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Year 11 Assessment

Maths

During your mocks you will be sitting three 9-1 GCSE Mock papers, one non-calculator and two calculator papers at either Higher or Foundation tier. You will have already received a detailed topic list of all of the elements of maths that will be in these papers.  Useful websites to support revision would be Hegarty Maths, Maths Watch (login pnumber@fiveislands, password isosceles) and Just Maths (login FiveStudent, password Five).

 

English

During their Mocks Week, Year 11 will be sitting both of the English Language Papers:

 

  • Paper 1: Fiction and Imaginative Writing (1hr 45mins)

  • Paper 2: Non-fiction and Transactional Writing (2 hrs)

 

For these papers, the students do not need to revise key content in detail. We will work through the types of question on each paper in class before the exams. They should make sure that they are familiar with what to expect and the timings for the questions.  Other than that, the most useful revision they can do is to practice their AO2 Key Language and Structure Terms on our Quizlet site, and to read widely outside their courses in order to practice responding to unseen texts.

 

Combined Science

Science assessment for quadmester 1 will be a rehearsal for sitting Papers 2, 4 and 5 form the new 9-1 GCSE Combined Science course. Students will sit 3 exams over the week, lasting 1hr 15 minutes each.

 

  • Biology (Paper 2) will revisit plant structures and functions, animal coordination and homeostasis.

  • Chemistry (Paper 4) will be an opportunity for students to revisit understanding of hydrocarbons and the Earth and the atmospheric science.

  • Physics (Paper 5) will revise knowledge of Waves, the electromagnetic spectrum and radioactivity.

 

Students have been supplied with specific checklists of content for each lesson which will cover all the topics in these test papers. They can also access support from online activities using the ActiveLearn website, Doddle and BBC Bitesize.

 

 

Triple Science

Students will be sitting paper one from each of these GCSEs. Each paper is 1hr 45mins long and will be at the higher tier (grades 4--9).

 

  • Chemistry paper 1 consists of SC1-SC16
  • Physics paper 1 consists of SP1-SP7
  • Biology paper 1 consists of SB1-SB5

 

Students have been given full checklists of what material needs to be covered for each paper and have access to the interactive textbook with its wealth of practice questions including exam style questions. They also have practice papers in each of the disciplines with mark schemes to guide them as to how marks are awarded. BBC Bitesize and Doddle are also useful resources to vary revision method.

 

Geography

You will be assessed in your mock exam by answering questions from both the physical and human aspects of the course. These include: Coastal landscapes, glacial landscapes, tectonic hazards, weather hazards, the urban world and urban change in the UK.

 

History

For your mocks you will sit two papers, covering: History Around Us, Life Under Nazi Rule and the Public Health development study. Use your mocks revision guide to help tailor your revision for these exams. You can use your copies of the textbooks, your notes and revision cards to refresh your memory about key knowledge of the events and characteristics of the different periods. Remember, you can also access quizzes and revision podcasts via Dynamic Learning. At the back of each of the textbooks, there is a reminder about the types of question you will get in each paper, and the mark schemes for these.

 

French

For your mocks you will sit reading, writing and listening GCSE sample papers, you will also sit a speaking exam which will consist of a general conversation, a role play and photocard.Use your revision guide for some focused revision tasks, remember the online revision guide has speaking practices for you to try. Use your grammar and translation workbook to help practice tenses and translation to and from French.

 

Spanish

For your mocks you will sit reading, writing and listening GCSE sample papers, you will also sit a speaking exam which will consist of a general conversation, a role play and photocard. Use your revision guide for some focused revision tasks, remember the online revision guide has speaking practices for you to try.

 

Art

You will be assessed on your mock exam, which is a 10-hour piece that you have been preparing for.

To prepare, practice timing each stage of the final piece.

 

Music

For your mock exam you will be completing a sample GCSE 9-1 Eduqas Appraisal paper. This will contain 8 questions made up of two questions from each of the four areas of study: Musical Forms and Devices, Music for Ensemble, Film Music, and Popular Music. There will be a question on both set works Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Since You’ve Been Gone so please review both of these. There is also a strong focus on listening within the Appraisal paper and the following link can take you to a range of music listening questions which would be good practice:

 

 

The textbook would be a good place to support your revision and also all of your notes from last year.

 

Design Technology

You will be assessed using a past GCSE paper, use your revision guides, revision cards and the internet to help you prepare.

 

Religious Education

You will be assessed using GCSE style questions on Christianity and Buddhism.

 

Engineering

No assessment.

 

Child Development

You will be assessed using GCSE style questions on all aspects of child development, pre-conceptual care, pregnancy and birth.

 

Computer Science

You will be assessed using two specimen GCSE papers, use your notes, revision guide and workbook, and the Internet to help you to prepare.

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