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Jenni Garratt

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Winterton School

Courses

Chemistry, Geography, History

"It's been fantastic for me to be able to get involved in student leadership and enjoying all of the extra curricular things that go on here, as well as finding my subjects really interesting and meet

About Me

Jenni has now gone to the University of Nottingham to study Geography after achieving 3 A grades with JLC. 

Maths

During the course you will develop your knowledge of Number, Algebra, Ratio & Proportion, Geometry & Measures and Probability & Statistics. You will be entered for the paper that is most suitable for you. The course is assessed by three 90 minute exams at the end of year 2. Paper 1 is non-calculator but calculators are allowed for papers 2 and 3.

Biology

GCSE Biology is an exciting course that develops an understanding of the living world and a scientific approach to problem solving. The course focuses on practical skills, with students learning how to handle scientific equipment and apparatus confidently and competently. The topics covered in this course include cell biology, organisation, infection & response, bioenergetics, homeostasis & response, inheritance, variation & evolution and ecology. The course has two exams that take place the end of the course, each of which contributes to 50% of the overall GCSE grade. Both exams include a combination of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.

Chemistry

GCSE Chemistry gives students the opportunity to gain a good understanding of:

- the nature of substances and how they react together

- how Chemistry is used in business and industry

- how our use of raw materials in fuels and manufacturing can affect the global and local environment

The course is designed to help students understand how to formulate a scientific approach to understanding and explaining the world and solving problems. Many of the materials considered are substances that students will come across in their daily lives like drinking water, vegetable oils and metals. This helps engage students by putting their learning in context. Students' practical skills are developed with hands on work which helps make the subject come alive in the classroom.