GCSE English GCSE Literature

GCSE English GCSE Literature

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 Its Bigger Year 9 3 Hours

2015-2016 Year 10 4 Hours 2016-2017 Year 11 4 Hours

2017-2018 More Content It is Bigger Assessment Objectives There will be a greater emphasis on Problem Solving Expected to show ALL working out Communicate using SP&G and Mathematical Fluency

Formula Sheets Assessment Previous GCSE Higher Higher Foundation Foundation Paper 1 2 Hours Paper 2 2 hours Paper 1 1 Hours

Paper 2 1 Hours New GCSE Both Higher and Foundation Paper 1 1 Hours Paper 2 1 Hours Paper 3 1 Hours Grading 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% 15% 20% 20% 30%

A* A B C D 50% 50% 7/8/9 4 / 5 /6

Foundation GCSE New GCSE 1-5 Old GCSE C-G 30% Grade D and above 15% 15% 20% 20%

30% C D E F G 50% 4 and 5 50% 3 / 4 / 5 50% 1 / 2 / 3

End of Unit Assessments There are 19 Units in F and H (over 3 years). You will be assessed at the end of each unit with a Unit Assessment. 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.) 5.) 6.) 7.)

Ruler Protractor Pair of compasses Homework when necessary Homework Compulsory - Set once a week M-Points for work completed to highest standards.

C1 / C2 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. MyMaths: www.pearsonactivelearn.com GCSE bitesize: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize www.hegartymaths.com www.corbettmaths.com Have access to the internet in School LRC, B2 and D11. MATHSWATCH DVDS AVAILABLE FROM

RESOURCES FOR 4 GCSE Science 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 KS3 year 9) 6 exams 1hr 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 KS3 grade 5- in year 9) worth 2 GCSEs 6 exams 1hr 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. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Forces Energy Waves Electricity Magnetism and electromagnetism

Particle model of matter Atomic structure Space physics (Triple only) Biology 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Cell biology Organisation Infection and response Bioenergetics Homeostasis and response Inheritance, variation and evolution 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

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