Years 12/13 Parent Information Presentation

Report
Welcome to
Cornwallis Academy
September 2013 – July 2014
The Government’s agenda
• “Improve standards”
• “Exams are Dumbed down”
• “Many vocational courses mean nothing”
• “Fewer students should pass exams”
• “Fewer people should go to university”
Driving test
Result
• Fewer students passing exams
• Fewer students going to university
• Less breadth of study
What have we achieved in 2012-13?
• Our best ever set of results at both GCSE and A level
• The best results of any non-selective in the area.
• A good Ofsted result, with a mandate to get to
outstanding quickly
• A vision that is both unique and interesting
• Proven Plaza pedagogy
“A Cohesive learning community”
“The Plaza environments are used well as flexible teaching
spaces”
“Behaviour is good throughout the school”
“The students have positive attitudes towards their learning
and show a high degree of responsibility”
“Teaching is consistently good in all subjects”
Universities this year included:
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Exeter
Nottingham
Surrey
Winchester
Oxford Brookes
Bath
In all almost 60% of our students went to
University to study everything from Law to Bio
medicine.
Some University Courses studied this year:
Medicine
Physics,
Diagnostic radiography
Accounting and Finance
Biomedical Sciences
Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies
Media, Culture and Society
English
Psychology
Mathematics
Applied Criminology and Psychology
Law with Business
Law
Teaching & Educational Studies
Nursing
2013 results
GCSE
• 58% gained 5 A-C grades including English and
Maths (+3)
A Level
• 98% A-E (+1)
• 72% A-C (+8)
• 33% of grades were A or A *(+13)
• 42% of grades were B+(+12)
Best performing non-selective school in Maidstone!
New Look Reports
• Termly feedback
• Inclusion of new indicator – ‘Attitude to Learning’
• Continue to show attendance, self-management
points and achievement points compared to the
year group average
• Combination of interim and full reports
• Interim – Attitude to learning in all subjects
• Full – Current grade and attitude to learning
• Full report timings linked into Academic Review
Evenings
• Grades will be traffic light coloured coded to show
whether pupils are making the expected progress
and are on track to meet their target
Wellbeing Structure
Wellbeing Directors
KS3
Annie Fowler
KS4
Thomas Stanley
KS5
Joseph Sutton
David Simons
Principal
Claire Thompson
Vice Principal
Jon Spurling
Assistant
Principal
Chloe Cox
Olivia Lichfield
Assistant
Principal
Assistant
Principal
Wellbeing
Directors
Wellbeing
Leads
ICM
Dean Fox
Assistant
Principal
Wellbeing Leads
Year 7
Amy Parker
Year 8
Annie Fowler
Year 9
Helen Conway/ Holly
Pateman
Year 10 Thomas Stanley
6th Form Lisa Bodle
ICM’s
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Yr 12/13
Cheryl Irvine
Joscelin Yates
Sue Judd
Sue Lambert
Maxine Saul
Jo Woollett
Form Tutors
6th FORM
6MM
Medhat Michel(Maths Target Group)
Sarah Meredith (English Target group)
6SM
Christopher Jones
6CJ
6NMA Nathalie Manser
6SMI Sarah Miles
Debbie Glover
6DG
6HM Hollie Martin
6PJP Phil Pennington/Jodie Monk
6AED Alex Edwards
Angela Broome
6AB
Sue Cooper
6SC
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What We Expect From A Cornwallis
Academy Student
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95% Attendance
100% application at all times
Appropriate office wear
Be ready to learn with the correct
equipment
• To be respectful to staff and peers at
all times
Academic Mentoring
Wellbeing – three times a week
Mentoring once a week - compulsory
Parental help & resources
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Online resources:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize GCSE & BTEC
http://www.s-cool.co.uk GCSE, A Level & BTEC
http://getrevising.co.uk/pages/links GCSE, A
Level & BTEC
• Online and paper-based study guides – as
recommended departmentally
• Termly progress reports
Rewards
• For those Year 12/13 students with
exceptional attainment and/or attendance, on
a termly basis we offer:
• Attainment awards
• Attendance awards
Dates for Diary
• Sixth Form Open Evening –
Wednesday 27th November
• Sixth Form ARD – Wednesday
15th January 2014
What Skills for Life offer to Year 12 and 13s:
Careers trips: Skills London, Kent Careers; HE Convention, University trips
Careers Guidance interviews
Information, Advice & Guidance Sessions on a variety of topics such as Job
Searching, CV writing, Interview Skills, Applying to University
Careers talks
UCAS application support
Focus day activities- including Employability day, Opportunities for mock interviews
with employers, Discover Risk and University preparation workshops
Skills Challenge for Year 12: 30th June – 15th July 2014
Work experience
Careers library and IT packages for careers exploration and research
Skills for Life measures of success:
Summer 2012:
NEET for year 12 & 13 was 1.8% (only 3 out of 167 students
did not continue in education, go to university, enter college
or employment with training)
Summer 2013:
58 students (64% are currently starting university/HE)
Some notable achievements are;
• 1 at Nottingham, 1 at Exeter (both Russell group
universities)
• 1 at Surrey to do Law
• 1 at St Georges in London to do Biomedical sciences.

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