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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.