Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Year 12 Parents’ Induction Evening"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome to Year 12 Parents’ Induction Evening Nailsea SchoolTechnology and Media Arts CollegeWelcome to Year 12 Parents’ Induction Evening
2What is an A Level? Divided into two equal halves: AS Most made up of 2 units.Studied in Year 12.Most exams taken in May/JunePossible to re-take individual modules in Year 13.A2Also most are made up of a further2 units.Studied from June Year 12 and throughout Year 13.Exams are taken in June (start after half term)The total AS mark for each subject is out of This then goes forward and is added to the A2 mark to reach a final total of The grade boundaries are:A* C 240A D 200B E 160
3The 6th Form Calendar Year 12 Term Issues Support/Help Available 1 & 2 Setting-in, confirming subject choices, getting used to new routines and expectations.Settling in reportsSubject Parents EveningTutor support through monitoringInterim reportsYour Head/Assistant on requestCitizenship Day in study skillsAssemblies3 & 4March – start planning for future, Higher Education Application processParents MeetingTwo trips to different Universities.In-school sessions for whole Year Group and Tutor Groups, individual help on request through student monitoring.Guest speakers5 & 6Year 12 Subject Reports issuedContinue research for Higher Education/CareersMid May – early June: bulk of A/S examsJune – start A2 courses, probably dropping one subjectMid August – AS resultsAppointments with careers advisor on requestRegister with UCAS and set up form on web
4Year 13 Term Issues Support/Help Available 1 & 2 Completion of UCAS Form (by October half-term)Full written reportParents Evening (Subject)Begin student finance application (currently December)Careers advice on requestYour Head/Tutor support checking UCAS formsAssemblies3 & 4Mock examsUniversity offers come in (hopefully!)Decision madeTutor MonitoringCareers/Year Head advice on requestCareers interviews for all non-university applicants5 & 6Study leave from late MayMost A2 exams early/mid JuneAugust – resultsHead of 6th Form and others available on results day – contactable afterwards
5Expectation of 6th Formers Be more independent students and take more responsibility for your own learning.Attend registration/assembly every day.For the start of the 6th Form, arrive in school for first timetabled lesson, then stay until registration, making use of private study facilities in any non-teaching lessons.Attend all lessons, provide good reason if not able to (in advance where possible).Attend tutor interviews when notified by your tutor.Prepare fully for lessons and meet all set deadlines. See teachers in advance where there may be problems with a deadline.Any paid work should not interfere with school. General recommendation of maximum 10 hours per week.In Year 13 you can expect to do as much work out of the lesson as in, ie if 9 hours per fortnight in class, you will need to be looking at 9 hours out of class as well. Year 12 will probably average out at a little less than that, but there will be peak times when it is more.No medical/dental appointments or driving lessons in school time, other than emergencies.Mobile phones. Can be brought to school, must remain in bags during lessons and when in main school area. May be used in Sixth Form area. We cannot guarantee security!