Year 11: The Year Ahead
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Year 11: The Year Ahead

Mr Simon Duffy, HeadteacherMrs Ann Ashdown, Assistant HeadteacherMr Luke Robinson, Head of Year 11Mr Dan Gent, Head of EnglishMr Jon Thrower, Head of MathematicsMr Peter Barnsley, Head of ScienceMs Theresa Dix, Careers Coordinator

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Exam Performance 2015

A Level59% A*-BExcellent value added (top 25%)GCSE67% A*-C English and Maths threshold75% making expected or better progress

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“Be The Best That You Can Be”

Respect and behaviourExpectations and challengeProgress in learning

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Year 11: The Year Ahead

Key DatesThursday 13th October - Year 11 Careers Fair, 5 – 7pm Monday 7th to Wednesday 16th November - Rehearsal ExamsThursday 17th November – Sixth Form Open EveningThursday 20th November – WOLP Apprenticeship Fair at Witney Lakes, 5 – 7pmFriday 9th December - Rehearsal Exam Results DayMonday 12th to Tuesday 13th December -Target Setting InterviewsThursday 26th January - Y11 Parent Teacher ConsultationThursday11th May - KS4 Awards EveningMonday 15th May to Tuesday 27th June - GCSE Exams

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Core Subjects- EnglishMr Gent

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Core Subjects - English

Curriculum Outline

Four Examinations:2 x English Language2 x English Literature

Assessment Structures

English LanguagePaper 1 = Explorations in creative reading and writingPaper 2 = Writer’s viewpoints and perspectivesEnglish LiteraturePaper 1 = Shakespeare and the 19th Century NovelPaper 2 = Modern Texts and Poetry

Read fluently, and with good understanding, a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and literary non-fiction.Sit closed book examinations on three substantial texts (a Shakespearean play, a 19th-century novel, a modern prose or play text).

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How can I help my child with their…

…reading?

Encourage good habits with reading.Share the things that you read.Explore how words work.Explore how texts are structured.Debate how effective a text is.

…writing?

Maintain high expectations of your child’s literacy.Read and discuss examples of their writing.Explore their strategies for approaching the longer writing tasks.Link what they have been reading to their writing.

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Core Subjects- MathematicsMr Thrower

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New Mathematics GCSE in 2017

More

challenge

More

content

in Foundation &

Higher

Assessed by three 1 hr 30 min exams at the end of Year 11.

Foundation Grades 1 - 5

Higher Grades 4 - 9

More emphasis on

problem solving

and

mathematical reasoning

– developing

‘Mastery in Mathematics’

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Developing students’ independent study skills

Crucial for students to use resources at home to consolidate understanding -

take increased ownership & responsibility for their learning

www.mymaths.co.uk

www.mathswatchvle.com

Revision guides

(£3) & workbooks(£3)

Maths support after school – intervention sessions or general support

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Preparing for Summer 2017

Completing homework tasks –

dealing with issues

using online resources / Thursday maths clinic

Some students will be invited to attend ‘

Maths breakfast club

’ extra 20 minutes maths session each week

Rehearsal Exams

Weekly

revision sessions

from January to May

Individual letters indicating sessions students should attend

Walking Talking Mock

’ in Term 4/5

Online revision resources

and setting up

revision schedule

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Core Subjects- ScienceMr Barnsley

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Curriculum content

There are some aspects which are only assessed in ‘Triple Science’ or higher papers

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Course Outline

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‘Double Science’

‘Triple Science’

2 GCSEs

Exams1 hour each2 Biology, 2 Chemistry and 2 PhysicsExams worth 25% each2 pieces of coursework

3 GCSEsExams1 hour each3 Biology, 3 Chemistry and 3 PhysicsExams worth 25% each3 pieces of coursework

Exams

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What can you do to help?

What can I do to support my child? There is no such thing as no homework! Key term practice, CGP/GCSEapps/Gojimo revision apps, past papers, BBC Bitesize, revision guides, exam questions, lesson resources…Where can I buy revision guides? From the school (cheaper than anywhere else). Please collect a letter on your way out if you need one.Where can my child get extra help? Every Wednesday and Thursday after school between 3:15 to 4:15 by appointment with teachers.

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Year 11: The Year Ahead

AssessmentCommitmentMonitoring ProgressSixth form ApplicationsPastoral Care

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Year 11: The Year Ahead

Interventions Clinics and ClubsUp for the Challenge Leadership Opportunities

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Year 11: The Year Ahead

Thursday

13

th

October

- Year 11 Careers Fair,

5-7pm

Thursday

20

th

October

– WOLP Apprenticeship Fair at Witney Lakes, 5 – 7pm

Thursday

17

th

November

– Sixth Form

Open Evening

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