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As a school, it is important we recognise that students feel supported and fully prepared throughout this academic year.

Additional pressures on the cohort, mean it is essential that students are equipped with the necessary tools to accelerate their progress.

By providing a clear roadmap for success, Telford Langley School are supporting our students’ wellbeing, in what is a potentially stressful period.

Programme for raising both Attainment and Progress in Year 11:

  1. Consistent collaboration between key people supporting the cohort to achieve success
  2. Keeping up to speed with the most recent Ofqual Examination updates and changes for Summer 2022
  3. Liaising with Curriculum leaders on how best to prepare for the upcoming mock examinations and the summer series
  4. Promoting clear understanding of the revision strategies that will have the most impact in helping the students revise effectively

GCSE Adaptations / Vocational Streamlined Assessments

As you know, the Government have already confirmed several GCSE adaptations. These include:

1.     Choice of topics in GCSE English literature, history, and choice of content in GCSE geography (optionality)

2.     Provision of advance information on the focus of the content of exams to be used as revision guidance in all subjects without optionality

3.     Changes to the requirements for the delivery of practical activities in science subjects, and assessment in art and design

4.     Provision of support materials in GCSE mathematics, physics, and combined science exams

5.     Advance information will be published by exam boards by 7th February to provide students with revision guidance. This will enable teachers to plan to adapt their teaching after the half term.

6.     The Department for Education’s policy is that Teacher Assessed Grades will be used in the event exams are unable to proceed as planned, either because the extent of further disruption means that they would not be fair even with the adaptations planned, or because public health advice is that it would not be safe for all students to gather to sit exams.

Year 11 Mock examinations

Assessment weeks took place in the week beginning Monday 22nd November and the week beginning Monday 29th November.

The assessments allow departments to provide an accurate assessment students current grade and the necessary support required for them to meet their target.

Extensive Question Level Analysis will provide bespoke targeted intervention in class and out of school to plug gaps in knowledge.

Y11 Intervention

Aim: Using a structured intervention, teachers can swiftly close progress or attainment gaps in a key area. They can also see the demonstrable impact of their practice and share it with the child and their parents or carers.

  1. Make it fun
  2. Link to wider learning
  3. Timing is key
  4. Personalise the sessions
  5. Play to department strengths

All students are invited to attend intervention 2.35-3.35pm daily. Core intervention began on Monday 20th September (Tuesday- English, Wednesday – Science and Thursday- Maths). From Monday 27th September the cycle included Humanities and creative subjects.