Year 11 student work

As Year 11s begin to think about their next steps in education after GCSEs, we want all Greenford Year 11 students to use this time to prepare for the subjects they intend to study at post-16.

Each subject has prepared a set of resources for students to work through in order to become familiar with the subject and units that will be covered. These presentations, tasks and activities can be found below. By working through these resources, Year 11 students will gain knowledge about the curriculum they plan to study from September.

Of course, if students have any questions or don't understand any of the tasks here, Greenford teachers are available to answer their queries. There are points of contact for each subject alongside the resources on this page.   

In addition to the work and resources below, students can access a range of online resources on our E-Learning page.

All Year 11 students should also be reading fiction or non-fiction every day, where possible, to extend their learning and vocabulary. 

Careers guidance at Greenford High School is provided by Ealing Connexions & Youth Services. Our personal advisor, Clare Rodway, is available on Wednesday and Thursday during normal school hours and can provide guidance on the next steps after GCSEs. For more information, please email Clare on rodwayc@ealing.gov.uk

Digital book subscription available

Renaissance myON® Reader is a student-centred, personalised literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. All Greenford students have been enrolled in myON Reader and have been emailed their login details by Ms Hetherington. You can login to myON Reader here.

 

Art

Preparation for A-Level Art

To develop your visual language skills in preparation for A level, you are required to create a 'visual art journal' which reflects aspects of your own life and personality in a small A5 sketchbook or altered book (a 'ready-made' book which you are able to collage/paint over/stick things in).

Use a combination of drawings, photos paintings and text/words to illustrate the suggested themes in the PowerPoint using a range of materials, techniques and processes.
Ensure you follow the PowerPoint which matches the course you have picked!

Link to resources:

Art:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j7VdLJz7rOK1E-LMAvACroNd-lCK2RkE/view?usp=sharing 

Photography:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JybHJgoQG3dgQzUojjg4XmvvAjUS7P8u/view?usp=sharing 

Contact us
Please email: gpawelko@greenford.ealing.sch.uk should you need more guidance.

Business Studies

Preparation for A-level Business

If you are interested in studying A-level Business then you can click on the link to access the following resources.

  1. An introduction to the course. Research and case studies on entrepreneurs and specific businesses.
  2. Business articles and accompanying questions.
  3. Articles and questions on the impact of Covid 19 on businesses.


Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1zcg9yAtHxqRzwta8g9Z5pJUC-9bhHBhE
 
Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact Ms Poulier: rpoulier@greenford.ealing.sch.uk
or Mr Parry (Business): sparry@greenford.ealing.sch.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Business  next year

 

Preparation for Btec Business  (Diploma or Extended Diploma)
 

The Btec Diploma is equivalent to 2 A-levels and you will study this alongside one other subject.  The Btec Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A-levels and you will study this as one complete qualification.
If you are interested in studying BTEC Business then you can click on the link to access the following resources.
1. Introduction to three of the units – a series of activities to introduce three of the units you will study in year 12.

  • Unit 1: Exploring Business
  • Unit 2: Developing a marketing campaign
  • Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance


​​​​​2.  Entrepreneurs project
Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1HX2gNFGbU25rrouzfFbNLka0NmVPBuJm
 
Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact Ms Iqbal: riqbal@greenford.ealing.sch.uk or your business teacher.

We look forward to welcoming you to Business next year.

 

Computer SCIENCE 

Preparation for A-Level Computing Science 

If you are interested in doing Computer Science for A level, then use these links to familiarise yourself with Computer Science concepts and applications in the real world.

If you have not done any programming before or need to brush up on your python then make sure you sign up to Grok Learning and practice.

Link to resources:
https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/ 
http://www.cs4fn.org/
https://teachinglondoncomputing.org/puzzle-book-1/ 
https://groklearning.com/

Contact us
Please email d.smith@greenford.ealing.sch.uk should you need more guidance.

 

Economics
 

Preparation for A-level Economics

If you are interested in studying A-level Economics then you can click on the link to access the following resources.  You can approach these tasks in the order of your choice.  

1. Economics topics - an introduction

This will give you an introduction to three topics that you will study in year 12

  • Topic 1:   Economic methodology and Positive and normative economics
  • Topic 2:  An introduction to macroeconomic objectives
  • Topic 3: Index numbers

Each topic area includes a video link and a series of activities to introduce you to these topics.

2. Economic data trends and events - The study of economics requires a familiarity with recent economic events in the UK and elsewhere. This document introduces you to useful websites and has accompanying activities to keep you up to trend.

3. Famous economists and economic thinking - a project to research economic thinking and famous economists
 
Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1ScZD108R-ZfEjSMbb99YUbIGGrSaBvCF
 
Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact Ms Judson: hjudson@greenford.ealing.sch.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Economics next year

 

English Literature

Preparation for A Level English Literature

You will find projects divided into four core areas of study, each linking to a text that you will study in Year 12 or 13. 

Choose the project/s that you are most interested in and develop your knowledge of this area by working through the tasks set out in each project.

Use the progress tracker document to help keep a record of what you’ve learnt.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact your current English teacher.

Enjoy!

Geography

Preparation for A-Level Geography

In the links below, you will a document which will direct you to  different resources for 3 of the topics which are studied in A-Level Geography: Tectonic Hazards,  Globalisation and Coasts

Start first with Tectonic Hazards, as you have not studied this at GCSE, and follow through the instructions and links on the document.

Links to resources:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IGvF2VZ8wqFRM9WGTnBIXUEMIGfn2DFh/view?usp=sharing

Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact your current Geography teacher, we are happy to help. If you aren’t currently taking Geography, please email cgada@greenford.ealing.sch.uk

Keep Safe,
Ms Ali,  Ms Cleave and Ms Gada
 

Health and Social Care 

Preparation for Btec Health and Social Care  (Extended Diploma/ Diploma)

The Btec Diploma is equivalent to 2 A-levels and you will study this alongside one other subject.  The Btec Extended Diploma is equivalent to 3 A-levels and you will study this as one complete qualification.
If you are interested in studying Health and Social Care  then you can click on the link to access the following resources.

  • Introduction to Unit 1: introductory activities on Unit 1 on Human Lifespan Development.
  • Introduction to Unit 2 about job roles and working in the health and social care sector.
  • Introduction to Unit 4 looking at current health and social care issues with a focus on how Covid 19 Is impacting on care homes and the care sector.

Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1maC73d7gVlYO-sa7ZFoS7e_oThJKZquG
 
Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact Ms Iqbal riqbal@greenford.ealing.sch.uk
or Ms Hobbiger khobbiger@greenford.ealing.sch.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Health and Social Care next year.

History 

Preparation for A-Level History

Interested in A-Level History? Complete the bridging project introducing you to one of the topics we study in 6th form.

Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zqv5bxl_vYUn5vwUF3w1jtRIxcqE5jo1/view?usp=sharing

Contact us:
Please email ewaterhouse@greenford.ealing.sch.uk should you need more guidance.
 

Mathematics

Mathematics at GHS

There are 3 areas of Mathematics you could be exploring:

1: A level Maths and Further Maths:

Here are two documents that will help you to be ready for Maths A level as well as the entrance test that you are required to pass as part of the entrance requirements.

The word document has been mapped to all the Mathswatch clips and to Corbettmaths so that you can work through these systematically.

The second document is entitled 'bridging' material and these are exercises and practice questions created by the examiners from Edexcel for students.

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/w/OTg5MDM3MDMxNzda/tc/ODEyMzUzMTkwNTFa?hl=en

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html


2: Mathematics in other A level subjects:

The material posted here is for anyone who wishes to study subjects where they need a foundation of maths skills to help them. Subject leaders have identified which topics you will need to be secure in so that you can start the course confidently.

The spreadsheet has a list of topics you need to work on before starting the course.
The pdf documents are from Mathswatch, but you should also log onto Mathswatch to work through the clips and interactive questions.

The website link is for Corbettmaths that you should be familiar with, you can work through the key topics.

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/w/OTg5MDM3MDMxNzda/tc/ODEyNDA1NjU0NTNa?hl=en

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html


3: Mathematics Resit to Improve Your Grade:

These resources are for those students who wish to sit their GCSE maths exam to improve their grade.
The 'Aiming for....' booklets are designed for students who are aiming for a specific grade. For example, if you are aiming for grade 5, then you need to ensure that you have completed Grade 1, 3 and 5 booklets in addition to the material your teachers have already given you before they left in March.

There are two websites:
Mathsgenie- this has exam questions for every topic by grade as well as all the past papers with videos and worked solutions as well as mark schemes

Corbettmaths- this website also has practice papers with their solutions, but also practice questions by topic and videos to help.

https://classroom.google.com/u/0/w/OTg5MDM3MDMxNzda/tc/ODEyMzY5ODc2OTda?hl=en

https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/gcse.html
 

Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact your current Maths teacher via google classroom or email.

Enjoy!
 

Media Studies

Preparation for A Level Media

If you're thinking of studying A Level Media Studies, there are a large variety of activities you can do over the next few months to help prepare for post-16 study.

Just like GCSE Media, our A Level Media course is blog-based. You will complete the majority of the work on your A Level Media blogs and all our tasks and notes are available on our main blog hub Media Macguffin. The first thing you can do is take a look at the A Level Media blogs to get an idea of the work we do:

The best A Level Media students have a good understanding of the world around us and the wider media landscape. The way to develop this understanding is simply engaging with the media on a daily basis. The following activities will really help with this:

Read the news every day - the BBC website is always a good, free starting point. You should also visit the Guardian website regularly and also consider news websites with different or neutral political perspectives such as MainOnline or the i Newspaper website.  

Watch critically acclaimed films and TV series - both are media topics that are covered in A Level Media. 

Read through copies of Media Magazine - a dedicated magazine for A Level Media students that we have a subscription to at Greenford. You can find our Media Magazine archive here

Preparation activities

We are very lucky that the brilliant people at Media Magazine have created a whole booklet of articles tasks designed to prepare students for A Level Media. You can find the Media Magazine A Level preparation activity booklet here.

Work through these tasks by reading the article and then answering the questions. It's up to you how you do this - you may want to simply make brief notes or bullet points or type up well-deveoped answers and email them to us to start a discussion. It's completely up to you!

We particularly recommend the following activities as a useful starting point:

  • Task 5 - Long Form TV Drama: Genre, Character and Narrative
  • Task 8 - Magazines: Recreating Men’s Health for a Non-binary Audience

If you haven't studied GCSE Media

Don't worry if you haven't studied GCSE Media - we will teach you everything you need to know over the two-year A Level Media course. However, you may wish to look over the GCSE course to see what our GCSE Media students have been studying for the last two years. We will also continue to post details of ongoing work weekly in our GCSE Media Year 2 blog: 

https://mediamacguffingcseyear2.blogspot.com/

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding A Level Media or these preparation tasks you can email the Head of Media Mr Halsey: whalsey@greenford.ealing.sch.uk 

A Level Media is also taught by Mr Pall and Mr Bush and you are welcome to email them with any questions too:

We look forward to working with you in Media next year!

Modern Foreign Languages 

Preparation for A- Level French

Bonjour, 
 

Are you interested in A-Level French?

Please click on the link below to start  your learning journey:

https://classroom.google.com/c/OTg5MDM3MDMxNzda/m/ODEwODI3OTU2ODla/details 

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email: ogeagea@greenford.ealing.sch.uk
Mrs Geagea

 

Preparation for A-Level Spanish

Hola, 

Are you interested in A-Level Spanish?

Please click on the link below to start  your learning journey:

https://classroom.google.com/c/OTg5MDM3MDMxNzda/m/ODE1NzI3NjcyMTla/details

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email: ogeagea@greenford.ealing.sch.uk 
Mrs Geagea

 

Preparation for A-Level German

Hallo,

Are you interested in A-Level German?

Please click on the link below to start  your learning journey:  

https://classroom.google.com/c/OTg5MDM3MDMxNzda/m/ODM3NjkwMjEwOTda/details 

If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email: ogeagea@greenford.ealing.sch.uk 
Mrs Geagea
 

Physical Education

Preparation for BTEC Sport (equivalent to one A-Level)

If you are thinking of studying Sport next year there are a variety of things for you to consider and start enhancing your bank of sporting knowledge. 

You will build on your knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology from GCSE, but also introduce topics from the world of Sport Psychology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Coaching and Fitness programming.

Preparation Activities 

To start with have a watch of the following videos that help break down some of the topics that come up in unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Skeleton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltFutvTye8c

Cardiovascular System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5vtafmTrNw

Respiratory System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RKe8gBvJ_M

During Unit 4 we look at Sports Leadership, if you are a passionate sports fan this will be a unit that allows you to express that passion. 
 

Have a listen to what Rio Ferdinand thinks: ​​
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6HhjHT_fTk


Have a watch of this video to get a better understanding of concepts within sports leadershiphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZsPVxq8wnU

An activity you could do is to help you prepare for this unit:

  • Identify a leader within sport that you admire (eg Jurgen Klopp or Joe Root)
  • Research into their careers and think about what makes them such a good leader
  • How do others respond to their leadership style
  • Do they do anything in particular in their practice that you think makes them a good leader

It is also useful to follow the latest sporting news on www.bbc.co.uk/sport 

Contact us:
If you have any questions about studying BTEC Sport please email Mr Sagoo on hsagoo@greenford.ealing.sch.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Sport next year.

 

Psychology

Preparation for Psychology

If you would like to study Psychology next year, you should work your way through these two work books.  The first introduces you to the different schools of thought, or approaches, that psychologists have in explaining why we behave the way that we do.  The second workbook is an online course that you can do that allows you to print a certificate at the end.  It is likely that many of you are unable to print off the workbooks at home during this period. In this case, write your answers out on paper clearly. Bring both your answers and your certificate (from the online course) to the first lesson at the start of term in September.

Before you do the work books you should watch this introductory video to Psychology:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo4pMVb0R6M

For the workbooks you can follow this link:
https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/OTg5MDM3MDMxNzda/m/OTg5MzU0NTk0MTla/details

If you have any questions, please email me: ltall@greenford.ealing.sch.uk


We are looking forward to seeing you in September.
Mrs Tall

 

Religious Studies 

Preparation for A Level Religious Studies

You will find links to various videos and websites for the 3 main areas of study - Philosophy, Ethics and Christianity. 

There is no particular order in which the work needs to be completed but try and engage with something across each of the 3 areas of study. Feel free to make notes on what you have completed to share with your teachers when we are back at school.


Links to resources:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oJ7sPmxpYbOdqI6rtlkU92jtSJzVZAmx/view?usp=sharing


Contact us:
If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email - Rbharadva@greenford.ealing.sch.uk


Take care,
Mrs Bharadva

Science

This area is under development.

Sociology 

Preparation for A-Level Sociology
 

If you are interested in A-Level Sociology, you have three resources to work through independently as we know you haven't studied GCSE Sociology and don't have a GCSE Sociology teacher.

This is a massively over-subscribed course so you might need to show us this completed work to get onto our course.

You should complete the work in this order:

1. A-Level Sociology Prep Booklet for Y11. This introduces key concepts and some theory which are fundamental to Sociology as an academic discipline. Any links you need are in the booklet. For some of the answers, you will need to search online to see what you can find. You can print the booklet off and handwrite your answers or you can type into the document and print it when you've finished.

Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TpjABrfCfXD1rCHP-FLFXtlQzzS56zFW/view?usp=sharing

2. Sociology A-Level Prep - Natives by Akala. This is a brilliant book which delves deeper into key sociological issues such as ethnicity and social class. The book is on a link at the start of the booklet so you don't need to go and buy it! There are also lots of video clips to watch before you read each chapter to support your understanding. Again, you can print the booklet off handwrite your answers or you can type into the document and print it when you've finished.

Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LtHMYoa0_dJ3SYApiZSH2zR_KNiZ_6sf/view?usp=sharing 

3. A-Level Sociology Transition EXTENSION. This has a week by week series of activities with links to support you working at a deeper level of understanding. You could do this at the same time as the first two booklets or over the summer break to keep your mind stimulated.

Link to resources:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ysuQjGH8YS55d9knnhTmF9gf30U5ouZ1/view?usp=sharing  
Contact us:

If you have any questions please contact either jcole@greenford.ealing.sch.uk
or pmather@greenford.eaing.sch.uk 

We hope you enjoy working through these resources and gaining new knowledge and a new insight into the world.
Mrs Cole and Mr Mather