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1 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

2 Engage Enable Empower WelcomeMrs Burrowes Introductions & general issuesMr Hockenhull English mattersMrs Harmer Maths mattersMr Dewhurst StudySupportMrs O’Callaghan The bigger pictureFr Waller Form teachers available at the end Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

3 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Thornleigh Salesian College - the most improved school in Bolton 95% A*-C61% A*-C with English & Maths 99% pass at A level with 39% at grades A*-B

4 Engage Enable Empower Success in the education of children depends, at least in some part, on the involvement of their parents. If a child sees that their parents are enthusiastic about education, they are far more likely to view their schooling in a positive light, and be more receptive to learning. Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

5 Engage Enable Empower Care Guidance and Support Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

6 Engage Enable Empower ‘THEY WANTED TO SEE ME GIVE UP WHEN I WAS SUFFERING LIKE AN ANIMAL, BUT NOTHING WOULD HAVE MADE ME QUIT THEN. THE PAIN WAS UNBEARABLE AND YET I CONTINUED. I’D RATHER HAVE DIED.’ HINAULT TALKING ABOUT THE 1986 TOUR DE FRANCE. Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

7 Engage Enable Empower KS 4 Care Guidance & Support Team Mrs Pawlowski Director of C.G.S. Mr Hockenhull Assist Director of C.G.S. Miss FitzGerald Lead Learning Mentor Mrs Morris – Assistant Learning Mentor Mr Buckley – Work Related Learning Coordinator Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

8 Engage Enable Empower Form Tutors Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College 10 AlphaMr Marchant 10 BetaMrs Coogan 10 GammaMiss White 10 DeltaMrs Jones / Mrs Tully 10 KappaMiss Topham 10 ThetaMr Angus 10 SigmaMr Clarke 10 OmegaMr Locke

9 Engage Enable Empower Attendance “There is a direct correlation between attendance and attainment.” “Poor attendance will reduce the choices available for post 16 education and training.” “ The world is run by people who turn up” Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

10 Engage Enable Empower So what is poor attendance? Simon’s attendance rate is always around 90%. He thinks that’s pretty good. Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

11 90% attendance means that he is absent from lessons for the equivalent of one half-day every week MonTueWedThurFri Absent half a day week every

12 If Simon continues to attend for only 90% of the time, then over five years he will miss the equivalent of about half of a school year Y11 Y10 Half a year absent from school Y9 Y8 Y7 Sept July

13 What impact might this have on a student’s life……? Research suggests that 17 missed school days a year = GCSE grade DROP in achievement. (DCSF) The greater the attendance the greater the achievement.

14 So, 90% is not as good as it first seemed.

15 A similar correlation can be found when analysing punctuality- including punctuality to lessons.

16 Engage Enable Empower To engage our pupils on the GCSE journey we need to care, guide and support them through the challenges that lie ahead. Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

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18 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College The Entry Level Certificate in English comprises one Internal Assessment Unit available in June 2011 only and divided into three components. OCR Unit R392: Entry Level Certificate in English

19 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Component 1: Speaking and Listening 40% of the total marks 40 marks There are two tasks which will be set by teachers: Discussion Role Play Tasks will be practical scenarios such as developing an appropriate telephone manner and contributing to group discussions.

20 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Component 2: Reading 20% of the total marks 20 marks There is one task from a bank of tasks set by OCR: Understanding There will be one passage, approximately 250 words in length, followed by a number of short answer questions. Candidates will read the passage and write their answers on the Question Paper. (35 mins)

21 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Component 3: Writing 40% of the total marks 40 marks There are two tasks which will be set by teachers: Informative Writing such as a personal statement, a letter of complaint or a piece of writing that expresses opinion Imaginative Writing

22 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College WJEC EXAM COMPONENTS Coursework: Written and Oral Written (20%) Original writing (Yr 9) Write to persuade (Yr 9) Poems from Other Cultures* Shakespeare* Oral (20%) Individual performance Group performance Drama focused activity

23 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College EXAM COMPONENTS Final examinations will take place on 7th and 9th June, X 2 Hour papers

24 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College COURSEWORK DEADLINES Any outstanding work from Year 9 must be handed in within the next few days as the department will be preparing the students in this first half term for a piece of coursework based on ‘Poems from Other Cultures’*. 2 drafts of this need to be completed by Friday, 5th November.

25 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College COURSEWORK DEADLINES The final piece of written coursework based on scenes from a Shakespeare play needs to have been completed, including 2 drafts, by Friday, 14th January, 2011.

26 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College COURSEWORK DEADLINES All oral tasks need to be completed by the February half term.

27 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College The countdown then begins… Pupils will then concentrate on the skills they will require for the two exam papers. They will be given a mock exam as well as classroom exam practice.

28 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College WHY SIT THE EXAM IN YEAR 10? It makes sense! It increases confidence. Of our present Year 11 who took the exam in June 2010, 59% of the pupils gained grades A*-C!! These pupils are now able to concentrate on their GCSE Literature as well as their other exams. It provides another opportunity to sit the language exam in year 11 RESULT!!!

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30 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Began GCSE in Year 9 Linear Edexcel

31 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College 50% per paper 2 x 1hr 30 minute papers Two Papers

32 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College These papers will be sat by all students in June 2011 (Year 10)

33 Engage Enable Empower Why this format? Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Attaining a GCSE in Maths is essential for Level 3 study and most jobs. The competition for all post 16 options is fierce and we need to equip our students adequately. This system means that we are not waiting until the end of Year 11 to find out results. Students will know where they are up to and what they need to focus on.

34 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Post Year 10 Exams Students will follow one of the following routes depending on their progress and results: Some will begin AS Maths in Year 11 Some will complete a GCSE in Statistics or Accountancy in Year 11 Some will continue to work on GCSE Maths for a re sit opportunity in November Year 11

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36 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College The last year that does not have to stay in education beyond 16 Preparing young people to take their place in a rapidly changing world * by 2020 there will be 3 million fewer low skilled jobs than today * by % of all jobs will require a degree * by 2014 UK will need more scientists and engineers * the top 10 jobs today did not exist 6 years ago

37 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College The bigger picture Qualifications for the futureExperience of work Don’t just think of 2011 but 2012 and 2014! Don’t just think work experience but the skills you can develop

38 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College As the culmination of five years of secondary school, GCSE (or equivalent) study is crucially importance in laying solid foundations for a bright future. GCSEs lay the essential groundwork for A-level and university courses. Achieving the highest possible grades will boost a student’s chances of being accepted onto the university course of their choice. In addition, employers look to GCSEs as a key measure of a candidate’s capability. Qualifications for the future

39 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Qualifications for the future Research by The Daily Telegraph found that Imperial College London’s faculty of medicine said applicants needed three As and two Bs in GCSE biology, chemistry, English language, mathematics and physics. Sheffield University’s medical school said students needed six As in GCSEs, while Kent said students needed five passes at C or above, including English, for all its courses. The science facility at St Andrews said students needed the equivalent of B grades in English and maths. Warwick said all applicants needed a C or above in GCSE English language, as well as maths or a science subject, although many courses demanded grades “above this university minimum”. Leeds said students applying for dentistry needed six GCSEs, including Cs in English, maths, chemistry and biology.

40 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Most subjects will have GCSE assessment this year Science Triple Award modules in: November / March / May Core and Additional: March / May History - two papers in May Religious Education in May Geography in May MFL: Speaking Assessments / Writing Assessments

41 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Functional Skills Numeracy – done with in Maths – examined in summer Literacy – done in English – examined in summer ICT – stand alone course – examined in summer

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46 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Experience of work

47 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Experience of work Team building and co-operation * Careers education Problem solving * Connexions Creative thinking * work related learning The right qualifications* work experience week Presentation skills* enrichment week Planning How to present yourself

48 Engage Enable Empower Thank you Form teachers and other members of staff available now if you wish to speak to them Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

49 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Key dates for English Nov 5 th draft of coursework on poems from other culture Jan 14 th final draft of coursework on Shakespeare Feb 14 th mock exam week Feb 18 th oral tasks completed June 7 th Final paper 1 (provisional ) June 9 th Final paper 2 (provisional) Key dates for Maths Dec 6 th first mock Feb 14 th mock exam week June 6 th Paper 1 June 10 th Paper 2


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