Y12 Parent Information Evening

Report
Y12 PARENT INFORMATION
2014/15
WELCOME TO FARMOR’S
SCHOOL
SIXTH FORM
Welcome
and
thank
you for
coming.
PURPOSE OF THE
EVENING
• To Introduce ourselves & the Sixth Form
way of life
• To Encourage Communication
• 23 School Weeks until AS exams start
• To answer any questions
Management Team
Emma White
Caroline Perkin
Jeremy Johnson
Rachel Mehtar(6th form administrator)
Tutors
Simon Ditchfield, Jo Pearce, Penny Badger, Tim Harvey,
Andy Rowan, Pete Imeson, Jim Speake,
Karen Braithwaite, Alison Lines,
Email addresses on tables
A LEVEL RESULTS 2014
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
% A*-B
% A*-C
% A*-E
4 year
upward
trend in
results
2012
2013
2014
HIGH ACHIEVERS
More importantly, measuring Value Added Scores (which
measures statistical potential against achievement) we are in the
top 10% nationally for achievement.
Last year’s Y12 students on average achieved over half a grade
higher than their potential indicated.
Remember our entry criteria: 5 GCSE grades at C or above inc.
Maths and English.
HOW DO WE GET SUCH GOOD RESULTS?
Average class size = 11
Average
class size
= 11
WE FOSTER INDEPENDENT LEARNING
AND PROVIDE EXCELLENT SUPPORT
WHERE DO OUR
STUDENTS GO?
Accountancy Apprenticeship
Engineering Apprenticeship
St James’ place Apprenticeship
Gap Year travels
Employment
Art Foundation Courses
University
IT’S MORE THAN STUDY...
Sixth Form Programme of Study
3 Core A Levels
Academic Enrichment
Vocational Enrichment
AIG and Pastoral Support
EXPECTATIONS
Attend all lessons and work hard
Arrive for 8.45am and leave at
3.35pm/3.00PM (or indeed later!)
Do all work set
Inform us of absence
Sixth Form Agreement
Use all Study Periods
INDEPENDENT LEARNING
Structure & Quality Time
2 Hours outside of lesson time every day
Time Management / To do lists
Reviewing lessons and preparing for next
Staying Organised
Taking Responsibility
SUPPORT
Regular IGRs / Reports / Review Boards
Full report: 9th December.
Parents’ Evening 12 th March 2015
Academic Support - Departments
Tutor Support – email addresses of tutors
Personal Development : Study Skills / Guest Speakers
Academic Mentoring
Study Groups and Support Process
2 YEAR PROGRAMME
Year 12
AS1
AS2
AS3
AS4
Enrichment Activities
Personal Development
Careers Education
Study Skills
Year 13
A1
A2
A3
Enrichment Activities
University / Job Preparation
Careers Education
CURRICULUM TIME
Four double lessons per subject per week
Usually taught by two members of staff
Four doubles of study
One tutor /mentor period
Two single lessons of enrichment
Diverse opportunities for leadership and
participation.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Contact us if you have concerns
Help put aside 2 hours per night – they always have
something to do….
Encourage meeting deadlines and independent
work; avoid plagiarism / cheating.
Be aware of reports due / parents evening
COMMUNICATION
E-mail / Phone / Letter …..
E-Update - send an email to Rachel Mehtar
([email protected])
Parent Newsletters
Tutors / Subject Teachers
Parent Focus Group (22nd October 7pm)
KEY DATES
22nd October Parent Focus Group
9th December –Full reports
10th March IGRs (Interim Grade Report) to parents
12th March – Parents evening
21st April HE Evening
8th May – Study Leave
June Futures Events for Post-18 Options and lessons for A2
courses start again. Dates to be confirmed.
25th June HE Convention in Birmingham
10th July term ends for sixth form students.
THANK YOU FOR COMING
Any Questions?
Please stay and join us for
refreshments and to meet tutors.
Do look round the refurbished
space.
PARENT FOCUS GROUP
I would recommend parents attend the Parent Focus
Group. It is an excellent opportunity to discuss general
concerns in an informal setting.
Mrs White is always open to ideas and suggestions,
and over the past two years I have seen points raised
by parents implemented very quickly.
The group also serves to comment on future plans for
the sixth form, and it is good that parents views are
considered. As the parent of children who entered the
school in year 12, attending the group helped me get
to know the school more quickly and realise how the
sixth form is managed and run.

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