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1 Year 10 Transition Evening Thursday 16 th October 2014

2 Year 10 Transition Evening  Key Elements of KS4  Attendance Matters  How you can help  Key Dates in KS4

3 The Curriculum  English  Maths  Science  PE  ICT  PSHE The Options The Core 2 – 4 subjects

4 Setting  English, Maths and Science set according to ability  based on prior attainment, potential and teacher recommendation EnglishMathsScience

5 Qualifications  GCSEs  BTEC (Health & Social Care, Vocational Studies)  OCR Cambridge Nationals (ICT)  City & Guilds ITQS (ICT)

6 Exams  all GCSEs now linear  exams sat in Summer of Year 11  Core Science sat in Summer of Year 10  Additional Science sat in Summer of Year 11  Internal mock exams in Spring of Year 10 and before Christmas in Year 11  BTEC courses now have an exam component  no exams at all for OCR National course

7 Coursework  no coursework in Maths, RE, Computing or Economics  “controlled” coursework in all other GCSE subjects  anything between 20% and 60% of final grade in these subjects  coursework calendar published on the school website

8 Coursework

9 Progress for all  not just C grades  cross-curricular, employability skills  extra-curricular activities  tracking  intervention encouraging fully-rounded, confident individuals, able to participate as positive citizens

10 Attendance Matters Is 90% a good attendance figure? 90% attendance 1 school year at 90% attendance 90% attendance over 5 years of secondary school = ½ day missed every week = 4 whole weeks of lessons missed = ½ a school year missed Research suggests that 17 missed school days a year = 1 GCSE grade DROP in achievement. (DfE)

11 Attendance Matters Attend and Achieve If a school can improve attendance by 1%, it will see a 5-6% improvement in attainment. (DfE) Ensure your child’s attendance remains above 95%, allowing him/her to achieve his/her potential.

12 How can you help?  Be aware of what is going on  Take an interest in your child’s learning  Provide the right environment at home  Access help

13 Key Events Nov th Feb nd Mar 2015 Mar 2015 May/June 2015 June th -26 th June 2015 Progress Checks Yr 10 Subject Consultation Evening Yr 10 exam week Progress Checks GCSE Science Exams Progress Checks Work Experience

14 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 May/June 2016 Aug 2016 Yr 11 FE Information Evening Progress Checks FE Open Evenings Mock Exams FE Applications Yr 11 Subject Consultation Evening Final Report Exams Results Key Events

15 KS4 Key Contacts KS4 Office: Ms Burley and Ms Davies ext 263 Year 10 Leader: Mr Ward ext 263 Director of KS4: Mr Carlson ext 251


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