Success at GCSE
Year 11 Achievement
for All Evening
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25 September 2014
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Focus for the evening
• Communication of key dates
• Support that the school will provide
• Process that the students will need to
go through to fulfil their potential
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Key Dates 2014-15
• BSV Consortium Post 16 Info.
Evening: Thursday 6th November
• Reports issued: Thursday 20th
November
• LRD: Thursday 27th November
• Trial exams: Monday 1st – Wednesday
10th December
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Key Dates 2014-15
• Trial Exam Results Day: Friday 9th
January
• Year 11 ‘Into the 6th’ Evening:
Thursday 15th January
• Year 11 PTC: Tuesday 20th January
• 6th Form Application deadline: Friday
6th February
• Practical exams begin: Thursday 23rd
April (Drama)
• GCSE exams begin: Monday 11th May
(26 school weeks!)
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We’re offering
multi-layered
support:
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1: Mentoring
• When?
• Where?
• Who?
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2: Study Sessions
• When?
• Where?
• Who?
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3: i-card
• When?
• Where?
• Who?
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4: Faculty support
MFL
Final controlled assessment dates are:
Writing: 13th Oct and 26th Jan
Speaking: 1st/2nd Dec and 10th March
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4: Faculty support
MFL
Catch up, revision and
controlled assessment support
Wednesdays 3.00-4.00pm in C13
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5: Faculty support
Maths Support
• OAs away Day
– To be arranged towards the end of the
spring term.
– This will be for C/D borderline students
• 6th Form Maths Tutors
– Approximately 14 students assigned for
weekly sessions with 6th Form students in
the spring term. This will be a 10 week
programme.
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5: Faculty support
Other Support
• Weekly Past Papers
– Will be set for HBL
• MathswatchVLE.com
– Centre ID: sandringham
– Username: same as sandstorm
– Password: same as sandstorm
• LETTS Revision Guides
• MyMaths.co.uk
–
Login: Sandringham Password: Triangle
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6: Faculty support
Science (Double/Triple)
• To achieve a triple award in Science,
students study Core Science,
Additional Science and Further
additional Science modules.
• For a double award, Core Science and
Additional Science modules are
studied.
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Faculty support
Science (Triple)
B1
C1
P1
B2 B3 ISA
C2 C3 ISA
P2 P3 ISA
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Faculty support
Science (Double)
B1
C1
P1
B2
C2
P2
ISA
ISA
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6: Faculty support
Science (Double)
• All double Science students will be
sitting their Core Science &
Additional Science exams at the end
of the year.
• A second Core Science ISA and at
least two Additional Science ISAs to
be completed.
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Faculty support
Science (Triple)
• All triple Science students have
finished the Core Science GCSE and
results have been cashed in.
• Additional and Further Additional
exams in May 2015 & at least two ISAs
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Faculty support
Additional support
• www.my-gcsescience.com
• Revision guides (£3)
• Small group support with Miss Roderick
• Revision classes as advertised nearer
the time.
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Faculty support
Science (Cambridge Nationals)
Students have achieved their first
qualification at the end of Year 10.
Students now study for the second
qualification.
Key dates:
• External moderator due: April-July
• Examination: 12th June 2015
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6: Faculty support
English
Wednesday 3-4pm in A5:
Controlled assessment catch-up
sessions will be organised by
individual teachers and by Miss
Catton/Mr Cooper, starting after half
term.
Once controlled assessment folders
are completed to a good standard,
these sessions will then focus on
revision.
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Faculty support
English
Key dates:
• Controlled Assessment: W/C 15th
September – Of Mice and Men - loneliness
• Trial Exam – English Language paper – 3
texts, 3 questions to complete; 1 creative
writing response
• Trial Exam – English Literature – response
to Of Mice and Men and Cluster poetry
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6: Faculty support
English
‘Supercram’ sessions will be organised
before the English language exam.
Literature lunches will be run by English
staff to help students to plan for
analytical essays.
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Faculty support
English – additional support
Sixth form English tutors will be
assigned to a select number of
students for additional one-to-one
support.
Revision guides will be available to
purchase for all sections of the exam,
to support the students with their
preparations.
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Faculty support
• Please see information sheet
for other subject specific
exam and controlled
assessment sessions
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Trial exams
• When are they? (1st – 10th December)
• How should they be
approached?
• 6th Form entry requirements
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Revision
Processing
Summarising
Thinking
Writing
Reading
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Revision
Find out...
• What’s on the exam paper
• How long the exam will take
• Which day the exam is on
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When / how to revise?
Don’t panic (good habits)...
• Make a revision plan
• Choose the right space
• Use different tricks, don’t just
read through notes
• Use the internet
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Monday
3pm
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
9am- Up, dressed,
Home,
Home,
Home,
Home,
Home,
change,
change,
change,
change, drink, change, drink, 10am
breakfast.
drink, snack. drink, snack. drink, snack.
snack.
snack.
Sunday
Up, dressed,
breakfast.
4pm –
4:30
Science
Revision
Science
Revision
History
English
Science
10am10:45
Science
Science
4:455:30
Homework/
Coursework
Homework/
Coursework
English
French
Homework/
Coursework
Maths
11am11:45
English
French
5:306:15
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
Dinner
12pm12:45
Photo.
History
6:156:45
Maths
Revision
Maths
Revision
History
Science
French
Homework/
Coursework
12:451:30pm
Lunch
Lunch
7pm7:45
Homework/
Coursework
Homework/
Coursework
English
Photo.
Photo.
1:302:30
Maths
Homework/
Coursework
8pm8:30
Science
Revision
Science
Revision
Science
2:453:45
History
French
8:309pm
Free!
Free!
9pm-
Free!
Free!
Science Favourite TV
Revision Programme
8:45-9:45
Homework/
Coursework
Favourite TV
Programme
Free!!
4pm5pm
Homework/
Coursework
Science
Free!
Favourite TV
Free!!
6pm-
Free!!
Free!!
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How to revise?
Use internet websites
• BBC Bitesize:
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize
• Exam boards :
www.aqa.org.uk/students
http://www.edexcel.com/i-ama/student/Pages/home.aspx
www.ocr.org.uk/learners/
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How to revise?
Use internet websites
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www.S-cool.co.uk
www.skool.co.uk
www.gcse.com
www.mymaths.co.uk
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What you can do:
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A Parent View – Mrs Dumsday
• It’s all about revision
• Accept your child isn’t you
• It will affect the whole family
• Leisure time is important
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Parents – what you can do
• Support (us and students)
• Communication – regular
contact
• Revision guides
• External tutors
• Revision timetable
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GCSEs - A Student Perspective
Jake and Jodi (Year 12)
Be Prepared:
• Build up resources – ask teachers for useful
websites, CGP textbooks, past papers
(*check you have the right exam board!)
• Motivation – It’s hard to be motivated for
exams but it’s key to remember that the
better you do the more options you will have
in the future
• Friends – Be supportive whilst being
competitive!
• Start early – Be the first to start revising,
recap lessons, little bits of revision help
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Study hard
• How often? – Start with 2 nights a
week and as it gets closer to exams
increase to five, maximum of 2 hours
at a time with 10 min break inbetween
• Revision methods – Everyone revises
differently. Use past papers and mind
map right! Use colour and pictures,
make notes on topics from the
textbook and YouTube videos
• Make a home timetable!
• Sleep – One of the most important
things! 8 hours a night
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Exams
• Stay in school – Avoid going home
to revise – study in school, go to
revision sessions, ask teachers for
answers)
• Confidence – “Success in exams will
depend on 40% natural ability, 40%
revision and 20% remaining calm” –
get an early night before!
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Attendance (Aug 2014)
• 96+% attendance
95% achieved 5A*-C, students
averaged 6 A/A*s
• 90+% attendance
89% achieved 5A*-C, students
averaged 3 A/A*s
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Attendance (Sept 2014)
• 155 students in Year 11 have
100% attendance
• 29 students have missed one
day or more
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UCAS applications 2008-2014:
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2014: 580,203
2013: 558,898
2012: 540,073
2011: 583,546
2010: 570,556
2009: 464,167
2008: 430,489
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Why university?
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Russell Group
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BSV Top 40
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The result… (in 2015)
• Some very happy students
at 10am on 20th August
2015 (Provisional Date)
Good luck!
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