2. Mr Pearson
• Exam Information, revision and supporting your child.
• Head of year and tutor team.
KS4 core subject leads
• Information and top tips from English, maths and science
Mr Towsey and BEP
• Careers/work experience
6. Important dates for year 10
Year 10 parents evening Thursday 23rd of May
Year 10 PPE1 (EOY tests) Monday 22nd of April
Year 10 work experience Monday 8th of July
7. Attendance and punctuality
100% = 0.23 of a grade above expected in each subject
96% = 0.15 of a grade above expected in each subject
Less than 90% = 0.93 of a grade below expected in each
0 lates = average of 0.49 above expected in each subject
10 lates+ = average of 0.45 below expected in each
•93% attendance will give a student a 73% chance of
achieving their GCSE target grades.
•Below 90% attendance will give students only a 27%
chance of achieving their GCSE target grades.
•If attendance improves by 1%, attainment improves by
8. Developing habits of hard work
Questions to ask yourself
• Am I engaged in the lesson? Am I focussed on my learning?
• Do my daily routines enable me to be the best I can be?
• How often am I revising?
• How do I revise? What works for me?
• What interventions can I attend?
• What do I need to change?
9. Supporting your child
Year 10 and 11
children still require
There is a range of
subjects and deadlines
Avoid ‘they should be
able to do it
themselves by now’
10. How can you help your child
and prepare them to perform?
1. Being a role model
2. Help them set goals
3. Keep them active
4. Healthy eating
5. Time out
6. Sleep patterns
Each day you can
support your child to
make choices which can
impact how they perform
11. Importance of revision and making it stick
The graph shown here is called "The
Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve".
It indicates the rate at which human
beings forget new information.
As you can see, we forget almost 70% of
what we learn within 24 hours.
Even in the first 1 hour, you’ll forget more
than half of what you've learned,
probably, although we all have different
rates of retention.
12. What can parents do-making it stick
1. Check that your child has the tools for the job –
revision guides, books, coloured pens, past exam
2. Be a revision partner – test them on flash cards,
time them doing an exam question, get them to
explain topics to you.
3. Motivate and encourage. Are they spending enough
time revising? Are they taking rest breaks? Plenty of
food, drink, exercise and sleep!
4. Understand the stress and keep them positive!
Make sure there’s somewhere quiet where they can
(Plan for life after
(Form Reps, Student
27. Three things!
• Lots of information, so …
1. Own placement – to guarantee choice
2. Deadline not a target – don’t leave own placement
until the last minute
3. Once any placement confirmed … contact
28. What is Work Experience?
• An unpaid opportunity for you to experience working life, whilst
you are still at school
• A chance for you to develop and practice new skills and become
more confident in your abilities
• A general experience of work, but can be vocational
• May help you refocus on education and form future career
29. ‘Own Placements’
• Placements could be anywhere in the UK
• Employers in some occupations prefer direct approach by
• Prepare how you dress and what you will say to the
employer…..why do you want to work there?
• Prepare an introductory email
• Placements should not be with a direct family member
• Check the journey route, times and the cost
• Be realistic about what work you will do in that job role
30. • The employer must have Employer
Liability Insurance (ELI)
• All forms must be fully completed
with all employer contact details
• Must pass a pre-placement check
carried out by an approved person
• Forms must be signed and returned
to the school by 22/03/24
32. When you have successfully logged in you will be directed to the
student home page where you will be able start the process of
There is a student guide to the system available under the ‘work
experience literature’ icon
Click on ‘search’ to
start looking for a
34. A list of ‘available’
jobs will appear
By clicking on ‘view’
you can see a full job
description for the
placement you are
thinking of selecting
Most jobs available
on the system will be
retail and education
36. You will need to make a minimum of 3 and up to 6 ‘live job’
selections, put them in choice order and be prepared to go to any
one of your choices.
Submit 17/05/24 - 31/05/23
37. After allocation
• You may need to reselect, if not allocated a job
• You will receive a job description which includes a risk
assessment for the job and a parental consent form
• This needs to be signed by the student and your parent,
guardian or carer and returned to school
• All students will be issued with a log book to record their work
38. Employer Contact
• BEP informs the employer of the placement details…employers
do sometimes forget!
• On receipt of the parental consent form and job description, you
must contact the employer immediately to confirm your
• Some employers may have to withdraw from accepting the
placement, this can be at a late stage
• In many cases, no contact = no work experience!!!
39. During the Placement
• You will be expected to work business hours. This is anything
up to a maximum of 40 hours per week!
• You must contact your employer if you are ill, running late or
attending an appointment
• BEP Group will be advised if you do not attend placement and in
turn will contact the school to find out where you are
• If you have any issues during your placement you must contact
40. Whilst on placement you will be treated as an employee
by the company, you can be dismissed!
41. After the Placement
• On completion of Work Experience employers can leave
feedback in your log book, have a look!
• You may be asked to complete a school evaluation form to
feedback about your placement
• On successful completion of your placement, you will be issued
with a certificate
• Some successful placements can lead to employment or more!