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         WELCOME TO
          PARENTS AND

          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

 Attitude

 Effort

 Time – 4/5 hours EXTRA per subject
  per week!!!
    Attendance Procedure

   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
      Academy Students

   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
   Incredibly rewarding……………….
          Staff absence

   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
    contact me.
               AS Levels

   Students complete 2 modules in first year
   Some subjects take one module exam in
    January and 2nd in June and others sit both
    in June.
   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
            BTEC Courses

   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.
    Enrichment Programme

   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.
    Enrichment Programme
     (in Free Study Time)
   Extra curricular sport Wednesday 3.40pm
   Work Experience
   CSLA in block D – recommended if only
    taking 3 A’ levels. Can lead to HSLA in
    Year 13.
   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
    Higher Education
   15% seek Employment
   A few students return to
    improve grades in Year 14
              Post 18

   University
   Employment and /or training
   ALL year 12 students follow the
    same Higher Education
    programme which commences
    in Feb.
Why do all students follow the
     same programme?

   Make an informed choice
   Research careers and
    qualifications needed
   Many skills for higher education
    application similar to those
    needed for employment
   Easier to opt out than opt in
       Higher Education

   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
    Year 13
     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.
   Testimonial developed
       Summer Schools &
        Saturday Schools
   London School of Economics-
    Psychology, Gov & Politics, History
    and Sociology
   London Metropolitan University-
    Business, Chemistry, Physics,
    Mathematics, Biology, Psychology,
   Saturday School Year 13 from October
    to March
   Information is sent out via email.
    Some require payment.
       Bursary Payments

   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
    become eligible.
   Contract signed by parents and student –
    lateness, absence and lack of work,
    behaviour all affect payments.

   Target Grades set using ALIS (A level
    Information System)
   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/
        Parental Support

   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.
        Parental Support

   First exams in January.
   Help students find time over
    Christmas period for revision.
   Make sure they have ‘leisure
   Use eportal system to monitor
            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
    your son/daughter
   Over to Mr Wise.

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