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1 Year 10 An Introduction to your child’s Key Stage 4 Journey

2 Mr Connor The Context

3 Academic Discounting codes Mr Gove RPA WJEC Post 16 Changes Importance of assessments Attendance Engage: Promise to marry Battle Work with Family Headteacher SLT Mr Mellows SPM DSPM Creative Student Services Head of Departments Form Tutor Subject Teachers Linear exams Friends Vocational


5 How do we know the academic potential students have? – Mr Mellows Remember key stage 2 SATs? English, Maths, Science. Students were given a level (e.g. 4,5) Actually they were given a sub level too (e.g. level 4c, 5b) Each sub level is worth points! level 4c =27, 5c =33

6 KS2 Average points score (APS) Add up the sub level points, divide by 3 gives an Average Points Score. APS are used to PREDICT key stage 4 outcomes (GCSE/BTEC outcomes)

7 Key stage 2 was a long time ago. We agree! Fischer Family Trust – FFT (national data) Compares our students to other schools nationally Our goal is to be in the top 25% nationally - FFT D targets

8 Progress KS2 SATs to GCSE/Vocational Qualifications KS2 APS = 27.2 GCSE & BTEC FFT Estimates = C/D + Knowledge of student Target Realistic Aspiration (At their BEST) Expected Outcome Exam Result (with ‘normal’ progress maintained to the end of the course) KS2 APS = 29.5 GCSE & a BTEC FFT Estimates = C + Knowledge of student Target Realistic Aspiration (At their BEST) Expected Outcome Exam Result (with ‘normal’ progress maintained to the end of the course) KS2 APS = 36.3 GCSE FFT Estimates = A + Knowledge of student Target Realistic Aspiration (At their BEST) Expected Outcome Exam Result (with ‘normal’ progress maintained to the end of the course) Assessment Assessment Assessment

9 KS2 Level KS2 APS 543543 33 27 21 GCSE KS4 APS A* A B+ C+ D+ GCE KS5 APS 58 52 46+ 40+ 34+ A B+ C+ D+ E+ 270 250 225 190 165 Progress KS2 – KS4 Levels of Progress KS4 – KS5 ‘Most Likely’ Progression Trajectory

10 How we might assess You have 45 seconds to describe the BEST FISH you can to the person sitting next to you…. GO!

11 Species; Fishus raricus Found in good quality fish & chip shops Did you describe this!

12 Time for some SELF ASSESSMENT 1 mark for the tail fin 1 mark for an eye, 2 marks for two eyes 2 marks for a dorsal fin 1 mark for a lateral (side) fin, 2 marks for two fins 1 mark for a pectoral fin (top), 2 marks for two 5 marks for any indication of scales 10 marks for any indication of movement 15 marks for any indication of environment (e.g. sand, water, rocks, coral) 20 marks for any annotations (labels) e.g. species, location 50 marks for the indication of the presence of gills. 109 total 14 or less Level 3 24 – 14Level 4 36 – 24Level 5 +36Level 6 Do you need any INTERVENTION for under performing?

13 We assess across all subjects Assessment tells us how a student is currently performing We can track progress against FFT D We can start interventions We can prepare students for LINEAR (end of year 11) exams (a few subjects still have year 10 external exams e.g. BTEC P.E. Science)

14 One exam entry only at KS4 Linear exams mean one chance to enter We track CORE subjects very closely Heads of Core meet every 2 weeks We update assessment data every month Last year 81% C+ grades in Maths 71% C+ in English

15 Monitoring: Internal and External Exams Experience of several exams in short space of time Revision guidance ‘Results day’ Monitoring progress and preparing for linear exams

16 Handouts: GCSE Parent Guide Science Staff available afterwards

17 Work experience Mrs Tunnicliffe available at the end

18 Ethos at KS4 Independent Responsible Managing Workload Completing Coursework Homework Routine Reviewing Lessons Creating Revision notes and tools Regular Controlled Assessments Internal Examinations Examinations

19 Assessments Three times a year Targets Expected Outcomes NCPs: Attitude to learning Progress Outside lesson learning Rewards Interventions Tutor Departments PM Student services SEN G&T Mentoring

20 Progress Links Skills Tutorial Time Year 10 Learning styles Managing workload Strategies for creating notes and revision aids Review progress Area to improve Issues and concerns Work experience Year 11 Review progress Revision techniques Personal statements References Aspirational input What’s next? Mentoring Plan for Success

21 Progress Links Skills

22 Year 10 G&T Interventions A/A* mentoring Monitoring of progress Led by SLT and specialist staff Assemblies Group meetings Individual meetings Liaison with teachers Careers and future plans Self esteem

23 Year 10 Interventions Year 10 six week plan Futures & careers lunch Anger management Alternative behaviour strategies School nursing team PCSOs SLT mentoring Progress monitored daily

24 Year 10 SEN Interventions Catch up sessions offered at lunch and after school with TA Access arrangements for controlled assessments Key worker

25 Attendance Less than 90% attendance =loss of a grade across all subjects!!!

26 Punctuality


28 Self Belief Inspiration Aspiration Confidence Self belief Resilience

29 Mentoring A/A* C/D borderline Organisation Stress / exam anxiety Homework / Coursework Behaviour Mrs Vidler SLT Teaching staff Other NK staff Sixth formers

30 Behaviour Management Clear sanctions C3 lunchtime detention C4 after school detention C5 isolation Our Expectations Diary Basic equipment Correct uniform Jewellery Nail varnish Piercings Hair Punctual No phones out Restorative Approaches

31 Strategies teenagers use!!!

32 Coursework deadlines Organisation issues Catch up sessions BTEC and Nationals deadlines

33 What can you do? Work Ethic: Routine Place to study Organisation Ensure tasks are started early Little and often Revision guides Keep them healthy: Diet Exercise Sleep Positive attitude Work / life balance Friends

34 Next steps Assemblies Information What’s next at NKS? Option evening Guidance Motivating Factor!!!

35 Ongoing Revision Revision guides GCSEpod VLE Lesson notes Teachers’ advice Healthy lifestyle Routines Plan a timetable Support and advice

36 Exam Preparation Period Revision focus in lessons Extra sessions Exam technique Exam language Grade criteria Healthy lifestyle Stress management Motivation Revision Timetables

37 Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford


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