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Sixth Form Taster Day

 

Year 11 students have attended mini 'taster' lessons, as part of a new initiative aimed at encouraging more students to join Allerton Grange Sixth Form.

Students' normal lessons were collapsed on the morning of Monday 5 February, and they were given new timetables to attend A level sessions, or the equivalent BTEC or Cambridge Technical qualifications. These lessons were delivered by specialist subject teachers. The sessions lasted 30 minutes each and included activities and topics taught in Year 12, providing an insight into the courses in which students have expressed an interest.

Some students were also given the opportunity to attend a talk from Leeds City College and Progressions UK, arranged by Mrs McDermott, Careers Coordinator, or take part in a training session with Farsley Celtic Football Academy.

Initial feedback from students has been positive and suggestions on how to improve the event for next year's prospective sixth form students are already being considered.

This event forms part of a programme of activities, introduced this year, designed to promote Allerton Grange Sixth Form. Students who choose to study their A levels here can expect to receive comprehensive and holistic support from both the sixth form team and our dedicated teaching staff; we are committed to helping you reach your full potential. In addition, students are fully supported in exploring options for further education; last year 99% went on to their chosen university, apprenticeship or employment.

Of the taster day, Mr Roper said, “We are really pleased to be showcasing our successful sixth form. We’ve had a particular focus this year to work with our Year 11s and, going forward, year groups below this, to make sure our students know the many benefits they will experience by joining Allerton Grange Sixth Form.”

Thanks are extended to the Sixth Form team, Ms Braim, Ms Fisher, Ms Niles and Mrs Broadbent, for organising the event, and to the staff involved in delivering sessions.

“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent