GCSE results 2013 11 A*/A grades Sam Jordan, Patrick Osborne, Abe Farquharson, Ian Hawthorne and Marcus Rea 10 A*/A grades Alistair Bissett, Ross Carrigan, Joshua Catherall, Conor Johnston, Andrew Martin, Ben McDowell, Jamie Robinson and Adam Walmsley 9 A*/A grades Seb Haley, Josh Harbinson, Corrin Penman, Timothy Rolston, Benny Tang and Joshua Thompson 8 A*/A grades Jack Beattie, Patrick Butler, Rory Butler, Conor Hill, Alistair Hunter, Aaron McMaster, JJ Ong and Michael Simpson
GCSE results 2013 31% of total GCSEs were awarded A*/A grades, up from 26% in 2012 and 21% in 2011 86% of total GCSEs were awarded A*-C grades, up from 81% in 2012 and 78% in 2011.
Raising the bar! Over 125 Year 12 boys achieved the increased tariff for Sixth Form
Other bars being raised… Course 200620112016 Computer Science 3C’s2B’s + 1C??? Engineering 3C’s3B’s??? Agriculture 3C’s3B’s??? Primary Teaching (Stranmillis) 3B’s3A’s???
Year 12 What will you achieve next June? 5 pts 23 pts
Waste time William Y11 result – 59% Will you obtain 5 points ? (5C’s)
Will you obtain 15 points ? (5 B’s and 5 C’s) Average Joe Y11 result – 58%
Will you obtain 25 points ? (3A*s, 3A’s & 2B’s) Academic Albert Y11 result – 61%
Opportunities for you to make a difference! Positively Negatively
Some basic facts of life! Year 12 is busy Year 12 demands hard work Year 12 is competitive - not just within Campbell College Year 12 invites you to make choices
Some basic facts of life The choices you make now, COUNT!
What are you going to do? Back to school for A-Levels? Leave school and go to FE? Leave school and get a job? Hide?
Tonight You have the opportunity to contribute to this process by discussing each subject grade with your son and coming to agreement with them. The target grade will be recorded in school and progress monitored.
Year 12 Making your points prediction… A*/A= 3 pts B = 2 pts C= 1 pt 14 points (4 B’s, 6C’s) 22 Points (4 A’s, 4 B’s, 2 C’s) 30 Points (10 A’s)
Be SMART about your targets Specific Measurable Agreed Realistic Time-bound
Learn from your mistakes… “Incremental improvement” Original Grade Plus 1 mark per unit Plus 2 marks per unit Plus 3 marks per unit Plus 4 marks per unit Plus 5 marks per unit Tom Smyth 205D CCCCC John Smyth 191D DDDDC Ian Smyth 343A* Alan Smyth 253B BBBBB Tom Smyth 199D DDCCC John Smyth 224C CCCCC Ian Smyth 241C CCCBB Alan Smyth 242C CCBBB Tom Smyth 258B BBBBB John Smyth 313A AAAAA Tom Smyth 255C BBBBB Ian Smyth 335A A*
KnowledgeSkillsPerseverance Influencing your own destiny
KnowledgeSkillsPerseverance Influencing your own destiny Mostly school Mostly you
KnowledgeSkills Note taking Note making Memory skills Summarizing Perseverance Helping yourself Course content Assessment Coursework Give up Lose your temper Blame someone else
Good Practice is essential Fitness is not a spectator sport, nor can you get some magic prescription to get you fit Learning is exactly the same! Practice does not make perfect – it confirms habits, good or bad
Good practice encourages active learning. Learning is not a spectator sport. You learn as you talk about what you are learning, write about it and participate in class
Year 12 The Year Ahead 5 weeks Half Term 7 weeks Christmas 0 weeks Mocks 3 weeks Parents’ Evening 7 weeks Easter 2 weeks GCSE Exams 24 weeks120 days 12 days per subject
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can Cut GCSEs down to size. “ I knew what I had to do. Ahead of me was Business Studies Coursework. I decided I would make the October deadline my goal. I persevered with it, using my time wisely. When I finally got finished I picked another piece of coursework and started all over again”… Year 12 Student 2012