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1 Welcome to our Year 11 Parent’s Seminar and Career’s Fair Aspire Together, Work Together, Achieve Together

2 Introduction Mrs Helen Robinson Acting Vice Principal

3 University of Cumbria Talks How to help your child study Located in Room 10 at: 6.15pm 6.30pm 6.45pm

4 How we can work together to support your child through their GCSEs Mrs Rebecca Roseblade Head of Year 11

5 How we can work together to support your child through their GCSEs Mr Phil Moody Progress Leader for KS4

6 Mathematics Revision Mrs Fiona Marsden Subject Leader of Maths

7 Examination Dates (Provisional) Paper 1 – 4 th June (just over 100 maths lessons left!) Paper 2 – 8 th June Further Maths – 15 th and 18 th June Statistics – 19 th June

8 Maths Websites

9 Maths Websites

10 Revision Guides and Workbooks All Year 11 students have been given a CGP revision guide. GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide (with online edition) - Higher Corresponding workbooks are available for sale at the cost price of £2 GCSE Maths Edexcel Workbook (with online edition) - Higher

11 Drop-in Sessions Monday with Mrs Joel (Foundation) Wednesday with Mr Smith, Mrs Marsden or Mrs Joel. Friday with Ms York

12 Essential Equipment Scientific Calculator Black Pens Pencil Ruler Protractor Pair of Compasses Rubber (Geometry Set)

13 English Revision Ms Julia Ingham Subject Leader of English

14 Overview 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 certificate Unit 3 – Controlled assessments- assignments completed in school– 40%

15 How to prepare CGP English Revision booklets – Understanding Non-Fiction texts ; Producing non-fiction and creative writing; Spoken Language Study UNIT 1 PRACTICE PAPERS- from subject teachers and AQA websites Booster sessions after school Clinic attendance at February and Easter Curriculum mentor support in school- 1x1 support

16 Online 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 materials.php

17 Creative writing- writing for moving images, commissioned writing, recreations of original texts, narrative writing, writing from personal experience - 'Me, myself and I‘ Creative writing Speaking and listening- articulation, body language, content, speaking and listening tasks Speaking and listening Spoken language study- listening to how we speak, capturing data, understanding different contexts, social change and technology Spoken language study Reading- what are non-fiction texts, reading non-fiction texts: questions Reading Writing- non-fiction texts, genre, audience, purpose and style, writing to advise, writing to inform, explain and describe, writing to argue Writing Extended reading- writing a controlled assessment, themes and ideas, characterisation and voice, writing an exam answer Extended reading

18 GCSE Literature One 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%

19 Literature 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 and Of Mice and Men. AQA Audio and revision questions CGP Poetry Anthology – Conflict or Character and voice CGP Text Guide GCSE Unseen poetry guide – Higher or Foundation

20 Science Revision Miss Laura Denton Subject Leader of Science

21 Science 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)

22 GCSE Additional

23 KEY AREAS B2 Literacy; B2.1 has 53 subject specific terms B2.2 has 39 subject specific terms B2.3 has 76 subject specific terms C2Abstract ideas; Ionic, Covalent and Metallic bonding Numeracy; Chemical calculations P2Numeracy; Being able to re-arrange equations will give students on average a 1/3 of their mark without having tackled content

24 Use foldables, keyword fans, and mind maps created in the classroom or as homework to test recall of definitions and facts. Literacy

25 Every chemistry exam contains a copy of the Periodic table



28 Exam Dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23 rd March 2015 B25 th June 2015 C29 th June 2015 P212 th June 2015

29 GCSE Physics Exam dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23 rd March 2015 P120 th May 2015 P212 th June 2015 P319 th June 2015

30 BTEC Applications

31 Exam Dates Students have sat external examination this month – results in January 2015 Re-sits available on the following dates: 2 nd March 2015 22 nd May 2015

32 Keys 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.

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