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Yr 13Parents information evening                  Sept 2012
Welcome back to Year 13! Some   excellent results A few disappointing ones – what do students  need to do to improve? T...
High Achieving A2 studentsDarvin Davies      Chemistry A*   Maths A*       Physics A*      Ces Manoy          History A*  ...
Top University destinations                   University                 CourseDarvin Davies      Imperial College, London...
Difference between AS and A2 Harder  modules (often longer exams) Same weighting as AS in terms of UMS In some cases si...
UMS not Grades Unless  students are continuing on an AS  subject (or have picked a new one up) you  can now IGNORE the gr...
The grade next to your UMS scores can be ignored             Module 1                    Module 2             (PSYA1)     ...
UMS at A LevelAt A Level you need the following UMS for grades:    4 Module A2                                6 Module A2 ...
Re-sits   Students need to think CAREFULY about January    re-sit strategy   What grade do they need to reach their TMG?...
TMGs Ifstudents are working beneath their TMG  they are underachieving for a student of your  ability Contract for ‘High...
UCAS
UCAS   UCAS OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS 15th    SEPTEMBER   OXFORD/CAMBRIDGE/MEDICINE/    DENISTRY APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE WI...
UCAS website www.UCAS.com Vital   for info on:     Course searches     Entry requirements and offers     Student Loan...
UCAS – MAKING CHOICES   A maximum of five choices are available.   Some students make just one choice at a local    univ...
UCAS – MAKING CHOICES   The distance between the chosen university and    your family home will affect you as well as you...
UCAS- Predicted grades   Students need to get predicted grades from    teachers via the BLUE FORM   They MUST apply to c...
UCAS – PERSONALSTATEMENT   The personal statement is the only opportunity to    personalise the application. It is very i...
UCAS - Loan/Grantapplications April/May Information from us around then – students  can apply online Students should in...
UCAS – Sending the application We will write the reference for your son or daughter and send the form to UCAS electronica...
Some useful points for your son ordaughter to remember Make sure they double-check all the information  they include on t...
UCAS - Gap Year If students wish to take an ‘official’ Gap year  they need to apply this year and indicate their   intent...
Not applying to Uni? Students   who do not wish to apply for  university must indicate this to the Sixth Form  team befor...
UCAS - Accepting offers   Students should wait until they receive replies from    all their universities   Offers can st...
UCAS - Clearing Students   are automatically entered into  clearing if they do not make the grades for  either their firm...
UCAS - summary Differencebetween Grade and Points offers  (UCAS Tariff) Increased competition and rising offers REMINDE...
If students need extrahelp/support…      Just ASK!   Speak to FT and the Sixth Form team
EXAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS   Entry to exams in Sixth Form is NOT automatic.   To be entered for exams students must:   Hav...
Reporting changes   Greater number of small progress checks   Parents evening structure the same   Student consultation...
Enrichment Not  compulsory in Year 13, but still excellent  to be involved in Particular need for students to run events...
Attendance & Punctuality UCAS    references!!! Job references!!! Volunteering references!!! Charging for exam entries...
Prefect Team Senior       Prefect team 2012-13  Head Girl Cassandra Asare  Head Boy Tom Murray  Deputy Head Girl Maria...
And to finish on… How to Help   Provide a quiet, private work space at home   Help students balance study and leisure ti...
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Yr 13 parent info evening 2012

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Yr 13 parent info evening 2012

  1. 1. Yr 13Parents information evening Sept 2012
  2. 2. Welcome back to Year 13! Some excellent results A few disappointing ones – what do students need to do to improve? This is the most important year of student’s academic life Role models – top of the school  Uniform  Attendance & Punctuality  Behaviour/attitude
  3. 3. High Achieving A2 studentsDarvin Davies Chemistry A* Maths A* Physics A*  Ces Manoy History A* Sociology A* Psychology A English BJoyce Yazbeck Maths A* Art A Design A English ADima Chuprynyuk Maths A* Maths (F) A Physics B  Bartosz Kotarski Maths A* Physics A IT C  Chrstian James Maths A Physics A Bus & Econ B
  4. 4. Top University destinations University CourseDarvin Davies Imperial College, London Mechanical EngineeringCes Manoy SOAS Law and KoreanJoyce Yazbeck Sheffield University ArchitectureDima Chuprynyuk Bristol University Mechanical EngineeringBartosz Kotarski Brunel University Mechanical EngineeringChristian James Loughborough University Mechanical Engineering
  5. 5. Difference between AS and A2 Harder modules (often longer exams) Same weighting as AS in terms of UMS In some cases similar to degree level study No timetabled study periods Registration as normal for now… Any student with clear days or no lessons till Period 4 MUST see Mr Delf or Mrs Warwick for permission to come in later in the day A2 is harder so the AS grade is not an automatic predictor of the final A Level grade
  6. 6. UMS not Grades Unless students are continuing on an AS subject (or have picked a new one up) you can now IGNORE the grade! UMS scores are the important factor See the additional sheet for guidance
  7. 7. The grade next to your UMS scores can be ignored Module 1 Module 2 (PSYA1) (PSYA2) 76 (b) 68 (c)Total: 144 At AS you need the following UMS for grades: 2 Module AS 3 Module AS (out of 200) (out of 300) A= 160 A= 240 B= 140 B= 210 C= 120 C= 180 D= 100 D= 150 E= 80 E= 120
  8. 8. UMS at A LevelAt A Level you need the following UMS for grades: 4 Module A2 6 Module A2 (out of 400) (out of 600) A= 320 A= 480 B= 280 B= 420 C= 240 C= 360 D= 200 D= 300 E= 160 E= 240 To get an A* grade you need:  To get an A grade overall  To gain an average of at least 90% across your A2 modules
  9. 9. Re-sits Students need to think CAREFULY about January re-sit strategy What grade do they need to reach their TMG? What grades do they need if they are looking at particular university courses? Talk to teachers and Form tutors Entries to Exams officer Pay for module re-sits:  If it’s a first re-sit and UMS score increases, you get a refund!  Between £20-£30 approx per module
  10. 10. TMGs Ifstudents are working beneath their TMG they are underachieving for a student of your ability Contract for ‘High’ E grades  If AS UMS total is not at a D grade by March results students will be withdrawn from A2
  11. 11. UCAS
  12. 12. UCAS UCAS OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS 15th SEPTEMBER OXFORD/CAMBRIDGE/MEDICINE/ DENISTRY APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE WITH UCAS BY 15TH OCT – SCHOOL DEADLINE 10TH OCT ALL OTHER APPLICATIONS – INTERNAL DEADLINE IS 10TH NOV – NO MORE HELP AFTER THIS TIME UCAS DEADLINE IS 15th JANUARY
  13. 13. UCAS website www.UCAS.com Vital for info on:  Course searches  Entry requirements and offers  Student Loans and fees  Course and Institution Codes  Apply facility  Track facility  Clearing and UCAS Extra
  14. 14. UCAS – MAKING CHOICES A maximum of five choices are available. Some students make just one choice at a local university; others go for two different courses; the majority of students pick the same subject at five different places. Tip: making the right choices matters - students should only apply to places they want to go to.
  15. 15. UCAS – MAKING CHOICES The distance between the chosen university and your family home will affect you as well as your son or daughter. With over 50,000 courses in the UCAS system, and each with a unique code, it is very important that your son or daughter puts time aside to double- check things like UCAS course and institution codes.
  16. 16. UCAS- Predicted grades Students need to get predicted grades from teachers via the BLUE FORM They MUST apply to courses that are making offers that are achievable via the predicted grades Some students have trouble getting places in August because they did not make the grades and did not choose a sensible insurance offer. Big focus in PSD from now on. References will be written by either Form Tutor OR a subject teacher who knows them well.
  17. 17. UCAS – PERSONALSTATEMENT The personal statement is the only opportunity to personalise the application. It is very important that students take time to prepare this. UCAS now use software to detect plagiarism in personal statements Get this done as soon as possible! A draft should be complete already
  18. 18. UCAS - Loan/Grantapplications April/May Information from us around then – students can apply online Students should investigate Bursaries themselves These are often grade dependent but VERY competitive!
  19. 19. UCAS – Sending the application We will write the reference for your son or daughter and send the form to UCAS electronically. UCAS requires students to pay by credit or debit card before submitting the application, this is done online.
  20. 20. Some useful points for your son ordaughter to remember Make sure they double-check all the information they include on the application before sending it to their referee. Advise them to read the information on their welcome letter carefully. Inform us and institutions of any changes, for example, to their examinations or postal address. Make sure they reply to offers by the stated reply-by date.
  21. 21. UCAS - Gap Year If students wish to take an ‘official’ Gap year they need to apply this year and indicate their intention. Students can simply not apply this year and apply for 2014 entry – we will be happy to support applications for a year after students leave sixth form Students MUST indicate why they are taking a Gap Year – it must be a good reason!
  22. 22. Not applying to Uni? Students who do not wish to apply for university must indicate this to the Sixth Form team before Christmas Students should still write a personal statement and CV in order to aid application for jobs/further training Careers interviews are available – see Mrs Warwick
  23. 23. UCAS - Accepting offers Students should wait until they receive replies from all their universities Offers can start coming from two weeks after the form has been sent Some may not come till March Students then choose a firm and insurance offer The Firm offer MUST match the predicted grades The insurance offer should be lower in grades If no offers are made students can use UCAS Extra
  24. 24. UCAS - Clearing Students are automatically entered into clearing if they do not make the grades for either their firm or insurance offers The UCAS website will list courses with spaces Time to get on the phone!
  25. 25. UCAS - summary Differencebetween Grade and Points offers (UCAS Tariff) Increased competition and rising offers REMINDER: Internal Deadline 10 November th
  26. 26. If students need extrahelp/support… Just ASK! Speak to FT and the Sixth Form team
  27. 27. EXAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Entry to exams in Sixth Form is NOT automatic. To be entered for exams students must: Have a minimum attendance level 90% Complete all work including coursework to at least a satisfactory standard It is the student’s responsibility to check their exam entry slips for any errors (these are normally provided 6 weeks in advance)
  28. 28. Reporting changes Greater number of small progress checks Parents evening structure the same Student consultation meetings the same New report cycle  Progress Report 1 - w/b Oct 15th  Progress Report 2 - w/b Nov 26th  Parent Consultation evening - Dec 6th  Progress Report 3 - w/b Jan 28th  Progress Report 4 - w/b March 18th  Parent Consultation evening - March 26th  Progress Report 5 w/b April 29th  Progress Report 6 w/b July 8th (Yr 12 only)
  29. 29. Enrichment Not compulsory in Year 13, but still excellent to be involved in Particular need for students to run events for new Year 12s Enrichment Fair tomorrow P5 Walthamstow Hall
  30. 30. Attendance & Punctuality UCAS references!!! Job references!!! Volunteering references!!! Charging for exam entries Please ring Sixth Form Admin before 8.40am if you are not in through illness or VALID excuse If not – phone call home Self certification Ensure work is caught up with – contact teachers
  31. 31. Prefect Team Senior Prefect team 2012-13  Head Girl Cassandra Asare  Head Boy Tom Murray  Deputy Head Girl Maria Fanny  Deputy Head Boy Matthew Higgins Senior Prefects Alishba Emanuel / Chloe Franklin / Dionne Kwakye / Chanel Martin Ramirez / Sean Barrett / Ed-Michael Karikari / Denis Kinyera
  32. 32. And to finish on… How to Help Provide a quiet, private work space at home Help students balance study and leisure time Encourage the use of revision timetables Help with organisation and equipment Respect their priorities and be aware of stress Insist on punctuality and attendance Paid employment – should be no more than 10-12 hours per week

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