GCSE Subject Table

The following table provides details of every timetabled GCSE subject offered at Crickhowell High School, with specific areas of study by unit, as well as the Specification Code.  This code will help you to navigate round the WJEC website when searching for past papers, timetables or other related documentation for a specific subject area.  If you would like to view / download the Syllabus Specification for any of the subjects listed, please visit our eLibrary and click on the ‘Subject Specifications’ link or use the link below:

www.crickhowell-hs.powys.sch.uk/elibrary/subject-specifications-elibrary/.

The full table can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

GCSE Subject Table 2017-18

GCSE Subjects – 2017 / 2018
Subject Area Of Study Examining Board Tier / Pathway Spec Code Unit No % Of Qualification
Applied Science (Double Award) Energy, Resources and the Environment WJEC Foundation 3445U1 1 22.5%
Higher 3445UA
Space, Health and Life Foundation 3445U2 2 22.5%
Higher 3445UB
Food, Materials and Processes Foundation 3445U3 3 25.0%
Higher 3445UC
Task Based Assessment Foundation 3445U4 4 20.0%
Higher 3445UD
Task Based Assessment Foundation 3445U5 5 10.0%
Higher 3445UE
Art & Design Art, Craft and Design – Portfolio WJEC N/A 3650QS 1 60.0%
Art, Craft and Design – Assessment Parts 1/2 2 40.0%
Fine Art – Portfolio 3651QS 1 60.0%
Fine Art – Assessment Parts 1 & 2 2 40.0%
Photography – Portfolio 3656QS 1 60.0%
Photography – Assessment Parts 1/2 2 40.0%
Biology Cells, Organ Systems and Ecosystems WJEC Foundation 3400U1 1 45.0%
Higher 3400UA
Variation, Homeostasis and Micro-Organisms Foundation 3400U2 2 45.0%
Higher 3400UB
Practical Assessment N/A 3400U3 3 10.0%
Chemistry Chemical Substances, Reactions & Essential Resources WJEC Foundation 3410U1 1 45.0%
Higher 3410UA
Chemical Bonding, Application of Chemical Reactions & Organic Chemistry Foundation 3410U2 2 45.0%
Higher 3410UB
Practical Assessment N/A 3410U3 3 10.0%
Computer Science (new spec Y10) Understanding Computer Science WJEC N/A 3500QS 1 50.0%
Computational Thinking and Programming 3500QS 2 30.0%
Software Development (assessment) 3500QS 3 20.0%
Computer Science (legacy spec Y11) Understanding Computer Science WJEC N/A 4341 01 1 45.0%
Solving Problems Using Computers 4342 01 2 30.0%
Developing Computing Solutions (assessment) 4343 01 3 25.0%
Design Technology (new spec Y10) DT in the 21st Century – Product Design WJEC N/A 3603QS 1 50.0%
DT in the 21st Century – Design & Make Task (assessment) 2 50.0%
Design & Technology (legacy spec Y11) Resistant Materials WEC N/A 4111 01 1 50.0%
Resistant Materials – Design & Make Task (assessment) 4112 01 2 50.0%
Graphic Design WEC N/A 4101 01 1 50.0%
Graphic Design – Design & Make Task (assessment) 4102 01 2 50.0%
Drama Devising Theatre (assessment) WJEC N/A 3690U10-1 1 40%
Peforming Theatre (assessment) 3690U20-1 2 20.0%
Interpreting Theatre 3690U30-1 3 40.0%
English Language Individual Research Presentation (Task 1 – Assessment) WJEC N/A 3700QS 1 20.0%
Responding & Interacting (Task 2 – Assessment)
Reading & Writing- Description, Narration & Exposition 2 40.0%
Reading & Writing- Argumentation, Persuasion & Instructional 3 40.0%
English Literature Different Cultures Prose and Contemporary Poetry WJEC Foundation 3720U1 1 35.0%
Higher 3720UA  
Literary Heritage Drama and Contemporary Prose Foundation 3720U2 2A 40.0%
Higher 3720UB   25.0%
Shakespeare and Welsh Writing in English (assessment) N/A 3720U4 3
Food & Nutrition Principles of Food & Nutrition WJEC N/A 3560P1 1 40.0%
Food & Nutrition in Action (Assessment 1: Food Investigation) 3560P2 2 20.0%
Food & Nutrition in Action (Assessment 2: Food Preparation) 40.0%
French Oral / Speaking WJEC Foundation 3800U1 1 25.0%
Higher 3800UA
Listening Foundation 3800U2 2 25.0%
Higher 3800UB
Reading Foundation 3800U3 3 25.0%
Higher 3800UC
Writing Foundation 3800U4 4 25.0%
Higher 3800UD
Geography Changing Physical & Human Landscapes WJEC N/A 3110QS 1 40.0%
Environmental & Development Issues 2 40.0%
Fieldwork Enquiry (assessment) 3 20.0%
German Oral / Speaking WJEC Foundation 3802U1 1 100.0%
Higher 3802UA
Listening Foundation 3802U2 2 200.0%
Higher 3802UB
Reading Foundation 3802U3 3 300.0%
Higher 3802UC
Writing Foundation 3802U4 4 400.0%
Higher 3802UD
History (new spec Y10) Thematic Studies – Changes in Crime & Punishment c1500 to the present WJEC N/A 3100UG 2C 25.0%
History (legacy spec Y11) Germany in Transition 1919-1947 427104 1 25.0%
Depression, War and Recovery in Wales and England 1930-1951 427201 2 25.0%
The Development of the USA 1930-2000 437303 3 25.0%
Controlled Assessment 428601 4 25.0%
ICT (new spec Y10) Understanding ICT WJEC Single Award 4331 01 1 20.0%
Solving Problems with ICT Single Award 4332 01 2 30.0%
ICT in Organisation Single Award 4333 01 3 20.0%
Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions Single Award 4334 01 4 30.0%
ICT (legacy spec Y11) Understanding ICT WJEC Single Award 4331 01 1 20.0%
Solving Problems with ICT (assessment) Single Award 4332 01 2 30.0%
ICT in Organisation Single Award 4333 01 3 20.0%
Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions (assessment) Single Award 4334 01 4 30.0%
Mandarin Listening and Understanding Mandarin Edexcel Foundation 1CN0/01F 1 25.0%
Higher 1CN0/01H
Speaking in Mandarin Foundation 1CN0/02MF 2 25.0%
Higher 1CN0/02MH
Reading and Understanding Mandarin Foundation 1CN0/03F 3 25.0%
Higher 1CN0/03H
Writing in Mandarin Foundation 1CN0/04F 4 25.0%
Higher 1CN0/04H
Maths N/A WJEC Foundation 3300PF 1 50.0%
Intermediate 3300PN
Higher 3300PH
Foundation 3300PF 2 50.0%
Intermediate 3300PN
Higher 3300PH
Maths – Numeracy N/A WJEC Foundation 3310PF 1 50.0%
Intermediate 3310PN
Higher 3310PH
Foundation 3310PF 2 50.0%
Intermediate 3310PN
Higher 3310PH
Media Studies (new spec Y10) Exploring the Media (Section A:  advertising, video games, newspapers) WJEC N/A 3680QS 1 30.0%
Exploring the Media (Section B:  music) 3680QS
Understanding TV & Film (Section A:  Wales on TV) 3680QS 2 30.0%
Understanding TV & Film (Section B:  Contemporary Hollywood Film) 3680QS
Creating Media (assessment) 3680QS 3 40.0%
Media Studies (legacy spec Y11) Thinking About the Media: Investigating (Section A) and Planning (Section B) WJEC N/A 4391 01 1 40.0%
Creating for the Media:  Investigating and Producing (controlled assessment) 4392 01 2 60.0%
Music Performing (Section A:  Performing) WJEC N/A 3660QS 1 30.0%
Performing (Section B:  Programme Note) 5.0%
Composing (Section A:  Composing) 2 30.0%
Composing (Section BA:  Evaluating) 5.0%
Appraising 3 30.0%
Physical Education Introduction to Physical Education WJEC N/A 3550QS 1 50.0%
The Active Participant in Physical Education (assessment) 2 50.0%
Physics Electricity, Energy & Waves WJEC Foundation 3420U1 1 45.0%
Higher 3420UA
Forces, Space & Radioactivity Foundation 3420U2 2 45.0%
Higher 3420UB
Practical Assessment N/A 3420U3 3 10.0%
Religious Studies (new spec Y10) Religion & Philosophical Themes (Option B:  Christianity & Islam) WJEC Short Course / Full Course 3120UB 1 50.0%
Religion & Ethical Themes (Option C:  Christianity & Hinduism) 3120U3 2 50.0%
Religious Studies (legacy spec Y11) Religion and Life Issues WJEC Full Course 4451 01 1 50.0%
Religion and Human Experience 4452 01 2 50.0%
Science (Double Award) Biology 1 WJEC Foundation 3430U1 1 15.0%
Higher 3430UA
Chemistry 1 Foundation 3430U2 2 15.0%
Higher 3430UB
Physics 1 Foundation 3430U3 3 15.0%
Higher 3430UC
Biology 2 Foundation 3430U4 4 15.0%
Higher 3430UD
Chemistry 2 Foundation 3430U5 5 15.0%
Higher 3430UE
Physics 2 Foundation 3430U6 6 15.0%
Higher 3430UF
Practical Assessment N/A 3430U7 7 10.0%
Welsh 2nd Language (new spec Y10) Oracy Response to Visual Stimulus WJEC Pair of students TBC 1 25.0%
Group of three students TBC
Communicating with Other People Pair of students TBC 2 25.0%
Group of three students TBC
Narrative, Specific & Instructional N/A TBC 3 25.0%
Descriptive, Creative & Imaginative N/A TBC 4 25.0%
Welsh 2nd Language (legacy spec Y11) Reading and Writing WJEC Foundation 4551 01 1 25.0%
Higher 4551 02
Controlled Assessment N/A 4552 01 2 25.0%
Oral Examination Foundation 4553 01 3 25.0%
Higher 4553 02
Writen Examination Foundation 4554 01 4 25.0%
Higher 4554 02