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1 How it works at Bullers Wood
ALIS How it works at Bullers Wood

2 What is Alis? A Level Information System
Developed by Durham university Collection of data from thousands of students over many years.

3 The Questionnaire GCSE results provide target grades
Target grades are worked out from the average GCSE points score Target grades give students a point to start from. The targets grades are aspirational, but achievable. Because we believe you should aim higher.

4 Av GCSE point score and Banding
The average GCSE points score is produced by adding up your individual GCSE scores and dividing by the number of GSCEs taken: Grade Scores: A*  8, A  7, B  6, C  5, D  4, E  3.

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6 Subject Chances Graphs

7 Subject Chances Graphs

8 Subject Chances Graphs

9 Subject Chances Graphs

10 Subject Chances Graphs

11 Monitoring Your subject teachers will discuss your target grades with you Those identified for D4 monitoring is based on current performance grades against target grades All future UCAS predicted grades may be measured against this.

12 Why do we use Alis?

13 The Teacher’s View Monitoring progress Raising achievement
Analyse our results Improves teaching Clear goals

14 The Student’s View Realistic view of your level Improves your learning
Makes you matter as an individual Keeps you focused

15 The Reporting System 5 reports over 2 years First report in November
Effort grades Current grades Alis Target grades

16 If I am not meeting my target grades?
Do not panic! Subject tutor Form tutor Monitoring in D4

17 If you are Exceeding your target grades?
Great! Be aspirational Keep up the good work!

18 How do I meet my target grades?
Work hard Listen to advice Meet deadlines Organise a sensible routine Keep paid work to a maximum of ten hours a week

19 The Russell Group University of Birmingham University of Bristol
University of Cambridge Cardiff University University of Edinburgh University of Glasgow Imperial College London King's College London University of Leeds University of Liverpool London School of Economics & Political Science University of Manchester Newcastle University University of Nottingham University of Oxford Queen's University Belfast University of Sheffield University of Southampton University College London University of Warwick

20 Dropping your 4th Subject
The University of Manchester English Literature 3 year full-time Degree Course Specific Requirements GCSE/Standard Grade/Intermediate 1&2/Equivalent Qualifications Subjects and grades required Minimum of grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature). GCE A/AS level grade range Minimum number required: 3 Number preferred: 3.5   AAA-AAB 

21 Dropping your 4th Subject
The University of Manchester English Literature 3 year full-time Degree Course Specific Requirements GCSE/Standard Grade/Intermediate 1&2/Equivalent Qualifications Subjects and grades required Minimum of grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature). GCE A/AS level grade range Minimum number required: 3 Number preferred: 3.5   AAA-AAB 

22 Dropping your 4th Subject
Aston University, Birmingham Business and Management 4 year sandwich Degree  Course Specific Requirements GCSE/Standard Grade Subjects and grades required A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C, including English Language and Mathematics. Volume and depth of study/Tariff points and Grades Volume and depth of study (GCE A level or equivalent) Minimum number required: 3 Number preferred: 4 GCE A/AS level grade range AAA-AAB 

23 Do Your Research! Bournemouth University Communication and Media
3 year full-time Degree   Course Specific Requirements 320 UCAS tariff points typically from 3 A-levels or equivalent Subjects and grades required Minimum requirement of 5 GCSEs A* - C including English and Mathematics or equivalent qualifications Volume and depth of study/Tariff points and Grades Volume and depth of study (GCE A level or equivalent)   Tariff score Points accepted: 320  GCE A/AS level grade range   GCE A level Additional Information Preferred subjects include: English Literature, English Language, Psychology, Sociology, Drama & Theatre Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Law, Communication, History, History of Art. BTEC National Award (6 units) (not including Early Years) Acceptability Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Required grades Distinction Additional Information Only acceptable in addition to two A-Levels in relevant subjects to achieve the overall tariff.

24 Russell Group: Informed Choices

25 And finally, Follow the advice of staff
Be part of the Bullers Wood success story

26 Preparing for Post Bullers Wood
Open Days Taster days Summer schools

27 THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT….
UNIVERSITY VERSUS COLLEGE VERSUS APPRENTICESHIP OR SCHOOL LEAVERS’ PROGRAMME VERSUS JOB and start thinking now so that you are prepared!

28 University Open Days Find out more about your intended subject and University choices They generally start from March onwards and continue to first term of year 13 Posters up around Inglewood Make sure you investigate ONLINE at the various University websites Procedure: Need a permission form signed by teachers (collect from D9) You must catch up any work you miss

29 Taster Days Offered by many Universities – get online to find out more
London Taster Course Programme: Offered by University of London Sample potential degree subjects Ensures more informed decision making For more info: see Mr Weeks or visit

30 Summer Schools 2012 Why Go? Learn about the academic subject you are considering (it could be one not offered at school, eg Biochemistry, Medicine) Find out what it is like at University It will look good on any University application Where? Oxford (www.ox.ac.uk/uniq) – deadline Cambridge / Bristol / Nottingham / Durham / Imperial / UCL - Sutton Trust (http://www.suttontrust.com/summer- schools/) – deadline

31 What are they? Residential courses (3 nights up to a week) Lectures / seminars / discussion groups / practical work / social activities Accommodation in University campus ALL costs covered including travel to / from event, meals, accommodation and activities Summer schools take place this summer holiday (mostly)

32 Key information Have a look for yourself about the summer schools on the internet Apply online yourself DEADLINE for Sutton trust is (Oxford deadline is ) Please keep me advised of your progress because I need to send through confirmation Discuss with your subject teachers If you have any special circumstances which may help your application (disability / medical condition / carer status / time in care / first person in family to go to university), you MUST inform me privately


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