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Year 11 Core Subjects Information Evening

Year 11 Core Subjects Information Evening. GCSE English Language GCSE English Literature

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Year 11 Core Subjects Information Evening

GCSE English LanguageGCSE English Literature

English Language

40% controlled assessment60% examination (1 exam, 7th June 2016)

Speaking and Listening certificate

English Literature

25% controlled assessment75% examination (2 exams, 23rd and 27th May 2016)

Year 11

Currently, your son / daughter is:

Preparing for their Literature Unit 1 paperRecapping skills for their English Language exam (1 lesson a week this half term)

English Language/ Literature Controlled Assessments

Complete Students can reattempt these after school to improve grades

What well be doing

Homework tasks Study guidesPrep time

Exam Preparation: How you can help

100% attendance at lessonsAttend prep sessions regularlySupport with homeworkLet us knowHIGH EXPECTATIONS

A quick noteBBC BitesizeRevision Guides AQA (exam board for past papers & assessment criteria)York Notes (study guides for literary texts)

Science

Science coursesGCSE Biology, Chemistry and PhysicsGCSE Additional ScienceGCSE Science

Separate ScienceLinear GCSEs

Each GCSE consists of 3 unit examsThree exams make up 75% of qualification25% qualification from CAU (centre assessed unit)

Separate Science - When will they be assessed?Exam DatesB1= Tuesday 17th MayB2= Friday 10th JuneB3= Friday 10th JuneC1= Thursday 19th MayC2= Wednesday 15th JuneC3= Wednesday 15th JuneP1= Wednesday 25th MayP2= Friday 17th JuneP3= Friday 17th JuneCAU/ISAPractical HSW skills developed through yearSet block of time to complete in all sciencesInternal deadline of February75%25%

Additional ScienceLinear GCSE

GCSE consists of 2 unit examsTwo exams make up 75% of qualification25% qualification from CAU (centre assessed unit)

Additional Science - When will they be assessed?Exam DatesAS1= Friday 10th JuneAS2= Friday 17th JuneCAUPractical HSW skills developed through yearSet block of time to complete in all sciencesInternal deadline of February75%25%

ScienceLinear GCSE

GCSE made of 2 unit examsTwo exams make up 75% of qualification25% qualification from CAU (centre assessed unit)

Science - When will they be assessed?Exam DatesSCA1= Tuesday 17th MaySCA2= Wednesday 25th MayCAUPractical HSW skills developed through yearSet block of time to complete in all sciencesInternal deadline of February75%25%

What will they be assessed on?Separate science - Three exam papers all 1 hour longScience and Additional Science - Two exam papers both 1 hour 30 minutes longLinked to specific unit contentLists supplied to all students breaking down topics and skillsSpecifications available on Academy and AQA website

What will we do?The Science department will provide the following:

High impact lessons and homework activitiesAccess to online textbooks and revision supportMentoring to support individual needs and requirementsSmall group revision-focus before each examDrop in clinic every Monday night after schoolPre-exam booster sessionsLunch time intervention slots

How can you help?We would like you to support us by:Ensuring attendance is as near to 100% as possibleEmphasising the importance of achieving the standard requiredEncouraging your child to participate in any revision sessions offeredSupporting your child to complete all homework tasksEncouraging students to catch up missed work and read around the topicsInforming the school immediately of any issues or problems that we should be aware of.

Revision GuidesAvailable onlinePast exam papers available online as wellLetters for revision books can be collected from G8 or G9

Support onlineBBC Bitesize Edmodo (See G9 for group code)Doc Brownsand SAM learning are all excellent websites offering free resources and exam practice

GCSE Mathematics

Linear GCSE (100% of GCSE Grade)Examinations probably on 26th May and 9th June 2016

Results due in August 2016

What will they be assessed on?Linear

How can you help?We would like you to support us by:Ensuring attendance is as near to 100% as possible; Emphasising the importance of improvement;Encouraging your child to participate in all revision sessions offered;Supporting your child to complete all homework tasks set;Sitting with them when they are working on their maths (you dont have to teach them!)Maintaining a positive attitude towards maths!

What will we do?High quality teachingComprehensive materials and resources;Mentoring to support individual needs and requirements;Small group revision-focus on key topics/skills.

What students can doComplete all classwork and homework to the best of your ability;Focus on improving day by day, week by weekAttend all revision classesOnline revision courses;Good habits!

Revision Guides and CalculatorsSee Mrs. Plews before leaving.

A quick noteMyMaths.co.uk (Booster Pack tasks)Hegarty Maths (Videos and checklists)Videos available on YoutubeCorbett Maths (Videos, questions and exercises)Method Maths (Practice papers, marked instantly)

Thank you