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Useful resources and letters can be found in the downloads on the left of this page and on the CATalogue.

Year 10 Test Week Timetable

29-Jun   30-Jun   01-Jul   02-Jul   03-Jul   06-Jul   07-Jul   08-Jul   09-Jul   10-Jul   13-Jul   14-Jul
Monday A   Tuesday A   Wednesday A   Thursday A   Friday A   Monday B   Tuesday B   Wednesday B   Thursday B   Friday B   Monday A   Tuesday A
Timeslot for collection of papers from school   Timeslot for collection of papers from school           MFL - Reading
45m (F) /1h (H)
  Science
Physics
1hr
  Maths
Non Calculator  Paper 1
1h30m 
  English Literature
 2h15m
  Maths
Calculator  Paper 2
1h30m 
  Science
Chemistry
1hr 
  Timeslot for drop off of papers to school   Timeslot for drop off of papers to school
Timeslot for collection of papers from school   Timeslot for collection of papers from school           MFL - Listening
35m (F) /45m (H)
      Film Studies 1h30m
Statistics 1h45m
              Timeslot for drop off of papers to school   Timeslot for drop off of papers to school
Timeslot for collection of papers from school   Timeslot for collection of papers from school           MFL - Writing
1h (F)/1h15m (H)
  Option block A:
Geography - 1h30m
Business - 1h30m
GCSE PE - 1h45m
Music - 1h30m
  English Language
 1h 45m
  Science
Biology
1hr
  Option block C:
Geography - 1h30m
Business - 1h30m
Engineering - 1h
 
  Option block B:
Geography - 1h30m
Business - 1h30m
DT - 2h
Hospitality & Catering - 1h15m
Drama - 1h30m
  Timeslot for drop off of papers to school   Timeslot for drop off of papers to school

Year 10 Tests

As you know, we plan to run a set of tests for Year 10 pupils, in some subjects. In my recent Loom video I explained that this would help us to understand what students had learned; for students, while it wouldn’t give them the experience of exam conditions, it would give them some familiarity with the test papers and with revising for multiple subjects at a time. I hope also that it will help to embed good revision habits that they will keep up over the coming months.

What will be tested?

The following subjects will have a test paper to be sat in the Year 10 test week:

English Language

 

The writing tasks from both Language Paper 1 and Paper 2 (90 mins).

English Literature

 

The texts studied in school prior to school closure: the Shakespeare task from Literature Paper 1, and the poetry sections from Literature Paper 2. The exam needs to be closed-book: do not look at the GCSE texts during this exam. (135 mins)

Science

 

Chemistry – tests for Combined and Triple Science students will be on the same topics

Unit 1 – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table; Unit 2 – Bonding, structure and the properties of matter; Unit 3 – Quantitative Chemistry; Unit 8 – Chemical Analysis; Unit 9 – Chemistry of the Atmosphere; Unit 10 – Using resources. (60 mins)

Physics - tests for Combined and Triple Science students will be on the same topics

All topics covered this year: Radioactivity and the first half of Electricity (taught in school) and Forces (currently being studied via home-learning, which will be finished just before the test). A full detailed list of sub-topics has been sent out to students along with revision resources.

Biology – tests for Combined and Triple Science students will be on different topics

Combined science: Unit 1 – Cells, Unit 2 – Organisation, Unit 7 Ecology

Triple science: Unit 1 – Cells, Unit 3 Communicable Diseases, Unit 4 – Bioenergetics.

Maths

 

Maths: All work covered this year will be tested. Paper 1 non calculator (90 mins); Paper 2 Calculator (90 mins)

Statistics

One paper, covering all work taught this year. (90 mins)

MFL

 

First four modules GCSE course 

See detailed revision schedule attached; also sent to students.

Music

 

Listening paper (40%), based around the Areas of Study: Concerto Through Time, Rhythms of the World, Film Music, and Popular Song Since 1950. (90 mins)

Pupils will also submit recordings: a solo performance (30%), and a composition (30%).

GCSE PE

 

The first three units taught in school: physical training; health, fitness & wellbeing; and sport psychology. Instead of the usual two papers (component 1 and component 2) all questions will be amalgamated into one paper, but clearly labelled as to which component they belong to.

Business Studies

 

Business in the real world; Influences on business; Human resources. (90 mins)

Drama

Section A of the written exam: the set text, DNA (60 mins)

Computer Science

The test will be issued through Teams and will contain all the topics covered since the school closure. A full list of topics will be sent to pupils directly. The answers should be written on paper, with a photo uploaded to Teams. (60 mins)

Geography

The first three topics this year:

•The Challenge of Natural Hazards

•Urban Issues and Challenges

•The Living World

(90 mins)

Catering

Unit 4 - Know how food can cause ill health, completed earlier in the year. There will be some questions on new theoretical learning in Unit 1 work, which looks at how the Food and Hospitality industry is structured (e.g. establishment types, service, star ratings).

This is the same as the test expected to be completed in June 2021.

Students will not be tested on any of the notes made in preparation for the Controlled Assessment (nutrition and factors related to menu choices). Please do not revise this.

GCSE DT

Principles of Design and Technology (01)

This paper brings together the learners 'core' and 'in-depth' knowledge and understanding. (120 mins, 100 marks)

Engineering

 

R109: Engineering materials, processes and production

This paper tests the learners’ knowledge and understanding of engineering materials and processes and their application in the manufacture of engineered products. (60 mins, 60 marks)

Film Studies

Component 2: Global Film: Narrative, Representation and Film Style (90 mins)

 

What about other subjects?

In other subjects, children’s learning and understanding is being checked in other ways as part of their usual work.

They should still be reviewing the work they’ve learned over the whole of the course so far, which is why information for these subjects is still included in the revision advice booklet.

How will the process work?

The six-day test period is now scheduled to run from Friday 3rd to Friday 10th July.

Test papers will be printed, collated for each pupil, and then be available for collection from school prior to the week of the tests. So that this can be safely staggered, the Exams Team will email each child with their collection time; students should look out for this email and come within the correct window.

Pupils should aim to complete them in the closest to normal test conditions that can be managed: we fully recognise that home circumstances can make this challenging, and pupils and families don’t need to worry about this. Advice for each paper in terms of timing and access to notes will be given.

The tests can be completed in the time allocated to that subject during the test week. Where a subject is setting a test for a particular lesson slot, a normal lesson of work will not be set. Where a subject is not setting a test for that particular lesson slot (or at all), a normal lesson of work will be set.

Once pupils have completed their test papers, they should return them to school for them to be distributed to teachers for marking. Again, their email from the Exams Team will tell them their time do this so that it is safely staggered.

In line with our normal practice, results will be shared in September, and not before the first two weeks of term. This is to give proper time, within term-time, for marking and moderation.

We hope that students will find this a useful process. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns - emoody@cambournevc.org 

My Week of Work: 8 – 12 June 2020

As you are already aware, we disappointingly had to cancel July’s work experience placements because of the COVID-19 situation.  We are now fortunately in a position to access an on-line package:  “My Week of Work”.  This is a series of talks and lessons which will provide pupils with some of the insights into the world of work that come with a work experience placement.

The Careers Enterprise Company, Oak National Academy and Learn Live have worked in partnership to create a whole week’s worth of content aimed at preparing young people for the world of work. They will hear from employers, learn about the businesses and complete virtual work tasks. The content has been developed in partnership with employers, school leaders and careers education experts.  

A full week of activities is on offer, however, Year 10 pupils will need to keep up with their usual curriculum and meet their usual subject deadlines. Year 10 students are therefore expected to prioritise the three sessions that most interest them from ‘My Week at Work’ and either watch these live, adapting their daily lessons around them, or use the on-demand feature after completing their school work.  We will identify suitable follow-up work in our timetabled Careers remote learning sessions.

Students should go to https://learnliveuk.com/my-week-of-work/ and sign up for approximately three sessions over the week.  These live sessions with employers and labour market experts also have a live chat facility.  Most of the sessions will be available via video on demand afterwards:  https://learnliveuk.com/videos-index/?stream_type=on-demand . Questions can be asked later from the on-demand videos but replies will be much less immediate.  Reassuringly, Learn Live has put together very robust safeguarding and data protection procedures to protect the youngsters taking part and details are available on their website https://learnliveuk.com/safeguarding-policy/.  Parents are able to sit in and watch too, if they wish. 

Timetable for the live sessions with employers:

Tuesday, 9th June Health & Social Care: 10am-12: Royal Stoke University Hospital; NHS Somerset; Princes Trust; Sanctuary Care; Dorset NHS & Dorset CCG; Housing21

Health and Wellbeing 12-1pm Network Rail; Meditation;  Mental Health Awareness

Creative & Digital 1-3pm: DRP Group; De le Warr Pavillion; BBC; Into Games; DriveWorks;  Burberry

Wednesday, 10th June Engineering / Manufacturing 10-12: Environment Agency; BAE Systems; RAF; RAL Space; Toyota; AirBus

Bonus Slot 12-1: Transform; HomeServe; Crown Prosecution Service

Construction 1-3pm: Balfour Beatty; Morgan Sindall; Peel L&P  Support; Kier; Mace; HPC

Thursday, 11th June:  10-12 Energy & Renewables

12-1pm  Bonus Slot  TBC

1-3pm Bonus Slot  TBC

Friday, 12th June: 10-1 TBC

1-3pm – Your next steps

Timetable for careers lessons with the Oak Academy: pupils should access these at https://www.thenational.academy/  from Monday 8th June if they are interested.   No registration or sign-up is necessary.  However, as previously stated, their curriculum work for CamVC should take priority. 

If you have any further questions or feedback, please contact tthomas@cambournevc.org .

Remote Learning Timetable

    Monday A   Tuesday A   Wednesday A   Thursday A   Friday A
Timetable - all pupils   Maths   Maths   English   Maths   Science (Chemistry)
  Science (Physics)   MFL - French, German, Spanish   Science (Biology)   English   MFL - French, German, Spanish
  Option block B:
Geography
History
Triple Science
Business
Computer Science
iMedia
DT
Hospitality & Catering
Drama
Art
  Careers/PSHE   Option block A:
Geography
History
Triple Science
Business
GCSE PE
BTEC Sport
Animal Care
Music
Art
Photography
  Option block C:
Geography
History
Business
Computer Science
iMedia
Religious Studies
Engineering
Child Development
Art
  Option block B:
Geography
History
Triple Science
Business
Computer Science
iMedia
DT
Hospitality & Catering
Drama
Art
  Statistics
or Independent Study
  Film Studies
or Independent Study
  Art
Psychology
or Independent Study
  Independent Study   Independent Study
                     
Additional in-school provision   Drama - small groups staggered throughout the day (up to 3 sessions between 9.00am to 3.00pm)   MFL - Speaking - small groups staggered throughout the day   Music - individual sessions running throughout the day - sign-up system   Art/Photography - small group sessions throughout the morning (up to 2 sessions between 9.00am and 12.30pm)   Catering - small group sessions throughout the morning (up to 2 sessions between 9.00am and 12.30pm)
  DT - two small groups running in parallel.  Half day (between 9am to 12.30pm)       Maths - small groups staggered throughout the morning (up to 6 groups running in 2 sessions, max 3 groups at any one time)   MFL - Speaking - small groups staggered throughout the day
                     
Additional remote learning provision   Physics:
9 to 10am - remote live lesson
2 to 2.30pm - Drop-in support/Q&A session
  Maths - Support sessions throughout the day   Biology:
9 to 10am - remote live lesson
2 to 2.30pm - Drop-in support/Q&A session
  English - remote live lesson in afternoon.  Support sessions throughout day   Chemistry:
9 to 10am - remote live lesson
2 to 2.30pm - Drop-in support/Q&A session
      MFL - Speaking - small groups staggered throughout the day       3-4pm:  History drop-in support session   MFL - Speaking - small groups staggered throughout the day

 

    Monday B   Tuesday B   Wednesday B   Thursday B   Friday B
Timetable - all pupils   Science (Physics)   Maths   English   Maths   Science (Chemistry)
  Independent Study   English   Science (Biology)   English   MFL - French, German, Spanish
  Option block A:
Geography
History
Triple Science
Business
GCSE PE
BTEC Sport
Animal Care
Music
Art
Photography
  Option block C:
Geography
History
Business
Computer Science
iMedia
Religious Studies
Engineering
Child Development
Art
  Option block A:
Geography
History
Triple Science
Business
GCSE PE
BTEC Sport
Animal Care
Music
Art
Photography
  Option block C:
Geography
History
Business
Computer Science
iMedia
Religious Studies
Engineering
Child Development
Art
  Option block B:
Geography
History
Triple Science
Business
Computer Science
iMedia
DT
Hospitality & Catering
Drama
Art
  Statistics
or Independent Study
  Film Studies
or Independent Study
  Art
Psychology
or Independent Study
  Independent Study   Independent Study
                     
Additional in-school provision   Drama - small groups staggered throughout the day (up to 3 sessions between 9.00am to 3.00pm)       Music - individual sessions running throughout the day - sign-up system   Art/Photography - small group sessions throughout the morning (up to 2 sessions between 9.00am and 12.30pm)   Catering - small group sessions throughout the morning (up to 2 sessions between 9.00am and 12.30pm)
  DT - two small groups running in parallel.  Half day (between 9am to 12.30pm)       Maths - small groups staggered throughout the morning (up to 6 groups running in 2 sessions, max 3 groups at any one time)   MFL - Speaking - small groups staggered throughout the day
                     
Additional remote learning provision   Physics:
9 to 10am - remote live lesson
2 to 2.30pm - Drop-in support/Q&A session
  Maths -  Support sessions throughout the day   Biology:
9 to 10am - remote live lesson
2 to 2.30pm - Drop-in support/Q&A session
  English - remote live lesson in afternoon.  Support sessions throughout day   Chemistry:
9 to 10am - remote live lesson
2 to 2.30pm - Drop-in support/Q&A session
              3-4pm:  History drop-in support session   MFL - Speaking - small groups staggered throughout the day