KS4 Micro-Site

Contents

    1. Controlled Assessment Coursework
    2. Summer Examinations
    3. Mock Examinations
    4. Other Information Linked to Assessment
      4.0.1. English and Maths: New GCSE Grades 1-9
    5. Revision & CA Support Sessions
      5.0.1 Holiday Revision School
    6. Aiding Revision & Preparing Yourself
    7. Student Mentoring Support
    8. Study Cafe
    9. KS4 Information Evening Resources

 


Welcome to the Key Stage 4 Micro-Site! A source of information for Tytherington School’s KS4 students and their parents…

Also, don’t forget the other information, revision support and materials that are available for access on the following two web pages:

Controlled Assessment (CA) and Coursework

In order to help you to plan and manage your time please use the table below for CA and coursework deadline dates within the academic year.

Where the CAs are being held in school, in fully controlled conditions, a time period is shown. It is therefore essential to be in school during these time periods and ensure that you have prepared yourself in advance for them (e.g. learning your pieces for MFL speaking & writing, and rehearsing for Music performances).

Year Group Subject Coursework Element Deadline Date or Time Period
11 Music Unit 4 Composition TBC
 11 MFL – All Languages Speaking TBC
11 Art Coursework Portfolio TBC
11 Music Solo Performance Examination Day TBC
11 Child Development Research Study 16/02/2018
11 Food & Nutrition Design & Make Project TBC
11 Resistant Materials Design & Make Project 16/02/2018
11 Textiles Design & Make Project 16/02/2018
11 Engineering BTEC All BTEC Coursework 29/03/2018
11 Music Ensemble Performance Examination Day TBC
11 Music Unit 2 Composition TBC
11 Music Unit 2 Appraisal Examination TBC
11 PE Practical Moderation TBC
11 Art Examination Unit TBC

Summer Examinations

What's in your hands...? - Click for larger version
What’s in your hands…? – Click to see a larger version

It is time to get yourself prepared for you summer examinations at the end of Key Stage 4. “What’s in your hands…?” is a reminder of the power that you have to impact your own future through the efforts that you make now. Consider the message that it gives and what you can do…

 

Exams Timetable

When the summer exams timetable becomes available it will be posted here.

As during the 2016 & 2017 summer examinations, there will not be any “Study Leave”, but students will be supported throughout the examinations period with personalised timetables that contain lessons and “Booster Sessions” that are strategically timed ahead of their exams. This proved to make the difference for all students in 2016, with them praising and thanking Tytherington School for doing it and enabling them to have at least 5 hours of structured revision each day. Please watch the following video of our 2016 Year 11 cohort discussing no study leave…

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Mock Examinations

Please click here to view the Year 11 Mock Timetable.

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Professionally Predicted Grades

PPGs are a prediction of how well a student is expected to do when considering their controlled assessments, ongoing assessment and effort and attitude:

Professionally Predicted Grade

Other subjects, especially the core subjects of English & Mathematics, will be running “Walking-Talking Mocks” and other mock examination style sessions in order to support our students in their readiness for the real thing.

Other Information Linked to Assessment

For legal information and information that has been released by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), please see the drop-down menu above entitled “Exams”.

English and Maths: New GCSE Grades 1-9

Please click here to be taken to the Ofqual publications describing the reforms to GCSE grading, or watch the following video that has been released by the government:

Please also download a fact sheet that has been produced to explain the new grading system (published on 20th June 2017):

Download Fact Sheet

Support to be the best that you can be

There are many methods of support that are and will be available to you during the course of Key Stage 4. Watch the following video the following video of our 2016 Year 11 cohort discussing no what helped them the most…

Revision & CA Support Sessions

As the year progresses details of revision and CA or other coursework support sessions will appear here.
The following table shows the targeted revision and controlled assessment improvement sessions that are running at present:

Subject Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Other
English “Getting Nerdy in Thirty” session (After School, please see session timetable to the right for venue) “Getting Nerdy in Thirty” session (After School, please see session timetable to the right for venue) Please see the after school “Getting Nerdy in Thirty” session timetable – click here
Maths Maths Support in M1 (After School, 15:20-16:20) with Mr Barnett – bring along anything that you are stuck on Maths Support in M1 (After School, 15:20-16:20) with Mr Barnett – bring along anything that you are stuck on
Science Chemistry Revision Session in S8 (Lunch Time, 13:30-14:00) Physics Revision Session in S4 (Lunch Time, 13:30-14:00) Biology Revision Session in S3 (Lunch Time, 13:00-13:30)
Computer Science CA Catch-Up in LR1 (Lunch Time, 13:50-14:20) CA Catch-Up in LR1 (Lunch Time, 13:50-14:20) CA Catch-Up in LR1 (Lunch Time, 13:50-14:20)

AND

CA Catch-Up in LR1 (After School, 13:20-16:20)

CA Catch-Up in LR1 (Lunch Time, 13:20-13:50) CA Catch-Up in LR1 (Lunch Time, 13:50-14:20)
ICT CA Catch-Up in LR4 (After School, 13:20-16:20) CA Catch-Up in LR4 (After School, 13:20-16:20) CA Catch-Up in LR4 (After School, 13:20-16:20)
French & German German CA Catch-Up in L8 (Before School, 8:15-8:45)

AND

German CA Catch-Up in L8 (After School, 15:20-16:20)

Geography Knowledge & Understanding Session in G1 & G2 (Lunch Time, 13:30-14:00) Exam Technique Session in G1 (Lunch Time, 13:00-13:30)
 Business Revision & Support in SF1 (After School, 13:20-16:20)
Psychology Support & Revision Session in J8 (Lunch Time, 13:30-14:20) One-to-one tutorials can also be booked with Miss Davies.

For further subject specific information about revision, revision guides and parent guides please see our KS4 Micro-site | Revision Guidance webpage.

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Holiday Revision School

The programme of revision and preparation sessions that will be on during the Easter and May Half-Term holidays will appear here once they are arranged.

Aiding Revision & Preparing Yourself

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The table below gives you some sources of great general information and resources to help you prepare and do the best that you can when your exams come around:

Web Link Description of Resource
ExamTime ExamTime is your place for Revision Tips/Sample Resources/Study Tools and much much more
Get Revising Everything you need to find, create, and share study resources
BBC Bitesize A home of both study guides and class clips
S-cool GCSE revision site with guides and question banks
Guide to Revision from OCR A guide to revision from OCR.
Skills Guides from OCR We’ve produced a set of skills guides that aren’t subject specific, but each cover a topic that could be relevant to a range of qualifications – for example ‘communication’, ‘legislation’ and ‘research’. (OCR)
Surviving Exams NHS tips on surviving exams and coping with exam anxiety

The ultimate key to success in your exams is to do the best that you can in your coursework and begin revising early so that you feel prepared and ready.

#TSBestYouCanBe

For further subject specific information about revision, revision guides and parent guides please see our KS4 Micro-site | Revision Guidance webpage.

Student Mentoring Support

We will be publishing our student mentoring support programme for 2016-17 soon that will provide Year 10 & 11 students with the opportunity for support through our Study Cafe, One-to-One or Group Mentoring.

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Study Cafe

Our “Study Cafe” will be opening for business soon… It is held in the Library and Sixth Form iCafe. It is completely open to you as a quiet space to get a free tea, coffee or hot chocolate and sit and calm your nerves before the day ahead (or at the end of the day on certain days of the week). Also, feel free to ask for support from the staff that will be there. The odd Custard Cream and Bourbon Cream biscuit will make an appearance as well.

Before School

(8:15-8:40)

After School

(3:30-4:30 Monday-Wednesday & Friday, and 3:00-4:00 Thursday)

Monday Open during Mock Examinations & Summer Examinations Open – Mrs Woods
Tuesday Open during Mock Examinations & Summer Examinations Open – Mrs Woods
Wednesday Open during Mock Examinations & Summer Examinations Open – Mrs Woods
Thursday Open during Mock Examinations & Summer Examinations Open – Mrs Woods
Friday Open during Mock Examinations & Summer Examinations Open – Mrs Woods

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KS4 Information Evening Resources

2016-17 KS4 Information Evenings

Our KS4 Information Evenings provide students and parents with a great opportunity to learn more about Key Stage 4 and how to work together to get the best out of Years 10 & 11.

Below are the presentations from the 2016-17 KS4 Information Evenings:

Resource Description of Resource
Download Year 10 Presentation The presentation from the Year 10 Information Evening on Wednesday 14th September 2016.
Download Year 10 P&R Presentation The presentation from the Year 10 Preparation & Revision Guidance Evening on Thursday 1st December 2016.
Download Year 11 Presentation The presentation from the Year 11 Information Evening on Wednesday 14th September 2016.
Download Year 11 P&R Presentation The presentation from the Year 11 Preparation & Revision Guidance Evening on Tuesday 29th November 2016.

Below are a number of resources from the 2015-16 KS4 Information Evenings that remain relevant into 2017-18:

Resource Description of Resource
IPA – Ideas Plan Answer Presentation A model for getting the most out of students in their literacy based work
IPA Resource Resources to use at home to work together to develop the speed and quality of literacy based work (page 2 is a printable IPA worksheet with a guide to the sheet on page 11