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KEY STAGE 4 INFORMATION EVENING 2014

Programme

 Welcome: Mr Edwards (Director of Learning – Key Stage 4).

 Assessment in Key Stage 4: Mr Yassin (Deputy Head Teacher).

 Course Overviews / study skills for the core subjects Mrs Hirst (Director of Science) Ms McDonagh (Director of English) and Mr Chapman (Teacher of Maths).

 Careers Information Advice Guidance: Mr Li-Rocchi (Assistant Head Teacher).

 How to revise: Mr Li-Rocchi (Assistant Head Teacher).

 Work experience: Mrs Austin (Deputy Director of Learning Key Stage 4).

 Role of parent: Mr VandenBergh (Assistant Head Teacher).

Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Welcome

Mr Edwards Director of Learning Year 10 & 11

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Welcome

What did Mo Farah need to do to get to the finish line?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18912882 Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Welcome So what do you need to do to ensure you cross your finishing line? Having worked to your full potential.

Behaviour Extra classes Attendance/punctuality Seek help Revision Achievement Maturity

To finish short…

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Welcome Research suggests that a Year 10/11 pupil who misses 17 days or more during their school year, will get one grade less at GCSE.

90%

attendance

=

½ day missed

every week!!

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri ?

1 school year

at

90%

attendance =

4

whole weeks of lessons

MISSED!!!

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Welcome

“The bad news is from now on time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot”

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Welcome

A GCSE in a fortnight

• You may think you’ve got forever BUT look at how many hours of lessons you actually have over two years:

Options: Core:

5 hours every two weeks (8 days per subject) English 7 hours every two weeks (10 days) Maths 6 hours every two weeks (9 days) Science 8 hours every two weeks (12 days) • • Due to time constraints you will often only cover each topic once.

Learning it first time around is the key to successful revision and exam results.

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Welcome

• • • • • • • • • • •

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nteractive learning

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ew targets and SMART goals.

D E

evelop Self-Confidence ffective revision techniques

P ractice E

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ot alone – Use resources around you

D etermination E

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ew and emerging technologies

T ime Management

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Welcome

Intervention at Framingham Earl

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Welcome

Intervention – The 3 “I”s

Intervention Impact Information Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Welcome

Impact

• • • Our tracking system will ensure that students progress is measured accurately and regularly.

Those students identified as needing extra help made significant progress from mock results to actual results.

Intervention has been taking place in Key Stage 3 and this will support students starting Key Stage 4.

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Welcome

Information

• • • Throughout Key Stage 4 subject teachers enter data about students’ progress.

This information is entered into our new tracking system “Go 4 Schools” which can then be used to analyse pupils’ progress.

The Raising Attainment Group meets fortnightly to discuss the data and individuals progress in core subjects.

Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Welcome

Intervention

• There are a number of different intervention strategies that we use at Framingham Earl: • Whole year group strategies.

• Raising Your Game.

• Small Group Tutoring.

• Tutor Time Sessions.

• Individual Mentoring.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4 Mr Yassin Deputy Head Teacher

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Controlled Assessment A Parents’ Guide •

www.framinghamearl.norfolk.sch.uk

• Downloads – bottom of the homepage.

• All subjects.

• All requirements • All marks.

• Advice on how to help.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Controlled Assessment

• Art • Computing • Dance • English • Geography • History • Modern Foreign Languages • Music • Physical Education • Sciences • Technology

Other subjects have no “coursework” element.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

In General

Level of supervision varies.

• High control – candidate is in direct sight of supervisor at all times.

• Medium control – candidates may work together but produce independent work. Some guidance may be given.

• Low control – requirements clearly specified, some work may be carried out without direct supervision Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Assessment in Key Stage 4

In General • Level of assistance varies.

• Proportion of marks awarded varies (25 100%).

• In some cases, work cannot be re-drafted.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Spelling, punctuation and grammar. (SPaG)

• RE, English Literature, English Language, Geography and History are now required by Ofqual to assess for SPaG.

• Science and PE include extended questions.

• Maths questions identified with * include literacy demand.

• All controlled assessments.

• Weighting varies.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4 & Science Course Overview

Mr Yassin Deputy Headteacher

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Modular Exams

• English Literature: • Paper 1 – June Year 11 (June 2014) • 90 minutes • 40% of GCSE • Paper 2 – June Year 11(June 2014) • 35% of GCSE • English Language will be taken in June 2013.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

“Modular” Exams

• There are now no multiple re-sits of individual papers.

• Under some circumstances, the whole qualification can be retaken e.g. - science A – Year 10  Year 11 • This is examined in June of Year 10. 90 minute paper – 35% of ‘Science A’ GCSE. Includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Not multiple choice. Awarded in August of Yr 10.

• A second paper in June of similar style is worth 40%.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

“Modular” Exams

Science - Year 11: • This is called ‘Additional Science’ and is worth a further GCSE.

• Paper 1 includes Biology, Chemistry and Physics 35% of the GCSE.

• Paper 2 is worth 40%. • Both Summer exam series Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Assessment in Key Stage 4

Triple Science

• Each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics are examined separately.

• Exams are taken in June in Year 11.

• 60 minutes per paper.

• Each subject has a paper for each unit 1,2 and 3.

• Students will have a total of 9 exams.

• 60 minutes per paper.

• Each paper is worth 25% of the GCSE.

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Ms McDonagh Director of English

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Course Overview - English

• English Language Unit 1 June Year 11 (2016) - 60% of GCSE Grade • English Literature: Unit 1 – June Year 11 (2016) - 40% of GCSE Grade Unit 2 – Year 11 (June 2016) - 35% of GCSE Grade If you have any queries you can contact me at [email protected]

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Study Skills – English Literature

• 2 Exams 75% • 1 Controlled Assessment 25% • Re-read set texts: ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘An Inspector Calls’, Poetry Anthology • Explore how writers present characters and themes • Select and memorise short quotations • Link texts to historical context • Compare texts • Useful support material: CGP AQA Poetry Anthology (Character and Voice) Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Assessment in Key Stage 4

Study Skills – English Language

• 1 Exam 60% • 4 Controlled Assessments 40% • Reading: summarise, infer, quote, explain effects of language and presentational features • Writing: inform, persuade, describe, organise ideas into paragraphs, use a range of punctuation • Useful support material: AQA English Language Revision Work Book Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

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Mr Chapman Maths

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Course overview - Maths

• No coursework • 2 exams (1hr 45 mins each) • Non – Calculator • Calculator Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Assessment in Key Stage 4

Format of the course

• 12 Topics in 4 Strands • • • • • Topic 1 – Statistics 1 – Collecting Data Topic 2 – Number 1 – Mental, written methods and number operations Topic 3 – Statistics 2 – Probability Topic 4 – Geometry 1 – Geometrical Reasoning Topic 5 – Number 2 – Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, ratio and proportion • • • • • Topic 6 – Algebra 1 – Equations, formulae and identities Topic 7 - Geometry 2 - Transformations Topic 8 – Statistics 3 – Processing and representing data Topic 9 – Geometry 3 – Construction and loci. Measures and mensuration Topic 10 – Algebra 2 – Functions and Graphs • • Topic 11 - Number 3 – Place value, ordering and rounding integers, powers and roots Topic 12 – Algebra 3 - Sequences Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

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Resources to help you revise

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Own Books

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Revision Guides

Available from cgpbooks.co.uk

Available from Fram for £3.99

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In school revision sessions

• Based on performance in Mock exams • Sessions are aimed at particular topics • Ideal opportunity to ask questions and look at tricky questions in detail.

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Fram maths website

• • • • https://sites.google.com/site/framinghamearlmathematics/home Tonnes of past paper questions Maths apps for your phone Revision schedules Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

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Youtube - mrchapmanedu

• Lots of video tutorials relevant to your exam. Try the past questions yourself, then watch to see if you are right!

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Assessment in Key Stage 4

Other Useful Resources

• My Maths • BBC Bitesize • Edexcel Past Papers Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Assessment in Key Stage 4

It’s all about the method!

• Cover up the answer and method • Try the question • Check the answer • Do it again if not sure. Maybe work backwards from the answer • Bring in the question and ask any maths teacher.

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Careers Information Advice Guidance Mr Li-Rocchi Assistant Head Teacher

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Careers Information Advice Guidance

Preparing For The Future –Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) • What are the post 16 choices?

• GCSEs are known as level 2 courses. Many students will go on to study level 3 courses.

• A Levels • Vocational Courses (eg NVQs level 2 or 3) • Higher or Advanced Diplomas • Apprenticeships Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Careers Information Advice Guidance

Information

“..accurate, up-to-date and objective information about personal and lifestyle issues, learning and career opportunities, progression routes, choices, where to find help and advice and how to access it.”

At Framingham Earl

Futures Day (Year 11)

Assemblies

Sessions on help you choose website At Providers

Open Evenings / Days

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Careers Information Advice Guidance

Advice

“.. activities that help young people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situation.”

At Framingham Earl

Class Teachers

Parents / Carers

Providers, Colleges & 6 th Forms (Futures Day Sessions)

Work experience

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Guidance

“.. impartial guidance and specialist support to help young people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.”

At Framingham Earl

Tutor meetings / consultations

Career Guidance Advisors

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Careers Information Advice Guidance

Our Overall Aim

‘Leading or showing the way’ Tutors Colleges / Sixth Forms Subject Teachers Help You Choose Informed & Guided Choice Parents & Carers Career Guidance Advisors Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Learning How to Revise Mr Li-Rocchi Assistant Head Teacher

VAK

VISUAL / AUDITORY / KINAESTHETIC

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Learning How to Revise

What are visual learners like?

Visual Learners… Like to use pictures and diagrams to learn.

Understand & remember best when they see the information.

Enjoy using colour coding to help them remember.

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Learning How to Revise

What are auditory learners like?

Auditory Learners… Like to hear information.

Enjoy doing presentations and being involved in discussions.

Find long periods of silence difficult to learn in.

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Learning How to Revise

What are kinaesthetic learners like?

Kinaesthetic Learners… Prefer to be doing things to help their learning.

Can prefer to take notes or ‘doodle’ as they listen.

Like making things and doing work using ICT.

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Learning How to Revise

What

type

of learner are you?

Learning Styles

Try a learning styles test www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsiframe.html

(click on test 2 link or try both to compare)

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Learning How to Revise

Using Your Test Profile

Kinaesthetic Auditory Visual

Dominance – use visual revision techniques

Kinaesthetic Auditory Visual

Use variety of revision techniques

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Learning How to Revise

The Visual Learner

• • • • • • If you are a visual learner, try these techniques:

Write key facts on different colour

out in front of yourself.

cards (eg grouped in to topics) – you can then lay them

Aim to visualise

information.

what you are learning – sit back and try to

see a picture

of the ideas or Write down important facts on

Post-it notes

etc.

and stick them in key places! E.g. Mirror, TV Use

mind maps, pictures, cartoon story boards, photos & diagrams

information.

to summarise

Use illustrated books

from the library.

Search the

internet for interactive learning

and pictures.

sites that feature diagrams Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Learning How to Revise

Auditory Learner.

If you are an auditory learner, try these techniques: • Summarise the topic in

your own words,

talking through the key themes as you do so.

Read notes out loud

as you go through them – rehearse delivering your notes as a

speech

.

• Make mp3 files or cds of the information and

play them back

to yourself.

Explain

the subject to other people.

• Put the information to a famous tune and

sing it

Or search for these on youtube!

back yourself. Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Learning How to Revise

Kinaesthetic Learners

If you are a kinaesthetic learner, try these techniques: •

Move around as you learn

. This could be something simple like pacing up and down in your room. •

Retype

the information on a computer into a colour, font and print size that you like.

• Write down the facts on to

key facts cards

. You can

shuffle them

keep reading them, lay them down in order etc.

like a pack of cards and • When you are working at home give yourself

‘kinaesthetic breaks’,

e.g. jogging, cooking.

• Create

big bold mind maps

that allow you to express the information freely.

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Learning How to Revise

The Rounded Learner

It may help to choose techniques for revision according to your learning style.

The long term goal should be to develop the style(s) you are not so strong at. You will then become a rounded learner. Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Work Experience Mrs Austin Deputy Director of Years 10 & 11

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Work Experience

What is Work Experience?

A Work Experience Placement is primarily an educational activity which gives students an insight in to the world of work over a 1 week period during their last 2 years of compulsory education. Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Work Experience

Students benefit from Work Experience Placements by having the opportunity to develop: • More confidence • Improved self esteem • Ability to communicate with adults • Improved timekeeping • Additional practical work skills • Team working • Problem Solving skills Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

Work Experience

What sort of work is available?

• More or less any placement is available – so long as the necessary Insurance and Health and Safety checks are in place. • As these take a great deal of time to do, it is best to start the process as soon as possible, this half term for preference. It is strongly advised that students find their own placements.

• There are lists of previous year’s placements available as a starting point for the search. Please see Mr Roe during the school day for details. • If a student is not able to generate their own placement for whatever reason, then a list of available jobs is published at the start of the summer term. • Students that don’t get a placement will spend the week in school.

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Work Experience

How can Parents/Carers help?

• • • • Start to think now what placement your son/daughter would like to have.

Encourage students to approach employers now to see if they would be able to carry out a work experience.

Complete the Parental Consent form by December 2014, these will be issued to students in the next few weeks.

Ensure Self Generated forms are completed by employers and returned to school by January 2015.

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Work Experience

Finally ……..

If have any queries please contact Mr Roe, the Work Placements Co-ordinator at the School.

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The Role of the Parent/Carer Mr VandenBergh Assistant Headteacher

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The Role of the Parent/Carer

• Attendance Officer • Transport Manager • Partner with school and child • Stationary supplier • Study Buddy • Seeing the bigger picture • Project Manager • Go Between Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014

The Role of the Parent/Carer

• • • • • • • • • Things to bear in mind: You are so important!

Ready to Learn Working Smarter, and Harder!

Fed and watered.

Encouraging and calming.

Rewards.

Getting the work life balance right.

Be informed (HW timetables, reports, e-portal, Go4Schools).

If it all goes wrong… Speak to us!

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The Role of the Parent/Carer

Student Teachers

Success

Parents/Carers Key Stage 4 Information Evening 2014