In Years 10 and 11, pupils will be working towards the Key Stage 4 objectives detailed on this page and will sit their GCSE examinations in Year 11. There are a number of things that you can do to support your child at home. Details can be found within each subject area below.

ENGLISH

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

English Language

• Analysing fiction
• Analysing non-fiction
• Comparing texts, understanding their meaning and developing a line of argument
• Writing: context, audience and purpose
• Writing: planning and organising
• Writing: literary techniques and vocabulary
• Writing: fiction and non-fiction styles
• Precision of spelling, punctuation and grammar

English Literature

• 19th-century prose
• Modern prose and drama
• Poetry
• Shakespeare
• Writing and analysing literature

• Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
• The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
• War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
• The Odyssey – Homer
• Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
• Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
• To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
• One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
• A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
• Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

MATHS

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Number

• Integers
• Powers, roots and standard form
• Fractions
• Decimals and rounding
• Percentages
• Ratio and proportion

Algebra

• Algebraic manipulation
• Linear equations
• Formulae
• Inequalities
• Simultaneous equations
• Sequences
• Linear and real-life graphs
• Graphs of non-linear functions

Geometry and measure

• Lines, angles and polygons
• Pythagoras’ theorem
• Trigonometry: finding angles and side lengths
• Further trigonometry: sin, cos and tan, area and rules
• Circles
• Transformations
• Vectors
• Measures
• Construction and loci
• Length, area and volume

Statistics

• Planning and collecting data
• Averages and range
• Presenting data
• Moving averages and cumulative frequency
• Frequency diagrams for continuous data
• Probability

SCIENCE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Biology

• Living organisms
• Nutrition, digestion and excretion
• Respiration and gas exchange
• Transport: plants, blood and circulatory systems
• Nerves and hormones
• Health and disease
• Reproduction
• Inheritance and genetics
• Ecosystems and habitats
• Evolution
• Humans and the environment

Chemistry

• Solids, liquids and gases
• Atomic structure
• Quantitative chemistry: formulae and equations
• Chemical reactions and tests
• Metals
• Organic chemistry
• Acids, alkalis and salts
• Energy
• Crude oil and fuels
• Chemical industry
• Earth and the environment
• Materials

Physics

• Forces and movement
• Electricity
• Waves
• Electromagnetism and magnetism
• Energy
• Solids, liquids and gases
• Space