Standards Equipment Attendance Punctuality Revision Sessions After School Saturdays – After October Half Term Half Term Revision Programme Parents’ Evening – 15 th January 5:00 till 7:00pm Mentoring 1-1 Sessions – date before Christmas Mock Examinations 1 st – 12 th December and 9 th – 20 th March Contact details Reports – every 6 weeks You get out of life what you put in to it
Exam Information We follow a three year curriculum at Key Stage 4 and we study the following Edexcel 2012 exam board qualifications: GCSE Science 2012 – B1 – Influences on life – C1 – Chemistry in our world – P1 – Universal physics GCSE Additional Science – B2 – The components of life – C2 – Discovering chemistry – P2 – Physics for your future GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics (Triple Science) – B3 – Using Biology – C3 – Chemistry in Action – P3 – Applications of Physics
GCSE Science - Key Information Qualification structure Each GCSE is made up of three units of study. – Each is worth 25% of the final mark. – There will be: Multiple choice questions Short answer questions 6 mark questions with a spelling and grammar focus.
GCSE Science - Key Information Qualification structure The fourth unit is a controlled assessment (CA). – This is an experimental write up of an Edexcel designed task. – This section is worth 25%. – These tasks have three sections. Planning Observation Evaluation
GCSE Science - Key Information Year 11 – Sets 11.4, 11.5 and 11.6 GCSE Science Year 9-11B1C1P1CA
GCSE Science - Key Information Year 11 - Sets 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3 Year GCSE Science and GCSE Additional Science 10-11B2C2P2CA 9-10B1C1P1CA
GCSE Science - Key Information At Harefield, students follow one of three pathways: Year 11 – Triple Science: YearGCSE BiologyGCSE ChemistryGCSE Physics 11B3C3P3 10B2C2P2 9B1C1P1 CourseworkCA
GCSE Science - Key Information Attendance If students should miss any Science lessons they must catch up on any missed work. Staff are available for revision and catch up sessions after school by arrangement. Students must take responsibility for their own learning.
Faculty Staff Members Triple Science Teachers PhysicsChemistryBiology Mr P PatelMrs K GillettMr G Lottering
Faculty Staff Members Additional Science Teachers 11.1 Ms Lo11.2 Mrs Suraj11.3 Mr Patel
Faculty Staff Members Science Teachers 11.4 Mr Hague11.5 Miss Brammer11.6 Mrs Monaghan
GCSE progress and revision We expect students to work consistently both in class and at home. End of each topic tests will allow us to monitor progress. Students should aim to achieve their minimum target grades. Revising for tests will help students to build their knowledge gradually. Please take these seriously. Students must ensure that any difficulties are addressed!
GCSE progress and revision Study and homework resources: CGP KS4 Science workbooks and revision guides Pearsonactivelearn.com Logonscience.com After school catch up
Exam Information Exam Board – OCR Linear Examination – Both papers taken in the Summer of 2015 Paper 1 – Non Calculator Paper 2 – Calculator
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Key Dates Exam paperExam DateWalk and Talk Mock Paper 1 Non CalculatorThursday 21 st May AMTBC Paper 2 CalculatorThursday 4 th June AMTBC Mock Exams December 2014 March 2015 During both mocks pupils will do both paper 1 and 2
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information How should you revise maths? Practise
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information What resources are available? Past paper Maths Watch Revision sessions BBC bite size
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Past Papers A series of past papers will be issued throughout the year. Each of these papers will be teacher marked and students will receive Personalised Learning Feedback.
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Personalised Learning Feedback Sheets These sheets are designed to inform the students, classroom teacher, after school teacher and parents which topics the students have a good understanding of and most importantly which topics the student requires further support. The most effective way to use the Personalised Learning Feedback Sheets is for the student to ‘RAG’ rate the topics. (Full marks GREEN, more than half mark AMBER, less than half RED). Then watch the Maths Watch Clip (MWC) referenced against each question and attempt the question again. Classroom teacher, after school teacher and parents together can easily see areas the students is finding difficult and help accordingly. There is room at the bottom for teachers, students and parents to communicate effectively regarding the paper and student progress.
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Maths Watch Clips Students can access the clips from FROG
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Walk and Talk Mock (WTM) WTM is a mock exam that takes place ideally the day before the actual exam. Here the students are given a practice paper, which they attempt question by question. After each question the students are shown how to attempt that question (model answer).
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Equipment It is essential that for each lesson and exam students bring the following equipment:- Pen (Blue/Black) Pencil/rubber/sharpener Ruler Compass Protractor Scientific CALCULATOR
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Mathematics Staff Contacts:- Sheila Hirani: Director of Learning - Maths firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan Connolly: Vice Principal/Teacher of Maths email@example.com Robin Hall: Vice Principal/Teacher of Maths firstname.lastname@example.org Famida Rawoot: Assistant Principal Raising Achievement/ Teacher of Maths email@example.com Ray Hague: Assistant Principal/Teacher of Maths and Science firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information The course consists of TWO separate GCSEs: - English Language (IGCSE syllabus) - English Literature (AQA Syllabus)
English GCSE – Key Information IGCSE IGCSE is the Language component of GCSE English. It comprises of 3 pieces of Coursework, a Speaking and Listening assignment and a terminal examination.
English GCSE – Key Information IGCSE Coursework Assignment 1: informative, analytical and/or argumentative. Assignment 2: imaginative, descriptive and/or narrative. Assignment 3: a response to a text or texts chosen by the Centre. The text(s) should contain facts, opinions and arguments. Candidates respond to the text(s) by selecting, analysing and evaluating points from the material (reading objectives R1–R3). They may write in any appropriate form they wish. Speaking and Listening: prepare and deliver a 4 minute presentation on a topic of their choice, to be delivered with minimal assisting materials. After the presentation, candidates will be expected to respond to questions from their assessor for a minimum of 6 minutes – this will be recorded and sent to the examination board. The coursework and speaking elements of the course account for 60% of the total marks for students’ Language GCSE.
IGCSE Examinations Students will sit a terminal examination in the 2015 June exam series. The examination is 2 hours in length and will form the final 40% of the GCSE Language grade. During the exam, candidates will answer 3 questions based on 2 passages from texts. Passage A will consist of 650-750 words, Passage B will consist of 550- 650 words.
English GCSE – Key Information GCSE Literature The second of the GCSEs for which candidates will study is English Literature, where we follow the AQA specification. This will be assessed through 1 piece of controlled assessment and 2 separate examinations. The Controlled Assessment (done over 4 hours under controlled conditions) should have been completed by all students, however they do have the option to re-sit this in the autumn term should they wish to do so. The examinations will assess the students’ understanding and knowledge of the ‘Sunlight on the Grass’ collection, Of Mice and Men, Conflict poetry and an unseen poem. These exams are scheduled as follows: Literature Paper 1 – Monday 18 th May 2015 Literature Paper 2 – Friday 22 nd May 2015
English GCSE – Key Information Past Papers Throughout the year, students will sit a series of past examination papers – particularly for IGCSE. These will be marked by class teachers and used to set personalised learning targets.
English GCSE – Key Information Useful Resources Past Papers Key Websites Revision/Booster Sessions
English GCSE – Key Information Parents – Investment and Engagement Open and clear communication with school Know deadlines and examination dates Discuss homework and coursework with your children Help The Academy deliver a consistent message
English Department Staff Mr Daniel Elsworth – Director of Learning/Year 11 Teacher – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Ms Amanda Gordon – Assistant Principal (Communications) – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Miss Fiona O’Sullivan – Vice Principal/Year 11 Teacher – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs Carmel Brady – Head of Sixth Form/Year 11 Teacher – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Miss Sarah Hughes – KS3 Coordinator/Year 11 Teacher – email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
6 th Form Assembly A Level Results 2014 – Our Best Results ever! 92% (2013) 100% (2014) Pass Rate A*-B 21.7% (2013) 36.3% (2014) A*-C 36.3% (2013) 72.5% (2014)
6 th Form Assembly Highest Achievers – Both GCE & Vocational Bobby Moore A* A B B going to Queen Mary to read Modern and Contemporary History. Shubham Kapoor A A B going to Birmingham to read Chemical Engineering with International and Industrial Study. Deborah Fashakin A* A B also going to Birmingham to read Law. Amelia Wellington A B B going to Exeter to read Philosophy and Sociology. Ayrton Jacobson double Distinction* A* A going to the CASS Business School. Stephen Robinson Distinctions going to Loughborough University to study Sport Management.
The Harefield Academy Strong systems for tracking students in achieving their potential A Sixth Form that’s right for YOU! Stimulating Diverse Inspiring Active Creative Unique Friendly Passionate SupportiveBoarding House Into the Sixth Form Evening Thursday 13 th November 2014 State-of-the-art facilities Bespoke Curriculum Leadership Opportunities A selection of academic and vocational courses Sporting Excellence Specialism www.theharefieldacademy.o rg A dedicated Post 16 team with a reputation for strong pastoral care Best results ever in summer 2014!