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2 Ms Bellis Director of Sixth Form Mrs Mitchell Deputy Director of Sixth Form Yr 12 Mr Weeks Deputy Director of Sixth Form Yr 13

3 Mr Coxhead Mrs Grindley All admin matters; attendance, change of subjects, medical or SEN, monitoring and supervision, 16-19 Bursary, oyster cards, references, NUS cards, UCAS and Admissions. Mrs Lovell Examinations Officer

4 A Level Results 2011 Best Ever A Level Results!!!  66.37% A*-B grades  7 students gained all A* grades  44 students gained at least one or more A * grade.

5  See Ms Bellis  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

6  Schools, colleges and training providers have funds to help you if you’re studying or starting a full-time course from September 2011 and 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

7  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

8  Courtesy  Mutual respect  Punctuality  Dress Code  Identity Badges  Meeting Deadlines  Achieving your best  Use of mobile phones & MP3s

9  Letters home  Group Call  Sixth Form website  Sixth Form Assembly  Registration  Sixth Form notice board  Tutor notices  We will endeavour to respond to enquires within 24 hrs.

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

11  Inform Mrs Grindley 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 SEN Dept. “ The proactive work of the pastoral team is very effective in ensuring vulnerable students are well provided for.” Ofsted 2011

12 Sixth Form students should take a pride in their school and themselves, and should therefore look smart and presentable at all times. As a general guide you should dress as though you were going to work in a formal environment. You may need to bring in an appropriate change of clothes for certain subjects, e.g. P.E & Wednesday pm sports, Drama, Art.

13  Dress – must not be mini-length  Tailored jackets, smart cardigans or jumpers may be worn  Trousers or skirt. Trousers should be full length, skirts must not be mini-length  Smart top or shirt which covers shoulders and midriff  Shoes – conventional, work orientated and comfortable  Shoulders must be covered

14  Tailored trousers – trousers should be full length  Tailored jackets, smart cardigans or jumpers may be worn  Conventional, collared shirt – must be tucked in  Students have the option to wear ties  Shoes – conventional, work orientated and comfortable

15  Headgear (except for religious or medical reasons)  Denim, cargo pants, army fatigues, shorts or cut-offs  'Hoodies’, T-shirts or polo shirts, strappy tops or vests, or tops that expose bare midriff, cleavage or chest

16  Trainers, sportswear / leisurewear, including velour and cotton jersey, logos or slogans  Extremes of style, for example, short mini skirts, extreme hair colouring or hairstyles  Visible facial or body piercings or tattoos

17 If you attend school dressed in what is judged to be an inappropriate manner, you will be referred to a member of the Sixth Form Team and may be sent home to change, or placed in isolation, thus wasting valuable lesson time.



20 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.

21  Students will be given a target grade for their subject.  In November, teaching staff will input a current grade based on progress so far.  If students are significantly below their target grade, some of their study periods will be allocated to D4 (silent study room) and their progress carefully monitored.

22 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



25 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

26 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

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

28 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

29  Chairman – Laura James Ross  Vice Chair – Carrie Goodwin  Treasurer – Barry Tuckwood  Secretary – Jill Palmer 29

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31  Covenant £10 a month  One off donation  Gift Aid  Forms available this evening or on the website

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