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    • GCSE Launch Evening 2011
      Welcome to all Year 8 students and their parents
    • Tonight’s objectives
      To launch KS4 curriculum including GCSEs in English, Maths, Science
      To explain the impact of national policy on the option process for 2011/12
      To explain the structure of the Year 9 curriculum
    • What do I have to study in KS4?(Year 9 -11 commencing Sept 2011)
      English
      All: GCSE English Language
      Some: GCSE English Literature
      Mathematics
      All: GCSE Mathematics
      Science
      All: GCSE Core Science
      +
      either: GCSE Additional Science
      or: BTEC Applied Science
      Triple Science available as an option in Year 10 and 11
      PSRE
      Full / Short Course GCSE RE
      Core ICT
      EDEXCEL Aida qualification or Functional Skills
      Core PE
      Physical Education
    • What other subjects will I study in Year 9?
      History
      Geography
      French or Spanish or Additional Literacy
      Technology (2 choices)
      Arts (3 choices)
    • Week plan - Year 10 Sept 2012
    • What’s new?
      English Baccalaureate
      The new ‘gold standard’ in education???
      C grade or better in...
      English GCSE
      Maths GCSE
      2 x GCSEs in Science
      GCSE in a Language
      GCSE in Humanities
      The ticket to Sixth Form, University and Employment success???
    • Vocational opportunities
      • Construction
      • Hair and Beauty
      • Hospitality and Catering
      • Business Studies
      • Environment and Land Based Studies
      • Creative and Media
      • ICT
      • Society, Health and Development
      • Travel and Tourism
      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Dance
      • Music
      • Engineering
      Under Review
      Under Review
    • Current GCSE Options Offer
      • Art GCSE
      • Catering GCSE
      • Child Development GCSE
      • Drama GCSE
      • French GCSE
      • Geography GCSE
      • Graphics Technology GCSE
      • History GCSE
      • Music GCSE
      • Physical Education GCSE
      • Resistant Materials Technology GCSE
      • Science (Triple Option) GCSE
      • Spanish GCSE
      • Textiles Technology GCSE
    • So back to year 9... Our principles
      Real focus on maximising achievement in English,Maths and Science – 3 years to get to GCSE
      Preparing students for the ‘English Bac’
      Allowing students to make some choices now about which subjects to follow
      Giving plenty of Information, Advice and Guidance about the ‘Options Process’
    • GCSE Mathematics
      Subject Leader - David Lee
      david.lee@wolverley.worcs.sch.uk
    • Mathematics
      Curriculum
      Testing and assessments
      Homework
      Progress and Contact
      Exam Preparation and Materials that lead to Success
    • Thinking Ahead and Support
      Parents’ Evenings
      Mathematics Assessments
      Dates and contact
      Booking Holidays
      Examination Dates
      Study Equipment
      Quiet place to work
      Get Involved
      How can Parents help?
    • GCSE English
      Subject Leader - Cheryl Grantham
      cheryl.grantham@wolverley.worcs.sch.uk
    • What does GCSEEnglish look like?
      40% Exam
      English?
      Or English Language with Literature?
      20% Speaking & Listening
      (
      )
      40% Literary Reading / Creative Writing
      English Language: 30% Extended Reading / Creative Writing / Spoken Language Study
    • GCSE Science
      Subject Leader – Julian Rouse
      julian.rouse@wolverley.worcs.sch.uk
    • Science from Y9 to Y11
      Year 9: Core Science
      Do the first module examination in June Y9
      Do some work on Controlled assessment
      Y10: Core Science
      Do the second Module examination in January Y10
      Do the final Module examination in June Y10
      Complete CA in Y10
      Y10/11: Triple Science
      Do the first triple Module examinations in Jan Y10Do 1-2 Extension modules in June Y10
      Do the final Module/extension examinations in June Y11
      Y11: Additional Science
      Do the first Module examination in January Y11
      Do the final Module examinations in June Y11
      Complete CA in Y11
      Y11: BTEC Applied Science
      Complete a range of BTEC assignments starting in Y10 and finishing in Y11
    • Monitoring Achievement in Science
      Half-termlyAssessments to monitor achievement since Year 7
      • In Year 9 the half-termlytests will be based on GCSE
      questions and the results will be a GCSE grade.
    • How are you getting on?
      Check your progress outside the Science office.
      The symbol shows how you are doing.
      Thursday, 16 June 2011
      Wolverley CE Science
    • Parental Support
      Homework Projects
      Internet Site – Oxford University Press – electronic homework similar to MyMaths
    • Monitoring Achievement
    • Monitoring Achievement
      Intervention based on attainment and attitude
      Achievement interview/Options discussion with member of Senior Team in Spring term
      Mentoring programmes:
      Year 10 – Academic Mentoring focusing on E Bac students
      Year 11 – Assertive Mentoring focusing on achievement in all areas