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Thursday 15th August once again brought excellent results to Sixth Form students at Deyes High School.
‘A’ Level results were outstanding – 41% of grades achieved were A*-B and in addition to this the overall pass rate was 99%. There were several students receiving three straight ‘A*’ or ‘A’ grades across their subjects, notably Jessica Bailey, Luke Millington, Joshua Farrell and Olivia Matthews – incredible performances. We are also delighted that so many of our students are heading to their chosen University courses and wish them well with their studies.
Similar success stories were evident in Year 12 with Sachin Aggarwal, Morgan Bold, Sean Fay, Dean Robinson, Jack Williams and Jamie Whitfield gaining ‘A’ grades in each of their four AS subjects, as well as 43% of passes at A or B grades, an increase on last year’s results.
Director of Sixth Form, Paul Delaney, in congratulating the students, said “Deyes Sixth Form students should be very proud of their results, which is all down to their hard work throughout the year. I would also like to acknowledge the dedication and commitment of staff, governors and the invaluable support of the parents.”
My vision for Deyes Sixth Form is to ensure that every student is fully supported to achieve their potential, by making sure that their learning experience is tailored and responsive to their individual needs. These ever changing students’ needs are catered for by a wide variety of academic and vocational courses. Whether their future aims are to continue into Higher Education, to progress to Further Study or to move into an apprenticeship or employment, we will strive to support our students to succeed. Traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities work alongside an innovative vocational curriculum that currently includes Medical Science, Enterprise with Entrepreneurship and Customer Services.
My vision is that all students will achieve academic success by receiving the best possible teaching and learning experience, to develop fully as an individual. To achieve this, the Sixth Form Team provide opportunities that allow our students to take greater ownership and responsibility for their own learning and to gain the skills needed to be a successful independent learner. This is done by examining their own attitudes towards studying, looking at how the brain works, developing reading strategies, increasing motivation and having a clear vision of how they learn. Parental support is a vital part of this process and it has been a great experience for both teachers and parents to work together, to find better ways of supporting our students to work at home as well as in school.
My vision is to develop future successes in both vocational and academic qualifications that support real life experiences and life skills development, the latter providing the scaffold to support young people to build up a successful profile that allows them to achieve their goals. To allow students to build such profiles I strongly believe in helping each student to understand that they already have what it takes to be successful in life. We do this now through many experiences that, over time, build a positive profile for the young people in Deyes Sixth Form. Experiences like our enrichment programme that offer our students opportunities to challenge themselves to become more responsible for developing their own direction. One session that we currently deliver enables the students to maximise their potential by understanding their personality traits. This helps the students to become more aware of what employers need, and more importantly gives the students the power to understand what they can give to the employer. My vision is to develop still further our carousel of enrichment activities which currently includes life skills such as work experience, primary school links, community and volunteering work, master chef, languages and reading pals, whilst also expanding our accredited enrichment courses in ECDL, Extended Project and our very successful Support Worker in Schools (SWiS) qualification which gives our students an insight into working in the classroom as a teaching assistant.
My vision builds on this life skills progression even further by working closely with our local Universities, to arrange visits, talks, workshops and individual interviews to enable our students to understand the intricacies of the UCAS process. There is also a vast array of information, advice and guidance provided on future careers, employment opportunities and apprenticeships.
My vision, most importantly, includes ensuring that the students feel as they belong to the sixth form community. Deyes Sixth Form is unique in the way each student gets involved in whole school life, from reading pals to prefect duties. Deyes Sixth Formers are role models and through this commitment to the wider school community they develop their own personal traits and characteristics to become well rounded individuals.
The Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Thursday 17th January 2013 from 6pm to 8pm, and I look forward to seeing you there to join the winning team at Deyes Sixth Form.
Our innovative Sixth Form induction residential ‘I am a Sixth Former, get me in here’ takes place in the first week of September. If you can build a shelter and light a fire you’ll be fine! More on this to come…….
* To value each individual
* To offer guidance and support for each student’s personal and social development
* To enable maximum academic achievement
* To offer opportunities for enrichment
* To develop independent learning skills
* To prepare and support students with their future educational needs
Students follow a programme of 3 or 4 AS Levels, leading to 3 A Levels, as well as an enrichment programme.
We also expect our students to offer one period of in-class support in a curriculum area of their choice
The main purpose of this course is to develop the students’ range of knowledge and skills complementing and enhancing Sixth Form studies. The enrichment programme is timetabled to enable students to participate in a variety of activities and encourages involvement in the local community.
Students may gain:
additional A level qualifications in subjects such as General Studies AS and A2
nationally recognised certification through:
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (please visit the DofE website for more information)
Support Worker in Schools (SWIS)
Central Council for Physical Education (CCPR), Community Sports Leader Award (CSLA)
Extended Project Qualification (please click for more information)
ECDL (ICT skills)
experience in working with younger students through peer education projects such as:
Peer Education Scheme (reading pals)
Merseyside Police Community Scheme
Primary School Links
Take part in national challenges e.g.
Courses included in the programme vary from year to year but may include:
Students can use the learning developed throughout these courses to highlight their key skills in their personal statement/CV. Tutors will comment on each student’s contribution in his/her reference.
Below is a link to a presentation given by Mr Delaney on 11th July 2013 re Higher Education
Enjoy the internet safely: Click Clever, Click Safe
The internet is a great way to see more, learn more and have lots of fun. To help you enjoy it safely, you should follow the ‘Click Clever, Click Safe Code’. It’s just three simple things to remember that can help keep you safe when you visit your favourite websites.
Protect your own safety
The ‘Click Clever Click Safe’ code is a list of three simple things to remember when you’re online:
When you’re online, always keep your personal stuff private and think about what you say and do.
Remember that people online may not be who they say they are. Online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.Don’t share personal information online. This includes:
Make sure you have set your privacy settings to restrict access to personal information. When you use chat rooms or instant messenger, use a nickname instead of your real name. To stop people accessing your online accounts, always keep your passwords secret and change them regularly.
Think about blocking people who send you nasty messages and don’t open unknown links and attachments.
Always delete emails from people you don’t know, and don’t open attachments from people you don’t know. They might be nasty or contain a virus that can stop your computer working. If someone is mean or sends nasty messages online, block them.
If you see anything that upsets you online or if someone asks to meet you, flag it up with someone you trust.
If you are worried or unhappy about anything you see online, tell a parent or an adult you trust and they can help you. If you want to talk to someone else, you can call Childline on 0800 1111
If a friend you have made online asks to meet you in the offline world, talk to your parents or a trusted adult about it. You should never meet up with someone you have met online without an adult going with you because it is dangerous.
If someone you know is being nasty to someone online, speak to a parent or trusted adult about it.
The internet is a great way to discover, create and connect with people. Issues around the safe use of the internet and cyberbullying are few and far between but they do happen, in all walks of life.
Below are some great websites to help students and parents get the most out of your technology, use the internet responsibly and to keep you and those you care about safe on the internet.
Staying Safe on the Internet
Safer Internet Centre - NEW
Advice and resources for parents from setting up parental controls offered by your internet provider to parental guides to new technology.
Find out what’s good and what’s not so good on the internet and what you can do about it.
An interactive internet safety resource. Contains the latest advice on cyberbullying and reporting.
Information and advice to encourage responsible digital citizenship.
Great for children, teachers, parents and carers. Fun games and activities alongside internet safety advice.
Advices for teenagers on how to stay safe while chatting online with information about the potential dangers of interactive services like chat, Instant Messenger, online games, email and mobiles.
Access the user manuals for all Blackberry Smartphones, giving parents the opportunity to find out how Blackberry Messenger (BBM) works and how to maximize your daughter’s safety when she uses BBM.
Childnet has produced a checklist of safety questions for parents and carers when purchasing a mobile phone for a child.
Premium rate services regulator providing advice for users on phone-paid services. Phone-paid services add the cost of a service or goods to your phone bill or pre-pay account – this could include ringtones and wallpapers for your phone, TV voting or charity donations.
Advice for young people on phone-paid services such as ringtones, competitions and television voting.
Social Networks and Blogs
Parents – understand the positive and creative ways people are using social networking spaces like MySpace, Facebook and Bebo and highlights the potential risks of using these sites and the ways to minimise these risks.
Information about social networking sites and how to use them responsibly, plus advice on preventing and responding to cyberbullying.
Produced by young people. Explores the issues of internet security and protection with explanations, important information and advice on how to protect a computer from viruses, phishing, scams, spyware and trojans.
File Sharing and Downloading
A leaflet developed with the music industry.
A list of legal sites to download music.
A glossary of key terms you might come across whilst learning about e-safety.
Safer Internet Day 2013: Rights and Responsibilities
Are you an Accidental Outlaw?
Take the quiz and test your knowledge about the law online: http://accidentaloutlaw.knowthenet.org.uk/
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