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1 GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature Year

2 The English GCSEs 1. Summary of the changes 2. How the new grades compare to the old 3. What s involved in GCSE English Language and literature 4. The texts being studied 5. Study tips and places to go for extra help

3 A background to the changes Exam only Grades 9 to 1; 9 being the highest achievable grade Four exams; two literature and two language exams No coursework Texts cannot be taken into the exam No higher or foundation tiers

4 The new grading structure

5 Recent Results Recent Results Year 11 students sat 2 English Language exams at the end of last academic year Part of a network of 1200 participating secondary schools 78% of our Year 11 students gained grades 9 to 4 This compares to 69% of students nationally 63% of our students gained 9 to 5 Compared to 52% nationally

6 Recent Results Expectations of students Regular attendance Submit homework on time with the best effort made Contribute in class Act upon teacher feedback Attend and respect any extra English lessons offered after school

7 GCSE English Language AQA Two exam papers, 1 hour 45 mins each No set texts - students expected to read a wide range of texts 19th, 20th and 21st century Reading (50%): assesses a range of reading skills including comprehension, language analysis and how texts are structured Reading assessment based on unseen texts from all three centuries fiction & non-fiction, including literary nonfiction

8 GCSE English Language Writing (50%): producing a clear and coherent response; writing for impact. 20% of Writing marks for range of vocabulary and sentence structures, spelling and punctuation.

9 AQA GCSE English Literature Two exams: Paper 1 = 1h 45mins (40%), Paper 2 = 2h 15min (60%) Emphasis on classic literature and substantial whole texts in detail Shakespeare: Macbeth 19th century novel: Jekyll & Hyde Selection of poetry since 1789, including Romantic poetry Fiction or drama from the British Isles from 1914 onwards: An Inspector Calls 5% of marks for vocabulary, sentence structures, spelling and punctuation

10 GCSE English Literature Knowing the characters, themes and contexts of the examined texts Macbeth Jekyll & Hyde An Inspector Calls Poetry: Relationships Being able to remember quotes Knowing the social and historical context of the texts

11 Key skills for English Language & Literature Showing not retelling Memorising key quotes Deeper thinking and perceptiveness Spelling, punctuation and grammar Using academic writing to express ideas

12 Study Tips & Extra Resources Useful websites: Remembering quotes: post-it notes and mind-maps around the house (characters, themes, contexts) Revision Guides such as CGP and York Notes Kerboodle

13 GCSE Ethics and Philosophy How we can help! A*- C 72% 83% 77% A*-A 34% 38% 31%

14 A*- C 72% 83% 77% A*-A 34% 38% 31% For many of our students, EP was used as one of their 5 A*-C! Increasing number of students opting to take it at A Level

15 A*- C 72% 83% 77% A*-A 34% 38% 31% Increased parental support! Excellent department! This is a team effort, we need you! For 50% of students, EP was used as one of their 5 A*-C! Increasing number of students opting to take it at A Level What is the link???

16 Exam Board AQA Religious Studies B 2 exams 1. Religion and Life Issues 50% 2. Religion and Morality 50%

17 Why Study EP? Q: What is the point, EP doesn t get me anything? A: EP is now a full GCSE. This can and will count towards one of your 5 A*-C GCSE s that will help meet the entry requirements for Sixth Form. Q: It all about religion and I m not religious. How will this help me in my other subjects? A: EP no longer focuses just on religion. Although it is still plays a part, majority of exam is based on ethical and moral issues. To achieve well, you must be able to explain and justify your view. This is a higher order skill. These skills compliment the following subjects; English History Geography

18 AQA Religion and Animal Rights Assessment What is factory farming? 1 mark Give two reasons why many religious believers are against the fur and ivory trades. 2 marks Religious believers should be vegetarians. What do you think? Explain. 3 marks Explain the attitudes of religious people to experiments on animals. Refer to religious teaching in your answer. 6 marks Animals are here for humans benefit. Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have thought about more than one point of view. Refer to religious arguments in your answer. 6 marks

19 My child has many exams to revise for, they have to prioritise! We agree! What is the key to achieving well in EP? Taking part in lesson Completing homework Re-capping topics each half term

20 Religion and Morality Topics Religious attitudes to world poverty Religious attitudes to crime and punishment Religious attitudes to poverty in Britain Religious attitudes to drugs abuse Religious attitudes towards the elderly and death

21 Religion and Life Issues Topics Religion and Early Life Religion and Prejudice Religion, War and Peace Religion and Planet Earth Religion and Animal Rights

22 Exam Dates Religion and Life Issues 1h 30m - 17 May 2017 Religion and Morality 1h 30m - 23 May 2017

23 How can parents help? Discuss the topics we have shown you Ask students to justify their opinions Remind students that an A*-C in EP can help them to get into sixth form

24 How can we help? Websites - Bitesize Religious Education GCSE Rsrevision GCSE Testing students on their knowledge Getting students to create mini revision packs, that they can refer to at the end of the year Encouraging students to do past exam questions

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30 GCSE Mathematics 2017 Exam Board Edexcel Linear Examination New GCSE 1-9

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32 Must do something different

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34 manshead Unique student username Unique student password

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36 After EVERY assessment, students are either. Happy with their results Unhappy

37 Happy with That is your results However. brilliant 1. Don t be complacent 2. Three papers (need to do well in all) 3. Different skills are tested on each calculator paper and non calculator papers 4. HUGE Competition outside of the classroom for jobs/apprenticeships, etc 5. Be as aspirational as possible

38 Disappointed with your results DO NOT WORRY Take action NOW. 1. Use Target sheet (from your teacher/pixl) 2. Use Mathswatch online regularly from now on. 3. Classes are raising their game (with 75% of students studying the higher course) 4. Try something different NOW, don t keep doing the same thing.

39 In the Maths Department, we use TARGET SHEETS (with Mathswatch Clip nos.)after EVERY assessment (whether every half a term or after each module of work.)

40 Maths skills to improve (in red)

41 Use Mathswatch online Improved understanding of key skills (worksheet) Improved performance

42 CHANGE I CAN T DO IT I CAN T DO IT YET

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44 Class Work In all Year 11 classes, teachers are setting students a combination of Mathswatch Assessments and homework. These are done fortnightly and alternate. (With students getting to the end of the course, it is vital that students regularly use Mathswatch to REVISE from)

45 Independent Work What is done at home (using a combination of Mathswatch Online and Maths Past Papers) makes the BIGGEST IMPACT (outside of the classroom)

46 Resources On the student part of portal

47 Resources

48 FAQ Study Plus Library C5 Computer suite (Tuesday lunchtimes)

49 Raising ALL our expectations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3eiiqazbjk

50 Science at Manshead

51 DNA Photosynthesis, Respiration and chemical Transport Evolution Systems of Body Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table Chemical Bonding Chemical Reactions Quantitative Chemistry Circuits Forces and Motion Work, Energy and Power Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity Content Split into manageable chunks to provide variety and keep pupils engaged with their learning. Regular exam style assessment.

52 Additional Science Three Exams B2, C2, P2 One Controlled Assessment Triple Science Six Exams C1 C2 C3 P1 P2 P3 Two Controlled Assessments

53 Grades

54 Revision How can you support your child? 1) Make sure they have a revision guide. 2) Little and often. 3) Past papers, past papers, past papers 4)

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57 Key Dates Biology Unit B1 B2 B3 Chemistry Unit C1 C2 C3 Physics Unit P1 P2 P3 Date of Exam 16 th May 9 th June 19 th June Date of Exam 18 th May 14 th June 21 st June Date of Exam 24 th May 16 th June 23 rd June Half Term 29 th May 4 th June

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