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1 Thomas Rotherham College

2 Dr Richard Williams Principal Tony Dowling VP Teaching and Learning Elaine Shaw Assistant Principal Curriculum &Professional Development Andy Amery Assistant Principal Curriculum & Quality Karen Robinson Student Services Administration Manager Wendy Robson Senior Student Support Manager Cerise Walters Careers and Employer Engagement Manager Jill Valentine Careers Adviser

3 Thomas Rotherham College  A look at the curriculum  Pastoral support and guidance  An opportunity to ask any individual questions

4 Thomas Rotherham College All students will typically follow a programme consisting of three or four blocks E.g. Level 3 4 x AS/BTEC courses 3 x AS/BTEC courses + GCSE re-sit 3 x AS/BTEC courses Level 2 4 x GCSE/BTEC courses In addition … Tutorial sessions Principal’s Update and Social Development Seminars Progression criteria Pass in 2 AS/BTEC subjects (Level 3) Pass in 3 out of 4 GCSE/BTEC subjects Understanding the Curriculum

5 Thomas Rotherham College Classroom Time … Most subjects are timetabled for 4.5 hours per week Others have multiples of 4.5 hours e.g BTEC and Further Maths = 9/13.5 hours Tutorial and the Principal’s Updates Seminars are a less frequent commitment. Note: There are 2 subject support workshops available each week to the students (Tuesday / Thursday) Also Study Support is available to all learners through CLASS (Centre for Learning and Study Skills)

6 DAY 9.00 – – – – – 4.10 C1C2C3 B1B2A1A2 D1D2D3E1E2 BTEC Media AS English LitAS History MON BrL F1F2F3 A3A4D4D5 E3E4 C4C5 AS English Lit AS History BTEC Media TUES BrLSubject Workshops A5A6A7 C6C7B3B4 F4F5 F6F7 BTEC Media PUSDS Representative sport : Netball WED BrL E5E6E7 D6D7C8C9 A8A9B5B6 AS History AS English LitBTEC Media Subject THUR Workshops BrL B7B8B9 F8F9E8E9 D8D9 TutorialAS History AS English Lit FRI BrL An example student timetable Private study time

7 Thomas Rotherham College Promoting ‘independent learning’ Crucial to success at this level of study … and preparation for Higher Education and a career Should be done both inside and outside college – suggested commitment is 4.5 hours per subject studied per week Successful students make effective use of their ‘freed’ periods

8 Thomas Rotherham College “MOODLE” … our on-line Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

9 Thomas Rotherham College Monitoring performance We regularly monitor the performance of your son/daughter using a range of measures including: Attendance data Performance in class (e.g. contribution to the lesson) Folder organisation and presentation Homework assessment Progress tests Ability to work well independently and with others Where concerns arise we will speak with your son/daughter in the first instance and put support measures in place.

10 Thomas Rotherham College Moving forward Your son/daughter will have regular meetings with his/her tutor/subject teacher during which they will work together to set targets to promote achievement and progression. Your son/daughter will store these targets both electronically and in their TRC Folder to allow for personal review.

11 Thomas Rotherham College Sharing progress with parents Progress reports to parents are made twice a year (20 th November 2014 and 19 th February 2015) For each subject the report will include a statistically predicted grade and your son/daughter’s average performance grade to date First parents’ evenings take place on Thursday 27 th November + Tuesday 2 nd December … followed by a second on Thursday 26 th February + Tuesday 3 rd March

12 Thomas Rotherham College External Examinations External examination sittings are held in May/June; however trial exams will be held in the week commencing 19/1/15. The purpose of the trial exams is to prepare students for the summer exam and to provide an indication of progress against their targets. Following the trial exams period key areas for improvement will be discussed with students and guidance offered.

13 Thomas Rotherham College Examination Results Examined module results are given as numeric scores Scores are totalled to give an overall score. Overall score is used to determine the grade awarded. AS grade is an important foundation for final A level grade AS grade is used as the basis for University applications

14 Thomas Rotherham College Looking ahead … Starting A2 A2 classes start before the end of the first academic year. Monday 8 th June – Friday 19 th June 2015 This is the start of the student’s A2 year. Attendance is crucial. Students failing to attend during this period will not be allowed to progress onto the A2 part of the course Many courses also start the substantial A2 coursework in this period to give students the opportunity to do research over the summer break. College teaching year ends for students Friday 19 th June 2015


16 Thomas Rotherham College

17 The majority of our students go on to university, including Oxford and Cambridge Next steps …… In the last 8 years 41 TRC students have received offers from either Oxford or Cambridge

18 20% go to one of the Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Others progress to Advanced Apprenticeships or employment 400 different work placements last year including in South Africa Next steps …… Thomas Rotherham College

19 Next steps... Kaplan Scholarship Winner – Chloe Lunn Thomas Rotherham Student wins £15,000 Chloe Lunn won the Kaplan Scholarship which provides her with £15,000 worth of accountancy training to enable her to become a fully qualified accountant.

20 Thomas Rotherham College Next steps….. Howells Prize Winners Howells Solicitors sponsor an essay-writing competition for Law students

21 Careers support available Who are we? Cerise Walters – Manager for Careers and Employer Engagement Jill Valentine – Careers Adviser Kevin Lennox – Careers Adviser Thomas Rotherham College

22 1-2-1 careers information, advice and guidance Help with University applications Specific help for students applying for Medicine, Dentistry, Vet Science, Allied Health and teaching degrees Careers Blog E-guidance Compact and Widening Participation Schemes What services do we provide? (HE and FE support) Thomas Rotherham College

23 1-2-1 careers information, advice and guidance Help with job and apprenticeship applications Help with job hunting including: CVs interview techniques where to look for employment Careers BlogCareers Blog E-guidance What services do we provide? (Work and Apprenticeship related support)



26 Thomas Rotherham College Thank you for taking the time to come along this evening Staff are now available to answer individual questions: Curriculum Lecture Theatre Financial support M134 Pastoral and Careers Support M137 Have a safe journey home

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