Introduction to the Sixth Form Martyn Parker Co-headteacher Charters School Charters School - Sixth Form Academic Excellence Why else should I study in the Sixth Form at Charters? вЂў Ofsted вЂњOutstandingвЂќ вЂў One of the top comprehensive schools in the country вЂў We welcome students from other schools вЂў Well qualified teachers вЂў Very good facilities вЂў Support and encouragement to do the best you can вЂў Very wide range of courses Specialist Sports College вЂў Member of an elite group of high achieving Sports Colleges вЂў Extra sports courses available eg NVQ in tennis and football вЂў Very wide range of extra-curricular opportunities вЂў Gifted and Talented programme to promote and support talented young people вЂў Extended opportunities for leadership вЂў Superb sports facilities: multi-skills centre for 2011 Second Specialism in Science/Maths вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў A result of our high performing status April 2007 Improved facilities New innovative developments including new courses like Applied Science вЂў Geology вЂў Student leadership opportunities Other Developments вЂў IB вЂў Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure 2011 But we are so much more SIXTH FORM LIFE Fran Hall Assistant Headteacher ACCOMMODATION вЂў Own Sixth Form Centre вЂў New Learning Centre opened Sept 2008; Library, Careers, Durning Room вЂў New classroom block with 2 ICT rooms opens in February connecting these 2 areas 16 вЂ“ 19 PATHWAYS Pre A-Level Route вЂў Opportunity to re-take GCSE Maths and English вЂў 1 year BTEC First Diploma вЂў Subsequently move onto AS/A2 courses Academic Requirements вЂў GCSE at grade D/E or above вЂў Recommendation from subject teachers 16 вЂ“ 19 PATHWAYS: Entry Requirements at Advanced Level вЂў 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above from 4 different subjects, which must include Maths or English Language at least at Grade C вЂў Grade B in chosen subjects is strongly preferred вЂў Grade B is required for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology вЂў NVQ coaching courses by recommendation after interview 16 вЂ“ 19 PATHWAYS A Level Route 1 вЂў Choose 4 AS Level subjects for Year 12 вЂў Most students go on to study 3 of these subjects in greater depth in Year 13 A Level Route 2 вЂў Choose 3 AS Level subjects for Year 12 вЂў Continue to study all 3 subjects in greater depth in Year 13 16-19 PATHWAYS A Level Route 3 вЂў Choose 2 AS Level subjects and a double award AS/BTEC for Year 12 вЂў Continue to study the double award and 1 subject in greater depth in Year 13 A Level Route 4 вЂў Choose 1/2 AS Level subjects or a double award for AS in year 12 вЂў Choose an NVQ Coaching course вЂў Continue to study the NVQ and 1/2 subjects to greater depth in Year 13 BROADEN YOUR CHOICE вЂў If considering the 4 AS option in Year 12 consider contrasting subjects, for example, AS Maths, Physics and Chemistry and AS French, or Art, or English вЂў Mix A level with vocational courses (Applied A Levels and BTEC courses) CURRICULUM вЂў New Courses in last 3 years: Photography, Applied Science, Applied ICT, Performing Arts, Geology вЂў Advanced Extension Award (AEA) вЂў Extended Project вЂ“ pilot at Charters for 2009. Recognised by UCAS. MONITORING OF YEAR 12 STUDENTS вЂў TERM 1 вЂў Progress Report вЂў ParentвЂ™s Evening вЂў Progress Report вЂў TERM 2 вЂў Module Exams (some subjects) вЂў Full Report вЂў TERM 3 вЂў AS Exams вЂў Progress Report KEEPING IN TOUCH вЂў Sixth Form Office вЂў Send reports home with attendance information вЂў Learning Gateway вЂў Email of senior staff and tutors вЂў Text вЂў Charters News вЂў Co-headteachersвЂ™ weekly letter вЂў PowerPoint on website ENRICHMENT FOR ALL вЂў вЂў вЂў вЂў Most students can take Cultural Studies AS Community Service Careers and Higher Education preparation Curriculum Enrichment Days: study skills, Safe Drive Stay Alive, financial management, taking risks вЂў A wide range of PE activities OPPORTUNITIES вЂў Oxbridge entry preparation вЂў International Links вЂ“ World Challenge вЂ“ South Africa вЂў House events вЂў Duke of Edinburgh OPPORTUNITIES вЂў Sports Leaders Award вЂў Coaching Awards (Assistant fitness instructor, Level 1 swimming) вЂў School productions вЂў Music concerts and events вЂў Social Committee вЂў Sixth Form Council RESPONSIBILITIES вЂў Sensible and co-operative attitude to work, school rules and traditions вЂў Dress code вЂў Permitted absence вЂў Private study вЂў Attendance and punctuality вЂў Part-time work NEXT STEPS Richard Pilgrim Co-headteacher Charters School NEXT STEPS вЂў Attend subject sessions you are interested in вЂ“ 20 minutes вЂ“ 5 minutes travelling time вЂў Ask the guides for directions, and talk to them вЂў Look carefully at the 6th Form Prospectus вЂў Apply using the application form, and please put down any clashes. We will try to resolve them. Closing Date: 1st February Additional Help Tonight вЂў Talk to the Senior Staff here or in the Common Room вЂў Talk to the subject teachers вЂў Talk to the Connexions Service in the Common Room вЂў Go to a Connexions talk in A1 at 6.25 or 7.40 about all the post-16 pathways. Additional Help after tonight вЂў Individual interview before Easter вЂў Contact the Sixth Form Office вЂў Induction Week вЂ“ 21st to 24th June for students new to the school вЂ“ 22nd to 24th June for current students вЂў Post-results service вЂў Year 12 Welcome Meeting in September Connexions вЂў Information and opportunities re training and employment. вЂў Support if your choice does not work out вЂў Support for those with disabilities вЂў Connexions Direct вЂў Connexions Berkshire or Connexions Surrey вЂ“ Bracknell, Maidenhead, Woking, Staines Thank you! DonвЂ™t forget to ask if you need help.