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GCSE English GCSE Literature 2017 onwards
GCSE English & GCSE Literature � All students will be entered for both courses. � The highest grade achieved will count double in Progress 8 score – this may be in Language or in Literature. � Both courses will be taught simultaneously as the skills overlap. � Spoken Language (previously called Speaking and Listening) will be assessed and graded separately as Pass/Merit/Distinction.
English Literature � 2 Exams. � 100% exam at the end of the course. � Texts: ◦ Romeo and Juliet (begin teaching in Year 9 with theatre visit and study of text). ◦ An Inspector Calls. ◦ A Christmas Carol. ◦ Poetry (seen and unseen). � Texts will be purchased through the school and available for students to buy.
English Language � 2 Exams. � 100% exam at the end of the course. � Both papers are unseen and test reading skills (comprehension & analysis) and writing skills. � Tests study on fiction and literary non-fiction (non-fiction with literary merit from last 200 years).
English Language and Literature � New Focus � Students can no longer just learn sections of the text that have been covered in class. They are expected to do further research on topics done in lessons. The new information needs to be added to what was covered in class so that a student can now present various views / ideas on a topic. This allows for the exploration of one or more ideas and interpretations.
READING It is imperative that children read. Non-negotiable to doing well in English.
GCSE Mathematics 2017 onwards
GCSE – It’s Bigger Year 9 3 Hours 2015 -2016 Year 10 4 Hours 2016 -2017 Year 11 4 Hours 2017 -2018
It is Bigger
Assessment Objectives Ø There will be a greater emphasis on Problem Solving Ø Expected to show ALL working out Ø Communicate using SP&G and Mathematical Fluency
Previous GCSE Assessment Higher Paper 1 Paper 2 2 Hours 2 hours Foundation Paper 1 Paper 2 1 ½ Hours Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 1 ½ Hours New GCSE Both Higher and Foundation
Higher GCSE Old GCSE A* - D New GCSE 4 -9 30% Grade A and above 50% 7/8/9 Old Grade A and A* 15% 20% 30% 50% A* A B C D 7/8/9 4 / 5 /6
Foundation GCSE New GCSE 1 -5 Old GCSE C-G 30% Grade D and above 50% 4 and 5 15% 20% 30% 50% 3/4/5 1/2/3 C D E F G
End of Unit Assessments Ø There are 19 Units in F and H (over 3 years). Ø You will be assessed at the end of each unit with a Unit Assessment. Ø This will be used to identify Strengths (and weaknesses). Unit 1 Number Work Unit 2 Algebra Work
End of Term Assessments
Being Prepared I need to bring these items to each lesson: 1. ) Exercise book 2. ) Calculator 3. ) Pens and pencils 4. ) Ruler 5. ) Protractor 6. ) Pair of compasses 7. ) Homework when necessary
Homework Compulsory - Set once a week M-Points for work completed to highest standards. C 1 / C 2 for: Not completed or Failure to Complete to an acceptable standard Referral to Mr Gaskell as Head of Maths
Maths Surgery The Maths Department are always willing to help students at break, lunch and afterschool. Students can ask for help with their maths work in an informal setting.
My. Maths: www. pearsonactivelearn. com GCSE bitesize: www. bbc. co. uk/bitesize www. hegartymaths. com www. corbettmaths. com Have access to the internet in School LRC, B 2 and D 11. MATHSWATCH DVDS AVAILABLE FROM RESOURCES FOR £ 4
Combined Science Trilogy or Triple Science?
Triple Science � Taught at Welland Park in ability groups by specialist Physics, Chemistry and Biology teachers (3 teachers – 2 lessons of each science per week) � Recommended for higher level students (grade 5 and above at KS 3 year 9) � 6 exams – 1 hr and 45 minutes each paper (2 Biology, 2 Chemistry, 2 Physics). Questions : multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response � 28 required practicals � Excellent pathway for students who wish to study Science A Levels � 100% of GCSE grade from examinations
Combined Science Trilogy � Taught at Welland Park in ability groups by specialist Physics, Chemistry and Biology teachers (3 teachers – 2 lessons of each science per week) � Mainly for foundation level students (below KS 3 grade 5 - in year 9) – worth 2 GCSEs � 6 exams – 1 hr and 15 minutes each paper (2 Biology, 2 Chemistry, 2 Physics). Questions : multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response � 21 required practicals � 100% of GCSE grade from examinations
Chemistry 1. Atomic structure and the periodic table 2. Bonding, structure and the properties of matter 3. Quantitative chemistry 4. Chemical changes 5. Energy changes 6. The rate and extent of chemical change 7. Organic chemistry 8. Chemical analysis 9. Chemistry of the atmosphere 10. Using resources
Physics 1. Forces 2. Energy 3. Waves 4. Electricity 5. Magnetism and electromagnetism 6. Particle model of matter 7. Atomic structure 8. Space physics (Triple only)
Biology 1. Cell biology 2. Organisation 3. Infection and response 4. Bioenergetics 5. Homeostasis and response 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution 7. Ecology
Department can offer: 1) Choice of Combined or Triple Science taught by specialist Physics, Chemistry and Biology teachers 2) Setting not mixed ability 3) Modern well equipped laboratories 4) Text books which you can access at home at no charge to parents