ENGLISH LANGUAGE     Students have been given a Language work pack with a range of GCSE writing tasks.  They have been advised to complete one per week: planning, writing and checking.  
  ENGLISH LITERATURE     Reread the GCSE texts (A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls or DNA and Power and Conflict poetry).  Then attempt the sample exam paper questions on the VLE and send to their teacher via email.  
  MATHS     Students will be assigned up to 5 Maths Watch tasks/week by their usual class teacher. They are to watch the videos and answer the questions to the best of their ability. Teachers will be checking their work and using the feedback facility to provide help where required.  
  BIOLOGY     Students will be set work on the topic of Homeostasis. This work will be a combination of work on Seneca and other resources that will be uploaded when required.
  CHEMISTRY     Students will be set work on the ‘Chemistry of the Atmosphere unit. All material is on the VLE. It is based on the PiXl “question it, answer it and grasp it materials”. It will be done on a rota basis with week 1 being Question it, week 2 Answer it and week 3 Grasp it. Formative assessment is built in through the ‘Question it’ activities and this can be self-assessed using the ‘Answer it’ material. Revision and long answer questions are practised using the ‘Grasp it’ resources. Educake tests will then be used to assess progress.  
  PHYSICS     Students will be asked to look at a section of the Forces booklet. This can be found on the VLE. They are expected to read through the information and then take a short test on Educake which will be used both for assessment and to set additional resources if required to plug gaps in knowledge.  
  RE     Students should use the VLE to revise and develop their knowledge of this year’s work and Judaism. In addition to this students have access to homework booklets which relate to their most recent classwork. Each class has been working on a separate section, therefore students should complete the following booklets:   Mr Jones’ and Mr Murphy’s classes: Sin and Forgiveness booklet and Life and death booklet.   Mr McGee, Mr Slade and Miss Reynolds: Origins and Meaning and Good and Evil.   In addition to the booklets the VLE has links to Eduqas digital resources which are web based resources on the same topics.   
  ART     Students are to complete their natural forms sketch books. The students who were in school on Thursday were given paints, brushes and glue sticks research for missing artists, coloured paper and the project was discussed.   Title page Mood board Observational drawings Matisse – painting with scissors Angie Lewin – hedgerow prints Georgia O’ Keeffe – close up flowers Orla Kiely – repeat patterns Kate Malone – fruit/veg pots Karl Blossfeldt – B&W photos David Hockney – iPad flowers Initial plans and ideas – done before exam Developed/refined ideas – done in exam time Any other ideas for final piece   Images on the VLE over time.  
  CHILD DEVELOPMENT     Students have been given 2 booklets, and they can work through these and complete the activities.
  COMPUTING     Students have been given a question sheet in lesson.  If they were not in lesson they can ignore this part of the task. Learning for the next module is on the VLE.   An end of module assessment to complete online will be given in 2 weeks time.  
  FILM STUDIES     Students will continue developing their original script (no more than 1000 words) and ensure that they pay strict attention to the dialogue as well as the sluglines that are typical of the genre.   Next, they will create a shot sheet, with no less than 15 individual shots. This will be approximately one page of the script-in other words, if you could film one of the pages to your script, how would it look?  Make sure you include a range of shots, sound effects and music (if appropriate). Also include camera movement-zoom, pan etc.   Lastly, you will write an analysis of your choices. The analysis sheet asks a series of questions and has example answers for you to use as a guideline.  Refer to at least one slugline, some dialogue used and 2 shots on your shot sheet.  Explore how these are typical of the genre and reference any films you’ve watched (not just film studies films) to explain where you got your ideas. No more than 850 words.  
  FOOD TECHNOLOGY     Unit 4: Food Safety (7 hours) Micro-organisms and enzymes, micro-organisms in food production, Bacterial contamination, Buying & storing food, preparing cooking and serving food.    7 PPTs have been uploaded onto VLE. Students are to access and read through each PPT. Recommendation is 1 PPT per week or 1 hour of work each week. Work sheets have been printed off for students to complete which link to each PPT. These have been handed out or posted home (if absent).   Further reading for this topic is available within the Collins GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition revision guide which all students have (page 58-67). Practice questions can be completed on page 73-75)   Students can also access Seneca Learn and complete interactive revision on the food safety topic. All students have a log-in but can create a new one if they have forgotten their current one. The class code is: viq4mko8lh   Recipes for the practical lessons will also be uploaded on Monday for students to make practical cooking linking to the theme of food safety: Exotic Fruit Salad Homemade jam/chutney Chelsea Buns Homemade yoghurt Chicken Tagine  
  GEOGRAPHY     Students will initially be learning the RESOURCE MANAGEMENT unit. They have all been given, or sent, resources (both paper and electronic copies). After Easter they will be set another unit to study.  
  HISTORY     All history GCSE work will be set on the VLE. Each week students will be asked to use a powerpoint / revision notes to answer exam based questions which will then be marked by their subject teachers. The History section of the VLE has Power Points and videos for every topic studied.    The topics areas which students will be asked to work on over the coming weeks are:   Year 10 GCSE (To sit exams in 2021) – America 1919 to 1973   Year 10 GCSE Early Entry – Norman England 1066 to 1100  
  PE     There will be a powerpoint for Y10s to work through. It has resources and tasks along with exam questions. This is work expected to take up to 10 hours. Students should work through these and contact staff via email to ask questions or send through any questions for marking.  
  DESIGN TECHNOLOGY     Students have been issued the Y10 pack including guidance on how to use the revision guides, web sites and other support to cover the core knowledge section of their GCSE.  As the NEA is supposed to start in June in June we need to ensure that the core knowledge is covered so we can focus on the NEA when we return.  Work will be set using Microsoft Teams which students can then complete and submit.  
  PERFORMING ARTS     Students should do their logbook, pages 1 – 10.  The pitch that they are going to be doing for their Unit 1. All the extracts in detail that they will be using in their Unit 1. Risk assessment. ‘Do Now’ Booklet. Read ‘Revision Booklet’ on VLE. If there are any issues contact Mrs Hinton by email.  
  SPANISH     Students have been a booklet of worksheets to do. I have also added tasks to pearson active learn. For most students their username is the initial of their first name followed by their surname. Their password is password10. There are a handful of students who need to add 1 to the end of their username if they can’t log on eg F.Bloggs      password10 or F.Bloggs1     password10   Students need to login to their school email account in order to access ‘team’ teach. There will be a meeting next week for them to (virtually) attend.