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Year 11 Ensuring GCSE Success. Support for students. Revision sessions – Timetables to come Holiday booster sessions Targeted feedback Practice – mocks One to one meetings in January Revision materials Detailed information. Support for parents.

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Year 11 ensuring gcse success

Year 11

Ensuring GCSE Success


Year 11 ensuring gcse success

Support for students

  • Revision sessions – Timetables to come

  • Holiday booster sessions

  • Targeted feedback

  • Practice – mocks

  • One to one meetings in January

  • Revision materials

  • Detailed information


Support for parents

Support for parents

  • Contact with Subject Teachers/Heads of Departments

  • Regular reported updates of progress from each subject area

  • Contact with Tutor, Learning Mentor, Head of Year

  • Information Evenings

  • Information on website


What parents can do

What parents can do

  • Support

  • Advise

  • Encourage

  • Communicate with the College

  • Create time and space


Sam learning is

Sam Learning is….

  • 100% online – Students log in anywhere, anytime.

  • Confidence Building – Students revise at their own pace and mark their own work.

  • Proven to work – Thousands of students have seen their grades improve with as little as 10 hours use on SAM Learning GO!


The evidence

The Evidence

The Fischer Family Trust’s seven year longitudinal study of over 3 million students nationwide, the result of which independently proved that students who used the service for just 10 hours achieved on average 14.3 more GCSE capped points than expected!

Parental support

If you would be interested in attending a free SAM Learning Parent Support course, run by one of the SAM Learning outreach team, please add your details to the sign up sheets at the back of the hall.

SAM Learning


Year 11 ensuring gcse success

  • Centre i.d. = See your teacher for details

  • User name = DOB + initials

    e.g. John Smith born on 12.10. 2010

    = 121010js

  • Password = same as username for first logon

10 hours = 1 grade improvement


Success at gcse english english literature

Success at GCSE English/English Literature


The straight race

The Straight Race

What is required?

Understand what is

needed – key words;

approach; how much

detail


Rules of the road

‘Rules of the Road’

  • Be aware of the exams’ contents and assessment objectives. Note how many marks for each section

  • Ensure a thorough familiarity with the tasks – they each have a different focus

  • Practise writing under timed conditions

  • Ensure you know how to improve:

    • What are your targets in English?

    • Ask your teacher if you do not know.

      _ What kind of answer is needed for that grade?

  • Complete homework tasks on time.

  • Attend any extra sessions provided.


Key dates

Key Dates

Year 11:

January 9th – Unit 1 Literature (50%)


Year 11 success

Year 11 Success

GCSE Mathematics


Gcse assessment

GCSE Assessment

2 Written Exams

Non-calculator paper

Calculator paper

55% Skills Based Questions

45% Problem Solving Questions

Foundation 1h 45mins

Higher 1h 45mins


Gcse entry

GCSE Entry

Autumn November – 6th and 8th

SpringFebruary 27th and 4th March

Summer June 11th and 14th


How to succeed

How to succeed

Make full use of all 7 hours of lessons a fortnight

Complete all the homework set

Be well equipped

Calculator, Protractor, Ruler, Compasses

Follow the teacher’s notes on areas to practice


How to succeed1

How to succeed

Prepare properly for mock exams.

Make use of the booster/revision sessions

Attempt as many practice papers as possible


What can you do to help

What can you do to help?

Encouragement to practise, practise, practise……..

20 -30 mins per night

GCSE Practice Book

Practice Papers

mymaths.co.uk

SAM Learning


Mymaths

MyMaths

  • Useful for:

  • Teaching materials

  • Worked examples

  • Revision Questions

  • Assessment Tasks


Finding mymaths

Finding MyMaths

You can find mymaths at:www.mymaths.co.uk


Additional science

Additional Science

  • 1 GCSE this year, separate from last year

  • 1 exam in January, 2 exams in June

  • Coursework completed in lesson time

  • Online textbook at Kerboodle.com

  • Revision guides for sale through school

Keys to Success


Triple science

Triple Science

  • 3 Separate GCSEs. For each GCSE:

    • 1 exam in January & 1 exam in late May

  • Coursework completed in lesson time

  • Online textbook at Kerboodle.com

  • Revision guides for sale through school

Keys to Success


Additional applied science

Additional Applied Science

  • 1 GCSE this year, separate from last year

  • 40% of course is exam based

  • 60% of course is a coursework portfolio

  • Online textbook at Kerboodle.com

Keys to Success


Btec science

BTEC Science

  • 2 GCSE equivalents completed at the end of year 11

  • Coursework completed in lesson time

  • Each one is made up of assignments

Keys to Success


Science

Science

  • Please e-mail with any queries:

    [email protected]

  • All staff are committed to helping students achieve the best possible grade for them

  • Basic equipment needed:

    • Pen

    • Pencil

    • Ruler

    • Scientific calculator


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