First Day of Class Grade 12

Hello, today is your first day of class. During class today we will be covering the following points.

  • Introductions
  • IELTS expectations for grade 12 (How will your IELTS Score will affect your EOY result)
  • Course Blue prints
  • Course expectations
  • Important Dates for term 1
  • Set-up of class during term 1
  • Grade 11 IELTS Mock
  • Class Focus
  • Class policy
  • SBQ and Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Cheating
  • Note books (Binders)
  • IELTS Reading Passage

IELTS Expectations for Grade 12 Students 

As grade 12 students your IELTS Exam is very important. All grade 12 students in ATHS are expected to obtain 6.5 in the IELTS exam:

Please download the conversion table that shows how your IELTS score contributes to your EOY Exam

IELTS Score Conversion-2936qf3

Please note that the official IELTS Exam will be taking place in late November and that your SWQ for Term 1 will be an IELTS Mock Exam.

You can download your IELTS Mock exam from the link below:

IELTS Tracking Grade 11 Mock (2017_2018)-2gtmcvs

Course Blue Print & Curriculum documents

Please download your  English  Course Blue Print from this link: ENG70-G12ATHS-Blueprint-AY2018-19-1sw9up2

Please download the curriculum documents from this link: ENG70-G12ATHS-Curriculum Document-AY2018-19-167494g

Course Expectations: 

Semester Rubric

Your grades will be based on the following marking scheme for each semester:

  • Participation = 20%
  • Homework = 20%
  • Projects = 20%
  • Quizzes = 40%

Please note that this may change (please note that if changes take place I will inform you)

Class Policies

Class Policies
Homework assignments Homework problems will be assigned regularly. It is essential that you do the problems to the best of your ability. Copying them from others constitutes plagiarism and will do no one any good. The answers will be provided to you in most cases as a way for you to check your understanding. Homework problem sets will generally be worth 5%. A weekly quiz will be conducted to ensure your understanding.Note that the homework total score must reflect the submission time and marks must be deducted as the following:

  • Late by one day      =95% * score
  • Late by 2 days         =90% * score
  • Exceeds two days   =50% * Score

 

 

Attendance Students are expected to attend their classes regularly and without delay. More than 5 minutes delay will turn in missing points from the attendance make considered in the classwork accumulative mark.
Missing school-based quizzes If a student missed an ongoing formative assessment, it is his responsibility to provide medical excuse and follow up with the teacher to repeat the exam. If medical excuse was not provided the mark will be considered zero for that specific quiz.
Academic integrity ATHS is a community of learners joined together by search for knowledge; academic integrity is the central value in this community characterized by upholding values, codes of behaviour, honesty, free from lies and deception. Ultimate ATHS community properties are the values of fairness, respect, trust and responsibility.Academic dishonesty refers to cheating and plagiarism which is student receiving or providing unauthorized assistance during an academic activity. The academic activity is any exam setting or submitting academic reports and projects. Students are responsible for the integrity of their actions and must be willing to accept the consequences of these actions. If the teacher detected academic dishonesty, he will discuss the issue with the students and if it was clarified he will adjust marking accordingly.

I will be giving you a quiz and spelling quiz on a weekly basis

Class Blogs / Email / Desire 2 Learn/ Google Class

Google Class: 

We will be using google class as a way for us to hand in homework and also to communicate. Please google Google Class and use the following codes to log in

12.01 24o9wby
12.03 249fwvi
12.05 6q25ple

Class Blog= I will be using class blog through out the year which can be found at the following link (please make sure you check the blog on a regular basis) lhttp://philipgelwell.edublogs.org/

Email = philip.elwell@aths.ac.ae

Things your going to need for class: 

For class you should bring on a daily basis the following items:

  • Fully charged laptop or Ipad
  • Notebook
  • Class Binder

 

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