Year 10 Induction Evening Hello and welcome
Raise Your Attendance,- Raise Your Chances! What does “Good attendance” mean?
Do you know what your attendance is? • Do you know what it means? ?
This is Simone. She is in Year 7 and has 90% attendance. • Is that good? • What does this mean?
Simone thinks this is pretty good, so do her parents. Are they right? 90% attendance =½ day missed every week!! That’s practically part time! Absent half a day every week
Lets looks a little closer….. 1 school year at 90% attendance = 4whole weeks of lessons MISSED!!! 38 school weeks July Absent for 4 weeks
90% attendance over 5 years of secondary school…. =½a school year missed!
What impact might this have on Simone’s life……? Research suggests that 17 missed schooldays a year = GCSE grade DROPin achievement. The greater the attendance the greater the achievement.
So 90% is not as good as it first seemed. What can do to increase my attendance? I
Ways to increaseattendance: • Only have time off school if you really, really, can’t avoid it (e.g. really sick) • Come back into school the first day you can after illness • Make doctor’s and dentist’s appointments out of school hours • Be organised – if you’re on top of your work, you’ll be less likely to feel you can’t cope with school • Don’t go on holiday during term time
Attend and Achieve! • If you can improve your attendance you will see an improvement in your learning and your achievement • Find out what your attendance rate is. Make sure you always try keep it above 95% • Remember, if you’re missing school, you’re missing out!
Target grades • Target Grades calculations are based on prior attainment data. • The target grades we use are based on KS3 SATS, Yellis tests and data analysis from the Fisher Family Trust.
GCSEs - Assessment GCSE’s are assessed in a number of ways: 1: Modular Exams 2: Controlled Assessments 3: Practical exams (where applicable)
GCSEs – Year 10 Key Dates • January 2012: Science modular exam • March 2012: Maths modular exam • June 2012: English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Languages, Technology, Media and PE modular exams.
Double Science GCSE • Year 10 double Science students have their first GCSE science result at the end of Year 10. • There are controlled assessments this term which count to your final mark. Speak to your teacher and check the newsletter.
English GCSE • The Spoken Language controlled assessment takes place on: Tuesday 27 September A letter from Mrs Madigan was given to students yesterday providing further information. The English department has organised an all day preparatory session during the Enrichment Day tomorrow.
‘Time 4 Us’ session – English & Maths Thursday 6 October – 7-8pm The English and Maths departments are delivering a joint ‘Time 4 Us’ session giving information to parents about these important GCSE subjects. Please make a note of this date.
Study Skills Day Year 10 students will be taking part in a Study Skills day on: Friday 25 November This gives students an opportunity to develop their memory and revision techniques, note taking, time management and mind mapping skills.
Fronter • Fronter is the school’s Managed Learning Environment (MLE). • It is being used in schools across London, the UK and Europe. • Each department and class has their own area to share resources, hand in homework and to get course information.
Sam learning – What it is • Web-based service • Primarily for KS3 and GCSE. • Online revision and exam practise • Students do and mark their own work • Online progress reports for teachers www.Samlearning.com
Sam learning – What it does • Improves exam results with target use of only 10hrs (in total) • Through………. • Better exam technique • Helping students understand what examiners are looking for • More exam practise and core revision • Additional work outside school hours • Reinforces good teaching practice • Progress tracking and usage statistics www.Samlearning.com
DoB followed by two initials E.g. Alex Brown (DOB: 1 August 1987)would be010887AB 010887AB 010887AB Initially same as User ID. Student should change this Sam learning – Logging on EN5QE2 www.Samlearning.com
Sam learning – Parent’s Role • Encourage your child to logon • Ask them how long they have spent online • Look at the Progress Reports with them • Ask them to list any problems which arise - ask their teachers in school www.Samlearning.com
What can you do to help? • Check and sign planners on a weekly basis. • Ensure homework is being written down. • Use the planner as a form of communication with your daughter’s form tutor. • Ensure your daughter has a quiet place and protected time to study.
Try to make sure your daughter keeps up to date with her coursework. • Monitor use of Sam Learning, BBC Bitesize and other revision programmes. • Try to make sure that she eats and sleeps well. • Purchase and read the guide ‘What can a Parent do?’. More information to follow.
Students should: • Meet all coursework and homework deadlines; • Be at school and on time; • Respect their teachers and their peers; • Continue to build upon their fantastic results from Key Stage 3.