Year 11 IAG session. Aims: • To understand what different qualifications mean • To understand 6th Form pathways • To understand what you need for different courses/an intro to what Uni’s look for • To have the opportunity to speak to a member of staff about your specific plan • To have some time to research your own options Different pathways Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 University or work related choices GCE A levels GCSE A*-C GCSE D-G Sixth Form Swakeleys BTEC Level 3 (Sport, Business, Health and Social Care, Leisure and Tourism) BTEC Level 2 (Business, Art, H&S Care) BTEC Level 1 ‘Traditional’ route Vocational Route Majority examination 100% coursework assessed Pathways • 4 Pathways to ensure that all students achieve their potential • The Pathways are based on GCSE APS A* A B C D E F G 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 • All pathways are in negotiation with Mr Hull on interview and on recommendations from subject staff prior to that interview. Pathway 1 Aimed at the A*/A grade students Yr 12 Yr 13 4 AS and General Studies 4 A2 and EPQ Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 6.4+ Pathway 2 Aimed at the A/B/C grade students Yr 12 Yr 13 4 AS and General Studies 3 or 4 A2 Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 5.8-6.39 Pathway 3 Aimed at the B/C/D grade students Yr 12 Yr 13 1 AS and 3 Level 3 qualifications 1 A2 and 2 or 3 Level 3 qualifications Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 5-5.79 Pathway 4 Aimed at the vocational students from KS4 A combination of Level 3 qualifications over the 2 years Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 5 and below. THE RUSSELL GROUP: Oldest 24 Universities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of Cambridge Cardiff University Durham University University of Edinburgh (Scotland) University of Exeter University of Glasgow Imperial College London King's College London University of Leeds University of Liverpool London School of Economics (LSE) University of Manchester Newcastle University University of Nottingham University of Oxford Queen Mary, London Queen's University Belfast (Ireland) University of Sheffield University of Southampton University College London (UCL) University of York University of Warwick Eg : Birmingham expects 7A*s at GCSE (as well as top A levels) to do Medicine Eg: Imperial requires A* in Maths to do Computer Science Eg: Economics requires A* in A Level Maths (many Russell Group Uni’s) NB: if you want to do Law at Uni- you should NOT choose Law at A Level!! You need to research this carefully BEFORE selecting your A Levels. THE 1994 Group: Newer Univerisites established to promote excellence in research and teaching 1. Birkbeck – University of London 2. University of East Anglia 3. University of Essex 4. Goldsmiths – University of London 5. Institute of Education – London 6. Royal Holloway - London 7. Lancaster University 8. University of Leicester 9. Loughborough University 10. University of Reading 11. School of Oriental Studies 12. University of Sussex Many of these Unis will require AAA! NB: if you want to do Law at Uni- you should NOT choose Law at A Level!! You need to research this carefully BEFORE selecting your A Levels. This is great to see the subjects available and then you can look into the requirements for various Uni’s. Pick a course from the drop down menu, then see the order of Unis for that course.