Mrs Willis/Mrs Triptree; Assistant Head teachers Mrs Rogers, Leaning mentor Mrs Curry, Learning mentor Mrs Stroyd, Alternative learning Mr Gilliland; Atlas Y10 Senior tutor. Miss Fox ; Electra Y10 Senior tutor Miss Corns; Maia Y10 Senior tutor
Level 2 courses are all at the “GCSE” standard. This term covers new courses such as BTEC. Our targets are always based on prior attainment. We will review them throughout the two years to make sure they are realistic
We send home our progress checks information so you can compare progress against targets. This will happen four times a year; –Second week in November, –Second week in January, –Second week in March. –Second week in June.
Most subjects will be operating new GCSE courses this year. Most GCSE subjects no longer do “traditional” coursework. Most do controlled tasks, done under supervision. These need a lot of preparation before hand, sometimes at home.
Most GCSE courses have an examined component. BTEC, ASDAN and OCR Nationals are coursework only. Many students will take public exams during January and June of year 10; –English, Science, Geography, History, Business Studies. English and Maths offer early entry to all students to give them “more than once chance” at passing. We will not have a Y10 exam week this year because of the different timings needed for assessments.
Ask the teacher about how your child will be assessed over the next year and a half. Ask how they will be approaching the coursework task and what it is. Ask about deadlines for coursework and whether it can be done at home. Ask about revision guides and revision support. Take notes during the meeting.
We monitor the links between attendance and success in Y11. Poor attendance always brings limited success. If a student has over one week off school, they may need support in catching up. Please do not book holidays during term time in years 10 and 11. 95% attendance is a minimum for GCSE success.