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Year 10 Information Evening. Wednesday 11 th September 2013. Year 10 Support Team. Mrs Crompton Assistant Principal – KS4. Mr Reeve Year 10 Manager. Mrs Coulter Student Support & Child Protection Manager. Worship. Miss Houghton: Christan Youth Worker. English in year 10.

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year 10 information evening

Year 10Information Evening

Wednesday 11th September 2013

year 10 support team
Year 10 Support Team

Mrs Crompton

Assistant Principal – KS4

Mr Reeve

Year 10 Manager

Mrs Coulter

Student Support &

Child Protection Manager


Miss Houghton:

Christan Youth Worker

external exams module 1
External exams: Module 1
  • Focus on reading
  • Worth 30% of total mark/ grade
  • Students have to read 2 media texts and answer 4 questions, which have different levels of difficulty
external exams module 2
External exams: Module 2
  • Focus on writing
  • Worth 30% of total mark/ grade
  • Students have to write 2 non-fiction texts
  • Spelling, punctuation and sentence organisation are worth 1/3 of the total marks available on this paper
how to help your child
How to help your child
  • Keep an eye on the Programme of Study for the year then you know what your child is studying
  • Ensure that your child completes English homework on time and to the highest standard he or she can
  • Talk to your child about what they are studying in English and ask if you can support and/ or help them
  • When we are focusing on exam preparation in school, use the shared reading and writing ideas to develop skills from lessons
core curriculum
Core Curriculum


  • Linear paper for all
  • Staff will be working with individual groups for entry appropriate entry porthole
  • June 2014, November 2014 and / or June 2015
  • Higher and Foundation level entry
core curriculum1
Core Curriculum


  • Separate Science: GCSE exams June 2015
  • Double award: GCSE Core paper June 2014

GCSE Additional paper June 2015

  • Btec Science: ongoing assessment and exam June 2014

Core GCSE paper June 2015

staff management
Staff Management

It’s about aspiration…

… But not about overstretching



GCSE’s – single or double awards

BTEC courses – coursework focus

ASDAN – vocational coursework focus


Attendance leads to success!

Do you know the level of your child’s attendance?

What does good attendance mean?


90% Attendance?

1 School year at 90% attendance = 4 whole weeks of lessons missed!

90% attendance over 5 school years = half a school year missed!!

Research suggests that 17school days missed a year = 1 GCSE grade drop (DfE)

The greater the attendance the greater the achievement.

  • New government guidelines
  • No authorisation will be given for holidays taken during term time.
access to progress through paw
Access to progress through PAW...
  • Accompanying the termly reports is our online PAW (Parent Access Window) system.
  • Allows parents to have ‘live’ access to attendance, behaviour and achievement information, assessment.
  • Messages from the academy can be viewed.
  • Merits
  • Certificates
  • Rewards Trip Day
  • Form Raffle:
    • Half termly
    • Individual forms
    • 1 entry for each demerit free week
    • 1 prize per form (voucher/credit towards reward trip)
  • Uniform:
    • Zero tolerance
    • 15 min lunchtime detention
    • Failure to attend lunchtime = 40 min after school ideally the same night
  • Behaviour Flow Chart:

Meeting at each stage with Parents

Use of PSPs



how can you help
How can you help?

encourage positive behaviour

keep KS4 POD informed of any issues that may be affecting your child

tell us about achievements outside of school so we can celebrate your child’s success with them

attend Parent’s Evening and Intervention Evening (if requested)

what will we do
What will we do?

keep you informed about any concerns we have regarding your child’s attainment or behaviour

celebrate your child’s achievements in school and keep you informed of these

important dates in the calendar
Important Dates in the Calendar
  • Data Capture w/c 4th November

6th January

17th March

  • Parents Evening 13th March
  • Exams Week w/c 12th May
  • Reports w/c 7th July
general information
General Information
  • If your child is ill or unable to attend the academy please phone 01254 604000
  • Please use the planner for dental/hospital appointments.
  • Your opinions are important to us (Kirkland Rowell survey)