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2 Bushey Meads Sixth Form Bushey Meads Sixth Form A Centre Of Excellence

3 Welcome Ms Weddle - Assistant Head teacher in charge of Key Stage 5 Ms Weddle - Assistant Head teacher in charge of Key Stage 5 Ms Smallwood – Head of Sixth Form Ms Smallwood – Head of Sixth Form

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7 6 th form

8 Sleepless nights

9 Panic!

10 The stress!

11 Help is at hand…

12 The Sixth Form Team Assistant Head teacher in charge of Key Stage 5 – Ms Weddle Assistant Head teacher in charge of Key Stage 5 – Ms Weddle Head of Sixth Form – Ms Smallwood Head of Sixth Form – Ms Smallwood Assistant Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Hoskins Assistant Head of Sixth Form – Mrs Hoskins EPQ Coordinator – Mrs Neale EPQ Coordinator – Mrs Neale Learning Mentor – Mrs Miller Learning Mentor – Mrs Miller Key Stage 5 administrator – Mrs Crane Key Stage 5 administrator – Mrs Crane Based in the Sixth Form Centre in order to provide day to day support and guidance Based in the Sixth Form Centre in order to provide day to day support and guidance

13 A-Level is an Iceberg A-Level is a massive jump in independent learning. A-Level is a massive jump in independent learning. It is closer to University learning than it is GCSE It is closer to University learning than it is GCSE There is no spoon- feeding going on. There is no spoon- feeding going on. Think of your A Level course as an Iceberg. The lessons are the small but defining part above the surface but the important weight and depth are under the water Think of your A Level course as an Iceberg. The lessons are the small but defining part above the surface but the important weight and depth are under the water The Lessons Independent Work

14 EPQ An independent project based on a students personal interests A stand alone AS qualification. The only AS qualification with an A* grade Develops the skills of research, follow through and completion Highly regarded by universities and employers alike

15 EPQ This term students will: Develop a title / theme/ idea for their project Complete initial research Next term selected students will: Complete research After AS exams selected students will: Finalise projects / products Present their projects to an audience

16 How to be a successful 6 th Form student

17 What do I do if something goes wrong? Student one. Student one. I worked really hard on my Spanish homework. It took me hours! When the teacher had marked it and gave it back to me, he said it was only a D grade. I cant believe it. I got an A at GCSE. Why is it so hard? Maybe I should just give up…

18 STOP! Negative self talk will not do you any favours! Yes, AS level is really tough. However, at this level, you will only really begin to learn by making mistakes. Its a common error. As new 6 th formers, you dont know how to be successful yet. Negative self talk will not do you any favours! Yes, AS level is really tough. However, at this level, you will only really begin to learn by making mistakes. Its a common error. As new 6 th formers, you dont know how to be successful yet.

19 THINK! Dont think of negative feedback as evidence of failure. See it as an opportunity. Dont think of negative feedback as evidence of failure. See it as an opportunity. You have to keep going. Yes its painful, but, learning is a journey. At this level, the road can be a little bumpy. You have to keep going. Yes its painful, but, learning is a journey. At this level, the road can be a little bumpy.

20 Success Stories Ella – ex-Bushey Meads student Ella – ex-Bushey Meads student Results Results –Media Studies – A* –English - B –Fine Art – A* –Destination. –Birmingham University to study English

21 How did she do it…? Ella was a classic Bushey Meads student. Good results at GCSE and ideal to study 4 AS levels. Ella was a classic Bushey Meads student. Good results at GCSE and ideal to study 4 AS levels. However, she struggled with exams at every turn. She revised hard but something was missing on the day of exams. However, she struggled with exams at every turn. She revised hard but something was missing on the day of exams. She had many disappointments. However, she just kept going. She had many disappointments. However, she just kept going. Ella has gone on to be successful because she has developed the tools to deal with difficult situations. Ella has gone on to be successful because she has developed the tools to deal with difficult situations.

22 Success stories Nikhil. Another classic BM student. His A2 predicted grades were good, enough to secure his place at University but he needed to turn those predictions into results. Nikhil. Another classic BM student. His A2 predicted grades were good, enough to secure his place at University but he needed to turn those predictions into results. Nikhil panicked and was convinced he would never be able to attain his target grades. Nikhil panicked and was convinced he would never be able to attain his target grades. So he employed a range of strategies to ensure success. So he employed a range of strategies to ensure success. He targeted students who he could work with. He created revision sessions. He worked in the study centre and worked at Watford Library. He targeted students who he could work with. He created revision sessions. He worked in the study centre and worked at Watford Library. He also managed to raise over 3,000 for his travels abroad. After all, all work and no play… He also managed to raise over 3,000 for his travels abroad. After all, all work and no play…

23 What can I do? Be pro-active Be pro-active Re-write my notes after lessons. Re-write my notes after lessons. Re- work my essay responses/ ideas so that I understand them Re- work my essay responses/ ideas so that I understand them Speak to my teachers, asking where I can improve. Speak to my teachers, asking where I can improve. Cut negative self talk. Cut negative self talk. Be honest – am I really working at the level I need to be at? Be honest – am I really working at the level I need to be at?

24 Perseverance It is hard to do something difficult. It is hard to do something difficult. It is easy to give up when the going gets tough… It is easy to give up when the going gets tough… But learning to cope with difficulty, to become independent and adaptable is a vital part of education.

25 AS Level History How to be an Independent Learner Read: Improve your Contextual knowledge – Use books, the internet, textbooks and documentaries to improve your knowledge of the topics we are studying. Read: Improve your Contextual knowledge – Use books, the internet, textbooks and documentaries to improve your knowledge of the topics we are studying. Respond to feedback - have a 2 nd go at mock exam papers – can you improve, do you know what you need to do to improve? Respond to feedback - have a 2 nd go at mock exam papers – can you improve, do you know what you need to do to improve? Talk to Learn - Can you talk for 30 seconds on why Hitler got into power or why Suez ended in disaster for Britain? Talk to Learn - Can you talk for 30 seconds on why Hitler got into power or why Suez ended in disaster for Britain? Create - Create a spider diagram of each unit to help consolidate your knowledge or make a list of subject specific language you should use in your work. Create - Create a spider diagram of each unit to help consolidate your knowledge or make a list of subject specific language you should use in your work. Ask – If you dont understand, then ask! Ask – If you dont understand, then ask! Use the Extranet – there is a whole world of useful information on there…including the weather!

26 Intervention & Assessment Settling in Check Settling in Check –Early October, all teachers asked to make a judgement on how students have started the course. –All concerns interviewed by 6 th form team.

27 Intervention & Assessment Assessments Assessments –3 Assessments over the academic year. Can be viewed on the Learning Gateway 22nd Nov nd Nov th Feb th Feb th May th May 2014 Mock Examinations: WB Jan 13 th Results to parents: 7 th Feb Mock Examinations: WB Jan 13 th Results to parents: 7 th Feb Consultation Evening Consultation Evening –12 th Feb 2014 –Report 4 th April 2014

28 What can Parents do to help? Support your son or daughter: Support your son or daughter: –Ask them about their courses – encourage them to talk –Ask them about homework – why arent they doing any? –Provide them with a place to work –Check the Learning Gateway

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