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Welcome to Year 11 Evening 27 September 2011. Mock GCSE Timetable Date Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Monday 21 November EnglishPEGeography.

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1 Welcome to Year 11 Evening 27 September 2011

2 Mock GCSE Timetable Date Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Monday 21 November EnglishPEGeography Tuesday 22 November HistoryDance Wednesday 23 November English Literature MusicDrama Thursday 24 November Spanish Friday 25 November B&VFrench Business Studies Exams to be held in the Hall Meet in the Gym for all exams. Lesson 1 exams – register first then come immediately to the Gym. Lesson 3 exams – meet in the Gym at 10.55. Lesson 4 exams come immediately after lunch. All bags to be left in tutor rooms, but bring black pens and other equipment advised by subject teachers.

3 Aims of the Evening Finding out about Finding out about General information about the running of Year 11 General information about the running of Year 11 The assessment calendar for the year The assessment calendar for the year Specific information for achieving success in English and Maths Specific information for achieving success in English and Maths New developments in ICT New developments in ICT Tracking, monitoring and reporting Tracking, monitoring and reporting Careers and Guidance for Post-16 Careers and Guidance for Post-16 Pastoral Support Pastoral Support

4 Year 11 – The key year The successful outcome to effort and commitment in courses GCSE – Controlled Assessment GCSE – Controlled Assessment – Modular and end of course exams – Modular and end of course exams BTEC – Series of assignments through the course, no end exam BTEC – Series of assignments through the course, no end exam DIPLOMA – Principal learning DIPLOMA – Principal learning – Additional learning – Additional learning – Functional skills – Functional skills OCR NATIONAL – Series of assignments through the course, no end exam OCR NATIONAL – Series of assignments through the course, no end exam

5 More about the courses Specific details of structure, content and assessment for all our courses can be found at: Specific details of structure, content and assessment for all our courses can be found at: Matravers School/ Matravers School/ Learning/ Learning/ Curriculum KS4/ Curriculum KS4/ KS4 Curriculum 2011-2013 – KS4 Curriculum 2011-2013 – Course Component Booklet Course Component Booklet

6 GCSE Maths at Matravers Mrs Ruth Hand – Head of Maths Mrs Ruth Hand – Head of Maths Mrs Katherine Cornwall – Head of KS4 Maths Mrs Katherine Cornwall – Head of KS4 Maths

7 What and when? Exam board – AQA Exam board – AQA Specification – Modular specification 4360 Specification – Modular specification 4360 Unit 2 (number and algebra) Unit 2 (number and algebra) –March 2011 (worth 33%) Unit 1 (statistics and number) Unit 1 (statistics and number) –Nov 2011 (worth 27%) Unit 3 (geometry and algebra) Unit 3 (geometry and algebra) –taken in May 2012 (worth 40%) Two tiers Two tiers –Higher tier (grades A* to C), set 1,2 –Foundation tier (grades C to G), sets 4,5

8 How you can help Homework is set weekly on mymaths Homework is set weekly on mymaths –Login: matravers, password: heptagon Mymaths available all the time! Mymaths available all the time! In the run up to exams CDs will be sent home containing past papers In the run up to exams CDs will be sent home containing past papers –Already sent for unit 1 (November exam) Maths Club every Wednesday in M35 Maths Club every Wednesday in M35 Revision guides can be purchased Revision guides can be purchased –Same for all modules, so no need to re-buy

9 Supergroups In tutor group 1,2,3 or 4 and taught by Mrs Hand In tutor group 1,2,3 or 4 and taught by Mrs Hand In tutor group 5,6,7 or 8 and taught by Mr Elliott In tutor group 5,6,7 or 8 and taught by Mr Elliott early entry early entry –Targeting grade C, just failed to achieve in module 1 –Edexcel linear foundation –9 th and 14 th November 2011 – FINAL EXAM!!!!

10 GCSE English at Matravers Mr Julian McMahon – Head of English Mr Julian McMahon – Head of English

11 THE CONTEXT Last year saw a 16% rise in GCSE results. Last year saw a 16% rise in GCSE results. This put us above the National Average. This put us above the National Average. Data indicates that we can build on that this year! Data indicates that we can build on that this year! We are in the first year of a new syllabus We are in the first year of a new syllabus

12 The Exam Weightings One English exam 40% One English exam 40% Controlled assessment 40% Controlled assessment 40% Speaking and Listening 20% Speaking and Listening 20% (No Coursework) (No Coursework)

13 Main Drivers for Success Early entry Early entry The AQA Enhanced Results Analysis The AQA Enhanced Results Analysis Revision booklets and sessions Revision booklets and sessions Securing high grades in controlled pieces Securing high grades in controlled pieces

14 How to support your child. Ensure homework is completed Ensure homework is completed Ensure full attendance Ensure full attendance Full revision nearer the exams Full revision nearer the exams

15 ICT at Matravers Head of ICT – Mr Tony Keegan Head of ICT – Mr Tony Keegan

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17 2 Deadlines 2 Deadlines –Pass –Grade Improvement

18 Current Unit Sound Pass Deadline 25/11/11 Grade Improvement Deadline 14/12/11 Target Grade Predicted Grade Current Grade EffortBehavior MeritMeritPass33 1= Excellent 2=Good 3= Satisfactory 4= Unsatisfactory 5= Unacceptable Teacher Comments: 13/9/11 You are behind on assignment A04 and you need to put in some work outside of class to catch up Student Comments: I will catch up by the end of next week Other Units Target Grade Actual Grade Comment Business Documents MeritMerit With a bit more effort you could get a distinction Comment History

19 The examination calendar Key Dates for November Key Dates for November -ICT Functional Skills – 7 th to 11 th -ICT Functional Skills – 7 th to 11 th -GCSE Maths (early entry) – 9 th and 14 th -GCSE Maths (early entry) – 9 th and 14 th -English Functional Skills – 15 th -English Functional Skills – 15 th -MOCK EXAMS – 21 st – 25 th -MOCK EXAMS – 21 st – 25 th

20 The examination calendar Key dates for January – 10 th to 30 th Key dates for January – 10 th to 30 th English Language Unit English Language Unit English Literature Unit English Literature Unit Business Studies Business Studies History History Geography Unit Geography Unit Science C2 and P2 Modules Science C2 and P2 Modules

21 The examination calendar The Final Exams – 14 th May to 27 th June 32 weeks away 32 weeks away

22 Support for exams In-class preparation In-class preparation Revision homeworks Revision homeworks Subject revision booklets Subject revision booklets Overall revision planners and guides Overall revision planners and guides After school grade boosting sessions After school grade boosting sessions Special exam phase timetable Special exam phase timetable Individual and small group mentoring in English and Maths Individual and small group mentoring in English and Maths

23 Controlled Assessments Technology Subjects: 40 hours of lesson time between 3 rd September and 26 th March Technology Subjects: 40 hours of lesson time between 3 rd September and 26 th March History: 8 hours lesson time to conclude History: 8 hours lesson time to conclude at the end of term 2 at the end of term 2 MFL: Writing – 31 st October to 11 th November MFL: Writing – 31 st October to 11 th November 4 th to 13 th January 4 th to 13 th January Speaking – 4 th to 13 th January Speaking – 4 th to 13 th January 19 th to 29 th March 19 th to 29 th March Business Studies: 15 hours assessment period to be finalised. Business Studies: 15 hours assessment period to be finalised.

24 Tracking and Monitoring Regular 1-1 TCT Interviews Regular 1-1 TCT Interviews Programme of Tutor Group Review Programme of Tutor Group Review Termly markbook update and analysis Termly markbook update and analysis Learning Gateway Learning Gateway Planner checks Planner checks Where there are concerns there will be contact home. Where there are concerns there will be contact home.

25 The Reporting Calendar Wednesday 7 th December Wednesday 7 th December Tutor/Parent event – Induction reports Tutor/Parent event – Induction reports Thursday 19 th January Thursday 19 th January Subject/Parent Evening – Subject Reports Subject/Parent Evening – Subject Reports

26 Pastoral Support Mrs Chrissie Ottaway – Mrs Chrissie Ottaway – Pastoral Manager for Year 11 Pastoral Manager for Year 11

27 Careers and Guidance Mrs Suzanne Cray – Head of Careers Mrs Suzanne Cray – Head of Careers

28 Careers @ Matravers Head of CEIAG: Suzanne Cray (SCr) … helping young people develop the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to make well- informed choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, now and in the future.

29 Careers @ Matravers Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Head of CEIAG: Suzanne Cray (SCR) Connexions PA: Susan Wills (SWI)

30 Careers @ Matravers Year 11 – an important year for making career choices

31 Careers @ Matravers Education: Tutor time: 2 x 30 min lessons each week: self awareness self awareness career exploration career exploration career management career management Information: Careers library Careers library Internet: School website careers page; Resource Companion – validated links Internet: School website careers page; Resource Companion – validated links Software: Job Explorer Database; Higher ideas; Job Hub Software: Job Explorer Database; Higher ideas; Job Hub – JED and Higher Ideas can be used at home with a top-up code Advice and Guidance: Connexions PA (Sue Wills) Connexions PA (Sue Wills) – 1:1/group interviews in year 11; – referrals from tutor/pastoral team/HOY/self (blue slip) – Drop-in sessions on Tuesday lunchtimes SCr SCr Tutors – use TCT to discuss career targets on a regular basis Tutors – use TCT to discuss career targets on a regular basis

32 How you can help Parents are the biggest influence on young people when it comes to deciding on their future, so its good to show an interest even if your son or daughter does not always seem to welcome it. If your son or daughter has some ideas Encourage your son or daughter to find out all they can about their career ideas and to think whether these careers would suit them: What is involved in the work? (Does it fit in with their interests, skills and personality?) What qualifications are needed? Do they need full-time study? Are the qualifications they are taking in school right for what they want to do? How do they apply? What are the deadlines for applying? What will the courses, jobs or training which they are considering lead to?

33 How you can help If your son or daughter has no ideas Help them think about their - Strengths and weaknesses - Personal qualities - Interests - What work experience has taught them Do some research together about different types of jobs and courses Ask them about the Post-16 Options Day they will take part in on 5 th October Look at the local college and sixth form prospectuses Attend local college and sixth form open days together Suggest that your son or daughter speaks to their tutor or Mrs Cray Suggest that they call in to see the Connexions PA on a Tuesday lunchtime Speak to the Connexions PA at parents evenings

34 How you can help …Matravers Sixth Form? Encourage your child to talk to teachers about the subjects Attend the Sixth Form Open Evening – 17th November …College/other sixth forms? Take them to open days at college and sixth forms Help them fill out college and sixth form applications – parents/carers usually have to sign them …an Apprenticeship? Help them to register on the apprenticeship website – www.apprenticeships.org.uk Apprenticeships advertised from January onwards – encourage them to keep an eye on the local press as well as the apprenticeships website for vacancies Encourage them to make a back-up plan Encourage them to share outcomes/actions from Connexions careers interview Are they considering...

35 How you can help - online What you can do to help your son or daughter with their choices and decisions Talk to your child about their ideas and plans Encourage your child to use the careers library and careers software in school Use the careers websites and information to help you and your child research their career ideas and choices www.matravers.wilts.sch.uk/careers www.resourcecompanion.co.uk Username: matraversstudent Password: BA13 3QH Pick up a leaflet today!

36 Who to contact Mr Richard Haupt – Deputy Head in charge Mr Richard Haupt – Deputy Head in charge of KS4 of KS4 Mr Graham Tester – Head of Year 11 Mr Graham Tester – Head of Year 11 Mrs Chrissie Ottaway – Year 11 Pastoral Mrs Chrissie Ottaway – Year 11 Pastoral Manager Manager Your son or daughters Tutor Your son or daughters Tutor

37 How you can help Somewhere to study Somewhere to study Prepared for school Prepared for school Punctuality Punctuality Attendance Attendance Planner Planner Contact us Contact us

38 Parent Forum During term 3 we will be running a Parent Forum session – Working together to support GCSE students. During term 3 we will be running a Parent Forum session – Working together to support GCSE students.

39 The Year 11 Ball By invitation… in recognition of By invitation… in recognition of Attendance Attendance Punctuality Punctuality Behaviour Behaviour Uniform Uniform Effort and Attitude Effort and Attitude


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