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Year 11 Support 

Introduction

As our year 11 pupils progress through their final year at Leeds East Academy and begin to prepare for GCSE examinations, we will ensure that they are supported both academically and pastorally to finish their journey with us successfully and are prepared their next steps in further education and careers. The below provides an overview of what will be provided and implemented over the remainder of this academic year.

Support and Intervention

Given the amount of learning time that has been disrupted by COVID-19, we are looking to seize every opportunity to support our students, ensuring that their remaining year with us is maximised. To accomplish this, subject specialists will be providing students with a host of bespoke and targeted intervention opportunities based on individual needs to support their progress to achieve strong academic outcomes.

It is important that students utilise these opportunities.

GCSE Dates

AM: 9:00am  PM: 1:00pm

Week Commencing 16/05/2022

Pupils will continue to attend the academy and their lessons as normal.

A programme of intervention has been incorporated into the academy day to support examination revision and preparation.

Additional Support

  • Hall open to Year 11 from 8:00am for revision
  • Free breakfast provided for all Year 11 pupils (Including warm sandwiches, waffles and granola)

Morning Exams:

  • Pupils to attend Guardian time at 08:30am to be registered
  • Pupils to go to the hall at 08:35am for exam booster

Afternoon Exams:

  • Pupils to have lunch until 12:35pm
  • Pupils to go to the hall at 12:35pm for exam booster
  • Pupils to be escorted to examination rooms to commence exam at 1:00pm

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

 

Biology Paper 1 Revision Session – Period 5

Tuesday

Biology Paper 1 Exam (1hr 10mins)

Urdu Listening & Reading Exam (1hr 45mins)

English Language Paper 1 Revision Session – E1E

Wednesday

English Language Paper 1 Exam (1hr 45mins)

History Paper 1 Revision – Period 5 & E1E

Thursday

History Paper 1 Exam (2hrs)

Italian Listening & Reading Exam (1hr 45mins)

Mathematics Paper 1 Revision – Period 5 & E1E

Friday

Mathematics Paper 1 Exam (1hr 30mins)

Geography Revision Session – Period 3

Chinese Listening & Reading Exam (1hr 45mins)

Week Commencing 23/05/2022

Pupils will continue to attend the academy and their lessons as normal.

A programme of intervention has been incorporated into the academy day to support examination revision and preparation.

Additional Support

  • Hall open to Year 11 from 8:00am for revision
  • Free breakfast provided for all Year 11 pupils (Including warm sandwiches, waffles and granola)

Morning Exams:

  • Pupils to attend Guardian time at 08:30am to be registered
  • Pupils to go to the hall at 08:35am for exam booster

Afternoon Exams:

  • Pupils to have lunch until 12:35pm
  • Pupils to go to the hall at 12:35pm for exam booster
  • Pupils to be escorted to examination rooms to commence exam at 1:00pm

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

Geography Paper 1 Exam (1hr 30mins)

Citizenship Paper 1 Revision Session – Period 3

Citizenship Paper 1 Exam (1hr 45mins)

Tuesday

French Listening & Reading Exam (1hr 45mins)

Sport Studies Revision Session – Period 3

Sport Studies Exam (1hr)

English Literature Paper 1 Revision – E1E

Wednesday

English Literature Paper 1 Exam (1hr 45mins)

Spanish Listening & Reading Revision Session – E1E

Thursday

Spanish Listening & Reading Exam (Various)

Chemistry Paper 1 Revision – E1E

Friday

Chemistry Paper 1 Exam (1hr 10mins)

 

Week Commencing 06/06/2022

Pupils will continue to attend the academy and their lessons as normal.

A programme of intervention has been incorporated into the academy day to support examination revision and preparation.

Additional Support

  • Hall open to Year 11 from 8:00am for revision
  • Free breakfast provided for all Year 11 pupils (Including warm sandwiches, waffles and granola)

Morning Exams:

  • Pupils to attend Guardian time at 08:30am to be registered
  • Pupils to go to the hall at 08:35am for exam booster

Afternoon Exams:

  • Pupils to have lunch until 12:35pm
  • Pupils to go to the hall at 12:35pm for exam booster
  • Pupils to be escorted to examination rooms to commence exam at 1:00pm

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

Chinese Writing Exam (1hr 20mins)

Mathematics Paper 2 Revision Session – Period 4 & 5

Tuesday

Mathematics Paper 2 Exam (1hr 30mins)

Geography Revision Session – Period 3

Geography Paper 2 Exam (1hr 15mins)

Urdu Writing Exam (1hr 20mins)

English Literature Paper 2 Revision Session – Period 5 & E1E

Wednesday

English Literature Paper 2 Exam (1hr 45mins)

History Paper 2 Revision – Period 5 & E1E

Thursday

History Paper 2 Exam (2hrs)

Physics Paper 1 Revision – Period 3

Physics Paper 1 Exam – (1hr 10mins)

English Language Paper 2 Revision Session – Period 5 & E1E

Friday

English Language Paper 2 Exam (1hr 45mins)

Mathematics Paper 3 Revision Session – Period 4 & 5

Week Commencing 13/06/2022

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

Mathematics Paper 3 Exam (1hr 30mins)

 

Tuesday

Geography Paper 3 Exam (1hr)

Citizenship Paper 2 Exam (1hr 45mins)

Wednesday

Biology Paper 2 Exam (1hr 10mins)

Russian Listening & Reading Exam (1hr 45mins)

Thursday

 

French Writing Exam (1hr 20mins)

Friday

Spanish Writing Exam (1hr 20mins)

Polish Listening & Reading Exam (1hr 45mins)

Portuguese Listening & Reading Exam (1hr 45mins)

Week Commencing 20/06/2022

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

Chemistry Paper 2 Exam (1hr 10mins)

 

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

Physics Paper 2 Exam (1hr 10mins)

Leavers Assembly

 

Friday

 

 

Week Commencing 27/06/2022

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

Polish Writing Exam (1hr 20mins)

Portuguese Writing Exam (1hr 20mins)

 

Tuesday

Russian Writing Exam (1hr 20mins)

 

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

 

 

Friday

 

 

GCSE Examinations 2022

October 2021 Update

The Department for Education (DfE) and The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) have made some changes to the GCSE examinations taking place in 2022 to take into account the time students have had away from education. Please find a summary of this information below which relates to your child’s GCSEs:

  • English Language: Exams stay the same, however, the spoken language element does not need to be recorded.
  • English Literature, History and Geography: There will be a choice of topics or content on which pupils will be assessed.
  • Mathematics and Combined Science: Students will be given a formulae sheet in GCSE Maths and a revised equations sheet in GCSE Combined Science covering all the equations required in the subject content. As well as being provided to students in exams, exam boards will make these sheets available to schools beforehand for use in teaching, so students can familiarise themselves with them.
  • Art and Graphics: Students will only be assessed on their portfolio.

Ofqual, the DfE and exam boards published advance information on examinations on 7th February 2022.  All updates have been compiled and can be reviewed in the following document.Results Day will take place on Thursday 25th August 2022.

We will continue to provide you with updates on the Summer 2022 Exam Series as soon as we receive them.

Grading GCSE’s

For the past two years, summer exams haven’t been able to take place and, instead, students have been awarded grades by their teachers. Due to the difference in assessment approach, we have seen higher outcomes.

As we return to exams, we want to get back to the pre-pandemic standard, but in the interests of fairness, Ofqual (who take the decisions on grading) won’t do so in one jump.

Instead, 2022 will be a transition year to reflect that we are in a pandemic recovery period and students’ education has been disrupted. In 2022 the aim, therefore, will be to move grading to a point close to midway between 2021 and 2019.

Results are likely to be higher than in 2019, but not as high as in 2020.

For further information and guidance, please read the Summer Exams 2022 guide, linked below.

Before and After School Intervention

The academy provides a comprehensive before and after school intervention offer, targeting key knowledge and skills. Morning sessions start at 8.00am. Afternoon sessions commence at the end of the academy day.

Please encourage your child to utilise these additional opportunities.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Before School

(8.00am - 8:30am)

General Revision and Support (Hall)

 General Revision and Support (Hall)

Art (A27)

Graphics (A32) 

 General Revision and Support (Hall)

Sport (A06)

English (E59)

 General Revision and Support (Hall)

Health & Social Care (A08)

Spanish (E25, E26)

After School

(End of Day)

English (E52)

Maths Higher (E36)

Home-Learning Hub (E48/49)

Drama/Music (L02)

Science (A34, A39, A40)

Citizenship (E34)

Home-Learning Hub (E48/49)

Maths (E42)

Geography (E28, E32)

Home-Learning Hub (E48/49)

History (A01)

Remote Intervention

When students were required to work from home, we all adapted to accessing online resources and were able to use these to continue studying. We want to continue to utilise this as a provision to support the progress of our students. Using Class Charts, subject teachers will set bespoke interventions for targeted students based on individual need and target grade.

Interventions will be set weekly on Mondays commencing from 31st May. These interventions will be in addition to home learning set and target students will be rotated throughout the year.

Revision and Preparation Platforms

The platforms below can be utilised to consolidate learning and revise in preparation for future assessment.

Please also refer to the Revision Guidance page for further resources and strategies to support independent study.

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

Support Guide

  

 Managing Exam Stress

Please find a useful guide below for managing exam stress, which provides tips and hints on how to combat any potential fears.

Managing Exam Stress Guide