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Theatre Studies

Year 12 Theatre Studies Summer holidays homework


Please complete all of these tasks over the summer holidays in preparation for starting A-level theatre studies.


  1. Research into the theatre practitioner Katie Mitchell – you need to prepare a presentation on Katie Mitchell, this should include a A4 hand out that you can give to other students. Your presentation should include a brief explanation of who they are, what kind of drama they do, what work they have done.
  2. Research into the theatre practitioner Brecht – you need to prepare a presentation on Bertolt Brecht, this should include a A4 hand out that you can give to other students. Your presentation should include a brief explanation of who they are, what kind of drama they do, what work they have done.
  1. Research into the theatre practitioner Stanislavski – you need to prepare a presentation on Bertolt Brecht, this should include a A4 hand out that you can give to other students. Your presentation should include a brief explanation of who they are, what kind of drama they do, what work they have done.
  1. Research into the theatre practitioner Frantic Assembly – you need to prepare a presentation on Bertolt Brecht, this should include a A4 hand out that you can give to other students. Your presentation should include a brief explanation of who they are, what kind of drama they do, what work they have done.
  1. Read the full play ‘That Face’ by Polly Stenham. Complete some research into the political, historical, social context of the play.
  2. Watch the video “The Five Truths” by Katie Mitchell on YouTube, what does it teach you about genre.


Welcome to Biology

Session 1:

  • Introduction to AQA Biology specification
  • Expectations.
  • Independent work and suitability test.
  • Practical and data collection.

Session 2:

  • More practical and data collection.
  • Structure of eukaryotic cells.


Session  3:

  • Importance of microscopes.


Lesson 1: Practical and data collection.

Investigating lengths of cells in plant tissues.



In this investigation, you will use a microscope to observe impressions of cells from a leek using nail

varnish and adhesive tape. You will estimate lengths of cells from two different areas of the leek - the

white base and the green leaf area.


You are provided with the following:

  • microscope
  • microscope slides
  • clear nail varnish
  • adhesive tape
  • clear ruler with millimetre measurements
  • a piece of leek
  • scissors.


Read these instructions carefully before you start your investigation.

Your piece of leek will be white at one end and green at the other end.

1. On the white end, paint an area approximately 1 cm × 2 cm with clear nail varnish. On the

green end, paint another area the same size. Leave the nail varnish to dry.

2. Set up the microscope. Place the ruler on the stage and observe it using the low-power

objective lens so that the millimetre measurements are visible and in focus.

3. Use the ×10 objective lens to observe the millimetre measurements on the ruler.

Measure the diameter of the area that you can see (the field of view). Record the diameter in

the space provided on page 3.

4. When the nail varnish is completely dry cut a piece of adhesive tape approximately 5 cm long.

Do not touch the sticky part of the tape because you are going to use this to lift the nail

varnish from the leek.

5. Stick the tape over the nail varnish on the white area of the leek. Carefully press it onto the

leek surface so that it is thoroughly stuck over the nail varnish.

6. Slowly peel the adhesive tape off the leaf. The layer of nail varnish will now be stuck to the

adhesive tape. Stick the adhesive tape onto a clean microscope slide so that it is completely

flat and the nail varnish is in the centre of the microscope slide.

7. Observe the nail varnish under the microscope using the ×10 objective lens. You will see an

outline of each plant cell in the nail varnish.

8. Select a row of cells that goes across the full diameter of the field of view. Count the number

of cells in this row. Repeat this count for several different fields of view.

9. Repeat steps 4 to 8 with the nail varnish from the green end of the piece of leek.

You will also see stomata in this area but ignore these when making your count.

You will need to decide for yourself:

  • how to count parts of cells at the edge of the field of view
  • how many different fields of view to use.


AQA A-Level English Literature A (7711/7712)

Summer Reading List:

  1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

(This is the Great American Novel.  It is a between the wars story based in the Twenties when fashion, fun and fads were all the rage.  It is a tragedy of epic proportions where the exclusive, rich class meets then disregards the aspiring hopeful. There’s a film of this with Leonardo DiCaprio.)


  1. Othello – William Shakespeare

(Shakespeare’s mid-life tragedy. A beautiful, young white woman falls in love with a middle-aged successful soldier, Othello.  Her father is shocked at his daughter’s choice, she could have had any man but she chooses Othello, a black man. Unfortunately, Othello puts his trust in his so-called loyal ensign, Iago when really he shouldn’t).


Other texts you will be studying in your first year of the A-level are:

  1. AQA Anthology: love poetry through the ages (supplied)
  2. Unseen poetry


In your second year of the A-level, you will study:

  1. Skirrid Hill – Owen Sheers (anthology of poetry)
  2. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  3. A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams


  1. Two novels of your choice (one of which must be pre-1900) for your Non-Examined Assessment i.e. coursework



Aim of course

  • To introduce students to a working knowledge of English law
  • To get a well-respected qualification
  • To interest students in  real-life criminal law and how it works


Difference between A level and  L3 BTEC.

Both attract ucas points of the same value and are accepted by universities.

A level is 100% exams at the end of two years.      BTEC is 50% coursework and 50% exam.   Each of the two exams can be retaken once. 

For those accepted on the course (you have to pass the PPE at the start of the Autumn Term), all students will do the first unit of the BTEC course in the Autumn Term.   At the end of the AT, there will be a mock exam.   Term 2 will be coursework and then we will go back to revision before you sit the exam in May of Year 12.


Acceptance onto the course

You will need a C grade in GCSE English to do BTEC Law.  

PPE in September.   You will be tested on the content of this booklet.


Public Services L3

Y12 Public Services L3 – Lesson Objectives & Success Criteria


  • Understand the expectations of the course
  • U’std implications of PLAGIARISM
  • Know the 5 main areas of Public Services
  • Know the different levels of Government in the UK

SC   - Be able to explain the course requirements

  • Ba2 USE research data effectively
  • Ba2 EXPLAIN the 5 main areas of Public Services
  • Ba2 DESCRIBE some levels of UK government

Starter: Write the above LOs and SCs. Then write what you think are the 5 main areas of Public Services. Discuss what has already been found out about Public Services

5 main areas: Central Government/Emergency Services/Armed Services/ Local Government/Voluntary Services

Levels of government

G20 – 20 most wealthy & influential countries in the World

G7/8 – 7/8 most wealthy countries in the World

EU – European Union (Brussels, Belgium)

National Government – Parliament (Conservative led)

Regional Government – West Sussex County Council

Local Government – Crawley Borough Council

National Government

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) – Boris Johnson

Department for Education (DfE) – Justine Greening

Department for Health – Jeremy Hunt

Department for Transport – Chris Grayling

Home Office – Amber Rudd

Department for Immigration – Brandon Lewis

Department for BREXIT – David Davis

Department of Justice – David Liddington

HMRC – Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs -

DEFRA – Michael Gove

Chancellor of the Exchequer – Philip Hammond


Homework: Due Date – 1st lesson after the holidays

EXPLAIN what G20 and G7/8 are.

EXPLAIN the difference between government & Parliament

Travel and Tourism

LO: U’std what is required of you in the T&T course

SC -Ba2 make guesses about well-known destinations

      -Ba2 complete some maps accurately

      -Ba2 interpret data

      -Ba2 answer general knowledge questions related to T&T

      -Ba2 explain what plagiarism is


What do you know about the iconic images? – Can you name the place, country, continent &/or anything about it. (14 images)


Course details

20 General Knowledge Questions – Discussion


Mix of iconic images/interpreting data/Mapwork




Why I decided on T&T


Homework: Due Date 11/7/17

Explain the difference between a tour operator and a travel agent, in good English, full sentences, concisely and with relevant egs.


Tues 11/7/17

  • U’std some of the basic concepts of the T&T industry

SC - Ba2 explain the 7 basic components of the T&T industry (TATATAT)


Starter: Write as much as you can in 5 mins about the following components

Transport/Accommodation/Tour Operator/Attractions/Travel Agent/Ancillary/ Tourism Promotion & Development


Explain each component (Notes) “There are different types of tourism and many purposes for travel. These will vary according to customer type and need. AO1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism industry, types of tourism and organisations involved” (Source: BTEC Extended Certificate Specification)

  • Types of Tourism
  • Types of Travel
  • Types of Travel & Tourism Customer

3 Types of tourism

  • Domestic
  • Inbound
  • Outbound


Mini – test – types of tourism, travel & customers

Homework: Due date: 13th July

Create a slide explaining domestic, inbound and outbound tourism. Images & captions on the slide with explanation in the notes pages below.


Thurs 13/7/17

  • U’std the types of T&T organisations, their roles and the products & services they offer to customers

SC  - Ba2 explain 3 organisations within the T&T industry, one from each of the private, public & voluntary sector



Virgin Atlantic is a private sector company, VisitBritain is the national tourist board for the UK and is in the public sector and the National Trust or an organisation which gets a lot of its funding from membership fees and it is in the Voluntary sector. Write what you think the difference is between the private, public and voluntary sectors.


5 Types of travel

  1. Leisure – pleasure, enjoyment, relaxation, special interests, short breaks (city, countryside, stag & hen), holidays (package, independent, cruises), special events (major sporting occasions, seasonal events – fireworks, concerts)
  2. Business – travel taking away from usual place of work, MICE, training, short-term work contracts
  3. VFR – leisure or business
  4. Specialist – adventure, health, education, heritage, culture, gap year, conservation (sustainable or responsible), special interests (hobbies, sports), weddings, honeymoons
  5. Day trips – visitor attractions, cities for specialist shopping/events, countryside (relaxation/activities)

4 Types of T&T Customer

  • Individuals, couples, families with a range of ages and structure
  • Groups, educational, senior citizens, special interest
  • Business travellers
  • Customers with specific requirements – different languages or cultures, specific needs – visual, hearing or mobility

Homework: Due Date: 1st lesson on return, possibly Wed 6th Sept 2017

Create 2 more slides on the same ppt as Domestic, Inbound & Outbound with images on the slides with captions and EXPLANATION in the notes pages underneath of:
Slide 2 – 5 types of travel; Slide 3 – 4 types of T&T customer