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1 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

2 Engage Enable Empower WelcomeMrs Burrowes Introductions Mr Johnston Care, Guidance and SupportMr Hockenhull EnglishMrs Harmer Maths Mrs Mackle Science Mr Richardson StudySupportMr Johnston Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

3 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

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5 Engage Enable Empower KS 4 Care Guidance & Support Team Mrs Pawlowski Director of C.G.S. Mr Hockenhull Assist Director of C.G.S. Mr Grant Assist. Director CGS - Inclusion Mr Owen Lead Learning Mentor Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

6 Engage Enable Empower Form Tutors Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College 10 AlphaMr Penney 10 BetaMrs Poulton 10 GammaMs Burton 10 DeltaMrs Hulme 10 KappaMiss Fairclough 10 ThetaMr Cox 10 SigmaMiss Taylor 10 OmegaMs Evans

7 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

8 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College GCSE ENGLISH IN YEAR 10

9 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Pathways at a glance…

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12 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 May 2011, 61% of the pupils gained grades A*-C! These pupils are now able to concentrate on their GCSE Literature component as well as their other exams.

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14 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Linear Edexcel

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

16 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College There will be several opportunities for students to sit these exams Pupils will be entered for the exam when we feel they are fully prepared

17 Engage Enable Empower 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 gives us the flexibility to meet every students needs individually.

18 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College There are many revision resources available to pupils via the school’s VLE. Useful websites:www.mymaths.co.ukwww.mymaths.co.uk

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20 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”

21 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College AQA ‘A’ Specification (route 2) 2 GCSEs Core and Additional GCSE Core Additional Equivalent 4 GCSEs Combined Sciences BTEC

22 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College Core (One GCSE) Two 90 minute written papers, combined Science Exams January 12 th and 15 th June One ISA making up 25 % Additional (One GCSE) 3 exams in May, each worth 25% Biology, Chemistry, Physics One 25% ISA

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30 Engage Enable Empower Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College The last year that does not have to stay in education beyond 17 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

31 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

32 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.

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


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