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Year 11 March Mock Exam Information for Students, Parents and Carers:

The Mock Exams (2nd-13th March 2020) help prepare our students for their Summer GCSE exams. The grades they achieve will be shared with colleges and apprenticeships for Year 12.


In this section you will find key information from all subjects about:

  • What will the examination involve?

  • What can a student do to prepare?

  • What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

  • Useful Resources

  • Equipment required for exams

This key information should serve as a guide for what to revise, to maximise your revision time and ensure that you are revising the topics which will be examined.

Make sure that you prioritise subjects which you find most challenging when writing your revision timetable. Develop the areas you find most difficult, ahead of those which you find easy.

If there are any questions about the exams which are not answered here, please ask your teacher.

Click the subject headers below to open the revision information relevant to that subject.

Art
 

What will the examination involve? Completion of a 10 hour practical piece which students have researched, planned and prepared for during lessons in the run up to the exam. Students will be in their usual art room with all the materials and equipment they need available. They can have their prep work with them and they complete their final piece over two days.
What can a student do to prepare? Attend every lesson determined to complete each prep task fully.    Develop ideas and research further in their own time.
Photos and drawings from observation that relate to their exam topic will help them access the higher grades. If you do not have access to a printer, photos can be emailed to reasone@lealands.luton.sch.uk
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare? Read through the exam paper, ask students to explain possible ideas and approaches to their theme.
Look through their prep work, offer encouragement and discuss any connections you can make with the theme.
Check they are completing research, notes, drawings etc in their own time.
Useful Resources https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern                         https://www.moma.org/collection/   https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206       https://www.tate.org.uk/art/student-resource/exam-help/dynamism-and-movement
Equipment required
for exams
Pen, pencil, rubber, ruler - all art materials will be provided for them. Students are welcome to bring in their own set of paints, brushes etc if they wish.

Citizenship 

What will the examination involve?

This mock will be Paper 1, the paper is 1 hour 45 minutes long and 80 marks. 

The following specification content is assessed: Theme A: Living together in the UK, Theme B: Democracy at work in the UK and Theme C: Law and justice.

What can a student do to prepare? Use the resources given to you by Mr White and answer all Quizziz knowledge tests that have been set.
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Check that students are completing all homework/revision set. 

Regular quizzing of key topics is an excellent way for parents/carers to become involved in the revision process.

Useful Resources

Quizziz, see Mr White for more details

Google classroom

Equipment required
for exams
Black pens, highlighters for breaking down questions

Computer Science 

What will the examination involve?

 

What can a student do to prepare?

Look at all the revision provided on the central resources Revision folder. 

Print the knowledge organiser and use that as a base to revise. Attend intervention sessions. Allocate time to Computer Science Revision.

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Students are able to purchase revision guide and student workbook from school. 

If you can ensure students are allocating time for Computer Science exam revision on their timetable , attending intervention and completing independent study on websites above.

Useful Resources

http://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-computer-science-j276-from-2016/

https://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org/

https://mrcolley.com/ict-computing-resources/gcse-computer-science/

www.teact-ict.com

www.senecalearning.co

Equipment required
for exams
Black Pen

English Language 

What will the examination involve?
  • Two papers in the style of the new syllabus. Paper 1 is 1 hour and 45 minutes long and focuses on Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing.  

  • Paper 2 is 1 hour and 45 minutes long and focuses on Writers’ Viewpoints and Perspectives.   There are no tiers of entry for the GCSE English Language examinations therefore all students undertake the same paper.

What can a student do to prepare? Where applicable, ensure they are attending after school intervention.  Read over past papers and student responses. Read through support and advice sheets given in lesson time and intervention sessions.
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare? Check that they are completing the home learning set by their English teachers.
Useful Resources

GCSE Pod

Exemplar given to students by their English teachers (example papers and student responses, marked by examination board)

Equipment required
for exams

Black pens
Highlighters
Water

English Literature 

What will the examination involve?
  • Two papers in the style of the new syllabus.  Paper 1 is 1 hour and 45 minutes and focuses on Shakespeare (Macbeth) and the 19th Century novel (Great Expectations, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Sign of Four or A Christmas Carol).  Paper 2 is 2 hours and 15 minutes and focuses on Modern Texts (An Inspector Calls) and Poetry (AQA Power and Conflict). There are no tiers of entry for the GCSE English Literature examinations therefore all students undertake the same papers.
What can a student do to prepare? Ensure that they are completing the home learning set by their English teacher, for example, practise essays on ‘An Inspector Calls’, which are set weekly.
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare? Check that they are completing the home learning set by their English teachers (all home learning should be listed on Epraise.
Useful Resources GCSE Pod
Revision booklet on ‘An Inspector Calls’ - all students have this and are completing weekly home learning on it.  After October half term, students will receive their 19th Century novel revision booklet to complete.  
Equipment required for exams Black pens
Highlighters
Water

Enterprise and Marketing 

What will the examination involve?

What can a student do to prepare?

R064 is an exam paper , 

Students will have the opportunity to sit this exam paper in January and June. 

Resit will be in June. 

Students need to ensure they revise for the January exam. The revision guide has been given to students, or a copy can be collected for the teacher. 

What can a parent / carer do to help a student
to prepare?

Ensure that student keeps to the deadlines set on handing in the centre assessed work.

Encourage them to share deadlines with you and encourage them to meet them. 

Encourage them to attend intervention. 

Useful Resources

www.ocr.org.uk

Hodder Education textbook Enterprise and Marketing 

Equipment required for exams

Being prepared with the content. 

Black Pen 

Food Preparation and Nutrition 

What will the examination involve?

Component 1: Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes  50% of qualification
(100 marks)

This component will consist of two sections both containing compulsory questions and will assess six principles .

Section A: questions based on stimulus material. 

Section B: structured, short and extended response questions to assess content related to food preparation and nutrition.

What can a student do to prepare? In preparation for this exam students can review the following areas of content:
1. Food commodities - Cereals, dairy, milk, potatoes 
2. Principles of nutrition - Eatwell guide, consequences of a diet high in fat or sugar 
3. Diet and good health - Needs of different groups during various life stages
4. The science of food  - Genetically modified foods
5. Where food comes from - Provenance, sustainability, packaging
6. Cooking and food preparation - Different types of cooking methods/ heat transference/ effects of nutrients on cooking
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare? Have access to CGP GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition - WJEC Grade 9-1  Revision guide & Revision question cards
Useful Resources

My revision notes WJEC 1/2 Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering - Hodder Education.

https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Equipment required for exams Black ink pen or ball-point pen.

French 

What will the examination involve?

Higher

Skill Sections Duration Worth
Listening A: Answers in English
B: Answers in French
45 minutes 25%
Reading A: Answers in English
B: Answers in French
C: Translation into English
60 minutes 25%
Writing A: 1 x 90 word task (4 bullet points)
B: 1 x 150 word task (2 bullet points)
C: Translation into French
75 minutes 25%
Speaking A: Role play card (1-2 minutes)
B: Picture discussion card (2-3 minutes)
C: General conversation (5-7 minutes)
12 minutes preparation 10-12 minutes for speaking 25%

Foundation

Skill Sections Duration Worth
Listening A: Answers in English
B: Answers in French
35 minutes 25%
Reading A: Answers in English
B: Answers in French
C: Translation into English
45 minutes 25%
Writing A: 4 sentences about a picture
B: 1 x 40 word task (4 bullet points)
C: Translation into French
D: 1 x 90 word task (4 bullet points)
60 minutes 25%
Speaking A: Role play card (1-2 minutes)
B: Picture discussion card (1-2 minutes)
C: General conversation (3-5 minutes)
12 minutes preparation
7-9 minutes for speaking
25%
What can a student do to prepare?

Listening and Reading: ActiveLearn is the best place to practice this skill. You can also use the listening exercises in your revision books if you purchased these. Also, continue to learn vocabulary really well from French to English and English to French by looking over the vocabulary sheets and particularly ones that may have not gone so well before now.

Writing: Practise Beat the Clock to help with writing key phrases and tenses. Use revision materials to attempt practice writing tasks or ask teachers for sample ones, including translating into French. Give any work to a teacher to mark and take on board the feedback offered to redraft a piece of work or try to use the tips in a new piece of writing.

Speaking: Use the revision materials to attempt roleplays and picture cards with a partner or teacher. Memorise your chosen topics for the general conversation, practise them out loud and record them for a teacher to give feedback on.roleplays and picture cards with a partner or teacher. Memorise your chosen topics for the general conversation, practise them out loud and record them for a teacher to give feedback on.

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Listening and Reading: Students are tested weekly on vocabulary within our lessons in school and this forms the main focus of their homework. However, we have also endeavoured to set up listening and reading tasks on ActiveLearn which coincide well with the tiers of entry (foundation or higher) that your child is entering. We would appreciate it if you could encourage the use of this website at home in order to boost these skills further still. Logins letters have already been given out to all students.

Writing: Students should be encouraged to practice longer pieces of writing by using their tenses booklets, vocabulary knowledge as well as asking teachers for sample writing tasks to complete. When students have completed any of these, they are welcome to bring them into school for feedback from their teachers and next steps to improve in this skill. We are also running a ‘Beat the Clock’ competition where students are tested weekly on up to 150 common phrases that they can apply in any context to aid with increasing confidence with longer pieces of writing. Completed and blank copies have been given to all students to take home to practice with.

Speaking: All students will have Key Question Booklets in which they will have prepared and redrafted answers to various questions for the General Conversation section. Students should be encouraged to learn these answers off by heart and say them out loud to you so that you may check if they have missed out words or phrases in their answers. All students have also been provided with sample Role Play and Picture Based Discussion Booklets that they can use to prepare answers for these two sections.

Useful Resources

http://pearsonactivelearn.com - Activities related to all of the topics studied in our classes. Login details on your letter.

https://www.listenlive.eu - Or use the TuneIn Radio app on your phone to develop your listening skills with French Radio.

https://www.youtube.com - Listen French music. For example Sara’h sings Frenchcovers of English songs.

https://www.memrise.com - A free website which helps you to learn vocabulary. It tests you repeatedly so that the words stay in your long term memory.

https://www.language-gym.com/ - Vocabulary and grammar revision and games.

https://www.gcsepod.com/ - Have experts read and explain everything clearly including all the right vocabulary and grammar you need to get to the top.

https://www.acapela-group.com/ - Select the correct language, type in a word and listen to its pronunciation of your Key Question Booklets or other material.

https://www.linguascope.com/ - A good website for random vocabulary practice with lots of games. Login - Lealands Password - 20twenty

https://missmorganlanguagezone.blogspot.co.uk/ - A languages blog with links to other useful websites!

https://www.wordreference.com - An easy-to-use online dictionary. Make sure you have selected the correct language and you choose the correct translation.

Also: exercise books, revision books (if purchased) and revision folders. Past papers can be printed on request - listening files can be sent to school email addresses.

Equipment required for exams Black pens to write with.
Highlighter to annotate questions.
Your ‘I can’ attitude. Good Luck, Year 11!

Geography 

What will the examination involve?

This mock exam will be Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment, the exam is 1 hour 30 minutes and worth 88 marks (this includes 3 marks for SPaG). 

 The specification content covers the following:

Section A - The Challenges of Natural Hazards - Tectonics, Weather and Climate) You must answer all questions in this section. (33 marks) 

Section B - The Living World - Ecosystems, Tropical Rainforests, Cold Environments. (25 marks) 

Section C - Physical Landscapes in the UK - Coastal Environments and Rivers
ONLY ANSWER QUESTION 4 & QUESTION 5 (30 marks)
What can a student do to prepare?

Work through the following structure when revising:

  1. Pick a topic and watch a GCSEPod

  2. Create revision cards/mind map on this topic. 

  3. Complete a quiz using Educake/PiXL on this topic.

  4. Answer a longer exam style question. 

  5. Repeat with a different topic/revist. 

You will also be set a weekly Educake and your teacher may also set extra revision homework.

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Check that students are completing their weekly Educake homework and any other revision homework set by their teacher - this is all recorded on Epraise. 

Regular quizzing of key topics is an excellent way for parents/carers to become involved in the revision process.

Useful Resources

Educake - Use this website for your weekly homework and regular quizzing. 

PiXL Geography App - use this website for regular quizzing.

https://padlet.com/murtaghs/Paper1  - this is for wider reading and making synoptic links about key issues. 

GCSEPod - use this website to watch revision videos 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc
Equipment required for exams Calculator, ruler, black pens, highlighter for breaking down questions.

VCert Health & Fitness
 

 

(Resit for identified students) - Actual external exam

What will the examination involve?

The  VCERT Health and Fitness examination will consist of one written paper which will be 1 hour 30 minutes.

The final outcome of the exam will make up 40% of the technical award. 

There will be a mixture of multiple-choice, short answer and extended response questions. The written examination will assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding of content from Unit 01 which students have covered throughout year 10 and year 11.

What can a student do to prepare?

  1. Where applicable, ensure you are attending after school and lunchtime intervention.  

  2. Read over past papers and student responses.  Read through support and advice sheets given in lesson time and intervention sessions.

  3. Ensure that any revision involves tackling written questions – prepare to write structured responses to answers following the A01, AO2 and AO3 criteria.

  4. Look through notes and work covered in class, try to recall how you answered questions on various topics and make sure you still can. Also, go over previous assessments to look at where you went wrong before.

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

  1. Time your child – give them a 30 minute deadline to answer questions or revise a particular topic. Regular 30 minute sessions over time will be more productive than embarking on a six-hour last-minute revision marathon the day before the exam.

  2. Ask students to label muscles and bones using post it notes on diagrams or other family members.

  3. Check students have a planned revision timetable and revise key topic areas using the regularly. 

Useful Resources

Use the following website to access past papers and example questions and mark schemes:
https://www.qualhub.co.uk/qualification-search/qualification-detail/ncfe-level-12-technical-award-in-health-and-fitness-4579

Revision workbooks and resources issued to students during lessons consisting of completed tasks and revision notes. 

Equipment required for exams

Black pens

Highlighters

Water

History 

What will the examination involve?

 

What can a student do to prepare?

Work through the following structure when revising:

  1. Pick a topic and watch a GCSEPod

  2. Create revision cards/mind map on this topic. 

  3. Complete a quiz using PiXL on this topic.

  4. Answer a longer exam style question. 

  5. Repeat with a different topic and revisit this topic.  

You will also be set a weekly homework/revision.

Join the History Google Classroom - Class Code - 23ny5l

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Check that students are completing their weekly homework and any other revision homework set by their teacher - this is all recorded on Epraise. 

Regular quizzing of key topics is an excellent way for parents/carers to become involved in the revision process.

Useful Resources

PiXL History App for regular quizzing, resources given to you by your teacher. 

GCSEPod

Equipment required for exams Black pens, a highlighter for breaking down questions.

Mathematics 

What will the examination involve?
  • Three papers: One 90 minute non-calculator paper and two 90 minute calculator papers.

    Pupils in Set 1 and 2 will sit the Higher Tier papers, all other pupils will sit the Foundation Tier.

    Revision lists will be provided by teachers and be put onto Epraise.

    All pupils must bring their own scientific calculator to the calculator exams (preferred model Casio fx ), no calculators will be loaned on the day.

What can a student do to prepare?
  1. Continue to use hegarty Memri tasks daily.

    Complete Hegarty Tasks set by your teacher.

    Complete RAG assessments on your revision list.

    Attempt past papers, these can be found on www.mathsgenie.co.uk along with model solutions and videos. 

    Attempt papers which will be marked online at www.onmaths.com

    Utilise the following websites to support your revision:

    www.mathsmadeeasy.co.uk

    www.corbettmaths.co.uk

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Ensure that any revision involves tackling written questions – maths is all about answering questions and giving clear reasons as to how the solution was obtained.

Have set times so  that a minimum of ten minutes a day is set for Hegarty Memri tasks

Ensure that they have all the equipment needed such as a pen, pencil, ruler and geometry set. A calculator will be needed for two of the papers, we recommend the Casio fx models

Encourage your child to have a revision timetable and support them to follow it. Short spells of revision (40 minutes at a time) are more effective than longer periods

Useful Resources

www.hegartymaths.com
www.corbettmaths.com
www.mathsgenie.co.uk
www.mrbartonmaths.com
www.mathsbot.com - a tool for generating and printing GCSE style questions, with worked solutions 

Apps:  

PiXL Maths App  (login details can be issued by your teacher)

Equipment required for exams Pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, scientific calculator

Media Studies 

What will the examination involve? Viewing an extract from Luther, the television series twice, taking notes and spending up to 45 minutes answering two questions in essay form
What can a student do to prepare? Study the concept of representation in-depth. How media products not only project the physical aspects like race and gender but also non-entities like issues and events. The second question will involve their knowledge of technological development over time based on their analysis of series like Sweeny and Life on Mars during preparation lessons. 
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare? Ensure that students study the use and application of media concepts and theories frequently.
Useful Resources Buy the recommended text book:
WJEC/Educas GCSE Media Studies by Hayley Sheard
Go on websites like:
https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/gcse/GCSEspecification

https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/gcse/WJEC-Eduqas-GCSE-Media-Studies-SAMs.pdf

Equipment required
for exams
Screen for the purpose of viewing the Luther extract, pens and paper

GCSE PE 

 

What will the examination involve?

The GCSE PE mock examination will consist of one written paper which will be 1 hour 30 minutes.

The maximum marks available will be 80.

There will be a series of multiple choice, short answer and longer answer questions with the maximum marks available for any question being 6 marks.

The paper will consist of two sections:

  • Section A (40 available marks): This section will focus on Component 1 - Anatomy and physiology and Physical training.

  • Section B (40 marks available):  This section will focus on Component 2 - Socio-cultural influences, Sports psychology and Health, fitness and well-being

What can a student do to prepare?

  1. Where applicable, ensure you are attending after school and Tuesday lunchtime intervention.  

  2. Prepare by answering past paper questions.  Read through support and advice sheets given in lesson time and intervention sessions.

  3. Ensure that any revision involves tackling written questions – prepare to write structured responses to answers following the AO1, AO2 and AO3 criteria.

  4. Look through notes and work covered in class, try to recall how you answered questions on various topics and make sure you still can.  

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

  1. Time your child – give them a 30 minute deadline to answer questions or revise a particular topic.  Work on the principle of a mark a minute when answering questions. 

  2. Ask students to label muscles and bones using post it notes on diagrams or other family members.

  3. Check students have a planned revision timetable and identify the key areas for revision in relation to their performance in their first mock. . 

Useful Resources

Use the following website to access past papers and example questions and mark schemes: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/physical-education-j587-from-2016/

Revision workbooks and resources issued to students during lessons consisting of completed tasks and revision notes. 

Equipment required for exams

Black pens
Highlighters
Water

Religious Studies 

 

What will the examination involve?

Paper 1: The Study of religions: Beliefs, teachings and practices. Hinduism Focus. 

Students need to study the following: Hinduism - Ideas about the nature of God and existence, beliefs about the nature of human life, worship and festivals and lifestyles. 

What can a student do to prepare?

Use all of the resource booklets given by Mr Ward in lessons. 

Create revision flashcards, mind maps and do practice exam questions

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Check that students are revising using the strategies above, quiz students on what they are revising. 

Useful Resources

Resources given out in lesson by Mr Ward. 

Equipment required for exams

Black pens

Science 

What will the examination involve? Six exam papers, each lasting 1hr 15mins. Each paper is worth 70 marks.
Biology Paper 1 Chemistry Paper 1 Physics Paper 1
B1: Cell Biology C1: Atoms and the
Periodic Table
P1: Energy
B2: Organisation C2: Bonding, Structure
and Properties
P2: Electricity
B3: Infection & Response C3: Quantitative Chemistry P3: Particle Model of Matter
B4: Bioenergetics C4: Chemical Changes P4:Atomic Structure and Radioactivity
  C5: Energy Changes  
Biology Paper 2 Chemistry Paper 2 Physics Paper 2
B5: Homeostasis and Response C6: Rate and Extent of Reactions P5: Forces
B6: Inheritance, Variation and Evolution C7: Organic Chemistry P6: Waves
B7: Ecology C8: Chemical Analysis P7: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  C9: Chemistry of the Atmosphere  
  C10: Using Resources  
What can a student do to prepare?
  • Attend all lessons, ready to learn
  • Regularly use their teacher’s  “Google Classroom”
  • Complete Educake homework quizzes on a weekly basis, ensuring that they have reached the agreed pass mark for their class
  • Attempt past paper questions from aqa.org.uk or physicsandmathstutor.com
  • Make flashcards of key facts and processes
  • Use GCSEPod and YouTube for revision videos
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?
  • Ensure students have a quiet, safe place to work
  • Provide a suitable device with an internet connection for students to complete Educake
  • Check in with students to ensure that they are completing Educake to a high level
  • Time students when they are completing past paper questions
  • Quiz them on their notes and flashcards
Useful Resources

www.educake.co.uk
www.physicsandmathstutor.com
www.aqa.org.uk
www.gcsepod.com
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z8r997h

Equipment required for exams Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Eraser, Highlighter, Scientific (not graphical) Calculator, Water

Triple Science 

What will the examination involve? Six exam papers, each lasting 1hr 45mins. Each paper is worth 100 marks.
Biology Paper 1 Chemistry Paper 1 Physics Paper 1
B1: Cell Biology C1: Atoms and the
Periodic Table
P1: Energy
B2: Organisation C2: Bonding, Structure
and Properties
P2: Electricity
B3: Infection & Response C3: Quantitative Chemistry P3: Particle Model of Matter
B4: Bioenergetics C4: Chemical Changes P4:Atomic Structure and Radioactivity
  C5: Energy Changes  
Biology Paper 2 Chemistry Paper 2 Physics Paper 2
B5: Homeostasis and Response C6: Rate and Extent of Reactions P5: Forces
B6: Inheritance, Variation and Evolution C7: Organic Chemistry P6: Waves
B7: Ecology C8: Chemical Analysis P7: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  C9: Chemistry of the Atmosphere P8: Space
  C10: Using Resources  
What can a student do to prepare?
  • Attend all lessons, ready to learn
  • Regularly use their teacher’s  “Google Classroom”
  • Complete Educake homework quizzes on a weekly basis, ensuring that they have reached the agreed pass mark for their class
  • Attempt past paper questions from aqa.org.uk or physicsandmathstutor.com
  • Make flashcards of key facts and processes
  • Use GCSEPod and YouTube for revision videos
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?
  • Ensure students have a quiet, safe place to work
  • Provide a suitable device with an internet connection for students to complete Educake
  • Check in with students to ensure that they are completing Educake to a high level
  • Time students when they are completing past paper questions
  • Quiz them on their notes and flashcards
Useful Resources

www.educake.co.uk
www.physicsandmathstutor.com
www.aqa.org.uk
www.gcsepod.com

Biology: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7
Chemistry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zs6hvcw
Physics: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zpm6fg8

Equipment required for exams Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Eraser, Highlighter, Scientific (not graphical) Calculator, Water

Sociology 

What will the examination involve? Paper 1 - Families and education 
Paper 2 - Crime and social stratification 
4 twelve mark questions in each paper and research methods are integrated throughout the paper.
What can a student do to prepare? Use all of the revision material provided by Mr Davis. Complete all homework and revision homework that has been set. 
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare? Check that the student is completing the revision/homework that has been set. 
Regular quizzing with the student is an excellent way to build knowledge and become involved in the revision process. 
Useful Resources Google Classroom, any resources provided by Mr Davis in lessons. 
Equipment required for exams Black pens and highlighters for breaking down questions.

Spanish
 

What will the examination involve?

Higher

Skill Sections Duration Worth
Listening A: Answers in English
B: Answers in Spanish
45 minutes 25%
Reading A: Answers in English
B: Answers in Spanish
C: Translation into English
60 minutes 25%
Writing A: 1 x 90 word task (4 bullet points)
B: 1 x 150 word task (2 bullet points)
C: Translation into Spanish
75 minutes 25%
Speaking A: Role play card (1-2 minutes)
B: Picture discussion card (2-3 minutes)
C: General conversation (5-7 minutes)
12 minutes preparation 10-12 minutes for speaking 25%

Foundation

Skill Sections Duration Worth
Listening A: Answers in English
B: Answers in Spanish
35 minutes 25%
Reading A: Answers in English
B: Answers in Spanish
C: Translation into English
45 minutes 25%
Writing A: 4 sentences about a picture
B: 1 x 40 word task (4 bullet points)
C: Translation into Spanish
D: 1 x 90 word task (4 bullet points)
60 minutes 25%
Speaking A: Role play card (1-2 minutes)
B: Picture discussion card (1-2 minutes)
C: General conversation (3-5 minutes)
12 minutes preparation
7-9 minutes for speaking
25%
What can a student do to prepare?

Listening and Reading: ActiveLearn is the best place to practice this skill. You can also use the listening exercises in your revision books if you purchased these.  Also, continue to learn vocabulary really well from Spanish to English and English to Spanish by looking over the vocabulary sheets and particularly ones that may have not gone so well before now.

Writing: Practise Beat the Clock to help with writing key phrases and tenses. Use your revision folder to attempt practice writing tasks, including translating into Spanish. Give any work to a teacher to mark and take on board the feedback offered to redraft a piece of work or try to use the tips in a new piece of writing.

Speaking: Use the revision folder to attempt roleplays and picture cards with a partner or teacher. Memorise your chosen topics for the general conversation, practise them out loud and record them for a teacher to give feedback on.

What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Listening and Reading: Students are tested weekly on vocabulary within our lessons in school and this forms the main focus of their homework. However, we have also endeavoured to set up listening and reading tasks on ActiveLearn which coincide well with the tiers of entry (foundation or higher) that your child is entering. We would appreciate it if you could encourage the use of this website at home in order to boost these skills further still. Logins letters have already been given out to all students.

Writing: Students should be encouraged to practice longer pieces of writing by using their tenses booklets, vocabulary knowledge as well as asking teachers for sample writing tasks to complete. When students have completed any of these, they are welcome to bring them into school for feedback from their teachers and next steps to improve in this skill. We are also running a ‘Beat the Clock’ competition where students are tested weekly on up to 150 common phrases that they can apply in any context to aid with increasing confidence with longer pieces of writing. Completed and blank copies have been given to all students to take home to practice with.

Speaking: All students will have Key Question Booklets in which they will have prepared and redrafted answers to various questions for the General Conversation section. Students should be encouraged to learn these answers off by heart and say them out loud to you so that you may check if they have missed out words or phrases in their answers. All students have also been provided with sample Role Play and Picture Based Discussion Booklets that they can use to prepare answers for these two sections.

Useful Resources

 

http://pearsonactivelearn.com - Activities related to all of the topics studied in our classes. Login details on your letter.

https://www.listenlive.eu - Or use the TuneIn Radio app on your phone to develop your listening skills with Spanish Radio.

https://www.youtube.com - Listen to Spanish music. For example Kevin y Karla y La Banda sing Spanish covers of English songs.

https://www.memrise.com - A free website which helps you to learn vocabulary. It tests you repeatedly so that the words stay in your long term memory.

https://www.language-gym.com/ - Vocabulary and grammar revision and games.

https://www.gcsepod.com/ - Have experts read and explain everything clearly including all the right vocabulary and grammar you need to get to the top.

https://www.acapela-group.com/ - Select the correct language, type in a word and listen to its pronunciation of your Key Question Booklets or other material.

https://www.linguascope.com/ - A good website for random vocabulary practice with lots of games. Login - Lealands Password - 20twenty

https://missmorganlanguagezone.blogspot.co.uk/ - A languages blog with links to other useful websites!

Equipment required for exams Black pens to write with.
Highlighter to annotate questions.
Your ‘I can’ attitude. Good Luck, Year 11!

Technology 

What will the examination involve?

One 2hr written paper worth 100 marks contributes 50% of the overall grade. The paper is divided into 3 key principles:

Section A – Core technical principles (20 marks)

A mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions assessing a breadth of technical knowledge and understanding.

Section B – Specialist technical principles (30 marks)

Several short answer questions (2–5 marks) and one extended response to assess a more in depth knowledge of technical principles.

Section C – Designing and making principles (50 marks)

A mixture of short answer and extended response questions.

Being closely linked through STEM 15% of the paper will assess Maths and 10% covers Science.

What can a student do to prepare? Students can attend all parts of each lesson on time. The start focuses on knowledge, properties and uses of materials. Quizzes to assess the knowledge follow leading to NEA based controlled study time.
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?

Purchase the CPG revision guide and workbook and focus core knowledge based on:

• new and emerging technologies - Robotics/automation, enterprise/ new business

• energy generation and storage - Fossil/ renewable fuels/ global warming

• developments in new materials - Smart /composite materials/ technical textiles

• systems approach to designing - Electronic systems/ input-process-output

• mechanical devices - Movement/ levers/ rotary systems/ pulleys and belts

• materials and their working properties - Papers/boards, hardwood/softwoods

Useful Resources

www.technologystudent.com
GCSEPod
BBCBitesize

Equipment required for exams Normal writing and drawing instruments which should include a black pen, pencil for drawing only, a calculator, a protractor.