Year 11 Transition Evening

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Year 11 Transition Assembly
Thursday 2nd October 2014
Learners of today. Leaders of tomorrow.
www.riddlesdown.org
The Year Ahead (well, the next 9 months…)
Thinking about next steps …..
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Transition Evening for Parents (today)
Year 11 Assembly (today)
College VI Open Evening (Thurs 16th Oct, 6pm)
Completing controlled assessments
PPE1 (January 2015)
PPE2 (April 2015)
GCSEs (May & June)
Year 11 Prom (Friday 3rd July 2015)
GCSE Results Day (Thursday 20th August 2015)
Post 16 Studies
Academic
or
Vocational
Work-shop based / specialist vocational
BRIT School
Croydon College
East Surrey College
John Ruskin College
Reigate College
Excellent examination performance
Year
Average Point Score
Average Point Score
(A Level Route)
(Level 3 Vocational Route)
2014
740+ (tbc)
2013
732
2012
700
2011
566
754
Exceptional care, support & guidance
Sarah Chant
Nick Foney
Tom Beecham
Stephen Connolly
Headteacher
Jodi Brown
Marian Lynch
Assistant Director of Learning - Humanities
Assistant Director of Learning - Business &
Careers
Assistant Director of Learning - Sciences
Assistant Director of Learning - Maths
Curriculum Leader - English
Oli Fitt
David Yule
Andrew Cameron
Deputy Head
Director of Learning
Senior Tutor
Unrivalled opportunities
In College VI we have high expectations for academic
progress and independent learning. To this end, students
are offered regular advice and guidance by approachable
staff. However, they are given autonomy and are held
responsible and accountable for their learning behaviour.
We believe that progress is not just about examination
results. Education in College VI is more than ‘teaching to the
test’. We provide a safe, positive, respectful community
within which students are not afraid to be sceptical; take
risks; rise to challenges and show resilience when faced with
adversity. They need to have the confidence to say ‘I don’t
know’ as a precursor to ‘but I will find out.’ We foster a
culture of curiosity and reflection and a love of learning which
extends beyond the curriculum.
Our students learning in College VI
…and beyond!
GCSE grades – not just important for choices
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http://university.which.co.uk/advice/how-important-are-my-gcse-grades
How not to choose
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You like the teacher.
Your friends are doing the course.
Your parents choose for you.
You think it will be easy.
You’ve never done it before
so what the hell...
• You know someone who did it
and said it was brilliant…
• You just want to stay at
Riddlesdown.
Why do Humanities subjects?
Does it have to be preparation for a job?
It depends – some professions are
vocational:
• Medicine
• Engineering
• Architecture
In which case …
Biology
Chemistry
Maths
Classics
Maths
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Maths
Physics
DT / Art
Geography
http://university.which.co.u
k/search/advice?a[q]=*&a[
categories][]=a_level
Planning for two routes
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Maths
Physics
Geography
Chemistry
Geology
Engineering
Forensics
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Maths
English
Media
French
Journalism
Civil Service / UN
International Banking
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PE
Psychology
Biology
History
Physiotherapy
Sports related
History
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Photography
Media
English
Maths
Journalism
Advertising
PR
Acturial Science
What do Universities want? Russell Group
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Birmingham
Bristol
Cambridge
Cardiff
Durham
Edinburgh
Exeter
Glasgow
Imperial
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Kings College
Leeds
Liverpool
LSE
Manchester
Newcastle
Nottingham
Oxford
Queen Mary’s
Belfast
• Queen Mary’s
London
• Sheffield
• Southampton
• UCL
• Warwick
• York
(A*A*A - AAB)
1994 Group
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Birkbeck, University of London
University of East Anglia
University of Essex
Goldsmiths, University of London
Institute of Education, University of London
Royal Holloway, University of London
Lancaster University
University of Leicester
Loughborough University
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of Sussex
AAB – BBC
http://www.ucas.com/students/coursesearch/
College VI – the place to be for sixth form
success
Over 90% of
College VI
students progress
into a high quality
University
“The teachers were always unfailingly
enthusiastic and encouraging, which is
the most important thing when the level
of work is difficult. This not only
allowed me to excel academically, but it
increased my confidence, helping me
develop as a person”
Amy, College VI student
“College VI is very well run and staff put in that
extra effort to help students”
College VI parent
“There is a real sense of community at Riddlesdown. I
don’t think I would have felt as much part of a
community if I had gone to another school.”
Kirsty, College VI student
Ethos and Approach
It is vital to prepare students for their future.
All students have access to good quality
university and careers advice. However, the
world is changing at a rapid pace. Students
need to be adaptive; they need to be creative
and courageous and encouraged to think
globally. Their personal development is as vital
as their examination results. We have a duty
to provide our students with a range of
opportunities which will allow them to develop
these skills. In return, we expect our students
to be involved in the life of the College and the
Collegiate. We expect them to take part in
extra-curricular
activities
and
assume
leadership responsibilities.
A Level Route
• Seven or more GCSE passes at the highest grades (A*-C)
• Grade A*-B in the subject to be studied, or the most similar
subject
• GCSE A*-C in English and Mathematics (students who have not
achieved this will be required to resit the examination)
Application
Choose 4 A Level courses.
Guidance Interview
Are A Levels right for you?
Have you chosen the right A Levels for your
ability and university / career ambitions?
Will you study 3 or 4 A Levels?
Will you study an additional AS course in Year
12? (note that if you do so this may be the only
AS examination you take)
GCSE Results
Thursday 20th August 2015
A Level Route (cont.)
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Seven or more GCSE passes at the highest grades (A*-C)
Grade A*-B in the subject to be studied, or the most similar subject
GCSE A*-C in English and Mathematics (students who have not
achieved this will be required to resit the examination)
Year 12
Study 3 or 4 full A Level courses. You will need
to achieve no more than a grade below your
MTG in internal Year 12 exams in June 2016
in order to progress to Year 13
Year 13
Complete your 3 or 4 A Level courses with
PPEs in February 2017 and all public
examinations in June 2017.
A Level Course Choices
A
Classics
Economics
Geography
History
ICT
Mathematics
Photography
Spanish
B
English Lit
Dance
French
Government &
Politics
Physics
Psychology
C
Chemistry
Computing
Design Tech
Drama
English Lit
Geography
ICT
PE
D
Art
Biology
Business
Studies
Further Maths
History
Music
Sociology
E
Accounting
Biology
Business
Studies
Latin
Mathematics
Media Studies
Psychology
Level 3 Vocational Route
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Five or more GCSE passes at the highest grades (A*-C)
A*-B in GCSE PE (for Sport) and in GCSE Business/ICT (for Business)
A*-C in GCSE English and Mathematics (students who have not
achieved this will be required to resit the examination)
Either
BTEC in Sport
or
Cambridge National Diploma in Business
Year 12
Follow the relevant course with formal internal assessment
towards the end of Year 12 to decide on progression to Year
13
Year 13
Continue with and complete the relevant course.
But…!
• A Level Maths
• A Level Sciences
• A Level English
Entry requirements will be rigorously applied!
The Thinking Process
• Year 11 Assembly
2nd October
• Year 11 Transition Evening
2nd October
• Family discussions
On-going
• Prospectus
3rd October
• Discussions with Tutor
On-going
• Questions to Subject Staff
16th October
Application Process
• College VI Open Evening
16th October
6-7.30pm
• Application Form
www.riddlesdown.org
19th December
• Interviews
January to March
• Induction
3rd & 4th September

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