LaSWAP - the Sixth Form of Choice
Y13 Families’ Info Evening on Awarding of Grades (12 March)
Student Finance for Parents & Carers Webinar Slides
Dear Y13 students and families,
Following the government announcements I am writing to clarify the position for students.
Lessons will be online until February half-term. Students should log-in via Teams to access lessons at their normal times. Period 5 (&6) lessons will run as normal for LaSWAP students.
- At the moment, external exams which are scheduled for January 2021(Applied Science& Applied Business) are running (this might change).
- Summer exams will not take place in the ‘normal’ way. We will have more information about the system which will be adopted after the Department for Education briefing on 6 January 2021.
- Plans for the Y13 mocks on 14/15 Jan will be shared with you as soon as possible in light of the above.
- UCAS deadline remains 15 January 2021 at 1800.
We realise that this is an extremely testing time for students. You coped with the challenges of last year with character and resilience and will need to dig even deeper over the next few weeks. Please be assured that the whole sixth form team will be here to support you throughout this period. While school remains shut to most students, we are able to remain open for vulnerable students or students with specific barriers to learning from home. If you wish to register for this list, please email Michael Luu (Student Pathways & Progress Leader) on firstname.lastname@example.org . Any of you having problems accessing lessons due to internet or hardware problems should also let us know through the same email address.
As ever, support on UCAS comes from Laura Stanley on email@example.com
I will be writing to you all in much more detail soon to share the information about summer exams and January mocks. Mr Stokes and I will also be speaking to you as a year group during tutor time on Monday 11 January P3. This will run through Teams via your newly created tutor group classroom. Whatever system is used for final assessment, the work you are doing now will be valuable and so the message from us and all your teachers is to keep going with the revision you have been set, keep attending lessons and keep up the communication with us.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me, Mr Stokes, your tutor or any other member of the sixth form team if you need clarification of anything.
Most importantly, keep yourselves and your families safe and well.
We look forward to welcoming you back to school when we are able to do so.
Director of Learning KS5
Statement for 16-19 tuition fund
The 16-19 tuition fund for 2020-21 will be focused primarily on the learners in our sixth form who have not yet attained GCSE grade 4 in English and / or maths. The majority of funding will be directed to these students in recognition of the importance of attaining a GCSE pass in core subjects in terms of students’ future pathways. This cohort of students covers both Y12 &Y13 students.
Tuition will be in small groups are specified by the guidance and will in the first instance focus on the lead up to the November series exams for GCSE English and maths.
In 2021 tuition will continue in run up to exams for these students. We will also look at whether the core group needs to be expanded to other students requiring catch-up support.
Tuition will be a combination of existing staff members being paid to run sessions at holidays / weekends and through external agencies.
Y13 UCAS INFORMATION
This is the crucial term for UCAS, and students planning to go to university in 2021 should have registered on UCAS Apply & completed the admin sections over last term and the summer. If they haven’t already, students will now need to decide where they want to go and what they want to study.
Students should ensure they have a UCAS Hub account (https://www.ucas.com/what-are-my-options/create-your-ucas-hub-today) so they can take part in live virtual events.
I also recommend students sign up to updates from https://www.unitasterdays.com/
UniTasterDays has brilliant online listings and unis are running new events every day on a huge range of topics
September - November Virtual Subject Exhibitons:
Students should register here for the subject/s they are interested in
- Business, law, and finance – 30 September
Biological and physical sciences – 16 October
Social sciences, humanities, and teaching – 23-24 October
Maths, engineering, and computing – 2-3 November
Creative subjects – 13-14 November
Upcoming UCAS deadlines
- 1 October – applications for music courses at Conservatoires
- 15 October – applications for Oxbridge, medicine, dentistry & Veterinary. If you are considering an application in any of these areas, get in touch with Ms Stanley ASAP.
Please get in touch with Ms Stanley if you have any UCAS/HE/pathways questions.
UCAS Application Support
- Early Entry part 2 website version.pptx
- Exams and UCAS 2020 advice for students and parents
- LaSWAP Early Entry Intro.pptx
- UCAS admin guide 2021.pptx
- UCAS personal statement guide 2021.pptx
You can also view our YouTube channel.
If you are interested in joining LaSWAP - contact us by visiting the LaSWAP website.
Higher Education Advice and Guidance in the Sixth Form
There are various events during Y12, alongside developmental individual guidance, to help prepare students for making informed and realistic Higher Education decisions in the autumn term.
Academics from over 40 universities are invited to LaSWAP in June to talk about what their subject involves at degree level. Representatives from other organisations (e.g. taking a gap year, jobs in finance, studying abroad and hearing from ex-LaSWAP students about their experiences) also attend. This complements the annual UCAS Higher Convention at Olympia in April, where students can talk more generally to universities from all over the United Kingdom and beyond about what they offer.
LaSWAP also runs an extensive programme of university visits in June and July at the end of year 12. In 2013 we visited Brunel, King's, Queen Mary and Sussex for tailor made LaSWAP visits and also Leeds university open day. In previous years we have also visited Nottingham and Manchester for similar open days.
In addition every year there are trips to both Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Director of Sixth Form for Acland Burghley
Anna Rimington | firstname.lastname@example.org | 020 7485 8515 ext. 3053
Pathways and Progress Leader
Laura Stanley | email@example.com | 07765 412 977
Plesae contact Laura Stanley Monday-Thursday with any queries regarding post-18, Higher Education, UCAS or Pathways.