Bulletin Board for sixth form leaders

If you have suggestions to share on this page then email the link to info@netsixthform.co.uk 

  • useful documents (helpful links)
  • newsletter sign ups
  • news articles
  • key dates
  • opportunities for students

HELPFUL LINKS

  • England - Student finance practitioner's site - visit
  • England - Ofsted - Section 5 Inspection Handbook - download
  • England - Ofsted - Section 8 Inspection Handbook - download
  • England - Ofsted - Inspecting the curriculum - download
  • England - Post-16 Funding – how it works
  • England - Qualifications approved for ESFA funding - check
  • England - 'Relationships education and sex education and health education' - statutory from 2020 - download
  • Wales - Estyn Common Inspection Framework - visit
  • Wales - Student finance site - visit
  • Scotland - Highers Exam timetable 2020 – visit
  • Scotland - Inspection Framework 2020 - visit
  • Scotland - student finance practitioners's site - visit
  • Northern Ireland - Inspection site - visit
  • Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) – framework - download
  • UCAS: Key dates - view
  • Summer 2019 results: overall pass rates 08/2019 - JCQ data


NEWSLETTER SIGN UPS

 If you have any sign up suggestions to share with other heads of sixth form email info@netsixthform.co.uk


IN THE NEWS

  • Six tips for teachers - article in Teacherhead 16/11/19 - Read
  • Students more likely to quit uni with unconditional offer - 30/10/19 Guardian - Read
  • Russell Group cast doubt about accepting T levels - 26/09/19 - Read
  • Symbolic target of 50% university target reached - BBC 26/09/19 - Read
  • Government considering scrapping offers to uni based on predictions. Independent 16/9/2019 - Read
  • Oxford University admissions and disadvantaged places. BBC News 05/2019 - Read
  • A-Levels: what subjects are students dropping? BBC News 08/2019 – Read
  • A-Level results 2019: some patterns. JCQ media release 08/2019 - Read
  • E-bac endorsement: DfE remove Russell Group endorsement TES 08/2019 – Read
  • T-Levels: What subjects can students take? TES 08/2019 – Read
  • BTEC Nationals: funding for pre-existing level 3 courses. Pearson 08/2019 – Read

More news items added when relevant. If you have any items to share with other heads of sixth form email info@netsixthform.co.uk



CALENDAR 2019-2020

September 2019
  • 16th Cambridge University shadowing scheme opens - Cambridge link
  • 18th UCAT Registration and online booking closes - UCAT
  • 20th Final deadline for submitting 2019 undergraduate UCAS entries – UCAS link
  • 26th Final date for requesting copies of scripts to support teaching – JCQ link
October 2019
  • 01st Deadline to apply for Conservatoires 18.00 hrs - UCAS
  • 03rd Funding census date (England) – technical guide
  • 10th World Mental Health Day - details
  • 15th Deadline for Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine  - UCAS link
November 2019
  • 02-08th UK Parliament Week 2019 - details
  • 15th Cambridge University shadowing scheme closes - Cambridge link
  • 15th November: PwC Work Experience applications open for Year 12 students (Insight Weeks) - PWC link
  • 22nd Cambridge University shadowing - teacher and parent forms required  - Cambridge link
  • 29th Annual Heads of Sixth Form Autumn Conference - Details
  • UNIQ: sign up opens for University of Oxford access programme - details
January 2020
February 2020
  • 14th February: PwC Work Experience application close for Year 12 students (Insight Weeks) - PWC link
  • 25th UCAS Extra opens – UCAS link
  • UNIQ - sign up closes for Oxford access programme - details
May 2020
  • 01st Registration and booking opens - UCAT - UCAT link
  • 05th Deadline for students to reply to uni offers received by 31/03/20 – UCAS link
  • 06th Uni deadline to decide offers for students who met 15/01/20 deadline – UCAS link
June 2020
  • 04th Deadline for students to reply to university offers if all offers received by 06/05/20 - UCAS link
  • 24th Contingency day for GCSE and GCE examinations – JCQ link
  • 26th Annual National Summer Conference for Heads of Sixth Form - details
July 2020
  • 01st UCAT testing begins - UCAT
  • 05th Last day students can apply for courses through extra – UCAS link
  • 06th International Baccalaureate results 2020 issued to students – UCAS link
August 2020

More events added throughout the year. If you have any dates to share with other heads of sixth form email info@netsixthform.co.uk



OPPORTUNITIES TO PASS ON TO YOUR POST-16 STUDENTS

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE SUBJECT MASTERCLASSES - details
  • These are subject-specific events that offer students a flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge. The Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus including: Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, and Psychology.
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS (LSE) OUTREACH - details
  • Mentoring, tutoring, pathways to Law, pathways to banking and finance, Saturday school. Often aimed at students from London schools but their free lecture programme is open to all. Free Lecture programme - details
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON - KINGS COLLEGE MEDICINE IN ACTION, LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS - details
  • Lectures and workshops that will help support your Medicine application.
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON - KING’S FACTOR MATHS PROGRAMME - click for details
  • This is a Maths club aimed at Y12 & Y13 students which offers students challenging problems aimed at developing and enriching thinking. Criteria apply in terms of location and diversity. 
STUDENT INVESTOR CHALLENGE - click for details
  • Each year Year 12 can be part of a major competition, organised by the London Institute of Banking and Finance, which can last several months. It will provide a useful insight into trading in stocks and shares. The Student Investor Challenge gives students the chance to experience what it’s like being a stock broker in a fast-paced and competitive market. Teams, consisting of four members aged between 14 and 19, take control of two investment portfolios with £100,000 of virtual money for each one to invest in the stock market.
ETON SUMMER SCHOOL: July in Year 12 - click for details
  • For your most highly achieving students in Year 12 with Grade 8/9 at GCSE. Ten day residential at Eton College. The residential course costs but those on a bursary can apply for financial support. Only 120 students can attend and location and being a state school are factors. 
SUTTON TRUST SUMMER SCHOOLS - click for details
  • Fantastic summer schools at one of twelve partner universities (Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, KCL, Nottingham, Oxford, St. Andrews, UCL, Warwick, Royal Veterinary College) for high achieving students from low or middle income families. The Summer Schools are 100% free. There are 130 different courses across 11 of the UK’s top universities. The dates for the Summer Schools vary by subject and university.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY UNIQ SUMMER SCHOOLS -click for details
  • UNIQ is open to students studying in their first year of further education, who are based at UK state schools/colleges. Students make a single application between December and January and can be selected to participate in one of two activities: UNIQ Digital or UNIQ Spring and Summer. Register between November and February if interested.
FUTURELEARN - click for details
  • A range of short online courses to deepen subject knowledge through this amazing MOOC site (Massive Open Online Community). Very useful for stretch and challenge and a students’ personal statements.
PWC WORK EXPERIENCE INSIGHT WEEKS DURING SUMMER HOLIDAY 
  • Applications usually open in November for PwC Work Experience for Year 12 students (Insight Weeks).


More opportunities added throughout the year. If you have anything to share with other heads of sixth form email info@netsixthform.co.uk


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