Welcome to our Year 11 Parent’s Seminar and Career’s Fair Aspire Together, Work Together, Achieve Together Introduction Mrs Helen Robinson Acting Vice Principal [email protected] University of Cumbria Talks How to help your child study Located in Room 10 at: •6.15pm •6.30pm •6.45pm How we can work together to support your child through their GCSEs Mrs Rebecca Roseblade Head of Year 11 [email protected] How we can work together to support your child through their GCSEs Mr Phil Moody Progress Leader for KS4 [email protected] Mathematics Revision Mrs Fiona Marsden Subject Leader of Maths [email protected] Examination Dates (Provisional) • Paper 1 – 4th June (just over 100 maths lessons left!) • Paper 2 – 8th June • Further Maths – 15th and 18th June • Statistics – 19th June Maths Websites • www.mymaths.co.uk • www.samlearning.com • http://www.waldomaths.com • http://studymaths.co.uk/ • http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/maths Maths Websites • http://www.hegartymaths.com/ • http://www.mathsguru.co.uk • www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/ • www.mathscard.co.uk/apps Revision Guides and Workbooks • All Year 11 students have been given a CGP revision guide. • GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide (with online edition) - Higher • Corresponding workbooks are available for sale at the cost price of £2 • GCSE Maths Edexcel Workbook (with online edition) - Higher Drop-in Sessions • Monday with Mrs Joel (Foundation) • Wednesday with Mr Smith, Mrs Marsden or Mrs Joel. • Friday with Ms York Essential Equipment • Scientific Calculator • Black Pens • Pencil • Ruler • Protractor • Pair of Compasses • Rubber • (Geometry Set) English Revision Ms Julia Ingham Subject Leader of English [email protected] Overview for English/ English Language • Unit 1 – Exam (2 hours 15 mins) 60% • Unit 2 - Speaking and Listening- 3 oral tasks (presenting, discussing and role-play) assessed separately and given a certificate • Unit 3 – Controlled assessments- assignments completed in school– 40% How to prepare CGP English Revision booklets – • Understanding Non-Fiction texts ; • Producing non-fiction and creative writing; • Spoken Language Study • UNIT 1 PRACTICE PAPERS- from subject teachers and AQA websites • Booster sessions after school • Clinic attendance at February and Easter • Curriculum mentor support in school- 1x1 support Online English Resources • English Bitesize – support with controlled assessments; Speaking and Listening tips and Unit 1 exam practice; • Edmodo- personalised resources for each class; • Sam Learning – unit 1 practice questions; • AQA http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/newgcses/english/englishmaterials.php • Creative writing- writing for moving images, commissioned writing, recreations of original texts, narrative writing, writing from personal experience - 'Me, myself and I‘ • Speaking and listening- articulation, body language, content, speaking and listening tasks • Spoken language study- listening to how we speak, capturing data, understanding different contexts, social change and technology • Reading- what are non-fiction texts, reading non-fiction texts: questions • Writing- non-fiction texts, genre, audience, purpose and style, writing to advise, writing to inform, explain and describe, writing to argue • Extended reading- writing a controlled assessment, themes and ideas, characterisation and voice, writing an exam answer GCSE Literature • One piece of controlled assessment – Shakespeare and poetry comparison- 25% • Unit 2 poetry – comparison of poems from an Anthology and an unseen poetry analysis-35% • Unit 3 - Exam based on an extract from a Novel and a choice of question based on characters and themes from a modern play40% Literature • • • • • • • • • • • Sparknotes - online free Literature resource AQA revision on set texts: Moon on the Tide Anthology poems; The Crucible; An Inspector Calls; To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men. AQA Audio and revision questions CGP Poetry Anthology – Conflict or Character and voice CGP Text Guide GCSE Unseen poetry guide – Higher or Foundation Science Revision Miss Laura Denton Subject Leader of Science [email protected] Science Courses: • GCSE Additional (Year 11) • GCSE Core (Year 10) • Triple Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology GCSE’s) • BTEC Applications (Year 11) • BTEC Principles (Year 10) GCSE Additional KEY AREAS B2 Literacy; B2.1 has 53 subject specific terms B2.2 has 39 subject specific terms B2.3 has 76 subject specific terms C2 Abstract ideas; Ionic, Covalent and Metallic bonding Numeracy; Chemical calculations P2 Numeracy; Being able to re-arrange equations will give students on average a 1/3 of their mark without having tackled content Literacy Use foldables, keyword fans, and mind maps created in the classroom or as homework to test recall of definitions and facts. Every chemistry exam contains a copy of the Periodic table http://gcsepastpapers.blogspot.co.uk/ Exam Dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015 B2 5th June 2015 C2 9th June 2015 P2 th 12 June 2015 GCSE Physics Exam dates Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015 P1 20th May 2015 P2 12th June 2015 P3 19th June 2015 BTEC Applications Exam Dates Students have sat external examination this month – results in January 2015 Re-sits available on the following dates: • 2nd March 2015 • 22nd May 2015 Keys to Success Encourage and Support your child to; • Revise keyword definitions; • Explain key concepts to you; • Complete Practice exam papers; ALSO: • Reward revision and homework; • Purchase discounted revision guides from the technicians office.