Y12 Summer Holiday Work2018-07-16T16:32:24+00:00

Holiday Work for New Year 12 Students

 

Below are the summer work tasks for all subjects offered in the Sixth Form. Read the relevant sections carefully, and, where appropriate, download the required documents.

All summer work needs to be completed to the best of your ability and brought to the first lesson in the relevant subject. Therefore, please ensure you have done this by Tuesday 4th September 2018. This work will ensure that you start your A level courses well, and will prepare you for the transition from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5. Independent study skills are essential for success in the Sixth Form, and discipline and good habits established now will set you in good stead for the future. Students who do not complete the summer work will be liable for sanctions, and may find themselves behind from the beginning.

Each subject’s summer task is different, according to the demands of the course. We suggest you spend a minimum of 2-4 hours on each subject, but in most subjects, maintaining an interest in the subject matter throughout the holiday will best prepare you. In some subjects the amount of time spent will be difficult to quantify, and in some subjects you may need to do more over a longer period of time. Remeber, successful A level students will invest 20+ hours per week on their work, including both reactive (teacher-set) work, like that below, and proactive (self-set) work, including wider reading.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email, but bear in mind that school is not in session during the summer break and therefore you may not get a response quickly.

Subject Summer Work Documents
Art – Fine Art Read and complete the tasks outlined in the document Fine Art  and Art Graphics Summer Work 2018 Fine Art and Art Graphics Summer Work 2018
Art – Art Graphics Read and complete the tasks outlined in the document Fine Art  and Art Graphics Summer Work 2018 Fine Art and Art Graphics Summer Work 2018
Biology Please see the following document for Summer work 2018 Biology Summer Holiday Work 2018
Business Studies If you study Business at MGGS you’ll be better informed than the average person in the street about the big issues, such as enterprise and entrepreneurship. You’ll be encouraged to articulate your ideas and to distinguish between facts, bias and opinion.

Task: Choose a successful entrepreneur to investigate.
Produce a report to include:

  • Biography of entrepreneur, e.g. age, background etc.
  • An overview of the entrepreneurial / business activities
  • The entrepreneurial characteristics you feel they show
  • Key events / activities that have made them successful

Please bring your work to your first Business lesson.

Chemistry Please see the following documents for Summer holiday work 2018 Chemistry – Overview and Summary of Summer Work

Chemistry Summer Work Maths 1- Ratios and amount of substance

Chemistry Summer Work Maths 2- The Avogadro Constant

Chemistry – Welcome day Practical Task – Emission Spectra 2018 (1)

Chemistry – Support Sheet – Standard form and significant figures

Computing If you study Computing at MGGS you’ll be developing you knowledge and skills at programming computer systems. To help you get off to a flying start to your programming career, please complete this task.

Task: Developing Programming Skills
Please complete a Python online course delivered by Codeacademy (http://www.codeacademy.com).

If you have no prior knowledge of programming please complete the Python basics course. If you have prior experience of programming you may choose the course that interests.

Please bring your work to your first Computing lesson.

Economics If you study Economics at MGGS you’ll be better informed than the average person in the street about the big issues, such as the impact of Brexit and whether austerity is the best fiscal policy for our future. You’ll be encouraged to articulate your ideas and to distinguish between facts, bias and opinion. It will also give you more confidence in your personal finances because you’ll be more aware of the changing economic situation and how this affects your disposable income.

Task: What is Economics?
Produce a fact file, presented in any way you deem fit, that answers the question, ‘what is economics?’.

To be successful, you must include references to local/national and international examples.

Please bring your work to your first Economics lesson.

English Literature Please see the following documents for Summer holiday work 2018 English Literature – Summer Bridging work

English Literature – wider reading list

Further Maths Maintaining your mathematical practice during the summer break is really important if you’re to make a good start to A level further Mathematics. The Further Mathematics Induction Booklet 2018 will help you with this, including lots of examples of practice questions.

You should use this booklet to guide your preparation for the September induction test. You do not need to complete every question. The induction test will cover the same material as this Booklet, so use it to revise any areas of weakness.

Further Mathematics Induction Booklet 2018
French Please see the following document for Summer holiday work 2018 French Summer Work 2018
German Please see the following documents for Summer holiday work 2018 German Summer Work 2018
Geography The news

In Geography the news is so important, it keeps you up to date with relevant information that can be used to make synoptic links with topics that we study.

Over the summer you need to keep in touch with what is going on in the news nationally but also internationally. I would like you to create a folder that you keep news items in or summaries of what has been happening in the news. This could be from newspapers, notes from watching the news, online news searches, from using BBC or Sky news apps or listening to the news. You can group your news findings into topics with dividers, it can be as obvious as human or physical geography or into much smaller groupings. I would like you to summarise the news articles but then also explain how this links to Geography.

Maths Maintaining your mathematical practice during the summer break is really important if you’re to make a good start to A level Mathematics.  The Mathematics Induction Booklet 2018 will help you with this, including lots of examples and practice questions.

You should use this booklet to guide your preparation for the September induction test.  You do not need to complete every question.  The induction test will cover the same material as this Booklet, so use it to revise any areas of weakness.

Mathematics Induction Booklet 2018
Media Studies You will need to select one recent advertising campaign (within the past 5 years) to create a case study on. Your case study should include:

  • An annotated copy of the print advertisement used in the advertising campaign in order to reach and engage its audience. Consider the choice of image, body language, camera shot, use of written codes, lighting, costume. What are you being informed about the product and brand?
  • A 500 word analysis of the television advert, exploring the ways that it has been constructed to engage the audience. Try to use technical media language in your analysis such as names for camera shots.

A poster design for a new advertising campaign similar to the one you have explored. This could be hand drawn or photographed but should be detailed and use appropriate conventions for a poster of its kind.

Physics  Complete the Physics worksheets shown in the next column. Physics Summer Work 2018
Religious Studies Link to the anthology.

You need to read the first article for Philosophy, Ethics and Christianity.
You need to produce a summary in your own words as to what you think the article is arguing/stating/explaining. This is called AO1.
This will be challenging but very, very useful.

Explore other course documents, particularly exam papers as this will help you to know more about the course.

Spanish Please do the following in preparation for studying A Level Spanish at MGGS:

  • Watch Pan’s Labyrinth (it is about £5 – £6 on Amazon and is sometimes on Amazon and Netflix) and any other Guillermo del Toro films (see list here)
  • Download a newspaper app such as 20minutos onto your phone. Read at least two newspaper articles per week and attempt to translate some or all parts of the articles you have read into English.
  • Revise all grammar from GCSE, particularly tenses. You must keep a record of what you have done and when (screen shot and date):

https://www.language-gym.com/#!/

https://conjuguemos.com/

https://personal.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/

  • Start a Spotify playlist with songs in Spanish (if Enrique Iglesias or Daddy Yankee is not your cup of tea, look for alternative Spanish music or whatever type you like as there will be an equivalent in Spanish)

You may also wish to read one or more of the following novels:

  • The Return by Victoria Hislop
  • Guernica by Dave Boling
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom

They provide a lot of information about either the Civil War or the Franco dictatorship.

You may consider purchasing the following:

Product Design Please see the following document for Summer holiday work 2018 Product Design 2018
Theatre Studies Please see the following document for Summer holiday work 2018 Drama and Theatre – 2018