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Presentation on theme: "BARKING ABBEY SCHOOL POST-16 INFORMATION EVENING WELCOME."— Presentation transcript:


2 2014 EXAMINATION RESULTS How well did we do? Barking Abbey 73% All Saints69% Dagenham Park55% Eastbrook39% Eastbury59% Jo Richardson61% Robert Clack65% Sydney Russell63% Warren53%

3 2014 EXAMINATION RESULTS SIXTH FORM A* - E Grades: 98% A*- C Grades: 72% Average Points Score Per Entry: 216 (National = 212) BTEC Points Score Per Entry: 221 Over 600 in the Sixth Form

4 NEXT STEPS You should already be thinking about your next career step If you are thinking of a degree and career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary surgery or law, you should already be planning a related work experience during this coming year. Your also need to be reading more widely around your subject

5 WE DO NOT SELECT ONLY ON THE HIGHEST QUALIFICATIONS You need to get the minimum requirements for A level or BTEC courses But other than that, we do not select on ability Other schools and colleges do select This means that their “Headline” figures might be higher than ours But do not be fooled into thinking that this means you will get better results at these places

6 WE ADD VALUE “Value Added” measures how well students do at A level compared with their predicted grades based on their GCSE results Barking Abbey’s Value Added scores are above the national figures for both A level and BTEC courses

7 THE RUSSELL GROUP BirminghamBristol Cardiff Durham EdinburghExeter GlasgowLeeds LiverpoolManchester Newcastle Nottingham St. Andrew’s Sheffield SouthamptonWarwick Imperial College London King's College London London School of Economics Queen Mary University College London CambridgeOxford

8 THE FACILITATING SUBJECTS Biology Chemistry Economics English Literature Further Maths Geography History Maths Modern Language Physics Religious Studies

9 23 A levels 12 different combinations of BTECs Sports Leaders Award Duke of Edinburgh Award A FULL RANGE OF SUBJECTS

10 SO… Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that the grass is greener somewhere else! Students left this year to go to other sixth forms. 60% have already come straight back!

11 STRUCTURE OF YOUR DAY Each AS level has 5 hours per subject per week BTEC Extended Diploma has 15 hours per week Plus additional mentoring hour Computer rooms, common room and library available for private study lessons

12 YOUR CHOICES Options are :- 4 AS levels ( Need mainly B grades or higher) BTEC Extended Diploma with or without an AS level (need C grades or higher) BTEC Diploma with 2 AS levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma with 3 AS levels

13 SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE Strong aspect of the school Support from teachers who always go the ‘extra mile’ Support from your mentor Support from the pastoral team Support from the careers advisors Open door policy across the school

14 MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR YOUR FUTURE Almost 90% of Barking Abbey Sixth Formers students go to university All students take part in variety of preparatory conferences and open days Guidance given with personal statements References written by committed, knowledgeable staff and mentors Our reputation precedes us with university admissions officers Students who do not go on to Further and Higher Education are given specialist careers advice and support

15 OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP YOU SHINE IN YOUR APPLICATION Visits to: National Gallery; Tate Modern & Britain; Victoria & Albert Museum; Natural History/ Science Museum; National Portrait Gallery; British Museum ; Imperial War Museum and several university’s specialist collections (UCL; Imperial; Oxford & King’s College)

16 OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP YOU SHINE IN YOUR APPLICATION Pathways to Law Programme (collaboration with LSE and UCL) King’s College K+ programme Speakers from Politics, Media, Science, Engineering, Business for the Speakers For Schools and Female Futures collaborations Advanced Debate Mate programme to develop public speaking in Years 12/13 STEM Potential Programme with Imperial College Summer School programmes with UCL, St George’s (University of London), LSE, QMUL, UEA, Southampton, Birmingham, Sutton Trust (Nottingham, Durham, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Bristol); Oxford (UNIQ); King’s College London; Warwick University; University of Manchester

17 SUPPORTING AMBITION Oxbridge Application Evenings held and hosted by the school (in conjunction with Wadham College, Oxford & Newnham College, Cambridge) Cambridge University Shadowing Scheme in January (Year 12) Further Maths STEP programme (UCL) Collaborative work with History and English Departments at King’s College London KPMG: Price Waterhouse Cooper; Institute of Chartered Accountants and Ernest & Young collaborations Re: Finance; Business and Maths Careers & Support Opportunities Pathways to Law Programme (collaboration with LSE and UCL)

18 SPECIAL SUPPORT FOR MEDICS/DENTISTRY We have close links built up over years with a variety of universities and institutions Medicine and Dentistry Outreach programmes with the University of London; Medicine Work Experience Programme with King’s College Hospital Gresham College, Royal Society of Chemistry and Wellcome Centre lecture series for schools and public Cambridge Science Festival and Festival of Ideas events (lectures, exhibitions and debates Medlink/Vetlink and Preparation for the BMAT and UKCAT Tests

19 BREADTH OF APPLICATIONS Barking Abbey students apply for a huge range of university courses from the highly academic at Oxford and Cambridge to more vocational courses in Teaching, Sport, Dance and Drama Every student is encouraged and supported in finding their pathway and pursuing it at the best university for their course. Many students apply and are offered places at the most prestigious Art Colleges in the country such as The Slade School of Art Students have the opportunity for Personal Statement, Admission Test and Interview Workshops run by experts from Russell Group Universities

20 APPLICATION PROCESS Taster day on December 18 th Initial application due in Monday 2 nd February (after the parents evening and mock results) Choices made through :- love of subject and ability of subject.

21 APPLICATION PROCESS Taster day on December 18 th Initial application due in Monday 2 nd February (after the parents evening and mock results) Choices made through :- your love of, and ability in, the subject.


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