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Introduction to Sixth Form
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More content
Conceptually more challenging
Faster pace and intensity (5 periods vs. 2 or
3)
Greater depth of study
More requirement for independent learning
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The pages in the planner
Flipped lessons … or the importance of
preparation
Less onus on the teacher … more on the
student
A bridge to higher education and the world of
work
Taking things further: reading round;
podcasts; personal research
BANNED PHRASES: “I've done all my work” or
“I haven't got anything to do”
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Organising yourself for study
Practicalities: files, equipment, time for
organisation
Don't be surprised if you arrive to a lesson
without equipment to be simply sent away again
If you do not do the preparation work for a
lesson you will be sent away too
We shall record this if it happens and take action
Simple level: note-taking and note-making (how?
Linear? Mind-mapping?)
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Subject level: course units and components:
separate files or separate sections.
Contents pages, indexes and glossaries
Time Management
4 subjects, each with 5 or 4 hours in class +
the same again as independent study, weekly
Weekly plan: stick to it
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You be in charge of the work don't let the
work be in charge of you
Short term targets: what am I going to
achieve in this 40 minute slot?
Developing good study skills
Knowing yourself as a learner
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If you come into the Sixth Form from an ATL
background of an average of 3.5 ATL we shall
instigate some study support sessions early
in September to help you make the transition.
Once under way, we monitor regularly and
expect ATL 3 to be the bare minimum
If you average is 3 or below we shall take
action to support your study
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If you have no subject in column E:
One period a week will be EPQ or general
studies; one period a week will be supervised
private study
Subject in column E: two periods a week
supervised private study
Other periods are left to you unless we decide
you need to be supervised for private study
during these periods also (e.g. dependent
upon ATL)
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September 3rd – last period assembly
Range of possibilities: sport, music,
volunteering, drama, sports leaders, literacy
leaders, subject clubs e.g. technology, The
Student Speaker etc. etc.
Start your own club or society (e.g. the Media
Production Club)
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Negotiated Target Grades (NTGs): based on
statistical analysis of your potential and set
aspirationally
Half-termly attainment grades and Attitude
to Learning (ATL) scores
The October Review
Action and intervention
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Teachers: work in partnership with them
Sixth Form Staff: your Form Head
Sixth Form Staff: Learning Supervisors Mrs
Challis and Mrs Thurrell
Sixth Form Staff: Mr Hadfield and Miss
Pattinson – 95% of visits to our offices are
decided by the student
Parents
Your friends and colleagues: study groups
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BUSY
Respect
Your space BUT we can't justify its use if you
abuse it.
Study space expansion
Wi-Fi, BYOD (see next slides)
Ipods and mobiles
Food and drink
Tidiness
Civilised behaviour
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BYOD means bringing your own permitted ICT device
to school to use in lessons and private study.
Teachers know BYOD is being rolled out to Years 12
and 13
Policy and application form in your information pack
Also, an access scheme is being introduced in
conjunction with Stone Computers: flier in your pack.
Parents: Meeting to launch this Wednesday 10th
September.
This means you will pay monthly payments and own
the device at the end of the contract period. Includes
warranty and insurance.
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Will have all of our expectations in it so read
it carefully when you get it
Plus use the Independent Learning pages
Use the planner to help plan your time at all
levels from the long term to the short term
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Information – letters, forms needed etc. etc.
News – via tweets and blogs
Support – e.g. for UCAS and careers planning
More information in September about this
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The Sixth Form Contract sets out what we
expect from you and what you can expect
from us.
You need to consider it carefully. You and
your parents are asked to sign it and your
Form Head will sign it on behalf of the school.
We shall keep a copy and you will receive a
copy to keep.
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We shall check your results: if all fine (i.e. you got
the grades which will enable you to move onto
your chosen AS levels) then we do not need to
see you
If you NEED or WANT to change then please see
one of us. If we’re busy come back later: the SFC
will be staffed for the Thursday and the Friday
If you do not make the five GCSE grades C and
above you MUST see us
If you do not make the requirement for a subject
you need to see us
If you have decided you are going elsewhere
please tell us
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New Students: as already informed please let
us know your results by phone or e-mail. Email is better. We shall confirm your place by
phone or e-mail. If you need to talk to us
please let us know: phone or e-mail or come
and see us.
Mr Hadfield's phone extension is 245.
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You must collect an information pack today:
you must share the information with your
parents
Information about the 16-19 Bursaries is in
the letter: financial support for those in need.
If you think you qualify you need to pick up a
form on the first day (September 3rd)
Transport: the new situation for in-catchment
buses

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