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1 sixth form Judged ‘Outstanding’ – Ofsted, November 2011

2 Academic Excellence

3 Comments from Ofsted Report 2011 ‘Students make outstanding progress’ ‘Teaching by subject specialists is challenging, stimulating and lively’ ‘Leadership and Management of the sixth form –Outstanding’ ‘Outcomes for students in the sixth form – Outstanding’ ‘The quality of provision in the sixth form – Outstanding’ ‘Students receive the same outstanding pastoral care and support as in the main school’ ‘The sixth form welcomes students from other schools and they settle in quickly’ Judged ‘Outstanding’ – Ofsted, November 2011 3

4 Slide 4 …learning on the hill

5 2012 A level Exam results Fortismere students produced an excellent set of A level results in 2012 A* - B 70% at Fortismere (53% nationally) A* - A 39 % at Fortismere (27% nationally) A* 13% at Fortismere (8% nationally) We also gained excellent results in the core subjects at A level English: A*- B grades at Fortismere 83% (44% nationally) Mathematics: A*-B Grades at Fortismere80% (65% nationally) Biology: A* - B Grades at Fortismere66% (53% nationally) Chemistry: A*-B Grades at Fortismere78% (61% nationally) Physics: A*-B Grades at Fortismere65% (55% nationally)

6 Top 200 Best Performing State Schools Sunday Times List published on 18/11 % A*/A at GCSE % A*/B at GCSE Slide 6 …learning on the hill

7 Year on Year Exam results A2 and AS A*/B Performance – 5 Year Trend

8 Courses

9 Wide range of Level 3 courses 27 Academic A Levels 3 Applied A Levels (single) 1 Applied A Level (double) 2 Cambridge Pre-U courses

10 Level 3 Courses A Level Courses Art & Design Art History Biology Chemistry Drama Economics English Literature English Lit and Lang Film Studies French Geography Further Maths (Incl. Maths) German Government and Politics History Mandarin Maths Music Music Technology Philosophy Photography PE Physics Product Design Psychology Sociology Spanish Applied A levels Business Studies ICT (Single) ICT (Double) Media Studies Cambridge Pre-U Classical heritage (2 Yr) Global Perspectives (1 Yr) All course information on the 6th Form Area of the Fortismere website

11 The OCR Extended Project Extended Project Students will decide if they would like to take this course in the Spring Term of Year 12 Individual research based course. Examined internally Accredited by Universities

12 Learning and teaching Academic excellence Highly effective specialist teaching Range of teaching styles: from one to one support to faculty lectures Specialist teaching areas Workshops, conferences and field trips

13 Supervised study facilities The Library – 6 th form resource area 1 st Floor Specific private study area Timetabled supervised study in non- contact time ICT provision Subject Specialist support Slide 13 …learning on the hill

14 Monitoring, assessment & intervention

15 Rigorous systems to optimise student performance: Six data collection points in Year 12 Interim Reports – two in Year 12 Full progress report each Year Consultation meetings: Year 12- March, Year 13 - November Partnership with home

16 Guidance & Support

17 Key members of staff – Director of Sixth Form, Learning Manager & tutor Academic mentoring Opportunities for school leadership Excellent progression guidance Partnership with home Connexions

18 Opportunities for school leadership Vertical Tutoring at Fortismere (Years 7-11) 6 Colleges, 66 tutor groups Each Year 12 student will be assigned a tutor group on entry All sixth form students attend one 20 min session with their vertical tutor group per week Group mentoring and support for our younger students Student Leadership Team Head/Deputy Boy and Girl 12 College Leaders Slide 18 …learning on the hill

19 6 th Form Learning Environment Lessons taught in separate buildings from Mainstream Refectory Common Room Private Study areas

20 UCAS and the next steps Around 200 applications per academic year Progression to University Courses 90% of our students commenced undergraduate study at a variety of Universities on a variety of courses in September/October 2012 16 of our students commenced courses at either Oxbridge or Medical School. These are the most competitive courses to gain admission on in the country and we are extremely proud of their success.

21 UCAS and the next steps Higher Education Evening (Year 12- Spring Term) UCAS training day (Year 12-Spring Term) Subject Specialist Tutors – carefully selected for individual guidance Support for applications to Oxbridge, Medical School, Dentistry, Art Foundation Mock Interviews – The Chrysalis Project Slide 21 …learning on the hill

22 Progression: Beyond studying Work Experience – One week, Year 12 Preparation for Work Placements Links with Industry Supporting Internships Global Young Leaders Headstart Year in Industry Medlink/Vetlink Slide 22 …learning on the hill

23 Enrichment Activities

24 Wide range of activities

25 Slide 25 …learning on the hill

26 Enrichment pathways in 6 th form Slide 26 …learning on the hill 6 th Form only Year 12 students who want to enrich A level studies Enrichment For All Year 12 students who want to take part in the full range of activities Leading Enrichment For All Year 12 students who want to develop their leadership opportunities

27 What Now? Talk to subject teachers Consult 6 th Form area of Fortismere website Check grades for entry criteria Analyse current performance honestly Attendance – at least 95% attendance rate at the end of Year 11 Discuss choices with parents/carers Application deadline 21 st January APPLICATION FORMS ARE ONLINE NOW

28 What next? When? December 2012Tours of the 6 th Form centre – by appointment January 2013Deadline for Applications (21 st January) February – April 2013Guidance meetings take place April 2013Conditional Offers made to students May 2013Students accept offers by the end of this month July 2013Transition events on 4 th & 5 th July August 2013GCSE results September 2013Enrolment for Year 12 date tbc

29 What next? Tours of the 6 th Form centre 11 th and 12 th December 2012 Please contact the sixth form directly if you would like to be booked on to one of our tours Slide 29 …learning on the hill

30 For further information Ms Patel: Senior Staff available this evening Fill in a slip and post in the box in reception (email addresses please) Slide 30 …learning on the hill


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