Year 12 Summer Work - 2018

Please find below the work set for each subject.  You should work though the sheets for the subjects you are studying next year, this to be completed before the beginning of term.  We recommend that you tackle this in the last couple of weeks of the holiday.

Art

Please complete the homework task Presentation

Biology

Please purchase a copy of the textbook ‘Head Start to Biology’

Please revise all of your GCSE work as it will be a relevant foundation to the course.

Business Studies

Complete 10-20 bullet points on both of the following podcasts.
LIFE AFTER BREXIT http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07hj0qb#play
WHAT MAKES A COMPANY LAST http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p034m9fm

Feel free to choose one of the following on our recommended reading list:


How I Made It: 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal All (Rachel Bridge)
This book provides easy to read insights into the stories of 40 successful start-up entrepreneurs.  Great to use as examples along the course.

My Big Idea (Rachel Bridge)
In this book, Rachel takes a step back to consider what is behind the good business ideas that are converted into successful businesses. Easy reading with strong, relevant insights.

From Acorns (Caspian Woods)
Written by a man who has “been there” (to coin a phrase) but has retained that sense of passion about the challenges of setting up a successful business.  Clearly written for the budding but committed entrepreneur, you can pick up some practical insights.

We look forward to welcoming you in September. 

Chemistry

Summer work - essentialNew Head start to A-level Chemistry, CGP, 2015       ISBN: 978 1 78294 280 1Please work through this book, which consolidates the GCSE course and bridges the gap to A-level. You will be tested on the topics covered within this book, within the first 2 weeks of term in September. It is essential that your knowledge of GCSE topics is secure so that you can access the demanding A-level course.
Equipment required for A-level Chemistry :
• Hardback A4 Book to use as a lab book - must be good quality, contain lined paper (not blank or graph) and bound (not spiral) to withstand 2 years of practical work.  Example : OXFORD Black n' Red Casebound Notebook Ruled A4
• A4 Lever arch file
• File dividers
• Lined paper
• Scientific Calculator
• 30cm Ruler
• 2B pencil & eraser
• Pens – black, blue and green

Textbooks and revision guidesTextbooks are provided and Revision guides can be ordered through the school at a greatly reduced price in the Autumn term.
Suggested extra reading/books to help (particularly if you are not taking maths A-level)A-level Chemistry: Essential Maths Skills, CGP, 2015   ISBN: 978 1 78294 472 0Calculations in AS/A level Chemistry, Jim Clark   ISBN: 0-582-41127-0

Computer Science 

Read through the specification located here. Note the new content we cover for A level. Work through the computer science problem solving puzzles located here. Recursion, stacks and queues are all content you will study over the two year course.

Drama

DT 

To complete 4 to 6 A3 pages of development for the coursework project – Grid 6 of the assessment criteria.

English Literature

Please purchase and read copies of the following texts, while also reading the A-level Literature specification (link).  You will need to be prepared to engage in discussion and close study of these texts when you begin the course in September.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ ISBN: 978-0099740919

‘War of the Worlds’. ISBN: 978-1494745424

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’  ISBN: 978-0141190273

Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry, ISBN: 978-0571325405 – NB – the list of the poems you need to read and study for the course are on page two of the link ‘Poems of the Decade Commentaries’.  Use this attachment when reading the poems as it will help you to identify the main issues/themes/ideas in each of the poems.

English Language

Please purchase and read a copy of the following text: (NB. This text is quite expensive.  However, it is really worthwhile and will help you a lot with A-level English Language study.  If you are not able to purchase it, please spend time reading grammar websites and blogs on the internet.)  Also, read as many examples of non-fiction texts as possible – news reports, articles, online message boards, blogs etc., and choose two non-fiction texts from those that you read to discuss when you arrive in September.  You will be asked to feedback on any aspects of the texts that you found of particular interest (e.g. language, style, purpose, audience, form).   Please also read the A-level English Language specification (link)

‘Rediscover Grammar’ ISBN: 978-0582848627

Economics

Research the difference between Classic and Modern Economics.

Find out who was Adam Smith, why is he considered the father of Modern Economics?  What was his most important contribution to economics?

Find out who was Frederich Hayek.  What approach did he take on Market intervention and government policies?

Who was Maynard Keynes?  What was his approach to Market intervention and government policies?

Who was David Ricardo?  What was his approach to free trading?

Now is your turn – What is you view?

What triggered the Great Depression?  What are the similarities with the 2008 recession? 

Recommended reading:  The undercover Economist or Freakconomics 

Research the difference between Classic and Modern Economics.

Find out who was Adam Smith, why is he considered the father of Modern Economics?  What was his most important contribution to economics?

Find out who was Frederic Hayek.  What approach did he take on Market intervention and government policies?

Who was Maynard Keynes?  What was his approach to Market intervention and government policies?

Who was David Ricardo?  What was his approach to free trading?

Now is your turn – What is you view?

What triggered the Great Depression?  What are the similarities with the 2008 recession? 

Recommended reading:  The undercover Economist or Freakconomics

 

French

as-french-summer-school-booklet.pdf

German

a-level-summer-booklet-german.pdf

Geography

geography-coasts-summer-work-2018.docx

geography-oceans-summer-work-2018.docx

Government & Politics

Please undertake some background reading on these two topic areas ready for September

UK Elections – looking closely at the results of the 2015 UK General Election, the 2014 European Parliament Elections results in the UK and the 2016 Scottish, Welsh and London elections.
Questions to consider:
What similarities and differences can you detect in the results of these elections?
How can you start to explain these similarities and differences.
Why do different elections seem to produce different results?

UK Political Parties
Questions to consider:
Which are the main UK political parties?
How strongly supported are each of these  parties?
What role do political parties play in UK politics and government?

References
BBC website – plenty of resource son there including the election result data
Parliament website
Each party has its own website
Newspapers – Telegraph, Guardian, Times etc
Economist website 

 

History

history-germany-summer-work-2018.docx

history-anglo-saxons-and-normans-2018.docx

 

Maths

maths-calc-work.pdf

maths-non-calc-work.pdf

Music

yr-12-summer-homework-music.pdf

PE

a-level-pe-summer-school-work-june-2018.pdf

Physics

https://isaacphysics.org/

  1. Log in using the account details that you set up on Thursday 28th or Friday 29th June. If you did not attend Summer School, you will need to sign up for an Isaac Physics account and select Crypt as your school.
  2. Go to My Account/Teacher Connections and enter the code 9GUXYC.
  3. Go to My Assignments
  4. Complete the assignment ‘Crypt AS Physics Prep 2018’ and submit your answers. The deadline for completion is the first day of term in September.
  5. The extension task ‘Crypt Summer 2018 Extension’ is optional.

 

 

Psychology

1)     Research a psychologist of your choice (he/she will come from a certain ‘approach’ or school of thought (state the background of the person in terms of their approach – this will show where they feel CAUSE of behaviour lies – biological psychologist or psychodynamic psychologist etcetera).

2)     Explain the person’s contribution to psychology (WHAT did they do - did they explain behaviour in some way, WHY do we know their name).

3)     How did they SUPPORT (never say prove) their theory. What exactly did they do to show they were right. Did they do experiments or case studies or use another research method to show they had a point.

4)     The length of the work is totally up to you but ‘cut and paste’ is not an option. I want your thoughts and words! 

 

RS Philosophy & Ethics

1) Discover the foundations of Philosophy by researching Plato and Aristotle and complete a fact file for your P&E folders including:

a)   Plato’s use of the Forms, his allegory of the cave and the idea of body/soul distinction.

b)  Aristotle’s influence on later Christian thinkers such as Aquinas.

c)    What are your views on Plato and Aristotle’s views of the ‘divine’?

2) Research the concepts of absolute and relative morality and consider the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. Ensure you use examples to demonstrate these recommendations and flaws.

Attempt one of the following three questions. Include your viewpoint, general arguments for & against as well as religious perspectives.

a)   ‘The UK should reintroduce the Death Penalty for certain crimes.’

b)  ‘Animals should be tested upon to advance medicines & treatments for humans.’

c) ‘The UK should introduce voluntary euthanasia.’

 

Spanish

a-level-booklet-summer-work-spanish.pdf

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