Year 10 Information and Guidance Evening

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St Gregory the Great Catholic School
Welcome to Year 10
Guidance and Information Evening
Thursday 20th November
2014
Prayer
Dear Lord,
Bless all those who have exams.
May your Holy Spirit bring
Your peace to calm our nerves;
Your inspiration to sharpen our thinking;
Your grace to give us confidence.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
St Gregory the Great – Pray for us
Amen
Programme for the evening
• Welcome and Introduction – Dr McCarthy,
• Setting Targets, Tracking progress - Mr Jones
• Raising Achievement the Pixl Way and Mentoring – Mrs
Wileman
• You Make the Difference – Dr McCarthy
• Success in English – Mrs Amos
• Success in Maths – Mr Lennartsson
Please join us after the main presentations for refreshments
and to ask staff any questions you may have.
Mr Jones
SETTING TARGETS, TRACKING
PROGRESS
Courses
BTEC: Course mainly assessed through
assignments. One unit is also examined.
GCSE: Course typically assesses through
controlled assessments and exams.
Vocational college courses: similar to BTEC,
more emphasis on practical assessment
St Gregory the Great Catholic School
Assessment
Forecast Grade – average grade achieved nationally by students from the
same KS2 starting point
Current Grade - Based on evidence obtained from recent (over the last term)
classwork, homework, coursework and controlled assessments.
Predicted Grade - is a teachers’ professional prediction of the grade the
student will attain at the end of the course taking all relevant factors into
account. This may be higher than the current grade
Target Grade - This represents a challenging but realistic view of what could
be achieved with exceptional effort. It is likely to be above the forecast grade.
Written Target - Learning targets help to raise the expectations and
motivation of learners. They should provide something against which the
learning can be measured and give a basis for improvement
How do we set targets for
students in Year 10
• We have a range of information about students’ achievement,
including students’ KS2 levels and information about how
students with similar levels perform nationally over time (the
“Forecast grade”)
• Targets for Year 10 students are aspirational. In each subject,
targets are a goal to aim for which we would normally expect
to be above the forecast grade
Why do we set a target grade?
• To provide students with a clear and challenging personalised
goal to aim for
• To help us track students’ progress and offer appropriate levels
of support
• To help parents/carers, teachers and students know and
understand progress over a period of time
• Target grades will be used during academic mentoring with
students as the basis of discussions with tutors
Mrs Wileman
“RAISING ACHIEVEMENT THE PIXL WAY”
Fine Grading
For example:
C1 – Very Secure, B grade almost as likely
C2 – Secure, provided effort is sustained
C3 – Not secure, D grade almost as likely without
extra effort and intervention
This applies to all grades, and leads to a more
accurate estimation of the progress of students
Used for Current and Predicted grades.
Diagnosis, Therapy, testing
(DTT)
Personalised Learning Checklist
Forensic diagnosis of
learning need.
• Secure: Green
• Insecure: Yellow
• No Knowledge: Red
Pre-Public Examinations (PPE’s)
Week Beginning 15th June
• Pupils sit the examinations as if they were in Summer
• Examinations written independent of teachers
• Overcome any hurdles to a successful summer
examination
• Basecamp to Summit
MENTORING
Academic mentoring
• Wednesday 2.45pm with tutors
– all students.
• Assemblies – Motivational
The provision of teacher mentoring is to provide learners
with time to talk, think and reflect on their learning in order
to:
• raise their attainment;
• empower them to become more effective learners;
• develop their thinking skills;
• support them in developing independent learning skills;
• raise confidence in themselves as learners and in the
school as a learning community;
Careers Advice – Jane Sluman
Post 16/18 Pathways
• Qualification frameworks/Routes.
• Individual Student Appointments.
• Student and Parent Appointments.
• Resource Companion
CALENDAR FOR YEAR 10
Key dates
PPE Exams – Week Beginning 15th June
Work Experience – Week Beginning 6th July
Parents Evening – Thursday 26th February
YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE…
Attendance
90% = ½ day missed per
week.
½ day a week = ½ a year
(over 5 years).
19 days missed per year =
full grade down in every
subject area (DFE).
The greater the attendance,
the greater the
achievement.
© Global Education First
Attendance
Attendance & GCSE Success
800
Always Important
700
More than
ever!
Total GCSE Points
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
30
40
50
60
70
Attendance (%)
80
90
100
Ways you can support
There is no secret to success!
• Turn up on time
• Turn up prepared
• Give it your best
• Use homework as an opportunity
• Act on advice from your teachers
• Don’t worry about mistakes
– learn from them
Let your child know you are interested in their work
• Celebrate their achievements
• Help them get organised
• Let them know they’re not alone when things go
wrong, the important thing is to learn and move on.
They still need you to be their parent
• Support a routine
• Bed at a sensible time
• Eating properly
Follow information in newsletter & success bulletin and on website, twitter, etc.
Helping with work
• Check coursework deadlines & dates of
controlled assessments and exams.
• Discuss timing and planning of work – avoid the
last minute rush!
• Provide somewhere quiet with space to work. If
this is difficult use school facilities.
• Help with learning & revision – we encourage
students to involve others
• Read!
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Read!
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Key Points
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Mission: Wisdom, Integrity, Justice, Compassion.
Attendance: Not here? we can’t teach them!
Family Matters: They still need you!
Planning: Tomorrow belongs to the prepared!
Encouragement: the more you put in, the more you
will get out!
• Research: Find it, Check it, Credit it!
• Concerns? Contact the tutor early!
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• Tutor
• Mrs Wileman
• Follow information
in newsletter and on
website, twitter, etc.
• Tell us
• Ask
Success in English
Mrs Amos
ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
GCSE
ENGLISH
LITERATURE
GCSE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
1 x written exam 40%
3 x written coursework 40%
2 x speaking and listening
tasks
All completed
by the end of
Year 10
3 TASKS
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Taught
throughout the
course, examined
and recorded in
Term 5
1 PIECE OF CREATIVE AND
IMAGINATIVE WRITING
1 PIECE OF INFORMATION WRITING
1 ARGUMENT
English Literature
No coursework
3 x written
exams
To support students we:
• Provide pre Public exams at least
four times during the two years so
students learn exam techniques
• Give students accurate and careful
feedback on their performance
• Focus on specific targets and
regroup students to achieve those
targets
• Track their progress and apply
interventions
• Provide you and them with
regular updates on their progress
• Provide revision and skills practice
materials for them and you to
work on
How can YOU
help?
• Regular attendance
• Equipped
• Homework – 45 mins
per week
• Visit school web site
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News items
Match reports
Autobiographies
Books on hobbies
Novels
Web sites
St Gregory’s
Maths
Department
Mr Lennartsson
&
Ms De Alwis
GCSE
Maths
GCSE Maths
3 Years Course
Main target!
To help
as many students as possible to get
grade C or above
at the
end of Y11
GCSE Maths
3 Years Course
Y9 and Y10
2 Years of teaching following
the EDEXCEL 2 year Program of Study
Setting and pace according to ability
GCSE Maths
3 Years Course
Special Case!
At the end of Y10
Set 1 is sitting their GCSE Exam
GCSE Maths
3 Years Course
Year 11
Set 1: GCSE Statistics + Prep for A-Level studies
Set 2: GCSE Grade A and B
Set X, Y, W, Z Grade C - PiXL 10 Steps to Success
Set 7 and 8 - Pixl 10 steps to success but at a slower pace
Set 9 – Numeracy and Functional skills
Year 11
2 Exams
Higher Tier - Grade A* to D
Foundation Tier – Grade C to G
EDEXCEL
GCSE Maths
Year 10
2nd years of GCSE Maths
Assessment
3 Practice GCSE Exams
December, March, June
Y10 Intervention
Students not making progress –
there is help available!
Students identified will be invited for
compulsory sessions.
Open for any student interested
Every Wednesday 3.10 – 4.10pm
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Displaying Data / Sampling / Scatter Graphs
Construct a stem-and-leaf diagram (ordered)
Bar Chart
Pie Chart
Frequency polygon
Classify & know the difference between types of data
Design and use data collection sheets and questionnaires
Identify possible sources of bias
Draw a scatter graph by plotting points on a graph
Interpret the scatter graph (positive and negative correlation)
 Draw a line of best fit on the scatter graph by inspection
TEST
Dates
26-11-2014
26-11-2014
03-12-2014
10-12-2014
10-12-2014
10-12-2014
10-12-2014
17-12-2014
17-12-2014
17-12-2014
07-01-2015
What can YOU DO?!?
Encourage Punctuality!!
Homework! (MyMaths, Sheet of Work)
After School Intervention/Revision
Wednesdays in School
Every evening at Home
Equipment – Pen, Pencil, Ruler &
Scientific Calculator
Year 10
Resources
£2.50 £2.50
I found it very useful and easier to learn with. It’s very helpful
It was fabulous and very helpful.
I think its very helpful and easy to understand.
Year 10
Other Resources
MyMaths and Samlearning
Super Maths World
BBC Bitesize GCSE
Free Apps available for phones and tablets.
YouTube – Free teaching
GCSE Maths
3 Years Course
Main target!
To help
as many students as possible to get
grade C or above
at the
end of Y11
Any Questions
Ms De Alwis
Miss Hussain
Mr Lennartsson
Call School Office
01865 - 749933

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