Year 9 Parents’ Information Evening 2013 Succeeding Together SPEAKERS Mr Maunder– Head of Year (Expectations) Ms Adams – Subject Leader English (Subject advice) Mrs Jones – Responsible for KS3 Maths (Subject advice) Mr Coote – Responsible for KS3 Science (Subject advice) Mrs Simmons – Behaviour Support Manager Mrs Dorgan – Careers Advisor Mrs Williamson - Director of Inclusion Succeeding Together YEAR 9 KEY DATES 4th October Late start period 2 due to Open Evening 10th October 13th November 13th February issued) 14th February 26th February 27th February 3rd - 14th March Prize Giving Enrichment Day 1 Enrichment Day 2 – Options (Options Booklet & Forms 17th March 22nd April 24th April 29th April Summer Term 12th June 27th June 7th – 11th July INSET Reports issued Options Evening Options Tutorials (Year 9 students not in until period1 unless they have a tutorial session with their tutor). Options forms returned INSET Parents Consultation Evening Year 9 Photos Year 9 Exam Week Enrichment Day 3 INSET Activities Week Succeeding Together KS4 Core Subjects English Literature and Language Science Maths PE RE PSE In addition students will select 4 ‘Option Choice’ subjects. Succeeding Together KS4 Options GCSE – Grades A* - G BTEC (Level 1 & 2) & Cambridge National (Level 1 & 2) – Distinction*, Distinction, Merit and Pass. Equivalent to 1 GCSE. ASDAN Succeeding Together Well respected FE College and/or University entry requirements? At least 5 good (C grade or above) GCSEs English, Maths & Science GCSE (C grade or above) “Maximum achievement not minimum requirements”. If not achieved they will have to be studied post 16. A broad and balanced range of qualifications preferably including a humanities (History or Geography) and a Modern Foreign Language. Some FE Colleges will require higher grades to access certain courses. Succeeding Together Advice 1 Start looking at Further Education and University courses. Achieve potential in all subjects: students who achieve to their potential in Year 9 find KS4 easier and are more successful. Succeeding Together HOMEWORK Guidance from Oakmeeds Homework Policy; Key Stage 3 The approximate guidance for time allocation is as follows. 1 hour per week on Mathematics 1 hour per week on English 1 hour per week on Science 1 hour per week on Technology 1 hour per week on Modern Foreign Languages 1.5 hours per week on Humanities, including Religious Education All students work at a different pace and it is expected that they allocate time to the project and produce work that does them, as an individual, justice. Succeeding Together Succeeding Together Advice 2 Use a learn-and-help-learn framework. Every word and action from parent to child sends a message How do you use praise? Focus on processes – strategies, efforts, choices etc. Watch and listen to yourself carefully when your child messes up – constructive criticism not “I wasn’t very good at maths when I was at school either so don’t worry” Set goals your children can work towards – help expand skills and knowledge Do not think of slower learners as children who will never be able to learn – believe in the growth of talent and intellect. Ask for full commitment and full effort. Parents, teachers, coaches: Our mission is to develop people’s potential Succeeding Together Possible Trips 2013-14 and potential cost. Year 9 Brighton Geography September £16 -£20 ECD Knock Hatch Dry Ski Slope March (just ski students) West End Musical Music KS3 £38 - £45 MWD Ski Trip First Week of Easter Break WC 4th April £880 - £920 CHO 'Succeeding Together' Rewards Dinner £15 -£20 CTA Helpful Web Links www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/ www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/index.sh tml www.education.gov.uk www.channel4learning.com www.educationquizzes.com www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/interactive_ks3 http://lettsrevision.com/ 'Succeeding Together'