How we can work together to support your child

Welcome to our
Year 11 Parent’s Seminar
and Career’s Fair
Aspire Together, Work Together,
Achieve Together
Mrs Helen Robinson
Acting Vice Principal
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University of Cumbria Talks
How to help your child study
Located in Room 10 at:
How we can work together to
support your child through their
Mrs Rebecca Roseblade
Head of Year 11
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How we can work together to
support your child through their
Mr Phil Moody
Progress Leader for KS4
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Mathematics Revision
Mrs Fiona Marsden
Subject Leader of Maths
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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
Maths Websites
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
• 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
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Overview for English/ English
• 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;
• 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
• Reading- what are non-fiction texts, reading non-fiction texts:
• 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%
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
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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
Literacy; B2.1 has 53 subject specific terms
B2.2 has 39 subject specific terms
B2.3 has 76 subject specific terms
Abstract ideas; Ionic, Covalent and Metallic bonding
Numeracy; Chemical calculations
Numeracy; Being able to re-arrange equations will give
students on average a 1/3 of their mark without having
tackled content
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
Exam Dates
Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015
B2 5th June 2015
C2 9th June 2015
June 2015
GCSE Physics
Exam dates
Controlled Assessment deadline 23rd March 2015
20th May 2015
12th June 2015
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;
• Reward revision and homework;
• Purchase discounted revision guides from the technicians office.

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