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1 { Year 11 Information Evening Welcome and thank you for dedicating your time tonight Please complete your Learning Styles Questionnaire before we start

2 Review of Options pathways available post 16 Reflection on progress towards these pathways; students latest Traffic Light Reports Grade Boundary challenges What the College will do What parents can do What students should do Advice and guidance from English and Maths leaders Revision Guides Agenda

3 Mock and Jan March dates etc Mock and Jan March dates etc Exams, exams, exams…. Date Year Group No of students SubjectLengthStartFinish Week 1 Monday 3rd December11/12/1345/4/3Art5 hrs Tuesday 4th December11/12/1345/4/3Art5 hrs Week 2 Monday 10th December 118Music (Listening)1 hr, 15 mins Geography 1 hr Biology1 hr Tuesday 11th December 1174Chemistry 1 hr RE50 mins Thursday 13th December 1174Physics1 hr Catering 1 hr, 15 mins Friday 14th December 11150English2 hrs, 15 mins Week 1 Monday 17th December 1129French Reading 1 hr Wednesday 19th December 1156History (Surgery)1 hr, 15 mins German Reading 1 hr Maths - Linear non calc 1 hr, 45 mins Maths - unit 3 (calc) 1 hr, 15 mins14.15 Thursday 20th December 1126Maths - Linear calc 1 hr, 45 mins Maths - unit 2 (non calc)

4 Mock Results Day follows these exams on Thursday 17 th January Mock Results Day follows these exams on Thursday 17 th January Thursday 17 th January is also Parents Evening – plenty to discuss Thursday 17 th January is also Parents Evening – plenty to discuss January exams for many students e.g. Geography is Monday 23 rd Jan January exams for many students e.g. Geography is Monday 23 rd Jan March exams for some March exams for some Summer 2013 exams begin from May 13 th Summer 2013 exams begin from May 13 th Controlled Assessments will be on-going throughout the year Controlled Assessments will be on-going throughout the year BTEC and OCR National assignments; 99% completion = no qualification, only 100% BTEC and OCR National assignments; 99% completion = no qualification, only 100% NO HOLIDAYS in term time NO HOLIDAYS in term time Exams, exams, exams….

5 Options post 16

6 Why is attaining the most C grades ( and above) necessary? Why is attaining the most C grades ( and above) necessary? How achieving a C grade in 5 subjects became harder last year, including any exams sat in Year 10 How achieving a C grade in 5 subjects became harder last year, including any exams sat in Year 10 These was highlighted for English in the media but was a factor in many subjects, e.g. Geography boundary for a C had varied but on average was 54%. This rose to 60% and is most likely to remain around this level. These was highlighted for English in the media but was a factor in many subjects, e.g. Geography boundary for a C had varied but on average was 54%. This rose to 60% and is most likely to remain around this level. Aiming to scrape a C grade is not an option! Aiming to scrape a C grade is not an option! Grade boundary challenges

7 Extra curriculum time for target groups Extra curriculum time for target groups Time afterschool, revision & catch-up sessions & period 6 Time afterschool, revision & catch-up sessions & period 6 AFL and students response AFL and students response HW – independent study habits HW – independent study habits Mock Exams – last fortnight this term- tiering Mock Exams – last fortnight this term- tiering Exam paper practise and regular assessments Exam paper practise and regular assessments Tracking and reporting progress e.g. check your childs business studies tracker via their school address Tracking and reporting progress e.g. check your childs business studies tracker via their school address Newmarket College

8 Close collaboration with MCT our partner sixth form provider Close collaboration with MCT our partner sixth form provider Aspiration – Alumni and Employer presentations in assembly Aspiration – Alumni and Employer presentations in assembly Maths Workshop on 7 th December Maths Workshop on 7 th December Newmarket College

9 Parental support is eight times more important in determining a childs academic success than any other factor. The campaign for learning found that parental involvement in a childs education can mean the difference between an A* and an also-ran at GCSE Parental support is eight times more important in determining a childs academic success than any other factor. The campaign for learning found that parental involvement in a childs education can mean the difference between an A* and an also-ran at GCSE Parents

10 The most common frustrations of parents….

11 And the good news for parents …… You dont have to be an expert You dont have to be an expert You dont have to be a super- parent You dont have to be a super- parent

12 What can parents do? Some practical suggestions Provider of the tools Provider of the tools Project manager Project manager Go between Go between Information provider Information provider Question asker Question asker Encourager Encourager Getter out of bedder Getter out of bedder Knower of key dates Knower of key dates Check in Check in Resource gatherer Resource gatherer Social life monitorer Social life monitorer A keeper tracker of the excuses A keeper tracker of the excuses A structurer of the revision tasks A structurer of the revision tasks A bag emptier A bag emptier A rewarder A rewarder A feeder A feeder A stress manager A stress manager

13 Useful Websites – also confidential helpline – also confidential helpline

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15 Students Year 11 Success CHECKLIST 100% attendance Start revising now Revise in 15 minute bursts, taking breaks in between Active revision, not just reading your exercise book – posters, recording, flash cards, notes, parents & friends (set up your own study group) Plan revision, make a weekly timetable, know your exam topics, times, lengths, equipment needed Past Papers – use websites in your planner to download, practise and show to your teachers Revision guides – ask your teacher if they have one or sell one, show them the one youve bought Time afterschool – ask your teachers for some help with topics youre unsure on Research next year & your future – Where are you going? What will you need from school? Essential equipment – fully stocked pencil case and calculator, use our school library stationary shop Meet all deadlines for controlled assessments and vocational course assignments

16 How do we learn? You will only remember 8-10% of this slide if you read it only once You will only remember 8-10% of this slide if you read it only once Only 10% of most peoples brains are active Only 10% of most peoples brains are active You will have forgotten 80% of what you learn today within one week You will have forgotten 80% of what you learn today within one week The brain needs exercise and food to work effectively The brain needs exercise and food to work effectively Stress is the biggest barrier to effective functioning of the brain Stress is the biggest barrier to effective functioning of the brain

17 Memory Techniques Pictures to remember numbers Pictures to remember numbers Rhymes – zero = hero, one = gun Rhymes – zero = hero, one = gun Mnemonics – My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets Mnemonics – My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets Collective memories Collective memories Mind Mapping Mind Mapping Bullet Points Bullet Points Summarising Summarising Musical association Musical association Walk the story Walk the story Acronyms Acronyms

18 Visual Learners Prefer to learn by seeing. Prefer to learn by seeing. Prefer communicating by pictures, graphs, visual effects – flow diagrams, brain maps, key word cards and displays Prefer communicating by pictures, graphs, visual effects – flow diagrams, brain maps, key word cards and displays 29% of students 29% of students Tend to visualise things when trying to remember them – may for instance use pictures when trying to remember things Tend to visualise things when trying to remember them – may for instance use pictures when trying to remember things

19 Learning Techniques: Lookers Walk about reading your study notes as you learn Walk about reading your study notes as you learn Do practical experiments Do practical experiments Build models Build models Highlight your notes Highlight your notes Use the walk to school method/virtual tour of your house Use the walk to school method/virtual tour of your house

20 Auditory Learners 34% of students 34% of students Prefer to communicate by sound – speaking Prefer to communicate by sound – speaking Preferred learning styles are: discussion, tapes, debates, spoken language exercises, raps, music. Preferred learning styles are: discussion, tapes, debates, spoken language exercises, raps, music. Tend to remember things by sound – chunk things into memorable patterns of sounds Tend to remember things by sound – chunk things into memorable patterns of sounds

21 Learning Techniques: Listeners Repeat things to yourself Repeat things to yourself Record your notes on tape/Ipod etc Record your notes on tape/Ipod etc Discuss topics with friends Discuss topics with friends Use mnemonics to remember lists Use mnemonics to remember lists Create raps, rhymes, chants to remember facts Create raps, rhymes, chants to remember facts If you really need to concentrate, close your eyes so that your listening is emphasised If you really need to concentrate, close your eyes so that your listening is emphasised

22 Kinaesthetic Learners 37% of students 37% of students Prefer to engage with the task physically – by doing it or something which we associate with the task Prefer to engage with the task physically – by doing it or something which we associate with the task Tend to be much more physical – preferring to move hands and body Tend to be much more physical – preferring to move hands and body Learn through experience, movement, modelling, visits Learn through experience, movement, modelling, visits Dont like sitting still Dont like sitting still

23 Learning Techniques: Doers Walk about reading your study notes as you learn Walk about reading your study notes as you learn Do practical experiments Do practical experiments Build models Build models Highlight your notes Highlight your notes Use the walk to school method/virtual tour of your house Use the walk to school method/virtual tour of your house

24 Memory Techniques Tell a story – the more ridiculous the better Tell a story – the more ridiculous the better Rhymes Rhymes Words to remember numbers – – Yes I have a super technique Words to remember numbers – – Yes I have a super technique

25 Memory Techniques A Pen A Pen A toddler A toddler A Ferrari A Ferrari A data projector A data projector A lighthouse A lighthouse A water filter A water filter Mr Weston Mr Weston Two carrots Two carrots A warhammer A warhammer figure figure A daffodil A daffodil A football A football The invention of The invention of the flushing toilet the flushing toilet

26 Top Revision Tips Short spurts of revision (20-25 minutes) with 5 – 10 minute breaks (+rewards) Peace and quiet Revise all your subjects – not just your favourite! Make your own revision notes – we remember nearly 30% of what we write Re-write your notes – summarise them – say them out loud

27 More top revision techniques Use a variety of techniques Use a variety of techniques Practice past papers Practice past papers Ask/phone a friend. Get parents to test you. Ask/phone a friend. Get parents to test you. Eat properly Eat properly Be positive Be positive

28 Summary Make it fun Make it fun Make it SMART Make it SMART Start now Start now Website will have this PPT and resources such as Revision Plans and Key Words Website will have this PPT and resources such as Revision Plans and Key Words

29 { From All the Staff at the College Good Luck We have never had a group of students who deserve success more than your sons and daughters.

30 ENGLISH ON INFORMATION EVENING

31 ENGLISH X 2 English Language is English. Along with maths, this is the one that matters more than any other subject. English Literature needs to be taken seriously because it can easily be one of your 5 GCSEs. But its not quite as important as English Language and maths.

32 THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS: In English Language there is nothing to revise.

33 THE BAD NEWS IS THIS: In English Language, there is nothing to revise.

34 RESPONSIBILITY AND URGENCY IN LESSONS Daniela Ferreira Zak Ollington

35 WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY SON/DAUGHTER? Later, Ill gave you a special, DIY pack ……

36 WRITING Students to do a 25 minute writing task 2-3 times per week. Follow the guidelines that we will be working on in class And which are listed in the pack PARENTS TO EVALUATE IT ……

37 PARENTS: MANY OF THE TARGETS DONT REQUIRE SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE 1. Evidence that they have tried to generate a list of possible topics 2. Evidence that they have tried to turn this list into a clear plan with at least 3 main topics 3. That they written a brief introduction and a brief conclusion 4. The first sentence of each main paragraph / section should indicate clearly what that paragraph will be about (topic sentence)

38 READING: FIND AN ARTICLE (NEWSPAPER OR INTERNET) In the headline, the word …… suggests …………. The introduction is engaging. In the phrase ………………………., the word …… suggests ………………….. Another interesting use of language is where it says ……………….., because the word …….. suggests ……………………. In the picture, one detail I can pick out is ………………….. and this links to the article because ………………………………..

39 IN SHORT We will be giving the students a clear consistent method to follow for each task. We will be practising these processes in lessons. You can help them to practise at home. BUT IF THE STUDENT IS TRULY MOTIVATED FROM WITHIN, EVERYTHING BECOMES SO MUCH EASIER.

40 MATHS ON INFORMATION EVENING

41 WHERE ARE WE? Modular v Linear the political landscape

42 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

43 PAST PAPERS Do not be afraid to show your child your ways, you can not break them! Write down everything (points mean prizes)

44 MY MATHS The entire syllabus has a lesson indexLog.asp?h= indexLog.asp?h=92950

45 FUNCTIONAL SKILLS Show them the electricity meter!

46 CALCULATOR They must buy their own SCIENTIFIC calculator We have them here for £3.75 The longer they have their calculator the better they become at using them and they are all slightly different

47 ENJOY Enjoy supporting them, have a snack, drink, chat whilst you are helping them. Make it as positive an experience as you can for both of you. They will appreciate your time (on the inside).


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