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1 Year 11 Transition Assembly Thursday 2 nd October 2014 Learners of today. Leaders of tomorrow.

2 Thinking about next steps ….. Transition Evening for Parents (today) Year 11 Assembly (today) College VI Open Evening (Thurs 16 th Oct, 6pm) Completing controlled assessments PPE1 (January 2015) PPE2 (April 2015) GCSEs (May & June) Year 11 Prom (Friday 3 rd July 2015) GCSE Results Day (Thursday 20 th August 2015) The Year Ahead (well, the next 9 months…)

3 Post 16 Studies Academic or Vocational

4 Work-shop based / specialist vocational BRIT School Croydon College East Surrey College John Ruskin College Reigate College

5 Year Average Point Score (A Level Route) Average Point Score (Level 3 Vocational Route) (tbc) Excellent examination performance

6 Exceptional care, support & guidance Sarah Chant Headteacher Nick Foney Deputy Head Tom BeechamDirector of Learning Stephen ConnollySenior Tutor Jodi BrownAssistant Director of Learning - Humanities Marian LynchAssistant Director of Learning - Business & Careers Oli FittAssistant Director of Learning - Sciences David YuleAssistant Director of Learning - Maths Andrew CameronCurriculum Leader - English

7 In College VI we have high expectations for academic progress and independent learning. To this end, students are offered regular advice and guidance by approachable staff. However, they are given autonomy and are held responsible and accountable for their learning behaviour. We believe that progress is not just about examination results. Education in College VI is more than ‘teaching to the test’. We provide a safe, positive, respectful community within which students are not afraid to be sceptical; take risks; rise to challenges and show resilience when faced with adversity. They need to have the confidence to say ‘I don’t know’ as a precursor to ‘but I will find out.’ We foster a culture of curiosity and reflection and a love of learning which extends beyond the curriculum. Unrivalled opportunities

8 Our students learning in College VI

9 …and beyond!

10 GCSE grades – not just important for choices

11 You like the teacher. Your friends are doing the course. Your parents choose for you. You think it will be easy. You’ve never done it before so what the hell... You know someone who did it and said it was brilliant… You just want to stay at Riddlesdown. How not to choose

12 Why do Humanities subjects?

13 It depends – some professions are vocational: Medicine Engineering Architecture Does it have to be preparation for a job?

14 Biology Chemistry Maths Classics Maths Physics Chemistry Biology Maths Physics DT / Art Geography k/search/advice?a[q]=*&a[ categories][]=a_level In which case …

15 Maths Physics Geography Chemistry Geology Engineering Forensics Maths English Media French Journalism Civil Service / UN International Banking Planning for two routes

16 PE Psychology Biology History Physiotherapy Sports related History Photography Media English Maths Journalism Advertising PR Acturial Science

17 Birmingham Bristol Cambridge Cardiff Durham Edinburgh Exeter Glasgow Imperial Kings College Leeds Liverpool LSE Manchester Newcastle Nottingham Oxford Queen Mary’s Belfast Queen Mary’s London Sheffield Southampton UCL Warwick York (A*A*A - AAB) What do Universities want? Russell Group

18 Birkbeck, University of London University of East Anglia University of Essex Goldsmiths, University of London Institute of Education, University of London Royal Holloway, University of London Lancaster University University of Leicester Loughborough University School of Oriental and African Studies University of Sussex AAB – BBC Group

19 “College VI is very well run and staff put in that extra effort to help students” College VI parent “There is a real sense of community at Riddlesdown. I don’t think I would have felt as much part of a community if I had gone to another school.” Kirsty, College VI student “The teachers were always unfailingly enthusiastic and encouraging, which is the most important thing when the level of work is difficult. This not only allowed me to excel academically, but it increased my confidence, helping me develop as a person” Amy, College VI student Over 90% of College VI students progress into a high quality University College VI – the place to be for sixth form success

20 It is vital to prepare students for their future. All students have access to good quality university and careers advice. However, the world is changing at a rapid pace. Students need to be adaptive; they need to be creative and courageous and encouraged to think globally. Their personal development is as vital as their examination results. We have a duty to provide our students with a range of opportunities which will allow them to develop these skills. In return, we expect our students to be involved in the life of the College and the Collegiate. We expect them to take part in extra-curricular activities and assume leadership responsibilities. Ethos and Approach

21 A Level Route Seven or more GCSE passes at the highest grades (A*-C) Grade A*-B in the subject to be studied, or the most similar subject GCSE A*-C in English and Mathematics (students who have not achieved this will be required to resit the examination) ApplicationChoose 4 A Level courses. Guidance InterviewAre A Levels right for you? Have you chosen the right A Levels for your ability and university / career ambitions? Will you study 3 or 4 A Levels? Will you study an additional AS course in Year 12? (note that if you do so this may be the only AS examination you take) GCSE ResultsThursday 20 th August 2015

22 A Level Route (cont.) Seven or more GCSE passes at the highest grades (A*-C) Grade A*-B in the subject to be studied, or the most similar subject GCSE A*-C in English and Mathematics (students who have not achieved this will be required to resit the examination) Year 12Study 3 or 4 full A Level courses. You will need to achieve no more than a grade below your MTG in internal Year 12 exams in June 2016 in order to progress to Year 13 Year 13Complete your 3 or 4 A Level courses with PPEs in February 2017 and all public examinations in June 2017.

23 ABCDE Classics Economics Geography History ICT Mathematics Photography Spanish English Lit Dance French Government & Politics Physics Psychology Chemistry Computing Design Tech Drama English Lit Geography ICT PE Art Biology Business Studies Further Maths History Music Sociology Accounting Biology Business Studies Latin Mathematics Media Studies Psychology A Level Course Choices

24 Five or more GCSE passes at the highest grades (A*-C) A*-B in GCSE PE (for Sport) and in GCSE Business/ICT (for Business) A*-C in GCSE English and Mathematics (students who have not achieved this will be required to resit the examination) EitherBTEC in Sport orCambridge National Diploma in Business Year 12Follow the relevant course with formal internal assessment towards the end of Year 12 to decide on progression to Year 13 Year 13Continue with and complete the relevant course. Level 3 Vocational Route

25 A Level Maths A Level Sciences A Level English Entry requirements will be rigorously applied! But…!

26 Year 11 Assembly2 nd October Year 11 Transition Evening2 nd October Family discussionsOn-going Prospectus3 rd October Discussions with TutorOn-going Questions to Subject Staff16 th October The Thinking Process

27 College VI Open Evening 16 th October pm Application Form 19 th December Interviews January to March Induction 3 rd & 4 th September Application Process


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