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					Eaton Bank
 6 th   Form
 Expectations Evening
The 6th form team
   Assistant Headteachers/Co-Directors of 6th
    form
               Mrs Bennett, Mr Tideswell

   Sixth Form Administrator, EMA Manager
               Mrs Banner

   School Intervention Manager
               Mrs Leslie

   Sixth Form Tutors ( 14th Oct Tutor Review Evening)
 Co-Directors
Mrs Bennett                    Mr Tideswell
Year 12                        Year 13
Student support and            UCAS and preparation for
challenge                      university
eg admissions process;
attendance; target and
projected grades; behaviour…
Curriculum provision           Bangor University
Teaching and Learning          Residential
                               6th form prospectus and
                               website
PHSE                           Deep Learning Days.
                               Curriculum Enrichment
Mrs Banner

   Sixth Form Administrator
   EMA Manager
   UCAS Administrator
   Support to Co-Directors, tutors and
    students
   Office in 6th form centre, available by
    phone (no teaching!)
Mrs Leslie

   School Intervention Manager
   Works with individual and small groups of
    students
   Helps identify any underachievement and
    supports students to get back on track
   GCSE English retake program
   Mentor to law students (qualified solicitor)
The Curriculum

   A level/BTEC
   Core time
   PHSE
   Curriculum Enrichment
   House and 6th form assemblies

      More details later…
A levels = AS + A2
Year 12 4 subjects = AS levels
Year 13 3 subjects = A2 levels

Year 12 matters!
 Half the A-level marks from AS exams
  (Jan and June)
 AS grades given on university applications
 Evidence for teachers’ estimated grades for
  university references
The grades

A level : A*-E = pass     U = fail
So D and E grades are pass grades at A level

GCSE “pass” grades = A*-C ?

No guarantees!
GCSE A*/A grades → A*/A at A Level ???
GCSE C grades →E grades at A-level ???
Ofsted… some of the bits that
made us smile!

   Teaching is good

   Pastoral support is good

   Students enjoy their work, work well
    together and most make good progress

   Almost all students who apply to university
    succeed
students…

   make an excellent contribution to the main
    school

   develop the skills to help them in their
    future careers

   have a wide range of enrichment activities

   experience an effective program to develop
    moral, cultural and social awareness
But…

 Concern over the progress of some
 weaker students in the past and of
 some boys.

“The school has taken action to address
  these issues and this is starting to
  show results.” (Ofsted April 2010)
2010 Summer
Successes… A2 results
            2010 %   2009      %
 A*         5        Not available

 A*-A       19 ↑     17
 A*-B       42       42
 A*-C       71 ↑     66
 A*-D       91 ↑     86
 A*-E       99 ↑     93
 (passes)
2010 Summer
Successes… AS results
             2010 %             2009       %
 A*          Not available at   Not available at
             AS                 AS
 A           19 ↑               9
 A-B         36 ↑               25
 A-C         60 ↑               45
 A-D         88 ↑               65
 A-E (passes) 91 ↑              81
2010 Summer
Successes…
Average (Total) Points Score (APS)

2010 APS = 705 ↑     2009 APS = 646

Big improvement in the performance of boys
 Boys APS 2009= 488
 Boys APS 2010 = 675 ie + 38% ↑
2010 Successes…

   2010 A level results up on 2009
   2010 AS results hugely up on 2009
   Boys’ performance has increased
    greatly

→ even better 2011 A level results !
→ better still from you! (2012)
2010 Successes
…university entrance
   82% of applicants → first choice university

   95% applicants placed within 3 working days after
    results

   Most popular destinations this year:
    Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield

   George Hayes, deferred entry:
    – appointed Student Consultant for The North
    – Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.
Support and challenge…

    How will we ensure that your
    son/daughter

   achieves their potential
   is well prepared for a life after school?

Partnership: students, parents, school
Ensuring success…
Attendance
   Must attend ALL lessons and be in core time
    everyday at 8.45am.

   Must stay in school until at least 12 o’clock
    (ie morning study periods must be used in school. Students
    “on trial” must also stay for period 4.)

   Must sign out if leave in the afternoon.

   Parents must phone or email into school before
    8.45 to report any absence.
Ensuring success…
Attendance
   A2 courses start immediately after AS exams in
    June.
    Lessons continue until the end of the summer term.

   Holidays

   Open days

   “Is 90% attendance good?”

   Part time jobs
EMA Manager
= Mrs Banner
   All absences must be authorised, in advance, if
    possible.

   Any unauthorised absence from lessons and core
    time →EMA stopped.

   Achievement must be in line with ability.
   Behaviour and attitude must be good.
   Any staff concerns about above →EMA stopped.

See contract for further details.
Ensuring success…
Personal Study
   Not enough time in lessons to practise/ recap
    everything

   Commitment to personal study will determine how
    well you achieve

   4- 5 hours per subject per average week
    – specific homework
    – reviewing/consolidating/memorising
    – reading ahead

   4 subjects →16-20 hours/week
Make good use of your
study periods!
   6th form area of LRC (100% staff
    supervised)

   6th form study room

   empty classrooms (timetables displayed in
    common room)

   departmental areas (check with teacher)
Core Time: 8:45am

A purposeful start to every day

key part in
 helping students achieve their potential

 preparing students for a life after school

 broadening their horizons and ambitions
Tutors and students get to know
each other really well…

   help and advice, personal and academic

   discuss target and projected grades

   progress reviews every half term

   tutors help students write their personal statements
    for university applications

   tutors write the references for university and
    employers
Going further…

   Global+ local competition…

   Personal development…

   What can I talk about at interview?

   What makes me stand out?
Core Time also enable
students to …
   extend their friendship groups and learn from year
    13 students

   develop their skills, knowledge and self confidence
       thinking and reasoning
       weighing the balance of arguments
       speaking/debating
       planning and presenting to an audience
       current affairs
       psychometric tests, BMAT
Going further…PHSE

   Culture and Diversity
    – diversity and racism
    – diversity, disability and organ donation
    – diversity, art & social comment

   Finance and Money Matters
    – student finance
    – budgeting
PHSE…
   Health and Wellbeing
    – Sex and personal safety
    – Internet: social networking , financial safety
    – Driving safely

   Next steps: how to
    –   secure your place at university
    –   get a job
    –   write a letter of application and CV
    –   interview well
Curriculum Enrichment

   Half a day a week. (Tues pm for most
    students.)

   You choose , you organise it, your
    opportunity, your challenge!

   Universities love it!
Examples:
   Volunteer in the community
   Work experience
   Organise new house activities
   Peer support
   Help in lower school classes
   Start up a new club for 6th form or younger
    students
   School/year council
   Help with open evenings
   General studies A level
   Extended Study AS
   ???
Respecting each other
   Dress code

   No Smoking

   Driving lessons: outside of school or after 12 pm if
    no lessons in the afternoon

   Cars: no movement between 2.55 and 3.10pm

   Mobile phones
Year 12 into 13 entrance
requirements
We normally expect students to

   have achieved at least an E grade at AS to
    continue with that subject at A2

   be able to study for 3 A-levels

   have shown a positive approach to their
    studies and to 6th form life.
Keeping you informed
   Tonight:     Expectations evening
   14 October : Tutor Review Evening
   Christmas: Full written reports
   Jan/Feb :    Interim report (grades update)
   March:       Interim report, first A level
                 module exam results
   17 March:    Full Parents’ Evening

    + Phone calls, e mails, letters…
Keeping you informed…

Check the website
  (eg This power point will be going up.)

Please leave us your email address
  tonight, IF you check it regularly.

Working towards sending out copies of
 letters etc by e mail.
Staff addresses…
Staff initials followed by school address

be@eatonbank.cheshire.sch.uk           Mrs Bennett

tl@eatonbank.cheshire.sch.uk           Mr Tideswell

ban@eatonbank.cheshire.sch.uk           Mrs Banner

li@eatonbank.cheshire.sch.uk             Mrs Leslie
(Similarly with tutors’ initials: ev; ak; ml etc )
Ensuring success…
key points
Partnership: Students, parents, school

   all working hard, doing the right things
   all ambitious

Please keep tutors informed.


Tonight, clarifying expectations – what we
  expect from you and what you can expect
  from us.
Thankyou for coming!
Dates for your diary

29 September: UCAS Information Evening for
              yr13 + parents.

14 October :   Tutor Review Evening


17 March:      Full Parents’ Evening

				
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