Year 11 Steps to Success 2022-23

Our Year 11 Steps-to-Success programme supports students in becoming effective and successful students and leave school with the best possible outcomes, skills, knowledge and confidence to move onto the next stage of their learning journey.

We want to provide you with clarity and guidance on how Little Lever School is supporting students in these final weeks in school in readiness for their February mock exams and summer GCSE exams.

The content below will be updated on a regular basis as to what is happening in school each week. You will be informed as to when new content is added by text message.

  • English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Spanish & Computer Science Boost

    Students receive an additional three 95-minute lessons of English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Spanish & Computer Science each week based on the which subject they need more time and support in. These are reviewed on a regular basis in RAG Meetings by the Leaders of these subjects, Pastoral staff and Senior Leaders. Students can move Boost classes if we feel they have made good progress and need further support in another subject.

    For example, a student may be in English Boost and have three lessons of that each week. At a RAG meeting, if feedback and data is showing improvements in English but may need support in Science, their Boost lessons will switch the next day to Science and a new timetable will be issued to the student that morning.

    Parents/carers can view on their SIM Parent app which Boost class their child currently attends.

  • English, Maths and Science Subject Forms

    Students are also placed in morning form classes which are lead by English, Maths and Science Form Tutors. Year 11 start school early at 8.30am and have a 45 minute PREP time to study our Life Chances curriculum and also receive additional teaching time and learning in the Core Subjects. Subject Forms are also reviewed in the English, Maths and Science RAG meeting and students can move forms after a certain time so they recieve additional time with an English, Maths and Science teacher each morning.

  • Tuesday Boost

    In a similar way to the English, Maths and Science Boost, Option Subjects also have Boost sessions which take place on Tuesdays each week, starting at 2.45pm to 3.30pm. Each half term, Option Subject Leaders, Pastoral staff and Senior Leaders and a Progress RAG meeting looking at feedback and data on which students need support in one of their three option subjects.

    These are compulsory and part of their extended timetabled day.

    For example, a student who studies Geography, Art and Media may attend Media Tuesday Boost sessions for half a term as they require additional time and support there and then switch to Art Boost sessions in the next half term as they have made good progress in Media.

    There are also some English, Maths and Science Tuesday Boost classes for those students who are performing exceptional in all their Option subjects.

  • November Mock Exams

    Students have already sat and experienced a set of mock exams in all subjects in the Autumn term. The results of these mock are used to inform what areas need to be revisited in lessons and which subjects they should attend in Boost and Subject Forms.

    Students received their mock exam results in an assembly structured to give them a taste of what Results Day feels like. Senior staff and their form tutors were on hand to provide guidance on what to do next when they opened their results.

  • Nightclub

    Nightclub is an after-school club where students can work on their retrieval practice or personal study in school in a quiet and peaceful space, particularly for those students who might not be able to do this due to their home situation. We provide free refreshments for those who stay.

    Here is the basic structure of NIGHTCLUB.

    • Starts 2.45pm to 4.30pm
    • Hosted in an IT based room (A2 on Mondays & Tuesdays and C1 on Thursdays & Fridays) so students can access Google Classroom and other online learning as well as do handwritten work
    • Register taken to track attendance for rewards and for safeguarding
    • Perfect Climate lesson protocols apply
    • Uniform must be worn, no coats, use of phones is not permitted
    • Food order taken at the start and delivered to the room at 3.30pm.

  • Pre-Exam Classes, CAMPs, All-Inclusives, Walking Talking Mocks Calendar

    Throughout this term and the next, subject teams will be offering additional intervention classes to support students on specific topics or areas which require greater depth and time.

    Pre-Exam Classes

    These run before a mock exam (8am for morning exams) and go through the essential exam techniques needed to be successful. These are not a replacement for last minute revision (see our Spaced Learning section below).

    All-Inclusives

    These run for 2 hours after school and are used to dive further into topics and knowledge with all students taking that subject. They are held in our large study spaces and drink and food is provided for free.

    Walking Talking Mocks

    These sessions take place in an exam room with exam desks and a past paper. Teacher walk them through the paper provided key advice and tips on how to maximise marks for each question. The fact that this is done in the exam rooms allows students to visualise their exam and remember the guidance they have been taught.

  • Deliberate Practice Club

    On Mondays and Thursdays every week, from 2.45pm to 3.30pm (and longer if required) a dedicated study space in the library has been set up for Year 11 students to deliberately practice exam past papers from a full range of subjects and courses.

    Students will be able to pick up a printed past paper and complete it in Perfect Climate 1 under the supervision of Senior Leadership Team staff members. Mark sheets are available for students to check their answers or their papers will be sent to the relevant subject leads to check.

    Deliberate Practice Club is open to any Year 11 who wishes to practice doing past past papers. Please note, some students who are being mentored will be required to attend two Deliberate Practice Club’s a week as a compulsory part of their mentoring programme.

  • February Mock Exam 2 Calendar

    Students will sit a second set of mocks this term, starting the week commencing 6th February over two school weeks (the half term holiday sits in between week 1 and week 2). Please find a downloadable PDF version at the bottom in the blue tab below.

    WEEK Date Session Timetabled Subjects Subject / Exam Paper / Length Room
    2
    Mon 6th Feb
    1 Option A
    2 Option B
    3 Option C
    Tue 7th Feb
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Ma / P En
    3 Boost
    Wed 8th Feb
    1 N Ma / P En
    2 N Sc / P Ma Science Trilogy / Biology Paper 1 / 1h 15m
    Separate Science / Biology Paper 1 / 1h 45m
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – Conf Room
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 Option B Spanish / Listening Paper H / 45m
    Spanish / Listening Paper F / 35m
    Spanish / Reading Paper H / 1h
    Spanish / Reading Paper F / 45m
    Conf Room
    L1
    Conf Room
    Conf Room
    Thu 9th Feb
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Ma / P En
    3 N Sc / P PE
    Fri 10th Feb
    1 N En / P Sc Science Trilogy / Chemistry Paper 1 / 1h 15m
    Separate Science / Chemistry Paper 1 / 1h 45m
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – Conf Room
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P Ma
    3 Option C
    Sat 11th Feb
    Sun 12th Feb
    1
    Mon 13th Feb
    1 Boost English Literature / Paper 1 / 1h 45m Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 Option A History / Paper 1 (Asia, USA) / 2h
    Drama / Component 1 Paper / 1hr 45m
    Design Tech / Full Paper / 1h 30m
    Geography / Paper 1 / 1h 30m
    Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 Option B History / Paper 1 (Asia, USA) / 2h
    Design Tech / Full Paper / 1h 30m
    Geography / Paper 1 / 1h 30m
    Business / Paper 1 / 1h 45m
    DIT / Component 3 / 1h 30m
    Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    Tue 14th Feb
    1 N Ma / P En English Language / Paper 1 / 1h 45m Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N En / P Ma
    3 N PE / P Sc Science Trilogy / Physics Paper 1 / 1h 15m
    Separate Science / Physics Paper 1 / 1h 45m
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – Conf Room
    Access – C1 / C2
    Wed 15th Feb
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Sc / P Ma Maths / Paper 1 H & F Non Calc/ 1h 30m Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 Option C History / Paper 1 (Asia, USA) / 2h
    Geography / Paper 1 / 1h 30m
    Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    Thu 16th Feb
    1 N Sc / P En English Literature / Paper 2 / 2h 15m Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Ma / P Sc
    3 Option A RE / Paper 1 / 1h 45m
    Business / Paper 1 / 1h 45m
    Conf Room
    Access – C1 / C2
    Fri 17th Feb
    1 N En / P Ma Maths / Paper 2 H & F / 1h 30m Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P En
    3 Boost
    Sat 18th Feb
    Sun 19th Feb
    Mon 20th Feb
    February Half Term
    Tue 21st Feb
    Wed 22nd Feb
    Thu 23rd Feb
    Fri 24th Feb
    Sat 25th Feb
    Sun 26th Feb
    2
    Mon 27th Feb
    1 Option A History / Paper 2 (Health, Elizabeth) / 2h
    RE / Paper 1 / 1h 45m
    Geography / Paper 2 / 1h 30m
    Business / Paper 2 / 1h 45m
    Computer Science / Paper 1 / 1h 30m
    Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 Option B History / Paper 2 (Health, Elizabeth) / 2h
    Geography / Paper 2 / 1h 30m
    Sports Studies / Full Paper / 1h
    Business / Paper 2 / 1h 45m
    Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 Option C History / Paper 2 (Health, Elizabeth) / 2h
    Geography / Paper 2 / 1h 30m
    Music Tech / Paper 1 / 1h
    Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    Tue 28th Feb
    1 N En / P Sc Science Trilogy / Biology Paper 2 / 1h 15m
    Separate Science / Biology Paper 2 / 1h 45m
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – Conf Room
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Ma / P En
    3 Boost Geography / Paper 3 / 1h – all Geog students Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    Wed 1st Mar
    1 N Ma / P En NFER TESTS Conf Room
    2 N Sc / P Ma Science Trilogy / Chemistry Paper 2 / 1h 15m
    Separate Science / Chemistry Paper 2 / 1h 45m
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – Conf Room
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 Option B Spanish / Writing Paper H / 1hr 15mins
    Spanish / Writing Paper F / 1hr
    Music / Listening Paper / 1h 25m
    Conf Room

    PA2

    Thu 2nd Mar
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Ma / P En Maths / Paper 3 H & F / 1h 30m Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 N Sc / P PE
    Fri 3rd Mar
    1 N En / P Sc English Language / Paper 2 / 1h 45m Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P Ma Science Trilogy / Physics Paper 2 / 1h 15m
    Separate Science / Physics Paper 2 / 1h 45m
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – Conf Room
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 Option C
    Sat 4th Mar
    Sun 5th Mar
    2
    Mon 6th Mar
    1 Option A Computer Science / Paper 2 Online / 2h C1 / C2
    2 Option B
    3 Option C

Mock Exams 2 Calendar

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  • Rewards and Incentives

    Each term students who receive 100 or more net reward points totals will receive a third off the price of the summer Prom ticket.

    • Everyone will be invited (as long as there are no serious misconduct issues)
    • Tickets are £30 – meal, DJ, photo booth
    • You can work towards a free ticket by accumulating reward points each term.
    • 100 points = £10 off your ticket price
    • 300 points = Free ticket!
  • Free breakfast for any Year 11 during the Mock Exams

    To ensure students are properly fuelled to perform at their best during their mock exams, we are offering every student a free breakfast from the dining room from 7.30am – 8.20am. A range of cereals, juices, fruit and toasted items are available for any Year 11 on the morning of an exam.

  • Year 11 Parents' Evening: Thursday 31st March

    Our second Year 11 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 30th March, 4.30pm – 7.30pm. The evening will be held in school, in our Sports Hall. You will still need to make appointments to meet your child’s subject teachers using your School Cloud account.

    Appointments are now live and can be made via the link below.

    HTTPS://LITTLELEVER.SCHOOLCLOUD.CO.UK/

    This evening will provide you with a range of information, guidance and practical resources to support you and your child in the lead up to, and through their GCSE exams. You will be provided with:

    • a revision pack containing equipment to effectively study at home,
    • a revision planner in which to structure home study times and focus on key topics,
    • a Parent CGA document which provides specific information on which topics to focus on for your child and
    • a face-to-face meeting with each teacher providing you with personalilsed feedback on the progress your child is making.
  • May Half Term Revision Sessions

    The school will provide a number of revision classes through the May half term holiday. Days and times of those are to be confirmed.

  • Free Breakfast and Free Coffee Bar at breaktime

    To ensure students are properly fuelled to perform at their best during their mock exams, we are offering every student a free breakfast from the dining room from 7.30am – 8.20am. A range of cereals, juices, fruit and toasted items are available for any Year 11 on the morning of an exam.

    In addition, Year 11 students are able to access our new Year 11 Coffee bar where we serve a free cup of tea or coffee and biscuit for their enjoyment and refreshment.

  • Summer GCSE Exam Calendar

    Every student has now received their individual timetable for their GCSE exams in the summer. The exams start on Thursday 12th May with the Digital Information Technology (DIT) exam and run from then until Thursday 23rd June with the Science Physics Paper 2 being their final exam.

    The full calendar of all exams can be viewed below and a PDF download version can be seen in the blue tab below.

    WEEK Date Session Timetabled Subjects Subject / Exam Paper / Length Room
    1
    Mon 15th May
    1 Boost RE / Paper 1 / 1h 45mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 Option A
    3 Option B Drama / Understanding Drama / 1h 45mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Tue 16th May
    1 N Ma / P En Combined Science: Trilogy / Biology Paper 1 / 1h 15mins
    Biology / Paper 1 / 1h 45mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N En / P Ma
    3 N PE / P Sc
    Wed 17th May
    1 N En / P Sc English Literature / Paper 1 / 1h 45mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P Ma
    3 Option C
    Thu 18th May
    1 N Sc / P En History / Paper 1 / 2h Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Ma / P Sc
    3 Option A Computer Science / Paper 1 / 1h 30mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Fri 19th May
    1 N En / P Ma Maths / Paper 1 / 1h 30mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P En
    3 Boost Business / Paper 1 / 1h 45mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Sat 20th May
    Sun 21st May
    2
    Mon 22nd May
    1 Option A Combined Science: Trilogy / Chemistry Paper 1 / 1h 15mins
    Chemistry / Paper 1 / 1h 45mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 Option B
    3 Option C Geography / Paper 1 / 1h 30mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    Tue 23rd May
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Ma / P En
    3 Boost RE / Paper 2 / 1h 45mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Wed 24th May
    1 N Ma / P En English Literature / Paper 2 / 2h 15mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P Ma
    3 Option B Sports Studies / Paper 1 / 1h CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Thu 25th May
    1 N En / P Sc Combined Science: Trilogy / Physics Paper 1 / 1h 15mins
    Physics / Paper 1 / 1h 45mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Ma / P En
    3 N Sc / P PE Computer Science / Paper 2 Onscreen / 1h 30mins C1 / C2
    Fri 26th May
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Sc / P Ma
    3 Option C
    Sat 27th May
    Sun 28th May
    Mon 29th May Bank Holiday
    Tue 30th May
    May Half Term
    Wed 31st May
    Thu 1st June
    Fri 2nd June
    Sat 3rd June
    Sun 4th June
    1
    Mon 5th June
    1 Boost English Language / Paper 1 / 1h 45mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 Option A
    3 Option B
    Tue 6th June
    1 N Ma / P En Maths / Paper 2 / 1h 30mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N En / P Ma *Spanish / Listening F / 35mins
    *Spanish / Listening H / 45mins
    *Spanish / Reading F / 45mins
    *Spanish / Reading H / 1h
    Listening – CR / G5
    Reading – CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    3 N PE / P Sc
    Wed 7th June
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Sc / P Ma
    3 Option C History / Paper 2 / 2h Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    Thu 8th June
    1 N Sc / P En
    2 N Ma / P Sc
    3 Option A
    Fri 9th June
    1 N En / P Ma Geography / Paper 2 / 1h 30mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P En
    3 Boost Combined Science: Trilogy / Biology Paper 2 / 1h 15mins
    Biology / Paper 2 / 1h 45mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Sat 10th June
    Sun 11th June
    2
    Mon 12th June
    1 Option A English Language / Paper 2 / 1h 45mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 Option B
    3 Option C Business / Paper 2 / 1h 45mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Tue 13th June
    1 N En / P Sc Combined Science: Trilogy / Chemistry Paper 2 / 1h 15mins
    Chemistry / Paper 2 / 1h 45mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Ma / P En
    3 Boost Spanish / Writing F / 1h
    Spanish / Writing H / 1h 15mins
    CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Wed 14th June
    1 N Ma / P En Maths / Paper 3 / 1h 30mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P Ma
    3 Option B Music / Component 3 / 1h 15mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    Thu 15th June
    1 N En / P Sc
    2 N Ma / P En
    3 N Sc / P PE
    Fri 16th June
    1 N En / P Sc Combined Science: Trilogy / Physics Paper 2 / 1h 15mins
    Physics / Paper 2 / 1h 45mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N Sc / P Ma
    3 Option C Geography / Paper 3 / 1h 30mins Sports Hall
    Access – C1 / C2
    Sat 17th June
    Sun 18th June
    1
    Mon 19th June
    1 Boost Design & Technology / Component 1 / 2h CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 Option A
    3 Option B
    Tue 20th June
    1 N Ma / P En Hospitality & Catering / Component 1 / 1h 45mins CR
    Access – C1 / C2
    2 N En / P Ma
    3 N PE / P Sc

GCSE Exams Calendar 2023

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In the run up to your child’s Summer GCSE Exam series, it’s important that not only their academic needs are being supported, but also their health and well-being.
We know that young people often regard good, long regular sleep and eating properly as a secondary consideration to wanting to socialise and interact with their friends or spend time online. Teenagers can get into bad habits with regards to being online too long, not eating nutritious meals regularly and not finding the right balance between sleep and work.
The next two weeks, leading up to their first exam and the five weeks which their exams cover, should be a time where they are looking after themselves a lot more to remain focused, refreshed and alert through what is a challenging and exhausting time.
Therefore, we have put together this guide, based on sound scientific research, to help you and your child navigate their way through the next few weeks and perform at their best, every day.
There are 3 main areas which everyone can reflect on and make positive changes to their habits; SLEEP, SCREEN TIME and STUDY FUEL.

 

 

Little Lever Revision Cycle

Our Revision Cycle is a proven structue on how students revise effectively. This sits at the heart of preparing students for their February Mocks. Please view the illustration to find out more.

Revision Planners

Please watch the video below on how to help your child plan out their daily revision and home study and check which subjects and topics they are revising.

Please note that families must make this work for you. Whilst we recommend two 45-minute revision session each day, please work these around your own calenders and commitments.

 

 

How to revise effectively to know and remember more

To go alongside our Revision Cycle, we are delivering sessions in PREP time to all Year 11 students teaching them about the six best habits to use in becoming highly successful learners.