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Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Our curriculum has been designed specifically for online learning. All our online learning International GCSEs are delivered by expert faculties in interactive, live streamed classrooms

We teach the National Curriculum for England. The programme for each subject is both engaging and promotes independent learning and further enquiry.
We offer a core of 8 International GCSE examination courses online, followed by thousands of schools in the UK and Internationally, in the following subjects:

Maths
English Language
English Literature
Double Award Science
Geography
History
French

Pupils studying at KS3 and KS4 level can enrol onto as many or as few of the subjects from the core list as they choose. The fees remain the same.

In addition, pupils can choose additional subjects from the list below for an extra £400 per subject per year. Fees for additional subjects have to be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

Spanish
Business Studies
Psychology
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Film Studies
German

We also offer an accredited qualification in Computer Game Development.

Pupils study a core programme of eight IGCSE’s. Further subjects can be chosen for additional fees.

In addition, pupils can choose from a wide a range of short courses together with a variety of teacher-led clubs. Pupils also set up and run their own clubs and societies utilising the myInterHigh platform to share ideas and experiences.

Currently pupils sit examinations with the Edexcel examination board other than Spanish as they provide the most appropriate curriculum for our school. The choice of examination board is periodically reviewed to ensure pupils are provided with the most suitable and relevant programmes of study.

A brief overview for each subject is provided below:
English Language IGCSE

We follow the International GCSE in English Language.  This enables pupils to:
•    develop their understanding of the spoken word and the capacity to participate effectively in a variety of speaking and listening activities
•    develop the ability to read, understand and respond to material from a variety of sources, and to recognise and appreciate themes and attitudes and the ways in which writers achieve their effects
•    develop the ability to construct and convey meaning in written language, matching style to audience and purpose.

English Literature IGCSE

We follow the International GCSE in English Literature enables pupils to:
•    engage with and develop the ability to read, understand and respond to a wide range of literary texts from around the world
•    develop an appreciation of the ways in which authors achieve their literary effects and to develop the skills needed for literary study
•    explore, through literature, the cultures of their own and other societies
•    find enjoyment in reading literature and understand its influence on individuals and societies.

Maths IGCSE

We follow the International GCSE in Mathematics qualification.  This enables pupils to:
•    develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques
•    acquire a foundation of mathematical skills for further study in the subject or related areas
•    enjoy using and applying mathematical techniques and concepts, and become confident to use mathematics to solve problems
•    appreciate the importance of mathematics in society, employment and study.

Film Studies IGCSE

The Film Studies International GCSE programme enables pupils to:
•    develop their interest and enjoyment of film in its national and global contexts and begin to develop an appreciation of cultural diversity through the close study of a wide range of films
•    develop a critical and investigative approach to films, the film industry and film audiences
•    study patterns of similarity and difference across a range of films
•    recognise the ways in which films represent people, places, ideas, issues and events to different audiences
•    recognise the ways in which film technologies shape film productions
•    recognise and explore the creative possibilities of film and film products
•    engage with aesthetic, technical, economic, ethical and moral issues as they arise in their study of film, film audiences and the film industry

Double Award Science IGCSE

We follow the International GCSE in Science (Double Award).  This enables pupils to:
•    acquire scientific knowledge and facts, and an understanding of scientific concepts, principles, themes and patterns
•    appreciate the practical nature of science, acquiring experimental skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
•    appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting as scientific methods
•    form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
•    sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the scientific world
•    evaluate, in terms of their scientific knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of real-life applications of science, including their everyday, industrial and environmental aspects
•    select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions
•    prepare for more advanced courses in each of the three scientific disciplines which comprise this specification.

Physics IGCSE

The International GCSE in Physics that we follow enables pupils to:
•    learn about the unifying patterns and themes of physics
•    acquire knowledge and understanding of physical facts, concepts and principles
•    appreciate the practical nature of physics, developing experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
•    appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting as scientific methods
•    develop a logical approach to problem solving in a wider context
•    evaluate, in terms of their scientific knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of real-life applications of science, including their everyday, industrial and environmental aspects
•    select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions
•    prepare for more advanced courses in physics and for other courses which require them to have a knowledge of physics.

Chemistry IGCSE

The International in GCSE Chemistry curriculum programme enables pupils to:
•    learn about the unifying patterns and themes of chemistry
•    acquire knowledge and understanding of chemical facts, concepts and principles
•    appreciate the practical nature of chemistry, developing experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
•    appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting as scientific methods
•    develop a logical approach to problem solving in a wider context
•    understand the widespread importance of chemistry and how materials are used in the world
•    evaluate, in terms of their chemical knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of real-life applications of science, including their everyday, industrial and environmental aspects
•    select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions
•    prepare for more advanced courses in chemistry and for other courses which require them to have a knowledge of chemistry.

Biology IGCSE

The International GCSE in Biology that we follow enables pupils to:
•    learn about the unifying patterns and themes of biology
•    acquire knowledge and understanding of biological facts, concepts and principles and the skills needed to use them in new and changing situations
•    appreciate the practical nature of biology, developing experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
•    appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting as scientific methods
•    sustain and develop an enjoyment of, and interest in, the study of living organisms
•    evaluate, in terms of their biological knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of real-life applications of science, including their everyday, industrial and environmental aspects
•    select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions
•    prepare for more advanced courses in biology and for other courses which require them to have a knowledge of biology.

French IGCSE

This qualification enables pupils to:
•    develop understanding and use of written forms of the target language, in a range of familiar and practical contexts, and for a variety of purposes
•    develop understanding and use of the spoken forms of the target language, in a range of familiar and practical contexts, and for a variety of purposes
•    develop the ability to communicate effectively in the target language through the written word, using a range of vocabulary and structures
•    develop the ability to communicate effectively in the target language through speaking, using a range of vocabulary and structures
•    develop a knowledge and understanding of the target language grammar and its practical application
•    develop a knowledge and understanding of countries and communities where the target language is spoken
•    develop positive attitudes towards modern foreign language learning
•    acquire a suitable foundation for further study of the target language, or another language.

Spanish IGCSE

We follow the International GCSE (Cambridge); this syllabus is designed for learners who are learning Spanish as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing and these are built on as learners progress through their studies.

The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where the language is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages.

German IGCSE

This qualification enables pupils to:
•    develop understanding and use of written forms of the target language, in a range of familiar and practical contexts, and for a variety of purposes
•    develop understanding and use of the spoken forms of the target language, in a range of familiar and practical contexts, and for a variety of purposes
•    develop the ability to communicate effectively in the target language through the written word, using a range of vocabulary and structures
•    develop the ability to communicate effectively in the target language through speaking, using a range of vocabulary and structures
•    develop a knowledge and understanding of the target language grammar and its practical application
•    develop a knowledge and understanding of countries and communities where the target language is spoken
•    develop positive attitudes towards modern foreign language learning
•    acquire a suitable foundation for further study of the target language, or another language

History IGCSE

Year 10 and 11 undertake a combined project of the International GCSE curriculum, studying America 1917-1929, The Weimar Republic and development of dictatorship, Modern warfare 1936-2003 and the civil rights era 1945-74. The principles and learning skills that come with history are applicable to so many things in life. From looking at arguments from various perspectives to being able to analysis pictures and sources, which allows you to make up your own mind on whether you agree with the information being presented to you.

Geography IGCSE

We follow the International GCSE in Geography that enables pupils to:
•    apply and build on the fundamental building blocks of geographical knowledge
•    actively engage in the process of geographical enquiry to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
•    develop their knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and appreciate the relevance of these concepts to our changing world
•    develop a framework of spatial awareness in which to appreciate the importance of the location of places and environments from a local to global scale
•    appreciate that people have different views of, and attitudes to, the world, its environments and its issues
•    develop and apply practical geographical enquiry skills
•    undertake geographical investigations that include both primary and secondary data collection and presentation, analysis and drawing conclusions
•    develop and apply their learning to the real world through fieldwork
•    develop their awareness of global issues and recognise the need for a sustainable future.

At InterHigh we complete 5 modules throughout our International GCSE study programme.
These are:

•    River Environments
•    Coastal Environments.
•    Economic Activity
•    Energy and Urban Environments.
•    Fragile Environments.

We also encourage and support our pupils to undertake practical/fieldwork activities, to put their learning into practise.  This also enables us to take advantage of the wide geographical spread of our school – allowing pupils to gain very different insights into common topics..

Computer Game Development

This course is offered by NCFE, it is a level 2 qualification, equivalent to a GCSE at A*-C.

This qualification provides learners with a good insight into the skills and knowledge they require, not only for working in computer games development, but generic, transferable skills that all employers would welcome, such as reflective practice, self assessment, target setting, receiving and giving feedback and presentation skills.

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units:

•   Computer game design.
•   Computer game art production.
•   Computer game production.
•   Computer game digital sound production
•   Computer game testing.

For more information on this course please follow the link provided below:
Computer Game Development Course Info