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Greater awareness of friends and fashion. A longing for independence ... Week of 4th October Year 7 residential. 19th November Year 8 & 9 grades. 26th November Year ...

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what s so special about key stage 3
What’s so special about Key Stage 3?
  • A fresh start in a new school
  • Being the youngest again
  • New interests outside the home
  • Greater awareness of friends and fashion
  • A longing for independence
  • Pushing at boundaries
  • The moody blues
  • Emerging as an adult
  • Passport to success at GCSEs and beyond
what is the school s role in key stage 3
What is the school’s role in Key Stage 3?
  • To prepare pupils for the adult world
  • To give them the skills and the knowledge they need for lifelong learning
  • To introduce them to a wide range of subjects and studies
  • To make them even more independent and self-aware
  • To further their thinking and learning for themselves
  • To give them confidence to join in, ask questions, help others
  • To make them and you proud of them
  • To lay the foundations for success at GCSE and beyond
the key stage 3 strategy is about
The Key Stage 3 Strategy is about:
  • Building on what has been achieved in primary
  • Getting off to a flying start in a new school
  • Exciting and interesting lessons
  • More pupils being able to do things for themselves
  • Rapid progress and higher standards
  • Extra support for pupils not living up to their potential
  • No-one bored, left out or left behind
  • Asking for the support of families in their child’s education
what do we teach in year 7
What do we teach in Year 7?
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Learning 2 Learn
  • Opening Minds
  • Religious Education
  • Art and Design
  • ICT
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Physical education
  • L4L
  • Music
year 8
Year 8
  • New Year Leader : Mrs K Goodall
  • New Year manager: Mrs S Draper
  • New tutor
  • Second language
  • History, Geography and Drama
  • Mentoring
year 9
Year 9
  • Year Leader: Miss R Greenland
  • Year manager : Mrs M Aldous
  • OCR IT National and GCSE Science
  • Aim higher
  • Mentoring and 1-1 tuition
  • Internal assessments
  • Option choices
dcsf reports that
DCSF reports that
  • Students are successful when:
    • they are determined and focussed in their approach to work
    • prepared to work independently without direct supervision
    • resilient and do not become disheartened when faced with disappointment
    • have long term goals
    • displaying other talents and interests
    • readily seeking and receiving help from home
    • They have formed productive and effective learning partnerships’ with teachers based on mutual respect
what can you do to support your child
What can you do to support your child?
  • Show an interest
  • Talk about the school day
  • Use the school diary/planner
  • Attend and contribute to parents meetings
  • Discuss homework tasks
  • Help them organise their time and paperwork
  • Make sure they attend regularly
  • Find them a quiet place to study
  • Know the particular focus of each school year
assessment for learning
Assessment for Learning
  • An ongoing spoken and written dialogue between teacher and student
  • Individual KS3 targets set for each subject
  • Target grades in exercise books
  • Formative comments on key pieces of work
  • Student planners
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Assessment for Learning
  • Summative assessments
  • Monitoring of progress to target grades
  • End of module tests
  • Examinations
key dates
Key Dates
  • 14th October Open Evening
  • 15th October INSET Day
  • 20th- 21st OctoberBugsy Malone
  • Week of 4th October Year 7 residential
  • 19th November Year 8 & 9 grades
  • 26th November Year 7 Interim grades
  • 15th December Carol concert
  • 17th December Christmas Concert
moodle
Moodle
  • A virtual learning environment, which basically means a web based classroom in which every FCC student has their own individual area which can be accessed from anywhere that has an internet connection.
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Moodle
  • Teachers can create a variety of resources that can be accessed by students in school or at home.
  • Audio files opportunity
  • Provision for feedback for students via moodle
  • Currently working on parental access
  • Moodle also offers comprehensive monitoring of all activity