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  • 1.YEARS 10 & 11 HANDBOOK Telephone: 96 142 41 74 Email: [email protected] 10 & 11 HANDBOOK

2. KEY STAGE 4Year 10 & 11 Handbook WELCOME! Dear Parents: It is a pleasure to welcome your son/daughter to Years 10 & 11 at Caxton College. Year 10 is part of a two year course in International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE). This is fundamental for progression into the Sixth form and beyond. Students are required to take compulsory core subjects in Science (Double award), English Language and Maths, as well as 3 optional subjects. They also study SpanishCONTENTSLanguage, Social Sciences and other subjects in Spanish. Year 11 is the second part of the two year course in International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE), and as such is vital for progression into the Sixth form.Secondary EducationalStudents need to apply themselves fully and seize every opportunity to achieve theSystem ......................... 2grades they merit.IPad Project ..3They should make every effort from the outset to preparethoroughly for their examinations in all subjects.Tutorials ........................ 4We believe that a good education encompasses more than academic work. It involves the personal and social well-being of the student.It is important to encouragestudents to support one another through care, cooperation and shared learning and celebrating the achievements of others. The success of one student is shared by all.Assessment & Reporting......5 Progression Policy ..6 Subjects ........................ 7 Complementary Activities....32Therefore, we constantly strive to create an atmosphere which is demanding academically as well as comprehensive, and attentive to the needs of all students. Only in this way can they develop their potential to the full. We take this opportunity to welcome you and your child.Extra-Curricular Activities..33 Homework.......................33 Timetables......................34 School material.................34 Transport........................34Christopher Mason (Head of Year 10)& Vctor Felipo (Head of Year 11)YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 3. THE SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM The Secondary school in Caxton College encompasses three full key stages, divided as follows: Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) and Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13). This period covers the teenage years of our students (from 11 to 18 years old), which is why we consider this to be the ideal time, not only to instil in them good study habits, but also to make them responsible for their own actions and decisions, to show them how to make the best use of their leisure time and, of course, to try to mould them into better people."Accept responsibility for your actions, and adopt a healthyattitude to lifeAt this time, the tightly-linked cooperation of teachers, parents and students is essential. As a result of this collaboration between the school and the home, our students obtain excellent results with which to apply for University, while, on the way, they grow into excellent individuals. In Year 10, students, students start their 4th and final obligatory key stage, lasting 2 years.system (Certificate of Obligatory Secondary Education). The IGCSE exams are a very important part of our students education, given that they will need the highest possible grades in order to progress without difficulties in Sixth form. At present, in order to gain access to Spanish Universities, students submit their A Level grades as well as those obtained in 2 extra Spanish subjects chosen by the students themselves, depending on the career they wish to follow in the future. The major challenges in Years 10 & 11: The students will sit public examinations over the next two years which will influence their academic future. They will mature personally and socially taking further responsibility for their own learning and life choices. The students will have to make veryIn Year 11 pupils sit their IGCSE exams (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), thereby enabling them to obtain the Certificate of ESO in the SpanishSpanish SystemBritish System6 PrimariaYear 71 ESOYear 82 ESOYear 93 ESOYear 104 ESOYear 111 BachilleratoYear 122 BachilleratoYear 13Cyclesimportant decisions regarding their future careers in Year 11. This will help them to develop new abilities and values.Public ExaminationsKEY STAGE 3 KEY STAGE 4 SIXTH FORMESL IGCSEIGCSE AS level/Advanced level2 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 4. PROYECTO IPAD In Caxton College our aim is to always be at the forefront of education, and we constantly strive to offer the highest quality teaching and learning methods. The introduction of new technologies has had a very positive effect on our students, allowing them to experience interactive activities and to develop their potential as individual learners. IPads are used as an alternative tool for learning, with teachers carefully choosing the most appropriate method for the topic in question: textbooks, oral discussion in class, or the use of kindles. In addition, iPads allow the students to learn in any place and at any time, and thus enable them to share their knowledge in a variety of ways and with a wide range of people. We have recently launched Project 1:1 iPads for students from Years 7 and 8, which means that every child in these year groups will bring their own iPad to school. The iPads are used in all areas of the curriculum with the aim of encouraging the students to take more responsibility for their own learning, to develop creativity and improve teamwork. Students from Year 9 to Year 11 regularly work on the school iPads (we have two fully-equipped trolleys for this purpose, with 26 iPads on each), which can be used for different purposes: Students can film performances and presentations in order to self-assess their work; make their own films (using iMovie) at the end of a topic, use the Pages app to develop their ability to create texts, and even carry out scientific experiments with them. Some of the positive changes that we have identified in our students following the introduction of the use of iPads as an education tool are as follows: They are more committed to their own learning, more motivated and willing to work harder. Their levels of selfconfidence and attitude towards their own learning have improved. They are able to finish a greater number of tasks and reach higher targets than those predicted. They are responsible for their own iPads. The iPads allow them a greater freedom of choice, and thus, a greater sense of responsibility regarding their work. They face up to challenges and use their own reasoning and skills to solve problems. We are really looking forward to continuing this exciting and challenging journey on the iPad Project!3 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 5. TUTORIALS 1. The students have the help of a tutor throughout Secondary school, who will see them first thing every day. The tutor is responsible for monitoring individual students, holding regular one-to-one interviews with them, and giving them any support or advice they may need.3. The school web page now includes a private area for parents, where they can send and receive emails, see their childs Progress List which is updated weekly, see term grades and receive documentation such as handbooks, talks from the Psychologist and other items of interest.As well as the meetings with tutors held by the school, parents can always request a personal interview to talk about their childs progress. 2. Tutorials: During tutorials, students practise public speaking, give presentations and hold debates. They also receive careers guidance and help with study techniques.ASSESSMENTS & REPORTS Year 10: In Year 10, there are three assessment periods, each ending in a Parents Report . In all subjects taught in English, teachers assess using National Curriculum criteria, as occurs in all British centres abroad. These are then converted to a Caxton grading scale from A to E. All pupils receive an Achievement grade and an Effort grade at the end of each term. Please note that these grades will often feature a + or sign to indicate a students position in relation to the actual criteria, and provides better differentiation among the students. For example a C+ would indicate achievement heading in the direction of improvement towards the next grade, whereas a C- serves to illustrate that the student is falling short of a grade.There are final exams in the third term in the core subjects. They make up 50% of the final grade for British subjects, and 40% in Spanish subjects.Year 11: In the first term of Year 11, assessment is carried out on a continuous basis, supported by regular tests. All work is marked to IGCSE standards. In the second term, the results of the mock IGCSE exams in January will constitute 50% of the end of term grade. In the third term students will receive a predicted grades report for IGCSE subjects, and a definitive report for the rest of their subjects. These grades are based on the grades that their teachers expect them to achieve in the external examinations. The final external grades arrive in mid-August.Head of Department: Mr Stephen MillerExam Board: Edexcel IGCSE English Language Specification A. Assessment: Assessment in English is ongoing throughout all English lessons and homework. Students understanding and skills are assessed through a range of methods, including class discussion, drama activities, written work and the plenary part of lessons. Each term, there will be some assessment in controlled conditions. There will be a more extended end of Year Exam, which will be worth 50% of the year grade.Homework: Homework is given once a week and students are expected to spend approximately 60 - 90 minutes on it. Homework forms a supplement to skills learned in class, or to further independent thought on issues arising from texts or classroom discussion. It allows a teacher to assess the extent to which a pupil has grasped the contents of the particular area of study. It is also the policy of the department to set homework in the approach to exams that prepares the pupils specifically for the skills they will be examined in.Teachers need to be aware of any Home Tutors used by In Key Stage 4, work is assessed according to the Edexcel students as some communication with the tutor is useful to all criteria for IGCSE English, with grades ranging from A* to E. parties. In year 10, we expect students to be attaining a minimum of a C grade in line with the exam board criteria. Web Pages: During Years 10 and 11, students will complete coursework testing the skill areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. This will constitute 30% of the final IGCSE grade.www.bbc.co.uk/KS3bitesize/english www.revisionaid.co.ukwww.channel4.com/learning At the end of Year 10, all students who have learnt English as a www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites second or additional language will sit the IGCSE in English as a Second Language, if they have not already attained a C grade Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 7 or higher in this examination. This external examination takes place in late May. The final examination for IGCSE English Recommendations: (1st Language) takes place in June of year 11. How to help with reading and written homework : A full mock examination will take place in term two in Year Always ask your child if they have checked their work for 11. punctuation, grammar and spelling errors. Encourage him/6 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 8. her to use the grammar websites recommended to practise both literature and non-fiction texts such as magazines areas of weakness. Even in English Literature, some and newspapers. marks are awarded for If watching TV or films together, ask your son or daughter this and it aids clarity. about what you are watching learning to explore media Encourage your child is a valuable way to encourage analysis of a range of other to use a dictionary when texts. doing homework. This English Courses Abroad: Many parents have opted to will help to check take or send their son/daughter to England during vacations. spellings and to widen This has immense benefits for the development of the use and their vocabulary. understanding of the language in a range of contexts. Encourage your child to read English texts,YEAR 10 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeUnit 5: Poetry: Out, Out- Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom Reading coursework on one of these textsUnit 8: Argue and persuading: Greenpeace website Climate change: The facts Explorers daughter Reading Assessment Section A Writing coursework: Argue, persuade,Unit 2: Challenges: S&L Group discuss/argue Avalanche Touching the Void Taking on the World Writing to describeUnit 6: Writing to Explore, Imagine, Entertain: Coursework taskUnit 9: A Chinese Cinderella Veronica The Necklace Speaking and Listening assessment pair/ individualUnit 3: Writing to inform Informal magazine articleUnit 7: Unseen reading practiceEnd of Year examsUnit 1: Set up grop S & L save the book Introduction to IGCSE and Reading skills Beach safetyUnit 4: S&L Group task Save the Books King Schariar YEAR 11 ENGLISH LANGUAGE Term OneTerm TwoUnit 10: Cultures and Travel: An Unknown Girl A Headless Goat Writing coursework: Explore, imagine, entertainTerm ThreeYear 11 MockUnit 16: Writing to explainUnit 13: Writing Coursework: Argue, Persuade, AdviseUnit 11: War: The Last Night Disabled Refugee Blues Reading CourseworkUnit 14: A Passage to Africa Boys Messing AboutUnit 12: Speaking and Listening: Group task Unseen reading RevisionUnit 15: 2 weeks Speaking and Listening task: IndividualREVISION7 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 9. MATHEMATICS>>> Head of Department: Mr Kevin WorthingtonTextbook: IGCSE Mathematics for Edexcel (Hodder Murray) Year 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeWorking with whole numbersGraphs of straight linesCircles and cylindersFractions and decimalsSimultaneous equationsPythagoras theoremRatios and percentagesInequalitiesIntroducing trigonometryPowers, roots and reciprocalsNumber sequencesCircle theoremsWorking with algebraTravel and other graphsSetsAlgebraic equationsWorking with shape and spaceTransformations and similarity Geometric Constructions Year 11Term One 2D and 3D objects Working with data Probability and Further probability Using a calculator efficiently Direct and inverse proportion Quadratic equations Advanced algebraHomework: Homework will be issued and marked every week and each piece should last about 30 minutes. In addition, pupils are encouraged to set aside some time over the weekend to go over their work and highlight any problems. Exam Board: Edexcel IGCSE (Higher Tier for Year 11) Class Structure: For the purposes of teaching Maths, Year 10 pupils are first separated into two bands according to tutor group; for example, tutor groups 10A&B and 10C&D. For each band there will be 3 Maths groups, setted by ability. The higher groups will contain the most able students while the lower group will contain those students who continue to experience difficulties in the subject. These groups will be monitored closely and changes made as and when required throughout the year. Assessment: Pupils will be assessed regularly throughout the year with main exams at the end of each term. These exams are worth 50% of the final grade for the year. Year 11 will have mock exams just after Christmas. The external IGCSE exams are taken at the end of Year 11.Term Two Functions Further trigonometry Graphs of curves Vectors Proofs CalculusTerm ThreeRevision of all topics covered using revision chapters at the end of the text book and past exam papers.Web Pages: www.myimaths.co.uk www.schoolsnet.com www.mathsrevision.net www.revision-notes.co.uk/GCSE/maths www.channel4learning.com/apps/homeworkhigh www.gcse.com Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 8 Recommendations: Each student will have a practice book which should be used on a regular basis alongside the main text to help support and reinforce their learning. Parents should check pupils work regularly, sign any internal tests and make sure pupils have the correct mathematical equipment.8 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 10. SCIENCES>>> The science IGCSE is a Double award qualification, which includes the separate sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each science is taught and assessed separately by specialist teachers. At the end of each term, information is used on progress in Biology, Chemistry and Physics to generate the end of term and end of year grades for each subject, as well as an overall Science grade. Exam Board: Edexcel IGCSE Science Double Award. Internal Exams: Pupils will be given a breakdown of this at the beginning of the year. The end of year exam for year 10 is worth 50% of the school year, in year 11 the mock exam in January is worth 50% of the term 2 grade. External exams: This is a two year programme. The Board examination is towards the end of Year 11. There will be 3 papers to sit, one in each science. Students will undertake practical work throughout the 2 year course and will be questioned on their investigative and experimental skills in the final year 11 exam . Homework: One per week including revision in each of the three sciences. Recommendations: - Read the text of covered material as often as possible. - Do not leave revision to the last minute.BIOLOGY>>>Head of Biology: Dr Bill KemballYEAR 10 BIOLOGYA man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the true value of life. - Charles DarwinTerm OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeThe variety of living organismsNutrition in animalsTransportCells, Molecules & MovementRespirationEcology and EnvironmentNutrition in plantsGas ExchangeRevisionYEAR 11 BIOLOGY Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeReproductionExcretionPractical SkillsInheritanceCoordination and responseRevisionUses of Biological resources Web Page: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/biology Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 49 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 11. SCIENCES>>> CHEMISTRY>>>Head of Chemistry: Ms Stephanie BoykoYEAR 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeState of matterCOME CONQUER CHEMISTRYPeriodic tableOrganic ChemistryAtoms/Atomic structureGroups 1 & 7Tests for Ions and GasesChemical Formulae and EquationsOxygen and oxidesChemical BondingHydrogen and waterElectrolysisReactivity seriesWeb Pages: www.wpbschoolhouse.btinternet.co.uk/page10/page10.htm www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/chemistry www.gcsechemistry.com www. S-cool.co.uk www.revisiontime.com Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 4YEAR 11 Term OneTerm TwoAcidity alkalinity and neutralizationEquilibriaRates of reactionHydrocarbonsCalculationsManufacture of important chemicalsTerm ThreeRevision and Past PapersEnergetics10 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 12. SCIENCES>>> PHYSICS>>>We cant solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.Head of Physics: Mr Stuart OgilvieYEAR 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeEnergy Resources and Energy TransfersWavesRadioactivity and ParticlesWavesSolids, Liquids and GasesRadioactivity and Particles- Albert Einstein. Web Pages: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/physics www. S-cool.co.uk www.caxtoncollegetic.com www.doddlelearn.co.uk Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 4YEAR 11 Term OneTerm TwoRadioactivity and ParticlesElectricityForces and MotionTerm ThreeElectromagnetismPractical Skills and Revision11 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 13. Head of Department: Ms Mar GonzlezYEAR 10 Term OneTerm TwoLiterature and literary language. Language and its structure.Medieval prose. Noun clauses. Determiners.Medieval literature. Epic songs (Cantares de gesta). Statements. Classification and structure. Popular verse in the Middle Ages. Verb clauses. Verbs and Adverbs.Medieval theatre. La Celestina. Noun clauses. Complements. Qualifying Adjectives. Renaissance lyrics. Noun clauses. Pronouns.Cult verse in the Middle Ages. Noun clauses. Nouns.The Novel in the Golden Age. The picaresque genre. Parts of a sentence.Term Three Baroque poetry. Verb complements. The Novel in the Golden Age. Miguel de Cervantes. Compound statements.TheGolden Age of Theatre.Literature in the XVIII.YEAR 11 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeRomance Literature. Texts.Narrative between 1898 & 1939. Verb complements.Narrative, poetry and theatre from 1975 onwards.Realistic and natural literature. Techniques for cohesion.Theatre between 1898 & 1939. Compound statements.Latin American literature.Poetry between 1898 & 1939. Modernist poetry. Statements and their classifications.Poetry between 1940 & 1975. Juxtaposition and coordination.Poetry between 1898 & 1939. The generation of 1927. Sentences: Subject & Predicate.Narrative and theatre from 1940 to 1975. Subordinate clauses.Homework: Issued and marked every week (approx. 30 mins each), depending on the school homework timetable. It is important for work to be supervised at home. Assessment: Regular tests on the material taught, as well as projects throughout the year, which will make up the end of term grades. In Year 10 there will be a final exam which will make up 40% of the final grade. This will be the average of the 3 term grades (60%) + the end of year exam (40%). In Year 11 the end of year grade will be the average of the term grades. In Year 11 students will also sit an external examination: Spanish As Level Edexcel (papers 1 y 2), which they prepare during Spanish Language classes.Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 8 Web Pages: Real Academia de la Lengua: - www.rae.es Instituto Cervantes: - www.cvc.cervantes.es Servicio de orientacin a la lectura infantil y juvenil: - www.sol-e.com Recommendations: Encourage students to read, as this should be considered an important aspect of their education. Students should also join a public library, where they will have Access to a wider variety of books and new technologies.Exam Board: Edexcel.13 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 15. SOCIAL STUDIES>>> Head of Department: Ms M Carmen LpezYear 10 Term One Political Geography Political & Territorial organisation of Spain & the Valencian CommunityTerm TwoTerm ThreePhysical GeographyEconomic GeographyPhysical Framework of Spain & the Valencian Community Relief, Hydrography & landscapesPrimary, Secondary & Tertiary Sectors in Spain & the Valencian CommunityYear 11 Term OneTerm TwoThe 20th Century in Spain: The Bourbons & Illustration in Spain1st half of the 20th Century: From the Restoration to the Civil War19th Century Spain: Crisis in the Old Spanish RegimeThe Franco dictatorshipHomework: Homework is an important part of school education. It gives the pupil the opportunity to work independently, to consolidate and expand the knowledge acquired during the lessons. It helps to prepare future topics and create good study habits. Therefore, it is very important to complete homework thoroughly and carefully. In this subject, homework will be set once a week. Assessment: In each evaluation period there will be several tests: the average mark, along with the grades given to homework and/or class projects, will add up the final evaluation grade. In Year 10: 3 evaluations & the final exam (worth 40% of total). In Year 11: the end of year grade will be the average of the term grades. IMPORTANT: Passing this course is a prerequisite for obtaining accreditation with the Spanish system and a certificate of secondary education (ESO).Term Three Spain in the present-day: Transition and Democracyinformation, pupils can make use of the textbook. In each topic references will be made to interesting and useful web pages, related to the content of the lesson. www.wikipedia.es www.educahistoria.com www.artehistoria.com www.anayadigital.com Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 3 Recommendations: In this subject the pupil has to understand and comprehend the subject, not just memorize the content. In this way the student can establish links between the different concepts. To understand the material well, it is imperative that the student pays close attention to the lectures (taking notes, etc) and participates in class. The notebook is a very important element, as much for the student as for the teacher, who assesses the quality of the notes, homework, work, etc. throughout the year. Projects should be carefully prepared during the time allocated and NOT the day before.Web Pages: Nowadays there are a large quantity of web pages about History and Geography. Here we highlight some of them, which cover general topics: for more specific14 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 16. ART>>> Head of Department: Liz Edwards (Coursework = 60% & Exam 40% of the final grade)Year 10 Term OneTerm TwoThe Foundation Project: The theme for this project will be selected depending on access to relevant exhibitions and resources. Examples of potential subjects: Landscape, Food & Natural Forms. The focus of this first GCSE project is on exploring experimental painting, printing, drawing, relief work, mixed-media, photography and new technologies. Pupils will develop their work in response to the GCSE Assessment Objectives. This initial GCSE project will also include guidance on written critical responses to Art works and how to assess their own work to ensure a successful grade.Term ThreeAfter their first project, pupils will move onto a different theme in which they will focus on addressing any of their weaker areas and ensuring that all 4 Assessment Objectives are effectively covered. There will be an experience of working under exam conditions and increasing independence in the final term of year 10. Independent Choice: Pupils will make a personal selection of a theme taken from past GCSE Exam papers.Year 11 Term OneTerm TwoBuilding on the skills from year 10 pupils move on more complex issues. The subject for this will probably be The Human Condition, although is also depends on the resources and exhibitions available at the time. Considering the work of artists such as: Kathe Kollowich, Hopper, Munch, Francis Bacon, Carravagio, Henry Moore, Chagall etc, pupils will work from the human form aiming to express the depth of human emotions. Outcomes will be in both 2 & 3D and will embed an approach to the Assessment Objectives to ensure greater independence in the subsequent GCSE units. They will apply the formula for a successful response to the Assessment Objectives based on their 1st two units and treat this as a mock exam project culminating in a 10 hour final outcome.Homework: Homework is set every week and forms an essential part of the coursework and later exam preparation. Assessment: Work set counts as 60% of the final grade, and the end of year exam as 40%. The IGCSE Art exam lasts 10 hours and is carried out over 4 consecutive days, under exam conditions as set down by the Edexcel exam board. Recommendations: Visiting galleries and using a sketchbook/notebook whilst there, is strongly recommended. Using the guidance sheets provided when looking at works of Art and making considered personal responses is essential. Pupils should avoid repeating the words of others, though reading art criticism in thePortfolio Review & Exam Preparation. All previous GCSE work will be reviewed, measured for success and prepared for exhibition.Term Three The External Exam. Following an audit of preparatory work the 10 hour exam period will begin. All preparatory studies must be submitted alongside the conclusion of the final exam work. All exam and course work will subsequently be prepared for the final exhibition and external moderation.newspapers and considering their opinions will help develop critical thought. Clarification and GCSE work is available to view on the following website: www.studentartguide.com. Note for Pupils- Sketching regularly without worrying about making it perfect is important, carrying a small sketchbook everywhere you go will make this an excellent habit. Remember everything you learnt from the Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain sessions at the beginning of the course!15 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 17. BUSINESS STUDIES>> Head of Department: Mr Les GoldingYear 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeBusiness Activity & the Changing EnvironmentHuman resourcesProductionObjectives. Types of organizationInternal organisationEconomies and diseconomies of scaleFactors of productionCommunicationMethods of productionPrimary, secondary and tertiary activityRecruitment and selectionProductivityLocationTrainingQualityGovernment/External influencesMotivation and rewards Year 11 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeMarketingMock examRevisionThe marketAccounting and FinanceExam TechniqueMarketing mixSources of financeRevisionMarket researchBudgets and cash flow forecastsFinal ExamStudy skillsCost and break-even analysisRevision for Mock examFinancial statementsHomework: Issued and marked every week, to be handed in the following lesson. Assessment: In Year 10, continual assessment, through case studies, class work and homework, plus end of the year exam (one hour) of 50%. Year 11: Continual assessment, through case studies, class work and homework . There will be a mock exam in term 2. There will be a 2-hour external exam at the end of Year 11. Exam Board: Edexcel IGCSENumber of lessons per two-week cycle: 6 Recommendations: It is essential for students to read around the subject and watch the business news and to discuss in class what they have seen and read. Students are encouraged to share any personal experience of business with other students to give them real-life examples of what they are studying. Year 11 students need to be conversant with events and businesses in the UK and overseas. Note: Students wishing to progress to A-Level Business must pass IGCSE Business with a C grade.Web Pages:www.bbc.co.uk www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk www.tutor2u.net www.bized.co.uk www.caxtoncollegetic.com (Moodle Page)"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Joshua J. Marine16 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 18. ENGLISH LITERATURE>>> Term OneAn Inspector Calls J.B.Priestley YEAR 10 ENGLISH LITERATURE Writing for the examinationHead of Department: Mr Stephen MillerTerm TwoTerm ThreeIntroduction to The Anthology of texts for study My Last Duchess La Belle Dame Sans Merci Remember Sonnet 116 Do Not Go Gentle in that Good Night Exploring poetry for assessment Term OneYEAR 11 ENGLISH LITERATUREOf Mice and MenRevision: Poetry and DramaIf Once Upon a Time A Mother in a Refugee Camp Prayer before Birth Poem at thirty-nine Revision of An Inspector Calls for end of Year examTerm TwoTerm ThreePiano Hide and Seek Half past Two Telephone Conversation War Photographer TygerAn Inspector Calls Of Mice and Men Anthology (Poetry)Exam Board: Edexcel IGCSE English (Literature)Teachers need to be aware of any Home Tutors used by Assessment: Assessment in English is ongoing throughout students as some communication with the tutor is useful to all English lessons and homework. Students understanding all parties. and skills are assessed through a range of methods, Web Pages: including class discussion, drama activities, written work www.bbc.co.uk/education/revision and the plenary part of lessons. Each term, there will be www.sparknotes.com some assessment in controlled conditions. In Year 10 there www.cliffsnotes.com will be a more extended end of Year Exam, which will be www.s-cool.co.uk worth 50% of the year grade. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english In Key Stage 4, work is assessed according to the Edexcel www.shmoop.com criteria for IGCSE English Literature, with grades ranging from A* to E. In year 10, we expect students to be attaining Recommendations: Please see the recommendations for a minimum of a C grade in line with the exam board criteria. English Language on Page 6. Also: A full mock examination will take place at the start of Help your son or daughter to find out about life in term two in Year 11. The final examination for IGCSE England and Europe in the early part of 20th Century. English Literature takes place in June of year 11. This can then be linked to the study of An Inspector Homework: Homework is given once per week and Calls. students are expected to spend approximately 60 - 90 minutes on it. Homework forms a supplement to skills Watch the movie of the book, Of Mice and Men with your son or daughter and ask how it compares to the novel. learned in class, or to further independent thought on issues Which is better and why? How do the characters come arising from texts or classroom discussion. It allows a across in the film compared with the novel? teacher to assess the extent to which a pupil has grasped the contents of the particular area of study. It is also the policy Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 6 of the department to set homework in the approach to exams that prepares the pupils specifically for the skills they will be examined in.17 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 19. FRENCH>>> Head of Department: Ms Cathy DesboisYear 10 1st Term2nd Term3rd TermMeWhere I liveSchoolMy Free timeLets go! (shopping and special occasions)future plansYear 11 1st Term2nd Term3rd TermWe must work! jobs and world of work including work experiencePast holidays and ideal destinations- different tensesThe environmentTourismLifestyle- including healthREVISIONHomework: Students are expected to learn vocabulary on a regular basis, complete one written homework assignment per week, and learn grammar concepts in preparation for class tests. Assessment: In Year 10, students homework and classwork will be assessed over the term and they will then sit a formal examination in a combination of skills: listening/speaking/reading/writing at the end of term. In Year 11, students are assessed continually, and at the end of each unit. There will be a mock examination in January. Students sit 3 formal examinations: Speaking, which is assessed through a recorded oral examination in March/ April, (25% of GCSE grade); Listening & Understanding (25%) and Reading & Writing (50% of GCSE grade), which are assessed in the May/June session.www.linguascope.com (The teacher will provide the code). Recommendations: In order to experience success in this language, students must show interest in speaking French and participate in class, have good organisational skills and note down and learn vocabulary independently. They must try to apply grammar in their written work and check it thoroughly. Visiting a French-speaking country is always a huge benefit.Exam Board: Edexcel GCSE Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 6 Web Pages: www.languagesonline.org.uk18 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 20. GEOGRAPHY>>> Head of Department: Ms Jo Mattingley-NunnYear 10 Term OneTerm Two Urban environments Field TripHazardous EnvironmentsTerm Three River Environments Field TripYear 11 Term One Economic Activity and EnergyTerm Two Globalisation and migrationTerm Three RevisionHomework: Set once a week, sometimes homework may be longer, combined tasks. Assessment: For Year 10, there will be a test at the end of each unit, and an end of year exam, which is worth 50% of the final grade for the year. For Year 11, there will be tests on terminology and specific units. In January there will be a mock exam, and the External exam in May/June will be a 3 hour paper. Exam Board: Edexcel IGCSEWeb Pages: www.esminfo.prenhall.com/science/ geoanimations/animations www.edexcel.org.uk www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/ site/geography.shtm Recommendations: Students are encouraged to make constructive use of the internet, both for homework as well as for keeping an eye on current affairs relating to the course. The BBC website is very good for this.Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 6If Geography in itself has any meaning, it isthat we are made to lift up our eyes from our own little world, and look up at the complex and magnificent World around us. - (Richard Burton (1821-1890), The Royal Geographical Society)19 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 21. GERMAN>>> Head of Department: Ms Melissa BaxterYear 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeThe Media TodaySchool Life and routineFree timeHolidaysChild, Friend, Citizenfuture plansYear 11 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeStaying fitSurroundingsProblemsWorking lifeThe EnvironmentRevision Exam Preparation & oral examinationsHomework: Students are expected to learn vocabulary on a regular basis. They are also expected to complete one written homework assignment per week, and they will also be requested to learn grammar concepts in preparation for class tests. In Year 11, students are expected to learn grammar concepts in preparation for class tests and research topics independently in the foreign language.Recommendations: In order to experience success in languages, students must show interest in speaking German and participate in class, have good organisational skills and note down and learn vocabulary independently. They must try to apply grammar in their written work and check it thoroughly. Visiting a German-speaking country is always a huge benefit. Web Pages:Assessment: In Year 10, students homework and classwork will be assessed over the term (50% of the term grade) and they will then sit a formal examination in a combination of skills: listening/ speaking/reading/writing at the end of term (remaining 50% of term grade).www.germanfortravellers.comIn Year 11, students are assessed continually, and at the end of each unit. There will be a mock examination in January. Students sit 3 formal examinations in the May/June examination session: Speaking, which is assessed through a recorded oral examination, (25% of GCSE grade); Listening & Understanding (25%); and Reading & Writing (50% of GCSE grade).www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ germanExam Board: Edexcel GCSE Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 6www.languagegames.org/la/german.asp www.atschool.eduweb.co.uk/haberg/ reallyusefulge www.nthuleen.comA man who does not know a foreign language is ignorant of his own. Johan Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel.20 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 22. HISTORY>>>Head of Department: Ms Jeanette NugentYear 10 Term OneTerm TwoDevelopment of dictatorship: Germany 1918-1945The Cold WarTerm Three The USA, 1917-29Year 11 Term One The USA, 1917-29Homework: Homework will be set once a week and will normally involve 30 minutes work. Assessment: In Year 10 there are tests and exam practices after each unit. There are also formal assessments at the end of each term covering the relevant topics. Most of the formal tests will be past papers from Edexcel. In addition to these tests, students will be monitored closely throughout the year and each term students will have a one-to-one session with the class teacher to review progress. At the end of the year, there will be an exam which is worth 50% of the final grade.Term Two ChinaTerm Three RevisionNumber of lessons per two-week cycle: 6 Recommendations: All students are encouraged to take an active interest in history in a number of ways. This may include being taken to historical sites, watching historical films and documentaries and talking to family members about historical events and people. The reading of newspapers is useful, as it helps develop some historical skills such as source evaluation and interpretations.In Year 11, there is unit specific past paper and terminology testing. There is a mock exam after Christmas, and the External Exam of 2 hour 45 minutes is sat in May. Exam Board: Edexcel IGCSE Web Pages: www.bbc.co.uk/history www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk www.schoolhistory.co.uk www.historyonthenet.com www.historylearningsite.co.uk21 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 23. MUSIC>>> Head of Department: Mr Gerry PaciYear 10 Term OneTerm Two Handel: And the Glory of the Lord (AoS1)Miles Davis: All Blues (AoS 3) Unit 1: Record Improvising as part of an ensemble.Unit 1: Rehearse and record ensemble performances.Solo performance RecitalsUnit 1: Rehearse and record ensemble performances.Indian Music: Rag Desh (AoS 4)Term Three Mozart: 1st Movement from Symphony no. 40 (AoS1) Chopin: Prelude no. 15 from Op. 28 (AoS1) Unit 2: Record composing task.Year 11 Term OneTerm TwoKoko: Yiri (AoS 4)Schoenberg: PeripetieSongwriting (Unit 2):Reich: 3rd movement from Electric CounterpointTerm ThreeBernstein: Somethings Coming (AoS 2) Buckley: Grace (AoS 3)Units 1 and 2: Rehearse for a performance of the compositionMoby: Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad (AoS 3)Unit 1: Re-record solo and ensemble performances as appropriate.Capercaillie: Skye Waulking Song (AoS 4)Revision and Exam Preparation: Practice papers and revision aidsUnit 2: Redraft compositions as appropriate.Homework: Students will be set at least two homework task per week which will be both performance and composition based. Assessment: Assessment will be ongoing with set dates for both performance and composition tasks and coursework.Web Pages: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/ Recommendations: A Students Guide to Harmony and CounterpointHugh Benham.Year 11s final exam will consist of a 1hour 15 minute listening and appraising paper sat in May. All course work will be submitted for external moderation at the beginning of May. Exam Board: Edexcel GCSE Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 6Music affords a kind of pleasure that human beings cannot do without Confucius22 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 24. GCSE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) >>> Head of Department: Ms Sheryl Howells Year 10 & 11 GCSE PE* Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeTheory: Sports sociology & physiology, fitness & training (Edexcel) Invasion Game 1Invasion Game 2Striking & FieldingNet Game 1Net Game 2FitnessSwimmingFootballAthletics*Order may vary within year group, depending on availability of facilities. N of Classes: 4 Theory lessons and 2 Practical lessons every 2 weeks. Practical: Students are internally assessed continuously for the practical element of the course throughout the year. The final coursework mark is worth 60% of the total mark and each student will need to offer four activities for assessment. A practical GCSE level of 1-10 is given for each activity and the best 4 sports are put forward for moderation. The grade is based on learning and developing new skills and techniques through a range of different activities and also on the students ability to observe and analyse different performances. Students will undertake controlled assessments to complete their analysis and performance component of the course. Students will also plan, perform and evaluate a 6 week training programme to incorporate different styles of training methods as part of the coursework grade (12% of the coursework grade). The practical is also externally moderated in April of Year 11 via an external moderator from Edexcel. Theory: There is one exam at the end of the course, which tests knowledge and understanding of the theory element of the course. The exam is 1 hour and 30 minutes and involves multiple choice questions, short questions and longer answer questions. The theory component accounts for 40% of the final grade. It is advised that students bring a towel to take a shower and on colder days wear an under shirt or Caxton track suit top. If the correct shirt is not available for any reason we require a note of explanation and another appropriate shirt should be brought. The student will not receive a low level until 3 incorrect kits have been accumulated. If a pupil is unable to take part in the lesson we require a note written and signed in the students agenda on the day of the lesson. On these occasions students should still bring PE kit and change, if not a low level will be issued as they will still be expected to take an active part in the lesson and get involved as much as possible taking on the role as a referee or leader. This will help maintain the professional atmosphere of the class and keep students who are unable to take part physically engaged and learning. Recommendations: It is advised that children should take part in regular, continuous physical activity 3 to 5 times a week for a minimum of 20 - 30 minutes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Exam Board: Edexcel PE Kit: All students must wear the Caxton P.E. uniform of: - Caxton College polo shirt - Caxton shorts or track suit bottoms - White sports socks - Suitable sports trainers (no converse trainers)If you set a goal for yourself and are able to reach it, youve won your race. Your goal is decided by you: get there first, improve your performance, or simply finish the race. - Dave Scott, Triathlete.23 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 25. PSYCHOLOGY>>> Head of Department: Ms Claire BrunellYear 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeUNIT 1 Revision and examsMemoryStereotypingNon Verbal communicationResearch methodsStart UNIT 2: Research MethodsDevelopment of personality Year 11 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeUNIT 2 Research MethodsAggressionLearningSex and GenderRevision and external examsSocial influence Homework: Homework will be set and marked regularly each week with a particular focus on exam style questions. There will also be assignments set so students have an opportunity to conduct research outside of the classroom. It is important that students complete these tasks in order to understand how psychologists conduct their work. Assessment: There will be regular assessments throughout the year to help the students learn about exam technique and to check their understanding of the topics. In Year 10 there are 5 units of work and they will all be assessed by an end of topic test. These will form a large part of the term grades. The final assessment at the end of the year will be a 90 minute exam that will be 50% of the year grade. There are no external exams in Year 10. In Year 11, there are 5 units of work and they will all be assessed by an end of topic test. This is combined with continual assessment of class work and homework. There is a mock exam in January.In Year 11, there will be 2 external exams in May. The exams will be 90 minutes each and will each be worth 50% of the GCSE grade. Exam Board: AQA. Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 6 Web Pages: www.bbc.co.uk/learning www.bps.org.uk www.en.wikipedia.org www.holah.co.uk Recommendations: Students should show an active interest in research on human behaviour and they should be starting to think about how to critically evaluate the research. They should sign up to the free research digest from the British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk) so they can keep up to date with interesting and informative developments in psychology.24 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 26. RELIGIN/ETHICS>>> Students who choose Ethics will NOT be allowed to change to Religion during the school year. If they wish to change, they can do so the following year.Religion>>>Head of Department: Ms Almudena CzarCourse Content for Year 10: This subject aims to make students aware of the importance of the Bible as a Sacred text for all Christians, and their main source of revelation. Year 10 Term OneTerm TwoThe Holy BibleThe ChurchThe Christian faithTerm Three Aspects of Christian moralityThe Sacrament of the Holy SpiritCourse Content for Year 11: In this year, the aim is to familiarise the students with the history of the Church. It must be taken into account that the content of the course is affected by the dates of the external IGCSE examinations. Year 11Term OneTerm ThreeTerm TwoCharacteristics of the Church; The Church in AntiquityThe Church in the Middle AgesHomework: to be handed in once a week, on the same day as the class. Assessment Policy: This subject will be assessed depending on a final Project to be assigned by the teacher. Furthermore, homework, classwork (both individual and group work), and the study of basic prayers will add to the grade. The pupils participation and attitude will also add to the final grade. It is important for students to realise that not handing in the project means they will fail the subject. Web pages: www.enciclopediacatlica.com www.ecasals.netThe church from the C15th onwards; The Church in Modern timesRecommendations: Students need to remember that Religion is not just a subject but also a way of life, therefore the pupils education should be shared with the families, and reinforced through discussion of topics at home, practising basic prayers, etc. Note: In Years 10 & 11, Catechesis in preparation for the Confirmation is taught outside the school timetable, after 5.00pm. In order to be allowed to attend, students should have attended Religion classes since they started their Secondary education.When covering each topic, the teacher will suggest more sites related to the themes discussed in each lesson. N of classes per 2-week cycle: 225 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 27. Ethics>>> Head of Department: Ms Almudena CzarYear 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeRights & Responsibilities:Communities and identitiesPower, politics and the media:How the media informs and influences public debate and public opinionHuman, legal and political rightsRights, responsibilities of consumers, employers and employeesThe justice systemThe global community Challenges facing the global community Participating in Society: Current topics Debating skillsYear 11 Term One Citizenship in context: Making ethical decisionsEnvironmental change and sustainable developmentTerm Two Citizenship campaign Safer Internet Changing communities: social and cultural identitiesAttitudes to immigrationHomework: Set once a week.Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 2Assessment Policy: The evaluation consists of handing in a project to be set by the teacher. Apart from the project, the work during class time and homework will be evaluated. Participation and the pupils effort during lessons will also add to the final grade at the end of the term.Recommendations: It is recommended that parents comment on the subjects discussed in Ethics class at home, so that they can better comprehend the importance of what is being taught.It is important for students to realise that not handing in the project means they will fail the subject. Web Pages: When necessary, the teacher will inform the pupils about the most interesting pages they should visit for the topics they cover in each lesson.26 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 28. PSHE / CAREER SKILLS>>> Our main aim in these subjects is to encourage knowledge of oneself, acceptance of oneself and others, and understanding that there are different points of view regarding a conflict or problem.PSHE (Formacin Humana>>> Head of Department: Ms Carolina Cebrin Year 10 Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeStudy TechniquesThe Influence of TelevisionAnorexia and addiction to sportsAdvertisingInner Beauty & Self-esteemPeer group pressureAlcohol and CannabisBeauty StereotypesGood Relations: Friendship and Falling in Love Year 11Term OneTerm TwoSocial StereotypesGender ViolenceGender EqualityTerm 3 Drugs as a social problemA false sense of invulnerability Freedom and responsibilityIn Year 10 our aim is to encourage self-knowledge and enhance pupils self-esteem with a realistic and positive view of themselves. They should also discuss and analyse the influence of beauty stereotypes, television, advertising and peer group pressure. For Year 11, the objectives of this course are to adopt a critical attitude to social stereotypes, assess gender differences as being of benefit to society as a whole, and study equal rights and obligations between the sexes. Students will analyse the relationship between freedom and responsibility and the sense of invulnerability that many teenagers feel.Homework: Once a week. Assessment: The subject will be assessed on the results of the exercise handbook, the group projects and the pupils participation during class-time. It is important for students to realise that not handing in the project means they will fail the subject . Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 2 Web Pages: www.fad.es www.lasdrogas.info www.pnsd.msc.es www.ordago.net Recommendations: We suggest that you talk about the themes dealt with in class at home with your children. The topics discussed have a greater impact when parents are also involved.27 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 29. CAREER SKILLS >>> Head of Department: Eduardo SelvaTerm OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeFormal Debating UnitStudent Leadership unit students design, implement and deliver public speaking & debating sessionsClass representative electionsFormal Public Speaking UnitCareers guidance Students continue exploring possible career paths and investigate the possibility of securing work experience and placementsBalloon Debates, Head to Head Debates and Persuasive Presentations focusing on developing students presentational skills.Careers Guidance Students explore possible career paths and acquire deeper knowledge about relevant qualifications.Inter-House Public Speaking CompetitionIntroduction to public speaking and debatePhilosophy for Children students build concepts and arguments and give examples and criteria to improve logical reasoning, critical thinking and speaking & listening skills. Assessment: Students will be assessed on their ability to engage in public speaking activities and on their effort and contribution in all classroom activities. This will include both teacher and peer assessment throughout the year.- PSC will support literacy work across the curriculum by focusing on students speaking and listening skills.Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 2Homework: Will be set over the course of the year.- Students will also be concentrating on effective study skills, time management, organisation and revision techniques- Students will be encouraged to develop their publicspeaking, debating, thinking and interpersonal skills in order to help them both make informed decisions about their future and achieve ambitious career targets."If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams28 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 30. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) >>> For all Students Head of Department: Ms Sheryl HowellsYear 10 PE * Term OneTerm TwoTerm ThreeInvasion Game 1Invasion Game 2Invasion Game 3Net Game 1Net Game 2Striking & FieldingSwimmingLeadershipFitnessFitnessDanceAthleticsYear 11 PE * Term OneTerm ThreeInvasion Game 1Invasion Game 2Net Game 1Net Game 2FitnessTerm ThreeDanceOptions including swimming*Order may vary within year group, depending on availability of facilities.Assessment: At KS4 each activity is allocated 4/5 lessons per unit. The students are continually assessed during the unit with the last lesson put aside as an official assessment where the students perform the key skills covered in the unit as an opportunity to improve upon the provisional grade the teacher has allocated them before this lesson. National Curriculum levels are given for each activity and an average is calculated at the end of term.You cannot control what your opponent does. You can only control what you will do. - A J Kitt.Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 4 Recommendations: These are the same as for IGCSE PE, given on page 23 of this handbook.29 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 31. ICT (INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY)>>> Head of Department: Mr Stephen NevilleThis subject will be optional in Years 10 & 11, and will be taught during Clubs time (on Wednesday afternoons). The ICT club will consist of a series of workshops based around computer aided design and programming techniques.Year 10 & 11 Term OneTerm TwoWorkshop on Game programming with Java (Greenfoot IDE)Using Scratch for problem solvingProgramming Apps for mobile devices using AppinventorTerm Three Programming and roboticsWorkshop on PhotoshopHomework: Pupils will receive homework occasionally, when necessary. Assessment: There will be continual assessment throughout the year. Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 4 Web Pages: www.caxtoncollege.tic.comRecommendations: Children should be encouraged and made aware of technology and technological advancements around them to keep them up to date with an ever changing society. They should be encouraged to use computers as a means of developing and enhancing their research and communication skills. ICT is an important and essential part of thewww. teach-ict.com www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesizecurriculum. ICT supports academic achievement and provides skills for every day life.30 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 32. VALENCIANO >>> Head of Department: Ms Pilar TortondaYear 10 & 11 Term OneTerm TwoTerm Three-Limperatiu; -Els pronoms febles. -Els quantitatius; -El gnere dalguns noms.-Els possessius; -El tractament personal; -Alguns connectors; -Els exclamatius; -Els relatius.-La preposici per a; -Expressions preposicionals de temps; -Passat perifrstic i perfet; -participis irregulars.-Pronncia de les oclusives finals; -Els signes de puntuaci bsics; -Pronncia de /s/ i /z/; -Els sons /ks/ i /gz/-Escriptura de s, ss, c, z, ; -El prefix trans- i altres semblants; -La esse sorda i sonora.-Pronunciaci de /s/ I /z/; -Com sonen tg/g i tj/j; -Escriptura de g, j, tg, tj, ig.-Vocabulari per a indicar direcci i situaci; -Lxic per a lexpressi del gust; -Tipus de vivenda; -Lxic de lalimentaci; -Lxic de lmbit domstic.-La telefonia mbil; -Malalties i smptomes; -Verbs dacord i desacord; -Lxic de lensenyament; -Parts del cotxe; -El trnsit.-Vocabulari mdic; -Parts del cos. -Peces de roba; -Aficions; -Relacions familiars.Year 10 & 11 Term OneTerm TwoTerm Three-Lestil indirecte; -Els superlatius; -Plusquamperfet dindicatiu i de subjuntiu; -Combinacions de pronoms febles.-Verbs lexicalitzats; -Lexpressi de la intensitat; -La combinaci de pronoms de complement directe i indirecte.- El passat simple (reps); -Els possessius (reps); -Els pronoms ho i n (reps); -Limperatiu (reps) -El perfet (reps); -Lexpressi de labstracci.- Com sonen x, -ig, -tx, -ix; -Escriptura de ix, mb, mp mm.-El so de la elel geminada i el dgraf tl; -Lortografia de les consonants nasals a final de paraula.-Ortografia de l, ll, tl, tll, l.l; -La pronncia i escriptura de r/rr. -Lortografia de la h, la b i la v.-Adjectius per a la descripci psicolgica; -Verbs de dicci; -Animals; -Accidents geogrfics; -Esports.-Mitjans de transport; -Vies de comunicaci; -Verbs de moviment. -El turisme; -Loratge.- Queixa i enuig; -Descripci de fets i esdeveniments; -Opinions negatives i positives; -Parts de la ciutat.Assessment Policy: Continual assessment of classwork throughout the year plus regular testing (twice a term). This year, students will be prepared for one of the official JQCV (official Valenciano organisation) exams. Web Pages: On the page www.cult.gva.es/jqcv it is possible to ask questions and do mock tests approved by the JQCV.Number of lessons per two-week cycle: 8 sessions per month. Assessment: Regular tests on the material given as well as projects throughout the year. Recommendations: Students should be encouraged to read in Valencian and to try to practise the language whenever they can outside school.31 YEAR 10 & 11 HANDBOOK 33.