Presentation on theme: "Year 9 Raising Achievement Evening"— Presentation transcript:
1Year 9 Raising Achievement Evening To explain target grades and progressStretch & Challenge – what can parents do?DODDLE: an online resourceThe Process of LearningAn introduction to Careers GuidancePastoral Support
2What to expect from GCSEs Pupils are all doing different combinations of coursesThey will all have varying numbers of examsVery clear target grades and assessments of current attainmentFine gradings eg: C1, C2, C3Red, amber and green
3Target grades Year 9: Interim target grade For the end of Year 9Year 10/11: GCSE target gradeFor the end of Year 11
4Progress from KS2 to Year 11 Level 5 – Grade A/A*A*/ABCDE543Level 4 – Grade BLevel 3 – Grade CKS2 Yr Yr Yr Yr Yr11Targets also take into account a range of other factors. Targets are NOT just based on KS2 prior attainment.
5What is Stretch & Challenge and how can you help? Stretch and ChallengeWhat is Stretch & Challenge and how can you help?
6What does stretch and challenge mean? Challenging the mind to its capacity and potentialMoving out of comfort zones and taking risksChallenging work consistently at their end of Key Stage grade and beyond
7What do the pupils want their parents to do? Be supportive and encouraging; be there for us; be on our side.Don’t expect too much of us; don’t expect perfection.Don’t pressure us, be too demanding, or push too hard.Help us with our schoolwork/homework.Help us to develop our talents.Be understanding.Allow us some independence; give us space; trust us, because chances are we know what we are doing!Talk to us; listen to us.
8What is available for pupils? Watch and Listen weekly listingsInspiring Futures Programme for careersHow to get an A* at GCSE resourcesExtra Curricular clubs/School councilGCSE PODOxford university interview questions
11An introduction to our online DODDLEAn introduction to our onlinelearning resource
12Wouldn’t you love it if… …you could do your homework wherever, whenever – even if you haven’t got your textbooks with you?…your homework was packed with animations and interactive activities, not just text?…you could do your homework on the computer instead of on paper?Wouldn’t you love it if……your homework explained questions you got wrong?…you knew how well you did as soon as you finished your homework and could improve your score?…you always knew what homework to do, and when?
13Well, you can do all this with Doddle! Doddle is an online homework and revision resource that makes it easier for you to understand what you’re covering in class.Your teachers can assign you homework quizzes and use Doddle in lessons. Or, you can use Doddle on your own to revise and find extra help with other homework.
14To log in to Doddle, go to www. doddlelearn. co To log in to Doddle, go to and click on the login button at the top.Teacher’s note: Why not replace our site screenshot with your school website here if you’ve added a link to Doddle?Enter your school name, username and password. Your teacher will give you your username and password at the end of this assembly.
15Doing your homeworkOn the home screen, you’ll see your ‘To Do’ list. This lists your homework across all subjects, in order of how soon it’s due.To complete a homework, click on an assignment in your To Do list.You can then see all the quizzes your teacher has assigned, as well as any comments they’ve made.
16RevisionYou don’t have to wait for your teacher to assign work. With Doddle, you’ve got access to loads of revision materials, so you can use Doddle whenever you need to:revise for an exam or end-of-unit testfind out more about a topic.Click on ‘Browse’ to see all your revision materials for that subject.
17In Browse, you’ll find:Presentations – in-depth introductions to whatever you’re studying.Worksheets – use these during exam preparation to vary your revision.Revision – quickly recap a topic when you’re revising for exams.Interactives – animations and activities that let you see ideas in action.
18Take control of your learning: …do your homework wherever, whenever – even if you haven’t got your textbooks with you!…do homework that is packed with exciting animations and interactive activities!…do your homework on the computer instead of on paper!With Doddle you can……access homework that will explain any question you miss!…know how well you did as soon as you finish your homework and have a way to improve your score!…know what homework to do and when!
19Go to www. doddlelearn. co Go to or use the link via the Swakeleys School websiteInstitutionSwakeleys School for GirlsUsernamefirstnamesurnameyearstartedPasswordswakeleysschoolDoddle usernames examples:Hayleywalsh13 if I started in 2013Hayleywalsh12 if I started in 2012
20Styles of Learning Visual: Learn through seeing Auditory: Learn through listeningKinaesthetic: Learn through moving and doingMost distracted by: untidinessMost distracted by: noisesMost distracted by: physical/moving disturbances
21The Process of Learning! Getting information from the short term memory store into the long term memory bank!SHORT TERMMEMORYLONG TERMMEMORYRelevantRepeatRecall
24G O L D GET it! You need have all the work and understand EVERYTHING. Going for GOLD!GGET it! You need have all the work and understand EVERYTHING.OORGANISE it! Sort out your work, make revision notes, cue cards, diagrams...LLEARN it! Repeat the notes over and over, re-write it, GET IT IN YOUR HEAD!DDO it! You’re ready – practice papers, DODDLE, Bitesize, self test
25An introduction to careers Becky HowellsTuesday –9am – 12.30pmThursday – 9am – 3.30pmIn the 6th Form Library
26How can Careers Advice help you? Help you look at your optionsCareer planningFurther EducationUCAS ApplicationsSearch for courses and training schemesChoose training routes that fit your lifestyleApprenticeships
27What help can my daughter get at Swakeleys? Updated Library resourcesCareers Advisor in 6th form libraryOne to One interviewsGroup Sessions regarding specific career pathsAssistance with CV preparation
28What does the future hold? Computer TechnologyHealthcare/ Elderly Care SpecialistBiotechnology, Nanotechnology, Energy Technology /Forensic science technicianHairdressing and CosmetologyParalegal and legal assistantComplementary Therapies, Counselling ,Physical Training Instructors and Coaches.Financial AdvisorLegal sector, Police, Teachers, Training & Development
29Pastoral support: Mrs Miles Attendance is KEYContinual effort from the girls & assessment by usParents and school working together to support achievementAchievement is different for everyone!We are all here to support your daughter
30Year 9 Raising Achievement Evening Thank you and have a safe journey!Please let us know what you think of the evening!