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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Guidance For Year 12 Students

This communication is intended to provide the following information:

  • Academic provision for students progressing into Year 13
  • Guidance for students who may be leaving OALP at the end of Year 12
  • Guidance for students expecting external BTEC exam results in the summer

 

What is the academic timeline for key events over the coming months?

The overall picture is still very uncertain, but we have outlined below the key events for each group.

Students continuing into Year 13

What is going to happen? When is it going to happen?
2 year A Level/BTEC courses: teachers will continue to provide work remotely in your A level/BTEC subjects. April to the end of the academic year
BTEC results for units completed 13th August 2020
Opportunity to appeal results Autumn term 2020
Progression to Year 13 No details are available at this time about the provision for Year 13 learning but we will update you regularly. In the meantime, your teachers will continue to provide high quality remote teaching to keep you up to date with all the information you need.

 

Students leaving at the end of Year 12 (Level 2 students or those leaving for other reasons e.g. apprenticeships)

What is going to happen? When is it going to happen?
You will be contacted by the careers advisor to support you in making decisions about the next academic year.

April to the end of the academic year

If you do not hear from anyone please contact

sophie.bottomley-mason@prospects.co.uk

 

What should I be working on for the rest of the academic year?

A Level/BTEC courses

You should be working on lessons set by your teachers and trying to maintain a healthy working routine. This will be hard work but will pay off. You can also access any of the additional learning opportunities and complete courses that complement your learning.

Year 12 Level 2 students

Access any of the enrichment / additional learning opportunities mentioned below and complete those that appeal to you. Further to this look under the Year 11 transition section of the website and complete the transition material for any of the courses you might like to study. Please ensure you get all completed transition material to the lead teacher by the 17th July 2020.

Additional learning opportunities

  • (Year 12 Level 2 students ) Transition work in your chosen A Level/BTEC subjects: our guidance is that you complete the transition material set for any of the A levels or the BTECs that you would like to study. Please do this for any subjects that we are offering at OALP and those that we are currently not. By doing this your teachers will be able to provide references based on your performance and make recommendations for further study.
  • Post 16 wider reading lists: along with the transition material you will be given access to a wider reading list. Please read around the subjects you are wanting to study. This will prepare you for the subjects you study by giving you an insight into the content.
  • Future Learn (https://www.futurelearn.com/): is currently the UK's biggest MOOC provider. MOOC’s are open online courses that you can do free of charge. Future learn offer free short courses, and 'programs' which are made up of a number of free courses to give you more in-depth knowledge on a subject.
  • EtonX (https://etonx.com/): You can request access to a valuable EtonX course, ‘Creative Problem Solving’, which has been provided by Eton College free of charge during lockdown. Other courses available are CV Writing, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills.
  • Access to the START careers and university website including careers info linking subjects to jobs roles. https://www.startprofile.com/
  • Free First Aid qualification from the Virtual College – Restart a Heart https://www.virtual-college.co.uk/prepared
  • TED Talks in areas of academic interest (https://www.ted.com/talks)

 

How will I prepare for my chosen next stage (university/apprenticeship)?

  • We will be in contact with you about how to prepare for the next steps. In the mean time you can set up an account for START Careers and University which will give you lots if information about which subjects link to which careers.
  • You might also like to request access to a valuable EtonX course, ‘Creative Problem Solving’, which has been provided by Eton College free of charge during lockdown. Other courses available are CV Writing, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills. These will all be useful and prepare you for applications to University, Apprenticeships and jobs.
  • If you need any support or guidance you can contact Mrs Mahmood, Mr Drury or Sophie Bottomley-Mason