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Park High Sixth Form Information

 

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Frequently asked questions

What is the policy if a teacher is diagnosed with Covid? Who has to self-isolate? 

Our website, under the School information tab, has an abundance of information relating to COVID-19. https://www.parkhighstanmore.org.uk/schoolinformation/covid-information 

We follow Government guidance for all matters relating to COVID and are in regular contact with our local public health team at Harrow Council and our Health and Safety advisors for contextual information. 

Classrooms are mapped out with particular areas for staff to work in.  On notification of a confirmed case we complete a full risk assessment identifying students and staff who are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the last point of contact with the affected person.  Consequently, it is not the case that all students are told to self-isolate. 

What is the policy if a student is diagnosed with Covid? Who has to self-isolate?   

Our website, under the School information tab, has an abundance of information relating to COVID-19. https://www.parkhighstanmore.org.uk/schoolinformation/covid-information 

We follow Government guidance for all matters relating to COVID and are in regular contact with our local public health team at Harrow Council and our Health and Safety advisors for contextual information. 

Classrooms are mapped out with particular areas for staff to work in.  On notification of a confirmed case we complete a full risk assessment identifying students and staff who are required to self-isolate for 14 days from the last point of contact with the affected person.  Consequently, it is not the case that all students are told to self-isolate.

How long is the self-isolation period?  

The affected person must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms or from the date of the test if non symptomatic. 

For those identified as close or proximity contacts the isolation period is 14 days from the last point of contact. 

Are all the classes set up to stream live for the students? If not, how do the students catch up on the missed lessons?  

The use of SharePoint enables staff to provide students with a range of resources to enable effective learning.  If students are at home, there is a blended offer with some live remote lessons and some work which is set on Assignments. 

 

What is the deadline for applications to ALL colleges/academies?   

Each institution can set its own application deadline. The collegiate application form deadline is 8th February. For colleges there is no set deadline.  

All Park High, students will have the opportunity to apply for our Sixth Form at the end of their Day in the Life experience on the 10th December. The form will be live from this point onwards on our website. 

Do you have to apply separately to other 6th forms / colleges or is it done via one single application?   

Park High Sixth Form has an internal application form. Other collegiate Sixth Forms are applied for via the borough application form which students receive in early January. 

Which predicted grades will be given to 6th forms or colleges? 

Application forms require the most up to date data – as the majority of applications are sent in January 2021 this will be the predicted grades from Progress check 2. 

How will the estimated GCSE grades be calculated by the school for students applying (when requested by these institutions)?  

Staff who teach the students on a weekly basis know them best.  Using a range of sources of evidence which will include in-class testing, home learning, attitude to learning, contributions in class and Practice Exams, students will receive a predicted grade to support their application to Sixth Forms and colleges. 

Is it a first come first serve places for students at the Sixth Form institutions or will they wait for all the applications to come in and then start the selection process?   

Each institution will have its own guideline for application processes which they will make available to prospective students. At Park we prioritise internal applications before processing external.  

How does Sixth Form in Park High support students with an EHCP?   

All students are supported based on individual need.  The Learning Development department works across the whole school which encompasses the Sixth Form too.  In preparation for Post 16 study, all students in Year 11 are engaged in a detailed PSHCEe programme which highlights the next steps which will best suit their needs and interests, and subsequently provide them with the possible courses available to them.   

Our Careers and Employment department ensure that each student receives a 121 meeting to discuss the potential options available at the end of Year 11.  These meetings are on-going and will be complete before the deadlines set for applications.  

If there are further questions related to this, please liaise directly with Mrs Foster, our Careers and Employability co-ordinator. 

It is important that students follow a path that is of interest to them and provides them with the level of study which is most appropriate to cater for their needs. 

If a child needs to re-sit their GCSE, does the curriculum differ from the GCSE curriculum in year 10/11? And if so, how does it differ?  

As outlined by Mrs Foster, students need to follow an educational path which best suits their needs.  If a student needs to re-sit their GCSE qualifications; they will need to do so at a college. Park High Sixth Form does not cater for a range of Level 2 (GCSE) re-sits but where it is appropriate will look to support students who meet the entry criteria yet may benefit from re-sitting either English Language or mathematics. This is considered on an individual basis. 

How does timetabling work if one A level subject is taught by another sixth form in the consortium? At what point in the year is it possible to say which combination of subjects will be possible?  

We liaise with all schools in the local authority and publish the Blocks where each subject is allocated, in each school.  Since all schools have their own school day timings this does present some difficulties although we do our best to reduce the impact on learning time in respect of travel time between schools. 

We deal with all students on an individual basis and ensure that they are fully informed of the scenario before making their final decision. 

My daughter is interested in doing A levels at Park High School. She wants to do graphic design at A level. What other 2 subjects can she choose at Park High? 

Please see the below guidance from Unifrog, our comprehensive guide to post-18 pathways on A level/Level 3 subjects required for a Graphic Design degree. Having Art as an A level can facilitate applications to a number of University degrees in Graphic design. I would recommend that she looks at some of the University courses she is potentially interested in attending to see what they stipulate on their entry requirements. 

Due to the wide ranging nature of a 'Design' degree, there are different subject requirements for different degrees. For example, if you are planning on undertaking a Product Design Engineering degree then you may be expected to have studied Maths and Design Technology/Physics at this Level. Other Design degrees will require you to have studied Art at this level. It is therefore very important to look closely at what the requirements are for the particular area of 'Design' you are interested in and match up your subjects at this level accordingly. 

Do you offer dance A level?  

We currently do not offer this A level. This would be a subject we would look to facilitate through the Harrow collegiate system.  

When choosing subjects for Sixth Form, do they have to be subjects completed for GCSEs or would choosing a subject not complete in secondary school put a student at a disadvantage? 

We would encourage students to explore the curriculum information and entry criteria detailed on our website here:

 https://www.parkhighstanmore.org.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=2726&type=pdf

Some subjects can be completed without a GCSE – where this is offered, the curriculum is taught in an inclusive manner to ensure all can access the content available.  

If a student meets the general entry requirements for Sixth Form but not the subject specific requirements, can they still enrol on their chosen course?  

Whilst we are eager to provide access to the course students wish to follow, we do want to ensure that our students have chosen the subjects to which they are best suited and in which they will thrive. Years of experience have afforded us an insight to the GCSE prerequisites for successful study on these courses. Therefore, we are do require that entry requirements for subject specific courses are met for successful enrolment.  

 

 

 

 

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Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

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