Determination, Resilience and Success Mr Topazio – Year 9 Leader
Year 9 Tutor Team Assistant Year Leader & 9MFR – Mr Fuller Martin.email@example.com 9CRE – Mrs Reece Ceri.firstname.lastname@example.org 9JBE – Mrs Bryce Jo.email@example.com 9SRI – Mr Raffai Steve.firstname.lastname@example.org 9LCS – Mrs Collins Lynne.email@example.com
Year 9 Expectations Attendance Behaviour Homework and Enhancement Uniform and Equipment Reading Books Communication
Determination “ possessing or displaying resolve”
Ensuring students are determined Setting goals Developing strategies Playing to our strengths Being flexible and realistic Learn from failure Be positive
Resilience I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work American inventor, Thomas Edison
Why do we need resilience? At some point throughout the next 3 years, something will probably go wrong Something may not have gone to plan School life and home life will present some challenges and obstacles Some things will change. E.g friends, teachers, classes
Building resilience Positive attitudes Embracing change Learn from mistakes Seek help and support Work towards your goals Be a person of action
Success Success for our students will come in many different forms. Academic Grades Skills Opportunities As a college we are here to support your child succeed, in whatever form that may be
Success All three must work together to ensure success, if you remove one we are weaker than having all three links
School We will always give your child the support they need to achieve their goals Careers and Guidance PSHE ICT and Homework facilities Enhancement Pastoral and emotional support
Parents/ Carers Support at home through Homework Organisation Helping with strategies Encourage school/ social life balance
Students Be resilient Be determined Be brilliant
Three Pathways from year 9 to 11 Triple Science Double Science Core Science
TRIPLE Science Separately study Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Achieve 3 GCSEs Very challenging course with high level of demand on students, especially in Year 11
TRIPLE Science Assessed by 9 exams in May & June 2017 Also have to complete to a high standard 3 large piece of controlled assessment. Need to attend regular enhancement sessions and do extra study at home
TRIPLE Science Biology units studied: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7 Chemistry units studied: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 Physics units studied: P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7 Controlled assessment 3 x Full investigations
Double Science Assessed by 6 exams in May & June 2017 Also have to complete to a high standard 2 Small pieces (Year 10) and 1 large piece of controlled assessment (Year 11) Offered at two levels Higher tier and Foundation tier
Double Science Core Science units studied: B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, P1, P2, P3 Additional Science units studied: B4, B5, B6, C4, C5, C6, P4, P5,P6 Controlled assessment: Case Study, Data Analysis and Full investigation
Core Science Assessed by 3 exams in May & June 2017 Also have to complete 2 Small pieces of Controlled assessment Offered at Foundation tier
Core Science Core Science units studied: B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, P1, P2, P3 Controlled assessment: Case Study, Data Analysis
Welcome to the Maths Dept Where Pupils Succeed!
Best Ever Maths Results 70% A* - C Grades 15 % A* - A Grades
Overall our predictions were exactly right for the number of pupils getting higher level passes. This year we are predicting even higher levels of achievement. Watch this space!
Year 9 Maths Teachers Mrs C Foulds 9p1 Mr J Russell Mrs C Reece 9p2a 9p2b Miss V Baird 9q1 Mr M Fuller 9q2
Grouping Structure 9p1 (A*/A) 9p2a (A/B) 9p2b (A/B) 9q1 (B/C) 9q2 (C/D)
Current Grade Availability Higher Grades ‘A*’ to ‘D’ 9p1, 9p2a,9p2b,9q1 Foundation Grades ‘C’ to ‘G’ 9q2
GCSE Maths Edexcel Linear Mathematics A Number Algebra Shape Space and Measure Handling Data Functional Skills
Formal Assessments Week Beginning 24th November 2014 9th March 2015 8th June 2015
Equipment Pen Pencil Ruler Protractor Compass Calculator (Scientific)
Websites Maths Dept (access from school website) Sam Learning Manga High Sum Dog BBC Bitesize
How we can help There is a member of the Maths team available after school every Tuesday Thursday and Friday. Your child’s teacher wants him/her to make excellent progress and would be pleased to help them, all they need to do is ask.
Email Addresses Miss Baird firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs Foulds email@example.com Mr Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs Reece email@example.com Mr Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
How you can help If you are using maths in and around the home please involve your child Contact us if you have any concerns Check homework is completed Encourage pupils to revise
Please E-mail me at the address below if there is any thing you think I can help with email@example.com
Year 9 English A foundation for GCSE English Language and English Literature
GCSE English Language and English Literature – what we know… Many changes to the English curriculum reported in the news over the last two years in particular Introduction of the new ‘Gove’ style exam Year 9 will be the first year group to take this new style GCSE examination in 2017 So, what does this mean for my child?
GCSE English Examination in 2017 Key Changes The removal of coursework 100% examination No tiers (Foundation or Higher) Unseen passages to read (Pre 1914) Expected to be able to compare and make links with their own reading Students will be given a number (1-9 scale) Just 3% of GCSE papers will be awarded the prestigious Grade 9 (A*) Grade 1 will be aligned with current Grade G
The Examination Boards All examination boards are now issuing draft specifications (Syllabus) They are designed to be taught from September 2015 The decision about the syllabus we will teach at Crestwood is under discussion with the English Department to ensure we get the specification that would best suit the needs of our students How will we prepare our students in year 9?
Our Aim in English To create independent and resilient students who can tackle any text or task with confidence To explore a wide range of different texts from different genres and times To ensure students can express themselves concisely and accurately through well structured writing To employ sentence structure, punctuation and spelling accurately and for effect