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1 Success in Key Stage 4 Chailey School 2015 Committed to the success of each student

2 Who s who? Assistant Head (Standards) Ms Poole Key Stage 4 Director Mr Austin Student Support Manager Mrs Kinderman Year 10 Form Tutors Ashdown Mr Cullen Caburn Ms Lowe and Mrs Fenn-Tye Ditchling Ms Morrow and Ms Potter Firle Ms Davey Glyde Ms Harfleet

3 AIMS OF THIS EVENING INTRODUCTIONS NATIONAL UPDATES INFORMATION about your GCSE courses TARGET GRADES What you should be aiming for ADVICE for students how to succeed support available resources GUIDANCE for parents how to support your child

4 Information Packs Student Timetable Target Grades Data Checking Sheet Useful Dates Revision Websites New GCSE Grading Structure Controlled Assessments Work Experience Information 6-10 July 2015

5 National Update Over the last few years there has been a number of changes to the British education system. Linear exams Controlled assessments First Entry no retakes School leaving age - 18 English Baccalaureate - Ebacc Retake of English and Maths - post 16 Curriculum and examination reforms from 2015 New GCSE grading system 1-9

6 National Update Examination Reform All GCSE courses have been rewritten with new schemes of assessment. Y10 will be the first cohort who will study the new GCSE courses in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics The new GCSE specifications are much more demanding and the content for Maths and English has increased significantly.

7 National Update - Changes to GCSE Grading Grading for GCSE English and Maths has changed. A* to C will no longer be how achievement is measured. A new 1-9 grade scale will be created with 9 representing the top grade. Current grade C will be the new grade 4 initially. Grade 5 will be about half to two thirds higher than that required for a C. (this is likely to become the new sought after level). There will be greater stretch above grade 4 with 5 further grades available. Grade 7 will match grade A. Grade 9 will be for exceptional performance About half those who currently get grade A* will get grade 9.

8 All other GCSEs will be graded A*-G. National Update - Changes to GCSE Grading

9 Which grades should you be aiming for? Target sheet in your pack

10 SETTING TARGETS KS3-KS4 Expected Progress (sub levels) Notice its KS3 target and not Teacher Assessment KS3 Target 7a 7b 7c 6a 6b 6c 5a 5b 5c 4a GCSE Grades A.8 A.5 A.2 B.8 B.5 B.2 C.8 C.5 C.2 D.8 GCSE Grades A* A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D New GCSE Grades 8/9 7/8 7 6/7 6 5/6 5 4/5 4 3 GCSE target grades are set using a triangulation of KS2 data, KS3 targets and KS3 teacher assessments. This model points at 4 levels of progress across KS2-KS4. Targets are achievable but challenging. Targets are not guarantees!

11 CHAILEY SCHOOL Autumn Progress Report 2015 MONITORING PROGRESS SUBJECT TEACHER TARGET GRADE English PREDICTED GRADE 7 7 ATTITUDE TO LEARNING (ATL) INDEPENDENT LEARNING (IL) 1 1 Maths Science B D 3 4 Business A French B Graphics A History A

12 Linear GCSEs All exams are sat in May/June Only Maths, Science, Geography and MFL still have higher and foundation tiers of entry. Each GCSE grade carries a point score value A*=58, A=52, B=46, C=40, D=34. These may be used by colleges and universities when applying for courses. B or 6 and above grades required for A' level courses. Every subject counts!

13 Controlled Assessments Controlled assessments take place throughout Y10 and Y11. These vary depending on the subject from 12% up to 60% of the final GCSE exam grade. Attendance is vital in regard to preparation and completion. English, Maths and BE have no controlled assessments. Parents will be notified in advance of controlled assessment dates/deadlines.

14 SUBJECT EXAM BOARD % TASK APPROX DATES Art EDEXCEL 60% Personal Portfolio Y10 On-Going Business Studies AQA 25% Investigation into a Local Business Y10 Research - June/July Y11 Sept 2016 Dance AQA 60% Unit 3 Performance 20% Unit 4a Solo Composition 15% Unit 4b Group Choreography Drama EDEXCEL 60% Unit 1 and 2 Practical 30% Unit 1 and 2 Written assessment: 30% Geography AQA 25% Titled based on the 'Changing Urban Environments' unit Students will investigate specific elements within a local settlement History EDEXCEL 25% A causation question based on the Vietnam War There are two further CA tasks completed in Year 11 Y11 Y10 April 2016 on going Y11 Y10 Oct 2015 Feb 2016 Background research - Y10 June 2016 Write-up of research Y11 Sept 2016 Y10 June 2016 Computer Studies EDEXCEL 25% Exam board set task Y10 On-going Y11 March 2017 completed ICT EDEXCEL 60% Problem solving scenario Y10 On-going Y11 March 2017 completed MFL EDEXCEL 60% 2 Written Assessments (30%) 2 Speaking Assessments (30%) Music WJEC 60% Performance Composition Y10 Writing 1 Dec 2015 Y10 Writing 2 March 2016 Y10 Speaking 1 - June 2016 Y10 On-Going Physical Education EDEXCEL 12% Personal Exercise Plan & Analysis of Performance Y11 Sept March 2017 Graphics, Food Tec, Resistant Materials AQA 60% Design and manufacturing task Y10 March 2016 On going Science AQA 25% Investigative skills assessment One for each of Biology, Chemistry & Physics Y10 Jan/Feb/March 2016 Core and Add

15 English 2015 All students are entered for GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature. There are no controlled assessments in English. English Language: two examinations, 50% + 50% English Literature: two examinations, 40% + 60% There are no tiers of entry, so all students will sit the same English examination papers. Examination question practice will take place in class during every half-term of Y10 and Y11. Support material will be available on the CLZ and on the AQA website.

16 Maths GCSE Linear examination Edexcel. Three papers -1 hour 30 minutes. Each contributes 33.3% of the final grade. Paper 1 is non-calculator Papers 2 and 3 are with a calculator The Foundation Tier grades are 1-5 The Higher Tier grades are 4-9. Support material will be available on the CLZ. Class teachers will decide on tier of entry as the course progresses.

17 Science Decisions regarding the final group for Triple Science will be made at Christmas Students will be expected to be consistently achieving A or high B grades Controlled Assessments for all students will be in the weeks beginning the 11 th and 18 th January and 1 st and 8 th February. To follow any Science at A level, students will need at least 2 B grades in Science GCSE (higher grades are preferred).

18 Training Fleas!!

19 We are all in this together PARENTS STAFF STUDENTS

20 Home school agreement We all sign up Planner Page 6 Reflection of our shared values and commitment

21 Developing Independence For school and for life beyond Chailey ENQUIRY Thinking Boss Brain The 5 Bs Board Posing Qs Finding answers or solutions with limited support Reviewing and refining ideas Buddy Book Developing more complex Qs

22 Learning Styles Know your strengths Active vs Passive Experiment and develop other styles

23 Bring Your Own Device Staff are now very much building the use of these into lessons. Smartphones & tablets only. Proven to aid progress when used meaningfully. Be aware! Any device being used for any reason other than that stipulated by the teacher will be confiscated. Devices should not be seen or used outside of lesson time.

24 Support and guidance Form Tutor has central role and is your first point of contact. Mentoring SMART targets are set based on academic mentoring. Support with non-academic issues. Tutor time programme supports literacy, numeracy, and the development of wider skills (SMSC).

25 Homework Supports independent learning Every subject, every week. Approx 2 hours per night. Develops learning started in lessons. May be linked to controlled assessment. May be linked to exam preparation. Compulsory no SIMS marks please! TIPS Write in planner and use SMHW. Do on night set. Ask for help or advice when you need it. H/W club available pm, Mon Thu in the library. S e e p12

26 Short bite sized chunks. Sound clips. Simple graphics. Available to all students at Chailey School. Register via the CLZ or website. Use on phones, tablets or PCs.

27 Somewhere to work at home

28 Advice for students from students Sarah Kemp Sam Segal

29 Top Tips - For Students Attendance - 95% of success is showing up. Personal organisation equipment, books, punctuality KNOW your courses and exam boards. Use of planners homework and key dates. Do homework on the day it is set. Keep on top of controlled assessment dates and prepare thoroughly. Plan your revision for tests and exams. Seek advice if you need it. Use technology to its full advantage GCSEpod, apps, CLZ, SMHW etc.

30 Top Tips - For Parents Highlight key dates on the calendar Be aware of your child s timetable display it centrally Be alert to text messages and letters from school Encourage good study habits deter (excessive) XBox, Facebook? An extra hour of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked with poorer grades at GCSE, Cambridge University research suggests. Show an interest in homework and the different subjects Buy revision guides if possible Consider a reward structure Visit exam websites Communication keep in contact with staff. , phone, meeting.

31 Top Tips - From Staff to students We are not the enemy! Student and staff relationships are key in achieving success. Our job is to support you in achieving the best set of results you possibly can, not to fight you. We do not enjoy nagging. Do the right things, no matter how small. DO NOT BECOME COMPLACENT (Homework, uniform, punctuality) Turn up, work hard, get better. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. What I can t accept is not trying.

32 Top Tips Develop a Growth Mindset Believe in yourself. Have a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. Fixed Mindset: You either are or aren t good at something, based on your inherent nature, because it s just who you are. Lower achievers- I can't do it because I'm stupid. Talent alone creates success, without effort. Higher achievers I don t need to work hard. Growth Mindset: Anyone can be better at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions. EFFORT is paramount in DEVELOPING success. We as teachers believe that you are capable of making progress. Focus on the positives. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

33 How to succeed in KS4 Hard work Determination Resilience Be part of the team. Don t take the easy path, take the path that leads to awesome. We are on the same team, start acting like it. We ve got work to do.

34 Evidence Class of 2014 = 2 nd most successful year group ever Does hard work get results? Average GCSE Scores Average ATL and IS grades

35 Final Thoughts 33 days until half-term (including today). 53 days until GCSE Science Controlled Assessments. 58 days until your first Progress Report goes home what do you want it to say? 63 days until GCSE MFL Writing Controlled Assessment. 68 days until Christmas holidays. Year 10 is actually 184 days! GOOD LUCK

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