Year 11 Core Curriculum Evening Powerpoint 2013

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Year 11
Year 11 Core
Curriculum
Information
Evening
Wednesday2nd October 2013
Revision Skill:
STEPS TO SUCCESS
Understand it
Condense it
Memorise it
Review it
Year 11
English
External
exams
60%
English
GCSE
Controlled
assessment
40%
External
exams
75%
English
Literature
GCSE
Controlled
assessment
25%
External
exams
80%
FUNCTIONAL
SKILLS LEVEL
2
Speaking
and
Listening
20%
Shakespeare and
Poetry
Controlled
Assessment
Study of a novel:
Of Mice and Men
Writing creatively:
Writing creatively:
1st Person
Narrative
3rd Person
Narrative
o
o
o
o
Focus on writing
Worth 30% of total mark/ grade
Students have to write 2 non-fiction texts
Spelling, punctuation and sentence
organisation are worth 1/3 of the total marks
available on this paper
Shakespeare and
poetry
Controlled
Assessment
Study of an
English heritage
play:
Blood Brothers
Study of an
English heritage
novel:
Lord of the Flies
Study of a
‘different cultures’
novel:
Of Mice and Men
o
o
o
Focus on reading
Worth 35% of total mark/ grade
Students have to read one extract on Of
Mice and Men and answer two
questions; also, students must read and
interpret two UNSEEN poems and
compare and contrast them
o
o
o
Focus on reading
Worth 40% of total mark/ grade
Students have to read one extract on
Lord of the Flies and answer two
questions; also, students have to read
one extract on Blood Brothers and
answer two questions
o
o
o
Focus on reading
Worth 40% of total mark/ grade
Students answer a series of questions,
which require different lengths of
responses, on texts that will be either
instructional, explanatory or persuasive
in purpose
o
o
o
o
Focus on writing
Worth 40% of total mark/ grade
Students have to write 2 non-fiction
texts – typically one informative and
one persuasive
Spelling, punctuation and sentence
organisation are assessed
o
o
o
Worth 20% of total mark/ grade
Controlled assessments assessing talk
in groups and one presentation – one in
the Autumn term and one in the Spring
term.
Students will receive notice of these.
o
o
o
o
Keep an eye on the Programme of Study for the
year then you know what your child is studying
Ensure that your child completes English
homework on time and to the highest standard
he or she can
Talk to your child about what they are studying
in English and ask if you can support and/ or
help them
When we are focusing on exam
preparation in school, revisit the
work from lessons with your
child and help them to review
their learning
Revision Skill:
STEPS TO SUCCESS
Understand it
Condense it
Memorise it
Review it
Lorna’s Day
Lorna needed to buy a birthday present so she decided to go on a
shopping spree on Saturday afternoon. She went to Top Shop to
buy a t-shirt for her friend. She then went to WHSmith to buy
some ribbon and wrapping paper.
She then went home and wrapped the gift. It looked so pretty in
the golden paper and red bow.
Lorna had thought about going out with her mates for the
evening but was too tired so she stayed at home and watched
‘Strictly come Dancing’.
Condense it
Lorna’s Day
Year 11
Science
Separate Sciences
• 3 exams in Biology
• 3 exams in Chemistry
• 3 exams in Physics
All in May/June, 2014
Each written exam is worth 25% of a GCSE.
All students must also complete at least 1 controlled
assessment in each subject worth another 25%.
Additional Science GCSE
3 exams
• Biology 25%
• Chemistry 25%
• Physics 25%
All exams in May/June
All students must also complete at least 1 controlled
assessment worth another 25%.
Controlled Assessment in
Science
•
•
•
•
25% of the GCSE
Completed in lesson-time
Takes 7-8 lessons
The class teacher will carry out the controlled
assessment when the students are ready
• Full attendance is vital
BTEC in Applied Science
• Assessment is based entirely on work done in-class. There are
no exams.
• Every assessment must be completed to gain at least a ‘pass’
• Full attendance is vital
• There are ‘catch-up’ sessions every Monday lunch-time for any
student who is behind
How can parents help?
• Revision guides and workbooks can be purchased from the
science department (cheaper than in the shops!). These are
useful throughout the course.
• Booklets of some past-papers can be purchased from the
science department, or all past-papers can be accessed through
the AQA website (www.aqa.org.uk)
• Encourage your child to attend the revision sessions at lunchtime and after-school from Easter onwards
• Help your child learn the ‘command words’ which are used in
the exams
• Ensure all homework is completed
Revision Skill:
STEPS TO SUCCESS
Understand it
Condense it
Memorise it
Review it
Think of a familiar
routine or journey…
• Identify 8 key places on your journey
• Peg a picture to each
Memorise it
Year 11
Maths
Mathematics GCSE Key Dates
Date
Mon 4th Nov
Tues 5th Nov
Event
Revision day 11e1
Revision day 11c4 11e2a 11e2b
Wed 6th Nov (am)
Fri 8th Nov (am)
Mon 11th March (am)
Mon 9th Dec - Fri 13th Dec
Linear, Paper 1 (non-calculator)
Linear, Paper 2 (calculator)
Unit 3
Mock Exam Week
Thu 9th Jan 2014
Mon 27th Jan (pm)
November exam results published
Mock results published
Wed 29th Jan
Parents Evening
GCSE Mathematics: Specification A
(Linear)
Two equally weighted papers:
Paper 1: non–calculator
Paper 2: calculator
Each paper assesses all Assessment Objectives
Traditional question and answer booklet, scanned and
marked by examiner online
Linear Option: Specification A
Foundation
Tier
G-C
Higher tier
(E) D – A*
Paper 1:
1 hour 45 mins
100 marks
Paper 2:
1 hour 45 mins
100 marks
Paper 1:
1 hour 45 mins
100 marks
Paper 2:
1 hour 45 mins
100 marks
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Tips for Revising Maths
Before you start revising, get all your notes
sorted, and draw up a list of all the topics you
need to cover. LEARN the FORMULAE you need.
Plan exactly when you are going to revise, and be
strict with yourself.
3. Give yourself little treats and things to look
forward to.
4. Don’t just read through the textbook or your
notes!
Don’t just practice the topics you can do.
6. Make sure you ask for help if you get stuck.
7. Practice doing questions under exam
conditions.
8. Practice using your calculator!
9. Show your working out – the more marks
there are for a question, the more working
out they expect to see. Use the marks as a
guide to how long to spend on each
question.
Examination Preparation
• Past paper revision workbooks
• Results Plus
• Revision classes
Examiners estimate that
candidates who show working out
get 10% more marks than those
who don’t.
min
3
cm
£
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2
m
ml
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Try not to leave any
questions
unanswered. Make
an attempt you may
get some marks.
Think of a familiar
routine or journey…
Memorise it

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