KS4 Welcome 2013 FINAL

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KEY STAGE 4
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Head of Year – Mrs Rens
Assistant Head of Year – Mr P Seton
Progress Manager – Miss L. Summerfield
Form Tutors
Mrs Byrne
Mr Platt
Mrs Hales
Mrs Ratcliffe
Mrs Midwood
Mr Williams
Mrs Lee
Miss Lally
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The Year 10 Team would like
to welcome you to the start
of Key Stage 4
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Our Core Values
bind our community
together and underpin
the outstanding
achievements of our
students
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The Two Years Ahead
KS4 is a 2 year process, building towards
the main examination season in Year 11,
although most subjects have assessments
throughout the two years
YEAR 10
We are here
YEAR 11
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TERM 1
Year 9/10 award ceremony – 25th September.
Courses begin.
Students and Teachers set Target Grades based upon
KS2/3 performance and their aspirations
Progress & Development Logs launched
Parents’ consultation evenings 5th December 2013
Progress Assessment – Expected Grade not Current Level
Btec Science examination is this term on 14th November
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TERM 2
Courses will schedule Controlled Assessment Tasks
Controlled assessments take place in Science – Core science.
Jan/Mar.
Progress Assessment 2 generated and published
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TERM 3
Year 10 Examinations
GCSE Science exam. in May/June TBA
GCSE English exam. in May/June TBA
GCSE Mathematics exam . May/June TBA
Progress Assessment 3 and Yr 10 reports published
Year 10 Review Day 10th July 2014
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YEAR 11
Year 10 Awards’ ceremony
Parental Study Skills/workshops/drop in Evenings
Predictor Examinations for all GCSE Subjects
Work Experience 1 week in December
Y11 Parents’ Consultation Evening
Progress Assessment Reports 4 and 5
Phased Coursework Deadlines towards April 2015
Main GSCE examinations begin in May 2015
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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
We would encourage students to involve themselves in a wide variety of activities during
their KS4, to enjoy a breadth of experiences to help them develop into well rounded,
successful individuals.
Students should aim record their involvement in their Personal Development Log and
record experiences in all areas of activities.
Deyes High has an incredible array of opportunities open to students in Year 10
Sports Clubs, Form Teams and School Teams
Dance, Drama and Choirs, Music Clubs and Concerts
Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes
GCSE Subject workshops and clubs
Conferences and events
School visits, field and sporting trips and holidays
All activities are well publicised through the school bulletin and Form Time
Attendance & Punctuality
We would love every student to have 100% attendance during KS4!
Research shows that a consistent loss of 5% throughout school will down grade GCSE
results by 1 Grade - only full or near full attendance will ensure success
10 days absence:
7 hrs English, 7 hrs Mathematics, 9 hrs Science
23 hrs Option Choices
For unavoidable absences:
Please leave message with school (each day)
Brief note in planner when the student returns
Morning register:
8.45am -children moving to form rooms at 8:40am
Afternoon register: 1.10pm -children moving to form rooms at 1:05pm
Attendance & Punctuality records -automatically generated -forming part of termly reporting
Leave of Absence
Recent amendments to the Education ( Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006
Head teachers no longer have the right to grant leave of absence
Local Authority has the power to levy fixed penalty notices
Exceptions:
families of service personnel on leave
exceptional circumstances - defined as unavoidable family commitments
Consequently from 1st September we will not authorise absence requests for family holidays
Student Planner
Please check the planner on a regular basis and sign it at the weekend
Include any comments or messages you wish to communicate
Home
School
Students record their homework and
assignments
Tutors will discuss targets, progress and
achievements each week
Student
Students maintain planners as an
official document -record all aspects of
their school life
Planners will be monitored by the Pastoral Team and used as a
source document for personal statements and testimonials
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VLE
All students have access to the VLE which is an interactive learning
platform designed to enhance and support learning from within
school and at home. It is one year old now, more and more
information will be available on there. It is important that you
encourage your children to use this system as past papers, revision
material and homework will all be on there.
As parents you also have access to the VLE, it is another tool you can
use to monitor and track their progress. Please use this facility as the
VLE updates instantly so data is very current. You should all have
passwords which were sent out last academic year. Obviously
sometimes there are login issues or password issues, please note them
down as you leave .
Contact
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.deyeshigh.co.uk
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Form Tutors locations.
S1 – Mrs Bryne
S21 – Mr Platt
S2 – Miss Midwood
S22 – Mrs Radcliffe
S3 – Mrs Brady
S23 – Mrs Hales
S4 – Miss Lally
S24 – Mrs Lee
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The Core Subjects in Year 10
AQA ENGLISH
English is a two year course. Year 10 students will either study English OR English
Language & English Literature.
Sets 1,2,3 and 4 will be studying AQA English Language and English Literature
Sets 5 and 6 will be studying AQA English Language.
English Language consists of 3 units (sets 1-4)
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Unit 1: Understanding and producing non fiction (2hr 15m Exam) 60%
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First entry June 2014
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Unit 2: Speaking and Listening (3 tasks) accredited but does not count towards final
grade.
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Unit 3a. Extended Reading (Controlled Assessment) 15%
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Unit 3b Creative Writing (Controlled Assessment) 15%
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Unit 3c Spoken Language Study (Controlled Assessment) 10%
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The Core Subjects in Year 10
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The Core Subjects in Year 10
MATHS
Exam Board: Edexcel
Specification: Linear course (1MA0H for Higher and 1MA0F for Foundation)
It is assessed by a 100% examination at the end of the course.
Both Calculator (50%) and Non Calculator (50%)exam will be sat.
Began the GCSE at the beginning of year 9
View to complete at the end of year 10.
Opportunity then to re-sit and improve grades in year 11.
For those who meet their targets and do not wish to proceed any further;
• A level 3 algebra course to strengthen algebra skills ready for A-Level.
• A Functional skills course to develop their ability to apply Mathematics in the real
world.
• Both are examined and qualifications rewarded.
As it stands an exam will be sat at the end of year 10 (May/June)
Revision Guides: from cgpbooks.co.uk or from Mr. Ellis/Mr. Platt.
Useful websites: mymaths.co.uk
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The Core Subjects in Year 10
Year 10 AQA SEPARATE SCIENCES
Comprises: Three exams and Controlled Assessment per subject.
All exams and 3 controlled assessments are completed in year 11 but important
development of controlled assessment skills occurs throughout year 10.
YEAR 10 AQA CORE SCIENCE
Comprises : Three examinations in June and Controlled Assessment. Controlled
Assessments take place throughout January and March. This will complete the
award of AQA Science in Year 10.
In Year 11 Students will follow a similar pattern of events to achieve Additional
Science GCSE.
Year 10 BTEC Science
Portfolio of evidence built up via assignments across all 3 subjects. The first
examination is this term on 14th November.
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ART
WELSH WJEB examination board.
YEAR 10 – A study of Cityscapes and the work of Michael Gutteridge and Liam Spencer.
YEAR 11 – Continuing coursework, second project “Africa”. Final exam and display
completed by Easter.
Trips are offered on the course- New York, London
Clubs are available during lunchtimes in L10 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after
school.
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GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES
This is a two Year AQA option which is split into three distinct areas of study.
Setting up a business, Business Growth and an Investigation of larger businesses.
The GCSE route involves Two external exam assessments along with one
‘controlled assessment’ work.
We deliver via a range of topical, appropriate and up to date media including the
Internet as well as group, paired and individual learning tasks.
Paper 1 – 40%
Paper 2 – 35%
Controlled assessment – 25%
Exam sat once at the end of year 11.
BTEC Enterprise Level 2
Portfolio ( Seven Units) put together over 2 years. – Equal Weighting
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EXPRESSIVE ARTS (GCSE)
This course provides opportunity for students who are interested in the Arts. It is
practical based with coursework folders. Students can work alone or in groups.
You will select from variety of art forms - visual art, drama, dance, music, moving
images - specialise in your stronger areas.
Unit 1 Controlled Test – 40% of total marks
15 hours supervised time to create a presentation/performance integrating 2 art
forms and an evaluation. Taken around March in year 11.
Unit 2 Coursework - 60% of total marks from 2 pieces of Coursework completed
throughout the 2 years.(Equal weighting)
15 hour Exam will occur in Yr 11 (Autumn Term)
Opportunities to work with outside experts in a variety of different art forms.
Practical – 40%
Working notebook – 20%
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FOOD (CATERING)
Exam Board – WJEC (Welsh Board)
Specification – Single Award Catering
Task 1 – Two practical assessments Year 10 20% February (2 x double lessons)
Task 2 - Year 11 Two practical assessments
Very important – students will have a double food practical lesson each week.
They must provide the necessary ingredients to take part each week.
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GEOGRAPHY
Exam Board – Edexcel
Exam Code – 5GAOH/F
Linear course with three separate exams at the end of Year 11
1 day residential fieldtrip to Borrowdale ( L. District)
Coursework – A study of tourism in Keswick, Lake District. Will be completed
during term 1 Year 11.
Controlled Assessment beginning of Feb Year 11.
Text books and revision guides available from dept.
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMPUTING
ICT Cambridge Nationals (IS) 4 Units - 3 Portfolio, 1 examined
Exam board - OCR
Exam Code – J810
ICT GCSE
Exam board - OCR
Exam Code – J461
COMPUTING GCSE – Examined in Year 11
Exam board - OCR
Exam Code – J275
Revision Software - Examined in Year 11
Microsoft Office 2010, Adobe Web Premium CS5,
Audacity- Sound, Visual Basic.Net
ICT GCSE J461 OCR
Coursework in Year 10
• Unit BO62: Solving Problems with ICT. Single Award 30% Controlled Assessment: 20 hrs.
• Unit BO64: Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions. Single Award 30% Controlled Assessment:
20 hrs.
Examinations in Year 11
• Unit BO61: Understanding ICT. Single Award 20%. External Assessment: 1½ hours
• Unit BO63: ICT in Organisations. Single Award 20% External Assessment: 1½ hours
ICT Computing J275 OCR - Three units:
• Coursework in Year 10 and 11
• Unit A452 — Practical Investigation . Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30%
• Unit A453 — Programming Project. Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30%
Examination Year 11
• Unit A451 — Computer systems and programming
- Written paper 1.5 hours. 40% of the qualification
ICT Cambridge Nationals J810 OCR
• Coursework Yr 10 and 11
• Compulsory - Unit ROO2 - Using ICT skills to create business solutions 25%
• Optional - Unit ROO5 – Creating an interactive product using multimedia components 25%
- Unit ROO7 – Creating dynamic products using sound and vision 25%
• Examination Yr 11 - Unit ROO1 - Understanding computer systems 25%
ICT Computing J275 OCR - Three units:
• Coursework in Year 10 and 11
• Unit A452 — Practical Investigation . Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30%
• Unit A453 — Programming Project. Controlled Assessment. Approximately 20 hours. 30%
.
• Examination Year 11 - Unit A451 — Computer systems and programming
- Written paper 1.5 hours. 40% of the qualification
ICT Cambridge Nationals J810 OCR
• Coursework Yr 10 and 11
• Compulsory - Unit ROO2 - Using ICT skills to create business solutions 25%
• Optional - Unit ROO5 – Creating an interactive product using multimedia components 25%
- Unit ROO7 – Creating dynamic products using sound and vision 25%
• Examination Yr 11 - Unit ROO1 - Understanding computer systems 25%
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HISTORY
EXAM BOARD : OCR
EXAM CODE: History B Modern World – J417
Coursework Title: War on Terror
Revision Guides – Produced by the department
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Performing Arts : Dance
Exam Board: WJEC
UNIT 1 (120 marks) Controlled Assessment
60% Controlled Assessment;
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Exploring Performing Arts: Dance specialism and the Performing Arts Industry;
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Internally assessed and externally moderated in April/May.
UNIT 2 (80 marks) External Assessment
40% Themed Showcase Performance;
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Candidates will either create a performance in response to a theme;
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Externally Assessed between March and May.
Possible Trips –Theatre visits, Clothes show Live and visits from performers and companies.
Students will be expected to participate in extra curricular rehearsals after school.
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MUSIC
Exam Board: AQA
Two year course
Solo Performance – 20%
Ensemble Performance – 20%
Compostition 1 with Appraisal – 20%
Composition 2 – 20%
Listending Exam (at the end of year 11) – 20%
Deadlines throughout year 10 (Feb half term).
2012/2013 stats 96% A* - C, 78% A* - B
Useful websites :
VLE - Specification available
www.BBCbitesize.co.uk
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Modern Foreign Languages
French/ Spanish
Exam Board : EDEXCEL
Speaking Task May/June TBC – 30%
2 Written Task Feb/March. June/July TBC – 30%
Revision Software
linguascope.com
zut.org.uk
Useful Websites
VLE New software
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION –(Edexcel)
Unit 1-The theory of Physical Education (40%)
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Written Paper – 1 hour 30 minutes (marked out of 80)
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Students are examined on the two sections covered in yr 10 and 11; 1.1-Healthy, active
lifestyles and 1.2- Your healthy, active body
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2 lessons of theory over 2 weeks
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Examination in May 2015
Unit 2- Performance in Physical Education (60%)
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Section 2.1-Practical performance (48%)
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Students top 4 coursework marks will be assessed under controlled conditions from FebruaryMay 2015 (Yr 11) – students will be assessed as a performer and a official.
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3 lessons of practical over 2 weeks
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Section 2.2-Analysis of performance (12%)
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Students will complete the analysis of performance on one of their top 4 activities
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PSYCHOLOGY
AQA GCSE Psychology is a two year course. We cover five topics in Year 10 and five
topics in Year 11. (Two External exams) – Equal Weighting
Topics studied in year 10:Memory
Non –verbal communication
Development of personality
Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
Research methods
Topics studied in Year 11:Social Influence
Learning
Aggression
Sex and Gender
Further research methods
The course is assessed through 2 external examinations.
Useful website: www.s-cool.co.uk
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Religious Education
Exam Board : AQA
Exam Code : 40552, 40553
Useful information : No coursework.
Short course option is available
2 exams in May/June of 2015 – 50% each of the final grade
Please be aware that some stimulus material for issues such as animal rights,
war, crime, drugs, euthanasia, and abortion can be of a sensitive nature so
please do not hesitate to ask the RE team if you have any questions or
concerns about this.
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SOCIOLOGY
AQA GCSE Sociology is a two year course. We cover three topics in Year
10 and three topics in Year 11 ( Two external Exams ) – Equal Weighting.
Topics studied in year 10:-
Education
Family
Research methods
Topics studied in Year 11:-
Crime and Deviance
Mass Media
Inequality
The course is assessed through 2 external examinations.
Useful website: www.s-cool.co.uk
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TECHNOLOGY- Electronics / Product Design
Exam Board: AQA
Exam Code: 45402
Coursework completed piecemeal across Year 10 and Year 11.
Coursework – 60%. Feb 11.
Examination – 40%. End of year 11.
Useful websites: www.technologystudent.com
Students will be issued a book
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Technology –TEXTILES
Exam Board – AQA
Specification - Textiles Technology
Year 10 may start coursework
Year 11 February completed
Fabric is provided in Year 10 for all practical subjects. Students purchase their
own fabric for final coursework piece in Year 11.
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