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)
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???
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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 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