Wednesday 16. th. September. Aims of this evening. Summarise the main changes to qualifications and the curriculum affecting our students. Explain how Oriel will report achievement in light of these changes. ID: 276976 Download Presentation
Wednesday 16. th. September. Aims of this evening. Summarise the main changes to qualifications and the curriculum affecting our students. Explain how Oriel will report achievement in light of these changes.
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Year 9 Parents Information Evening
Wednesday 16th September
Aims of this evening
Summarise the main changes to qualifications and the curriculum affecting our students
Explain how Oriel will report achievement in light of these changes
Most significant curriculum and qualification reform since 1986 when GCSEs were first introduced
Scale and pace of the changes
real challenges for schools
regarding the way in which we structure our curriculum
………but also give us opportunities to change what we do to ensure we best prepare our students for their futures in a changing society.
Your involvement in these changes is crucial to us so that we can all support our students.
Year 10 & 11
Year 12 & 13
New National Curriculum from September 2014, which affects the skills and content that are taught at KS3.
New schemes of work in Y7, 8 and 9 reflect these changes
National Curriculum Levels are being removed from September 2015.
GCSEs(General Certificate of Secondary Education)
New GCSE English Language, Literature and Maths exams from September 2015 (affects current Year 10 first)
New GCSE exams in other subjects from September 2016 (affects current Year 9 first).
When our Y9 students move into Y10 GCSEs in the majority of subjects will have been reformed.
, Design and Technology,
Changes to GCSEs
The new GCSE examinations will be more challenging for students.
Exam as default method of assessment.
All examinations at the end of Year 11.
New grading system of 1 to 9.
Much larger volume of content – the GCSE is approximately
twice the size
of the previous maths GCSE
Stretches the most able students, preparing them thoroughly for the study of A level maths
A greater emphasis on problem solving
There will be greater emphasis on accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
No Controlled Assessment
Maths 8 Hours
Science 7 Hours
English 8 Hours
Humanities(Geography, History, RE)6 Hours
Arts(Art, Music and Drama)6 Hours
PE & PDC
Maths 10 Hours
Science 12 Hours
English 8 Hours
OPTION 15 Hours
OPTION 25 Hours
OPTION 35 Hours
Statutory RE2 Hours
Statutory PE2 Hours
Parents Information Evening
– Monday 29
Key Stage 2
Post 16 study
Graded 10 - 1. No sub levels or grades!
Sequential and progressive system.
Individual subjects define assessment objectives & performance descriptors at each level.
Key reference points; 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 10
Singular system yr 7 to 11.
Aiming for at least 1 grade of progress per year. More regular home / school contact: mentor contact / parents evening / summary report.
Real time reporting via GO4Schools. www.go4schools.comParental & student engagement is vital!Interim reporting will show teacher perception on progress.Students may take longer to show progress.
Quality first teaching secures high quality progress.
Challenge for all.
Hard work & application makes it possible for all to succeed.
Feedback imperative; receiving & response.
Home / school partnership secures student success.
Assessing starting positions on the new system
Working with awarding bodies as they
Accepting that enduring, secure progress takes time to achieve