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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?
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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