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College One Information Evening. 24 th September 2013 Richard Burton, Head of College Ruth Crabtree, Curriculum: Teaching & Learning . Being in College . Pastoral Time What is new as a College student? Lesson allocation and the new timetable

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college one information evening

College One Information Evening

24th September 2013

Richard Burton, Head of College

Ruth Crabtree, Curriculum: Teaching & Learning

being in college
Being in College
  • Pastoral Time
  • What is new as a College student?
  • Lesson allocation and the new timetable
  • Extra-curricular & Volunteering opportunities
  • Work vs. social time
  • UCAS
the pastoral system
The Pastoral System
  • Tutor groups of around 10 students: 4 or 5 from College 1 and College 2
  • 5 minute registration every morning
  • 15 minutes of tutor time on Monday, Wednesday& Friday (after registration)
  • 30 minutes of year group time on Thursdays
  • 35 minutes of tutor time every other Tuesday
  • Meetings arranged with tutor or Head of Year throughout the academic year
student concerns
Student concerns
  • Longer lessons than previously
  • Harder work
  • Far more prep and longer assignments
  • Greater focus on independent learning
  • Greater decision making – University & future
looking forward to
Looking forward to?
  • Fewer subjects they really want to study
  • Often smaller class sizes than GCSE
  • Greater depth to subject content
  • Independent learning
  • Study periods (not free periods!)
  • Toast, tea, coffee …
  • A new feel to the year group
  • Having their own study spaces
as structure
AS structure
  • 55 periods in the fortnight (+1 Pastoral/Morning Meeting)
  • Students will have 12 periods for personal study, meeting with tutor and teachers, music lessons, other school commitments
  • For A2 if they drop one subject they will have 9 extra study periods over the fortnight
  • One Activity per week – running one or taking part
  • Specials – talks and workshops mainly every other week
wednesday afternoons
Wednesday afternoons
  • Every two weeks College 1 attend Friargate Meeting House
  • Joined by the Mount School
  • 25 minute Meeting for Worship – silent with spoken contributions once they feel comfortable
  • PE every week with activity choices including:
    • Recreation football, netball, hockey, badminton, fitness, table-tennis, climbing, swimming …
rewards sanctions
Rewards & Sanctions
  • Regular praise
  • Commendations – Head of Year & Headmaster
  • Monitoring done through tutor each week
  • Information slips
  • Tracking Slips - 4 result in a Detention - such as being late, failing to hand work in
  • Gating – such as missing a lesson, OWL
leave
Leave
  • Until half term only lunch and after school
  • After half term, if all work up to date they can request one period in the week to go into town with agreement with their tutor
  • If they have a study period 5 with no after school commitment, students can sign at reception to go home
  • Boarders can return to houses with permission from residential staff
ucas other applications
UCAS & other applications
  • Most students will decide to apply through UCAS
  • Option to apply post-results
  • Regular meetings with tutor
  • Advice and talks from University of York and York St. John Admissions Liaison
  • Oxbridge support
  • Applying overseas
  • Art Foundation
  • Not applying to university
contacts
Contacts
  • Tutor as first port of call
  • Head of Year:
    • Richard Burton
  • Curriculum issues:
    • Ruth Crabtree (Teaching & Learning)
  • All staff have the email format:

firstname.surname@boothamschool.com

new timetable
New Timetable
  • Week A
  • Week L
new timetable1
New Timetable
  • More tutor time
  • Less movement
  • Student organisation
  • Enhancing teaching and learning
reporting and assessment
Reporting and Assessment

Winter

Short report – half-term

November Tests

Full report with results–end of term

Spring

Mock Exams– February – after half term

Results

Parents’ Evening

Summer

Exam leave – before May half-term

Winter

Full report – after half-term

Spring

Class tests - January

Parents’ evening–before half-term

Summer

Mocks

Results and Revision Advice

Exam leave at half-term

College 1

College 2

expectations
Expectations
  • Step up from GCSE
  • More research style work and extended writing
  • Organisation/time management/private study
  • Good habits- regular review
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UCAS
  • Only two terms – UCAS predictions based on AS performance
  • No January re-sits
  • Realistic Predictions
  • Range of offers
  • Insurance offer vital
  • Oxbridge/Medics/Vets
monitoring
Monitoring
  • Dept meetings/staff meetings/tutor meetings
  • One-to-one chats
  • Tracking sheets
  • Strategies: Library study, contracts with specific areas for improvement
communication
Communication
  • Tutor Introduction
  • Importance of Tutor
  • Email/phone call/visit
  • Relationships