Welcometo the Year 12 Parents’Information Evening        This meeting will start at 7:00pm             and finish by 8:00p...
The Sixth Form Team   Mr P Reeves – Director of Sixth Form    Studies. Responsible for strategic direction    of post 16 ...
Tonight’s presentation   The Graduation Programme   A Levels are HARD!   The Successful Student   Monitoring Progress...
The Surrey Sixth FormGraduate   Academic Core     A levels     General Studies/Critical Thinking/ Cope/ EPQ/      CSLA/...
What is the Graduation Certificate?   A recognition of the academic achievements    and wider contribution to the school ...
The A Level system – a quickreminder    Most students are studying 4 AS subjects     plus General Studies, Critical Think...
A Levels are hard! AS results in Year 12 now more important  than before. The AS results will be cashed in and  reported...
Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti                        George Abbot
The successful student…    Attends all lessons.   Communicates with staff.   Becomes an independent learner.   Works h...
Student workload   4-5 hours per AS taught lessons a week.   4-5 hours per AS homework a week (set).and for students who...
“But I’ve done my homework”   Be meticulous and detailed.   Review the work done in a lesson and type up    notes.   Re...
The consultation systemForthcoming Consultation Days:   October 18th 2012 with tutors   December 19th 2012 with subject ...
Information you will receive   October 2012, December 2012, March 2013, May 2013:      Numerical data on attendance, eff...
Advanced Level InformationSystem (ALIS)   Average GCSE score is nationally recognised    as the best single predictor of ...
Chances graph based on 20528students (English Literature )      Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed tot...
An example of an individualchances graph       Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti                ...
The Successful Partnership Student Form Tutor Parent/Guardian Head of Year KS5 Manager HE co-ordinator Work place/W...
Structure of Communication              Keystage Manager                 Head of Year                        Tutor        ...
The role of the tutor First point of contact for parents and  students. To remain in contact with home  throughout. To ...
Head of Year and KS5 Manager To coordinate the work of the tutors. To achieve an academic and pastoral  overview of each...
Crunch Times Course selection Coursework deadlines AS examinations AS results University choices University offers ...
Work Related Learning         Part of the graduation process.                         Competitive advantage.            ...
Part-time Work Jobs can affect A-  level results. Up to 8 hours has no  significant influence  on performance. More tha...
Attendance & Punctuality   School Day 8.30am – 3.15pm   Between September and December all    students are expected to a...
Attendance Targets   >95% target.   7 hours of lesson time missed in the AS year is a    cause for concern.   At this p...
Key Dates Ahead   October 21st – Tutor    meeting.                           May/June - modular   December 19th -Subjec...
Thank you for attendingtonight’s presentationAll the information given tonight can be accessed on                  the sch...
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Year 12 Introduction to 6th Form 2012 2013

  1. 1. Welcometo the Year 12 Parents’Information Evening This meeting will start at 7:00pm and finish by 8:00pm. NON SIBI SED TOTI “NOT FOR SELF BUT FOR ALL.” George Abbot School non sibi sed toti
  2. 2. The Sixth Form Team Mr P Reeves – Director of Sixth Form Studies. Responsible for strategic direction of post 16 education at George Abbot. Mr K O’Sullivan – Key Stage 5 Manager. Mr R Taylor –Head of Year 13. Mrs S Keegan – Head of Year 12. Miss D Head – Higher Education Coordinator. Mrs J Smith – Pastoral and administrative support. Mrs T Holloway – PA to the Sixth Form. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  3. 3. Tonight’s presentation The Graduation Programme A Levels are HARD! The Successful Student Monitoring Progress Setting Aspirational Targets Sixth Form Life & Partnership Role of the Head of Year  Role of Personal Tutor Work Related Learning Week About the Year Ahead Attendance & Punctuality Key Dates Q&A Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  4. 4. The Surrey Sixth FormGraduate Academic Core  A levels  General Studies/Critical Thinking/ Cope/ EPQ/ CSLA/NVQ Spanish  Foundation Year Skills Citizenship Work Related Learning/ Working With Others Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  5. 5. What is the Graduation Certificate? A recognition of the academic achievements and wider contribution to the school community and beyond. Provides individuals with an opportunity to develop a range of attributes. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  6. 6. The A Level system – a quickreminder  Most students are studying 4 AS subjects plus General Studies, Critical Thinking, Cope, EPQ, CSLA or NVQ Spanish.  AS subjects made up of 2/3 units, to be examined this academic year.  A2 subjects begin when students return from AS examinations.  At September enrolment students will choose to carry on with four or three A2 subjects.  Students can only carry on into Year 13 if they pass three AS subjects ( grades A-E).  A* awarded at A2. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  7. 7. A Levels are hard! AS results in Year 12 now more important than before. The AS results will be cashed in and reported to UCAS. Predicted grades still form an important part of the reference. The rigour demanded at A level is much greater than at GCSE. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  8. 8. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  9. 9. The successful student… Attends all lessons. Communicates with staff. Becomes an independent learner. Works hard. Has a balanced life. Recognises that they cannot succeed to their full potential doing the minimum. Thinks critically. Has breadth of knowledge. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  10. 10. Student workload 4-5 hours per AS taught lessons a week. 4-5 hours per AS homework a week (set).and for students who really want success … An additional hour’s work in the student’s own time for every subject. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  11. 11. “But I’ve done my homework” Be meticulous and detailed. Review the work done in a lesson and type up notes. Research a topic further using textbooks/ journals/the Internet. Practise exam questions. Practise languages/exercises. Develop sketch books. Create revision notes during the course. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  12. 12. The consultation systemForthcoming Consultation Days: October 18th 2012 with tutors December 19th 2012 with subject staff July 2013 – concerns Early Year 13 September 2013 (consultation evening) Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  13. 13. Information you will receive October 2012, December 2012, March 2013, May 2013:  Numerical data on attendance, effort, attainment grades, ALIS Grades, aspirational grades and teachers’ comments. Additionally in July: an estimated grade. A full written report for each subject from teachers, issued to all Year 12 students in July 2013. Numerical data on attendance, punctuality, participation in lessons, meeting of deadlines as well as effort. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  14. 14. Advanced Level InformationSystem (ALIS) Average GCSE score is nationally recognised as the best single predictor of subsequent A level performance. Additionally, the Test of Developed Ability (TDA) provides an alternative view based on academic aptitude. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  15. 15. Chances graph based on 20528students (English Literature ) Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  16. 16. An example of an individualchances graph Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  17. 17. The Successful Partnership Student Form Tutor Parent/Guardian Head of Year KS5 Manager HE co-ordinator Work place/Work experience Coordinators Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  18. 18. Structure of Communication Keystage Manager Head of Year Tutor Subject Staff Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  19. 19. The role of the tutor First point of contact for parents and students. To remain in contact with home throughout. To act as a learning manager. To monitor progress. To offer individual advice. To plan for the future. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  20. 20. Head of Year and KS5 Manager To coordinate the work of the tutors. To achieve an academic and pastoral overview of each student. To maintain the channels of communication. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  21. 21. Crunch Times Course selection Coursework deadlines AS examinations AS results University choices University offers A2 examinations A2 results Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  22. 22. Work Related Learning Part of the graduation process.   Competitive advantage.  Good placement essential.  Early confirmation necessary.  Parental contribution to Health and Safety checks  Week beginning 22 nd July 2012 Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  23. 23. Part-time Work Jobs can affect A- level results. Up to 8 hours has no significant influence on performance. More than 15 hours reduces points scores by up to 8 points. Full time students. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  24. 24. Attendance & Punctuality School Day 8.30am – 3.15pm Between September and December all students are expected to attend all day every day. Private study periods to be completed in school. In January some concessions over home study given providing progress monitoring data is good, work experience is organised and graduation hours have been collected. Year 13 – greater freedom over self management of time. Driving lessons should not be taken within the school day.edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti Click to George Abbot
  25. 25. Attendance Targets >95% target. 7 hours of lesson time missed in the AS year is a cause for concern. At this point subject teachers will contact home. <90% letter of concern sent home. Academic / attendance panel. <80% is a serious concern. Students may be asked to pay for own exam entries. Absence must be reported:  Use pages 11-14 in the diary Dedicated 6th Form absence line:  01483 888155 Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  26. 26. Key Dates Ahead October 21st – Tutor meeting. May/June - modular December 19th -Subject assessments/ exams. meeting (Progress).  July - Year 12 reports. January – Modular W/C July 16th - work examinations. related learning. March 29th – Subject August – Year 12 Results. meeting. March 20th - Higher Education Conference at University of Surrey and School. Click to edit Master subtitle styleSchool non sibi sed toti George Abbot
  27. 27. Thank you for attendingtonight’s presentationAll the information given tonight can be accessed on the school’s website: http://www.georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk/ Sixth Form – Introduction to Parents George Abbot School non sibi sed toti
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