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CHARTER COLLEGE The post 16 experience. MEET THE TEAM Ms Davies – Director of Learning Mr Reid – Head of Year 12 Ms Williams – Post 16 Progress Leader.

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1 CHARTER COLLEGE The post 16 experience

2 MEET THE TEAM Ms Davies – Director of Learning Mr Reid – Head of Year 12 Ms Williams – Post 16 Progress Leader Ms Proctor – Public Affairs Manager

3 WHAT MAKES SUCCESS AT POST-16? Choose the right subjects + Work hard!

4 CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUBJECTS 3 or 4 subjects based on GCSE results – it could be better to do just 3 Offers are A, B or C (C is a guided offer) Summer homework will let students know if they really like a subject Bear in mind plans for university (facilitating subjects) Be realistic - GCSE results don’t lie!

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7 WORK HARD 6 th Form is a student’s job! Students MUST commit themselves to: Minimum 40 hours per week of work (like a job!) 100% attendance and punctuality (like a job!) All homework must be at their target grade – or do it again! Charter College must be the #1 priority in their life Students need to use their increased freedom responsibly

8 REINVENT YOURSELF! Start as you mean to go on The first five weeks of the first term will define what happens in the next two years There is very limited flexibility to change subjects once students have started and only if agreed by the Director of Learning

9 THESE TWO YEARS ARE RELENTLESS A Levels are a relentless examination of your child’s resilience and abilities - academically, mentally and emotionally They are tough, and do not stop for illness, relationship break-ups, bereavement etc. There is a huge jump from GCSE to A levels Your child needs your full support!

10 YEAR 12 STUDENTS SAY… “I seriously underestimated the work.” “I had to limit my social life.” “I wish I’d worked harder from the start.” “My free periods weren’t free!” “I reinvented myself as a learner.” “I smashed my predicted grades.” “Because I chose the right subjects it was much easier to study.” “I know which uni course I want to do now.”

11 SOME BASIC RULES School starts at 8.30 sharp every day Students will be put in tutor groups The Stage System lets students (and parents) know when something is wrong Students must be properly equipped Latecomers will NOT be admitted to lessons Use non-contact hours wisely

12 Unemployment The wrong career choice Experience of work – mentoring, careers fairs, workplace visits, shadowing, work experience Team pursuits – music, sport, drama Qualifications Volunteering Hobbies Bad choice of subjects THE UMBRELLA OF SUCCESS!

13 WHAT ELSE HAPPENS IN YEAR 12? Mentors (about 60 students are getting this now) Ambition to Reality (to improve presentation and interview skills) Employability (we have set up >100 work experiences this year) Community Action (also helps students with their Uni applications and CVs) External partners (PwC, King’s College Hospital, IPC, SJ Berwin, National Theatre, orchestras and art galleries)

14 WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW? Talk to your child about the subjects they want to take – how does this impact on future career/university choices? Research university courses (Which? guide) Students can reinvent themselves as a learner and as part of the school and wider community

15 KEY DATES Current Charter students Subject Taster Days 15 & 16 July 8:50–1pm GCSE Results Day - 22 August 10–1pm New to Charter College students Submission of results by non-Charter pupils – 22 August 1:30– 3:30pm or 23 August 9:00–1pm All Enrolment Day - 28 August, 9:30–1:00pm Admin Day – 30 August in time slots by surname (times given out on Enrolment Day) Term starts - Tuesday 3 September 8:30am More questions? Come to a drop-in surgery 8.30–10.00am on Wednesday 17th July for parents and pupils Further information from


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