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St joseph’s rc high school. YEAR 12 LEARNING PATHWAYS EVENING WELCOME ‘ Serving God through learning together ’. The purpose of this evening is: To find out about the Learning Pathways available to you in the Sixth Form To talk to course leaders about specific subjects

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St joseph s rc high school

St joseph’s rc high school




‘Serving God through learning together’

The purpose of this evening is:

To find out about the Learning Pathways available to you in the Sixth Form

To talk to course leaders about specific subjects

To get a ‘flavour’ of what our Sixth Form is like and what we can offer alongside the formal learning opportunities

Sixth Form Entitlement

Formal Learning Pathways that match ALL abilities and aspirations

Personal support to assist with the fulfillment of goals

An opportunity to take an active role in the Catholic life of the school

Non-formal experiences that broaden academic and social horizons

The Current Position

300 students in the Sixth Form

In 2013:

24% of A level pupils achieved A* to A grades

80% of A level pupils achieved A* to C grades

99% of A level pupils achieved the Level 3 threshold

100% BTEC and WBQ pass rate

25 post 16 subject areas offered at St Joseph’s

Successful applications to top universities

All students who wished to attend university successfully placed

Entry Requirements

Level 3 (A Level) Level 2 Threshold – 5 A*-C grades

Level 2 (BTEC) Level 1 Threshold – D&E grades

Entry Requirements

Good attendance and punctuality

Good behaviour record

Some desirable requirements for certain subjects

Support and guidance throughout


Wider choice of subjects for students

Experience of collaboration

30+ AS courses on offer

10+ BTEC courses on offer

Introduction to WBQ Level 3


Early September

Students express an interest in a subject with HOD

Pathways form checked and students interviewed

Some may be asked to make alternative choices

Courses for September 2014

Level 2 course: BTEC First Diploma in Business and Welsh Baccalaureate

Length – One Year

Entry Requirements: D & E grades at GCSE

Equivalent to 4 GCSE grades A* - C

Successful completion CAN allow for progression onto AS level courses

Courses for September 2014

Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification

Intermediate (BTEC) – 4 GCSE

Advanced (A2) – Grade A* - C

WBQ Core:

Wales, Europe and the World


PSE & Community Participation

Work Experience & Enterprise


Individual Investigation

Essential and Wider Skills:



Application of Number

Problem Solving

Improving Own Learning Performance

Working With Others

Courses for September 2014

Essential and Key Skills

  • Essential Skills:

  • Communication

  • Application of Number

  • ICT

  • Wider Key Skills:

  • Working With Others

  • Problem Solving

  • Improving Own Learning Performance

AS Courses for September 2014

25 Level 3 AS courses at St Joseph’s

30+ in collaboration

Distinct qualification in Wales

50% of full A level in Wales

Level 3 students will be expected to pursue a minimum of 3 AS courses

What level 3 subjects are available at st joseph s

  • Economics

  • Applied Business

  • Theatre Studies

  • Media

  • Design & Technology

  • Applied ICT

  • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

  • Art & Design

  • Biology

  • Welsh

  • Chemistry

  • Sociology

  • English Lang/Lit

  • English Lit

  • Geography

  • History

  • WBQ

  • ICT

  • Law

  • Mathematics

  • Performing Arts (Music)

  • Physical Education

  • Physics

  • Religious Education

  • Geography

What Level 3 subjects are available at St Joseph’s?

Factors to Consider

Some university courses will have specific requirements

Results, enjoyment of a subject and interest in a subject

Probability of success in a subject

Your ability to cope with demanding workload

Student Profile 1

Level 2 Business BTEC and WBQ L2

Progression to:

Level 3 Business



Level 3 WBQ

Student Profile 2

Level 3 Chemistry, Biology, History, Mathematics and WBQ L3

Progression to:

Level 3 Chemistry, Biology , History, Mathematics and WBQ

Medical Degree at University

Student Profile 3

Level 3 History, Business, ICT, Sociology & WBQ L3

Progression to:

Level 3 History, Business, ICT & WBQ

Business Management Degree at University


Non-Formal OpportunitiesDeveloping the Whole Person

Reading and Number Buddies

Bar Mock Trial

UN Debate

Young Enterprise Scheme

Engineering Scheme

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Range of Sports Teams

Music and Drama

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

Charity Events


Faith and Spirituality

General Religious Education

Religious Assemblies

Masses and Liturgies

Catenian Interviews

Charity Work and Fundraising

Pastoral Care

Second to none!

Individual help from form tutors

Individual interviews and mentoring

Target setting and reviews

Study skills

Careers and higher education advice

University application advice and support

Progression to Higher Education and Careers

Open days

Guest speakers – ‘Why University?’‘Living on a budget’

Advice on applying and ‘getting the offers’ from an experienced and dedicated team of tutors

UCAS evening for parents

Career advice on jobs, courses and work experience


Process begins January 2015, but start thinking now.

Extra reading

Work experience

Additional courses

Other options apprenticeships employment gap year volunteering

Other Options



GAP Year


Mentoring and Reporting

Regular parental contact

Interim reports – November 2014

Parents’ evening – December 2014 (provisional)

Formal mid-year reports – March 2015

Modular Examinations – May/June 2015

Mentor groups

Induction to the Sixth Form

Induction Week to include:

Visiting motivational speakers

Form workshops

Team building exercises

WBQ and Essential Skills work

Sixth Form Facilities

Specialist Sixth Form Study Area

Designated Sixth Form ICT terminals

Sixth Form Common Room and Kitchen area

State of the art facilities across the school

What do we expect?

Hard work

Excellent attendance and punctuality

A commitment to all aspects of school life

A commitment to the Christian life of the school

Students who enjoy being part of school life!

What should a Student do next?

Talk to subject teachers

Talk to sixth formers

Talk to the Head of Sixth Form

Return Pathways sheet to Reception from 8.15am on THURSDAY 6th MARCH 2014

Work hard – University admission tutors expect excellent GCSE grades


Which ever pathway you choose


We look forward to seeing you in September!

‘Serving God through learning together’