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2 Differences between GCSE and Post 16 Education A brief introduction to the structure of Post 16 educationWhat we expect from our studentsWhat you can expect from the CentreTo explore ways to support achievement

3 What are the differences between GCSEs and Post 16 qualifications? What do our Year 12 students say about Post 16 education? ‘The jump from GCSE to A Levels is big, so be prepared to work hard’ ‘Make sure you do more work than you did at GCSE and that you are committed to your subjects’ ‘Choose subject areas you are strongest in and enjoy the most, this is key to success’ Level 2 courses are a really good way to boost your GCSE grades, without doing ‘more of the same’ exams

4 So what are the differences? Greater independence A smaller range of subjects being studied Study periods Greater amount of out of school work More focus on independent enquiry Different assessment criteria and grades Not compulsory – students have chosen to study Post 16 Greater independence A smaller range of subjects being studied Study periods Greater amount of out of school work More focus on independent enquiry Different assessment criteria and grades Not compulsory – students have chosen to study Post 16

5 The structure of Post 16 Education Level 2 1 year courses 4 GCSEs Work experience Apprenticeships Employment Level 3 study Level 3 – A Levels 2 year courses AS leads to A2 Advanced apprenticeships Employment Higher Education Level 3 - BTECs 2 year courses Can be combined with A Levels Advanced apprenticeships Employment Higher Education

6 The structure of Post 16 Education Level 2 Pathway – 4 Ds at GCSE Health and Social CareEngineeringBusiness Studies Level 3 – Vocational BTEC Pathway – 5Cs or above at GCSE Sport (single)ICT (single and or double)Art (single) Public Services (single)Performing Arts (Double)Health and Social Care (double) Business Studies (single)All can be combined with A Levels Level 3 – A Level Pathway – 5 GCSEs A*- C plus a B grade in a continuation subject HistoryGeographyRE PsychologySociologyPolitics MathsFurther MathsMedia English LiteratureLit/Lang.French ChemistryBiologyPhysics PEProduct Design

7 Year 1 Year 2 AS level A2 Together they make one A level AS - 2 modules A2 - 2 modules The structure of Post 16 Education

8 Year 1 Year 2 Two year courses ICT (single and double) Performing Arts Two year courses (with a half-way, part qualification) Public Services Health and Social Care Art and Design BTEC Sport The structure of Post 16 Education

9 What do we expect from our students? Both staff and students feel the characteristics below outline what should be expected of all Post 16 students at all times: Respectful and Positive Organised and Hardworking Committed and Focused Present and Punctual

10 What do we expect from our students? Attendance Registration (daily in year 12) and all lessons must be attended. Minimum expected attendance to registration, lessons and any other agreed session is 95% 95% attendance is the equivalent to ½ a day of absence per fortnight 90% is the equivalent to 1 day of absence per fortnight Research shows that students who have below 95% attendance achieve on average a grade below expectation +95% % Below 90%

11 What do we expect from our students? Dress Code Smart ‘appropriate for business’ clothing Black or dark trousers Skirt of a suitable length Shirt or smart blouse/top Smart shoes/boots +95% % Below 90%

12 ABCDEABCDE Termly performance Average GCSE Score positive negative Student A Student B Student C MINIMUM GRADE What can you expect from the Centre? Target Setting

13 What can you expect from the Centre? Progress Information Progress is reported 3 times a year You will be updated on: a)Current attainment b)Work Ethic c)Likely end grade if student continues to work in the same manner 5 th February – Progress evening with subject teachers

14 What can you expect from the Centre? Pastoral Support Support-advice and guidance to keep students motivated Monitoring Mentoring Partnership with parents (Home/School links) A form tutor who is your, and the student’s first point of contact Care and support if things aren’t going right.

15 What can you expect from the Centre? Enrichment Opportunities Transition visit to Swadlincote Ski Centre Young Enterprise Post 16 Student Council Sports Teams Field visits for relevant subjects Transition visit after AS examinations Work Experience and Community Link Citizenship Education A wide range of Post 18 visits

16 What can you expect from the Centre? Careers Guidance Clear support, information and guidance will be given to all students at all stages of their Post 16 education. Students’ aspirations are encouraged through the provision of insight and guidance about opportunities post 18. Careers Café Pastoral Support HE guidance Futures Week Availability of fortnightly SYPS appointments

17 What can you expect from the Centre? Financial Support – Bursary Students entitled to received FSM will receive a sum of money three times a year, equivalent to £10 per week Three times a year all other students who qualify will be able to access this fund to provide support for a wide range of needs including: trips, additional study materials, clothes for Post 16 study Please take away and complete the FSM form if you feel that your child will be able to benefit from this fund

18 How can you help and support this next stage of education? Access the preparing to study Power Points on our website: Read the preparing to study guides for a range of information about Post 16 study Keep contact information and phone numbers up- to-date Consider the need of the student to have a part time job – 10 hours of part time work can have disastrous consequences with regards to Post 16 achievement Please do not book family holidays in term time – they will not be authorised Phone us by 9:15am if the student is ill

19 DateEvent 23 rd AugustGCSE results day. Robert Sutton and Paulet students see their Head of 6 th Form before leaving for a quick Progression Interview 3 rd September1.30 pm - Progression Interviews for any student unable to attend on GCSE results day, and those coming to us from other schools 4 th SeptemberEnrolment day at the centre (appointments times TBC) 5 th September9.00 am – Study Skills Induction 6 th SeptemberLessons begin – register at the schools at 8.30 am 28 th SeptemberDeadline date for subject changes OctoberProgress assessment data to be sent to parents/carers Key Dates for your dairy

20 Any questions?


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