GEORGE ABBOT SCHOOL  Welcome  Year 9 Parents’  Information Evening  Tuesday 15th January 2013               George Abbot S...
Aim for the evening …                                    RJGTo present information on:  the   year ahead  theschool curr...
KS3 Assessment                                              MFKFormal testing will continueSCIENCE – 1 paper on 21/ March ...
How can you help?                                    MFKThe opinions of a current Year 9 Boy ontests!        Click to edit...
How can you help?                                         MFK   Ensure your child starts revision in plenty of time.   E...
Decisions - how we are helping!MFK Options Evening Tutor Time Activities Assemblies PSHE Senior Staff interviews Que...
Think about!!   Aspirations and Expectations   Choosing for right reasons   Opening doors /closing doors   Making a ba...
The Big Picture                                                  PAR   ‘Importance of Teaching’ November 2010: A move to ...
2012 DESTINATIONSafter Year 11   227 students joined 6th Form   33 to Guildford College   5 to Merrist W ood   9 to Go...
2012 DESTINATIONSafter the 6th form 142 students to higher education     87 to Russell Group or Times Top 20 Universitie...
Curriculum Reform    Raising participation age (RPA) : 18yrs in 2015    New freedoms for schools: more open options   ‘...
Examination Reform   Linear Examinations – For two-year GCSE courses    beginning in September 2012, all external exams w...
Examination Reform   Controlled assessment - internal assessments    and not part of the exam cycle, so the timing    of ...
The challengeTo provide the opportunity for all young people to succeed at higher levels:   bycreating clear learning rou...
Principles …    Foundation for Lifelong Learning - independent    learners    Broad and Balanced - with some depth    E...
The design: 3 parts        Part 1 - Compulsory Core : exam courses   English   English Literature   Mathematics   ICT ...
The design: 3 parts       Part 2 - Compulsory Core : non-exam courses   Personal and Social Education   Citizenship   C...
The design: 3 parts                                                 6 hours in Year 10                                    ...
Design: 3 parts …Part 3 – option blocks: 4 routes                                 6 hours in Year 10                      ...
Option Blocks: Green Route    mostly GCSE courses   Architectural Design                 Business Studies   Child Devel...
Vocational GCSE SubjectsSEK   Leisure and Tourism   Engineering   Health and Social Care   CoPE 1 & 2           Click ...
14-16 Skills - Guildford College        Merrist Wood & Stoke ParkAnimal Care (Level 1)Wildlife and Conservation (Level 1...
Level 2 Vocational CoursesICON @ Spectrum    Sport and Sport ManagementMIT @ West Byfleet    Plumbing and Electrics    Mot...
Selection Process   Attend Open Evening at Guildford College    (Thursday 17th January)   Application forms will be avai...
Studyplus    Mrs Thomas – School Improvement Coordinator   Studyplus is a course designed to help students who    need su...
The process                                     RJG Assemblies for information Booklet: read and discuss at home/  schoo...
CHOICES : points to consider               Interest               Ability               Assessment               Easy ...
Wider Curriculum   Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship    Education   Careers Education   Physical Education   Ex...
In Addition to GoodExamination ResultsStudents need to be:   Self Confident  W  ell organised   Resiliant   Independen...
Thank You For Listening  W look forward to seeing you at the   e           KS4 Open Evening on           Thursday 24th Jan...
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  • Point 2 – Customer service skills, STEM skills, self management, business awareness, Creative thinking Point 3 – 1/5 jobs now requires a degree, 70% of jobs in professional services
  • Point 1: Big area of growth here needs to be apprenticeships. Foundation Year for L2 learning at GA but college provision is popular with those students who recognise college will provide them with the best route to their desired careers. Ebacc has to be at C grade or above Facilitating subjects for Russell Group Universities – provide grounding for more to study these at A Level Explain L1 & L2 Progression is essential to us with vocational courses
  • L1 & L2 explained if necessary
  • Progression within a comprehensive route
  • Progress monitoring – checking all along that students are making the progress expected and need to move on to the next stage – intervention to apply if not progressing
  • Parents meeting 15 jan 2013

    1. 1. GEORGE ABBOT SCHOOL Welcome Year 9 Parents’ Information Evening Tuesday 15th January 2013 George Abbot School no n s ibi s e d to ti
    2. 2. Aim for the evening … RJGTo present information on:  the year ahead  theschool curriculum in Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)  how the choices system will work Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    3. 3. KS3 Assessment MFKFormal testing will continueSCIENCE – 1 paper on 21/ March to include Biology, Physics and 22 Chemistry. Accelerated Science students will be doing 3 separate papers in Biology, Chemistry & Physics during this week.MATHS – 2 papers (3rd June –calculator and non-calculator) in addition to a 30 minute mental maths test.ENGLISH – Late June. Formal assessment of reading and writing, each with a separate one hour paper.GEOGRAPHY/ HISTORY – No formal end of year test just regular assessment throughout the yearLANGUAGES – Start the GCSE in Year 9 and do a GCSE Assessment in the final half term, however this is under review Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    4. 4. How can you help? MFKThe opinions of a current Year 9 Boy ontests! Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    5. 5. How can you help? MFK Ensure your child starts revision in plenty of time. Ensure a revision schedule is planned well in advance. Get involved with the revision process. A balance between study and leisure time is essential. Exams are important - but they are not the only key to a successful future Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    6. 6. Decisions - how we are helping!MFK Options Evening Tutor Time Activities Assemblies PSHE Senior Staff interviews Questionnaire KS3 to KS4 Transition 14-16 Skills event at Guildford College Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    7. 7. Think about!! Aspirations and Expectations Choosing for right reasons Opening doors /closing doors Making a balanced choice Think ahead – Post 16 -18 Seeking advice and guidance W am I good at? hat W do I enjoy? hat Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    8. 8. The Big Picture PAR ‘Importance of Teaching’ November 2010: A move to a more academic and rigourous set of qualifications The world is changing fast – new skills are needed for changing labour markets, but competent literacy and numeracy still essential. Young people need to be qualified to increasingly higher levels Higher Fees for Higher Education The BCC - CCC university offer is shrinking The best apprenticeship schemes at 18 look for top grades Increasing particpation in further education – 4.4% of young people are NEET locally.subtitle style Click to edit Master George Abbot School no n s ibi s e d to ti
    9. 9. 2012 DESTINATIONSafter Year 11 227 students joined 6th Form 33 to Guildford College 5 to Merrist W ood 9 to Godalming College 6 to other school 6th Forms 11 to other colleges 10 went to apprenticeships/ employment 4 NEET Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    10. 10. 2012 DESTINATIONSafter the 6th form 142 students to higher education  87 to Russell Group or Times Top 20 Universities 6 students to further education 8 art foundation prior to degree 24 to employment with training 27 on a gap year 0 unemployment Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    11. 11. Curriculum Reform Raising participation age (RPA) : 18yrs in 2015 New freedoms for schools: more open options ‘Broad set of academic subjects’ – English Baccalaureate EBacc English Language Maths Science – 2 Qualifications from Triple Science or Core and Additional Science Modern Foreign or Classical Language A Humanity – History or Geography Review of vocational qualifications: Prof Wolf cautioned 14 -16yrs on ‘dead-end’ courses Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    12. 12. Examination Reform Linear Examinations – For two-year GCSE courses beginning in September 2012, all external exams will have to be done at the end of the course. Re-sits of individual modules will end. Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation - Marks for accurate spelling, punctuation and use of grammar will be awarded in exams that have a sufficient written English element – English literature, geography, history and religious studies. Vocational Qualifications reviewed – BTECs will now feature an element of external assessment and equivalency to GCSE has been reviewed. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    13. 13. Examination Reform Controlled assessment - internal assessments and not part of the exam cycle, so the timing of these will not be affected by the change. However, Ofqual are looking separately into issues that schools have raised regarding the implementation of controlled assessment.  A more rigourous assessment – less bite sized and a raised bar? Proposal - EBCs will be taught from 2015. Potential changes to A Level from 2014 - ABacc Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    14. 14. The challengeTo provide the opportunity for all young people to succeed at higher levels:  bycreating clear learning routes that provide the skills and knowledge they need  byoffering young people the chance to learn in different ways  byoffering a range of qualifications that are widely understood Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    15. 15. Principles … Foundation for Lifelong Learning - independent learners Broad and Balanced - with some depth English, Maths and ICT – skills for life and work Continuity and Progression – routes to learning Progress Monitoring – assessment for learning Success – motivation and enjoyment Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    16. 16. The design: 3 parts Part 1 - Compulsory Core : exam courses English English Literature Mathematics ICT – Aida GCSE equivalent qualification Science 17 hours in Year 10 Religious Education 14 hours in Year 11 Foreign Language Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    17. 17. The design: 3 parts Part 2 - Compulsory Core : non-exam courses Personal and Social Education Citizenship Careers Education Sex Education Physical Education 2 hours in Year 10 2 hours in Year 11 Work Related Learning Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    18. 18. The design: 3 parts 6 hours in Year 10 9 hours in Year 11Part 3 – Option subjects A series of pathways through the curriculum Option blocks less restricted than in the past Timetable constructed around student choice but there are limitations Financial constraints affect group size EBACC – Must choose History or Geography Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    19. 19. Design: 3 parts …Part 3 – option blocks: 4 routes 6 hours in Year 10 9 hours in Year 11 Architectural Design Business Studies Child Development Classical Civilisation Computer Graphics Control Technology Dance Fine Art French Drama Food Technology German Graphic Design Geography History ICT Latin Music PE Photography Product Design Sociology Spanish Textiles ASDAN CoPE 1 & 2 ASDAN CoPE 1 & 2 ASDAN CoPE 1 & 2 Health and Social Care Engineering (double award) Leisure and Tourism (single award) External Courses : 14 – 16 Skills, Level 1 or Level 2 external vocational courses, work placements,and a choice of Leisure and Tourism GCSE and/ or ASDAN CoPE 1 & 2. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    20. 20. Option Blocks: Green Route mostly GCSE courses Architectural Design  Business Studies Child Development  Classical Civilisation Computer Graphics  French Control Technology Dance  Geography Drama  German Fine Art  History Food Technology  ICT – GCSE Full Course Graphic Design  Latin Music  Sociology PE  Spanish Photography Product Design Textiles Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    21. 21. Vocational GCSE SubjectsSEK Leisure and Tourism Engineering Health and Social Care CoPE 1 & 2 Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    22. 22. 14-16 Skills - Guildford College Merrist Wood & Stoke ParkAnimal Care (Level 1)Wildlife and Conservation (Level 1&2)Public Services (Level 2)Motor Vehicle (Level 1 /2)Hairdressing (Level 1/ 2)Beauty Therapy (Level 1/ 2)Childcare (Level 1)Electrical Installation (Level 1)Plumbing (Level 1)Construction (Level 1)Catering & Hospitality (Level 1) Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    23. 23. Level 2 Vocational CoursesICON @ Spectrum Sport and Sport ManagementMIT @ West Byfleet Plumbing and Electrics Motor Vehicle Hair dressing Beauty Hospitality Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    24. 24. Selection Process Attend Open Evening at Guildford College (Thursday 17th January) Application forms will be available on the night. Complete an application form & hand in to Mrs Finnis Selection criteria applied Interview at establishment Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    25. 25. Studyplus Mrs Thomas – School Improvement Coordinator Studyplus is a course designed to help students who need support in Literacy and Numeracy In Mathematics students will study Functional Skills and in English have the opportunity to enter IGCSE The course will be offered to students who are C/ D borderline at the end of Year 10 It is a one year course which takes place in Year 11 Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    26. 26. The process RJG Assemblies for information Booklet: read and discuss at home/ school Open evening: plan, visit and discuss Careers lessons and careers staff 1 to 1 interviews: ask questions, discuss 14-16 Skills at Guildford College Form filling and decision making – submitted 7 March. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    27. 27. CHOICES : points to consider  Interest  Ability  Assessment  Easy subjects?  Friends?  Teachers?  Seek advice  The Future Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    28. 28. Wider Curriculum Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education Careers Education Physical Education Extra Curricular Education Community Service Work Experience Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    29. 29. In Addition to GoodExamination ResultsStudents need to be:  Self Confident W ell organised  Resiliant  Independent Learners  Resourcesful  Effective communicators  Moral and socially aware  Global citizens Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
    30. 30. Thank You For Listening W look forward to seeing you at the e KS4 Open Evening on Thursday 24th January 6.00pm until 8.30pm Please remember to collect your Choices Booklet as you leave Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool no n s ibi s e d to ti George Abbot
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