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1 Welcome Curriculum Evening

2 Who is who? Department for Education, (DfE) responsible for education affecting people in England up to the age of 18 Office of Qualifications and examination regulations (Ofqual)

3 Key Stage 3 has already changed From September 2014 all subject content has changed

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13 Currently using attainment levels From September 2014 schools do not have to use attainment levels Settle College is working with feeder primaries and other local secondary schools to create a consistent approach to assessment and grading

14 Key Stage 4 Year 9 to Year all GCSE exams are linear A*to U grading for all subjects Controlled assessment occurs in most subjects Students have to select English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects Post 16 All studentshave to stay in education until they are 18 If a student achieves a grade D or below in English or Maths GCSE they have to retake the GCSE until they achieve a grade C / higher or finish when they have finished post 16 education Students take 4 AS levels in year 12 and then select 3 to carry to A-Level

15 What is EBacc When a student achieves C grades or above in core subjects as follows

16 To get the English Baccalaureate, you need grade C or above in: English 2 Sciences 1 Humanity + Maths Language Sciences are: Biology Chemistry Physics Core Science Additional Science Computing Humanities are: History Geography Languages are: French Spanish If students are fluent in another language, we can arrange for them to take a GCSE exam in that subject

17 Science pathway Science units are taught across Y9 to 11. Triple award Biology GCSE 3 Science Units (B1B2B3), 3 Additional Science (B4B5B6) & B7 Chemistry GCSE 3 Science Units (C1C2C3), 3 Additional Science (C4C5C6) & C7 Physics GCSE 3 Science Units (P1P2P3), 3 Additional Science (P4P5P6) & P7 Grade B or better AS & A2-levels in: Biology Chemistry Physics Double award Science GCSE 9 Science Units (B1B2B3, C1C2C3, P1P2P3) Additional Science GCSE 9 Additional Science units (B4B5B6, C4C5C6, P4P5P6) Grade Cs Level 3 Applied Science BTEC

18 changes current year 9 students Key Stage 4 Year 10 Maths, English Language; English Literature will change: (1-9 grading only) No controlled assessment linked to final grade, linear exams. Key Stage 5 Year A level and AS: English language; English literature; English language and literature; biology; chemistry; physics; psychology; computer science; business; history, art and design; economics. No controlled assessment, 3 subjects have to be taken as a full A-level at the end of the course while an AS can be taken at the end of year 12. Post 16 students have to take a maths qualification unless they are doing A-level Maths

19 Key Stage 4 Year 10 GCSE: Geography; history; biology; chemistry; physics; combined science; modern foreign languages; classical languages; religious studies; design and technology; art and design; drama; music; physical education; computer science; citizenship studies will change: 1-9 grading, practical assessments in some subjects given pass or fail e.g. science, practical assessment to be assessed in final exams. Art, drama and physical education will still have practical assessment that will count to their overall GCSE mark Key Stage 5 A level and AS: maths and further maths; geography; modern foreign languages; ancient languages; religious studies; design and technology; drama and theatre studies; dance; music; physical education change to follow previous years

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21 Key Stage 4 changes (GCSEs)

22 Silver Stickers Parents Main aims: To increase the dialogue between parents, students and teachers Identify progress achieved To support the improvement of achievement and progress Teacher Students

23 Target Setting Research suggests that when schools are aspirational in outlook students achieve highly. Our aim is to enable students to achieve the best grades possible in relation to their starting points.

24 Key Stage 3 The Government expectation is for students to strive to make 2 levels of progress from KS2 to KS3. So a student achieving English level 4 at KS2 will be expected to have reached level 6 by the end of KS3. We have set all students the expectation of making 2 levels progress, even though we end KS3 a year early, so in many cases that target is aspirational. Target Plus is 1 level higher than that, where appropriate.

25 Source of KS3 Targets Maths targets are based on the KS2 Maths test. English targets are based on the KS2 English reading test. Science targets are based on a combination of English and Maths (best fit model). All other subjects utilise the English targets, except MFL adjust the targets to reflect the fact that students are fairly new to studying languages

26 Key Stage 3 Progress Reviews 5 times per year students receive an analysis of progress in the form of a Progress Review or written Report. On each of these occasions, subject teachers PREDICT the level your son/daughter will have reached by the end of KS3 (end of Y8). We use a sub-level approach in order that we can accurately reflect whether your son/daughter is on an upward (or downward!) trajectory. So, we may predict a level of 4a, even though the targets and final level is only required to be a whole level. (a = top third, b = middle third, c = lower third)

27 Key Stage 4 The Government expectation is for students to strive to make at least 3 levels of progress from KS2 to KS4. So a student achieving English level 4 at KS2 will be expected to have reached grade C (= level 7) by the end of KS4. We have set all students the expectation of making 3 or 4 levels. Our targets at KS4 represent an extremely aspirational approach. In addition students receive a target plus of a grade higher. Teachers will discuss on an individual basis the aspirational nature of targets given.

28 Source of KS4 Targets Maths targets are based on the KS2 Maths test. English targets are based on the KS2 English reading test. Science targets are based on a combination of English and Maths (best fit model). All other subjects utilise the English targets.

29 Key Stage 4 Progress Reviews 4 or 5 times per year students receive an analysis of progress in the form of a Progress Review. On each of these occasions, subject teachers PREDICT the grade your son/daughter will have reached by the end of KS4. The target grade included on the Progress Review is the Expected Target.

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