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Year 11

Year 11

Student Guide to Awarding in Summer 2021 Year 11 Teacher Assessed Grades

Teacher Assessed Grades - Centre Policy and Information

Please find attached to this webpage our Centre Policy for Teachers Assessed Grades for summer 2021 at Beacon High. This includes information about the roles and responsibilities, processes and procedures in place to support your child and their awarded grades this summer. We have also attached a copy of 'Guidance for students, parents and guardians: GCSEs and AS/A Levels in England' by JCQ which includes further information about the process. The appeals process information begins on page 6 of this document. 

If you have any questions, please do contact us.

JCQ Guidance for Students and Parents on Summer 2021Summer 2021 - JCQ Guidance Centre Policy - Beacon High The Ofqual Blog - Student Information

Year 11 Parent Carer Letter - Assessments Update (March 2021)Year 11 - Summer Results Update - February 2021

GCSE Exams Updates - February 2021

Dear Parents/Carers and Our Year 11 Students,

There has been a lot of talk across the Media about what will replace the cancelled GCSE exams this summer. We understand that the communications that we are all receiving is complex in places and frustrating; we all want to know what the final plans are for our students. We should also emphasise that the proposals do include testing of some kind for all students. There is, alongside GCSEs, an ongoing consultation for all Vocational and BTEC qualifications.

Schools and stakeholders have been asked to complete a consultation about the potential processes that will be used as a replacement to the GCSEs, in order to award students their final grades. We would encourage you to read the consultation paper; it can be found here: 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/953000/6743-1_GCSE__AS_and_A_level_grades_should_be_awarded_in_summer_2021.pdf

As a school, we want to ensure that we continue to communicate with you about this, and update you when we are able to. So, following this introduction are key pieces of information about the proposed changes and processes for the awarding of our students’ grades. We would encourage you to read these so that you are informed and updated. We will work with you throughout the next few months to ensure that your child is supported.

GCSE Exams Updates - February 2021

As we said in our letter on the 5th January, 2021, please continue to ensure that your child turns up to all their online lessons, as per their normal school timetable, they should keep working hard and know that every piece of learning that they complete including their March mock exams, will still make a difference. Please take a look at the video created by PiXL which is on the next slide.

We would ask that if you have any questions, to please contact us at Beacon High and we will endeavour to answer the questions that we are able to, at this time.

Yours faithfully,

E. Good

Emma Good

Deputy Headteacher

M.Abdelmula

Mohamed Abdelmula

KS4 Director of Learning

Year 11 - Summer Exams Update - January 2021

Exams 2021 - Information for Students and Parents/Carers

Year 11 - November Mock Exams

Year 11 Science - Combined and Triple Guidance for Parents/Carers

Science and Physics Equations

Year 11 November Mock Exams Timetable

Festival of Futures - Post-16 Studies Preparation

Dear Year 11,

We know that this past few months is not what any of us planned for or expected. We also know that this has been a strange time for you to navigate with so many unanswered questions. We cannot change this strange situation but what we can do is prepare you as best we can for the next stage of your journey so that you are ready for the months ahead. For you that will mean further education elsewhere. We want to help prepare you for all that is coming in the next few months. Please know that our doors remain open to you.

Today, we are launching ‘The Festival of Futures’ for you. Like a festival, you will be able to explore some of the areas that will help you as you start your Post-16 studies. Each area comes with some links/resources for you to work through and explore. There is a logbook that comes with it too for you to record what you have done, what you have learned and your thoughts about your learning or questions you have. 

Please read the attached letter first: Year 11 Festival of Futures - Letter.  

Please do take some time to look through these materials and access them - they will help you with the transition from Beacon High into your Post-16 studies.

We hope that you are all well and safe.

Please access the 'The Weekbeing Zone' materials in your English Google Classroom or via your school email.

 
 

Year 11 Progression Work - Project Futures by PiXL

Dear Year 11,
 
Please see attached some materials that we hope will help you to focus on the next steps of your education. The Ofqual decision to not require further GCSE work creates an exciting opportunity for Year 11 learning this half term and we strongly encourage students to make the most of it. This is called Project Futures and has been designed by PiXL.
 
What is Project Futures?
  • A set of progression sheets to help you study for your Post-16 subject content
  • A balance between academic material and a focus on helping you adjust and prepare for September
How Project Futures Works
  • You select a progression sheet that interests you and choose the task/s that you want to complete
  • There are subject specific sheets and wider skills sheets focusing on social and emotional 'progression'
  • You complete the 'Progression Log' which logs what you have learned and your own next steps
  • You create an online portfolio/or keep records of this which shows some of your thinking and work for a later date, including CV writing, as an example
Who Is It For?
  • Year 11 students who are about to go onto Post-16 courses - there are subject specific progression sheets
You will see that there are points attributed to each task. This is part of a larger project that we had not started with you so please ignore the points system and focus on the tasks themselves.
 
We hope that in sharing these with you, you can find some focus and enable yourself, as far as possible, to be prepared to embark on your studies post-Beacon High. We know that not all of you were considering, or applying for A Level courses, and that is absolutely okay. There may still be something within this pack of resources to interest you and engage you.
 
If you have any questions, please contact me on: emma.good@beaconhigh.org 
 
Thank you,
 
Ms. Good
 
 
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