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Sixth Form Curriculum Intent

At The Mandeville School Sixth Form, our intent is for all students to be able to pursue enriching career goals and happy, successful lives. We aim to prepare all students with the knowledge, skills and personal attributes to be successful adults.

Our intent is for all our students to access high-quality further education, training or work which is relevant to their life goals, talents and interests. Our students should also develop knowledge about themselves and the world around them, so that they can find their place in it, and contribute to their community.

The sixth form curriculum is designed to enable our students to thrive academically as well as preparing them to flourish in the world of higher education and employment which awaits them.  Our subject offering – a mix of vocational qualifications and A Levels – is designed to meet the diverse needs of our students, with students choosing combinations of BTECs and A Levels which enable them to access the university courses and career paths they aspire to.  Complementing this, our tutor programme, PSHE lessons and enrichment activities (such as the finance course, EPQ and recreational PE) help to build students’ character and develop the soft skills such as organisation, research, teamwork and oracy which will be prized by their future employers.  The Mandeville Charter also means that sixth form students are involved in a host of activities which provide them with vital opportunities to contribute to the wider school community such as arranging charity events and mentoring younger students.

 

 

 

Year 13 Curriculum Maps by Subject

Biology

 

Half Term One

Half Term Two

Half Term Three

Half Term Four

HT5

HT6

 

Photosynthesis: We will understand the biochemical processes that occur in photosynthetic organisms

 

Respiration: We will understand the biochemical processes that allow organisms to ATP

 

Homeostasis: We will know how a stimulus can be detected and the affects this will have on the organisms

Genetics: We will know how to predict the offspring of different organisms using genetic diagrams and equations

 

Population and evolution: We will know how variation within a species can force that species to change over time causing evolution

 

Energy transfers and nutrient: How energy and nutrients can be cycled

Stimuli and Response: We will understand how organisms can respond to physical stimuli and the responses that they will have

 

Population in ecosystems: We will know different populations can live in communities and how they will compete with each other for resources

 

Mutations and gene expression: We will know how cells can control their metabolic activities and the effects mutation can have on these cells

Nervous coordination: We will know the physical and chemical changes that occur to allow nerves to communicate and the movement of muscles

 

Genome projects and gene tech: We will know how the expression of genes can be altered by changing their epigenome, genome and proteomes

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Exams:

Business

Year 13 

Teacher

One 

Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance 

 

Personal Finance: 
 
A4 Managing personal finance 

B1 Features of financial institutions 

B2 Communicating with customer 

Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance 

 

Personal Finance: 

 

B3 Consumer protection in relation to personal finance 

B4 Information, guidance and advice 

 

Exam preparation 

UNIT 3 Jan Exam 

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Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign 

 

A1 The role of marketing 

A2 Influences on marketing activity 

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign 

 

C2 Marketing mix 

C3 The marketing campaign 

C4 Appropriateness of marketing campaign 

 

Exam Preparation / simulations 

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign 

 

Final prep/revision 

 

UNIT 2 Jan Exam 

 

 

Teacher Two

Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance 

 

Business Finance: 

 

E1 Cash flow forecasts 

E2 Break-even analysis 

F1 Statement of comprehensive income 

F2 Statement of financial position 

 

Unit 3: Personal & Business Finance 

 

Business Finance: 

 

F3 Measuring profitability 

F4 Measuring liquidity 

F5 Measuring efficiency 

F6 Limitations of ratios 

 

Exam preparation 

UNIT 3 Jan Exam 

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Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign 

 

B1 Purpose of researching information to identify the needs and wants of customers 

B2 Market research methods and use 

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign 

 

 

B3 Developing the rationale 

C1 Marketing campaign activity 

 

Exam Preparation / simulations 

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign 

 

Final prep/revision 

 

UNIT 2 Jan Exam 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry

Half Term 1

 

Yr 12

Half Term 2

Yr 12

Half Term 3

Yr 12

Half Term 4

Yr 12

Half Term 5

Yr 12

Half Term 6

Yr 12

Amounts of substances: We will know the different ways to calculate the mole and how to apply these calculations

 

Structure and bonding: We will know how the physical and chemical properties are dependent on the chemical bonds

 

Introduction to organic chemistry: We will know how to name and differentiate organic compounds using different formulae  

 

Periodicity: We will know the historical development of the periodic table and the models of atomic structure

 

Alkanes, Alcohols and Alkenes: We will know the structures and properties of these chemicals

 

Analysis: We will know the different analytical techniques used to confirm structures

 

Period 3: We will know the trends across the period and the reactions with oxygen/ when oxides react with water

Energetics: We will know how the enthalpy changes that occur during chemical reactions and how to calculate them

 

Kinetics: We will know how a change in conditions can affect the speed of chemical reactions

 

Equilibria and redox: We will know how far reactions can go and use Le Chatelier’s principal and the equilibrium constant to calculate this

Rate equations: We will know the relationship between rate and concentration and how this links to the mechanism of the reaction

 

Thermodynamics: We will know how the stability of compounds can change and how this links to chemical reactions

 

Electrode potentials and cells: We will know how electrochemical cells work via Redox and how this creates a potential difference

Isomerism, carboxylic acids and bases: We will know how chemicals containing an asymmetric carbon atom will form stereoisomers, the reactions of carboxylic acids and the reactions between acids and bases

Aromatic compounds: We will know the structure and reactions of benzene compounds

Half Term One, Year 13

Half Term Two, Year 13

Half Term Three, Year 13

Half Term Four, Year 13

Half Term Five, Year 13

Half Term Six, Year 13

Transition Metals: We will know the properties and practical skills needed to study the 3d block

 

Polymers: We will know the ways in which condensation polymers are formed, studied and their properties

 

Biological Molecules: We will know the structure and bonding that occurs in amino acids, proteins and DNA

Analysis and organic Synthesis: We will know how to read and interpret a variety of analytical texts as well as how new organic compounds and be formed using multi-step synthesis

Recap

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exam

 

 

Child Development

Half Term One

Half Term Two

Half Term Three

Half Term Four

Half Term Five

Half Term Six

Unit 3 – influences on early years practice. 

 

We will know how the theorists have had an impact on early year curriculum. We will learn about the different curriculum’s available for children’s learning.  

Montessori, Reggio Emilia, HighScope, Forest School, New Zealand Te Whariki.  

 

Students will complete 2 pieces of coursework, based on what they have learnt in their work experience and put it into their work.  

 

  

 

 

Unit 5 – responsibilities to children’s health & safety. 

We will know about children’s rights, regarding the UN convention, what hazards there are in an early years setting and how we can minimise these. We will also learn about the legislation that helps keep adults and children safe in the setting. 

We will also learn about infection control, immunisations and food hygiene. 

 

There is 1 piece of coursework for this.  

Unit 5 – safeguarding children.  

We will know the types of abuse and their indicators and how adults should respond to reporting this.  

 

 

 

There is 1 piece of coursework for this. 

 

Unit 5 – how to recognise and assess hazards and risks to children.  

 

We will know about risk assessments, why they are done and what their role is in preventing accidents. We will also be looking at how to respond to accidents and emergencies. 

 

There is one piece of coursework for this. 

 

 

 

Students take final exams for the course.  

 

Resits will also happen for any that need it.  

 

 

English Literature

Term One

Term Two

Term Three

Wilfred Owen – The War Poems.  We will know more about the first hand experience of soldiers during WW1 including mental and physical suffering, morality, social change, patriotism and camaraderie.  Social, historical and political factors will be explored through historicist approach geared towards gaining deep understanding of the texts’ relevance across time.

 

One lesson per fortnight revisiting pre-1900 Love Through The Ages poetry.

Sebastian Barry, A Long Long Way. We will know more about methods modern writers use to add wider meaning to narratives, considering how gender and class are affected by politics and circumstances.  We will be able to make links to how fictional characters presented are emblematic of wider social issues including the modern critic view of the senselessness of warfare during WW1.

Final intervention and narration.  Following the planned term of study you will be challenged to make further comparative links between and across texts, relating them to critical and contextual information which will guide your understanding of literature.  You will develop arguments informed by a wide range of prior knowledge.  You will develop and refine your personal investigations into literature across time.  You will extend your knowledge of similarities and differences across texts informed by critical perspectives.  You will have embedded your knowledge of  contextual factors which have influenced the views of yourself and others with a judicious and secure foundation on context across time.

RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End:  We will know more about the way a writer with first hand of war writes with reflection following the events of war including mental suffering, morality, powerlessness and camaraderie.  Contextual factors will be explored through a historicist approach relevant to mental health today.

Individual investigations:  We will know more about relationships in individually chosen texts which are personally relevant, be able to compare these to those we have studied.  We will be able to independently apply our knowledge and skills against unseen texts developing perseverance in applying our own critical voices in a comparative manner.

 

 

 

Forensics

Half Term One

Half Term Two

Half Term Three

Half Term Four

Half Term Five

 

Unit One: Exam

 

Unit two: We will know how to develop our scientific competence will standard laboratory equipment and understand how to discuss and analyse reliability, repeatability and reproducibility or results

Unit two: We will know how to develop our scientific competence will standard laboratory equipment and understand how to discuss and analyse reliability, repeatability and reproducibility or results

 

Unit three: We will know how to develop the skills that underpin practical scientific investigation drawing on our skills learnt in unit one and two

 

Unit three: We will know how to develop the skills that underpin practical scientific investigation drawing on our skills learnt in unit one and two

 

Unit Ten: We will know how materials can ignite, burn and be extinguished as well as the behaviour of fire itself. Using this knowledge, we will know how investigators examine the evidence left after a fire

Unit three: We will know how to develop the skills that underpin practical scientific investigation drawing on our skills learnt in unit one and two

 

Unit Ten: We will know how materials can ignite, burn and be extinguished as well as the behaviour of fire itself. Using this knowledge, we will know how investigators examine the evidence left after a fire

 

Unit three: We will know how to develop the skills that underpin practical scientific investigation drawing on our skills learnt in unit one and two

 

Unit Ten: We will know how materials can ignite, burn and be extinguished as well as the behaviour of fire itself. Using this knowledge, we will know how investigators examine the evidence left after a fire

 

Unit three: Exam

 

Health and Social Care

Half Term One

 

Unit 2 Working In Health and Social Care 

 

A: The roles and responsibilities of people who work in the health and social care sector 

B: The Roles of Organisations in the Health and Social Care Sector 

Half Term Two

 

Completing the Section B: The Roles of Organisations in the Health and Social Care Sector 

C: Working with People with Specific Needs in the Health and Social Care Sector 

 

 

Exam Practice: The recapping of the Unit 2 A, B and C Sections and exam practice.   

Half Term Three

 

Unit 2 Working In Health and Social Care 

 

 

The recapping of the Unit 2 A, B and C Sections and exam practice. The actual exam occurs at the early stage if this term (January)  

 

Unit 12: Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs 

A: Examine reasons why individuals may experience additional needs 

 

Half Term Four

 

Continuing of Unit 12 Section A 

 

Assignment 1:With the completion of Section A 

 

Unit 12 

 

B: Examine how to overcome the challenges to daily living faced by people with additional needs 

 

C: Investigate current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs 

Half Term Five

 

Unit 12 

 

Completion C: Investigate current practice with respect to provision for individuals with additional needs 

 

Assignment 2: With the completion of Section B and C 

Half Term Six

 

 

Aim to have the course completed by this time as the external examiner will want to have seen work examples.  If things are held up due to external factors there is the very early stage of this term to complete work 

 

Applied Law

Year 13 

 

Half Term One

 

UNIT 1: DISPUTE SOLVING IN CIVIL LAW 

 

A1 Features of civil law 

A2 Structure and jurisdiction of the English civil courts 

A3 Alternatives to the courts in civil dispute resolution 

A4 Legal skills 

B1 Sources of advice 

B2 Sources of funding 

 

Half Term Two

 

UNIT 1: DISPUTE SOLVING IN CIVIL LAW 

 

B3 The cost of taking legal action 

C1 Precedent 

D1 Duty of care 

D2 Breach of duty 

D3 Damage 

D4 Damages 

D5 Burden of proof and res ipsa loquitur 

Half Term Three

 

UNIT 1 Exam 

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UNIT 3: APPLYING THE LAW 

 

A1 Murder 

A2 Voluntary manslaughter 

A3 Involuntary manslaughter 

B1 Corporate manslaughter 

 

C1 Theft: Section 1–6 of the Theft Act 1968 

C2 Robbery: Section 8 of the Theft Act 1968 

C3 Burglary: Section 9 of the Theft Act 1968 

Half Term Four

UNIT 3: APPLYING THE LAW 

 

C4 Fraud by false representation: Section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 

C5 Criminal damage: Section 1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 

 

D1 Duress 

D2 Intoxication 

D3 Self-defence 

D4 Insanity and automatism 

 

E1 Stop and search 

E2 Arrest 

E3 Detention, interviews, searches and samples 

Half Term Six

UNIT 3: APPLYING THE LAW 

 

Preparation and final mock Qs, leading to : 

 

UNIT 3 Exam 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

Half Term One

Pure :  

Vectors  

 

Algebraic Methods 

 

Mechanics :  

Variable acceleration 

 

Moments  

 

 

Half Term Two

 

Pure :  

Functions and Graphs 

 

Sequences and Series 

 

Binomial Expansion 

 

Radians 

 

 

Half Term Three

 

Mechanics :  

Friction 

 

Projectile motion 

 

 

Stats :  

 

Correlation 

 

Probability 

 

Distribution 

 

Hypothesis Testing 

Half Term Four

 

Pure :  

 

Trigonometry 

 

Parametric Equations 

 

Mechanics :  

 

Application of force 

 

Further Kinematics 

Half Term Five

 

Pure :  

 

Differentiation 

 

Integration 

 

Numerical Methods 

 

 

Psychology

Half Term One

Half Term Two

Half Term Three

Half Term Four

HT5

HT6

Biopsychology: We will know about the structure, function and application of the central nervous system/ endocrine system and ways of studying those systems

 

Schizophrenia: We will know the classification, explanations and therapies associated with schizophrenia

Research methods: We will know about the different scientific processes and technique of data handling/ analysis required to complete a scientific study

 

Approaches: Approaches: We will know the origin of psychology as a Science and the research that developed over this time

 

Research methods: We will know about the different scientific processes and technique of data handling/ analysis required to complete a scientific study

 

Issues and debates: We will know the key features of major issues and debates raised in psychology such as nature vs nurture and holism vs reductionism

 

Forensic psychology: We will know how to conduct offender profiles and look at the biological and psychological explanations as to why people offend

Cognition and development: We will know the different theories and explanations surrounding the development of humans

 

Forensic psychology: We will know how to conduct offender profiles and look at the biological and psychological explanations as to why people offend

 

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