Sixth Form Curriculum by GwW5fS

VIEWS: 1 PAGES: 29

									Y13 Parent/Pupil Evening


     September 2012
• Welcome and outline of evening
  – Mr Kelly        Principal


• A Level Study
  – Mr Leneghan     Senior Teacher with
                    responsibility for Y13


• Pastoral Input
  – Dr Magill       Head of Year 13
      GCSE Results        An excellent foundation
A*    324 29.3%           for success at AS and A2
A     405 36.7%           Levels
B     271 24.5%
C     90   8.1%           Aim is for all students to
                          be able to proceed to
                          University at the end of
66% of all Grades at A*   the next two years
and A
•   Accounting                •   Business Accounting and Finance
•   Actuarial Science         •   Business and Management
•   Applied Languages         •   Business Studies
•   Applied Mathematics and   •   Chemical Engineering
    Geography                 •   Chemistry
•   Architecture              •   Common & Civil Law with French
•   Art and Design            •   Computing
•   Automotive Engineering    •   Dentistry
•   Biochemistry              •   Dietetics
•   Biomedical Science        •   Economics and Business
                                  Management
• Electrical and Electronic           • Geography
  Engineering                         • Geography and Planning
• English                             • Graphic Design
• English and French                  • History
• English and Politics                • History and Politics
• English and Spanish                 • Human Resource Management
• English Literature                    with DPP
• Environmental Health with DPP       • International Business with
• Fashion                               French / Spanish
• Fashion Communication               • Irish Language and Literature
• Film and Media Studies              • Languages (Interpreting and
• Finance (with a Year in Industry)     Translating): German/Spanish
• Law                                •   Music
• Law - Dual Qualifying              •   Nursing (Adult)
• Law(Scots) with Spanish            •   Occupational Therapy
• Law/Politics                       •   Pharmacy
• Live and Studio Sound              •   Physics and Computer Science
• Marketing                          •   Politics
• Mechanical Engineering             •   Psychology
• Media Production (Television and   •   Science
  Radio)                             •   Social Anthropology
• Medicine                           •   Social Work
• Microbiology                       •   Sociology
• Modern Language and Business &     •   Software and Electronic Systems
  Management                             Engineering
•   Aberdeen                •   Liverpool
•   Belfast Met             •   Manchester
•   Birmingham              •   Manchester Metropolitan
•   Bristol                 •   Newcastle
•   Cambridge               •   Northumbria
•   Dundee                  •   Oxford
•   East Anglia             •   Portsmouth
•   Glasgow                 •   Queen’s Belfast
•   Galway                  •   St. Mary’s
•   Herriot Watt            •   Sunderland
•   Lancaster               •   Trinity College Dublin
•   Leeds                   •   Ulster
•   Liverpool John Moores   •   University College Dublin
Sixth Form
  Curriculum
       Route Map to Success
• Preparation for university life
• Students are central to everything
                   A Levels
• Advanced Subsidiary – designed for 17 year olds
• A2 – upper sixth
• Equal uniform marks in each year
Biology              AS Modules in January
Business Studies
Chemistry
Geography
History
Home Economics
                      Modules 300 (AS) + 300 (A2) = 600 UM
ICT
Mathematics                             • To achieve an A*. Achieve
Music                Biology            an A overall and also 90%
Physical Education   Chemistry          in the A2 modules
Physics              Further Maths
                                        • All exams are set by
Psychology           Mathematics
                                        CCEA, except Psychology,
RE                   Physical
                     Education
                                        Sociology, Biology,
Sociology                               Business Studies (AQA)
                     Physics
                                        and PE (OCR)
Grade Boundaries at AS

           AS with AS with
          200 UMs 300 UMs
      A     160     240
      B     140     210
      C     120     180
      D     100     150
      E     80      120
• It is important that pupils recognise that
the AS examinations are worth HALF of
their final A2 grade.

• Use exam board web sites (e.g.
www.ccea.org.uk)
            A Level Choices
• Enjoy studying your subjects for their own
  sake
• Changing subjects
                                                   Repeating AS Exams
GRADE




        Difference in AS                  Final Grade    Final Grade
 AS




                           New AS Grade
         after Repeat                      Received     without Repeat


                                                                               Difference between AS and A2
                                                                         Increased                     7
 B            13                B             B               C
 C            28                A             B               B
                                                                         no change                     6
 C            40                A             A               C
 C            22                B             A               B
                                                                         Dropped                       1
 C            35                A             B               B
 C             5                C             C               D
 C            20                B             C               C
 B            13                A             B               B
 C             3                B             C               C                      Effect of Repeating
 A            20                A             A*              A
                                                                         Increased                     7
 B            27                A             B               B
 C            12                C             D               D
 C            26                A             A               B
                                                                         no change                     7
 B            39                A             A*              A
          Independent Studying
•   One hour per subject per night
•   Take the initiative
•   Work – life balance
•   Part time work
•   In school Resource Bases
               Careers (CEIAG)
• Gather information this year – get a feeling for the area in
  which you would like to get a degree
• UCAS /CAO / home or away?
• Careers Dept will help you research University Courses in
  the third term
• Work Experience Week (beginning Monday 25 February)
            – Pupil and parent organise ASAP! (any difficulties e.g.
              medicine, school can help)
            – Bring details to school for indemnity purposes
• Important to gather facts
           – e.g. Maths and Accountancy
           – ICT and Computing
                               Grade         Tariff points

The UCAS tariff
                      GCE A level   GCE AS
“We do not use
the Universities
                          A*                     140
and Colleges
                          A                      120
Admissions
                                                 110
Service (UCAS)
                          B                      100
tariff. If we offer
                                                  90
you a place, your
                          C                       80
offer will be                                     70
expressed in              D            A          60
terms of grades,                       B          50
not tariff points.”       E            C          40
                                       D          30
                                       E          20
      The Russell Group Universities –
            “do’s and don’t’s!”
•   Top 24 universities in the UK
•   www.russellgroup.ac.uk
•   Bursaries
•   http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/
•   Mrs Foster
•   “Wallow in information!”
•   Interestingly, applications to UU up 2% and QUB up 4%
              Extra Curricular
• Personal statement
• Embrace all aspects of sixth form life
Exam Success
     Pastoral Care System

Senior Teacher
Head of Year
Tutors
Subject teachers
Teaching and Learning Assistants
             You are Role Models
   Recognise that younger pupils
   see you as a role model and
   set them a good example.




Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School
Work Hard & Achieve Your Best

• Independent Learners

• Manage your time

• Please ask for Help & support
  when you need it
   Extra-Curricular
  Activities: Over 50
  activities available
• Duke of Edinburgh
  Award
• Bar Mock Trial
• Community Link
• Choir     • Hurling
            • Special Olympics
• Netball
            • Fundraising
            • Saphara
          Opportunities
• Spanish Exchange
• Politics Trip
• Basketball Trip
Look After Yourself & Your
         Friends
Please ask for help & support
      when you need it.

     Enjoy Sixth Form

								
To top