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 How to ensure your daughter progresses to the next level  What your daughter can do when she leaves Mount Carmel  What types of qualifications/courses.

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2  How to ensure your daughter progresses to the next level  What your daughter can do when she leaves Mount Carmel  What types of qualifications/courses she can apply for  What grades she will need to get into college or training  About the different kinds of schools and Colleges  About our 6 th form partnership with City & Islington College

3  University - 2015  Y10 Summer Exams  Academic Review Meetings  Predicted Grades  Maths Exam  College Applications (Oct – Jan)  Mock Exams  Y11 Parents Evening  Exams - January, March, May  Homework, Controlled Assessments Revision, Clubs Y11 Progression Parents Evening Mount Carmel Catholic College For Girls

4 Y11 Progression Parents Evening Mount Carmel College for Girls

5 What pathways can be taken? 11-14 14-16 16-19 19+ GCSE D-G Other provision GCSE A*-C A levels Level 1 Vocational Level 2 Vocational Level 3 Vocational Advanced Apprenticeship Young Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Employment Higher Education Further Education Key Stage 3 Curriculum IB Entry/Level 1 Foundation Learning Tier

6 Full-time Education A Levels Applied/vocational related course Apprenticeships Employment Work based training – is training which takes place in a training centre for a particular job area Employment with training (You are employed and attend college once a week known as an Apprenticeship) Employment without training

7  You must have at least 5 GCSE grades A*-C including English and Maths. Many Centres will require B’s.  You must cope well with study and exams  You want to study individual subjects  You are considering university  You study 3 to 5 ‘AS’ subjects (Year 12), then take 3 A2 levels in the 2 nd Year (Year13)  ‘A’ levels are level 3 courses and take 2 years

8  Are BTECs, City & Guilds, NVQ, CACHE, Applied ‘A’ levels  Can be taken at level 1,2 or 3 depending on your GCSE grades – level 3 is equivalent to A levels and can lead to university courses  Wide range of subjects such as: Childcare, Business, Mechanics, Performing Arts, Art, Hairdressing, IT, Sport Science, Construction, Society, Health and Development, Media, Design Technology etc………..

9  Knows what area of study interests them  Likes to learn in a more practical way  Is good at coursework  Level 1 & 2 are usually 1 year courses and level 3 is 2 years  Students can progress from a level 1, to level 2, to level 3 over a number of years

10 GCSE grades LEVEL OF STUDY Mostly E’s - G’s Choose BTEC/ Level 1 courses (1 year study) Mostly D’s Choose BTEC/ Level 2 courses (1 year study) 5 A * - C must include English & Maths (minimum – many colleges will require some B’s) Choose ‘A’ levels/ BTEC Level 3 courses (2 year study)

11  Apprenticeships take place in a work environment  Most apprenticeships are available at level 1 or level 2  You earn (a small wage) and learn at the same time  There are very few apprenticeships for school leavers

12  Sixth Form at School(s)  6 th Form Centre  Further Education College  Work based training

13  Some 6 th Forms are attached to schools such as La Swap, iC6, Fortismere, Bishop Douglas, St. Michael’s Grammar, Bishop Challoner, Skinners Academy………  Most schools will offer courses to students who have obtained GCSEs grade B and above.  ‘A’ levels in traditional subjects and a limited number of vocational courses (BTECs)are available  Similar to a school environment. More structured than a College. There is usually a 6th Form common room and a range of enrichment activities.

14  City & Islington 6 th Form Centre, BSix, Haringey 6 th Form, Woodhouse College, Leyton 6 th Form  Only caters for 16 to 19 learners  A wider variety of courses available.  A Levels and vocational courses offered  The entry requirements depend on the institution and course. The requirement for the same course at one centre may be different to another, usually depending on the popularity of the centre.

15  There are lots of local colleges such as: City & Islington, Barnet, College of North East London, Westminster Kingsway, Hackney Community college…………  They offer a wide range of vocational courses BTEC’s/ NVQ’s/ CACHE and A Level courses  There will be mixed age of learners, more independence with learning, new environment, bigger building

16  Training providers offer work based training at a centre. To get an NVQ the student will do a mixture of working in a placement and training.  This training is for a particular job and helps the person develop skills for employment

17  All Year 11 will have a careers advice in their PSHCE lessons  There is a careers section in the LRC  Information about Open Days  College Websites

18  Research the area/job/career you are interested in – use careers library or Kudos  Contact the colleges you are interested in to get a prospectus and go to the open evening. These start now but some are much later.  Think about the course you want to study. Read the course descriptions carefully and ask for help if you are not sure.  Focus on your goals – references are being written by the Year 11 team now. They include attendance, punctuality and general conduct. All Colleges will require a reference from school. The grades on them will be those on your October Report.

19  Check that you have the correct grades for the courses you want to apply for  Apply for more than one college and more than one level of course  Check colleges deadline for applications and send it in good time. Some deadlines are in November/ December, others not until January.  Complete application forms by the end of the Autumn term at the latest. These are either online or paper. Take a copy, if paper, and hand it to the office for the reference to be attached.  Be available in the summer (late August) for enrolment days. Your place will not be saved.

20 Good Luck !

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