Year 11 Mock Exam Revision Guide by kellena99

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                                                       Year 11 Mock Exam Revision Guide

November 2009

Dear Year 11 Student

Welcome to your Year 11 Mock Exam Revision Guide. This guide has been put together
to better help you prepare for your Mock Exams, which will take place at the end of this
term from Friday 11th December – Thursday 17th December 2009. It includes the Mock
Exam Timetable and information on each subject about what to revise and where to find
suggested revision resources. You will notice that not every subject has an exam
timetabled – this is because you have either recently taken ‘real’ GCSE modules (e.g.
Science) or the subject is practical or predominantly coursework (e.g. ICT).

If having read the information in this guide, you have any subject specific questions, do not
hesitate to ask your subject teacher or the Director / Assistant Director of Learning for that
subject. If you have any general questions about the Mock Exams, ask your Tutor or your
Senior Tutor in your College.

Although I am sure that you will do much exam practice in lessons before the summer
exams, for many subjects, your Mock Exam will be your only practice opportunity to sit a
full GCSE paper under test conditions. Your performance will not only give you an
indication of what you are likely to achieve next summer, but will also help your teachers to
analyse your strengths and weaknesses and consequently target their teaching and your
learning in the final few months with the aim of maximising every grade. That is why you
should treat these exams seriously and approach them with the same determination as
you will in the summer.

If you have not already started, it is time to start revising now. Use the Year 11 Survival
Guide issued to you in September to help you plan your revision. (If you have lost it or
need another copy, you can download it from our website.)

You will receive your results on Mock Results Day, which will be Wednesday 20th
January 2010. On that day, you will be able to collect all your results, which will be given
to you in a sealed envelope in the same way that you will receive your results in August.

Holidays are coming but exams are coming first! Put the hard work in now, then have a
well-deserved break and come back in January, excited and confident about opening that

We wish you the best of luck,

Mr S K Dey
Vice Principal

                                                           Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable

           Friday 11th   Monday 14th    Tuesday 15th        Wednesday      Thursday 17th
           December       December       December          16th December    December
Period 1
                          Religious       Business
Period 2                  Education        Studies
Period 3    French        Graphics
                                        Business and
              or             or                              Sport &
            German        Resistant                         Movement
           (Reading)      Materials
Period 4
                                                              Dance          Listening
           Economics                                                       (Foundation)
               or          English         History
Period 5
            Classics                                                         German
                                                             Geology         Listening

Subject Contents

p4    Business and Communication Systems
p5    Business Studies
p6    Dance
p7    Design Technology (Graphics / Resistant Materials)
p8    Economics
p9    English
p10   Geography
p11   Geography
p12   Geology
p13   History
p14   History
p15   Modern Foreign Languages (French / German)
p16   Religious Education
p17   Sport & Movement

                                                        Business and Communication Systems
                                                       Assistant Director of Learning: Ms M Lynch


1. Health and Safety in the Workplace                 2. Office Environment
 The importance of health and safety at               External and internal office environment
   work                                                Types of office: cellular, open plan and
 The main health and safety Acts                        centralised
 Working with visual display units                    Ergonomics
 Input and output devices
 Security
 Data Protection Act

3. Business Objectives – Profit / Growth              4. Human Resources
   / Survival                                          Main functions of the Human Resources
 Stakeholders, conflicting and similar                  Department
   views                                               Stages of recruitment
 Internal organisation – departments,                 Internal and external recruitment /
   span of control, delegation,                          advantages and disadvantages
   responsibility, chain of command,                   CVs / Application Forms / Letters of
   managers, crisis management                           Application
 Organisation charts

5.   Recruitment                                      6. Training
    Interviews                                        Induction training
    Contract of employment                            Training methods / on the job / off the
    Employment rights and responsibilities              job / government training schemes /
    Current employment legislation                      appraisals
                                                       Trade Unions
                                                       Termination of employment – dismissal /
                                                         redundancy / resignation / retirement

7. Payment                                            8. Communication
 Different methods of payment / wages /               Importance of good communication /
   salaries / time rate / piece rate / overtime          process / channel
 Cash / BACS                                          Written
 Gross Pay / Net Pay / Deductions –                   Verbal
   statutory and voluntary                             Electronic
 Fringe Benefits – advantages and                     Visual
   disadvantages                                       Advantages and disadvantages of each

                                                                         Business Studies
                                                Assistant Director of Learning: Ms M Lynch

Virgin Group: Case Study

Time allowed: 2 hours

In your exam, you will be asked to explain briefly the meanings of several Business
Studies terms and give an example of each. Your examples can be drawn from the Case
Study or from any other source. There are normally four terms to be defined, all of which
appear in the case study.

The glossary you will be given in class defines all the key terms used in the Virgin case
study. You must ensure that you know and understand these terms.

      The maximum mark for this paper is 106. There are 36 marks for Section A and 70
       marks for Section B.
      6 of these marks are for the Quality of Written Communication.
      The marks for questions are shown in brackets.
You are advised to spend no more than 35 minutes on Section A.

Key terms
Below is a list of the key terms you need to know

Adding value, Brand name, Business opportunity, Competition, Customer feedback,
Delegated responsibility, Discrimination, Diversification, Entrepreneur, Franchise,
Innovation, Loyalty card, Mail order, Management hierarchy, Market research, Perk,
Private limited company, Privatisation & deregulation, Public limited company,
Public relations, Quality, Recruitment, Responsible / ethical business, Retained
profit, Risk, Shareholders, Sources of finance, Trade union ,Training, Work-life

                                                           Curriculum Leader: Miss R Madon

Time allowed: 45 minutes (shorter version of the full exam)

The exam will be separated in to two sections.
Section 1: Short answer questions
Section 2: Comparative essay

Within this paper you will cover a variety of topics, including:

Safe Practice
      Warm up
      Cool down
      The safe dancer
      The safe studio

      Key word definitions
      Motif development
      Choreographic techniques, e.g. cannon/unison/retrograde/accumulation and how to
       apply these to enhance your work.

Set Works
      Comparison of professional works
      Importance of accompaniment/set/costume

                                                                   Design Technology
                                             Assistant Director of Learning: Mr P Glynn

- Isometric drawing
- Orthographic drawing
- Nets, folds, cuts and locking mechanisms
- Construction of regular polygons
- Production methods
- Paper/card types
- Working with scales
- Printing processes

Resistant Materials
- Types and properties of wood
- Types and properties of metal
- Types and properties of plastic
- Joining methods for W, M and P
- Working drawings
- Production methods
- Anthropometrics
- Ergonomics and aesthetics
- Hand tools and machinery

                                                  Assistant Director of Learning: Ms M Lynch

Time allowed: 2 hours (four compulsory Data Response Questions)

   The basic economic problem – unlimited needs and wants, limited resources – scarcity
   Opportunity cost
   Factors of production – Land (renewable and non-renewable resources), Labour,
    Capital, Entrepreneurship
   Economic Systems (Free Market, Mixed and Command Economies)
   Demand
    - Effective demand
    - The demand curve
    - Extensions and Contractions
    - Determinants of demand (and shifts of the curve)
   Supply
    - Profit motive
    - The supply curve
    - Extensions and Contractions
    - Determinants of supply (and shifts of the curve)
   Price determination
    - Market equilibrium
    - Equilibrium price and quantity
    - Changes in the equilibrium position (you must make sure that you show the effects
        of any shifts in demand or supply – some questions will see shifts in both)
   Elasticity
    - Price elasticity of demand – determinants of elasticity (examples of goods with
        elastic or inelastic supply)
    - Price elasticity of supply
    - Elasticity and slope (i.e. the more elastic D or S, the steeper the slope) and how this
        can cause more extreme changes in equilibrium price and quantity
    - Uses of elasticity – maximizing revenue, predicting sales
    - Income elasticity – Normal, Luxury and Inferior goods
   Tax
    - Indirect taxes – VAT and duties – effects on consumption – effect on revenue
    - Direct taxes (Income tax) – effects on aggregate demand
   The Labour Market
    - Derived demand
    - Elasticity
    - Productivity / Use of capital as an alternative
   Firms
    - Aims and objectives
    - Costs, revenues and profit
    - Economies of Scale (and diseconomies)
    - Growth – mergers and takeovers
    - Markets – Monopoly, Oligopoly, Perfect Competition
    - Regulation
   Market Failure
    - Merit, Demerit and Public Goods
    - Social Costs and Benefits, Externalities
    - Measures to correct Market Failure – taxes, subsidies, regulation, pollution permits

                                            Assistant Director of Learning: Miss L Grimes

Time allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

You will spend 1 hour answering a Literature question on Of Mice and Men and 45
minutes on a Language question Writing to inform, explain, describe.

You will be permitted to take your Of Mice and Men book into the exam.

Section A – Of Mice and Men

You will be given a choice of two questions and have to answer one question

- Try to re-read some or all of the text
- Revise your class notes on characters: What are your opinions about the characters?
  How might other readers see the characters in a different way from you?
- Make a list of the key themes and issues in your texts and revise your notes on them
- Try to learn some key quotations for each theme and character so that you do not have
  to waste time looking for them in the exam
- Revise the notes you have about the social, cultural and historical context (what was
  going on in society at that time). You must remember to link this to your analysis of the

Remember – although you will be allowed your Of Mice and Men book in the mock exam,
you will only be given a blank copy in the real exam in the summer!

Section B – Writing to inform, explain, describe

You will have a choice of four questions. One will be writing to inform, one writing to
explain, one writing to describe, and one that is a combination of two of these. You must
only respond to one question.

- Ensure that you revise a range of descriptive techniques e.g. simile, metaphor, contrast
- Revise the conventions of writing an explanation text e.g. What? When? Who? Where?
  How? Why?
- Revise the conventions of writing an information text e.g. What? When? Who? Where?
- Ensure that you are able to use a variety of sentence structures
- Make sure you know how to paragraph work properly

                                                           Director of Learning: Mr M Pain

The mock exam, like the actual exam in June, is split into three parts. You must only
answer four questions from a choice of seven.

Follow these guidelines:
Section A – Answer two questions from a choice of three.
Section B – Answer one question from a choice of two.
Section C – Answer one question from a choice of two.

Section A
A1 – EU – Contrasting Regions within an MEDC (within the EU)
A2 – LEDC – Economic Processes in LEDCs
A3 – MEDC – Population Change within an MEDC

Section B
B4 – Physical Systems and the Environment – Physical Environment (Ecosystem)
B5 – Natural Hazards and People – Prediction of Hazards
(You have not studied this yet, but this will be on the exam paper, answer it at your own

Section C
C6 – Economic Systems and Development – Location of Economic Activity
C7 – Population and Settlement – Sustainable Settlements

Other Key Areas to Study
Year 10 work
Economic Systems
Weather and Climate

Year 11

                                                          Director of Learning: Mr M Pain

Predicting volcanoes

Written below is a case study for predicting volcanic eruptions and how successful these
methods are

Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to stop volcanic eruptions or earthquakes.
Prevention is not an option.
This leaves two possible ways of managing hazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes:
prediction and preparation.
Predicting eruptions
As a volcano becomes active, it gives off a number of warning signs. These warning signs
are picked up by volcanologists (those who study volcanoes) and the volcano is
The key techniques for monitoring a volcano

Warning signs                                       Monitoring techniques
Hundreds of small earthquakes are caused as Seismometers are used to detect
magma rises up through cracks in the Earth's earthquakes.
Temperatures around the volcano rise as activity Thermal imaging techniques and
increases.                                       satellite cameras can be used to
                                                 detect heat around a volcano
When a volcano is close to erupting it starts to Gas samples may be taken and
release gases. The higher the sulphur content of chemical sensors used to measure
these gases, the closer the volcano is to erupting. sulphur levels.

As technology improves, the techniques available for predicting and monitoring volcanic
activity are becoming more and more accurate. Volcanoes such as Mount St Helens in
the USA or Mount Etna in Italy are closely monitored at all times. This is because they
are active or have been active in recent years. This means that people can benefit from
early-warning signs of an eruption. However, as well as prediction, people need to be
prepared for an eruption.

                                                         Curriculum Leader: Mrs E Eastwell

G1    How Earth Works
             What’s inside Earth: Its structure and the evidence for it. The composition of
              different layers
             Plate tectonics: The theory and evidence for it. Convection in the mantle.
              What happens at different plate boundaries

G2    Life on Earth
             Identify and describe: Trilobites, bivalves, brachiopods, ammonites and
             Explain the importance of fossils for interpreting environments and interpret
          them as living organisms
             Explain why they are important for dating, alongside radioactive dating
             Describe the different ways in which fossils are preserved

G4    Materials & Minerals
             Explain that different elements make up minerals, and different combinations
              of minerals make up different rocks.
             Know the different methods of identifying minerals using a data sheet
             Give an outline of how rocks can be identified using certain criteria

G6    New From Old
             Describe the different processes of weathering and how different materials
              can be transported in a variety of ways
             Explain the processes of deposition and lithification
             Describe the variety of sedimentary rocks that can be formed as a result and
              link them to the different sedimentary environments

REMEMBER: The questions you will be given provide a large amount of information,
which you need to interpret using your knowledge. This will not be a practical exam.

                                                              Director of Learning: Mr J Cox

Time allowed: 2 hours
The exam covers both Medicine through Time and Nazi Germany.

In order to prepare for your exams, you need to revise the following topic areas. If you do
not have a complete set of notes, it is your responsibility to ensure that you catch up. You
can make use of history resources after school, the library, revision guides and GCSE
Bitesize Revision website. Other useful websites include, and (username is tgs and the
password is history)

Medicine through Time (causes and cures)
Medicine in the Ancient World: Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt. You need to cover
beliefs, causes and cures, factors affecting medicine.
Key individuals: Hippocrates, Galen, Asclepius (God of Healing)

Middle Ages and Islamic Medicine: factors affecting medicine including religion and war,
continuation of Galen’s ideas, progression and regression, Avicenna.

Renaissance: reasons for a resurgence of progress, changes in beliefs and cures, factors
such as war, religion, science, communication and art.
Key individuals: Vesalius and Harvey

Medicine 1750-1900: Why was there so much progress in this period? Industrial Age-
impact on medicine, cause and cure, Germ Theory and vaccinations. Factors including:
government, war, science, communication, attitudes.
Key Individuals: Jenner, Pasteur, Koch, Nightingale

20th Century: Cause and cure, advances in technology, ‘magic bullet’, penicillin, WW1 and
Key individuals: Ehrlich, Hata, Fleming, Florey and Chain

Nazi Germany

1919-1923: Effects on WW1 on Germany and the Treaty of Versailles (Diktat) Stab in the
Back myth, political violence (Spartacists and Kapp Putsch), the Weimar Constitution.
Reparations, Ruhr and Hyperinflation, Munich Putsch, Origins of NSDAP and their aims
and policies – 25 point programme.

Hitler in Prison, Mein Kampf, reorganisation of the Nazi Party.
Stresemann era – a golden age? Include rentenmark, Dawes plan, Locarno Pact and
joining League of Nations.
Why did Hitler and the Nazis not make much progress by 1928?

                                                                 Director of Learning: Mr J Cox

Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression- effects on Germany
Election results
Power of Personality- Hitler
Propaganda, organisation and promises
Factors that led to Hitler becoming Chancellor including the political deal

Path to dictatorship
Reichstag Fire,
New elections
Enabling Act
Trade Unions abolished
Political Opposition banned
Night of the Long Knives
Death of Hindenburg
Army Oath
Hitler becomes Fuhrer

Life in Nazi Germany
Use of fear and propaganda to control Germans
How the Nazis changed the lives of Young People (education, indoctrination and Hitler
Lives of Women (changes to employment, Kinder Kirche Kuche and the Motherhood
Workers (DAF, Strength Through Joy and Beauty of Labour movements)
How did the Nazis deal with the ‘undesirables’? (what happened to the educated elite,
communists, socialists, gypsies and Jews?)
Church- the Concordat with the Catholic Church

Opposition faced by the Nazis- include Edelweiss Pirates, Swing Kids, White Rose
movement, Stauffenburg, Dietrich Bonhoffer and Martin Niemoller

                                                             Modern Foreign Languages
                                              Assistant Director of Learning: Mrs H Baines

Most of your coursework will have been completed by now, but you will have to take a
GCSE Mock Examination in Speaking, Listening and Reading.

Each one of these skills will be worth 25% of your overall grade.

Speaking (Mock Speaking Exams will be in January 2010)
   Make sure you have completed the answers to the Conversation Topics that your
     teacher has asked you to learn. Remember to include LINKING WORDS,
     OPINIONS, PAST TENSE and FUTURE TENSE in these answers. Get someone at
     home to test you on these.
   Look at the role plays that you have practised in class and learn key phrases from
     these. Use the GCSE Bitesize website to help you with this:
   Revise PAST and FUTURE tenses thoroughly.
   Look in the Languages Super Room on Fronter for further tips and resources.

    Revise all of the vocabulary that you have written in your exercise books in Year 10
      and Year 11. Any of these words may come up in the examination.
    Practise the listening exercises on the GCSE Bitesize website (see link above).
    Remember that each question is repeated twice and use the five minutes reading
      time wisely.
    Read the questions carefully and make sure that you understand what type of
      answer you have to give and in what language!
    In the examination listen out for things like different tenses and negatives as this
      may affect the answer that you give.
    Look in the Languages Super Room on Fronter for further tips and resources.

   Revise all of the vocabulary that you have written in your exercise books in Year 10
     and Year 11. Any of these words may come up in the examination.
   Practise the reading exercises on the GCSE Bitesize website (see link above).
   Read the questions carefully and make sure that you understand what type of
     answer you have to give and in what language!
   Check how many questions there are at the start of the examination. Pace yourself
     carefully as you will not want to run out of time.
   Look in the Languages Super Room on Fronter for further tips and resources.

                                                                        Religious Education
                                                Assistant Director of Learning: Miss S Hirsch

You will be assessed on the following topics. Questions will be structured in the same way
as your end of unit tests.

Units to revise:

   1. Identity and Belonging covering topics such as community, symbols, worship,
       initiation ceremonies and festivals

   2. Relationships covering topics such as types of love, reasons for marriage,
       wedding ceremonies, reasons for divorce, sex before marriage and contraception

   3. Our World covering topics such as creation, science vs. religion, environmental
       issues and organisations, the purpose of human life and animal rights

   4. God, Life and Meaning covering issues such as what God is like, characteristics of
       God, life after death, the sanctity of life and moral issues

   5. Is It Fair? covering issues such as wealth and poverty, fairness and unfairness,
       charitable organisations, racism and other forms of prejudice.

Revision Tips:

      Revision spider diagrams or mind maps to summarise topics for a unit
      Key word cue cards, test yourself or get into groups
      Practice questions
      Time yourself on certain questions
      Familiarise yourself with language and terminology used on past exam papers
      Learn case studies and examples covered in lessons
      Prepare speeches to practice structuring a 6 mark answer

                                                                          Sport & Movement
                                                  Assistant Director of Learning: Mr P Langan

Year 10 – Health and Fitness

Benefits of exercise, and reasons for taking part
          - Social
          - Physical
          - Mental

Components of Fitness
       - Health Related Fitness
       - Sport Related Fitness

Principles of Training
           - S.P.O.R.T.
           - F.I.T.T.

First Aid in Sport
            - D.R.A.B.C.
            - Sports Injuries – Soft and Hard Tissue

Training Methods
          - Different types
          - What sports they suit
          - Difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise

Year 11 – Anatomy and Physiology

The Circulatory System
          - What makes up the circulatory system
          - Different types of blood vessels
          - How blood flows around the heart
          - Measurements of the heart – Cardiac Output etc
          - Effects of exercise on the heart
          - Different parts of the heart

The Respiratory System
         - What make up the respiratory system
         - What happens during inspiration (breathing in) and expiration (breathing out)
         - Gaseous exchange (where it takes place)
         - Effects of exercise


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