Year 11 Home Learning

Year 11 Home Learning


Dear parents and year 11 students, 


This is a very difficult time for everyone and we would like to express our thanks for your support and resilience over the last few days. The Department for Education have released their overall methodology for calculating GCSE grades this summer and the guidance so far is as follows: 


Schools will assemble in-school evidence of student progress, including mock exam grades, coursework assignments, class assessments and work in books. This information, along with our knowledge of each individual student will be used to generate a predicted grade- the grade we expect each child to achieve were they to sit their exams and compete coursework, without any of the interruptions that have taken place. This information will be collected by the Department for Education, Ofqual and the examination boards and compared to assessment grades from Key Stage 2 (primary school). A final GCSE grade for each subject will then be released to students in July. 


After this, there will be an opportunity for students and schools to appeal these grades (the same system that is available every year) and there will also be opportunity for students to sit their official examinations in the Autumn. 


We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you all that the grades we put forward for all of you will positively reflect the effort and determination that you have shown since beginning year 11; you have worked amazingly well and we encourage you to continue studying at home (very important for sitting exams in the Autumn) and also to start preparing for your further studies at Sixth Form or College. On this, we will honour places at The Malling School Sixth Form and, where possible, we will also make arrangements for students who did not initially apply to stay with us but are now reconsidering in light of recent events.  

If you have mock examination papers or coursework at home, please keep these in a safe place as we will need to collect these from you in the coming weeks. 


Thank you once again and we hope to see you all again soon 

General Guidance

Working at home to consolidate the learning that has taken place in school is one of the best ways to commit knowledge to the long term memory, ready to recall key information when it is needed (in assessments or everyday situations).

All students have been provided with Knowledge Organisers (KOs), that outline the key information that is required for success in each subject area (click here to access the knowledge organisers on The Malling School website).

Students can use these KOs to first of all learn key knowledge for upcoming lessons (as is expected as part of the weekly home learning routine), as well as using ones from previous terms to revisit past topics, further embedding content and ‘overlearning’ (the process of continuing to practice and revise after it has initially been learnt)- this technique will enable students to master each subject area and give them the ability to apply their knowledge and understanding in any given situation.

In this section you will also find specific tasks that should be completed for each subject area. Within each folder, you will find an overview from the Head of Department, identifying what you should focus on and tasks that should be completed, as well as subject specific hints and tips.




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