Y10 Curriculum Eve - FULL presentation

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Curriculum Information Evening
Thursday 8 October 2015
6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Main changes
Two qualifications:
English Language GCSE
English Literature GCSE
Coursework or Controlled
Assessment + exam
100% exam (plus separate SL
qualification)
Skills
assessed:
Reading,
writing,
speaking and
listening.
Focus on
Literature
over time.
Particular
focus on
unseen texts.
Old GCSE
Grade
equivalent
New
grades
A**
9
A*
8
A
7
B+
6
B/C
5
C-
4
D
3
E
2
F
1
Literature:
Shakespeare & 19th Century
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Macbeth/ Romeo and Juliet
The Sign of Four- Sherlock Holmes
Modern prose or drama
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An Inspector Calls
Blood Brothers
Animal Farm
English
Language
Paper 1 – 50%
Paper 2 – 50%
Spoken Language
(renamed S&L) –
separate award
Macbeth/
Romeo and
Juliet
The Sign of
Four- Sherlock
Holmes
An Inspector
Calls OR
Blood Brothers
OR
Animal Farm
English
Literature
Paper 1 – 40%
Paper 2 – 60%
How can I help my child in
English?
Encourage them to have copies
of the texts at home.
Read a range of fiction and nonfiction.
York Notes:
14th January
at Broadwayif your child
receives a
letter,
encourage
them to
attend
KS4 SCIENCE
Rebecca England
Head of Science
Rebecca Holmes Pearce
KS4 Coordinator
Two Routes
• GCSE Science Core A 
Additional Science award
• GCSE Separate Sciences (Biology,
Chemistry, Physics)
Core Science A – 2016 if teacher
recommended, or 2017.
B1
• Keeping healthy
• Coordination
and Control
• Medicine and
Drugs
• Adaptation
• Energy in
biomass
• Variation
• Evolution
Each 25%
C1
• Fundamental
ideas
• Rocks and
building
materials
• Metals and
their uses
• Crude oil and
fuels
• Products from
oil
• Plant oils
• Our changing
planet
P1
ISA
• Energy transfer
by heating
• Using energy
• Electrical
energy
• Generating
electricity
• Waves
• Electromagnetic
waves
• This is an
assessment of a
students
practical skills.
• It consists of
the following;
• A written
planning exam
• A practical
• A written
analysis exam
Additional Science – taken in 2017
B2
• Cells, tissues
and organs
• Organisms in
the
environment
• Enzymes
• Energy from
respiration
• Simple
inheritance in
animals and
plants
• Old and new
species
Each 25%
C2
• Structure and
bonding
• Structure and
properties
• How much?
• Rates and
energy
• Salts and
electrolysis
P2
• Motion
• Forces
• Work, energy
and
momentum
• Current
electricity
• Mains
electricity
• Radioactivity
• Energy from
the nucleus
ISA
• This is an
assessment of
a students
practical skills.
• It consists of
the following;
• A written
planning exam
• A practical
• A written
analysis exam
Separate Sciences – Biology (2016)
B1
• Keeping healthy
• Coordination
and Control
• Medicine and
Drugs
• Adaptation
• Energy in
biomass
• Variation
• Evolution
Each 25%
B2
• Cells, tissues
and organs
• Organisms in
the
environment
• Enzymes
• Energy from
respiration
• Simple
inheritance in
animals and
plants
• Old and new
species
B3
ISA
• Exchange of
materials
• Transporting
materials
• Keeping
internal
conditions
constant
• How humans
can affect the
environment
• This is an
assessment of a
students
practical skills.
• It consists of
the following;
• A written
planning exam
• A practical
• A written
analysis exam
Separate Sciences – Chemistry (2017)
C1
• Fundamental
ideas
• Rocks and
building
materials
• Metals and
their uses
• Crude oil and
fuels
• Products from
oil
• Plant oils
• Our changing
planet
Each 25%
C2
• Structure and
bonding
• Structure and
properties
• How much?
• Rates and
energy
• Salts and
electrolysis
C3
• The periodic
table
• Water
• Energy
Calculations
• Analysis and
Synthesis
• Organic
chemistry
Separate Sciences – Physics (2017)
P1
• Energy transfer
by heating
• Using energy
• Electrical
energy
• Generating
electricity
• Waves
• Electromagnetic
waves
Each 25%
P2
• Motion
• Forces
• Work, energy
and
momentum
• Current
electricity
• Mains
electricity
• Radioactivity
• Energy from
the nucleus
P3
ISA
• Medical
applications of
physics
• Using physics
to make
things work
• Using
magnetic
fields to keep
things moving
• This is an
assessment of
a students
practical skills.
• It consists of
the following;
• A written
planning exam
• A practical
• A written
analysis exam
Mock Exam dates –
2015/2016
Sciences:
W/C 12/10/15
W/C 30/11/15
W/C 18/1/16
W/C 11/4/16
W/C 6/6/16
AQA Exam dates - 2016
Core Science (if entered):
B1: 17th May 2016
C1: 19th May 2016
P1: 25th May 2016
Separate Sciences:
B1: 17th May 2016
th
B2: 10 June 2016
th
B3: 10 June 2016
Kite Learning
Platform
• Download revision
materials
• Listen to Revision
Podcasts
• Login through
Jackhunt website
More revision help
• The school shop sells discounted revision
guides
• Revision after school every Thursday
• Doddle – revision powerpoints and quizzes to
test knowledge
• GCSE bitesize revision
Tips for Success
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Encourage your child:
To ask for help always,
Attend Thursday help,
Practice exam questions,
Ask their teacher to put resources on Doddle
for them.
KS4 Maths Content - Building on from KS3
NUMBER
ALGEBRA
PROBABILITY
STATISTICS
RATIO,
PROPORTION and
RATES OF CHANGE
GEOMETRY
and
MEASURES
ASSESSMENT
3 PAPERS
Each 1 hour 30 minutes
Each worth 80 marks
Each worth 1/3 of the GCSE
PAPER 1 – Non Calculator
PAPERS 2 and 3 - Calculator
AO1 Use and apply standard techniques
(50% at Foundation tier; 40% at Higher tier)
AO2 Reason, interpret and communicate
mathematically
(25% at Foundation tier; 30% at Higher tier)
AO3 Solve problems within mathematics and in
other contexts
(25% at Foundation tier; 30% at Higher tier)
CHANGE IN SYLLABUS (COURSE CONTENT)
• The syllabus for the new GCSE has been expanded
greatly with new topics making an appearance at
both tiers (Still have Higher and Foundation)
• There has been a vast shift of content from the higher
to the foundation.
• E.g.
• Use the Sin, Cos and Tan ratios for right angled
triangles
• Use congruence criteria for triangle proofs
• Solve quadratic equations by factorising
CHANGE OF EXAM BOARD
KEY EXAM DATES: (PPEs)
PAPER 1 (NON CALCULATOR) – March TBC
PAPER 2 (CALCULATOR) – March TBC
EDEXCEL AWARDS (LEVELS 1 and 2) – MAY/JUNE 2016
NUMBER AND MEASURE
ALGEBRA
STATISTICAL METHODS
GCSE Maths
How parents can help
Have high expectations:
• Equipped for lessons
GCSE Maths
How parents can help
Have high expectations:
• Equipped for lessons
• 20-30 minutes of Maths every day
GCSE Maths
How parents can help
Have high expectations:
• Equipped for lessons
• 20-30 minutes of Maths every day
• Check Homework
GCSE Maths
How parents can help
Have high expectations:
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Equipped for lessons
20-30 minutes of Maths every day
Check Homework
Contact the teacher
GCSE Maths
How parents can help
Have high expectations:
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Equipped for lessons
20-30 minutes of Maths every day
Check Homework
Contact the teacher
Attendance at revision sessions
AFTER SCHOOL EVERY
TUESDAY
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… do their homework wherever,
whenever – even if you haven’t got
textbooks at home?
….do your
homework
on a computer or
tablet instead of
on paper?
Wouldn’t you
love it if your
child could…
…know how well they had
done as soon as they
finished their homework and
could improve their score?
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…do homework that was
packed with animations
and interactive activities,
not just text?
…have homework that
explained questions
they got wrong?
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Well, you can do all this with Doddle!
Doddle is an online homework and revision
resource that makes it easier for you to
understand what you’re covering in class.
Your child’s teachers can assign
them homework quizzes and use
Doddle in lessons. Or, your child can
use Doddle on their own to revise
and find extra help with other
homework.
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To log in to Doddle, go to www.doddlelearn.co.uk and click
on the login button at the top.
Enter your school name, username and password.
Your teacher will give you your username and
password at the end of this assembly.
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Doing your homework
On the home screen,
you’ll see your To Do list.
This lists your homework
across all subjects, in
order of how soon it’s due.
To complete a homework,
click on an assignment in
your To Do list.
You can then see all the quizzes your
teacher has assigned, as well as any
comments they’ve made.
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Improving your marks
Once you’ve completed a
quiz, it moves in to the
Completed tab.
You can then choose to
retake the quiz as many
times as you like. Your
teacher can see all your
scores.
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Revision
You don’t have to wait for your teacher to assign work.
With Doddle, you’ve got access to loads of revision
materials, so you can use Doddle whenever you need to:
revise for an exam or
end-of-unit test.
find out more about
a topic.
Click on ‘Browse’ to see all
your revision materials for
that subject.
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In Browse, you’ll find:
Presentations – in-depth introductions
to whatever you’re studying.
Worksheets – use these during exam
preparation to vary your revision.
Revision – quickly recap a topic when
you’re revising for exams.
Interactives – animations and
activities that let you see ideas
in action.
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Work Experience – Y10
7 – 18 March 2016
Why Work Placements Take
Place
• To experience a place of work (not training
for a career)
• To improve your skills (including
communication skills), qualities and knowledge
• Team Building.
• To gain confidence.
• Reports / comments from the employee can
be used as a reference in the future.
How the Selection Process
Works
• This starts in September.
• You will use Webview to view the work
placements available to make 4 selections
• Please note that ALL 4 choices count as
your 1st choice.
• READ the job description details - this will
be what you will be expected to do!
** Remember when making your choices that
you will need to get to and from the work
placement so please check where it is ***
• Your form will need to be printed once you have
made 4 choices and said HOW you are going to travel
to the placement.
• Then complete the rest of the form in pen.
• DEADLINE for completed forms: Friday 16 October
2015. Mrs Hinds will start allocating placements on
Monday 19th October 2015.
• Forms go to: Personal Tutor/Me/Miss Hinds – WEX
Co-ordinator/PDE Admin Support Office.
• Work Placements will be confirmed when the
employer accepts you!
• Some of you may have a placement chosen for you by
the WEX Team using the information you have
included in the bottom section of the form.
• You may need to attend an INTERVIEW with the
employer before the work placement starts.
Self Placements
• You can select a “Self Placement” with
an employer of your choice.
• If the employer is on the database then
you should use the form on Webview,
noting that you have already got
permission from the employer.
• Get a YELLOW form for a “Students
Own Placement” from me or Miss Hinds.
NHS & RAF Wittering
• If you would like to do your work
experience at RAF Wittering, you need
to apply to them direct. Application
form is included in the RAF booklet.
• Unfortunately, the NHS are no longer
taking students under the age of 16 for
work experience.
Important Points to remember
• On the back of the form sections on “Subjects
Studied/Hobbies+Interests/About You” are to
convince the employer why they should take YOU.
• DEADLINE for completed forms: 16th October 2015.
• Think about TRAVEL: How are you going to get to and
from the work place? This is your responsibility.
Check out the MAP.
• Work experience lasts for 2 weeks from 7 to 18
March 2016.
Credits will be awarded to
THE FIRST 150 STUDENTS
to hand in their fully
completed forms
THE FIRST HOUSE
to hand them all in will be
awarded with 150 POINTS
– make sure it’s
YOU !
Work Experience – How to log
in to Webview
All systems will need to be logged in to start the process as follows:
Go onto the Internet Link
Click on  Work Experience Database (bottom of the page)
Now use your individual User ID and password
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REMEMBER – Your passwords are VERY case sensitive – you only have 3
chances to successfully login otherwise you will be locked out.
If you cannot log in on you first attempt then raise your hand and someone
will check your password and help you to log in.
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GEOGRAPHY
Acting Curriculum Area Leader: Miss Jones
[email protected]
AQA Geography A
Course Outline
Unit 1 Physical
Geography
Section A - Restless Earth,
Living World
Section B - Water on the
Land
Unit 2 Human
Section A – Population
Geography
Change, Changing Urban
Environments
Section B – Tourism
Unit 3 Local Fieldwork Investigation
Exam – 1 hr 30
mins
37.5 %
Exam – 1 hr 30
mins
37.5 %
Controlled
Assessment
25 %
Dates for your Diary
Geography Mock Exams:
May-June 2016
Controlled Assessment:
Starts Summer Term 2016
To be arranged
Revision Sessions
Fieldwork Data Collection
What skills will I need to
master?
Photographs
/ cartoons
Diagrams
drawing of,
interpretation of
interpretation,
annotation
Numeracy
calculation,
graph and table
interpretation/
analysis
Literacy
Maps
location, symbols,
Ordnance Survey,
6 figure grid
references
command words
(describe, explain,
justify, define),
SPAG, PPS (Place
Specific
Statements)
How can I be a successful
Geographer?
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Useful Websites for Revision
Attend after school revision -starting
www.aqa.org.uk
before Mock exams
www.coolgeography.co.uk
Attend the Saturday Schools that will be
GCSE
Bitesize Geography
on offer
Complete homework on time- past papers,
practice what the examiner is looking for
Keep your a tracker sheet up to date –
easy to see the progress you are making
Use your Personalised Learning Checklist
(PLC) to self review and find your areas
that need more focus
Make sure classwork is up to date – catch
up on any work missed using your learning
programme
Example from
Foundation
Paper- Unit 2
(Human)
Maximum
grade= C
Example from
Higher PaperUnit 2 (Human)
Maximum
grade: A*
Examiners Comment:
Consistently accurate
and with correct
grammar and spelling
throughout. The
candidate has used a
wide range of specialist
terms with ease and
there is general fluency
at appropriate points in
their answer. Whilst not
faultless the candidate
has an effective control
over their meaning in
the context of the
question.
HISTORY
Revision help from the Jack Hunt History department
TWO ROUTES
Modern
Ancient
YEAR 10 – Edexcel
Modern World History
Year 10 – OCR
Ancient History
July 2016: Controlled
Assessment
November 2016 –
Controlled Assessment
YEAR 11 – Edexcel
Modern World History
Exam June 2017
Exam May-June 2017
TWO ROUTES
CORE – Edexcel
Modern World
OCR Ancient History
Unit 2 – Germany
1918-1939
Unit 1 – Greeks at War
490-470BC
Unit 3 – Britain 19061928
Unit 4 – Controlled
Assessment - Egypt
Unit 4: Controlled
Assessment
Unit 2 – Hannibal and
Rome
Unit 1: International
Relations – Cold War
Unit 3 – Agrippina
HOW TO PREPARE
• Test yourself: This exam is knowledge based. It is crucial to have
a checklist of everything you need to revise. Test yourself once
a week – and revise at least 30 minutes a week.
• Break the information down: Create flash cards or mindmaps
using software like www.examtime.com.
• Practice exam questions: Make sure that you repeat exam
questions time and time again until you better your target
grade. Only move on once you have got the knack of how to
answer a question.
• Read around the subject: Reading additional information will
help you develop a better understanding and make revision
easier.
• Useful revision material
• Modern World - Edexcel GCSE Modern World History Revision
Guide 2nd edition ISBN 978-1471831720
• Ancient History - johndclare.net
WHAT DOES JACK HUNT
OFFER?
• Web page: Most materials are available on Kite
• Catch up sessions: Every Thursday
• Jack Hunt revision guides: We have created our own revision
guides to help our students revise. These guides are created
for different ability groups – and will help students get better
help. Revision material is also on ‘kite’.
• Personalised help: Students can email their history teacher
with any questions – or answers to mark. We will do our best
to reply quickly.
• Saturday School: Whilst we have open revision days in Easter
and Summer half term – we invite students who are
underachieving to our revision mornings.
Languages
GCSE
French
Spanish
Urdu
Top tips to improve reading + Listening
• Top 40 vocabulary areas:
• Days + months – numbers – time – home – rooms in the house –
content of each room – materials (like wool, wood etc…) –
housework – school subject – school equipment – meat –
vegetables – Fruit – on the table (knife, plate, glass etc…) – snack –
drinks – restaurant/café – sports – body parts – illness – family
members – clothes – free time – cinema (film types) – hotel – street
(the corner, a pedestrian …) – town building – shops – countryside
(river, mountain…) – animals and pets – colours – directions –
weather – jobs – transport – car (petrol, brakes, break down…) –
train (return ticket, railway…) – countries – nationalities
• Learn 5 new words from each topic area – go up a grade
• Learn 10 new words from each topic area – go up 2 grades
Top tips to improve reading + Listening
• Use past papers and specimen papers from your board
but also other boards (AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR, WJEC – find
the papers on their websites)
• Use Vocab express regularly (10 minutes every day will
allow you to repeat topics several times to achieve
maximum retention of vocabulary)
• Read for pleasure (Mary Glasgow magazines – using
some online reading for Urdu too)
• Listen to French / Spanish / Urdu as much as possible
(Youtube, radio… with script whenever possible)
• Don’t give up!
8 things to look out for speaking
• Pronunciation and fluency (use Voki and Cue
prompter)
• Spontaneity
• Longer sentences
• Range of structures, vocabulary and tenses
• Accuracy
• A lot of RELEVENT and ORGANISED information
• Opinions and points of view
• Detailed descriptions
6 things to look out for writing
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Longer sentences
Range of structures, vocabulary and tenses
Accuracy
A lot of RELEVENT and ORGANISED
information
• Opinions and points of view
• Detailed descriptions
10 BRONZE RULES: Grade D to Grade C
• Don’t repeat any verb, noun or adjective.
• Don’t give boring information e.g. eating sandwiches, drinking
lemonade
• Give as much information and detail as you can. e.g. not just a
brother but an older or younger brother
• Use a variety of tenses.
• Give opinions and justify them
• Try to avoid the verbs you learnt in year 7.
• Don’t stray from the task you have been set. If you are asked about
your family, don't talk about your house.
• Use longer sentences.
• When asked what you did, reply with 5 verbs in the preterite tense.
• When asked to describe something, give at least 5 pieces of
information.
8 SILVER RULES: Grade C to Grade B
• Always try to give answers of at least 20 words
• Don’t always use “I”, talk about other people too (he/she, we, most
people…)
• Use connectives to join ideas (to begin with, then, next, afterwards,
and finally)
• Instead of saying “I did this…” try saying “I decided to do this…”
• Try adding extra verbs with expressions like “before doing…” /
“after doing…” / “in order to do…” / “whilst doing…”
• Use different tenses within the past; perfect and imperfect (I did / I
was doing)
• Do the same with the future; near future and simple future (I am
going to do / I will do)
• Use idiomatic expressions like without wasting a moment / all of a
sudden
8 GOLD RULES: Grade B to Grade A-A*
• Show off! Use ambitious language.
• Make sure you add as much detail as possible (make sure it
is relevant though!)
• Don’t use language you learnt in year 7 or 8. How many
ways can you find to say you like something?
• How many adjectives and adverbs did you include?
• Use complicated verbs, reflexive verbs
• Avoid “very”, use “truly”
• How many idioms do you have? Do you have a list of
idioms that you can refer to regularly?
• Make longer sentences using whilst / whereas – where – so
– who/which
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