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Edexcel Additional Science exam preparation Richard Betteley Head of Science Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org Specification can be found at: http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/GCSE-science-2011/Pages/specifications.aspx All tonight’s information and other useful revision material can be found at: http://www.nchs.org.uk/ http://www.nchs.org.uk/
In the next 10 mins…. What kind of things will be in the exam? Styles of questioning: knowledge, application, evaluation Revision pack - instructions of where to find resources, plus a starter pack for you to take away
Supporting Science Revision How should students be revising? – 3 styles of question, testing 3 different skills
Learn all the definitions and keywords. Be able to label diagrams with keywords and be able to describe processes Be able to explain why processes happen. Be able to use equations (magic triangles). Be able to describe & explain trends in results (from tables or graphs) Be able to state the facts & say why one argument is better than another.
Things to do Sit down and sort a plan of when revision will be done. Morning, afternoon or evening, which days can it be done over half-term. How much time each day? Be realistic. Go through checklists/syllabus together and highlight areas that need most attention. (smiley face it when it has been tested?) Make sure there are no distractions: ban use of X-Box/ playstation/ ipad/phone(!?) / facebook(!!?!) etc. for 3 weeks!! Or use it as a bribe if enough revision has been done each day! (Don’t use the phone as a calculator – buy a calculator that you can take in the exam) Make sure that a table or desk is available with a good amount of light. Students should try to eat well and sleep well. Keep hydrated. Don’t Procrastinate!!! Start Revising!!!! With the understanding that sometimes some things will be difficult! and breaks will be needed.
How should students be revising 1.Learn definitions – Flash cards, making lists etc make mind maps (fill in revision sheets from tonight) 2.Do recall and short application questions from revision guide (all students have one) 3.Core Science Specimen Paper Questions from http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/GCSE- science-2011/Pages/The-exams.aspx http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gcse/GCSE- science-2011/Pages/The-exams.aspx (look at GCSE Additional Science)
Revision Pack Revision Checklist – check this off with your child – or check that they have checked it. If they have, look at the relevant pages from the revision guide and test them!! Mind maps and answers – tests understanding and great resource as notes Youtube channel: http://www.my-gcsescience.com/http://www.my-gcsescience.com/ BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ Students already have CGP exam papers Teachers will be giving more out over the week Use specimen papers from Edexcel
Dates of exams Biology – 5 th June Chemistry – 9 th June Physics – 12 th June
Revising the night before the exam? It is most probably too late to learn the whole syllabus at this stage! But it is useful to look over notes and keeping key definitions fresh in the mind It is not the time to do that question that you always got wrong! It is time to keep calm and maintain confidence in what you do know Getting a good night’s sleep, eating well and keeping hydrated is important to keep concentration up.
On the day of the exam Students must have a clear pencil case with: – a couple of sharp pencils – A rubber – A couple of black pens – A ruler – A calculator An filled exam pencil case can be bought from the library at school.
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