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2 We pay particular attention to creating and maintaining meaningful relationships and to fostering a sense of community. Our school is large enough to offer good facilities and a range of enterprising, sporting and creative activities to complement the academic curriculum. It is not so large, however, that students pass unnoticed or feel anonymous. We expect students to develop a positive attitude to study in an environment conducive to hard work and high achievement. We expect students to maintain high standards of behaviour contributing to a harmonious school. We aim to lead our students towards the mature self-discipline that is essential if they are to make the most of their abilities and talents. Whats special about us?

3 St Benet Biscop is an outstanding Catholic School OfSted, Section 48 Inspection, 2010 What did OfSted say about us?

4 Students feel very safe and their care, guidance and support are outstanding. Students approach learning with highly positive attitudes. They thoroughly enjoy learning, their behaviour is outstanding and they are highly committed to succeed in all they do. The quality of teaching is good with a significant proportion being outstanding. OfSted, 2010

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6 Whats on offer? Opportunities for student leadership Extra curricular activities Enrichment

7 Entry requirements: Excellent attitude to learning in Years 10 and 11 Minimum 5 Grade Cs at GCSE preferably including English & Maths Subject specific entry requirements. Refer to Sixth Form Subject Information Booklet. Academic Pathway (40+ Points) Combined Pathway (37+ Points) - Limited choice of subjects Vocational Pathway (37+ Points)

8 A*- 58 A - 52 B - 46 C - 40 D - 34 E - 28 F - 22 G - 16 Take the best 8 grades and add them up to find the total points, then divide by 8 to get the average. Capped Average Points Score Example: The best 8 grades for a student (including English and Maths) are 4 Bs, 3 Cs and a D. Total Score = (4 × 46) + (3 × 40) + (1 × 34) = 338 Average = 338÷8 = average points.

9 Academic Pathway Four AS levels 7 GCSE passes at grade C or above in separate GCSE subjects (approximately 40 points) Maths/English re-sit if not passed at GCSE Option to re-sit Maths/English to attain a higher grade (some universities expect a grade B in English Language and/or Maths)

10 Vocational Pathway BTEC Level 3 Work Skills (LP/DSY in BS1) Vocational course in ICT, Business, PE or Health & Social Care Course related work experience (LP/DSY in BS1) Maths/English re-sit if not passed at GCSE 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above in five separate subjects (approximately 37 points)

11 Combined Pathway Three AS levels (selected from 37 Points Subjects) Work experience or BTEC Work Skills 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above in separate GCSE subjects (approximately 37 points) Maths/English re-sit if not passed at GCSE

12 Requiring Average GCSE point score of 40+ Business Studies Biology Chemistry Computing English Language English Literature Further Maths?? French Geography History Maths Physics Religious Studies Art Applied Business (single/double) Drama & Theatre Studies Health & Social Care (single/double) Applied ICT Media Studies Design Technology: Product Design Requiring Average GCSE point score of 37+ All students attend Core Studies and Core RE lessons BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Sport

13 What do you enjoy? What are you good at? Which subjects are vital for your first choice career? What are the assessment methods? What are your aims after the sixth form? Are you leaving your options open? What are your strengths? Will you be successful at it? Can you cope with the coursework and exams? How should you choose?

14 Help after tonight: Individual interview Transition days at the end of the Summer term Post-results interview with Senior Leader Put yourself in the best possible position by getting the best possible grades in the courses you are studying in Year 11


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