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1 Access to level 3 courses Mr Kidman – level 3 courses Mrs Hutchings – English Miss Smith - Mathematics

2 Career and GCSE Overview Mr Dominic Kidman Head of Careers

3 Year 10 into Year 11  Very short academic year – 8 months (including holidays)  Pressure builds immediately on return from Summer Holiday  Exams and coursework deadlines are an on-going feature of the year

4 Determine VI th form  VI th Form colleges set specific entry criteria  Majority of courses beyond GCSE will stipulate a minimum level of attainment in certain subjects  C grade in English and Mathematics a minimum requirement in an overwhelming amount of F.E. establishments for vast majority of age applicable courses

5 Determine college course  Level 1 - equivalent to D-G GCSE  Essentially pre GCSE  Level 2 - equivalent to A*-C GCSE  GCSE equivalent  Level 3 – beyond GCSE  A Level equivalent

6 Determine career  Entering at Level 1 or 2 does raise question marks for prospective employers  Whole array of courses and careers have subject-specific entry requirements  Social work – Minimum C in English and Mathematics  Teaching – Minimum C in English and Mathematics  Nursing – Minimum C in English and Mathematics  RAF (Logistics) – Minimum C in English and Mathematics  British Army – Minimum C in English and Mathematics to gain promotion beyond regular army

7 Apprenticeships  Can lead to a degree, but no fees and working/earning while studying  Your FROG page has latest apprenticeship vacancies which are updated every week. OR  Log on to apprenticeships.org.uk  Click ‘search for vacancies’, start searching and register. You can search using keywords, job role or postcode.

8 What is already in place  Career interviews currently in progress  This is a two way relationship – you get out what you put in in terms of pre interview preparation!  Further intervention scheduled for year 11  Regular updates of apprenticeships and generic career news appear in St. Peter’s monthly newsletter  Dedicated Apprenticeship Liaison in residence (Mrs Stajka)

9 Beyond Further Education  Considering the following:  Economy  Global marketplace  Employers  Budget for further and higher education  Increasing cost of living  Differentiation becomes a fundamental requirement to get ahead and be empowered

10 An unfortunate case….

11 Any Questions?

12 INCREASING YOUR CHOICES 110 days to go…. September- 64 days to go Gain an advantage? English 87.6% students achieved A*-C 25 students didn’t achieve a grade C Maths 83.6% students achieved A*-C 33 students didn’t achieve a grade C We want you all to go for it

13 INFORMATION EVENING JULY 2013 GAINING ACCESS TO LEVEL 3: ENGLISH

14 Course Structure – November Entry Unit 1: Exam Tuesday 5 th November hrs 15mins 6 questions (4 reading, 2 writing) Unit 2: Speaking and Listening Centre assessed 3 tasks: presenting, discussing and role play Unit 3: Controlled Assessment Centre assessed 4 tasks – Extended reading Two creative writing pieces Spoken language study

15 Why enter in November? Unit 1: Exam Summer hrs 15mins 6 questions (4 reading, 2 writing) Unit 2: Speaking and Listening Centre assessed 3 tasks: presenting, discussing and role play Unit 3: Controlled Assessment Centre assessed 4 tasks – Extended reading Two creative writing pieces Spoken language study Because the course structure appears to be changing, and achieving a ‘C’ will most probably get harder.

16 Course Structure – November Entry Unit 1: Exam Tuesday 5 th November hrs 15mins 6 questions (4 reading, 2 writing) Unit 2: Speaking and Listening Centre assessed 3 tasks: presenting, discussing and role play Unit 3: Controlled Assessment Centre assessed 4 tasks – Extended reading Two creative writing pieces Spoken language study

17 Key Exam Information 3 pieces of previously unseen non-fiction reading material Foundation 1a. Retrieval (4 marks) 1b. Inference (4 marks) 2. Inference & retrieval (8 marks) 3. Language analysis (12 marks) 4. Comparison of presentational devices (12 marks) Higher 1. Retrieval (8 marks) 2. Presentation devices (8 marks) 3. Inference (8 marks) 4. Comparison of language use (16 marks) 5. Shorter piece of more personal writing (10+6 marks) 6. Longer piece of more public writing (16+8 marks) Section A: Reading Section B: Writing

18 FOUNDATION PAPER TIMINGS Q1 (a+b): 8 marks/12 mins Q2: 8 marks/12 mins Q3: 12 marks/18 mins Q4: 12 marks/18 mins Q5: 16 marks/25 mins Q6: 24 marks/35 mins For the tasks in the workbook titled ‘putting it into practice’, try answering the question in full (on paper if necessary) and in timed conditions. Remember, exam technique is EVERYTHING!

19 HIGHER PAPER TIMINGS Q1: 8 marks/12 mins Q2: 8 marks/12 mins Q3: 8 marks/12 mins Q4: 16 marks/24 mins Q5: 16 marks/24 mins Q6: 24 marks/35 mins For the tasks in the workbook titled ‘putting it into practice’, try answering the question in full (on paper if necessary) and in timed conditions. Remember, exam technique is EVERYTHING!

20 Key Exam Information Each paper carries 14 marks for the technical accuracy of English. While a ‘C’ is the highest grade available on the foundation paper, it does not limit you to a ‘C’ overall. Exam technique is vital. You must show the right skills in the right way in the right place. All of our calculations are based on 2012’s grade boundaries and are subject to change. You will receive updated information in September.

21 WHAT NEXT? Summer workbooks Autumn preparations GCSE English Literature – Summer 2014

22 GAINING ACCESS TO LEVEL 3 MATHEMATICS Parents Information Evening 18 th July 2013

23 KEY DATES Paper 1 – Non-Calculator Wednesday 6 th November Morning Examination 1hr 45mins Paper 2 –Calculator Friday 8 th November Morning Examination 1hr 45mins

24 KEY EQUIPMENT All students must have the following equipment for each exam: Black Pen Pencil Ruler Compass Protractor Students must bring their own calculator for Paper 2.

25 FOUNDATION Revision Workbooks In the packs you will receive at the end of this evening there is a revision guide and workbook. In the envelope there is also a cover sheet. This outlines what we expect the students to complete by the first lesson back in September. All of the questions are examination style questions. By working over the summer each student will increase their chance of gaining a grade C in Mathematics.

26 HIGHER Revision Workbooks In the packs you will receive at the end of this evening there is a workbook. The first two pages of this workbook contain the cover sheet. This outlines what we expect the students to complete by the first lesson back in September. All of the questions are examination style questions. By working over the summer each student will increase their chance of gaining a grade C in Mathematics.

27 MARK SCHEMES Foundation The packs you will receive contain all answer in the workbooks. These are on pages I would recommend that your son/daughter completes the workbook without looking at any answers and then you can mark it. This workbook is split into algebra, number, statistics and geometry. Higher The packs you will receive contain all answer in the workbooks. These are on at the end of the non- calculator section and the end of the calculator section. I would recommend that your son/daughter completes the workbook without looking at any answers and then you can mark it. This workbook is split into non- calculator and calculator sections.

28 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY  By 6 th September – holiday work handed in  4 th September- 21 st October – intervention  21 st October – focus week – English and Mathematics  28 th Half term – Extra English and Mathematics lessons  5 th November- English  6 th November- my birthday and Mathematics  8 th November- Mathematics  January Results and decision time


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