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Year 10 Open Evening Presentation09

  1. 1. Year 10 Open Evening 25 November 2009 The BRIT School
  2. 2. The BRIT School – a unique institution <ul><li>City College for the Technology of the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the British Record Industry </li></ul><ul><li>(BRIT Trust) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational school for careers in the </li></ul><ul><li>creative industries </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions unique – 100% by aptitude in </li></ul><ul><li>chosen arts area </li></ul><ul><li>National and international centre for the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Vast range of community work </li></ul><ul><li>For 14 – 19 year olds </li></ul>
  3. 3. Recent developments <ul><li>Second specialism in digital arts </li></ul><ul><li>National role supporting school improvement – ‘Leading Edge’ </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting new academy in Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Apple training centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. Developments <ul><li>We are nearing the end of a programme of development, with a new building just opened, and new spaces being created in the Main Building. </li></ul><ul><li>The developments strengthen our provision in the digital arts and increase our unsupervised work and social areas to better accommodate our large number of post-16 students. </li></ul><ul><li>Our digital arts developments include an expanded and updated music technology classroom, improved digital film editing (including a specialist HD suite), DVD authoring equipment, improved ICT for multi-media and digital still photography. </li></ul><ul><li>Our expanded library will be completed in the next month. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Information you need <ul><li>The Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation of the School </li></ul><ul><li>Our Expectations </li></ul>
  6. 6. KS4 Curriculum Offer – Core subjects PSHE Personal and Professional Development 1 GCSE Citizenship 1 GCSE I.C.T. AIDA 1 GCSE P.E. short course 1 GCSE Sociology 2 GCSE Science BTEC First Certificate 1 GCSE Maths 2 GCSE English Lang/Lit Qualification Subject
  7. 7. KS4 Curriculum Offer - Strand All of the above include Technology Qualification Strand BTEC First Diploma Dance Music Theatre Musical Theatre Broadcast and Digital Communication Visual Arts and Design
  8. 8. KS4 Curriculum Offer: Options <ul><li>Option 1 </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Option 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Art & Design </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>ICT (CIDA) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Consultation and Reporting <ul><li>Term 1: Subject report 1 written and issued at parents ‘settling in’ evening in October </li></ul><ul><li>Term 3 : Subject report 2 written and issued at parents consultation evening </li></ul><ul><li>Term 4: Summer examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Term 5: Full report + summer exam results posted home </li></ul>In addition, regular informal contact between school and parents
  10. 10. Organisation of the School <ul><li>5 Term year </li></ul><ul><li>Support and Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Extended day </li></ul><ul><li>Longer working week </li></ul><ul><li>No pips or bells </li></ul><ul><li>No uniform </li></ul>
  11. 11. Expectations <ul><li>full curriculum offer </li></ul><ul><li>guidelines of behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>self discipline </li></ul><ul><li>attendance and punctuality </li></ul>Commitment to…
  12. 12. Progression Post 16 courses – BTEC National Diploma (3 A levels equivalent plus Additional Studies (A Levels and other vocational qualifications. Over half of students progress to higher or further education, the great majority of these related to the creative industries, to The rest go directly into the employment as actors, musicians, film makers, editors, web designers, artists, sound engineers, teachers, social workers, dancers, choreographers, directors, stage designers, TV and radio presenters, PR consultants, writers,
  13. 13. Catchment Area The School's authorised catchment area is: All of Greater London EXCEPT: Postal districts CM13 & 14; EN 4 - 8; HA1 - 8; RM 1 - 7, 11, 12, 14, 15; UB8 - 10; WD2, 3 & 6. AND INCLUSIVE OF: Postal districts BR6 & 8; CR0, 2, 3, 5, 6; DA1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 14; KT4, 6, 9, 17 - 21; RH1, 2, 6 - 11; SM2, 3 & 7; TN13, 14, 16 outside of Greater London.
  14. 14. Outside the Catchment Area The School also has a dispensation to give special consideration to applicants of unusual merit from outside the catchment area, subject to restricted numbers, providing that they meet the admission criteria and follow the general guidelines for accommodation.
  15. 15. ! Don’t Forget! Make sure your application is received by 5 th January 2010 Enjoy your visit