The Duchess's Community High School
Areas of study
Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of fine art, such as those listed below. They may
explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
• drawing and painting
Students will study the new AQA specification starting
from September 2015 and students will study either
the AS-Level course or the A-Level course. The new
specification has put practical work at
This course allows you to study business in a variety
of contexts, e.g. large/small, UK based or global and
service or manufacturing based.
There is an important emphasis on students critically
The AS course is studied in year 12 and
is examined in the summer.
The AS content covers the fundamental principles that
are the basis of chemistry. Familiar ideas are taken from
GCSE and extended...
Course Content at AS
At AS the course is assessed through
Textual Variations and Representations
You will be required to analyse and
evaluate a variety of spoken and written
Paper 1: Literary genres
You will study the Literary Genre of tragedy
that focuses in on aspects of tragedy.
You will study three texts: one Shakespeare
text; a second drama text and one further
The course offers British Stuart History
and modern 20th century history, with the
opportunity to do an independent study of
the learner’s choice.
The A Level comprises 4 units.
Physics is a challenging subject and the
most fundamental of all the sciences.
It deals with questions such as what matter
is made of and how black holes are formed.
Physics also provides the unde...
Psychology is the scientific study of brain
and behaviour. It aims to understand why
people do things, and it does this in a
scientific way: Psychology uses scientific
methods such as experiments,...
Sociology is the study of the society in which
we live. It examines how we are influenced
and shaped through being members of
groups and organisations. It focuses on: the
way we make society what
A Level Art & Design (Fine Art)
In Year 13 students will develop one major
project based on a theme and a contextual
study to a topic of their choice, along with
an essay between 1000 – 3000 wor...
You will study knowledge and understanding of Drama and Theatre, two set plays and analyse and evaluate the work of live theatre makers/
Component 1 Portfolio The contents of the portfolio will be determined by the nature of the course of study. Component 2 Externally set assignment
Separate question papers will be provided for each t...