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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?

Assessment Overview

Content Overview Assessment Overview

Computer systems

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Computer systems (01)
80 marks
1 hour and 30 minutes
written paper
(no calculators allowed)

 

 

Worth 50% of total GCSE

 

 

 

 

 

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

  • Algorithms*
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation
Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (02)
80 marks
1 hour and 30 minutes
Written paper
(no calculators allowed)

Worth 50% of total GCSE

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 undertaker 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

Food Nutrition and Preparation 

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 
2. Principles of nutrition 
3. Diet and good health 
4. The science of food 
5. Where food comes from 
6. Cooking and food preparation
What can a parent / carer do to help a student to prepare?  
Useful Resources  
Equipment required for exams  

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 French 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!

Geography 

What will the examination involve? This mock exam will be Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment, the exam is 1 hour 30 minutes and worth 88 marks. 
 The specification content covers the following (excluding London):
Section A - Urban change, urban growth creates opportunities and challenges in LICs - Rio de Janeiro. 
Section B - The changing economic world - global variations in development and quality of life, how can we reduce the development gap? Rapid economic growth in a NEE - Nigeria Case Study, major changes in the UK economy.  
Section C - The challenge of resource management - significance of food, water and energy, global inequalities in distribution of resources, changing demand for food, water and energy in the UK. Choose 1 option to answer at the end of paper (FOOD)
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. 

Health and Social Care
 

What will the examination involve?

1 hr exam
R021 – Values of care - Exam
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 booklet provided 
Revision guide

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

History 

What will the examination involve? The mock exam will be: Component 1: Studies in Depth - Germany in Transition, 1919-1939. The exam will be 1 hour, with a total of 53 marks. The following key content topics are on the specification for this paper: 
Impact of the First World War - What challenges were faced by the Weimar Republic from 1919-1923? 
Recovery of Weimar - Why were the Stresemann years considered a ‘golden age’? 
End of the Weimar Republic - How and why did the Weimar Republic collapse between 1929 and 1933? 
Consolidation of Power - How did the Nazis consolidate their power between 1933 and 1934? 
Nazi economic, social and racial policy - How did Nazi economic, social and racial policy affect life in Germany? 
Terror and persuasion - What methods did the Nazis use to control Germany? 
Hitler’s foreign policy - What factors led to the outbreak of war in 1939?
What can a student do to prepare? Work through the following structure when revising:
6. Pick a topic and watch a GCSEPod
7. Create revision cards/mind map on this topic. 
8. Complete a quiz using PiXL on this topic.
9. Answer a longer exam style question. 
10. Repeat with a different topic and revisit this topic.  
You will also be set a weekly homework/revision.
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. 
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? 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

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!

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!

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% is 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
• energy generation and storage
• developments in new materials
• systems approach to designing
• mechanical devices
• materials and their working properties.
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.