A PARENT’S GUIDE - Year 9

Papers

Topics

Length

Content to Learn

1

The Living World

60 minutes

The Living World

Producers, Consumers, Decomposers, Food chain , Food web, Nutrient cycling, Food chains, Reasons for high levels of biodiversity, Rates and reasons for deforestation, Impacts of deforestation, Plant and animal adaptations in the TRF and cold environments, Svalbard- opportunities and threats 

 

How should my child revise and prepare to be successful on these assessments?

Thoroughly learn the ideas and vocabulary from the knowledge organisers. Students can do this the same way they revise and prepare for their regular knowledge and key questions tests by self-testing. This process involves the following steps:

  1. Selecting a chunk of the knowledge organiser or study booklet.
  2. Test yourself on the content to be learnt. Ask others to test you. See if you can remember the whole knowledge organiser by trying to write it out from memory
  3. As you get more confident with your knowledge, answer the questions from the AP1 preparation booklets using the knowledge organisers.

2 Ways Parents Can Help

  1. Knowledge organisers: Encourage your child to use their knowledge organisers for their revision and complete self-testing of vocabulary and word meanings. Offer to quiz them on their knowledge to see how much they have learned and give them guidance on what to do next
  2. Support resources: Your child has a paper copy of the preparation booklet. Please monitor the completion of this – the answers can be found on the knowledge organisers. The booklets should be completed before the date of the exam.

Learning Materials