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Dear students,

Please look in the subjects below for your subject revision advice. Do not forget to use the PIXL booklets we gave you to help you make your notes.

May I wish you every success in the summer examinations –it’s your time to shine!

- Mr Jordan,
Assistant Headteacher - Senior Link to Year 11

 

 

Please use your revision pack with a task a day to do and that teacher’s will be checking for evidence of these being completed when we return.

Set 1 for Maths: Complete (and mark) every Corbett Maths 5 a day activity for Higher from 13th 29th April.  Evidenced in exercise books, to be checked by SBU/KRN on Tuesday 30th April.

Miss King’s group: You have a folder with tasks and work in including a letter. Please follow these instructions.

Topics and Assessments

AQA - Combined Science GCSE Trilogy (8464)

The specification can be found here: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF

This documents explains how AQA writes the question papers

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/AQA-GCSE-SCIENCE-QUESTIONS-CLEAR.PDF
http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/AQA-GCSE-SCIENCE-EXAMS-EXPLAINED.PDF

There are six papers in total and this will gain you 2 GCSEs for the combined Science:

2 for biology, 2 for chemistry and 2 for physics these will all be taken at the end of Year 11 in the Summer exams.

Each paper is 1hr 15mins – 70 marks (16.7% of the GCSE)

 

 

Biology Topics

 

Paper 1 – topics 1-4

·         Cell biology

·         Organisation

·         Infection and response

·         Bioenergetics

Paper 2 – topics 5-7

·         Homeostasis and response

·         Inheritance

·         Variation & evolution

·         Ecology

Chemistry Topics

 

Paper 1 – topics 8-12

·         Atomic structure and the periodic table

·         Bonding, structure & properties of matter

·         Quantitative chemistry

·         Chemical changes

·         Energy changes

Paper 2- topics 13-17

·         The rate and extent of chemical change

·         Organic chemistry

·         Chemical analysis

·         Chemistry of the atmosphere

·         Using resources

 

Physics Topics

 

Paper 1 – topics 18-21

·         Energy

·         Electricity

·         Particle model of matter

·         Atomic structure.

Paper 2 – topics 22-24

·         Forces

·         Waves

·         Magnetism

·        Electromagnetism

 

AQA Single Sciences GCSE - Topics and Assessments

 

This documents explains how AQA writes the question papers

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/AQA-GCSE-SCIENCE-QUESTIONS-CLEAR.PDF

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/AQA-GCSE-SCIENCE-EXAMS-EXPLAINED.PDF

There are six papers in total and this will gain you 3 separate GCSEs (Biology, Chemistry, Physics). 2 papers each for biology, chemistry and physics these will all be taken at the end of Year 11 in the Summer exams.

GCSE Biology (8461)

Each paper is 1hr 45mins – 100 marks (50% of the GCSE)

 

Paper 1 – topics 1-4

·         Cell biology

·         Organisation

·         Infection and response

·         Bioenergetics

Paper 2 – topics 5-7

·         Homeostasis and response

·         Inheritance, variation and evolution

·         Ecology

 

 

 

GCSE Chemistry (8462)

Each paper is 1hr 45mins – 100 marks (50% of the GCSE)

 

Paper 1 – topics 1-5

·         Atomic structure and the periodic table

·         Bonding, structure & properties of matter

·         Quantitative chemistry

·         Chemical changes

·         Energy changes

 

Paper 2- topics 6-10

·         The rate and extent of chemical change

·         Organic chemistry

·         Chemical analysis

·         Chemistry of the atmosphere

·         Using resources

 

 

GCSE Physics (8463)

Each paper is 1hr 45mins – 100 marks (50% of the GCSE)

 

Paper 1 – topics 1-4

·         Energy

·         Electricity

·         Particle model of matter

·         Atomic structure

Paper 2 – topics

·         Forces

·         Waves

·         Magnetism

·         Electromagnetism

·        Space physics

Questions in Paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity

 

The specifications can be found here:

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/biology/specifications/AQA-8461-SP-2016.PDF

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-8462-SP-2016.PDF

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/physics/specifications/AQA-8463-SP-2016.PDF

 

Both for triples and trilogy pathways:

Using your Smith's proforma's, you have identified topics you got wrong in the exam. Now make revision notes on your PIXL booklet.  AND use the test papers to see if you can remember what you have been revising.

Suggested websites for revision

 

Some websites which would be beneficial for students in terms of Spanish revision are: 

Edexcel website - https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/spanish-2016.html

BBC Bitesize Spanish revision - this website has been updated with the content of new specification:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/z799hbk

Memrise: www.memrise.com - for STAR WORDS and key verbs

Business a paper 1 and paper 2 revision book and questions to complete over Easter.