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Year 10Information Evening Wednesday 11th 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
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 • 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 • 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 Maths • 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 Curriculum Science • 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 It’s about aspiration… … But not about overstretching
Courses 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.
Holidays • New government guidelines • No authorisation will be given for holidays taken during term time.
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.
Rewards • 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)
Sanctions • 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 Letter/call Letter/call
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? 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 • 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 • 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)