Secondary School (IGCSE & A-Level)

Azerbaijan British College

Secondary School (IGCSE & A-Level)

Secondary School (IGCSE & A-Level)

Matthew

Matthew Rawcliffe

Head of Secondary

 Our Key Stage four  (Years 10 and 11) is the time that our students study their two year IGCSE courses, along with their core curriculum.  IGCSEs are the key to progression onto A-level.  These two years act as a serious focus on subjects and allows students to find out where their strengths, interests and more importantly academic abilities lie.  They will choose (in Year 9) from a suite of six optional IGCSEs.  This suite is complemented with core subjects, PSHCE and Sport, in order to balance student wellbeing and create future leaders with an international mindset.

 

Our Key Stage five (Years 12 and 13) are where we begin to expect our students to become young adults.  Taking responsibility for their academia and actions.  Working much more autonomously than before.  In Year 11, based upon their IGCSE grades and experience they will choose four subjects to study at A-level.  This will be a much more in depth study of that subject and will resemble university study a little more closely.  At the end of Year 12, there is the option to focus on only three of their subjects.  The A-level, again, is only a key to the door of university.  The study they do here, should be as a focus to move them onto university or the wilder world of work.  The transition and application process is supported and facilitated by the Form Tutor, Key Stage Leader and dedicated University Counsellor.  Students will also have the opportunity to study and complete their Attestat in Year 12.
 

Key Stage 4, Years 10 & 11

Year 10 Programme

Periods

Year 11 Programme

Periods

ABC Core Curriculum

English (IGCSE)

4

English (IGCSE)

4

Maths (IGCSE)

5

Maths (IGCSE)

5

Azerbaijani Language & Humanities

3 + 1

Azerbaijani Language & Humanities

3 + 1

Sport & Swimming

2

Sport & Swimming

2

Pastoral Time (PSHCE & Assembly)

1

Pastoral Time (PSHCE & Assembly)

1

Cambridge IGCSE Programme (Example Options)

Option A)

Russian/French

4

Option A)

Russian/Global Perspectives

4

Option B)

Business/Chemistry/Global Perspectives

4

Option B)

Biology/Business

4

Option C)

ICT/Geography/History

4

Option C)

Chemistry/Art

4

Option D)

Physics/Art/History

4

Option D)

Physics/Geography/ICT

4

Option E)

ICT/Geography

4

Option E)

Biology/ICT/History

4

Option F)

Physics/Business/Physics

4

Option F)

German/Physics/Business

4

Extra Curricular Enrichment available 3.30-4.30 each day (optional)

TOTAL NUMBER OF ACADEMIC PERIODS PER WEEK

40

 

40

Key Stage 5, Years 12 & 13

Year 12 Programme

Periods

Year 13 Programme

Periods

ABC Core Curriculum

Azerbaijani Language & Humanities

2 + 1

Sport & Swimming

2

Sport & Swimming

2

Tutor: PSHCE/University Guidance

2

Tutor: PSHCE/University Guidance

1

 

 

Attestat Languages/Study Period

2

 

 

Cambridge  A-Level Programme  

Option A)

English/ICT/Biology

8

Option A)

Business/ICT/Biology

8

Option B)

Maths/Art

8

Option B)

Chemistry/History

8

Option C)

Chemistry/History/Russian/Geography

8

Option C)

English/Physics

8

Option D)

Business/Physics/Politics

8

Option D)

Maths

8

Extra Curricular Enrichment available 3.30-4.30 each day (optional)

TOTAL NUMBER OF ACADEMIC PERIODS PER WEEK

40

STUDY PERIODS

When not in class, Students are in Independent study to make up 40 periods

Key Stage 4 (IGCSE) Annual Learning Plans

Key Stage 5 (A-Level) Annual Learning Plans