GTS Curriculum & Assessment 2015 - 2020 - page 2

Teachers and LSAs trained in Assessment for Learning
techniques, using Dylan Wiliam’s year 1 & 2 training
materials.
All teaching staff have undergone two 12 week
pedagogy training courses, looking at new teaching
methods.
GCSEs with longer examinations and no coursework
or early unit examinations (linear examinations) and
vocational qualifications with examined elements.
Introduction of 100 minute lessons so that deeper
learning can take place.
Reduction in the number of options studied to
reduce the number of terminal examinations.
All year groups have end of year examinations in the
Sports Hall to gain familiarity of formal examinations.
Changes to acceptable vocational qualifications for
each cohort (the ‘Wolf List’)
Careful selection and monitoring of all new
specifications on the acceptable vocational
qualifications list.
Ensuring that GTS chooses the best qualification in
each subject area for our pupils.
Removal of National Curriculum levels from Sept
2014
Introduction of the ‘Mastery Matrix’ to assess both
skills and knowledge in the Learner’s Baccalaureate.
These changes started 2 years ago, with the introduction of our Learner’s Baccalaureate and continued
last year with the introduction of Year 9 carousels to enable deep learning.
New GCSEs start to be taught from Sept. 2015, for first examination in June 2017. These new style
GCSEs will be graded by numbers 1-9; an explanation of the new grades, compared to existing GCSEs
and old National Curriculum levels is given below.
New
GCSE
Grades
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Legacy
GCSE
Grades
G
F
E
D
C
B
A
A*
KS2
Levels
(flight
paths)
2
3
4
5
6
1 3,4,5,6,7
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