Year 11 Steps to Success 2022

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.

What we have done so far...

  • English, Maths & Science Boost

    Students receive an additional three 95-minute lessons of English, Maths or 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.

  • Option Subject Boost

    In a similar way to the English, Maths and Science Boost, Option Subjects also have Boost sessions which take place on Mondays and 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.

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

  • 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.

    If the government decides to move to TAGs (Teacher Assessed Grades) again this year, the mock exams will form a part of the rationale of awarding grades in the summer.

What is happening this term...

  • Science Boost

    Science are running an additional Boost session every Thursday this half term from 2.45pm to 3.30pm. This will appear on your SIMS Parent app timetable.

  • 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, 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 throught 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.

    Year 11 Intervention Classes Calendar
    TIMETABLE WEEK Date Subject Focus Class(es) Session / Time Room
    1
    Mon 17th Jan Spanish 7+ 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Tue 18th Jan Spanish Listening & Reading 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Wed 19th Jan English Language Paper 1 Q4 36 students 2.45pm – 4pm PA1
    Thu 20th Jan
    Science Boost All classes 2.45pm – 3.30pm All rooms
    Spanish Writing 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Fri 21st Jan Media 11Md1 2.45pm – 3.30pm C4
    Sat 22nd Jan Spanish Speaking Paper & sentence structure 11Sp1 AM L2
    Sun 23rd Jan
    2
    Mon 24th Jan Spanish 7+ 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Tue 25th Jan Spanish Listening & Reading 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Wed 26th Jan English Language Paper 1 Q4 36 students 2.45pm – 4pm PA1
    Thu 27th Jan
    Science Boost All classes 2.45pm – 3.30pm All rooms
    Spanish Writing 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Fri 28th Jan Media 11Md1 2.45pm – 3.30pm C4
    Sat 29th Jan Spanish Speaking Paper & sentence structure 11Sp1 AM L2
    Sun 30th Jan
    1
    Mon 31st Jan Spanish 7+ 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Tue 1st Feb Spanish Listening & Reading 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Wed 2nd Feb
    Thu 3rd Feb
    Science Boost All classes 2.45pm – 3.30pm All rooms
    Spanish Writing 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    DIT Pre Exam class – exam Q technique with higher order Qs 11Di1 2.45pm – 3.30pm G3
    Fri 4th Feb Media 11Md1 2.45pm – 3.30pm C4
    Sat 5th Feb Spanish Reading paper & sentence structure/tenses 11Sp1 AM L2
    Sun 6th Feb
    2
    Mon 7th Feb Spanish 7+ 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Tue 8th Feb
    Spanish Listening & Reading 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    RE Pre-exam class 11Re1 Lunch H4
    Wed 9th Feb
    Thu 10th Feb
    Science Boost All classes 2.45pm – 3.30pm All rooms
    Spanish Writing 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Fri 11th Feb Media 11Md1 2.45pm – 3.30pm C4
    Sat 12th Feb Spanish Listening skills 11Sp1 AM L2
    Sun 13th Feb
    Half Term
    Mon 14th Feb
    Tue 15th Feb
    Wed 16th Feb Spanish All-Inclusive 11Sp1 10am – 2pm L2
    Thu 17th Feb
    Fri 18th Feb
    Sat 19th Feb
    Sun 20th Feb
    1
    Mon 21st Feb Spanish 7+ 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Tue 22nd Feb
    Spanish Listening & Reading 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    RE Pre-exam class 11Re1 Lunch H4
    Wed 23rd Feb
    Thu 24th Feb
    Science Boost All classes 2.45pm – 3.30pm All rooms
    Spanish Writing 11Sp1 3.30pm – 5.30pm L2
    Fri 25th Feb Media 11Md1 2.45pm – 3.30pm C4
  • February Mock Exam Calendar

    Students will sit a second set of mocks this term, starting the week commencing 7th February over two school weeks (the half term holiday sits in between week 1 and week 2).

    Date Session Timetabled Subjects Subject / Exam Paper / Length Room
    Monday 7th February
    1 Sc N / PE P Science Trilogy / Biology Paper 1 / 75mins
    Separate Science / Biology Paper 1 / 105mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – LRC
    G5 – Access Students
    2 Option A French / Listening Paper H / 45 mins
    Spanish / Listening Paper H / 45mins
    Spanish / Listening Paper F / 35minsHistory / Paper 1 / 60mins
    Design Tech / Paper 1 / 90mins
    Computer Science / Paper 1 Principles of Comp Sci / 90mins
    DIT / Paper 1 Component 3 / 90mins
    LRC
    L1
    L2Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    3 Boost EMS English Language / Paper 1 / 105mins
    Tuesday 8th February
    1 En N / Sc P English Language / Paper 2 / 105mins Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    2 Ma N / En P
    3 Option C History / Paper 1 Content / 60mins
    Geography / Paper 1 / 90mins
    RE Paper 1 / Religions / 100mins
    Music Tech / Paper 1 The Music Industry / 60mins
    Business / Paper 1 Theme 1 / 90mins
    Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    Wednesday 9th February
    1 En N / Sc P English Literature / Paper 1 A Christmas Carol & An Inspector Calls / 105mins Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    2 Ma N / En P
    3 Option B History / Paper 1 Content / 90mins
    Design Tech / Paper 1 / 90mins
    Business / Paper 1 Theme 1 / 90mins
    Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    Thursday 10th February
    1 Ma N / En P Maths / Paper 1 Non-calc H & F / 80mins Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    2 Sc N / Ma P Science Trilogy / Biology Paper 2 / 75mins
    Separate Science / Biology Paper 2 / 105mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – LRC
    G5 – Access Students
    3 Option C History / Paper 2 / 60mins
    Business / Paper 2 Theme 2 / 90mins
    Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    Friday 11th February
    1 En N / Sc P Science Trilogy / Chemistry Paper 1 / 75mins
    Separate Science / Chemistry Paper 1 / 105mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – LRC
    G5 – Access Students
    2 Sc N / Ma P
    3 Option A History / Paper 2 / 60mins
    Geography / Paper 1 / 90mins
    French / Reading Paper H / 60 mins
    Spanish / Reading Paper H / 60mins
    Spanish / Reading Paper F / 45mins
    Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    Saturday 12th February
    February Half Term Holiday
    Sunday 20th February
    Monday 21st February
    1 Boost EMS English Literature / Paper 2 Macbeth & Unseen Poetry / 105mins ST – Sports Hall
    SS – LRC
    G5 – Access Students
    2 PE N / Sc P Science Trilogy / Chemistry Paper 2 / 55mins
    Separate Science / Chemistry Paper 2 / 65mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – LRC
    G5 – Access Students
    3 Option B History / Paper 2 / 60mins
    Drama / Component 1 Written Understanding Drama / 105mins
    Music / Paper 1 Listening & Appraising / 90mins
    Business / Paper 2 Theme 2 / 90mins
    Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    PA2 Music Students
    Tuesday 22nd February
    1 Ma N / En P Maths / Paper 2 Calc H & F / 80mins Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    2 En N / Ma P
    3 Option C History / Paper 3 / 60mins
    Geography / Paper 2 / 90mins
    RE / Paper 2 Thematic Studies / 100mins
    Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    Wednesday 23rd February
    1 Ma N / Sc P Maths / Paper 3 Calc H & F / 80mins Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    2 Sc N / En P
    3 Option B History / Paper 3 / 60mins Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students
    Thursday 24th February
    1 Sc N / Ma P Science Trilogy / Physics Paper 1 / 75mins
    Separate Science / Physics Paper 1 / 05mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – LRC
    G5 – Access Students
    2 En N / Sc P
    3 Boost EMS
    Friday 25th February
    1 En N / Ma P Science Trilogy / Physics Paper 2 / 65mins
    Separate Science / Physics Paper 2 / 70mins
    ST – Sports Hall
    SS – LRC
    G5 – Access Students
    2 Sc N / En P
    3 Option A Computer Science / Paper 2 Application of Computational Thinking / 90 mins

    History / Paper 3 / 60mins
    Geography / Paper 2 / 90mins
    French / Writing Paper H / 75mins
    Spanish / Writing Paper H / 75 mins
    Spanish / Writing Paper F / 60mins
    Hair & Beauty

    C3 – Comp Sci

    Sports Hall
    G5 – Access Students

  • 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!

February Mock Exam Calendar (Download Version)

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Pre-Exam Classes, All-Inclusives, Walking Talking Mocks Calendar (Download Version)

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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.

  • 1. Spaced Learning

    Please watch the narrated PowerPoint below to find out more about Spaced Learning. This was shown and taught in Year 11 PREP time on Friday 12th January.

Revision Planners and Spaced Learning

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