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Strathearn School Belfast. L6 Information Evening 2013. 1. PROGRAMME FOR THE EVENING. Introduction Mr Manning Pastoral Mrs Myers (Head of 6 th Form) Curriculum Mrs Connery (VP) Careers Mrs Hearst (Careers Adviser) Conclusion Mr Manning. 2.

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Strathearn school belfast

Strathearn SchoolBelfast

L6 Information Evening

2013

1


Programme for the evening

PROGRAMME FOR THE EVENING

Introduction Mr Manning

Pastoral Mrs Myers (Head of 6th Form)

Curriculum Mrs Connery (VP)

Careers Mrs Hearst (Careers Adviser)

Conclusion Mr Manning

2


Aims of l6 information evening

AIMS OF L6 INFORMATION EVENING

To give parents an understanding of the

6th form experience

To help parents offer practical support

to their daughters

To strengthen the home school

partnership

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Pastoral mrs myers

  • Support for Girls:

  • Form tutor

  • Head of sixth form:

    • essentially a supportive role

    • pastoral and academic

  • Learning support – Mrs Atkinson

  • Personal study support – Ms Stevenson

  • Careers staff

  • Vice Principal (Pastoral)

PASTORAL – MRS MYERS

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Being in sixth form
BEING IN SIXTH FORM

  • Privileges and opportunities:

    • Volunteering opportunities

    • ‘Free’ periods

    • lunchtime flexibility

    • Leadership opportunities

    • Relationship with teachers

    • Common room

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Responsibilities
Responsibilities

  • Attendance and punctuality (monitored and reported)

  • Use of personal study time in school (crucial for success!)

  • Management of deadlines

  • Role models for younger girls

  • The Sixth form Agreement

  • Positive Behaviour Policy

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How to succeed

HOW TO SUCCEED

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Early warning signs

EARLY WARNING SIGNS

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Curriculum mrs connery

CurriculumMrs Connery

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As a2 results
AS / A2 Results

  • AS Examination – June 2014

  • Module 1 Score = 89 (a)

  • Module 2 Score = 79 (b)

  • TOTAL – 89 + 79 = 168

  • Overall AS Grade = A

    (August 2014)

  • A2 Examination – June 2015

  • AS Score = 168 (A)

  • Module 3 Score = 85 (a)

  • Module 4 Score = 72 (b)

  • TOTAL - 168 +85 +72= 325

  • Overall A2 Grade – A

    (August 2015)


Grade boundaries as a2
Grade Boundaries AS /A2

4 Unit Specification

Maximum Mark possible AS = 200 marks

Maximum Mark possible A2 = 200 marks

Maximum Overall A Level score = 400 marks


Coursework guides
Coursework Guides

For pupils

For parents

Authenticating coursework

www.ccea.org.uk

Coursework - A guide for parents

www.jcq.org.uk

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Results as and a2 thursday 14 august 2014

Results

AS and A2

Thursday 14 August

2014


Useful curriculum contacts

Useful Curriculum Contacts

[email protected]

www.ccea.org.uk

www.jcq.org.uk


SIXTH FORM CAREERS PROGRAMME 2013

MRS HEARST

Careers Adviser


Careers classes in 6 th form

CAREERS CLASSES IN 6TH FORM

  • 1 period per week over almost 4 terms

    ▪ Careers teacher allocated to each Form Class


Preparation for world of work
PREPARATION FOR WORLD OF WORK

  • Job advertisements

  • CV preparation

  • Completing an application form

  • Introduction to interview skills

  • Appropriate behaviour in the workplace

  • Work experience (13-17 Jan 2014)

    (including debriefing & evaluation)


Options at 18
OPTIONS AT 18+

  • Further education

  • Direct employment

  • Gap year

  • Higher education


U6 leavers destinations 2013
U6 LEAVERS’ DESTINATIONS 2013

95 girls, of which

  • 72 girls Higher Education

  • 2 girls Oxbridge

  • 44 girls Russell Groupuniversities

  • 28 girls Other universities

  • 34 girls NI universities

  • 1 girl Republic of Ireland

  • 2 girls USA Universities (Texas and New York)


Higher education preparation
HIGHER EDUCATION PREPARATION

  • Self assessment techniques

  • Speakers

  • Talks and courses by professional organisations

  • Databases on school computers


Choosing universities pupils are encouraged to make use of

Open Days visits to local universities

Visits to other Open/Information days (attendance on an individual basis)

H E Convention (March 2014)

CHOOSING UNIVERSITIESPupils are encouraged to make use of:

  • Prospectuses,

  • DVDs, CD Roms

  • Websites especially

    www.ucas.com

    www.russellgroup.ac.uk

  • Careers Library

  • University speakers


Aims for sept 2013 aug 2014

DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Pupils should:

Discuss options with parents.

Visit universities where courses of interest to them offered

AIMS FOR SEPT 2013 - AUG 2014

BY THE END OF L6

Each pupil should have:

  • A list of 6 – 10 possible

    courses

  • A Personal Statement

    (first draft)


U6 timetable
U6 TIMETABLE

  • UCAS U6 Information Evening

  • Individual interview with careers teacher – list of

    choices finalised

  • QUB Open Day (early Sept)

  • MCB Options XXI Careers Convention (early Sept)

  • Strathearn deadline for early applicants (17 Sept)

    [Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry, vet sci / med]

  • Strathearn deadline for other UCAS applicants (11 Oct)

  • UCAS deadline: early applicants (15 Oct)

  • Girls confirm firm and insurance offers

  • Student finance presentation


Checklist for choosing universities
Checklist for choosing Universities

  • Does the subject material in the degree match your daughter’s strengths?

  • Is the degree structure and content interesting to your daughter?

  • Is the degree of a high quality? QAA – Quality Assurance Agency / Times Good Uni Guide / Guardian / HESA – Higher Education Statistics Agency / Complete University guide

  • How any hours teaching does she receive ? (Ring Uni department and ask)


Checklist for choosing universities cont d
Checklist for choosing Universities cont’d

  • Are the academics teaching on the programme engaged in high quality teaching and research? (as previous slide)

  • Are the students studying the degree satisfied with the course ? Unistats

  • Are the students employable and in rewarding careers? See all websites already mentioned and Prospects

  • What financial support is available?

  • Home / Away / Campus / City

  • (All websites are listed on Careers Section of Strathearn School Website-

  • Studying at Strathearn, Careers, Useful Careers websites)


Applying to universities in republic of ireland through cao central applications office
APPLYING TO UNIVERSITIES in Republic of Irelandthrough CAO[Central Applications Office]

Applications dealt with separately.

Have much later deadline than UCAS


Mock interview evening
Mock Interview Evening

Current U6

Monday 25 November 2013


Work experience
WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Initial contact (by students and parents) by mid Oct.

  • Existing databank to assist

  • Personal contacts more successful

  • Some exceptions – e.g. medical placements (coordinated

    centrally through Charter).

  • Formal correspondence - insurance forms etc

  • Help with placements? - contact Mrs Hearst


Conclusion
CONCLUSION

  • Each girl is different

  • Strong peer pressure

  • Maintain the work-relaxation

    balance

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