Presentation on theme: "Year 9 Information Evening Tuesday 2 nd October 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Year 9 Information Evening Tuesday 2 nd October 2013
Year 9 Support Team Mr Fuller Assistant Principal – KS3 Achievement Mr Whittle Year 9 Manager Mrs Wright Y 8 & 9 Student Support & Child Protection Manager Mr Smith Assistant Principal – KS3 Mrs Marsden POD Administrator
Year 9 English – Areas of Study Writing Skills Reading Skills Speaking & Listening Study of a novel: Of Mice and Men
Regular Communication Assessments every half term Target setting/ reflection on learning Regular open dialogue with students Parents’ Evening
Course outline External exams 60% Controlled assessment 40% English Language GCSE
After year 10 Year 11 August 2015 Year 10 English Language GCSE Achieves grade C or above Literature GCSE Achieves grade D or below English GCSE
How to help your child o Ensure that your child completes English homework on time and to the highest standard he or she can o Talk to your child about what they are studying in English and ask if you can support and/ or help them
Process Parents EveningDiscuss progress KS4 Curriculum EveningFind out about different subjects Submit FormIndicate preferences Timetable builtAcademy mechanics Subject proposalsLetter and one to one meeting ConfirmationTimetable put in to operation
Parental Advice How does your child learn? What are your child’s strengths & interests? Are they good at retaining vast amounts of content? Do they write well under pressure? Do they enjoy researching and building project work? Do they need a little more support in English or Maths in order to secure their target grades?
Attendance leads to success! Do you know the level of your child’s attendance? What does good attendance mean?
90% Attendance? 1 School year at 90% attendance = 4 whole weeks of lessons missed! 90% attendance over 5 school years = half a school year missed!! Research suggests that 17school days missed a year = 1 GCSE grade drop (DfE) The greater the attendance the greater the achievement.
Absences New government guidelines which we are obliged to follow No authorisation will be given for holidays taken during term time. Trigger point hit if pupil absent 10 sessions in a term / 20 absences in two terms
Celebration of success Merits Certificates Rewards Trip Day Form Raffle: – Half termly – Individual forms – 1 entry for each demerit free week – 1 prize per form (voucher/credit towards reward trip)
Important Dates in the Calendar Data Capturew/c 14 th October 2013 w/c 9 th December 2013 w/c 3 rd March 2014 Parents Evening 14 th November 2013 KS4 Curriculum Evening 2 nd December 2013 Careers Roadshow 22 nd January 2014 Exams Week w/c 1 st May 2014 Reports w/c 30 th June 2014