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  • Summer Internal Examinations Revision Topics
     

BIOLOGY

Year 7

  • Cells - cell structure, specialised cells, how cells are organised, diffusion.
  • Reproduction - reproductive systems in males and females, puberty, pregnancy, menstrual cycle, plant reproductive organs, pollination, seed dispersal.
  • Respiration - heart, blood vessels and blood, lungs and breathing, respiration, effects of exercise.

Year 8

Year 7 Topics

  • Cells
  • Reproduction
  • Skeleton

Year 8 Topics

  • Diet, digestion & enzymes
  • Microbes, disease, antibiotics, immunity & vaccines
  • Variation, Genetic engineering & selective breeding
  • Classification and keys
  • The Environment – Food chains & Food webs, Adaptations

Year 9

  • Cells – including animal, plant and specialised cells. Stem cells.
  • Tissues and organs.
  • The microscope. Magnification.
  • Transport – diffusion, osmosis, active transport. Exchange.
  • Digestion – the system and associated enzymes.
  • Enzymes – form and function.
  • Lungs – structure and function.
  • Heart – structure, blood vessels, CHD.
  • Factors affecting health.
  • Plant transport – movement of substances in the xylem and phloem.

Year 10

  • Cells
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Mitosis and Meiosis
  • Cell Exchange
  • Enzymes
  • Digestion
  • Cancer
  • Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Plant diseases
  • Plant Hormones
  • Photosynthesis
  • Fertility
Resources
  • BBC bitesize
  • GCSE revision guides available from school shop
  • Year 10 students have been given revision booklets
  • AQA website is useful for past papers

BUSINESS STUDIES

Resources and revision lists will be given to students by their subject teachers.

CHEMISTRY

Year 7

Introduction and heating substances

  • Recall 5 safety rules of the laboratory.
  • Label the parts of a methane burner.
  • How to get a yellow/blue flame on the methane burner.
  • How to carry out a fair test.
  • Explain the difference between a chemical reaction and a physical change.
  • List changes which might occur in a chemical reaction.
  • Recall examples of physical and chemical changes.

Elements, Mixtures and Compounds

  • The test and positive result for ammonia, carbon dioxide  and water.
  • The definition of an element, mixture and compound.
  • I know what thermal decomposition is.
  • I know specific examples of thermal decomposition and can explain observations in terms of products formed.
  • I can write word equations for these reactions.
  • I can distinguish between the different characteristics of compounds and mixtures.
  • Given a list of simple substances I can characterise them as elements, compounds and mixtures.

Chemical reactions

  • Distinguishing Chemical and physical changes.
  • Signs a reaction has taken place.
  • Reactions with oxygen, including burning fuels.
  • Simple word equations

Separating mixtures

  • The definition of a mixture.
  • A pure substance has its own set of properties.
  • Physical properties are used to separate the components of a mixture.
  • The most suitable method of separation chosen depends on the properties of the mixture.
  • Describe the different separation techniques.
  • Use knowledge of the techniques to choose a method of separation for an unfamiliar mixture.
  • A solution is a mixture of a solute and a solvent.
  • The chemical name for common salt is sodium chloride.

Year 8

Acids, bases and salts

  • What is the definition of an acid?
  • The names of some common acids.
  • What is the definition of a base/alkali?
  • The names of some common bases and alkalis.
  • The names of some common indicators and their colours in acidic, alkaline and neutral solutions.
  • Using the pH scale to distinguish between acids and alkalis.
  • I can distinguish between strong and weak acids.
  • The reactions of acids with metals, carbonates and bases/alkalis.
  • I know what neutralisation means and can give some examples.
  • The different methods of preparation of soluble salts.
  • The preparation of insoluble salts and how to choose the starting reagents.
  • The tests for carbonates, sulfates and chlorides.
  • Write word equations for ALL the above reactions.

States of matter

  • The word matter is used to describe all substances and materials.
  • All matter is composed of tiny moving particles.
  • Describe some properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Describe particle behaviour during a change in state.
  • Plot and interpret cooling curves.
  • Gas particles spread out by diffusion.
  • Rate of diffusion depends upon the density of particles.
  • Dissolving is a process in which a substance breaks down into invisible particles.

Geology

  • The Earth consists of an inner and outer core, a mantle and a crust and the nature of these.
  • Igneous rock is formed from molten rock and cooling rate affects crystal size.
  • Sedimentary rock is formed from layers of sediment deposited on top of one another. They are composed of grains and may contain fossils.
  • Metamorphic rock forms deep underground and is the result of the action of heat and pressure on existing rock. It is composed of bands of interlocking crystals.
  • Rocks change over millions of years and this can represented in the rock cycle.
  • Rocks can be subject to chemical, physical and biological weathering

Year 9

A 60 minute exam worth 60 marks based on the new specification AQA Chemistry 8462. The new specification for the GCSE can be accessed on the AQA website. This tells you exactly what you need to know to do well in the exams.

Topics

  • Atomic structure and the Periodic Table (excluding Transition metals)
  • Chemical changes (excluding Titration)
  • Chemistry of the Atmosphere
  • Acids Bases and Salts
  • Crude oil 

Resources

  • The best revision preparation is to review topic booklets, students have inputted information in a way that should be usable.
  • Gojimo - a free App for phone/tablet
  • Doc Brown
  • S-cool
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Examtime

When using a website take care to ensure the material relates to the new GCSE not the old one!

Year 10

The end of year exam is 90 minutes and worth 90 marks. (45 marks on Module 1 yr9 and 45 marks on Module 2 yr10)

Resources

  • The best exam preparation should involve using your exercise books as you have inputted the information in a way that should be usable for you.
  • The CGP white work books also contain questions to challenge your understanding.
  • A red CGP revision guide can be purchased  from the school shop or on scopay and it is very handy to have as a back up.
  • Past papers and utilisation of exam mark schemes are the best way to develop and evaluate understanding and exam technique. They can be accessed here at http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/chemistry-4402/past-papers-and-mark-schemes
  • Doc Brown
  • S-cool
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Examtime

CHINESE

Year 7

Students should be able to comprehend (reading skill) and express (writing skill) content in these topics:

  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Ask and tell age/ name
  • Family members (father/mother/older brother/older sister)
  • Nationality
  • Pets and relevant measure words
  • Food and drink

Resources

  • Chinese Workbook: page 1 to page 8, make sure you are familiar with key vocabulary and sentence patterns. You should be able to translate sentences (from Chinese to English).
  • Revision sheets for previous CCTs.
  • Previous CCT papers and your CCT reflection sheets.
  • Quizlet website: sign into www.quizlet.com and use the particular flashcard sets below:
  1. ​YCT-1.1 Numbers https://quizlet.com/_qvdle
  2. Jinbu1.1.3 (Greetings) Hello 你好 https://quizlet.com/_qvdr5
  3. Jinbu1.1.4 What is your name? 你叫什么名字 https://quizlet.com/_qvdtt
  4. YCT-1.4 How many people are there in your family? https://quizlet.com/_41wpsm
  5. YCT-1.5 There are 4 people in my family https://quizlet.com/_426ck1
  6. YCT-1.6 Who is he? https://quizlet.com/_4bij2r
  7. Jinbu1.2.2 My little cat https://quizlet.com/_69jnqn
  8. Jinbu1.5.1 Food and drink https://quizlet.com/_qyncm

(you can ignore words that do not appear on the above quizlet sets.)

 

Year 8

Candidates are required to be able to visually recognise Chinese characters (with pinyin) and be able to translate Chinese sentences (with pinyin) into English across the topics below.

  • Food and drink
  • Body parts
  • Family members
  • Places
  • Time/date/days of the week
  • Pets
  • Numbers
  • Hobbies

Resources

  • Chinese Workbook: page 1- page 7 and vocab for Hobbies topic (you should have already copied those down from Quizlet 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 below). You should be familiar with key vocabulary and sentence patterns and be able to translate sentences from Chinese characters into English.
  • Revision sheets from previous CCTs.
  • Previous CCT papers and your CCT reflection sheets. See workbook page 1-7 for sentence patterns across topics above except Hobbies. See below for sentence patterns for Hobbies topic:-
  1. 我的爱好是+hobby. e.g.我的爱好是看电影和听音乐。My hobbies are watching films and listening to music.
  2. 我今天+hobby 1, 不+hobby 2  e.g. 我今天上网买东西,不玩电脑游戏。 Today I go online shopping, don’t play computer games.
  3. 我喜欢+hobby 1 , 不喜欢+ hobby 2 e.g. 我喜欢游泳,不喜欢踢足球。I like swimming, don’t like playing football.
  4. 也+verb e.g. 哥哥爱看书,我也喜欢看书。Older brother loves to read, I also love to read.
  5. 我会+verb. e.g. 我会打网球。 I can play tennis.
  1. YCT-1.7 body parts https://quizlet.com/_39s1fy
  2. YCT-1.8 pets https://quizlet.com/_4385qi
  3. YCT-1.9 places https://quizlet.com/_3f93df
  4. YCT-1.10 Food lesson 1 https://quizlet.com/_2y9b3q
  5. YCT-1.11 Food lesson 2 https://quizlet.com/_2y9c14
  6. YCT-1.12 time and date https://quizlet.com/_3dmav0
  7. YCT -level 1 words          https://quizlet.com/_2xt72u
  8. YCT- level 1sentences    https://quizlet.com/_2xt74c
  9. Jinbu1.3.1 Let’s play games https://quizlet.com/_qx4ra
  10. Jinbu1.3.2 I like watching TV https://quizlet.com/_qx53w
  11. Jinbu1.3.3 Can you swim https://quizlet.com/_qxjl5

 

Year 9

  • Local places and give reasons why someone dis/like them
  • Tell location for local places by giving reference points and direction words                  
  • Talk about future plans with future tense key word ? and future time reference
  • Comparing different rooms in a house
  • Ask and talk about someone’s occupation

 

Resources:

Paper-based vocab sheets:

3.1 My Town, 3.2 Where shall we meet, 3.3 Weekend plans, 3.4 My house, 3.5 My mother is a teacher  

 

Your notebook:

Make sure you are familiar with the key sentence patterns and able to translate

 

Online:

Log into www.quizlet.com and use these particular sets to revise

3.1 My Town https://quizlet.com/45196974/jinbu231-my-town-flash-cards/

3.2 Where shall we meet https://quizlet.com/45215103/jinbu232-where-shall-we-meet-flash-cards/

3.3 Weekend plans https://quizlet.com/45215166/jinbu233-weekend-plans-flash-cards/

3.4 My house https://quizlet.com/45215246/jinbu234-my-house-flash-cards/

3.5 My mother is a teacher  https://quizlet.com/45215330/jinbu235-my-mother-is-a-teacher-flash-cards/

 

Worksheets:

 

Memrise:

 https://www.memrise.com/course/56868/jinbu-2/ (use ‘where do you live’ Level)

You are required to be able to visually recognise Chinese characters and be able to translate sentences into English across the topics above.

 

Year 10

The End-of-year test is divided into 3 parts (i.e. 3 separate exams):

  • Reading (21 May, 9.40- 10.25)
  • Writing (21 May, 14.35-15.35) 
  • Speaking (15 min during 11-18 June, exact date and location to be confirmed)

Students should be able to understand written materials (reading skill) and express themselves (speaking and writing) in the topics mentioned in Chapter 1-3 in the textbook.

Writing exam contains 3 questions:

  1. respond to 4 bullet points with approx. 75 Chinese characters.
  2. respond to 2 bullet points with approx. 125 Chinese characters.
  3. translate a short English paragraph into Chinese.

Speaking exam contains 3 parts:

  1. role play (you need to ask one question)
  2. photo card
  3. general conversation (you need to ask one question)

Resources -

  • Your notes in Chinese Workbook
  • Revision sheets and notes for previous CCTs.
  • Previous CCT papers and your CCT reflection/feedback.
  • Quizlet website: www.quizlet.com
  • Appropriate sets in Memrise, e.g. some sets in the following:

https://www.memrise.com/course/876176/edexcel-gcse-chinese-4/

https://www.memrise.com/course/1886997/aqa-chinese-gcse-2/

  • green Must-List, marking criteria for speaking and writing, textbook
  • materials, including lesson slides, shared in Google Classroom

COMPUTER STUDIES

For all year 7-12 there are resources in the Google Drive, they are organised into unit and then lesson. ?All students are aware of how to access the material. 

All topics that have been covered this year will be on the test including the current units of python (Years 7 and 8) and digital literacy (Year 9).

For GCSE and A Level students there is a revision list on the Google Classroom wall and there is an electronic textbook in the Google Drive. There is a link on the wall to Memrise (keyword app) with the units to be covered.

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Year 7

Examination - Please bring with you coloured pencils, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a sharpener.

  • Hand tools used to manufacture the ‘gripper project’
  • Ergonomics
  • Anthropometrics
  • Black boxes and mechanisms
  • Health and Safety
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Rendering techniques
  • Pillar Drill / Belt sander safety and function

Year 8

Examination - Please bring with you coloured pencils, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a sharpener.

  • Hand tools used to manufacture the ‘gripper project’
  • Ergonomics
  • Anthropometrics
  • Health and Safety
  • Black boxes and mechanisms
  • Electronics components and symbols
  • Soldering
  • Drawing Techniques
  • Rendering techniques
  • Pillar Drill / Belt sander / Line Bending / Hegner Saw safety and function

Year 9

Examination - Please bring with you coloured pencils, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a sharpener.

  • Design Criteria e.g. what is a design brief
  • Designing using a moodboard
  • How to evaluate products
  • Product Analysis
  • Vacuum forming
  • Drawing Techniques
  • New and Emerging Technology
  • Designers / Companies

Year 10 

Examination - Please bring with you coloured pencils, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a sharpener.

  • Design Criteria, e.g. how to write a design brief
  • Polymers
  • Plastic Processes
  • Scales of Production
  • Drawing Techniques
  • New and Emerging Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Designers / Companies
  • Design strategies
  • Isometric / Orthographic
  • Manufacturing Specifications
  • People, culture and society
  • Production techniques and systems
  • Smart / Modern Materials
  • Renewable energy
  • CAD / CAM
  • Metals
  • Forces / Mechanical Devices

Year 12

Examination - Please bring with you coloured pencils, pen, pencil, ruler, rubber and a sharpener.

  • Drawing techniques including isometric and perspective
  • Orthographic projection
  • Rendering including textures
  • Paper and boards
  • Printing processes
  • Polymers
  • Polymer  manufacturing processes
  • Metals
  • Heat Treatments
  • Timbers including hardwood, softwoods and manufactured boards
  • Lamination
  • Finishes
  • Design Briefs
  • Specifications
  • Research / consumer groups
  • Designing in the style of
  • Development / modelling techniques
  • CAD / CAM / CNC
  • Smart / Modern / Composite materials
  • Ergonomics
  • Anthropometrics

DRAMA

Year 9

The students will undertake a practical, scripted exam in the final half-term.  They will perform a piece from “Billy Wonderful”.  They will be playing characters either younger or older than themselves and must concentrate on physicality, voice and facial expression.  They will be using skills they have learned over the year to come up with their own characterisation and staging.  They MUST know their lines.  In order to assist with this we would suggest learning lines as soon as possible and using lesson time to rehearse.

In the written exam they will be asked about how they would perform a particular scene from “Billy Wonderful”.  There will be four questions:-

  • Q1 (4 marks) – This question will be about the set or costume they would design for the given scene.
  • Q2 (8 marks) – They will be asked how they would perform an individual line and what effect their performance would have on the audience.
  • Q3 (12 marks) – They will be asked how they would perform a specified section of the scene to create a particular effect for the audience.
  • Q4 (20 marks) – They will be asked how they would perform throughout the scene and how this relates to the rest of the play as a whole. 
Year 10

There will be 3 sections to the exam. 

  • Section 1 (4 marks ) will examine their knowledge of technical language and roles within the theatre with four multiple choice questions.
  • Section 2 (54 marks) – As above but the set text is “Blood Brothers”. 
  • Section 3 (32 marks) – One question about a play they have seen (either live or recorded) where they will analyses what the actors did and what effect it had on the audience. 

 

ECONOMICS

Resources and revision lists will be given to students by their subject teachers.

ELECTRONICS

Year 9

  • Electronic systems and subsystems
  • Circuit Concepts
  • Resistive components in circuits
  • Combinational logic systems
  • Timing circuits
  • Sequential systems

The online free textbook is available on the Eduqas website under "Digital Resources" - https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/electronics/gcse/

Year 10

  • Electronic systems and subsystems
  • Circuit Concepts
  • Resistive components in circuits
  • Switching circuits
  • Combinational logic systems
  • Timing circuits
  • Sequential systems
  • Control circuits
  • Operational amplifiers

The online free textbook is available on the Eduqas website under "Digital Resources" - https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/electronics/gcse/

Year 12

  • Logic systems
  • Timing Circuits
  • Sequential Logic Systems (and Further Sequential Logic Systems)
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Semi-conductor components (and Further Semi-conductor components)
  • Microcontrollers (and Further Microcontrollers)
  • Main power supply systems (and Further Mains power supply systems)

The online free textbook is available on the Eduqas website under "Digital Resources" - https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/electronics/as-a-level/

ENGLISH

Terminology Sheet Link

Year 7

Your son will sit a 1 hour writing test in English.

Students will be required to write an imaginative piece which will be prompted by a question. They are encouraged to write with imagination, originality and creativity.

Students will be expected to consider using the following methods within their writing:

  • An engaging written tone;
  • A range of sentence types and lengths;
  • Accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar;
  • Considered employment of paragraphing and
  • A range of effective descriptive vocabulary.

All of these skills have been practised through cross cohort tasks this year.  The examination replicates GCSE style format in preparation for what will be expected of them over the coming years.

Year 8

Your son will sit a 1-hour writing test in English.

Students will be required to respond to one of two questions, both of which instructing them to produce an imaginative piece. They are encouraged to write with imagination, originality and creativity.

Students will be expected to consider using the following methods within their writing:

  • An engaging written tone;
  • A range of sentence types and lengths;
  • Accurate spelling, punctuation and grammar;
  • Considered employment of paragraphing and
  • A range of effective descriptive vocabulary.

All of these skills have been practised through cross cohort tasks this year.  The examination replicates GCSE style format in preparation for what will be expected of them over the coming years.

Year 9

For their examination in English, students will be responding to a question about an unseen prose extract. This will be an essay-style analytical response with a duration of 1 hour.

In the examination, students will be expected to analyse language and structure, using technical terminology and discussing the impact on the reader.

Revision and application of subject terminology is essential at home. If they would like to practise some extra written responses at home, they can use any fictional examples and write a response to this question: “How does the writer use language and structure to successfully engage the reader?”

Year 10

Year 10 students will sit a full GCSE mock examination paper. The paper will be Literature Paper 1, which will address ‘Macbeth’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’. For both sections, students will be required to revisit the materials studied in class, must learn their key quotations, will benefit from trialing past-paper examination questions and should already be preparing for this on a regular basis at home.

The examination will last 1 hour and 45 minutes.

MACBETH

Part (a) will be an extract from the play, where students will be required to analyse language and structure, using technical terminology and discussing the impact on the reader. They will spend 27½ minutes on this question, which is worth 20 marks.

Part (b) will be a whole-play question, where the students will be required to discuss how a theme or character is presented throughout the text. They will spend 27½ minutes on this question, which is worth 20 marks.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Students will be required to answer one of two whole-play questions. For this question in the GCSE examination, the choice is usually between a character analysis and a theme analysis. They will spend 50 minutes on this question.

Terminology Sheet Link

FRENCH

Year 7

The exam will be across four areas: 25% Listening, 25% Reading, 25% Speaking and 25% Writing.

  • Introducing yourself and family, pets – name, age and birthday, Numbers
  • Countries and their nationalities
  • Describing yourself (physical description and personality) and other people
  • School, Time
  • Sporting and non-sporting activities
  • Frequency adverbs (normally, often etc…)
  • Connectives, opinions and reasons

Grammar List - Make sure you understand and know all the following!

  • Agreement of nouns and adjectives  (e.g “j’ai deux petites soeurs”)
  • How to conjugate ‘er verbs and the verbs etre & avoir
  • Possessive pronouns (‘my/his/her’ = mon, ma, mes, son, sa, ses).
  • j’aime + infinitif
  • jouer au / faire de la | du | des | de l’
  • Verbs negative form
  • jouer à + faire de in negative form

Resources

 

Year 8

You will be assessed across 3 skills :  Reading, Listening and Writing (speaking has already been assessed). Your writing task will take place on Thursday 13th June 2019. Listening and reading papers will be conducted in lessons the weeks either before or after the writing exam

  • Listening will be based on topics learned this year
  • Reading will be based on topics learned this year
  • Writing will consist of -
  1. answers to give from the same list of questions set from speaking exam. You can use the answers you gave for speaking exam but your answers for the writing test are expected to be longer (at least 4 sentences for each question including an opinion)
  2. A French to English translation based on the topics covered this year
  3. Conjugation of a regular –er verb in past, present and future forms
What to revise

Vocabulary

  • Revise key vocabulary from vocabulary lists provided
  • How to conjugate verbs in the past, present and future – look at your lesson notes in your exercise book!!!!

Grammar

  • Present tense, past tense and future tense of the regular and irregular verbs covered
  • Gender of nouns, agreement of adjectives
  • Possessive pronouns (mon, ma, mes /  ton, ta, tes / son, sa, ses)

 

Year 9

The exam will be across four areas : 25% Listening, 25% Reading, 25% Speaking and 25% Writing.

Topics

  • Description of town (location, positive and negative opinions, places in town, directions)
  • Environment (environmental problems and their solutions)
  • Education and Work (description of school, positive and negative opinion about school subjects and teachers, jobs, place of work, reasons for taking a job)

Resources

  • Notes and feedback from classwork in exercise books and the complete vocabulary list given at beginning of year.  (e-copy is available on google Drive) .
  • Grammar section on www.languagesonline.org.uk to practise use of tenses
  •  www.vocabexpress.com

Year 10

The exam will be across four areas: 20% Listening, 20% Reading, 30% Speaking and 30% Writing. Marks for the Writing and Speaking sections will be the marks given for the Controlled Assessments attempted .  Students will undertake a GCSE past paper Reading and Listening during the year 10 exam.

Resources

  • Notes and feedback from classwork in exercise books and the complete AQA GCSE vocabulary list given at beginning of year.
  • www.languagesonline.org.uk  (vocabulary list and exercises)

GEOGRAPHY

Year 7

  • Locate (accurately label on a blank map the correct place) the main physical and human features of the United Kingdom:-

    Physical Features

    • River Thames
    • River Trent
    • River Severn
    • River Dee (in England & Wales)
    • River Mersey
    • River Clyde
    • The Northwest Highlands
    • The Grampians
    • The Lake District
    • Southern Uplands
    • Cambrian Mountains
    • The Pennines
    • Dartmoor
    • Cotswolds

    Human Features

    • London
    • Liverpool
    • Manchester
    • Birmingham
    • Cardiff
    • Edinburgh
    • Cardiff
    • Glasgow
    • Belfast
  • Locate the four countries of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) and know the distribution of lowland and highland.
  • Know the underlying Geology of the Wirral (Triassic Sandstone and Boulder Clay).
  • Know the rock cycle of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks and how they are formed.
  • Describe settlement sites and explain how natural advantages led to the growth of settlements (flat land, reliable water supply, defensive site, fertile land, building materials).
  • Understand the idea of a settlement hierarchy.
  • Use map skills: 4 and 6 figure grid references, direction, distance and scale, map symbols, how to show height on a map.
  • Latitude and Longitude.
  • Understand the water cycle and explain evaporation, transpiration, condensation, precipitation, surface water, groundwater.
  • The features of a drainage basin (source, mouth, tributary, confluence, watershed, channel).
  • River processes such as erosion, transportation and deposition.
  • Explain the formation of a waterfall.

Year 8                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ecosystems

  • Factors affecting climate – latitude, prevailing winds, altitude/relief, distance from sea, ocean currents.
  • Climate graphs – be able to read them – decide where they represent and draw them using data given
  • British Climate – what it is like and  how it differs around the country
  • Equatorial rainforests – an example from somewhere in the world you’ve studied, details of the climate and why it is like that,  recognise a climate graph of this area.
  • Equatorial rainforest vegetation adaptations and people of the rainforest.
  • Hot desert climate – an example of a hot desert from somewhere in the world you’ve studied, details of the climate and why the climate is so extreme (including diurnal temperature range), recognise a climate graph of this area.
  • Hot desert vegetation adaptations.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

  • Understand the basic structure of the earth
  • Distribution of plates – name major plates and boundaries.
  • Understand the pattern of the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes across the globe.
  • Understand what happens at each plate boundary.
  • For each type of plate boundary be able to give a named example, be able to show movements and describe with examples the effects at these major boundaries.
  • Explain how an earthquake is measured, the different scales used, and how they work.
  • Explain the causes and effects of an earthquake you have studied including naming the plates that move and how they move.
  • Explain how a volcano erupts and for a volcanic eruption you have studied, understand the causes and effects.
  • Be able to define the following key terms:
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Constructive plate boundary
  • Destructive plate boundary
  • Conservative / passive plate boundary
  • Tectonic plate
  • Crust – Oceanic and Continental
  • Mantle
  • Epicentre
  • Focus
  • Magnitude
  • Seismic wave
  • Richter Scale
  • Magma chamber
  • Volcanic bomb

Year 9

Year 9 Revision List 2018

Year 10

Year 10 Revision List 2018

GERMAN

Year 7

  • greetings
  • alphabet
  • numbers
  • colours
  • equipment
  • name, age, birthday
  • where they live
  • days of the week and months of the year
  • family - physical and personality descriptions
  • pets - physical and personality descriptions
  • school - likes and dislikes
  • clothes - particularly uniform
  • hobbies with ich spiele and ich gehe

Resources

Year 8

The exam will be across four areas: 25 % Listening, 25 % Reading, 25 % Speaking and 25 % Writing.

Topics

Numbers, days and months,  the alphabet, countries, describing where you live, giving opinions, colours, adjectives to describe people, the accusative for the direct objects of sentences, School subjects + describing your school day, Times, Tour house, Food and drink, pocket money, Parts of the body and illness, TV programmes, Hobbies and sport.

Grammar

  • The present and  the past the future tenses , opinions with ‘war’.

Resources

Year 9

The exam will be across four areas: 25 % Listening, 25 % Reading, 25 % Speaking and 25 % Writing.

  • holidays - past tense
  • weather
  • illness and at the doctor's
  • transport
  • family relationships
  • food and drink

Resources

Year 10

The exam will be across four areas: 25 % Listening, 25 % Reading, 25 % Speaking and 25 % Writing.

  • health and healthy eating
  • town and area
  • directions
  • train travel
  • types of school in Germany
  • jobs

Resources

Year 11

Resources

HISTORY

Year 7

There are two sections to the paper.  Section A will be source-based, on the topic of the Black Death.  You must read all of the sources carefully, and answer the questions using the evidence in them.  The more information you can include to support your answers, the higher your mark will be. Section B will test your essay-writing skills.  There will be two questions, and you must choose to answer ONE of them.   The topics for this section are: the events of 1066 (contenders for the throne and the Battle of Hastings) and medieval monarchs.  You will need to plan your answer, write in paragraphs, and include some accurate detail to support your points.   You should spend about 30 minutes on each section of this exam paper.

Year 8

There are two sections to the paper.  Section A will be source-based, on the theme of World War One.  You must read all of the background information and sources carefully, and ensure that you answer the questions using evidence to support your points – the more effectively you do this, the higher your mark will be.  Section B will test your essay-writing skills; you will choose ONE question from a choice of four, based on topics you have studied this year, including Britain from 1750-1900, political change, the slave trade, and the causes of World War One. 

Year 9

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

The summer exam paper will be one hour, and will consist of a 4 mark question, a 12 mark question and a 16 mark question using the skills they have practised in class.

Year 10

Medicine Through Time and Weimar & Nazi Germany

Two exam papers in the summer term: Medicine = 75 mins, Germany = 90 mins. Both exams will be in the format of the final GCSE papers, so students should use specimen questions / class assessments for practice.

LAW

Resources and revision lists will be given to students by their subject teachers.

MATHEMATICS

For all year groups from 7 to 13 there is a wide range of resources on the school Google Drive for students to revise from. There are online GCSE textbooks on Kerboodle.com and online A Level textbooks on my.dynamic-learning.co.uk  - login information available from IT

Students should be aware of the contents of Google Drive and how to access them. They include:

Year 7 & 8

  • A revision list which details the topics covered through the year
  • The list included which topic is covered on which assessment
  • There are links on the list to MyMaths for each topic for extra practice
  • Revision materials are by topic and have worksheets of questions with answers for checking

Year 9, 10 & 11

  • There is a revision list including details of topics, when they are tested and links to MyMaths for extra practice
  • There is a GCSE text book with answers
  • There are past exam questions by topic for Y10 and Y11
  • Past papers with answers for Y11
  • Extra weekly homeworks for Y11

Year 12 & 13

  • Past papers, practice papers and solutions for the current scheme
  • Old scheme resources adapted to fit the new scheme
  • Exam questions organised by topic with answers
  • Extra weekly homework and solutions
  • Schemes of work
  • Formula sheet, formulae to learn and other exam information
  • Online textbooks and online resources for which students have passwords

There are also drop in support sessions at lunchtime throughout the week; information about where they are, when they are, who they are for and who takes them is on classroom doors and noticeboards within the department. Students can bring their questions to the session or simply have a quiet place to work with help on hand if required.

MUSIC

Year 7

The exam will be in two sections. There will be questions on the topics we have covered and also the theory of music. We advise students to print off the revision document as this contains all of the material required.

Section 1 – Topics

  • Elements of Music
  • Instruments and layout of the Orchestra
  • Minimalism

Section 2 – Theory of Music

  • Values of notes and rests
  • Names of notes and rests
  • Time signatures
  • Dotted notes
  • Doubling and halving note values
  • Stem direction
  • Names of notes on both the treble and bass clef staves
  • Notes of the keyboard

Year 8

There is no written exam. All students will undertake assessment tasks during lessons.

Year 9

Year 9 GCSE music students will be assessed on all 3 modules: Listening, Performing and Composing

  • Composition - 30%
    Due date 24 May
    Theme and 3 variations
  • Performance - 30%
    3-5 June
    Perform 1 solo piece
  • Listening and Appraising - 40%
    90 minute paper

Revise:

  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, 3rd movement
  • Spalding - Samba em Preludio

Year 10

Year 10 GCSE music students will be assessed on all 3 modules:Listening, Performing and Composing

  • Composition - 30%
    Due date 24 May
    Instrumental - a 16, 24 or 32 bar section
    Vocal - an intro, verse and chorus
  • Performance - 30%
    3-5 June
    Perform 1 solo piece
  • Listening and Appraising - 40%
    105 minute paper

Revise:

  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, 3rd movement
  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor
  • Purcell - Music for a While
  • Schwartz - Defying Gravity
  • Afro Celt - Release
  • Spalding - Samba em Preludio

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Topics
  • Individual Differences
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Systems
  • Circulatory System
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Skeletal and Muscular System
  • Range of activities
  • Fatigue and Stress
  • Injury
  • Respiratory System
Resources
  • Go through exercise books
  • Look at past papers and mark schemes on the AQA Website
  • TeachPE.com
  • Look at resources on 'Google Classroom' where there a links to numerous YouTube videos that will help.

PHYSICS

Year 7

  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Waves and Sound
  • Magnetic Fields

Year 8

  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Waves and Sound
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Motion
  • Energy Changes
  • Stretching and Turning
  • Pressure
  • Light
  • Electricity

Year 9

  • Energy
  • Particles
  • Magnetism
  • Waves
  • Forces 1
  • Atomic Structure 1

Year 10

  • Particles
  • Magnetism
  • Waves
  • Forces 1
  • Atomic Structure 1
  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Forces 2
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Energy 2
  • Atomic Structure 2

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION / RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Year 7

45 minute exam on all they have done from September.  Topics: Holy books, festivals of light, Abraham and the covenant, Moses and the Passover.  Questions will test subject knowledge, their understanding of concepts like covenant and their ability to argue. 

Year 8

60 minute exam on all they have done since September.  Topics: human rights and slavery, the life of Jesus, temptation, miracles parables, the passion of Christ.   Questions will test subject knowledge on rights, description of God, whether miracles occur, forgiveness and their ability to argue. 

Year 9

There will be a 75 minute examination on everything the students have covered since the start of Year 9. Topics will include -

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Introduction to Sikhism
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Parts of module on Origin and Value of Life and the Universe

Further content or any variation from these topics will be made available by the class teacher.

Year 10

There will be a 75 minute examination on everything the students have covered since the start of Year 9. Topics will include - 

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Practice in Christianity
  • Introduction to Sikhism
  • Module B - Origin and value of life and the universe
  • Module D - Crime and Punishment
  • Parts of Module F - Human Rights

Further content or any variation from these topics will be made available by the class teacher.

RUSSIAN

Year 7

There are 4 Skills when learning a language

  • Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking
  • Each Skill is worth 25% of your final score

To revise properly and effectively, you MUST practise:

  • Writing the words & phrases down correctly from memory – use Cover, Write, Check!
  • Recognising the phrases in Russian when you read them and translating them into English – make and use flashcards!
  • Recognising the phrases when you hear them in Russian, and translating them into English – use the phonetic vocabulary lists!
  • Saying the phrases correctly in Russian – use flashcards and use those vocal chords!
Topics
  • Introducing yourself – name and age
  • Introducing your family & pets – their names, ages, jobs
  • Numbers as high as you can go!
  • Weather
  • Say in which town you live
  • Use compass points to give more detail
  • Say in which country a city is
  • Say which buildings are in your town
  • Which sports + instruments you play (I love to play…)
  • Which other activities you do (I love to read/to swim)
  • Connectives – and, but, when, where, because, also
  • Opinions – both positive and negative (I love/don’t love)
  • Reasons - both positive and negative (it’s fun/not fun)
Grammar List

You MUST know and understand all of these -

  • How to write the handwritten form for every Russian letter, including capitals.
  • How to recognise masculine, feminine and neuter nouns
  • Know the 2 words for ‘my’ and when you use them – мой (masculine), моя (feminine)
  • How to say in a place (ie. I live in Liverpool, in England)
  • How to use compass points (in the north-west)
  • How to conjugate ‘жить’ – to live
Resources

 

Year 8

There are 4 Skills when learning a language

  • Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
  • Each Skill is worth 25% of your final score.

You need to be able to recognise the following topics when written down (Reading) and spoken (Listening), as well as be able to write them accurately (Writing) and say them when given the English (Speaking).

Topics
  • My House - Describing your house, furniture and in which rooms they are found
  • Holidays - countries, months, weather, activities, transport, accommodation
  • Food – what you eat/drink and why, when you eat food, meals
  • School  - subjects you like/dislike, opinions & reasons for liking/disliking, timers.
  • Connectives & Timers – and, but, when, because, also, sometimes, always
  • Opinions & reasons – my mum loves comfort, my dad is rich, the teacher is strict etc., it’s good for health
Grammar List

You MUST know, understand and be able to produce ALL these -

  • Making adjectives ‘agree’ with the noun (masculine, feminine, neuter)
  • In March, in summer
  • Saying in a place – in Liverpool, in England
  • Use ‘жить’ – to live for different people
  • Use the аàу, яàю, no change’ rule after verbs (food, subjects)
  • The following infinitives… to live, to play, to swim, to relax, to sunbathe, to eat, to drink, to study, to love in the PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Resources

 

Year 9

The exam will be across four areas: 25 % Listening, 25 % Reading, 25 % Speaking and 25 % Writing, adapted GCSE paper

Topics

  • Holidays
  • School
  • Town
  • Description of personality
  • Shopping
  • Food and Drink
  • Health and fitness

Resources

Year 10

The exam will be across four areas: 25 % Listening, 25 % Reading, 25 % Speaking and 25 % Writing, adopted GCSE paper

  • Topics
  • Family (age, jobs, appearance)
  • Holiday (traveling, shopping, restaurants + past tense)
  • School (subjects, time, opinions)
  • Town (locations)
  • Genitive and Instrumental cases
  • Free time

Resources

SPANISH

Year 7

What to revise

The end of year exam will be across four skill areas: 25% Listening, 25% Reading, 25% Speaking and 25% Writing.

As mentioned to students, they will need to revise all material covered this year. The topics include numbers, days, months, information about themselves, family, pets, sports and school.

How to revise

Students should revise using their vocabulary and exercise books and via the website https://quizlet.com/isabrodr/folders/year-7-spanish

Year 8

What to revise

The end of year exam will be across three skill areas: 30% Listening, 30% Reading and 40% writing. (Speaking is assessed via a CCT at another time in the year)

As mentioned to students, they will need to revise all material covered this year and in year 7.  The topics include free time, hobbies, local area and directions.

How to revise

Students should revise using notes and feedback from classwork in exercise books and the website https://quizlet.com/isabrodr/folders/year-8-spanish  and https://quizlet.com/isabrodr/folders/year-7-spanish

Year 9

What to revise

The end of year exam will be across four skill areas: 25% Listening, 25% Reading, 25% Writing and 25% Speaking

As mentioned to students, they will need to revise all material covered this year on relationships and technology. The sub topics include describing yourself and your family, your relationship with your family, how you and your family spend your free time, how you use new technology, your views on it, disadvantages of new technology and possible solutions to these

How to revise

Students should revise using notes and feedback from classwork in exercise books and the websites www.memrise.com and  https://quizlet.com/isabrodr/folders/year-9-spanish

Year 10

What to revise

The exam will be across four areas: 25 % listening, 25 % reading, 25% speaking and 25% writing.

As mentioned to students, they will sit a speaking exam in the week before their internal exams. Students will also undertake a past paper Reading, Listening and Writing as part of the year 10 exam. Topics to be tested include tourism, education, leisure, technology, and relationships.

How to revise

Students should revise using notes and feedback from classwork in exercise books and the websites www.memrise.com and  https://quizlet.com/isabrodr/folders/year-10-spanish