APS has an ever-changing curriculum to cater for our students' needs and the changing curriculum.  The Curriculum Guides explain the qualifications.  You will need to select the correct course guide for your child's year to see qualifications available and assessment for that year.


 KS4 Curriculum Guide 2021 (Yr10-11)

We have removed the curriculum outlines for GCSE and other Key Stage 4 courses as they do not reflect the changes that have been made to enable delivery of remote learning and meet the adaptations to qualifications.

Course information remains available via the links provided.

For the 2022 examination series the following adaptations have been confirmed:

Art GCSE

There will be no exam board set task.  Grades will be awarded on the basis of students’ portfolios only.

English Literature GCSE 

Students will not be examined on unseen poetry for Paper 2.

Geography GCSE 

Students will not be examined on Global Development for Paper 2.

History GCSE 

Students will not be examined on Medicine 1250 to the present day.

Textiles GCSE 

There will be no exam board set task.  Grades will be awarded on the basis of students’ portfolios only.

All other exam subjects

Exam boards will provide advance information about the focus of the content for all exams for the summer 2022 exams. 

In addition, the following decisions have been made to support students in the subjects specified below:

  1. Students will be given a formulae sheet for GCSE mathematics in summer 2022. Exam boards will provide copies of the formulae sheet for use in teaching and to ensure that students are familiar with it prior to the exams. Clean copies of the formulae sheet will be provided in the exams.
  2. Students will be given a revised equation sheet for GCSE physics and combined science in summer 2022, covering all the equations required in the subject content. Exam boards will provide copies of the equation sheet for use in teaching and to ensure that students are familiar with it prior to the exams. Clean copies of the equation sheet will be provided in the exams.
  3. There will be changes to the requirement of non-examined assessment (coursework) in Drama, Geography, Product Design, Media Studies, Music, PE and in Vocational courses.
  4. There will be more flexibility in delivery and assessment of practical work in Science subjects and in the spoken language requirement of English Language GCSE.

The latest information on adaptations for the summer 2022 examination series is available here:

GCSE, AS and A Level qualifications in 2022 - GOV.uk

Vocational, Technical and Other General Qualifications in 2022 - GOV.uk

Y11 Bridging Guide