Presentation on theme: "Shenfield High School Sixth Form. Sixth Form Team: Progress Leader, Sixth Form – Mr Cooke Deputy Progress Leader, Sixth Form – Ms Thompson Pastoral Manager,"— Presentation transcript:
Sixth Form Team: Progress Leader, Sixth Form – Mr Cooke Deputy Progress Leader, Sixth Form – Ms Thompson Pastoral Manager, Year 13 – Mrs Panayi Pastoral Manager, Year 12 – Miss Johnson Sixth Form Administrator – Mrs Dunn
We aim for our students to: 1) Achieve academic success 2) Be ambitious and determined individuals 3) Be independent learners who can think for themselves 4) Contribute positively to the school and the wider community
Post 16 Routes of Study at SHS: A Levels BTEC courses
Sixth Form Changes Massive restructuring process of all A Level courses from 2015 Content of every AS and A Level subject has and is currently being reviewed. Some syllabuses have not been accredited and are still in draft form! The AS (completed in Year 12) USED to automatically lead onto the A Level (Year 13) but both are now free-standing qualifications AS and A Levels are assessed at the end of the one or two year course respectively Subjects are being reviewed in waves. First wave includes; English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Art, Business Studies, Economics, History and Sociology All institutions are in the same boat, and will be publishing their individual offers when more information becomes available.
What Does This Mean For You? Students will have the option of completing an AS or an A Level in a subject Some schools will only offer the A Level, but due to the linear examination, students will only be formally assessed at the end of the 2 year course. Possibly leaving with nothing. Some schools may offer AS qualifications (1 year), but at the moment this does not offer a progression route for the student e.g. university Shenfield High School will publish its offer as soon as all details have been finalised
Courses Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry Drama & Theatre Studies Economics Film Studies English Language/ Literature Media Studies Psychology Sociology Law PE BTEC Business BTEC Sport BTEC Drama To name but a few!!!
GCSE grade points: A*=8 A=7 B=6 C=5 D=4 E=3 F=2 G=1 We add together your points for: English Language + Maths + your 6 next best other subjects Provides you with a points score… How do I qualify for a place in the Sixth Form?
Use the course criteria for each subject in the Sixth Form prospectus What do you want to do after Sixth Form? Workplace University Apprenticeship What subjects/ qualifications are required for this chosen pathway? How Will I Know Which Pathway And Subject To Choose?
Sixth Form Open Evening Pathways will be developed to cater for different abilities Information provided during Year 11 assemblies/ form time Sixth Form Induction, will provide students with the opportunity to experience ‘taster lessons’ in the subjects that they may wish to pursue How Will I Know What To Choose?
What Else Can I Do In The Sixth Form? Football/ Cricket academy Students will have to trial for these places Various Enrichment opportunities: 1) Community Sports Leaders Award 2) Language Leaders Award 3) Subject support 4) Peer mentoring 5) Maths mentoring 6) Business Enterprise 7) HAPA, foundation course in Acting linked to ‘All Stars Casting Agency’. Strong links to paid acting/ Extras work
Extra Opportunities: Extended Project Qualification (YEAR 13) - AS Level - Develops an interest - Students create their own project title
Support and Assessment: Academic Reviews Personal Tutor Individual Mentoring & Target Setting Introduction of Learning Score Attendance and Punctuality monitored Continued Support and Guidance from the Sixth Form Team
Academic Reviews - Academic Reviews twice a year - Student centred-target setting - 3 positive comments and 3 areas for improvement - Promotes independent learning - Parent’s Newsletter notification!