10Revision Guides and Workbooks All Year 11 students have been given a CGP revision guide.GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide (with online edition) - HigherCorresponding workbooks are available for sale at the cost price of £2GCSE Maths Edexcel Workbook (with online edition) - Higher
11Drop-in Sessions Monday with Mrs Joel (Foundation) Wednesday with Mr Smith, Mrs Marsden or Mrs Joel.Friday with Ms York
12Essential Equipment Scientific Calculator Black Pens Pencil Ruler ProtractorPair of CompassesRubber(Geometry Set)
13Subject Leader of English English RevisionMs Julia InghamSubject Leader of English
14Overview for English/ English Language Unit 1 – Exam (2 hours 15 mins) 60%Unit 2 - Speaking and Listening- 3 oral tasks (presenting, discussing and role-play) assessed separately and given a certificateUnit 3 – Controlled assessments- assignments completed in school– 40%
15How to prepare CGP English Revision booklets – Understanding Non-Fiction texts ;Producing non-fiction and creative writing;Spoken Language StudyUNIT 1 PRACTICE PAPERS- from subject teachers and AQA websitesBooster sessions after schoolClinic attendance at February and EasterCurriculum mentor support in school- 1x1 support
16Online English Resources English Bitesize – support with controlled assessments; Speaking and Listening tips and Unit 1 exam practice;Edmodo- personalised resources for each class;Sam Learning – unit 1 practice questions;AQA - materials.php
17Creative writing- writing for moving images, commissioned writing, recreations of original texts, narrative writing, writing from personal experience - 'Me, myself and I‘Speaking and listening- articulation, body language, content, speaking and listening tasksSpoken language study- listening to how we speak, capturing data, understanding different contexts, social change and technologyReading- what are non-fiction texts, reading non-fiction texts: questionsWriting- non-fiction texts, genre, audience, purpose and style, writing to advise, writing to inform, explain and describe, writing to argueExtended reading- writing a controlled assessment, themes and ideas, characterisation and voice, writing an exam answer
18GCSE LiteratureOne piece of controlled assessment – Shakespeare and poetry comparison- 25%Unit 2 poetry – comparison of poems from an Anthology and an unseen poetry analysis-35%Unit 3 - Exam based on an extract from a Novel and a choice of question based on characters and themes from a modern play- 40%
19Literature Sparknotes - online free Literature resource AQA revision on set texts:Moon on the Tide Anthology poems;The Crucible;An Inspector Calls;To Kill A Mockingbird andOf Mice and Men.AQA Audio and revision questionsCGP Poetry Anthology – Conflict or Character and voiceCGP Text GuideGCSE Unseen poetry guide – Higher or Foundation
20Subject Leader of Science Science RevisionMiss Laura DentonSubject Leader of Science
21Science Courses: GCSE Additional (Year 11) GCSE Core (Year 10) Triple Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology GCSE’s)BTEC Applications (Year 11)BTEC Principles (Year 10)GCSE and BTEC courses followed in Year 11. Dual Award students completed GCSE Core in Year 10 and are now following GCSE Additional. Triple students completed Biology and chemistry in Year 10 and are now working on their final GCSE Physics. BTEC students completed Principles in Year 10 and have started BTEC Applications in Year 11.
22GCSE Additional4 units, one internal controlled assessment worth 25%, marked by your child’s teacher and externally moderated by Edexcel. 75% of the course is assessed by terminal exams all in June. No re-sits – one shot only. Each unit is a 1 hour paper on separate days.
23KEY AREAS B2 Literacy; B2.1 has 53 subject specific terms C2 Abstract ideas; Ionic, Covalent and Metallic bondingNumeracy; Chemical calculationsP2 Numeracy; Being able to re-arrange equations will give students on average a 1/3 of their mark without having tackled contentKey areas on the GCSE Additional course that students find difficult are; Biology, over 170 keywords – some students have said it’s like learning a new language. Chemistry has a lot of abstract ideas that students find difficult to visualise and formulas for calculations must be recalled from memory and re-arranged as necessary.
24LiteracyUse foldables, keyword fans, and mind maps created in the classroom or as homework to test recall of definitions and facts.
25Every chemistry exam contains a copy of the Periodic table Understanding how the Periodic Table is organised will help students to work out answers to electron arrangement, ionic and covalent bonding questions.
26Choose the right formula, pick out key data from the question, re-arrange and calculate
28Exam Dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015 B2 5th June 2015C2 9th June 2015P2 12th June 2015
29GCSE Physics Exam dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015 P1 20th May 2015P2 12th June 2015P3 19th June 2015
30BTEC Applications4 units each worth 25%. 75% internally assessed by class teachers, a sample is moderated by Edexcel. The exam is worth 25% and must be attended or your child cannot pass the qualification. Attendance is crucial to gaining the BTEC qualifications.
31Exam DatesStudents have sat external examination this month – results in January 2015Re-sits available on the following dates:2nd March 201522nd May 2015
32Keys to Success Encourage and Support your child to; Revise keyword definitions;Explain key concepts to you;Complete Practice exam papers;ALSO:Reward revision and homework;Purchase discounted revision guides from the technicians office.