Prospective Parents Evening Presentation

All pupils in:
Mrs Dade
Miss Wilson
Miss Lukaszewska
Mrs Bullough (Miss Millard!)
will sit the Edexcel higher GCSE exam on the 9th June (Non Calc)
and 14th June (Calc).
All pupils in:
Miss Harrison
Mr Whitmore
Mrs Rennie
Miss Pettit
Mrs Terry
will sit the OCR Foundation GCSE exams on the 26th May (Non Calc)
and 9th June (Calc).
A small group of students may be selected to sit the Edexcel level 2
Certificate (IGCSE) following mock exam results. This is equivalent to a
What support is available
• Revision sessions - Every Monday night until 4:00pm
(currently just for those sitting an exam in November)
• Revision guides and workbooks available to buy
• Maths Watch
• My Maths – online maths revision website available for all pupils to access
at home
• Past exam papers covered in lessons & homework
• Any questions / concerns do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bullough
Tips for getting the best grade possible:
-Bring your calculator to every lesson
and know how to use it.
- Have a mathematical equipment set
and know how to use it.
-Listen to the advice your teacher gives
you – they know best!
- Show all working out even on a
calculator paper
Tips for getting the best grade possible:
-Attempt all questions
- Revise
- Ask for help when you get stuck
- Do your homework!
What topics to revise
There are hundreds of topics you are expected
to know for your GCSE so which ones should you
Our advice is to ensure you
understand how to move the
ambers to green. This shouldn’t
need much work
Once this is complete pick a red
topic to revise.
This should be one which you
should be able to do but can’t YET.
(I would recommend the one
closest to the top of the page as
this is usually the easiest)
Continue until you understand all
questions on the paper.
Remember it is OK to ask for help.
This will be repeated after every
exam paper
How to approach the reading section of your PPE exam
AQA (sets 1,2,3,4,7,8,9)
iGCSE (sets 5 and 6)
 The reading section is
worth 50% of the marks
available in the exam
 80% of the iGCSE exam
marks are reading
AQA – question 3
iGCSE – question 3
Exemplar question 1 (8 marks)
Exemplar question 3 (15 marks)
From the text, what do you learn
about the importance of walking?
What are the benefits of walking and
what is the advice given to improve
fitness, according to the passage?
Look at the non-fiction source that you have been given on your tables.
Read through the source as a group and highlight any parts of the source
that can help you to answer the exemplar exam questions above
 Regular reading
 Non-fiction reading
 Summarising what you have read
 Regular reading for enjoyment
 10 to 16 year-olds who read for pleasure do better at school. (2013 research by Dr Alice Sullivan
and Matt Brown from the Institute of Education)
 Parents are the most important reading role models for children and young people.
(National Literacy Trust, Reaching Out with Role Models, April 2009)
 Reading books is the only out-of-school activity for 16-year-olds demonstrably linked
to securing managerial or professional jobs. (Skills for Life Survey: Headline findings, Department for
Business Innovation and Skills, 2011)
 It can reduce stress levels by 68%. (Centre for Economic Performance's Mental Health Policy Group, 2012)
 The writing section of the exam is worth 50% and comprises of 2 extended
response questions
Key preparation
 Revise and understand how to approach different writing purposes
 Make sure you are aware of the purpose of your writing
 Vary your vocabulary
 Remember your basics
 For each mark on the exam paper you have 1 minute and 30
 For each mark you have 2 minutes
You should plan how you are going to use your time before
you enter the exam. E.g.
You should plan how you are going to use
your time before you enter the exam. E.g.
 Q1 – 12 minutes for 8 marks
 Q2 – 12 minutes for 8 marks
 Q1 – 40 minutes for 20 marks
 Q3 – 12 minutes for 8 marks
 Q2 – 20 minutes for 10 marks
 Q4 – 24 minutes for 16 marks
 Q5 – 24 minutes for 16 marks
 Q6 – 36 minutes for 24 marks
This plan will leave you with 15 minutes spare for reading,
highlighting and annotating your sources and checking your
 Q3 – 40 minutes for 20 marks
This plan will leave you with 20 minutes spare
for reading, highlighting and annotating your
sources and checking your work
The Apps, Exam Board and
other useful ideas
Mrs Sexsmith
Core or Additional
• Exam format
Useful Science links.
OCR Science:
• General Science:
Is there an APP for that?
Revision Guides
• Revision sections
• Level Ladders for each section
• Questions for each section
• Revision sessions, a timetable
Will be published after ½ term
on the run up to mocks – every
Wednesday night
What we provide
• Sam learning
• Revision packs containing revision mats and past papers
• Each student has been provided with a free revision guide
• Tests take place each ½ term and students progress and predicted
grades focus on these results. Around the end of every ½ term
students should be looking at show my homework and completing
revision materials provided