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1 Post 16 Information Evening Tuesday 7 th October 2014 Welcome

2 Why choose PGS? This is a big decision…as important as choosing where to study when embarking on secondary school At PGS, we value the 6 th Form student as an individual, unique and exceptional young person We value life experiences and opportunities as much as academic achievement

3 Subjects  Economics and Business Studies  Media BTEC Computing Graphics  Physical Education  Sociology  ICT BTEC  Philosophy and Ethics  English Language/Literature  Travel & Tourism  Drama  Government & Politics  Economics  French  Environmental Studies  Fine Art  Media (Film & TV)  Philosophy  Chemistry  Design Graphics  Performing Arts  Applied Health & Social Care  BTEC Health and Social Care  Cambridge ICT  Computing  English Literature  English Language  Photography  Food  Biology  Geography  History  Business Studies  BTEC Business Studies  Applied Art & Design  Mathematics  Applied Science  Spanish  Physics  Psychology  Sports Studies  BTEC Music

4 Changes to A level 2015 subjects: English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Psychology, Art and Design, Business, Computer science, Economics, Sociology. 2016 subjects: Mathematics, Further mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Geography, Religious Studies, Design and technology, Drama, Dance, Music and Physical education


6 Why do our students select PGS? o I know the teachers and the teachers know me o The support available o Most comfortable choice o PGS is local o To learn more about the subjects I love o To be with friends o Familiarity o A few more years education will send me into a job with the best results I am capable of o I know everyone here and I feel confident about learning here o I need A Levels to get on the course I need/want o I want better grades o There are a range of qualifications available o Offers courses I want to take o Teachers know you personally – strengths and weaknesses and how to help you improve o I trust the teachers o Provides a better education o It’s better to get A Levels than not o To get the qualifications to do my chosen career o Probably the best education for A Levels o Will look more impressive on my CV o Opens up a lot of choices o Extra support o Parental encouragement o There is no need to go elsewhere, everything I need is here

7 There are over 300 institutions in the UCAS scheme. This includes Universities, Colleges of Higher Education Further Education Colleges that offer HE courses WE WANT YOU TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD Our aim, is that students have every opportunity at the end of the 2 years to go into full time work, obtain an apprenticeship opportunity or achieve a successful place at University. This years current destinations/courses…..

8 Materials Engineering – Sheffield Hallam University Primary Education – Sheffield Hallam University Chemical and Nuclear Engineering – University of Leeds Sports Development with Physical Education – Liverpool John Moores University Criminology – University of Sheffield Midwifery Studies – University of Bradford Law – University of Kent, University of Huddersfield and Leeds Metropolitan University Psychology – University of Huddersfield, University of York and University of Leeds Media Production – Sheffield College Business with Marketing Management – Northumbria University Television and Radio –University of Salford Sports Exercise and Therapy – Leeds Metropolitan University Mathematics – University of York Apprenticeships – JCT 600, Aedas Architecture and Zeal Media Marketing Full Time Employment Sports Marketing – Leeds Metropolitan University Computer Science – Northumbria University Psychology in Education – University of York Journalism Studies – University of Sheffield English Language and Literature – University of Leeds Biology – Newcastle University

9 Russell Group Universities  University of Birmingham  University of Bristol  University of Cambridge  Cardiff University  Durham University  University of Edinburgh  University of Exeter  University of Glasgow  Imperial College of London  King’s College London  University of Leeds  London School of Economics and Political Science  University of Manchester  Newcastle University  University of Nottingham  University of Oxford  Queen Mary, University of London  Queen's University Belfast  University of Sheffield  University of Southampton  University College London  University of Warwick  University of York Certain subjects that are required more often than others. These subjects are referred to as facilitating subjects  Mathematics and Further Mathematics  English (Literature)  Physics  Biology  Chemistry  Geography  History  Languages (Classical and Modern)

10 What happens next?  Tuesday 7 th October – Post 16 Information Evening Meeting the team Discussing suitability Looking at subject combinations  Information evening Thursday 6 th November (preparing for success in the exams)  3 rd – 14 th November – Individual Discussions Post 16 Progression Profile,CV & Personal Statement  Wednesday 19 th November - Y11 SPE Opportunity to discuss student progress  February 2014 – Acceptance Letters  W/C 22 nd June – Y12 Welcome Week  Thursday 20 th August – GCSE Results day

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