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New Year 12 Students - Starter Work for Sept 2019

Year 12 Starter Work

Congratulations on obtaining a place to study at Preston Manor Sixth Form.  To ensure that you get off to a fast start and are successful in your studies, students are asked to complete pre-study activities for the subjects that they will be studying. Please click on the PDFs below which relate to the courses that you are taking.  The tasks / activities should be completed before the start of term and handed in to the subject teacher on your first day of lessons.  Good luck!

Subject

Work to be completed for September

Art

Complete an artist research page on an artists who shows movements in human figures. Then complete 20 sketches using either pencil,pen, watercolour or acrylics, which are inspired by that artist. Must be brought to the first lesson back.

Graphics

Complete an artist research page on an artists who shows movements in human figures. Then complete 20 sketches using either pencil,pen, watercolour or acrylics, which are inspired by that artist. Must be brought to the first lesson back.

Applied Business

  • To investigate Tesco-look at their objectives, profit levels, projects, policies on the environment/recycling/people

Applied Science

  • Preparation of Unit 2 assessment, read articles on varying factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis and respiration. 

  • For chemistry volumetric and colorimetric analysis. 

  • Finally for physics specific heat capacity and resistivity of materials.

Biology

Buy the Headstart to A level Biology book (ISBN: 9781782942795) to read over the summer. It recaps all the crucial topics students will need to remember from GCSE. It also includes introductions to some of the key topics they’ll meet at A-Level

Business Studies

  • To investigate 5 businesses, look at their policies on environment/recycling/people.

  • To read articles on how businesses adapt to changes in technology, fashion, tastes

  • To look at which businesses are growing and which businesses are closing, and why.

Cambridge Technical IT

Computer Science

Chemistry

Buy the Headstart to A level Chemistry book (ISBN: 9781782942801) to read over the summer. It recaps all the crucial topics students will need to remember from GCSE. It also includes introductions to some of the key topics they’ll meet at A-Level.

Use Kerboodle to cover key concepts of chemistry

Economics

To find articles on current economic events, have a think of how this can change the UK economy. Students can familiarise themselves with key economic words such as inflation, GDP, sustainability and tariffs.

English Literature

  • Read or watch a Shakespearian tragedy of your choice e.g. King Lear 

  • Research Victorian England and Christina Rossetti and bring a bullet point list of 10 facts

  • Research America 1880 - 1940 and bring a bullet point list of 10 facts

  • Read a book for pleasure from a KS5 recommended reading list and come ready to discuss

Politics

  • Subscribe on-line to The Guardian, The Independent or The Times newspaper.  Look for articles relating to politics.

  • Who are the members of the current Cabinet?

  • Research what ‘Brexit’ is.  How did we get to where we are at present?  Where are we going?

  • Look at the websites of the following political parties:  Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens, Scottish Nationalist Party and the Brexit Party.  What are the ideas and proposed policies generated by these ideas of each of these parties?

 

History

  • Find out the answers to these Historical questions

Russian History

  1. How big was the Russian Empire in 1900?

  2. Who were the Romanovs?

  3. What is Nicholas II most famous for?

  4. Why do we remember Lenin?

  5. What impact did Stalin have on Russia?

 
  • Write out one-sentence definitions for these key historical terms about 18th/19th Century Britain:

•       Great Britain

•       Monarchy

•       Parliament

•       Prime Minister

•       Cabinet

•       Franchise/Suffrage

•       Industrialisation/Industrial Revolution

•       Great Exhibition

•        “Workshop of the World”

•       Empire/Colonies/Imperialism

•       Navy

•       Patronage

•        Aristocracy/Nobility

•       Bourgeoisie/Middle-class

•       Proletariat/Working-class

•       Trade Unions

•       Anglicans

•       Catholics

•       “Non-conformists”/”Dissenters”

Maths

Please complete "Preparation for AS/A Level Mathematics Workbook" attached below

Further Maths

Please complete "Preparation for AS/A Level Mathematics Workbook" attached below

Media Studies

 Read an edition of The Daily Mail and The Guardian newspapers. Make a note of the main stories on the front pages and how similar/different you think the front pages are. Keep these newspapers for further use.                                                                                       

Physics

Read an article of your choice from Nature Physics (https://www.nature.com/nphys/) and summarize it

Psychology

Research 4 different studies from the any topic below and create a poster summarising aim, method, findings, conclusion, strengths and weaknesses.

Social Influence

·         Asch (1956) Line experiment

·         Zimbardo (1973) Stanford Prison Study

·         Reicher and Haslam (2006) BBC Prison Study

·   ·         Moscovici et al. (1969)

Memory

·         Jacobs (1887) Short term memory Capacity

·         Miller (1956) The magic number seven

·         Peterson and Peterson (1959) Short term memory duration

·         Bahrick et al (1975) Long Term Memory duration

·         Baddeley (1966a and 1996b) coding of memory

·         Loftus and Palmer (1974) Leading questions

·         Gabbert et al. (2003) Post event discussions

·         Johnson and Scott (1976) Anxiety on eyewitness testimony

·         Yuille and Cutshall (1986) Anxiety and eyewitness testimony

Attachment

·         Meltzoff and Moore (1977)  Reciprocity and interactional synchrony

·         Schaffer and Emerson (1964) Stages of Attachment

·         Lorenz (1935) Imprinting

·         Harlow (1959) Rheus Moneys

·         Ainsworth and Bell (1971, 1078) The Strange Situation

·         Bowlby (1944) 44 Juvenille Thieves

·         Rutter and Sonuga-Barke (2010) Romanian Orphans

Approaches in Psychology

·         Pavlov (1927) Pavlov’s dog- classical conditioning

·         Skinner (1938) Skinenrs box-operant conditioning

·         Bandura, Ross and Ross (1986) Bobo doll study

Psychopathology

·         Watson and Rayner (1920) Little Albert

·         McGrath (1990) Treating Phobias

Biopsychology

·         Sperry and Gazziniga·         Sperry and Gazziniga (1967) Split brain

·         Maguire et al. (2002) Lodon taxi drivers

·         Siffre (1990)

 (1967) Split brain

·         Maguire et al. (2002) Lodon taxi drivers

Siffre (1990

 

Religious Studies

Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIYdx6lDDhg 

Make notes/mind maps about Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Imannuel Kant.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDiyQub6vpw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csIW4W_DYX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJvoFf2wCBU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsgAsw4XGvU

 

Read this page http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/introduction/intro_1.shtml and answer the following questions:

  1. What is ethics?

  2. What use is ethics?

  3. Are ethical statements objectively true?

  4. Where does ethics come from?

  5. Are there universal moral rules?

 

Sociology

  • Research the following Sociological theories and concepts and create mindmaps on them:

Marxism

Functionalism

Feminism

Globalisation and Postmodernity

 

Spanish

  • Revise the key vocab from your KS4 list of words.

  • Read and buy the guide book to La casa de Bernarda Alba   ISBN-10: 1471891968

  • Read and buy the guide book on the film Volver ISBN-10: 147189178X

  • Watch the film Volver (2006)

  • Collect and complete the grammar booklet on tenses from Mr. Novak

  • Tense revision: you should know the following tenses when you start the course. The verb hablar - to speak - has been used as an example in the first person singular: 

• present  (hablo)

• present continuous  (estoy hablando)

• preterite (hablé)

• imperfect (hablaba)

• immediate future (voy a hablar)

• future (hablaré)

• perfect (he hablado)

• conditional (hablaría)

• pluperfect (había hablado)

• gerund (-iendo/ando)

• imperative (orders and negation)

• subjunctive present (Hable)

 

French

Geography

Research a recent geographical event or story linked to tectonic hazards and globalisation. 

-Suggestion for tectonics hazards: you could create a report about a recent earthquake (consider the causes, impacts and responses).

-Suggestion for globalisation: you could research the recent USA-China trade war (consider the causes and national and international impacts).

 

You should spend around 1 hour completing each report (one side of A4 minimum for each one). No copy and paste. Deadline for this task is your first lesson.