Presentation on theme: "How it works at Bullers Wood"— Presentation transcript:
1How it works at Bullers Wood ALISHow it works at Bullers Wood
2What is Alis? A Level Information System Developed by Durham universityCollection of data from thousands of students over many years.
3The Questionnaire GCSE results provide target grades Target grades are worked out from the average GCSE points scoreTarget grades give students a point to start from.The targets grades are aspirational, but achievable. Because we believe you should aim higher.
4Av 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.
11MonitoringYour subject teachers will discuss your target grades with youThose identified for D4 monitoring is based on current performance grades against target gradesAll future UCAS predicted grades may be measured against this.
14The Student’s View Realistic view of your level Improves your learning Makes you matter as an individualKeeps you focused
15The Reporting System 5 reports over 2 years First report in November Effort gradesCurrent gradesAlis Target grades
16If I am not meeting my target grades? Do not panic!Subject tutorForm tutorMonitoring in D4
17If you are Exceeding your target grades? Great!Be aspirationalKeep up the good work!
18How do I meet my target grades? Work hardListen to adviceMeet deadlinesOrganise a sensible routineKeep paid work to a maximum of ten hours a week
19The Russell Group University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of CambridgeCardiff UniversityUniversity of EdinburghUniversity of GlasgowImperial College LondonKing's College LondonUniversity of LeedsUniversity of LiverpoolLondon School of Economics & Political ScienceUniversity of ManchesterNewcastle UniversityUniversity of NottinghamUniversity of OxfordQueen's University BelfastUniversity of SheffieldUniversity of SouthamptonUniversity College LondonUniversity of Warwick
20Dropping your 4th Subject The University of ManchesterEnglish Literature3 year full-time DegreeCourse Specific RequirementsGCSE/Standard Grade/Intermediate 1&2/Equivalent QualificationsSubjects and grades requiredMinimum of grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature).GCE A/AS level grade rangeMinimum number required: 3 Number preferred: 3.5 AAA-AAB
21Dropping your 4th Subject The University of ManchesterEnglish Literature3 year full-time DegreeCourse Specific RequirementsGCSE/Standard Grade/Intermediate 1&2/Equivalent QualificationsSubjects and grades requiredMinimum of grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature).GCE A/AS level grade rangeMinimum number required: 3 Number preferred: 3.5 AAA-AAB
22Dropping your 4th Subject Aston University, BirminghamBusiness and Management4 year sandwich Degree Course Specific RequirementsGCSE/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
23Do 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.
25And finally, Follow the advice of staff Be part of the Bullers Wood success story
26Preparing for Post Bullers Wood Open Days Taster days Summer schools
27THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT…. UNIVERSITY VERSUS COLLEGE VERSUS APPRENTICESHIP OR SCHOOL LEAVERS’ PROGRAMME VERSUS JOB and start thinking now so that you are prepared!
28University Open DaysFind out more about your intended subject and University choicesThey generally start from March onwards and continue to first term of year 13Posters up around InglewoodMake sure you investigate ONLINE at the various University websitesProcedure:Need a permission form signed by teachers (collect from D9)You must catch up any work you miss
29Taster Days Offered by many Universities – get online to find out more London Taster Course Programme:Offered by University of LondonSample potential degree subjectsEnsures more informed decision makingFor more info: see Mr Weeks or visit
30Summer Schools 2012Why 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 UniversityIt will look good on any University applicationWhere?Oxford (www.ox.ac.uk/uniq) – deadlineCambridge / Bristol / Nottingham / Durham / Imperial / UCL - Sutton Trust (http://www.suttontrust.com/summer- schools/) – deadline
31What are they?Residential courses (3 nights up to a week)Lectures / seminars / discussion groups / practical work / social activitiesAccommodation in University campusALL costs covered including travel to / from event, meals, accommodation and activitiesSummer schools take place this summer holiday (mostly)
32Key informationHave a look for yourself about the summer schools on the internetApply online yourselfDEADLINE for Sutton trust is (Oxford deadline is )Please keep me advised of your progress because I need to send through confirmationDiscuss with your subject teachersIf 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