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1 ST JOSEPH S COLLEGE

2 Miss C Maguire Assistant Headteacher

3 Year 10 Just 36 more for Year 9!

4 Changes to Exams Exams are getting harder! All external exams to be assessed at the end of Year 11 No modular retakes, no course work Marks will be awarded for accurate spelling, punctuation and use of grammar Students may sit up to 21 external exams in summer 2018/ 2019 Maths, English, MFL, History, Geography, Computing Studies, Art, all Science courses, D&T, Music, PE and RE will be graded as 1-9 For year 9 all subjects will be awarded 1-9 Shift from 5 A*-C to progress across 8 subjects

5 Changes to Exams Broadly the same proportion will get a 4 and above as got a C and above The same proportion will achieve a grade 7 and above as currently achieve an A and above The same will achieve a grade 1 and above as currently achieve a grade G and above

6 Importance of GCSE Maths and English If a student fails to achieve a GCSE 5 (or above) they will be required to continue studying the subject post-16 This could mean up to 25 hours in a college studying!

7 Independent Study In addition to home learning students should be completing independent learning outside of the classroom. - Research - Extended reading - Creation of revision resources - Revision & consolidation - Past Paper Practice

8 Miss Derrington Raising Standards Leader KS 4

9 Raising Standards Independent Learning Tasks Intervention Homework Clubs Track your student Give feedback Communicate home Careers advice Progress

10 Marginal Gains Clive Woodward 100 things 1% better David Brailsford marginal gains wash hands, pillow Get the basics right.

11 Advice and building on success Positive attitude Be punctual Attendance Of pupils who miss more Equipment than 50 per cent of school, Routines (Breakfast) only three per cent Ask for advice manage to achieve five A* Start revising now to Cs, including English Prioritise work and maths. Start early revision Phone Music Read a syllabus Know what's coming up next

12 Key dates Mid Year Exams Year 10 wb 23 January 2017 Year 9 wb 30 January 2017 Parents Evening Year 10 2nd March 2017 Year 9 10th March 2017 End of year Exams Year 9 wb 08th May 2017 Year 10 wb 26th June 2017

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14 GCSE Mathematics Parents Information Evening September 2016

15 The New 9-1 Maths GCSE 3 year course New Assessment criteria grades 1 to 9, where 1 is the lowest and 9 the highest (more details on the handout) Three exam papers More problem solving questions No Formulae Sheet (a list of formulas to learn is given to boys in their booklet)

16 The Link from Old Levels to New GCSE Assessment Model Old NC levels 3c 3b 3a 4c 4b 4a 5c 5b 5a 6c 6b 6a 7c 7b 7a 8c 8b 8a 9c 9b 9a 10c 10b 10a Old GCSE G3 G2 G1 F3 F2 F1 E3 E2 E1 D3 D2 D1 C3 C2 C1 B3 B2 B1 A3 A2 A1 A3* A2* A1* Grades New Grading System 1e 1d 1c 1b 1a 2d 2c 2b 2a 3c 3b 3a 4b 4a 5b 5a 6b 6a 7c 7b 7a 8b 8a 9a

17 Exam Board: Edexcel Code: 1MA1

18 GCSE Maths Exam Specifications Two Exam Levels Foundation and Higher Foundation - Grades 1 to 5 Higher - Grades 4 to 9 Three Exam Papers each of length 90 minutes Each paper has 80 marks Paper 1 = Non Calculator Papers 2 and 3= Calculator

19 Edexcel Awards Examinations with content from the GCSE externally set and excellent practice for the GCSE in year 11. Two Levels of Entry - Level 1 and Level 2 Year 9 Statistical Methods One paper 90 minutes in length, calculator allowed Year 10 Number and Measure 2 papers First calculator paper: 1 hour, Second Non-calculator 30 minutes Year 11 Higher students will study Algebra Level 2 One paper 90 minutes Non-calculator

20 AQA Further Maths Level 2 Certificate Top students (around 60 boys) in the year group follow the Further Maths course link to A level Very demanding topics assessed in two exams at the end of year 11 Helps students achieve the higher 8 and 9 grades in the GCSE exams

21 Assessment and Revision Regular assessments throughout the three years Booklets in student s Exercise books give assessment details, results and GCSE requirements Revision materials available and VLE support Intervention Exam dates

22 GCSE English A dual qualification in Language and Literature

23 AQA GCSE English GCSE English Language Language Paper 1: reading and writing creative texts GCSE English Literature Literature Paper 1: Jekyll and Hyde and Macbeth Language Paper 2: reading and writing non-fiction Literature Paper 2: An Inspector Calls and poetry unit Spoken language

24 GCSE English Language Paper 1: Reading and Writing Creative Texts 1 hr, 45 minutes Paper 2: Reading and Writing Non-Fiction 1 hr, 45 minutes Reading one extract, four questions Reading two extracts, four questions Writing choice of two tasks, complete one Writing one formal task, no choice

25 GCSE English Literature Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th Century Novel 1 hr, 45 minutes Section A: Shakespeare extract to analyse, comment on whole play Section B: Novel extract to analyse comment on whole novel Paper 2: Modern Texts and Poetry 1 hr, 45 minutes Section A: An Inspector Calls question, choice between two Section B: Compare two studied poems Section C: Comment on unseen poem, compare it to another unseen

26 AQA GCSE English Literature AO1 read, understand and respond to texts AO2 analyse the methods used by authors and how meaning is created AO3 understand the relationship between texts and contexts AO4 use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures for purpose, with accurate use of spelling and grammar

27 AQA GCSE English Language AO1 interpret information and select evidence AO2 - analyse the methods used by authors and how meaning is created AO3 compare authors ideas and perspectives across texts AO4 evaluate texts critically and use evidence accordingly AO5 communicate clearly and with imagination, adapt tone where necessary and organise writing into a cohesive piece of work AO6 use a range of vocabulary and sentence structures, with accurate spelling and punctuation

28 Independent Study Expectations Students should... Read the set texts at least 2-3 times beyond the classroom teaching Practise their unseen poetry skills Review targets regularly, along with any feedback that has been given by their teacher Ensure that they are familiar with the assessment objectives of each of the two specifications Stay organised, complete all set tasks to the best of their ability and contribute during whole class discussions and debates

29 Suggested Revision Support Material Grades 1-9

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