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1 GCH Languages College, GCH MFL Department: Mock GCSE Examination How do I revise? How do I get a high grade?

2 Where are you now? By this stage in the 2 year GCSE course you will have completed your Year 10 Mock examinations and you will have completed the following coursework; A) Profile of a famous person 1.1(NC) B) Account of a holiday 2.2(CC) C) My ideal Future Job 4.4 (NC) D) Am I fit and healthy 3.3 (CC) (being prepared for the Mock GCSE)

3 Aim high! By this stage you should now have had the opportunity to speak to your teacher (personal interview) about…. A) your year 10 mock results B) your coursework to date C) your personal targets (with teachers support) for the yr 11 mocks and for GCSE (remember you should be aiming to go up at least one grade between the mock and the final examinations)

4 The 4 skills Remember there are 4 examinations; A) Reading H/F(H =40 mins + 5 mins reading time, F = 30 mins + 5 mins reading time) B) Listening H/F(H=40 mins + 5 mins reading, F = 30 mins + 5 mins reading time) C) Oral H/F (H = higher role-play mins GC, F=foundation role play mins GC) D) Coursework (3 pieces, at least 1 in controlled conditions)

5 So how do you decide? Your teacher will have a recommendation and will ultimately make the final decision. Your teacher will use your year 10 mock examinations as evidence. You can demonstrate improvement by doing extra past papers to help your teacher Can you use 3 tenses confidently? What grade are you aiming for?

6 Reading Examination Resources and suggestions - Spanish GCSE revision packs (available from M38 language office Mon-Weds) - Your book - bbc bitesize Spanish/French (F&H!) - (reading materials) - (GCSE section) - Ashcombe MFL student resources - Past papers (see your teacher) - Revision suggestions – Do at least one reading activity per week - Focus on examination technique and practice T/F/? Activities and 3 box tense activities - Attend any clubs

7 Listening Examination Resources and suggestions - Spanish GCSE revision packs +TAPES! (available from M38 language office Mon-Weds) - bbc bitesize Spanish/French (F&H!) - (listening materials) - Ashcombe MFL student resources – listening materials - (GCSE section) - GCH blog - Past papers (see your teacher) - Revision suggestions – Do at least one listening activity per week - Focus on examination technique - Practice predicting answers and note taking - Attend any clubs

8 Oral Examination Resources and suggestions - Speaking booklets - Sample My Best Friend presentation - Use your coursework if you know it is good to complete your booklet! - Ashcombe MFL student resources – Video materials (remember you can use the transcripts) - (GCSE section) - GCH blog - Spanish GCSE revision packs (available from M38 language office Mon- Weds) - bbc bitesize Spanish/French (F&H!) - Past Role plays - Attend any clubs - Work with the FLA / a tutor - Revision suggestions – learn your presentation and questions off by heart - Make sure you know 3 tenses - Practice with a friend/parent/older brother/sister

9 Coursework Examination Resources and suggestions - Stick to deadlines - Your exercise book, homework, class work, woksheets and sample coursework provided - FLA - Ashcombe mfl (video resources) - (GCSE section) - GCH blog - Make sure you include, opinions, connectives, negatives, you justify your answers, vary language, make it original, use a wide range of tenses etc - Get a friend to check it - Ensure you have no less than a C on any piece ***Coursework in theory should be something you can get a high grade in and have completed before Christmas. If you do not have a high enough grade it is up to you to arrange a time to improve your work with your teacher!***

10 Sixth form mentor In yr 11 you may have to opportunity to work with a Sixth Former to prepare for your examinations. If you do please ensure you attend regularly and make the most of the opportunity, unfortunately not every girl will have access to a mentor.

11 Full resource list (GCSE section) show_revisions?x=&p_subj_id=8 show_revisions?x=&p_subj_id=8 GCH Blog Speaking booklet MFL department revision pack Past papers Invest in a revision guide (Letts for exam) that has sample questions and the answers for you to work through.

12 Start now! Allez! Ahora vamos! The mocks GCSEs are a chance for you to work out your strengths and weakness To demonstrate that you are able to cope with a higher paper To re-familiarise yourself with examination content etc You should also use this opportunity to prepare a revision timetable and to start your GCSE revision for the real exams Start to summarise topics, revise grammar, learn key sections off by heart and practice past papers It is up to you now, remember there is not enough class time to thoroughly prepare for these important examinations, so your independent study skills are key! Good luck/Bonne Chance/Suerte


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