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2014 Results GCSE 98.9% of examinations taken were graded A*-B 84.8% were graded A*-A 45.7% were graded A* 100% of students gained the national ‘gold.

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2 2014 Results GCSE 98.9% of examinations taken were graded A*-B 84.8% were graded A*-A 45.7% were graded A* 100% of students gained the national ‘gold standard’ of at least 5 subjects at A*-C, including English and Mathematics.

3 2014 Results A Level 100% pass rate from A* to E 91% of all examinations taken were graded A*-B. Students have also had stunning success with university entry, with 16 girls accepted by Oxford and Cambridge.

4 The Sixth Form Team Mrs Galvin (Miss Lally)Head of Sixth Form Miss RiceSenior Tutor Year 12 Mrs QuigleySixth Form Administrator Ms EganSixth Form Administrator 12-1Mr Kilpatrick 12-2Mrs Searle 12-3Miss Taylor 12-4Dr Yong 12-5Mr Walker 12-6Miss Horan 12-7Mrs Downing (Miss Derbyshire) 12-8Miss Bailey

5 8.40Registration 8.45Assembly or form time 9.05Lesson Lesson Lesson Lunch 1.30Lesson Lesson School officially ends Libraries and resource centres are available until 5pm Extra curricular activities The School Day

6 Home School Agreement Details in Student Handbook Attendance and punctuality (form time and lessons) Uniform Sixth Form detentions

7 The Curriculum 5 AS subjects including General Studies. All taught by subject specialists One lesson per cycle on General Studies in Year 12 Year 13-no General Studies lessons but all have an EPQ Tutorial

8 The Curriculum 5 hours extra study expected per subject per 10 day cycle Attendance and punctuality important Help sessions and support Active role in lessons is vital

9 Extended Project Qualification Year 13 Independent research skills Stepping stone to University Self-directed and self-motivated project

10 Extended Project Qualification “ We welcome the introduction of the Extended Project and would encourage you to undertake one as it will develop your independent study and research skills and ease the transition from school / college to higher education.” University of Cambridge “If you have undertaken the Extended Project, this may be taken into account if you do not achieve the conditions of your offer.” London School of Economics “We have an increasingly compelling evidence base that students who did well at EPQ settle in well to their studies, we are keen to see more of them.” University of Southampton

11 The AQA Baccalaureate Optional Students pay for entry Designed to “celebrate the achievements of well-rounded post-16 students”  Depth of study – A level subjects  Breadth of study – AS General Studies  Independent learning – an Extended Project (EPQ) – Mandatory for all students  Personal Development – Enrichment Activities

12 Extra Curricular Activities Work experience Young Enterprise Peer mentoring of younger girls Stewarding Year group school councils Charity events and fundraising Bar mock trial Debate society Feminist society

13 Book deposit £50 deposit Given back at end of Year 13 upon return of ALL textbooks

14 Target Setting and ALIS ALIS is used to set challenging targets based on national data Average GCSE point scores are submitted for each student Point scores are used to generate targets for A Levels

15 Modules No January modules this year All exams sat in the summer

16 AS Level Examinations Results – August Uniform Mark Score (UMS) AS (Yr 12) ExamplesUnit 1Unit 2AS total AS grade Student A93(A)100(A)193A+33 In this example the maximum UMS score is – A, 140 – B, 120 – C, 100 – D, 80 – E

17 AS Level Examinations Results – August Uniform Mark Score (UMS) AS (Yr 12) ExamplesUnit 1Unit 2AS total AS grade Student A93(A)100(A)193A+33 Student B83(A)78(B)161A+1 In this example the maximum UMS score is – A, 140 – B, 120 – C, 100 – D, 80 – E

18 A2 Level Examinations Results – August Uniform Mark Score (UMS) AS (Yr 12)A2 (Yr 13) ExamplesUnit 1Unit 2AS total AS grade Unit 3Unit 4Overall UMS Overall grade Student A93(A)100(A)193A+3375 (B)78 (B)346A Student B83(A)78(B)161A+1 Example where A2 maximum UMS is – A, 280 – B, 240 – D, 200 – D, E

19 A2 Level Examinations Results – August Uniform Mark Score (UMS) AS (Yr 12)A2 (Yr 13) ExamplesUnit 1Unit 2AS total AS grade Unit 3Unit 4Overall UMS Overall grade Student A93(A)100(A)193A+3375 (B)78 (B)346A Student B83(A)78(B)161A+175 (B)78 (B)314B Example where A2 maximum UMS is – A, 280 – B, 240 – D, 200 – D, E

20 Why AS Levels are Important In May/June of Year 12 1.AS results used to inform predicted A2 grades; 2.School reference written based on Y12 performance; 3.Personal statements / CVs written at the end of Year 12; 4.AS level exams easier than A2 exams; 5.Girls’ choices of Universities and courses based on the above

21 Monitoring Targets set Discussions with subjects teachers and form tutors Tracking by form tutors, Miss Rice and Mrs Galvin Parents’ Evenings: Thursday 4 th December Thursday 12 th March Interim reports and SIMS Learning Gateway (SLG)

22 SIMS Learning Gateway (SLG) Mr Osborne

23 AS Level Results Day Thursday 13 th August 2015 If possible, please also be here the following week Admissions policy to Year 13

24 Higher Education, Courses and Employment Careers interviews Year 13 to Year 12 information exchange Tutor time Parents’ Evenings UCAS system and training days Open days

25 Well being Tutor time programme Form tutor, Miss Rice, Mrs Galvin Miss Miller and Dr Welch - Higher Education questions and ‘what to do next’ Connexions advisors-Colette McLoughlin School counsellor and pastoral mentor Talks e.g. Drugs, alcohol

26 Who to contact Miss Rice-Senior Tutor Mrs Galvin-Head of Sixth Form Miss Miller and Dr Welch - Higher Education questions and ‘what to do next’

27 Year 12 Work Experience: th July 2015 Students to source their own placement at a reputable company within the industry or profession a student might want to work in post ‘A’ Level or post university. Sole traders will not be accepted. Must be within the Greater Manchester area. Placements out of area will be classed as unauthorised and we do not accept unauthorised placements. School’s duty of care - The company must agree to a Health and Safety risk assessment visit. This is a requirement of the Local Authority.

28 Government funding for work experience has now ceased. School will be subsidising part of the cost of the risk assessment visits, however, we would request £25 from parents to be made via Parentpay. Paperwork to be completed & enclosed: Self-placement form Must enclose a copy of the Employer’s Liability Insurance – paperwork cannot be accepted without this document Medical form, if appropriate Must be returned by Wednesday 17 th December.

29 Letters will be sent out via Parentmail by the end of the week & the self–placement forms will be given out to each student via their Form Tutors. IT IS NOT TOO EARLY TO START SEARCHING. Many placements supplied by large companies are taken by Christmas time. Any queries or questions are to be directed to Mrs Gillibrand, Careers Co-ordinator at the main school office. Some students may be on the Ecuador trip at this time so this does not apply to them.

30 Bursary Means tested financial support for students Paid in addition to all other benefits Evidence of income required to support applications Information from Mrs Quigley in the Sixth Form Office

31 Important Dates Wednesday 24 th September: GCSE certificate presentation evening RNCM Thursday 14 th November: Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 4 th December & Thursday 12 th March: Year 12 Parents’ Evening AS Results: Thursday 13 th August

32 Home Support and Home-School Liaison Early contact Parents’ Forum 1st October 2014

33 Thank you for joining us tonight We look forward to celebrating success with you in August 2015 and 2016!

34 Important Dates Wednesday 24 th September: GCSE certificate presentation evening RNCM Wednesday 12 th November: Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 4 th December & Thursday 12 th March: Year 12 Parents’ Evening AS Results: Thursday 13 th August


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