year 12 Core Mathematics

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
DataNumerical calculationsThe modelling cycle
Collecting and samplingPercentagesFermi estimation
Representing numerically and graphicallyInterest ratesStart option module
Repayments and the cost of credit
Graphical representation
Solution to financial problems

Year 12 Extended Project Qualification

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Taught Skills 1Taught skills 2Final project review
Initial project ideasMid project reviewPresentations
Project proposal part ASummary and evaluations
Project proposal part B
Project proposal part C and approval

Year 12 A Level Computer Science

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Introduction to coding in C# Practical coding in C#: Project development C#:
Practice coding tasks for exam paper 1Prototyping
Fundamentals of programming
Programming basics Fundamentals of data structures: Consequences of uses of computing:
Programming conceptsData structures and abstract data typesMoral issues
Basic operation in programming languagesQueues and stacksEthical issues
Subroutines, local and global variablesGraphs and treesLegal issues
Structured programmingHas tables and dictionariesCultural issues
Object-orientated programming conceptsVectors
Practical coding in C#:
Fundamentals of data representation: Fundamentals of data computer systems: Practice coding tasks for exam paper 1
Number systemsHardware and software
Number baseClassification of programming languages
The binary number systemBoolean algebra
Coding systemsLogic gates
Logic gates Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture:
Internal hardware of a computer
The stores program concept and processor components
The processor instruction set and addressing modes
External hardware devices

Year 12 Technical Computing (BTEC Computing)

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Unit 7: IT Systems Security and Encryption Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science
Understand current IT security threats, information security and the legal requirements affecting the security of IT systemsComputational thinkingProgramming paradigms continued
Investigate cryptographic techniques and processes used to protect dataStandard methods and techniques used to develop algorithmsTypes of programming and mark-up languages
Examine the techniques used to protect an IT system from security threatsProgramming paradigms
Implement strategies to protect an IT system from security threats Preparation for external examination
Unit 10: Human-computer Interaction
Unit 8: Business Applications of Social Media Examine the factors affecting the development of human-computer interaction Unit 19: Networking
Explore the impact of social media on the ways in which organisations promote their products and servicesInvestigate the human-computer interaction requirements of an identified clientInvestigate how computer networks use networking communications protocols to provide effective and secure access to networking services and resources
Develop a plan to use social media in an organisation to meet its business requirementsDevelop a human-computer interaction solution to meet client requirementsInvestigate computer network design to meet client requirements
Implement the use of social media in an organisationDevelop a computer network to meet client requirements
Unit 15: Website Development:
Unit 15: Website Development Evaluation Unit 3: Planning and Management of Computer Projects
Understand the principles of website developmentExam preparation
Common tools and techniques used to produce websites Unit 3: Planning and Management of Computer Projects
Develop a website to meet client requirementsProject management concepts
Starting up a computing project
Project planning
Executing and monitoring a project
Project closure and post-project review