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Engage Enable Empower. Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College. Year 7 Information, Advice and Guidance Evening Wednesday 21 st September 2011. Engage Enable Empower. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Engage Enable Empower

Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

Year 7 Information, Advice and Guidance EveningWednesday 21st September 2011

Engage Enable Empower

Thornleigh Salesian College - A Sports College

WelcomeIntroductionsCore subjectsEnglishScienceREMathsData

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Year 7EnglishKS3

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Over the year the students will be assessed on a variety of Assessment Focuses which will then contribute to their overall level of attainment

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These AFs will cover:Speaking & ListeningReading for UnderstandingWriting

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Autumn AAll About Me

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Autumn BAll About School

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Spring Term ATwisted Tales

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Spring Term B ShakespeareA Midsummer Nights Dream

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Summer Term A Travel Writing

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Summer Term B Titanic & NovelEngage Enable Empower

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YEAR 7 SCIENCE

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THEMES

MANEARTHS RESOURCESICE CAPSBEYOND EARTH

Throughout Key Stage 3 we teach Science as Themes containing a variety of linked Topics. To be able to link topics in Science requires higher level thinking and this is encouraged from the start of year 7.Engage Enable Empower

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TOPICS INCLUDED IN YEAR 7 THEMES:CELLSREPRODUCTIONDIGESTION AND RESPIRATIONPARTICLESREVERSIBLE AND NON-REVERSIBLE REACTIONSHEAT TRANSFERFEEDING RELATIONSHIPSHABITATS AND ADAPTATIONSROCKSENERGY AND ELECTRICITYSOLAR SYSTEMSPEEDEngage Enable Empower

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Throughout the year we also develop a series of Essential Key Skills as part of the delivery of the courses.

Essential Key Skills:COMMUNICATIONHANDLING DATAGRAPHSMODELLING

These skills will be assessed at the same time as subject contentEngage Enable Empower

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ASSESSMENT PROCESSEach half term the students will compete an assessment week.This involves:SUBJECT TESTSKILL TESTAPP TASK

The students will receive feedback and will be expected to setpersonal targets for the next half term Engage Enable Empower

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APPAssessing pupils progress (APP) is a national approach to assessment that equips teachers to make judgements on pupils progress. It helps teachers to fine-tune their understanding of pupils needs and tailor their planning and teaching accordingly, by enabling them to:track pupils progressuse diagnostic information about pupils strengths and weaknesses to improve teaching, learning and pupils progressmake reliable judgements related to national standards drawing on a wide range of evidence.

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APPStudents will be expected to complete a range of APP activities. These will include:PROJECT WORKPRESENTATIONSMODEL MAKINGWRITTEN TASKS MOVIE MAKINGUSING DATA TO INFORM THE PUBLICEngage Enable Empower

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Religious Education Department

UNDERSTANDINGEngage Enable Empower

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By taking part in the course you learn, understand and appreciate the important issues that affect people throughout the world and will affect you in your adult life. Through Religious Education you learn about religion and faith, something that has affected life on this planet over the last two millennia. We want you to have fun, to enjoy your learning and achieve your true potential.Through your study you learn and gain understanding about the relationships with other people. You may become more appreciative of others and be able to understand another person's motives , ideas and beliefs. By studying the subject you learn about the spiritual aspect to all life and may learn to experience this aspect in more detail in your own life. You will also want you to care for each other and support your form members through the next 5 yearsRESPECTAFFECTIONHUMOUREngage Enable Empower

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An overview of what we learn each termYear 7Term 1aWeeks 7Term 1bWeeks 7Term 2aWeeks 7Term 2bWeeks 7Term 3aWeeks 7Term 3bWeeks 7Topics coveredCommunity: Family, Local, Global and Plural.

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

LEVEL ASSESSMENT 1Advent and Christmas The History of the Church

LEVEL ASSESSMENT 2God and the Trinity Prayer: different types and the purpose of prayer

LEVEL ASSESSMNET 3World Religious: HinduismSRE

SETTING FOR YEAR 8Engage Enable Empower

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Term 1 Community: Family, Local, Global and Plural communities.

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Term 2 the History of the Church:

Saint Stephen, Saint Paul, how the message of Christianity spread to Europe.

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Term 2 The Blessed Trinity

The role of God the Father, Son andHoly Spirit.

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Term 3 the importance of PrayerWhy we prayer, how we pray and How to help others.

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Term 3 HinduismKey features and practices of the religion of Hinduism.

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ENRICHMENT

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Year 7MathematicsKS3

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Pupils are set by ability from September using KS2 Data.

All year 7 pupils completed an additional baseline assessment last week.

The baseline assessment data will be used as evidence to support initial teacher assessment and reset groups if necessary.

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Every pupil will follow the same curriculum covering:

Number and AlgebraGeometry and MeasuresStatistics

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Classes will study each element at different levels dependent upon current attainment and end of year target.

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Pupils will be assessed at the end of each half term.

Pupils will sit formal assessments at Christmas, Easter and at the end of the school year.

Any pupils deemed to be underachieving will receive targeted intervention.Year 7AIG Meeting September 2011

How we use Assessment DataWhat Assessment Data do we already have?When your child is enrolled at Thornleigh we are able to access their KS2 results as soon as they are published.

This is not just simple levels like:English: Level 4 Maths: Level 3

We receive a full break down of how each student performed in each test paper.

Detailed KS2 DataReading Total MarkReading LevelWriting Total MarkWriting LevelEnglish Total MarkEnglish Test Overall LevelEnglish Test Sub-LevelEnglish TA LevelMaths Total MarkMaths Test Overall LevelMaths Test Sub-LevelMaths TA LevelStudent 13553246744a48155c5Student 23243346544

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