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YEAR 12 EXPECTATIONS EVENING AND SUBJECT FAIR. The Programme for Tonight Headteacher’s introduction The Sixth Form Contract / Behaviour for Learning Studying.

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2 The Programme for Tonight Headteacher’s introduction The Sixth Form Contract / Behaviour for Learning Studying in the Sixth Form Y12 and university (UCAS) admissions – Mr Sexton The EPQ and AQA BACC – Miss Bedford Presentation will be placed on school website Subject Fair- 15 minutes per subject on rotation- see handout.

3 The Sixth Form Contract Makes clear entitlement and expectations Staged intervention for defaults. Targeting attendance, punctuality, attainment, attitude to learning and behaviour, participation, dress code Can result in students being asked to leave Makes clear minimum entry requirements for Y13. D grades in subjects that will be studied at A2. Plus D grade in EPQ

4 C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 Verbal Warning:For any disturbance that disrupts learning. Eg I’ve asked you to stop talking, if you carry on talking you will be on a C1. If student continues to talk, issue with a C1 on SIMS (and make a personal note). Final Verbal Warning and Conduct point “I’ve asked you to stop talking, if you talk again you will be on a C2”. Student ignores warning and continues poor behaviour. A student fails to meet a deadline with Homework 1hour 15 minute after school detention Awarded for 10 C1 or 5 C2 conduct points Student on a C2 ignores a further warning Homework is not handed in by 24hrs of deadline Homework deadlines repeatedly missed Inadequate homework is submitted 2 hour 15 minute after school detention 4C3s Repeated failure to follow instructions at C3 Gross rudeness, or serious misconduct Consistent failure to miss homework deadlines Community Exclusion: student is removed from all lessons, and social interaction throughout the full day. External exclusion for a fixed period For a serious incident or continual repeated offences Permanent Exclusion or Managed Move Gross misconduct towards student or staff Continued repetitive behaviour WGSB Behaviour for Learning Consequence Ladder ADW Approved by SLT All subject teachers and cover teachers All teachers but approved by Head of Year or Head of Department Every Consequence must be processed using SIMS (and in students planners where appropriate and suitable)

5 Monitoring Progress Daily Attendance/Behaviour monitoring Behaviourwatch emails to home Termly reports with analysis by Student manager/Director of Sixth Form Progress statistics shown to students Mock Exams in November Parents Evening December 12th Intervention Evening in Spring Classroom monitor










15 Classroom Monitor. Track progress on every aspect of a subject- a great help to revision

16 Surviving your workload A booklet outlining study survival strategies In PSHE students are undertaking activities to encourage reflection on the study skills they need. Onus on students to talk to teachers and Sixth Form Student manager about problems relating to study and workload. Parents can also contact school to raise concerns. Students should be spending 5 hours per subject per week outside lesson time on homework and revision

17 Go to the Student Learning Zone

18 Select Moodle

19 Select Sixth Form

20 Daily Bulletin PSHE……

21 ADVICE FROM THOSE WHO KNOW!!! James Mann Luke Chance Jasmin Cook

22 A Parent’s story ‘I was shocked when Tom’s report indicated that he’d only had an 84% attendance record. He goes to school every day. So I phoned the school to say they’d got it wrong but when we went through the figures they hadn’t. It all adds up.’

23 2 days added to half term to get cheaper flights for our Florida break. 2 Days Last 2 days of Christmas term (surely they’re winding down anyway) 2 Days Flu. He can’t help being ill 5 Days Tom’s uncle over from USA, he only comes over every 2 years 1 day Cold. All his friends had it too. 1 day Missed bus (can’t expect him to walk all that way) 1 day Driving theory test 1 day University visit 1 day Total days absent out of 91 school days 15 days 15 days out of 91 = 84% attendance will affect progress by roughly 1-2 grades 84%

24 University Applications (UCAS- universities and colleges admission service) The Application Form 1.Qualifications- includes unit grades of completed AS exams, increasing use of personal statement 2.Courses/Institutions up to 5 institutions. 3.Personal Statement 4.School Reference

25 What will happen this year Termly monitoring –target grades Students investigate choices and prepare database of possible choices Will be shown where to look UCAS Parents evening in Spring Higher Education Convention-April 2013 Will start to fill in application form online-July 12 Drafting Personal Statements before end of year but this process starts now!

26 What needs to happen now Use the hand-out given today “How Year 12 can help you get to university” Research Universities Attend Open Days / visit universities (only 2 in school time (rest holidays/weekends) Put information together for a personal statement-prefect, jobs, activities Taster Courses Spring Summer 11 Summer Schools Maximise Grades this year

27 Role of Parents Read sixth form contract & sheet on HE and Y12 Monitoring, support and encouragement- is performance in termly reports at or above target grades? Contact subject teachers/student manager Help in choosing courses, visiting universities Is course highly rated?(unistats), do graduates get jobs easily?, is the course challenging enough? (Target grades) Use of Times/Guardian Good University Guides NAGGING about deadlines AVOID BEING ON HOLIDAY ON AUGUST 15 2013 Centre ExamTimetable on website by end of September Show My Homework

28 mmar/ Filter for year 8,subject etc. Filter by Year Group And by subject and teacher

29 Competitive courses English, Law, Physiotherapy, Medicine, Oxbridge, Journalism, Architecture Selecting Universities ( Russell Group 1994 group etc) Increasingly not keen on retakes. Keen to see success in AS grades-particularly if GCSEs could have been better Increasing use of personal statement Increasing use of extra tests

30 THE EPQ/AQA BACC Miss Bedford

31 Stand out in the crowd with the Extended Project Qualification

32 What is the extended project? The EPQ is an opportunity for you to complete a project on a topic of your choice Develop your independent planning, research, evaluation and presentation skills

33 What does the extended project involve? The EPQ is led by the student, who chooses their own project topic. This can be either: o a topic that extends from a subject you are studying (or plan to study) or, o a topic in which you have a personal interest. The finished Project can be: academic essay (5000 words) 2.a production* (such as a performance or charity event) 3.An artifact* (media animation, short film) o *A written report is required to support this option (1000 words)

34 o Students who complete the EPQ achieve and develop skills that can help further their education and career possibilities o it is enjoyed by students who gain a sense of achievement o universities have indicated they support the extended project alongside A-levels o it carries 70 UCAS points to A*. Why the extended project?

35 Extending the EPQ to the AQA Baccalaureate. Building on your A- levels, broadening your study, completing the extended project (EPQ) and recording your enrichment activities

36 What do Universities think? A levels continue to be the gold standard for progression to university. The AQA Bacc gives students access to 550 UCAS points – Up to 140 per A level – Up to 70 for the EPQ – Up to 60 for the breadth subject

37 Final Comments The EPQ is now a requirement for entry into year 13. A grade D must be achieved. and follow links for the AQA Baccalaureate for further information.

38 Contact details Please ensure you take away our contact details. You can phone/email any of us but for quicker response: E-mail, phone Mr Sexton re: HE/careers, curriculum E-mail, phone Mrs Regan re: attendance, punctuality, attainment, dress code E-mail, phone Mrs Riley/Mrs Edwards re: dates, forms, Bursary, change of details, general enquiries E-mail, phone subject teachers re subject issues.

39 Hand outs Parental GUIDE TO Year 12 reports How Year 12 can help you get to university Contact details Subject Block rota for Subject Fair Evaluation Form

40 Subject Fair 15 minutes per subject. Pips will indicate when to move- Go to block D subject first then Block A

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