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  • Year 12 Parents Information Evening

    More than good examination results, a thorough preparation for life

  • Tonights aims

    For you to leave with a better understanding of:

    Results

    Key Stage 5 Ethos

    The revised Key Stage 5 curriculum

    Target Grades

    Assessment, Recording & Reporting (ARR)

    Desired student behaviours

    Student Support, Care & Guidance

  • Headlines 2015

    Mr Moss

  • Results overview Over three-quarters of A Level grades A*-B

    Best ever year across GCSE, AS and A2

    Top 10 comprehensive schools in England for both A Level Daily Telegraph

    1st in Surrey for attainment

    Over half all entries are in facilitating A Levels: maths, sciences, English, humanities and modern foreign languages

    Almost 9 out of 10 students go on to top red brick universities

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    % A-B % A-C % A

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    Year 13 A Level Grades

    % A*-B % A*-C % A*-A

    - - - - - - - - National A*-B

  • More than just good exam results Real Schools Guide 2015

    Best state school in Surrey 25 different measures, including value-added, destinations, attendance, teacher-student ratios

  • Value Added & Curriculum

    Mr Bodell, Deputy Head Curriculum

  • Exam Analysis GCSE

    Progress

    The best progress since records began.

    Well, since 2009 anyway

    Year

    2009

    2010

    2011

    2012

    2013

    2014

    2015

    Prog.

    1020

    1018

    1014

    1006

    1009

    1020 1032

    Estimated to be in the top

    10% nationally

  • Exam Analysis AS level

    Progress

    Progress equivalent to the top 2% nationally

    Progress equivalent to the top 8% nationally

  • Exam Analysis A level

    Progress

    Progress equivalent to the top 7% nationally

    Progress equivalent to the top 20% nationally

  • The Key Stage 5 Ethos

    Achievement

    Work Ethic

    Balance

    Securing the future

  • School

    Student Home

    Helping students

    realise their

    potential Learning

    Student Support,

    Care & Guidance

  • The Sixth Form curriculum and assessment The current Year 12 will be taking new and/ or old A level

    subjects Old A level subjects are: Design & Technology, Drama, French, Geography, German, Maths, Further Maths, Media, Music, Physical Education, Spanish Old A level Assessment AS levels taken at the end of Year 12 worth 50% of final grade A2 levels taken at the end of Year 13 worth 50% of final grade In each subject - AS (Year 12) plus A2 (Year 13) = A full A level

    School

  • The Sixth Form curriculum and assessment

    New A level subjects are:

    Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English Language & Literature, English Literature, History, Physics & Psychology

    New A level Assessment

    AS levels taken at the end of Year 12 are stand alone AS levels

    A level exams (not A2 exams) taken at the end of Year 13 assess everything from Year 12 and Year 13

    In each subject Year 12 = A stand alone AS level

    In each subject Year 13 = A stand alone A level

    School

  • The Sixth Form curriculum and assessment

    Year 12 students will be on varying assessment pathways

    Student takes all old A levels

    Eg Drama, Spanish, Geography, Design & Technology

    Assessment

    Year 12 4 AS levels each worth 50% of the final A level grade

    Year 13 3 A2 levels each worth 50% of the final A level grade

    Summary

    This student ends up with 3 A levels and 1 AS level

    School

  • The Sixth Form curriculum and assessment

    Year 12 students will all be on varying assessment pathways

    Student takes all new A levels

    Eg Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Economics

    Assessment

    Year 12 4 stand alone AS levels

    Year 13 3 stand alone A levels

    Summary

    This student ends up with 4 AS levels and 3 A levels

    School

  • Whats the difference between the new and old A levels

    AS and A levels are decoupled

    Assessment is linear so assessment is at the end of the year

    AS examinations are examination only

    Some A levels will have non - examination assessment

    School

  • A level assessment

    Why put students through AS level exams in the new A levels when they will be assessed on everything in Year 13?

    1. Practice

    2. Authentic AS grades will help inform predicted A level grades

    3. Alternative In House examinations

    4. Universities are still not united on their interpretation of A and AS levels for the new A levels

    School

  • What grade

    am I

    working at?

    How do

    I know?

    What are my

    next steps?

    The fundamental learning process at Gordons

    Assessment

    events

    Clear, specific targets

    related to students work

    School

    Position

    Statement

  • AS level Target Grades

    School

  • Year 12 Target Grades

    AS

    Level

    Grades

    Average GCSE Grades

    D C B A* A

    A

    B

    C

    D

    Represents

    average

    student

    performance

    Represents top

    10% student

    performance

    School Approximately half of Gordons

    students achieve their target grades

    every year

  • High quality teaching and learning

    - Lesson observations, student voice, data analysis

    Regular next steps advice in lessons

    - Tri weekly feedback & half termly Key Assessments

    Department reviews

    - Triennial

    Work sampling

    - Students books/ folders audited

    School

  • Prep/ Self study timings

    - Year 12 = Minimum 6 hours/subject/week

    - Year 13 = Minimum 8 hours/subject/week

    School

  • Assessment, Recording & Reporting (ARR)

    Gordons ARR Philosophy

    - Little & Often (Every half term)

    - Conversation is better than written dialogue

    - Teachers judgement is valued

    School

  • Effort Grades

    1 = Outstanding

    2 = Very Good

    3 = Good but occasionally inconsistent

    4 = Cause for concern

    5 = Unacceptable

    School

  • The relationship between progress and effort

    Top 20 students for progress in Year 13 (2014/15)

    Average effort grade =

    Bottom 20 students for progress in Year 13 (2014/15)

    Average effort grade =

    1.5

    2.3

  • AS Results 2015

    Student GCSE Pts AS Target Grades AS Grades

    1 6.4 B/C AABC

    2 6.3 B/C DEEU

    School

    GCSE Pts

    A* = 8, A = 7, B = 6, C = 5

    1.3

    2.5

    Average Effort Grade

    Effort Grades 1 - 5

  • School

    Each half term there is a progress report sent home including: Target Grade Working Grade Effort Grade Next Steps advice alternates half termly with Yr 12 & 13

  • Reporting

    Target

    Grade

    A statistically generated A level grade that

    is personal to each student and subject.

    Working

    Grade

    The AS grade that a student is currently

    working at.

    Effort

    Grade

    The grade that reflects how hard a student

    is working. It is not a reflection of academic

    ability or performance.

  • There is no magic dust at Gordons

    Those students who achieve great grades:

    - work very hard and are resilient

    - have 100% attendance

    - do the simple things well

    - prioritise their studies & make sacrifices

    - see Sixth Form as their full time job

    - spend the right amount of time on prep.

    Student

  • Some case studies

    - University places and GCSE results

    - Sacrificing part time work

    - Sacrificing a hobby

    - Making a choice; Easter & anticipate hindsight

    Gordons is full of healthy distractions but, given we deliver such an academic Curriculum and students are assessed

    predominantly at the end of Year 12, at some point they do become just that.

    Student

  • Sixth Form Agreement

    - Designed to support students academically

    - Involves a commitment from Gordons to our Sixth Form students and vice - versa

    School

  • Gordons Sixth Form will provide:

    - Guidance time (8.20 8.40am)

    - AS/A level Target Grades

    - Quality teaching & Next Steps advice

    - Regular reporting

    - Facilities & resources

    - Work Experience & Career guidance

    - Clear communication channels

    - Extra Cur