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

The Mock Exams (9th -20th November 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 Google Form 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

Google Form Quizzez, see Mr White for more details

Google classroom resources and structured revision

Equipment required for exams

Black pens, highlighters for breaking down questions

Computer Science 

 

What will the examination involve?

Assessment Overview

Paper 1 - Unit 1 ( 1 hour 30 mins) 80 marks 

Paper 2 - Unit 2 ( 1 hour 30 mins) 80 marks 

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.com 

Equipment required for exams

Black Pen

Dance (BTEC)
 

What will the
examination involve?

You will be writing your rehearsal of repertoire report for your Component 2 learning aim C coursework. 

What can a student do
to prepare?

Keep your logbook up to date with all our rehearsals and your strengths, weaknesses and targets so you have all the notes available for this report.

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

Ensure extended learning is completed and their logbook is up to date. 

Useful Resources

Exemplar report in your logbooks, videos of your work to analyse.

https://vimeo.com/295523659

Equipment required
for exams

Logbooks 

Design Technology 

What will the examination involve?

Students will sit a 2 hour paper

The paper will focus on 3 elements as follows:

• Core technical principles 

• Specialist technical principles 

• Designing and making principles 

What can a student do to prepare?

Ensure that they are completing the home learning set by their Technology teachers, especially those who may have missed a lesson.

Use the trial mock paper to help them revise and the “do nows” vocabulary.

students can work through the following structure when revising:

  1. Pick a topic and go through in the revision book

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

  3. Complete quiz on seneca

  4. Answer a longer exam style question, checking it with the mark scheme 

  5. Repeat with a different topic/revist. 

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

Check that they are completing any work set on google classroom.

Make sure they are attending their period 6

Time your children doing the questions, maybe give them a time limit to see how well they keep to time.

 

https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/parents

 

Useful Resources

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552

https://www.technologystudent.com/

Equipment required for exams

Pen, Pencil, Ruler, coloured pencils, Eraser, Calculator, Water

Drama
 

What will the
examination involve?

Your practical examination will be the week after the mock period during your Wednesday lesson. This is not a mock, this is your NEA performance that will count towards 40% of your GCSE.

You will be performing your devised piece to camera for marking and moderation.

What can a student do
to prepare?

Students will need to rehearse outside of lesson time where possible. Students should keep a working log of all lessons to aid portfolio work.

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

Run lines with your child

Watch streamed NT live performances, Watch The Globe streamed performances on YouTube

Useful Resources

Websites: BBC GCSE Bitesize, Kneehigh Cookbook, YouTube

Equipment required for exams

Costume, props, scripts with completed music and lighting cues.

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 examinations: for Examination 1, students are entered for 2 papers from the 3 available.  The examination is 1 hour and 45 minutes, and for our students, we focus on the Poetry Anthology question and the ‘An Inspector Calls’ question.  Examination 2 is 1 hour and 45 minutes and focuses on Shakespeare (Macbeth)  and Unseen Poetry.  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, and poetry revision, set fortnightly.

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 ‘Poetry’ - all students have this and are completing fortnightly home learning on it.  After October half term, students will receive their ‘An Inspector Calls’ 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 
 

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.

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 in a physical environment exam is 1 hour 30 minutes and worth 88 marks. 

Section A Question 1: Challenge of Natural Hazards

  • Natural Hazards 

  • Tectonic Hazards 

  • Weather Hazards 

  • Tropical Storms 

  • UK Extreme Weather 

  • Climate Change 

 

           Section B Question 2: Living World 

  • Ecosystems 

  • Tropical Rainforests 

  • Cold Environments 

 

         Section C Questions 3-5: Physical Landscapes in the UK

  • UK Coastal Landscapes  

  • UK River Landscapes

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 your quiz on Educake 

  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. . 

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. 

Health & Social Care 

What will the examination involve?

1 hr exam - R021 – Values of care

Learning Outcome 1:Maintaining Rights, Why it’s important to maintain rights, How Care Workers support Rights.                           

Learning Outcome 2: Values of Care, Applying Care Values, Applying Care Values in a nursery, Importance of Care Values, Effect if care values are not applied.

Learning Outcome 3: Who legislation protects, Purpose of legislation, Legislation        

Learning Outcome 4: Personal Hygiene, Security and Safety Measures, Protecting Individuals

What can a student do to prepare?

Use the resources given to you by Miss Griffiths and complete the past papers on the link emailed to you.

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

Revision booklets provided 

Revision guide - My Revision Notes - Cambridge National Level 1/2 Health and Social Care

Equipment required for exams

Black pens, highlighters for breaking down questions 

History 

What will the examination involve?

The mock exam will be: 

2C.THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE USSR, 1924-1991. The exam will be 45 minutes.

The following key content topics have been studies and could appear on the paper:

  1. The rule of Stalin How did Stalin achieve and maintain power in the USSR between 1924 and 1953? 

  • The leadership contest; 

  • the `Cult of Stalin`; 

  • use of propaganda and censorship; 

  • use of control and terror

  1. Changing life under Stalin How were the lives of the Soviet people affected under Stalin's rule between 1924 and 1953?

  • Collectivisation and de-kulakisation; 

  • Five Year Plans and work practices; 

  • modernisation of industry; 

  • changing role of women

  1. Impact of the Second World War How was the USSR affected by war, 1939-45?

  • Preparations for war; 

  • Operation Barbarossa; 

  • Leningrad and Stalingrad; 

  • post-war reconstruction

  1. Cold War relations, 1945-91 Why did relations between the USSR and the USA change between 1945 and 1991? 

  • Causes of post-war tensions; 

  • Warsaw Pact and NATO; 

  • the arms race; 

  • `hot-spots` - Berlin, Cuba and Afghanistan; 

  • relations in the 1980s- 'Second Cold War'

What can a student do to prepare?

Work through the following structure when revising:

  1. Complete all extended learning opportunities such as knowledge organiser retrieval and Seneca tasks

  2. Fully engage in their learning in class

  3. Use the knowledge organiser to create retrieval activities:

    • Revision Flip Cards

    • Revision Clocks

    • Minds Maps

    • Complete Google Form Quizzes

  4. Ask Mr White for exam practice 

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

Check that students are completing their weekly extended learning tasks  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

Seneca: https://app.senecalearning.com/

The class Google Classroom: All students have access to this

Equipment required for exams

Black pens, a highlighter for breaking down questions.

Hospitality & Catering 

 

What will the examination involve?

This exam is in 2 parts:  Unit 1 is a theory assessment timed 1 Hour 30 minutes of 8 questions: Worth 90 Marks.

Unit 2 is a practical assessment where students will be expected to produce a ‘budget friendly’ 2 course meal suitable for a dad taking his 2 young children on their day out at ‘Go Wild’ animal adventure park. Time Allowed: 2 hours including presenting (photos):      Worth 40 Marks

What can a student do to prepare?

Attend extended learning sessions on Thursday where applicable.

Complete Student Project book and 1 and 2 in detail as this is also the revision booklet for Unit 2 GCSE exam.  Revision topics include:  types of Hospitality and catering providers, structures and operations; job roles and responsibilities, employment matters and legislation.  Also safety and food poisoning is a common feature in every Hospitality and Catering exam.

 

For the practical component this will be your first 2 course meal  making - thus practice making dishes at home and aim to beat your time limits that focus on cleaning up as well.  Remember the best presented dish will lose marks if you have not completed the task fully.

 

Complete the exemplar paper in class, examine how marks are awarded, adjust your answers to improve your understanding. 

Check out the finish/fix it marking sections in your project books, use your time wisely in lessons to complete fully.

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

Ensure students attend the extended learning sessions on Thursday 3.10pm to 4.10pm as per the letter home.

Check students have completed the Seneca quick revision tasks online and the Eduqas homework sheets.

Provide opportunities for student to cook meals at home within time limits.  Ensure students have the ingredients for future practicals and assessments as they get used to the kitchen work stations and become more confident with their skills and techniques.

Useful Resources

www.hse.gov.uk/catering this site is about setting up catering establishments, the basics for the business, risks assessments, hazards, maintaining equipment, Food manufacture and more.

www.food.gov.uk  latest news and alerts with specific business guidance in farming, animal feed, imports and exports, fish and shellfish, meat and slaughterhouses, wine, food hygiene, customer advice and much more

Equipment required for exams

Black pen x2

Ingredients as per your Production Plan for the Practical 2 hour assessment.

Mathematics 

 

What will the examination involve?

  • Two papers in the style of the new syllabus. One will be a 90 minute non-calculator paper and the other a 90 minute calculator paper. All students will sit either a Foundation Level paper (Grades 1 – 5) or a Higher Level paper (Grades 4 – 9).

What can a student do to prepare?

  1. Work through Hegarty Maths videos & tests. You can search for lessons with key words and topics, or follow the links in the 'Feedback and Assessment' Sheet, found in the google classroom.

  2. 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.

  3. Answer questions! Most people find that the best way to revise Maths is by working through questions.

  4. Make flashcards (if these work for you) - include notes, and examples with worked solutions.

  5. Go through their Feedback & Assessment sheet on Google Classroom to find the topics they've highlighted as areas of weakness.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ensure that they have all the equipment needed such as a pen, pencil, ruler and geometry set. As well as this, a calculator will be needed for one of the papers.

  4. Encourage them to find a website they like - there is a lot of material out there and it can be a bit overwhelming! It is far better for students to find one or two websites that they prefer and sticking to those. 

Useful Resources

Equipment required for exams

Pen, pencil, ruler, protractor, calculator (for Paper 2)

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

PE GCSE 

 

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

PE VCert 

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.

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

  2. 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

Religious Studies 

What will the examination involve?

Paper 1: The Study of religions: Beliefs, Teachings and Practices. Catholicism Focus. 

Students need to study the following:

The Christian Creation Story

The Incarnation

The Resurrection

The Eucharist

Vincent De Paul Society

Catholic Pilgrimage – Lourdes

The Rosary

Personal prayer and communal prayer

Paper 2: Thematic Studies A and E

Crime and Punishment

Relationships and The Family

What can a student do to prepare?

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

Learn the Key words for Catholicism, Crime and Punishment and Relationships and The Family

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” 

  • Catch up on any missed work using the Google classroom

  • Complete all extended learning tasks to a high standard: 

    • Educake quiz 

    • Seneca assignment 

    • Exam questions 

    • Mark and correct exam questions 

  • Make flashcards of key facts and processes 

  • Use “Key cards” app for flash cards  

  • Use GCSEPod and YouTube for revision videos

  • Attempt past paper questions from aqa.org.uk or physicsandmathstutor.com

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 extended learning

  • Check in with students to ensure that they are completing all extended learning tasks 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.senecalearning.com 

www.physicsandmathstutor.com

www.aqa.org.uk

www.gcsepod.com

www.quizlet.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” 

  • Catch up on any missed work using the Google classroom

  • Complete all extended learning tasks to a high standard: 

    • Educake quiz 

    • Seneca assignment 

    • Exam questions 

    • Mark and correct exam questions 

  • Make flashcards of key facts and processes 

  • Use “Key cards” app for flash cards  

  • Use GCSEPod and YouTube for revision videos

  • Attempt past paper questions from aqa.org.uk or physicsandmathstutor.com

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 extended learning

  • Check in with students to ensure that they are completing all extended learning tasks 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.senecalearning.com 

www.physicsandmathstutor.com

www.aqa.org.uk

www.gcsepod.com

www.quizlet.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 - 1 hour 45 minutes

Paper 2 - Crime and Social Stratification - 1 hour 45 minutes 

The exam papers are made up of 12, 4, 3 and 2 mark questions. 

Research methods are integrated throughout the different topics. 

Students will need to use their own knowledge on the different topics and know how to analyse and take information from an item. 

What can a student do to prepare?

Complete exam questions 

Use the knowledge organisers to test students knowledge

Use the resources on google classroom 

Complete all extended answer questions 

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

Regular quizzing with the student is an excellent way to build knowledge and become involved in the revision process. 

Time students on extended answer questions 

Ensure students have a quiet and safe place to complete work

Useful Resources

AQA GCSE Sociology Revision book - Link on google classroom 

www.aqa.co.uk 

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!

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!

Textiles 

 

What will the examination involve?

The 6 hour Mock exam (over 2 days) will require students to produce the initial designs idea for potential final outcomes.  These designs will then be developed in future lessons. 

Students are required to produce at least 6 detailed design ideas.  The design ideas must be a result of the completion of all research and exploration elements previously undertaken.  Design will be produced in the A3 sketchbooks that have been provided to students. 

The information acquired from the completion of the following will inspire the creation of design ideas:

  • Response to the theme/starting point

  • Mind Map

  • Artist Study 1

  • Artist Study 2

  • Secondary & Primary Research (exploring the chosen theme/starting point)

  • Observational Drawings/Experiments (from secondary and primary research).

Students must demonstrate a creative journey and an understanding of Textile Artists and Designers. 

What can a student do to prepare?

Students must ensure the following design sheets have been completed prior to the mock exam. 

  • Response to the theme/starting point

  • Mind Map

  • Artist Study 1

  • Artist Study 2

  • Secondary & Primary Research (exploring the chosen theme/starting point)

  • Observational Drawings/Experiments (from secondary and primary research).

Students can begin to consider potential ideas inspired by their research in the run up to the mock exam. 

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

  • Parents/Carers can discuss potential design ideas and the themes chosen by the students. 

  • Parents/Carers to please remind students to bring in equipment/resources to the mock exam. 

Useful Resources

  • Undertaking internet research to explore how design ideas are presented

  • Looking at existing examples of effective design ideas in the classroom

  • Looking at the work produced by Fashion Illustrators (if exploring Fashion Design) to inspire the production of effective design ideas

  • https://www.studentartguide.com/

  • https://www.thisiscolossal.com/

Equipment required for exams

  • Sketchbook containing research and reference materials

  • Pen

  • Pencil 

  • Media/resources to support the production/presentation of design ideas.