Year 9 Parents Information Evening

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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

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Year 9 Parents Information Evening

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

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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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Context

Most significant curriculum and qualification reform since 1986 when GCSEs were first introduced

Scale and pace of the changes

have posed

real challenges for schools

………and have

had implications

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.

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National Curriculum

GCSEs

A Levels

Year 10 & 11

Year 7-9

Year 12 & 13

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National Curriculum

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.

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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.

Exceptions being

Business

, Design and Technology,

and ICT

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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.

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GCSE Maths

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

GCSE English

There will be greater emphasis on accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

No Controlled Assessment

100% Examination

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Maths 8 Hours

Science 7 Hours

English 8 Hours

Humanities(Geography, History, RE)6 Hours

Languages6 Hours

Arts(Art, Music and Drama)6 Hours

Technology2 Hours

Computing2 Hours

PE & PDC

5 Hours

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Maths 10 Hours

Science 12 Hours

English 8 Hours

OPTION 15 Hours

OPTION 25 Hours

OPTION 35 Hours

Statutory RE2 Hours

Statutory PE2 Hours

Statutory

PDC

1 Hour

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Options Process

Parents Information Evening

– Monday 29

th

February

Options Evening

–Thursday 10

th

March

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1

5

Key Stage 2

Post 16 study

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OHS Assessment:

Key characteristics

:

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.

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Progress:

Aiming for at least 1 grade of progress per year. More regular home / school contact: mentor contact / parents evening / summary report.

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Reporting

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.

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Underpinning beliefs:

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.

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Assessing starting positions on the new system

Working with awarding bodies as they

finalise specifications

Accepting that enduring, secure progress takes time to achieve

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