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YEAR 11 – THIS IS IT…. Inspire – believe – support - achieve. Y10 BANKED RESULTS. TARGETS 2014 - 15. LoP (KS2 –KS4) 2014 - 15. ACADEMIC SUPPORT. Tutorial activities Key note assemblies Rigorous tracking Assertive mentoring Get ahead sessions Revision classes Mock results’ day

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year 11 this is it


Inspire – believe – support - achieve

academic support

Tutorial activities

Key note assemblies

Rigorous tracking

Assertive mentoring

Get ahead sessions

Revision classes

Mock results’ day

Consultation evening

Boys’ group

Support for PP students

Post-16 advice


Year 11 exit surveys tell us EVERY YEAR that the one thing students wish they had done better is to manage their time.

how do the students feel
How do the students feel?

What went well last year?

60% - Were most pleased with the grades achieved

10% - Achieved much higher than they expected

10% - The revision and support from staff

What they felt could have gone better?

48% - Wished they had started revising earlier and had done more revision.

10% - Do more work outside of school.

Staff Induction

what will we do
What will we do?

Revision skills

Well being week

Writing applications

Current affairs

Interview techniques




You will never again, have so many people working to support you and on your side as you have now, USE us.

Staff Induction


‘Parental support is eight times more important in determining a child’s academic success than social class. You are one of the most important factors in ensuring exam success’.

Staff Induction


Half a day a week of school missed, equates to a drop in a whole GCSE grade!

Staff Induction


Having a quiet space to work in is vital.

Staff Induction

time management and sleep
Time management and sleep

Is it 30 minutes revision and then the X-box for the rest of the night?

NEVER under value the importance of a good night’s sleep.

Staff Induction

key dates
Key dates

Is there a calendar in the house, so everyone can see what is coming up?

Staff Induction

act as a go between
Act as a go-between

Have they shared concerns about a subject at school, that we might not know about.

Has anything happened that we need to know or could help with?

We all have the same goal.

We will get there easier


Staff Induction

english department

English Department

Head of English: Mr Douglas

the course
The course

Language: IGCSE:

  • Allows drafting on assessments (20%)
  • Speaking and Listening counts (20%)
  • One exam (40% of final grade)

Literature: AQA GCSE:

  • One piece of coursework (25%)
  • Two exams (75% of final grade)

Staff Induction


After Christmas: revision sessions on both Language and Literature.

Teachers will be revising Y10 topics in class for Literature.

Sending out a range of resources to students when they are relevant.

Staff are available to contact, to support student after school and to answer any questions.

tips language
Tips: Language

Encourage your child to read a range of texts.

Engage with Newspapers: they contain so many different text types

  • Articles; reviews, letters; adverts etc.
ask key questions
Ask Key Questions

Who is the text aimed at?

How has the writer made the piece exciting/engaging/persuasive etc?

What does he mean by this?

Does this text compare to anything else you have seen?

tips literature
Tips: Literature

Ask students to explain the meaning of a poem to you.

Encourage them to mind-map characters, ideas, themes etc from text they have studied.


Literature Controlled Assessment will have been completed last week or this week (dependent on teacher).

Speaking and Listening to be completed before half term [a handful have been completed].


BBC Bitesize

AQA website: has past papers (for Literature).

Cambridge IGCSE website: past papers and ideas.

Revision WorkbooK: “Complete First Language English for Cambridge IGCSE” by Jane Arredondo.

Staff Induction

results 2014

Results 2014



results 20141

Results 2014



results 20142

Results 2014

BtEC Principles of Applied Science

Distinction*: 3.4%

Distinction: 10.3%

Merit: 13.7%

Pass: 97%

Biology: 100% A*-A

Chemistry: 100% A*-A

Physics: 100% A*-A

Further Additional:

44.4% A*-B

85.2% A*-C

A*-C (incBtEC) – 94.5%

Up 11.5%

A*-C (excBtEC) – 56.3%

Up 14.3%

jogscience wikispaces com

  • Resources Include:
  • Past Papers
  • Flash Cards
  • Video Tutorials
  • PowerPoints
  • Links to websites
join me

Online LIVE revision & support

Students can get support from a teacher in the evenings.

pixl student website

Pixl student website

As a PiXL school, schools share resources that are available to students.

flash cards

Flash cards

Rated as an “outstanding” resource by parents and students in 2014.

revision sessions

Revision sessions



Afterschool? “Stay-On-Track”


Free Periods?


The team is here to support every student.

other resources

Other Resources

Revision Guides

Equipment – Scientific Calculator

Text Books

All can be purchased through school.


Remember to pick up yourPARENT PACK It contains all your logins, guides and where to find additional help.