Welcome to the Colchester County High School for

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Welcome to the Colchester County High School for Girls Sixth Form Year 12 Information

Welcome to the Colchester County High School for Girls Sixth Form Year 12 Information Presentation

Aims of the Presentation To inform you about: § Key contacts § A Level

Aims of the Presentation To inform you about: § Key contacts § A Level courses and examinations § Support for studies § Opportunities § Careers § ESFA Bursary Fund § Expectations § Effective communication

The Sixth Form Pastoral Team The Sixth Form Tutor team 12 C Miss Barrett

The Sixth Form Pastoral Team The Sixth Form Tutor team 12 C Miss Barrett 12 O Mrs Cliff/Miss Moore 12 L Mrs Swannell Mrs Hughes 12 H 12 E 12 S Dr Martin Mr Paz Mrs Cudmore-Rice Head of Sixth Form Mrs Beaumont Pastoral Assistant Mrs Daniels SENCO Dr Parrott Vice Principal Mrs Jackson Associate to the Principal & CEO

A Level Courses § Extended Project Qualification § 3 or 4 A-Level courses

A Level Courses § Extended Project Qualification § 3 or 4 A-Level courses

Examinations § Examination board specification information § Curriculum outlines § Examinations area of the

Examinations § Examination board specification information § Curriculum outlines § Examinations area of the school website updated regularly § If there any specific examination needs, for example extra time, please notify Mrs Mandal the Exams Officer directly

Year 12 PSHCE & Tutorial Programme § § § § Independent study skills Managing

Year 12 PSHCE & Tutorial Programme § § § § Independent study skills Managing stress Revision strategies Health education Relationships and Sex Education External speakers Finance

Support for Academic Studies § Form & Subject Tutors § Additional revision and extension

Support for Academic Studies § Form & Subject Tutors § Additional revision and extension classes § Head of Sixth Form § Other Students

ALPS § § ALPS (Advanced Level Performance Systems) a nationally recognised system established over

ALPS § § ALPS (Advanced Level Performance Systems) a nationally recognised system established over twenty years ago. Minimum target grades based on a student’s average GCSE score and the bench mark used is the 75 th percentile of A Level candidates. These are not predicted grades Working at Grades – reported at each assessment point

Monitoring & Reporting Progress § § § ALPS 1: 1 discussions with tutors &

Monitoring & Reporting Progress § § § ALPS 1: 1 discussions with tutors & subject teachers Progress Checks Parent Consultation Evening Reports Cause for Concern

Good Study Habits § Aim for at least 5 hours per week per subject

Good Study Habits § Aim for at least 5 hours per week per subject § Prioritise § Make good notes § Start straight away § § Learn from assessments Time management Listen and take advice from your teachers Make use of all resources

Rewards § ATL letters § Attendance § Newsletter § Community Awards § Jack Petchey

Rewards § ATL letters § Attendance § Newsletter § Community Awards § Jack Petchey Awards

Careers § Impartial Careers Advisor § Careers Information § Previous CCHSG students § External

Careers § Impartial Careers Advisor § Careers Information § Previous CCHSG students § External speakers

Careers support § Talks within PSHCE § 1: 1 s with tutors § Mock

Careers support § Talks within PSHCE § 1: 1 s with tutors § Mock interviews – general & specialist § Enterprise & Interview skills day § Work Experience § Writing a CV § Parents

Support for Higher Education § Talks within PSHCE programme § Forward Thinking Day §

Support for Higher Education § Talks within PSHCE programme § Forward Thinking Day § Higher Education Information § Guest Speakers § Open Days § Oxbridge § Tutors and teachers

Opportunities § Personal Development e. g. Leadership opportunities § Student Voice § Senior Prefect

Opportunities § Personal Development e. g. Leadership opportunities § Student Voice § Senior Prefect team § Work Placements/Experience § University Open Days § Extra-curricular Activities § EYP § Young Enterprise § Trips and visits § Gold D of E § Head Students and the Student Leadership Team

ESFA Bursary Fund i) Vulnerable groups are: young people in care, care leavers, young

ESFA Bursary Fund i) Vulnerable groups are: young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of income support or disabled young people in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance. ii) Discretionary bursaries will be paid to students with a household income of up to £ 25, 000. ii) In-kind support Value depends on amount available The deadline for applications Friday 18 September 2020

Expectations § Private Study § Organisation & Deadlines § Dress code (ID cards) §

Expectations § Private Study § Organisation & Deadlines § Dress code (ID cards) § Role modelling § Paid work – suggested limit of 5 hours per week § Punctuality § Attendance

Impact of poor punctuality Minutes lost each day Days lost per school year 5

Impact of poor punctuality Minutes lost each day Days lost per school year 5 minutes 3 days 10 minutes 6. 5 days 15 minutes 10 days 20 minutes 13 days 30 minutes 19 days

Attendance Intervention

Attendance Intervention

Promoting Good Attendance § We all have a responsibility to ensure good student attendance

Promoting Good Attendance § We all have a responsibility to ensure good student attendance – expect 97% in Sixth Form § Maximum of 2 University Visits per year in school time (Apply for Leave of Absence) § We monitor and review the attendance of all students constantly and will involve parents when attendance falls below expectations Please note that schools cannot authorise any term time holidays

Attendance during Covid-19 § § High temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change of

Attendance during Covid-19 § § High temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change of smell or taste. Students need to remain at home for 10 days and book a test. If the test is negative they can return to school. Absence for self isolation under the NHS Trace and Test system or due to other house hold members having corona virus symptoms will be authorised. Students should not come into school if they are feeling unwell

E-Safety, Courtesy & Kindness § Expectation § Bullying is rare and in any form

E-Safety, Courtesy & Kindness § Expectation § Bullying is rare and in any form is not acceptable § E-safety messages continually promoted through PSHCE and Assemblies § Personal safety § Involvement of external agencies e. g. CEOP & Local Police § Out of School

Student Success School Parent

Student Success School Parent

Supporting Well-being § Health & Fitness § Outside speakers § PSHCE programme § Tutors

Supporting Well-being § Health & Fitness § Outside speakers § PSHCE programme § Tutors & Pastoral Assistant § Counsellor and support from external organisations

Effective Communication § Tutor § Concerns § Heads of Subject § Work § Head

Effective Communication § Tutor § Concerns § Heads of Subject § Work § Head of Sixth Form § Personal Welfare § Examinations – Mrs Mandal § Attendance [email protected] com § Weekly Bulletin § E-newsletter § Change of Circumstance § Family Illness

Thank you for listening

Thank you for listening