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Welcome to THE KING EDWARD VI SCHOOL SIXTH FORM INFORMATION EVENING
Year 12 AS Results 2009 47.5% of students achieved grade A or B at AS Level. Over 92% of students achieved a pass grade at AS Level.
A2 Results 2009 54% of students achieved grade A or B at A Level 99% of students achieved a pass grade at A Level Average points score per student is the best in Northumberland 92% of students gaining places in Higher Education.
Views of Parents My daughter receives high quality teaching and support from staff KEVI Sixth Form provides an excellent range of opportunities for my child KEVI Sixth Form is an inspiring environment for my son
Views of Students KEVI Sixth Form treats students like the young adults they are, yet still provides the support that we all need, ranging from educational to personal issues. Sixth Form has shaped my life in brilliant ways and has really made school a fun and interesting place to be
Views of Students After Year 11, school transforms into an inspiring, fun and amazing place to be; its better than you expect
Subjects available : Art & Design Art Graphics Biology Business Chemistry Classical Civilisation Design Technology Systems Design Technology Product Design Economics English Language English Literature Food Technology French Geography German Government & Politics Health & Social Care History (15/16 th Century) History (19/20 th Century Information Technology (BTEC level 3) Latin Mathematics / Further Mathematics Media Studies Music Performance Studies Philosophy of Religion Photography Physical Education Physics Psychology Science in Society Sociology Spanish
For 2010 - 11 There will be no level 2 offer. Students wishing to return to Sixth Form will need to meet the entrance requirements for level 3 (Advanced Level) courses. Students at risk of not meeting entrance requirements should be talking to the Connexions Service, and considering college and training options.
Advanced Levels Students should have a grade C or above in five separate subjects at GCSE, or its equivalent It is important that students are realistic Some students may want to study A levels but will have to consider alternatives
Advanced Levels Applied Health and Social Care, and Express Business at Grade C or above can count as two subjects Level 2 CiDA will count as one subject, requiring four other separate GCSE passes at Grade C or above Level 2 Key Skills will count as one subject, requiring four other separate GCSE passes at Grade C or above Alternative curriculum will count as one subject, requiring four other separate GCSE passes at Grade C or above.
Advanced Levels Students achieving 7 or more GCSE passes at grade C or above will take four AS level subjects Students achieving between 5 and 6 GCSE passes at grade C or above may be advised to do three AS level subjects Some very able students may wish to take five AS subjects
Advanced Levels A minimum of Grade C is required for all Advanced subjects where they are a continuation from GCSE In Business, Geography and History students picking the subject for the first time will be expected to have grade C in English Language. In some subjects students will be advised that a higher grade than C is needed. [ Check the prospectus carefully]
Students Studying 3 AS Levels This will be a relatively small number of students studying 3 AS levels. % non timetabled lessons will be used for directed study.
Higher Level Entry Requirements Mathematics: minimum Grade B at GCSE Higher Level. Biology, Chemistry, Physics: it is usually expected that GCSE grade B is required in the subject chosen, with grade C in the other GCSE sciences.
Advanced Levels Do not underestimate the step-up from GCSE to AS Level On average, between 30 to 40 students who begin AS Levels in Year 12 will not proceed to Year 13 the following September
STRUCTURE Each A Level subject is composed of two AS (Advanced Subsidiary) units completed in Year 12 (in a few subjects, 3 units) and two A2 units completed in Year 13 (in a few subjects, 3 units)
Examinations Units can be retaken Examination sessions will be held twice a year, in January and May/June. Some subjects have a coursework component Not all subjects have January exams
Moving forward from Year 12 to Year 13 Three subjects will be continued at A2 level Some very able students may wish to add a fourth A pass level (A to E) must be achieved in a subject at AS level to proceed at A2 Students achieving only two passes may not be able to proceed to Year 13 The Year 13 course begins in June
A-Level pass grades AS Level: A, B, C, D, E A2: A*, A, B, C, D, E At A2 level there is an extra challenge factor
AS level results are issued in August Results are given as grades made up from unit marks The unit marks from AS level go towards the full A level (A2) mark/grade in Year 13. Students leaving at the end of Year 12 will keep the AS level result as a stand alone qualification. AS Level Results
Students moving into Year 13 carry forward AS marks to A2, to achieve a full A level Success in Year 12 at AS level is vital to final achievement in Year 13 From AS Level (Year 12) to A2 Level (Year 13)
What Else? General Studies – studied by all Year 12 students over 2 periods per fortnight. Critical Thinking – studied by a small number of most able students, one lesson per fortnight, to enhance their thinking skills in other subjects CSLA – Community Sports Leadership Award available through the main school or community programme.
Guidance January 7 th Subject information assemblies Jan 25 th January Individual Interviews (over two weeks) Feb 10 th Choices submitted March 1 st Deadline for external students March 8 th Follow up concerns May 17 th Exams June 29 th /30 th Bridging August 24 th Exam results September enrolment
Can Subject Changes Be Made? It depends on availability Important to list subjects in order of preference. Some subject combinations may not fit on the timetable. Some subjects fill up quickly. Courses can only run with viable student numbers.
Why Sixth Form? High Attainment Support and monitoring Enrichment opportunities
Support Specialist Tutors Opportunities to discuss progress with tutors Termly assessment – directed study as necessary Subject interviews twice per year Subject support evenings Home contact Grade updates Fiona Long – Sixth Form Mentor.
What next? Read the prospectus Research choices – talk to staff and Sixth Form students Attend Post 16 interview Seek advice from Connexions Complete Intentions Form by 10th February
Important decisions Consider future possible career or higher education intentions Think of subject combinations What are you good at? What do you enjoy? Do not base decisions on teachers or friends.
Parents Encourage your son/daughter to consider: Current Achievement Subject likes and dislikes Courses available in Sixth Form Methods of assessment Career subject requirements Possible Higher Education intentions