Curriculum

Exam Boards for Subjects

This page is designed to help students and parents/carers find the exam board for each of the subjects studied during key stage 4 at Baines School. You will also find a link here to the specification for each subject.

More detailed information for each subject can be found under KS4 in Curriculum, including how candidates are assessed.

SubjectExam BoardLink to spec
Biology
GCSE
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/biology-8461
Business Studies
GCSE
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/gcse/business-8132
Chemistry
GCSE
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-8462
Computer Science
GCSE
OCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computer-science-j276-from-2016/
Creative iMedia
Cambridge National Certificate
OCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/115888-specification.pdf
English Language
GCSE
Eduqas (WJEC)http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse/
English Literature
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702
Fine Art
GCSE
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206
Food Preparation and Nutrition
GCSE
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/food
GCSE FrenchAQAhttp://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/french/specifications/AQA-8658-SP-2016.PDF
GCSE (9-1) Geography AEdexcelhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/geography-a-2016.html
GCSE GermanAQAhttp://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/german/specifications/AQA-8668-SP-2016.PDF
GCSE HistoryAQAhttp://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/history/specifications/AQA-8145-SP-2016.PDF
Mathematics
GCSE
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/gcse/mathematics-8300
Further Maths
Level 2
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/aqa-certificate/further-mathematics-8360
Maths
Entry Level Certificate
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/elc
Media Studies
GCSE
Year 11 only
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/media-studies/gcse/media-studies-4810
Media Studies
GCSE
Year 10 only
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702
MusicEdexcelhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Music/2016/specification/Specification_GCSE_L1-L2_in_Music.pdf
PhotographyAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206
PhysicsAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463
Product DesignAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology
PE
GCSE 
Y10 & Y11
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/gcse/physical-education-8582
PE
V Cert NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness
Y10 only
NCFEhttp://www.ncfe.org.uk – 601/4534/1
Religious Studies Full GCSE OCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/240547-specification-accredited-gcse-religious-studies-j625.pdf
RE Short Course GCSEEduqashttp://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/WJEC-Eduqas-GCSE-Religious-Studies-Short-Course-specification.pdf?language_id=1&dotcache=no&dotcache=refresh
Science
Combined Science Trilogy (worth two GCSEs)
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464
Spanish
GCSE
AQAhttp://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/spanish/specifications/AQA-8698-SP-2016.PDF
Travel & Tourism
BTEC First Award
Level 2
Edexcelhttp://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/travel-and-tourism-2013-nqf.htm