Year 11 Information Evening September 14 th 2016

Welcome Year 11 Information Evening September 14th 2016 1. Welcome (HT) Curriculum Guide and Schools Expectations (MSC) including… Attendance and pu...
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Year 11 Information Evening September 14th 2016 1. Welcome (HT) Curriculum Guide and Schools Expectations (MSC) including… Attendance and punctuality Meeting deadlines – what and when Year 11 Calendar

GCSE Grading – the changes this year Year 11 and Supporting your son (HPA)

GCSE Results 2016

Some of the main headlines 118 boys sat their GCSEs at William Ellis School 71% achieved C and above in English and maths

23% of results were As and A*s with 26 boys gaining at least 5 A and A* grades 45% of boys achieved at least one GCSE at A or A* In English 81% of boys achieved C or above and 19% achieved A or A* 76% of boys achieved C or above in Maths and 23% achieved A or A*

64% of the cohort achieved 2 or more Science GCSEs at C and above (70% out of entries made) 37% achieved English Baccalaureate Over a quarter of our A* grades are in Modern Foreign Languages

WES GCSE Results 2016 compared with National (Boys) 2015

How? • Hard Work!...which included… – – – – –

Information evenings Parental engagement Saturday maths Action Tutoring Revision sessions in holidays (Feb and Easter) – Study Skills Seminars / revision skills

– Use of DLDs for “catch up” – Peer teaching – Small group intervention – especially in English and Maths – Mock examinations – IMPORTANT – Collaboration / Support – Organisation

What can you do to make more progress this year?

“Do more work” & “Work harder” “Put in more effort” “Revise more at home” “Focus more in class” “Go to catch up lessons” “Less complacency” “Focus hard on my studies instead of wasting my time” “Actually revise…” “Stay away from unwanted people”

Early entry results… Good news again…. Core Science 62% A*-C (62 students) French 100% A*-C (19 students) Students can retake – they will have to re-sit ALL units exams and redo all controlled assessments

There have been changes (many) • All subjects now have an examination component – including BTECs/OCR National where previously this was not the case • Examinations need to be completed at the END of the COURSE – no module examinations as you go along

New Grading System – English and Maths only?

Reminder - Controlled Assessments – what are they and when do they happen • They are an alternative to the traditional coursework • The set task MUST BE COMPLETED in SCHOOL, under supervision • Subjects that require controlled assessments include – nearly all • Students MUST meet deadlines set

Where is all the key information?

Communication “I just want to say I'm really appreciating the way you're keeping us up to date with the build up to the GCSE exams” “On behalf of parents – thanks for these excellent updates”

Where will crucial information be shared? • The School Website –

–Year 11 Calendar – Deadlines and Events –Subject Information – web links –Revision Resources –Examination Timetables


Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Week Beginning – Monday 26th January

Lunch time

Science Catch up German Speaking

Science Catch up

French – speaking – drop in session

Business Catch –up – (NHA)

After school

Art Maths MFL Additional Science Investigation (Set 2/3) – Room 30

ACTION TUTORING (Rm 12) Additional Science Investigation (Set 2/3) – Room 30

MFL Support Travel and Tourism Music Theory Workshops (Rm22) ICT(week A) Additional Science Investigation (Set 2/3) – Room 30

Additional Science Investigation (Set 2/3) – Room 30

Example from February last year English coursework and speaking and listening support (Rm 26)


Drama Additional Science Investigation (Set 2/3) – Room 30

Additional Subject Information / Upcoming Events Career Interviews/Guidance – continue Homework / Study support in Library Monday – Thursday (City Year) Every Week Parents Evening – Thursday 5th February – This

week – make appointments Approaching DEADLINES

Additional Sci, Computing, Drama, Chemistry (Triple) (13th February) Teaching Weeks – 10 (50 days) until the first possible written examination

La When?

• This term – Introduction to La Swap – assemblies – All Welcome – La Swap OPEN evening – Thursday

17th November – Never TOO early to look at ENTRY requirements for courses – Year 11 Careers/Sixth Form meetings – After Mocks – next term - Individual Interviews with staff

• Mr Parry [email protected]

• Mr Scott [email protected]


Deputy Head Teachers Mr P Lee

Head of Year 11 Mr H Parry Y10 Tutors Ms Neli/Mrs Chugtai Mr Pratt Mr Singleton Mr McNally/Mr Vettiankle Miss Spiller

Assistant Head Teachers Mr M Scott (Line manages Yr 11) Mr B Lane Ms Izzy Jones SENCO Ms Delisser

10B 10F 10K 10L 10W

Community Link Workers Mr M Wagad Mr A Hye Ms S Bokaa EAL Coordinator Ms M Balabhadra

Key Dates Year 11 Reports Issued –Week of January 16th 2017 Year 11 Parents’ Evening –Thursday Feb 2nd 2017 DLD 1 – Monday October 10th 2016: Stay Safe DLD 2 – Tuesday November 15th: The Environment DLD 3 – Jan/Feb tbc: Equalities DLD 4 – Wednesday March 29th : Entreprise DLD 5 – April/May tbc: Citizenship

Role of the Tutor      

Monitor Attendance & Punctuality Facilitate High Standards of Work, progress and Behaviour Reinforce Routines and Rules Communicate important messages First Contact with home Involvement in school life & extracurricular activities.

Year Registration Activities 8.35-8.50am Monday

Equipment/ Planner check


Assembly Focused Reading/


Peer Mentoring

News Review / Thursday Peer Mentoring Friday

Mastermind Competition

Student Support Tuition – English & Maths (Action Tutoring) – prob Wednesday morning Homework Club – Library every Monday to Thursday after school Careers interviews- Currently underway Parental Support (Books/Planners) Dedicated Catch up Time to Faculties – Schedule TBC – will be notified via tutors Educational Trips – eg. Geography Trip, Art Galleries, Drama and Oxford University Rewards: • Lunch Passes (Parental Consent + Attendance + Punctuality + Conduct)

TERM 1 Monday


AM registration Lunch

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After school

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Computing (first half) Art (art room)

Homework club (library) Art (art room) Action Tutoring (room 10 & 10a) Fitness club (gym) Table tennis club

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Computing (first half) Art (art room)

Homework club (library) Art (art room) Basketball Squad training



English/Maths groups

English/Maths groups

Computing (first half) Art (art room) MFL (room 6) Fitness club (gym)

• Computing (first half) • Art (art room)

DT coursework ICT (OCR National) Homework club (library) Art (art room) Football training

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Homework club (library) Art (art room)

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Computing (first half) Science video (room 45) Humanities Catch up (room 13) Computing Drama (library)

LAST YEAR in AUTUMN TERM – will be • issuing a new •sheet next week •

Home Support and Monitoring Planners: Check and sign. School Bag: Packed the night before. Equipment: Pen, Pencil, Colours, Ruler, Sharpener. A reading book. Keep an eye on it. Uniform: No hats or hooded tops, black shoes, tie (at least five stripes), blazer. No earrings. Mobile phones: Are permitted but must be switched off in school. Please monitor your son’s use of his mobile phone and any other social media. Reading, Independent Study: 20-30 minutes every evening. Homework: Every evening. It is possible that a homework task be set as a six week project. Home support and interest are ESSENTIAL.

Routines & Rules Detentions: Form tutors check SIMS data during afternoon registration 3:05 – 3:15. Boys may be kept behind at the end of the day. You will be contacted if they are to be kept longer than 45 minutes. Boys may receive a Department or HoY detention for the following reasons : No homework, late two times in one week, minor disruption to a lesson. Mobile phones may be confiscated if used inappropriately. Boys may receive anything up to a two hour detention for more serious cases of misconduct. Internal or external exclusion may be used for very serious cases of misconduct.


When to contact us and how to contact us: •Through the planner

Deputy Head

•Info from the school website

Assistant Head

•In person •By telephone

•By e-mail

Head Teacher

Head of Year Class Teacher

Form Tutor (surname)

Student Support City Year Mentoring School Counsellor Family Support Worker Literacy Intervention Numeracy Intervention Reports (HW, Tutor, Hoy) Off-site education Peer Mentring Action Tutoring

The School Planner

Homework Probably the biggest cause of friction between parents & sons (and teachers!)  A vital part of the learning process.  Should be set at least once a week in most subjects.  Should be written in planners by boys.  Some subjects set it as part of a longer project but deadlines will be given. 

Support from Parents Please check your son’s planner, especially with regard to deadlines.  Quiet space to work. If this is not easy the school does run a homework club and teachers are often happy to allow students to work in school after school.  Please contact form tutor/subject teachers with any issues in first instance. 

Independent Study   

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Often boys will say “I have done all my homework” They may be right but there is always more to do. E.g. reading around the subject – books, newspaper articles, internet articles – as long as it is relevant it will help. Making sure their books are tidy – all sheets stuck in etc. Reading and reflecting on teacher comments in their books.


SIMS: An electronic system based on achievement

Enables us to monitor excellent achievement, effort, attendance and behaviour.

Consistently supports and encourages high challenge, high aspirations, good effort and high standards of behaviour.

Promotes a strong culture of learning and high expectations.

Awards, certificates, commendation cards or reward trips.

Celebrate good attendance, punctuality, effort and achievement.

We can also monitor any concerns such as underperformance.







Intelligence is fixed

Intelligence can grow

Born smart (or not)

Adventurous learning

Failure / mistakes - bad

Failure / mistakes – useful

“When the going gets tough

“When the going gets tough …

… give up, it’s hopeless!”

I get smarter!”