Year 7
Welcome to Parent Information Evening
Learn today, succeed tomorrow
Aims of the session
• To introduce our key commitments.
Mrs E Hilton
• To summarise curriculum experience.
Mr A Taylor
• To explain our Learn for Life course
through Years 7 and 8.
Mrs R Ball
Our four commitments
• We are committed to the safety of
everyone in our community.
• We are committed to making school an
enjoyable place to be.
• We are committed to providing the best
learning experience for all.
• We are committed to relentlessly driving
up standards.
Year 7 and 8 curriculum
from September 2011
Zone
Subjects
Hours/week (approx)
Core
English
Maths
3
3
Global
Modern Languages
Humanities (Hi,Gg,Rs)
Learn for Life
5
4
2
Discovery
Science
ICT
3
2
Creative
Art
Technologies
2
2
Expression
PE
Music
Drama
Total =
2
1
1
30 hours
Pathway
Our range of Red
qualifications
from Year 9
Art
Astronomy
Including…
Business Studies
Citizenship
Dance
Drama
Food Technology
French
Graphics
Geography
History
Italian
Law
Media Studies
Music
P.E.
Resistant Materials
Religious Studies
Science: BTEC,
Double & Triple
Award
Sociology
Spanish
Textiles
Dates for your Diary
October 21st
February 17th
June 1st
June 22nd
June 27th
Data Capture 1
Data Capture 2
Data Capture 3
Year 7 Annual Reports
Parents Consultation Evening
Presentation to Parents 2011
Learning for Life
What skills do we want our
pupils to have?
• All teaching & learning in the new KS3
curriculum is underpinned by generic
learning tools. The aim of this is that pupils
will:
1.Have skills demanded by employers
2.Gain life skills
3.Become independent learners
Why do we need generic learning tools?
“We want all young people to be engaged
with learning and to recognise the value and
importance of education in their lives.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills will
help you to raise standards, so that all
learners can meet the challenges of life in our
fast-changing world.” (QCA)
Personal Learning and Thinking
Skills
6 groups of skills:
1.Independent Enquirers
2.Creative Thinkers
3.Reflective Learners
4.Team Workers
5.Self Managers
6.Effective Participators
Quote from an employer on
open evening:
“Looking at these skills a light bulb has gone on in
my head. These are exactly the skills the
candidates I was interviewing today should have
had and didn’t. I was tearing my hair out by the
end of the day. We should be teaching this when
the pupils are young so they are ready for the
world of employment. I think L4L will make a
huge difference.”
What can you do?
• Encourage pupils to talk and think about
how they learn not just what they learn.
• Encourage them to use the skills learnt
in L4L in all their other subjects
• Encourage them to see these tools as
vitally important to help them become a
better learner.
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