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Welcome
Introductions
Care, Guidance and Support
English
Maths
Science
RE
Study Support
Assertive Mentoring
Thornleigh Sixth Form
Common Application Process
Mrs Burrowes
Mr Johnston
Mr Hockenhull
Mrs Harmer
Mrs Wilkinson
Miss Burke
Mr Passarello
Mrs O’Callaghan
Mr Johnston
Mr Kirk
Mr Kirk
Form teachers and mentors available at the end of the
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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.
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KS 4 Care Guidance & Support Team
Mrs Pawlowski
Director of C.G.S.
Mr Hockenhull
Assist Director of C.G.S.
Miss Fitzgerald
Lead Learning Mentor
Miss Ekin
Assistant Learning Mentor
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Form Tutors
11 Alpha
11 Beta
11 Gamma
11 Delta
11 Kappa
11 Theta
11 Sigma
11 Omega
Mr Marchant
Mrs Whittaker
Miss Fletcher
Mr Schofield
Miss Topham
Mr Drury
Mr Clarke
Mr Locke
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Attendance
“There is a direct correlation between attendance and
attainment.”
“Poor attendance will reduce the choices available for post 16
education and training.”
“The world is run by people who
turn up”
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KEY STAGE 4
ENGLISH/ENGLISH
LITERATURE
EXAMINING BOARD:
WJEC & OCR
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Passed GCSE English
Now taking GCSE English Literature (OCR)
Not got a Grade C in English
Resitting in November starting Literature
(OCR)
Did not achieve a grade C in November
moving on to WJEC English (new spec)
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KEY STAGE 4 ENGLISH
• At the end of Year 10 pupils sat their GCSE
English Language examination.
• Coursework was started in the spring term of
Year 9 in order to facilitate this, as 4 written
pieces and
• 3 Speaking and Listening activities are
required, contributing 40% to the overall
mark.
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KEY STAGE 4 ENGLISH/ENGLISH
LITERATURE
• The pupils sat 2 X 2 hour examinations, covering
both reading and writing skills on both papers for the
other 60% of the final mark.
• After the June examination the Year 10 did their
first GCSE Literature Controlled Assessment on
‘Romeo and Juliet’ compared with a film
adaptation worth 10%.
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GCSE English
• For those pupils who achieved less than a Grade C in the
summer, we are giving them another opportunity to re-sit the
exam in November.
• Letters have already been sent out to these pupils regarding
improvement of coursework and/or revision of skills sessions
with RH, CHS and our AST, VC, during morning registration.
• We have also arranged for others who have not reached their
target grades to re-sit in November, as universities will be
looking at GCSE grades, as well as AS grades when students
come to apply.
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GCSE English
• Any new piece of coursework needs to be
completed and to the Board by Friday, 4th
November.
• The examination, consisting of 2 papers, will
take place on 8th and 11th November.
• (Results will be published in January, 2012).
• The students will then prepare for the OCR
Literature exam, studying of ‘Of Mice and
Men’ for a controlled assessment and an exam
in January
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Not got a Grade C in English
Resitting in November starting Literature (OCR)
• Those who have passed the GCSE English by
January will then continue with OCR GCSE
Literature
Did not achieve a grade C in November
moving on to WJEC English (new spec)
• Those who have not reached a Grade C will
continue with the WJEC stand alone English
GCSE
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Did not achieve a grade C in November moving on to
WJEC English (new spec)
• CA will have already been done on ‘Of Mice
and Men’
• CA Narrative and descriptive writing
• CA Spoken Language
• S&L 3 tasks
• 2X 1 hour exam papers
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GCSE Literature OCR
Controlled Assessments:
• 1 piece has already been done for English
Literature ‘R & J’
• Wilfred Owen (comparative) 15%
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GCSE Literature
The pupils will sit ‘open book' exam which will
include:
• Studied drama, ‘A View From the Bridge’
(Jan)
• Prose text, ‘Of Mice and Men’ (Jan)
• Seen poetry ( Carol Ann Duffy)
Prose ‘Animal Farm’. (June)
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KEY STAGE 4 ENGLISH/ENGLISH
LITERATURE
• The skills for both subjects provide a
foundation for Advanced Subsidiary and
Advanced GCE (A2) study in English
Literature, English Language and English
Language and Literature and are vital in the
further study of any subject at an equivalent
level.
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GCSE English Language
• G.C.S.E. English Language is a crucial
qualification for any future employment or
university/college education.
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All students sit Linear Edexcel
2x 1hr 45min Papers
First sitting June 2011
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• These papers were sat by all
students in June 2011
• We achieved an impressive
56% A* to C
• We intend to surpass all
records by June 2012
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Why this format?
• 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 means that we are not waiting until the
end of Year 11 to find out results. Students will
know where they are up to and what they need to
focus on.
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Post Year 10 Exams
- All students will re-sit their GCSE in order to
reach or improve on target grades
- Small group intervention will take place both in
class and out in order to achieve this
- Every student at Thornleigh has a bespoke
package tailored to their individual needs
- There are re-sit opportunities in November, March
and June. Most students will do their first re-sit in
March.
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Post Year 10 Exams
• The recruitment of a new professional staff of
subject specialists has enabled us to restructure
smaller group sizes at KS4 ensuring that every child
has the best possible opportunity to succeed
• The Mathematics Department is confident that all
students will reach or surpass their potential in
2012
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GCSE Double
Award
GCSE Triple
Science
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• AQA ‘A’ Specification
• 2 GCSEs
• Core and Additional
• AQA ‘A’ Specification
• 3 GCSEs
• Physics, Chemistry, Biology
• Equivalent 4 GCSEs
• Combined Sciences
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Additional (One GCSE)
Core (One GCSE) Resit
• 6 Modular exams each
worth 12.5% (P1a, P1b,
etc.)
• Re- sit opportunities in
November, March and
June
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• 3 exams in May, each
worth 25%
• Entered for either
foundation or higher
• No resit chance
• One 25% ISA
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Physics, Chemistry and Biology (One GCSE in each)
• 2 multiple choice exams (P1a, P1b) each worth 12.5
%- opportunities to re-sit November, March & June
• Written exam, 25% (P2) in January
• Written exam, 25% (P3) in May
• One ISA making up 25 %
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Module
resits
Core/
Additional
15th
November
Additional exams
Biology
21st May
1st March
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Chemistry
24th May
Physics
30th May
Module resits
Additional
exam
Further
exam
15th November
Biology
21st May
1st March
15th November
Chemistry
24th May
1St March
15th November
Physics
1St
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Persevere
Revision guides
Don’t give up too
easy, make sure you
attempt all activities.
Open on the topic
being covered for
reference
Moodle
News
Support resources are
available on the school
VLE
Science features regularly in
the news. See what is covered
in lessons impacts the world
ASK
Listen
Actively listen to
what is being
taught
Science is hard!
- There are no
stupid
questions
IN
CLASS
YouTube
Don’t get it? There’s
probably a video to
explain it
ONLINE
Do every paper
available - use this to
guide revision
GCSE
Talk
Discuss what was covered
with classmates – explaining
ideas will help yours and
their understanding
Lesson Notes
EXAM
PREP
Read over and highlight
anything you’re unsure
about and check in revision
guide or with teacher
Revision Guide
Read over the page
covering the lesson,
just 5/10 minutes
WILL make a
difference
Past Papers
Class notes
Reread, copy out,
make revision cards –
whatever works for
you
AFTER
LESSON
Talk (again)
Ask classmates about what
you don’t get. If you need
more help attend support
sessions
HOMEWORK
Get it done!
SUPPORT
Study Groups
Work with friends on
homework, past papers,
etc
Support Sessions
Identify your areas of
weakness and attend
support sessions
Classwork
Do the questions set in
lessons again (and
again if needed)
Mark Schemes
An insight into how to
succeed in exams. Read
carefully to see what
type of answers please
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RE in year 11
• The two top sets, 11A1a and 11K1a, will sit an AS level having
already completed their GCSE. Some resits may be
requested/offered/directed
• The rest of year 11 will complete their GCSE sitting the Unit 3
EDEXCEL module, Units are:
GCSE
• Believing in God (started at the end of year 10)
• Matters of life and death.
• Marriage and family life
• Religion and Community Cohesion (Finish by Easter)
• The last exam will be in May and is worth 50%
• Exam technique is just as important as knowing the course content.
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The accelerated learning sets in year 11
Top sets
• The top sets in year 11 will study the EDEXCEL AS level in
Religious Studies.
• This consists of two taught modules:
• Investigations: A religious and ethical analysis of abortion or
euthanasia. Worth 50% of the AS. The exam is in January 2012
• Foundations: A study of ethical theories and elements of
Philosophy of Religion. Worth 50% of the AS. Exam in June.
• Support is available every Wednesday evening in the RE
department. Results after the January exam are always good and
allow students to feel confident about gaining the AS at the end
of the year.
• Students usually then take the A2 in year 12 or return to the
course in year 13.
• Either way, UCAS points are collected and banked.
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Intervention
Support
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• All GCSE students will be monitored after every assessment
and end of section test.
• 47 students are on our identified cohort for support due to not
achieving their target grade in the year 10 examination.
• All students will be offered revision guides at a price of £2.
• The RE department continues to add content to its MOODLE
pages to support independent learning.
• Revision classes will start after half-term and will be
advertised.
• Year 11 mentors will be kept informed about the progress of
students in RE
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Our greatest support:
You
Students
RE team
• Please help the school to help your child by ensuring that you know what grade your child got in the
summer of 2010 and their target grade.
• Check that your child knows the required technique for A, B, C and D style questions.
• Continue to support the department as we drive our students to success in Religious Education.
• Strive to gain your RE GCSE, understand its importance in the context of your
education and future life.
• Use the support that will be offered to you and push for higher standards.
• We will closely monitor the performance of all students and keep parents informed.
• We continue to provide quality teaching and learning to allow students to grow spiritually and
ethically and not just learn how to pass an exam-although that is important!
• We will be with your child at every step to support and enrich their educational achievement.
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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.
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We seek to ensure that all students leave school with the right portfolio of
qualifications which will allow them to progress onto the next step, whatever
that might be.
For almost all courses, apprenticeships and jobs there is a requirement that
students have a functional literacy and numeracy qualification. For those
students who cannot achieve this at a GCSE level we seek to provide them with
other opportunities and qualifications.
We seek your support in ensuring your child makes the most of every opportunity
that they are presented with so that they can fulfil their potential
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Study Support
All students should be completing a minimum of 1 ½ hours
homework/revision/study per night
As we move towards the mock exams this should be increasing, and by February
half term should be 2 hours per night, averaged out over the week.
Revision of work being done now is an on-going process – revision materials are
best created when the topic is fresh. This may be done through summary
diagrams, postcard notes, past paper questions, making mp3 files that can be
listened to, using study websites such as Sam Learning or MyMaths
You can support your child by ‘encouraging’ them to work, setting up routines with
them at home, ensuring they have got the right resources and materials, talking to
them about their work – if they can explain it they understand it!
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Get Organised
•Get the stuff you
need in the right
place
•Get revision cards
and blank paper
Do a Revision
timetable but don’t
use ridiculous detail.
Prioritise your work.
Work on the weakest.
Plan around dates
Leave time for constant
review.
WORK..TEST…REST
Revise each subject
in short bursts.
Review after 24 hrs,
after 1 week
Aim to reduce the amount
of information.
Do 5 Fact lists
Condense information onto
one side of A4
Coping with stress
• Stress in young people facing exams is very common
• It may manifest itself either physically or emotionally
Physical Stress
• Make sure that enough sleep is being had.
Staying up till the early hours is a complete
waste of time.
• Make sure that there are regular meal and
drink breaks.
• Don’t encourage sugar overload.
• Encourage exercise.
Emotional Stress
• Can often occur because of feelings of being
inadequate – even throwaway comments can
add to this.
• Try to keep things in perspective.
• Focus on the positive.
• Take time away from anything to do with
school.
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Home – School Partnership
• It’s important that we are aware of issues that may be going on at home, these
often impact on school
• If your child has been allocated a mentor then please stay in contact with them
– their email address will be on the letter you receive.
• Your child’s form tutor is a key person in their life they co-ordinate the ‘big
picture’ in respect of your child so please contact them if there is an issue,
either telephone school, or email to [email protected] with
their name on and the message will be forwarded to them.
• If you require any support from individual subjects in terms of study support
then please contact us so that we can help with this.
• Please support us if we have to make a difficult decision regarding your child –
we are on the same side and all want what is best for them.
• Remember there are re-sit exams in November and March which students
should be working towards now.
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What is assertive mentoring?
Evidence
Issues
identified
progress
Solutions
discussed
and agreed
Communication
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Step 1
• Last week of each month all your teachers enter data on current
performance
• Mentors will analyse the data and identify issues, talk to subject
staff
Step 2
• In first week of each month, you meet with your mentor for 10
minutes and set 3 VERY specific targets
• Targets recorded and communicated to parents. Will be reviewed
at next meeting
Step 3
• During the month, informal communication to check progress
against targets
Process then starts again
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The mentoring meeting is not about excuses or wishful thinking but very
specific targets to help you make progress and get to where you should be:
‘I’ll work harder’ or ‘I’ll go to revision classes’ are not targets
The following might be and will be subject specific
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Repeating specific pieces of work
Which revision classes/support sessions will be attended
Meeting with subject staff to go over a particular topic
Coursework / coursework sections reviewed and changed by specific dates
Specific revision/study sites to be completed by set date
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www.mycoursemyfuture.com
Bolton has moved to an Area Wide Prospectus- you can view all courses for
all providers on line
Bolton is leading the way on a Common Application Process – all
applications for post 16 provision are made in the same way online
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Form teachers and other members of staff available now
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