Standards 2013 - Honley High School

13th November 2013
a science and mathematics specialist college
Qualifications & Assessment,
Heather Rogers
Acting Headteacher
Mrs Rogers
Mr Holding
Mr Sladdin
Mrs Tandy
Mr Minogue
• Karen Bennett
Acting Headteacher
KS4 Progress Manager
Assistant Headteacher
Assistant Headteacher
Work Related Learning
Calderdale & Kirklees
Careers Service
Purpose of the Evening
• Clarify expectations and key dates/events
over the next two years
• Explain how help and support is given to both
students and parents
• Meet key staff
• Encourage fruitful partnership between
school and parents to ensure success for all
students in all aspects of school life
Academic Success
Summer 2013 results
• 78% 5+ A*- C grades inc. En & Ma
(2012 National = 59%)
• 84% 5+ A*- C grades
(2012 National = 82%)
• 88% expected or better progress in English
(2012 National = 68%)
• 76% expected or better progress in Maths
(2012 National = 69%)
• 100% at least one qualification
Year on year rise in attainment for last 5 years!
Standards 2013
Ofsted (September 2013)
Much of the teaching is good or better
Pockets of underachievement
The achievement of students who are disabled or who
have special educational needs is improving and
overall they make good progress
In a number of subjects students are not attaining
consistently the highest grades of which they are
Standards 2013
Introduction of in-depth subject reviews
Raising of aspirations and expectations through
setting more challenging progress targets.
Revision of tracking, monitoring and reporting
Changing of early entry policy for GCSE
Mathematics on analysis of 2013 results
Standards 2013
Key outcome of 5+ A* - C at 78%
• Honley High School is the top performing school in
South Kirklees
Trinity Group ranking (Real Schools Guide)
• Honley High School is 5th out of 39 schools in
(3 out of the 4 of the schools above us are selective)
For Your Son / Daughter?
80% 5+ A*- C grades inc En & Ma
at least!
 Individual progress is key
Assessment: Exams
• Final exams at the end of the course
• JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications)
guidelines must be followed in all exams
Internal Exams
• Allow students to gain exam experience
• Used to assess progress, decide levels of
entry and produce accurate forecast
grades for post 16 applications
Controlled Assessment
• Government directive - has replaced
• Integral and important part of GCSE
• Control levels set by exam board and
JCQ guidelines must be followed at all
See KS4 booklet for details of individual subjects
Key Dates, Partnerships &
Christian Sladdin
Assistant Headteacher
What is needed to succeed
in Years 10 and 11?
• a personal target for each subject
• to know your progress in relation to it
• to be self-motivated
• to be well organised
• to have a work/life balance
• good attendance at school
Key dates
8 Jan 2014
Y10 monitoring report to parents
2 April 2014
Year 10 Parents’ Evening
16 – 27 June 2014 Work Experience
1 July 2014
New College Open Day
3 July 2014
Y10 monitoring report to parents
Greenhead Open Day
Post 16 colleges are looking for:
Good attendance
Good punctuality
Good behaviour record
GCSE grades that enable continued success at chosen
Greenhead & New College have strict entry
requirements for AS courses and other Level 3 courses:
Minimum of 5 A*-C grades including English Language
(and Mathematics for some courses) in at least 4
different subjects
Additional subject specific requirements (e.g. most
subjects ask for at least a ‘B’ if continuing to A level)
Kirklees college entry requirements depend on level and
popularity of each course
2013 Leavers’ Destinations
Number of Pupils
Greenhead College
Huddersfield New College
Kirklees College
Other FE Colleges
Foundation Learning:
NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
Personal organisation
• Be prepared for the day ahead
• Meet deadlines
• Exercise books and/or files are a
revision tool and therefore need to be
well organised and complete
Study Skills at Home
• Motivation and goal setting
• Use revision strategies that help you learn best
• Use a variety of learning techniques
• Effective note taking
• Regular review and learning of work
• Reflection and personal target setting
• Organising your time effectively
• Knowing how to cope with stress
Partnerships with Parents and
the wider community
Dale Holding
Key Stage 4 Progress Manager
Key Staff
Mr Minogue
Work Related Learning
Work related learning
Work Experience
Business links
Krystyna Tipple
Lindsey Bielby
Calderdale and Kirklees
Careers Service
• Personal Advisors for
Work Experience
• 16 – 27 June 2014 (2 weeks)
• Application forms to be completed in
PSHE lessons during Spring term
• Parents / carers asked to sign these
Work Experience
• Students are encouraged to find their own
placements where possible
• Sample letters of introduction are available
from PSHE teachers
• Talk to family & friends to find out if
anyone has a contact with a company who
offers work experience placements
Finding a work placement
• The most successful placements tend to
be those which students have found for
• You can help by:
o Having early discussions with them
o Sitting with them when they make an
o Give them something to say to help them
break the ice on the first contact.
My Role: Progress
Management at Key Stage 4
• Contact me if you have concerns about
progress across a number of subjects
• We may be able to offer some extra
guidance through our mentoring
program at Key Stage 4
Supporting your child
Striking a balance between respecting their personal
space and guidance will be the key
Offering help is often a less confrontational way of
influencing people behaviour rather than issuing
strict demands
Negotiating compliance through rewards and greater
freedoms can often work
Showing interest in what they find interesting is a
positive way of encouraging passion for learning
Partnership With Parents
Your support and insight can be instrumental
• Attendance is key
• Punctuality
• A Calm Working Environment
• Distractions e.g. Social media sites, computer
• Access to ICT resources (memory sticks, library
Good sleep is critical
You can support your child’s sleep by:
• Set times when games consoles, lap tops and
phones are put aside.
• If this becomes a real problem, then maybe
consider taking these things from them or
keeping them out of their bedroom.
We are encountering an increasing number of
children that have significant issues with sleep
Partnership With Parents
Your support and insight can be instrumental
• Use student planners
• Keep bringing basic equipment
• Encourage a culture to achieve
• Encourage school and “time out” balance
Learning style
Do you learn by: doing, listening or watching?
Your learning style is your strength. Go with it
whenever you can. When in a class, try to use
your learning style.
Being aware of your preferred learning style
could help you decide which revision guides you
Revision Aids
• Choose a revision aid that suits your preferred
style of learning
• Look for revision aids that are published by the
same examination board
• Look for interactive revision websites
• Subject teachers can advise
Thank you