Year 10 Summer Homework 2019

This is an outline of the work that Year 10 students have received and must complete over the summer holidays. Students will have more details from their teachers. All work must be submitted by the deadline set by their class teacher.

Summer Studies 2019 / Year 11 Rehearsal Exams 2019-20


(Deadline for all English tasks is 30th August)

Four quizzes sent via Edmodo, using the correct group code.

  • Set 1-3: bnhjuz
  • Sets 4-9: e8acxq

Write three detailed paragraphs describing the weather, focusing on the following aspects:

  1. The clouds/ sky
  2. The rain/ lightning/ thunder/ wind
  3. The clouds/ sky (from a different perspective)

Take this time to re-read their Literature texts.


Two booklets of maths questions, one calculator and one non-calculator.  The booklets focus on the GCSE work covered in Year 10, and replicate questions which often appear on exam papers.  Students must attempt every question, and to get the most out of the task should use their exercise books or a revision guide to help with problematic topics.


Set of tasks: one each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics for each week of the summer holidays. All students will be expected to complete the basic task with those higher tier students also completing the ‘get that 5’ task. The ‘aim for 9 task’ is there to stretch and challenge.

Science – Summer Work


An A3 double sided Christianity Key Beliefs revision worksheet in preparation for their first Y11 topic in September.


Exercises from their Grammar and Translation books and their Revision workbooks. They also need to go on to “Kerboodle” and revise topics studied in Year 10.


Finish the booklet of the Cod Beck field trip cover to cover. 

This includes;

  • completing all of the data presentation techniques,
  • analysing each one
  • writing an overall conclusion answering all of the exam questions


Complete Tasks A and B of the Britain, Health and the People handout.

Complete Tasks A and B of the Normans handout.

The tasks indicate the amount of time to be spent.

History – Summer Work 1 – Britain, Health and the People

History – Summer Work 2 – Norman England

Computer Science and IT

Pages 19 to 26 of their Computer Science Workbook

  • P19 – Client Server & Peer to Peer Networks
  • P20 – Network Topologies
  • Page 22 to 23 – Network Protocols
  • Page 24 – The Internet
  • Page 25 – Network Security Threats

(The booklets are also available through remote access)

Computer Science and IT – Summer Work

Cambridge National IT

Holiday homework booklet issued by Mr Villegas

  • What is information?
  • Methods used to collect, store data/information
  • Storage methods
  • The use of data

(The booklets are also available through remote access)

NCFE/CACHE in Child Development and Care

Read and revise the course booklet. For each chapter students need to pick out and define 10 keywords. There are 9 chapters so that’s 90 keywords in total.


Revision Guide Design. Make a detailed and informative revision page based on Nutrition. The page will form a part of a class revision book and will be printed and made into a book to be used in the classroom.

Food – Summer Work

Physical Education

Sports Psychology topic booklet and examination style questions.


Task 1

Re-read ‘Blood Brothers’.  Student need to know the play holistically, focus on the characters, plot and settings ensuring they understand the narrative throughout the story. Create a revision timeline of the plot on 1 side of A3 paper.

Task 2

To achieve a solid response to the 20 mark question students need a clear understanding of the key characters in Blood Brothers.

Students need to complete a strong paragraph which summarises their own interpretation for each of the following characters. This can then be used as an introduction to their 20 mark response. One paragraph per key character.

Example: Sammy is a typical working class character.  Having fallen on hard times he does not want to waste time with a conventional job and looks for shortcuts to create money.  He has a powerful personality, so can often be threatening and bullying towards others.  He should be the responsible male in the household but turns to crime to help him through his poverty.  He holds his head high and does not try to pretend to be anything than what he is.

Three key moments which support this interpretation are:

  • His first appearance with the dead worms.
  • Robbing the bus conductor.
  • The armed robbery in Act 2.
Mickey Edward
Mrs Johnstone Mrs Lyons
Linda Mr Lyons

Once students have written their character interpretation they should identify 3 key moments in the play which support their interpretation.

Task 3

Students must complete a full draft of their devising log ensuring you cover all aspects of the specification.  Students are aiming for a document which is 2500 words long.

Music (Performance/Technology)

Research tasks set up on OneNote

Music – Summer Work


Mock Exam Project  (Use the sheet you were given for more details)

Art – Summer Work

Art and Design Textiles

  • Select an area of interest or a theme that you would like to study for your coursework portfolio. (There are some suggestions listed below if you are struggling!)
  • Research into your chosen area or theme and collect images and ideas.
  • From your ideas, research into three designers/artists that have been influenced by your area/theme and explain what you think about their work. Use the sheet ‘How to write your own opinions’ to help you.

Areas of interest/themes you could study for your coursework portfolio:

Surfaces – many textile artists have explored the contrasting qualities of different surfaces. Look at appropriate examples and, using a variety of techniques and materials,develop ideas for a textile piece.

Floral Design – Many artists and textile designers have used flowers as inspiration for their paintings and designs. Marianne North made closely observed studies of flowers. Georgia O’Keeffe explored abstract qualities of flowers. William Morris produced repeated floral patterns. From your research, produce a personal response.

Recycled Materials – Recycling materials has recently become an ethically desirable process, although many artists and cultures have traditionally re-used materials. Lauren Shanley uses vintage fabrics to make fashion items employing applique and embroidery. In India, the process known as Kantha involves the re-use of fabrics, stitched and embellished with colourful threads. Look at relevant examples and combine recycled materials in a creative way to produce a personal response.

Embellishment – The use of richly embellished furnishings, fabrics and garments has traditionally conveyed position and status. Look at a range of suitable materials, such as threads, beads, stones, sequins and other reflective material, and produce a personal response.

Decorative Textiles – Exotic feathers, butterfly wings, animal skins, fish scales and shells have inspired the design of decorative textiles throughout the world. Explore a variety of examples and produce a personal response based on your research.

Architecture – The geometric shapes, patterns and decorative features that can be found in past and contemporary architecture are often used as a rich source of imagery for work in textiles. Explore this idea and produce a personal response.

Study of a favourite period in time, designer, film producer, outfit, book etc. Some studies that other textile students have completed are: The Grinch, Tim Burton, Disney films, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lady GaGa, Africa, The 1960’s, Victorian Influences, Alice in Wonderland.

GCSE – Design and Technology

For each topic covered for the exam; students are required to write a revision card to highlight the key learning.

OCR Engineering Design

Three sketches of initial ideas for their portable speaker. This needs to be ready for further development when they return in September. They will also be given some example exam questions to complete, which will focus on revision and content they have covered during Year 10.

NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award Health and Fitness

To complete Unit 1.1 and 1.2 – ‘Now test yourself’ questions in your revision guide in preparation for your resit.

GCSE Business

Complete the tasks on the work sheet given
e.g Create detailed revision notes for Section 3 Business Operations
Make detailed notes on the second section of Unit 4 (Human resources)
Once you have finished this do Questions on page 42 – 44 of your Workbook (white)

GCSE Business – Summer Work