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Year 13 Course Summary

Year 13 A Level Maths

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Algebra 2Motion in two dimensionsRevision
SequencesForces 2
Trigonometric identitiesProbability and continuous random variables
Differentiation 2Hypothesis testing 2
Integration and differential equations
Numerical methods

Year 13 A Level Further Maths

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
The following incorporates a recap of Year 12Optional application 1 – mechanicsRevision
A: Proofor
B: Complex numbersOptional application 2 – statistics
C: Matricesor
D: Further Algebra and FunctionsOptional application 3 – discrete
E: Further Calculus
F: Further VectorsDependent on the Year 13 teacher based on their knowledge
G: Polar coordinates
H: Hyperbolic functions
I: Differential equations
J: Trigonometry
K: Numerical Methods

Year 13 A Level Chemistry

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Thermodynamics (finish)The transition metalsRevision
KineticsReactions of inorganic compounds in aqueous solution
Equilibrium constantOrganic chemistry
Electrode potentials and electrochemical cells
Acids, bases and buffers
Periodicity

Year 13 A Level Physics

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Motion in a circle (finish)Electromagnetic inductionRevision
Simple harmonic motionRadioactivity
Thermal physicsNuclear energy
GasesOption module (medical Physics)
Fields
Capacitance

Year 13 A Level Biology

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Response to stimuli (finish)Populations and evolutionsRevision
Nervous coordination and musclesPopulations and ecosystems
HomeostasisGene expression
Inherited changeRecombinant DNA technology

Year 13 Technical Science (BTEC Biomedical Science)

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
6 Investigative Project (finish)11 Genetics and Genetic EngineeringRevision
7 Contemporary Issues in Science12 Diseases and Infections
18 Industrial Chemical Reactions20 Biomedical Science
Revision for exams21 Medical Physics Applications

Year 13 Core Mathematics

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Presenting logical and reasoned arguments in contextsNormal distributionRevision
Communicating mathematical approachesProbabilities and estimation
Analysing criticallyCorrelation and regression

Year 13 Extended Project Qualification

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Taught Skills 1Taught skills 2EPQ must be submitted before the summer term
Initial project ideasMid project review
Project proposal part AFinal project review
Project proposal part BPresentations
Project proposal part C and approvalSummary and evaluations

Year 13 A Level Computer Science

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Project development C#: Practical coding in C#: Practical coding in C#:
NEA: Design, Implementation, TestingPractice coding tasks for exam paper 1Practice coding tasks for exam paper 1
Fundamentals of algorithms Project development C#: Revision and preparation for Paper 1
Graph and tree traversalNEA: Evaluation
Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm Revision and preparation for Paper 2
Search algorithms – binary, binary tree and linear search Fundamentals of functional programming:
Reverse Polish NotationBasics of functional programming
Sorting AlgorithmsWriting functional programs
Fundamentals of communications and networking: Fundamentals of computational thinking:
Communication basicsAbstraction and automation
NetworksFinite state machines
The InternetThe Turing machine
Internet securityRegular and context-free languages
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)Maths for regular expressions
The client-server modelBig O notation and classification of algorithms
Fundamentals of databases:
Relational databases
Structure query language (SQL)
Big data

Year 13 Technical Computing (BTEC Computing)

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Unit 2: Fundamentals of computer systems Unit 14: Games Development Completion of Unit 14 Games Development
Hardware and softwareInvestigate technologies used in computer gamingDevelop a computer game to meet client requirements
Computer architectureDesign a computer game to meet client requirements
How data is represented by computer systemsDevelop a computer game to meet client requirements Unit 4: Software Design and Development
How data is organised on computer systemsEvaluation a software development project
How data is transmitted by computer systems Unit 9: The impact of computing (Completion)
The use of logic and data flow in computer systemsReview a plan to implement a computing technology development in an organisation Unit 22: Systems analysis and design
Exam preparationDevelop a design for a computing system to meet an organisation’s needs
Unit 16: Object orientated programming (Completion)
Unit 9: The impact of computing Develop object-oriented solutions to identified problems Preparation for resit external exams
Understand the impact of developments in computing on an organisation
Investigate the impact of developments in computing technology Unit 4: Software Design and Development
Develop a plan to implement a computing technology development in an organisationSoftware development lifecycle
Standard methods and techniques to develop designed solutions
Unit 16: Object orientated programming Software design considerations
Understand the principles of object-oriented programmingProgramming paradigms
Design object-oriented solutions to identified problems
Unit 22: Systems analysis and design
Examine the principles of systems analysis and design
Investigate the computing requirements of an identified organisation