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 "People say that life is the thing, but  I prefer reading." - Logan Pearsall  Smith

 "Reading maketh a full man." -  Francis Bacon

 "The reading of good books is like a  conversation with the best men of  past centuries." - Rene Descartes

 "A good book is the precious  life- blood of a master spirit." - John  Milton

 "A good book is the best of friends,  the same today and for ever." -  Martin Tupper

 "Books think for me." - Charles  Lamb

 "All books are either dreams or  swords, You can cut, or you can  drug, with words." - Amy Lowell

 "People die, but books never die." -  Franklin D. Roosevelt

 "Books do furnish a room." -  Anthony Powell

 "A good book is the purest essence  of a human soul." - Thomas Carlyle

 "The proper study of mankind is  books." - Aldous Huxley

 "I have rather studied books than  men." - Francis Bacon
























S4 Study Schedule (by Subject)


Your S4 Study Schedule

The revision tips booklet (sent out with your recent school report) is not exclusively for parents. The booklet contains useful, general information related to your studying.

The revision timetable and notes for guidance provide subject specific information. If you are studying a subject where there is no information speak to your class teacher or the principal teacher of the subject for further information and advice.

Mrs A Hollywood


SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

ENGLISH

Folio:

1 x personal/imaginative writing

1 x functional/discursive writing

3 x critical evaluations on poetry or drama or novels/short stories

 

Preparation for Close Reading exam and Writing exam

March 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2007

Tuesdays 3.45-4.45

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Use past papers for practice in Close Reading & Writing.

Read quality newspapers e.g. Glasgow Herald (available on-line) then look up and learn new vocabulary.

Carefully proof read all your work.

Identify and work on weak areas.

Your English teacher

The school website – check out ‘the English' page

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

MATHS

 

 

   

Mondays 3.45-4.45

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

There is no better revision for maths than doing example questions.

 

Go back over past homeworks and then check your answers.

Use your notes jotter when you are stuck. Ask any maths teacher for help if there is a question which you cannot do /don't understand.

Past papers are the most important

resource for revision. Work your

way through the papers

for your level (again asking for help

and advice when necessary) then –

start at the beginning again!

These papers will be the best

preparation for your actual exam.

Ask your teacher about them if

you need more information.

Attend supported study! Plenty of advice available there. Revision sheets.

Your maths teacher or any other member of the department

 

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

 

Past papers

 

Notes jotter

 

 




SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

MODERN LANGUAGES

Speaking assessment

 

Writing assessment

January/February

2007

Wednesday/Thursday 3.45-4.45pm

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Learn vocabulary regularly. repare thoroughly, at home, for Writing and Speaking assessments.

Write out passages and practise saying these out loud.

Use past papers to practise questions.

Your French teacher

 

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

 

 





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

HOME ECONOMICS

Prepare and practise simple meals at home, including washing and tidying up to increase confidence and efficiency

Practical exam

 

 



March 2007

Wednesdays 3.45-4.45pm

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Borrow equipment e.g. flan rings, piping bags and pipes to practise dishes at home.

Use your own notes for revision,

read and learn department Standard Grade study notes and booklets.

Use past papers to practise exam-style questions.

Your H.E. teacher

 

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

 

www.nutrition.org.uk





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

BIOLOGY

Topics still to be covered:

Body in Action

Inheritance

Biotechnology

 

February

March

May

Wednesday/Thursday

3.45-4.45pm

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

  

Your class teacher

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

SG textbook – Torrance

Revision notes

N.B. a detailed week-by-week revision timetable is available from department staff





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

CHEMISTRY

   

   

Wednesday/Thursday

3.45-4.45pm

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Intensive revision programme once all topics are completed.

Your class teacher

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

Learning outcome booklets for S.G. and revision books.

 





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

PHYSICS

Practical investigations to be completed in class time.

Complete final two topics

 

Revision

19 th January 2007

30 th March 2007

 

From 16.04.07

Wednesday/Thursday

3.45-4.45pm

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

   

Your class teacher

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

(including videos)

SG textbook – McCormack & Baillie

Summary notes





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

ART & DESIGN

Folio (Design unit completed in S3)

Expressive Unit (PAINTING)

3 x A2 Sheets of artwork.

(Investigation, Development & Final Solution)

Preparation for written exam

Written exam

 

 

 

 





April 2007

 

 

May 2007

 

 

Supported Study 3.30-4.30

(Every night Mon-Fri)

 


April 2007

 

 

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

All design & expressive units of work completed in class.The coursework can be improved at lunchtime and daily after school.

Written Paper -

Know what questions you need to

answer-

STILL LIFE & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Answer question a) + b) in each of the above area

question a) The department has sample papers which can be marked for you. Learn the correct language. Learn the Visual Elements.

question b) Learn the Revision Sheet with your artists/designers which was prepared in class.

Practise the timing!!!!

15minutes per question

Your Art Teacher

 

Department C.D.'s.

 

Department Word banks.

 

Department Books.

 

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

 

 

 

 

 

 





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

HISTORY

  

  

Wednesdays 3.45-4.45pm

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Play with information to help recall knowledge e.g.

Writing a word to do with the subject often helps e.g. TRENCH

T rench foot

R ats

E nemy attacks

N asty wounds

C asualties

H orrific

Soldiers faced terrible conditions in the trench, diseases like trench foot caused by having their feet immersed in water too long and Weil's disease or typhus caused by rats. Enemy attacks led to nasty wounds and many casualties. Generally soldiers' experience of trenches was horrific.

Try – mind maps, spider diagrams and timelines to help with the recall of knowledge.

To learn enquiry skills you need to practise exam-style questions. Homework will also help develop this skill.

Your history teacher

 

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

P.E.

Activities p5-20

Body in Action p25-43

Body in Action p44-52

Skills/techniques

The facts in action

The facts in action

16.02.07

23.02.07

09.03.07

23.03.07

20.04.07

Pre-exam

Thursdays 3.45-4.45pm

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Use past papers to practise exam-style questions.

Your P.E. teacher

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

BBC Bitesize video (PE)

School handouts

Evaluating CD and past papers





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

CRAFT & DESIGN

Design Folio – detailed investigation into a product that is subsequently made.

Folio should include – brief, analysis, specification, investigation, concept sketches, development drawings, working drawings, cutting list, sequence of operation and an evaluation.

Practical abilities – assessed as follows – craftsmanship, measuring, use of hand tools, manufacture, finish.

 

  

 

 

 

 

30 th March 2007

 

By negotiation with the class teacher

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Increase knowledge via revision notes/completion of past papers on -

materials, their properties and uses; manufacturing processes, their uses and applications; surface finishing; common hand tools and their use; common machine tools/equipment and their use; process of designing; principal factors influencing design; stages of planning for manufacture and safe working practices.

Your class teacher

Sufficient class time is allocated to complete the product, however, class resources are available during the lunch break and after school to complete the final product.

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

 





SUBJECT

COURSEWORK

DEADLINES

SUPPORTED STUDY

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

Knowledge & Interpretation – features throughout the course up to a maximum of 40 hours. From a variety of course activities pupils compile a portfolio of work from which a selection is made for assessment.


2nd March 2007

By negotiation with the class teacher

REVISION

USEFUL RESOURCES

Practise using drawing boards and ‘T' squares – geometric shapes – pyramids/prisms, cones/cylinders, sectional views.

3D sketching – one/two point perspective, oblique, isometric and isometric views.

2D sketching & drawing – plans, elevations, orthographic projection, dimensioning.

 

Increase knowledge via revision notes/completion of past papers – knowledge of conventions, symbols, techniques, computer aspects, interpretation of charts, diagrams, detailed drawings, sketching ability.

Your class teacher

 

www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/educationbitesize

 

 

 

 

 

ilson

School Librarian