Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School • Targets. • The time ahead. • Revision tips. • Post 16 advice. • Maths & English tips. “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." Michelangelo Buonarroti
Your child’s progress versus targets:Work 2 Win Assessment 1 = October Mock examinations = December W2W assessment 2 = January Year 11 report = January W2W assessment 3 = March Testimonials = May Results = 21st August 2014
Work 2 Win • W2W1 • Estimated Grade • W2W2 • Current Working Grade • Target ‘Minimum Expected Grade’ (MEG)
MEG • Expected progress from KS2 to KS4 (3 levels) Level 3 - Grade D + Level 4 - Grade C + Level 5 - Grade B +
Where Year 11 are now? Countdown 10th October 2013 5 school weeks to mock exams Start on Monday 25th November to 5th December 9 school weeks until Christmas holiday 17 school weeks from 6th January to 23rd May
The Way Forward • Mock exams for year 11. • Motivational speakers, e.g. Jackson Ogunyemi • Subject support. • School support.
The skills to succeed! Liverpool Hope University “Absolutely brilliant because Jackson makes us realise what you can get from school, and he really knows how to get us motivated. The greatest day of the year, and very helpful.” By Mikey
Top tips! • Make lists of central points. • Write a summary for each topic, e.g. Multi-cultural poetry. • Read and highlight notes. • Talk to yourself. • Group revision. • Develop memory techniques (mnemonics), e.g. SEMI WET GIRL (c ). • Use a recorder. • Practice exam techniques, e.g. past papers. • Use diagrams, e.g. mind maps. • Allocate more revision time to your weaker subjects. • Technology such as our VLE and internet sites, e.g. BBC bitesize.
Techniques to avoid! • Just by reading notes. • Leaving revision until the last minute. • Just revising the content. • Revising for long periods without breaks. Breaks are essential – for every 1 hour study you should have a 15minute break.
Post 16 Progression • Life after Sir Thomas Boteler CEHS
Raising of the Participation Age • The government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training, requiring them to continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 from 2013 and until their 18th birthday from 2015. • This means that pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 need to continue in education or training until at least the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. Pupils starting year 11 or below in September 2013 will need to continue until at least their 18th birthday.
Options • This does not necessarily mean staying in school; young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training post-16, which could be through: • full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider • full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training • an apprenticeship • http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/youngpeople/participation/rpa
Class of 2014 What next? You decide!
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