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Year 10 Ensuring GCSE Success

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  1. Year 10 Ensuring GCSE Success

  2. Data & Reports FFT data – a rough guide Teacher target grades Forecast grades Five reports a year

  3. The Aim Exceeding potential Intervention, targets & motivation Regular monitoring and tracking of progress

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. What parents can do • Support • Advise • Encourage • Communicate with the College • Create time and space

  7. 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!

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Success at GCSE English/English Literature

  11. The Straight Race What is required? Understand what is needed – key words; approach; how much detail

  12. ‘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.

  13. Key Dates Year 10: First controlled assessment – Spoken Language Study – by half term (10%) Second controlled assessment – Writing for the Spoken Voice – by Christmas (10%)

  14. Year 10 Success GCSE Mathematics

  15. GCSE Assessment Currently 2 papers sat at the end of Year 11 Looking at New Exam Linked Pair – 2 GCSEs - Methods of Mathematics - Applications of Mathematics (Similar to English Language and English Lit)

  16. 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

  17. How to succeed Prepare properly for mock exams. Make use of the booster/revision sessions Attempt as many practice papers as possible

  18. 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

  19. MyMaths • Useful for: • Teaching materials • Worked examples • Revision Questions • Assessment Tasks

  20. Finding MyMaths You can find mymaths at:www.mymaths.co.uk

  21. Double Science • 1 GCSE this year, separate 1 next 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

  22. Triple Science • 3 Separate GCSEs • Exams at the end of year 11 • Coursework completed in lesson time • Online textbook at Kerboodle.com • Revision guides for sale through school Keys to Success

  23. BTEC Science • 1 GCSE equivalent completed at the end of year 11 • 1 exam worth 25% • 75% coursework completed in lesson time Keys to Success

  24. Science • Please e-mail with any queries: mi.harris@tavistockcollege.devon.sch.uk • All staff are committed to helping students achieve the best possible grade for them • Basic equipment needed: • Pen • Pencil • Ruler • Scientific calculator