Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
As we get closer to the time when year 11 finish their studies, I wanted to provide you with an update about Teacher Assessed Grades, and to provide some important information about the months ahead as students prepare to take their college place.
Teacher Assessed Grades
I can now confirm that the Assessment Records I mentioned in my previous letter are now available on our website at the link below. The Assessment Records list the pieces of evidence that teachers will use in each subject area as the basis for Teacher Assessed Grades for year 11 students this summer.
Teachers have begun talking students through these documents to ensure that all students have a good understanding of the evidence we are using to determine grades and can ask any questions.
Where students have missed assessments due to illness or for other reasons, we have been able to use other pieces of evidence if the assessment could not be caught up. We encourage any students who have questions or concerns to speak to their teacher as soon as possible.
Post 16 Transition Activities
We are pleased to be able to draw your attention to resources and activities created by our post 16 providers for our current year 11 students to bridge the gap between leaving school and starting College in September. There is a broad range of material on offer, the aim of which is to ease the transition to college in this exceptional year.
As you aware, students will not need to attend school full time after May half term, but these resources, activities and events will be valuable preparation for College, and we strongly encourage all students to engage with them.
Mr Siggins has gathered this information together and will update the post 16 section of the school website as more colleges let us know about activities and resources they are providing.
Barton Peveril College
Barton Peveril College will be giving all Year 11 pupils, who have an offer of a place to study with them in September, access to their Barton Peveril College account from 7th June This will give these Offer Holders access to a Portal full of information about their opportunities with Barton and Google Classrooms for each of their subjects; these classrooms will contain suggested reading, materials, and activities for Offer Holders to use to learn more about their programme of study when at College.
In addition, Offer Holders can now book their place at the Offer Holder Open Event on 22nd June. This will provide students with a further insight into Barton Peveril ahead of their Taster Days in July. For more information, you can visit: www.barton-peveril.ac.uk/openevents
Please find below the link for preparation work that the students can undertake before starting with Eastleigh College in September.
This link provides students with work they can complete for the key skills they will be using throughout their course.
Peter Symonds College
Year 11s who have confirmed an offer of a place will have the opportunity to attend a Welcome Day on either 24th or 25th June. As part of this day students will have lessons in their top three subjects and their reserve choice. As part of the day students will also be given reading lists and further details for things they can do in order to prepare for starting those courses. On the Welcome Day students will also have the Freshers Fair to find out more about the enrichment programme.
Itchen Sixth Form College
Please find below, a link to all the preparation work for all the courses on offer. This will allow students to engage with and experience some of the course content, in order to help them transition to college.
Sparsholt staff are currently working on resources for Year 11 applicants which should be available before half term. Sparsholt will soon be inviting year 11 applicants onto campus for a visit.
The Online showcase available is available oat the link below. This covers a variety of FAQ’s, course videos, virtual tours, and department introductions.
Personal tours are available all throughout the summer to support new students and those who haven’t yet visited the College.
Freshers induction week begins on 12th July, and Fareham College will inform new applicants mid-June. Enrolment week is in August, and applicants will be invited nearer the time. Summer events will be advertised via social media.
The Fareham College Careers Team are available all throughout the summer, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southampton City College
Southampton City College Preparing for College summer projects are available at the link below.
After half term, Southampton City College will contact all applicants holding an offer to provide more information and invite them to attend the Welcome & Transition Event (to be held Wed 30th June).
We hope that these resources prove useful as a primer to what I am sure will be a very successful start to College.
Mr Pease Mr Siggins
Deputy Headteacher Careers Lead