GCSE Science - The Harefield Academy

Report
Ryan Connolly
Vice Principal
GCSE Results
Highest Achievers
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Evan Clancy - 10A* 2A 1B
Aideen McHugh - 9A* 6A 1B
Rohith Unnikrishnan - 7A* 5A 1B
Ciaran Miles - 5A* 7A
Diane McHugh - 4A* 9A 1B
Marcelina Trabszo - 4A* 8A 3B
Liam King - 4A* 7A 1B
Karishma Roberts - 4A* 7A 1B
Thomas Moses - 3A* 7A 3B
Pass Rate
58% (2013)
62% (2014)
Pass Rate
English% C+
75%
Pass Rate
Maths% C+
70%
Standards
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Equipment
Attendance
Punctuality
Revision Sessions After School
Saturdays – After October Half Term
Half Term Revision Programme
Parents’ Evening – 15th January 5:00 till 7:00pm
Mentoring
1-1 Sessions – date before Christmas
Mock Examinations 1st – 12th December and 9th – 20th March
Contact details
Reports – every 6 weeks
You get out of life what you put in to it
Revision Sessions
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
BTECH Sports
Dance
Science
Maths
Humanities
English
Catering
MFL
Resistant
Materials
ICT
Sessions from 2:30pm
Friday
Olivia Lo
Director of Learning - Science
GCSE Science - Key Information
GCSE Science - Key Information
Exam Information
We follow a three year curriculum at Key Stage 4 and we study the
following Edexcel 2012 exam board qualifications:
• GCSE Science 2012
– B1 – Influences on life
– C1 – Chemistry in our world
– P1 – Universal physics
• GCSE Additional Science
– B2 – The components of life
– C2 – Discovering chemistry
– P2 – Physics for your future
• GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics (Triple Science)
– B3 – Using Biology
– C3 – Chemistry in Action
– P3 – Applications of Physics
GCSE Science - Key Information
Edexcel 2012 GCSE Science
Qualification
GCSE
GCSE
GCSE
Controlled
Biology Chemistry Physics Assessments
Further Additional
Science
B3
C3
P3
CA
Additional Science
B2
C2
P2
CA
Science
B1
C1
P1
CA
CA
CA
CA
GCSE Science - Key Information
Qualification structure
• Each GCSE is made up of three units of study.
– Each is worth 25% of the final mark.
– There will be:
• Multiple choice questions
• Short answer questions
• 6 mark questions with a spelling and
grammar focus.
GCSE Science - Key Information
Qualification structure
• The fourth unit is a controlled assessment (CA).
– This is an experimental write up of an
Edexcel designed task.
– This section is worth 25%.
– These tasks have three sections.
• Planning
• Observation
• Evaluation
GCSE Science - Key Information
Year 11 – Sets 11.4, 11.5 and 11.6
GCSE Science
Year 9-11 B1
C1
P1
CA
GCSE Science - Key Information
Year 11 - Sets 11.1, 11.2 and 11.3
GCSE Science and
Year
GCSE Additional Science
10-11
B2
C2
P2
CA
9-10
B1
C1
P1
CA
GCSE Science - Key Information
At Harefield, students follow one of three pathways:
• Year 11 – Triple Science:
Year
GCSE Biology GCSE Chemistry GCSE Physics
11
B3
C3
P3
10
B2
C2
P2
9
B1
C1
P1
Coursework
CA
CA
CA
GCSE Science - Key Information
Attendance
• If students should miss any Science lessons they
must catch up on any missed work.
• Staff are available for revision and catch up
sessions after school by arrangement.
• Students must take responsibility for their own
learning.
GCSE Science - Key Information
Exam dates
Qualification
Qualification
Unit
Triple Science
Science
B1
Tuesday
12/05/15
Triple Science
Triple Science
Science
Science
Additional Science
C1
P1
B2
Thursday
Wednesday
Friday
14/05/15
20/05/15
05/06/15
Triple Science
Additional Science
C2
Tuesday
09/06/15
Triple Science
Additional Science
P2
Friday
12/06/15
B3
C3
P3
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
15/06/15
17/06/15
19/06/15
Triple Science
Triple Science
Triple Science
Triple Science
Day
Exams are now ALL terminal.
Exam dates
Faculty Staff Members
Triple Science Teachers
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Mr P Patel
Mrs K Gillett
Mr G Lottering
Faculty Staff Members
Additional Science Teachers
11.1 Ms Lo
11.2 Mrs Suraj
11.3 Mr Patel
Faculty Staff Members
Science Teachers
11.4 Mr Hague
11.5 Miss Brammer 11.6 Mrs Monaghan
GCSE progress and revision
• We expect students to work consistently both in
class and at home.
• End of each topic tests will allow us to monitor
progress. Students should aim to achieve their
minimum target grades.
• Revising for tests will help students to build their
knowledge gradually. Please take these seriously.
• Students must ensure that any difficulties are
addressed!
GCSE progress and revision
Study and homework resources:
• CGP KS4 Science workbooks and revision
guides
• Pearsonactivelearn.com
• Logonscience.com
• After school catch up
GCSE progress and revision
Useful Websites
• http://www.logonscience.com/html/index.php
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/
• http://cleo.skoool.co.uk/
• http://footprints-science.co.uk/
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/
• http://www.s-cool.co.uk/
• http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/science.htm
• http://www.gcsescience.com/index.html
• http://www.what2learn.com/home/examgames/science/
• http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/resource/age/subject.cfm?coSite
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Shelia Hirani
Director of Learning - Maths
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Exam Information
• Exam Board – OCR
• Linear Examination – Both papers taken in the Summer of 2015
Paper 1 – Non Calculator
Paper 2 – Calculator
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Key Dates
Exam paper
Exam Date
Walk and Talk Mock
Paper 1 Non Calculator
Thursday 21st May AM
TBC
Paper 2 Calculator
Thursday 4th June AM
TBC
Mock Exams
• December 2014
• March 2015
During both mocks pupils will do both paper 1 and 2
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
How should you revise maths?
• Practise
• Practise
• Practise
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
What resources are available?
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Past paper
Maths Watch
Revision sessions
BBC bite size
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Past Papers
• A series of past papers will be issued
throughout the year. Each of these papers
will be teacher marked and students will
receive Personalised Learning Feedback.
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Personalised
Learning
Feedback
Sheets
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Personalised Learning Feedback Sheets
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These sheets are designed to inform the students, classroom teacher, after school teacher and
parents which topics the students have a good understanding of and most importantly which
topics the student requires further support.
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The most effective way to use the Personalised Learning Feedback Sheets is for the student to
‘RAG’ rate the topics. (Full marks GREEN, more than half mark AMBER, less than half RED).
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Then watch the Maths Watch Clip (MWC) referenced against each question and attempt the
question again.
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Classroom teacher, after school teacher and parents together can easily see areas the students
is finding difficult and help accordingly.
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There is room at the bottom for teachers, students and parents to communicate effectively
regarding the paper and student progress.
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Maths Watch Clips
• Students can access the clips from FROG
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Revision Sessions
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Every Tuesday
2.30pm – 3.30pm
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Rooms 102, 104, 105
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Walk and Talk Mock (WTM)
• WTM is a mock exam that takes place ideally
the day before the actual exam. Here the
students are given a practice paper, which
they attempt question by question. After
each question the students are shown how
to attempt that question (model answer).
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Equipment
It is essential that for each lesson and exam
students bring the following equipment:• Pen (Blue/Black)
• Pencil/rubber/sharpener
• Ruler
• Compass
• Protractor
• Scientific CALCULATOR
Mathematics GCSE Exam - Key Information
Mathematics Staff Contacts:•
Sheila Hirani: Director of Learning - Maths
[email protected]
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Ryan Connolly: Vice Principal/Teacher of Maths
[email protected]
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Robin Hall: Vice Principal/Teacher of Maths
[email protected]
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Famida Rawoot: Assistant Principal Raising Achievement/ Teacher of Maths
[email protected]
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Ray Hague: Assistant Principal/Teacher of Maths and Science
[email protected]
Daniel Elsworth
Director of Learning - English
English GCSE – Key Information
English GCSE – Key Information
Course Information
The course consists of TWO separate GCSEs:
- English Language (IGCSE syllabus)
- English Literature (AQA Syllabus)
English GCSE – Key Information
IGCSE
IGCSE is the Language component of GCSE
English. It comprises of 3 pieces of
Coursework, a Speaking and Listening
assignment and a terminal examination.
English GCSE – Key Information
IGCSE Coursework
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Assignment 1: informative, analytical and/or argumentative.
Assignment 2: imaginative, descriptive and/or narrative.
Assignment 3: a response to a text or texts chosen by the Centre. The text(s)
should contain facts, opinions and arguments. Candidates respond to the
text(s) by selecting, analysing and evaluating points from the material (reading
objectives R1–R3). They may write in any appropriate form they wish.
Speaking and Listening: prepare and deliver a 4 minute presentation on a
topic of their choice, to be delivered with minimal assisting materials. After the
presentation, candidates will be expected to respond to questions from their
assessor for a minimum of 6 minutes – this will be recorded and sent to the
examination board.
The coursework and speaking elements of the course account for 60% of the
total marks for students’ Language GCSE.
IGCSE Examinations
Students will sit a terminal examination in the
2015 June exam series. The examination is 2
hours in length and will form the final 40% of
the GCSE Language grade. During the exam,
candidates will answer 3 questions based on 2
passages from texts. Passage A will consist of
650-750 words, Passage B will consist of 550650 words.
English GCSE – Key Information
GCSE Literature
• The second of the GCSEs for which candidates will study is
English Literature, where we follow the AQA specification. This
will be assessed through 1 piece of controlled assessment and 2
separate examinations. The Controlled Assessment (done over 4
hours under controlled conditions) should have been completed
by all students, however they do have the option to re-sit this in
the autumn term should they wish to do so.
• The examinations will assess the students’ understanding and
knowledge of the ‘Sunlight on the Grass’ collection, Of Mice and
Men, Conflict poetry and an unseen poem. These exams are
scheduled as follows:
• Literature Paper 1 – Monday 18th May 2015
• Literature Paper 2 – Friday 22nd May 2015
English GCSE – Key Information
Past Papers
Throughout the year, students will sit a series
of past examination papers – particularly for
IGCSE. These will be marked by class teachers
and used to set personalised learning targets.
English GCSE – Key Information
Useful Resources
• Past Papers
• Key Websites
• Revision/Booster Sessions
English GCSE – Key Information
Parents – Investment and Engagement
• Open and clear communication with school
• Know deadlines and examination dates
• Discuss homework and coursework with
your children
• Help The Academy deliver a consistent
message
English Department Staff
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Mr Daniel Elsworth – Director of Learning/Year 11 Teacher –
[email protected]
Ms Amanda Gordon – Assistant Principal (Communications) –
[email protected]
Miss Fiona O’Sullivan – Vice Principal/Year 11 Teacher –
[email protected]
Mrs Carmel Brady – Head of Sixth Form/Year 11 Teacher –
[email protected]
Miss Sarah Hughes – KS3 Coordinator/Year 11 Teacher –
[email protected]
Carmel Brady
Head of Sixth Form
Pass Rate
92% (2013)
100% (2014)
A*-B
21.7% (2013)
36.3% (2014)
A*-C
36.3% (2013)
72.5% (2014)
6th Form Assembly
A Level Results 2014 – Our Best Results ever!
• Bobby Moore A* A B B going to Queen Mary to read Modern and Contemporary
History.
• Shubham Kapoor A A B going to Birmingham to read Chemical Engineering
with International and Industrial Study.
• Deborah Fashakin A* A B also going to Birmingham to read Law.
• Amelia Wellington A B B going to Exeter to read Philosophy and Sociology.
• Ayrton Jacobson double Distinction* A* A going to the CASS Business School.
• Stephen Robinson Distinctions going to Loughborough University to study
Sport Management.
6th Form Assembly
Highest Achievers – Both GCE & Vocational
Inspiring
Active
The Harefield Academy
A Sixth Form that’s right for YOU!
www.theharefieldacademy.org
Unique
Passionate
Into the Sixth Form
Evening
Sporting
Excellence
Specialism
A selection of
academic and
vocational
courses
Bespoke Curriculum
Thursday 13th
November 2014
Best results
ever in summer
2014!
Strong systems for
tracking students in
achieving their
potential
State-of-the-art facilities
A dedicated
Post 16 team
with a
reputation for
strong pastoral
care
Boarding House
Leadership Opportunities
Supportive
Diverse
Creative
Friendly
Stimulating

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