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H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Welcome to your Sixth Form Information Evening 8 November 2012 Please switch off all mobile phones Welcome to your Sixth Form Information Evening 8 November 2012 Please switch off all mobile phones
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Headteacher:Jennifer Payne Deputy Head:Anne Kelly Head of Sixth Form: Dan Quinn To seek, to learn, today…. ….to shape, to lead, tomorrow
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL ‘Students make excellent progress in the Sixth Form… They are actively involved in all aspects of school life and provide excellent role models and mentoring for younger pupils.’ Highsted Inspection Report Highsted Inspection Report What can Highsted offer you?What can Highsted offer you? A demanding course, but:A demanding course, but: less subjects, your own choice, in greater depth Preparing you for your future through: quality teaching, excellent environment, the right supportPreparing you for your future through: quality teaching, excellent environment, the right support
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Examination structure for 2013–15:Examination structure for 2013–15: Year 12- AS exams taken Year 13- A2 exams, giving full A-level - and/or additional AS-levels, to increase breadth Supports life-long learning, increases flexibility, meets future needsSupports life-long learning, increases flexibility, meets future needs ‘Learners are rightly proud of their school. Relationships at all levels are excellent and staff and learners show mutual respect for each other.’ Highsted Inspection Report
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Highsted Curriculum : a step ahead…Highsted Curriculum: a step ahead… ‘There has been innovative work to engage learners and this has developed to take account of their views and preferred learning activities’ Highsted Inspection Report ….of the proposed Advanced Baccalaureate Plus 5000-word essay on chosen topic and voluntary work Maths A-level Chemistry A-level Physics A-level French or history AS or A- level Plus Extended Project presentation and voluntary work Art & Design A-level English A-level Biology A-level Sociology AS or A- level
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Sittingbourne Partnership:Sittingbourne Partnership: Highsted Grammar School Borden Grammar School Fulston Manor School Compatible timetables:Compatible timetables: give increased flexibility extend opportunity build on familiar relationships retain existing support structures ‘Learners make excellent progress and the great majority reach or exceed their challenging targets so that the standards are outstanding.’ Highsted Inspection Report Highsted Inspection Report
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL School or college?School or college? Highest quality teachingHighest quality teaching Excellent examination resultsExcellent examination results Ongoing care, guidance and supportOngoing care, guidance and support Widest academic choice, a step ahead: -over 35 traditional AS/A-level subjects -applied (vocational) A-levels -proven Extended Project success (90% A*/A)Widest academic choice, a step ahead: -over 35 traditional AS/A-level subjects -applied (vocational) A-levels -proven Extended Project success (90% A*/A) Preparation for further study - most students go on to UniversityPreparation for further study - most students go on to University ‘…learners have particularly good opportunities to develop skills which prepare them superbly for the next steps in their education…’ Highsted Inspection Report
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Musical concerts and drama productionsMusical concerts and drama productions European work experienceEuropean work experience Wide programme of social and cultural opportunitiesWide programme of social and cultural opportunities ‘Learners have excellent opportunities to take responsibility and make a positive contribution to their own and the wider community’ Highsted Inspection Report Highsted Inspection Report Extensive enrichment programme: Complementary activities – both informal and certificatedComplementary activities – both informal and certificated Sporting opportunities at every levelSporting opportunities at every level
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Highsted Grammar School offers….. a full programme – no part-time courses;a full programme – no part-time courses; courses that are demanding but manageable;courses that are demanding but manageable; self-directed study time;self-directed study time; support to become an independent learner;support to become an independent learner; success!success! …..to young people who are prepared to do more than the absolute minimum ‘Learners share a strong sense of belonging to the school community… They show good understanding of other cultures and beliefs and respect the right of individuals to be different.’ Highsted Inspection Report Your opportunity, your decision, your future your future, …..choose carefully!
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL ….where learning is fun! A serious purpose….
H IGHSTED GRAMMAR SCHOOL Thank you for attending our Sixth Form Information Evening Information Evening