Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students build on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained at Key Stage 3 to begin their preparations for further study or the world of work. This is an essential stage in a student’s education as the competencies developed and the GCSE grades gained will be key to gaining a place on A Level or college courses and increasingly these are taken into consideration by universities.

All students are expected to work consistently hard and are set challenging GCSE targets based on their prior attainment. Progress toward these targets is monitored and parents receive an Assessment Tracker report each term, showing their child's target grade and predicted grade along with attitude to learning and home-learning grades in each subject studied. Parents also have the opportunity to discuss their child's academic progress in a consultation evening with all subject teachers and will receive a formal written report annually.

All students take GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science, with the vast majority also taking a Modern Foreign Language. Students are then able to choose an additional 3 GCSE subjects of their choice. A small number of students are selected to follow a 4-option pathway each year.

Below are the option booklets for each pathway, click on the relevant image to see the option booklet of your choice.

 

           

 

 

GCSE Options Evenings – Subject presentations

Click on the relevant link below to view the PowerPoint presentations from the Options Evening.

 

 

Art and Design        Computer Science     Computer Science iMedia       Drama      Food Preparation and Nutrition    Geography              History                MFL           Music        Religious Studies     Click on the link to view Video      Religious Studies Video      Science      

 

Examination Timetable and Exam Boards

Examination Time Tables For The Coming Year

 

 

Downloads:

 

 

Student Revision - Guidance, Support and Weekly Booster Sessions

Weekly Booster Sessions Timetable

 

Subject Booster Sessions. To be advised

 

Revision Timetables:

 

Revision Websites:

There are a wide range of revision materials available through the school VLE. In addition students may find the following websites useful for revision:

 

BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/highlights/curations/zpbdxfr
MyMaths: http://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Sam Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/
S-cool: http://www.s-cool.co.uk/
Skoool: http://www.skoool.com.eg/
GCSEPod: https://members.gcsepod.com/login

 

 

 

Parent Revision Tips and Elevate Education

Elevate Parent Seminar 2018

Weekly Revision Tips

 

Weekly Revision Tip #1.  

Weekly Revision Tip #2. 

Weekly Revision Tip #3. 

Weekly Revision Tip #4. 

Weekly Revision Tip #5. 

Weekly Revision Tip #6. 

Weekly Revision Tip#7.

Weekly Revision Tip#8.

 

Business & Economics Revision Guidance

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Computing Revision Guidance

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Dance Revision Guidance

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Design Technology Revision Guidance

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Drama Revision Guidance

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English Revision Guidance

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Film Studies Business Revision Guidance

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Food Technology Revision Guidance

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Geography Revision Guidance

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History Revision Guidance

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Mathematics Revision Guidance

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Modern Foreign Languages Revision Guidance

French

GCSE French Revision workbook - overview from 2018

 

 

German

 

1) Vocab needs to be regularly re-visited. This can be done via Quizlet and is self-marked.

https://quizlet.com/sstreatfield/folders/aqa-stimmt/sets

2) Each fortnight there are activities set in the GCSE AQA German workbook. You each have one of these. Work through the activities on the overview (downloadable resource) by the deadline shown. Tasks marked *are for students with a target of 9-7. Listening files can be accessed via the appropriate file

www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/secondary/GlobalPages/mfl-91-revision-audio-samples/aqa-gcse-9-1-german-revision-audio.aspx

Work can be self-assessed using the mark scheme at the back of the book.

3) Regularly revise your general conversation questions for the speaking exam – use the ‘Aiming for the top’ thermometer (downloadable resource) to ensure you have included all the elements of language you need to for your target grade. There are copies of sample questions as well as some template answers to guide you (downloadable resources). Then look at the student friendly mark scheme (downloadable resource) and reflect on which of the success criteria you have fulfilled.

4) In the GCSE German Revision Aid (downloadable resource), you will have access to lots of key grammar notes. If after reviewing your work, you feel you need further practice, go to the relevant section in your grammar and translation workbook or on Languages Online

www.languagesonline.org

You can also access the relevant topic areas on Active Learn

www.pearsonactivelearn.com

and This is language

www.thisislanguage.com

5) Once you feel confident with different topic areas practise a writing task using the downloadable resources in this section. Then look at the student friendly mark scheme (downloadable resource) and reflect on which of the success criteria you have fulfilled.

6) If you would like to practise translations or literary texts, the downloadable workbooks and answer booklets will give you tips/hints.

7) Listening and reading past papers can be accessed not just on the AQA website but also Edexcel and OCR websites

www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-8668/assessment-resources

www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/past-papers

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html?Qualification-Family=GCSE&Qualification-Subject=German%20(2009)&Status=Pearson-UK:Status%2FLive&Specification-Code=Pearson-UK:Specification-Code%2F2GN01%22%20OR%20category:%22Pearson-UK:Specification-Code%2F2gn01

 

GCSE German Revision workbook - overview from 2018

GCSE_German-Literary-Texts-booklet-answers   GCSE-German-Literary-Texts-booklet

German-Translation-Activities-Booklet    German-Translation-Answers-Booklet

Key Stage 4 Revision   Sample answers for speaking - general conversation

Speaking Mark Scheme   Student friendly specification

Teaching to the top - Year 11    Writing mark scheme

 

Music Revision Guidance

Effective Revision in Music

The below links will take you to a variety of practise questions for all elements of the exam. These are broken down into the Areas of Study (A.O.S) we learn in lessons. Each A.O.S booklet will cover the listening questions based on the Set Works, Unfamiliar Listening and Melodic/Rhythmic questions. There are also two Practise Papers for students to work through with audio files and mark schemes. Mark schemes are also provided for all A.O.S booklets as well as a Student Tracking Sheet to monitor how well they are doing in each Area of Study for each type of question. Track listings are provided for questions near the end of each booklet, which can be found on Youtube.

The BrainScape link will take you to a series of flashcards useful for general revision. These are good for quick recall questions, which parents / carers can be part of when helping. I have also included Revision Power Points for Set Works that are used in lesson, as well as video scores which make it easier for students to follow the music on the score as it is playing. These can be used for general revision.

When revising your child should go over the revision material before answering any questions – this includes creating a playlist of the Set Works if they haven’t already and listening to the pieces on repeat. Once confident, they should be working through the A.O.S booklets and learning the Mark Scheme for where they went wrong – question types repeat in similar ways so answers can be learnt from the mark scheme. It is always better to spend a little time each day on revision rather than cramming for a long period of time, so think little and often. Where possible, students should have their own work space with access to a laptop/computer and headphones to complete the work effectively. You may wish to work through these questions out loud with your child in timed conditions to simulate the exam (a ‘user friendly’ version of the Specification has been provided for the exam component for you to gain a better understanding of what is required). It is not essential to print the booklets out, but you may wish to do so.

NB: Please ensure all files are fully extracted before use. If there are any issues accessing these files then please email me at ptompkins@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk

Good luck and happy revising!

 

User Friendly Specification

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ybfp1whamv64z05/AABGHVgBDtUYImpaXTKDCTnsa?dl=0

A.O.S 1 Booklet

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1vxhn0dje558y70/AAD748k7bBkvjOO0o69Vvxe0a?dl=0

A.O.S 2 Booklet

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ravvxszscdc8lca/AADbtuPxGo1-Eo_Fn6tuMYOsa?dl=0

A.O.S 3 Booklet

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ggq35gsko92b9nv/AACfONLt4Yz1NYorEPIFuiupa?dl=0

A.O.S 4 Booklet

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/soq3ouo4ir7aj72/AAA4UufZuKfKg4YVkstmiEe0a?dl=0

Practise Papers

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j5ssynncuort9mz/AACInUGllyrz0uO3LRth7TdBa?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8lc5tlwoxb8o2hc/AADFWp9SWTXpnWhqFzzlbSTCa?dl=0

BrainScape Flashcards

https://www.brainscape.com/p/1QFNT-LH-5U3T7

Revision Power Points

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3af4l90kx2lwkje/AADUtbb6xjTQIW6Hy6B-9ilZa?dl=0

Video Scores

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ipn306sf3do9co8/AABDHLm4td0g51rgBQz5LRR0a?dl=0

Essay Guidance & Practise Questions

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kqbtr7z3kaattha/AADaIg-u58i55g9cfwdRwXJ9a?dl=0 

 

Psychology Revision Guidance

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Religious Studies Revision Guidance

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Science Revision Guidance

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GCSE P.E Revision Gold (PAPER 1)

Please complete each section and follow the 5  simple steps.

  1. Read and RAG the Learners MUST KNOW section 
  2. Watch the GCSE POD video before taking exam and read the section within your revision guide 
  3. Attempt Exam Questions
  4. Mark your answers using the Mark Scheme  
  5. Reflect and repeat until you are successful and understand all specification requirements 

Paper 1

Cardiovascular and Respiratory System TEST   Components of Fitness TEST 

Effects of exercise on the body systems TEST   Movement Analysis TEST

Muscular System TEST   Principles of training TEST

Reducing injury warm ups cool down TEST  Skeletal System TEST

 

 

GCSE P.E Revision Gold (PAPER 2)

Please complete each section and follow the 5  simple steps...

 

  1. Read and RAG the Learners MUST KNOW section 
  2. Watch the GCSE POD video before taking exam and read the section within your revision guide 
  3. Attempt Exam Questions
  4. Mark your answers using the Mark Scheme  
  5. Reflect and repeat until you are successful and understand all specification requirements 

Paper 2

Commercialisation TEST   Diet TEST  Engagement Patterns TEST

Ethics and social Culture TEST   Health and Wellbeing TEST

Injury TEST    Sport Psychology TEST