Welcome to Jack Hunt School
We are delighted that you are considering joining the Sixth Form at Jack Hunt School – thank you. Our Sixth Form is a vibrant and lively place where students are given every opportunity to learn, develop and grow in confidence and maturity so that they can move onto their next step towards achieving their DREAMS and ASPIRATIONS. We aim to maximise the potential of every student so that they achieve the best possible outcomes in their chosen subjects and benefit from the vast additional opportunities available in the Sixth Form. Our outstanding results show that we are very successful in doing so .
In our last inspection in February 2017 OFSTED recognised that:
In the Sixth Form, the school serves its locak community well. Leaders acknowledge the challenge of raising the achievement of pupils of different abilities and from diverse backgrounds. Staff quickly raise their aspirations and set hight expectations for them. Overall achievement is rising, but it varies widely across subjets. Pupils feel valued, well supported. The vast majority go on to further training or university.
An inspection in May 2013 spoke of:
‘Leadership and management of the Sixth Form are good because student progress is carefully tracked and strategies quickly put in place wherever underperformance is identified. Students are placed on appropriate courses and pastoral support is strong.’
‘Sixth Form teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers assess student progress regularly and revise their planning to address any possible underperformance. Information and communication technology and the virtual learning environment are well used to supplement the homework regularly set to consolidate skills.’
This booklet outlines the opportunities open to every Sixth Form student at Jack Hunt School. However, please talk to the staff and students at the school should you require any further information.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Sixth Form.
LIFE IN THE SIXTH FORM
Life in the Sixth Form will be different to that experienced in school before. To help you adjust and thrive as a Sixth Form student we provide a tremendous amount of support.
All students intending to enter the Sixth Form will be expected to take part in an Induction Course. This will take place in school after Year 11 examinations have finished, on Monday 2 July 2018. Induction will include information on dress code for the Sixth Form, what we expect from you and what you can expect from us. We will also provide you with an opportunity to sample lessons in your chosen subjects. That way you will be able to get used to the new way of working whilst meeting your new teachers, other staff and all the other new Sixth Form students.
Pastoral Support in the Sixth Form
In the Sixth Form you will have a Personal Tutor. He/she will be your first port of call for all the range of day to day care issues and will closely monitor your learning and progress, attendance and punctuality. This regular tracking system enables your Tutor to check you are on course and intervene if necessary. They will also be the first point of contact for your parents formally through Parent Consultation Evenings or informally through appointments and telephone calls. This support is particularly targeted as you apply for university or other education, training or employment. We also have a Head of Sixth Form (Mr Fricker), supported by Mrs Watson and the Heads of Houses are on hand to help whenever the need arises. We are also very used to working with outside agencies to facilitate extra support as and when it is necessary..
In the Sixth Form there is a greater emphasis upon independent learning. You will be set homework and tasks to complete in your study periods but, as a Sixth Former, you will need to be able to complete these tasks in your own time and find ways to extend your learning using your own initiative such as further research or wider reading. This means taking responsibility for your own learning outside the classroom, either within your study periods or at home, by developing the important skills of personal organisation and time management. Of course, your teachers are also here to help. Organise convenient times to meet and discuss your work so that we can help you reach your maximum grade.
Remember, the leap from GCSE to Post 16 courses is challenging and requires dedication and genuine commitment to ensure success. We expect all students to adhere to a Learning Agreement as a means of enabling them to rise to this challenge. With two year linear A levels now the norm this is especially crucial. It is a minimum expectation that students heed the academic advice and instructions given by their teachers.
The Roy Duncan Sixth Form Centre
We are very fortunate to benefit from superb social and study facilities in the Roy Duncan Sixth Form Centre. This modern and stylish Sixth Form Centre will enable you to study in the purpose built learning centre comprising of a teaching space next to workstations all of which are equipped with computer facilities. This is in addition to the impressive Library Resource Centre and other curriculum area study spaces. Downstairs is the Sixth Form Common Room where you can catch up with friends over a coffee or lunch. The facilities have been refurbished for 2017 and include an exclusive café, serving drinks and foods with the Sixth Form Common room.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE SIXTH FORM
The Sixth Form at Jack Hunt School offers you ample opportunity to develop and demonstrate your leadership skills. Not only do we expect our Sixth Form students to take advantage of these opportunities we also expect them to be positive role models for the younger students in the school. By taking on extra roles you will become more responsible, independent and community minded as well as getting so much more from your time here.
These roles are crucial to the fabric of the school community and offer all students the chance to develop interpersonal skills in a sensitive and responsible manner. Responsibilities include assisting with the smooth operation of school procedures at lunchtime and ensuring an appropriate learning culture is maintained in the Sixth Form work areas. It is expected that all new Sixth Form students will take up a prefect role.
Buddies and Role Models
Our younger students will look up to you and our Vertical Tutor system will enable you to exert a tremendous amount of positive influence upon them. You can help them with their school work by helping them organise their time, assisting with homework or revision and generally giving advice based upon your own real and recent experiences. In other words, you can be a positive role model for younger students or acting as a friendly face or ‘buddy’ for those who need support. Sixth Formers can also take the lead by delivering sessions such as the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) lessons or organising fundraising events. There will be opportunities for Sixth Formers to mentor Year 11 students in English and Maths, for which you will be paid an hourly rate, and where you will be eligible for a bonus if your mentee matches their target and grade.
All Sixth Formers are required to have some Community Service activity upon their Sixth Form record. This will assist the school in helping you on the next stage of your life journey be it University, training or employment. This could take many forms. Activities include guiding and supporting younger students as a mentor, contributing to whole school events in their own time such as Parents’ Evenings, Open Evenings for new students, assisting on Junior Day and being used on teaching appointment interview panels, where your input is valued and your feedback given due consideration. Through the Sixth Form PDE Programme students have an opportunity to apply to volunteer with the National Citizen Services, which we strongly encourage.
The Student Council, Parliament, Sixth Form Management Committee and the House and Sports Leaders roles all offer ample opportunities for students to become directly involved in issues enabling you to contribute towards solutions, initiate change and help create a better environment for all.
Being a Sixth Form student is not just about studying courses and passing exams. We want to draw out the best in you and activities such as the ever popular Duke of Edinburgh Award at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels, school musicals, foreign trips and Enterprise in Education are amongst other opportunities available..
THE ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM AT POST 16
Personal and Development Education (PDE)
As well as your chosen courses you will have the opportunity to follow a tailor made course in Personal Development Education (PDE). This compulsory one hour a week programme will provide you with information and advice that will help you cope with the social, emotional and academic pressures that are unique to students your age as well as prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.
These sessions are often delivered by external organisations and speakers who are experts in their field such as the Police, the Law Society, the NHS, various charity organisations, the Driving Standards Agency and representatives from Whitemoor Prison. The content of the programme is constantly reviewed in order to reflect the rapid changes in society. The PDE programme will go a long way in equipping you with the necessary skills to make informed decisions and judgements in crucial areas of your life and, as a result, enable you to progress into the wider world as responsible and socially aware young adults.
Core Enrichment Curriculum
The Core Enrichment Curriculum enables students on two year courses to gain further qualifications outside their studies. You can select from a list of exciting opportunities which develop many positive skills which will make your application more attractive to universities and employers. These courses include:
Extended Project Qualification (by negotiation)
Level 3 ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
Online MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses)
(Students will also have the opportunity to improve upon their GCSE results in English Language and Mathematics)
CHOOSING YOUR COURSES
The two-year A Level programme requires you to select three subjects at A Level to be studied over the two years of the course duration (Medical Science counts as 2 choices). It is expected that students will sit an examination at the end of Year 12 in order to check progress in each subject.
Progression from Year 12 to 13 is dependent on good behaviour, good attendance and also on students consistently acting upon and following the academic instructions from their teachers.
A Level Results 2017
In a year when there have been considerable changes to the A Level examinations Jack Hunt School are especially delighted that they have seen an improvement overall to their results.
This reflects the incredible hard work and commitment of both staff and students as they tackled the demands of the new examinations. We are extremely pleased with an overall pass rate of 99%; our A*-B pass rate of 41% and an A*-C pass rate of 75%.
Whilst proud of all our students’ successes; notable achievements were by Mariyum Khan who achieved 2 A* grades and 2 A grades and will be studying Nursing at Nottingham; Zain Hussain who achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades and will be studying Medicine at Manchester; Matija Zivotic who achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades and will be studying Accounting and Finance at London School of Economics; Thomas Miller who achieved 3 A grades and will be studying Chemistry at Durham; Kasim Saddique who achieved 2 A* grades and 1 B grade and will be studying Biomedical Science at De Montfort University in Leicester and Alice Tucker who achieved 2 A and 2 B grades and will be studying Philosophy, RE and Ethics at Birmingham.
GCSE Results 2017
Although there have been major changes to the English and Mathematics GCSEs to increase their rigour, Jack Hunt School is delighted that their students have seen improved results overall. This is the first year of the new GCSEs in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics. These subjects are now graded on a scale of 9-1 and have more demanding and greater subject content. They are also assessed by examination only at the end of the course.
Despite the much tougher examinations in English and Mathematics we have increased our English and Mathematics combined percentage to achieve a figure of 58%. We have also continued our trend of extremely good progress made by our students from their starting points in Year 7 and increased our Progress 8 score to +0.38. We are especially proud of the way our students have responded to the increased challenges they faced this year.
Particularly impressive results include: Katie Prange with 6 A* grades, 2 grade 9s (the new A**) and 1 grade 8 (A*); Wing Hei Hung with 5 A* grades, 2 A grades, 1 grade 9, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7 (A); Francine Kelly with 4 A* grades, 2 A grades, 1 grade 9 and 2 grade 8s; Ellie Piccaver with 4 A* grades, 2 A grades; 1 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and 1 grade 6; Charlotte Williams with 3 A* grades, 3 A grades and 3 grade 8s; Tayyab Subhaan with 3 A* grades, 4 A grades and 3 grade 7s; Zoheb Hussain with 3 A* grades, 3 A grades, 1 grade 8, 1 grade 7 and 1 grade 6; and John Ochube with 1 A* grade, 5 A grades, 1 grade 9 and 2 grade 8s;
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Jack Hunt School through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.