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WELCOME TO Stoke Park School and Community Technology College Prospective Sixth Form Evening Thursday 15 th January 2009.

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1 WELCOME TO Stoke Park School and Community Technology College Prospective Sixth Form Evening Thursday 15 th January 2009

2 PURPOSE OF THE EVENING Introduction to life Post 16 and an opportunity for parents to ask questions Introduction to life Post 16 and an opportunity for parents to ask questions Opportunity to collect information about the courses offered at Stoke Park School Opportunity to collect information about the courses offered at Stoke Park School To speak with staff:- To speak with staff:- Post 16 tutors Subject staff

3 What are my options beyond GCSE? Employment Employment Employment with training Employment with training Vocational courses at college Vocational courses at college Academic courses at college Academic courses at college Vocational courses at other schools Vocational courses at other schools Academic and /or vocational courses at Stoke Park Sixth Form Academic and /or vocational courses at Stoke Park Sixth Form

4 The new Sixth Form Centre was opened in the summer term of 2008 This year has been the first year of it being fully occupied by over 200 sixth form students

5 Why Stoke Park Sixth Form? Excellent examination results Excellent examination results Students achieve their potential Students achieve their potential Friendly, knowledgeable subject teachers Friendly, knowledgeable subject teachers Experienced tutors who act as academic and personal mentors Experienced tutors who act as academic and personal mentors Excellent and improving resources and facilities Excellent and improving resources and facilities Extra curricular opportunities Extra curricular opportunities

6 Specialist teaching areas

7 Areas for individual study, ICT work and socialising

8 Brand new Music Technology suite with recording facilities

9 Our friendly, knowledgeable staff…..

10 What are my options? You have the choice of studying for a range of science, arts and humanities subjects at AS level You have the choice of studying for a range of science, arts and humanities subjects at AS level You can mix a range of AS levels and vocational courses at level 2 or 3 You can mix a range of AS levels and vocational courses at level 2 or 3 You have the choice of studying for BTEC and Applied courses at levels 2 and 3 You have the choice of studying for BTEC and Applied courses at levels 2 and 3 You can access a WRL pathway and combine level 1 and 2 courses You can access a WRL pathway and combine level 1 and 2 courses You have the opportunity to combine all academic study with work experience or community service activities You have the opportunity to combine all academic study with work experience or community service activities

11 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) COPE level 1 Provisional Option Choices

12 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) COPE level 1 Example of Option Choices 1

13 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) COPE level 1 Example of Option Choices 2

14 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) COPE level 1 Example of Option Choices 3

15 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Community service Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) COPE level 1 Example of Option Choices 4

16 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Work experience Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) COPE level 1 Example of Option Choices 5

17 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) COPE level 1 Example of Option Choices 6

18 Block ABlock BBlock CBlock DBlock E Art Biology Business Studies (level 3) Psychology Chemistry Sports studies ICT Music Technology English Literature Physics Music Philosophy/RE Further Maths ICT Law Geography Forensic Science Media Studies History Drama Maths French Product Design COPE level 2Health and Social Care (level 2) Business (level 2) Travel and Tourism (level 2) Work experience COPE level 1 Example of Option Choices 7

19 W.I.I.F.M? (what’s in it for me?) Having more qualifications opens up the choices available to you at the age of 18 Having more qualifications opens up the choices available to you at the age of 18 Development of higher order skills Development of higher order skills Development of your character, social skills and personality Development of your character, social skills and personality Growth in self-confidence in familiar surroundings and with familiar people Growth in self-confidence in familiar surroundings and with familiar people Responsibility, independence and self- motivation Responsibility, independence and self- motivation

20 What can I expect from Stoke Park Sixth Form? Subject support -regular monitoring and assessment of work and progress being made Subject support -regular monitoring and assessment of work and progress being made Pastoral support, guidance and advice Pastoral support, guidance and advice Guidance and help with higher education applications and careers Guidance and help with higher education applications and careers High standards of teaching and varieties of teaching and learning styles High standards of teaching and varieties of teaching and learning styles Managed home study! Managed home study! Plenty of opportunities to improve your social life Plenty of opportunities to improve your social life Opportunities to get involved with whole school activities Opportunities to get involved with whole school activities

21 EXPECTATIONS OF POST 16 STUDENTS AT STOKE PARK Attendance Attendance Wherever possible please avoid family holidays during term timesWherever possible please avoid family holidays during term times Avoid making appointments e.g. Doctors, Dentist, Driving Lessons in taught timeAvoid making appointments e.g. Doctors, Dentist, Driving Lessons in taught time Code of Conduct Code of Conduct Responsible attitudeResponsible attitude Good role model for younger studentsGood role model for younger students Work at full potential Work at full potential Work to deadlines Work to deadlines Manage own time effectively Manage own time effectively Independent study in schoolIndependent study in school Homework and study done at homeHomework and study done at home Contribute to the life of the Sixth Form Contribute to the life of the Sixth Form Contribute to the school and community Contribute to the school and community

22 What is the next step? To get our option choices and timetabling right for you : To get our option choices and timetabling right for you : YOU MUST COMPLETE THE INITIAL TRAWL IN PSE LESSON TODAY OR WEDNESDAY AND RETURN IT TO YOUR TEACHER YOU MUST COMPLETE THE INITIAL TRAWL IN PSE LESSON TODAY OR WEDNESDAY AND RETURN IT TO YOUR TEACHER IF THERE ARE COURSES YOU WANT TO STUDY THAT WE DON’T OFFER WRITE THEM DOWN! IF THERE ARE COURSES YOU WANT TO STUDY THAT WE DON’T OFFER WRITE THEM DOWN!

23 What’s the next step? Every student will have an individual interview in the forthcoming week about your choices and future career. Every student will have an individual interview in the forthcoming week about your choices and future career. If you intend on studying at Stoke Park complete an application form and hand it in to Miss Kirk by Friday 30 th January If you intend on studying at Stoke Park complete an application form and hand it in to Miss Kirk by Friday 30 th January From these application forms option blocking will be compiled From these application forms option blocking will be compiled Final timetable produced and students who are affected will be seen and options discussed (February) Final timetable produced and students who are affected will be seen and options discussed (February) ……………. …………….

24 ……………(continued) Details of induction residential distributed (February) Details of induction residential distributed (February) GCSE examinations revised for (from now!) and sat (May/June) GCSE examinations revised for (from now!) and sat (May/June) Sixth Form Induction (dates tba) Sixth Form Induction (dates tba) Examination Results Day (Thursday 27 th August) when each student needs to agree personal curriculum with Miss Kirk, Mrs Arch or a member of the sixth form staff Examination Results Day (Thursday 27 th August) when each student needs to agree personal curriculum with Miss Kirk, Mrs Arch or a member of the sixth form staff

25 For more information or tour of the school contact: Miss C Kirk – Assistant Head:Post 16 education, Mrs S Arch – Head of Sixth form or Mrs N Woodall - Admin Miss C Kirk – Assistant Head:Post 16 education, Mrs S Arch – Head of Sixth form or Mrs N Woodall - Admin Tel: Tel:


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