Presentation on theme: "Year 10 Transition Evening Thursday 16 th October 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Year 10 Transition Evening Thursday 16 th October 2014
Year 10 Transition Evening Key Elements of KS4 Attendance Matters How you can help Key Dates in KS4
The Curriculum English Maths Science PE ICT PSHE The Options The Core 2 – 4 subjects
Setting English, Maths and Science set according to ability based on prior attainment, potential and teacher recommendation EnglishMathsScience
Qualifications GCSEs BTEC (Health & Social Care, Vocational Studies) OCR Cambridge Nationals (ICT) City & Guilds ITQS (ICT)
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
Key Events Nov 2014 5 th Feb 2015 2 nd Mar 2015 Mar 2015 May/June 2015 June 2015 15 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
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
KS4 Key Contacts KS4 Office: Ms Burley and Ms Davies firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 01223 242931 ext 263 Year 10 Leader: Mr Ward firstname.lastname@example.org 01223 242931 ext 263 Director of KS4: Mr Carlson email@example.com 01223 242931 ext 251
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