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1 YEAR Welcome to our Year 11 Curriculum Evening

2 Programme for the evening: Welcome and introductionMr Ward English updateMiss Housham Maths updateMr Staines Science updateMr Rothwell Attendance & RevisionMr Murphy Testwood CurriculumMr Johnston ‘It can be done’Mrs Pitman

3 YEAR 11 ENGLISH Miss Julia Housham – Head of English

4 August 2014 English GCSE Results 71% A* to C grade 81% 3+ Levels of Progress (August 2013 results: 38% A* to C)

5 August 2014 English Literature GCSE Results 92% A* to C grade 88% 3+ Levels of Progress (August 2013 results: 82% A* to C)

6 Year E1, E2, E3, E4, D1, D211D3, 11D4 AQA English Language GCSE AQA English GCSE AQA English Literature GCSE

7 Unit 1 Exam – 60% Understanding & producing non fiction texts Unit 2Speaking and Listening Unit 3 Controlled Assessments – 40% x 4 Completed in year 10 11E1, E2, E3, E4, D1, D2 English Language GCSE English Literature GCSE

8 Unit 1Exam – 30% Of Mice and Men & An Inspector Calls Unit 2Exam - 30% Poetry (Relationships & Unseen) Unit 3 Controlled Assessments – 40% Macbeth and Othello 11E1, E2, E3, E4, D1, D2 English Language GCSE English Literature GCSE

9 11D3, 11D4 English GCSE Unit 1 Exam – 60% Understanding & producing non fiction texts Unit 2Speaking and Listening Unit 3 Controlled Assessments – 40% x 5 Completed in year 10/11

10 Key Dates for Year 11 W/b 10 th November Preparation for mock exam begins. W/b 15 th DecemberMock exam 2 hr 15 mins March 2015Mock exam 2 hr 15 mins May 2015Mock exam 2 hr 15 mins Mon 18 th May 2015English Literature 1 hr 30 mins Fri 22 nd May 2015English Literature 1 hr 15 mins Tues 2 nd June 2015English exam 2 hr 15 mins

11 Our support for your child… Controlled Assessment Clinics(Mondays 3-5pm) Targeted intervention(Wednesday P3+4) Revision guides(Letter available) Targeted English lessons Practice papers(Memory stick) Easter & Whitsun revision English study day

12 What you can do… 1. Ensure attendance at Controlled Assessment clinics & revision 2. Encourage reading of non-fiction texts 3. Time students completing homework 4. Ask students for their ‘magic’ number. 5. Purchase revision guides 6. Spellings and proof reading 7. Reminder of the importance of a C grade NOW. 8. Environment for revision – lined paper, pens, highlighters

13 ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH… Miss Julia Housham – Head of English

14 YEAR 11 MATHS Mr Alasdair Staines – Head of Maths

15 Key Information 100% Exam Assessed No Controlled Assessment Edexcel Exam Board – Specification A

16 Key Dates Non-Calculator Exam Thursday 4 th June am – 1 hour and 45 minutes Calculator Exam Monday 8 th June am – 1 hour and 45 minutes

17 Equipment Needed Black Pen Pencil Ruler Calculator – Higher tier must be Scientific Protractor Compasses Students who bring these to every lesson gain experience and confidence in using them

18 Testwood Lessons 4 x 1 hour lessons per week At least 1 lesson per week will be exam practice At least 2 full mock exam papers under formal conditions Non-Calculator – last week of Autumn Term Calculator – last week of Spring Term

19 Revision Clinics Every Wednesday different clinics offered All look at exam practice and exam skills A*/A = Mr Chikhungu A/B = Mr Atkinson B/C = Mr Staines/Mr Jenkins/Mrs Morley Foundation Paper = Mr Ainsworth/Mr Brown

20 Revision Aids Revision Guides and Workbooks £2.50 each letters from Mr Staines Past Papers with Mark Schemes available electronically (take a USB pen to Mr Staines)

21 Revision Tips Small chunks but regular better than long revision (e.g. 20 minutes 3 days a week more effective than 1 hour per week) Revise topics,then test understanding and then test again a couple of days later Find a method of revising that works for you. Think about environment, distractions etc

22 Useful Websites MyMaths = BBC Bitesize = z6pfb9q z6pfb9q SAM Learning = Maths workout = (Username: Testwood Password: minute) Lots of Apps for phones and tablets as well

23 YEAR 11 SCIENCE Mr Gavin Rothwell – Head of Science


25 August 2014 Results GCSE Science A*-C: 69% ( August 2013

26 That’s % Making 3 Levels of progress

27 Yr (Express) Triple Science (OCR - 21 st Century Science) Biology Chemistry Physics Core ScienceAdditional Science

28 Yr (Development) AQA Core ScienceAQA Additional Science OCR Nationals Making 3 Levels of progress

29 Triple Science (OCR) Biology, Chemistry, Physics Unit 1 – 7 75% (Exams 3 x 1hour papers) Investigation (Nov 14) 25%

30 Core Science (OCR) Unit % (Exams 3 x 1 hour papers) Case Study (Underway) 12.5% Data Analysis (Done) 12.5%

31 Additional Science (OCR) Unit % (Exams 2 x 1 hour papers) Investigation (Starting in January) 25%

32 Core Science (AQA) 3 Units 75% (Exams 3 x 1 hour papers) ISA (Feb 2015) 25%

33 Additional Science (AQA) 3 Units 75% (Exams 3 x 1 hour papers) ISA (Feb 2015) 25%

34 Cambridge Nationals Portfolio 9 Pieces of work (Mostly completed) 75% Investigation (Mostly completed) 25% Exam (June 2015) 25% Any students who have not finished this must attend Thursday Session

35 Key Dates - Coursework OCR Coursework TRIPLE (Nov 2014) CORE ( ) ADDITIONAL (Jan 2015) AQA Coursework CORE (Feb 2015) ADDITIONAL (Feb 2015) All Exams take place in JUNE 2015

36 Yr11 Support Help is always available! After School Clinics – Thursdays (3-5pm) Targeted Intervention – A/A* Masterclass, C/D Improvers BIG TEN revision Revision Guides SAM Learning BBC Bitesize Past Papers – OCR & AQA Website

37 What you can do Buy a revision guide £ each** Ask questions about preparation Ensure students attend clinics if asked to do so. Encourage students to: Use key words Produce detailed explanations Complete past papers as we near the exam Revise little and often Ensure revision is active

38 Mr Murphy – Assistant Headteacher

39 Being Positive O Think Positive: I can, I am, I do, I will… O Act Positive: I feel terrific O Question Positive: What can I learn from this? O Remain Positive: Get support and reward yourself!

40 Revision Don't leave your revision until the last minute. If you haven't already, start revising now. Be selfish!

41 Revise with the exam in mind! Make sure you know what to expect in the exam: How many papers will I take? How many questions should I answer? How long is the exam? Understand marking criteria!

42 Revision Timetable O These are essential: O Avoid rushing O Self –discipline O Share revision time between subjects O Keep up to date with revision O Get right balance between revision and leisure time

43 What to do: O Establish what bite size chunks you need to revise for each subject O Put them onto a timetable O Aim for 1-3 hours per day (break into manageable chunks) O Stick to it! O Prepare revision cards (if helpful!) O Don’t forget to reward yourself!


45 Active revision means… O Mind maps O Writing notes O Reading notes aloud O Recording key points on an iPod O Discussing topics with friends O Getting others to test you O Trying past papers O Use revision websites

46 Mind maps

47 O

48 Post-its


50 Revision Cards

51 The best revision methods involve being active! So don’t just sit there- DO SOMETHING!




55 A sample one

56 Revision Success 1 O Revision timetable: Draw up a revision timetable - it's crucial. It should be realistic, cover all subjects and allow you time off to relax

57 Revision Success 2 O Make notes: Don't just read through your class work, make notes. One useful tip is to gradually condense your notes so they fit on the back of a postcard.

58 Revision Success 3 O Revision guides: Get a recommendation from your teacher as to which are most useful and then make sure you use them!

59 Revision Success 4 O Questions and answers: Write out some questions and answers to see how much you're actually remembering

60 Revision Success 5 O Listen in: Read your notes onto a cassette and then play them walking down the street or whilst you're in bed.

61 Revision Success 6 O Prompts: Put key words and phrases on sticky notes around the house, so you'll see them often

62 Revision Success 7 O Seek help!: Don't go it alone. They say a problem shared is a problem halved. So, get friends and family on board to help you revise.

63 Revision Success 8 O Past papers: Make sure you get hold of some past papers, they're a really good way of knowing what to expect in the exam.

64 Revision Success 9 O Relax: If you panic you're lost! The exams are going to happen so you might as well give yourself the best chance of doing well by starting to revise early and keeping calm.

65 Revision Success 10 O Be positive!

66 TESTWOOD CURRICULUM Mr Johnston – Deputy Headteacher

67 OPTION CHANGES October 2014

68 IT CAN BE DONE…. Mrs Pitman – Headteacher

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