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Year 11 Revision

 

Science

Foundation Tier Combined Science

Exam Essentials - GCSE Combined Science Trilogy

Qualification name

GCSE Combined Science Trilogy

Exam board and Exam code

AQA (8464) QAN-601/8758/X

Number of papers and duration of each paper

6 Papers - (2 biology, 2 chemistry, 2 physics)
1 hour 15 minutes each
Summer dates of each paper

B1 10th May
C1 17th May
P1 22nd May
B2 7thJune
C2 11th June
P2 14th June

Expected content of papers Biology Paper 1:
1) Cell biology
2) Organisation
3) Infection and response
4) Bioenergetics

Biology paper 2:
5) Homeostasis and response
6) Inheritance, variation and evolution
7) Ecology

Chemistry paper 1:
8) Atomic structure and the periodic table
9) Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10) Quantitative chemistry
11) Chemical changes
12) Energy changes

Chemistry Paper 2:
13) The rate and extent of chemical change
14) Organic chemistry
15) Chemical analysis
16) Chemistry of the atmosphere
17) Using resources.

Physics Paper 1
18) Energy
19) Electricity
20) Particle model of matter
21) Atomic structure.

Physics paper 2:
22) Forces
23) Waves
24) Magnetism and electromagnetism
Subject specific exam advice

Use the Accelerated Revision sheets provided from science

This has everything you need, from videos to bitesize

There are also linked exam questions for every single bit of the course, these have answers too

The more exam question practice you can do, the better

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

Accelerated revision sheets provided by staff online (SatchelOne)

Who to contact if you need help

Your Science teacher

Higher Tier Combined Science

Exam Essentials - GCSE Combined Science Trilogy

Qualification name

GCSE Combined Science Trilogy

Exam board and Exam code

AQA (8464) QAN-601/8758/X

Number of papers and duration of each paper

6 Papers - (2 biology, 2 chemistry, 2 physics)
1 hour 15 minutes each
Summer dates of each paper

B1 16th May
C1 22nd May
P1 25th May
B2 9thJune
C2 13th June
P2 16th June

Expected content of papers Biology Paper 1:
1) Cell biology
2) Organisation
3) Infection and response
4) Bioenergetics

Biology paper 2:
5) Homeostasis and response
6) Inheritance, variation and evolution
7) Ecology

Chemistry paper 1:
8) Atomic structure and the periodic table
9) Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
10) Quantitative chemistry
11) Chemical changes
12) Energy changes

Chemistry Paper 2:
13) The rate and extent of chemical change
14) Organic chemistry
15) Chemical analysis
16) Chemistry of the atmosphere
17) Using resources.

Physics Paper 1
18) Energy
19) Electricity
20) Particle model of matter
21) Atomic structure.

Physics paper 2:
22) Forces
23) Waves
24) Magnetism and electromagnetism
Subject specific exam advice

Use the Accelerated Revision sheets provided from science
This has everything you need, from videos to bitesize
There are also linked exam questions for every single bit of the course, these have answers too
The more exam question practice you can do, the better

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

Accelerated revision sheets provided by staff online (SatchelOne)

Who to contact if you need help

Your Science teacher

 

GCSE Separate Biology

Exam Essentials - GCSE Separate Biology

Qualification name

GCSE Separate Biology

Exam board and Exam code

AQA (8461) QAN code: 601/8752/9

Number of papers and duration of each paper

2 Papers (2 biology) - 1 Hour 45 minutes each

Summer dates of each paper

B1 10th May
B2 7th June
Expected content of papers

Biology Paper 1:

  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics

Biology paper 2:

  1. Homeostasis and response
  2. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  3. Ecology
Subject specific exam advice
  • Use the Accelerated Revision sheets provided from science
  • This has everything you need, from videos to bitesize There are also linked exam questions for every single bit of the course, these have answers too
  • The more exam question practice you can do, the better

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

Accelerated revision sheets provided by staff online (SatchelOne)

Who to contact if you need help

Your Science teacher

GCSE Separate Chemistry

Exam Essentials - GCSE Separate Chemistry

Qualification name

GCSE Separate Chemistry

Exam board and Exam code

AQA (8462) QAN code: 601/8757/8 

Number of papers and duration of each paper

2 Papers (2 chemistry) - 1 hour 45 minutes each
Summer dates of each paper

C1 17th May
C2 11th June

Expected content of papers

Chemistry paper 1:

  1. Atomic structure and the periodic table
  2. Bonding, structure, and the properties of matter
  3. Quantitative chemistry
  4. Chemical changes
  5. Energy changes

Chemistry Paper 2:

  1. The rate and extent of chemical change
  2. Organic chemistry
  3. Chemical analysis
  4. Chemistry of the atmosphere
  5. Using resources
Subject specific exam advice
  • Use the Accelerated Revision sheets provided from science
  • This has everything you need, from videos to bitesize
  • There are also linked exam questions for every single bit of the course, these have answers too
  • The more exam question practice you can do, the better

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

  • Use the Accelerated Revision sheets provided from science
  • This has everything you need, from videos to bitesize
  • There are also linked exam questions for every single bit of the course, these have answers too
  • The more exam question practice you can do, the better

Who to contact if you need help

Your Science teacher

GCSE Separate Physics

Exam Essentials - GCSE Separate Physics

Qualification name

GCSE Separate Physics

Exam board and Exam code

AQA (8463) 601/8751/7

Number of papers and duration of each paper

2 Papers - 1 Hour 45 minutes each

Summer dates of each paper

P1 22nd May
P2 14th June
Expected content of papers

Physics Paper 1:

  1. Energy
  2. Electricity
  3. Particle model of matter
  4. Atomic structure
Physics paper 2:
  1. Forces
  2. Waves
  3. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  4. Space physics (physics only)
Subject specific exam advice
  • Use the Accelerated Revision sheets provided from science
  • This has everything you need, from videos to bitesize
  • There are also linked exam questions for every single bit of the course, these have answers too
  • The more exam question practice you can do, the better

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

Accelerated revision sheets provided by staff online (SatchelOne)

Who to contact if you need help

Your Science teacher

 

English

Exam Essentials - GCSE English Language

Qualification name

GCSE English Language

Exam board and Exam code

AQA 8700

Number of papers and duration of each paper

2 papers - Both 1 hour and 45 minutes

Summer dates of each paper

23rd May and 6th June 2024

Expected content of papers
  • Paper 1 - Fiction extract and creative writing
  • Paper 2 - Non-fiction extracts and non-fiction writing

Subject specific exam advice

Make sure you learn the frameworks for answering each question on the papers
Best resources to use for revision in this subject

https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free&Subject=English&Subject=English+Language&Age+Group=GCSE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zcbchv4

Core knowledge booklet on the Liskeard School website - revision resources. 

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

Exam Essentials - GCSE English Literature

Qualification name

GCSE English Literature

Exam board and Exam code

AQA 8702
Number of papers and duration of each paper

2 papers

  • Paper 1 - 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Paper 2 - 2 hours and 15 minutes

Summer dates of each paper

13th May and 20th May
Expected content of papers
  • Paper 1 - 'Macbeth' and 'A Christmas Carol'
  • Paper 2 - Modern text ( 'An Inspector Calls' or 'The History Boys'), Poetry anthology and unseen poetry

Subject specific exam advice

You must learn the prepared introductions and paired quotations from the core knowledge sheets.  You will also need to learn the key contextual ideas, themes, plot and characters, which are all on the core knowledge sheets.

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

Seneca Learning, GCSE Pod, BBC Bitesize
Core knowledge sheets on the Liskeard School website - revision resources.

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

 

Mathematics

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Languages

French

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German

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Humanities

Geography

Exam Essentials - GCSE Geography

Qualification name

GCSE Geography

Exam board and Exam code

AQA 8035
Number of papers and duration of each paper

3 papers
Paper 1 - Living with the Physical Environment
1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2 - Challenges in the human environment
1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 3 - Geographical applications
1 hour 15 minutes

Summer dates of each paper

Paper 1 - 17th May
Paper 2 - 5th June
Paper 3 -14th June

Expected content of papers
  • Paper 1 - Hazards, Living World, Rivers and Coasts
  • Paper 2 - Urban Issues and Challenges, Changing Economic World, Challenges of Resource Management (+ section on energy)
  • Paper 3 - Issues Evaluation (issued end of March 2024) unseen fieldwork and your fieldwork (coasts and urban)
Subject specific exam advice

Spend 30 minutes per unit on paper 1 and 2
1 minute per mark
Make sure you have a calculator

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

 

History

Exam Essentials - GCSE History

Qualification name

GCSE History

Exam board and Exam code

Edexcel 1HIO
Number of papers and duration of each paper

3 Papers 

  • Paper 1 - Thematic study and historic environment 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Paper 2 - British depth study & Period study 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Paper 3 - Modern depth study 1 hour 20 minutes
Summer dates of each paper
  • Paper 1 - 15th May
  • Paper 2 - 4th June
  • Paper 3 - 11th June
Expected content of papers
  • Paper 1 - Medicine 1250-present
  • Paper 2 - Henry VIII and American West
  • Paper 3 - Germany 1918-39
Subject specific exam advice
  • Start with any 12 mark questions, then any 16 mark questions and then complete the rest
  • Follow exam answer templates and structure that you have been taught
  • Include paragraphs on the stimulus points if provided for that question
Best resources to use for revision in this subject
  • Your exercise books from each topic 
  • Revision products from homework
  • The digital textbooks and revision guides from SatchelOne
  • CGP Revision Guide (available via Parent Pay)

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

 

Business Studies

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Technology

Product Design

Exam Essentials - Product Design

Qualification name

GCSE Product Design

Exam board and Exam code

AQA 603/0984/2

Number of papers and duration of each paper

1 Paper - 2 hours in duration, 50% of the overall grade

Summer dates of each paper

May/June
Expected content of papers

Core technical principles Specialist technical principles Designing and making principles 

  • Section A - Core technical principles (20 marks) A mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions assessing a breadth of technical knowledge and understanding 
  • Section B - Specialist technical principles (30 marks) Several short answer questions (2–5 marks) and one extended response to assess a more indepth knowledge of technical principles 
  • Section C - Designing and making principles (50 marks) A mixture of short answer and extended response questions 
Subject specific exam advice

As well as understanding the key elements of the theory covered it would be advisable to have a good understanding of the named companies and designers and the work they produce

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-8552   

https://www.technologystudent.com/  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/zby2bdm 

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

 

Hospitality & Catering

Exam Essentials -  Hospitality & Catering

Qualification name

Level 1 /2 Vocational Award Hospitality and Catering (Technical Award)

Exam board and Exam code

WJEC 5409

Number of papers and duration of each paper

Unit 1 - Written exam in June of year 11.
Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes
40% of the qualification (80 marks)

Unit 2- Hospitality and catering in action Controlled assessment: (NEA)
Duration: approximately 12 hours
60% of qualification (120 marks)

Summer dates of each paper

 
Expected content of papers

Unit 1 - Questions requiring short and extended answers, based around applied situations. Learners will be required to use stimulus material to respond to questions. These will be based on:
1.1 Hospitality and catering provision
1.2 How hospitality and catering providers operate
1.3 Health and safety in hospitality and catering
1.4 Food safety in hospitality and catering

Unit 2- An assignment brief will be provided by WJEC which will include a scenario and several tasks. Students have to research the task and select 2 recipes with accompaniments to suit the clients and venue specified in the brief. Justification of the choices must be written. Create a dovetailed time plan identifying health, safety and hygiene points. Identifying any contingencies for any potential issues during the practical and how to over come them. The practical exam is 3 hours with a final evaluation to the practical skills and the sensory testing of the recipes made

Subject specific exam advice

 
Best resources to use for revision in this subject
  • GCSE pod
  • WJEC Level 1 /2 hospitality and catering revision guide
  • Your theory lesson exercise book
  •  Seneca BBC bitesize.
  • Wednesday lunch time in T6  yr 11 support sessions.

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

 

 

Computer Science

Exam Essentials - GCSE Computer Science

Qualification name

GCSE Computer Science

Exam board and Exam code

OCR GCSE (9-1) Computer Science (J277)
Number of papers and duration of each paper

J277/01 - Computer Systems

J277/02 - Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

1 hour 30 minutes

Non-calculator for both

Summer dates of each paper

J277/01 - 15th May pm
J277/02 - 21st May pm

Expected content of papers

Everything on the specification

Subject specific exam advice

Revise everything in the blue revision guide

Best resources to use for revision in this subject

Revise everything in the blue revision guide.
Practice exam questions from the white revision guide.

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

 

Art & Design

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Drama

Exam Essentials - GCSE Drama

Qualification name

GCSE Drama

Exam board and Exam code

AQA 8261

Number of papers and duration of each paper

1 paper - 1 hour 45 minutes (without extra time)

Summer dates of each paper

7th and 8th March are full externally examined performance exams (20%). Dress rehearsals/mocks on 5th and 6th March

9th May 2024 Written exam - As per "provisional timetable" on AQA website
Expected content of papers
  • Section A - 4 multiple choice knowledge of theatre questions
  • Section B - Blood Brothers’ - 4 questions on costume, set, lighting, sound, acting and / or directing.
  • Section C - Live Theatre - essay question on ‘Billy Elliott’
Subject specific exam advice
  • Complete regular practice answers for Sections B and C.
  • Re-read ‘Blood Brothers’ - watch sections online.
  • Re-watch ‘Billy Elliott’ and take detailed notes on wow moments.

 

Be strict with yourself on timings in the exam:

A - 5 minutes
6.1 - 5 minutes
6.2 - 10 minutes
6.3 - 15 minutes
6.4 - 20 minutes
Section C - 45 minutes

Best resources to use for revision in this subject
  • Blood Brothers’ script
  • Blood Brothers the Musical on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8doNZfeQZmA&t=1685s&pp=ygUbYmxvb2QgYnJvdGhlcnMgd
GhlIG11c2ljYWwg

  • Blood Brothers play guide for AQA GCSE Drama by Annie Fox
  • Your notes and Books of Knowledge
  • Billy Elliot the Musical 2014 DVD
  • Your teacher for marking and feedback on practice essays

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher
The exam board website
Your Book of Knowledge

 

Music

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PE

Exam Essentials - Sport Studies

Qualification name

L2 CNAT Sport Studies

Exam board and Exam code

OCR J829

Coursework

R185 Performance and Leadership in Sports Activities

All coursework due in by Monday 18th March.

  • Key components of performance
  • Applying practice methods to improve performance.
  • Organising and planning a sports activity session.
  • Leading a sports activity session
  • Reviewing your leadership

Number of papers and duration of each paper

1 paper - 75 mins
R184 Contemporary Issues in Sport

Summer dates of each paper

13th May pm

Expected content of papers

  • Issues which affect participation in Sport
  • The role of Sport in promoting values
  • The implications of hosting major sporting events
  • The role of national governing bodies
  • The use of technology in sport

Subject specific exam advice

Make sure that you BUG the question: 

 

  • Box the command word 
  • Underline the subject content 
  • Go over the marks available 

Then make sure that you re-read the question and do what the command word asks you to do

Best resources to use for revision in this subject


Quizlet (app)

Everlearner (exam revision platform provided by the PE department)

R184 Revision Guide GCSE Simplified available from Finance
 

Who to contact if you need help

Your class teacher

 

Health & Social Care

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Animal Care

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Media Studies

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