Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Year 10 Information Evening. How will the new GCSEs affect you? You will have a mixture of - ‘old’ GCSE grades A*-U - ‘new’ GCSE grades 9-1."— Presentation transcript:
How will the new GCSEs affect you? You will have a mixture of - ‘old’ GCSE grades A*-U - ‘new’ GCSE grades 9-1 in Maths and English Literature
Top 3% of pupils achieve 9 7 is anchored to old A 4 is anchored to old C 5 is set between B and C 5 is the new ‘pass’ grade
How will the new GCSEs affect you? You will have a mixture of - ‘old’ GCSE grades A*-U - ‘new’ GCSE grades 9-1 in Maths and English Literature Maths and English Literature courses are harder You will have to continue studying them and retaking exams if you don’t achieve a grade 5 or above. You will be applying for jobs in the future, competing against older candidates who sat easier GCSE exams.
What do you want to achieve by the end of Year 11?
Attendance and Achievement Our target for all students is to achieve a minimum of 97% attendance for the academic year. Evidence shows that there is a direct link between poor attendance and underachievement. Students who attend less than 90% are described as persistently absent (PA).
St Edmund’s Attendance Pyramid 84 23 9 21 15 Yr. 10 Number @ 08/02/16
81.7% of students in Year 11 with 100% attendance achieved 5 A*-CEM 73.5% of students in Year 11 with 95-99.9% attendance achieved 5 A*-CEM Only 56.8% of students in Year 11 with 90- 94.9% achieved 5 A*-CEM Just 41% of students in Year 11 with 85- 89.9% achieved 5 A*-CEM The Impact of Attendance on Results
Guidance on school absence Headache. A child with a minor headache doesn't usually need to be kept off school. If the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep the child off school and consult your GP. Sore throat. A sore throat alone doesn't have to keep a child from school. But if it's accompanied by a raised temperature, your child should stay at home. Raised temperature. If your child has a raised temperature, they shouldn't attend school. They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better. Further advice is available at : http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Yourchildatschool/Pages/Illness.aspx http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Yourchildatschool/Pages/Illness.aspx Or scan the QR code:
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Why is the New GCSE in Maths harder? Greater focus on problem-solving. Requirement to provide clear mathematical arguments. New added content at both Higher and Foundation level. Fewer formulae provided. (students expected to remember them!) ( However 90% of content has not changed )
1 is the old F and G Found ation Tier will assess grades 1 – 5 Higher Tier will assess grades 4 – 9 There will be 3 examination papers, Each 1 hour 30 minutes. One non calculator and two calculator papers. (All have 80 marks and are worth one third of their final Maths GCSE grade). Assessments in school; Y10 mock GCSE ( Term 6), Y11 PPE (Jan) There is an assessment this Wednesday
MATHS Maths Small groups of students have already been targeted for a range of interventions. Other students will be targeted for specific Maths intervention after each PPE. Support Lessons Revision Guides/CGP CD Pixl Maths App/Calculators Sharepoint/Homework PPE & Past Papers Study Skills Extra sessions/Revision
SCIENCE Core Science Additional Science Biology Chemistry Physics 3 units and an ISA make up one GCSE ISAs are controlled assessments 25% weighting for each component All GCSEs will be taken in summer 2017 B1,C1 and P1 in May 2017 Remainder in June 2017 PPE exams at the end of each unit PPE Core Science result in June 2016 ISAs will take place during lessons and on Flexible Learning Days
ENGLISH LANGUAGE Why are we doing IGCSE English in year 10? It enables students to complete coursework -60% One exam in May- 40% Our success rate is excellent: 96% A*-C 2015 and 91% A*-C Jan 2016 Where are we now? All written coursework has been completed. Speaking and listening tasks to take place on the week beginning 1 st March Exam preparation will commence after half term Walking talking mock to take place on the 22 nd March, PPE to take place on the 23 rd March (this excludes 10G3 and 10G4 who will sit English Literature in May, more details in the breakout sessions) The final grades will range from A to G.
ENGLISH LITERATURE: The new GCSE This is a new course which incorporates the study of: -a Shakespeare text -a 19 th century novel -a modern prose or drama text -a poetry anthology (17 poems) -unseen poetry How will it be assessed? 2 exam papers- Paper 1 will be Shakespeare and the 19 th century novel (1h 45 minutes, 64 marks, 40%) -Paper 2 will be modern prose or drama, the poetry anthology, unseen poetry (written exam 2h 15 minutes, 96 marks, 60%) Where are we now? Your daughters have already completed a study of a drama text and after the language exam will continue with a study of a modern text. The exam will be taken in June 2017 (excluding 10G3 and 10G4 who will have already completed a Literature exam.) The final grades will range from 9-1- all will be explained in the breakout session in room 4.
Languages Speaking and Writing Controlled Assessments February 2016 Increased importance of these – 60% of exam “Free-time and hobbies” topic (Re-sits within 2 weeks) We recommend a repeat of one Sp & Wr Assessment if students haven’t achieved their target grade. These will take place by the end of February Period 6 intervention takes place on Mondays and Fridays French and Spanish