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1 WELCOME TO THE YEAR 11 INFORMATION EVENING Achieving Success for Your Child in the Summer Examination

2 Programme IntroductionMr McLaughlin The Matterhorn programmeMrs Oakins/Mr Mugombe Support in MathematicsMs Chicote Support in EnglishMrs Ansah

3 Our Shared Vision The Brittons Academy is at the heart of the local community providing high quality learning for all. Our vibrant, caring and innovative learning environment is underpinned by high expectations and high aspirations. Our moral purpose is to make a difference to the life chances of every student attending the Academy. Whatever the starting point or personal circumstances, we believe that every learner can and will achieve success. Our aim is to fully prepare each student for their adult life by equipping them with the skills, attributes, values and qualifications necessary to be highly successful adults.

4 Growth Mindset “A set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines behaviour, outlook and attitude” Your ability is not fixed – everyone can improve You will succeed if you: 1. Work very hard and stick at things 2. Push and extend yourself 3. Learn from feedback 4. Be prepared to make mistakes (and learn from them)

5 Success Last Year High achievers: Hollie Dady: 9 x A*-C passes (7 at A/A*) Jessica Mead: 14 x A*-C passes (6 at A/A*) Baylie Dennon: 8 x A*-C passes (5 at A/A*) Benjamin Mowl: 11 x A*- C passes ( 5 at A/A*) Daniel Nichols: 11 x A*-C passes ( 5 at A/A*) Mitchell Gilbert: 12 x A*- C passes (3 at A*/A) Excellent progress: Fay Parsons: 8 x A*-C passes (2 at A*/A) Hannah Tobin: 11 x A*-C passes (4 at A*/A) Jack Luggar: 8 x A*-C passes (2 at A*/A) Bollie Wu: 9 x A*-C passes (4 at A*/A) Rian Branton: 5 x A*-C passes (1 at A*/A) Mitchel Swain: 5 x A*-C passes with an A in Art

6 You have only failed if you have given up Until then, its learning

7 THE MATTERHORN PROGRAMME Mrs Oakins and Mr Mugombe

8 The Matterhorn Booklet explained How is the Brittons Academy helping your child succeed in the Summer 2015 examinations?

9 What is a PPE? Pre-Public Examination Please make sure you get a letter before you leave

10 What is the Matterhorn booklet for?.

11 What goes in the Matterhorn booklet?  A ‘Mid camp’ grade  Key elements from each subject,.

12 2 2 2 2 8 2 0 4 4 4 8 4 8 10 24 2 2 3 1 /2 /4 /8 /6 8 10 8 17 15 /20 50/84 62% C3 I need to focus on giving 3 brief points on each of my ‘d’ questions (and give a religious view point), and focus on the Believing in God and Matters of Life and Death units. Analysing PPE results - an example from RE

13 BRE Re-test 20/1/15 Why unanswered prayers may lead some people not to believe in God. Re-test 2/2/15 Why some people do not believe in life after death. Re –test 4/2/15 Christian attitudes to euthanasia and the reasons for them. Re-test 11/2/15 ‘D’ questions – 3 points each side Religious view one side of D Question Practice q’s 15/2/15 Practice q’s 17/2/15 The argument from design and how it may, or may not, lead to belief in God.

14 Get your booklet stamped each time you attend revision sessions. A way to get a discounted Prom ticket

15 Year 11 Progress and Interventions

16 Year11 Targets and Results Stickers SUBJECT YEAR 10 SUMMER END OF KS4 TARGET AUTUMN 1AUTUMN 2 English Language B3B2 C1 English Lit C3B2C2D3 Maths B3B2 Statistics C2B1B3B1 Science Core B3 C1 Science Add B3 C2 Drama C2A3B1C1 Humanities C3B3 RE C1B3C1B2 Spanish C1A3B3B1

17 What do the colours mean? Green – I am working better than is expected and if I keep doing this I will exceed my target Yellow – I am working as expected and if I keep doing this I will meet my target Red – I will need to improve to meet my target

18 Interventions There will be a range of interventions taking place leading up to the Pre-public exams. These include: Revision sessions Walking talking mocks Controlled assessment catch up sessions

19 A timetable has been produced showing interventions that are taking place at lunch times, before and after school and at weekends. There is also a more detailed weekly programme that is display on the Year 11 notice board Some interventions will be targeted at specific groups of students Interventions

20 Schoop is a communication App the school uses to send out information to parents and students. Please see Mr Cole if you have not got the Schoop app.

21 MATHEMATICS GCSE What’s on offer at The Brittons Academy?

22 WHY IS MATHEMATICS GCSE IMPORTANT? Pathway to success and progression Most courses and jobs specify a minimum entry requirement of a C grade Maths also develops students’ skills: “In terms of problem solving it is important to be able to clarify objectives, understand a problem and model the factors involved. Equally it is important that you are able to communicate results and make others understand the ideas”

23 Some basic information about the GCSE Exam board: Edexcel Course code: 1MA0 (Foundation & Higher) No controlled assessment – 100% exam 2 papers: non-calculator and calculator (1 hour 45 minutes each) Dates of exams: Thursday 4 th June & Monday 8 th June (both morning)

24 WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW? Year 11 have received their mock results and have been made aware of the topics in which they need to focus on Students have indicated their strengths and areas of development in class, through their personalised checklist

25 WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW? Students are being assessed regularly in class to monitor their progress Past papers/questions are used in class to help students become familiar with the layout of exams and what to expect in June. Maths revision sessions are every Tuesday after school: approx 3.20pm-4.20pm 1-1 tutoring & motivational mentoring sessions Preparation leading up to their next “Pre-Public Exams”

26 WHAT IS STILL TO COME? An intense revision session during half term: THURSDAY 19 TH FEBRUARY 10am – 2.30pm Late evening revision sessions for small groups of students (Master Classes) Intense Easter holiday revision sessions (Dates to be confirmed) June half term revision session (Date to be confirmed) “The Sunday before” revision morning – 7 th June Walking Talking Mocks

27 THINGS YOU MAY SEE/HEAR NOW..... “I’ll revise tomorrow” “I feel more confident now that I’m going to revision sessions on Tuesday” “I’m off to the library to revise” “I just can’t do it...” “I’m going round Jo’s to revise” “I can’t come to revision because...*enter silly excuse*....” “I’m never going to need this in the future so why do I need to revise it?”

28 WHAT MORE CAN BE DONE? Buy a revision guide that has exam questions to attempt Set up a revision timetable – spread subjects out but include some breaks and “chill-out” times Use post-its and/or revision cards to write down important notes/facts/formulae Attend all revision sessions on offer to you at school Look up different websites to revise different topics PRACTISE PRACTISE PRACTISE

29 STATISTICS – A BONUS GCSE Exam board: Edexcel Course code: 2ST01 (Foundation & Higher) 80% Final exam (one paper with calculator – 1 hr 30 minutes Foundation, 2 hrs Higher) 20% Controlled Assessment – This was completed at the end of year 10 Date of exam: Thursday 18 th June (Afternoon)


31 GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Syllabus : Cambridge International Examinations: iGCSE code 0522

32 3 pieces each marked out of 40 for writing skills. Vital that students produce the best pieces of work they can. Coursework will be returned to students over half term to improve their marks. Final deadline – 7 th March. COURSEWORK: 40%

33 A GIFT for students. 10 minutes for 20% No audience; just one teacher. Audio (not video) recorded. A long time to prepare. Can choose their own topic. 4 minute talk. 6 minute conversation. Speaking and Listening: 20% (14 th – 28 th March)

34 Do make brief notes Do practise your talk at home and time it. Do choose something you are genuinely interested in and can talk fluently about. Do choose hobbies, interests, experiences, strongly held beliefs or anything you can talk about with knowledge and enthusiasm. Do practise giving extended answers/opinions about your topic. Speaking and Listening: 20% Preparation: DOs

35 Date: 5th May 2 hours, 3 questions 50 marks. Almost all preparation will be completed in school. Q1 – ‘Turn what you learn’. Read a passage/story/extract and rewrite into a different format. For example turn a diary into story, or a letter into an interview, or a magazine article into a story. Tests comprehension ( 15 marks) and writing (5 marks). Q2 – PEEE – analyse 2 paragraphs in detail and explain the effect of the writer’s language. (10 marks) Q3 – Summary of a second passage– Identify 15 bullet points and then summarise them in their own words – ensuring they include all 15 points. ( 15 marks) and writing (5 marks) The Exam 40%


37 Exploring Modern Texts: 20 th May AM 1hr 30 minutes. Poetry Across Time: 22 nd May PM 1hr 15 minutes In both exams, students will have ‘clean’ copies of the texts they have studied. Please note: 25% of controlled assessment is already complete. The Exams: 75%

38 Answer 1 question from a choice of 2. The questions could be based upon any of the following: individual characters and how they are presented; themes, such as: class, responsibility, gender and age; The plot and sequence of the play and how it effects the audience. In ALL questions students will need to show an understanding of the writer’s aims in writing the play and how successful they believe he was. 30 marks for content, 4 marks for ‘spag’. 20% of final mark. Exploring Modern Texts Section A: ‘An Inspector Calls’ by J.B Priestly

39 1 question ( with a part a and a part b) - no choice. Part A : Based on an extract from the book, which will be printed on the paper. This will ask students to analyse the writer’s use of language and techniques within JUST that extract. Part B: Based on the whole novel. Students will be asked to relate the passage to the rest of the novel, using similar themes or examples. 30 marks for content, 4 marks for ‘spag’. 20% of final mark. Exploring Modern Texts Section B: ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck

40 Answer 1 question from a choice of 2 on the cluster of poems they have studied. This will either be ‘Relationships’ or ‘Character and Voice’. Students will have to compare 2 poems – one will be chosen for them and named in the question, the other is their choice. Questions are about themes, ideas and messages and how the poets use language to present them. 36 marks ( no ‘spag’). 25% of final mark Poetry Across time: Section A Comparing 2 poems from the clusters.

41 1 question – no choice. For foundation tier students this is broken into 2 parts. An unseen poem will be printed on the exam paper. Questions are about themes, ideas and messages and how the poets use language to present them. 18 marks ( no ‘spag’). 10% of final mark Poetry Across time: Section B Analysing an unseen poem.

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