Foundation 2: Year 10
For year 10 maths, students will take part in 12 lessons, chosen carefully by experienced teachers that will enable Year 10 students to boost their understanding and confidence with basic skills required at GCSE, as well as address specific gaps in learning. This course covers a range of topics from across the breadth of the curriculum including:
- Decimals & percentages
- Algebra skills
Students will consolidate and develop understanding of required GCSE English Language reading and writing skills. These reading lessons will give students the skills they need to answer longer reading questions in Section A on both Paper 1 and Paper 2, covering areas such as:
- Understanding the implied meaning of texts
- How to analyse language and structure in texts
- How to approach comparison questions and how to evaluate texts.
In our writing lessons, students will explore the use of higher-order writing skills including sentence variety, complex punctuation forms and selecting vocabulary for impact and effect. Furthermore, using examination questions, students will respond to imaginative writing tasks and learn to adapt their writing to suit purpose, audience and form when answering transactional writing tasks.
The course covers aspects of all the Paper 1 topics in the AQA Trilogy course. Each topic will focus specifically on core concepts and knowledge which students find most challenging, hardest to recall or which are most critical to understanding Paper 2 content. Re-examination of these topics helps build a robust foundation for progression into Year 11.
We will be helping students to clarify their understanding and eliminate misconceptions before they become entrenched. Each group of lessons will contain elements of spaced repetition, quiz-style recall activities and the chance to practice exam-style questions, aiming both to build confidence for students and to provide some relevant and meaningful data on their current levels of attainment. This course covers a selection of the following topics:
- Cell Biology
- Reaction energetics
Skills for Learning
Delivered over 12 sessions, this course aims to help young people develop strategies for exam preparation and future planning.
It is underpinned by core lessons focusing on healthy behaviours and strategies that enable young people to recognise when to seek appropriate (and timely) support, either for themselves or within their friendship group. The course focuses on fostering good communication, problem-solving and coping skills, resilience, self-care and helping young people identify and understand a range of emotions helping them to avoid unhealthy coping mechanisms.