# Key dates & information Level 2 Further Maths course Mock exam on the Tuesday and Wednesday after Easter break (17 th and 18 th April) At present all students.

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Key dates & information Level 2 Further Maths course Mock exam on the Tuesday and Wednesday after Easter break (17 th and 18 th April) At present all students have been entered for the exam. Non calculator paper 29 th May 1.5 hrs Calculator paper 1 st June 2 hrs Linear GCSE course Mock exam on the Tuesday and Wednesday after Easter break (17 th and 18 th April) MyMaths – wgsb and circle to login Non-calculator paper 11 th June 1.5hrs Calculator paper 13 th June 2hrs Further information regarding both exams can be found at http://web.aqa.org.uk/

Year 11 Revision and Expectations Using Mymaths Classroom Monitor: Improving results Moving from A to A*

Diving 131 research studies were investigated to measure the impact feedback had on achievement The biggest impacts occurred when feedback told not just what to improve but how to improve Providing feedback that moves learning forward Activating students as owners of their own learning It was stated that on average the improvement can be up to 1 grade at GCSE Assessment: Evidence of Raising Standards

An example from sport may be helpful here. In cricket, If a bowler is taking one wicket every 200 runs he gives away, then we know that he is not doing well. This is the monitoring assessment. There is a problem but it isn’t identified. By looking at his bowling, we might see that the reason that he is ineffective in taking wickets is that he is just not bowling fast enough. This is the diagnostic assessment. The diagnostic assessment identifies where the problem is, but by itself, doesn’t give the athlete any clue about how to go about making improvements. However, if the bowling coach can see that the reason that the cricketer is struggling to bowl fast enough is because he has a ‘mixed’ action—the axis of his shoulders is not aligned with the axis of his hips at the moment he delivers the ball—then this gives the athlete something to work with. This is the formative assessment. Just as we use the term ‘formative’ to describe the experiences that shape us as we grow up, a formative assessment is one that shapes learning. To allow the cricketer to improve, the coach can now give clear directions, perhaps film the bowling in action and specifically explain how to improve.

For example getting your Geography to A*…. Using Classroom Monitor look at the topic areas that you need to focus on and in particular the statements you need to improve upon. In this example some students have reached their target, some are almost there and others have much to do.

Here is a detailed Geography statement that highlights specifically what it is that is needed to get an A star. A*/A Tourism Case study – UK National Park You can, using The Lake District, explain the reasons for its growth as a tourist destination. The effectiveness of strategies to cope with the impact of large numbers of tourists and the plans to ensure the continuing success of the tourism industry in the area. You will be able to comment in terms of traffic problems, Honeypot sites, Pressure on property and environmental issues whilst looking at conflicts such as between farming and tourist jobs.

Choose the particular area you are to focus on, this time we shall choose the Tourism Case Study UK National Parks. You can either copy out the statement direct from Classroom monitor or go on to Moodle, Key Stage 4 and the statements are there for you.

The next stage would be to find as many past examination questions as possible to support your practice and learning. You can do this by using your textbook, revision guides and your examination board. In this example the AQA board has a wide range of past papers and more importantly mark schemes to support your learning. Note you can also get another copy of your specification.

YEAR 11 GCSE TOURISM A*/A Tourism Case study – UK National Park You can, using The Lake District, explain the reasons for its growth as a tourist destination. The effectiveness of strategies to cope with the impact of large numbers of tourists and the plans to ensure the continuing success of the tourism industry in the area. You will be able to comment in terms of traffic problems, Honeypot sites, Pressure on property and environmental issues whilst looking at conflicts such as between farming and tourist jobs. Specification from the exam website and the statements from Moodle/Classroom Monitor website.

Here for example is a question from a recent examination paper. It covers the topic we wish to improve our grade on. You can answer it using the information in your classroom monitor statements, textbooks etc. Once completed, you can get the mark scheme off the exam web site and also make sure you read the examiners report as this gives you lots of useful information. The following two slides show the mark scheme for this particular question…note the information and detail it gives you and how this could raise your grade further.

Question 6: Tourism Level 2 (Clear) 5-6 marks (B grade answer) Linked statements, which show how the suggested strategy may have an effect in ensuring the future success of the tourist trade. Accept references to named exemplars. National Park - Farms diversifying into non-agricultural activities – providing more accommodation in holiday homes to people who want more to do than look at the scenery or go hiking. Managing the effects of footpath erosion – ensuring that the footpaths are safe for walking may encourage more trekkers to come to the area. Improving infrastructure and transport links – making the National Park more accessible and also improving the infrastructure may encourage more tourists to visit. Zoning of the area into honeypots and wilder more remote areas. This would limit any environmental damage and so encourage people to keep visiting the area.

Level 3 (Detailed) 7-8 marks (A grade answer) Detailed information about specific strategies or how a case study exemplar has chosen to maintain its successful tourist industry. In order to reduce traffic congestion in Dove Dale minibuses are used to take people to the more remote areas, so there are fewer cars and so less congestion. Tarn Hows in the Lake District is heavily advertised and so lots of people go there. This means there are fewer people going to the more remote areas, lessening the impact on the environment and provides peace and tranquillity for people who want that kind of holiday. This would be the students main focus, along with your classroom monitor statements to write/re- write your answer to access the A*.

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