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1 Providing a foundation for life Year 10 Study Booklet Summer (Trinity) Second Half Term This booklet contains important information for all subjects regarding key dates during this half term for coursework, homework and controlled assessment tasks.

2 Homework Please find a list below of the recommended study books for the different subjects studied at Key Stage 4 for independent study at home. The ISBN number has been included as a means of finding exactly the right book. Key Stage 4 Study Texts / Websites: Subject Book Title / Website ISBN English Edexcel GCSE English and English Language Core Maths Student Book Edexcel GCSE Poetry Anthology Student Book Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE English Language and Literature Revision Workbook Higher Collins New GCSE Maths - Student Book Higher 1: Edexcel Linear (A) for Year 10 Collins New GCSE Maths - Student Book Higher 2: Edexcel Linear (A) for Year 11 Collins New GCSE Maths - Student Book Foundation 1: Edexcel Linear (A) for Year 10 Collins New GCSE Maths - Student Book Foundation 2: Edexcel Linear (A) for Year Revision Guides are from the CGP series, (we do not recommend the workbooks as they do not come with solutions, so students cannot check their work) GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide (with Online Edition) - Higher GCSE Maths Edexcel Revision Guide (with Online Edition) - Foundation Triple Science ** Collins GCSE Essentials - AQA Physics: Revision (RRP 4.99, our price 2.50) Collins Lonsdale GCSE Essentials - AQA Physics: Exam Practice Workbook (RRP 5.99, our price 3) Collins GCSE Essentials - AQA Chemistry: Revision Guide (RRP 4.99, our price 2.50) Collins GCSE Essentials - AQA Chemistry: Exam Practice Workbook (RRP 5.99, our price 3) Additional Science ** Collins GCSE Essentials - AQA Science A: Revision Guide (RRP 4.99, our price 2.50) Collins GCSE Essentials - AQA Science A: Exam Practice Workbook (RRP 5.99, our price 3) MFL GCSE French AQA Complete Revision & Practice Audio CD Or

3 GCSE French AQA Revision Guide Geography My Revision Notes: WJEC B GCSE Geography History GCSE History Schools History Project The Guide GCSE Bitesize History Schools History Project Complete Revision and Practice Philosophy and Ethics AQA Religious Studies B: Religious Philosophy and Ultimate Questions Art 200 Projects to Get You into Art School Music First Steps in Music Theory: Grades 1-5 GCSE Music Edexcel Areas of Study Revision Guide ** Food Technology Design & Make It! - GCSE Revised - Food Total Revision - GCSE D and T: Food Technology GCSE Design and Technology: Food Technology Resistant Materials Total Revision - GCSE D and T: Resistant GCSE D&T: Resistant Materials (GCSE Success Guides Questions & Answers) Design & Make It! - GCSE Resistant Technology PE Edexcel GCSE PE Student Book ** these books are sold in school by the relevant subject area and are therefore available at a cheaper price than online. A few points to note: these are recommendations and there is no expectation upon parents / carers to buy any of the books listed; On the electronic version of this letter, you should be able to click on the book title to take you straight to the amazon.co.uk website. Other book sellers are available and you should feel free to shop around if you want to see if you can find a cheaper price;

4 English Students will sit a section of a past GCSE English Language exam, which tests their ability to craft writing for genre, audience and purpose. The question will require them to reflect and comment on contemporary issues, situations or problems affecting young people. There will be one question and the exam will last for 50 minutes. Students will be provided with examples of past questions to practise preparing and planning. Students will be given materials to support their revision. In addition to this they can access activities to support their spelling, punctuation and grammar on-line, for instance using BBC Bitesize and the Bristol University website: Homework: Students have recently studied, or are currently studying, non-fiction texts in their English lessons. Homework will be set requiring them to analyse a range of different materials, which will allow them to spend time looking at both content and crafting of the type of text they will be required to produce. There will be a weekly lunch time drop in on a Wednesday for any students wanting extra support in smaller groups on specific topics.

5 Mathematics: Students are following the Edexcel GCSE scheme of work and have completed a significant amount of the course to date. Students have been provided with a GCSE revision guide, however, if they have mislaid their copy, they should ask Mrs Button for a replacement. All students have access to MyMaths and MathsWatch, these are resources which enable students to revise topics, through video clips or step by step lessons, and to practise said topics. MathsWatch has on line worksheets and students have access to the answers: therefore students can self-assess the work they have completed. MyMaths offers on line worksheets which are marked by the programme. Students also have access to Corbett Maths and Mr Barton Maths, both of which have past papers and exemplar solutions. Homework: Homework is weekly tasks set on MyMaths: these tasks are designed to encourage revision of past topics and to consolidate newly gained knowledge. The mathematics team are available at lunchtime to provide additional support to students. Students can also use Edmodo, as a forum for requesting support, sharing ideas and discussing any problems they may be experiencing with revision.

6 Science: Triple Summer Mock Examination: Students will be sitting examinations covering Chemistry 1 and the content of Physics Unit 2 studied so far. The remainder of this term will be spent covering physics 2 and the topics which still remain are: - Work, Energy and momentum - Current Electricity - Mains Electricity - Radioactivity - Energy from the nucleus Students can access activities and tests at They can also download or view past papers and mark schemes fromhttp:// At the start of Year 11 Students will be provided with revision guides to support their work at home. Edmodo can be used at home Homework: Extension tasks to stretch and challenge to A and A* levels and completion of practice paper questions. When students are not directly set homework the expectation is that they are revising at home and reading around the topics being covered. Students are welcome to support any break or lunch they wish to have it.

7 Science: Double Summer Mock Examination Students will be sitting examinations covering the content of Biology 1 and Chemistry 1 during their mock examination week. Students have now completed Biology 1 and Chemistry 1. They have now started studying Physics 1. This will include: Energy Transfer (Completed) Using Energy (Completed) Electrical Energy Generating Electricity Waves Electromagnetic Waves 10b Additional Science Students will be provided with both chemistry and physics revision guides to support their learning (At the start of year 11) as well as past paper questions to use to practice their application of knowledge to the questions in the style they will be asked in their GCSE exam. In addition to this students can access activities and tests at They can also download or view past papers from the I have also placed lots of additional information and support materials on the 10b Science edmodo page. Homework: This will be regular past papers or revision for practice papers in class as well as research tasks to further stretch and challenge what they ve learnt in the class room. Students will be expected to create a Mind Map or cue cards for each topic as evidence of their revision. There will be a weekly lunch time drop in on a Wednesday for any students wanting extra support in smaller groups on specific topics.

8 French AQA course: 4655 Students are working to complete their preparation for the spoken Controlled Assessment which will take place during this half term. The topic is 'Family and Friends - Relationships' This includes: writing up notes into coherent paragraphs on a variety of subheadings for correction and marking revisiting and consolidating French pronunciation during prep time: working over own corrected work to put together draft responses to the GCSE exam task carefully memorizing own work prior to oral GCSE exam Students will have access to AQA French textbooks both in class and online for home revision and to support their learning. Online resources can be accessed on Students are familiar with this website and can access this on their School Chromebooks as well as on their personal devices. Homework: This will be ongoing as students are expected to memorize their written pieces at home leading up to the oral GCSE exam week beginning 22nd June There is a weekly lunch time subject clinic every Tuesday or by prior appointment for any students wanting to record themselves out of lesson or who would like extra support in smaller groups on pronunciation.

9 History 10A Only Students will complete two 1 hour 15 min exams on the 2 topics we have studied in history this academic year: Nazi Germany The Weimar Republic The Rise of the Nazi Party Hitler's Dictatorship Domestic Policies Britain Britain's society and family Education, work and Labour relations. Media, communication and Leisure. Reasons for Social Change Students will be provided with their work books from the lessons and a revision guide highlighting the information and exam technique. They will also be provided with source booklets for both topics to aid their revision. Information can also be found on Homework: This will be regular past papers or revision for practice papers in class as well as research tasks to further stretch and challenge what they ve learnt in the class room. Students will be expected to create a Mind Map or cue cards each week as evidence of their revision. Students must complete at least one past paper each week and in the lessons will do a practise exam question every lesson. There will be a drop in for extra help on Tuesday period 7 or at another time if the students want to arrange an alternative day.

10 Geography Students will sit to exams in exam week: Unit 1-30 Minutes tests the first two sections of Theme 2 (weather and ecosystems) Unit 2 90 minutes Decision Making Exercise Resources & Homework To prepare for the exam students should use the homework booklet that they have been issued with and the resources that have been placed in the google classroom (details of this are on the homework booklet. Before the exam all students need to have completed the first two sections of the current homework booklet. Study Support There will be a drop in for extra help on Tuesday period 7 Controlled Assessment In June students will begin work on their controlled assessment in Geography lessons. This makes up 25% of the overall grade. It is therefore very important that students do not miss the following lessons: 10a Geography Preparation lessons w/b 01/06/14 Wednesday Period 3 w/b 08/06/14 Monday Period 3 & Wednesday Period 3 w/b 15/06/14 - Monday Period 3 Field trip Wednesday 17th June Year 10 Controlled Assessment Fieldwork - Geography Data collection lessons w/b 22/06/14 - Monday Period 3 & Wednesday Period 3 w/b 29/06/14 - Monday Period 3 & Wednesday Period 3 w/b 06/07/14 - Monday Period 3 & Wednesday Period 3 Write up lessons Will be completed in the first 6 weeks of year 11 (10 hours in total)

11 10b Geography Preparation lessons w/b 08/06/14 Monday Period 5, Thursday Period 6 & Friday Period 5 w/b 15/06/14 Monday Period 3, Thursday Period 6 & Friday Period 5 Field trip Wednesday 17th June Year 10 Controlled Assessment Fieldwork - Geography Data collection lessons w/b 22/06/14 - Monday Period 3, Thursday Period 6 & Friday Period 5 w/b 29/06/14 - Monday Period 3, Thursday Period 6 & Friday Period 5 w/b 06/07/14 - Monday Period 3 & Thursday Period 6 Write up lessons Will be completed in the first 6 weeks of year 11 (10 hours in total)

12 Philosophy and Ethics There will be an exam on the previous two units we have covered this year (The Existence of God, Evil and Suffering). All the information they need to revise these units are in their folders. This includes key terminology and examples of practice questions we have answered in lessons. Topic for this half term: Immortality, this covers: Key Terminology Personhood, Mind, Body, Soul, Monism & Dualism. Ideas of what would count as immortality reincarnation, resurrection, rebirth, a legacy, as a memory of others; the problems associated with any of these options of immortality Evidence of immortality scriptural accounts, ghost experience, Channelling, Near Death Experience, Evidence against immortality: lack of proof, science, atheism; To help students with the above work that will be covered in class at how they can use the following websites to consolidate and add to their learning: Also students can read about news stories related to their Philosophy lessons using (the school has a subscription to this site username= saxmundham, password= theday) Homework Additional homework tasks will be set during this half term when needed. These will follow on from pieces of classwork that have been completed. Study support There will be a drop in for extra help on Tuesday period 7 or at another time if the students want to arrange an alternative day.

13 PE Edexcel Short course All students in year 10 have now started the theory aspect of their PE GCSE course. Students have one lesson of theory and one practical lesson a week. The theory work will examine the unit Healthy, active lifestyle. In the practical lessons students will be focusing on Rounders. This is one of the three practical activities which will contribute towards the final GCSE grade and will externally moderated in Year 11. Resources / Homework: Each student has been given a revision workbook which includes exam like questions on the theory curriculum. This booklet will be used in both lessons and for homework tasks. Useful Reading- Edexcel Revision Guide for Physical Education. (Pearson ISBN ) Website

14 OPTIONS Resistant Materials: This term students are looking at their controlled assessment which was started earlier on the term. This piece of controlled assessment will last until the 1st March This Term we will be looking at the research needed in the design processes followed by the designing and development of a product. Students will be provided with support in the lesson and be given structure tasks and deadlines to help them complete this. They can also use the AQA Resistant Materials text books to support them with the process which I will be given to them this term. They can also look on the Shared area at exa Homework: This will be regular past papers or revision for practice papers in class as well as research tasks to further stretch and challenge what they ve learnt in the class room. Students will be expected to create a Mind Map or cue cards each week as evidence of their revision. Students must complete at least one past paper each week. There will be a weekly lunch time drop in on a Tuesday for any students wanting extra support in smaller groups on specific topics.

15 Music 5MU03 Edexcel Topics: The 12 Set works: The exam is split into two sections: 1) The first 8 questions will have excerpts of music which you will be expected to answer short questions (68 marks). 2) You then choose between Q9 or Q10 (don t forget to tick the one you choose!). This is the 12 mark question / essay. Resources / Homework: Listen to the set works!! Again and again and again. Read through your notes from class in detail and highlight or re-write key things. Use the laminated cards to make revision cards / mind maps. Key words / phrases are crucial in the exam make sure you know them! Use the following website for podcasts and prezi presentations: Use as a secondary source. You can download the app: GCSE Music. This contains cue cards for each of the set works as well as mini tests; you can track your progress as you go! This will take place during period 7 on a Thursday.

16 Art and Design From January the Year 10 Art and Design students will start a new unit: Identity: For this new project students will investigate a wide range of themes, images and concepts to develop their individual art work. They will use different approaches and media to explore their ideas as well as looking at the work created by several artists, photographers and people from other places that have strong identities such as politicians, musicians and actors. These investigations will enable the Year 10 students not only to appreciate what Identity actually means but to also to understand the influence and impact on today s society. To support their enquiries our students will also look at significant historical periods in time such as America in the Sixties and important world events including the First World War. Homework: Students will be expected to develop their work outside of school hours and will be given homework tasks to support them, both visual and written. They will be encouraged to attend the Art Support sessions on Tuesday lunch times to develop their work further, use the departments resources and ask for help and advise if required. Books: The Art Book, Phaidon Publishing, 1997

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