Key Stage 4 Information Evening Presentation

Report
FRAM
KEY STAGE 4
INFORMATION
EVENING
2014
Programme
 Welcome:
Mr Edwards (Director of Learning – Key Stage 4).
 Assessment in Key Stage 4: Mr Yassin (Deputy Head Teacher).
 Course Overviews / study skills for the core subjects Mrs Hirst (Director
of Science) Ms McDonagh (Director of English) and Mr Chapman
(Teacher of Maths).
 Careers Information Advice Guidance: Mr Li-Rocchi (Assistant Head
Teacher).
 How to revise: Mr Li-Rocchi (Assistant Head Teacher).
 Work experience: Mrs Austin (Deputy Director of Learning Key Stage 4).
 Role of parent: Mr VandenBergh (Assistant Head Teacher).
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
Mr Edwards
Director of Learning
Year 10 & 11
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
What did Mo Farah need to do to
get to the finish line?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18912882
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
So what do you need to do to ensure
you cross your finishing line? Having
worked to your full potential.
Behaviour
Extra classes
Attendance/punctuality
Seek help
Revision
Achievement
Maturity
To finish short…
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
Research suggests that a Year 10/11 pupil who misses
17 days or more during their school year, will get one
grade less at GCSE.
90% attendance = ½ day missed every week!!
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1 school year at 90%
attendance = 4 whole
weeks of lessons
MISSED!!!
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
“The bad news is from now on
time flies, the good news is
you’re the pilot”
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
A GCSE in a fortnight
• You may think you’ve got forever BUT look at how many hours of lessons you
actually have over two years:
Options:
5 hours every two weeks (8 days per subject)
Core:
English 7 hours every two weeks (10 days)
Maths 6 hours every two weeks (9 days)
Science 8 hours every two weeks (12 days)
• Due to time constraints you will often only cover each topic once.
• Learning it first time around is the key to successful revision and exam results.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
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Interactive learning
New targets and SMART goals.
Develop Self-Confidence
Effective revision techniques
Practice
Effective reading and note taking
Not alone – Use resources around you
Determination
Employ your learning style
New and emerging technologies
• Time Management
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
Intervention at Framingham Earl
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
Intervention – The 3 “I”s
Intervention
Impact
Information
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
Impact
• Our tracking system will ensure that students progress is
measured accurately and regularly.
• Those students identified as needing extra help made
significant progress from mock results to actual results.
• Intervention has been taking place in Key Stage 3 and this
will support students starting Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
Information
• Throughout Key Stage 4 subject teachers enter data
about students’ progress.
• This information is entered into our new tracking system
“Go 4 Schools” which can then be used to analyse pupils’
progress.
• The Raising Attainment Group meets fortnightly to
discuss the data and individuals progress in core subjects.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Welcome
Intervention
• There are a number of different intervention strategies
that we use at Framingham Earl:
• Whole year group strategies.
• Raising Your Game.
• Small Group Tutoring.
• Tutor Time Sessions.
• Individual Mentoring.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Mr Yassin
Deputy Head Teacher
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Controlled Assessment - A Parents’ Guide
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www.framinghamearl.norfolk.sch.uk
Downloads – bottom of the homepage.
All subjects.
All requirements
All marks.
Advice on how to help.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Controlled Assessment
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Art
Computing
Dance
English
Geography
History
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Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Physical Education
Sciences
Technology
Other subjects have no “coursework” element.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
In General
Level of supervision varies.
• High control – candidate is in direct sight of supervisor
at all times.
• Medium control – candidates may work together but
produce independent work. Some guidance may be
given.
• Low control – requirements clearly specified, some
work may be carried out without direct supervision
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
In General
• Level of assistance varies.
• Proportion of marks awarded varies (25100%).
• In some cases, work cannot be re-drafted.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Spelling, punctuation and grammar.
(SPaG)
• RE, English Literature, English Language, Geography and
History are now required by Ofqual to assess for SPaG.
• Science and PE include extended questions.
• Maths questions identified with * include literacy demand.
• All controlled assessments.
• Weighting varies.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
& Science Course Overview
Mr Yassin
Deputy Headteacher
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Modular Exams
• English Literature:
• Paper 1 – June Year 11 (June 2014)
• 90 minutes
• 40% of GCSE
• Paper 2 – June Year 11(June 2014)
• 35% of GCSE
• English Language will be taken in June 2013.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
“Modular” Exams
• There are now no multiple re-sits of individual papers.
• Under some circumstances, the whole qualification can be
retaken e.g. - science A – Year 10  Year 11
• This is examined in June of Year 10. 90 minute paper – 35% of
‘Science A’ GCSE. Includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Not multiple choice. Awarded in August of Yr 10.
• A second paper in June of similar style is worth 40%.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
“Modular” Exams
Science - Year 11:
• This is called ‘Additional Science’ and is worth a
further GCSE.
• Paper 1 includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics 35% of the GCSE.
• Paper 2 is worth 40%.
• Both Summer exam series
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Triple Science
• Each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics are examined
separately.
• Exams are taken in June in Year 11.
• 60 minutes per paper.
• Each subject has a paper for each unit 1,2 and 3.
• Students will have a total of 9 exams.
• 60 minutes per paper.
• Each paper is worth 25% of the GCSE.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Ms McDonagh
Director of English
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Course Overview - English
• English Language
Unit 1 June Year 11 (2016) - 60% of GCSE Grade
• English Literature:
Unit 1 – June Year 11 (2016) - 40% of GCSE Grade
Unit 2 – Year 11 (June 2016) - 35% of GCSE Grade
If you have any queries you can contact me at [email protected]
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Study Skills – English Literature
• 2 Exams 75%
• 1 Controlled Assessment 25%
• Re-read set texts: ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘An Inspector Calls’, Poetry Anthology
• Explore how writers present characters and themes
• Select and memorise short quotations
• Link texts to historical context
• Compare texts
• Useful support material: CGP AQA Poetry Anthology (Character and Voice)
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Study Skills – English Language
• 1 Exam 60%
• 4 Controlled Assessments 40%
• Reading: summarise, infer, quote, explain effects of language and presentational
features
• Writing: inform, persuade, describe, organise ideas into paragraphs, use a range of
punctuation
• Useful support material: AQA English Language Revision Work Book
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Mr Chapman
Maths
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Course overview - Maths
• No coursework
• 2 exams (1hr 45 mins each)
• Non – Calculator
• Calculator
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Format of the course
• 12 Topics in 4 Strands
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Topic 1 – Statistics 1 – Collecting Data
Topic 2 – Number 1 – Mental, written methods and number operations
Topic 3 – Statistics 2 – Probability
Topic 4 – Geometry 1 – Geometrical Reasoning
Topic 5 – Number 2 – Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, ratio and proportion
Topic 6 – Algebra 1 – Equations, formulae and identities
Topic 7 - Geometry 2 - Transformations
Topic 8 – Statistics 3 – Processing and representing data
Topic 9 – Geometry 3 – Construction and loci. Measures and mensuration
Topic 10 – Algebra 2 – Functions and Graphs
Topic 11 - Number 3 – Place value, ordering and rounding integers, powers and roots
Topic 12 – Algebra 3 - Sequences
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Resources to help
you revise
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Own Books
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Revision Guides
Available from cgpbooks.co.uk
Available from Fram for £3.99
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
In school revision sessions
• Based on performance in Mock exams
• Sessions are aimed at particular topics
• Ideal opportunity to ask questions and look
at tricky questions in detail.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Fram maths website
• https://sites.google.com/site/framinghamearlmathematics/home
• Tonnes of past paper questions
• Maths apps for your phone
• Revision schedules
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Youtube - mrchapmanedu
• Lots of video tutorials relevant to your exam. Try the
past questions yourself, then watch to see if you are
right!
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
Other Useful Resources
• My Maths
• BBC Bitesize
• Edexcel Past Papers
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Assessment in Key Stage 4
It’s all about the method!
• Cover up the answer and method
• Try the question
• Check the answer
• Do it again if not sure. Maybe work
backwards from the answer
• Bring in the question and ask any maths
teacher.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Careers Information
Advice Guidance
Mr Li-Rocchi
Assistant Head Teacher
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Careers Information Advice Guidance
Preparing For The Future –Information, Advice and
Guidance (IAG)
• What are the post 16 choices?
• GCSEs are known as level 2 courses. Many students will go
on to study level 3 courses.
• A Levels
• Vocational Courses (eg NVQs level 2 or 3)
• Higher or Advanced Diplomas
• Apprenticeships
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Careers Information Advice Guidance
Information
“..accurate, up-to-date and objective information about personal and
lifestyle issues, learning and career opportunities, progression routes,
choices, where to find help and advice and how to access it.”
At Framingham Earl
At Providers
• Futures Day (Year 11)
• Open Evenings / Days
• Assemblies
• Sessions on help you choose
website
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Careers Information Advice Guidance
Advice
“.. activities that help young people to gather, understand and interpret
information and apply it to their own situation.”
At Framingham Earl
• Class Teachers
• Parents / Carers
• Providers, Colleges & 6th Forms (Futures Day Sessions)
• Work experience
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Careers Information Advice Guidance
Guidance
“.. impartial guidance and specialist support to help young people
understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve
conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.”
At Framingham Earl
• Tutor meetings / consultations
• Career Guidance Advisors
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Careers Information Advice Guidance
Our Overall Aim
Subject
Teachers
‘Leading or showing the way’
Help You
Choose
Tutors
Informed
& Guided
Choice
Colleges
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Forms
Parents
& Carers
Career
Guidance
Advisors
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
Mr Li-Rocchi
Assistant Head Teacher
VAK
VISUAL
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AUDITORY / KINAESTHETIC
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
What are visual learners like?
Visual Learners…
Like to use pictures and diagrams to
learn.
Understand & remember best when
they see the information.
Enjoy using colour coding to help them
remember.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
What are auditory learners like?
Auditory Learners…
Like to hear information.
Enjoy doing presentations and being
involved in discussions.
Find long periods of silence difficult to
learn in.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
What are kinaesthetic learners like?
Kinaesthetic Learners…
Prefer to be doing things to help their
learning.
Can prefer to take notes or ‘doodle’ as
they listen.
Like making things and doing work
using ICT.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
What type of learner are you?
Learning Styles
Try a learning styles test
www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsiframe.html
(click on test 2 link or try both to compare)
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
Using Your Test Profile
Kinaesthetic
Kinaesthetic
Auditory
Auditory
Visual
Dominance – use visual
revision techniques
Visual
Use variety of
revision techniques
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
The Visual Learner
If you are a visual learner, try these techniques:
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Write key facts on different colour cards (eg grouped in to topics) – you can then lay them
out in front of yourself.
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Aim to visualise what you are learning – sit back and try to see a picture of the ideas or
information.
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Write down important facts on Post-it notes and stick them in key places! E.g. Mirror, TV
etc.
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Use mind maps, pictures, cartoon story boards, photos & diagrams to summarise
information.
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Use illustrated books from the library.
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Search the internet for interactive learning sites that feature diagrams
and pictures.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
Auditory Learner.
If you are an auditory learner, try these techniques:
• Summarise the topic in your own words, talking through the key themes as you do so.
• Read notes out loud as you go through them – rehearse delivering your notes as a speech.
• Make mp3 files or cds of the information and play them back to yourself.
• Explain the subject to other people.
• Put the information to a famous tune and sing it back yourself.
Or search for these on youtube!
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
Kinaesthetic Learners
If you are a kinaesthetic learner, try these techniques:
• Move around as you learn. This could be something simple like pacing up and down in your
room.
• Retype the information on a computer into a colour, font and print size that you like.
• Write down the facts on to key facts cards. You can shuffle them like a pack of cards and
keep reading them, lay them down in order etc.
• When you are working at home give yourself ‘kinaesthetic breaks’,
e.g. jogging, cooking.
• Create big bold mind maps that allow you to express the information freely.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Learning How to Revise
The Rounded Learner
It may help to choose techniques for revision according to
your learning style.
The long term goal should be to develop the style(s) you are
not so strong at.
You will then become a rounded learner.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Work Experience
Mrs Austin
Deputy Director of
Years 10 & 11
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Work Experience
What is Work Experience?
A Work Experience Placement is primarily
an educational activity which gives
students an insight in to the world of
work over a 1 week period during their
last 2 years of compulsory education.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Work Experience
Students benefit from Work Experience Placements by having
the opportunity to develop:
• More confidence
• Improved self esteem
• Ability to communicate with adults
• Improved timekeeping
• Additional practical work skills
• Team working
• Problem Solving skills
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Work Experience
What sort of work is available?
• More or less any placement is available – so long as the necessary Insurance and
Health and Safety checks are in place.
• As these take a great deal of time to do, it is best to start the process as soon as
possible, this half term for preference. It is strongly advised that students find their
own placements.
• There are lists of previous year’s placements available as a starting point for the
search. Please see Mr Roe during the school day for details.
• If a student is not able to generate their own placement for whatever reason, then a
list of available jobs is published at the start of the summer term.
• Students that don’t get a placement will spend the week in school.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Work Experience
How can Parents/Carers help?
• Start to think now what placement your son/daughter
would like to have.
• Encourage students to approach employers now to see if
they would be able to carry out a work experience.
• Complete the Parental Consent form by December 2014,
these will be issued to students in the next few weeks.
• Ensure Self Generated forms are completed by employers
and returned to school by January 2015.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
Work Experience
Finally ……..
If have any queries please
contact Mr Roe, the Work
Placements Co-ordinator at
the School.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
The Role of the Parent/Carer
Mr VandenBergh
Assistant Headteacher
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
The Role of the Parent/Carer
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Attendance Officer
Transport Manager
Partner with school and child
Stationary supplier
Study Buddy
Seeing the bigger picture
Project Manager
Go Between
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
The Role of the Parent/Carer
Things to bear in mind:
• You are so important!
• Ready to Learn
• Working Smarter, and Harder!
• Fed and watered.
• Encouraging and calming.
• Rewards.
• Getting the work life balance right.
• Be informed(HW timetables, reports, e-portal, Go4Schools).
• If it all goes wrong… Speak to us!
Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014
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