6th Form Staff
Mrs Boom - Head of Year 12
Ms Winnicka – Head of Year 13
Mr Wise – Assistant Head of year 12
Ms Southwell- Sander – Assistant
Head of year 13
Mrs Young – Office Manager
Mrs Murray – Attendance officer
Mrs Burroughs - Receptionist
What helps success?
The Secret to success: -
Attendance and Punctuality
Time Management and Planning
Time – 4/5 hours EXTRA per subject
Students must maintain 85% or above
All absence MUST be accounted for
Parents must phone in on first day
accounting for every day absent. If student
phones we must have a parental written
record the day the students returns.
Avoid Holidays during school time. Note A2
work starts AFTER AS exams finish in June
Large number of students not allowed to
return to year 13 as poor attendance had
significant effect on attainment
No time off allowed for medical, dental
No time allowed off for driving lessons.
This includes Wednesday period 5 when
assemblies may be called. Higher
Education programme starts February.
Driving practical tests, hospital
appointments and orthodontist
appointments are allowed but must be
booked IN ADVANCE.
One days religious holiday allowed.
Please no holidays – it will have a
detrimental affect on their attainment
Catching up work from missed lessons
Working during cancelled lessons
Always completing homework
Keep work organised
Meet all deadlines
Adhering to dress code with ID cards
15 students re-sitting year because they
didn’t work hard enough
Have less study time than ‘normal’
Need to be superbly organised and
good managers of time
Very tough to get work / sport
Higher risk of underachievement.
Tiring because of physical demands
Lessons are not covered
Staff expected to advise students of
their absence if known in advance
Work is set and put on classroom
door and /or on notice board outside
the 6th form office
Students expected to work
independently outside lessons and
use time wisely.
If concerned re staff absence please
Students complete 2 modules in first year
Some subjects take one module exam in
January and 2nd in June and others sit both
Jan AS results = Middle of March
Grade A, B, C, D,E all Pass. U Grade = fail
Very large Step up from GCSE - Time/ Effort
/ Attitude of vital importance
Extra Hours study essential (4/5 hours per
subject per week outside of lessons)
ALL module grades now go on UCAS Form
– new 2010/11
All Coursework – no exams
Can usually have second attempts to
upgrade work but ONLY IF DEADLINES
Extended Diploma- 18 units
Diploma – 12 Units
Subsidiary Diploma - 6 Units
Grade Pass(E), Merit(C), Distinction(A)
Students should be aiming to achieve the
highest possible grades
Maths, English Lang, Science
For students who achieved less
than C grade.
Re-sit lessons in all three should
be on timetables.
Can only re-sit here if the board
and course are the same.
Mentor Programme – All
students have a Mentor
allocated. Meet every 3 to 4
weeks at 3.40.
Higher Education Tutorials –
Commence after February ½
term on Wednesday period 5.
(in Free Study Time)
Extra curricular sport Wednesday 3.40pm
CSLA in block D – recommended if only
taking 3 A’ levels. Can lead to HSLA in
Community Service Programme- 40 Hours
over year = 1 hour per week. Can include
lesson support, extra curricular support,
student mentoring, supporting
departments in range of ways. 50% time
can be completed out of school.
Preparation For Post 18
Majority (around 85%) go onto
15% seek Employment
A few students return to
improve grades in Year 14
Employment and /or training
ALL year 12 students follow the
same Higher Education
programme which commences
Why do all students follow the
Make an informed choice
Research careers and
Many skills for higher education
application similar to those
needed for employment
Easier to opt out than opt in
Universities and Colleges
Admission Service (UCAS)
system: one central application
scheme for vast majority of
Higher Education courses.
Higher Education Fairs: Olympia
and Queen Mary
Higher Education (Continued)
Open Days and Campus visits
By July - end of Year 12 will have
completed some of their UCAS form
and made initial choice of courses
Course choice MUST reflect
expected grades –visit UNI if
School deadline for completion of
UCAS forms is October Half Term in
Non UCAS Students
All students will have
opportunity for a careers
interview but non UCAS
students have additional
interview with Connexions staff
Non Ucas (continued)
Sept-Nov Year 13 specially
designed Jobseekers course led by
Ms Jarvis/Ms Glendinning Barking
Abbey Careers Advisors.
Summer Schools &
London School of Economics-
Psychology, Gov & Politics, History
London Metropolitan University-
Business, Chemistry, Physics,
Mathematics, Biology, Psychology,
Saturday School Year 13 from October
Information is sent out via email.
Some require payment.
Deadline for applications was yesterday.
Second deadline December.
Anyone on Free School Meals (FSM)
eligible or students in care
Minimal pot of money – divided by number
in whole Borough on FSM. Amount paid
may decrease in January if more students
Contract signed by parents and student –
lateness, absence and lack of work,
behaviour all affect payments.
Target Grades set using ALIS (A level
Student will be measured against this
grade as minimum expected target.
Staff will feedback on how to improve work
to expected or higher standard.
The role of the Head of Year/ Assistant
Head of Year
Attendance and Punctuality (CMIS)
Referral Events – students interviewed
Interviews of students with Teachers/ HOD/
Is Essential for Success Post 16
Help students maintain motivation
with encouragement and support.
Help monitor that ‘extra time’ 4/5
hours per subject per week
Help students make that transition
from GCSE to Post 16 study.
NO HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME.
First exams in January.
Help students find time over
Christmas period for revision.
Make sure they have ‘leisure
Use eportal system to monitor
YEAR 12 - IMPORTANT DATES
Summary – 2011/12
December - Issue of Year 12 Reports
Mon 9th Jan – AS Exams begin – no study leave
Thurs 8th March – AS results
Wed 21 March – Year 12 Parents Evening
Fri 30 March – Mentoring Day
Mon 14 May – Year 12 exams and study leave
Monday 11 June – A2 Work commences
July –Year 12 Reports issued
Thurs 16 August – AS results Day
Remember - help is at
Please contact 6th Form office
with any concerns
Details in Parent Guide.
Use Eportal system to monitor
Over to Mr Wise.