Year 11 Revision
Please see the link on the right for past papers.
- Literature - all students use AQA
- Language - set 1 &2 use AQA, sets 3-5 use Eduqas
- English department Facebook page for useful resources, revision tasks and model answers: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishatOCS/
- YouTube videos for self-teaching (all topics and texts): https://www.youtube.com/user/mrbruff/videos
- BBC Bitesize site to aid revision, note-taking and quizzes:
Literature - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english_literature/
- PixLit for testing literature knowledge: https://englishapp.pixl.org.uk/PiXLit.html
- After-school and lunchtime revision timetable: click here to download.
- Breakfast revision classes are TBC.
Links to information and past papers
Additional Science: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/additional-science-4408
Additional Applied Science
Additional Applied Science: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/additional-applied-science-4505
Revision Guides are available for £3.50 from the School finance office and online through the school website.
Link to past papers:
Link to past papers:
Workshops are on every Wednesday
OCR Computing for GCSE - A451 Computer Systems and Programming Revision Guide (Paperback)
Past papers link to Reading and Lisetning with audio file, transcript and mark scheme
Past papers link to Reading and Listening with audio file, transcript and mark scheme
Revision Guides available £3.99 published by Pearson for reading and listening for AQA and Edexcel
Workshops via class teacher at lunch or after school to support controlled assessment in writing and speaking
Geography Exam Board: AQA (A) 9030
Weblink to specification/ past papers: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-a-9030
Current support: Controlled Assessment Catch up - any night they like. They just need to arrange with a Geography member of staff. Revision sessions will start probably in late March
Exam Board and Spec
Edexcel Religious Studies Full Course (2RS01)
Sets 1 & 2 sit papers 3 (Religion & Life based on a study of Catholic Christianity) & 8 (Religion & Society)
Sets 3 & 4 sit papers 3 (Religion & Life based on a study of Catholic Christianity)) and 10 (Catholic Christianity)
Set 5 will either sit the Short Course RS GCSE (3RS01) or the Edexcel Entry Level (8933) which is based on coursework with no terminal exam
Web links to past papers
There are also mark schemes, syllabus info, etc on this web link
Any current revision or additional support clubs running
We have structured the linear GCSE so that we will have finished teaching it by Christmas of Year 11 in preparation for their mock exams in January. Therefore there are no formal workshops available since there will be constant in class revision going on from February until May. However, I always make myself available to students on a Friday lunchtime in W4
Links to buying revision guides or what revision guides are available to buy in school
Students will be provided with revision guides after the mocks, but if they wish to buy their own, they should get:
Sets 1 & 2
My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies Religion and Life through Roman Catholic Christianity (Unit 3) and Religion and Society (Unit 8) (MRN) Paperback – 31 Jan 2014
Sets 3 & 4
Catholic Christianity Revision Guide Third Edition (RAL) Paperback – 26 Feb 2010
Set 5 can use either guide since Paper 3 is in both of them and anything else you would like parents and students to have access to
Useful website for self-testing with lots of drag and drop activities, fill in the gaps, etc is http://www.recuthies.co.uk/GCSE%20Zone%20Main.htm
Papers 3 & 8 are at the top of the page and Paper 10 is lower down and called by its old name Paper J.
GCSE Art and Design
Exam Board – AQA – Fine Art Specification 4202
Past Papers can be found under the Unit 2 tab on the following link http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-4200/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
Useful information to help from producing work to understanding the assessment objectives can be found on the BBC Bitesize page. Link is below. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/
The following additional support is available in school
Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
Lunch Yr 10&11 Yr 10&11 Yr 10&11 Yr 10&11 Yr11cookie Lunch
After School 3.35-5 Taught Workshop 3.35-4.35
Design and Technology: Resistant Materials
AQA Exam Board.
Revision Guide: Collins GCSE D&T Resistant Materials Essentials (available from amazon)
Design and Technology: Product Design
AQA Exam Board.
Design and Technology: Electronic Products
Edexcel Exam Board.
Revision Guide: Collins GCSE D&T Electronic Products Essentials (available from amazon)
At present we run an afterschool workshop on Tuesday in A1 from 3.45 to 5.00. Students can also attend on different days and lunchtimes by arrangement.
I haven't put down a revision guide for product design as the text book we have given them is better than the revision guide (as it is a mix of different specs). All of our past papers are unfortunately stored on the exam board's secure network. If the students see their teachers we can print out copies however.
Design &Technology Food Technology
AQA Design and Technology (Food Technology) 4545 Web link for Past papers http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/design-and-technology/gcse/design-and-technology-food-technology-4545
After school details Tuesday 3.35pm to 5pm in N3 practical catch up session and Thursday 3.35pm – 4.30 pm in N9 coursework and revision sessions.
Revision guides - GCSE D&T Food Technology AQA Exam Practice Workbook (Gcse Design Technology) by CGP Books Paperback £4.95
GCSE Design & Technology Food Technology AQA Revision Guide by CGP Books Paperback £5.95
GCSE D&T Food Technology AQA Exam Practice Answers (for Workbook) by CGP Books paperback
OCR Modern World History J418
This revision guide is useful only for paper 1 topics.
Controlled Assessment drop in by arrangement after school.
GCSE PE Revision Help
Some good websites: