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Sixth Form Home Learning Timetable

Year 13 

A message from the 6th Form team:

 

Hi Year 13,

I hope that you are all well, and managing the lockdown without getting too frustrated. I wish I had something concrete to tell you, but if you have been watching the daily briefings from Downing street then congratulations, you know as much as the rest of us.

As far as what your eventual grades will be, the government have said that they will take into account previous grades (teacher assessments, mocks, coursework assessments, etc.) and that “no student will be disadvantaged” as a result. What this will actually mean in practice is as yet unknown, but we have prepared data for the DfES (department for education and skills) so that when they ask for it, it will be available.

As for UCAS and the university sector in general, I have no idea what they will do, my guess (and it is just a guess) is that they will wait until the DfES decides how it is going to award grades before they make any announcements on admissions. I would hope that the “no student will be disadvantaged” quote is upheld. Meantime, I would strongly recommend that you keep as up to date with your studies as possible, that way when you do get to university/your next step, you will be on top of your game. Knowledge and skills are just like physical fitness, in that they are hard to acquire and easy to lose! Don’t let those marvellous brains lose all the hard work you’ve put into your learning!

I will keep in regular (weekly) contact with you, and as soon as we know anything relevant, you will be informed. Mrs. Bryan-Brown is going to be sending out any relevant materials on a regular basis too, so be on the lookout for that. I hope you all stay well, STAY INDOORS! and that you get where you wanted to after this is over.

My very best wishes to all of you and your families;

Sixth Form Team

It is essential that the students maintain the same level of studies that they would be expected to in school, and we have taken a number of steps to help achieve this:

  • A bank of revision lessons, with presentations, revision resources and past papers for all their upcoming exams.
  • Extra self-marking independent work set via Show My Homework

For students studying with impending coursework deadlines, staff members will be accessing emails to answer questions and provide feedback where appropriate.

We understand that this closure is particularly close to the A-level and BTEC exams. We are in contact with our awarding bodies (e.g. exam boards) sharing these concerns, and are awaiting guidance from Ofqual, the governmental exam regulator. We will inform parents and students as soon as we have an update.

Work for Year 13 is available by clicking on the link below. Students need to use their school email address to sign in:

Lent Two Work

Free courses available from Future Learn: www.futurelearn.com/courses

Free courses from Eton: https://etonx.com/uk-schools/

Year 12 

A message from the 6th Form team:

It is vital that the students continue with their academic study during the closure. In order to assist the students with their home-based studies, we have taken a number of steps including:

  • A bank of revision lessons, with presentations and resources to cover two weeks of lessons
  • Extra self-marking independent work set via Show My Homework

We understand that these closures have affected the students’ studies, but we are taking all possible steps to mitigate any issues they might encounter.

Work for Year 12 is available by clicking on the link below. Students need to use their school email address to sign in:

Lent Two Work

Class work for Pentecost One will either have been emailed to you by your class teacher, or available online:

Pentecost One Work

 

Hi year 12, 

The story so far is that you probably know as much as we do if you have been watching the daily briefing from No. 10. Currently, exams are cancelled for years 11 and 13, and it looks as if we may be in lockdown for some considerable time to come. In the meantime, the expectation is that you will continue to work on your subjects ready for a return to school (whenever that might be). The school website has work from all your subjects available for you to do, and more has been planned for next half-term, i.e. after “Easter”.

If you are struggling to access work from the website, please contact Mrs. Woodford on 6thform@tbowa.org . If you are struggling to understand what to do with the work, please contact either the individual teacher (teacher’s first.last name@tbowa.org), or the head of the department in question for clarification. I appreciate that this is not the ideal way to keep up to date, but these are interesting times, and this is the best anyone can do under the circumstances.

Rest assured we are working as hard as we can to make sure that you get the best education we can provide, and we care very much about how you are completing and understanding the work. I will try to keep in regular (at least weekly) contact with you all, and keep you as up to date as I can, but bear in mind that we don’t have access to the school building, and we don’t have any advance warning about what the government will do next. As soon as we know anything, rest assured we will contact you.

Meanwhile, please set up a work routine at home, stay in touch by monitoring your emails and the school website, stay safe – STAY AT HOME!, and do the best you can.

My very best wishes to you and your families;

Sixth Form Team

 

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