Years 12- 13
During 6th Form student will have set lessons and additional study time. Some of these projects will be achieved whilst in school but additional work may be required to complete full projects. Students are encouraged to learn how to work independently and how to manage their time.
Extra home learning challenges:
- Access Past Papers provided on the portal
- Access the Knowledge Organisers on the portal and revise key information of this
Continue to read widely:
Use of DESMOS to aid graph knowledge
Use of Numberphile to progress learning
- Read relevant media related articles in a broadsheet newspaper;
- Borrow a specialist media book from the classroom library or library;
- Undertake an independent creative project to enhance their creative portfolio;
- Watch a foreign language film / drama – and write a review;
- Create a blog about their media learning and creativity;
- Watch internet tutorials to develop software skills.
Zig-zag resources for each unit of the Chemistry, Biology and Physics course. These include PLCs, Learning grids, revision maps, knowledge mats and more.
Location: The portal
Past papers from the portal.
- Revision topics on portal covering all units. This includes multiple choice quizzes, flash cards and plans for the full range of exam questions.
- Students will always be working towards an assessment, end of unit exam or a mock exam, which makes revision essential.
- There are Kahoot quizzes for all units in paper form on portal and using the App. Search Mr Bowker A level……, or ask Mr Bowker for a code.
- By the end of Y12 and throughout Y13, students will be working on their CW. Interpretation choices will be made by the end of Y12 with students expected to read widely and make notes to be used in their final 4000 word essay.
Geography in the news review – use the template in the home learning section of the portal.
Completion of the zig zag practice papers as well as the zig zag topic review booklets.
Completion of the Hodder workbooks per topic.
Are you going onto study Geography at university? See the following website for some great resources
Costing the Earth – There are some great podcasts here to pick from on a wide variety of geographical issues (many topics, including amongst others: climate change, carbon, urban greening, deforestation, alternative power, plastics etc.)
Royal Geographical Society – “Ask the Geographer podcasts” - a fantastic set of podcasts to keep A Level studies up-to-date with the latest geographical research – pick out some that interest you and give them a go!
By the end of Y12 and throughout Y13, students will be working on their NEA. The following website has some great videos to support your planning.
- Use the critical content sheets for each topic to complete revision resources and consolidate knowledge and understanding.
- Philosophy and Ethics Revision workbooks from the Portal.
- Wider reading lists available from the portal.
- Past papers from the portal.
- Online revision resources
- Listen to and watch the news daily / weekly using “News in Slow” and Yahoo to find current news in the target language country.
- Research real life examples using YouTube or articles in newspapers relevant to each topic.
- Read literature and note down new vocabulary.
- Watch films and Netflix series in the target language or with subtitles.
- Use YouTube to revise any grammar points and find listening material for all topics and increase cultural awareness and understanding.
- Complete past papers from school portal.
- Create a revision resource for each topic e.g. song, video, poem.
- Use TED talks, articles, documentaries listed in the extension folder in the school portal, to extend learning.
- Use suggested wider reading on the school portal to extend learning.
- Use online revision videos/website for each topic.
- Wider Reading List.
- Revision checklists to complete
- Past exam questions- booklet to complete for each paper
- Revision questions- booklet to complete for each unit
- Past Papers for each paper.
Revision checklists to complete, Assessment practice- past papers and coursework completion.
Access Revision Resources from the Portal including Past Papers and PiXL templates
- Find and view a ‘Live stream’ concert. Take notes about the musical features and/or write a press review.
- Read the Music Industry revision documents on the portal
- Start to promote and work on your own Music career outside of the ‘school bubble’. Build contact networks and collaborate with other Musicians. Create your own promotional tools such as website, Facebook page, sound cloud, Instagram etc.
- Researching into different Art Movements in year 12 following weekly knowledge organiser and timeline activities.
- Regularly visiting galleries of own choice, Local and National.
- Learning independently how to manipulate their images Photoshop for example.
- Flip learning techniques and use of materials.
- Reading news articles and keeping up with local and international news which could be of benefit to the student’s independent project.
- Joining a painting group or local art society.
- Visiting local Artists and working with them.
- Running Art Clubs for younger years.
- Partaking in in-depth research that considers a variety of sources
- Research into Photographers through visiting galleries and taking part in Virtual Gallery/Museum visits.
- Using video tutorials to help with developing skills from how to use post production software to how to light a portrait.
- Using detailed and personalised PLCs to guide independent study at home that is relevant to their coursework projects.
- Completing photo shoots independently outside of the school environment on varied but relevant subjects.
- Access Revision Resources from the Portal including Past Papers and PiXL templates
- A-Level PE
- James Morris Topic Videos – YouTube
- Search (James Morris A-Level PE)
- PiXL fill in sheets and class PowerPoints available on portal and shared area.
- Cisco – Industry recognised certificates showcasing their digital and computer science skills. Students can access these via invites through their email. A different certificate will be available to complete each term
- W3 Schools – a great place to develop programing skills beyond Python, Useful for preparing for their A Level project in Year 13
- Smart Revise – students have their own login for this platform which has hundreds of quizzes, key terms and self-marking exam style questions
- BBC Click – a weekly program on the iPlayer which looks at new and upcoming developments in computer science
- Craig and Dave YouTube Channel – Lots of videos on GCSE topic areas developed by current computer science teachers
- Computer Science UK YouTube Channel - Lots of videos on GCSE topic areas developed by a current computer science teacher. Scroll down for A Level videos
- Watch any films around the topic of computer science. Examples include The Imitation Game, Ready Player One, The Matrix, Minority Report, Source Code, War Games, Tron, etc.