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An hour a week from Years 9-11

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by LoveIT, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Hi all
    Ok, we currently have an hour every other week in Year 9 where we teach general National Strategy units to get students their level. We then have an hour a week in years 10 and 11 over which we teach GCSE Short Course (just started the new OCR one).
    It's looking likely that our Year 9 allocation is going to be increased to an hour a week from next year so I'm planning what to teach.
    Do we expand the breadth of content in Year 9 as it is to give a more 'accurate' level? Or start teaching another qualification earlier? I'd like to teach the full GCSE and start in Year 9, but it's 120-140 GLH and we'll only have around 105... A bit too tight I think.
    Seeing as we've just brought it in, I don't want to scrap the OCR GCSE Short Course completely - we've put a lot into creating resoruces!
    So advice/ideas please... [​IMG]
     
  2. Hi all
    Ok, we currently have an hour every other week in Year 9 where we teach general National Strategy units to get students their level. We then have an hour a week in years 10 and 11 over which we teach GCSE Short Course (just started the new OCR one).
    It's looking likely that our Year 9 allocation is going to be increased to an hour a week from next year so I'm planning what to teach.
    Do we expand the breadth of content in Year 9 as it is to give a more 'accurate' level? Or start teaching another qualification earlier? I'd like to teach the full GCSE and start in Year 9, but it's 120-140 GLH and we'll only have around 105... A bit too tight I think.
    Seeing as we've just brought it in, I don't want to scrap the OCR GCSE Short Course completely - we've put a lot into creating resoruces!
    So advice/ideas please... [​IMG]
     
  3. tonyuk

    tonyuk Occasional commenter

    I would go for it in 9 we are doing FS with them for a grounding prior to nationals/creative Imedia. As for levelling that shakes out by working backward i.e. if a pupil get a level 5 then at GCSE level * so working backwards if they get a grade B at the end of year 9 then this can be tracked back to a level!
    Be a very brave OFSTED inspector who said that regression on GCSE into KS3 Level did not fit as they do on progression so should on regression!
     

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