Y13 Parent/Pupil Evening
September 2012
• Welcome and outline of evening
– Mr Kelly
Principal
• A Level Study
– Mr Leneghan
Senior Teacher with
responsibility for Y13
• Pastoral Input
– Dr Magill
Head of Year 13
A*
A
B
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GCSE Results
324 29.3%
405 36.7%
271 24.5%
90
8.1%
66% of all Grades at A*
and A
An excellent foundation
for success at AS and A2
Levels
Aim is for all students to
be able to proceed to
University at the end of
the next two years
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Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied Languages
Applied Mathematics and
Geography
Architecture
Art and Design
Automotive Engineering
Biochemistry
Biomedical Science
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Business Accounting and Finance
Business and Management
Business Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Common & Civil Law with French
Computing
Dentistry
Dietetics
Economics and Business
Management
• Electrical and Electronic
Engineering
• English
• English and French
• English and Politics
• English and Spanish
• English Literature
• Environmental Health with DPP
• Fashion
• Fashion Communication
• Film and Media Studies
• Finance (with a Year in Industry)
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Geography
Geography and Planning
Graphic Design
History
History and Politics
Human Resource Management
with DPP
• International Business with
French / Spanish
• Irish Language and Literature
• Languages (Interpreting and
Translating): German/Spanish
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Law
Law - Dual Qualifying
Law(Scots) with Spanish
Law/Politics
Live and Studio Sound
Marketing
Mechanical Engineering
Media Production (Television and
Radio)
• Medicine
• Microbiology
• Modern Language and Business &
Management
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Music
Nursing (Adult)
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physics and Computer Science
Politics
Psychology
Science
Social Anthropology
Social Work
Sociology
Software and Electronic Systems
Engineering
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Aberdeen
Belfast Met
Birmingham
Bristol
Cambridge
Dundee
East Anglia
Glasgow
Galway
Herriot Watt
Lancaster
Leeds
Liverpool John Moores
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Liverpool
Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan
Newcastle
Northumbria
Oxford
Portsmouth
Queen’s Belfast
St. Mary’s
Sunderland
Trinity College Dublin
Ulster
University College Dublin
Sixth Form
Curriculum
Route Map to Success
• Preparation for university life
• Students are central to everything
A Levels
• Advanced Subsidiary – designed for 17 year olds
• A2 – upper sixth
• Equal uniform marks in each year
Biology
AS Modules in January
Business Studies
Chemistry
Geography
History
Home Economics
Modules 300 (AS) + 300 (A2) = 600 UM
ICT
Mathematics
Music
Biology
Physical Education
Chemistry
Physics
Further Maths
Psychology
Mathematics
RE
Physical
Education
Sociology
Physics
• To achieve an A*. Achieve
an A overall and also 90%
in the A2 modules
• All exams are set by
CCEA, except Psychology,
Sociology, Biology,
Business Studies (AQA)
and PE (OCR)
Grade Boundaries at AS
AS with AS with
200 UMs 300 UMs
A
160
240
B
140
210
C
120
180
D
100
150
E
80
120
• It is important that pupils recognise that
the AS examinations are worth HALF of
their final A2 grade.
• Use exam board web sites (e.g.
www.ccea.org.uk)
A Level Choices
• Enjoy studying your subjects for their own
sake
• Changing subjects
Repeating AS Exams
AS
GRADE
Difference in AS
after Repeat
New AS Grade
Final Grade
Received
Final Grade
without Repeat
Difference between AS and A2
B
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B
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28
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B
B
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40
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22
B
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B
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35
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B
B
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D
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20
B
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13
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B
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B
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20
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A*
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B
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D
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26
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39
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A*
A
Increased
7
no change
6
Dropped
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Effect of Repeating
Increased
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no change
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Independent Studying
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One hour per subject per night
Take the initiative
Work – life balance
Part time work
In school Resource Bases
Careers (CEIAG)
• Gather information this year – get a feeling for the area in
which you would like to get a degree
• UCAS /CAO / home or away?
• Careers Dept will help you research University Courses in
the third term
• Work Experience Week (beginning Monday 25 February)
– Pupil and parent organise ASAP! (any difficulties e.g.
medicine, school can help)
– Bring details to school for indemnity purposes
• Important to gather facts
– e.g. Maths and Accountancy
– ICT and Computing
Grade
The UCAS tariff
“We do not use
the Universities
and Colleges
Admissions
Service (UCAS)
tariff. If we offer
you a place, your
offer will be
expressed in
terms of grades,
not tariff points.”
GCE A level
Tariff points
GCE AS
A*
140
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120
110
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100
90
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80
70
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60
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50
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40
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30
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The Russell Group Universities –
“do’s and don’t’s!”
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Top 24 universities in the UK
www.russellgroup.ac.uk
Bursaries
http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/
Mrs Foster
“Wallow in information!”
Interestingly, applications to UU up 2% and QUB up 4%
Extra Curricular
• Personal statement
• Embrace all aspects of sixth form life
Exam Success
Pastoral Care System
Senior Teacher
Head of Year
Tutors
Subject teachers
Teaching and Learning Assistants
You are Role Models
Recognise that younger pupils
see you as a role model and
set them a good example.
Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School
Work Hard & Achieve Your Best
• Independent Learners
• Manage your time
• Please ask for Help & support
when you need it
Extra-Curricular
Activities: Over 50
activities available
• Duke of Edinburgh
Award
• Bar Mock Trial
• Community Link
• Hurling
• Choir
• Special Olympics
• Netball
• Fundraising
• Saphara
Opportunities
• Spanish Exchange
• Politics Trip
• Basketball Trip
Look After Yourself & Your
Friends
Please ask for help & support
when you need it.
Enjoy Sixth Form
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