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Mark Hall Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LR  |  Tel: 01279 866280

We will place useful revision, intervention and exam information here for our  students and their parents and carers.

Year 11 formal examinations will take place in the Sports Hall in November. One-year option courses will book written exams in the Sports Hall between November and January. English plan on assessing the second literature texts in December. This should allow Science students time to fully revise for the 3 full papers. Further guidance on what to revise for the different subjects is outlined in the document.

All GCSE students are being issued with a zip wallet to allow them to take exercise books home to aid revision.

Key Dates

Week beginning 14th October – Assessment week
Year 11 Formal Mocks – week beginning 11th November
Year 11 Parents Evening – 21st November
Year 10 Parents Evening – 12th December
Week beginning 24th February Assessment week – Formal mock examinations
Easter Academy Tuesday 14th April to Friday 17th April
May Academy Tuesday 26th May to Friday 29th May
Thursday 20th August, 2020 Exam results day

 

Intervention Timetable

The interventions will formally start in November once we have moved into the new build.

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Week 1
After School
  Science Yr 11 Maths Yr 11 English Yr 10 Geography
Week 2
After School
  Science Year 10
History Target 5
Languages Yr11
Music Yr 11
English Yr 11 Geography
Home Group 1/
Lunch 1
    Week 2
Statistics drop-in
   

Music Tuesday and Weds

History: Aspire – 9 Jan onwards

 

Year 10 and 11 Assessments

Week beginning 14th October 2019

Subject Year Assessment Length Content
English 11 1 paper Double lesson Language Paper 1
English 10 1 paper Double lesson Literature Paper

Romeo & Juliet

A Christmas Carol

Maths 11 Paper 2 90 minutes Calculator paper

Topic list will be placed on the website and MathsWatch tasks will be live from 28/9/19.

History 10 Walking Talking Double lesson  
History 11 Paper 1 1 hour 15 mins Nazi Germany
  11 Paper 2 1 hour 30 mins Cold war/Anglo Saxons
Students are advised to review subject knowledge for History and Citizenship – BBC Bitesize has revision material for all of the topics we cover – with a mini test at the end of each topic. 

Review question styles and be clear on what each question stem is asking.

Geography 11 1 assessment 1 hour Knowledge retrieval to prepare for mocks
Languages 11/10 Reading 1 hour  
Languages 11/10 Writing 1 hour 20 mins  
Languages 11 Speaking – in Dec    
Languages 10 Speaking – in Jan    
Citizenship 11 A combined paper 2 hours Paper 1 and ½ of paper 2
PE 10 1 paper 1 hour  
Sociology 10 and 11 Walking Talking Mock Double lesson Content covered to date
Statistics 10 and 11 Half term assessment Double lesson Content covered to date
Drama 10 1 paper 1 hour Blood Brothers
 

Year 11 Formal Mocks

Week beginning 11th November

Subject Year Assessment Length Content
Maths 11 Paper 3 90 minutes Calculator paper

Topic list to be shared before half term and MathsWatch tasks will be set.

Science 11 3 papers 1 hour 15 mins each Paper 2 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Topics to focus on are:

– Biology: Topic 5 (Homeostasis and response) to Topic 7 (Ecology)
– Chemistry: Topic 5 (Energy changes) to Topic 10 (Using resources)
– Physics: Topic 5 (Forces) to Topic 7 (Magnetism and electromagnetism)

Geography 11 2 papers 1 hour 30 mins Resources being prepared for students
Languages 11 Speaking – in Dec    
Languages 10 Speaking – in Jan    
Music 11 In December 10 minute performance  

 

Written Exam Provisional Timetable

Subject Exam Dates
English Lang Paper 1 – 2/6/20 am     Paper 2 – 5/6/20       Spoken End 7/5/20
English Lit Paper 1 – 13/5/20 am     Paper 2- 21/5/20 am
Maths Paper 1 – 19/5/20 am     Paper 2- 4/6/20 am     Paper 3 – 8/6/20 am
Science B1 – 12/5/20 pm            C1 -14/5/20 am             P1 – 20/5/20 pm          

B2 – 1/6/20 pm              C2 – 10/6/20 pm            P2 – 12/6/20 am

Triple Science As above
History Paper 1 – 1/6/20 am       Paper 2 – 4/6/20 pm       Paper 3 – 9/6/20 am
Geography Paper 1 – 18/5/20 am     Paper 2 – 3/6/20 pm       Paper 3 – 11/6/20 am
French Speaking Window – 1/4/20 – 18/5/20           L&R – 12/5/20 am       

W – 15/5/20 am

Spanish Speaking Window – 1/4/20 – 18/5/20           L&R – 20/5/20 am       

W – 3/6/20 am

Other languages TBC
Art Submission by 31/5/20
Citizenship Paper 1 – 10/6/20 am      Paper 2 – 15/6/20 am
Drama 18/5/20 am
Enterprise Exam 13/5/20 pm
Media Project window 5/2/20 to 20/5/20 then submit by 22/5/20
Music External window 6/1/20 to 2/4/20
PE Paper 1 – 13/5/20 pm    Paper 2- 15/5/20 pm
Construction Exam 3/6/20 am
Resistant Materials Exam 22/5/20 pm
Sociology Paper 1 – 18/5/20 pm      Paper 2- 22/5/20 pm
Statistics Paper 1 – 11/6/20 pm     Paper 2 – 16/6/20 am