Year Ahead Information Evening Year 8 th Wednesday

Year Ahead Information Evening Year 8 th Wednesday

Year Ahead Information Evening Year 8 th Wednesday 26 September 2018 Miss Kular The Year 8 Team The 4Ps Creating a Positive Learning Environment Assessments Year Profile Pathways Subject Assessments Mr Myers Attitude to Learning Miss Kular Homework expectations and support clubs Credits Creating a Positive Learning Culture

Behaviour Points and Related Actions Working together Miss Maddox Inter-form challenges Opportunities in year 8 Year 8 residential Your team Year 8 office in H block Assessments Year Profile Pathways Subject Assessments

When will Year 8 students be assessed? Internal Assessment Windows Window 1 Year 8 10th 21st December (HT 2) IN CLASS ASSESSMENT Window 2 Ongoing assessment in line with departmental curriculum plans Window 3

13th 21st June (HT 6) IN CLASS ASSESSMENT Maths & Science End of KS3 Assessment TAKE PLACE IN C101 These are the common assessment points during which all subject areas will assess students within a defined timeframe. As a result the reports that you receive which outline the progress being made in subject areas becomes comparable and can support discussions about where students are performing / underperforming in relation to their other subjects. These are not the only assessments that students will sit this year. Throughout the rest of the year each of your subjects will set students additional assessments that fit with their individual curriculum delivery plans. When will Year 8 students be assessed? Internal Assessment Windows Window 1

Year 8 10th 21st December (HT 2) IN CLASS ASSESSMENT These assessments will take place in class during the course of normal lessons. These assessments may not take the full lesson. These assessments make take a variety of forms including

practical projects, extended writing or examination style questions. Window 2 Window 3 Ongoing assessment in line with departmental curriculum plans These assessments will take place during the

course of normal lessons. These assessments will take the full lesson. These assessments are designed to test students learning across an extended period of time (academic year / key stage) rather than across a set number of lessons. 13th 21st June (HT 6) IN CLASS ASSESSMENT Maths & Science End of KS3 Assessment TAKE PLACE IN C101

These assessments will be conducted in formal examination conditions in C101 or an alternative examination base These assessments will be timetabled and may take longer than 55 minutes These assessments will be designed by subject teachers to look and feel like a GCSE style examination. How will Year 8 be assessed? All students have an assigned pathway and an end of Y11 target grade Advancing Pathway Grade 8s and 9s

Secure Pathway Grade 6s and 7s Developing Pathway Grade 4s and 5s Foundation Pathway Grade 3s + Above track On track Below track

Serious concern Working above target Working at target Working below target Working well below target When teachers enter data that will be shared with home they will use the terms above. They will using their judgement to say whether they feel students are on track to meet their end of Y11 target grade. How will Year 8 be assessed?

All students have an assigned pathway and an end of Y11 target grade Advancing Pathway Grade 8s and 9s Secure Pathway Grade 6s and 7s Developing Pathway Grade 4s and 5s

Foundation Pathway Grade 3s + Above track On track Below track Serious concern Working above target Working at target Working below target Working well below target

Where students are recorded as being Above Track in an individual subject area for two consecutive data collection points they will be moved up a pathway within that subject area. This will see their stated end of Year 11 target grade increase within that subject area. Year 8 profile The scores our pupils get put them in the top 30% of pupils nationally Anyone reaching the higher standard needs to be aiming for 9 -7 as a minimum. Anyone reaching the expected standard needs to be aiming for 9 - 4 as a minimum.

CORE subjects Maths English Maths will continue to be set We encourage the use of MyMaths and MathsWatch EPHS is focused on getting

students to read outside of school Whole School read launched July 2018 Science Students have now been set Set 1 and 2 are parallel due to high number of advancing students

Mr Myers Assistant Headteacher Attitude to Learning Attitude and aspirations Progress Data Attainment

Grades Success GCSEs English Baccalaureate Outstanding 1-9 A** A-levels University 100% Attendance Perfect presentation Miss Kular Homework expectations and support clubs Credits Creating a Positive Learning Culture Behaviour Points and Related Actions

Working together Homework Expectations HW will be set on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on the subject All homework is to be recorded in the students planner Those students who receive 2 or more notifications for lack of homework will be offered additional support through the weekly home learning club. A letter will be sent to you explaining this . Credits Additional Rewards

Weekly Bright Spot Pastoral awards Postcards home Subject awards Inter-form competition winners Phone call home Behaviour Working together-Punctuality Working together-Notifications Notifications can be for -Incomplete/missing hw -Lack of equipment

-Incorrect uniform -Forgotten planner -Lack of effort How you can help the team. -Check your child's planner for hw -Remind them to pack their bag the night before (pencil case and P.E kit) -Discuss any notifications with them Miss Maddox Assistant Year Leader Inter-form challenges Opportunities in year 8 ACE: Aspiration, Challenge and Excellence Stretch and challenge students

outside of lessons Open to all students - anyone can attend or apply Activities from almost all subjects Whatever your passion, there should be something to allow you to develop it! Read more about our ACE programme on pg. 16 of your year ahead booklet Whats On Offer?

Here at Elthorne Park High School we have a range of extra-curricular activities for students to take part in during lunchtime and after school. These include: A range of competitive and non-competitive sporting clubs Musical Theatre club- focused around the annual school production The Eltones vocal group Orchestra Science club Spanish and Japanese club

Chess club A full list of extra-curricular activities offered can be found on our school website from Friday 28th of September 2018. Inter form challenges To encourage students to work collaboratively with their peers in tutor groups we run an inter-form challenge on Friday each week. These challenges will change each term and provide students with the opportunity to compete with the other tutor groups in year 8 for the coveted inter-form trophy! Autumn term- A quiz round covering a different topic each week Spring term- Ms Maddoxs challenge Summer term- Tutor challenge

Points system 1st place- 10 points 2nd place- 8 points 3rd place- 6 points 4th place- 5 points 5th place- 4 points 6th place- 3 points 7th place- 2 points 8th place- 1 point

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