Introducing the Team Mrs McMillian Assistant Headteacher: Student Progress Mr Blythe Head of Sixth Form Miss Graham Student Progress: Year 12 and 13
Outstanding Sixth Form Results ! SGHS ResultsAS 2013/14 A32.2% A-C94.1% ALPS2 What is ALPS? ALPS analyses the academic performance of the Sixth Form by comparing examination results on an individual and subject-based level at SGHS compared with schools nationally.
Sixth Form Partnership Agreement DRESS CODE ATTENDANCE PUNCTUALITY REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FORSEEN ABSENCE UNFORSEEN ABSENCE UNAUTHORISED ABSENCE MONITORING ATTENDANCE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN LEARNING HEALTH AND SAFETY
Sixth formers are role models for the rest of the school and need to be smartly presented at all times. Students should wear Business Dress Black suit or Black trousers/black skirt plus black jacket Optional coloured top Dark coloured shoes Sixth Form Dress Code
Attendance Students need to keep their attendance above 95%. 90% attendance = students would miss 4 school weeks! 85% attendance = one term missed over two years! Poor attendance will call into question students continuation in the Sixth Form and entry for examinations.
Attendance In Year 12 all students are expected to be on site from 8.50am – 3.40pm (excluding lunchtimes) Monday – Friday. Authorised absence: Educational Visits Medical appointments, out of your control School/ sporting activities University visits Driving tests Religious holidays Career related interviews Volunteering as part of your studies Unauthorised absence: Holidays taken during term time Birthdays or similar celebrations Shopping Social events Routine medical appointments Doing coursework Driving lessons within class time Part time work
RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN LEARNING How Much Time Should I Spend Studying? It is recommended that students match their time in the classroom outside studying. So……. Students will be spending 20 hours per week in the classroom. This means per week students should allow 20 hours for studying! Entry into Year 13 is conditional on having grades D or above in your AS subjects
Who Can Help Me? Subject Staff If you are struggling with your subject, talk to them first. They may be able to explain or resolve the issue Think about choosing a time outside of a lesson when you can have their undivided attention
Who Can Help Me? Mrs McMillian, Mr Blythe, Miss Graham are all available to help you. Knock on the door! In your tutor periods your Personal Tutors are a brilliant resource for you.
Academic Progress Strategies & Work 15 - 20 hours a week independent study outside lesson time Student Tips: Revise as you go along; make note summaries or postcards Look at past examination papers to see how questions relate to the topics you learn Identify weaker areas and take positive steps to conquer them Use libraries and watch suitable and relevant TV programmes as well as reading quality, broadsheet newspapers Prepare revision summaries Read appropriate sections of textbooks Read around your subjects generally Supplement your notes from lessons
Paid Work Important and often useful However… research shows that students working over 10 hours per week are likely to underperform by 1 grade per subject
How can you help? Show an interest Ask them to explain what and how they are doing Try to provide the right environment at home for study Discuss future career / university goals Stay in touch Be sympathetic Encourage them to aim high
Parents’ Evenings & Reporting Dates Parents’ Evening Thursday 12 th February 2015 Internal Exams Week beginning 12 th December 2014 Internal Exams Results Day 21 st January 2015 Reports 7 th November 2014 30 th January 2015 27 th March 2015
Words of Advice from SGHS Year 13 Students ‘Keep folders organised. A small thing that makes a real difference’ ‘Do not just make notes, make sure that you understand them and try to learn the work as you go along’ ‘Do as many past papers as possible and compare your responses with the mark schemes/model answers’ ‘Make clear notes throughout the course so that they are ready to be used for revision’ ‘Work in small groups to learn from others and to teach others’
Objectives of the session: To be able to use SimplyClick to communicate with your daughter’s teachers. To be able to use SimplyClick to communicate with your daughter’s teachers. To be able to use my.SGHS to have discussions with your daughter about her learning. To be able to use my.SGHS to have discussions with your daughter about her learning. To understand the safety procedures that exist to protect your daughter in school and to be aware of the dangers she faces with technology outside school. To understand the safety procedures that exist to protect your daughter in school and to be aware of the dangers she faces with technology outside school.
Simply Click Your communication tool for contacting staff at school. No need to remember email addresses Choose your daughter’s teacher from the list of staff and send a message!
Digital Safety – In School School internet filter – No Facebook (or any other social networking site!) – No Twitter – No personal emails (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! etc.) Ranger Software – Allows staff to remotely take control of your daughter’s netbook during lessons. Mobile phones are to be used for learning purposes only.
Implications What sites do you visit? Do your children know more about the internet than you? What sites do your children visit?
Learning Online? Money management Research Communication skills Confidence Commitment Computer skills Creativity The Internet is brilliant
Virgin Atlantic sacks 13 staff for callin g its flyers 'chavs' Facebook blog insulted passengers and claimed aircraft had cockroaches
first day at work. omg!! so dull!!! all I do is shred holepunch n scan paper!!! omg! im so totally bord!! Teenage office worker sacked for moaning on Facebook about her 'totally boring' job
But companies don’t really look at Facebook… do they? CareerBuilder.com has reported that one in five employers check Facebook profiles when looking into a potential candidate for their position. Of U.S. companies with at least 1,000 employees, 10% have disciplined their ranks for running afoul of the rules during the last 12 months. Eight percent of those firms fired at least one employee for egregious violations.
Six Facebook Don’ts… Inappropriate pictures Complaining about school/ work/university Posting conflicting information Statuses you don’t want your boss/grandma to see Misunderstand security settings Lose by association
Practical Tips… Security settings need to be set to “Friends only”, that includes - comments, posts and photos These “Friends” need to be people they know and trust in the real world Content - Only post content and photos they wouldn't mind showing you! Try your very best to be “Friends” with your daughter on Facebook Learn how to report an issue directly to Facebook
Set Rules… When does the mobile phone get turned off? Where is it left overnight? The games console? The laptop? When does your wifi get turned off?