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Transition to GCSE

GCSE New Specifications
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Ryan O'Neill

on 18 September 2014

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Transition to GCSE
Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College
Miss P Mc Bride
Vice Principal for Curriculum
Just as social life develops ! ! ! !
Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College
Key Stage 4

GCSE
BTEC
GCSE Assessment
Most subjects now
UNIT 2
UNIT 1
Controlled assessment
Exams in year 11 / 12 for units - marks in bank
Probably new
Subject teachers
Building new
relationships
-teachers/pupils
General Certificate in Secondary Education
GCSE Structure
GCSE Structure
Lots of Time ? ?
2 years - not really
[ September ]
[ October ]
[ November ]
[ 17th December ]
[ January ]
[ February ]
[ March ]
[ April ]
[ May ]
[ June ]
Year 11
UNIT
Examinations
75 %
Exam
25% Controlled Assessment
Geography
History
100% External Exam
Religious Studies (RS)
Maths
Art
Applied Business
Drama
Health and Social Care
Home Economics
Child Development

LFLW
Music
Technology
60% Controlled assessement
Up to 3 tasks each task 15 hours
CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT
Add to your CV
Options
English
Maths
Science
[ September ]
[ October ]
[ November ]
[ December ]
[ January ]
[ February ]
[ March ]
[ April ]
[ May ]
[ June ]
CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT
Year 12
Terminal Units
Parental Consultation
Reports
40%
Exam

http://www.ccea.org.uk/spec-changes/
100% Coursework
BTEC
Science
Engineering
Sport
Grade Boundaries and Tiers
Foundation Tier Grades
Higher Tier Grades
A*
A
B


C
D

CD
E
FG

Parental
Consultation
Reports
School Exams
GCSE exams in Year 11 are modular and do count towards the GCSE grade.

They are held in May and June.

Exam times cannot be altered; illness, appointments, holidays.

It should be considered that the best result will be the first attempt and work to that.

Resits mean extra work for your child.
How can I help myself to do well?
Be in the
classroom
when lessons
are being
taught
Do all
coursework/ controlled assessment
and hand
it in
Be
responsible
for your own
behaviour
Not blame
other people
for failure

Learn the
content
first time
round

Turn up
for Exams

www.bangoracademy.org.uk
BTEC
Pass = C

Merit = B

Distinction = A

Interim Report
Participate
in after
school clubs,
e.g Sport, Drama, Music
Interim Report
Made option choices
Need to commit
Reports
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