Exam Handbook 2015 Year 11 - Casterton | Business & Enterprise

Year 11
Examination and
Revision Handbook
2014
March 2014
Dear Students
The Public examinations in Year 11 mark the end of a major stage of education
here at Casterton Business and Enterprise College.
We are keen that all of our students should be fully aware of the regulations of the
Examination Boards and of their own individual responsibilities.
We have prepared this exam booklet to help answer some of the many questions
you may have. It has been designed so that you can keep all exam
documentation together neatly. Please read it carefully and keep it in a safe
place. We rely on your co-operation to help make the examination period run
smoothly.
Please make sure your parent/carer reads this pack.
If you have any questions about examinations, these should be directed to
Mrs Jackson, in Student Services.
I should like to take this opportunity to wish you good luck in your examinations.
Ms VF Crosher
Principal
Calendar of Events
12th May – 24th June 2014
GCSE examinations take place
Exam workshops for Year 11 students take
place
Friday 23th May 2014
Study leave briefing for Year 11
Friday 27th June 2014
All books and materials borrowed from
college MUST be returned by this date
Thursday 3rd July 2014
College Prom
Thursday 21st August 2014 GCSE results available in College
(from 8.30am)
Rutland County College enrolments take
place
EXAMINATION ENTRIES
Entries for public examinations have been made and checked by Subject Leaders.
Failure to notify any changes indicates that you accept responsibility for the entry.
Entry fees
Entry fees are expensive. GCSE fees are approximately £35 per subject,
depending on the examination boards used. The College is at liberty to charge
fees where students have not met the examination requirements. If necessary, the
College will use its legal advisers in recouping such fees.
Statements of Entry
These were issued to you to confirm your entries and were the final check on your
entry details.
Coursework / Controlled Assessment
Satisfactory completion of coursework / controlled assessment is part of the entry
agreement you have checked. Failure to complete work satisfactorily will result in
you being charged the entry fee.
Timetables
You have been issued with a timetable from the College which details all the
examinations you have been entered for.
Examination Dates
Please see the accompanying booklet for an overview of all examinations
scheduled for Summer 2014. The national exam start times are 9am and 1.30pm,
but exams could start slightly earlier or later.
Morning exams will normally start at 9.00am or earlier. The start times of afternoon
exams will vary depending on the length of the exam. You should be in school at
least 20 minutes BEFORE an exam.
Make sure you check the plans on the Exams notice board outside the Main Hall
daily, as changes will be posted here.
If you have any clashes or other timetable problems please see Mrs Jackson
without delay.
Easter holiday revision & homework
You will be notified of any homework you are required to complete in either your
report or from your teachers. Please note that this list is not exhaustive & students
may have other tasks set via handouts, SAM learning & Fronter.
SAM Learning
SAM Learning is a useful resource providing you with activities and tests on each of
your GCSE subjects. Regular use of Sam Learning is proven to help improve your
grades. A report on how much you have used SAM Learning so far is with your
Personal Tutor. At a minimum you should have been on the site for 10 hours by the
end of Easter.
If you are not sure of your SAM learning log on details they should be your date of
birth (010110) and initials in capital letters. Your password will be the same unless
you have changed it. If you cannot remember your password please ask at
student services. The school centre number is PE9CC. If you have any problems
during the holidays with sam learning please contact Mrs Kato on
[email protected]
Revision workshops
Revision workshops are a powerful way of boosting short term memory and are
strongly recommended.
Revision workshops, immersion sessions and holiday sessions are planned for many
subjects. Please see the accompanying booklet for more information on these.
After Easter additional revision sessions may be added to this timetable and will be
communicated via your teachers with an opportunity for you to sign up to these
sessions
Revision
There are a number of useful websites with resources to help with revision study.
www.samlearning.com
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize
www.s-cool.co.uk
www.gcsepod.co.uk
www.lettsandlonsdale.com
www.homeworkelephant.co.uk
www.designandtechnology.com
www.collins.com
www.learn.co.uk
www.teachit.co.uk
www.englishonline.com
www.englishbiz.co.uk
www.s-cool.co.uk
www.gcse.com/english
www.mediaed.org.uk
www.mediastudies.com
www.bfi.org.uk
www.filmeducation.org
www.bbfc.co.uk
www.sparknotes.com/lit
www.novelguide.com
www.cliffsnotes.com
www.gcsescience.com
www.mymaths.co.uk
www.docbrown.info
www.aqa.org.uk/science
STUDY LEAVE
There will be a briefing on study leave on Friday 23th May.
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If you wish to collect autographs on a shirt, please bring a spare one to
College for this purpose in the week commencing 19th May. We will not
allow anyone to be in College wearing a shirt that has been
autographed.
Registration and signing in/out of College
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If you come into College at the normal time in the morning you must report
to your normal tutor base to be registered. Do not wander around the
College
If you come into College for examinations at any other time, please sign in
at Student Services. If you have a revision workshop go straight to the room
shown at the start of the session
When your examination ends and if you are able to get home, you will be
allowed to leave College but you must sign out at Student Services
(alternative arrangements may be made occasionally)
You will not be allowed to sign out of College for any reason and then return
later to catch the College bus home. Once you leave College you are
leaving for the day. So, if you have examinations in the morning and
afternoon you will not be allowed to sign out in between
No one should leave the premises under any other circumstances unless
permission has been given by the College. This means the village of
Great Casterton is out of bounds except when travelling to and from College
Private Study in College
If you come into College for the day but only have an examination for half a day
and there are no revision workshops you must go to the designated private study
room which will be available to you. This will be listed on the Examinations’ Notice
board outside the Main Hall
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Don’t wander round College or the field as the rest of the College will be
operating normally so there must be no disruption of other classes
Refreshments
The Courtyard will be open from 8.00am until College begins for sandwiches/drinks
/vending machines. It will remain open at break until the morning exam has
finished. Those students starting exams early in the afternoon will also be able to
use the Courtyard beforehand.
Make sure you have enough money left on your courtyard account to last until
your final examination.
WHAT TO DO IF………
It is your responsibility to attend all your examinations.
Examination fees are expensive. If you miss an examination without a good reason
you will be charged for it. Normally only medical reasons backed up by a Doctor’s
note are acceptable to the College and to the examination boards.
What to do if you are ill.
If you will miss an examination due to illness you should:
a)
Telephone the College as soon as you can to let us know
and
b)
Obtain a doctor’s certificate and send it to the College within 3 working
days of the examination missed. It may then be possible to seek special
consideration from the examination board. If you do not send a doctor’s note
within 3 working days you will be charged for the examination you missed and the
examination board may not award you a grade.
What to do if you feel ill during the examination.
Inform the invigilator before or during the examination by putting up your hand.
The invigilator will arrange for you to be escorted from the examination to obtain
attention. Time missed because of illness may be added at the end of the
examination or special consideration can be requested from the examination
board.
What to do if College buses are late or do not arrive.
You should let the College know of such a problem as soon as you can and make
every effort to travel in for the examination. The start time may be delayed to take
account of this.
What to do if you arrive late.
Report to reception immediately and ask to see Mrs Jackson. You may be
allowed to go into the examination up to 30 minutes after the starting time at the
discretion of the College, and for valid reasons only. If you arrive extremely late for
an exam and the college allows you into the exam room, the exam board may
choose not to mark your paper and you could miss out on a GCSE.
What to do if you finish the exam early
No student will be permitted to leave the examination room before the official end
time of the examination in question.
BEFORE EACH EXAMINATION
* You should arrive at least 20 minutes before the exam is due to start. It is your
responsibility to check correct dates and starting times
* Morning exams will usually start at 9.00am or earlier. Afternoon starting times will
vary depending on the length of the exam
* For morning exams, go to your tutor base for registration as normal. The seating
arrangements and time of exams will be posted on the Exams notice board
* For afternoon exams, please assemble in the Main Hall unless directed to
assemble elsewhere
* Notices will be displayed on the Exams notice board outside the Main Hall
specifying rooms and starting times. Please consult these in advance. Seating
plans will also be posted on the notice board. Please check where you will be
seated and ensure that you know your candidate number.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT EXAMINATION DATES OR STARTING TIMES
PLEASE SEE MRS JACKSON.
DURING EACH EXAMINATION
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YOU MUST bring all necessary equipment including calculator, spare pens,
pencils etc. For obvious reasons you are not allowed to take pencil cases
(unless transparent) or containers of any sort into the examination room.
Calculator cases are not permitted in the exam room
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YOU MUST turn off the alarm on your watch
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YOU MUST wear full College uniform for all your examinations (no trainers),
and normal rules apply for jewellery/makeup
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YOU MUST follow the instructions of your invigilator
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YOU MUST NOT bring any coats, bags, calculator cases, instruction books or
any other unauthorised materials into the exam room
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YOU MUST NOT bring food or drink except for a small bottle of water into the
exam room. When water is brought in, it must be in a clear bottle with the
label removed. If you need to suck sweets, please do so but avoid noisy
wrappers. CHEWING GUM IS NOT ALLOWED
We recommend that mobile phones and other electronic items are not brought
into college. However, if you do have any of these items please make sure they
are clearly labeled with your name. Hand them in to Mrs Jackson or one of the
invigilators before the exam starts.
If you are found in possession of a mobile phone during the examination it is likely
that all your examinations will be declared null and void.
Please note:
Penalties for failure to observe the regulations are severe. Invigilators must report all
breaches of rules to the examination board. The board may then withdraw a
grade for one or all subjects and inform the other exam boards.
It is simply not worth the risk.
Returning College Books
Your teachers will have a list of the text books that you are loaning from them.
Once all of the exams for each subject have finished, you will no longer need the
books for revision. Therefore, please hand them in to the relevant member of staff,
who will take you off the list. Do not just leave them in college or you will be
charged for them. It is advisable that you bring back each subjects’ books on the
day of the last exam for that subject, otherwise you will have to bring all the books
in together. Any books missing after 27th June will be charged for and examination
certificates are not released until all monies due to the college are settled.
Leaving College
You officially “leave” College on Friday 27th June 2014.
In order to complete this formally, please remember to return all textbooks and
library books, and to pay any outstanding bills for materials in Art and Design
Technology, Music lessons, textbooks and uniform.
College Prom
Thursday 3th July 2014 at Greetham Valley Golf Club – Time TBC
The Prom is the college’s way of rewarding students who work hard and
consequently we reserve the right to refuse admission to any student whose
behaviour has in the past or during the examination period caused concern.
Therefore please do not book limousines, etc until you have purchased your ticket.
Results
Results will be available in College on Thursday 21st August 2014 from 8.30am
Results will not be given by telephone UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Your parents
may collect your results with written permission from yourself. If you wish to have
your results forwarded by post, please leave a stamped, self-addressed envelope
with Mrs Jackson. Results which are not collected in person on 21st August or
posted, will not then be available until the start of the new College term in
September.
Enrolments for Rutland County College will take place at Casterton on results day
so you do not need to travel to Oakham to complete this process.
Certificates
Certificates are kept in College until Speech Day. If you require the certificates
earlier for a specific reason, such as an interview, please contact Mrs Jackson.
Certificates will not be issued to those students who owe money or books to the
College.
Certificates are kept at the college for a period of 1 year, after that time the
college is told to dispose of them or return them to the exam boards. If you do not
collect your certificates within a year you will have to apply to the exam board to
get a copy printed, which is charged at approximately £30 per exam board.
I would like to wish you the very best of luck for your exams.
Mrs L Jackson
Examinations Officer
Telephone 01780 762168 Ext 102
HOMEWORK
AND
REVISION
English Foundation
Key Points
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Date: 3/6/2014
Mock: 27/2 & 30/4
Immersion: 29/5 tbc & 2/6
2hr 15 mins
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80 marks – 40 for reading, 40 for writing
Worth 60% of final English grade
Section A – Reading
Read the qs first, then the 3 texts. You may highlight and annotate the texts. Spend
up to 15 minutes doing this.
Qu How
What do I need to know?
many
marks?
1a 4
Text 1
You will be asked to find four facts from a text. You need to write
them exactly as they appear in the text.
Spend 6 minutes and write approx ½ side.
1b 4
Text 1
You will be asked to find information in a text and show you
understand it.
Spend 6 minutes and write approx 1 side.
2
8
Text 2
You will be asked to show you understand and can interpret a text.
This means using quotes, also explaining things in your own words
and saying what the words in the text suggest.
Spend 12 minutes and write approx 2 sides.
3
12
Text 3
This question will ask you to explain how language is used in a text.
You will need to pick out examples of language features (repetition,
alliteration, similes, short sentences, etc) and explain their effect on
the reader.
Spend 18 minutes and write approx 3 sides.
4
12
Compare Text 3 and Text 1 or 2
You will be asked to compare the presentational features of two
texts. This means headlines, images, bullet points, sub-headings, etc.
You must explain their effect on the reader and how they are similar
/ different in each text.
Spend 18 minutes and write approx 3 sides.
Section B – Writing
You should have an hour to do this section. Answer both questions. You are now
being assessed for your writing skills, so it is very important to use correct spelling,
punctuation and paragraphing, as well as trying to write something interesting.
Qu How
What do I need to know?
many
marks?
5
16
You will be asked to explain / inform / describe (2 of these). 10 marks
are given for the content and organisation, 6 marks are given for
spelling, punctuation and sentence structure (SPSS).
Plan your answer first.
Spend 25 minutes and write approx 3-4 sides
6
24
You will be asked to argue / persuade. 16 marks are given for the
content and organisation, 8 marks are given for spelling, punctuation
and sentence structure (SPSS).
Plan your answer first.
Spend 35 minutes and write approx 5-6 sides
English – Higher
Key Points
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Date: 3/6/2014
Mock: 27/2 & 30/4
Immersion: 29/5 tbc & 2/6
2hr 15 mins
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80 marks – 40 for reading, 40 for writing
Worth 60% of final English grade
Section A – Reading
Read the qs first, then the 3 texts. You may highlight and annotate the texts. Spend
up to 15 minutes doing this.
Qu How
What do I need to know?
many
marks?
1
8
Text 1
You will be asked what you ‘learn’ from text 1. This means picking out
information from a text. You are also expected to include quotation.
To get A/A* you need to include interpretation. Include the phrases:
‘this shows’, ‘this implies’, or ‘this suggests’.
Spend 12 minutes and write approx 2 sides.
2
8
Text 2
You will be asked to comment on the effectiveness of some
presentational devices (headline, image) and how they link to the
article. When discussing headlines think about visual impact and
content. When discussing an image try to use Media terminology
(close-up, long shot, etc).
Spend 12 minutes and write approx 2 sides.
3
8
Text 3
This question will ask you to explain an aspect of the text – the
thoughts and feelings of the writer, or which parts were tense and
exciting, for example.
You must include interpretation to gain the higher marks.
Spend 12 minutes and write approx 2 sides.
4
16
Compare Text 3 and Text 1 or 2
You will be asked to comment on how language is used in each text.
You are expected to give some examples and analyse their effects.
Aim to write in depth about a few features, rather than just trying to
list as many features as possible.
Spend 24 minutes and write approx 3-4 sides.
Section B – Writing
You should have an hour to do this section. Answer both questions. You are now
being assessed for your writing skills, so it is very important to use correct spelling,
punctuation and paragraphing, as well as trying to write something interesting.
Qu How
What do I need to know?
many
marks?
5
16
You will be asked to explain / inform / describe (2 of these). 10 marks
are given for the content and organisation, 6 marks are given for
spelling, punctuation and sentence structure (SPSS).
Plan your answer first.
Spend 25 minutes and write approx 3-4 sides
6
24
You will be asked to argue / persuade. 16 marks are given for the
content and organisation, 8 marks are given for spelling, punctuation
and sentence structure (SPSS).
Plan your answer first.
Spend 35 minutes and write approx 5-6 sides
ENGLISH
Sites: lots of general sites for English revision/skills
http://getrevising.co.uk/
www.englishbiz.co.uk/
www.mrbruff.com/
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english/
www.educationquizzes.com/gcse/english/
www.slideshare.net (search for English GCSE)
http://www.revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/english-literature
Books to buy:
www.amazon.co.uk/Bruffs-GCSE-English-Revision-Guide-ebook/dp/B00BNWVXC8
(Kindle)
www.amazon.co.uk/Mice-GCSE-Genius-Study-Guideebook/dp/B00AJ3XEWO/ref=pd_sim_kinc_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KY149FKGRJXQA0BD
DEB (Kindle)
www.amazon.co.uk/Mice-Men-York-NotesGCSE/dp/1408248808/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393341406&sr=12&keywords=of+mice+and+men+revision+guide
www.amazon.co.uk/Sunlight-Grass-Answers-AnthologyLiterature/dp/1494279592/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393341246&sr=81&keywords=aqa+anthology+short+stories
www.amazon.co.uk/Sunlight-Grass-Student-GuideAnthology/dp/0957338406/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393341297&sr=82&keywords=aqa+anthology+short+stories
Documents to download (please check virus protection on your PC…)
Mister Pip: mspope1.wikispaces.com/.../Mr%20Pip%20Revision%20notes.../Mr%20...
(wiki/document)
Mister Pip: http://pagetenglish.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/mr-pip/
ITUNES: A range of revision APPs for a variety of GCSE subjects can be purchased
from the Apple site, e.g. Learners Cloud – GCSE English revision & questions
VLE: Fronter : Anthology Poems and Short Stories – lots of useful analysis videos are
embedded as well as summaries.
CBEC Library:
A plethora of revision guides for Literature texts, Literature exam poetry,
English/English Language Higher & Foundation tier can be issued to pupils via our
school library.
Mathematics
On the 5th and 12th of June there will be a number of mathematics immersion
lessons to ensure that students have support a few days before the actual exams,
we will give more details about this is due course. All students will be given a
number of past papers to work through over the Easter holiday. However, this is
the minimum that will need to be done and students really should aim to prepare
for the mock and actual exams by undertaking some structured revision at home.
Ideally this will be around 20 or 30 minutes each day.
Revision can be done directly through the grade specific mymaths booster packs,
Sam Learning or through the conventional revision workbooks.
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Logon to www.mymaths.co.uk. The students know the user name and
passwords for this site. However, if they have forgotten they just need to ask
their maths teacher for it. Students should do the booster packs that are
specific for their target grade as this will allow them to self-assess and
strengthen areas of misunderstanding through the online worksheets and
lessons.
On the school VLE (Fronter), https://fronter.com/rutland/ all students have
access to past papers, mark schemes and our own model answers. The
model answers are particularly useful as these are past papers with answers
written on by CBEC maths teachers. In many cases we have also provided
supporting notes to guide students in how best to answer a question. To find
these students should logon to Fronter, click on mathematics then GCSE. In
addition to this there is a full maths Text Book available in the same place,
students can use the ‘chapter review’ sections to recap on specific topics if
needed.
Logon to www.samlearning.com and undertake some of the GCSE past
paper questions.
Work from a revision guide. There are many to choose from, just be sure that
it covers the Edexcel specification. Although students are undertaking the
Linear course a Linear or Modular revision guide will be fine.
Statistics
The students have completed their Controlled Assessments and should now start to
undertake some structured revision. All students will be given a number of past
papers to work through over the Easter holiday. However, this is the minimum that
will need to be done and students really should aim to prepare for the mock and
actual exam by undertaking some structured revision at home.
Revision can be done directly through the grade specific mymaths booster packs,
Sam Learning or through the conventional revision workbooks.
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Logon to www.mymaths.co.uk. The students know the user name and
passwords for this site. However, if they have forgotten they just need to ask
their maths teacher for it. Students should do the statistics GCSE specific
worksheets as these are designed for this subject. This will allow them to selfassess and strengthen areas of misunderstanding through the online
worksheets and lessons.
On the school VLE (Fronter), https://fronter.com/rutland/ students have
access to past papers, mark schemes and in some cases our own model
answers. The model answers are particularly useful as these are past papers
with answers written on by CBEC maths teachers. In many cases we have
also provided supporting notes to guide students in how best to answer a
question. To find these students should logon to Fronter, click on
mathematics then GCSE.
Logon to www.samlearning.com and undertake some of the GCSE past
paper questions.
Work from a revision guide. There are many to choose from, just be sure that
it covers the Edexcel specification.
AQA Further Mathematics
All students will be given a number of past papers to work through over the Easter
holiday. However, this is the minimum that will need to be done and students
really should aim to prepare for the mock and actual exam by undertaking some
structured revision at home.
For revision students can do the A to A* booster packs and some of the A Level
topics (that they have covered) on www.mymaths.co.uk. In addition to this they
can use the text books that they have been assigned for the duration of this
course.
History
The two History GCSE papers are on Friday, May 16th (Paper 1) and Friday, May 23rd
(Paper 2). Revision for Paper 1 has been taking place during Terms 3 and 4, and
we will return to it just before the exam takes place. The Paper consists of two
parts: Part One (International Relations, 1919-39) and Part Two (The USA 1919-41).
Students need to revise for Paper 2 during the Easter break. This is the sources
paper and it focuses on Britain, 1900 - 1918. It covers three topics: The Liberal
Reforms; Votes for Women; and the Home Front during World War One. Students
will be provided with all the necessary revision materials. We will then focus on this
paper in lessons during the first part of Term 5.
However, to support their revision for Paper 2 further, there will be two immersion
sessions at the end of the Easter break. These will take place on Wednesday 16
April and Thursday 17th April, from 10.00 am until 3.00 pm. Each student will be
invited to one of these sessions.
There are also a number of useful websites for revision:
www.samlearning.com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/
www.historylearningsite.co.uk
www.johndclare.net
http://www.revisionworld.com/gcse-revision/history
Year 11 Homework & Revision 2014
IT
Y11 GCSE Students:
These students have been provided with 2 revision booklets for
use at home. They will also have additional work sheets
provided by their teacher as well as an exam paper to do over
the Easter break.
I recommend they follow the @ictcbec Twitter account, either
on Twitter itself or via the GCSE Weebly site
(http://gcseitcourse.weebly.com/).
The following websites are recommended for their revision as
well:
www.examtime.com – students are members of the GCSE IT
group and have access to custom-made resources as well as
the ability to make and share their own mind maps, notes, flash
cards and quizzes.
www.teach-ict.com – this site covers all of the GCSE content
and is useful for helping students check their knowledge.
www.ictworkoutco.uk - this site requires a log in. The user name
is casterton and the password is corner. There are a range of
revision activities here.
www.samlearning.co.uk – students should look for the Edexcel
GCSE IT Unit 1 section.
http://www.commoncraft.com/videolist - this website explains
many key terms and concepts using short, simple videos, many
of which have already been used in class.
French
Art
Over the next two months, you must ensure that you access the ten
Powerpoints from the Fronter, each of the Linguascope elementary
presentations (ucc/partners), SAM Learning the 40 exercises, as well as
learning all the words from your vocabulary revision book
Year 11 Easter Work
Now that you have completed your exam, you can continue to
improve your 2 course work units
Collect your portfolios from the cupboard underneath the screen in
the Art room
Make sure that you have included the following in your portfolios……..
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Detailed mind maps
Observational drawing pages
Artist research pages –
 Colour examples of the artists work
 Your own studies of all or part of their work – YOUR
STUDIES MUST DOMINATE THE PAGES
 Brief biography of the artist
 Written response – using form, content, process, mood
 Explanation why you have selected them
Exploration of materials and techniques pages
Annotation that includes subject specific vocabulary
Flowchart towards the back of the unit to explain key points of
the unit
Design ideas page
Detailed final design page
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Photo of final piece with evaluation
FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL COURSEWORK – Tuesday 6TH May
Graphics
Y11 Graphic Products Information and Dates
The AQA Graphic Products theme this year is: Promoting Firework
Safety for Children
Think:
 Poster design, government advertising, firework packaging.
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Look at: https://www.gov.uk/.../10-1038-fireworks-safety-mediatoolkit.pdf & www.fireworksafety.co.uk
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Once we have completed the controlled assessment we will
look into more detail.
CA dates:
Time will be made available to fully complete the controlled
assessment.
 I will mark the controlled assessment on 28th March.
 The folders will then be returned to the students on 2nd April for
modifications; outstanding work can be completed during the
Easter break.
 The Final Date for all work to be in is 23rd April.
All students know where following documents are on the system –
email them home and read through them.
 Smart materials overview
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Packaging overview
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Exam language
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Glossary of general terms
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Typography overview
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Revision document covering all aspects of the graphic
products specification.
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Drama
Students will need to ensure all lines are learnt over the Easter
Break. Ready for the rehearsal on Monday 14th April. No scripts
will be allowed at all in rehearsal after the holiday.
PE
Revision morning on Wednesday 9th April 9am-12. All students MUST
attend.
Course now complete – pupils should be revising in their own time. Use
the Edexcel Revision Guide and create own revision resources such as
posters and cue cards.Revision Clips also available on YouTube.
Science
All pupils can use various websites to improve their knowledge,
sam learning, bbc bitesize, docbrown.com, gcsescience.com,
aqa past papers from their own site.
Triple award and Additional science pupils, will have various
past papers and designated questions to practice over the
holiday. Pupils re-taking Core science should continue with the
selected Sam Learning tasks set each week and use their
workbooks we have provided them with to practice exam style
questions etc. (revision guides bought last year and available to
buy from the science department will be useful to help pupils
complete the questions).
Sessions available after school include: Monday: Chemistry
general exam practice support (sci 4)
Tuesday: Physics
Triple/additional (sci 5)
Wednesday:
Chemistry general exam practice support(sci 4); Physics general
exam support (sci 6)
Thursday: Physics
Exam practice support (sci 5)
Geography
Music
German
Food
Health and Social Care
Business Studies
Students have access to questions and revision materials on Fronter.
Students have their own text books to use to review and improve their
YR10 notes
Please use the time to revise widely across all topics studied
Students are to use SAM learning site and linguascope (user: ucc /
password partnership) intermediate topics and to read through the
topics in their grammar books
Easter workshop Monday 14th April 9.00-3.00pm in the B and E Suite
Easter workshop Wednesday 9th April 9.00-1.00pm in rm64
Business GCSE students should ensure that any remaining tasks
linked to Sacrewell and Westside are complete.
There will be a Portfolio Completion day on Thursday 10th April
when Mr Rawes will be available from 9:30am-4:00pm (IT room
to be confirmed)
Easter holiday workshops and Immersion session
Workshops will be held in the Easter holidays. If you would like more information about the
workshops, please speak to your teacher. Immersion sessions will be happening after and
during school hours. Please check the timetable overleaf for dates of immersion sessions
and workshops.
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