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1 batx course information_13_14

  1. 1. 1st BATXILLERAT • TIMETABLE and CLASSROOMS Wed-5 (CR-2) / Th-2 (51) / Fri-5 (52) • SUMMER WORK? marked with up to 1 point added to the 1st term, if it is passed. • COURSE MATERIAL NEEDED:  SB, WB, FILE (plastic folder with sheets), pen, pencil, rubber, pendrive and earphones.  Dictionary at home (at hand, paper or online: wordreference) • READERS: 1st term “A Foreigner in Britain” Burlington 2nd term “The Sign of Four” Macmillan  Gmail account
  2. 2. ENGLISH FILE • Instead of a notebook • Sections: – Notes from explanations, blackboard, … – SB exercises – Glossary: your “New Vocabulary” each unit – Handouts: symbols to correct compositions, PAU evaluation criteria… – Worksheets with extra exercises – Compositions and pieces of writing – Reader’s dossiers – Objectives lists & Continuous self-assessment sheets – ICT Projects / Extra exercises / Optional exercises – … You can find this index in the Moodle. Get it!
  3. 3. Low level? • Did you fail English last year? Key Revision 4 David Spencer. Macmillan Ed. (+audio CD) • Do you need more practice? You can use: New English Grammar for Batxillerat Jean Rowan. Burlington Books (with free CD-ROM) (key) • And extra online exercises very soon (moodle course).
  4. 4. EVALUATION CRITERIA Here is a summary: • Listening 15% 2-3 tests / term • Reading 15% (PAU Exam tests and Reader’s tests 1st & 2nd term) • Grammar & Vocabulary 20% 1 test / term • Speaking 25% 2 tasks / term* (*If you speak English in class: 5%) • Writing 25% 1 test / term (3 compositions: 1 at home and 1 in class (50%) and the test (50%))
  5. 5. Some considerations Term marks and end-of year final mark will be rounded up and down taking into account: • work in class and at home • interest and effort: participation in class, speaking English, optional exercises, … • teamwork • attendance and punctuality, good behaviour, complying class and school rules • don’t drink and don’t eat in class. (Do it during break time!) Really important: • explain and justify your absences to the teacher (in advance or when return) • late-comings and non attending lessons will be penalized up to 10%. • exams will not be repeated on another date. In emergency cases, the parent’s phone call is compulsory, together with the doctor’s certificate. • all electronic devices must be switched off and kept inside the schoolbag, not inside your pocket!
  6. 6. Some considerations Term marks and end-of year final mark will be rounded up and down taking into account: • work in class and at home • interest and effort: participation in class, speaking English, optional exercises, … • teamwork • attendance and punctuality, good behaviour, complying class and school rules • don’t drink and don’t eat in class. (Do it during break time!) Really important: • explain and justify your absences to the teacher (in advance or when return) • late-comings and non attending lessons will be penalized up to 10%. • exams will not be repeated on another date. In emergency cases, the parent’s phone call is compulsory, together with the doctor’s certificate. • all electronic devices must be switched off and kept inside the schoolbag, not inside your pocket!

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