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Year 11 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Results 2014 59% achieved 5 A*-C (including English and maths) 100% achieved at least one qualification.

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1 Year 11 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Results % achieved 5 A*-C (including English and maths) 100% achieved at least one qualification 99% achieved at least 5 qualifications 13% achieved 3 or more A / A* grades Year 11 have the potential to do even better! Target grades are the minimum. Aim for the stars!

2 Tonight’s Programme: Key dates Assessment Information The basics of success Advice about revision and the exam period Achievement in English, maths and science Questions All tonight’s slides will be available on the school website

3 Key Dates For Your Diary: Kirklees Post 16 Opportunities event Thursday 9 th October Year 11 revision skills and exams advice day Friday 7 th November Year 11 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 12 th November Year 11 internal examinations w/c 15 th December (results in January) Year 11 grades home in October, February and March Year 11 reports home February Summer series exams 11 th May to 26 th June (tbc) Year 11 Prom: Saturday 27 th June Final results day: Thursday 20th August

4 Target grade – minimum grade your child is aiming for by the end of the course Attainment grade - (A*-G) The grade your child is currently working at Estimated grade - (A*-G) The grade the teacher believes your child will achieve by the end of the course N.B. BTEC : Distinction*,Distinction, Merit, Pass

5 Attitude to Learning 1.Outstanding Attitude to Learning 2. Positive Attitude to Learning 3. Cause for concern (main cause for concern that is hindering progress (code provided)) (codes: teacher provides one code to highlight the main cause for concern: P – punctualityA – attendance H – homeworkC – classwork O – organisation CW – coursework / Controlled Assessment

6 The Key To Success Excellent attendance and punctuality Home – school partnership The tools for learning Determination and organisation (at school and home) Attend revision sessions Know the exam and assessment criteria Goals – a reason to succeed Work life balance Positive attitude and self-belief Celebration of achievement

7 The Exam Period Have a good night’s sleep Eat a good breakfast Get organised the night before (see next slide) Stay calm and remember your teachers’ advice Water Leave electronic devices at home Celebrate success

8 Exam Equipment Statement of entry / seat number Black pen (s), pencil (s), ruler, eraser, sharpener, mathematics equipment (other subject specific equipment will be clarified by teacher) Spares of the above! No electronic devices

9 Year 11 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Mrs Murphy – Head of English Follow us on

10 The English Language Course English Language and Literature are now LINEAR courses worth TWO GCSEs in total. 60% WJEC Exam Paper for Unit 1 & Unit 2 at the end of Year % of Controlled Assessment already completed in Year 10 Internal exams in December 2014 and external exams in June 2015

11 The English Literature Course 35% Unit 1 Exam ‘Of Mice and Men’ and Poetry at the end of Year 11- May % Unit 2 Exam ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘Blood Brothers’ or ‘Heroes’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’ at the end of Year 11- May % Unit 3 Shakespeare and Poetry Controlled Assessment completed by December 2014

12 Homework and Revision Your child should be bringing home one piece of homework a week – Recorded in their planner. The homework piece should take around 45 minutes. May involve notes on a character, theme or event. Practice exam questions. Please provide your child with a quiet space and time to complete their homework.

13 How can you help us? Encourage your child to read at home Celebrate your child's success in English Encourage them to perfect the skills shown on the learning mat Ensure your child brings the correct equipment to lessons: exercise book, pen, pencil and ruler.

14 Year 11 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Dr Fairlie – Head of Mathematics Follow us on

15 The Maths Course  Maths is now a LINEAR course  Two Levels: Higher – Grades A* to D Foundation – Grades C to G  Two Papers: Non-calculator 40% Calculator 60%

16 The Maths Course  Final Exam in June 2015  Internal exams in December 2014  Internal tests in October and April

17 Paper Analysis

18 The Maths Course Syllabus has now been covered Now  Basic skills  Key Topics  Specific class gaps  Past Papers

19 Homework and Revision  Your child should be bringing home one piece of homework a week – Recorded in their planner.  Additional practice and revision materials are available on e-cliffee-cliffe

20 Homework and Revision  KS4 Drop in Maths help sessions Thursday 2.45 – 3.30  Targeted revision sessions by invitation before school ( ) and after school throughout the year

21 Homework and Revision  Key facts – to LEARN  Top TEN topics  Revision folders  Mymaths website  Mathswatch DVDs  Revision Guide

22 Essential Equipment Very beneficial to have their own scientific calculator

23 How can you help us?  Make sure that homework is being completed  Encourage your child to practise topics in addition to homework  Encourage attendance to revision sessions  Ensure your child brings the correct equipment to lessons: calculator, pen, pencil, ruler  Celebrate your child's success in Maths

24 Year 11 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Mr Taylor – Head of Science Follow us on

25 Science-A, Additional Science & Further Additional Science The vast majority of Year 11 students have now sat their Science-A qualification. Students are now undertaking the content for their Additional Science (and some their Further Additional Science) GCSEs.

26 Exam Structure QualificationExamsISAs Additional Science 2 x 90 minute exams (75%)2 part in class assessment (25%) Further Additional Science 2 x 90 minute exams (75%)2 part in class assessment (25%)

27 How can you help us? Students need to revise little and often, starting now. Students need to create notes/resources beyond simply completing homework. If students haven’t already purchase an AQA revision guide, we sell ones matched to the course we run. Encourage students to work through this with a revision schedule. Celebrate your child’s achievements

28 Thank you for attending this evening. Good luck Year 11!


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