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SCIENCE COLLEGE PROGRESS Transforming the Learning Environment • We have been able to install Interactive Whiteboards into each lab in the High School Developing High Quality Online Resources •We have appointed Claire Bloom - a web page designer to work alongside colleagues to develop high quality interactive online resources specifically tailored to meet the needs of the students in our school Transforming the Learning Environment Work is in progress on the refurbishment of 6 existing labs into 21st century learning environments with access to the latest in Information Communication Technology. Transforming the Learning Environment Transforming the Learning Environment Transforming the Learning Environment NEW SCIENCE COURSES BEGAN IN SEPT2003 COMING SOON…. Raising the profile of science. • Students this year will participate in Science Investigations week – the outcome of this will feed into the Cramlington Science Day. • Year 9 students will this year participate in Science Immersion Week Immersion Week • A range of activities will be offered to students which have been planned by departments in conjunction with the science department. Students will immerse themselves in a chosen subject area which also makes explicit the underpinning science principles •Science of Special effects • Choices include: • Science of Spain •Science /Drama production • Literary study of the elements •Energy in the North East • Scientific culture of France technology week. • Staying Alive underground •Science of Art and the Art of Science. Curriculum Developments • IMSA - Video conferencing project. Br to visit IMSA at Easter. • Year 9 master classes - currently being developed in conjunction with Newcastle University and Life Centre. Web developer will also facilitate the development of online video ‘masterclasses’ Building on the Partnership of Schools • Br has delivered assemblies, staff meetings and governors meetings at 3 of 4 middle schools • Funding has allowed us to appoint an extra science teacher. This has allowed Hp and Br to work alongside middle school colleagues in the the classroom. Building on the Partnership of Schools • We have purchased and are ready to install Interactive Whiteboards into each lab in the Middle Schools and Hillcrest. Creating a Partnership wide Intranet •We will connect the middle schools to our partnership intranet •Claire Bloom work alongside colleagues to develop high quality interactive online resources specifically tailored to meet the needs of the partnership schools Partnership Competition • The first whole partnership writing / Art science prize has been launched with the first topic being ‘Deep Space Voyage’. • ‘Horrible Science’ Author Nick Arnold has taken great interest in the competition and has donated prizes. • Winners will be showcased in next ‘Focus on Science’. Getting the Community Talking about science…. • The first ‘Focus on Science’ colour supplement went public in September detailing to the public what impact Science College status is going to have. The community has also been asked to write in with their views on a number of science issues. CELEBRATING SCIENCE AS A TOWNSHIP JUNE 21st •Planetarium Zoolab! •Great Mind Lectures Student presentations •Interactive exhibits Competitions and prizes Learning Science through the Community education programme • GCSE astronomy - a short introductory course on Astronomy offered January 2003 • Classroom Assts Course - Br met with Malcolm Tiffin from Northumberland College. Mt to write credited Open College Network course. Curriculum Enrichment Coming Soon… • Homework high • International Science Group • Science competitions • Science Journalism Group • Webquest Club Strengthening links with our Sponsors. Strengthening links with our Sponsors. • Termly meetings have been scheduled with our sponsors to keep them up to date with science college progress. • Br has joined BASF’ community plan working group which is aiming to raise the profile of the Chemical Industry. Science College Status 1.Following Science Dept weekend INSET and follow up management meeting - feedback on the developments required in order to meet % targets at: •Key Stage 3 •GCSE •GNVQ KS3 TARGETS: LEVEL 5 AND ABOVE - 78% LEVEL 6 AND ABOVE - 10% LEVEL 8 - 2% KS3 Timeline Autumn Term: • Students expected to produce 80% Level 5 and above have been identified. • Individual% targets to be issued prior to the first test next week • Students will be expected to meet their targets first time. • Students who do not meet their targets will be expected to return for coaching sessions. KS3 Timeline Autumn Term cont.... • Student/Class performance analysed. Department discuss strategies to raise performance of individual students. • Information processed into suitable form for y9 ‘Tutor interview’ • Rb has carried out observations across y9 lessons using A.L. progression matrix to audit delivery of ACTIVITY section of the cycle. KS3 Timeline Spring Term • Students take 2nd and test early January, students who do not hit target complete online remedial work developed by web designer. Progress of individual students to be discussed. Same policy applied to 3rd test 10th Feb. • Master class at Newcastle University • Master class at ‘Lifelab’ • March 24 - students sit Mock SAT examinations in Hall venues • Students placed into very defined sets, specialist revision takes place. • Students identified as ‘Level 4/5’ attend ‘You can do it Easter school’ KS4 • Targets: • 75% C grade and above • 55% of cohort at GCSE • 80 students at GNVQ GCSE Timeline Year 11 - Autumn Term • Student performance after 6 module exams analysed, Hotlist of students at risk of failing produced. Underperforming students to enter either Aiming High or ‘Close Scrutiny’ program. • Workbooks purchased for students and revision guides ordered. Spring Term: • Ongoing - Aiming Higher/Close scrutiny program. • Rates of reaction cwk proforma completed • Mock Exam 2 and 3 -online remedial work and assessment developed in conjunction with web - Designer. GCSE Timeline y10 Autumn term: • Workbooks purchased + revision guides ordered. • Targets issued for module test. • Mock module test on impending exam modules - remedial work necessary for those students failing to meet target in mock exam. • ‘Mailshot’ used to inform parents of the importance of the November module exam. • Extra modules written for ‘separate sciences’ class. • Cr/Br to carry out observations across y9 lessons using A.L. progression matrix to audit delivery of Review section of the cycle. GNVQ Year 11 Plan • Mc and Cr INSET with Rw and Wt re strategies to improve pass rate. • Cr to Lead 1 Hour INSET to dept on GNVQ science. • Br to develop assessment wallchart. • 2 week blitz on y10 coursework - minimum 9 pts accepted. Students who remain below this will have to attend catch up sessions organised by Mc. • Moderation and overview of performance to date.Strategies to raise performance of individual students discussed. GNVQ Year 11 Plan • Mc/Br and Cr to have cyclic meeting in order to review progress of students - (ongoing) • Exemplar work displayed on notice boards (ongoing) • By Xmas - every student on minimum of 9pt.average. • Regular and close liason with pastoral staff re - attendance and attitude issues. • Moderation of unit 7. WHAT SHOULD A SCIENCE COLLEGE LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE? WHAT SHOULD A SCIENCE COLLEGE LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE? WHAT SHOULD A SCIENCE COLLEGE LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE? WHAT SHOULD A SCIENCE COLLEGE LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE? WHAT SHOULD A SCIENCE COLLEGE LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE? WHAT SHOULD A SCIENCE COLLEGE LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE? WHAT SHOULD A SCIENCE COLLEGE LOOK LIKE, SOUND LIKE, FEEL LIKE? 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