Presentation on theme: "KJS Sixth Form Welcome Hannah Millett – Deputy Head Tracy Burt and Eddie Churchill– Learning Manager Clair Foden – Director of Sixth Form."— Presentation transcript:
KJS Sixth Form Welcome Hannah Millett – Deputy Head Tracy Burt and Eddie Churchill– Learning Manager Clair Foden – Director of Sixth Form
Why am I here?!? Post 16 the National Picture and KJS response Advice and guidance Meet the team and students
Post 16 Education http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=fA3dbvRCui0 http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=fA3dbvRCui0 A Levels, AS Levels, Btec, OCR, Alps, UCAS, Cukas, Russell Group, Oxbridge, Apprenticeship, UMS, LNAT, Step paper, linear, de couple, recouple, foundation, drop, breadth, applied, academic, CA, modular, AQA, HAT, sprout, unit weighting, gap, deferred entry, sandwich course.
Name not a number! Right course for the right individual No ‘absolutes’ Gatekeepers Progression
The National Picture A Level reform Btec and Applied Reform Level 2 reform English and maths Raising Participation Age
A Level Reform Advanced Levels to become linear – examined at the end of year 13 Change in content and assessment Transition across 3 years There will be a ‘mixed economy’ while your son/daughter is in sixth form
A Level Reform For example… Student 1 Politics - Modular History - Linear Maths - Modular Chemistry - Linear For example… Student 2 Textile - Modular French - Linear Geography - Modular English Language - Linear Y12 startYr12 end/Yr 13 start Yr13 end Modular (AS Level 50%) Modular A2 (50%) Linear (100%)
KJS Sixth Form Response Vast majority of students on 4 A Levels for year 12 Take an AS Level exam at the end of year 12 ‘Drop’ the least useful/weakest at the start of year 13 and keep the AS Level (40% of A Level for UCAS) Why? Progression, breadth, what if?!?
A*/A GCSE Comprehensive sixth form – all abilities Increasingly competitive university Challenge of A*/A with linear exams Academic Challenge group – bespoke UCAS, Critical Thinking, EPQ over 2 years 20 students by invite
Btec and Applied Introduced an externally assessed component Removed some courses KJS Sixth Form Response Research and introduce new courses Remove if not serving the needs of the students
Level 2 Reform As before, courses increasingly academically demanding Not accessible by those students who attain below the 5 A*-C as was the case There is a national gap of suitable course
KJS Sixth Form Response ‘Next Steps’ – one year course Significant work placement - structured, supportive and monitored English and maths – competency ASDAN – COPE to develop an area of individual interest and interpersonal skills
English and maths All students have to continue to study English and maths until they reach a ‘C’ grade or equivalent KJS Sixth Form Response Re-sit for all students on a D Re-sit for E-G alongside a ‘competency’ certificate
KJS Overview GCSE 5 A* - C Level 3 Courses A Levels (some at B grade) Applied A Levels Btec Cambridge National G&T support Progression University Employment Apprenticeship Gap year Below 5 grade C Level 2 Course Next Steps GCSE English and maths Work Placement ASDAN Progression Employment L3 Vocational courses Foundation Course : Special Educational Needs from KJS, Forest or through referral
Advice and Guidance Survey – ‘where did you get your information from to make a decision?’ Prospectus, Taster Days, Open Evening – pushed back Teaching staff and tutors What are they good at? What do they enjoy? Most important – what do they need?
Progression Think ahead! If they have a career/course in mind use the UCAS website to look at ‘entry profiles’. What must they have? Russell Group – at least 2 ‘facilitating subjects’ (Maths, English Lit, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Lang) Don’t know – breadth, facilitating subjects, strength
Johnny and Grace What are you studying? What’s next? Why KJS? Who are the rest?