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The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen.


Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏.


Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam.


HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion.


Two more teams competing their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition in the sunshine at High Elms Country Park! Great effort in hot conditions today!


Enjoy 42 seconds of magic from our HCACP Steel Band rehearsal. They play so fine, don't you agree?


HCACP students were fortunate enough to attend t masterclass at Steinway hall with the incredible French.  The students had a wonderful time learning about composing and playing some very expensive pianos!  Thank you to for arranging the event.


Congratulations to our wonderful year 13 students


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


Our amazing HCACP Anti-Bullying Ambassadors


Two terrific teams at the start and at the end of a successful DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


HCACP Students take in a little culture at the National Art Gallery today.


Curious cows watching one of our DofE expedition teams!


Lunch with a view after climbing a steep hill on their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


Music 🔥 🧨👌. An outstanding curriculum, endless performance opportunities, a thriving peripatetic programme, fully inclusive of all students and all types of musicianship. Thank you 🥇Team Music 🎶 and to Katie Stanton for your brilliant leadership.


Enduring high winds, torrential rain, and freezing temperatures, our three DofE Gold teams have done brilliantly to complete their practice expedition! With thanks to for another amazing expedition experience.


Taking a break climbing and then having lunch atop Bannau Sir Gaer on day one of the DofE Gold Practice Expedition.


Admiring the view over Llyn y Fan Fach.


RT : Downhill to camp after a day hiking across the Brecon Beacons.

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Course Title: Mathematics (8300)
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: GCSE

About the course
Key Stage 4 students complete the AQA GCSE Linear Mathematics course over 2 years. The course encourages students to develop confidence and build a positive attitude towards mathematics, and to recognise the importance of the subject in their own lives and to society. This course prepares students to use their knowledge to make informed decisions about the use of technology, the management of money, career choices, and further learning opportunities involving mathematical and statistical modelling. GCSE Mathematics is also a pre-requisite for those planning to study Mathematics at A-Level and University. 

Overview of content

  • number
  • algebra
  • ratio, proportion and rates of change
  • geometry and measures
  • probability and statistics

How it is assessed

  • Each student is permitted to take assessments in either the Foundation tier or Higher tier. 
  • The qualification consists of three equally-weighted written examination papers at either Foundation tier or Higher tier. 
  • All three papers must be at the same tier of entry and must be completed in the same assessment series (June). 
  • Paper 1 is a non-calculator assessment, and a calculator is allowed for Paper 2 and Paper 3. 
  • Each paper is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. 
  • Each paper has 80 marks. 
  • Exams are externally assessed. 
  • The qualification will be graded and certificated on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total mark across all three papers where 9 is the highest grade. Foundation tier: grades 1 to 5. Higher tier: grades 4 to 9. 
  • In this new Curriculum, students will be expected to demonstrate their grasp of Mathematical Knowledge and Understanding (A01), Mathematical Reasoning (A02) and Problem Solving (A03).