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Charters School Sixth Form

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