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1 The Royal Latin School Sixth Form Entry September 2012

2 Key Dates The process starts today with this Assembly! Introduction to applications process. Letter home with details. Week beginning Monday 7 th November 2011 Download Sixth Form Options Brochure from website (minus proposed Option Blocks) Week beginning 14th November: Teachers talk to students in lessons/lunchtimes about A level subjects. Extra sessions at lunchtime for those subjects not offered at GCSE only: Economics, Politics, Psychology, Human Biology, Media, and Sports Studies Monday 14 th November onwards Students should click on the link on the front page to check they can access the poll. If not see a member of the IT team before the end of school on Thursday 17 th November!

3 Key Dates (continued) Tuesday 15 th November In Assembly time in the Sports Hall, Sixth Formers chat to Year 11 students about life in the Sixth Form Friday 18th – midnight Sunday 20th November only Straw Poll – be in it to influence it! Tuesday 6 th December Sixth Form Open Evening: letter today gives times. Option Blocks available from website. Friday 16th Dec –Wednesday 4th Jan 2012 Christmas Holidays!

4 Key Dates (continued) Tuesday 10th January 2012 Year 11 Parents’ Consultation Evening Tuesday 10th Jan–Sunday 15th Jan 2012 Deadline for applications via the school website May - June 2012 GCSE Exams!!!! Friday 29 th June 2012 Induction Day – subject tasters, choose tutor groups etc Thursday 23rd August 2012 GCSE results (try not to be on holiday!) Thursday 6 th September 2012 Start of term!

5 The Option Blocks and the Straw Poll How the Sixth Form Timetable is constructed: Subjects are placed in 5 Option Blocks. All subjects within a block are taught simultaneously and this means that you must ultimately choose one subject from each of the blocks (leaving one Block spare). To increase the choice of subject combinations, some subjects will appear in two or more Blocks. The Option Blocks for September 2012 will be driven by your wishes and will only be available for non-RLS students on our website once you have applied and courses allocated. The Blocks will be available in early December in time for the Open Evening on Tuesday 6 th December.

6 Choosing Your Course You will need to select four AS level subjects and to have some idea which three of these you are likely to continue with in your second year. (There will be extension courses for the most able students: more information on this will come later in the year) think ahead to university course selection. You may also need to be aware that certain degree courses require certain subjects at A level, whilst others do not: E.g., Architecture courses require Art A2; Psychology often requires Biology. With regard to Law and/or Psychology courses, for example, universities do not require any previous study of either subject. In order to help you decide on your final choice of subjects there is a section at the back of the brochure where you can find likely combinations of subjects needed for various degree courses/ careers. AND there is a downloadable pdf Guide to A levels for Uni Courses published by The Russell Group on the website.

7 Subjects likely to be on offer for Sept 2012 Fine Art Music Theatre Studies Biology Human Biology ChemistryPhysics Maths Statistics Maths Mechanics Further Mathematics Business Studies Economics Physical Education History Government and Politics Religious Studies (Philosophy + Ethics) GeographyGermanFrenchSpanishPsychologyEnglishMedia Design and Technology

8 What do you need to get in? You must have a strong performance at GCSE with good grades in the subjects you wish to study at A level. Entry is not automatic: you need a minimum of 368 points from 8 full GCSEs including Maths and English at A*-C (where A* = 58, A = 52, B = 46 and C = 40). For information, this is equivalent to 8 Bs. GCSE minimum levels in four AS level subjects of study (see prospectus) Recommendation from your present school The course required is on offer.

9 The End, for now…… All good wishes for success in your GCSE exams! from the Key Stage 5 Team: Mrs Baldock (Deputy Head i/c Sixth Form) Mrs Baines (Director of Learning Sixth Form) Mr Leyland (Head of Year 12) PS You can also download this power point from the website!

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