Heaton Manor School Year 10 Parents Information evening

Report
Heaton Manor School
and Sixth Form
Year 10 Parents
Information evening
Claire Smith
Deputy Headteacher
Welcome to the Year 10 Parents
Information Evening
Nigel Holmes
Assistant Headteacher
Director of Upper School
Elspeth Dowling
Year 10 Learning Co-ordinator
Year 10 Parents Information
Evening
Elspeth Dowling Year 10 Learning Coordinator
My role is to have the overview of learning for the
year group, which means I am responsible for
tracking the progress of students, alongside the
heads of faculty.
Communication Routes: by email or by phone as
outlined in the booklet.
Year 10 Parents Information
Evening
• Important Dates for 2012/13
• At the end of every half term you will receive a report card which will
show progress, attainment and effort.
• Friday 25 January
Full Report – outlining progress and
appropriate next step targets for each
subject
• Tuesday 12 March
Parents Evening
• Wk beginning 25 March
Green/Yellow Route Work
Experience
• Wk beginning 8 July
Blue Route Work Experience
Lynn Kerr
Head of English Faculty
GCSE English/English
Language
Develop reading skills
Reading skills examined:
• Infer
• Deduce
• Analyse
• Compare
What can I do at home?
How to Develop Reading Skills?
• Read with your child – develop a reading culture
in the house.
• Read and discuss the news- BBC news website
or a quality paper. Read the sections your child
is interested in – even sport.
• Encourage your child to read as many different
types of texts as they can- magazines, leaflets,
books, autobiography.
Develop Writing skills
• Look at different types of writing with your child,
for example texts that inform or explain, or texts
that describe or persuade.
• Help your child develop the technical accuracy
needed in their work – encourage them to avoid
the spell checker on the computer and use a
dictionary.
VLE and English
• Homework helps to support and extend skills developed
in the classroom.
• All homework can be found on the VLE by clicking the
‘HWK’ tab.
• Students can also access the ‘Independent Learning
Section’ on the English VLE to extend their
understanding of the skills needed for the exam.
• The ‘Help and Guidance’ section provides students and
parents with the outline of the course.
Chris Easton
Head of Maths Faculty
How to Support Your Child to
Succeed in Maths
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Calculator
MyMaths (login: heaton, password: angle)
Ownership of homework
Period 7 & Practice Exam Questions &
Feedback
• Belief!
Alex Miller
Head of Science Faculty
How to Support Your Child to Succeed in Science
Green/Yellow Route Pathways Through KS4 2012
1
Unit 1 = Principles of Science
2
Unit 2 = Chemistry and Our Earth
3
Unit 3 = Energy and Our Universe
4
Unit 4 = Biology and Our Environment
Principles
of
Applied Science
120 GLH
(Equivalent to 1 GCSE).
Specification and guide to content can be found at http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts2012/appliedscience/Pages/titlesandstructures.aspx
5
Unit 5 = Application of Chemical
Substances
6
Unit 2 = Application of Physical Science
7
Unit 3 = Health Applications of Life Science
Application
of
Science
120 GLH
(Equivalent to 1 GCSE).
8
Unit 4 = Scientific Skills
Specification and guide to content can be found at http://www.edexcel.com/quals/firsts2012/appliedscience/Pages/titlesandstructures.aspx
How Is the Course Assessed?
1
Externally Assessed
Year 10
2
3
Internally Assessed
4
5
6
Internally Assessed
7
8
Externally Assessed
Year 11
How Is the Course Assessed?
1
Externally Assessed Unit. June 2013.
• Paper-based Test 25%
• Assesses knowledge and application of principles of science vital to
learning at Level 2.
• Contains a variety of question types including objective questions,
structured questions and calculations.
8
Externally Assessed Unit Exam Date T.B.C.
• Paper-based Test 25%
• Assesses skills in Planning, Processing and forming Conclusions skills most vital to effective scientific investigations.
• Contains objective questions, structured questions and calculations.
What Is Being Taught This
Year
Year 10
BTEC
Green Route
•New units 2,3,4
•New Unit 1 for
exam in June 2013
BTEC
Yellow Route
•New units 2,3,4
•New Unit 1 for exam in June 2013
Note 5 Lesson per week.
What Is Being Taught Next
Year
Year 11
BTEC
Green Route
•New units 5,6,7
•New Unit 8 for
exam in June 2013
Triple Science
Yellow Route
•New units 5,6,7
•New Unit 8 for
exam in June 2013
Note 5 Lessons
per week.
Richard Faraday
Advanced Skills Teacher
Homework @ HMS
When I was growing up, my
parents told me, 'Finish your
dinner. People are starving.'
I tell my daughters, 'Finish
your homework. People are
starving for your job.'
Thomas Friedman 3 time
Pullitzer prize winning
journalist
Homework gives you the edge – 7 reasons
why!
• Homework teaches students about time management.
• Homework teaches students how to set priorities
• Homework gives students another opportunity to
review the class material.
• Homework teaches students that they may have to do
things - even when they don’t want to.
• Homework teaches students how to take responsibility
for their part in the educational process.
• Homework teaches students how to work
independently.
• Homework teaches students the importance of
planning, staying organized and taking action.
Why do teachers set Homework
• Consolidate and review learning that has
taken place in class
• Demonstrate understanding of principles
from the curriculum
• Stretch and challenge students to allow
them to take the next steps
• Allow students to engage with the
curriculum and see the relevance of the
subject
Types of Homework
• There are many types of homework:
a) a focus on content and / or
b) a focus on skills e.g. observational, research, analysis etc.
• It is not an expectation that all homework will be a written
piece of work but, more often than not, that will be the case.
• In KS4 a lot of the homework will be revision past exam
questions to allow students to improve exam technique
whilst revising the content.
• In the more vocational courses there will be more of an
emphasis on independent research, information gathering
that could support the assignments that they must complete
in school
Where do I find the
Homework?
Most of the
homework will be
published on the
VLE Homework
page
How much homework ?
• The Homework guidelines have been designed so the students
have the recommended amount of homework in line with most
recent DfE guidelines from Direct Gov:
“The guidelines for secondary school children are:
• Years 7 and 8: 45 to 90 minutes per day
• Year 9: one to two hours per day
• Years 10 and 11: 1.5 to 2.5 hours per day
• Your child shouldn’t be expected to spend much longer on
homework than the guide times. It doesn’t matter if activities don't
take as long as the guide times as long as they are useful. Schools
should organise homework carefully so that children aren't asked to
do too much on any one day. “
How can Parents help?
• There are several tips and advice
on the VLE homework webpage
• Some basic bits of advice
include:-
1. check students planner regularly
and ensure they have them when
they leave for school
2. ensure they have a distraction
free area to work
3. encourage them to be proactive in
seeking advice
4. encourage them to plan their time
carefully
Andrew Holburn
E-Learning Manager
Supporting Your Child Using The
VLE
• Access the Student VLE
using your Child’s login details
Classroom – School Departments
• Lesson Resources, Revision Materials, Useful Weblinks,
Videos, Internet feeds, Coursework/Controlled Assessment
Information….
Student Room
• Exams information, Work Experience Placement
Lists, Online - Ask for Help, Revision Help….
Feedback
• If you experience any problems with
accessing the VLE or have any
suggestions/comments then please
contact me at school.
[email protected]
Gavin Rule
Information Systems Manager
The behaviour summary is a total of EVENTS recorded
connected to either Praise or Consequence
For more information on your child’s behaviour record
simply click on the Behaviour tab to the left of the screen
Jill Rayson
Year 11 Learning Co-ordinator
Sue Taylor
Head of Careers Education,
Advice and Guidance
Careers and Work Experience
There are eight skills that employers want you to have
whatever industry you’re working in.
1. Communication
2. Teamwork
3. Problem-solving
4. Initiative and enterprise
5. Planning and organising
6. Self-management
7. Learning
8. Technology
Work Experience Dates
• Green and Yellow
Mon 25 – Thu 28 March
• Blue
Mon 8 – Fri 12 July
Andy Costello
Director of Sixth Form
Why Heaton Manor Sixth Form?
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Raising of school leaving age
Support for students
Curriculum choice
Student success
Facilities
Thank you for attending the
Year 10 Parents Information
Evening.

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