Welcome to the Year 10 GCSE Strategy homepage. Year 10 is an incredibly important year as your child begins studying for their GCSEs, starts their option subjects, and prepares for examinations. One of the highlights of Year 10 is the chance for your child to participate in Work Experience.
Year 10 also sees an increased focus on preparing for their next steps with careers advice, and applying for colleges or apprenticeships. As such, both pupils and parents may find the opportunities in Year 10 both exciting and challenging and we aim to ensure you receive adequate support throughout the year.
Strategy Leader Mrs C Williams
The Year 10 GCSE strategy covers 3 main areas: the Curriculum, Pupils and Parents.
The CURRICULUM – Our aim is to:
PUPILS – Our aim is to:
We run a comprehensive PSHE and CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) programme that covers many topics to support the points above. Pupil identification and support is ongoing throughout the year. (Please see CEIAG section on website)
PARENTS – Our aim is to
Reports and key information is shared with parents through Go4Schools. In addition to this there are a series of Parent Information Evenings & a Parents’ Consultation Evening during the year.
16/11/22 Y10 Grades and Effort Data
01/12/22 Y10 Parents Consultation evening
03/03/23 –17/03/23 Work Experience Week
22/03/23 Y10 Grades and Effort Data
12/06/23 Exam Fortnight
27/06/23 Y10 Grades, effort data and tutor reports
Religious Studies every Tuesday between 3-4pm
Personal, Social, Health Education becomes statutory for all schools from September 2020 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
At Dormston, PSHE is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
PSHE equips pupils to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
PSHE contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.
Please see Learning Journey for specifics of what will be taught this year. Click here to view the PSHE learning journey.