Presentation on theme: "GCSE Core Subjects Launch"— Presentation transcript:
1 GCSE Core Subjects Launch Welcome toRalph Thoresby SchoolGCSE Core Subjects LaunchFor Year 10 students
2 GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGEThe context2 GCSE English qualifications:English LanguageEnglish literatureYear-on-year increases in expectations, particularly to achieve a grade C
3 Band 0 1 2 3 4 5 Approximate grade U G F E D C B A A* Band 0 1 2 3 4 5 2014BandApproximate gradeU G F E D C B A A*2011BandApproximate gradeU G F E D C B A A*
4 GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE – EDEXCEL Overview of the Qualification:EXAM – 60%CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT (CA) – 40%Unit 1- English Today 20% (CA / June 2014 entry)1A – Reading - compare 2 non-fiction texts (social networking) - CA/ 10%1 B Writing for Purpose & Audience (social networking) - CA/ 10%Unit 3 - The Spoken Language 20 % (CA / June 2014 entry)3B – Spoken Language Study - CA/ 10%3C – Writing for the Spoken Voice - CA/ 10%Unit 2 - The Writer’s Voice 60 %( Exam / Jun 2014 entry)2A – Novel - Exam/ 40%2B – Writing - Exam/ 20%
5 GCSE ENGLISH LITERATURE – EDEXCEL Overview of the Qualification:EXAM – 70%CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT (CA) – 25%Unit 3 – Drama 25%3A – Comparison of play & film version of The Merchant of Venice – 19%3B – Study of a contemporary drama text – 6%Unit 1 - Prose 50%1A Study of Animal Farm by George Orwell - Exam/ 25%1 B Study of Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck - Exam/ 25%Unit 2 – Poetry 25%2B – Response to unseen poetry (written by one of 15 named poets) – 10%2C – Comparison of 2 poems from the anthology – 15%
6 Controlled Assessments Replaced coursework 4 years agoCompleted in school / without support / exam conditionsApproximately 2 hours eachIn school3-4 weeks preparationStudy & prepare notesAt homePreparePracticeDiscussWork on notes
7 Y10Sum 2 (Year 9)Unseen poetry (English literature exam)Aut 1 (8)Drama (English literature CA)English language U2 writing practiceAut 2 (7)Novel (English literature exam)Spr 1 (6)U1 reading CASpr 2 (6)exam writing practiceU1 writingSum 1 (5)Sum 2 (7)U3 spoken language study CA
8 Revision strategies for reading: Read the novels. We strongly recommend that you buy the novelsOf Mice & Men and Animal FarmYou can order these from us todayUse websitesPractise annotating extractsMake notes on key characters & themesPractise writing about key characters and themesRevision guides We strongly recommend that you buy a revision guide.In school - £2
9 Revision strategies for writing (will also help for CA preparation) Read different types of texts & make notes on HOW they are written (for example newspaper & magazine articles, leaflets, formal letters and websites)Revise the features of different types of texts (e.g. writing persuade, argue, advise, inform, explain, comment and review)Practise writing for different purposes and audiencesPractise difficult spellingsRevise punctuation rules and practise applying themUse the websites below(only the section on commissioned writing)Revision guides We strongly recommend that you buy a revision guide.In school - £2.50
10 Thank you for your support. If you have any further enquiries please contactRuth Chuck (Leader of Learning in English at Ralph Thoresby) on orLucy Henderson (Key Stage 4 co-ordinator) on orcall
11 GCSE MathematicsNo coursework or controlled assessment.Entirely assessed by examinationsPaper 1 – Non Calculator (100 marks)Paper 2 – Calculator (100 marks)Increased difficulty and more functionality
12 Two tiers:Higher – Grades A* - DFoundation – Grades C - G
13 Functionality and problem solving: Students need to choose and use the most appropriate strategies to solve problems, e.g.
14 Functionality and problem solving: Students need to choose and use the most appropriate strategies to solve problems, e.g.
15 Revising for Maths:Little and often (throughout Years 10 and 11)Practise questionsAttend after school support (Mondays)Ask teachers for support or for additional work on specific topicsRepeat class work and homework activities that you have found difficult- Ensure notes are accurate- Use revision guides, mymaths, GCSE bitesize, justmaths
16 Thank you for your support. If you have any further enquiries please contactAvril McLeer(Leader of Learning in Maths at Ralph Thoresby) onorStewart McGill(Key Stage 4 co-ordinator) oncall
20 GCSE SCIENCEs – OCR 21st CENTURY SCIENCE Overview of the Qualifications:EXAM – 75%CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT (CA) – 25%
21 GCSE CORE SCIENCE – OCR 21st CENTURY SCIENCE Overview of the Qualification:EXAM – 75%CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT (CA) – 25%Biology –25%You and Your Genes, Keeping Healthy, Life on EarthChemistry - 25%Air Quality, Material Choices, Chemicals in Our LivesPhysics –25%The Earth in the Universe, Radiation and Life, Sustainable EnergyControlled Assessment – 25%Practical data analysis and Case Study of a controversial issue
22 GCSE ADDITIONAL SCIENCE – OCR 21st CENTURY SCIENCE Overview of the Qualification:EXAM – 75%CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT (CA) – 25%Biology –25%The Processes of Life, Growth and Development, Brain and MindChemistry - 25%Chemical Patterns, Chemicals of the Natural Environment, ChemicalSynthesisPhysics –25%Explaining Motion, Electric Circuits, Radioactive MaterialsControlled Assessment – 25%Practical Investigation
23 GCSE TRIPLE SCIENCE – OCR 21st CENTURY SCIENCE Overview of the Qualification:Same model as previous qualifications.EXAM – 75%CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT (CA) – 25%Students sit all the Core and Additional examinations for each of theSciences PLUS and extra unit – Further Biology, Further Chemistry, FurtherPhysics.Controlled assessment – no PDA or CS but a Practical investigation
24 Controlled Assessments Replaced coursework 3 years agoCompleted in school / initially with support (collecting data, carrying out investigations etc.) then written up in class without support / exam conditionsApproximately hours each although they are not time limited.
25 Thank you for your support. If you have any further enquiries please contactJane Morrell (Leader of Learning in Science at Ralph Thoresby) on orRichard Smith (Key Stage 4 co-ordinator) on orcall