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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 Subject Leader of Maths
Mathematics Revision Mrs Fiona Marsden Subject Leader of Maths

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

17 Creative 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 tasks Spoken language study- listening to how we speak, capturing data, understanding different contexts, social change and technology Reading- what are non-fiction texts, reading non-fiction texts: questions Writing- non-fiction texts, genre, audience, purpose and style, writing to advise, writing to inform, explain and describe, writing to argue Extended reading- writing a controlled assessment, themes and ideas, characterisation and voice, writing an exam answer

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 Subject Leader of Science
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) 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.

22 GCSE Additional 4 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.

23 KEY AREAS B2 Literacy; B2.1 has 53 subject specific terms
C2 Abstract ideas; Ionic, Covalent and Metallic bonding Numeracy; Chemical calculations P2 Numeracy; Being able to re-arrange equations will give students on average a 1/3 of their mark without having tackled content Key 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.

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

25 Every 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.

26 Choose the right formula, pick out key data from the question, re-arrange and calculate

27 Edexcel specification

28 Exam Dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015
B2 5th June 2015 C2 9th June 2015 P2 12th June 2015

29 GCSE Physics Exam dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015
P1 20th May 2015 P2 12th June 2015 P3 19th June 2015

30 BTEC Applications 4 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.

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