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Year 11 key messages from the subject leaders 2018

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Year 11 key messages from the subject leaders 2018

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Year 11 key messages from the subject leaders 2018

  1. 1. Year 11 Information Evening Subject Reading List Challenge and Enrichment opportunities Trips planned and Extra Curricular Key Message for Year 11 English A Christmas Carol Macbeth An Inspector Calls. Quality newspapers and magazines www.bbcbitesize.co.uk www.sparknotes.co.uk www.englishbiz.co.uk www.revisionworld.co.uk/ www.englishbiz.co.uk/ www.freebooknotes.com http://thisisenglish.net/ks4coursework. aspx Taster sessions for Sixth Form. Enrichment activities at Shakespeare’s Globe. Accessing Level 9 Enrichment Day Reading is the key to your success in English. You need to make a real effort here as the more you read, the more you increase your chances of success. Ensure that you concentrate closely and try to get an idea of the writer’s perspective (Why is there a new paragraph? What is the impact of the one sentence paragraph? etc). In your writing, your ability to spell and punctuate effectively is worth 40%. This cannot be overlooked as it will make a difference to your final grade. Maths Textbooks: Foundation: Mathematics GCSE for Edexcel Student Book CUP Cambridge ISBN- 978-1-107-44802-5 GCSE Mathematics for Edexcel Foundation Problem-solving Book CUP Cambridge ISBN- 978-1-107-45006-6 Higher: GCSE Mathematics for Edexcel Student Book Team Maths challenge and Senior maths challenge There is no replacement for hard work. Ensure to put as much effort into all questions. To do well in the current maths qualification students will have to be resilient and be good at problem solving and critical thinking. No matter where you currently are you can improve drastically through practice.
  2. 2. CUP Cambridge ISBN- 978-1-107-44800-1 GCSE Mathematics for Edexcel Student Book CUP Cambridge ISBN- 978-1-107-44800-1 GCSE Mathematics for Edexcel Problem Solving Book CUP Cambridge ISBN- 978-1-107-45005-9 Science Textbooks: ● AQA Biology student book OUP Oxford ISBN-10: 0198359373 And Revision Guide ● AQA Chemistry student book OUP Oxford ISBN-10: 0198359381 and Revision Guide ● AQA Physics student book OUP Oxford ISBN-10: 019835939X and Revision Guide ● CGP Revision for Combined Science - guides and workbooks. ● BBC bitesize Taster sessions for Sixth Form. G8-9 Science Clubs will start after Christmas STEM activities planned throughout the year. Relevant speakers for specialist subjects in science. Biology Clinics - Wednesdays Chemistry Clinics - Thursdays Physics Clinics - Fridays Combined Science Clinics - Thursdays You need to be giving every lesson 100% effort, completing all of your homework and engaging with all of the material in order to put yourself in the best position before revision period begins. You need to be constantly going over topics we have covered as they will be little time for us to revise. Geography Revision Guides: Edexcel B GCSE Geography (9-1) Revision Guide ISBN: 978-1292133782 or 978- 1782946212 Edexcel B GCSE Geography (9-1) Revision Cards: 978-1292182414 BBC Bitesize- Edexcel B resources Geography Enrichment club with Miss Barron- Wednesday after school Attendance to Royal Geographical Society and Queen Mary University lectures throughout the year (more information from Miss Stockings) 6th Form Taster Session: Geology As we work to finish the course, you need to be giving every lesson 110% effort, completing all of your homework and engaging with all of the material in order to put you in the best place ahead of revision beginning. The best students will be starting to look over their
  3. 3. Through Chocolate (November 28th) previous topics as the year progresses. History Textbooks: Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Anglo- Saxon and Norman England ISBN-13: 978-1292127231 Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Superpower relations and the Cold War ISBN-13: 978-1292127279 Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Crime and Punishment ISBN-13: 978-1292127361 Edexcel GCSE 9-1 History Weimar and Nazi Germany ISBN-13: 978-1292127347 Revision guides: (These are much cheaper and are used to support the in school revision sessions on Friday after school) Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Crime and Punishment in Britain Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Anglo-Saxon and Norman England Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Superpower Relations and the Cold War. Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Weimar and Nazi Germany The British Museum, Metropolitan Police Museum and Secret Nuclear Bunker are excellent places to see the history we have learnt about in action. There will also be taster sessions for A level History and A level Politics GCSE History support session will take place on Wednesday each week in H4 between 3.05 -4pm. Students will need to bring a piece of work/ homework or revision notes that they need help with to the session. It can appear that there is an overwhelming amount of content to remember. Make sure you follow the planned revision schedule to help you break the topics down into manageable sections. Each student will be given a targeted revision guide based on their ability. These are to be used to support revision at home. Students must bring their revision booklet to all support sessions and interventions. A digital copy of each book is available on Google classroom along with all lesson resources, closing the gap lessons and practice papers. Now is your chance to give 100% in every lesson and at home to ensure you get the best grade possible. Psychology Essential textbooks AQA GCSE Psychology, Karen Planning and carrying out own research After school support sessions- Thursdays and Fridays Exam revision conferences Science museum Exhibitions Psychology is a science and will require students to be confident describing the brain and the effects of hormones and neurotransmitters on
  4. 4. Boswell (ISBN: 8601404275913) Journal Psychology review Fictional reads Ken Kesey ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest’ Mark Haddon ‘The Curious Incident off the dog in the night’ Harper Lee ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Guest speakers behaviour. Maths is also very important when carrying out research so be prepared to practice those formulas and revise mathematical methods. There is much to read and a need for students to keep up to date with the latest research. Independent learning therefore is a must as there are many studies to learn to be able to apply to theories. RS Regular reading / watching of BBC news Regular reading of newspaper- particularly those articles discussing religious and controversial ideas or topics. This may include abortion, euthanasia, war. AQA GCSE Religious Studies A (9-1) Revision Guide CGP ISBN 9781782946410 R.E support sessions take place every Thursday in E9. 1.30-2 These sessions are designed as revision clinics so students should bring work or revision topics from their targeted revision guides with them to these sessions. All students have been issued with revision guides. As we work to finish the course, you need to be giving every lesson total effort, completing all of your homework and engaging with all of the material in order to put you in the best place ahead of revision beginning. The best students will be starting to look over their previous topics and making revision cards as the year progresses. French GCSE Revision guide 1jour1actu.com Duolingo Memorise Speaking Booklet Ms Lasfer - Monday lunchtime Ms Errington Monday lunchtime Work on your techniques for Listening and Reading. Try to use context, gist and cognates to work out answers. Practise listening to French, whether online or the television, it will help you to understand. Practise speaking in your free
  5. 5. time! Spanish GCSE Revision guide Duolingo Memorise El Pais (or any Spanish texts) Speaking Booklet Support sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3.15 Work on your techniques for Listening and Reading. Try to use context, gist and cognates to work out answers. Practise listening to Spanish, whether online or the television, it will help you to understand. Practise speaking in your free time! Computer Science Python in Easy Steps Edexcel GCSE Computer Science(9 to 1) Learn Python in one day and learn it well Lunchtime sessions for GCSE CA in IT1 on Thursdays Programming and logic skills make up 60% of your GCSE so please ensure you focus during CA and theory lessons to get the grade you are capable of. Business Studies Books REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Workbook (REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business09) ISBN: 978-1446903766 Available from student reception for £2:50 REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Guide (REVISE Edexcel Business) ISBN: 978-1446903735 Websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business https://www.theguardian.com/uk/busin Coursework and revision catch-up sessions as appropriate - check with individual teachers Coursework and revision catch-up sessions as appropriate - check with individual teachers This is a difficult GCSE. You need to ensure you are using the PLCs to identify what needs to be learnt/revised. Address knowledge gaps as soon as possible. You must practice past papers. The course has been running since 2009 so there is an abundant amount of past papers out there. We are on the Edexcel Exam board. The course code is 2BS01.
  6. 6. ess Any other business news related websites Business Studies & Economics Books REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Workbook (REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business09) ISBN: 978-1446903766 Available from student reception for £2:50 REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Guide (REVISE Edexcel Business) ISBN: 978-1446903735 Websites http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business https://www.theguardian.com/uk/busin ess Any other business news related websites Coursework and revision catch-up sessions as appropriate - check with individual teachers Coursework and revision catch-up sessions as appropriate - check with individual teachers This is a difficult GCSE. You need to ensure you are using the PLCs to identify what needs to be learnt/revised. Address knowledge gaps as soon as possible. You must practice past papers. The course has been running since 2009 so there is an abundant amount of past papers out there. We are on the Edexcel Exam board. The course code is 2BE01. ICT Pearson Edexcel ICT workbook - available in school for £2.50 Monday after school in IT4 and Tuesday lunchtimes in IT3 there is intervention for CA CA makes up 60% of your grade so ensure you focus in these lessons as this will determine your grade. Media Studies Newspapers: The Metro/Times/Guardian/Mirror Websites: Skynews.com BBCnews.co.uk CNN.com Stay focussed on the media news. Try and analyse different forms against the topic areas suggested. Ensure your coursework has been completed well as it is 60% of your mark. Speak to your teacher if you are unsure.
  7. 7. Music GCSE Edexcel Revision Guide. Constant revision of music theory. Logic Pro X guide. School concerts. ABRSM theory club on Thursday’s after school. Make sure that revision is focused and that all practical work is now leading to the final recordings. The practical exams are before Easter and it will come around very quickly. Drama The Crucible by Arthur Miller Blood Brothers by Willy Russell An Actor Prepares by Constantin Stanislavsky ISBN-13: 978- 1780938431 Towards a Poor Theatre by Jerzy Grotowski Drama Club on Wednesdays. Additional mentoring 1 to 1 sessions available on Thursdays after school. A final trip will hopefully be planned (evening) to see another piece of Live Theatre for section C of the paper. School performance of Peter Pan on 12th December (evening event). See Challenge and Enrichment. You MUST revise the whole text of ‘The Crucible.’ Lines for Blood Brothers ought to have been learned fully by the time that you are reading this. Written coursework should have been handed in by now but take time to make the improvements once given. Art Pinterest.com Artweb.com A-Z of Art (reference book) A-Z of Contemporary Art (reference book) Art classrooms are open to all GCSE students during every lunchtime, and after school on most days until 5pm (in negotiation with a member of staff). All students exhibit their work in the Gallery space at the end of a coursework project and again for the final GCSE exhibition in the summer of year 11. We also present work for exhibition at the Loughton Arts Centre (summer and winter exhibitions), Loughton library, Youth makes Art competition in Epping (biennial), Royal Academy online A Level exhibition and the National Students Art Exhibition. We have also exhibited at County Hall Chelmsford and we’re in negotiation with London Underground to contribute to their Art on the Tube initiative. Visiting a gallery is a task on the first summer homework project and remains an expectation throughout the course. We visit the National Students Art Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in July to experience A Level art standards for students continuing their studies. Art retains a significant coursework element and ALL work produced in lessons goes towards the final GCSE grade. Exam papers are released on Jan 1 and students create their own, independent ideas for the 10 hour practical exam in April. Students tend to enjoy their studies hugely, but we have extremely high expectations and we work the students very hard. Students will need to commit to regular extra curricular sessions in the art rooms to achieve the highest grades as great art inevitably takes time.
  8. 8. Photography Photopedagogy.com studentartguide.com Pinterest.com Aop.org Digital Photography handbook by Tom Ang Photography classroom is open access every lunchtime, break time and after school until 3.45pm. Students have access to the laptops and colour printer as well as photoshop. Summer homework and tasks throughout the year encourage pupils to attend relevant photography exhibitions. It is essential that you have a working camera and a USB stick to take part in this course. Using your phone to take photos is not allowed and does impact significantly on your grade. PE AQA GCSE PE Third Edition Kirk Bizley AQA GCSE (9-1) PE Ross Howitt and Mike Murray CGP GCSE PE for the Grade 9-1 Exams - Complete Revision & Practice (Available from Finance for £5.50) www.mypeexam.org Kerboodle online learning resources Bizley Doodle GCSE PE bitesize www.anatomyarcade.com Extra Curricular Club Timetable & Fixtures. Coursework Club will be starting next Monday (20/11/17) and PE revision will start after Christmas as a breakfast club. Practice Practical Moderations will be part of their PPE’s in January. BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate Taster Session PE Exam Webinar District, Essex & National fixtures. Wide variety of Clubs Coursework Club Within the AQA PE specification it is crucial that students have learnt each specific topic. This includes identifying, describing with sporting examples and evaluating each aspect. With 60% of the course being focused on the theoretical examination it is now vital that all students practice past papers, scaffold all long answer questions and learn key definitions so to ensure success. By repeatedly looking over class notes by making flash cards, exam questions with the mark scheme and using the revision guides exam success is inevitable.

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