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Report
Raising Achievement Y10
Welcome and Introduction
 Communicating targets and
achievement
 Core Subject information
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◦ English (L Savidge)
◦ Mathematics (F Wilmot)
◦ Science (G Lowrie)
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Pastoral Support
GCSE attainment is positively influenced by the
level of parental engagement : The more parents
get involved, the higher the level of attainment.
Parents have the greatest influence on the
achievement of pupils through supporting their
learning in the home rather than supporting
activities in the school. It is your support of
learning within the home environment that
makes the maximum difference to achievement.
DFE
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Why we set targets?
Where do they come from?
Baseline Targets (minimum you should get)
Aspirational Targets (aim high).
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Talking Targets
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◦ The role of the subject teacher
◦ The role of the tutor
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23rd Sept – Target Setting With Tutors
29th Nov – Autumn Assessment (focus on
attitude to learning)
3rd December – Parents Evening
14th March – Spring Assessment
4th July – Summer Assessment and Yr10
Reports
GCSE
Louise Savidge
AQA English Language
4705
Cambridge iGCSE English
0522
PLUS
PLUS
AQA English Literature
9710
AQA iGCSE English
Literature
8710
AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature (Examined June 2015)
Y10 Autumn 1
Eng Lang
Creative Writing
Two tasks
CA1: 4hrs
Eng Lit
Two poems
Autumn 2
Eng Lang
Extended Reading
Of Mice and Men
CA2: 4 hrs
Eng Lit
Exploring Cultures
Eng Lit
Two poems
Lang
Lit
Y11 Autumn 1
Eng Lit
Exam Prep
An Inspector Calls
or
The Crucible
Eng Lit
Two poems
Lang
Lit 20%
Spring 1
Spring 2
Eng Lit
Shakespeare & Literary
Heritage
CA: 4 hrs
Eng Lit
Two poems
Summer 2
Eng Lang
Mock Exam
Preparation
Understanding
and producing
non-fiction
texts
CA 1,2 and 3
40%
25%
Autumn 2
Eng Lang
Exam Preparation
Understanding and
producing non-fiction
texts
Eng Lit
Two poems
60%
Summer 1
Eng Lang
Spoken
Language
Study
CA3: 3hrs
Eng Lit
Two poems
Spring 1
Eng Lit
Exam Prep
Poetry Cluster
Unseen skills
Spring 2
Eng Lit
Exam Prep
Of Mice and
Men
35%
20%
CA mop up.
Speaking and
Listening
Summer 1
assessments
Eng Lit
ongoing
Revision
throughout
Poetry Cluster Year 10
Eng Lang
Revision
Eng Lit
Two poems
S&L Certificate
Cambridge iGCSE English Language and AQA iGCSE English Literature
(English Lang examined October 2014/English Lit examined June 2015)
Y10
Autumn 1
Eng Lang
Coursework 1
Descriptive
and/or narrative.
Autumn 2
Eng Lang
Coursework 2
Informative,
analytical and/or
argumentative.
Spring 1
Eng Lang
Coursework 3
Response to
non-fiction
text.
Eng Lit
Unseen poetry.
Eng Lit
Unseen poetry.
Eng Lit
Unseen poetry.
Lang Coursework Portfolio: 40%
Lit
Y11
Autumn 1
Eng Lang Exam
Exam Preparation
Lang 40%
Lit
Autumn 2
Eng Lit
Exam Prep
View From A
Bridge
Spring2
Summer 1
Eng Lit
Coursework .
Two texts.
Summer 2
Eng Lang
Mock Exam
Preparation
Speaking and
Listening
assessments
ongoing
throughout
Year 10
40%
Spring 1
Eng Lit
Exam Prep
Unseen
Poetry
English Lit Exam: 60%
Spring 2
Eng Lit
Exam Prep
Summer 1
Eng Lit
Revision
20%
AQA
Mrs Greswolde
Miss Roberts
iGCSE
Miss Hartley-Jones
Mrs Jones
Miss Savidge
Mrs Shiels
Mrs Stuart
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Encourage regular reading (both fiction and non-fiction)
Get them to summarise the main points/events in a
news story.
Debate with them about contentious issues in the news.
Read leaflets, information sheets and adverts and
discuss who they are aimed and what they are trying to
achieve.
Buy a thesaurus and encourage them to use it to
improve their vocabulary.
Watch film versions of their set texts together and get
them to talk to you about what they know, particularly
differences in versions.
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www.bbc.co.uk/schools
www.universalteacher.org.uk
www.englishbiz.co.uk (A straightforward site which
focuses on helping you to achieve higher grades in English
and English Literature GCSE exams. You are also invited to
send in questions.)
www.englishplus.com (A site on English grammar; if you
struggle with your apostrophes or semi-colons then this is
the site for you)
www.novelguide.com (Study guides for almost all GCSE
novel and including full texts of some novels and plays
such as “Of Mice and Men” and “Romeo and Juliet”)
www.s-cool.co.uk (A great resource with notes on many
popular GCSE texts)
http://www.aqa.org.uk/students-and-parents.php (advice
to students)
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Feel free to contact the English department at
any time to ask for information or further
advice.
Your support is invaluable to us if we are all
to help your son or daughter to achieve their
full potential.
GCSE
Fiona Wilmot
 Linear
examination – no
coursework or controlled
assessment – just 2 examination
papers!
 Paper 1 is 1 hour 45 minutes
without a calculator
 Paper 2 is 1 hour and 45 minutes
with a calculator
 Targeting
 Will
A and A* grades
take the GCSE at the end of
Year 11
 Targeting
 Will
A and B grades
take the GCSE at the end of
Year 11
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Targeting the “good pass” of a grade C
The aim is to enter these students for the
GCSE at the end of Year 10, treating this
examination as a mock. This enables us to
receive detailed feedback on each question
on the examination paper for each
individual student.
It also then allows us to enter them for the
GCSE in November of Year 11.
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Between November and January these
students will study for the Functional Skills
examination.
Results for the November examination are
out in early January.
Those that gain the “good pass” of a grade
C will then have a choice.
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Having gained the “good pass”, they can
either:-
 Continue with mathematics to improve
upon their grade
 Use their mathematics time to study for
their other GCSE subjects
 Targeting
grades below the “good
pass” of a C but with two years in
which to study the course, we are
hopeful that they will exceed their
target grades
 Will
take the GCSE at the end of
Year 11
3
lessons a week
 90
minutes of homework a week
 Needs
to be “signed off” by
yourselves
 Handed
in on a Monday
 They
primarily work in booklets
 Extension
and support work is
from the textbook
 All
have a plastic zip wallet
containing their booklet, a purple
book of notes and examples and
an exercise book to use for
textbook work
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are regular tests – every 3
to 4 weeks
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dates of these tests are on
the front of their booklets
 Progress
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is monitored carefully
will be in touch if we have
concerns
 If
students do not achieve the
pass mark for the test, they are
“recalled” to repeat the test.
 Support
is available every Tuesday
and Thursday lunchtime.
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is a CD matching the
booklet. This is £5 from their
maths teacher.
 Buy
the CD
 Make them use it
 Ensure they do homework
 Be curious about their work
 Be sympathetic about the regular
tests but make sure they revise!
 Stay in touch
 Set
1 Mr Cannon and Mrs Kirby
 Set
2 Miss Bettelley and Mrs
Genner
 Set
3 Mrs Wilmot
 Set
4 Mrs Wilkes
GCSE
Graham Lowrie
 ‘Double’
Science
 Triple Science
 Cambridge National
Certificate in Science
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2 GCSEs awarded – Science and Additional Science
There are 3 units studied in Year 10
Biology 1 assessed on 6th June 2014
Chemistry 1 assessed on 10th June
Physics 1 assessed on 12th June
Centre-assessed unit – ISA’s makes up the other 25%
Practical tests set by the exam board taken in lesson
time (in Feb/March)
A GCSE will be awarded at the end of Year 10
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3 GCSEs awarded – Biology, Chemistry and
Physics
Course began in Year 9
9 exams will be taken at the end of Year 11 (3
each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
Pupils will also complete 3 ISAs
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1 GCSE awarded
The Cambridge National Certificate in Science
consists of Units:
◦ Unit 1:
◦ Unit 2:
◦ Unit 3:
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How scientific ideas have an impact on our lives
How scientific ideas have developed
How scientists test their ideas
Unit 2 is assessed in an exam in Year 11 worth 25% of
marks.
Units 1 and 3 are assessed through a portfolio of
work worth the remaining 75%.
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‘Double’ Science – June 2014
Triple Science – Year 11
Cambridge National – Year 11
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We will set homework and mark work according to
school policy
Order revision guides at a ‘knock-down’ price
Run revision sessions in the run-up to your child’s
exams
Provide revision booklets on all topics from Biology,
Chemistry and Physics
Monitor the completion of these booklets
Give all assistance possible for centre-assessed
coursework
Keep you informed if your child is underperforming
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Ensure they complete all homework set
Buy them the relevant revision guides
Make them use it!
Get your child to go to revision sessions
Help your child access revision websites and
materials through the school VLE (eg BBC
Bitesize; www.aqa.org.uk; www.edexcel.com)
Speak to your child about their work/results
Contact the Science Department if you have
any concerns
Director of Learning
Alison Shiels
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Role of the form tutor...first point of
reference.
Target reviews ..monitoring of progress,
individual target setting.
Subject teachers.
Pastoral support.
Role of DOL Mrs A Shiels
E mail address [email protected]
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Dedicated quiet space
Revision timetable
Make sure they are using the internet for
study and not to use social sites such as
Facebook
Please use the planner, communicate and
support
Attendance needs to be 100%
Lots of praise, encouragement and TLC!
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Know where and when your examinations are!
Take regular breaks agreed with your
parents!
Sleep!
Don’t forget equipment especially a black
pen/clear pencil case!
Think about where you want to be in 20 years
time!
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Thank you for your continuing support
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Communication
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Hard work
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We’re all in it together!

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