Trinity High School

Trinity Assessment Mock Exams - Monday 30th to Wednesday 9th December 2015

06 November 2015

Dear Parents/Carers,

Year 11, 12 and 13 will be sitting their Mock Exams early in December during the dates above. The Mock Exams are hugely important for all students and we want them all to perform to their very best. The Mocks will help inform their next Academic Reports, make sure they are in the correct sets and help us put them in the right tier of entry for the summer exams.

It is essential that they use the list below to help them revise properly.

REVISION

At Trinity we have bought GCSE Pod for ALL our students. https://www.gcsepod.com/

This is an excellent revision tool that students have been given logon rights to. It can be accessed through home computers but also smart phones.

BBC Bitesize revision is also highly recommended. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

Finally all students can and should use the exam board websites. Students can use the past papers and mark schemes as exam or assessment practice.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html

http://www.ocr.org.uk/

Year 11

Subject

Assessment Topic

How your son/daughter can revise

Art

Developing your portfolio and realising your intentions.

Attend afterschool Art catch up with AP and TMC Mon-Thurs

3D Art & Design

 3D Making Skills – Controlled Assignment

 Attend afterschool Art club TMC and CHC. Please see for times.

Utilise BBC Bite size (Art and Design)

Biology

AQA Biology Unit 1 (B1)

Science Revision

  • Use revision guides
  • Use the specification checklist
  • Use exercise books
  • BBC bitesize
  • Use cram.com to make flash cards
  • Go to www.aqa.org.uk ,
  • search for Biology
  • at GCSE  answer past papers in Unit 1.
  • Use the mark schemes to self assess.

Business GCSE

 AQA Unit 1

Exam paper is 50mins Topics:

Starting a Business Enterprise

Setting Business Aims and Objectives

Business Plans

Types of legal structure

Conducting Market Research with limited Budgets

Using the Marketing Mix

Recruiting

Motivating Staff

Protecting Staff through Understanding Legislation

Customer Service

 The following can be used to support revision:

  1. Student will be given a more detailed revision list by their class teacher.
  2. GCSE revision guide which can be purchased from school at a cost of £2.75
  3. www.gcsebitesize.co.uk
  4. http://www.businessed.co.uk
  5. Revision material is available on FROG/student shared area
  6. Speak to their class teacher about lunchtime and after school revision session.

Chemistry

AQA Chemistry Unit 1 (C1)

As for Biology

Child Development

 Students will be tested on:

How toys affect development

The Family Structure

Child Safety

Food Refusal

Baby Equipment and clothing

Vaccinations

Nutrition

Students will be given a revision guide

Allocated revision time in lessons

Revision guide will be added to shared area

Computer Science

Exam paper 1h 30 Mins covering A451 Topics e.g.

 

Hardware

Representation of Data in Binary

Software & Operating Systems

Legal Considerations

Algorithms

Networking and the Internet

Primary & Secondary Storage 

Database

Revision Guide (available £5 from Mr Barton or Mr Khawaja)


Subject Folders with completed topic tests, mark schemes & analysis

 

http://www.cambridgegcsecomputing.org go to Course section of main menu

English

 Of Mice and Men – analysing extracts

  • GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature Revision Workbook – available to buy in school.
  • Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck – preferably New Longman edition (ISBN 0582461464).

English Literature

 Paper 1 – Animal Farm OR Jekyll and Hyde and Of Mice and Men OR To Kill A Mockingbird;

Paper 2 – Poetry.

  • GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature Revision Workbook  – available to buy in school.
  • Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck – preferably New Longman edition (ISBN 0582461464).
  • Oxford Literature Companion - Of Mice & Men (ISBN 9780198390428).
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – any edition.
  • Oxford Literature Companion -  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (ISBN: 9780199128785).
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell – any edition.
  • Oxford Literature Companion Animal Farm (ISBN: 9780198304838).
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (text) – any edition.
  • Oxford Literature Companion - To Kill a Mockingbird (ISBN: 978-0-19-912879-2).

Food

You will be tested on:

Food Safety/Hygiene

Cake making methods

Nutrition

Menu/menu planning

Key words

Packaging

3 R’s

Revision books:

Dropbox:

  • Resources have been added to a revision folder in dropbox that pupils have access to.

French

GCSE Reading and Listening exam papers, either Foundation or Higher tier. 

The papers will cover all topics within the course.

  • Learn vocabulary – lists can be found p20 onwards within the specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-4655 or within Kerboodle.
  • Revise techniques for reading and listening exams
  • Practice questions within Kerboodle.  Username is first initial and surname, contact Mrs Walton if password needs resetting.

GCSE PE

Revise all topics from the AQA Physical Education course from year 10 and 11.

  • GCSE PE revision booklet
  • AQA revision text book
  • GCSE PE POD
  • Revision sessions room 1:
  • Monday after school (3:15-4:15pm)
  • Thursday lunch

Geography

Students will be tested on Yr10  content based on the 2 topics of Coastal Environments and Population

GCSE Bitesize website

GCSE exercise books

Revision guides- Available to purchase if needed

German

GCSE Reading and Listening exam papers, either Foundation or Higher tier. 

The papers will cover all topics within the course.

  • Learn vocabulary – lists can be found p19 onwards within the specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-4665 or within Kerboodle.
  • Revise techniques for reading and listening exams
  • Practice questions within Kerboodle.  Username is first initial and surname, contact Mrs Walton if password needs resetting.

History

  • Medicine Through Time (everything from the year 10 course)
  • American West - Mormons
  • Using year 10 exercise books and year 11 exercise books
  • Revision guides(CGP Schools History Project revision guide)
  • GCSE History Bitesize revision website (Schools History project section)
  • Quizzes on www.schoolhistory.co.uk

Maths

Sets 1 to 5 will all be sitting the higher paper and set 6 will sit the foundation paper. 

Each student will sit two papers, the first paper will be the non-calculator paper and the second paper will be the calculator paper.

 In order to prepare yourself for the exam:

  • Look through your exercise book as your teacher will have revised many of the key topics.
  • Work through the Maths to the Max booklet that your teacher has given you.  This has lots of exam questions that will serve as excellent practice.
  • Use MyMaths to revise online (the username is trinity high and the password is rectangle.
  • Go through past papers which you will have looked at in class.  If you want more, please ask your maths teacher.

Music

Unit 1 Listening & Appraising – this is a 1 hour exam where students will listen to pieces of music and answer questions about them. (it covers all areas of the course)

Using their revision sheet and notes in their books: 

5 Areas of Study

  • Rhythm & Metre
  • Harmony & Tonality
  • Timbre & Dynamics
  • Structure & Form
  • Texture & Melody

Useful websites:

BBC Bitesize – GCSE Music &

www.misswardmusic.com

Photography

 Editing in “Photoshop”

Using the studio

 https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/tutorials.html

Attend afterschool Art catch up with AP and TMC Mon-Thurs

Physics

AQA Physics Unit 1 (P1)

As for Biology

RE

AQA Religious Studies B

Unit 2 Religion and Life Issues

Unit 3 Religion and Morality

 

Students will be sitting 1 x 90 minute RE exam. We have created an exam paper that covers topics from both Unit 2 and Unit 3.

The topics included on the exam are:

Unit 2

  • Religion and Equality
  • Religion, War and Peace
  • Religion and Young People

 

Unit 3

  • Religious Attitudes to Drug Abuse
  • Religious Attitudes to Crime and Punishment
  • Religious Attitudes to Poverty and Wealth in the UK

The RE department will be providing all students with a comprehensive set of revision notes. This will be in a yellow folder and students will be allowed to take these notes home prior to the exam.

 

Students can access past papers through:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-b-4055/past-papers-and-mark-schemes

 

There are useful revision notes and revision games on:

http://www.rsrevision.com/GCSE/index.htm

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/rs/

 

Resistant Materials

Timber cutting/ measuring and Joinery. Controlled assignment.

 BBC Bite Size Resistant Materials, Components, Joints and Adhesives- Revision and Practice Test.

 

Resistant Materials - http://www.technologystudent.com/joints/joindex.htm

-Materials/Timbers

 

Resistant Materials Catch up- Tuesday after school Room 61.

Science Core GCSE

 AQA Biology Unit 1(B1), Chemistry Unit 1 (C1), Physics Unit 1 (P1)

 Science Revision

  • Use revision guides
  • Use the specification checklist
  • Use exercise books
  • BBC bitesize
  • Use cram.com to make flash cards
  • Go to www.aqa.org.uk ,
  • search for Biology, Chemistry & Physics subjects
  • at GCSE  answer past papers in Unit 1  for all 3 subjects.
  • Use the mark schemes to self assess.

Science Additional GCSE

 Not examined in December mocks. This content (B2, C2, P2) will be tested in March

 

Spanish

GCSE Reading and Listening exam papers, either Foundation or Higher tier. 

The papers will cover all topics within the course.

  • Learn vocabulary – lists can be found p18 onwards within the specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-4695 or within Kerboodle.
  • Revise techniques for reading and listening exams
  • Practice questions within Kerboodle.  Username is first initial and surname, contact Miss Ene if password needs resetting.

 

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