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1 Year 10 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 All tonight’s slides will be available on the school website

2 Tonight’s programme: Welcome and introductions Exam results and key dates for your diary Assessment grades and expectations How parents / carers can support Achievement in English, maths and science Question and answer session Evaluation

3 Y11 Results 2014: 59% achieved 5 A*-C (including English and maths) 100% achieved at least one qualification 99% achieved at least 5 qualifications 13% achieved 3 or more A / A* grades Year 10 students have the potential to do even better! Target grades are the minimum. Aim for the stars!

4 Key Dates For Your Diary Assessment grades home October, February and June (reports) Y10 Parents’ Evening Thursday 27th November Y10 internal exams w/c 30 th March Y10 Reports home June

5 Key Stage 4 and Exam Courses: All students will study G.C.S.Es in English, English Literature, Maths, Science (Science A and Additional, or Triple Science) Religious Studies. Also, Physical Education core (no exam) Also study four options subjects GCSE (external exam and controlled assessment) BTEC (now has external examined component)

6 Target grade – minimum grade your child is aiming for by the end of the course Attainment grade - (A*-G) The grade your child is currently working at Estimated grade - (A*-G) The grade the teacher believes Your child will achieve by the end of the course Your child will also receive an Attitude to Learning score 6 times per year N.B. BTEC : Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass

7 Attitude to Learning 1.Outstanding Attitude to Learning 2. Positive Attitude to Learning 3. Cause for concern (main cause for concern that is hindering progress (code provided)) (codes: teacher provides one code to highlight the main cause for concern: P – punctualityA – attendance H – homeworkC – classwork O – organisation CW – coursework / Controlled Assessment

8 How can parents / carers help? Monitor attendance Promote a healthy lifestyle Home school partnership Provide tools for successful learning Monitor work life balance Help with homework and coursework Learn from experiences and set targets for the future Build confidence and celebrate achievements (My School Rewards)

9 Year 10 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Mrs Murphy – Head of English Follow us on

10 The English Language Course English Language and Literature are now LINEAR courses worth TWO GCSEs in total. 60% WJEC Exam Paper for Unit 1 & Unit 2 at the end of Year % of their Controlled Assessment pieces completed between Sept 2014 – Feb 2016 Internal exams w/c 30 th March of Year 10 and December Year 11

11 The English Literature Course 35% Unit 1‘Of Mice and Men’ and Poetry at the end of Year % Unit 2 ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘Blood Brothers’ or ‘Heroes’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’ at the end of Year % Unit 3 Shakespeare and Poetry Controlled Assessment completed by Summer 2015

12 Homework and Revision Your child should be bringing home one piece of homework a week – Recorded in their planner The homework piece should take around 45 minutes May involve notes on a character, theme or event Practice exam questions Please provide your child with a quiet space and time to complete their homework

13 How can you help us? Encourage your child to read at home Encourage them to perfect the skills shown on the learning mat Ensure your child brings the correct equipment to lessons: exercise book, pen, pencil and ruler. Celebrate your child's success in English

14 Year 10 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Dr Fairlie – Head of Mathematics Follow us on

15 The Maths Course  Maths is now a LINEAR course  Two Levels: Higher – Grades A* to D Foundation – Grades C to G  Two Papers: Non-calculator 40% Calculator 60%

16 The Maths Course  Final Exam in June 2016  Internal exams w/c 30 th March 2015 and in December 2015  Other practice assessments take place throughout the two years

17 The Maths Course The Year 10 scheme of work is available on e-cliffe as an interactive powerpoint:e-cliffe Go to Maths - Click on Route Maps on sidebar - Click on GCSE folder - Available as Higher and Foundation

18 Essential Equipment Very beneficial to have own scientific calculator

19 Homework and Revision Your child should be bringing home, one piece of homework a week – Recorded in their planner. Additional practice and revision materials are available on e-cliffee-cliffe Drop in Key Stage 4 help service from 2.45 – 3.30 on Thursdays

20 Homework and Revision  Key facts – to LEARN  Top TEN topics  Revision folders  Mymaths website  Mathswatch DVDs  Revision Guide

21 How can you help us?  Make sure that homework is being completed  Encourage your child to practise topics in addition to homework  Ensure your child brings the correct equipment to lessons: calculator, pen, pencil, ruler  Celebrate your child's success in Maths

22 Year 10 Achievement Evening Wednesday 24 th September 2014 Mr Taylor – Head of Science Follow us on

23 Science-A (core), Additional Science & Triple Science All Year 10 pupils will study for 2 or 3 GCSEs in Science. Like all courses, the exams are now LINEAR. Therefore the pupils must retain a vast amount of content to the end of Year 11.

24 Exam Structure QualificationExamsISAs Science-A (core)2 x 90 minute exams (75%)2 part in class assessment (25%) Additional Science2 x 90 minute exams (75%)2 part in class assessment (25%) Biology3 x 60 minute exams (75%)2 part in class assessment (25%) Chemistry3 x 60 minute exams (75%)2 part in class assessment (25%) Physics3 x 60 minute exams (75%)2 part in class assessment (25%)

25 How can you help us? Students need to revise little and often, starting now. Students need to create notes/resources beyond simply completing homework Purchase an AQA revision guide. We sell ones matched to the course we run. Encourage students to work through this with a revision schedule Celebrate achievements in Science


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