Target Setting at Penwortham Girls’ High School. What data is mainly used to set targets?. Key Stage 2 SATS NFER CATS scores Key Stage 3 Teacher Assessments. Key Stage 2 SATs . Key Stage 2 SATs . Key Stage 2 SATs . NFER CAT Tests. NFER CAT Tests. NFER CAT Tests. NFER CAT Tests.
What data is mainly used to set targets? • Key Stage 2 SATS • NFER CATS scores • Key Stage 3 Teacher Assessments
There are 3 main sets of estimates based on this data • NFEREstimates based on CATs performance • Lancashire Rose - looks at both CAT scores and Key stage 2 data to produce estimates • Fischer Family Trust: Based on Key Stage 2 SATs
Fischer Family Trust • Generates estimates in the form of probabilities based on the actual performance of students with a similar academic profile • All Education Authorities use the Fischer Family Database. • Lancashire actively encourages schools to set targets using FFT
Target setting at PGHS: Key Points • Fischer family Trust estimates form the basis for the targets • Information provided by Rose and NFER are provided for staff as additional information • Progress from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 is carefully monitored, as is progress from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4
Factors we consider when estimating grades • Marks from regular assessments • Controlled Assessments • Modular results • Year 10 Exam / Mock Exam results • Attendance, Behaviour / Attitude / Effort, etc..
Keeping parents informed • Two monitors and one full report in year 10 • Two monitors, one full report and a final set of predictions in Year 11 • Results for both Year 10 and Mock Exams • A Parents’ Evening in both Years 10 and 11 • Letters home about progress following analysis of each report • Copies of Personal Learning Plans for subjects causing concern
What we will do Monitor your daughter’s progress against her target grades Alert staff (subject teachers, form tutors & Mr Bowles) of any causes of concern Identify and implement strategies to help her make progress Look at what additional support she may need to help her fulfil her potential Keep you informed as parents of the progress she is making and what she is likely to achieve Keep you informed of deadlines and any issues regarding incomplete work!
What to expect in Yr 10 & 11 • Can be in Yr 10 and also Yr 11 • Yr 10 – History, Geography, Science, Citizenship • Yr 11 only – RE • Throughout both years • Has to be done in school • Different levels of control dependant on subject and the stage! Exams Controlled Assessment
Revising and Preparing for controlled assessment Work out a revision timetable for each subject Break revision time into small chunks - hour-long sessions with short breaks at the end of each session Make sure your child has all the essential books and materials Condense notes onto postcards to act as revision prompts Go through school notes with your child or listen while they revise a topic Time your child's attempts at practice papers
Useful websites for Revision • www.samlearning.com • www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize • www.s-cool.co.uk • School moodle • Exam board websites • www.ocr.org.uk • www.edexcel.com • www.aqa.org.uk • www.wjec.co.uk
Core Subjects - English English Language English Literature Two 1hr written papers, worth 40% (20% each) done at the end of Yr 11 Two controlled assessment tasks, worth 60% Controlled assessment undertaken during end of Yr 9 and Yr 10! Two 2hr written papers (one 35%, the other 40%) to be done at the end of Yr 11 One controlled assessment task, worth 25% Again controlled assessment undertaken during end of Yr 9 and Yr 10!!
Core Subjects - Science Science Core, Science Additional & Separate Science (25% controlled assessment, 75% exam) Core & Additional are now certificated within the year They will achieve their Core grade at the end of Yr 10, Additional at the end of Yr 11 Separates are unaffected as the course is split evenly over the two years.
In the headlines... • The early indications from this year's university admissions suggest there could be a record number of applicants. • At the end of last year's admissions process, 209,000 applicants were left without a place.
In the headlines... • The latest official figures show that almost a million 16 to 24-year-olds are now looking for work, the highest number since records began in 1992. • "Employers don't expect young people to leave school 'job ready' but they do need to have these essential English and Maths skills on which they can build throughout their careers."
How will the careers department help prepare you for the future? You will have had some careers education in Key Stage 3 In Key Stage 4 you have: • Colleges Assemblies • College Taster Days • One to one and Q & A sessions with college staff • Careers education in SPACE • Enterprise Week • Progress File • Mock Interviews • “Alan Sugar” Event • Apprenticeship Evening
Thinking about the future... There is a lot you need to think about to make the right decisions for your future. • Training or college? • Which course? • Which college? • What do I want to do after college? • How do I prepare for my chosen career?
What kind of course? • A Level Runshaw - 4 GCSE Grade B Newman – 2 GCSE Grade B, 3 GCSE Grade C Preston – 37 points (A = 7points). They look at English, Maths then 5 other subjects) CHECK in the prospectus. Some courses insist you have a B to study at A level You MUST have English and Maths at C or above; if not you will have to re-sit. • Vocational ADVANCED 2 year course, requiring 4 or 5 GCSE C. You may need certain grades in certain subjects. Equivalent to 2 or 3 A Levels depending on the course. Progression to University is possible with this course. INTERMEDIATE 1 year course requires 4 or 5 GCSE grade D. Equivalent to 5 GCSEs Grade C when completed.
What are the colleges looking for? • We are very lucky to have excellent Further Education Providers in this area, whichever college you choose. • Every college will interview you before they offer you a place. • First impressions count! All the colleges will look carefully at your application form and expect a neat application form where the applicant has thought clearly about their course choices.
Your personal statement • This is an essential part of your college application and colleges will use this when deciding on an offer of a place. • You need to begin thinking about this in Year 10 – it will be too late in Year 11.
What should be in a Personal statement? • Good spelling punctuation and grammar. • Details of any extra curricular activities in and out of school. • Any responsibilities. • Any achievements. • Any task completed or milestone reached. Colleges want to know what kind of person an applicant is.
College applications and Interviews There are a number of factors affecting place offers. Some local colleges are heavily over subscribed – Newman for example receive 2,500 applications for 1,200 places. All colleges will expect the following; • Someone who is polite, responsive, and asks questions at interview. • Who has visited the college and is knowledgeable about the college and the courses it offers. • Who can envisage themselves in the college environment. • Who has thought about course suitability and their career plan. • Makes a good impression. • Has a good school reference and personal statement.
After college... • All the colleges will provide you with advice and help with UCAS applications • BUT there is information you need now. • Universities are beginning to look at GCSE grades. • Oxbridge and very competitive courses (such as Law, Medicine or Veterinary Science) will expect 9 or 10 A or A* grades at GCSE. • Universities will check your results using your UPN (Unique Pupil Number). Some universities WILL NOT accept a re-sit grade – they will only accept your original grade (even modular grades at both GCSE and A level)
HELP! • We have a Careers Resource area in the library where students can access College Prospectuses, University prospectuses, Careers information and use the internet to research possible careers. • Resources and information are on the careers area of the school website, including links to helpful websites and all the local colleges. • Apprenticeship Evening allows students to meet Providers and Employers in this area.