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GCSE Maths & Numeracy Exam info for Year 10

Important Dates in Maths

Our current year 10 pupils will be sitting GCSE Numeracy and GCSE Maths in November 2017. The dates of the external exams are listed at the bottom. In preparation for this they will all be involved in mock exams to be held in October 2017.

Set 1 will be sitting higher tier and set 2 intermediate tier (with the option of then sitting higher tier the following summer). Set 3 will be sitting the intermediate tier and sets 4 and 5 the foundation tier (with the option of then sitting the intermediate tier the following summer). It is anticipated that the majority of pupils will re-sit these exams in the summer of 2018 in order to improve their grades. When pupils re-sit they always keep their BEST grade.

 

Nov 6th GCSE Numeracy – Unit 1 (Non-Calculator) (1¾ hours)

Nov 8th GCSE Numeracy – Unit 2 (Calculator) (1¾ hours)

 

Nov 10th GCSE Maths – Unit 1 (Non-Calculator)

Nov 13th GCSE Maths – Unit 2 (Calculator)

 

 

Maths GCSE equipment reminder

Maths GCSE exams take place the first week back after half-term. All pupils need to have:
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Calculator
Students need a clear pencil case. Water is allowed into the exam must the bottle must be transparent.

Out of School Revision and Support Sessions

The following revision and support sessions are now running.  More will be added as we progress through the year.

Subject

Session Day

Session Time

Staff Member

Target Students

Art & Design Tuesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm Mrs J Gold GCSE
Design Technology Monday – Friday Break and Lunchtime All department members All students welcome
Drama Monday 4.00pm – 6.00pm Mr O Thomas All students welcome
English Language Wednesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm GCSE
English Literature Wednesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm GCSE
Mathematics Tuesday 3.00pm – 4.00pm Mrs L Cranstone & Miss S Owen GCSE (11Y3 and 11Y4)
Religious Studies Monday – Friday Break and Lunchtime Mrs D Graves All students welcome
Additional Learning Needs Monday – Friday Break and Lunchtime All Dept. members All students welcome
Spanish Wednesday Lunchtime Senora V Fernandez GCSE

National Reading and Numeracy Tests

 

Reading and Numerical Procedures Tests

These will all be sat in the Sports Hall.  The whole year group will sit the test at the same time.  Children entitled to extra time will sit the test in a separate room.

The Reading test is 60 minutes with a 20 minute preparation period.  The Numerical Procedures test is 30 minutes with a 10 minute preparation period.

The tests will be sat as follows.

Date Session Test
Wednesday 4th May Lessons 1 & 2 Year 9 Procedural Numeracy
Wednesday 4th May Lessons 3 & 4 Year 7 Reading
Wednesday 4th May Lesson 5 Year 8 Procedural Numeracy
Thursday 5th May Lessons 1 & 2 Year 9 Reading
Thursday 5th May Lessons 3 & 4 Year 8 Reading
Thursday 5th May Lesson 5 Year 7 Procedural Numeracy

Easter and Whitsun Half Term Revision Sessions

Please find below information about the Easter and Whitsun revision sessions which the school will be offering for pupils in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 who are sitting external examinations.

Our staff work extremely hard to help our students achieve the very best results and we are extremely grateful that they are volunteering, yet again, to give up part of their holiday to support students during these sessions.

Places at these sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can book slots by mailing the school on revision@ypant.co.uk

Please state your child’s name, year group and the session / sessions they wish to attend. A reply email will then be sent to confirm their place.
If at any point you find you are unable to take up the place, please contact us immediately to let us know as we anticipate waiting lists for most subject areas.

These sessions are always enormously successful, and we are certain pupils will find them extremely beneficial.

Easter and Whitsun Revision Sessions

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable

Mock exams start next week.  Pupils have been given a copy of the timetable already.

Mock exam timetable

  • There is no study leave for the duration of the mock exams. Lessons will run as normal.
  • Pupils should attend their timetabled exams and then return to their timetabled lesson when complete.
  • Pupils note that Session 3 exams begin at 1.30pm and might run over after school. You may have to make alternative transport arrangements to get home.
  • All exams in the Sports Hall except for:
    • Science Practical – Rooms 20, 21 & 49 .
    • Art – Rooms 29 & 30
    • Music Practical – Room 59 & 62
    • DT Practical Element – Rooms 36 & 38
    • French Reading & Listening – Rooms 64, 65, 67 & 68

GCSE Music Practical Performance Timetable

These take place on Friday 11th December in room 59.

Michael Chau (solo and ensemble) 9.00

Toby Lloyd (solo and ensemble) 9.15

Jason Whitehead (solo) 9.30

Kallum Beach (solo) 9.40

Ethan Beades (solo) 9.45

Kallum and Ethan (ensemble) 9.50

Abigail Wise (solo and ensemble) 10.00

Nancy Utting (solo) 10.15

Megan Roberts (solo) 10.25

Alicia Moyle (solo) 10.35

Sophie Prosser (solo) 10.40

Tyler Olds (solo and ensemble) 11.10

Naomi Reid (solo) 11.30

Megan Davies (solo) 11.40

Maia Chappell (solo) 11.50

Molly Davies (solo) 12.00

Sarah Pugh (solo) 12.10

Maia and Molly (ensemble) 12.20

Megan Davies (ensemble) 12.35 – but can be lunchtime if you want.

Nancy Utting and Sarah Pugh (ensemble) 1.50

Naomi Reid (ensemble) 2.05

Sophie Prosser (ensemble) 2.20

Maia and Megan R. (ensemble) 2.30

Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your performance to warm up etc.

Whitsun Half Term Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will run over half-term (all English sessions in room 56)

Tuesday 26th May

  • Media Studies (A2) for year 13 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.

Wednesday 27th May

  • Media Studies (GCSE) for year 11 with Miss Umbleja – 9am to 1pm.
  • Foundation Tier English Language revision (Focus Group and sets 3 and 4) 9am to 11am.
  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Miss. Jones’ class 11X1) 11am to 1pm.
  • English A2 for year 13 with Mr Kuck – 9am to 1pm.

Thursday 28th May

  • Higher Tier English Language revision (Mr Kuck, Miss Powell and Miss Umbleja’s classes.

Friday 29th May

  • Maths GCSE for year 11 foundation and higher tiers 10am to 1pm.

 

Key Stage 3 Assessment Fortnight Details

Assessment Fortnight will run from 8th June to 20th June. Details of assessment content for each subject can be found in Table 1 of the attached document.

Year 7

All assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

Years 8 and 9

Most exams will take place in the Sports Hall – please refer to Table 2 in the attached document.

A few assessments will take place during normal timetabled lessons within the Assessment Fortnight.  Pupils will be informed of the exact date and period by their subject teachers.

assessmentfortnight