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Contents

Common Parental Questions

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The Months Before - Preparing to Study

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How Can I Make a Difference?

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Tips for Parents

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Subjects and Exam Boards

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Internal Exam Dates

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Controlled Assessments

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Notice to Candidates

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Tips for Revising

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Extra Classes

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Support Materials 18 - 20 Exam Information

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Useful Websites 21

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Common Parental Questions

I can’t stand the arguments and stress when I try to make him work and tell him exams are important – it always ends up with him saying “it’s my life” and slamming the door. He doesn’t seem to understand what to do next and will not ask for help. There are lots of websites to help but how do I know which are any good? I didn’t do GCSEs – how can I help him? She’s always got an excuse – I don’t know what to believe. He seems so stressed; I don’t even know who to turn to for help? How do I help him manage his deadlines? Surely she shouldn’t be going out again when she’s got exams coming up? She’s fallen behind and feels like a failure. She always panics in exams – when I try to help her it always ends up in a slanging match, making her more stressed. He always leaves everything to the last minute – one moment he has all the time in the world, the next it is all stress and panic because it has to be in tomorrow and he hasn’t got the stuff he needs to do it.

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The Months Before - Preparing to Study

STUDY ENVIRONMENT What is required? • Desk • Comfortable chair • Light • Ventilation • No noise or distractions LEARNING TO RELAX • Learn to avoid exam anxiety • Learn to become more relaxed • Learn to control their breathing • Learn to relax during the exam DIET • Do they need to make any changes to their diet? • Plenty of water • Regular healthy meals

PLANNING THEIR WORKLOAD Ask them: • Do they need extra help? • Where can they get this help? WE WOULD RECOMMEND STUDENTS SET UP TWO REVISION PLANS: A long-term plan - this will be a general plan accounting for topics and chapters revised between now and the final exams in each subject. Create a grid: weeks across the top, subjects down the side. A short term plan - this will be drawn up each week and be more detailed and specific. It includes time for homework and revision, and time they are not available for study. Create a grid: days across the top, times down the side. 5


How Can I Make a Difference?

Many parents feel at a loss when their children enter their examination years, but your involvement during this crucial time can make an enormous difference – the difference between success and failure, or between a grade 4 and a grade 5 or a grade 7 and a grade 8. According to a new study, parental support is eight times more important in determining a child’s academic success than social class. And the good news is you do not have to be an expert in any of the subjects your child chooses to make a difference. There are many expectations of your child in Years 10 and 11 – expectations which for many children are hard to meet. The demands you will be able to help your child with are likely to include: •

Being more self-motivated and taking more responsibility for their own learning. Asking when they do not understand. (This requires confidence and can be difficult at a time when friends’ opinions hold such sway.) Developing their abilities to overcome frustrations. Organising themselves, revision notes and hand outs for different subjects and topics. Completing independent work at home.

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Organising and planning their time over longer periods, for example to complete a coursework project. Understanding the exam structure and the relative importance of each piece of work to their final grade. Planning and carrying out their revision. Perfecting their ‘exam technique’.

Your role may include some or all of the following: • •

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Provider of the tools for homework and revision – a quiet space, a ‘workbox’ of pens, paper and other necessities. Study buddy – showing an interest in the subject, helping with homework (but not doing it for them), testing them when they ask you etc. Sounding board - listening to your child’s ideas and responding with feedback and comments. Adviser – helping your child to break tasks down so that they are manageable. Project manager – agreeing the rules for homework or revision. Helping them to make a realistic timetable, balancing work against the ‘fun stuff’ and revising the plans as necessary. Go-between – liaise with your child’s Head of House as problems arise.


Tips for Parents SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD IN SETTING THEMSELVES UP FOR REVISION

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD IN DOING THE REVISION

Talk to your child about how you can support them and what they would find helpful.

Support your child in sticking to their revision plan and keeping to the start and finishing times. Praise them when they do it, and if necessary agree a reward structure. Do not make treats dependent on certain results – it will only add to their feelings of disappointment if they do not do as well as expected.

The simplest things often get in the way of starting revision – weeks can be lost while students are ‘going to get some folders soon’. Avoid this by simply providing the files, dividers, wall charts etc. your child will need for revision. Encourage your child to empty their bag of hand outs and information from lessons at the end of each day. They won’t seem important until they need them, at which point they are likely to be lost under a mountain of other papers. Support your child in choosing one good revision guide for each subject – it is the best investment you will make. Check with the teacher yourself if you are not sure which is best. Help your child to plan their revision timetable. It will take an investment of your time (probably several hours) but it is the single thing that will make the biggest difference to the effectiveness of the revision, and therefore the outcome. Children vary in the amount of support they need at each stage of the process.

Quietly top up the ‘workbox’ with pens, rulers, paper etc. Do not get wound up about lost items if you can help it – motivation for revision is hard enough to find and arguments about a 50p pen just aren’t worth it. Provide water and favourite snacks for revision periods. Be flexible – if they want to go out to a party on a revision night, agree when they will make the time up. Be sensitive to the pressure your child is feeling and let them know that if they are really not up to it on odd days, it isn’t the end of the world – remind them of all the good work they have done, and will continue to do. It is the big picture that will count in the end. Keep up with regular ‘check-ins’ and do not nag in between times. Show an interest in how revision is going, talk through any difficulties and be prepared to help them reschedule their planning as necessary. Keep things in perspective – your child may not be doing things the way you would do them, or as often as you would like, but they are doing the best they can in the way that works for them.

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Subject and Exam Boards SUBJECT Art and Design Business

YEAR 10 EXAM BOARD

YEAR 11 EXAM BOARD

AQA

AQA

Edexcel

Edexcel

Cambridge National Child Development

OCR

OCR

Design and Technology

OCR

OCR

Eduqas

Eduqas

Engineering

OCR

OCR

English Lang and Literature (Double Award)

AQA

AQA

Food Preparation and Nutrition

AQA

AQA

History

Edexcel

Edexcel

Geography Specification A

Edexcel

Edexcel

AQA

AQA

Edexcel

Edexcel

Languages

AQA

AQA

Maths

AQA

AQA

Further Maths

AQA

AQA

Media

Eduqas

Eduqas

Music

Drama

Computer Science BTEC Digital Information Technology

Edexcel

Edexcel

Photography

AQA

AQA

RS Specification A

AQA

AQA

GCSE PE

OCR

OCR

Cambridge National Sport Studies

OCR

OCR

Science (all courses)

AQA

AQA

INTERNAL EXAM DATES RS Mock Exam during week of 10 February 2020 for all students Year 10

Internal exams for all remaining examined subjects for all students on week of 16 March 2020 GCSE RS exams for all students on 11 May and 19 May 2020 (Dates subject to final confirmation) English, Maths and Science mock exams on week of 4 November 2019 Mock exams for all remaining examined subjects on week of 18 November 2019

Year 11

Final exam timetables for Year 11 students will be published in Spring 2019. The external exam period runs from Monday 11 May 2020 until Friday 26 June 2020, although some subjects have practical exams that start before 11 May.

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Controlled Assessment YEAR 10 CONTROLLED ASSESSMENTS SUBJECT

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT PIECES

DATES FOR CA

Art and Design

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Ongoing

Child Development

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Autumn and Spring

Drama

1

Ongoing

Design and Technology

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June onwards

Engineering

3 pieces to complete across two years

January - July

GCSE Media

1

Ongoing

Music

1

Free composition: Jan – July

Photography

1

Ongoing

3**

Ongoing

CN Sport Studies

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Ongoing plus online exam in

BTEC Digital IT

2

Ongoing

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT PIECES

DATES FOR CA

Art and Design

1

Sept - Dec

Child Development

3

Nov, Feb, March

Computer Science

1

Oct - March

Drama

3

Sept – Dec and March/April

3 pieces to complete across two years

Sept - April

Food Technology

2

Sept - Feb

BTEC Digital IT

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Oct – Feb

GCSE Media

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Ongoing

Music

2

Feb, Oct – March

Photography

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Nov – Jan

Design and Technology

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Sept – May

1*, 3**

Oct - Feb

1*

Ongoing

GCSE PE

*Ongoing portfolio assessment or coursework ** Practical assessment externally moderated

YEAR 11 CONTROLLED ASSESSMENTS SUBJECT

Engineering

GCSE PE BTEC Sport

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Notice to Candidates

This notice has been produced on behalf of: AQA, City & Guilds, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC

If you use the same wording as a published source, you must place quotation marks around the passage and state where it came from. This is called “referencing”. You must make sure that you give detailed references for everything in your work which is not in your own words.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES GCSE, GCE, ELC, Functional Skills and Project Qualifications COURSEWORK ASSESSMENTS Before you submit any coursework for marking, you will be asked to sign an authentication statement confirming that you have read and followed these regulations. If there is anything that you do not understand, you must ask your teacher or lecturer. Coursework provides you with an opportunity to do some independent research into a topic. The research you do will involve looking for information in published sources such as textbooks, encyclopaedias, journals, TV, radio, and on the internet. Using information from published sources (including the internet) as the basis for your coursework is a good way to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of a subject, but you must take care how you use this material - you cannot copy it and claim it as your own work.

A reference from a printed book or journal should show the name of the author, the year of publication and the page number, for example: (Morrison, 2000, pg.29). For material taken from the internet, your reference should show the date when the material was downloaded and must show the precise web page, not the search engine used to locate it. This can be copied from the address line. For example: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/16/ sosteacher/history/49766.shtml), downloaded 12 February 2016.

The regulations state that: “The work which you submit for assessment must be your own.” “You must not copy from someone else or allow another candidate to copy from you.”

You must also include a bibliography at the end of your work which lists the full details of publications you have used in your research, even where these are not directly referred to, for example: Morrison, A. (2000)

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Notice to Candidates “Mary, Queen of Scots”, London: Weston Press. If you copy the words or ideas of others and don’t show your sources in references and a bibliography, this will be considered as cheating. PREPARING YOUR COURSEWORK – GOOD PRACTICE If you receive help and guidance from someone other than your teacher, you must tell your teacher who will then record the nature of the assistance given to you. If you worked as part of a group on an assignment, you must each write up your own account of the assignment. Even if the data you have is the same, the description of how that data was obtained and the conclusions you draw from it should be in your own words. You must meet the deadlines that your teacher gives you for submitting drafts and final pieces of work. Your teachers are there to guide and assist you — showing them your work as it progresses will allow you and your teacher time to sort out any problems before it is too late.

PLAGIARISM Plagiarism involves taking someone else’s words, thoughts or ideas and trying to pass them off as your own. It is a form of cheating which is taken very seriously. Do not think you won’t be caught; there are many ways to detect plagiarism. Markers can spot changes in the style of writing and use of language. Markers are highly experienced subject specialists who are very familiar with work on the topic concerned — they may have read the source you are using (or even marked the essay you have copied from). Internet search engines and specialised computer software can be used to match phrases or pieces of text with original sources and to detect changes in the grammar and style of writing or punctuation. PENALTIES FOR BREAKING THE REGULATIONS If your work is submitted and it is discovered that you have broken the regulations, one of the following penalties will be applied: • •

Take care of your work and keep it safe. Do not leave it lying around where your classmates can find it. You must always keep your coursework secure and confidential whilst you are preparing it; do not share it with your classmates. If it is stored on the computer network, keep your password secure. Collect all copies from the printer and destroy those you do not need. Do not be tempted to use essays from online essay banks — this is cheating. Electronic tools used by awarding bodies can detect this sort of copying.

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the piece of work will be awarded zero marks; you will be disqualified from that unit for that examination series; you will be disqualified from the whole subject for that examination series; you will be disqualified from all subjects and barred from entering again for a period of time.

Your awarding body will decide which penalty is appropriate. REMEMBER – IT IS YOUR QUALIFICATION SO IT NEEDS TO BE YOUR OWN WORK

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Tips for Revising WHAT IS REVISION? It means ‘re-looking’ at information you have learnt previously. The aim is that you know the information you will be tested on and can remember it for the exam. Knowing something depends on understanding it. THE AIM OF REVISION The aim is to reduce the amount of information relating to a subject to a series of key points, any of which you can expand upon in an exam answer. The key point, phrase or word prompts your brain to retrieve the information stored in it. At the end of your revision for each topic or sub topic, aim to have a card or A4 sheet of KEY points for that section. THE STRUCTURE OF REVISION SESSIONS Good revision techniques always include: • An aim for the session e.g. ‘By the end of this two hour revision session I will understand and be able to answer questions on photosynthesis’. • Thinking about what you know already and identifying the bits you need to spend more time on (usually by doing some sort of self-testing – many revision aids include opportunities for selftesting). • Breaking down each topic into ‘doable’ chunks. Revise each section – not just reading the information but doing something active with it (see below). • Producing notes (shorter each time you revise a particular area) noting key points, phrases or words. • Testing yourself to see what you have learnt. • Ticking off the subject on your ‘overall list’ so that you can see regular progress. • Revisiting your notes briefly after one day, one week and one month, as well as just before the exam – THIS REALLY WORKS.

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THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE REVISION Useful revision involves DOING SOMETHING with the information you are trying to learn and remember. This is essential to allow your brain to remember, learn and make connections. Different people find different activities useful, and you need to find out how you revise best. Some ideas are: • Drawing ‘spider maps’ on large pieces of paper to show how different parts of a subject hang together. • Use pictures, large flip chart sheets and colour to make posters with key points. Display these on walls where you will see them regularly. • Put revision aids up around the house – especially for ‘rote learning’ (chemical or mathematical formulae, French verbs etc). Read them when brushing your teeth, eating breakfast etc. • Record yourself saying ten key points about a particular topic, then play it back when you are travelling, running etc. • Highlight key areas of notes or books (if yours), picking out the key points or summaries. • Listen to tapes of books and plays and discuss them with another person. • Watch revision DVDs but don’t just sit back passively – pause them and make notes of key or difficult areas, test yourself or get someone to watch with you and test each other. • Read a page and shut the book – what can you remember? • Tell someone about what you have learned – explain how the heart works over a meal (or perhaps stick to something less gory). • Ask people around you to test you on ‘rote knowledge’ – have a family quiz.


Tips for Revising MEMORY TECHNIQUES Find out what helps you to remember stuff. Some ideas are: ACRONYMS (using the first letter of each word to make a word to prompt your memory) – you may find it hard to remember this sentence: ‘Wholly Inadequate Needless Damned Outrageous Waste of Space’. However, turn it into an acronym and it becomes much easier: WINDOWS. PICTURE STORIES (thinking of a strong visual image to associate with each word and linking them together in an unlikely and silly story) – you may find it hard to remember the facts in this sentence simply by reading it through: ‘The Great Plague struck London in 1665, followed by the fire of London in 1666, starting in the shop of the baker to King Charles II in Pudding Lane.’ Try this out: get a picture of a large rat (the plague) running around before being burnt (plague year before fire) in a bread oven (bakers’ shop) with the flames curling up around it like the curls of the numbers 666 (1666), and then being put into a pudding (Pudding Lane) eaten by two King Charles spaniels (King Charles II). Go through the picture sequence a couple of times and see if you can remember the seven facts in the sentence. Ask someone to test you, and see if it works for them. MNEMONICS – make up a silly sentence to help you remember the order of something e.g. Never Eat Shredded Wheat (North, South, East, and West). REVIEW – take time occasionally to ask yourself how well your revision techniques are working for you. How much have you covered? Have you stuck to your timetable? Are you ending up with notes you can use for last minute revision? Congratulate yourself for

all the subjects you have covered. Change your timetable plan if necessary. LATER ON – try some past exam questions. Make sure you set the appropriate time limit and try to work under exam conditions. It is worth looking at them early on to get an idea of the sort of question you will be answering – essays, multiple choices etc. Do these in plenty of time so that your teacher can mark them. QUICK TIPS FOR REVISING • Make yourself start, however much you don’t want to – the hardest bit is over with then! • Build in short breaks. • Do frequent short exercises – stretches, neck and shoulder rolls, walking around etc. • Drink water, get fresh air and keep the temperature cool. • Eat ‘brain food’, avoid sugar and have healthy snacks around to eat little and often. • Take a day off and do something completely different. • Do not leave the difficult bits to the end. • Do something relaxing between revising and bedtime. • Stop and take a break if you start feeling frustrated, angry, and overwhelmed. Make a note of the problem to take to your next lesson, and move onto something else. • Focus on what you have done, not all the things that you haven’t – every little helps. • Promise yourself rewards after each session – watching TV, reading a novel or going out with friends. • At the end of each session, file away your notes so your work area is clear for next time.

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Extra Classes CREATIVE DESIGN Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lunchtime: Year 10 Photography catch-up in KG4 (Mr Borthwick)

Lunchtime: GCSE Photography Session in KG4 (Mr Borthwick)

Lunchtime: Art Catch Up in KG3 (Miss Simpson / Miss Ladson)

Lunchtime: Year 10 Engineering in RG9 (Miss Vinson)

Lunchtime: Year 10 Engineering in RG9 (Miss Vinson)

Engineering in RG8 (Mr Irwin / Miss Vinson)

Photography in KG3 (Miss Simpson / Miss Ladson)

Year 10 Design and Technology in RG6 (Mrs Cain)

Year 10 Design and Technology in RG6 (Mrs Cain)

KS4 Art & Photography catch-up in KG4 (Mr Borthwick)

Engineering in RG8 (Miss Vinson / Mr Irwin)

Art in KG4 (Mr Bortwick)

KS4 Art in KG4 (Miss Simpson / Miss Ladson)

Engineering in RG8 (Mr Irwin)

Engineering in RG7 (Mrs Myers)

Food Technology in KF42 (Mrs Blee)

Art in KG4 (Mrs Ladson / Miss Simpson)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lunchtime: Drama in RDS

Lunchtime: Drama in RDS

Lunchtime: Drama in RDS

Lunchtime: Drama in RDS

Design and Technology in RG6 (Mrs Cain) Child Development, RG5 (Mrs Beharrell) After school: Child Development, RG5 (Mrs Beharrell)

Engineering in RG7 (Mrs Myers) Design and Technology in RG6 (Mrs Cain)

Engineering in RG7 (Mrs Myers) Design and Technology in RG6 (Mrs Cain) Food Technology in KF42 (Mrs Blee)

Child Development, RG5 (Mrs Beharrell)

DRAMA Monday

After school: Drama After School Session in RDS (Miss Johnson and Miss Derry)

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After school: Drama After School Session in RDS (Miss Johnson and Miss Derry)


Extra Classes ENGLISH Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Lunchtime: English in HG9

Lunchtime: English in HG9

Lunchtime: English in HG9

Thursday

Friday

Thursday

Friday

ENTERPRISE AND ICT Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Lunchtime: Computer Science in KF41 (Mr Arrowsmith Cooper)

Lunchtime: IT in KF35 (Miss Whiting) Computer Science in KF41 (Mr Arrowsmith Cooper)

Business in E1 (Mrs Simpson)

HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY AND RS Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Lunchtime: History in KG8 (Miss Bower)

Lunchtime: History in KG11 (Miss Drake)

Lunchtime: Geography Drop In Revision Techniques in KG19

Geography Drop After school: In Exam Skills in Geography in KG18 (Miss KG19 Oxlade) Starting November 2018 After school: History in KG8 (Miss Philips)

Friday

History in KG9 (Mr Irwin)

History in KG7 (Mr Thompson)

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Extra Classes LANGUAGES Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Lunchtime: Spanish in W2 (Mrs Percival)

Lunchtime German in W1 (Mr Jacobs)

Lunchtime: German in W3 (Mrs Savage)

Spanish W5 (Mrs Parsley)

French in W7 (Mrs Slater)

French in W8 (Mrs Colepio) from 1pm

After school: Spanish After School Session in W2 (Mrs Percival)

After school Spanish After School Session in W5 (Mrs Parsley)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Lunchtime: Maths in RT32 (Miss Berridge) (Sessions begin after Christmas)

Lunchtime: Maths in RS20 with Mrs Oxtoby (12.45pm 1.25pm)

Lunchtime: Lunchtime: Maths in RF14 Maths in RS21 (Mr O’Hara and (Mr Loftus) Mr Holmes) 12.45pm-1.25pm

Maths Higher and Foundation drop in RS22 (Miss Binning and Miss Reed)

Maths in RT30 (Mr McNally)

Friday

MATHS

Maths in RS25 (Mrs Trainor) After school: Maths in RS25 (Mr Lumley)

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Maths Foundation drop in RF16 (Miss Meredith)

Thursday

Friday


Extra Classes MUSIC Monday

Tuesday

Lunchtime: Lunchtime: Music in RG1 (Mr Music in RG1 (Mr Firth) Firth) After school: Music After school session in RG1 (Mr Firth - by invitation only)

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lunchtime: After school: Music in RG1 (Mr Music After Firth) school session in RG1 (Mr Firth - by invitation only)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Lunchtime: PE GCSE Support (Miss Baker) in KG15

Thursday

Friday

After school: BTEC Catch Up in KG15

After school: BTEC Sports Catch Up (Mr Duerden / Miss Hepburn / Mr Senior) in KG15 GCSE Sports Catch Up (Miss Baker / Mr Senior / Mrs Sprakes) in KG15 SCIENCE Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Lunchtime: Science Trilogy in KG12 (Miss F Parkinson)

Lunchtime: Science in KF23 (Mrs Preece) and Triple Science (Mrs Parkinson) Both invitation only

Lunchtime: Biology in KG14

Lunchtime: Chemistry in KF31

Lunchtime: Physics in KF27

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Support Materials

ENGLISH

Resources and Websites: • • •

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AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature: Advanced Student Book (Collins) AQA GCSE English Language Progress Plus Student Book (Cambridge University Press) CGP Revision Guides and Letts or York Notes on key exam texts: The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde (RL Stevenson), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) and An Inspector Calls (JB Priestley) CGP Spelling, Punctuations and Grammar for GCSE The Workbook English Literature https://www.bbc. co.uk/education/subjects/zckw2hv English Language https://www.bbc. co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty

MATHS

Resources and Websites: • • • •

www.mymaths.co.uk www.mathedup.co.uk/takeaway for Year 10 and 11 GCSE Bitesize Maths website CGP Revision Guides and Workbooks will be provided by South Hunsley in November of Year 11


Support Materials ALL SCIENCES • CGP AQA 9-1 revision guides available to buy through ParentPay (£10 for all Biology, Physics and Chemistry) • Biology: www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/ whoAreYou.books_gcse_biology.book_BAQ41B • Chemistry: www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/ books_gcse_chemistry.book_CHQ41B • Physics: www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/ books_gcse_physics.book_PHQ41B • GCSE bitesize science website • GCSE exam paper practice www.cgpbooks. co.uk/Student/books_gcse_science_aqa_ practice ART AND DESIGN • www.pinterest.com • www.deviantart.com • www.studentartguide.com • www.googleartproject.com TEXTILES • AQA Design and Technology Textiles Technology, Nelson Thornes - Davies, Dick and Hardy • CGP GCSE Design and Technology: Textiles The Revision Guide COMPUTER SCIENCE • AQA GCSE Computer Science My Revision Notes • AQA GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (available in school) • www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z34k7ty • www.codecademy.com • CGP GCSE Computer Science AQA Revision Guide and Workbook FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRIENTS • AQA GCSE Food Preparation and nutrients revision Guide • New Grade 9-1 GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition – AQA Exam practice workbook CHILD DEVELOPMENT • OCR Child Development for GCSE by Carolyn Meggit • The Essentials of Child Development by Judi Sunderland • GCSE Child Development The Revision Guide • www.ocr.org.uk/childdevelopment

BUSINESS STUDIES • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business Revision Guide • Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business Revision Workbook • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business Student Book • Past exam papers on the VLE • www.tutor2u.co.uk MEDIA • WJEC / Eduqas GCSE Media Studies text book by Illuminating Publishing – by Hayley Sheard GEOGRAPHY • Revise Edexcel (9-1) Geograpy: A revision guide by Michael Chiles • GCSE Geography All in One Revision and Practice, Collins GCSE HISTORY • Websites – AQA History website (Year 11), Edexcel History website (Year 10), BBC Bitesize and the History VLE Page • Books – CPG Revision guides, Oxford revision guides (Year 11), My revision notes and student textbooks • There are also libraries within classrooms which have additional reading material RELIGIOUS STUDIES • AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Christianity and Buddhism Revision Guide by Marianne Fleming (Released 2nd January 2018) • New Grade 9-1 GCSE Religious Studies: AQA A Revision Guide by CDP bookss • AQA GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Specification A by Lesley Parry and Jan Hayes • GCSE Religious Studies All-in-One Revision and Practice (Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision) by Collins GCSE • GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Christianity by by Marianne Fleming, Peter Smith, David Worden, Cynthia Bartlett • GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Buddhism by Kevin James, Nagapriya and Cynthia Bartlett

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Support Materials HISTORY • Websites- AQA Year 11 History website, BBC Bitesize website and the History VLE • Books - CGP revision guide and student textbooks. • There are also libraries within classrooms which have additional reading material RELIGIOUS STUDIES • AQA GCSE Religious Studies A: Christianity and Buddhism Revision Guide by Marianne Fleming (Released 2nd January 2018) • New Grade 9-1 GCSE Religious Studies: AQA A Revision Guide by CDP bookss • AQA GCSE (9-1) Religious Studies Specification A by Lesley Parry and Jan Hayes • GCSE Religious Studies All-in-One Revision and Practice (Collins GCSE 9-1 Revision) by Collins GCSE • GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Christianity by by Marianne Fleming, Peter Smith, David Worden, Cynthia Bartlett • GCSE Religious Studies for AQA A: Buddhism by Kevin James, Nagapriya and Cynthia Bartlett MUSIC • Music area on the school VLE, GCSE Edexcel Music • Edexcel GCSE Music (9-1) John Arkell and Jonny Martin • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Anthology of Music edited by Julia Winterson • Student R: Drive - Music, GCSE Music Edexcel FRENCH • AQA GCSE French Grammar Workbook Oxford University Press • Revise AQA GCSE French Revision Guide Pearson Education • CGP GCSE French AQA Complete Revision and Practice Guide • CGP GCSE French Revision Guide Higher Level • CGP GCSE French Revision Guide Foundation Level • www.quizlet.com DRAMA Resources: • WJEC GCSE Drama by Nicholas Garry • Bitesize Drama WJEC website

GERMAN Resources: • AQA GCSE German Grammar Workbook Oxford University Press • Revise AQA GCSE German Revision Guide Pearson Education • CGP GCSE German AQA Complete Revision and Practice Guide • CGP GCSE German Revision Guide Higher Level • CGP GCSE German Revision Guide Foundation Level • www.quizlet.com SPANISH • AQA GCSE Spanish Grammar Workbook Oxford University Press • REVISE AQA GCSE Spanish Revision Guide and Workbok Pearson Education • GCSE Spanish AQA Complete Revision and Practice Guide CGP • GCSE Spanish Revision Guide Higher Level CGP • GCSE Spanish Revision Guide Foundation Level CGP • www.quizlet.com PHYSICAL EDUCATION • OCR GCSE PE My Revision Notes book • Pocket Posters App • ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physicaleducation-j587-from-2016/ DRAMA • WJEC GCSE Drama by Nicholas Garry • Bitesize Drama WJEC website

PRODUCT DESIGN • OCR Product Design for GCSE • www.technologystudent.com • www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-designand-technology-product-design-j305from-2012 ENGINEERING • Lonsdale Revision Guide - GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials • www.technologystudent.com • www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridgenationals-engineering-design-level-1-2award-certificate-j831-j841/


Exam Information EXAM CONCESSIONS Typically, students who have a history of exam concessions are formally tested in the Summer term of Year 9 to confirm whether or not they qualify for special arrangements. The timing of the tests reflects the fact that concessions for all exam boards are only valid for 26 months; testing at the end of Year 9 ensures that arrangements cover the whole of the GCSE period. Students are identified for testing through their SEN status, previous history of intervention and teacher recommendation. It is important that any special arrangements are confirmed before the GCSE courses begin to ensure they are taken into account from the start of the course. All assessments must reflect a student’s current situation and their normal way of working – a student requesting extra time in GCSE exams will typically have received extra time in internal tests throughout Years 7, 8 and 9. It does not necessarily follow that a student who had special arrangements at primary school for their SATs will still qualify in Year 9; nor that a student who had special arrangements for GCSE will automatically qualify for the same arrangement at A Level. USEFUL WEBSITES GENERAL SUPPORT - TEENAGERS www.childline.org.uk Tel: 0800 1111 for tips and advice on exam stress as well as lots of other advice and support. www.bbc.co.uk Choose ‘More’ and go to ‘Full A-Z’ then click on ‘Teen Advice’. GENERAL SUPPORT - PARENTS www.familylives.org.uk Also confidential helpline for parents on 0808 800 2222.

EXAM BOARDS www.aqa.org.uk www.edexcel.com www.ocr.org.uk www.wjec.co.uk www.eduqas.co.uk/ COURSEWORK AND REVISION www.mymaths.co.uk Use the username: hunsley and password: shape www.s-cool.co.uk www.schoolsnet.com www.markedbyteachers.com www.sparknotes.com www.bbc.co.uk/education www.gcse.com

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