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Title: Year 12 Welcome Meeting September 2009


1
Year 12 Welcome Meeting September 2009
2
Contacts
  • Telephone 01749 814143
  • Liz Clarke (6th Form Secretary)
  • E-mail eclarke_at_sexeys.somerset.sch.uk
  • Helen Andrews ( Assistant Head of 6th Form)
  • E-mail handrews_at_sexeys.somerset.sch.uk
  • Tutors
  • Miss Lara Hosford (lhosford_at_sexeys.somerse
    t.sch.uk)
  • Miss Katrina Black (kblack_at_sexeys.somerset
    .sch.uk)
  • Miss Kate Williamson (kwilliamson_at_sexeys.somer
    set.sch.uk)
  • Mr Richard Pothecary (rcpothecary_at_sexeys.somers
    et.sch.uk)
  • Mrs Sarah Waller (swaller_at_sexeys.somerse
    t.sch.uk)
  • Counsellor
  • Mrs Judy Griffiths

3

A2 Summary
4
How good are we in real terms?
  • A Level
  • 1,100 schools and colleges
  • 335, 186 A level entries
  • 120,000 students

5
Attendance
  • Every lesson
  • Tutorials
  • PE/ Enrichment (Wednesday afternoons)
  • Assessment interviews
  • Minimum Attendance requirement.

6
Absences
  • Students complete an Authorised Absence Slip.
  • Telephone before 10.00am
  • (01749 814143)

7
Supervised Staff Absences
  • Mr. Pothecary is employed specifically to cover
    for
  • any sixth form teaching staff absences.
  • Students will stay in a room with Mr Pothecary
    and complete the set work.

8
Target Setting
9
Monitoring achievement
  • Regular monitoring and assessment of performance
    (Effort grades)
  • 11 and group meetings
  • Regular target setting to improve performance
  • Regular communication between students, subject
    staff, tutors and parents

10
AS Format
  • 2 /3 Modules In May/ June (11th May onwards)
  • Modules may carry different weightings
  • Total of 200 / 300 UMS Marks
  • UMS marks carry forward towards A2
  • Re-sits!!!

11
AS Grade Boundaries
  • AS/200 AS/300
  • 160-200A 240-300A
  • 140-159B 210-239B
  • 120-139C 180-209C
  • 100-119D 150-179D
  • 80-99 E 120-149E

12
A2 Format
  • Second year of A Level course
  • D Grade minimum entry requirement
  • New modules
  • 200/300 UMS marks
  • Marks from AS are added to marks gained
  • at A2
  • Jan and June exam sessions
  • Re-sits!!!

13
Grade Boundaries
  • A2 / 400 A2/ 600
  • 160-200A 320-400A
  • 140-159B 280-319B
  • 120-139C 240-279C
  • 100-119D 200-239D
  • 80-99 E 160-199E
  • A minimum of 320/400 with 180/200 on A2 papers

14
Important Exam Dates
  • 30th November
  • 9.00am Mock Citizenship Exam
  • 10.30 Subject assessments
  • 12th Jan 2010
  • Citizenship exam
  • 1st Feb 2010
  • Mock exams commence

15
Tutorials with subject staff
  • Monday 30th November 2009
  • Discuss student progress
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Suggest targets for improvement
  • Set a progress grade
  • Complete a subject report

16
Action
  • If a student is underachieving the tutor will
    discuss strategies for improving performance
  • Tutor will request more frequent progress
    updates in specific subjects
  • Student is put on daily / weekly monitoring
  • Communication with parents

17
Communication
  • Letters and information regarding sixth form
    students and meetings are available on the
    website (Sixth form area)
  • E Mails
  • Bulletin - e mailed half termly,with sixth form
    specific information
  • Students are fully briefed

18
Meet the tutor
  • Refreshments and a chance to meet the tutor in
    the Canteen (KDR)
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