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Welcome to GCSE Evening
Tuesday 7th October 2014
Learners of today. Leaders of tomorrow.
www.riddlesdown.org
Welcome to GCSE Evening
• Mr Moorhouse – Vice Principal & Head of Centre
• Mrs Bruce – Assistant Principal, Director of English
• Miss Ogunseye - Assistant Principal, Director of
Mathematics
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Mr Chapman – KS4 Senior Tutor (Acting), Aquila
Mrs Gilchrist – KS4 Senior Tutor, Orion
Miss Woolman – KS4 Senior Tutor, Pegasus
Miss Creed – KS4 Senior Tutor, Phoenix
Key Stage 4
• Key Stage 3 = Years 7, 8 and 9
• Key Stage 4 = GCSE in Years 10 and 11
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Key Stage 4 is preparation for Key Stage 5 in
College VI
The Riddlesdown Commitment
Our Values
V alue each other
A im high
L earn and lead
U se our talents
E xcel in our efforts
S tick at it
Learners of today. Leaders of tomorrow.
Some recent changes to help us all Aim High
and Excel in our Efforts
• Timetable changes to give more time to English, Maths
and options in Years 10 and 11
• Changes to teaching groups in English and Maths to
accelerate progress and raise attainment in both
subjects
• Expectation that the vast majority of students sit Higher
examination papers in English and Maths, Science and
many other subjects - no matter which teaching group
they are in
• GCSE RE at the end of Year 10
• RiLLs to improve progress at Key Stage 3
Assessment, Monitoring and Reporting
• Regular informal class
assessment
• Piece of work marked, with
clear written comments, after
8 lessons, or after every 3
weeks, whichever is the
shorter
• Marking gives a description of the level of
effort, and 1-3 clear directions on how to
improve work in the future, taking into
account the target RiLL (YET – Year End
Target - issued with Quick Report 1 on 19th
December 2014)
Reporting
• Year End Target (YET)
• Current Riddlesdown Learning Level (RiLL)
• Attitude to Learning (AtL)
• Written Comment (Full report only)
Riddlesdown Learning Levels (RiLLs)
RiLL
NC Level
GCSE
R1
1
R2
2
R3
3
G
R4
4
F
R5
5
E
R6
6
D
R7
7
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R8
8
B
R9
R10
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A*
Attainment 8 and Progress 8
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English
2
Maths
Double weighted
Double weighted
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4
5
EBacc qualifications (sciences, computing, geography, history, languages)
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8
‘Open Group’; remaining EBacc qualifications and other approved qualification
(e.g. GCSEs, Cambridge)
Attainment 8 and Progress 8
Number of GCSE
grades this student
achieved above
similar ability peers
Average GCSE
grade achieved
by this student
Did this student
pass English and
Maths?
Did this
student
pass the
EBacc?
Year 10 Key Dates
• Target setting before October Half Term 2014
• Quick Report 1, Friday 19th December 2014
• Quick Report 2, Friday 6th March 2015
• Year 10 Parents’ Evening, Tuesday 10th March 2015
• Year 10 Examinations w/b 15th June 2015
• Full Report, Friday17th July 2015
• Coursework/Controlled Assessments
Supporting Students’ Learning
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Tutors
Pastoral Programme -“Learning Habits”
Learning Support Assistants
Gifted and Talented/More Able
Targeted Entry
One to One Tuition
HLTAs
Library
MacKay College
College VI students
Website
The Riddlesdown Commitment –
Attitude to learning
“We must complete homework,
coursework and revision tasks to
the best of our ability at home and
ensure that we are ready to learn
before leaving for school”
• Remember to bring your regular equipment to
school every day, including pens, pencils, ruler,
rubber, sharpener and a calculator
• Always give 100% - only hand in work that reflects
your best effort – and spend time acting on your
teachers’ comments and advice when they have
marked and returned your work to you
Are you “Riddlesdown Ready”?
Correct and
complete
uniform
Presentation of work
It is important that you
present your work neatly
and that your books are kept
tidy so that you can use them
to revise what you have
learnt in preparation for
assessments and exams.
Every time you start work in your exercise book, you
should use this format:
C/W
Title
Tuesday 7th October
Learning Objective: (if teacher provides this)
Presentation of work
You should also:
• Write in black pen and draw in pencil
• Use a ruler to rule off work from the previous
lesson, underline headings and draw diagrams
• Put one neat line through any errors that you make
• Number the pages in your book and start with a
Contents page
• Ensure that there is no graffiti on exercise books,
folders or planners (including covers)
• Cover your books with subject specific material to
keep them looking tidy and to help to identify them
• Stick worksheets neatly into your book or attach
them using a tag
Weekly Diary
This year, we are again using
SHOW MY HOMEWORK (SMHW)
alongside the Student Planners.
Full
details
of
homework
assignments will be posted on
SMHW; however, students should
still make a note in their planner.
Maths
Q1-6 Equations
3/9/14
Show My Homework
Benefits for Students
Can see all homework at the click of a button
A personalised experience to help stay organised
No more excuses!
Students have more time to listen
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Benefits for Parents
Can see exactly what homework has been set
Easily take part in home learning
Create more positive relationship with teachers
Translated into 50+ languages
Better communication through school announcements
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All students will be studying the following topics in Year 10:
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Integers and decimals
Area, perimeter and volume
Formulae
Metric, imperial and compound units
Collecting data
Types of numbers
Simplification
Angles and shapes
Displaying data, charts and graphs
Fractions
Expanding brackets and factorising
Averages
Linear graphs
Area and circles
Percentages
Cumulative frequency graphs
Pythagoras’ theorem
Solving equations and inequalities
Fractions, decimals and percentages
Transformations
Further quadratic equations
Volume of pyramids
Simultaneous equations
Ratio
Proportion
All students are studying the Edexcel 1MA0 Mathematics Linear (Higher) course.
Paper 1
Provisional date - Monday 6th June 2016 (morning)
1 hour 45 minutes
Non-calculator
100 marks
Paper 2
Provisional date - Friday 10th June 2016 (morning)
1 hour 45 minutes
Calculator
100 marks
Sources of support:
 CGP Revision packs (can be bought from Director of Mathematics) all for £7.50
• Revision guide
• Workbook
• Practice Exam papers
 Riddlesdown YouTube – Help videos on Data Handling topics:
www.youtube.com/user/riddlesdownmaths
 Past Papers App – Loads of Edexcel Past Papers:
Search “Edexcel Past Papers” on the App Store (Android and Apple)
 My Maths – Excellent Revision Website:
www.mymaths.co.uk Login: riddles
Password: triangle
 GCSE Bite Size – Excellent Support Website:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/maths/
 Active Learn website:
www.pearsonactivelearn.co.uk Each Year 11 student has their own login details
Edexcel Higher GCSE grade boundaries
(approx.):
• A* - 85%
• A – 70%
• B – 50%
• C – 35%
New teaching group arrangement has resulted in a
smaller ability range in each class:
• TG 1 – all A*/A
• TG 2 – all A*/A
• TG 3 – all A*- B
• TG 4 – all A* - C
• TG 5 – all A* - C
• TG 6 – 75% A*- C
English
Unit 1 Literature: Understanding Prose (50%)
Unit 2 Literature: Understanding Poetry (25%)
Unit 2 Language: The Writer’s Voice (60%)
Students are studying the Edexcel English Language & Literature,
either Higher or Foundation.
Sources of support:
Excellent tool for support with Literature & Prose:
http://www.sparknotes.com/
Access to past papers:
http://www.edexcel.com/Pages/Home.aspx#
GCSE Bite Size – General activities and revision:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/english/
Excellent support & revision for sentence construction:
http://www.northwood.org.uk/complex%20sentences.htm
Support & revision for punctuation/grammar:
http://www.curriculumbits.com/
Study Guides:
York Notes
Cliff Notes
Edexcel Workbooks
English Language
Q1) Analysing ‘Of Mice and Men’ by Steinbeck
Q2) A non-fiction writing question
1) Write a magazine article about the Olympics
2) Review the services provided at your school
for the local newspaper
3) Write a letter to local councillors where you
argue that driving should be taught in school
English Literature
1) Controlled Assessment: Romeo and Juliet
and either Inspector Calls/View from the
Bridge.
2) English Literature Prose Exam: Animal
Farm/Jekyll and Hyde and OMAM
3) English Literature Poetry Exam: Poetry from
the Anthology and Unseen Poetry.
How are you going to make sure that
2014/15 is even better than last year?
• Expect more from yourself
• Make more of every opportunity
• Make more progress: it is what you achieve
that matters, not the group you are in
• Contribute more to the Collegiate and to making
our community the happiest, most inspiring and
most successful place to be
Year 10 Tutors
Tutor
Group
Tutor
Email
10ICS
Ms I C Singh
[email protected]
10EJS
Miss E J Salisbury
[email protected]
10HMB
Mrs H M Bell
[email protected]
10MMG
Mrs M M Gillam
[email protected]
10NMM
Miss N M Mallie
Mrs H C Baines
[email protected]
[email protected]
10SCC
Mrs S C Chapman
[email protected]
10PCS
Miss P C Syal (m)
Miss C G Conlon
[email protected]
[email protected]
10CLK
Miss C L Knox
[email protected]
10JMP
Mrs J M Pekris
[email protected]
10TAA
Mr T A Ashton
[email protected]
10ERW
Mr E R Willey
[email protected]
10CBC
Mr C B Chapman
[email protected]

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