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  1. Year 11 Curriculum Evening

  2. Welcome Mrs Elkins – Headteacher

  3. 5+ A*-C 2011 2013 2009

  4. 5+ A*-C including English & Maths 2009 2011 2013

  5. Monitoring & Support Mr Rafter – KS4 Director of Studies

  6. Transition Support Mrs Absalom – Progress Manager

  7. The role of the Progress Manager • Support for parents • Contacting us • Monitor day – 22nd November 2013 • Email – d.absalom@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk

  8. GCSE English Mrs Murphy-Barnes Head of English

  9. GCSE English LanguageGCSE English Literature • k.murphy-barnes@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk • d.ndlovu@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk • l.robbins@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk • v.phin@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk • j.richens@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk

  10. GCSE English Language

  11. GCSE English Literature

  12. Controlled Assessments • Students have completed their 5 controlled assessments. • Where these controlled assessments are below target grade, students are being given the opportunity to retake these assessments. • English Language controlled assessments = 40% of the final GCSE mark. • English Literature controlled assessment = 25% of the final GCSE mark.

  13. ControlledAssessmentsRetakes • Extended Literary Text Friday 18th October • Descriptive Writing Completed • Narrative Writing Completed • Shakespeare and Poetry December* • Spoken Language January* *dates to be finalised

  14. You can help by ensuring that: • Students attend the necessary clinics and complete any follow up work • Students read for 20 minutes each night • You check Vocabulary books and that spellings have been learnt • You discuss their “words of the week” with them to improve vocabulary • All homework is completed • Students have access to a range of non-fiction materials for English Language examination preparation and revision of the necessary skills • Students are revising from an early stage

  15. GCSE Maths Miss Kirk Head of Maths

  16. Assessment 2 terminal exams – 1 non calculator, and 1 calculator (both papers are 1hr 45mins) • Key features: • Functional element (up to 40%) • QWC – 5% • Method marks

  17. Preparation for the exam: • Lessons • Clinics • Weekly Homework • What can you do to help? • Encourage revision from September • Check for homework each week • Provide revision guides • Mathswatch CD • MyMaths website

  18. GCSE Science Miss Miller Head of Science

  19. ADDITIONAL SCIENCE GCSE 2013

  20. Final Assessment • 3 x one hour, tiered written exam containing a mixture of question styles including short answer and extended writing questions. (Externally Assessed in May & June) • Science controlled assessment made up of 3 parts; Planning, Observations & Conclusions. (Internally Assessed)

  21. External Exams • Core Biology Exam: Tuesday 13th May (1 hour) • Core Chemistry Exam: Thursday 15th May (1 hour) • Core Physics Exam: Monday 19th May (1 hour) • Additional Biology: Friday 6th June (1 hour) • Additional Chemistry: Tuesday 10th June (1 hour) • Additional Physics: Thursday 12th June (1 hour) • Extension Biology: Monday 16th June (1 hour) • Extension Chemistry: Thursday 19th June (1 hour) • Extension Physics: Monday 23rd June (1 hour)

  22. Controlled Assessment • Should have been completed at the end of the Summer term. • Grade boundaries have changed considerably since last year. • Some students may need to re-take their CA during after school sessions.

  23. Assessments & Mocks • Assessments will be completed in class after each topic to monitor progress throughout the year. • These will consist of exam style questions. • Year 10 Mock exams will take place in March. • Year 11 Mock exams will take place in November.

  24. Homework Year 10: Wednesday Week A Tuesday Week B Year 11: Monday Week A Monday Week B Homework will consist of extended writing questions and other tasks and will be available on Moodle.

  25. GCSE Exam Procedures & Additional Support Mr Rafter