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Title: Year 8 Curriculum Evening Wednesday 9th February 2011


1
Year 8 Curriculum Evening Wednesday 9th February
2011
  • Welcome
  • Mrs Hilton (Headteacher)
  • Curriculum Options for Year 8
  • Mr Taylor (Deputy Headteacher)
  • English Courses from Year 9 to Year 11
  • Mrs Browne (English)
  • Mathematics Courses from Year 9 to Year 11
  • Mr Matthews (Mathematics)

2
Year 8 Curriculum EveningWednesday 9th February
2011
  • All students will begin GCSE and BTEC from
    September 2011.
  • Vocational and Diploma courses will start from
    September 2012
  • Subjects that remain non-optional
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Some Science
  • Some MFL
  • I.C.T.
  • Some P.E and R.E

3
Colour Coded Options Pathways
  • Choose 3 BTEC /GCSE courses.
  • Vocational Courses
  • Additional study support sessions for English and
    Maths
  • Choose 4 BTEC/GCSE courses.
  • Triple Science.
  • 2nd or 3rd Modern Foreign Language

LEVEL 4a in English and Maths?
BELOW
ABOVE
4
Joe Bloggs 8R
I want to work in retail or fashion
textiles
hair and beauty
child development
history
geography
5
Joe Bloggs 8R
graphics
drama
triple Science
media studies
history
art
dance
italian
I want to do work in a hospital or do acting
6
Year 8 Curriculum Evening
  • Next steps
  • Read through Options Booklet (available on
    website www.walkden.uk.com)
  • RETURN Options forms by WEDNESDAY
    ???????????????????????
  • Options Counselling Interviews if needed.

7
Year 8 Curriculum Evening
  • Making the right choice.
  • What do I enjoy learning?
  • How do I enjoy learning?
  • What might I want for my future?

8
Year 8 Curriculum Evening
  • Making the right choice
  • Importance of English and Maths.
  • Potential significance of English Baccalaureate.
  • GCSE English
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE Science
  • GCSE Any Modern Foreign Language
  • GCSE History or Geography

9
GCSE English Language and English Literature
  • English Language
  • Unit 1 1 X 2hr exam on response to reading
    and two writing tasks
  • Unit 2 3 x Speaking and Listening tasks
  • Unit 3 a) Extended Reading on a literature
    text
  • b)2 X Creative writing tasks
  • c) Spoken Language task
  • Exam 40 Controlled Assessment 60

10
English Literature
  • Unit 1 1 x 1hr 30 minute exam on two
    literature texts
  • Unit 2 1 x 1hr 15 minute exam on poetry
  • Unit 3 1 task on Shakespeare and one other
    text
  • Exam 75
  • Controlled Assessment 25

11
Controlled Assessment
  • Not like current GCSE where draft essays can be
    done, commented on and returned.
  • Now pupils will have a set time , usually 2 3
    hours to complete the task in controlled
    conditions.
  • THIS MEANS
  • Total concentration in all lessons
  • Full attendance
  • Taking detailed notes
  • Being organised!

12
Mathematics
Mr B Matthews Head of Maths
13
Year 9 Mathematics
  • Follow a Scheme of Learning in line with the
    National Curriculum
  • Continual assessment promoting independent
    learning through focussed support and
    personalised targeting
  • Links with real life embedded into the curriculum
    to develop functional skills

14
GCSE Maths - Sept 2011
  • Follow Edexcel courses
  • All sets follow the linear course
  • Linear either at Higher (A, A, B, C, D) or
    Foundation (C, D, E, F, G)
  • All year 9 pupils achieving level 6 or above in
    Year 9 follow the Higher course
  • Year 9 pupils achieving Level 5 or below in year
    9 follow the Foundation course

15
Linear Higher Course
  • One set of exams in Summer 2013 (Year 11)
  • Option of early entry in November 2013 (Year 11)
  • No coursework
  • GCSE Statistics or Additional Maths for pupils
    achieving A in November

16
Linear Higher Course
  • 2 terminal exams in Summer 2013
  • 1h 45 mins Non Calculator paper
  • 1h 45 mins Calculator paper
  • Ongoing assessment and past papers throughout
    years 10 and 11 to monitor progress

17
Linear Foundation Course
  • One set of exams in Summer 2013 (Year 11)
  • Option of early entry in November 2013 (Year 11)
  • Option of taking Higher course to improve
    attainment if achieving a C in November
  • No coursework

18
Linear Foundation Course
  • 2 terminal exams in Summer 2013
  • 1h 30 mins Non Calculator paper
  • 1h 30 mins Calculator paper
  • Ongoing assessment and past papers throughout
    years 10 and 11 to monitor progress

19
Year 8 Curriculum EveningWednesday 9th February
2011
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