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Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Welcome Jane Partridge (Headteacher) The year ahead Chris Norwood (Deputy Headteacher) NTC Sixth Form Lisa Donaldson.

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1 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Welcome Jane Partridge (Headteacher) The year ahead Chris Norwood (Deputy Headteacher) NTC Sixth Form Lisa Donaldson (Assistant Headteacher) Learning Community Support Heads of Learning Community and Progress Managers

2 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Why is this year important? Working lifeSchoolRetirement You have spent 418 weeks in school You have 18 weeks until your final exams start You are likely to have to work for 2400 weeks! That is 96,000 hours Or 288,000 assemblies worth of time! What you do now shapes the opportunities you have for this time and beyond.

3 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 What difference does 5A*-C make? Extra for 5A*-C (EN/MA) £140,000 Extra for A levels £310,000 Extra for a degree £935,000 You have 18 weeks! With a degree 88% in full time employment (2003) No 5A*-C 50% in full time employment (2003)

4 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Successes at NTC

5 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 GCSE’s terminal exam terminal exam and coursework modular exams and internal assessments BTEC’s/DIDA coursework only ALAN online tests Diploma Coursework and examination Functional skills tests What happens with each course?

6 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 What do we do for your Son? Delivering quality lessons Resources on Fronter Tracking of progress and targeting support Raising attainment facilitators Holiday sessions After school sessions Progress Manager interviews Form 23 External agency revision support Revision source guidance to be issued Mock exams and GAP analysis informing teaching Parents Consultation Days

7 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Parents consultation day Wed 25th November Mock Exams Mon 7th – Fri 12th December Sixth Form information evening Thu 3rd December GCSE module examinations Mon 11th – Fri 29 th January Academic board interviews Mon 18 th January Year 11 Parents Evening (Subjects)Thu 28 th January GCSE Science Module exams Mon 1 st March Year 11 reports sent home Thu 1 st April Easter Revision School Tue 6 th – Fri 9 th April GCSE Exams start Mon 19 th April Key dates and passwords

8 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 The right environment Planning study time is essential Keep in contact with the school Ensure he has balance diet, exercise and sleep Keep a check on what he is doing Social time should be reducing Revision – 4/5hrs per week now 8/9hrs per week nearer to exams 18 Weeks to gain 5A*-C with English and Maths What can you do for your son?

9 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Applying for Sixth Form

10 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 NTC Grammar schools Other Sixth Forms College Apprenticeships What choices do I have?

11 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Through the Kentchoices4U website How do I apply?

12 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Key dates Monday 9 th November website goes “Live” Wednesday 11 th November 2009 NW Kent College Open Day NTC Sixth Form Open evening Thursday 3 rd December 6-8pm

13 Year 11 Parents Information Evening % of students achieved 2 A levels, or equivalents, at C+ Value added 1030 (LA average 993) Range of courses on offer Excellent facilities Excellent teachers and relationships Successful well established Sixth Form Help and advice Why NTC?

14 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Non- Academy Choose from a whole range of courses Sports Academy: Basketball Or Football Or Both BTEC Sports Science Plus one other What courses can I take? – two routes

15 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Level 2 Workskills and IT Philosophy General studies Psychology Maths and English re-sits Level 3 Art IT Diplomas: Business and Finance, Engineering, Travel and Tourism Science: BTEC, Psychology, Human Biology Music Media Performing Arts Maths AS level English A level Geography A level What course are on offer?

16 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 Think about what courses you would like to study SPEAK to the teacher who teaches that subject and find out what it involves SPEAK to students already on the course Look at the Kent choices website SPEAK to your parents about the options ASK FOR HELP What do I need to do now?

17 Year 11 Parents Information Evening 2009 The right environment Planning study time is essential Keep in contact with the school Ensure he has balance diet, exercise and sleep Keep a check on what he is doing Social time should be reducing Revision – 4/5hrs per week now 8/9hrs per week nearer to exams 18 Weeks to gain 5A*-C with English and Maths What can you do for your son?


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