PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
2020/2021    @OGAPost16   @OGAPost16
PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
POST 16 PROSPECTUS 2020/2021
Welcome to Post 16�������������������������������� 4 - 5                THE COURSES
Innovative Leadership����������������������������������6                ENGLISH��������������������������������������������� 32 - 35
Post 16 Admissions���������������������������������������7              MATHS������������������������������������������������ 36 - 40
How We Support You��������������������������� 8 - 13                    SCIENCE��������������������������������������������� 41 - 44
Experiences and Enrichments�����������14 - 15                           HUMANITIES�������������������������������������� 45 - 47
Teaching and Learning������������������������������ 16                  LANGUAGES���������������������������������������������� 48
Outstanding PraiseNUMBERING               TO
                  from Ofsted�������������� 17                       BE UPDATED
                                                                       SOCIAL         LAST
                                                                              SCIENCE������������������������������ 49 - 53
The Curriculum������������������������������������������ 18             CULTURE AND SOCIETY������������������ 54 - 56
Our Aspirations for You����������������������������� 19                 IT���������������������������������������������������������� 57 - 58
Guidance���������������������������������������������������� 20         PE��������������������������������������������������������� 59 - 60
Why Choose OGA Post 16������������������������ 21                       ART������������������������������������������������������ 61 - 62
Bursary�������������������������������������������������������� 22      DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY���������������� 63 - 64
Your Commitment to Us���������������������������� 23                    PERFORMING ARTS�������������������������� 65 - 68
Facilities������������������������������������������������24 - 25       Timetable for Applications����������������������� 69
Where do Students Go?���������������������26 - 27

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
“A Community of Excellence”
This vision encompasses what we’re all about in Post 16 at Outwood Grange Academy. The purpose of
Post 16 education is to provide students with the knowledge, support and life-skills needed to achieve
their post 18 aspirations. The time spent in Post 16 is where students formulate their life-long ambitions
and therefore the teaching and learning, personalised support and experiences we offer students is first
class and ensures every student, regardless of background, enjoys an exceptional education therefore
possessing real life chances by the time they leave Post 16.

EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS!                                                 drive for Post 16 at Outwood Grange and through effective
Our outstanding results speak for themselves: in addition to         support and personalised advice and guidance, we provide
our 100% pass rate, the points that students gain through their      students with the platform they need for their future. Our
courses means that, on average, students leave with grades           moral purpose of improving the life chances of students was
BBC in three qualifications. Our determination for excellence        an aspect that Ofsted noted in their report:
ensured that nearly a quarter of students achieved 9-8 grades
                                                                     “The overwhelming majority of students are successful in
helping 87% of students achieve their top university choice.
                                                                     going on to education, employment or training after they
                                                                     leave the Academy.” Ofsted 2012
We are extremely proud of the 0% NEET (not in education,
                                                                     Our journey to become a world-class institution continues
employment and training) figure which is a year on year
                                                                     and you can be assured that the quality of teaching, learning,
trend. This national measure evidences that we are able
                                                                     support and safety at the Outwood Grange Post 16 Centre is
to successfully place all students after leaving the Post 16
                                                                     one of the best on a local, regional and national scale.
Centre into further study at either universities, colleges or into
employment. Last year all students who wanted to progress to
                                                                     OUTSTANDING STUDENTS!
university did so and over the past three years this percentage
                                                                     Regardless of their starting point, we ensure that all students
fluctuates between 70-90% depending on student aspirations.
                                                                     achieve and are given the best possible chances of reaching
We are extremely proud that 11% of our students have
                                                                     their goals. We hope that you take up this opportunity to
accepted a place onto higher or degree level apprenticeships.
                                                                     shape your future with us at Outwood Grange Academy
The percentage of students accepting places from the
                                                                     Post 16!
prestigious Russell Group universities was 30% in 2018, twice
the national average!

Ofsted championed the success and achievement of all
students that attend Outwood Grange, including the Post
16 Centre, when they reported, “students’ achievement is
outstanding”. However we are exceptionally proud of the
statement that was made in the report about Post 16:
“The sixth form is outstanding. Students of all abilities are
admitted and all groups make rapid progress through courses
well suited to their needs and aspirations.” Ofsted 2012
Supporting students in achieving their aspirations is the

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
INNOVATIVE                                                                                                POST 16
LEADERSHIP                                                                                                ADMISSIONS
The vision for all schools across the Outwood Grange Family of Schools is ‘Students First: Raising        Admission to Post 16 at Outwood Grange Academy follows the Outwood Grange Family of Schools
standards. Transforming lives.’ The strategic vision for Post 16 at Outwood Grange Academy is wholly in   Admissions policy which can be accessed on the Academy website -
line with this statement and every decision that is made focusses upon student outcomes. The leadership
of Post 16 is led by the Director of Post 16, Mrs Lauren Knowles, under the supervision and guidance of
the Principal, Mr Brian Kelly.                                                                            In summary, the policy has one entry requirement:                 The proposed curriculum for the academic year will be made
                                                                                                          ‘A willingness to learn’. Students transferring into Post 16      available to applicants during the interview process. However,
                                                                                                          who have studied at Outwood Grange Academy in Year 11             the viability and distribution of all courses will depend upon
                                                                                                          must satisfy this entry requirement in their Praising Stars©      student numbers and available resources - final decisions
We are dedicated to fulfilling this moral purpose by engaging
                                                                                                          report at the time of interview. A ‘willingness to learn’ will    may not be made until enrolment. We hope to have Year 12
and collaborating with other schools to help improve the life-
                                                                                                          be determined from an applicant’s Praising Stars© report          blocks finalised by the end of April whilst we don’t anticipate
chances of all young people. We recognise that collaboration
                                                                                                          as being all E3s or better and at least 90% attendance with       a change from that point, we reserve the right to make a final
is the key to driving standards up towards becoming ‘world
                                                                                                          no unauthorised absence. A conditional offer is made with         decision about course viability and allocation of resources
class’ and therefore the Director of Post 16 meets regularly
                                                                                                          the understanding that this level of effort/attendance is         in September. Outwood Grange Academy is a full time
with other leaders in Post 16, both within the Family of Schools
                                                                                                          maintained or with specific action points for improvement         education provider and, under the Raising of the Participation
and the Local Authority.
                                                                                                          being issued to students who may not have met this standard,      Age introduced in 2013, the minimum hours a student must
                                                                                                          but have shown themselves to be willing to improve.               study to be classed as being in ‘full time education’ is 600
Furthermore, the Post 16 Centre has strong links with
                                                                                                                                                                            learning hours. For Year 12 students, this equates to them
Outwood Institute of Education which provides staff across
                                                                                                          All external applicants will be subject to appropriate            opting for 4 courses.
the Academy with high quality professional development
                                                                                                          references from their respective schools.
to ensure that leadership and teaching and learning is
                                                                                                                                                                            The Academy reserves the right to exceed the stated capacity
outstanding. The Institute currently has 83 alliance members
                                                                                                          The capacity for Post 16 at Outwood Grange Academy is 420         where a student’s curriculum needs can be met without
and strategic partners, and is host to 9 National Leaders in
                                                                                                          students, with 20 places ‘ring fenced’ for external applicants,   additional curriculum or staffing costs.
Education to create a network in which outstanding practice is
                                                                                                          however where capacity is not exceeded, the number of
shared and staff are given access to world class professional
                                                                                                          external places offered can exceed this value. Over the years,
development, which helps to ensure that every child receives
                                                                                                          the number of external places offered has never
the best education.
                                                                                                          been restricted.
“Leadership & management are outstanding. They are
characterised by a very ambitious drive for excellence centred
on the Academy’s motto; Students First” Ofsted 2012

                                          Students First
          Raising standards and transforming lives

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
Learning Manager                                                    Praising Stars©

HOW WE                                                                                                       A student’s time in Post 16 can be extremely demanding and
                                                                                                             students need someone to help in supporting, guiding and
                                                                                                             tracking their progress. At the Post 16 Centre each year group
                                                                                                                                                                                 Praising Stars© is a core element of Outwood Grange
                                                                                                                                                                                 Academy and it ensures that there is a consistent and regular
                                                                                                                                                                                 identification of and intervention for students. Six times a

SUPPORT YOU                                                                                                  has a dedicated ‘Learning Manager’. This is a non-teaching
                                                                                                             member of staff who is completely dedicated to the pastoral
                                                                                                             care and well-being of students in Post 16. They act as the first
                                                                                                                                                                                 year, individual teaching staff, Heads of Departments, Post 16
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mentors, Learning Managers and the Senior Leadership Team
                                                                                                                                                                                 collaboratively review the progress of each individual student
Support, care and guidance is the bedrock upon which the outstanding results at Outwood Grange               port of call for both parents/carers and students regarding         towards meeting their targets and learning goals. Following
Academy are achieved. In our last Ofsted report, the inspectors found that ‘the inspirational leadership’    progress, attainment and behaviour. In addition to monitoring       the Praising Stars© report, all students have a one-to-one
                                                                                                             student progress and well-being in lessons, the Learning            meeting with their Post 16 Mentor to review and set goals for
of Key Stage 5 led to ‘rigorous evaluation of teaching, sharp analysis of students’ progress and effective
                                                                                                             Management team analyse student progress data six times             improvement.
intervention strategies to keep students on track for success’.                                              each year to assess whether students are on track.
                                                                                                             They also work very closely with all teaching staff to help
Our Pledge                                                                                                   provide effective and swift intervention to get students back       Learning Support
The Outwood Grange Post 16 Centre is committed in                 Post 16 Support Network                    on track as soon as possible.                                       All teaching and support staff at Outwood Grange are trained
supporting its students in achieving their full potential,                                                                                                                       in supporting learners with additional learning needs and
both in terms of qualifications and their future opportunities.                                                                                                                  we have specialist leaders who have expertise in supporting
We therefore pledge that we will:                                                                            Post 16 Mentor                                                      students with: autistic spectrum disorders, visual impairment,
• care for your son/daughter’s safety and happiness                                  Principal               All students have a dedicated Post 16 Mentor. This mentor           hearing impairments, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, mobility
• support your son/daughter to achieve their full potential                          Mr Kelly                delivers the Post 18 Planning Programme and will closely            difficulties and other learning difficulties. Support for students
                                                                                                             monitor achievement and attendance. Students will have              can be in the form of one-to-one support in and out of the
• provide a balanced curriculum and meet the individual
                                                                                                             contact with their mentor everyday of the week for 15 minutes       classroom, adjustments by teaching staff and appropriate
  needs of your son/daughter
                                                                                 Director of Post 16         and an hour session each Friday. The Post 16 Mentor will            technologies to enhance learning.
• achieve high standards of work and behaviour through                             Mrs Knowles               support students with all applications for higher education,
  building positive relationships and developing a sense of                                                  further training or employment and the relationship that is         Please can we ask that any additional needs of students are
  responsibility                                                                                             built between the mentor and student creates outstanding            declared at the start of the course so that the Academy can
• keep you informed about general Academy matters and                         Post 16 Learning Manager       references for all students.                                        fulfil its responsibilities in making any adjustments needed.
  your son/daughter’s progress in particular
• be open and welcoming at all times and offer opportunities                                                 Creating a Post 16 community is a key component of the vision
  for you to become involved in the daily life of the Academy                  Post 16 Admin Officer         for the Post 16 experience and Post 16 mentor groups play a
• provide opportunities for your son/daughter to discuss
                                                                                     Mrs Hinde               pivotal role in achieving this. Mentor groups compete against
                                                                                                             each other in ‘league tables’ that chart the amount of praise
  their future with experienced, well-informed, qualified and
                                                                                                             that staff across the Academy issue students. We believe that
  impartial careers staff
                                                                                   Post 16 Mentor            celebrating student success is an essential aspect of student
• keep students and parents/carers up to date with                                                           development and plays a key role in our community.

  relevant information regarding national changes to the
  educational landscape.
                                                                                    Subject Staff              “Post 16 Mentors ensure their door is always open and offer all
                                                                                                               and any help you may need.”
Take control of your own study time
This is at the core of every students’ success. Taking
responsibility for your own learning is essential if you are to                    Praising Stars©
succeed in post-16 education. Post 16 life differs in some                                                   Post 16 Admin Officer
important ways from school life, which is one of the reasons                                                 Students have a dedicated Post 16 SID (Student Information
why it is a time to look forward to progressing to Post 16.                      Careers Guidance            Desk) where Mrs Hinde is always available. Their role is to
Taking responsibility for learning is a part of the transition                      Careers Inc.             support the Post 16 team in administering attendance, praise,
to develop into an independent learner. You will have study                                                  discipline and achievement data and they are often the first
periods on your timetable where you will be expected to                                                      port of call for all students and parent/carer enquiries. As a
undertake your Directed Independent Learning. You will be                        Learning Support            key component of the Post 16 team, the Admin Officers also
advised to carry out independent revision for each subject for                                               supports Learning Managers and the Director of Post 16 with
5 hours every week. This means that in Year 12 every student                                                 all applications made for entry into the Post 16 Centre and in
will need to work for an average 15 hours outside of class, in                                               all university applications via UCAS.
Post 16 areas or at home.                                                           Counselling

                                                                                                               “Mrs Hinde is very hardworking and is dedicated to helping us
                                                                                                               all in Post 16.”
                                                                                 Financial Support

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
ISpace is a Community Interest Company based in Wakefield.
                                                     ISpace work with Children, Young People and Families within
                                                        the community and schools. Outwood Grange Academy
                                                                                                                                 HOW WE
                                                         Post 16 is delighted to work with iSpace who offer support
                                                         and a person to turn to when life gets tough. Kath and                  SUPPORT YOU
                                                         Hayley are with Post 16 one day a week and offer mental
                                                       health, stress and casual workshops, as well as biweekly one
                                                                                                                                 Careers Guidance                                                              Counselling
                                                   to one sessions with students if they ask for it.
                                                                                                                                 The Outwood Grange Family of Schools recognise that all                       In addition to having dedicated, non-teaching members of
                                                                                                                                 students require expert advice in planning for their future and               staff to support students with any personal needs or concerns,
HOW OTHER STUDENTS HAVE BENEFITED FROM                                                                                           therefore are proud to work in partnership with Careers Inc. to               confidential one-to-one counselling is available for students
                                                                                                                                                                                                               from professionally qualified counsellors.
                                                                                                                                 provide guidance from qualified and experienced advisors. All
KATH AND HAYLEY’S SUPPORT...                                                                                                     students within Post 16 will be provided with opportunities for
                                                                                                                                 one-to-one guidance sessions with a member of the Careers
                                                                                                                                 Inc. team.                                                                        “If you need emotional support, your teachers are always there
                                                                                “Since September 2017,                                                                                                             for you!”
               “iSpace have helped                                     I have been working weekly or fortnightly                 Careers Inc. provide a menu of careers information, individual
      me to develop into a more balanced                          on a one-to-one basis with Hayley, from anywhere               advice and guidance (IAG) services for students, including:
        young adult and the volunteering                           between forty minutes to an hour at a time. Trust                                                                                           Financial Support
                                                                                                                                 • one-to-one impartial guidance
      opportunities they offered me helped                        is something with which I struggle massively, and                                                                                            Outwood Grange Academy Post 16 Centre recognises that
     me get into university. Without iSpace’s                      I had tried several times before to attend either             • personal coaching, including how to write a CV and practise
                                                                                                                                                                                                               supporting students financially through Post 16 education
     support I don’t think I would have been                       counselling or one-to-one support sessions, but                 interview techniques
                                                                                                                                                                                                               can be difficult for a number of families. We can therefore
       able to get through this year – they                       to no avail. After just a few weeks of working with            • help with applications to further/higher education                          offer financial support through the 16-19 Bursary scheme to
         could benefit so many people in                         Hayley, however, I felt able to be completely honest,           • psychometric assessments with personalised feedback                         support students with their educational needs. These needs
                 our communities.”                                  and was so relieved to have found someone in                                                                                               will vary greatly from student to student however could
                                                                                                                                 • support for both students and their parents/carers on key
          - quote from 6th form student.                                         whom I could confide.                                                                                                         include some/all of the following: transport, business dress,
                                                                                                                                   transition and option choices
                                                                                                                                                                                                               educational books and materials, laptops, course related trips,
                                                                                                                                 • careers information and advice on all available options,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               UCAS applications and open day costs, exam re-sit fees, sport
                                                                                                                                   including apprenticeships, work-based learning and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               activities and professional membership fees.
                                                                                     My favourite thing about                      traditional pathways at both 16 and 18+
               When working with iSpace,
        there is no fear of judgement or disdain,                           iSpace is probably how personalised it is:           • support following exam results, to help students decide on                  Entitlement to the bursary is linked to household income,
      which makes it a tenfold easier to talk about                   Hayley really took the time to get to know me, my            what to do next                                                             benefits received or any student who finds themselves in
     things that are bothering you in that moment.                 strengths and the things I struggle with, meaning that        • workshops for students and parents/carers on key career                     financial hardship. Full details of the 16-19 Bursary can be
   That being said - for me, at least - time spent with           she can give genuinely useful guidance without making            issues (which could include weighing up the costs and                       found later in the prospectus and on the Academy website -
   Hayley isn’t simply used to vent; appropriate and                  it too difficult to follow or pursue. I have achieved        benefits of various post-18 choices, such as higher               
  constructive advice is always given over the course                a plethora of things I never thought possible even            education and its alternatives).
 of a session, you are shown which tactics and coping              just a few short months ago thanks to Hayley and the
  strategies to employ and when, and small tasks are                 freedom I feel when talking to her - I have recently
                                                                           negotiated an incredibly busy environment               “The Careers Advisor is really
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E UP NS
          sometimes set to be completed over                                                                                                                                                                                                       IV
                                                                         (something which I find tricky), made a myriad            helpful. We discussed what I                                                                                 G       IO                                                     GOAL
            the proceeding days and weeks.
                                                                                                                                   needed to do, both in and out of                                                                        V ER PIR AT
                                                                           of new friends and started getting back on                                                                                                                    E       S
                                                                             top of schoolwork (which, not long ago,               the Academy, in order to get into                                                                 TO N T 18 A                                                                  GOA L

                                                                               seemed wholly impossible to me!).
                                                                                                                                   university. They know the answer to                                                         HOW POS
                                                                                                                                                                                 STAY ALIVE                                        UR
                                                                                                                                   any question you might have and
                                                                                                                                   are available for mock interviews.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            O N YO                         DON’T
                                 Despite the fact that I’m blind,                                                                                                                Say you’re 17 now.
                                                                                                                                                                                 You’ve got about                                                                                  COMPARE
                   Hayley and Kath (with whom I have also spoken outside                                                           They are a great asset to Post 16.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 70 years.                                                           PERSIST         FAKE IT
           of sessions) have never treated me any differently to other students                      “Working with iSpace                                                        Say it takes 3 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOWER YOUR
       and have never made me feel awkward or uncomfortable in the slightest.                       has helped me control                                                        to do a big project.                              STRONGER                                                           THE
   Initially, Hayley had some questions, as is only natural, but she asked them in an               my anger, my behaviour                                                       70 x 12 months ÷ 3 =                                                                                                 DIP
  absolutely fantastic way, checking with me beforehand that this was an okay topic              is much better in school and                                                    280 shots
to broach. Hayley really understands the psyche of someone who has lost their vision               at home… even Grandad                                                         at success!                     Michael Jordan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                missed over 300
 and is potentially the first sighted person I’ve ever met to be able to fully empathise           says so!.” – student living                                                                                  important shots.

with a blind person’s tribulations without being patronising! This aspect of iSpace has          with Grandparents at risk of
made me feel more comfortable than I ever hoped possible - oftentimes, people like                   permanent exclusion
to focus on sight loss, blaming it for any issues later down the line and - whilst it is an              from school.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Careful. This
       incredibly impactful event in any young person’s life - Hayley understands                                                                                                                                                                                                    can kill you.
      that this isn’t always the case: sometimes it’s my eyes’ fault, and sometimes                                                                                                                                                                  Lost in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Don’t compare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yourself to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      woods?                                          Right before
          it isn’t! She doesn’t fixate on my disability, but nor does she avoid the                                                                                                 As long as you are           99.99%               You are                       Fake success    other people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      success, you
                                                                                                                                                                                  alive, anything is still     of success            STRONGER                         before it      who already
                    topic completely. In fact, she has the balance just right.”                                                                                                           possible.            took TIME.          than you think.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Try lots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       is real.    succeed. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will face the
                     - quote from post 16 student accessing support when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   have their own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   story. You don’t
                                  evaluating iSpace sessions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        really know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that story.

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
                                                                                                                                                                MORE A LEVEL

HOW WE SUPPORT YOU                                                                                                                                HOW WE
Gifted and able Students                                                                                                                          SUPPORT YOU                                                                              STUDENTS WHO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THE PO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AT OG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SAY THAT THEIR
Are you expecting outstanding GCSE results? is your
average GCSE points score likely to be 6.8 or above?
If you answered ‘yes’ to one or both of these questions, you
will be interested to know that Outwood Grange Academy
                                                                                                The Elephant Oxbridge group
                                                                                                We have also partnered with The
                                                                                                Elephant group and together
                                                                                                                                                What is the point of Guidance?
                                                                                                                                                • To provide support and pastoral care for you throughout

                                                                                                                                     SAY THAT THE POST 16 SUPPORT THEY
                                                                                                                                                   your time at OGA Post 16 Centre.
                                                                                                                                                • To provide individual advice and guidance, review and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oxford Opportunity North        16 MENTOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 program  brings excellent Careers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Education resources and the opportunities of an outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IS GOOD OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    university to young people in the North of England. Oxford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Opportunity North is anOUTSTANDING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            unprecedented programme offering
Post 16 can support your ambitions and help you achieve your                                    we are committed to improving         RECEIVE IS GOOD OR OUTSTANDING
                                                                                                                                                   target set to help you meet potential across curriculum          Outwood Grange Academy a range of Careers Education
potential. Our commitment is to every individual learner                                        social mobility through the power                  choices.                                                         programmes, which help to improve outcomes for students
and, of course, this includes our high achieving students.                                      of collaboration between school                                                                                     from Year 7 to Year 13, which include:
                                                                                                                                                • To mentor and assist you in achieving your Post 18
Our high ability students do extremely well in terms of                                         leaders, universities and the wider                                                                                 • two online tools which develop students’ thinking on
                                                                                                                                                   aspirations, including UCAS applications, apprenticeship
exam success, achievements in Post 16, and university or                                        education sector. Our aim is to
apprenticeship progression.                                        ensure that the top third of non-selective state schools          2)678'(176
                                                                                                                                                   applications and other career pathways.                             Careers and aid their school’s direction of valuable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       86% OF STUDENTS SAY TH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       resources and time;
                                                                   access the top third universities. To achieve our goals, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OF TEACHING AT POS
                                                                                                                                    SAID THEY WERE
                                                                                                                                                WhatGIVEN  GOOD ORdo
                                                                                                                                                       do students      OUTSTANDING
                                                                                                                                                                           in Guidance?                             • a flexible online module of lessons to encourage Careers-
Forward Planning                                                   collaborate across schools, selective universities and wider     GUIDANCE TO ACHIEVE    THEIRwillPOST
When it comes to university applications, you will be invited to                                                                                Some sessions          be 18
                                                                                                                                                                          in GOALS
                                                                                                                                                                             classrooms with mentors whereas           related self-awareness;
                                                                   education partners.                                                                                                                OF OGA
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The STUDENTS
join in a range of symposium lectures run by specialist staff to
help you make progression choices appropriate to your ability      Elephant Access is our widening participation programme for
                                                                                                                                                others will be collective talks for an entire year group.
                                                                                                                                                guidance programme includes the following:            PASSED TWO OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                      MORE   A LEVELS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • two opportunities to enjoy valuable work with Oxford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       undergraduates and postgraduates over a short period;
and aspirations. If you wish to apply for a highly competitive     our post 16 students, which brings together regional hubs of                 •  Study  Skills – Bridging  the Gap between   Key Stage 4 and      • for Sixth Formers, a full-blown consultancy project with a
courses such as Medicine or Veterinary Science, or to apply        schools and elite universities to improve aspiration, attainment                Key Stage 5 and how to be an effective Post 16 learner              local social enterprise which brings tangible benefits to
to Oxford or Cambridge, you will be given specific, individual     and applications.                                                              • Sexual health                                                     learners and their client.
advice, guidance and information with your own guidance
                                                                                                                                                  • Drug/Alcohol abuse

group and tutor. You’ll be invited to lots of university visits,   We use our collective knowledge and expertise to offer a high-                                                                                   Unifrog
                                                                                                                                                  • Revision skills
and as well as helping you with preparation, you’ll be             quality, data-driven and flexible programme to ensure our                                                                                        Unifrog is a one-stop-shop online platform where students can
encouraged to participate in activities to help you fulfil         students on the program access the most selective universities.                                     OF OGA STUDENTS GOING TO UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                  • Post 18 progression, including Higher Education and             easily explore their interests, then find and successfully apply
                                                                                                                                                    Careers Day in June for Year 12
                                                                                                                                                  • UCAS applications –WENT       TOworks
                                                                                                                                                                                          and writing GROUP UNIVERSITIES
your academic potential.                                           Elephant Access provides a ‘minimum entitlement’ of 16                                                                                           for their next best step after school. You can use Unifrog for
                                                                   activities and experiences for students, delivering many at                                         how the process                a             University or Apprenticeship pathways. Here are some ways it
The Oxbridge Guidance group pathway                                central and regional level, and providing resources, guidance                    competitive personal statement                                  can be useful…
A large number of our students progress to higher                  and content to support schools with in-house delivery where                    • Student Finance
education each year. We provide specialist advice for              most appropriate.                                                                                                                                Explore your pathways
                                                                                                                                                  • Mock interviews and presentations

students considering applying for competitive courses such                                                                                                                                                          Unifrog will help you to explore your key interests and what
as dentistry, medicine and veterinary science, as well as                                                                                         • Gap Year pathways
                                                                                                                                                                     OF THE YEAR 13 COHORT
                                                                   Activities include day conferences, a residential summer                                                                                         career paths you can take to reach your goals! You can also
supporting students applying to universities from across the       school in Year 12, course application guidance, preparation                    • Managing your finances and how to live on a budget              research the career pathways and subject fields that lie
country. Students who may be considering applying to either
Oxford or Cambridge have a specially designed programme
                                                                   for university admissions tests, trips and other experiences to
                                                                   broaden students’ horizons.
                                                                                                                                                                     PROGRESSED TO UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                  What do Post 16 Mentors support students with?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    beyond school or college, and understand how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    access them.
delivered through the Oxbridge Guidance group. You will                                                                                           • Deliver key messages regarding:
have a trained mentor who will see you every day to guide and      We operate collaboratively by bringing together head                             – Attendance, Praise, Cause for Concern                        Search for Opportunities
support your post 18 aspirations.                                  teachers, heads of 6th forms and university access leads across                • Support and guide students regarding their Post 18 choices     Use the tools in the Searching for opportunities section
                                                                   schools on a regular basis to share expertise, contacts, and                                                                                    to compare universities, degree options, apprenticeships
                                                                                                                                                  • Review and set a target each Praising Stars©
                                                                   professional expertise with peers, and those in the university                                                                                  and college courses. You can use the ranking and filtering

                                                                                                                                     THE SIXTH FORM
                                                                   and third sectors.                                                             • Collate comments from other staff to produce the first draft   STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   tools to narrowOF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   downALL   ABILITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           your             MAKE and to find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 university searches
                                                                                                                                                    of the UCAS or employment reference                            RAPID    PROGRESS        THROUGH          COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   apprenticeships   that suit you.

                                                                                                                                     IS OUTSTANDING.
                                                                                                                                                  • Meet students/parents/carers where appropriate, e.g.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   WELL SUITED TO THEIR NEEDS AND
                                                                                                                                                    Contract Signing Evening                                       Help to build your applications
                                                                                                                                                                        OFSTED 2012                                ASPIRATIONS.                    OFSTED 2012
                                                                                                                                                  • Undertake professional  development opportunities to            Unifrog enables your teachers to give you fast feedback. Helps
                                                                                                                                                    ensure they are experts in the field of Post 18 progression     you manage the key parts of your application materials.
                                                                                                                                                  • Help maintain all standards expected from our Post 16
                                                                                                                                                    students, e.g. Business Dress.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “YOU MAKE EXCEPTIONAL PROGRESS
                                                                                                                                      TEACHERS HAVE VERY                                                              AND ATTAIN VERY HIGH STANDARDS
                                                                                                                                      HIGH EXPECTATIONS.                   OFSTED 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AT THE END OF YEAR 13”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HER MAJESTY’S INSPECTOR, OFSTED 2012

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
HOW WE SUPPORT YOU                                                                               E
Life After Post 16                                                                    W HY  CHOOS
World of Work group
Our CareersInc Advisor works very closely with students as
                                                                                          OGA POST 16?
you plan your next step after leaving us, if you choose to take
the apprenticeship, internship, gap year or employment route.
We will encourage you to research your options and support
you along the way, helping you to plan your future in the world
of work. Our advisor will spend 1-1 time with you and ensure
that you know how to apply for local or national opportunities
and even send bespoke emails to you if an opportunity in your
area of interest arises.

Work experience
We encourage all students to participate in our 1 week work
experience provision through NYBEP. For students applying
to some university courses, work experience is a requirement.
For others it may be an integral part of a BTEC course. For
all students it will provide them with a valuable experience
of the workplace and the opportunity to develop new skills
and knowledge to support their future career goals. You will
be given support before, during and after your placement to
ensure you have a successful experience in a relevant, safe
and friendly environment.
                                                                                                                              • Widely acclaimed, and
                                                                                                                                comprehensive guidance
Guidance mentors also provide career guidance as you                                                                            programme to help you apply
plan your next step after leaving us through our Unifrog                              • We were declared outstanding            to the next step.
platform, whether this is university, an internship, gap year
or employment. They will encourage you to research your                                 as a sixth form in our last
options and support you along the way, helping you to plan                              OFSTED inspection.                    • Progression to college,
your future, whether that be in the world of work or university.
                                                                                                                                University, apprenticeships
Enriched skills
                                                                                      • 98% of Post 16 students                 and employment is excellent.
We work with a local company called Ahead Partnership who                               would recommend us to the ir
bring employers and education partners together to create
focused employability activities which build confidence,
                                                                                        friends and fam ily.
resilience and aspiration. We work together to deliver a ‘Make
the Grade’ mock interview session with local and national
employers. The aim is to provide 1-1 mock interviews and
bespoke feedback from business employers to equip you
                                                                                                                       • The teachers genuinely care.
with the skills you need for work and help you make informed                                                             It has a personal touch which
career choices.
                                                                                                                         makes us stand out from the

                                                                                                                       • The amount of enrichment
                                                                                                                         opportunities is staggering
                                                                                                                         - from working alongside
                                                                                                                         professionals to volunteering
                                                                                                                         in Peru.
                                                                   Meet our careers
                                                                   advisor Mr Paley
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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
Camps International - Camp Peru                                    CSLA/HSLA

EXPERIENCES                                                                                                                        On 21 July 2017, 41 students, Miss Woods, Miss Lee,
                                                                                                                                   Miss Fareham, Mr Hughes and John and Tom from Camps
                                                                                                                                   International set off on the long journey to Peru. Three
                                                                                                                                                                                                      These awards in community sports leadership are nationally
                                                                                                                                                                                                      recognised qualifications that enable successful learners
                                                                                                                                                                                                      to lead groups of people in sport/activity, under indirect

AND ENRICHMENT                                                                                                                     aeroplanes later we arrived and began our 4-week long
                                                                                                                                   adventure. The first camp was at an altitude of 3,600m and
                                                                                                                                   the scenery was stunning. Peru is in its drought season so
                                                                                                                                                                                                      supervision. The qualification teaches generic leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                      skills such as organisation, planning, communication and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      teamwork through the medium of sport. It is a fun and
Beyond the qualifications curriculum, Outwood Grange Academy provides an outstanding enrichment                                    there was a water shortage and we needed bucket showers            practical qualification with no entrance requirements or final
package for all our students. A student’s time in Post 16 is one that we hope they will look back on fondly,                       and there was no electricity so we had to rely on solar            examinations to sit.
                                                                                                                                   chargers. The project work was very humbling as we built
primarily due to the different experiences they have. At Outwood Grange Post 16 Centre, we work closely
                                                                                                                                   bathrooms for families who did not yet have access to one.
with different curriculum areas, the local, national and international communities to make a student’s                             We met the local children from the community and played              “Sports leaders is a great way to get involved in sports coaching
experience as rich as possible.                                                                                                    games with them. Week two involved a 75km trek over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        as you experience coaching in local primary schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        This course can lead on to many other options not only in sport
                                                                                                                                   Salkantay Trail all the way to Machu Picchu! This was hard work
                                                                                                                                                                                                        as it is a great way to show the work you have done in the local
                                                                                                                                   but the group bonded over the experience. The camps were             community.”
At Outwood Grange Academy our students are not simply            London Law Trip                                                   in stunning locations and the views were once in a lifetime.
given lessons in examination subjects, but are taught how        As an A Level Law trip we take our students to the Supreme        Mules were used to carry our tents to the top. We started our
to undertake different types of study; how to organise their     Court in London. The Supreme Court was a fantastic                final day at 5am to ensure we reached Machu Picchu before
time effectively; how to find out about and apply for courses    experience for both staff and students. We had a tour of          sunrise. Week three involved more project work where we            National Science and Engineering Competition
in higher education or jobs and how to present themselves        the Court rooms and were told all about the exciting cases        finished off a community building for the pregnant women to        Open to all Post 16 students, our debate society offers
at interview. We also offer a varied enrichment programme        that have been heard within the Court. Students had the           use and receive education and care. The local playground was       opportunities for anyone with an interest in debating to foster
with work experience, community experience as well as the        opportunity to ask questions and take photographs of their        also cleaned and new climbing frames put in. This camp had         a talent for public speaking. Students are able to take part in
Extended Project Qualification as a key part of our wider        surroundings. The Supreme Court also had its own Law              running water and electricity which was now seen as a luxury!      national competitions, such as Debate Matters and the Oxford
curriculum. We have planned our curriculum to respond to         museum that we enjoyed as this included looking at the            Our final week was at the beautiful Lake Titicaca where we had     and Cambridge Debate Society Competitions, and to also
national changes in 16-19 education with the aim of increasing   history of the Legal system and how it has developed.             the opportunity to visit a floating island and stay overnight on   enjoy fun debates with like minded students.
breadth and flexibility of study. We are keen to encourage                                                                         a beach. We worked in a local school and finished off repairing
young people to continue with their studies and there            Whilst in London we also managed to have a look at the top        a broken wall and digging a hole for a cesspit for the school      Students debate a range of topical issues such as the political
has never been a better time to do this at Outwood               tourist attractions including Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square,    toilets. The students all had a great time and can take pride in   structure of the United Kingdom to the application of feminism
Grange Academy.                                                  Buckingham Palace and Oxford Street. It was a privilege for       the impact they made on the local communities in Peru.             in today’s world. Each session is designed to develop the skills
                                                                 us to visit such an important Court of Law and very beneficial
                                                                                                                                                                                                      suitable to succeed in any workplace or career.
                                                                 to the students. We have also been lucky enough to run trips
Art & Photography Gallery Visits                                 to Parliament to see how Laws are made as well as the Royal         “An incredible experience.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Suitable for all, weekly debates cultivate and advance
We have lots of opportunities to look at the latest              Courts of Justice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      debating skills that give our students the edge in job
contemporary art and photography. In addition, during the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      interviews, dissertations and UCAS applications.​
Autumn term we go to London, and in the Spring term we go
to Manchester.                                                   Synthesising Paracetamol at Leeds University
                                                                 The annual trip to the University of Leeds ran on 2 July this
                                                                                                                                                                                                      STEM Club
                                                                 year, and 12 of our chemists stepped up to the challenge of
  “Unlike any other trip.”                                                                                                                                                                            STEM club (Science Technology Engineering and Maths)
                                                                 making paracetamol. We used many of the techniques we
                                                                                                                                                                                                      runs every Monday in S11. STEM is a good opportunity to
                                                                 learnt about during the year to make and purify paracetamol,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      broaden your A Level studies and create a project to enhance
                                                                 and then we had the chance to prove how pure our drugs
                                                                                                                                                                                                      your personal statement or job applications. As well as STEM
                                                                 were. We had a really good day out of school, rated 10/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                      projects there is also an opportunity to become a STEM
                                                                 by some students. On average, students rated the trip 8.7/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ambassador for the school and mentor younger students with
                                                                 across a range of criteria, like how enjoyable, interesting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      their projects.
                                                                 educational they found the trip to be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Scrubs Enrichment
                                                                   “the day was very interesting”                                                                                                     Our Scrubs enrichment – aimed at those who want to apply
                                                                   “would go again”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      for a vocational university course where they will wear scrubs
                                                                   “very enjoyable, would go again”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the future such as medicine, veterinary science, nursing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      dentistry and physiotherapy – helps to develop the little extras
                                                                                                                                                                                                      which make students attractive to university admissions teams
                                                                                                                                                                                                      for these competitive courses. Scrubs students are advised on
                                                                                                                                                                                                      work experience and extracurricular opportunities and given
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the chance to develop the skills to perform well in UKCAT and
                                                                                                                                                  Camps International                                 BMAT entrance exams.
                                                                                                                                                  Camp Peru - July 2017
                       Art & Photography
                     London - November 2016                                                                                                                                                             “Having somewhere to get specific advice about work
                                                                                                                                                                                                        experience related to medicine and preparing for entrance
                                                                                                                                                                                                        exams has been fantastic.”

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PROSPECTUS @OGAPost16 - Outwood Grange Academy Post 16
     Nuffield Foundation Placements
                                                        A2 STUDENTS
                                                        WHO ACHIEVE
                                                        A*-B A LEVEL
     We also encourage our STEM students to apply for Nuffield
     Foundation placements. In 2016 Faye Lynam spentGRADES
                                                                    Work Experience
                                                                    Work experience can provide
                                                                                               PERCENTAGE OF
                                                                                                              with valuable skills
                                                                        experiences which are particularly useful to draw upon
                                                                                                                                                           OF YEAR 13 COHORT
                                                                                                                                                           ARE NEET (NOT IN
                                                                                               WHO        ACHIEVE

     summer after her AS levels working in a lab at the University  in UCAS applications, CVs and   interviews.  For some career
     of Bradford where she investigated factors affecting mass                                 A*-A A LEVEL
                                                                    routes, such as teaching, nursing, midwifery,   medicine and
                                                                                                                                                           EMPLOYMENT OR DO I DE
                                                                                                                                                           TRAINING) HOW
     spectrometry and gas chronology. During the project she        dentistry, work experience is an essential requirement to
     was mentored by a University professor and learned a huge                                 GRADES
                                                                    access higher education courses.           AT
                                                                                                       All of our    OGAare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DO YOU HAVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LOTS OF IDEAS
          amount about a subject which goes into and well beyond                 offered a work experience placement.                                                                                   LOTS!
                           OF OGA                                                                                                                                                                                                   BUT CAN’T PICK
                                of herSTUDENTS
          the subject material
                                       A2 chemistry studies and is another
                                      THREE    OR applications.                                                                                                                  E E R P                                               A FOCUS?
          way which she will  stand out in university
                                                                                                                                                                          C   AR
                                                                                                                                                                     ON A
                                                                                   “My work experience gave me an amazing hands on experience
          The project will MORE
                           also earnAFaye
                                      LEVELa Gold CREST award, a
                                                                                   that will propel my career as an airline pilot as well as giving me
          qualification endorsed   by UCAS for STEM projects.
                                                                                   lots to apply to my personal statement.”

                                                                                                                                                         PERCENTAGE OF OUR                            MAKE A LIST OF
            “This placement gave me an insight into what chemistry based                                                                                                                            PROS AND CONS FOR
            career was like and enabled me to learn valuable skills that I can
                                                                                                                                                         STUDENTS WHO                               EACH CAREER PATH.
            apply to university.”                                         Other trips that have taken place throughout the past                          WOULD RECOMMEND
                                                                          academic year include:                                                                       A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS.
                                                                                                                                                         THE POST 16 CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                                                                       DO YOU HAVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                         A TOP 3?                               ASSESS
                                                                          • West Yorkshire Playhouse          STUDENTS WHO                               AT OGA        THERE ARE MORE THAN                                                      YOUR
                                                                                                              SAY THAT THEIR

                                                                          • Yorkshire Wildlife Park                                                                   12,000 DIFFERENT
         CERN Trip                                                        • Wimbledon Championship                                                                    JOB TITLES, FROM                            CONSIDER WHETHER

         Despite the heatwave, reaching temperatures of 34 degrees,
                                                                          • Houses of Parliament
                                                                                                              POST 16 MENTOR                                          ANIMATOR TO ZOO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THESE CAREERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FULFIL YOUR                                               WHAT
         we all had an amazing time!
                                                                          • Houses of Commons                 IS GOOD OR                                              KEEPER. WITH SO MUCH                        ESSENTIAL NEEDS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           IS MORE

 Y THAT THE POST 16 SUPPORT THEY                                                                                                                                                                           YES                                                           IMPORTANT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SALARY
                                                                                                                                                                      TO CHOOSE FROM,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TO YOU?
         The first evening was spent exploring Geneva’s Old Quarter       • The Supreme Court                                                                                                                     • FLEXIBILITY
         where there are lots of shops, restaurants and historic sites    • London Olympia
                                                                                                                                                                      WHICH CAREER PATH
                                                                                                                                                                      SHOULD YOU PURSUE?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ENVIRONMENT
         such as St. Peter’s Cathedral. We were lucky that there was a    • Lowry Theatre, Manchester                                                                                                             • OPPORTUNITY
         food festival on which included foods of all different cultures. • Leeds Crown Court
         On the way back from the Old Quarter we had a lovely walk        • Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington                                                                                                                          INTO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DO YOU
         along the waterfront and enjoyed a paddle in the lake to cool
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       HAVE HOBBIES

                                                                                                        86% OF STUDENTS SAY THE QUALITY
         our feet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                CAREERS AND

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       OR INTERESTS
                                                                          • Malham Tarn Field Study Centre, Malham                                                                                                                 EXPANDING                          THAT HAVE THE

                                                                                                            OF TEACHING AT POST 16 IS
  THEY WERE GIVEN GOOD OR OUTSTANDING                                     • Universities such as Teeside, Sheffield, Leeds and                                                                                                     INDUSTRIES                       POTENTIAL TO LEAD
  ANCE TOThe  next day
           ACHIEVE     we ventured
                     THEIR   POST 18 to the iconic CERN. This was full of
                                     GOALS                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TO A CAREER?
         things to see and included a trip to CERN’s canteen for
                                                               OF lunch.
                                                                   OGA STUDENTS
         We were lucky to have a tour of the anti-matter factory as       • Imperial War Museum
                                                                     PASSED TWO OR
          this isn’t always available for tourists. We also visitedMORE
                                                                   CERN’sA LEVELS
                                                                                                         *22'2528767$1',1*                                                                   RESEARCH
                                                                                                                                                                                               • IDENTIFY OCCUPATIONS THAT
          exhibitions which included plenty of information about the                                                                                                                             MATCH YOUR INTERESTS.
          famous LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and interactive displays.                                                                                                                         • LOOK AT JOB DESCRIPTORS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 AVERAGE SALARIES AND
          After this we headed back towards the city centre getting a                                                                                                                            ESTIMATED GROWTH TO                                                         NO
          water taxi towards the Jet d’Eau (Geneva’s 140 metre water                                                                                                                             GAUGE WHAT JOBS ARE IN

          fountain). This was a brilliant way to cool down after such a
                                                                                                                                                                                               • TALK TO SOMEONE IN THE
          warm day.
                                    OF OGA STUDENTS GOING TO UNIVERSITY
          Again we ventured towards the Old Quarter and waterfront
                                                                                                                                                                                                 FIELD YOU ARE CONSIDERING
                                                                                                                                                                                                 TO GAIN AN INSIGHT INTO
                                    WENT TO RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES
          taking in the beautiful views of Lake Geneva.                                                                                                                                          THE JOB AND INDUSTRY.
          Last day we visited the Red Cross Museum which offered a                                                                                                                                                                                                          USE CAREER TESTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AND ONLINE
          lot of information about the history and work Red Cross do.                                                                                                                                                                                                       TOOLS TO HELP
          Along the way we went past the United Nations. We followed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRY IT                                    YOU IDENTIFY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            YOUR INTERESTS,
          this with a stroll to the beautiful Botanic Gardens. The gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PRIORITIES AND

                                     OF THE YEAR 13 COHORT
          were lovely so we stopped for some lunch. We also had a                                                                                                                                                                                                           STRENGTHS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            VOLUNTEERING AND
          quick visit in the history of science museum before                                                                                                                                                                               WORK EXPERIENCE                 • SKILLS HEALTH

                                     PROGRESSED TO UNIVERSITY
          heading home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAN HELP YOU TO SEE               CHECK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WHETHER YOU’LL ENJOY            • SPARTAN TEST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A SUBJECT OR CAREER.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BUZZ TEST

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DO YOU HAVE A

                                                                                  STUDENTS OF ALL ABILITIES MAKE                                                                                           NO                CAREER PATH IN
                                                                                  RAPID PROGRESS THROUGH COURSES                                                                                                              MIND NOW?

S OUTSTANDING.                        OFSTED 2012
                                                                                  WELL SUITED TO THEIR NEEDS AND
                                                                                  ASPIRATIONS.               OFSTED 2012

            18                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           19
                                                                               GRADES A

                                                                                                                                         OF OGA STUDENTS
TEACHING                                                                                                                              OUTSTANDING PRAISE
                                                                                                            OF OGA STUDENTS GOING TO UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                         GAINED THREE OR
                                                                                                                                         MORE A LEVEL
                                                                                                            WENT TO RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES
AND LEARNING                                                                                                                          FROM OFSTED!

Outstanding teaching and learning, recognised by Ofsted in their most recent visit as being of the                                    “Outwood Grange Academy provides an outstanding quality of education.”
highest quality, underpins the continued success of Outwood Grange Academy and its Post 16 Centre.
                                                                                                                                      Ofsted 2012
                                                                                                          OF THE YEAR 13 COHORT                                                                                                                        STUDENTS W
Teachers, leaders and support staff at Outwood Grange
Academy benefit from the array of professional development
                                                                                                          PROGRESSED TO UNIVERSITY
                                                                  have completed Research and Development projects with
                                                                  colleagues from other schools across the Outwood Institute Outwood Grange Academy always puts students at the heart             Supporting students in achieving their aspirations isSAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the   THAT T
                                                                                                                                                                                                  support and personalised advice and guidance, we POST provide 16 ME
                                                                                                                                      of everything we do and we are extremely proud of our ethos drive for Post 16 at Outwood Grange and through effective
opportunities offered by the nationally recognised Outwood
Institute of Education; this in turn helps us to maintain the
outstanding results which students at Outwood Grange
                                                                  of Education as they strive to develop new teaching methods
                                                                  which can then, supported by academic research and reliable
                                                                  data, be shared with other colleagues at Outwood Grange
                                                                                                                                           having such success substantiated and championed by
                                                                                                                                      Ofsted at numerous intervals over the past 10 years gives   students with the platform they need for their future.ISOurGOOD OR
Academy continue to enjoy. Staff embrace these opportunities      Academy. Our staff constantly strive to improve teaching              SAY THAT THE POST 16 SUPPORTanTHEY
                                                                                                                                      cause for celebration.                                      moral purpose of improving the life chances of students was
                                                                                                                                                                                                     aspect that Ofsted noted in their report:         OUTSTAND
                                                                                                                                         RECEIVE IS GOOD OR OUTSTANDING
fully as demonstrated by the fact numerous senior and             across the Academy because they know the quality of a
                                                                                                                                      In 2006, the Academy, including the Sixth Form, was graded

                                                                   THE SIXTH FORM
middle leaders completed the relevant national professional       teacher, as suggested by numerous research findings, is the                   STUDENTS OF ALL ABILITIES MAKE
                                                                                                                                      1 – ‘outstanding’ - in all categories and then in 2012, under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        “The overwhelming majority of students are successful in
qualification this year; ensuring our practice remains current,   variable which has the greatest impact upon the achievement                                                                           going on to education, employment or training after they
innovative and effective. Every member of staff who completes     of our students and in order to put ‘students first’ we must all              RAPID
                                                                                                                                      governments          PROGRESS
                                                                                                                                                     ‘tougher’   inspection THROUGH         COURSES
                                                                                                                                                                            framework, all areas were

                                                                   IS OUTSTANDING.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        leave the Academy.” Ofsted 2012
such a programme represents a significant investment in our       continue to learn.                                                  once againWELL
                                                                                                                                                  deemed SUITED       TO THEIR NEEDS AND
                                                                                                                                                             to be ‘outstanding’.
teaching community and we continue to increase the money
                                                                                                                                        2)678'(176                              OFSTED 2012       Our journey to become a world-class institution continues
                                                                                                                                      Ofsted Report   February 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      86% OF STU
we spend on our staff and their professional development.         Outwood Grange Academy’s Post 16 Centre     OFSTED
                                                                                                                  and 2012
                                                                                                                      our staff are                                                                    and you can be assured that the quality of teaching, learning,

Outwood Grange Academy is fully committed to ensuring our         committed to delivering exciting, engaging and challenging          ‘Outstanding’
                                                                                                                                                                                                       support and safety at the Outwood Grange Post 16 Centre is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OF TEA
staff progress throughout their career and a further five staff   lessons; as a result our students enjoy their studies and             SAIDeffectiveness
                                                                                                                                      Overall THEY WEREof  GIVEN    GOOD OR OUTSTANDING
                                                                                                                                                              the Academy             Grade 1
                                                                                                                                        GUIDANCE      TO ACHIEVE   THEIR POST 18 GOALS Grade 1         one of the best on a local, regional and national scale.
have completed the Outstanding Teacher Programme during           achieve exceptional results. Our teachers never stop learning       Achievement of pupils
                                                                                                                                      Behaviour and safety of pupils                  Grade 1                 OF OGA STUDENTS
this academic year.                                               and we look forward to seeing you develop alongside them as                                                                          “Overall, students in the sixth form make progress at an
                                                                  part of our successful Post 16 Centre.                              Quality of teaching                             Grade 1                 PASSED
                                                                                                                                                                                                       exceptional        TWO OR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rate because  they are highly motivated and they
Our staff are determined to develop their teaching and                                                                                Leadership and management                       Grade 1                 MORE     A LEVELS
                                                                                                                                                                                                       respond very well to  the additional responsibility they are
have embraced recent innovations in teaching and learning                                                                                                                                              given for their own learning.” Ofsted 2012
                                                                                                                                                 “YOU MAKE
                                                                                                                                      Ofsted championed             EXCEPTIONAL
                                                                                                                                                           the success and achievement ofPROGRESS
                                                                     TEACHERS HAVE VERY
including Teachmeet where staff share new teaching
techniques which are improving student performances even                                                                                         AND ATTAIN VERY HIGH STANDARDS
                                                                                                                                      students that attend Outwood Grange, including the Post

                                                                     HIGH EXPECTATIONS.
further across the Academy. Furthermore staff, in collaboration                                                                       16 Centre, when they reported, “students’ achievement is
                                                                                                                                      outstanding”.    THE END
                                                                                                                                                    However  we are OF   YEAR 13”
                                                                                                                                                                    exceptionally proud of the

with Sheffield Hallam University, across various departments
                                                                                                               OFSTED 2012            statement that was made in theHER
                                                                                                                                                                      report about Post
                                                                                                                                                                         MAJESTY’S      16: OFSTED 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                 OF OGA STUDENTS GOING TO UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                      “The sixth form is outstanding. Students of all abilities are

                                                                                                                                                                                 WENT TO RUSSELL GROUP UNIVERSITIES
                                                                                                                                      admitted and all groups make rapid progress through courses
                                                                                                                                      well suited to their needs and aspirations.” Ofsted 2012

                                                                                                                                                                              OF THE YEAR 13 COHORT
                                                                                                                                                                                 PROGRESSED TO UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                         THE SIXTH FORM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 STUDENTS OF ALL ABILITIES MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RAPID PROGRESS THROUGH CO
                                                                                                                                         IS OUTSTANDING.                          OFSTED 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WELL SUITED TO THEIR NEEDS A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ASPIRATIONS.               O

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                                                                                                                                              AT I O N S F O R YO U
The Outstanding delivery within the classroom is linked directly to the innovative curriculum structure
offered at Outwood Grange Academy. The curriculum structure has outstanding progression routes with                                 OUR ASPIR
                                                                                                                                        YOU WILL STRIVE TO…
the vast majority of courses at Key Stage 4 having a direct pathway into Key Stage 5. Within the distinct
Key Stage 5 curriculum, students can access over 30 pure A Level or Applied A Level courses, 5 high
quality Level 3 BTEC vocational qualifications as wells as a range of other qualifications through the
enrichment curriculum.

For some students accessing a blend of A Level and BTEC             Typical Year 12 Timetable
courses in Year 12 is a key aspect of personalised learning.        • 3 courses – academic, vocational or blend
The personalisation of students’ timetables through vertical        • Students will also choose either Core Maths or an Extended
teaching groups means we can provide an inclusive yet                 Project Qualification (EPQ). We usually advise to choose
challenging curriculum for all students within Post 16.               Core Maths if you are studying a science or social science
Securing those crucial ‘4’ grades in English Language and                                                                                Growth Mindset - Achieve your Post 18 ambition.
                                                                      such as psychology.
Mathematics at GCSE is essential and therefore the Post
                                                                    • Daily Post 16 Mentor time - 15 minutes
16 curriculum supports students in achieving these core                                                                                  Impeccable Behaviour - Display excellent attendance and
qualifications.                                                     • Weekly Guidance session with Post 16 Mentor - 1 hour
                                                                    • Enrichments
                                                                                                                                         commitment to your studies.
Pathways                                                            • Private Study
There are three pathways available in Key Stage 5: academic,                                                                             Cultural Capital - Deepen your curriculum knowledge through
vocational or academic/vocational blend.                            Core Maths                                                           wider reading and additional experiences.
• Academic = A Levels or Applied A Levels. These are mainly         This initiative suits 16 to 18 year olds who achieved a 4 to
  exams and coursework.                                             9 in GCSE Maths but don’t want to take an AS or A Level
                                                                    qualification in Maths. Post 16 students taking A Levels in a
                                                                                                                                         Growth Mindset - Develop the growth mindset and
• Vocational = BTEC qualifications. These are practical courses
  assessed through assignments and exams.                           range of non-maths subjects will develop the skills needed           commitment needed to overcome the challenges life will
Remember to think carefully about what type of learning made
                                                                    to solve the mathematical problems arising in their studies,         inevitably bring.
                                                                    in employment or in everyday life.
you successful in Key Stage 4.
                                                                                                                                         Cultural Capital - Develop wider cultural capital by expanding
Levels and Qualifications
                                                                    Our EPQ allows each student to embark on a largely self-             your knowledge and experience of the world.
The courses on offer at Post 16 will allow students to gain Level
                                                                    directed and self-motivated project. Students must choose a
3 qualifications. Depending on prior attainment at Key Stage 4,
students will either select all A Level qualifications or a blend
                                                                    topic, plan, research and develop their idea and decide on           Growth Mindset - Embrace the support available so that you
                                                                    their finished product.
of A Level and BTEC courses.                                                                                                             enjoy your learning.
• Level 3 courses: A Levels, Applied A Levels or BTEC National      We encourage creativity and curiosity. A project topic may
  Award, Certificate or Diplomas.                                   be directly related to a student’s main study programme, but         Growth Mindset - Receive praise and be recognised
• Level 2 courses: GCSEs                                            should look beyond the specification. A finished product may         when you demonstrate exceptional effort, commitment
                                                                    take the form of a:
To progress onto a Level 3 pathway you will need to have                                                                                 and attainment.
                                                                    • research based written report
achieved at least 5, 4-9 grades at the end of Key Stage 4.
                                                                    • production* (eg charity event, fashion show or sports
You will also need at least a 4 grade or pass in the course
                                                                      event etc)                                                         Cultural Capital - Make a meaningful contribution to the
if you have studied it at Key Stage 4.
                                                                    • an artefact* (eg piece of art, a computer game or                  whole school community and the wider society.
                                                                      realised design).
                                                                    *A written report must accompany these options.                      Cultural Capital - Be fully prepared for your future careers.
                                                                    Students must also record their project process in their
                                                                                                                                         Impeccable Behaviour - Take responsibilit y for your actions
                                                                    Production Log. The process of recording and completing
                                                                    a project is as important as the finished product. Both the          and consider them appropriately.
                                                                    Production Log and Product will be assessed.

                              If you are interested in studying Accountancy or Economics,
                                    please speak with a member of the Post 16 team.
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