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Explore...Discover...Achieve at KEVICC

  1. 1. Welcome to Our Open Evening 2011<br />King Edward VI<br />Community College<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  2. 2. Our Values<br />People Values: <br />At KEVICC we have the highest expectations and standards of behaviour. <br />Community Values: <br />KEVICC is a safe and supportive learning environment in which young people can grow.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  3. 3. Our Values<br />Learning Values: <br />At KEVICC we use the analogy of a journey to describe our vision for learning, summarised by our three words: explore, discover, achieve. <br />It’s an exciting journey because while our common destination is achievement, we know that there are many different routes to that goal. Here we have a school of individuals who, through our personalised learning programmes, are able to take different pathways to their own personal success.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  4. 4. Explore<br /> We believe that students should explore and enjoy the highest quality learning experiences and opportunities, making progress through an inspiring and relevant curriculum.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  5. 5. Discover<br /> We believe that students should discoverand realise their talents and ambitions; understanding that learning is challenging, hard work and risky, but creative, emotional, fun and rewarding.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  6. 6. Achieve<br /> We believe that students should achieve their personal best learning for their qualifications and careers. <br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  7. 7. At KS4<br />Overall, 76% of KEVICC students have achieved 5 GCSE A* - C grades – showing further improvement from last year<br />18% of students gained between 5 and 10 A* and A grades, with 19 students achieving 9 or 10 grades at this top level <br />In Maths, 16% of students achieved A* or A, significantly above the national figure<br />In English Language, 74% of students achieved A* - C, significantly above the national figure<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  8. 8. At KS4<br />In Science:<br />67% of students achieved grades A* - C (or their equivalents) in two GCSE Science subjects, a further improvement upon last year.<br />The first Triple Science cohort of students achieved:<br />87% A* - C in Biology<br />84% A* - C in Chemistry<br />87% A* - C in Physics<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  9. 9. At KS4<br />In Religious Studies 90% of students were awarded A* - C grades with a large cohort of 90 students<br />In Languages:<br />French students were awarded 81% A* - C grades<br />Spanish students 79% A* - C grades<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  10. 10. At KS4<br />In the Arts:<br />Drama students achieved 81% A* - C grades<br />Dance 81%<br />Music 79%<br />Performing Arts 100%<br />46% of Music students achieved the top grades of A* & A<br />In the Visual Arts, with a large cohort of 105 students, a brilliant 91% achieved A* - C grades<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  11. 11. At KS4<br />All our vocational courses achieved 100% pass rates equivalent to A* - C grades: Performing Arts, Science, Sport and Dance<br />Year 9 students who took GCSEs early (fast track) achieved great success: 90% A*- C in Dance and 100% A*- C in Graphic Products.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  12. 12. Post 16<br />KEVICC students boast a 98% A-level pass rate, with 43% of grades at A*, A, and B. <br />Of 166 applicants to university, the majority have secured places at their institution of choice, with three students heading for Oxford University<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  13. 13. Our Oxford Candidates<br />This year, three of our students went on to study at Oxford University:<br />Nico Burns – Maths<br />Dorothy Hawkins – Biochemistry<br />Chris Cleary - History<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  14. 14. Post 16<br />Particularly notable are the successes in ‘traditional’ subjects:<br />100% pass rates in English Literature, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, French, German, Spanish, History and Religious Studies<br />100% of students gaining A*-B grades in French and German and 50% gaining the top grades in History.<br />In Mathematics 58% of entrants gained A*- , with an impressive 75% A*-B in Further Mathematics<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  15. 15. Post 16<br />In addition to the A level route the Vocational subjects also performed well. <br />The courses at DAPA, our new Performing Arts centre at Dartington, celebrated outstanding success with Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Production Arts achieving 100% distinctions and merits. <br />Dance, in association with Totnes School of Dance, was especially strong in securing triple distinctions for all students<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  16. 16. Post 16<br />All Arts and Design courses achieved outstanding results for the 43 students who followed these courses with 67% attaining A*-B grades in Art and Design and Photography and 71% in Textiles<br />Two students deservedly gained their Oxford places along with a third from last year’s cohort who was cited to be the ‘best candidate seen’ by her Oxford college of choice.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  17. 17. Post 16<br />Our first year of International Baccalaureate (IB) has been a success with students achieving up to 39 points. <br />We look forward to continuing the development of the IB courses next year.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  18. 18. Further Achievements and Developments<br />Year 7 parents have joined in our Maths Parents’ Workshops on Fridays<br />‘Creative Days’ have been established, offering students and staff dedicated time for important learning experiences such as Holocaust Memorial Day<br />The ‘Learning Exchange’ begins – an innovative curriculum for Foundation learners<br />We held our first ‘Prepare to Succeed’ evening for Year 9 and their parents; a careers fair involving over 30 local businesses<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  19. 19. Further Achievements and Developments<br />Students enjoyed an exciting range of Science activities during Science Week<br />Students created a sculpture trail as part of the Tagore celebrations at Dartington<br />The Arts Award has been embedded across KS3<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  20. 20. Post 16<br />We successfully established our Devon Academy for Performing Arts (DAPA) as a centre of excellence for Level 3 learning, based on the Dartington Estate<br />Students have been involved in the Sound Art Radio ‘Speak Up’ Project<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  21. 21. Post 16<br />There has been an exciting array of Drama, Dance and Music performances including:<br />KS3 production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’<br />The formation of the Year 12 ‘Decibel’ music group<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  22. 22. Post 16<br />Sporting achievements include:<br />Year 7 Boys Football Team won the Looe Bay Soccer Tournament<br />80 students received the Junior Sports Leadership Awards<br />40 students achieved the Junior Soccer Organisers Award<br />16 students received Junior Badminton Organisers Award.<br />Students achieved national recognition in Girls Football, Rowing, Basketball and Judo<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  23. 23. Post 16<br />In our first year at the Ten Tors, our teams met the challenges in excellent times<br />Visual Arts highlights include:<br />the Big Draw exhibition<br />Birdwood House exhibitions<br />study trips to New York and London<br />a range of workshops with local artists<br />Students enjoyed English workshops with author Marcus Sedgewick<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  24. 24. Post 16<br />Six students participated in the Devon Young Designer Competition at Exeter University.<br />Food Technology students worked with Ginsters<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  25. 25. Post 16<br />The Global Dimension developed further with a successful exchange with the Mathieson School in Kolkata involving Year 12 Drama Students<br />Study visits also include trips to:<br />The Jewish Museum<br />Hampton Court (History)<br />the Swarminarayan Temple, Neasden<br />The Eden project (Religious Studies)<br />The NationalGallery (Chemistry in Art)<br />The ‘Big Bang’ design and technology regional event<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  26. 26. Post 16<br />Maths students were involved in the Team Maths Challenge and ‘Let maths take you further’ conference at Plymouth University<br />MFL study visits took place to Barcelona, Nice, Berlin and Monaco<br />The Environment Group led a range of environmental developments<br />Successful fundraising events have taken place, such as the URAFIKI project<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  27. 27. Post 16<br />Our first cohort of students completed the International Baccalaureate award<br />The Sports Personality of the Year Evening and the Inaugural Achievement Evening 2011<br />An enjoyable activities week with a range of challenging, team-building and creative learning experiences.<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  28. 28. Destinations<br />Acting Bournemouth and Poole College<br />Anthropology University of Kent<br />Applied Bioscience Scottish Agricultural College<br />Archaeology University College, London<br />Architecture University of Liverpool<br />Art History University of Sussex<br />Biological Sciences University of Exeter<br />Chemistry University of Leicester<br />Chemistry University of Plymouth<br />Computing University of Plymouth<br />Creative Music Technology Canterbury Christ Church <br />Criminology University of the West of England<br />Dance Studies Roehampton University<br />English University of Exeter<br />English University of Liverpool<br />English University of Sussex<br />English Literature University of East Anglia<br />Fashion Design Birmingham City University<br />Film University College, Falmouth<br />Film Production Leeds Metropolitan University<br />Fine Art University College, Falmouth<br />Geography University of Sheffield<br />Geography University of Plymouth<br />Graphic Arts Buckinghamshire New University<br />History and Politics University of Hull<br />Illustration & Animation Kingston University<br />Interior Design University College, Falmouth<br />International Business University of the West of England<br />International Development University of East Anglia<br />International Politics Aberystwyth University<br />International Relations University of the West of England<br />Jazz and Popular Music University of Hull<br />Law University of Sussex<br />LLB (Hons) with Criminology Southampton Solent University<br />Management Sciences Loughborough University<br />Mathematics University of Sheffield<br />Media Practice & Theory University of Sussex<br />Music Computing Goldsmith’s, University of London<br />Natural Sciences University of Cambridge<br />Performing Arts Bath Spa University<br />Photography University of East Anglia<br />Product Design Technology University of Brighton<br />Psychology Southampton Solent University<br />Social Science Cardiff University<br />Sociology University of Leeds<br />Theatre Birmingham City University<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
  29. 29. Thank You Open Evening 2011<br />King Edward VI<br />Community College<br />explore... discover... achieve<br />
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