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|SUBJECT||SUBJECT LEADER||ASSIGNMENTS SET|
|French||John Gaffin||A minimum of 5 of the tasks from the transition booklet French Y11 to 12 Transition work.pdf|
|History||Robert Mcnally||Complete the following 3 tasks Each activity is based around one of the 2 topics we will be studying at A level - Tudor England and Russia 1917-53. The tasks will also allow you to experience and practice the skills required for A level study.
Task 1: Note taking Skills - make a mindmap of Russia in 1905 - using the PPT.
Task 2:Extended writing skills - write a short essay on the causes of the 1905 Revolution - the guidelines and mark scheme are in the PPT.
Task 3: Reading Skills - complete some exemplar ‘Guided Reading’ - read the chapter on War of the Roses by A.J Pollard and complete the comprehension questions. Highlight and read in conjunction with the questions to help you start this task.
All resources are shared via Google Drive:: Task 1 and 2 - Russia and Task 3 Guided Reading and Questions to complete on the Tudors. Detailed instructions and guidance is embedded in the task sheets and PPTs.
|Mike Hickling|| Research into engineering processes and risk assessments:
Die Forging, Mig Welding, Spot Welding, Arc Welding, Sand Casting, Drilling, Reaming, Plasma Cutting. Shared in Drive
|Psychology||Katrina Parkin||Please complete the following three tasks:
1. Read the following article: https://www.simplypsychology.org/milgram.html
Now answer the following question: To what extent do you think Milgram was justified in harming his participants in his ‘electric shock’ study?
2. Complete the following practical experiment:
- Write a list of 16 words (try to make these all easily recognisable one or two syllable words). Read them out to a participants and then ask them to write down the words they recall. You can repeat this on a few participants if you have them available!
- Once you have done this, see what you notice about the words they recall. Do they tend to recall the words at the beginning, middle or end best? If you want to extend this, try doing this with a 30 second delay at the end before recalling.
How does this change the pattern?
- Compare your observations to Murdoch’s study (https://www.simplypsychology.org/primacy-recency.html).
- Finally, write a summary of what you did, what you found, and how this compared to Murdoch’s findings.
3. Research one of the following classic studies (you only need to pick one!), and write a response to the following question: To what extent do you think the findings of this classic study can have an impact in the real world? If you have done GCSE Psychology, please pick a study you haven’t covered before.
a. Asch’s conformity study (1951)
b. Bandura’s bobo doll study (1961)
c. Festinger’s cognitive dissonance study (1956)
d. Zimbardo’s prison experiment (1973)
e. Harlow’s monkeys study (1958)
f. Loftus and Palmer’s car crash study (1973)
g. Tajfel’s Kandinsky and Klee experiment (1971)
h. Nisbett and Wilson’s halo effect experiment (1977)
i. Watson and Rayner’s Little Albert experiment (1920)
|Business||Lyndsey Frater|| Please complete three of the following tasks
Task 1: Research one on the below theories of motivation. If you have studied Business before, please choose one you have not been taught. Using your research, complete this question:
Are people only motivated by financial rewards? Discuss.
You should have a paragraph for, one against and a conclusion. Use your research as part of your argument.
Task 2: Create a fact sheet on three businesses who are thriving despite the Covid-19 outbreak. Identify the reasons why you think this is and explain whether you think they will continue to see this growth after things return to normal. Potential businesses include Amazon, Netflix or Zoom.
Task 3: Using the following link look at the 2018 young entrepreneurs.https://startups.co.uk/young-guns/class-of-2018/ Select one whose business interests you and produce a promotional advert for their product. You could produce a TV advert, create a poster/ billboard, Facebook/Snapchat or Instagram style advert, magazine advert or radio advert. Be creative!
Task 4: Watch an episode of Dragon’s Den and critically evaluate one pitch. Answer the following questions. What went well with the pitch? What could have gone better? Would you invest? If so, how much? If not, why not?
Task 5: Create an Open Learn account (https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue) and complete one of the free business courses. Print off your statement of participation certificate.
Please send in the written solutions to the hardest 3 questions you can do in each exercise from the pdf link below.
Maths transtion exercises
|Music||Jon Watson|| 1] Comparison of the compositional techniques used by film composers. Compare the GCSE set work ‘Star Wars’ by John Williams The score can be found here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzKansTruToDRkhsSlRTSnRNZzg
With A Level set work ‘Batman Returns’ by Danny Elfman The score can be found here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_XZSeAQThboMWhCQTBhM3d1dU0.
Either using continuous prose or bullet points compare how the two composers use the musical elements [melody, rhythm, harmony, tonality, timbre, texture and structure] to create appropriate moods in the extracts. You should be able to find the audio on youtube.
There is a very informative documentary about film composers that is currently on BBC Iplayer- it’s called ‘Score Cinema’s Greatest Soundtracks. It’s definitely worth watching.
2] Compose a piece of music from one of the set briefs on the pdf here https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X2VnnsZRZ4KD3sa7hQ9dz_RE8De5HV-x. Don’t worry about following all the instructions in the first few pages- just have a go at writing something.
3] Prepare a 6 minute mini recital on your instrument. Imagine that you were preparing for a public performance so you will need to think about presenting an interesting and varied programme. You could video yourself performing.
4] Learn and practice some more advanced harmony. Use this website: https://www.mymusictheory.com/grade-6-music-theory-resources and look at the triads and chords, inversions, chord progressions, melodic development and harmonising a melody. Read through the information and complete the exercises.
|English Literature||Alison Lynch||Students choose one option per week from a takeaway menu of tasks in the 11 into 12 A Taste of English A Level
Google Classroom site. All the texts referred to in the tasks can be found online. You will submit weekly tasks to Google Classroom in usual way. Bon Appetit!
|Physics||Stephen Johnson||Access the following document:
This document contains a number of tasks, most of which you will not be able to complete in the time allocated, so I just want to see evidence (in the form of a Word file) of what you have discovered when following the links from this website. Read the document, then choose something to report back on from the 10 sections at the end (read a book etc.). Obviously you cannot do the “visit somewhere” option at the moment!.
Although this was written for OCR, as it is an introduction to A level Physics, the transition material for all boards is the same really.
If you have any trouble locating the web page then just email Dr Johnson to send you a copy of the document directly.
|Economics||Darren Hallett||Task 1
Do some research into Adam Smith (1723- 1790) who was one of the first pioneers in Economics. He also featured on the back of the £20 note before being replaced when the polymer notes were introduced. Find out some basic information- Where was he born? Where did he study? What did he publish? What were his views on how economies should run?
Produce an A4 summary poster that you can put in the front of your Economics folder.
Use this link to help you:
Do the same for another iconic economist- John Marnard Keynes (1883- 1946). This time watch the video link below to help you:
|English Language||Alison Lynch||Students choose one option per week from a takeaway menu of tasks in the 11 into 12 A Taste of English A Level Google Classroom site. All the texts referred to in the tasks can be found online or in the workbook provided. You will submit weekly tasks to Google Classroom in the usual way. Bon Appetit!|
|Politics||Nick Wharton||Complete all four tasks in the “Politics - Transition to A level document” which you can find here:|
|Philosophy||Jennifer Quartly-Watson||Task 1: Please familiarise yourself with the following two websites. You can write a summary of the following topics to help get you started.
Arguments for the existence of God and their criticisms
Ancient Greek Philosophical ideas
Body, mind and soul
Normative ethical theories
Task 2: You will need to get to know with the following scholars in A Level Philosophy. I recommend that you research these individuals and write a brief summary on them. I would also encourage you to put this information in chronological order.
Task 3: If you would like to start reading please start with these two books.
The Puzzle of Ethics
The Puzzle of God
An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (B Davies)
Artists have produced works in answer to events happening around them. Artists today will be creating art works in response to the world’s pandemic.
Download the Head Start to A-Level Chemistry Book (Free) from Amazon using the following link:
You will need the free amazon kindle app to access this on your laptop/phone/tablet. You should then use the information in this book to complete the 3 tasks below:
Task 3 Organic Chemistry: Using the Head start to Chemistry book answer the questions below:
2. What are the properties of the hydrocarbons that come off at the top of the tower compared to the bottom of the tower?
|Computer Science||Christopher Deane|| Learn how to use the fundamentals of the C# programming language and then complete the Password Checker project task.
You can use console mode with C# within Visual Studio.
C# guide and the task are shared on the links below via Google Drive
Password Checker Task
|A-Level PE||Timothy Orford||