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Y12 PARENT INFORMATION 2014/15 WELCOME TO FARMOR’S SCHOOL SIXTH FORM.

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1 Y12 PARENT INFORMATION 2014/15 WELCOME TO FARMOR’S SCHOOL SIXTH FORM

2 Welcome and thank you for coming.

3 PURPOSE OF THE EVENING To Introduce ourselves & the Sixth Form way of life To Encourage Communication 23 School Weeks until AS exams start To answer any questions

4 Management Team Emma White Caroline Perkin Jeremy Johnson Rachel Mehtar(6 th form administrator) Tutors Simon Ditchfield, Jo Pearce, Penny Badger, Tim Harvey, Andy Rowan, Pete Imeson, Jim Speake, Karen Braithwaite, Alison Lines, addresses on tables

5 A LEVEL RESULTS year upward trend in results

6 More importantly, measuring Value Added Scores (which measures statistical potential against achievement) we are in the top 10% nationally for achievement. Last year’s Y12 students on average achieved over half a grade higher than their potential indicated. Remember our entry criteria: 5 GCSE grades at C or above inc. Maths and English. HIGH ACHIEVERS

7 Average class size = 11 HOW DO WE GET SUCH GOOD RESULTS? Average class size = 11

8 WE FOSTER INDEPENDENT LEARNING AND PROVIDE EXCELLENT SUPPORT

9 Accountancy Apprenticeship Engineering Apprenticeship St James’ place Apprenticeship Gap Year travels Employment Art Foundation Courses University WHERE DO OUR STUDENTS GO?

10 IT’S MORE THAN STUDY...

11 EXPECTATIONS Attend all lessons and work hard Arrive for 8.45am and leave at 3.35pm/3.00PM (or indeed later!) Do all work set Inform us of absence Sixth Form Agreement Use all Study Periods

12 INDEPENDENT LEARNING Structure & Quality Time 2 Hours outside of lesson time every day Time Management / To do lists Reviewing lessons and preparing for next Staying Organised Taking Responsibility

13 SUPPORT Regular IGRs / Reports / Review Boards Full report: 9 th December. Parents’ Evening 12 th March 2015 Academic Support - Departments Tutor Support – addresses of tutors Personal Development : Study Skills / Guest Speakers Academic Mentoring Study Groups and Support Process

14 Year 12 AS1AS2AS3AS4 Year 13 Enrichment Activities Personal Development A1A2A3 2 YEAR PROGRAMME Careers Education Study Skills Enrichment Activities University / Job Preparation Careers Education

15 Four double lessons per subject per week Usually taught by two members of staff Four doubles of study One tutor /mentor period Two single lessons of enrichment Diverse opportunities for leadership and participation. CURRICULUM TIME

16 HOW YOU CAN HELP Contact us if you have concerns Help put aside 2 hours per night – they always have something to do…. Encourage meeting deadlines and independent work; avoid plagiarism / cheating. Be aware of reports due / parents evening

17 COMMUNICATION / Phone / Letter ….. E-Update - send an to Rachel Mehtar Parent Newsletters Tutors / Subject Teachers Parent Focus Group (22 nd October 7pm)

18 KEY DATES 22 nd October Parent Focus Group 9 th December –Full reports 10 th March IGRs (Interim Grade Report) to parents 12 th March – Parents evening 21 st April HE Evening 8 th May – Study Leave June Futures Events for Post-18 Options and lessons for A2 courses start again. Dates to be confirmed. 25 th June HE Convention in Birmingham 10 th July term ends for sixth form students.

19 Any Questions? Please stay and join us for refreshments and to meet tutors. Do look round the refurbished space. THANK YOU FOR COMING

20 I would recommend parents attend the Parent Focus Group. It is an excellent opportunity to discuss general concerns in an informal setting. Mrs White is always open to ideas and suggestions, and over the past two years I have seen points raised by parents implemented very quickly. The group also serves to comment on future plans for the sixth form, and it is good that parents views are considered. As the parent of children who entered the school in year 12, attending the group helped me get to know the school more quickly and realise how the sixth form is managed and run. PARENT FOCUS GROUP


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