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 Sue Lambert Year 11 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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