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1 Year 11 Year 11 Core Curriculum Information Evening Wednesday2nd October 2013

2 Revision Skill: STEPS TO SUCCESS Understand it Condense it Memorise it Review it

3 Year 11 English

4 External exams 60% Controlled assessment 40% English GCSE

5 External exams 75% Controlled assessment 25% English Literature GCSE

6 External exams 80% Speaking and Listening 20% FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 2

7 Shakespeare and Poetry Controlled Assessment Study of a novel: Of Mice and Men Writing creatively: 1 st Person Narrative Writing creatively: 3 rd Person Narrative

8 o Focus on writing o Worth 30% of total mark/ grade o Students have to write 2 non-fiction texts o Spelling, punctuation and sentence organisation are worth 1/3 of the total marks available on this paper

9 Shakespeare and poetry Controlled Assessment Study of an English heritage novel: Lord of the Flies Study of an English heritage play: Blood Brothers Study of a different cultures novel: Of Mice and Men

10 o Focus on reading o Worth 35% of total mark/ grade o Students have to read one extract on Of Mice and Men and answer two questions; also, students must read and interpret two UNSEEN poems and compare and contrast them

11 o Focus on reading o Worth 40% of total mark/ grade o Students have to read one extract on Lord of the Flies and answer two questions; also, students have to read one extract on Blood Brothers and answer two questions

12 o Focus on reading o Worth 40% of total mark/ grade o Students answer a series of questions, which require different lengths of responses, on texts that will be either instructional, explanatory or persuasive in purpose

13 o Focus on writing o Worth 40% of total mark/ grade o Students have to write 2 non-fiction texts – typically one informative and one persuasive o Spelling, punctuation and sentence organisation are assessed

14 o Worth 20% of total mark/ grade o Controlled assessments assessing talk in groups and one presentation – one in the Autumn term and one in the Spring term. o Students will receive notice of these.

15 o Keep an eye on the Programme of Study for the year then you know what your child is studying o Ensure that your child completes English homework on time and to the highest standard he or she can o Talk to your child about what they are studying in English and ask if you can support and/ or help them o When we are focusing on exam preparation in school, revisit the work from lessons with your child and help them to review their learning

16 Revision Skill: STEPS TO SUCCESS Understand it Condense it Memorise it Review it

17 Lornas Day Lorna needed to buy a birthday present so she decided to go on a shopping spree on Saturday afternoon. She went to Top Shop to buy a t-shirt for her friend. She then went to WHSmith to buy some ribbon and wrapping paper. She then went home and wrapped the gift. It looked so pretty in the golden paper and red bow. Lorna had thought about going out with her mates for the evening but was too tired so she stayed at home and watched Strictly come Dancing. Condense it

18 Lornas Day

19 Year 11 Science

20 Separate Sciences 3 exams in Biology 3 exams in Chemistry 3 exams in Physics All in May/June, 2014 Each written exam is worth 25% of a GCSE. All students must also complete at least 1 controlled assessment in each subject worth another 25%.

21 Additional Science GCSE 3 exams Biology 25% Chemistry 25% Physics 25% All exams in May/June All students must also complete at least 1 controlled assessment worth another 25%.

22 Controlled Assessment in Science 25% of the GCSE Completed in lesson-time Takes 7-8 lessons The class teacher will carry out the controlled assessment when the students are ready Full attendance is vital

23 BTEC in Applied Science Assessment is based entirely on work done in-class. There are no exams. Every assessment must be completed to gain at least a pass Full attendance is vital There are catch-up sessions every Monday lunch-time for any student who is behind

24 How can parents help? Revision guides and workbooks can be purchased from the science department (cheaper than in the shops!). These are useful throughout the course. Booklets of some past-papers can be purchased from the science department, or all past-papers can be accessed through the AQA website (www.aqa.org.uk) Encourage your child to attend the revision sessions at lunch- time and after-school from Easter onwards Help your child learn the command words which are used in the exams Ensure all homework is completed

25 Revision Skill: STEPS TO SUCCESS Understand it Condense it Memorise it Review it

26 Think of a familiar routine or journey… Memorise it Identify 8 key places on your journey Peg a picture to each

27 Year 11 Maths

28 Mathematics GCSE Key Dates DateEvent Mon 4 th Nov Tues 5 th Nov Revision day 11e1 Revision day 11c4 11e2a 11e2b Wed 6 th Nov (am) Fri 8 th Nov (am) Mon 11 th March (am) Linear, Paper 1 (non-calculator) Linear, Paper 2 (calculator) Unit 3 Mon 9 th Dec - Fri 13 th Dec Mock Exam Week Thu 9 th Jan 2014November exam results published Mon 27 th Jan (pm)Mock results published Wed 29 th JanParents Evening

29 GCSE Mathematics: Specification A (Linear) Two equally weighted papers: Paper 1: non–calculator Paper 2: calculator Each paper assesses all Assessment Objectives Traditional question and answer booklet, scanned and marked by examiner online

30 Linear Option: Specification A Paper 2: 1 hour 45 mins 100 marks Paper 1: 1 hour 45 mins 100 marks Higher tier (E) D – A* Foundation Tier G - C Paper 1: 1 hour 45 mins 100 marks Paper 2: 1 hour 45 mins 100 marks

31 1.Before you start revising, get all your notes sorted, and draw up a list of all the topics you need to cover. LEARN the FORMULAE you need. 2.Plan exactly when you are going to revise, and be strict with yourself Give yourself little treats and things to look forward to Dont just read through the textbook or your notes! 5. Dont just practice the topics you can do. Tips for Revising Maths

32 6.Make sure you ask for help if you get stuck. 7.Practice doing questions under exam conditions. 8.Practice using your calculator! 9.Show your working out – the more marks there are for a question, the more working out they expect to see. Use the marks as a guide to how long to spend on each question.

33 Examination Preparation Past paper revision workbooks Results Plus Revision classes

34 Examiners estimate that candidates who show working out get 10% more marks than those who dont.

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