Years 12/13 Parent Information Presentation

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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:

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

Jon Spurling

Assistant

Principal

Wellbeing

Leads

Wellbeing Structure

David Simons

Principal

Wellbeing Directors

KS3 Annie Fowler

KS4

KS5

Thomas Stanley

Joseph Sutton

Claire Thompson

Vice Principal

Chloe Cox

Assistant

Principal

Wellbeing

Directors

Olivia Lichfield

Assistant

Principal

ICM

Dean Fox

Assistant

Principal

Wellbeing Leads

Year 7 Amy Parker

Year 8

Year 9

Annie Fowler

Helen Conway/ Holly

Pateman

Year 10 Thomas Stanley

6 th

Form Lisa Bodle

ICM’s

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Cheryl Irvine

Joscelin Yates

Sue Judd

Year 10

Year 11

Sue Lambert

Maxine Saul

Yr 12/13 Jo Woollett

12/13

6MM

6SM

6CJ

6NMA

6SMI

6DG

6HM

6PJP

6AED

6AB

6SC

Form Tutors

6 th

FORM

Medhat Michel(Maths Target Group)

Sarah Meredith (English Target group)

Christopher Jones

Nathalie Manser

Sarah Miles

Debbie Glover

Hollie Martin

Phil Pennington/Jodie Monk

Alex Edwards

Angela Broome

Sue Cooper

What We Expect From A Cornwallis

Academy Student

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

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: 30

th

June – 15 th

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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