8You get out of life what you put in to it StandardsEquipmentAttendancePunctualityRevision Sessions After SchoolSaturdays – After October Half TermHalf Term Revision ProgrammeParents’ Evening – 15th January 5:00 till 7:00pmMentoring1-1 Sessions – date before ChristmasMock Examinations 1st – 12th December and 9th – 20th MarchContact detailsReports – every 6 weeksYou get out of life what you put in to it
12GCSE Science - Key Information Exam InformationWe follow a three year curriculum at Key Stage 4 and we study the following Edexcel 2012 exam board qualifications:GCSE Science 2012B1 – Influences on lifeC1 – Chemistry in our worldP1 – Universal physicsGCSE Additional ScienceB2 – The components of lifeC2 – Discovering chemistryP2 – Physics for your futureGCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics (Triple Science)B3 – Using BiologyC3 – Chemistry in ActionP3 – Applications of Physics
14GCSE Science - Key Information Qualification structureEach GCSE is made up of three units of study.Each is worth 25% of the final mark.There will be:Multiple choice questionsShort answer questions6 mark questions with a spelling and grammar focus.
15GCSE Science - Key Information Qualification structureThe 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.PlanningObservationEvaluation
16GCSE Science - Key Information Year 11 – Sets 11.4, 11.5 and 11.6GCSE ScienceYear 9-11B1C1P1CA
17GCSE Science - Key Information Year 11 - Sets 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3YearGCSE Science andGCSE Additional Science10-11B2C2P2CA9-10B1C1P1
18GCSE Science - Key Information At Harefield, students follow one of three pathways:Year 11 – Triple Science:YearGCSE BiologyGCSE ChemistryGCSE Physics11B3C3P310B2C2P29B1C1P1CourseworkCA
19GCSE Science - Key Information AttendanceIf 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.
20GCSE Science - Key Information Exam datesQualificationUnitDayExam datesTriple ScienceScienceB1Tuesday12/05/15C1Thursday14/05/15P1Wednesday20/05/15Additional ScienceB2Friday05/06/15C209/06/15P212/06/15B3Monday15/06/15C317/06/15P319/06/15Exams are now ALL terminal.
21Triple Science Teachers Faculty Staff MembersTriple Science TeachersPhysicsChemistryBiologyMr P PatelMrs K GillettMr G Lottering
23Faculty Staff Members Science Teachers 11.4 Mr Hague11.5 Miss Brammer11.6 Mrs Monaghan
24GCSE 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!
25GCSE progress and revision Study and homework resources:CGP KS4 Science workbooks and revision guidesPearsonactivelearn.comLogonscience.comAfter school catch up
29Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Exam InformationExam Board – OCRLinear Examination – Both papers taken in the Summer of 2015Paper 1 – Non CalculatorPaper 2 – Calculator
30Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Key DatesExam paperExam DateWalk and Talk MockPaper 1 Non CalculatorThursday 21st May AMTBCPaper 2 CalculatorThursday 4th June AMMock ExamsDecember 2014March 2015During both mocks pupils will do both paper 1 and 2
31Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information How should you revise maths?Practise
32Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information What resources are available?Past paperMaths WatchRevision sessionsBBC bite size
33Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Past PapersA 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.
34Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Personalised Learning Feedback Sheets
35Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Personalised Learning Feedback SheetsThese 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.
36Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Maths Watch ClipsStudents can access the clips from FROG
38Mathematics 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).
39Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information EquipmentIt is essential that for each lesson and exam students bring the following equipment:-Pen (Blue/Black)Pencil/rubber/sharpenerRulerCompassProtractorScientific CALCULATOR
40Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information Mathematics Staff Contacts:-Sheila Hirani: Director of Learning - MathsRyan Connolly: Vice Principal/Teacher of MathsRobin Hall: Vice Principal/Teacher of MathsFamida Rawoot: Assistant Principal Raising Achievement/ Teacher of MathsRay Hague: Assistant Principal/Teacher of Maths and Science
41Director of Learning - English Daniel ElsworthDirector of Learning - English
43English GCSE – Key Information Course InformationThe course consists of TWO separate GCSEs:- English Language (IGCSE syllabus)- English Literature (AQA Syllabus)
44English GCSE – Key Information IGCSEIGCSE is the Language component of GCSE English. It comprises of 3 pieces of Coursework, a Speaking and Listening assignment and a terminal examination.
45English GCSE – Key Information IGCSE CourseworkAssignment 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.
46IGCSE ExaminationsStudents 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 words, Passage B will consist of words.
47English GCSE – Key Information GCSE LiteratureThe 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 18th May 2015Literature Paper 2 – Friday 22nd May 2015
48English GCSE – Key Information Past PapersThroughout 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.
49English GCSE – Key Information Useful ResourcesPast PapersKey WebsitesRevision/Booster Sessions
50English GCSE – Key Information Parents – Investment and EngagementOpen and clear communication with schoolKnow deadlines and examination datesDiscuss homework and coursework with your childrenHelp The Academy deliver a consistent message
51English Department Staff Mr Daniel Elsworth – Director of Learning/Year 11 Teacher –Ms Amanda Gordon – Assistant Principal (Communications) –Miss Fiona O’Sullivan – Vice Principal/Year 11 Teacher –Mrs Carmel Brady – Head of Sixth Form/Year 11 Teacher –Miss Sarah Hughes – KS3 Coordinator/Year 11 Teacher –
53A Level Results 2014 – Our Best Results ever! 6th Form Assembly6th Form AssemblyA Level Results 2014 – Our Best Results ever!Pass Rate92% (2013) % (2014)A*-B21.7% (2013) % (2014)A*-C36.3% (2013) % (2014)
54Highest Achievers – Both GCE & Vocational 6th Form Assembly6th Form Assembly6th Form AssemblyHighest Achievers – Both GCE & VocationalBobby 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.
55The Harefield Academy A Sixth Form that’s right for YOU! Stimulating Strong systems for tracking students in achieving their potentialA Sixth Form that’s right for YOU!StimulatingDiverseInspiringActiveCreativeUniqueFriendlyPassionateSupportiveBoarding HouseInto the Sixth FormEveningThursday 13th November 2014State-of-the-art facilitiesBespoke CurriculumLeadership OpportunitiesA selection of academic and vocational coursesSporting ExcellenceSpecialismA dedicated Post 16 team with a reputation for strong pastoral careBest results ever in summer 2014!