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Year 11 IAG session. Aims: To understand what different qualifications mean To understand 6 th Form pathways To understand what you need for different courses/an intro to what Uni’s look for To have the opportunity to speak to a member of staff about your specific plan

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year 11 iag session
Year 11 IAG session.

Aims:

  • To understand what different qualifications mean
  • To understand 6th Form pathways
  • To understand what you need for different courses/an intro to what Uni’s look for
  • To have the opportunity to speak to a member of staff about your specific plan
  • To have some time to research your own options
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Different pathways

Level 4

University or

work related choices

Level 3

GCE

A levels

BTEC Level 3

(Sport, Business, Health and Social Care, Leisure and Tourism)

Sixth Form

Level 2

GCSE

A*-C

BTEC Level 2

(Business, Art, H&S Care)

Swakeleys

Level 1

GCSE

D-G

BTEC

Level 1

‘Traditional’ route

Vocational Route

Majority examination

100% coursework assessed

pathways
Pathways

Pathways in 6th Form

  • 4 Pathways to ensure that all students achieve their potential
  • The Pathways are based on GCSE APS

IMPORTANT:

  • All pathways are in negotiation with Mr Hull on interview and on recommendations from subject staff prior to that interview.
pathway 1
Pathway 1

Pathway 1

Aimed at the A*/A grade students

Yr 12 4 AS and General Studies

Yr 13 4 A2 and EPQ

Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 6.4+

pathway 2
Pathway 2

Pathway 2

Aimed at the A/B/C grade students

Yr 12 4 AS and General Studies

Yr 13 3 or 4 A2

Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 5.8-6.39

pathway 3
Pathway 3

Pathway 3

Aimed at the B/C/D grade students

Yr 12 1 AS and 3 Level 3 qualifications

Yr 13 1 A2 and 2 or 3 Level 3 qualifications

Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 5-5.79

pathway 4
Pathway 4

Pathway 4

Aimed at the vocational students from KS4

A combination of Level 3 qualifications over the 2 years

Students will qualify for this pathway if they achieve APS (GCSE) of 5 and below.

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THE RUSSELL GROUP: Oldest 24 Universities

Eg : Birmingham expects 7A*s at GCSE (as well as top A levels) to do Medicine

Eg: Imperial requires A* in Maths to do Computer Science

Eg: Economics requires A* in A Level Maths (many Russell Group Uni’s)

NB: if you want to do Law at Uni- you should NOT choose Law at A Level!!

You need to research this carefully BEFORE selecting your A Levels.

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THE 1994 Group: Newer Univerisites established to promote excellence in research and teaching

Many of these Unis will require AAA!

NB: if you want to do Law at Uni- you should NOT choose Law at A Level!!

You need to research this carefully BEFORE selecting your A Levels.

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Keep up to date & follow:

@Swakeleysschool

@swak6thform

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Pick a course from the drop down menu, then see the order of Uni’s for that course.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

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This is great to see the subjects available and then you can look into the requirements for various Uni’s.

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RESEARCH TIME!

  • Go to our website, 6th form page, then the Higher Education page.
  • Use each of the links:
  • UCAS
  • The Guardian
  • Apprenticeships
  • Find out more about your area of interest!
  • You will be looking for UNDERGRADUATE courses if searching Uni courses.
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