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1 Why join us?

2 Subject choice/class size/facilities Practicalities- can they get there? Cost? Length of day? Pastoral support while they learn Help to make the next steps ‘Feels right’ – will they fit in? Will they enjoy it? Why wouldn’t they come here?

3 It’s no different from Year 11 Facilities aren’t as good as some I need to be more of a grown up I want a change of teachers/surroundings Honiton wouldn’t support me in my aspirations. I want to take subjects Honiton doesn’t offer. It’s no different from Year 11 Facilities aren’t as good as some I need to be more of a grown up I want a change of teachers/surroundings Honiton wouldn’t support me in my aspirations. I want to take subjects Honiton doesn’t offer.

4 Support from tutor, teacher, Andrea, myself, Mr Holt… Student Contract Bulletin and emails to communicate Parent links- via Progress Day, Subject meetings, emails, phone calls: Student, tutor and parent/carer sign a Contract. System of close monitoring of attendance/progress via tutor/Contact Meetings/Subject and Progress Reviews Student is expected to take more responsibility as an independent learner over these very fast two years.

5 Support with UCAS and aspirational career paths eg 2012 Tommy Shepherd Nottingham Maths A* A* A* A Jess Doe Southampton Medicine A B C Annie Frost Plymouth Adult Nursing A A Dist D Sam Loescher Bath Elect/Comm Engineering A*A A B Kayleigh Pearse Reading History and Economics A B B Claire Baily (ABCD) Keele English Literature Tasha Haward (A* B B) National Youth Theatre/ski season Lauren Facey (A* Dist B) Art Foundation degree 2011: Aaron King (Edinburgh; Chemistry), George Taylor (Leeds; Geophysics), Emma Weir (Bristol; Biochemistry) Apprenticeships- Rhys McGrath, Corrie Payne Our ALUMNI are very precious to us!

6 Nuffield Bursaries, Engineering Educational Scheme Sutton Trust Debating Matters, BASE contest, Oxbridge and ATOM conference, Medical Society, Newsletter, Volunteering experiences abroad and at home, RAG, APAUSE, mentoring, Cool to be Clever, Community- Mayor Making, Radio Station, SET, work experience, paid work…. Much of this is communicated in Bulletin Maybe why we have very few NEET students…..?

7 Inter-tutor set competitions eg Quiz Leavers’ Day, Activities Week, Prom, Christmas event, trips, skiing, Poland, dry slope skiing, cinema, singing group, music and drama Friendship groups…but we don’t organise these!

8 Chris- ATOM Med, Nuffield Bursary, Medical application, work experience Kate- Canadian- new to sixth form, APAUSE, Oxbridge conference, Engineering Project, Nuffield Bursary… Andy- Law, Debating, Krakow, Sutton Trust. Alex- Theatre, Music, SET Chairperson, Mayor Making, cleaner Tara- non-Uni, Mayor making, Ethiopia, subject support Dale – Fundraising Chair, RAG Chairperson, our Totaliser!

9 What makes the Honiton experience different? Small enough to be able to care about the individual. Good teaching in small groups in a wide range of subjects. Will they enjoy it, build confidence and be well prepared for their next step?


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