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Ms Bellis Director of Sixth Form Mr Weeks Deputy Director of Sixth Form, Year 12 Miss Venton Deputy Director of Sixth Form, Year 13 Mr Leonard KS5 Academic.

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2 Ms Bellis Director of Sixth Form Mr Weeks Deputy Director of Sixth Form, Year 12 Miss Venton Deputy Director of Sixth Form, Year 13 Mr Leonard KS5 Academic Progress Coordinator

3 FormTutor 12AMrs Bajomo 12BMrs Cannon 12CMrs Clothier 12DMr Grady 12EMs Conreen 12FMs Brolly 12GMrs Haslam 12HMrs Kempster +Mrs Hart 12IMrs Bromfield 12JMrs Wakenshaw + Ms Hoffman 12KMrs Freeman + Mr Johnson

4 Mr Coxhead Mrs Haslett Students see them for all admin matters:  D9 ‘Hatch’ open between 8 and and break  appointments to see 6 th form team via Ms Haslett  attendance  change of subjects  medical routine info / appts (emergencies to B7)  monitoring and supervision  Oyster cards, references  NUS cards,  UCAS and Admissions………and much, much more! Attendance Officer: Ms Lyddall Examinations Officer: Mrs Lovell

5  The start of non compulsory education  Freedom to study independently  Opportunities to contribute to the wider school community  Aspire to Higher/Further Education or career “ The sixth form is led exceptionally well; a relentless focus on improvement ensures that all students have every opportunity to achieve their best outcomes.” Ofsted 2011

6  Courtesy  Dress Code  Identity Badges  Use of mobile phones  Meeting Deadlines  Attendance and Punctuality  Achieve your best  Take responsibility....

7  Sixth Form Assembly  Registration / tutor notices  Sixth Form notice board  Letters home  Group Call  Sixth Form website  We will endeavour to respond to enquires within 48 hrs.

8  Compulsory for all sixth form students  Registration with the Tutor each day at 8.20 (Marked late from 8:30am)  Tutor time (PSHE through General Studies) on Friday period 1  Year 12 Assembly: Monday in the Hall  Whole School Assembly every Tuesday in the Hall

9  Inform Ms Connolly (SENCo) and Mr Weeks if your daughter/son has any special educational needs such as;  Dyslexia  ADHD  Dyspraxia  You must provide documentation for any support you may need e.g. additional time for exams. This will be passed onto the SEND Dept. “ The proactive work of the pastoral team is very effective in ensuring vulnerable students are well provided for.” Ofsted 2011

10 Students who enter the Sixth Form as young adults within the school community understand the importance of acting as role models and are expected to set an example to the rest of the School. Ultimately, students enter the Sixth Form to work and contribute to the wider school community – their dress should reflect this. As a general guide your should dress therefore as though you were in a formal environment. So what does this really mean?

11  Conventional tailored jacket in dark colours, as a general guide in brown, blue, grey, or black. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional dress i.e. – pin stripes, or faintly chequered. Ponte/jersey jackets are not permitted.  Conventional tailored trousers or skirt, in dark colours, in brown, blue, grey or black. Trousers should be full length and not cut off. Skirts must be worn with tights and must not be mini-length. Ponte/jersey trousers or skirts are not permitted.  A conventional blouse or shirt - plain, or modestly patterned providing it is tailored and designed for professional wear. It must have sleeves and must not be low cut; it must cover shoulders and midriff. Cleavage should not be visible. T shirts are not permitted  Plain fine knit jumpers or cardigans may be worn with blouse/shirt and jacket.  Plain leather shoes capable of being polished; suede shoes are not permitted. Shoes should be conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark colours. Heels should be less than 5cm high.

12  Conventional two piece suit, with matching tailored jacket and trousers in dark colours, as a general guide in brown, blue, grey, or black. Trousers should be full length. Patterns are permissible as long as they are subtle and reflect the principle of smart professional dress (i.e. – pin stripes).  Conventional office shirt plain or modestly patterned (i.e. stripes and checks) pastel coloured formal shirts may be worn providing they are tailored and designed for professional dress; these must be worn with a tie. Shirts must be tucked in to trousers at all times. The tie must be fully visible to below the knot at all times.  Plain fine knit jumpers or cardigans may be worn with shirt, tie and jacket; tie knots must still be visible if a jumper or cardigan is worn.  Plain leather shoes, capable of being polished; suede shoes are not permitted. Conventional, work orientated and comfortable in dark colours.  Ties are to be worn with the top button done up at all times and the knot covering the top button; jackets are to be worn to assembly and formal events.

13 The dress code is to be worn smartly around the school. Jewellery must be subtle and consistent with smart professional dress. Apart from earrings no other visible piercings, are permitted and it is not acceptable to cover up additional piercings with, for example, plasters. These rules are in place so that you feel you are coming to the Sixth Form to work, and because you are setting an example to the rest of the school, which is very formally dressed. You may need to bring in an appropriate change of clothes for P.E. and Dance.

14  Jeans or chino style trousers  Jersey jackets, trousers or skirts  Corduroy or denim  ‘Hoodies’ of any description even if worn as an outdoor coat  Headgear (except for parentally confirmed religious or medical reasons)  Trainers  Combat trousers, shorts or cut-offs  Strappy tops or vests  Exposing bare midriff, cleavage or chest  Sportswear / leisurewear, including velour and cotton jersey  Extremes of style, for example, mini skirts  Logos  Visible facial or body piercings (except ear rings) or tattoos  Unnatural hair colourings or extreme hairstyles

15 The nature of homework changes significantly in the Sixth Form and students are expected to be more independent in allocating time to study. There will not be a published timetable. However a good general guideline is that you should allocate FIVE HOURS per week outside lessons to each subject.

16 October Half Term  Exceed (Potential to significantly exceed target)  Above (Potential to achieve above target)  On Target (Potential to achieve target)  Below (Potential to achieve below target)  Concern (Significant cause for concern) Target Grade December Effort Current Grade Target Grade February Effort Current Grade Target Grade Subject comment Tutor comment 14 th February Year 12 Parents Evening

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18  60% A*-B grades  84% A*-C grades  99.5% pass rate  33 A* grades  2 students secured places at Oxford University

19 Simon Free A*A*A Alex Wade A*A*AB Maria Cufley A*AA Victoria Allen A*AA Eleanor Cozens A*AB Laura Evason-Browning A*AB Sarah Spooner A*A*BB Jessica Sargent AAAB Elizabeth Roe A*ABC Emily Badcock AAA Emma Gurney AAA Emily Morris AAA Sophia Patsikas AAA Leighanne Sullivan AAA

20 Amy Lawes A*A*A* Zoe Whiting A*A*A* Elle Nichol A*A*AA Celine Saxby A*A*AA Sivajini Yoganathan A*A*A Kerrie Shand A*A*A Louise Foster A*A*A Wendy Smith A*A*A Jessica Scott A*AAA Dylan McDonnell A*AA Niall Wadham A*AA William Hardy A*AAB Billie Nicholson AAAC Cayleigh Williams AAA Georgina Welch AAA

21  See Ms Bellis / Mr Weeks  Seek permission from Head of Department  Complete form which is in sixth form office. This must be approved by Head of Department, Parent and Ms Bellis  Avoid changes after October half term holiday

22 Bullers Wood has funds if think you might struggle with the costs for your studies. For advice and to see if you are eligible please go to the following link. All documents can be found on the school website under the sixth form tab. Students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary. This group includes: students in receipt of Free School Meals people in care care leavers people claiming income support disabled young people who receive Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance Other students facing genuine financial difficulties may be awarded a bursary at the discretion of Bullers Wood.

23 Support with;  university applications (UCAS)  CV writing  Gap year options & organisations “All students benefit from the school's outstanding procedures for care, guidance and support... excellent support and guidance is given to students to help them move on to the next stage of their lives, be it university, employment or training.” Ofsted 2011

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29 Parents section on UCAS Useful UCAS Guides [PDF] New Parent Guide UcasNew Parent Guide Ucas de2012.pdf

30 Search courses now on UCAS. Be prepared!

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32 What are Cambridge and Oxford looking for? Cambridge: “Students need to be excited by intellectual complexity and uncertainty” Oxford: “your subject becomes your hobby” Suitability for tutorial system:  Ability in and passion for their subject  Enquiring / questioning mindset  Analytical / logical thinking style  Proven track record at GCSE  Self motivated & reads outside the classroom

33 Selection process for Oxbridge and Medicine 1. GCSE results 2. AS levels  The Cambridge supplementary questionnaire (UMS scores) 3. A2 predictions 4. Plus interviews / aptitude tests / written work etc Students must demonstrate academic potential AND an interest in their subject

34 Bullers Wood Oxbridge / Medicine support programme Year 12 Nov: - Identification of potential Feb: - Increase awareness (alumnus talk, Epsom Talk), - Summer schools / Taster Day promotion March: - Further Education and Careers evening April: - Oxbridge / Medicine evening conference July:- Pathways to Success Conference (Cambridge) - “Discussion workshops” - UCAS personal statement workshop, - Departments and college open days, - Discuss summer preparation

35 Bullers Wood Oxbridge / Medicine support programme Year 13 Sep: - UCAS personal statement assistance - Subject specific preparation Oct:- UCAS form completed by the October 15th - General interview preparation - Mock interviews at Bullers Wood - Mock interviews with Imperial College Tutor - Mock interviews with subject specialists Nov / - Interview / Aptitude test preparation and completion Dec

36  Chairman – Martin Lilly, Laura James-Ross  Vice Chair – Carrie Goodwin  Treasurer – Barry Tuckwood  Secretary – Jill Palmer 36

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39 Ways parents and friends can support: Financially Offering time to come in and support fund-raising events Supporting the students in activities such as paired reading, careers, enterprise activities, work experience placements, mentoring etc. Gift Aid Scheme - The most effective way to help school funds.  Recently the Friends of Bullers Wood raised £40,000 towards the refurbishment of the library, the sixth form centre and a new combi oven for the canteen.

40 Friends of Bullers Wood Autumn Quiz Night – Friday, 12 th October pm in the Hall Parents of our new Year 7 and 12 students are particularly welcome Get to know others parents in your daughter/son’s year group Prizes for the winners! Tickets are priced £5 and are available from Reception in Bullers Wood House Licensed Bar

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