Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening FG
2 Another Great Set of Examination Results at GCSE The 5+ A* - C at GCSE pass rate of 91.5%The 5+ A* - C with English and Maths pass rate : 78%BEST IN NORTHUMBERLANDwill again put us in the top ten of all state schools in the North East.
3 AS and A2 GCE Results AS RESULTS King Edward VI National (2011) A/B 40%33.6%A-E93%86.3%A2 RESULTSKing Edward VINational (2012)A*/A28.8%27%A-E99.8%98%
4 A2 Results and UCAS Progression Average points score per student = 856.4Average points per entry = 225.7174 of 202 students applied to University
5 GCSE English & Maths Resits University applications will require GCSE English and MathsMost employers will look for themClasses are after school. Maths and English – Alternative TuesdaysEntries for examinations are made by October 4thMaths resits can be taken November, March and June
6 Can I resit other GCSE subjects? It is only English and Maths that can be retaken at school.
7 Can be a stand-alone qualification AS LevelsCan be a stand-alone qualificationThe half-way stage to a full (A2) A-LevelTwo or three units per subjectUnit marks add together to give a final mark and gradeUnits can be re-takenTiming of examinations: January and May/ June
8 These are generated by GCSE results with an added challenge factor Target GradesThese are generated by GCSE results with an added challenge factorThe grade represents an anticipated achievement at the end of 2 years studyFor most students they are realistic
9 Most subjects comprise 2 units which are studied individually. Units Per SubjectMost subjects comprise 2 units which are studied individually.It is the combined total from each unit which gives the final grade.Two further units per subject are studied at A2 level in Year 13.The total of all unit marks over two years determines the final A level grade.An A* is awarded to those students who achieved an overall A grade and who have achieved 90% or more of the maximum marks at A2
10 This should be done in consultation with teachers. Re-sitting UnitsThis should be done in consultation with teachers.Avoid overburdening.Universities can be aware of units re-taken when applications are submitted.Some courses at some top universities will not want AS levels to be retaken in the second year of the course.[Re-sits have to be paid for by the student]
11 Timing of teaching and examinations AS –Taught from September ’12 – May, ’13;Exams in January, ’13 and May/June, ’13A2 –Taught from June, ’13 – May ’14Exams in January, ’14 and June ‘14fg
12 Why 4 AS levels for most students? Because it leads to higher achievement potential;Because it enables development and choice ahead of A2;Because it provides a balanced curriculum and timetable;Because most students from other schools applying to University will have done four AS levels.Because students capable of doing 4 AS levels, should do them.Because there is a potential to add to university points score.JMG
13 Why 3 AS levels for some students? The step up to A-level is more difficult for some.[For progression these students must remember that they need to pass in all 3 subjects. A pass grade is A to E]
14 Grades = UCAS tariff points AS level A2Grade AGrade BGrade CGrade DGrade EGrade A* applicable to A2 levels only (where there is an added “challenge factor” =140 points)
15 University Applications Some universities have grade entry :B-B-CSome universities have points entry :280 points (equivalent to BBC)Some universities may ask for points anda specific subject grade: 280 points with Bin MathsGrades for A2 completion
16 AS results Pass grades: A to E Progression to Year 13AS resultsPass grades: A to E3 A2 subjects, excluding General StudiesApproximately 30 students may not progress from Year 12 to Year 13This year 17 students did not progress - owing to the tracking and monitoring of progress. The 17 students were already identified as college applicants
17 The Importance of AS Levels Determine progression to Year 13Influence final A-Level outcomeInfluence predicted gradesInfluence university applicationsInfluence university offers[evidence shows that AS levels are the most reliable predictors of final A level achievement]
19 Our Difficult Decisions To allow a student to drop from 4 to 3 AS levelsTo withdraw a student from examination entry.To advise an alternative progression route during or after Year 12There will be consultation with students and parents, but some decisions will rest with the school.
20 Curriculum and Timetabling in Year 12 AS Level Over a 2 week period: a possible 50 X 1hour lessonsEach subject has 9 lessons over 2 weeks = 36 hours of contact time (plus 2 hours for General Studies) for 4 subjectsTherefore, there are 12 hours of non contact time over a fortnight.Over 200 hours in Year 12!For students on 3 subjects there is even more non contact time.
21 Free time v study time“For every hour of taught time there should be one hour of study”This would be the equivalent of a 38 hour week: should we be expecting more?Our high achieving students will do more hours of private studyHomework and home study are vital“I’ve got no work to do” is unacceptable
22 Independent study at school Study facilitiesBackground work and consolidationIndependent motivationPersonal Study Periods (PSP)Non-contact studyFrogMorpeth Library
23 Additional StudiesGeneral Studies (2 hours per fortnight)CSLA (2 hours per fortnight)Changes to Timetable/Requests to change must be made before October, and depend on availability.
24 Assessment, recording and reporting Subject InterviewsGrade UpdatesEnd of Year 12 reportParents’/subject evening + information eveningsKey DatesOctober – Causes of concernNovember – Subject interviews and grade update and Parents’ eveningJanuary – ExaminationsJanuary/February - Causes of concernMarch – Unit Grade results / Subject interviews / Grade updateYear 12 Parents’ EveningMay/June – ExaminationsJune/July - Subject reportsAugust – AS level results.
25 Study/homework/coursework Dress Punctuality Attendance ExpectationsStudy/homework/courseworkDressPunctualityAttendanceRegistration and assemblyContact with home
26 [We have no car parking on site for students] There is no automatic home study leave for students in Year 12.Home study may be granted for students who have no lessons timetabled for an afternoon session.[We have no car parking on site for students]
27 In-class support and Year 9 liaison Charity and Community OpportunitiesStudent LeadershipSenior RolesIn-class support and Year 9 liaisonCharity and CommunityStudent led initiativesExtra curricularImportance of theseLSM + work experience
29 External input and school support AdviceTutorsPersonal interviewsExternal input and school supportHigher educationCareer opportunities/work experiencePersonal educationProgression to Year 13, HE and employment.FML
30 Fiona Long/Janet Schreier: Post 16 Mentors. AdviceFiona Long/Janet Schreier: Post 16 Mentors.SupportGuidanceStudy SkillsTime Management SkillsWork Life SkillsInformation for the Future, UCAS, College, Apprenticeships, Work/University Experience
31 Enhancement to Careers Education and Advice Morrisby ProfileVocational assessmentAnalyses aptitudes, learning styles and personal working stylesStudents will be provided with 20 page guidance report which details abilities and interests and suggestions about possible career choicesHelps to consider a range of career paths and choose HE courses
32 Enhancement to Careers Education and Advice Costs £55Date - 29th OctoberTime – 12pm -3.30pmLocation – TBCA parent has offered this service and a letter can be collected at the end of the evening
33 16-19 Bursary Fund The following students are eligible: Those in care Care leaversThose in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living AllowanceWeekly payment on the basis of 3 x 10 termly payments of £40 per weekFG/FML?
34 Bursary FundAll other payments are discretionary and will be made only when funding permitsA discretionary £600 per year to students currently eligible for free school mealsA discretionary one-off hardship payment of no more than £100 to meet costs of essential school equipmentSubject to review
35 16-19 Bursary FundFull bursary guidelines can be obtained from the Sixth Form Centre and from FrogThe school reserves the right to approve or disapprove any discretionary claim
36 Planning for the Future The need for all students to be thinking “what next?”