Barnsley Sixth Form College Parents’ Progress Event
Your son/daughter will receive their report in the post. This is to ensure the reports are delivered securely. The report is a reflection of how well your son/daughter is progressing in year 12 of their A level studies. Students are currently exploring career ideas in tutorial to support them in deciding which universities to apply for or alternative career paths.
The monitoring grade will take into account work completed, homework submission and contribution to class. The effort score is the students overall approach to their studies in that subject.
All A-level students are supported and encouraged to take responsibility for their learning, and should be undertaking a minimum of 5 hours of study per subject per week. Research shows that the more learners do in addition to work set by teachers the better learners will perform in the exams. The five hours can be made up of homework, recapping on the lesson content, accessing learning platforms and revising learnt content from earlier in the course. All of this will really help progress.
We would like the opportunity to discuss how we can work together to ensure your son/daughter are successful. I would therefore like to invite you to a Parents’ Progress Event taking place between Monday 22 and 26 February.
As done previously this will take place remotely and your son/daughter can organise a time/day during the week to call you over Teams. This will give you an opportunity to speak to subject teachers. The appointment times are 5 minutes in duration, it is really important to stick to this time frame.
If your son/daughter was due to sit external exams in the summer I am sure you may want to talk to teachers about the OFQUAL consultation and grading. Whilst I fully understand this, teachers may not have this information at that point. The conversation needs to be about how they are performing pre lockdown, how they have performed so far during the closure and what they need to do in order to improve. Discussions around centre assessed grading will need to wait until the outcome of the consultation and subsequent publication of guidance for schools and colleges. At which point I will write to you and outline what this will mean for your son/daughter.
If your son/daughter has any difficulty arranging appointments or receiving their progress reports please email SixthFormAdmin@barnsley.ac.uk and they will assist.
*Parent includes named carers and guardian; son/daughter includes young people in your care