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Maximising A's and A*s

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Jessica Evans

on 22 November 2012

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Transcript of Maximising A's and A*s

Maximizing A's and A*'s Session Aims
1.) Setting Expectations - Creating an A grade environment
2.) Facilitating the Learning - Practical strategies for maximizing grades
3.) Assessing the Learning - How to best use data and assessments to maximize results.
4.) Revision - Maximizing revision time and effectiveness What percentage of students receive an A-A* grade at GCSE at SJB? Setting the environment for students to maximize their GCSE Grade

How do you promote positive relationships with students to enable them to maximize their potential? Setting Expectations Practical Strategies for Enhancing Learning Facilitating the Learning How best to Use Data and Assessments to Maximize Results Assessing the Learning Making the most out of revision sessions to maximize results Maximizing Revision 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 30% 35% 39% 37% 48% 53% 52%

National Average in 2012

Last year's FFT data targeted 37%
Maths A*/A Target was 47% (these go to students)
This equates to 29 Students who were targets B's achieving A's We are aiming for 60% A-A* Grades

That's 116 out of 193 in the year group Target for next year........ Aspirational Target Grades
Constant referral to target grades
Regular Assessment with Minimum expected grades High Expectations Students take on responsibility for attending revision/homework sessions
Exercise answers projected on white board throughout lesson
Homework answers e-mailed to students at the start of the year.
Student autonomy on areas of improvement
Students mark exam style questions themselves
Independent Learning Trusting Students Variety of engaging activities
Encourage their inner geeks

http://nrich.maths.org/5468 Enjoying their Learning Which topics are suitable for which sets?

Aiming to complete course early for revision 1.) Deciding on Topics

2.) The use of Blue/Orange Books Casio Program 3.) Using Calculators Effectively 10 Things You should know
Starters for 10
10 key topics repeated fortnightly 5.) Use of Starters Casio Program Asking students to predict what graphs will look like before they see it 5.) Using Autograph Students create their own revision guides
Examples from year 10 students. 4.) Using software Autograph
Cabri 3D
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/maths/echalk/rotation/rotation.html 6.) Use of Card Sorts Inequalities Example 7.) Homework Clubs Giving Students a kick or a cuddle!
Involve parents - make use of speaking to parents at parents evenings Half Term Tests Using exam style questions consistently throughout topis
Students using mark schemes Chapter Tests Students using mark schemes and becoming confident with marks per questions Peer Assessments Self Assessment Tick Sheets Link in objective tracker sheets as PDF http://www.sjbfrog.co.uk/?d=309811 Revise Wise Target 7/8 Students from February
Everyone welcome after Easter
Teachers take responsibility for their own classes - creating ownership and competition Compulsory/ Voluntary Revision Sessions Target/Topic specific revision session Make sure students are using the mark schemes themselves
Exam paper tracker - students keep track of which they have done and what their scores are for each
Ensure students know how to achieve 100% before moving onto another paper
Using worked solutions Exam Papers Historic Data Discussion Opportunity Discussion Opportunity Question Answer
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