Presentation on theme: "Saffron Walden County High School Year 11 Ahead Evening."— Presentation transcript:
1Saffron WaldenCounty High SchoolYear 11 Ahead Evening
2How can we ensure that students achieve their personal best? A Culture of AchievementEthosConfident but not complacentRewarding effortSupporting SuccessForm Tutors and tutorialsMentoring and targeted supportAcademic and Pastoral Liaison
3How can we ensure that students achieve their personal best? Assessment- Coursework Catch ups- Most completed Spring TermPreparing for Examinations- Revision- Mock Exams- Learning SkillsPreparing for the Future- EWB lessons to consider and apply- Careers appointments
4Key Dates – Autumn Term 04/11 Reports timetable collapse 14/11 Sixth Form Open Evening14 – 22 /11 Language oralsw/b 18/11 Year 11 Reports Issued20/01 onwards Mock Exams2/ 12 Deadline for Sixth Form Applications
5Key Dates – Spring Term 27/01 onwards Sixth Form Guidance Discussions 09/01 Year 11 Parents Eveningw/b 13 /01 Languages writing examw/b 24/02 Progress Check 1 issuedw/b 24/02 Language oralsw/b 21/04 Progress Check 2 issued
6Key Dates – Summer Term12/05 – 20/06 Provisional period for GCSE examsw/b 23/06 Year 11 into 12 induction27/06 Year 11 Ball21/08 GCSE Results Day!!
7AttendanceAbsolutely vital in Year 11; controlled assessments, revision and exam planningAttendance below 85% discussed with Educational Welfare Officer and classed as Persistent AbsencePlease do not book holidays in school time and avoid unnecessary absence.
8RPAFrom summer 2013, young people will be required to continue in education or training until at least the end of the academic year in which they turn 18.This does not have to be in school.• Full-time education, such as school or college• An Apprenticeship• Part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.
9Saffron WaldenCounty High SchoolSixth FormMs H. Cox,Director of Sixth Form
10Why think about post -16 progression now? It’s important to have plans for post 16 progression.The plans will depend on forecast GCSE grades.This is the same wherever students apply, here or elsewhere.If students apply here (and we hope they will) they have the following options:
1110 A*- B or more ~ students could select 4 A levels of their choice. 5 A*- B ~students have a limited choice of 4 A level subjects.5 Cs ~ students have a more limited choice of subjects and will choose fewer A levelsfewer than 5Cs ~students will probably be choosing level 2 qualifications (GCSEs)Not achieving Cs in Maths and English language~ students will be doing re-sits
12The better the GCSE performance, the more options students have!
13Application process End September: 6th form assembly Start November: Sixth Form prospectus available6th form students in tutor timeThursday 14th November:Sixth Form Open Evening
14Application process 2nd December 2013 : Deadline for applications to Sixth Form27th January to 14th February 2014:Guidance discussions for Sixth Form28th March 2014:Offers of places in Sixth Form- may be deferred
15What can you do in the meantime? Find out what ‘A’ Levels are needed. for particular careers, for courses or employment routes- eg Informed choices and university and careers websitesA careers interview arranged via Mrs Potter.Consider their strengths- course-work versus exam performance. How does this match to particular courses in the 6th form.Investigate what the A level courses are all about content and assessment. The prospectus and parental handbook are on the web site.
19Acting Director of Mathematics YEAR 11 MATHEMATICSMrs Jane WattsActing Director of Mathematics
20Year 11 Mathematics NO COURSEWORK Assessed by examination at the end of the course – different sessions for different setsHigher/Foundation LevelsBoth have a calculator and non-calculator paperEquipment
21Three key events January mock – full analysis sent home Feb half term – after school revision startsMarch – “re-mock”; another full analysis sent home
22Revision ClassesRevision classes run by the mathematics department staff will run after school.Different grades are on different nights.Parent mail will tell you what is on and when.Classes open to all but some students who really need to attend are specifically invited.
23ResourcesRevision Guides and Work books (approx £3-5) will be available from the Maths resources room.The Shared Network /Maths for Student contains lots of resources and informationCopies of past papers and answers will be available nearer to the examinationMy Maths
24www.mymaths.co.uk Ideal site for practising skills Plenty of questions on each topicworksheets can be downloadedCan be used at home as well as in schooleach student has a unique log-in and passwordAutomatic assessments
25Acting Area Co-ordinator of English YEAR 11 ENGLISHMiss Helen LoizouActing Area Co-ordinator of English
26The removal of speaking and listening: Speaking and Listening will no longer represent 20% of the overall English / English Language GCSE qualification.The English Language exam in the summer of 2014 will now be worth 60%.Speaking and Listening will remain on the syllabus and your child will be awarded a separate Speaking and Listening qualification.
27Implications:We will dedicate more time to the teaching of the Unit 1 exam, and students should do the same at home when revising.Students who were hoping to pick up marks via speaking and listening will instead need to focus on their reading and writing skills.
282 GCSE route: GCSE English Language and English Literature Completed: Creative Writing Controlled Assessment – 15%Novel Controlled Assessment – 15%Spoken Language Study Controlled Assessment– 10%Still to do: Unit 1 Exam – 60%English Literature:Completed: Shakespeare and the Literary Heritage CA – 25%Still to do: Unit 1 Exam (Modern Prose/Drama) – 40%Of Mice and Men or To Kill a Mockingbird along with eitherLord of the Flies or An Inspector Calls Unit 2 Exam (Poetry) – 35%Poetry Across Time and Unseen Poetry
29Key dates: 1x English Language exam: 3rd June 2 x Literature exams: 20th and 22nd MayMocks:Literature mocks will take place in January.A Language mock will happen in March.Feedback from all mocks will be sent home.
301 GCSE route: English Unit 1 – Exam – 60% Unit 3 – Understanding and Producing Creative Texts – 5 Controlled Assessments – 40% (we’ve already completed one of these)Controlled Assessments will take place towards the end of each half term, and then the exam will be on 3rd June.A first mock will take place in March, followed by a re-mock in April. Feedback will be sent home.
31ResourcesKeep reading! Newspapers, websites, leaflets, autobiography, travel writing.GCSE Bitesize has been updated for new specification.Revision guides will be available to buy from school.Past paper questions online – AQA website:English Language 4705/ English Literature 4710English 4700Copies of past papers and sample answers will be available from class teachers nearer to the examination.Revision sessions will be organised prior to the exams and details sent home via parent mail.
32Improve your English grade! Strategies to help your child achieve his/her potential.
35DARWIN course Already studied: B1, C1, P1 in year 9 To do:-Study extension units B3, C3, P3Revise all previous workComplete a minimum of one Controlled Assessment in each subject
36DARWIN assessment Hence All subject assessment consists of FOUR units, each contributing 25% to the overall mark.Hencea minimum of 3 controlled assessments, internally marked9 exams in the summer (13th May-23rd June)alsomock exams in January (and April)end of topic tests
37FRANKLIN course Exams taken: B1, C1, P1 plus controlled assessments GCSE Core Science qualification awarded 2013To do:-Additional Science units P2 (started last term), B2 & C2a minimum of one Controlled Assessment
38FRANKLIN assessmentAdditional Science consists of FOUR units, each contributing 25% to the overall mark.Hencea minimum of 1 controlled assessment, internally marked3 exams in the summer (6, 10 and 12 June)alsomock exams in January (and April)end of topic tests
39STEPHENSON courseBTEC Applied Science Students to complete one qualification- 75% coursework, 25% exam To do: complete coursework units (2, 3 and 4) complete unit 1 and revise for exam
40STEPHENSON assessment Grades: Level 1 (D)Level 2 Pass (C)Level 2 Merit (B)Level 2 Distinction (A)as long as ALL the work is completed3 coursework units internally assessed1 exam (November 14th, re-sits possible) -mock exam before half term
41Resources Mock exams and tests Past exam papers and on-line exams and mark schemesRevision websitesGCSE revision guides and workbooks to buyBTEC revision guides and workbooks to buyRevision sessions after school and prior to examsAfter school Controlled Assessment sessions and BTEC coursework catch-up (optional and compulsory)
43Majority of students in year 11 are taking full course Religious Studies GCSE (WJEC) , a mixture of ethics and philosophy, a new exam for us this year.Two exam papers, no coursework. 12th May and 4th June.January mocksRevision guide issued to all students including all past questions.Revision classesVery important that students keep up with current affairs to inform their opinions and illustrate the topics studied e.g. medical ethics, conflict, punishment, sex and relationships, religion in society.
44Year 11 Ahead Evening Saffron Walden County High School “What parents do with their children at home through the age range, is much more significant than any other factor open to educational influence.”DFE Research report
45Rooms for Form tutor presentations B1 11 CresswellB CanningB3 11WildeB MarshallB LockB TalbotB GosdenB11 11SmithB MackayB13 11Bell