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FURTHER INFORMATION 2012/2013 Governing Body of Loxford School of Science and Technology Chairman: Peter Ballard Charging and Remissions Policy The Governors have determined that a voluntary contribution will be levied from participants on school journeys and trips. If there are insufficient contributions the visit will not take place. However no student will be prevented from participating due to a lack of contribution. If a visit is necessitated by an examination syllabus the student contribution is limited to the cost of board and lodging. No student will be prevented from participating in such a visit through lack of funds.

Sex Education Policy The Governors have a detailed Sex Education policy. It is taught within the context of family life and values as part of the National Curriculum Science and the Personal, Social and Health Education. Parents wishing to withdraw their child from the non-statutory curriculum should contact the Headteacher in the first instance.

Religious Education Religious Education is taught according to the Redbridge Agreed Syllabus as determined by the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. Copies are kept in the school and are available. Students undertake a daily Act of Collective Worship, which includes values and beliefs from all parts of society. RE encourages students to have confidence in their own beliefs and culture, as well as respecting the values and beliefs of others. Through RE pupils learn how to think through moral issues and learn empathy for others. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the daily Act of Collective Worship and from RE Lessons. Parents wishing to discuss withdrawal are asked to see the Headteacher

Special Educational Needs The school has a detailed policy on Special Educational Needs which is available. The school is supportive to students with Special Educational Needs both with and without a statement and operates a register which is based on staged procedures as advised by Special Services Section of the London Borough of Redbridge Children’s Services. The school works in particular with the Outreach Service of New Rush Hall and Little Heath School.

Careers Education and Guidance Loxford School employs the Connexions officers who are available for students throughout the week. In addition, work placements across a wide variety of career areas are available to students in Year 10 and Post 16 to help broaden their understanding of the opportunities available in the world of work.

School website For further information on our school please feel free to visit our website at www.loxford.net where you can find full and up to date information on school policies and the success of our students.


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Homework/Independent Learning Regular homework is vital in securing the very best results for our students. It consolidates work done in lessons and encourages the development of self-discipline and independent study. The amount of homework given increases as students progress through our school. The nature of homework varies greatly and is dependent on the subject. To help develop independent learning skills for A Level and University study we have introduced a range of independent study assignments. All students have a diary planner in which to record their homework. If there are any concerns about either the quality or quantity of homework set, parents are encouraged to contact the form tutor.

Gifted and Talented Enriching Learning - Lessons are crucial, but we believe that our students’ experience should be more than just about lessons. We run an extensive extended schools programme throughout the year. Many students represent the school in various sporting events including football, netball, basketball and many other sports. The quality of coaching is high. There are also a variety of clubs and subject support programmes offered to students after lessons, during holidays and at weekends.

Meeting Individual Needs: Personalised Learning We recognise that everyone is an individual and we aim to match the teaching that we provide to the learning needs of each student. For public examinations students are placed in a “stage not age� programme. In this way we aim to provide personalised learning, assisted by the latest technology, for every pupil.

Arrangements for Students with Disabilities and Special Needs Loxford is an inclusive school which admits students with disabilities and special needs on an equal basis with other students. Loxford School has installed lifts, disabled access ramps and wheelchair facilities. As a result, disabled students, including those in wheelchairs, have full access to the curriculum. We have a successful special educational needs team and depending on need, students may receive additional support in the SEN base as well as in lessons. We have a particular specialism in dyslexia education and we work in partnership with parents.

Prefects A large group of students are nominated each year to undertake the challenging role of Prefects. They are ably supported by Department Ambassadors in the sixth form. Prefects in Year 11 develop their own confidence and skills by undertaking wider duties and responsibilities. A Head Boy and Head Girl are elected from the Senior Prefects each year to represent the school.

The Student Council The Student Council is made up of representatives from each tutor group. The council meets monthly in order to discuss issues of interest and also to make suggestions for improvement to Loxford School.


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School Term Dates and Holidays 2013-2014 Autumn 2013 TERM HALF TERM TERM

Tuesday 3 September to Friday 25 October Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November Monday 4 November to Friday 20 December

Spring 2014 TERM HALF TERM TERM

Monday 6 January to Friday 14 February Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February Monday 24 February to Friday 4 April

Summer 2014 TERM HALF TERM TERM

Tuesday 22 April to Friday 23 May Monday 26 May to Friday 30 May Monday 2 June to Wednesday 23 July

Please note the following are Bank Holidays: Wednesday 25 December 2013 (Christmas Day) Thursday 26 December 2013 (Boxing Day) Wednesday 1 January 2014 (New Years Day) Friday 18 April 2014 (Good Friday) Monday 21 April 2014 (Easter Monday) Monday 5 May 2014 (May Day) Monday 26 May 2014 (Spring Bank Holiday) Monday 25 August 2014 (Summer Bank Holiday)

Examinations Students are currently entered for the following public examinations: GCSE, GCE A’ levels, GCE AS levels, Vocational A Level (Level 3) courses in Business and Science, Diploma (Level 3) in ICT, Vocational GCSE equivalent courses in Business, Science and Media Studies. Modular A’ level entries will be made by the school at the appropriate time. We offer students the opportunity to sit examinations when it suits their educational development. This ‘Stage not Age’ approach means that A level equivalent courses are taken by students in year 11 and some Sixth Form students are working towards GCSE courses. A charge will be levied in respect of examination entries for pupils where the school has not prepared the pupil for the examination. A charge will be levied in respect of examination entries for pupils where: • the school has prepared the pupil for the examination and • it considers that for educational reasons the pupil should not be entered and • the pupils parent/guardian wishes the pupil to be entered.


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In these circumstances, if the pupil subsequently passes the examination, the school will refund the cost. A charge will be levied where a pupil fails without good reason to complete the requirements of any public examination where the school paid or agreed to pay the entry fee. The charge levied above will be the cost of the examination entry, plus any applicable centre fee.

Healthy Eating at Loxford School A range of healthy and nutritious meals is available daily from the Loxford School Dining Hall including a wide variety of ethnic and dietary foods. The cafeteria is open for breakfast, break and lunch.

PTFA As parents you will automatically become members of Loxford School Parent Teachers and Friends Association (LSPTFA). The LSPTFA runs several meetings during the year to which all new parents are very welcome. The purpose is to work in partnership with Loxford School for the benefit of students’ education. We hope that you will feel able to play an active role in the LSPTFA.

Complaints Procedure We pride ourselves on our high-quality customer care, but there may be occasions when parents are dissatisfied and wish to make a formal complaint. We respect your right to do so and ask that you follow the procedure available upon request. Any parent having a complaint regarding the school’s implementation of the National Curriculum should, in the first instance contact the Head teacher at the school, when they will be advised as to the procedure to be adopted. Informal concerns should be addressed to the relevant member of staff.

Financial Assistance Further information in respect of financial assistance are available from the Finance Office. All enquiries will be dealt with in strict confidence. There will be a number of trips and visits as part of the curriculum each year. Parents will be invited to make voluntary contributions in order that such activities can be funded. Children from homes where financial difficulties exist will not be excluded in the event of financial hardship.

School Attendance Rate – Summer 2012 Attendance: Authorised Absence: Unauthorised Absence:

94.9% 3.4% 1.7%

Admission Arrangements The London Borough of Redbridge is responsible for admissions to all County Secondary Schools. The Admissions Policy is based on catchment areas. Within the policy places will be allocated on the basis of siblings (brothers and sisters) already in the school and distance from the school. A copy of the full admissions policy and the transfer arrangements at age 11 can be obtained from London Borough of Redbridge, Children’s Services, 4th Floor, Lynton House, 255-259, High Road, Ilford, Essex IGI INN Places Available for September 2013: Places Offered in September 2011:

300 300

Applications Received for September 2012: Appeals since May 2012:

747 52

Parents who do not live in the London Borough of Redbridge are advised to obtain a copy of the Transfer Booklet.


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GCSE AND ADVANCED LEVEL RESULTS – SUMMER 2012 YEAR 11 Number on Roll

Grades A* - C

Grades A* - G

5 or more

5 or more including English & Maths

5 or more

230

164

245

94%

67%

100%

245

LOXFORD

YEAR 13

Average Points Score for students in Year 11: Number of A level entries:

371

Total QCA Points Score:

72380

Number on Roll

Average Points Score

160

638.94

478.20

Number of A* - C Grades for students in Year 13:

208

Number of A* - E Grades for students in Year 13:

345

STUDENTS’ ROUTES ON LEAVING SCHOOL FIGURES INDICATE THE PERCENTAGE OF THE AGE GROUP

End of Year 11

Further Education/School 165

Further Education (Not Loxford)/Employment/Other 83

End of 1st Year 6th Form

Further Education/School 232

Further Education (Not Loxford)/Employment/Other 19

End of 2nd Year 6th Form

Further Education/School

Employment/Other

148

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KS3 SUMMER 2012 – PERCENTAGE OF PUPILS ACHIEVING EACH LEVEL English Maths Science Geography History ICT French Spanish

8 0.37 5.62 0.37 0.38 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.00

7 20.15 10.86 8.58 1.51 4.51 0.00 0.93 2.16

6 29.48 38.58 27.61 6.79 14.66 5.20 38.32 32.37

5 38.43 22.10 46.27 48.30 35.34 90.33 31.78 46.76

4 8.96 15.36 11.57 37.36 36.84 4.46 27.10 16.55

3 1.87 6.74 5.60 4.91 7.52 0.00 0.93 2.16

2 0.37 0.75 0.00 0.75 0.75 0.00 0.93 0.00

1 0.37 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

B 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

N 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

A 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

KS3 SUMMER 2011 – NUMBER OF PUPILS ACHIEVING EACH LEVEL LEVEL 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 B N A

ENGLISH 1 54 79 103 24 5 1 1

MATHS 15 29 103 59 41 18 2 0

SCIENCE 1 23 74 124 31 15 0 0

Total number of students in: English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, ICT: 269 Total number of students in French: 107 Total number of students in Spanish: 139 B – Represents a student who is working at a level which is below the level assessed by tests. N – Represents a student who was not given a level because they did not get enough marks to get the level for which they are entered. A – Represents a pupil who was absent for some or all of the tests in that subject.


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LIST OF EXAMINATION COURSES GCSE Course 2012/2013 Subject

Board

Code

Art and Design

EDEXCEL

2AD01

Business Studies

EDEXCEL

2B501

Drama

EDEXCEL

2DR01

English Language

WJEC

4170

English Literature

WJEC

4200

Geography

AQA

4035

History

OCR

A973

ICT (DIDA)

EDEXCEL

GDDA

Mathematics (FSMQ)

OCR

6993

Mathematics

EDEXCEL

2381

Mathematics (Statistics)

EDEXCEL

2ST01

Media Studies

AQA

4810

MFL (French)

EDEXCEL

2FR01

MFL (Spanish)

EDEXCEL

2SP01

MFL (Panjabi)

AQA

4683

MFL (Urdu)

EDEXCEL

2UR01

PE

AQA

4890

Religious Studies

WJEC

4451

Science (Core)

AQA

4461

Science (Additional)

AQA

4463

Science (New Core)

AQA

4405

Technology (Graphics)

EDEXCEL

2GR01

Technology (Electronic Products)

EDEXCEL

2EP01

Technology (Resistant Materials)

EDEXCEL

2RM01

Technology (Food)

EDEXCEL

2FT01


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Sixth Form Course 2012/2013 Subject

Board

AS Code

A2 Code

Art and Design

EDEXCEL

8AD01

9AD01

Photography

AQA

1206F

2206F

Accounting

AQA

1121

2121

Business Studies

AQA

1131

2131

Economics

EDEXCEL

8EC01

9EC01

Law

AQA

1161

2161

Drama & Theatre Studies

EDEXCEL

8DR01

9DR01

English Literature

OCR

H071

H471

English Literature & Language

AQA – B

1726

2726

Geography

CCEA

S3912

A3912

Government & Politics

EDEXCEL

8GP01

9GP01

History

AQA

1041

2041

ICT (Applied)

EDEXCEL

8751

9751

Mathematics

EDEXCEL

8371

9371

Mathematics (Further)

EDEXCEL

9372

9372

Media Studies

WJEC

2291

3291

Psychology

AQA

1181

2181

Religious Studies

WJEC

2341

3341

Science (Biology)

AQA

1411

2411

Science (Chemistry)

AQA

1421

2421

Science (Physics)

AQA

1451

2451

Science (Applied)

OCR

H375

H775

Technology (Product Design)

EDEXCEL

8RM01

9RM01

Technology (Electronics)

AQA

1431

2431

Technology (Textiles)

EDEXCEL

8TE01

9TE01


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Vocational Courses Board

Level

Title

EDEXCEL

Level 1

BTEC Introductory Diploma Business

EDEXCEL

Level 2

BTEC First Business and Retail Administration

OCR

Level 2

Media Studies

EDEXCEL

Level 3

BTEC National Applied Business

OCR

Level 3

BTEC National Media Studies

EDEXCEL

Level 3

BTEC National Applied Science

EDEXCEL

Level 3

Diploma in Information Technology

Parents wishing to examine HMSO documents relating to the curriculum or the management of the school are welcome to visit the school (by appointment) to examine them there. Alternatively, they should visit http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ The school has copies of syllabuses available to view; if preferred, parents should visit the following websites: EDEXCEL AQA WJEC OCR NICCEA

www.exexcel.com www.aga.org.uk www.WJEC.co.uk www.OCR.org.uk www.rewardinglearning.org.uk


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A Level Grade Totals Summer 2012 Subject

Entries

A*

A

B

C

D

E

Accounting/Finance

10

0

0

2

2

4

2

Art & Design

8

0

0

2

4

2

0

Art & Design (Photography)

13

2

3

4

4

0

0

Art & Design Textiles

5

0

1

1

1

1

1

Biology

26

3

1

7

6

4

5

Business Studies

5

0

0

0

2

1

2

Chemistry

29

1

5

10

3

3

7

Computer Studies/Computing

8

0

0

1

1

4

2

Drama

7

0

0

1

4

2

0

Economics

22

0

3

3

8

5

3

English Literature

31

2

2

4

8

13

2

Film Studies

6

0

0

0

2

4

0

French

2

0

0

2

0

0

0

Geography

6

0

0

3

2

1

0

History

9

0

1

3

3

1

1

Information Technology (Voc)

3

0

0

0

0

1

2

Law

8

0

0

1

0

4

3

Mathematics

53

4

10

12

10

8

9

Mathematics Further

5

1

2

1

1

0

0

Media Film & TV Studies

23

0

0

5

11

7

0

Physics

13

0

3

2

1

4

3

Politics

13

0

1

1

3

7

1

Psychology

25

1

3

5

5

6

5

Religious Studies

10

0

1

3

1

4

1

Science: Electronics

5

0

0

1

2

2

0


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Our students from Year 13 have left to read a range of courses at University including: University Anglia Ruskin Aston University, Birmingham Bath Birmingham City Bedford Birmingham BPP University College of Professional Studies Brunel Buckinghamshire Cambridge City Coventry Croydon De Mountfort, Leicester East London

Essex Goldsmiths Greenwich Greenwich School of Management

Hertfordshire

Imperial Kings College, London Kent Kingston Leeds Metropolitan University

Reading Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, Education and Childhood Studies, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Accounting and Finance Biomedical Science Mathematics Computer Science Biological Science, Business Management Business Management Law, Professional Accounting Finance and Accounting, Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics with Integrated Foundation Year, Finance and Accounting (4 year Thick SW) Film and TV Production Mathematics Mechanical Engineering (4 years including Foundation Year), Mathematics and Finance, Psychology Actuarial Science (Foundation), Psychology Electrical and Electronic Engineering Law English Media Studies (Extended), Childcare and Education, Pharmaceutical Science, Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Early Childhood Studies, Negotiated Degree Programme Acting and Community Theatre, Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad), Mathematics with Computing (Including Year Abroad) Politics Computing, Mechanical Engineering, Business Management, Digital Television and Interactive Media Business Management, Business Management (Accelerated with Foundation Year) Information Technology (Web-based Systems), Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, Accounting/Economics, Social Work, Human Resource Management, Computer Science (Software Engineering), Accounting and Finance, Marketing, International Business with French Mathematics with a Year in Europe Biomedical Science, Business Management Business Administration (Marketing) Politics and International Relations, Geology, Law and Politics, Geology, International Business with French, Marketing Communications and Advertising, Media Technology, Media & Cultural Studies Creative Media Technology


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University

London Metropolitan

London South Bank Manchester Middlesex Manchester Metroplitan University Nottingham Oxford Queen Mary Ravensbourne Robert Gordon University Roehampton Richmond Upon Thames College St George’s, University of London Southampton Surrey Sussex Swansea University of the Arts, London University College, London University of Cumbria Warwick

Westminster

University of Winchester Wolverhampton

Reading Pharmaceutical Science, Sciences Extended Degree - Biology, Chemistry, Health, Psychology, Pharmaceutical Science, Economics, Business Information Technology, Sociology, Sciences Extended Degree - Biology, Chemistry, Health, Psychology Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, Mechanical Engineering, Accounting, Marketing, Biochemistry, Digital Photography Medicine Business Management, Psychology with Counselling Skills, Information Technology and Business Information Systems, Computer Science, English Literature, Law, Psychology Economics/Politics English and Philosophy, Economics Biomedical Science Medical Engineering with Industrial Experience, Science & Engineering Foundation Programme (Computer Science 4 Year), Medical Genetics, Mathematics with Finance & Accounting, Mathematics Digital Advertising and Design Accounting and Finance Journalism and English Literature Business with Marketing Biomedical Science Physics with Astronomy (4 years), Psychology Biomedical Sciences (3 or 4 years) Art History Chemical Engineering Interior Design, Advertising Civil Engineering Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status Law Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Accounting with Management, History, Psychology, Business Economics, Journalism, Business Management, Computer Science with Foundation, Finance with Management, Marketing Management, Multimedia Computing and Animation History Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice


FURTHER-INFORMATION-2012--2013