The year ahead Mr Hilton Director of Raising Achievement
The year ahead October - Music Practicals & Drama Practicals November - Drama Practicals January - Mock Exams March - English Mock, PE Practical Exam April - Drama Exam, Art Exam May - GCSE exams begin June - it’s all over!
Planning ahead Does your child know... Deadlines for Controlled Assessments? Dates of Practical Exams? How to prepare for Mock Exams? What content to revise for each subject? Which subjects to prioritise? Where/who to ask for help? The bigger picture…?
Intervention & Support Mr Dwight Director of Raising Achievement
Year 11 GCSE Intervention The Intervention Programme is designed to serve students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining their academic grade level
Aim To help students achieve their target grades Provide support for students Set up appropriate methods to aid students in progressing their learning
How? Data capture every half term CT intervention grids Curricular SPAR reports Using this data, support/monitoring will be provided for underperforming students If students continue to underperform we will work with you together to help provide strategies that can progress the student’s learning
Revision & Study Mrs Glenister Deputy Headteacher
Post-16 Applications Mr Wallis Curriculum Leader – Personal Development
Careers & Post-16 options Situation at present Careers information, advice and guidance
Post-16 Routes Continued education Apprenticeships A job with training
Pupil Choices at 16 – Raising the Participation Age Continue education at Sixth Form or College Learn and earn at the same time through an Apprenticeship Part time education or training if employed, self employed or volunteering for more than 20 hours per week
Preparation Year 9 – careers advice, careers events and preliminary research Year 10 – careers advice, careers events, guidance, further research, CV and personal statement writing and initial interview skills Year 11 – careers advice, guidance, final research, CV and personal statement finalisation, further interview training and applications for post 16 options
Explaining the different levels of the courses available Level 3 courses are for students achieving for 4/5 GCSEs or more including English and Maths at grades A* to C Level 2 courses are for students achieving GCSEs at a grade D to E Level 1 courses are for students achieving GCSEs at grades F to G
Apprenticeship Help Register on the National Apprenticeship website to find apprenticeship ‘packages’ – training + job Register on Apprenticeships Norfolk website for local help www.apprenticeships.org.uk www.norfolk.gov.uk/apprenticeships
Year 11s – What to Do in the Autumn Term Look at help you choose and shortlist courses and open days Go to Open Days and Events Check deadlines Have a back up plan Complete your applications before Christmas This year students have to apply to the individual institutions Popular courses will be filled very quickly Check with colleges and training providers to see if you are eligible for any funding
Where to get Support CaSS teachers Subject teachers Form tutors Staff at the Colleges or Sixth Forms Staff at Training Providers who organise work-based learning including apprenticeships Parents!
Useful websites Help you choose www.helpyouchoose.org Transport Information www.norfolk.gov.uk/post16transport Career Information & Advice for Young People https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ The Russell Group www.russellgroup.ac.uk Apprenticeships Norfolk www.norfolk.gov.uk/apprenticeships National Apprenticeships www.apprenticeships.org.uk
Upcoming events Post 16 Evening: Thursday 16th October Careers Fair: Thursday 29th January 2015