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Year 12 Expectations. The Importance of Beginning the Journey Well 3“TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED” Commentator - ‘At what point did you realise.

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1 Year 12 Expectations

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3 The Importance of Beginning the Journey Well 3“TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED” Commentator - ‘At what point did you realise that you had won this match, that you would be champions once again? Was it the last ten minutes?’ Manager - ‘No Adrian, I knew we would win this match back in December last year’

4 “If there is one piece of advice I would give to the new Year 12s, it would be that the hard work starts now.” “If a Year 12 thinks that they can leave it until May, to become productive and revise, they will fail.” Year 12 Review Day - June 2014 The Importance of Beginning the Journey Well “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”4

5 Aims of the Evening To outline how we can work together as a team to ensure your son/daughter is successful. 1.To outline what you can expect from us as a school to support your son/daughter. 2.To outline what we expect from your son/daughter to ensure they are successful. 3.To outline how you can help as parents. 5“TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”

6 Quality Lessons and Quality Outcomes At A-Level, the Year 13 students attained a 100% pass rate. Top 25% value-added in England over 3 years. 25% of grades were A*-A. Majority of students being accepted to University despite fierce competition. Candidates securing places at Russell group Universities including Oxford and Cambridge. 1. What can you expect from us? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”6

7 Ambitious Target Setting Grades set in line with the achievement of the top 25% of students who attain the same GCSE average. Your son/daughters target grades will be in the pack you received this evening. 1. What can you expect from us? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”7

8 To be fully informed with regards to your son/daughter’s progress throughout Year 12 After targets are set we will check progress at three main points during the academic year. A grade sheet will be sent home at each point outlining the progress being made against set targets. We have a Target Setting Day and Parents’ Evening in November. A report will be sent home in March (check the calendar in your pack). 1. What can you expect from us? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”8

9 Key Assessment Dates – In Pack “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”9

10 1. What can you expect from us? - Support “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”10 This document can be downloaded from the ‘Sixth Form’ page on the website, in the ‘Student Support’ tab.

11 1. What you can expect from us? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”11 Pastoral Support “Giving guidance and support that helps sixth form students to become well mannered, resilient, independent and successful learners.” Academic Mentoring – PM registration A Dedicated Pastoral Team Head of Sixth Form – Mr Doyle Deputy Head of Sixth Form (in charge of UCAS track & apply) – Miss Tyreman Study Support Manager & Attendance officer – Miss Moore Dedicated Form Tutor

12 1. What can you expect from us? Communication (Website) “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”12 Key Dates for the year can be found on the ‘Sixth Form’ page in the ‘About’ section.

13 1. What can you expect from us? Communication (Website) “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”13 You can read more about each subject’s specific curriculum in the ‘Curriculum’ section in the top navigation menu.

14 2. What do we expect from students? TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED14 100% Attendance & Punctuality Letters are sent home after every half term for attendance below 95% Letter 1- Target Letter 2- Tutor contact and second target Letter 3 – Parental meeting, contract and final target.

15 Hard Work!!!! Intelligence is not fixed- Success is built on working hard. (20 hours of lessons hours of independent study) 2. What do we expect from students? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”15

16 2. What do we expect from students? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”16 To learn from their mistakes D.T.T. - Diagnosis Therapy Testing

17 2. What do we expect from students? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”17 To learn from their mistakes – Personal Learning checklists (PLC’S)

18 2. What do we expect from students? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”18 Use study periods in school effectively - study guides in the pack.

19 To adhere to the dress code. Behave like a role model for younger students. Participate in the life of the school. 2. What do we expect from students? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”19

20 To be well organised – Notes, files, revision and deadlines. Josh Norris – Head Boy Year 13 AS results - AAAA 2. What do we expect from students? TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED20

21 Goals – ambition, talk about future Ensure good attendance & punctuality Attend Parents evening Check Organisation Ensure adherence to the dress code Know when Mock exams and main exams are From time to time main website – check the calendar – look at the news and see what is happening. Find out what your son is studying (subject pages on the website). 4. How can you help as parents? “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”21

22 Your Pack contains: Your son/daughter/ward’s target grade sheet Your son/daughter/ward’s timetable 6 th form calendar Subject support timetable Instruction sheet for accessing the 6 th form website (Eye on Syon) Two Study Skills guides for 6 th formers The Sixth Form Handbook (all expectations) Remember: Knowledge is Power 4. How can you help as parents? TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED22

23 Please feel free to speak to: The Year 13 students Miss Tyreman Miss Moore Mr Doyle If you have any questions before you leave Please remember to collect your pack Finally “TOGETHER WE LEARN, ACHIEVE AND SUCCEED”23

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