Home Learning for pupils in KS4

Click the links below to go to the subject areas impacted by the cancellation of the Year 10 exams.

English

Science

IT

History

Welsh

As you are aware, schools are currently closed to pupils and the external summer examinations for this academic year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that there are many questions you may have about what happens next, including how your child will be graded this year. The most up to date information from Qualifications Wales and the WJEC is outlined below:

Qualifications Wales guidance on Year 10 learners (GCSE only)

Year 10 learners who were due to sit units that will lead to GCSE results next summer, will not receive a unit result. For those learners, there will be two options. They can choose to sit only the units they plan to take in summer 2021, with their overall GCSE grade calculated on the basis of that performance only. Alternatively, they can choose to sit the Year 10 units in summer 2021, along with Year 11 units. Whichever option a learner chooses, they will be awarded the best grade from either route.

All subjects

New tasks added 1 June. Click on a subject below to see more information about the tasks that have been set and learning resources available for Key Stage 4.  In Year 10?  Check the Year 10 > 11 Area.

The deadline for the GCSE IT work has been extended to the 31st May 2020.

Year 10:
Art/ Creative area on Moodle in learning zone. https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk

27 April

Mrs Palmer has added work into her Business Studies course. This is under the vocational tile on StudyZone. Click here to visit the course (KS4 Only).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/ztjmv4j
English Language – pupils to use the revision tests and videos to help them prepare for their GCSE English Language Unit 2 and 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/examspecs/z9gjp39
English Literature – pupils to use the revision tests and videos to help them prepare for their GCSEs. Year 11 – English Literature Unit 2a (Heroes and An Inspector Calls)
Year 10 – English Literature Unit 1 (Of Mice and Men)

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk/course/index.php?categoryid=9
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access English resources online. All past papers, marking schemes and revision booklets can be found here.

Hodder GCSE English Revision Guides and Workbooks

Literature York Notes

4 May

If anyone does any cooking or uses any of the recipes we have uploaded to the wellbeing area, could you take a photo of your creation and email it to bakeoff@pontcomp.co.uk please

Resources:

Mrs Palmer has created 52 different recipes for you to try during your home learning adventure. These are available in the wellbeing section.

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access Food and Nutrition resources online. There are a selection of past papers from the old and new specification. All the questions will still be relevant.
All past papers, marking schemes and revision booklets can be found here, along with PowerPoints of lessons.

https://wjec.co.uk/qualifications/qualification-resources.html?subject=foodAndNutrition&level=GCSE&pastpaper=true
The link will show course content and past papers.

The following websites are also useful GCSE resources:
https://www.nutrition.org.uk/foodinschools/teachercentre/resources.html
https://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zdn9jhv

27 April

GCSE French has a new lesson every Monday for year 10 with activities/assignments due for the following Monday.
GCSE Spanish has a new lesson every Tuesday for year 10 with activities/assignments due for the following Tuesday.

Resources:

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access language resources online. There are a selection of past papers from the old and new specification. All the questions will still be relevant.
All past papers, marking schemes and revision booklets can be found here, along with resources to support learning for each skill section of the exam and vocabulary for each theme.
Revise topic and vocabulary from your “Essential Content” files, speaking conversation booklet, your class work books and grammar books

Use https://www.Quizlet.com/bontmfl/ to practise topic vocabulary
Also useful are https://www.memrise.com and BBC Bitesize French/Spanish (choose Eduqas)

Other tips for home learning:
• Learn sentence starters for the writing and speaking including photo card vocabulary
• Practise writing 100-150 words on each topic without your book, then revise the grammar and vocabulary you didn’t know to complete the writing and try it again.
• Have someone ask you the speaking questions to practise answering spontaneously.
• Practise writing and speaking different verbs in different tenses.

Geography have added additional resources under the Unit 2 Weather climate and Ecosystems section.

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/geography/r-geography-gcse-from-2016/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access Geography resources online. All past papers, marking schemes, and potential exam questions can be found here.

Pupils have had hard copies of all revision materials.

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access History resources online. All past papers, marking schemes, and potential exam questions can be found here.

The following websites are also useful GCSE resources:
Unit 1 Depression War and Recovery (Year 11 only) –
https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/history/r-history-gcse-2017/wjec-gcse-history-sams-unit-1-e.pdf?language_id=1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3bkrwx

Unit 2 USA: A Nation of Contrasts (Year 10 and Year 11 pupils who are resitting)-
https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/history/r-history-gcse-2017/wjec-gcse-history-sams-unit-2-e.pdf?language_id=1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyyc3k7

Unit 3-Medicine Through Time (Year 11 only)-
https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/history/r-history-gcse-2017/wjec-gcse-history-sams-unit-3-e.pdf?language_id=1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zttypbk

27 April

A new section will be added from Monday entitled ‘Cyber Security’. Test your knowledge on social media, your digital footprint and general internet safety. Head over to the IT section.

Please check email each day.
https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access IT resources online. Keep a look out for new resources and challenges here. Year 10 pupils can still work through the revision resources as they will be taking their exam when they are in Year 11.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Each maths teacher will be setting work for their classes using the mymaths website. Pupils are advised to check this website on a weekly basis. To access the work set pupils will need their personal login details as well as the school login details.

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access maths resources online. All past papers, marking schemes, grade boundaries and revision booklets can be found here.

http://www.jonesthesum.co.uk/
Pupils can access a wealth of past paper by topic booklets and video solutions on this website. Pupils will need to click on GCSE Maths/Numeracy. There is also support on how to use a marking scheme and help of organising your revision.

CGP GCSE WJEC Mathematics Revision Guides and Workbooks

https://www.wjec.co.uk/question-bank/question-search.html
The above website allows pupils to create a topic paper through entering a keyword e.g. algebra.

The following websites are also useful GCSE resources:
https://www.mathsdiy.com/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

11 May

Mrs Carter has uploaded more music work to Study Zone.

  • Choose a piece of music and re write the lyrics of the song to reflect the current situation that we find ourselves in e.g. life in lockdown, NHS, frontline workers
  • You can play the music on your own instrument if you wish and sing the new lyrics or use a Youtube backing (karaoke versions).
  • You can submit the work as an mp3 file.
  • There will be a small prize for the best arrangement when we return to school.

Resources:

Please check HWB email each day.

Year 11
All work is on HWB classes for appraisal resources. This includes play lists, set works and past papers.
Complete Composition logs, evaluation and performance programme note and e mail the teacher.
Work through revision/exam technique booklet

Year 10
Continue to practise your solo performance work (year 10)
All work is on HWB classes for appraisal resources. This includes play lists and your set work ‘Rondeau’.

Work through your terminology booklet.

For extra listening resources look at BBC bitesize, HBW music resources listening tasks and WJEC music appraisal (year 11 only).

All course resources can be found in the Study Zone Humanities section found through the school website.

What you will find in each folder:
Unit 1 – Society – All lesson PowerPoints and worksheets for this unit.
Unit 2 – Community – All lesson PowerPoints and worksheets for this unit.
Unit 3 – The Workplace – All lesson PowerPoints and worksheets for this unit.

Assessment Booklets – All 3 assessment booklets can be found here plus the Unit Self Improvement sheets.
Booklets – Probably the most important folder – Here you will find all the key information you need to answer each section in your assessment booklets.

Year 10 – You should aim to start working through Unit 3 – The Workplace. You can type your answers on a Word Document clearly stating the Section and Question numbers.

Year 11 – Your folders should remain in school as evidence of what you have completed. If you have taken them home please return them if possible or contact the school. As we do not yet know the NCFE approach to this situation, you should try and complete any tasks you have not yet completed. Particularly Unit 3 – Section 3. You can type your answers on a Word Document clearly stating the Unit, Section and Question you are answering.

11 May

Year 9 to 10 & 10 to 11
The work has been uploaded to both StudyZone and HWB classes. It doesn’t matter which one you use. Read the instructions below to learn how to access the work.

Study Zone
Click the PE icon, and select the Year 9 > 10 course if you are in Year 9 or select the Year 10 > 11 course if you are in Year 10. Login with your p-y account.

HWB Classes Year 9-10

  1. Copy and paste the following web address into your internet search bar:
  2. Click login
  3. https://hwb.gov.wales/go/fuoweq
  4. Click on join class.
  5. The class is called GCSE PE YEAR 2020-2021.
  6. Once you have done this I will receive the request and accept you.
  7. You will then be able to access the work to complete by clicking on files.

HWB Classes Year 10-11

  1. Copy and paste the following web address into your internet search bar:
  2. Click login
  3. https://hwb.gov.wales/go/4lmkg5
  4. Click on join class.
  5. The class is called GCSE PE YEAR 2021-2022.
  6. Once you have done this I will receive the request and accept you.
  7. You will then be able to access the work to complete by clicking on files.

Resources:

The PE department have added resources on Study Zone for Year 10 GCSE pupils and those who have opted to Study GCSE PE in Year 9. Head over to the PE area to download the books. Click here to go to their page.

Please check email each day.
All work is on our Teams page.
All resources are on Hwb

BBC bitesize Drama

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the ‘Pontarddulais Study Zone’ to access Product design resources online. All past papers, marking schemes and revision booklets can be found here. Content will be regularly added to the Product design page.

https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/qualification-resources.html?subject=DesignandTechnology&level=gcsefrom2017
The link will show course content and past papers.

The following websites are also useful GCSE resources:
http://www.technologystudent.com/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

27 April

Year 10 SCIENCE
Where possible pupils can print off a copy of the B1.1 booklet on Cells and movement across cell membranes and complete it using the 3 power points provided and additional assistance from the BBC Bitesize website links and Shaun’s Free Science lessons links and the year 10 Biology Revision Guides.

If printing is not a viable option pupils can access the booklet and write their answers on A4 paper or in an exercise/note book to evidence attempting the work.

A completed answer booklet will be posted on the Moodle Study Zone site from end of June onwards for pupils to check their answers against and make any corrections/ amendments to their understanding.

This will be a similar format for the first Chemistry (C1.1 The nature of substances and Chemical Reactions) and Physics (P1.1 Electric Circuits).

Year 11 SCIENCE
Where possible pupils can print off a copy of the B2.1 booklet on Cells and movement across cell membranes and complete it using the 3 power points provided and additional assistance from the BBC Bitesize website links and Shaun’s Free Science lessons links and the year 11 Biology Revision Guides.

If printing is not a viable option pupils can access the booklet and write their answers on A4 paper or in an exercise/note book to evidence attempting the work.

A completed answer booklet will be posted on the Moodle Study Zone site from end of June onwards for pupils to check their answers against and make any corrections/ amendments to their understanding.

This will be a similar format for the first Chemistry (C2.1 The nature of substances and Chemical Reactions) and Physics (P2.1 Electric Circuits).

Resources:

Specimen sample assessment materials can be found using the following link: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/science-double-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-science-doublesams-from-2016-e.pdf?language_id=1

Specification and guidance can be found at: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/science-double-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-science-doubleaward-spec-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1

Glossary of Science terms can be found at: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/Glossary%20of%20Terms%20for%20Practical%20work%20e.pdf?language_id=1

Resources can be found at: http://resources.wjec.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs.aspx?subId=27&lvlId=2

BBC Bitesize (content has been revised to the new WJEC specification) can be found at:
For Biology: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/ztstgdm
For Chemistry: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/chemistry
For Physics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zsy9xfr

My GCSE You Tube revision videos
A selection (caution some are only relevant for AQA syllabus) https://www.youtube.com/user/myGCSEscience

WJEC Biology GCSE
Specimen sample assessment materials can be found using the following link: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/biology-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-biology-samsfrom-2016.pdf?language_id=1

Specification and guidance can be found at:
http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/biology-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-biology-spec-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1

Resources can be found at: http://resources.wjec.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs.aspx?subId=3&lvlId=2 BBC Bitesize (content has been revised to the new WJEC specification) can be found at:
For Biology: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z9ddmp3

WJEC Chemistry GCSE
Specimen sample assessment materials can be found using the following link: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/chemistry-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-chemistry-sams-from2016-e.pdf?language_id=1

Periodic table: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/NEW%20PERIODIC%20TABLE%20FOR%20SUMMER%202017%20e.pdf?language_id=1

Resources can be found at: http://resources.wjec.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs.aspx?subId=39&lvlId=2

BBC Bitesize (currently being revised to the new WJEC specification) can be found at:
For Chemistry: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zs6hvcw

WJEC Physics GCSE
Specimen sample assessment materials can be found using the following link: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/physics-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-physics-sams-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1

Specification and guidance can be found at: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/science/gcse/physics-gcse-2016/wjec-gcse-physics-spec-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1

Resources can be found at: http://resources.wjec.co.uk/Pages/ResourceByArgs.aspx?subId=24&lvlId=2

BBC Bitesize (content has been revised to the new WJEC specification) can be found at:
For Physics: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpm6fg8

1 June

KS4 – Year 10 – New theme: Task 1 of Problemau Pobl Ifanc / Young Peoples’ Problems [Study Zone]

Advice for the completion of the tasks – always start with task 1 [week 1] and work through to task 4 on a weekly basis. Each new theme will consist of 4 tasks = 4 weeks. Pupils are asked to upload their work on a weekly basis. In addition, answers for each task will be provided every Sunday evening prior to the new task being set on the Monday.

11 May

KS4 – Year 10 – Task 3 of Yr Amgylchedd / The Environment [Study Zone]

Advice for the completion of the tasks – always start with task 1 [week 1] and work through to task 4 on a weekly basis. Pupils are asked to upload their work on a weekly basis. Answers for tasks 1 & 2 have now been uploaded for all pupils.

4 May

KS4 – Year 10 – New theme: Task 2 of Yr Amgylchedd / The Environment [Study Zone]

Advice for the completion of the tasks:

This is week 2 / 4. Task 1 Answers are now available alongside Task 1. These answers will be helpful for anyone attempting Task 2 this week. Pupils are asked to upload their work on a weekly basis. In addition, Task Answer will be provided next Sunday evening prior to the new task being set on the Monday.

27 April

KS4 – Year 10 – New theme: Task 1 of Yr Amgylchedd / The Environment [Study Zone]

Advice for the completion of the tasks – always start with task 1 [week 1] and work through to task 4 on a weekly basis. Each new theme will consist of 4 tasks = 4 weeks. Pupils are asked to upload their work on a weekly basis. In addition, answers for each task will be provided every Sunday evening prior to the new task being set on the Monday.

Resources:

Year 10: Unit 1.
Year 11: Unit 2, 3 & 4. ALL UNITS ARE EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS
Unit 1: External Exam – Listening & Speaking
Unit 2: External Exam – Speaking & Listening
Unit 3: External Exam – Reading & Writing
Unit 4: External Exam – Writing & Reading
• Themed revision booklets provided by the department
• WJEC GCSE Welsh Second language: Revision Guide Paperback by Enfys Thomas, Richard Roberts & Tina T Thomas published by Illuminate Publishing.
• WJEC Revision Welsh Second Language by Jo Knell, published by Collins.
• WJEC Revision Welsh Second Language https://www.collins.co.uk/ebooks.
• Sample materials provided by the WJEC and distributed by the department.
• Teaching / Learning resources found on HWB.

https://moodle.pontcomp.co.uk
Pupils can use the Pontarddulais Study zone resources online.

Over the last week we have added a few more resources to the wellbeing section. We have added an animation series from Disney parks where you can learn how to draw your favourite Disney characters!