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1 Succeeding Together Year 9 Parents’ Information Evening 2013

2 Succeeding Together SPEAKERS Mr Maunder– Head of Year (Expectations) Ms Adams – Subject Leader English (Subject advice) Mrs Jones – Responsible for KS3 Maths (Subject advice) Mr Coote – Responsible for KS3 Science (Subject advice) Mrs Simmons – Behaviour Support Manager Mrs Dorgan – Careers Advisor Mrs Williamson - Director of Inclusion

3 Succeeding Together YEAR 9 KEY DATES YEAR 9 KEY DATES 4 th October Late start period 2 due to Open Evening 10 th October Prize Giving 13 th November Enrichment Day 1 13 th February Enrichment Day 2 – Options (Options Booklet & Forms issued) 14 th February INSET 26 th February Reports issued 27 th February Options Evening 3 rd - 14 th March Options Tutorials (Year 9 students not in until period1 unless they have a tutorial session with their tutor). 17 th March Options forms returned 22nd April INSET 24 th April Parents Consultation Evening 29 th April Year 9 Photos Summer Term Year 9 Exam Week 12 th June Enrichment Day 3 27 th June INSET 7 th – 11 th July Activities Week

4 Succeeding Together KS4 Core Subjects English Literature and Language Science Maths PE RE PSE In addition students will select 4 ‘Option Choice’ subjects.

5 Succeeding Together KS4 Options GCSE – Grades A* - G BTEC (Level 1 & 2) & Cambridge National (Level 1 & 2) – Distinction*, Distinction, Merit and Pass. Equivalent to 1 GCSE. ASDAN

6 Succeeding Together Well respected FE College and/or University entry requirements? At least 5 good (C grade or above) GCSEs English, Maths & Science GCSE (C grade or above) “Maximum achievement not minimum requirements”. If not achieved they will have to be studied post 16. A broad and balanced range of qualifications preferably including a humanities (History or Geography) and a Modern Foreign Language. Some FE Colleges will require higher grades to access certain courses.

7 Succeeding Together Advice 1 Start looking at Further Education and University courses. Achieve potential in all subjects: students who achieve to their potential in Year 9 find KS4 easier and are more successful.

8 HOMEWORK Guidance from Oakmeeds Homework Policy; Key Stage 3 The approximate guidance for time allocation is as follows. 1 hour per week on Mathematics 1 hour per week on English 1 hour per week on Science 1 hour per week on Technology 1 hour per week on Modern Foreign Languages 1.5 hours per week on Humanities, including Religious Education All students work at a different pace and it is expected that they allocate time to the project and produce work that does them, as an individual, justice.

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11 Advice 2 Succeeding Together  Use a learn-and-help-learn framework.  Every word and action from parent to child sends a message  How do you use praise? Focus on processes – strategies, efforts, choices etc.  Watch and listen to yourself carefully when your child messes up – constructive criticism not “I wasn’t very good at maths when I was at school either so don’t worry”  Set goals your children can work towards – help expand skills and knowledge  Do not think of slower learners as children who will never be able to learn – believe in the growth of talent and intellect.  Ask for full commitment and full effort. Parents, teachers, coaches: Our mission is to develop people’s potential

12 'Succeeding Together' Possible Trips 2013-14 and potential cost. Year 9 Brighton Geography September £16 -£20 ECD Knock Hatch Dry Ski Slope March (just ski students) West End Musical Music KS3 £38 - £45 MWD Rewards Dinner £15 -£20 CTA Ski Trip First Week of Easter Break WC 4 th April £880 - £920 CHO

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