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Introduction for Students


The IGCSE and ICE Award


Languages Faculty IGCSE English First Language


IGCSE English Literature


IGCSE Chinese Foreign Language


IGCSE Chinese First Language


IGCSE French


IGCSE Bahasa Malaysia as a Foreign Language & SPM Bahasa Malaysia


Science and Mathematics Faculty IGCSE Biology


IGCSE Chemistry


IGCSE Physics


IGCSE Mathematics


IGCSE Additional Mathematics


Technical and Creative Faculty IGCSE Art and Design


IGCSE Design & Technology




IGCSE Information & Communication Technology




IGCSE Physical Education


Humanities Faculty IGCSE Business Studies


IGCSE Geography


IGCSE History


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IGCSE at Tenby International School Penang Foreword Dear Parents and Students, This booklet provides information about the educational programmes on offer at Tenby International School Penang during Years 10 and 11. It gives some information about the courses Tenby International School Penang will run and the choices that have to be made by students at this stage of their educational career. A range of experience is achieved by providing a core of compulsory subjects, a set of optional subjects for students to choose from, and a set of guidelines for making these choices. The programme of study at Tenby International School Penang for students in Years 10 and 11 is based on the programmes offered by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) which have offered IGCSE subjects as an integral part of their international provision for many years. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) has been designed for 14 to 16 year olds and aims to prepare students for further academic success, including progression to A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and to equip students will the skills needed for immediate employment. IGCSE is broadly equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and is recognised as evidence of ability by academic institutions and employers around the world. The IGCSE curriculum allows teaching to be placed in a localised context, making it relevant in different regions. It is also suitable for students whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process. However, it is essential to note that English is the language of instruction at Tenby International School Penang and as such students do require a set level of competency in this area in order to achieve their potential and to be able to access the programmes of study with ease. Grading is on an eight-point scale (A*–G) and grades A to E are equivalent to ‘O’ Level Grades A to E. In some countries, IGCSE qualifications will satisfy the entry requirements for university. In others, they are widely used as a preparation for A Level, AS, International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement courses. Grade C in IGCSE English satisfies the English proficiency requirements of many universities in the UK and other Anglophone countries. Before making their choices, students can get more information about course content from their subject teachers and their Form Teachers will be helping them with the choice procedure. If you would like more details about any aspect of the curriculum for Years 10 and 11, please do not hesitate to contact us. Yours sincerely,

Giles Montier Principal

For further information about IGCSE, please visit the Cambridge International Examinations website: www.cie.org.uk

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Introduction for Students The rest of this booklet is written for you, although we recommend that you read it together with your parents. In August you will move into year 10 and start a two-year programme of study. This booklet tells you something about your courses over that two-year period. It explains what the IGCSE is about and why you have a choice in some areas but not in others: •

The plan – an overview of years 10 and 11.

What to aim for – a word or two about IGCSE.

Reasons why – explaining the plan.

What next? How you tell us your choices.

Courses – some information about each subject.

Before You Start Remember that there is a limit to how much information and advice you can get from a booklet like this. Talk with people; ask questions; listen to what they say. Do not choose a subject because your friend is doing it, they may not be in the same group as you and they will not have to live with the consequence of you making the wrong choice. 9

Talk with your parents – they know you best.


Talk with your Form Teacher, Subject Teachers, your parents and the Principal.

To get a picture of your typical school week for the next two years, it is best to think of two groups of subjects. The first group – the Compulsory subjects - contains certain subjects, which all of you have to study. Here is the list: Compulsory • • • • • •

English 1st Language and English Literature (both subjects are compulsory in Year 10) Chinese 1st Language, Chinese Foreign Language OR French Foreign Language Mathematics (with Additional Mathematics for the most able students) Science - (Biology, Chemistry, Physics - choice of 1, 2 or 3 separate Sciences) PE (non-examination subject but can also be taken as an IGCSE class) PSE (Personal & Social Education; non-examination)

PE and PSE are compulsory for all students in the English Curriculum in Year 10 & 11. In PSE students will be looking at issues concerned with being a ‘World Citizen’ as well as spending time on preparation for life after TIS. PE is compulsory, but students will follow a similar process to the IGCSE options process at the end of Year 9 when they will be able to choose the activities they want to follow in Year 10 & 11. The second group of subjects – the options – is where you have some choice. These subjects are as follows: Optional • • • • • • • • •

Business Studies Physical Education Geography History Information and Communication Technology Music Art and Design Design and Technology Drama

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What to aim for – The IGCSE and Post–16 education: English, Mathematics, Science and the optional subjects lead to a qualification called the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). IGCSE grades are from A* to G. The IGCSE gives students an excellent foundation from which to choose the subject areas they wish to take at Post – 16, whether it is the A-Level programme or the IB Diploma (IBDP) programme or the Advanced Placement Programme (AP) Reasons why – Explaining the plan In making decisions about selection of subjects, parents and students should take into account the following factors: a)

Goals: Students should be considering their options for the future, and setting goals they hope to attain. These should be: • Short-term goals: e.g. achieving a high grade in Mathematics this year (be realistic but aspirational!) • Medium-term goals: e.g. choosing, and setting specific targets in, IGCSE subjects • Long-term goals: e.g. planning what you want to do on completing Years 12 and 13; what courses you might want to study at university; where you might want to study; and so on.

NOTE: Long term-goals especially can be readjusted as interests change and students mature, but remember the useful adage: IF YOU AIM AT NOTHING, YOU ARE GOING TO HIT IT EVERY TIME! b)

Do some research: Students should find out more about what each subject is about, and should investigate the jobs, courses and universities they may be interested in as long-term goals. Using the Internet to access university websites is a very useful means of obtaining the required information.


Consider the course pre-requisites: Students should check: • The subjects required before they will be allowed entry into a university course in which they're interested • The grade level (marks) required. • The level of English skill needed.

As well as checking the Internet, for further information, students can also make an appointment with their Form Teacher to discuss their goals, their options, and their progress. Be aware that informed decisions are based on the gathering of evidence. d)

Consider what subjects you enjoy: Students should select subjects they'll like and enjoy (after they've ensured they're covering their prerequisites).


Consider what you're good at: Students should realistically assess how capable they are in various subjects, and choose those in which they'll achieve best.


Listen carefully to advice and ideas from parents, teachers, friends, etc. However, remember that you will be in the hot seat, studying the subject, completing the assignments and using the results to shape your future. CHOOSE WHAT SUITS YOU BEST!

NOTE: DON'T CHOOSE SUBJECTS JUST BECAUSE YOUR FRIENDS ARE TAKING THEM: This is the worst reason for choosing a subject! Why do you have to do all of the Compulsory Subjects? No secondary school student’s curriculum could possibly be complete without Mathematics, Science and (in an English language school) English. These are the first three subjects on the list. Virtually all higher education institutions worldwide expect you to have a qualification in English and Mathematics. Developing language skills is a very important part of today’s global society and the skills you learn in developing a new language are transferable to nearly every other subject. Why do you have to choose Optional Subjects? The main reason is time. Add up the total number of compulsory subjects and options together. In a week, how many periods, on average, would each subject get? This would be nothing like enough to get you anywhere near IGCSE standard. To study all the subjects in the sort of depth appropriate to your age would require a school day about twice as long as ours, and think of the homework!

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So why can’t you just choose your favourite subjects? There are two reasons. The first is a theoretical reason – we think it is important for your development as an educated person that you study a broad range of subjects. The Compulsory and Optional subjects in combination should be broad enough to offer you experience in different areas of learning. The second reason is more practical. You may have an idea about what you are going to do for your career, but you are probably not certain yet. It is most important that you do not close any career doors – in other words, that you do not leave out subjects, or types of study, that you may need later (this is another reason why we insist that you take the compulsory subjects). What are the reasons for making your choice? Does it really make any difference which courses you choose? Let us look at some of the reasons for choosing some subjects and not choosing others. You may think that a particular subject will be useful for a future course or career you have in mind. That is a good reason. For instance, if you want to go into urban planning, Geography would provide some useful background. However, there are very few courses and careers that require particular IGCSE subjects, with the exception of English, Mathematics and Science. You do not need an IGCSE in Music to be a successful business manager, or an IGCSE in Art and Design to be an architect. However, good grades in a broad range of subjects are more important as a foundation for further specialised study. The business manager needs good communication skills and the architect must have a sound understanding of mathematics. What next? How you choose your options After reading this booklet carefully and discussing your thoughts with your parents, teachers and friends, complete an Options Form. The creation of a student’s course of study is also influenced by the blocks in which subjects are offered. Some combinations of subjects are not available. Students can only choose one Option from each block. See the separate Options Form to see which particular choices are available. Year 10 and 11 Assessments Subject departments use a variety of assessment techniques throughout each year, including peer and self assessment, teacher assessment of group and individual work, and the marking of tests. In addition, there are internal examinations for all students in July of Year 10. Reports will be issued to parents indicating levels of attainment and effort, and examination scores (where appropriate), with comments by the subject teachers and each child’s Form Teacher at the end of the academic year in July. In November, February and May, parents will receive a Progress Report, which will provide an indication as to how their child is progressing with the IGCSE Programme. These reports will provide information regarding effort in a particular subject as well as attainment. Students will also be given end of topic/unit tests in some subjects, which help to reinforce learning covered in class. The exact nature of the assessments in each subject is contained within the specific subject headings within this booklet. However, in general, each subject will have an examination component that students will sit for in May of year 11. A number of subjects also have a compulsory course work component as part of their assessment. Some IGCSE subjects offer students the options of Extended or Core Papers. All students at Tenby International School Penang will be undertaking the Extended Course. This will afford the students the full option of grades. In some instances, the subject teachers will insist that a student has to enter for the Core Papers because it would not be in their interest to enter the Extended examination (generally because they have not shown the potential to attain a C grade during the course of the programme). This would be the exception rather than the rule. School/Parent Communication The education of all students is clearly a partnership between the teachers and the parents. To this end an effective line of communication between these two groups is essential. The Form Teacher should be the first point of contact when there is any level of concern. These teachers will have the most contact with the students and are the best position to gain an all round perspective of progress. The most effective means of communication is through the Student Diary, which will be checked weekly by the Form Teacher. Parents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the diary and are asked to sign it each week. Additionally staff can readily be contacted by e-mail. By maintaining effective communication channels, potential problems can be alleviated. There are additional opportunities during the year for parents and staff to communicate with regard to student progress. Often class work and homework books indicate areas for celebration and at times, areas for concern. When a pattern of concern arises, the Form Teacher will contact parents to discuss support for the student.

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The IGCSE and ICE Award The IGCSE Main Features The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) was developed to meet the needs of educators and parents throughout the world for a curriculum specifically tailored to international needs. IGCSE provides a curriculum and methods of assessment appropriate for a wide ability range. It is designed as a two-year programme leading to a certificate that is internationally recognised as equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and International GCE ‘O’ level examinations. The important principle of the IGCSE examination is that students are rewarded for positive achievement – what they know, understand and can do – rather than being penalised for an accumulation of errors. As well as testing whether students can recall information and present it in an orderly manner, the curriculum encourages: • • • • • •

An investigative approach The development of oral and practical skills The use of initiative to solve problems The application of skills, knowledge and understanding The ability to undertake individual projects and coursework and to work as part of a team. The IGCSE examination is suitable for virtually the whole ability range.

It has an 8-point scale of grades: A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. ¾ ¾ ¾

Grade A* is awarded for the highest level of achievement Grade G indicates minimum satisfactory performance Grade U is given when a student fails in the examination

The ICE Award The International Certificate of Education (ICE) Award is a certificate, which may be gained in addition to the IGCSE if certain criteria are met. In order to qualify for the ICE, students must enter and sit for at least seven subjects. These must include English, a second Language, a Social Science/ Humanities subject (Geography, History or English Literature), Sciences, Mathematics and a Creative, Technical and Vocational subject (Art and Design, ICT, Drama, Music, D&T or Business Studies). Students must obtain at least a grade G in each of the seven subjects as specified above. • • •

A Distinction is awarded if a student obtains grade A in five subjects and grade C or above in two further subjects. A Merit is awarded if a student obtains grade C or above in five subjects and grade F or above in two further subjects. A Pass is awarded if a student obtains grade G or above in seven subjects.

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LANG GUAGES FA ACULTY Y IG GCSE EN NGLISH FIRST LANGUAGE Why W is English First Languagee important? • •

To opeerate successfully in the workplaace you must be fluent readerss, writers and sppeakers of Engliish. Employers expect this as a minimum. Collegees and institutions of higher education will alwaays look carefully at your Englissh grade. Overrseas universitiees often have a minimum gradee/requirement for English which you must meet in i order to gain pplaces with them m.

Course C Contentt • • • • • • •

Argumentative/discursive writing Descripptive writing Narrative writing Intensivve reading Languaage analysis Summaary writing Reportt writing/Magazinne features/Form mal and informal letters/speech writing/Transcrip w pt writing

How H will I learn? ? w be encourageed to: Inn lessons you will • Experim ment with tone and a register • Think quickly q and pracctically about youur choice of language • Inhabitt characters from m texts • Discuss and analyse how language is used. Then writee in a variety of styles • Experim ment with speecch devices and fiigurative languagge • Select what informationn is pressing andd urgent (cuttingg the superfluouss) How H will I be assessed? • • •

%) and one exam mination (50%) The asssessment is by coursework (50% Exam: Reading Passaages (2 hours) 50% - The one exxamination is priimarily an assesssment of the candidate’s reading skills Courseework – 3 piecess: 1) Creative / Descriptive D 2) Reesponse to Text 3) Argumentativve / Informative

Post P IGCSE opp portunities • •

AS/A-LLevel English Liteerature Careerrs in all fields including journalissm/marketing/hoospitality/law

Department D Policy This T year, all of o our students will take First Language Engglish, plus English Literature. The coursework c optioon allows for a slow s and precisee development of written languagge skills. Our gooal is foor as many studdents as possiblee to attain a gradde C or above inn First Languagee. We will have three groups. g All groups will be studying First Languaage and Literaturre in Year 10. At A the end of Yeaar 10, thhe department will w decide if thee student shouldd continue with tthe Literature coourse, or concenntrate on o the study of English Languaage; those who study English LLanguage only in Year 11 will have more m time to devvelop their basic English skills, inn oral and writtenn terms. Contact C for furth her information n Mr M Simon (Head d of English Facculty) [email protected] s tenby.edu.my

IGCSE E ENGLIS SH LITE ERATUR RE Why W is English Literature impoortant? •

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Languaage is often fuull of deeper meaning. m Nuannce and registeer can have dire conseqquences if not fuully understood. When our bosss says ‘Don’t be alarmed, I’m sure everythhing will work out’, o what does he really meann? The Literatture course helpps students develop intrinsic perception of o language. Apprecciating beauty is vital. Knowing what makes a play, p a poem or a novel magical is somethhing we hope ouur students will develop. Withoutt story where woould mankind bee? Gainingg an understanding of the soccial, cultural andd historical backkgrounds to texxts helps students s step into the past and feel the pressuures people faceed. For example, students will learn aboout how events and emotions can be describeed in a variety of differennt poems, writteen in English byy writers from all a around the world, w at differeent periodss in history

Course C Contentt Analysis A and inteerpretation of thee following texts:: • The Im mportance of Beinng Earnest – Osscar Wilde • A selecction of poetry inn English across the years – Cam mbridge Songs of o Ourselves • Hullabaaloo in the Guavva Orchard – Kirran Desai How H will I learn?? w be encourageed to: Inn lessons you will • Considder the reasons behind b the languuage choices maade by writers • In grouups act-out seleccted scenes from m the Drama textt • Exploree the structure and a themes of texts • Evaluaate some of literaature’s greatest characters c • Role-play relationshipss presented in thhe texts How H will I be assessed? Coursework C + Exxam: • Exam - Open Books (22 hours and 15 minutes) m 75% • Courseework - (2 differeent pieces of writtten work) 25% Post P IGCSE oppportunities • •

AS/A-LLevel English Liteerature Careerrs as writers andd literary critics

Department D Policy Our O goal is for as a many studennts as possible to attain a gradde C or above in First Languagge. We will haave three groupss. The coursework c optioon allows for a slow and precisee development of written languagge and literary skills. s Our goal is for as many sttudents as a possible to attain a grade C or o above in Engllish Literature. W We will have thrree groups. All ggroups will be sttudying First Lannguage and a Literature in Year 10. At thee end of Year 100, the department will decide if the t student shouuld continue withh the Literature course, or o concentrate on the study of English E Language; those who study English Lannguage only in Y Year 11 will havee more time to develop d thheir basic Englissh skills, in oral and a written terms. Contact C for furth her information n Mr M Simon (Headd of English Facculty) [email protected] s tenby.edu.my

IGCSE CHINESE FOREIGN LANGUAGE Why is Chinese Foreign Language so important? The Chinese language has become more important globally: speak the language and you can speak to millions of people! Did you know that the number of students learning Chinese is the fastest growing among all foreign languages? Quite often demand in Chinese classes are higher that Chinese teachers available, because not only students, also many business(wo)men and employees start learning Chinese. With an economy growing by leaps and bounds, the importance of China on the world stage is increasingly felt. Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and is spoken not only in China but also in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and many other places in South-East Asia. Significant populations of people who speak Chinese also live in urban centres around the world. It is one of the key languages in the world culturally and in business. Learning Mandarin Chinese is a challenging but rewarding experience: no doubt that written Chinese is difficult to learn but it is an extraordinary and agreeable experience through which you can immerse yourself in a different culture and develop lifelong skills. Course Content • • • • • • •

Character writing & Formation Chinese Pinyin Introducing China – Cultures & customs Oral & Listening Tasks – Dialogues, Q&A, Interviews, Surveys, Oral Presentations Vocabulary Writing simple essays and notes, eg: articles, letters Role Play situations (booking a hotel, finding directions, etc)

How will I learn? In lessons, you will be encouraged to: • Work in pairs or small groups to practise using the language orally and in writing. • Use ICT to practise the language and carry on projects • Work independently on assignments. • Work individually or in small groups to do intensive speaking practice in preparation for oral exam. • Assess your own work and that of others in your group to help you to understand how to improve. • Be involved in target setting and the learning review process. • Be active and participate in class. • Practise individually or collaboratively reading and writing characters How will I be assessed? Assessment will be through the IGCSE Exam at the end of Year 11and students will either be entered for Core or the Extended Examination. The Core and Extended will do Papers 1, 2 & 3, but only the Extended Students will do Paper 4. • • • •

Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4

- Listening - Reading Comprehension - Oral Speaking - Extended Writing

33% for Core or 25% for Extended 33% for Core or 25% for Extended 33% for Core or 25% for Extended 25% only for Extended students

Post IGCSE opportunities ƒ ƒ

HSK Exam (Hanyu Shuiping Koashi) AS and A2 Languages

Contact for further information Ms Alyssa (Chinese Coordinator) [email protected]

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IGCSE CHINESE FIRST LANGUAGE Why Chinese First Language is important? • • •

Globalization, outsourcing, and free trade, the world is changing! Its growing economy, solid commercial balance and big foreign money reserves – interacting with China is more and more important. The number of students learning Chinese is the fastest growing among all foreign languages. Speaking Chinese is a real advantage when it comes to finding a job after gaining your first University Degree. If you learn Chinese, you are more marketable and you can benefit from many new opportunities.

Course Content • • • • •

Reading Comprehension Summary Writing Argumentative/Discursive writing Descriptive writing Narrative writing

How will I learn? In lessons you will be encouraged to: • Explore different styles of writing. • Enrol in the real Chinese speaking world. • Reinforce the learning of vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure. • Pronounce the characters without the PIN YIN. • Exposure to Chinese language, culture and traditions through authentic texts. How will I be assessed? • • •

You will sit two final exam papers: Reading (2 hours): Comprehension + Summary = 60% Writing (1 hour 15mins): Argumentative/ Descriptive/ Narrative Essay = 40%

Post IGCSE opportunities • •

HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Careers in All Fields including journalism/ marketing/business/Human Resource/ Education

Contact for further information Ms Alyssa (Chinese Coordinator) [email protected]

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IGCSE E FRENC CH Why W should I chhoose French? Well, simply beccause: W • It is spooken on 5 contiinents by 200 million m people, aand is therefore: the world second most-learneed language, thee ninth most widely-spoken, w and the third most m used languuage on the web (ahead of Spaanish). • You leearn to communicate with othher people andd about differentt countries and cultures. It cann also make travvel and leisure much more inteeresting and exciting! • Speaking another lan nguage will inccrease your marketability (univversities and em mployers tend to prefer candidattes who speak one or more foreign f languagges) and speakking French opeens up study opportunities at renowned French F univerrsities and business schools, ranked r among thhe top higher edducation institutioons in Europe annd the world. • Some universities haave a foreign laanguage requireement: they couuld look at your IGCSE results and a would like too see a foreignn language as it shows s that you are a able to do a wide range of subjects. • Frenchh is also an anaalytical languagee that structuress thought and deevelops critical thinking, t which is a valuable skill s for discusssions and negootiations. • Frenchh is a good basse for learning other languages, especially Romance R languaages (Spanish, Italian, Portugueese and Romannian) as well as English, E since a good proportionn of current English vocabulary iss derived from French. F • Learninng French is the pleasure of learrning a beautifuul, rich, melodio ous language, offten called the laanguage of lovee. • You’vee already been studying it! So it will only be a matter of perfecting what you knnow already. What W will I be sttudying? • • • • • • • •

Healthyy Eating and Living Holidayy and Tourism Home and a Local Area The Ennvironment School/College and Fuuture Plans Personnal Relationshipss Leisuree Life in Other O Countries and Communities

How H will I learn?? Language L classees are still fun annd interactive annd you cover thinngs at a slightly quicker q pace, buut this is good ass you'll easily notice the im mprovements thhat you make in your foreign lannguage. There will w also be plentty of exam practtice so that you feel fully ready to your Exams. E w be encourageed to: Inn lessons, you will • Work in pairs or small grroups to practisee using the languuage orally and in writing. • Use ICTT to practise gram mmar, reading and a listening, andd to carry out ressearch for preseentations • Work inddependently on assignments. • Work inddividually or in small groups to do d intensive speaaking practice in preparation for oral exam. • Assess your y own work and a that of otherrs in your group to t help you to unnderstand how too improve. • Be involved in target settting and the learning review proocess. • Be active and participatee in class. How H will I be assessed? Assessment A will be through thee IGCSE Exam at the end of Y Year 11and studdents will either be entered for Core or the Exxtended Examination. E Thee Core and Exteended will do Papers 1, 2 & 3, buut only the Extennded Students w will do Paper 4. • Paper 1 is the Listening Paper which makes m up 33% oof the exam for Core C students (25% for Extendedd Students.) • Paper 2 is the Readingg and Directed Writing W Paper which makes up 33% 3 of the exam m for Core studeents (25% for Exxtended Studennts). • Paper 3 is the Speakinng Exam which makes m up 33% of o the exam for Core C students (225% for Extendedd Students). • Paper 4 is the Continuous Writing Papper which is onlyy for the Extendeed Students and makes up 25%.

What W studies/jobs/careers wouuld French be useful u for? • •

You’ll be b surprised at thhe amount of caareers that involvve Modern foreiggn languages Industrries as diverse as engineering, laaw, marketing, thhe media and ITT need candidatees with practical language skills,

Job J Prospects: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Compuuter programmerr Credit controller Custom mer support adviiser Culturaal briefing consultant Interpreeter Teacheer Languaage trainer Translaator Engineeering Bankinng Civil seervice Travel and tourism Secretaary/PA Marketting Public relations Medicinne Journaalism and media Transpport and distributtion Websitte localiser Diplom mat

Post P 16 Opportu unities with languages: • • • • • • • • • • •

AS and A2 A Languages GNVQ Laanguage units Leisure and a Tourism Induustry Bilingual secretarial workk Governm ment Travel Hospitalitty and catering Journalissm Industry and a Commerce Law Insurancee and Banking

This T also appliess to jobs where fewer f qualificatioons are needed,, for example, gaarage and factorry work, construuction, hospital services s and a retail work. Knowing K how to speak other langguages will enabble you to also trry for jobs abroaad which may pay more than in Malaysia. M Contact C for furth her information n Ms M Sophie (Heaad of Languagess Faculty) [email protected] s @tenby.edu.my

IGCSE BAHASA MALAYSIA (Foreign Language) Why is Malay important? Cambridge IGCSE Malay is accepted by universities and employers as proof of linguistic ability and understanding. The IGCSE Malay syllabus encourages students to develop lifelong skills, including: • The ability to use a foreign language as a means of practical communication • Insight into the culture and civilisation of countries where the language is spoken • A positive attitude towards language learning, towards the speakers of other languages, and towards other cultures and civilisations • Techniques which can be applied to other areas of learning, such as analysis and memory skills • A sound foundation for progression to employment or further study. Course content • • • •

Reading Directed writing Speaking Continuous writing

How will I learn? I will be encouraged to: • • • • • • • •

Develop the ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication within the country of residence, where appropriate, and in all countries where the language is spoken. Form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for further study, work and leisure. Offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where the language is spoken. Encourage a fuller understanding of the local community, where relevant. Develop a fuller awareness of the nature of language and language learning. Encourage positive attitudes toward language learning and towards speakers of other languages as well as a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations. Provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. Complement other areas of study by encouraging skills of a more general application (e.g. analysis, memorising, and drawing of inferences).

How will I be assessed? You will sit three, final exam papers:• Reading and Directed writing (1 ½ hours) 35% • Speaking (15Minutes) 30% • Continuous Writing (1 Hour 15 Minutes) 35% Post IGCSE opportunities; SPM Department Policy Our goal is for as many students as possible to attain a grade C or above in IGCSE. Students will sit for their IGCSE exam in Malay at the end of year 10. They will then carry on and follow the Malaysian SPM qualification in year 11. They will sit their SPM exam in July 2014. Contact for further information Ms Meighala (BM Coordinator) [email protected]

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BAHASA MALAYSIA Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Why SPM? SPM is chosen in this study because it is regarded as the most decisive examination in Malaysia. They are used as national indicators to compare students from different levels of education and background. Students’ performance in SPM provides the gateway to PreUniversity studies in Malaysia or overseas. SPM is equivalent to the O-Level and it’s the public examination at secondary level before the entry into the first Bachelor Degree course at University. Course content • • • •

Paper 1- Section A- Stimulating diagram Section B- 5 different questions are given and candidates are to answer only one of them. Paper 2- Literature Paper 3- Oral test

How will I learn? In lessons you will be encouraged to: • Inhabit characters from texts • Discuss and analyse how the literature component works. • Summarizing text • Experiment how language is used Post SPM opportunities Careers in all field and pre-university studies in Malaysia include matriculation, foundation study, A-Level which are conducted at college and University. Contact for further information Ms Meighala (BM Coordinator) [email protected]

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In Bioloogy you will inveestigate the livingg world around yyou. Biologyy will show you how h your body works w and how too keep it healthyy. Biologyy develops your analytical thinkinng. Biologyy will allow you to talk about conntroversial issuess such as birth control, c drug abuuse and evoolution.

Iss it for me? • • • • •

Yes, if you are enthusiaastic about sciennce. Yes, if you want to knoow more about yoourself and health issues which affect you. Yes, if you want to knoow more about thhe variety of life on Earth. Yes, if you enjoy practical work; designning and carryingg out experiments. Yes, if you enjoy discusssing issues.

Why W study Cam mbridge IGCSE Biology? B . As A well as a subjject focus, the Biology syllabus enables e studentss to: • better understand u the biological b world, with an informed interest in scieentific matters • recognise the usefulneess (and limitations) of scientific method in everyyday life • further interest in, and care for, the envvironment • better understand u the influence and lim mitations placed on scientific studdy by society, teechnology and thhe environment • Develoop an understandding of the scienntific skills essential for both furthher study and in everyday life. Course C Contentt The T course conteent is divided intto four main secttions. The first tw wo sections are covered in Yearr 10, the second two in Year 11: I. Characcteristics and Claassification of Livving Organisms II. Organisation and Mainntenance of the Organism (Celll structure, Diet & Digestion, Phhotosynthesis, Transport T in Plannts and Humanns, Homeostasiss and Response to Stimuli, Excreetion and Respirration) III. Develoopment of the Orrganism and the Continuity of Liffe (Reproductionn, Growth, Geneetics, Inheritancee) IV. Relatioonships of Orgaanisms with eacch other and thee Environment (Nutrient cycless, Ecology, Populations, Pollution and Humann Interactions witth the Environment) How H will I learn?? A variety of learnning methods are used throughhout the course which include practical p work, ppresentations, grroup work, audioo-visual taasks, field reseaarch, essay writinng and self-asseessment. How H will I be assessed? You Y will be asssessed by two papers that tesst your understtanding of the content covered: c one muultiple-choice (455 minutes and worth w 30% of the total marks) and a one extended e writtenn paper (75 minnutes and 50% of the total); aand a practical test t (75 minutes m and 200% of the totall) that tests prractical techniquue, data handling and analytical a skills. The T expectation at TIS is that all a students will complete the eextended CIE syllabus, s covering c IGCSE grades A*-D. Any A student who is not meeting these expectatioons can be b asked to take the core syllabuus, covering IGC CSE grades C-G.

Post P 16 Opportu unities: Cambridge C IGCS SE Biology is acccepted by univerrsities and emplooyers as proof of o real ability andd knowledge Biology B is an ideaal foundation forr: • AS andd A2 Biology, Chhemistry, Geograaphy, P.E. and P Psychology. • Furtherr studies in Health and Social Caare. • Art & Media M Studies. • Furtherr and Higher quaalifications in Bioology Through T critical thinking, indepeendent investigaations and analyysis, Biology cann lead to many career paths. p Exampless include: health and social work, genetic counselling, ennvironmental ressearch, agriculture, a landdscape gardening, the police (forensics, CSI!), law, educcation, National Park management, m meedicine, dentistryy and media work (David Attenbborough?). Manyy employers likee to see students s who have a qualificatioon in Biology, ass they often havee a good undersstanding of peopple and thhe world aroundd them. Biology B also com mplements many other subjectss at IGCSE, inccluding IGCSE Geography, G Cheemistry and a Physics

Contact C for furth her information n Mr M Martyn (Biolo ogy Coordinatoor) [email protected] m @tenby.edu.my

IG GCSE CHEMIST C TRY Why W should I ch hoose Chemistrry? • • • •

Chemisstry is incrediblyy fascinating! It is so fundamenttal to our world; it touches almoost every aspect of our existencee in some way. Chemisstry is a central subject in scieence. It combines together phyysics and mathematics, biologyy and medicine, and a the earth annd environmentaal sciences. Knowleedge of the nature of chemicals and chemical prrocesses providees insights into a variety of physsical and biologiccal phenomena. Everythhing is chemical!

Iss it for me? • • • • •

Yes, if you are enthusiaastic about sciennce. Yes, if you want to undderstand the phyysical universe w we live in. Yes, if you want to undderstand the effeects of human acctivities on the Earth’s environmeent. Yes, if you enjoy practical work: designning and carryingg out practical innvestigations. Yes, beecause all your senses s will be sttimulated!

Why W study Cam mbridge IGCSE Chemistry? C Cambridge C IGCS SE Chemistry is accepted by universities and em mployers as prooof of essential e chemistry knowledge and a ability. As weell as a subject foocus, the Chemistry C syllabus enables students to: • better understand u the technological t woorld in which theyy live, and take an a informeed interest in science and scienttific developments • learn about the basic principles p of Chemistry through a mix of theoreticcal and praactical studies • developp an understandding of the scienttific skills essenttial for further stuudy at A Leevel, skills which are useful in evveryday life • learn how science is sttudied and practised in the real w world. Course C Contentt: The T course conteent is divided intto four main secttions. The first tw wo sections are covered in Yearr 10, the second tw wo in Year 11: A. Princip ples of Chemisttry (The Particulate nature of maatter, Experimenntal Techniques,, Atoms,, Elements and Compounds, C Stooichiometry) B. Physiccal Chemistry (E Electrolysis, Cheemical reactionss, Acids, Bases and a Salts) C. Inorgaanic Chemistry (The Periodic Taable, Metals, Airr, Water, Sulphur and Carbonatees) D. Organic Chemistry (H Hydrocarbons, Alkanes, A Alkeness, Alcohol and Caarboxylic acids, Polymeers) How H will I learn?? A variety of learnning methods are used throughhout the course which include practical p work, ppresentations, grroup work, audioo-visual taasks, field reseaarch, essay writinng and self-asseessment. How H will I be assessed? You Y will be assesssed by two pappers that test youur understandingg of the content covered: c one muultiple-choice (455 minutes and worth w 30% 3 of the total marks) m and one extended written paper (75 minutes and 50% off the total); and a practical test (75 minutes and 20% of o the total) that tests t practical teechnique, data handling and anaalytical skills. The T expectation at TIS is that all students will coomplete the extennded CIE syllabus, covering IGC CSE grades A*-D D. Any student who w is not n meeting these expectations can c be asked to take the core syyllabus, coveringg IGCSE grades C-G.

Post P 16 Opportu unities: Cambridge C IGCS SE Chemistry is accepted by unniversities and em mployers as prooof of real abilityy and knowledgee. Chemistry is aan ideal fooundation for: • • • •

AS andd A2 Biology, Chhemistry and Psyychology. Furtherr studies in Health and Social Caare. Forenssic science, Art & Media Studies. Furtherr and Higher quaalifications in Chhemistry.

Chemistry C can lead to many innteresting, usefful and diverse career paths. Examples innclude: careerss in the chemical industry deeveloping polym mers, drugs, flaavourings, preservatives, p dyyestuffs and fraagrances. Other careers includee environmental science, chemical c oceanoography, chemical engineering, medicine, m pharm macy, medical teechnology, molecular m bioloogy, biotechnoology, pharmaacology, toxicoology, paper science, pharmaceutical p science, hazarrdous waste management, m arrt conservation,, forensic science s and pateent law. Contact C for furth her information n Mr M Adrian (Chem mistry Coordinaator) [email protected] a enby.edu.my

IGCSE PHYSIC CS Why W should I ch hoose Physics?? • • •

In Physsics you will gainn confidence in a technological w world. In Physsics you will be aware of the appplication of scieence in everydaay life which mayy be bothh helpful and harrmful to the com mmunity and the environment. e An exccellent foundation for advanced study in pure scciences, in applied science or inn sciencee-dependent voccational coursess.

Iss it for me? • • • • •

Yes, if you are enthusiaastic about sciennce. Yes, if you want to knoow more about yoourself and health issues which affect you. Yes, if you want to knoow more about thhe variety of life on Earth. Yes, if you enjoy practical work; designning and carryingg out experiments. Yes, if you enjoy discusssing issues.

Why W study Cam mbridge IGCSE Physics? P . As A well as a subjject focus, the Physics syllabus enables studentts to have; • developp relevant attituddes, such as a concern c for accuuracy and precission, objectivity, integrityy, enquiry, initiattive and inventivveness • an undderstanding of how scientific theories t and methods m have developed, and continuue to develop • an understanding of hoow groups and individuals work together • better understand u the influence and lim mitations placedd on scientific stuudy by society, technology and the envvironment • Develoop an understandding of the scienntific skills essential for both furrther study and in everyyday life. Course C Contentt: The T course conteent is divided intto 5 main sectionns. The first three sections are covered c in Year 110, the second two in Year 11: 1. Generaal Physics (lengtth and time, speeed acceleration velocity, mass, density, d forces, w work, pressure, energy and pow wer). 2. Thermaal Physics (simpple kinetic molecular of matter, thhermal properties, transfer of theermal properties). 3. Propertties of waves, inncluding lights annd sound (generral wave propertiies). 4. Electriccity and magnetism (simple phennomena of magnnetism and electtrical quantities).. 5. Atomicc Physics (Radioactivity and nucllear atom). How H will I learn?? A variety of learning methods are used throughout the coursse which includde practical worrk, presentations, p grroup work, audioo-visual tasks, fieeld research, esssay writing and self-assessment s t. How H will I be assessed? You Y will be assesssed by two pappers that test youur understandingg of the content covered: c one multiple-choice m (445 minutes and worth 30% of the total marks) and one extendedd written paper (75 ( minutes and 50% of the total); and a practical test (775 minutes and 20% 2 of the total)) that tests practtical technique, data d handling annd analytical skillls. The expectation at TIS T is that all students will compllete the extended CIE syllabus, covering IGCSE E grades A*-D. A Any student who is not meeting tthese expectations e cann be asked to takke the core syllabus, covering IG GCSE grades C--G. Post P 16 Opportu unities: Cambridge C IGCS SE Physics is acccepted by universities and emplloyers as proof of o real ability andd knowledge. Physics P is an ideeal foundation for: • AS andd A2 Physics, Chhemistry, P.E., Design D & Technoology.

Further and Higher qualifications in Physics and Engineering

Careers in which knowledge of Physics would be useful include: • • • •

Engineering Architecture Teaching Construction

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Accountancy Law Astronomy Atomic Physics

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Electronics Aeronautics Space research Nanotechnology

Contact for further information Mr Kevin (Head of Science & Maths Faculty) [email protected]

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IGC CSE MA ATHEMA ATICS Why W should I ch hoose IGCSE Mathematics? M • • •

To enccourage thoughtfful writing of Maathematics and logical thinking in problem solvinng and investiggations. To appply mathematicss in everyday situations s and develop d an undeerstanding of thhe part which mathematics m plaays in the world around a you; Cambridge IGCSE Maathematics is accepted a by universities and employers e as proof of mathem matical knowledge and understtanding. Successful IGCSE Maathematics canddidates gain lifeelong skills, incluuding: o confidence by b developing a feel f for numberss, patterns and reelationships c and sollve problems andd present and innterpret results o an ability to consider u mathematiical concepts o communication and reason using o a solid founddation for further study a creative worrk arising from mathematical m ideas o imaginative and

Course C content Cambridge C IGCS SE Mathematics Syllabus code 0580: 0 • Algebraa • Geomeetry   • Graphss   • Matricees and Transform mation   • Mensuration   • Trigonoometry • Sets, Vectors V and Funcctions • Statistics and Probability  How H will I learn?? Throughout T the course c there will be regular tessts, discussions and exam quesstions. Other leearning methodss include: Groupp work, innvestigations, annd ICT resources. How H will I be assessed?

Internaal assessment is based on claass work, homew work, investigations, quizzes, teests, end-of-year test and the mock exam.

Post IGCSE opportunities: Careers in which knowledge of Mathematics would be useful include: • • • •

Engineering Finance Teaching Cryptography

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Accountancy Law Biomathematics Research Operations

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Computer Studies Actuarial Science Business Software Professionals

Contact for further information Mr Kevin (Head of Science & Maths Faculty) [email protected]

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IGCSE ADDIT TIONAL L MATHS S Why W should I sttudy IGCSE Addditional Maths?? • • • •

To devvelop creativity and perseverancee in the approacch to problem solving. To deriive enjoyment annd satisfaction frrom engaging in mathematical pursuits, p and gain an appreciatioon of the beautyy, power and useefulness of mathematics. Cambridge IGCSE Addditional Mathem matics is acceppted by universitties and employyers as proof of essential e mathem matical knowledge and ability. Successsful IGCSE Addditional Mathematics candidates gain lifelonng skills, includinng: o thhe further develoopment of matheematical conceppts and principless o thhe extension of mathematical m skkills and their usee in more advanced techniques o an a ability to solvee problems, pressent solutions loggically and interppret results o A solid foundation for further studdy.

Course C content The T Additional Mathematics M Syllaabus is intendedd for high ability candidates whoo have achieved or are likely to achieve a Grade A A*, A or B in the IGCSE Mathematics M exaamination, takenn at the end of yyear 10. The currriculum objectivves are thereforee assessed at onne level only o (Extended). This subject is taught t in year 111 only. Cambridgge IGCSE Additiional Mathematiccs Syllabus codee 0606: • Set Lannguage and Nottation • Indices and Surdss • Functioons • Faactors of Polynomials • Quadraatic Functions • Siimultaneous Equuations • Logaritthmic and Exponnential Functionss • Trrigonometry • Vectorss in 2D Dimensioons • Peermutations and Combinations • Differentiation and Inteegration • Biinomial Expansioons • Matrices How H will I learn?? You Y will learn inndividually, in grroups and as a whole class. You will be givenn questions to ccomplete at school and also att home. Throughout T the course c there will be regular tessts, discussions and exam quesstions. Other leearning methodss include: Groupp work, innvestigations. How H will I be assessed? All A candidates wiill take two writteen papers. The syllabus s content will be assessed by two paperss (two hours each), e each wortth 50% of the tottal marks. Gradees A* to E will be available for candidates c who achieve a the reequired standarrds. Since therre is no Core Curriculum C for thhis syllabus, Grrades F and G will not be available. a Therefore, candidatess who do not achhieve the minimuum mark for Grade E will be uncclassified. •

Internaal assessment iss based on classs work, homew work, investigatioons, quizzes, tessts, end-ofyear test and the mocck exam.

Post P IGCSE opp portunities: Careers C in whichh knowledge of Mathematics M wouuld be useful incclude: • Engineeering • Accountaancy • Financce • Law • Teaching • Biomatheematics • Cryptoggraphy • Researchh Operations Contact C for furth her information n Mr M Kevin (Head of Science & Maths M Faculty) [email protected] b .edu.my

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Computer Studies S Actuarial Science S Business Software Professionals P

IGCSE ART & DESIGN Why should I choose IGCSE Art and Design? • • • • • •

Art and Design widens your creative skills through painting, drawing, designing and photo shooting. Art and Design develops your critical thinking, imagination and creativity. Art and Design trains you to focus on tasks and deliver good quality work. Art and Design develops your confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of achievement. Art and Design helps you to understand other cultures and history which you can relate to in your work. Art and Design gives you a solid foundation before pursuing higher/other related courses.

Is it for me? • • • • • •

Are you a creative individual who enjoys all types of drawing, painting, illustration and design work? Do you have a passion for expressing your ideas and feelings in both two- and three-dimensions? Do you want to improve your drawing techniques and learn new graphic skills that can help enhance your visual work across the curriculum? Do you want to learn how to think creatively, multitask and explore visual problem solving? Do you have determination and patience? Are you willing to put time and effort into developing your ideas?

Expectations • •

You will be expected to develop and research your ideas both in school and outside of school hours. You will be expected to use your sketchbook in order to develop your ideas and act as a journal showing your artistic development. • You will be taught to use various types of media and will be encouraged to experiment. • You will be introduced to use photo-editing software and will be expected to develop your ideas • You will study the work of different artists and be expected to pursue this in your own studies. • You will be expected to provide basic art equipment: o Sketch book o Different grades of pencils o Paint brushes o Small-tipped ink pen o ruler . How will I be assessed? The coursework you produce in Y10 will represent 50% of the final grade that you will receive at the end of Year 11: This will be assessed internally and it will be externally moderated. Cambridge Art and Design Syllabus: Option C Component 1: Observational/Interpretative Assignment (8 hours) Component 4: Coursework Assignment Component 1 Observational/Interpretative Assignment Total marks = 100 [50% of total marks] 8 hour practical examination assessed by CIE. Examination piece plus up to two sheets (four sides) of supporting studies (maximum A2 size).

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Component C 4 Coursework C assignment Total T marks = 1000 [50% of total marks] Centre-based C assessment, modeerated by CIE One O final outcom me plus supportting portfolio (maximum size off outcome and portfolio p is A2, uup to four sheeets (8 sides) of work w in portfolio) p Post P 16 Opportu unities: Art A and Design iss an ideal subjecct for: • Furtherr/Higher Educatiion in Fine Art. • Furtherr/Higher Educatiion in Design. • Furtherr/Higher Educatiion in Media Stuudies. • Careerrs in the Art and Design industryy: o Art A gallery curatoor o Graphic/fashion/i G interior/product designer d o Architect A o Photographer P o Professional P artisst/painter o Teacher/lecturer T o Comic C writer o Animation A o Colourist C Art A and Design encourages e creaative thinking annd such a skill can be used in many m fields of work. Among theese are the desiign and architectural a fieldds, marketing inddustry, advertisinng and media inddustry, book writting and fashion. Contact C for furth her information n: Mr M Stan (Art Coordinator) stanislaus_hens s [email protected]

IGCSE DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Why should I choose D & T? Within a rapidly changing technological society inspiration of design is located all around us. By manipulating mathematical shapes, natural forms, colour, texture and function of materials fresh products can certainly evolve. Design and Technology fosters individual flair, creativity and the ability to innovate by encouraging initiative, self-motivation and a spirit of enterprise. It enables students to confidently organise, identify, consider and solve problems independently through creative thinking, idea generation, planning and manufacturing. Course content Product Design, Resistant Materials and Graphics: • Aesthetics (Form, Function, colour, shape, texture) • Technical drawing – Isometric, Orthographic projection, Vanishing point • Environmental considerations for sustainable design. • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and theory of Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM). • Planning for production (Accurate measurements, constructing prototypes – testing). • Safe and effective application of tools within the workshop studio. • Manufacturing techniques with a variety of materials (Perspex, Wood, Metal, and Paper). • Joining and finishing processes. • Performing conclusive evaluations in order to establish imaginative modifications. The Design Process (the umbrella for conjuring fascinating design solutions): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Identify a Need= Identify a Need or Purpose in a given situation. Design Brief= Produce a short Design Brief. Tasks Schedule= List all major areas of work and allocate times and deadlines. Analysis of Brief= Look at the Brief and produce a list of research questions. Research= Identify and collate information only relevant to the Analysis of Brief. Specification= Produce a list of requirements found from research relevant to the Brief. Generate Ideas= A range of different possible solutions satisfying the Specification. Choose Solution= Produce a solution using the Specification and your Generated Ideas. Develop Solution= Generate details necessary to make the solution. Make Solution= Produce the solution systematically. Test Solution= Test your solution against the Brief and Specification. Modify Solution= List modifications to improve the solution's effectiveness. Evaluation= Evaluate the project against the Brief and Specification, provide recommendations.

How will I learn? • • • •

You will creatively learn individually, in teams and as a whole class, via theory and by doing. (Class led and independent homework enquiries) You will be given project briefs which are stimulating and also challenging for you. Your needs in Design and Technology will be assessed regularly and you will focus on these needs until you are proficient in them.

How will I be assessed? Paper 1: Design (1 hour 15 minutes) (25% of final mark) This compulsory question paper tests Part 1 of the syllabus. Candidates answer one of three open-ended questions which assess their abilities of analysis and synthesis. The range of questions will reflect the breadth of optional content. Paper 2: Graphic products (1 hour) (25% of final mark) Paper 5: Coursework project (50% of final mark) Realisation of a physical product – (25% of final mark) Design Portfolio (25% of final mark)

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Each candidate must complete an individual project which candidates usually work on over the final two terms of the course. The project is internally marked and externally moderated. Candidates produce work in the form of an A3-size portfolio folder and the ‘made product’. The folder must include sufficient photographic evidence of the made product, showing an overall view together with detailed views of evidence which support the award of marks for assessment criterion 6 ‘Product realisation’.

Post IGCE Opportunities: A Level – IB, Design and Technology University – Post Graduate study

Some careers in which knowledge of Design and Technology would be useful: Product Design Graphic Design Engineer Computer developer

Interior Design ICT: sales and technical support Architect Special effects work

Fashion Design Construction Marketing Teacher

Contact for further information: www.technologystudent.com www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize Mr Tim (DT Coordinator) [email protected]

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IGCSE E DRAMA Why W should I ch hoose GCSE Drrama as an optiion? • • • • • •

If you enjoy e creating Drama and perforrming to others. If you have h excellent attendance and punctuality. p If you can c work successsfully as part of a group and cann work well independently. If you enjoy e and are coommitted to workking practically. If you enjoy e using yourr creativity. If you like to direct and lead others.

Course C Contentt: You Y will be studying the numeroous skills and teechniques requiired to produce performances in a variety of Drama D styles inccluding; Melodrama, M Com medy, Monologuue, Musical Theeatre, Children’ss Drama, Mime and Improvisation. During the two years you will be working w on differrent Drama projeects that will invoolve public performance of originnal pieces as weell as pieces draw wn from Contem mpory to Ancient A plays/liteerature. How H will I learn?? w be encourageed to: Inn lessons you will • Work inn different sized groups and as an a individual. • Lead and a direct others with sensitivity. • Contribbute your own ideas and respectt those of otherss. • Use yoour facial expresssions, body langguage, movemennt and voice as an a actor. • Exploree and experimennt with practical Drama using your creativity. • Select and use a rangee of Drama technniques in your practical work. • Devisee, improvise, reheearse and perform throughout eeach project. • Discuss, analyse, consstructively criticise, evaluate and reflect upon your y own Dramaa experience andd the work of otthers in the class. • Watch performances inn class from youur peers, by visitiing professionalss and at the Theeatre. • Self-asssessment and peers p assessment to help you too understand how w to further imprrove your work. How H will I be assessed? Paper P 1: Written n examination 40% 4 of your final grade, the papper lasts two andd a half hours. Itt has three sectiions; one short answer a section and two longer answer sections. s Paper P 2: Courseework 60% 6 of your finall grade is given for f 3 pieces of practical p work (peerformances); onne individual piece and two grouup performancess, which are a internally asssessed and externally moderatedd. Post P 16 Opportu unities: Studying S Drama can lead to: A/S S, A level or a Deegree in Drama Theatre T Studiess/Performing Artss. A Career in: • Media • Theatree • Televission • Educattion Contact C for furth her information n: Mr M Simon (Headd of English Facculty) [email protected] S tenby.edu.my

IGC CSE INFORMAT TION & COM MMUNIC CATION N TECHN NOLOGY Y (ICT) Why W should I ch hoose ICT? (Whhy learn ICT?) The T IGCSE Inforrmation and Com mmunication Tecchnology syllabuus encourages sttudents to develop d lifelong skills s including: • the ability to understannd and implemennt new and emerrging technologiees within a business environment • how to analyse, designn, implement, tesst and evaluate Information and Communicationn Technoology (ICT) • system ms • consideering the impactt which new techhnologies will have on ways of working w and the social, economic • and ethhical issues assoociated with them m • Awarenness of the wayss ICT can help inn practical and w work-related scenarios. Course C content w complete mosst of the Practicaal Skills and the Knowledge andd Understanding components as listed under Inn Year 10 you will assessment a objeectives below. Inn Year 11 you will w complete the remainder of theese componentss and then prepaare for your final GCSE examinaation. This includdes a mock m examinatioon at the beginning of the secondd term. The T two assessm ment objectivess in ICT are: A. A Practical Skillss Students shhould be able to: • Use e-mail and the Inteernet to gather and a communicatte information; • Use woord processing faacilities to prepaare documents; • Use daatabase facilitiess to manipulate data d to solve prooblems and repreesent data graphhically; • Integraate data from diffferent sources innto a single docuument or report; • Producce output in a sppecified format; • Use a spreadsheet s to create c and test a data model, exxtracting and sum mmarising data; • Create a structured weebsite with style sheets, tables and hyperlinks; • Create and control an interactive preseentation. B. B Knowledge annd Understanding Students shhould be able to demonstrate knoowledge and understanding in reelation to: • The funnctions of the maain hardware annd software components of compputer systems; • The neetworking of inforrmation-processsing systems; • The waays in which infoormation technology is used and the effects of itss use; • The staages and methods of system analysis and desiggn; • Compuuting terminologyy. How H will I learn?? You Y will be buildiing up your know wledge and undeerstanding of ICTT through theoryy work and deveeloping practical skills in the use of ICT toools including ussing different typpes of software. You Y will be learnning the conceptts and given the opportunity to build b on them. How H will I be assessed? All A candidates wiill be entered forr Papers 1, 2 andd 3. Paper P 1 (2 hourss) (40% of final mark) m A written paper of o 100 marks asssessing the skills in Assessment Objective B. The paper will ccontain mainly of o questions requuiring a short s response, a word, a phraase or one or two t sentences, although there will be some questions requiiring a more exxtended reesponse. There will be no choicce of questions. The T questions w will test knowledgge and understannding of the currriculum content. Paper P 2 (2 hourss 30 minutes) (300% of final markk) A practical test of 80 marks asseessing practical skills. s

Paper P 3 (2 hourss 30 minutes) (300%of final mark)) A practical test of 80 marks asseessing practical skills. s The T two practicaal tests will each comprise a num mber of tasks to be taken underr controlled condditions. The pracctical tests focuss on the candidate's c abilitty to carry out practical tasks rather than to eexplain the theoory of how the tasks are comppleted. Candidates are assessed a on theiir ability to compplete these taskss. Post P IGCSE Oppportunities: B and A levels inn ICT IB Most M of the otherr courses that yoou will study afteer IGCSE will exppect you to be proficient p in ICT. The T study of ICT T provides you with skills for a vaariety of positionss in business, government, g reseearch, educationn, publishing, as well as in the cuultural, entertainment, e annd communicatioons industries. IC CT as a major iss versatile and helps h you develoop skills useful inn many career fieelds. Contact C for furth her information n: Mr M Oh (Head of Technical Creaative Faculty) [email protected] s enby.edu.my

IGCSE E MUSIC C Why W should I ch hoose IGCSE Music? M • • • • • •

To exteend your creativee skills through composing c and performing music. To worrk within a team through rehearssing and perform ming in a band orr ensemble. To gainn self-confidencee through performing to an audieence. To learrn and understannd about the devvelopment of muusic from aroundd the world. To provide a solid foundation for the progression to m music related coourses, and a possiblle career in mussic professions. To chooose a very practtical course that is both relaxing and fun!

Iss it for me? • • • • •

Do youu enjoy listening, playing, or writing music? Are youu open minded and a like to listen to different stylees of music? Do youu already play a musical instrumeent or have an innterest in starting to? Are youu creative? Do youu enjoy working with w others as well w as on your ow wn?

Course C Contentt: The T Music IGCS SE course is divvided into three sections with ppractical music making m being att the heart of thhe programme tthrough performing p and composing. c You will also develoop your perceptioon and appreciaation of Western Classical musicc, and music froom nonWestern W traditionns. The T componentss include: 1.

Listening a. To deevelop your awaareness and understanding of W Western Classical music from the baroque period to the 20th Centtury. b. To identify and comm ment on a range of music from countries and cultures around thee world.


Performingg a. Prepaare, rehearse annd perform one solo s performancce of your own chhoice. b. Prepaare, rehearse annd perform a pieece of your own cchoice within a band b or ensemble.


Composingg a. Create a piece of muusic in the Westeern Classical style. b. Create a piece of muusic in ANY stylee of your choice.

How H will I learn?? A variety of learrning methods are a used througghout the IGCS SE Music coursee which includees rehearsing, performing, p composing, presentations, p grroup work, musicc analysis, and self-assessment s t. How H will I be assessed? Because B of the emphasis on practical p work on this course, tthe majority of marks are giveen to performingg and composinng. The breakdown b of component weighttings looks like thhis: 1. Listeninng – 1 hour and 30 minute writteen examination – 40% 2. Perform ming – Two perfoormances to be completed withiin the two year course c – 30% 3. Compoosing – Two com mpositions to be completed within the two year course c – 30% Please P note: Ass 60% of the muusic IGCSE is asssessed throughh practical courssework, it is highhly recommended that students receive tuuition on their firrst instrument. This can be from an outside teachher, or from instrumental lessons arranged in scchool. Post P 16 Opportu unities: Music M is an ideal topic for: • Furtherr/Higher Education in Music.

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Furtherr/Higher Education in Performingg Arts. Furtherr/Higher Education in Media Studies. Careerrs in the music inndustry: o Session S musiciann o Music M therapist o Sound S engineer o Teacher T

Besides B careers in music, many employers in othher areas of worrk like to see pottential candidatees who w have qualificcations in musicc. This is becausse musicians arre often critical thinkers, t creativee, have h an open minded approach to problems, andd work well within a team. Contact C for furth her information n: Mr M Nick (Music Coordinator) nicholas.mcgau n [email protected]

IGCSE PHYSIC CAL EDUCATIO ON Why W should I ch hoose IGCSE Physical education? • • • • • •

I am prractically good within w physical edducation lessonss I like too keep fit and heealthy and want to t learn more abbout how the boddy works I am goood at retaining information I wouldd like a career in the sports indusstry/field I DO LIKE sitting exam ms I am interested in improoving my perform mance in different sports.

Course C Contentt: • • • • •

You will need 4 Sportts Activities from m at least 2 of these categorries; Games, D Dance, Athletic Activities, Outtdoor & Adventuurous activities, Swimming, S Combat Activities There iss a verbal exam You will cover a range of o sports in your lessons and yoour teacher will decide which arre your 4 best sports s to be enteered for the exam m There iss a 1 hour 45 minnute exam at thee end of the two year course You will need to be ablee to demonstratee your ability to aanalyse & improvve yours and othhers performancee in different acttivities.

How H will I learn?? • • • • •

In lessoons you will be encouraged to work as part of a team and too take on leadershhip roles Practicee your 4 sports at a high level in IGCSE lessons Throughh acquiring know wledge on a broaad range of sportting componentss Work inddependently at times, especiallyy with regard to the theory sessioons Throughh active learningg styles

How H will I be assessed? You Y can be asseessed as a playeer, coach or referree at 2 to 4 diffeerent sports • 50% of my m mark is baseed on your practical performancee • 10% is a on your ability to analyse and improve perform mance in a choseen activity. • 40% is on o your performaance in a writtenn exam sat at thee end of the two year course. • PE staff will assess GCS SE students during and at the ennd of each blockk of work. Post P 16 Opportu unities • • • • • • • • • •

Go onto do Coaching Coourses refereeinng Courses a careerr in sport/fitness study AS S/A2 level PE att sixth form college study a higher course inn sport at collegee go onto study; science, anatomy & physsiology CSLA Community C Leadeership Award or Sports Leader Award A University to study Sporrts Science or Phhysical Educatioon Career in the Leisure Inddustry PE Teaccher

Contact C for furth her information n: Mr M Richard (Heaad of PE) [email protected] r @tenby.edu.my

HUM MANITIE ES FACULTY Y IGCS SE BUSINESS STUDIES S S Why W should I ch hoose Businesss Studies? Business B studiess give you a genneral understandding of the business activity in thhe public and priivate sectors. s It equipss you with the skkills, knowledge and a understandiing which emplooyers seek. During D the first year y of the IGCS SE, students leaarn how businessses are organizzed and owned, and toopics as variedd as the internaal working of the t company. Students S develoop both critical and analytical a skills, by b means of solvving case studies. The T topics covered are: • The puurpose of business Activity and itts types • Forms of Business Acttivity: Sole traderr, partnership, private companies and Plc’s • Governnment influencess of Business • Accounnting, the basicss of profit and losss account, balance sheet and raatio analysis • Organisation Structuree, Communication, motivation • Employyee - Employer associations, a traade unions During D the seconnd year of the course, c some of the portions coovered are markketing, organizingg production and location of buusiness. The T assessmentts are done by giving g students case c studies relaating to the topic covered. The student is requiired to write an answer using u the knowleedge acquired annd relating it to thhe case study. TThe case studiess are chosen from m IGCSE past papers. p The T Final IGCSE E Exam consistss of two papers of 100 marks eaach. In Paper 1 there are five caase studies worrth 20 marks eacch. The second s paper is a long case studdy worth 100 maarks each, whichh carries a similar weightage of 550%. Business B Studiees is a broad discipline d that will w provide students with a raange of skills aand knowledge to help choosse their specialization s latter as a career, whether it be as Marketing heaad or a Human resource managger. It is designed for the studeent who needs n to be able to analyze a buusiness, write a report r or read a balance sheet. The T students aree enthusiastic abbout business because it is dynnamic and ever-cchanging. Variouus toopics like profit being the sole motive m of busineess, with peoplee working only for f financial gainns, product p oriented business or market oriented business are debaated and discusssed. This gives thhe students s the skillls to express thheir views and to t listen to counnter-arguments. Role plays like a mock m trade unionn are conducted, where one group represents employees and another a represennts thhe employer. A thorough discusssion is carried out by the employees discussinng their problem ms, and a the employers defend their stand. s Most curreent business new ws is discussed. Benefits B After A gaining an initial knowledgge of Business, students are quualified for a widde range of careeers in the publlic and private ssectors, inncluding Busineess, Finance, Joournalism, Markketing, Public Sector S Managem ment, etc. They have taken upp a variety of ccareers, inncluding: • Bankinng • Accounntancy • Retail • Runninng the family Bussiness • Higher Education • Local Government G • Manufaacturing • Self-em mployed (establisshing own businness). For F further inforrmation, contacct: Ms M Grace Mooi (Business Studdies Coordinatoor) [email protected] g nby.edu.my

IG GCSE GEOGRA APHY Why W should I ch hoose IGCSE Geography? G The T world is chaanging at a rapidd rate, faster than it ever has bbefore. As geoggraphers and steewards of this planet, p our role iis more im mportant than evver. By studyingg Geography, stuudents are able to explain thesee changes as well as make a reeal difference to global, national n and locaal issues. It is a subject about now n and the future – a future thhat you will be ppart of and that you can influennce and change. c ‘S Statistics show w that comparedd with other sub bjects Geograpphers are amonngst the most em mployable.’ This T is because Geography is such s a diverse subject s and equuips you with thee skills, knowleddge and understtanding that employers seek. s It’s also reelevant, fascinaating, challenging and valued/highly rated byy colleges and uuniversities. What W Knowledgge and Skills Wiill I Learn? • • • • • • • •

Excelleent communication skills The abbility to work withhin a team The abbility to work withhin a team Excelleent numeracy annd literacy skills Compuuter literacy The abbility to manage time t and multi-taask Spatiall awareness Problem m solving abilityy

The T above list off skills will providde Geography students with a long and varied lisst of careers to cchoose frrom. Geography G has an a excellent recoord for graduate employment in the following careers/industries:: Journalist J Meteorologist M Statistician S Im mmigration Accountancy A Stock S Broker Outdoor O pursuits Air A Traffic Controoller

Customss and Excise Leisure and a Tourism Environm mental Officers VSO Devvelopmental Woork Import annd Export Geologisst Retail Management Farm Maanager

Cartographer C A Armed Forces T Teaching T Town Planning E Engineering N Nature Conservaation A Advertising m more… Marketing and many

How H will I be assessed? • PAPER R 1 This exam paper p will test your knowledge onn the topics learnnt during forms 4 & 5 such as population, settlement, s riverrs, coasts, tourism and volcanooes and earthquuakes. 45% • PAPER R 2 This exam paper will test your geographical skills such as map readingg and will exam mine your abilityy to analyse geeographical infoormation. 27.5% • PAPER R 3/4 You will complete an exxam based on fieldwork and fieldwork f techniqques (all of the skills s & knowleddge learned on ffield trips) or com mplete a field woork investigationn. 27.5% FIELDTRIPS F  

An A important parrt of Geography - previous fieldtrrips have includeed: • Bali, Inndonesia (volcanno trekking, rice paddy p cycling, coral c reef snorkeling, tourism m, river studies, etc.) e • Langkaawi, Malaysia (ricce paddy, tourissm, coastal studies, etc.) • Penangg National Park (rainforest & coaastal) For F further inforrmation, contacct: Ms M Alison (Geog graphy Coordin nator) alison_kilpatrick a [email protected] my

IGCSE HISTOR RY ‘ To remain ignoorant of things thhat happened beefore you were born, is to remaain a child' – Cicero C Why W should I chhoose IGCSE History? Studying S History helps you undeerstand how the world w has come to be the way itt is. How the world w we live inn today was shaaped and defineed by the key events of the last century. Understand U yourr world! The T subject is im mportant, fascinating, challengingg and highly rateed by colleges. The T skills for higher h educatioon and employyment, which thhe History couurse provides are: a Individuals who are indeppendent reesearchers.The ability to interppret and analysee challenging pieeces of informattion. Skills of deescription, explaanation and evaluation. The T ability to usee and interpret graphs, g newspapper articles and sspeeches. Goodd communicationn skills. s Computer literacy. Course C content You Y will learn about the key evennts from the 20th Century; The C Causes of World War One, The T Peace Treatties of 1919-1923, Germany 19118-1945, the Leaague of Nations and thhe Collapse of Innternational Peaace- the Causes of World War Tw wo Each E year there is a different preescriptive topic; some s past topicss have included the Vietnam V War, Korean War, Cold War and the Collapse C of the Soviet Union. How H will I learn?? Throughout T the course c we will be b doing regularr tests and exam m questions. Other learning meethods include: Independent research, oral o presentationns, group work, extended e writing, peer and self-aassessment. Recent R fieldtripss include: Penang P War Musseum How H will I be assessed? The T course (CIE History) is exaam based. Theree are 3 exam paapers all taken at the end of year 11 in June- eaach focuses on ddifferent skills s The breakddown is as follow ws: Paper P 1: Core toopics (see abovve) and Depth Study S (Germanyy 1918-45 - ) 2 hour h exam (40% % of final mark) Paper P 2: Prescribed topic- Souurce based exam m - 2 hour exam m (33% of final mark) m Paper P 4: Alternaative to coursew work- Depth Stu udy (Germany) - 1 hour exam (27% ( of final mark) Post P 16 opportuunities: Careers C in whichh knowledge of History H would be useful include: Lawyer L Journalist J Teaching T Diplomat D Politician P Lecturer L Government G Official Management M And A many more… … Contact C for furth her information n: Mr M Daniel (Headd of Humanitiess) [email protected] d edu.my

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