The Programme for Tonight

The Programme for Tonight
Headteacher’s introduction
The Sixth Form Contract / Behaviour for Learning
Studying in the Sixth Form
Y12 and university (UCAS) admissions – Mr
• The EPQ and AQA BACC – Miss Bedford
• Presentation will be placed on school website
Subject Fair- 15 minutes per subject on rotationsee handout.
The Sixth Form Contract
• Makes clear entitlement and expectations
• Staged intervention for defaults.
• Targeting attendance, punctuality, attainment,
attitude to learning and behaviour,
participation, dress code
• Can result in students being asked to leave
• Makes clear minimum entry requirements for
Y13. D grades in subjects that will be studied
at A2. Plus D grade in EPQ
• Permanent Exclusion or Managed Move
• Gross misconduct towards student or staff
• Continued repetitive behaviour
Behaviour for Learning
Consequence Ladder
• Community Exclusion: student is removed from all
lessons, and social interaction throughout the full day.
• External exclusion for a fixed period
• For a serious incident or continual repeated
2 hour 15 minute after school detention
Repeated failure to follow instructions at C3
Gross rudeness, or serious misconduct
Consistent failure to miss homework deadlines
1hour 15 minute after school detention
Awarded for 10 C1 or 5 C2 conduct points
Student on a C2 ignores a further warning
Homework is not handed in by 24hrs of deadline
Homework deadlines repeatedly missed
Inadequate homework is submitted
• Final Verbal Warning and Conduct point
• “I’ve asked you to stop talking, if you talk again you will be on a
C2”. Student ignores warning and continues poor behaviour.
• A student fails to meet a deadline with Homework
by SLT
All teachers but approved by
Head of Year or Head of
All subject teachers
and cover teachers
• Verbal Warning:For any disturbance that disrupts learning.
Eg I’ve asked you to stop talking, if you carry on talking you
will be on a C1. If student continues to talk, issue with a C1
on SIMS (and make a personal note).
Every Consequence must be processed using SIMS (and in students planners where appropriate and suitable)
Monitoring Progress
• Daily Attendance/Behaviour monitoring
• Behaviourwatch emails to home
• Termly reports with analysis by Student
manager/Director of Sixth Form
• Progress statistics shown to students
• Mock Exams in November
• Parents Evening December 12th
• Intervention Evening in Spring
• Classroom monitor
Classroom Monitor. Track progress on
every aspect of a subject- a great help to
Surviving your workload
• A booklet outlining study survival strategies
• In PSHE students are undertaking activities to
encourage reflection on the study skills they
• Onus on students to talk to teachers and Sixth
Form Student manager about problems relating
to study and workload. Parents can also contact
school to raise concerns.
• Students should be spending 5 hours per subject
per week outside lesson time on homework and
Go to the
Select Moodle
Select Sixth
Daily Bulletin
• James Mann
• Luke Chance
• Jasmin Cook
A Parent’s story
• ‘I was shocked when Tom’s report indicated
that he’d only had an 84% attendance record.
He goes to school every day. So I phoned the
school to say they’d got it wrong but when we
went through the figures they hadn’t. It all
adds up.’
2 days added to half term to get cheaper
flights for our Florida break.
2 Days
Last 2 days of Christmas term (surely they’re
winding down anyway)
2 Days
Flu. He can’t help being ill
5 Days
Tom’s uncle over from USA, he only comes
over every 2 years
1 day
Cold. All his friends had it too.
1 day
Missed bus (can’t expect him to walk all that
1 day
Driving theory test
1 day
University visit
1 day
Total days absent out of 91 school days
15 days
15 days out of 91 = 84% attendance will affect
progress by roughly 1-2 grades
University Applications
(UCAS- universities and colleges
admission service)
The Application Form
1. Qualifications- includes unit grades of completed AS
exams, increasing use of personal statement
2. Courses/Institutions up to 5 institutions.
3. Personal Statement
4. School Reference
What will happen this year
• Termly monitoring –target grades
• Students investigate choices and prepare database of
possible choices
• Will be shown where to look
• UCAS Parents evening in Spring
• Higher Education Convention-April 2013
• Will start to fill in application form online-July 12
• Drafting Personal Statements before end of year but
this process starts now!
Role of Parents
• Read sixth form contract & sheet on HE and Y12
• Monitoring, support and encouragement- is performance
in termly reports at or above target grades? Contact
subject teachers/student manager
• Help in choosing courses, visiting universities
• Is course highly rated?(unistats), do graduates get jobs
easily?, is the course challenging enough? (Target grades)
Use of Times/Guardian Good University Guides
• NAGGING about deadlines
• Centre ExamTimetable on website by end of September
• Show My Homework
Filter for year
8,subject etc.
Filter by Year Group
And by subject and teacher
Competitive courses
• English, Law, Physiotherapy, Medicine, Oxbridge,
Journalism, Architecture
• Selecting Universities ( Russell Group 1994 group etc)
• Increasingly not keen on retakes.
• Keen to see success in AS grades-particularly if
GCSEs could have been better
• Increasing use of personal statement
• Increasing use of extra tests
• Miss Bedford
Stand out in the crowd with
the Extended Project
What is the extended project?
The EPQ is an
opportunity for you to
complete a project on a
topic of your choice
• Develop your
independent planning,
research, evaluation and
presentation skills
What does the extended project
The EPQ is led by the student, who chooses their own
project topic. This can be either:
o a topic that extends from a subject you are studying (or
plan to study) or,
a topic in which you have a personal interest.
The finished Project can be:
1. an academic essay (5000 words)
2. a production* (such as a performance or charity event)
3. An artifact* (media animation, short film)
*A written report is required to support this option (1000 words)
Why the extended project?
o Students who complete the EPQ achieve and
develop skills that can help further their
education and career possibilities
oit is enjoyed by students who gain a sense of
ouniversities have indicated they support the
extended project alongside A-levels
oit carries 70 UCAS points to A*.
Extending the EPQ to the AQA
Building on your Alevels, broadening
your study,
completing the
extended project
(EPQ) and recording
your enrichment
What do Universities think?
• A levels continue to be the gold standard
for progression to university.
• The AQA Bacc gives students access to
550 UCAS points
– Up to 140 per A level
– Up to 70 for the EPQ
– Up to 60 for the breadth subject
Final Comments
• The EPQ is now a requirement
for entry into year 13.
• A grade D must be achieved.
• and follow
links for the AQA Baccalaureate
for further information.
Contact details
• Please ensure you take away our contact details. You
can phone/email any of us but for quicker response:
• E-mail, phone Mr Sexton re: HE/careers, curriculum
• E-mail, phone Mrs Regan re: attendance , punctuality,
attainment, dress code
• E-mail, phone Mrs Riley/Mrs Edwards re: dates, forms,
Bursary, change of details, general enquiries
• E-mail, phone subject teachers re subject issues.
Hand outs
Parental GUIDE TO Year 12 reports
How Year 12 can help you get to university
Contact details
Subject Block rota for Subject Fair
Evaluation Form
Subject Fair
• 15 minutes per subject. Pips will indicate
when to move- Go to block D subject first
then Block A

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