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 Subjects 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
OCRhttps://www.ocr.org.uk/images/225975-specification-accredited-gcse-computer-science-j276.pdf
Level 1/2 Constructing the Built EnviromentEduqashttps://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/constructing-the-built-environment/Constructing%20the%20Built%20Environment%20-%20Level%2012%20Award%20-%20Specification%20(from%202018).pdf
Creative iMedia
Cambridge National Certificate
OCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/115888-specification.pdf
English Language
GCSE
Eduqas (WJEC)https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/english-language/gcse/eduqas-gcse-english-language-from-2015-e.pdf
English Literature
AQAhttps://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702/specification-at-a-glance
BTEC Tech Award EnterprisePearsonhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/enterprise.html
Fine Art
GCSE
AQAhttps://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-GCSE-SP-2016.PDF
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
BTEC Tech Award Health & Social CarePearsonhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.html
GCSE HistoryAQA https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145
Level 1/2 Hospitality & CateringEduqashttps://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/hospitality-and-catering/wjec-level-1-2-award-in-hospitality-and-catering-specA-from-2016-e+29+11+18.pdf
Mathematics
GCSE
AQAhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/specification-and-sample-assessment/gcse-maths-2015-specification.pdf
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
Music GCSEEduqashttps://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/music/gcse/eduqas-gcse-music-spec-from-2016-d.pdf
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
Pearsonhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/sport-activity-and-fitness.html
Technical Award in Health & Fitness (Yr 11 only)NCFEhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/physical-education/technical-award/sport-3750
Photography GCSEAQAhttps://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-GCSE-SP-2016.PDF
PhysicsAQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463
GCSE 3D Product DesignAQAhttps://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-GCSE-SP-2016.pdf
Religious Studies Full GCSE OCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/240547-specification-accredited-gcse-religious-studies-j625.pdf
RE Short Course GCSE (2020 exams only)Eduqashttps://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/religious-studies/gcse/eduqas-gcse-RS-spec-(short)-from-2016-e.pdf
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