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  1. Homer: How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?

  2. Welcome to ks4 Aberystwyth University Taster Day, July 2011

  3. Why are you here?

  4. Surveys have found that parental support is 8 times more important in determining a child’s academic success than social class • To support, encourage and show interest • To work in partnership with your child and the school to be sure they achieve the best results possible

  5. Your child’s journey in year 10

  6. Key dates

  7. YEAR 10 CALENDAR – Autumn Term C/A = Controlled Assessment (usually takes place in lessons) SEPTEMBER 2011 OCTOBER 2011 NB: English Oral Assessments will take place first half of Autumn Term NOVEMBER 2011 DECEMBER 2011

  8. YEAR 10 CALENDAR – Spring Term C/A = Controlled Assessment (usually takes place in lessons) JANUARY 2012 FEBRUARY 2012 APRIL 2012 MARCH 2012 NB: English Oral Assessments will take place before end of first half Spring Term

  9. YEAR 10 CALENDAR – Summer Term C/A = Controlled Assessment (usually takes place in lessons) JUNE 2012 MAY 2012 JULY 2012 PROVISIONAL RETURN TO SCHOOL DATE: Wednesday 5th September 2012 (to be confirmed)

  10. Targets...what on earth are they and how do we arrive at them?

  11. Using the school website and Learning Gateway

  12. Connexions..it was Careers in my day!

  13. How can you help and support? • Attendance • Holidays • Check planners • Attend parents’ evenings • Provide the tools for revision and homework • Study buddy • Promote independent learning

  14. Slightly more interesting stuff! • Work Experience • Prom • Leavers hoodies • Trips

  15. Ask the experts....year 11 not us!

  16. General questions?