St. Joseph’s Catholic High School Welcome to Year 11 Results and Information evening 2019
Welcome to Year 11 GCSE Results and Information Evening Mrs Pritchard Head of Year 11
Most improved students Maths – Carla Taylor and Muriel Costa both up 2 grades English Literature – Igor Jablanski up 4 grades English Language – Nikeisha Deans up 3 grades Biology and Physics – Erica Fernandes up 4 grades Chemistry – Alicia Watson and FeranmiSanni up 4 grades
Most improved students Combined Science – Natalie Murungu up 4 grades Business Ashley Wood and AleksCieslik up 4 grades Geography – Santino Michini up 3 grades History – CheidzaMushore up 3 grades Music – KrystianAbramowicz up 3 grades
Most improved students Product Design – John Daniel Cabasa up 6 grades RE - DelphineBumba and John Daniel Cabasa up 4 grades Spanish – KhanyiNxumalo up 4 grades Physics – Rahul Fernandes up 5 grades PE – Louise Stannard up 5 grades
What next: Don’t Break the Chain Just 2 Hours Revision a Day = 100 Hours before the first exam
How can you support your children? Keep them Healthy and Active and well rested
Help them to separate their revision Help them to ‘chunk their’ revision
Flash cards • Knowledge organisers • Quizzing • Seneca • Quizlet • High quality textbooks • PiXLKnowledge Mats • Revision guides • Notes from lessons Upload
Thinking Hard process with templates • Diagnose – Therapy – Test • Cornell Notes • Questioning peers Process
Download • Exam wrappers • Written (composite) response • Low stakes quizzing – self marked • Long term memory – check!
GCSE preparation at St Joseph’s • Class Revision – revisiting of key topics • Weekly Homework Papers – exclusive resource of exam papers on the new curriculum • Booster classes after school for select pupils every Monday • Booster classes every Friday period 5 for selected pupils • Booster classes Easter holidays(1day) • EdexcelGCSE Maths Higher All-in-One Revision and Practice – These can be purchased through the school at a reduced price • PPE papers – personalised feedback
GCSE preparation at St Joseph’s • PPE papers – personalised feedback
PIXL MATHS APP - https://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/PMA.html Diagnose PPE2 now
GCSE Preparation at home – Useful Websites • Mathsgenie – www.mathsgenie.com
GCSE Preparation at home – Useful Websites • Corbett Maths http://corbettmaths.com/
GCSE Preparation at home • Highlight important questions from the weekly homework papers and redo them. Target at least 3 every from every paper • Cover-Solve-check • Practice exam questions under exam conditions. • Your revision needs to be as accurate to the real thing for you to hit the mark in May.
Intensify your home revision –thenext 12 weekscan be transformativetowards your grade IT IS TIME TO WORK SMARTER!
GCSE 2019 English Language & English Literature
YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD REVISE FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ENGLISH LITERATURE • Allocate at least one hour every day during the Easter holidays for your child to revise and prepare for their English Language and English Literature GCSEs. • They should work through the practice papers provided by their teachersand use the mark schemes to mark their answers. • They should refer to work done in their exercise books and their marked PPE papers – ‘Think Pink Go Green’. • They need to revise the annotations they have made in their Literature texts and learn key quotations: Macbeth, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, An Inspector Calls & Power and conflict cluster – AQA Past and Present Poetry Anthology • They should use the CGP Guides they have bought. • They should visit the BBC Bitesize website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr9d7ty (English Language) http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zckw2hv (English Literature) • Use the Pixl App: http://englishapp.pixl.org.uk/
Encourage you child to plan responses before they begin answering questions. Threatening, alarming, frightening, evil, disturbing, creepy, eerie, dark, scary, menacing AO2 – Analyse language, form and structure. Include subject terminology and effect on the reader Starting with this extract, how does Stevenson use settings to create a sinister and foreboding atmosphere?
Encourage you child to plan responses before they begin answering questions. Write about: • how Stevenson describes the setting in this extract • how Stevenson uses settings to create a foreboding and sinister atmosphere in the novel as a whole. AO1: The first time Mr Hyde is mentioned – in Chapter 1 – “The Story of the Door” 3 a.m. “black winter morning” “a man listens and listens and begins to long for the sight of a policeman” AO1: The night that Dr Jekyll takes his own life - in Chapter 8, ‘The Last Night’ “The wind made talking difficult, and flecked the blood into the face.” “he had never seen that part of London so deserted”
THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN… Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. - Stephen King When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. - George Bernard Shaw HARD WORK = SUCCESS Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. - Pele There is no way around the hard work – EMBRACE IT! - Roger Federer
Students need a value of each science individually, rather than looking at ‘science’ as a whole
Format and exam structure - Biology PAPER 2 Homeostasis and response Inheritance, variation and evolution Ecology PAPER 1 • Cell biology • Organisation • Infection and response • Bioenergetics
Format and exam structure - Chemistry PAPER 2 The rate and extent of chemical change Organic chemistry Chemical analysis Chemistry of the atmosphere Using resources PAPER 1 • Atomic structure and the periodic table • Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter • Quantitative chemistry • Chemical changes • Energy changes
Format and exam structure – Physics PAPER 2 Forces Waves Magnetism and electromagnetism Space physics (Separates only) PAPER 1 • Energy • Electricity • Particle model of matter • Atomic structure
How to revise for your science exams Step 1: Identify your areas of need Step 2: Produce a set of revision notes as a summary Step 3: Apply the knowledge to exam questions on that topic
Some other resources There are many useful videos on youtube.com which explain all aspects of the course; we recommend: • Primrose kitten • Free science lessons • My GCSE science • Amoeba sisters On the pupil area, for each of the science subjects you will find: • PLCs (checklists for each paper) • Knowledge mats with all the information you need for each topic • ‘Cheatsheets’ written by your teachers for each paper with the vital facts. • Independence booklets for each topic with the answers to the quizzes • Powerpoints from PiXL on each of the topics for each science • Maths in science booklets to practice the maths skills
Catholic and Protestant exam questions: • Divorce • Contraception • Gender Equality
5. ‘The Ten Commandments are out of date for today’s society.’ (12 marks) Thirdly, someone might disagree with this statement because there are many situations where one might need to break the commandment, ‘do not steal’, for example, if they need to feed their starving family and have no money.On the other hand, stealing from shops will cause the shopkeepers to lose out on money.This will lead to them increasing their food prices to make up for the money they lost out on through the theft. This in turn will lead to more people not being able to feed their families. There are also alternatives to stealing, such as applying for loans or benefits.Thus, although it is very distressing for the one family contemplating stealing food to feed their family, there are other alternatives which involve everyone winning. Therefore, the Ten Commandments are not out of date in today’s society since they can encourage us to always find an alternative which benefit everyone. Reason Explanation Evaluation (which reason you just gave is the better reason and why)
Three Key Messages: Learn the knowledge around the Redemption and Church units using your revision mats. Learn reasons that can be applied to multiple questions by practising exam questions. Check your knowledge by marking these exam questions.
Don’t Break the Chain Just 2 Hours Revision a Day = 100 Hours before the first exam
Work Hard, Work Smart Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. If you're going through hell, keep going. Never, never, never give up.