Sixth Form Vision “Together, Striving For Excellence”. We are committed to being outstanding by: • Ensuring that every student and member of staff is able to realise, fulfil and exceed their potential in their academic and pastoral lives • Guaranteeing that teaching and learning challenges and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for Higher Education, employment and life-long learning • Providing personalised information, advice and guidance (IAG), and offering support whenever it is needed • Cultivating a positive atmosphere of mutual respect and success Aimsof of this this evening Aims evening • To explain to you our expectations and the opportunities we can offer students in the Sixth Form • To give you a chance to meet Yr 12 tutors and ask any general questions • To have the opportunity to discuss any specific issues/concerns with a member of staff A2 Results August 2015 A2 Results A*-A A* - B A*-C A*-E 29.4% 58.3% 84% 99.5% A few of our high flyers! Nick Parkes Maths A* Physics A* Chemistry A* Biology A* EPQ A* Oxford University – Medicine Nagaeswari Nagendar Maths A* Chemistry A* Biology A* EPQ A Newcastle University Medicine Sarah Martin Maths A* Chemistry A* Physics A* Edinburgh University – Chemical Engineering Sophie Yale Biology A* Maths A* ICT A* EPQ A Newcastle University Medicine James Gill Maths A* Further Maths A* Physics A EPQ A Durham University – Mathematics Matthew Allen Eng Lit A* University College London Philosophy/Ethics A* (UCL) – Law History A EPQ A Lucy Cameron Eng Lit A* History A Geography A EPQ A Newcastle University – Law Hannah Bedford Business Studies A Gov/Politics A Eng Lit B Leeds University – Human Resource Management Joe Harland Philos/Ethics A Eng Lit B History C Leeds University – Philosophy Rosie Headland Eng Lang C Media D Sociology D Derby University – Journalism Rebecca Morris Media B Health and Social Dist Dist Teesside University – Diagnostic Radiotherapy Charlotte Smith Philos/Ethics B Maths C Biology C Health and Social Dist Teesside University – Physiotherapy University Statistics 71 students applied to UCAS Firm choice secured Insurance secured Clearing used Russell Group secured Teesside Uni secured North East Unis secured (incl Leeds/York) Withdrawn students/declined places No of Nunthorpe UCAS applicants 46 15 3 % of Nunthorpe UCAS applicants 65% 21% 4% 23 15 32% 21% 49 69% 7 10% Structure of the Day 8.30am 8.40am 9.00-11.00am 11.00 – 11.20am 11.20 – 12.20pm 12.20 – 1.00pm 1.00 – 3.00pm All students in building Registration Lessons Break Lessons Lunch Lessons 7.45 – 8.30am 3.00 – 5.00pm Building open for independent study Mon Reg 1 2 3 4 5 8.40am 9.00am 10.00am 11.20am 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm Reg Maths Maths Tutorial Biology Biology Ind Study Tue Reg Wed Reg Thu Reg Fri Reg B L Ind Study Ind Study R Biology U Chemistry Chemistry Ind Study N E C A Physics Physics Chemistry Ind Study Enrichment H K Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Physics Maths Maths Ind Study Maths Physics Physics Ind Study Mon Reg 1 2 3 4 5 6 8.40am 9.00am 10.00am 11.20am 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm Reg Maths Maths Tutorial Biology Biology Ind Study Tue Reg Wed Reg Thu Reg Fri Reg B Ind Study Ind Study R E A Home Study Home Study K Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Maths Chemistry L U N C H Chemistry Chemistry Ind Study Ind Study EPQ/Enrichment Ind Study Maths Maths Ind Study Biology Ind Study Ind Study Ind Study What else is on offer? Nunthorpe Sixth Form aims to help students develop essential ‘employability skills’ as well as academic skills. Registration: Range of activities including mentoring Mon 11.15: Briefing – news/opportunities/messages Mon P3: Tutorial lesson to develop skills needed for the future and give relevant advice and guidance on careers/unis/apprenticeships Enrichment: the opportunity for students to do something to help them develop new skills, have fun and make them ‘employable’ BTEC courses We offer BTEC Health and Social care with the following options: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma – 6 units of work (= 1 A level) Level 3 Diploma – 12 units of work (= 2 A levels) Level 3 Extended Diploma – 18 units of work (= 3 A levels) These courses are assessed as they go along and do not have a final exam. They are graded as Pass/Merit/Distinction. They are worth UCAS points equivalent to A levels, and are accepted by the vast majority of universities, depending on the course. High Standards Your children and yourselves have all signed a Learning Agreement which includes the following: • Excellent attendance and punctuality (arrive at 8.30) • Complete all work on time and to best of your ability • Mature and responsible behaviour • Signing in/out • Staying on site for all Independent Study periods • Suitable dress The Learning Agreement states that failure to do the above will lead to Discipline Procedures. High Standards Dress code We ask students to wear clothes suitable for a working environment, whatever the weather. Good Bad Attendance and Exam Entries In the Learning Agreement parents have signed to ensure the following: • Notify the Sixth Form of any absences by telephone (01642 304550) or e-mail by 8.30am for each day of absence. • Refrain from booking any holidays in term time – these will not be able to be authorised. Please be aware that according to our Exam Policy any student whose attendance drops below 90% may be asked to pay for their exam entries. Discipline procedures Any discipline procedures follows the model adopted by the majority of work places: Stage 1 Informal Warning Teacher speaks to student – intervention implemented Stage 2 Verbal Warning Parents contacted by tutor/subject teacher Stage 3 Written Warning Parents meet with Ms Jackson Stage 4 Final Written Warning Parents meet with Assistant Stage 5 Permanent Exclusion Vice Principal Parents meet with Principal – possible exclusion Work Ethic •On average a student should be completing a minimum of 5 hours independent work per subject per week •This includes set homework, wider reading, consolidation of notes •We expect students to use their independent study time wisely, and we give students advice on how to study •Unlike at GCSE (for some lucky students), the amount of work put in will directly affect A Level grades achieved. Assessment •Targets generated through GCSE results •5 sets of assessment data collated. Data Capture reports given to students – parents informed by text when data is available •2 Parental Review Meetings to discuss student progress with the tutor(6 Jan 2016/27 April 2016 between 3-7pm) •Tutors/HO6th can be contacted any time through email and a ‘Snapshot’ report can be generated at parental request Enrolment into Y13 in Sep 2016 • Please be aware that enrolment for a second year in the Sixth Form (September 2016) is not an automatic process. • Students must meet the requirements set by the Sixth Form. This includes gaining good enough grades throughout the year to show students are working to their targets; having a good attendance/punctuality record; having a record of a good work ethic. Enrolment into Y13 in Sep 2016 • Government changes to funding of 6th forms from 2014 mean that a student repeating a year on the same courses will receive no funding. • Practically this means we cannot afford to accept students to re-do Y12 if they have not made the progress required to continue into Y13 • Larger colleges may be able to offer students a re-sit year in these cases. University Requirements For a standard Honours Degree: •Some universities will state the grades required from 3 full A levels, e.g. ABB •Some universities specify 3.5 A levels preferred. This means students are required to have a 4th AS grade •Some universities state certain A Levels which must be gained for specific courses, e.g. A Level maths required for engineering courses University Requirements •Some universities state a number of points required based on the UCAS tariff, e.g. 240 points Tariff points Grade GCE A level GCE AS A* A B C D E A B C D E 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 University Applications Yr 12 Autumn term Students made aware of UCAS and application procedures/ University speakers/ Apprenticeships/ start Careers programme Spring term Careers programme, mock interviews, mentoring for potential Oxbridge/Russell Group/ Medical course related students Summer Term Work on personal statements/ UCAS application form/ interview practice University Applications Yr 13 Autumn term Students complete UCAS applications and send off; interview practice (if needed); student finance support Predicted grades for university are submitted before Christmas of Yr 13. Teachers will base their predictions on the performance of students prior to this deadline. Spring term Preparation for Uni Reformed A Levels The Government has reformed the following A Levels for teaching in Sep 2015: Art and Design Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computer Science English Language English Literature History Physics Psychology Sociology Reformed A Levels •In these subjects the AS exam does not count towards the A level. •The A level will be examined at the end of Y13 and will include material from the whole 2 years of 6th form study. •After students receive the results of their mock exams (Jan 2016) they will have a mentoring meeting to discuss whether they should be entered for the AS exam in each reformed subject, or just continue and do the full A level in Y13. •For all other subjects students will sit AS exams in May/June 2016 which will count as 50% of their full A Level. Reformed A Levels Example 1 Joe is taking Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Geography. He has to do AS exams in Maths and Geography (as these have not reformed). He knows he definitely wants to do Biology and Chemistry in Y13 as these are his strongest subjects. He wants to study Biochemistry at university. Therefore he is advised not to sit the AS in Biology and Chemistry, but will do the full A levels in Y13, along with either Maths or Geography. Reformed A Levels Example 2 Ben is taking Business Studies, Sociology, History and Law. He has to do an AS exam in Law (as it has not reformed). He is unsure of which subject to drop in Y13 as he likes them all and is equally as strong in them. Therefore he is advised to sit the AS exams in all 3 reformed subjects as well as Law. When he gets his grades he will drop the weakest subject of the 4. Important dates Higher Education Evening 2015-2016 Data Collection Dates Data Collection 1 Y12 Reports to Students Wednesday 21 October Wed 15 June 6.30-7.30 Wednesday 6 January Last day of Y12 Data Collection 2 Y12 Parental Review Meeting Data Collection 3 Y12 Reports to Students Wednesday 10 February Data Collection 4 Y12 Parental Review Meeting Wednesday 27 April Data Collection 5 Y12 Reports to Students Wednesday 13 July Wed 20 July “Together, Striving For Excellence”. We really want our students to achieve the best you can with us. Any worries/concerns, please talk to us! Please visit the Sixth Form section of the school website regularly www.nunthorpe.co.uk/sixth-form Thank you for listening.