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Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening – Oct 2021

Welcome to our Virtual Open Evening

October 2021

Here you will find a welcome from our Headteacher, have the opportunity to meet our Head of Sixth Form, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Leader of Careers Education and our Head Students. Further down the page you will find a Virtual Sixth Form Tour and subject introductions. If you have any questions please email sixthform@qegs.email.

We hope you enjoy our Virtual Open Evening.

Mr Garrity - Headteacher

Mrs Allen - Head of Sixth Form

Mr Walker - Dept. Head

Meet our Head Students

Ms Morgan - Leader of Careers

Virtual Tour of the Sixth Form

Subject Introductions

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Art, Craft and Design

Hi, my name is Mrs Davis and I’m the Course Leader for Art, Craft and Design at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on davis@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Art & Design – BTEC National Diploma

Hi, my name is Mrs Davis and I’m the Course Leader for Art & Design – BTEC National Extended Certificate at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on davis@qegs.email

Resources

Art & Design

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Art & Design – BTEC National Diploma

Hi, my name is Mrs Davis and I’m the Course Leader for Art & Design – BTEC National Diploma at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on davis@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Art & Design – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Hi, my name is Mrs Davis and I’m the Course Leader for Art & Design – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on davis@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Biology

Hi, my name is Mr Meecham and I’m the Course Leader for Biology at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on meecham@qegs.email

Resources

Biology

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Business

Hi, my name is Mr Walker and I’m the Course Leader for Business at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on walkerl@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Business – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Hi, my name is Mr Walker and I’m the Course Leader for Business at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on walkerl@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Chemistry

Hi, my name is Mr Meecham and I’m the Course Leader for Chemistry at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on meecham@qegs.email

Resources

Chemistry

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Computer Science

Hi, my name is Mr Bowbanks and I’m the Course Leader for Computer Science at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on bowbanks@qegs.email

Resources

Computer Science

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Digital Media

Hi, my name is Mr Illsley and I’m the Course Leader for Digital Media at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on illsleyj@qegs.email

Resources

Digital Media

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Extended Project Qualification

Hi, my name is Mrs Tresidder and I’m the Course Leader for EPQ at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on tresidder@qegs.email

Resources

EPQ

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Economics

Hi, my name is Mr Walker and I’m the Course Leader for Economics at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on walkerl@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for the Engineering Workshop Programme

Hi, my name is Mr Kershaw and I’m the Course Leader for Engineering at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on kershaw@qegs.email

Resources

Engineering

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for English Language

Hi, my name is Mrs Brown and I’m the Course Leader for English at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on brownn@qegs.email

Resources

English Language

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for English Literature

Hi, my name is Mrs Brown and I’m the Course Leader for English at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on brownn@qegs.email

Resources

English Literature

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Geography

Hi, my name is Miss Edwards and I’m the Course Leader for Geography at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on edwards@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Politics

Hi, my name is Mr Wyke and I’m the Course Leader for Politics at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on wyke@qegs.email

Resources

Politics

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for History

Hi, my name is Miss Robinson and I’m the Course Leader for History at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on robinson@qegs.email

Resources

History

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Hi, my name is Mrs Palmer and I’m the Course Leader for French at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on palmer@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Modern Foreign Languages (German)

Hi, my name is Miss Hill and I’m the Course Leader for German at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on hill@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)

Hi, my name is Mrs Izquierdo and I’m the Course Leader for Spanish at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on izquierdo@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Core Mathematics

Hi, my name is Mr Barnhurst and I’m the Course Leader for Maths at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on barnhurst@qegs.email

Resources

Core Mathematics

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Mathematics

Hi, my name is Mr Barnhurst and I’m the Course Leader for Maths at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on barnhurst@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Music

CPE

Hi, my name is Miss Pettingale and I’m the Course Leader for Music at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on pettingale@qegs.email

Resources

Music

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Performing Arts

Hi, my name is Mrs Corboz and I’m the Course Leader for Performing Arts at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on corboz@qegs.email

Resources

Performing Arts

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Physics

Hi, my name is Mr Meecham and I’m the Course Leader for Physics at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on meecham@qegs.email

Resources

Physics

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Psychology

Hi, my name is Mrs Eaton and I’m the Course Leader for Psychology at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on eaton@qegs.email

Resources

Psychology

For a taste of criminology, have a watch of the video below and answer the question.

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Religious Studies

Hi, my name is Mr McGarrigle and I’m the Course Leader for Religious Studies at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on mcgarrigle@qegs.email

Resources

Religious Studies

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Science (Applied Science)

Hi, my name is Miss Rogers and I’m the Course Leader for Science (Applied Science) at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on rogerss@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Sociology

Hi, my name is Mrs Eaton and I’m the Course Leader for Sociology at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on eaton@qegs.email

Resources

Sociology

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Sport and Exercise Science

Hi, my name is Mr Hallam and I’m the Course Leader for Sport and Exercise Science at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on hallam@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Sport and Physical Education

Hi, my name is Mr Hallam and I’m the Course Leader for Sport and Physical Education at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on hallam@qegs.email

Welcome to the Subject Introduction for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Hi, my name is Mrs Rushton-Plant and I’m the Course Leader for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools at QEGS. Got a question? Email me on rushton-plant@qegs.email

FAQs

A: Approximately 15% of our students are externals. There is car parking for students, however there are a limited number of spaces, therefore it is on a first come first served basis. We do have Sixth Form sports teams and opportunities for Sports Leadership across the school.

A: We run a transition day in June for every subject where all students can experience a selection of subjects and a typical 6th form day. This would normally be a live event. Additionally we have inductions for external students and have members of our 6th form council whose role it is to provide support to them during their transition.

A: We don’t have set number of places and are always able to cater for all external applicants

A: Yes, if you already see them in lessons.  If not, please email using the staff email addresses which are on the virtual open evening page and in the prospectus.

A: Absolutely, vocational qualifications are highly regarded at this sixth form.  We are very proud of the achievements of our students studying BTECs.  I’m happy to speak to you if you contact the school or please view my video about vocational qualifications at QEGS.  Ms Morgan.

A: Both of these subjects have performed extremely well for a number of years.  Consistently good results.  We have very healthy numbers taking the course and many go on to study the subject further.

A: Hopefully the information on the website today will help you with this, but you should choose subjects you are interested in and enjoy. All QEGS students will get a careers interview this year and guidance in ‘World of Work Wednesday’ in form time to help you decide

A: Yes, you do need to select something from every block. You have a core programme of 3 A levels or a combination of BTEC and A level, plus 2 additional options. You have to choose study skills and then one other option from Block E.

A: Yes you can choose 4 A Levels from block A to D; you will then need to select study skills in block E, this is something all students need to take at QEGS Sixth Form. It is not a qualification and does not involve any exams.

A: Yes, that’s fine, but you would need to an additional option from that block or block E to make up the learning hours.

A: It all depends on the subject.  For some subjects this is possible because the AS content is covered in the first year.  But this isn’t the case for all subjects. Please contact the subject lead to check.

A: All courses normally run but in the rare case that numbers are extremely low then we would have to review whether the course would run or not.

A: Yes, your core course of study would be Business BTEC and then you would need to select study skills and an option from the E block.

A: It depends on the subject, please contact the department subject lead to check.

A: The demands of level 3 courses are reflected in the entry requirements and it is not always in the student’s best interests for us to lower the entry criteria. We cannot reduce or change the content or assessments as these are controlled by the exam board. However, I would certainly recommend that an application is completed as we can arrange a meeting to discuss possible options and support which could be put in place.

We will review each student’s application on an individual basis and will consider the students circumstances when providing advice and making decisions which are always in their best interests. We want all students to be successful in the subjects they choose, therefore our advice and support will reflect this.

A: The options aren’t ‘fixed’ until you have your results next summer. You can switch as long as you meet the entry requirements for the alternative course.

Getting to QEGS

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