GCSE Foundation Year 9 - Claremont High School

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Outline of the course for English at
Claremont High
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English has a pre-eminent place in education
and in society.
All these skills are essential to participating
fully as a member of society
‘I enjoy all my English lessons.
I really like group work, drama
and having time to read my
book. English is a really useful
subject because you use it all
the time!’
Bhavnika, Y8
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It is essential we have clear links to GCSE and
begin to introduce the key texts and skills to
pupils at this time due to changes in CA and
the new 100% examination.
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The texts we introduce in year 9 will begin
the foundation of the GCSE study.
These texts will be re-visited in more depth
to aid both understanding but depth of
inference and confidence in the pupils.
The close attention to the key assessments is
vital in this regard to building the foundation
to GCSE.
Aos
Definitions
AO1:
• identify and interpret explicit and
implicit information and ideas
• select and synthesise evidence from
different texts
This means that pupils have to be able
to identify quotes that match their
points and develop a detailed
understanding and evaluation of what
the writer’s intentions are
AO2 Literature: Analyse the language,
form and structure used by a writer to
create meanings and effects, using
relevant subject terminology where
appropriate.
I can explain the hidden meaning in
quotations and use these to help me
answer the question.
AO2: Language: Explain, comment on
and analyse how writers use language
and structure to achieve effects and
influence readers, using relevant
subject terminology to support their
views
I can explain the hidden information or
ideas in quotations and use these to
help me answer the question.
I can look for alternative interpretations
of a quotation.
Aos
Definitions
AO3 Language: Compare writers’ ideas and
perspectives, as well as how these are
conveyed, across two or more texts
I can explain how different types of readers
might have differing interpretations of a text
and why.
I can compare how different contexts might
affect the interpretation of a text.
AO4 Language: Evaluate texts critically and
support this with appropriate textual
references.
I can explain how a text seems to challenge a
theoretical idea.
AO5 Language: Communicate clearly,
effectively and imaginatively, selecting and
adapting tone, style and register for different
forms, purposes and audiences. Organise
information and ideas using structural and
grammatical features to support coherence
and cohesion of texts.
I can use language features that suit my
purpose.
I can compare how two or more texts use a
theoretical idea in similar or different ways.
I can use discourse markers to sequence my
ideas.
I can use connectives to show how different
ideas link together.
I can use basic punctuation accurately (full
stops, capital letters, question marks,
exclamation marks, quotation marks and
speech marks).
Year 9 GCSE 2014 onwards
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Clear focus on dialogical marking
Clear focus on essay work with close
attention to raising the standards of language
analysis
Clear focus on each of the AOs required for
success at GCSE and beyond
Aspirational texts which are fully
differentiated
New Specification: First Exam 2017
Scheme of work
The year 9 SOW is taught in stages 1-5 and is a foundation year for GCSE.
Stage 5 – consolidating Grade C and
introducing Grade B
Sets 1 and 2
Stage 4 – consolidating Grade D and
introducing Grade C
Set 3
Stage 3 – consolidating Grade E and
introducing Grade D
Set 4
Stage 2 – consolidating Grade F and
introducing Grade E
Set 5
Stage 1 – consolidating Grade G and
introducing Grade F
Set 6
Teaching of each topic should be split into 3 phases:
Phase 1 – Developing conceptual understanding. Through
discovery and discussion, pupils fully understand the underlying
concepts of the upcoming topic.
Phase 2 – Application. These lessons will teach the students all the
basic content.
Phase 3 – Contextual application and problem solving. Pupils will
be challenged to apply appropriate skills within contexts that they are
unfamiliar with
Assessment
•Testing will take place at 3 times during the year –
November, March and June. Students will be
assessed whether they are above, on or below their
flight path for GCSE.
•Year 9 will take Key Skills Tests once per month.
These will be short tests on numeracy, graphs,
conversions and key words. A list of test dates and
topics is made available to students.
•Homework will be set once a week.
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Four operations with
fractions
Bidmas
Four operations with
negative numbers
Times tables
Expanding brackets
Labelling 2D and 3D
shapes
Finding averages
Exchange rates
conversions
Square numbers and
roots (positive
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Cube numbers and cube
roots
Prime numbers
Rounding and estimating
(rounding to sig figs and
decimal places)
Finding nth term
Finding gradients and
equations of graphs.
Metric unit conversions
(cm to m, g to kg etc)
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All year 9 pupils have started their GCSE
course.
This means that they will be the first cohort
to have three years to complete their GCSE
course
No External exams this year (internal only)
They will sit their Science GCSE exams at the
end of Year 11- Summer 2017
Means that there is only 1 chance to pass!
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National drive to have an 11-18 secondary
Science education instead of the split of 1116 then 16-18.
Better preparation for the linear exams
More time for stretch, challenge and support
More opportunities for enrichment and GCSE
to AS bridging
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All KS3 topics that are not in the KS4 PoS will
be taught e.g pressure and moments
The new structure eliminates the need to
repeat topics
Time gained will be used to strengthen key
skills including investigative skills, literacy
and numeracy
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The Science Faculty at Claremont has been
delivering a KS3-KS4 hybrid curriculum to the
two top sets in Year 9 for over 7 years
This has been the key to our success at KS4,
particularly the Triple Sciences
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Have to sit regular internal assessments
including practical assessments.
Practise past paper questions – especially new
six mark paragraph answers.
New SPaG - Assessed upon Spelling,
Punctuation and Grammar
Attend key revision sessions
Follow a revision timetable at home
All pupils will be closely monitored
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This year, students will be studying most of
the core modules for GCSE science.
These units can be found in the following
books:
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Collin’s Edexcel Core Science
Pearson’s Edexcel Core Science
CGP Edexcel Core Science Revision Guide
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At the end of Year 9 pupils will be guided to
choose one of two routes in science:Triple- Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Dual- Core and Additional
Biology
Modules
Chemistry
Modules
Physics
Modules
Controlled
Assessme
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B1
C1
P1
CA
B2
C2
P2
CA
B3
C3
P3
CA
CA
CA
CA
BIOLOG CHEMISTRY PHYSIC
CORE
GCSE
ADDITION
AL GCSE
FURTHER
ADDITION
AL GCSE
A or A* in Year 9 Foundation GCSE Year –
Pupils qualify to do triple science. Biology,
Chemistry and Physics GCSEs in Year 11 (this
will involve doing 9 exams in June 2017 of
Year11) !
 B or C in Year 9 Foundation GCSEPupils will be following the Dual Science route
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