Yr 10 Transition Evening – PowerPoint presentation

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Year 10
Transition Evening
Thursday 16th October 2014
Year 10 Transition Evening
 Key Elements of KS4
 Attendance Matters
 How you can help
 Key Dates in KS4
The Curriculum
The Core
 English
 Maths
 Science
The Options
2 – 4 subjects
 PE
 ICT
 PSHE
Setting
 English, Maths and Science set according
to ability
 based on prior attainment, potential and
teacher recommendation
English
Maths
Science
Qualifications
 GCSEs
 BTEC (Health & Social Care, Vocational
Studies)
 OCR Cambridge Nationals (ICT)
 City & Guilds ITQS (ICT)
Exams
all GCSEs now linear
exams sat in Summer of Year 11
Core Science sat in Summer of Year 10
Additional Science sat in Summer of Year 11
Internal mock exams in Spring of Year 10 and
before Christmas in Year 11
 BTEC courses now have an exam component
 no exams at all for OCR National course
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Coursework
 no coursework in Maths, RE, Computing
or Economics
 “controlled” coursework in all other GCSE
subjects
 anything between 20% and 60% of final
grade in these subjects
 coursework calendar published on the
school website
Coursework
Progress for all
 not just C grades
 cross-curricular, employability skills
 extra-curricular activities
 tracking
 intervention
encouraging fully-rounded,
confident individuals, able to
participate as positive citizens
Attendance Matters
Is 90% a good attendance figure?
90% attendance
= ½ day missed every week
1 school year at 90%
attendance
= 4 whole weeks of lessons
missed
90% attendance over 5 = ½ a school year missed
years of secondary
school
Research suggests that 17 missed school days a year
= 1 GCSE grade DROP in achievement. (DfE)
Attendance Matters
Attend and Achieve
• If a school can improve attendance by 1%, it will
see a 5-6% improvement in attainment. (DfE)
• Ensure your child’s attendance remains above
95%, allowing him/her to achieve his/her
potential.
How can you help?
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Be aware of what is going on
Take an interest in your child’s learning
Provide the right environment at home
Access help
Key Events
Nov 2014
Progress Checks
5th Feb 2015
Yr 10 Subject Consultation
Evening
2nd Mar 2015
Yr 10 exam week
Mar 2015
Progress Checks
May/June 2015
GCSE Science Exams
June 2015
Progress Checks
15th -26th June 2015 Work Experience
Key Events
Oct 2015
Yr 11 FE Information Evening
Nov 2015
Progress Checks
FE Open Evenings
Mock Exams
Dec 2015
FE Applications
Jan 2016
Yr 11 Subject Consultation Evening
Feb 2016
Final Report
May/June 2016
Exams
Aug 2016
Results
KS4 Key Contacts
KS4 Office: Ms Burley and Ms Davies
[email protected]
[email protected]
01223 242931 ext 263
Year 10 Leader: Mr Ward
[email protected]
01223 242931 ext 263
Director of KS4: Mr Carlson
[email protected]
01223 242931 ext 251
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