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Learning to Lead

Empowering to Excel

Ilford County High School A High Performing Specialist Grammar School for Boys

School Prospectus 2013-2014


Learning to Lead

Empowering to Excel

Contents

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome from the Headteacher . . . . . . . . 1 Specialist College Status: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Science and Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 International School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Key Stage 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Key Stage 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Sixth Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Supported Self Study (Homework) . . . . . . 3 Religious Education & Collective Worship 3 Sex Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Special Educational Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Careers Advice & Guidance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Pastoral Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Tutorial System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rewards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sanctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The School Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Outside the Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 School Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Clubs and Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Competitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Charging Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 School Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Entry at 11+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sixth Form Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Parents Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Home School Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Old Parkonians’ Association . . . . . . . . 9 School Performance Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 School Attendance Information . . . . . . . . 10 Key Stage 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 GCSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Advanced Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13 Other Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

I am very pleased to be introducing Ilford County High School to you. Whether your interest is because you are considering the school for your son, as a member of our wider community or for some other purpose, I hope you find this prospectus helpful in obtaining a clear view of the school, its values and the wide range of opportunities it provides for the young men who study here. This brief document can only provide an introduction to the school and the high quality of education experienced at ICHS; hence I invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities we offer to visit the school. We hold an Open Evening for prospective Year 7 students, and their parents, every year in June of Year 5 and a similar event for students wishing to join the school’s Sixth Form later in the autumn. We also endeavour to meet requests to visit us during a normal school day to view us at work. Choosing the right school is one of the most important and often most difficult decisions to make. We are naturally proud of our reputation for academic excellence but there is more to schooling than examination achievement. In addition to helping students to achieve their academic potential, we aim to develop in them self-respect, tolerance and intellectual curiosity. We nurture sporting, and cultural interests and support students as they develop their own personal values and beliefs. We encourage our young people to be involved in the school and the wider community, to take responsibility and to show leadership. We provide challenges which aim to develop mature, confident and well balanced young men with the personal attributes, resilience and commitment that open the way into the ‘best’ of Higher Education and employment. A very high proportion of boys who join the school in Year 7 proceed to university degree courses seven years later. ICHS is a friendly and happy school with high expectations of both learning and behaviour. There are excellent relationships and a strong mutual respect between staff and learners. We work, together with governors and parents, to achieve the best we can for all at the school. One of the best ways to find out about the school is to visit the school and I am very confident that you will meet young men who clearly enjoy school, their learning and who revel in the opportunities provided. My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you. M R Capon Headteacher

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ICHS is a selective school with specialist college status SCIENCE and LANGUAGES

rich cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to benefit from the opportunities this opens up.

Ilford County High School was awarded Science College Status by the Government in 2004 which means that we promote the teaching of both Mathematics and Science within the school and a number of identified partner schools in the primary and secondary sectors. We continue to work with a number of community groups both in terms of financial support and sharing good practice with each other. During the academic year, pupils benefit from a range of enrichment activities such as Science Challenge Day and Master Classes in several subject areas. Many of these activities are shared with our partner schools and community groups.

Many of the Language College activities are shared with our partner and primary schools and the wider community. The new funding supported us in building on our academic work and providing enhanced learning opportunities such as links with international schools, learning projects and events and continued professional development for staff and improved teaching and learning in the classroom. All these benefits have helped to raise achievement and aspiration across the whole curriculum. The aim is to create a learning community of global citizens fully equipped to compete in today’s business world and multicultural society.

One of the big advantages to learners is that the school adopts a very practical approach to the learning of science across the three separate disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This practical approach is central to developing a full conceptual understanding of scientific principles and establishing a firm foundation for further study. All three Science subjects, together with Mathematics, are very popular at A Level and allow the school to attract the very best science teachers to support learning and develop an awareness of the subject in preparation for study at university and beyond.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL In 2010 Ilford County High School committed itself to becoming an International School and to build a network of experiences for its learners across the globe. One particularly exciting element of this project is to become an active participant in the growing partnership of schools, colleges and other institutions across Europe and beyond. The school was awarded Full International School Status in July 2012 and is currently building partnerships with schools in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland as well as with local and national partners across the UK.

In recognition of the outstanding education provided by the school, the government awarded a second specialist area to the school in 2009. Ilford County High School became a Language College Language learning provides a unique opportunity to enhance a pupil’s communication skills; to gain insight into the culture and customs of other countries and to become a global citizen in today’s international world. At ICHS we strive to provide a motivating and stimulating environment for language learning. Through this learning community we seek to explore our International links and develop relationships with schools abroad. The awarding of Language College status to ICHS has allowed us further to pursue our international ethos and to ensure that our pupils leave with a level of competence in two languages that will open doors for them in the future. The recognition of all languages spoken at ICHS is at the heart of Language College and enables us to celebrate our

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The Curriculum From September 2013 the school will be operating a two year Key Stage 3 programme followed by a three year Key Stage 4 programme to examination at age 16. The vast majority of students will remain in the school, in the Sixth form, until the age of 18 when they will progress to university.

of these subjects, Computer Studies or Economics. This completes the programme, which ensures a broad and balanced experience, allows for individual choice and incorporates the English Baccalaureate.

THE SIXTH FORM (YEARS 12 AND 13)

LOWER SCHOOL (YEARS 7 AND 8)

The Sixth Form offers a range of academic Advanced Level courses to suitably qualified students in preparation for most to transfer to a competitive university course, In addition to subject options student follow a course in Critical Thinking and PSHEE programme that includes elements of Religious Education and prepares students for Higher Education or employment at 18+

The first two years at ICHS are designed to ensure pupils gain an understanding of a broad range of subjects and also develop their ability to take greater responsibility for their own learning through independent study and research. All pupils are taught English (inc. Drama in Year 7), Mathematics, Science, Art, Design Technology (inc. Food Studies), Geography, History, Philosophy & Ethics (inc. RE) and Physical Education. All pupils also study French with either German or Spanish in Year 8. Additionally all pupils take part in Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education, which includes Citizenship and an extended Tutorial Programme.

Further information is available in the school’s Sixth Form Prospectus

SUPPORTED SELF STUDY (HOMEWORK) Self study outside the classroom is seen as an integral part of the learning process. A pre-requisite for academic success at all levels is the establishment of good study habits and the regular allocation of time at home spent on additional work. We see the aims of this work as follows:

Alongside this programme of subject-based learning, the school is introducing a more skills-based programme which will develop pupils as learners and better prepare them for success, both at higher levels of examination courses in the Upper School and Sixth Form and for the demands of Higher Education and future employment. This programme of individual and group based project work will develop the habits of mind necessary for sustainable academic achievement.

UPPER SCHOOL (YEAR 9, 10 AND 11) Year 9 continues all subjects studies in Year 8 and provides a Foundation Year in which to prepare for examination courses and to make decisions about future course choices. Science is taught as the separate disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and students are prepared for assessment in both Computing and one foreign language at the end of Year 9.

To develop the ability to work independently, foster self-discipline and organise and take responsibility for one’s own time.

To reinforce, consolidate, extend and apply knowledge acquired in school.

To allow opportunities for wider reading and study in depth.

To enable/encourage parents to take an active part in their child’s education by discussing, questioning and advising on homework that is to be done.

All pupils are provided with a student planner and are encouraged to organise their work carefully and accurately. The planner also provides one of the channels of communication between teachers, pupils and parents.

In Years 10 and 11 students follow examination courses in the core subjects of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They also continue to study Philosophy & Ethics, for an examination at the end of Year 10, and also Physical Education and PSHEE

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & COLLECTIVE WORSHIP Throughout the school, Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Redbridge Agreed Syllabus.

Additionally students study French, German or Spanish, Geography or History and one of Art, Design Technology, Food Studies, Music or Physical Education to examination at the end of Year 11. They also follow an extra course in one

There is a varied pattern of assemblies throughout the week which incorporates collective worship as defined by the 1988 Education Act. We hold weekly whole school and

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house assemblies and each week, there are separate assemblies which are broadly Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and non-faith in character.

CAREERS ADVICE & GUIDANCE The Careers Co-ordinator is available every day for discussion with individual pupils, and all boys will have access to the Connexions Service during Years 11-13. A member of the Connexions Service will also be present at the Year 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 Parents’ Evenings.

We are very happy to discuss any concerns parents may have in relation to these arrangements.

SEX EDUCATION

There is a Careers Programme which is fully integrated into the school’s Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE ) programme for all years. The careers teaching within PSHEE includes career choices, applications, interview techniques and guidance with regard to options at 16+ among other topics.

The Sex Education Programme contributes to the requirement of the Education Reform Act 1988 that the school curriculum should be one which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares such pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. More specifically, the Sex Education Programme combines the sharing of information with the exploration of issues and attitudes, enabling pupils to make informed choices.

All pupils in Year 10 undertake a period of work experience in July. Detailed individual advice and guidance is given to Year 12 and Year 13 students applying to university. This assistance is given by individual members of a team of senior staff.

Sex Education is taught through the science curriculum and the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) Programme. As well as gaining knowledge and information which are presented in an objective and balanced way, the programme reflects the school ethos by encouraging pupils to consider the importance of selfesteem, tolerance, respect and consideration for others, responsibility for their own actions, and responsibility to their family, friends, school and the wider community. Pupils are made aware of the difference between fact, opinion and belief.

FACILITIES The main building, built in the 1930’s, is on two floors. A lift is installed to provide disabled access to the upper floor. The lower level includes the Assembly Hall, Modern Language rooms, Chemistry laboratories, Music rooms and a Humanities wing, housing Geography, History, Economics and Business Studies. A further extension to the main building replaced and enhanced existing facilities for Design and Technology, and Electronics. The Learning Resource Centre, opened in 2007, offers a fully equipped modern facility with rich learning resources available in many different media. There is also a well equipped Sports Hall and heated indoor swimming pool.

The Sex and Relationships Policy is available from the school and we are happy to discuss the content, teaching approaches and resources in order to address any concerns which parents may have about the Sex and Relationships Policy Programme.

Biology and Physics laboratories, the Art rooms, the Mathematics rooms, the Computer rooms, the Mezzanine Floor of the LRC used for Sixth Form private study and the school’s Conference Room, are all on the upper level together with the Food Studies Room opened in September 2010. There are also rooms for Philosophy and Ethics (inc RE) and Psychology.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS The school endeavours to cater for the individual needs of all pupils and acknowledges that every pupil is entitled to receive full access to the curriculum provided. In order to achieve this aim some pupils need additional support and the school, in consultation with parents, will involve outside agencies where their help is deemed appropriate. The school’s facilities are fully accessible to pupils with disabilities.

External to the main building is the dining room, the Sixth Form Common Room and a four-classroom English block. There are also on-site tennis courts, a basketball court, and playing fields for football, rugby, cricket and athletics.

The nature of the school’s intake, based on the optional 11+ selection procedure, is such that many of our special needs relate to very able boys and, as a selective school, we are experienced and successful in developing the potential of very bright pupils.

We are planning to further extend our Sixth Form facilities ready for September 2013. Around the building are pleasant areas providing quiet space for conversation and personal reflection.

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Pastoral Care THE TUTORIAL SYSTEM

BEHAVIOUR

We have sought to create a happy caring environment and a positive attitude to school, the local community and the world in general. We seek to develop sound working habits, consideration and respect for others and high standards of behaviour and self-discipline.

We aim to foster self-discipline, encouraging boys to take responsibility for their own actions, through a disciplinary system which is firm yet fair. We expect good behaviour both within school and on the journey to and from school. We expect pupils to show tolerance, consideration and respect for others. We expect boys to be punctual, to work hard and to allow others to do likewise.

Pupils are allocated to a tutor group within a house system and, although all teachers are available to offer help and guidance, it is the form tutors who have responsibility for the day to day welfare and progress of each pupil. The Heads of House oversee the work of the form tutors, in order to maintain consistency and a continuity of relationships.

REWARDS Boys are rewarded for good quality work, commitment, good behaviour, attendance and service to the school through a system of House Points.

The successful induction of new pupils into the school is considered to be vitally important. An Open Evening for parents of boys who have been selected for entry in September is held in July giving an opportunity to meet with staff and pupils and to learn more about the school. We invite all new pupils to an Induction Day in July prior to their September entry. They are given a guided tour of the school and have the opportunity to take part in some lessons, meeting staff, prefects, pupils in other year groups, and boys with whom they will be starting at ICHS. The whole process of settling in to a new environment forms a large part of the PSHEE programme during the first term in Year 7. Every pupil in Year 7 is allotted a specially trained Peer Mentor who will meet with him regularly and help him to settle in quickly.

Academic attainment and commitment, musical and sporting success and boys’ contributions to the general life of the school are acknowledged and celebrated throughout the year but especially at our Annual Prize Giving Ceremony.

SANCTIONS Sometimes it is necessary to invoke sanctions which may range from a verbal reprimand through to an official detention. If we become concerned about a boy’s attitude to school then we enlist the support of his parents as a matter of course. We reserve the right to remove a boy from lessons or exclude a boy from school for a serious offence.

At Ilford County High School we value the close working relationship with parents and there are many opportunities for parents to meet with teachers. Parents’ Consultation Evenings are arranged each year for every age group enabling staff to report on pupils’ work. In addition, parents are very welcome to contact the school at any time. Parents can help us by taking a regular close interest in their son’s work, helping if necessary, and encouraging good study habits. We are grateful also for parents’ support in helping us to maintain a disciplined environment, a high standard of uniform and their son’s regular attendance at school.

REPORTS In addition to the Parents' Consultation Evenings, pupils are issued with a printed report of their progress each term. All pupils also receive an individual interview known as an Academic Review, following the Autumn Term report, to offer them support and guidance to ensure further progress.

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THE SCHOOL DAY

UNIFORM

The school normally operates with six periods in the morning and two in the afternoon (6:2 split) as follows:

All boys must wear the school uniform. An acceptance of a place at ICHS implies an acceptance by parents of the school’s dress code.

Monday Arrival Period 1 (inc. Registration) Period 2 BREAK Period 3 Period 4 BREAK Period 5 Period 6 Form Time Assembly etc. LUNCH Period 7 (inc. Registration) Period 8 Dismissal

08.30 08.45 09.20 10.00 - 10.15 10.15 10.50 11.30 - 11.45 11.45 - 12.20 12.20 - 12.50 12.50 - 12.55 12.55 - 13.20 13.20 – 14.15 14.15 - 14.50 14.50 - 15.30 15:30 - 15:40

Tuesday to Friday Arrival Period 1 (inc. Registration) Period 2 BREAK Period 3 Period 4 BREAK Period 5 Period 6 LUNCH Form Time Assembly etc. Period 7 (inc. Registration) Period 8 Dismissal

08.30 08.45 09.20 10.00 - 10.15 10.15 10.50 11.30 - 11.45 11.45 - 12.20 12.20 - 13.00 13.00 - 13:55 13:55 - 14:00 14:00 - 14.15 14.15 - 14.50 14.50 - 15.30 15:30 - 15:40

Main School: School blazer (with badge) White shirt and School tie Grey or black trousers Black sensible shoes (lace- up or slip-on) Grey V-neck pullover (optional for KS3) Black V-neck pullover (optional for KS4) Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13): In the Sixth Form students should wear a two piece suit, collar and tie, which we refer to as ‘City Smart’. Outer Clothing: When boys are travelling to and from school, it is expected that their appearance will be a credit to the school and to their homes. No particular colour or length of outer clothing is stipulated: the only requirement is that the boys shall look respectable – no denim or obvious logos. Not Permitted: We do not permit jewellery of any sort, hairstyles liable to draw attention, training shoes (as normal wear) or heavy boots. Facial hair (beards, moustaches, stubble) is not permitted, except in certain agreed circumstances. Parents should write to the Headteacher directly if they wish their son to wear a beard. Details of the PE and Sports kit are available separately.

UNIFORM SUPPLIERS Carolina’s 708 Chigwell Road Woodford Bridge, Essex Lucilla’s 179 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex

Boys in Years 7 to 11 are not permitted to enter the school before 7.30 am unless weather conditions are extreme. All boys are permitted to remain in school during Break and Lunch periods

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Outside The Classroom We believe that participation in extra-curricular activities is of great importance and all pupils are encouraged to involve themselves in this broader aspect of school life. The school is fortunate in having staff who are willing to give up their time to organise a wide range of clubs and societies which take place throughout the school year during lunchtime and after school.

Festival at the Royal Albert Hall. These groups include the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Choir and Chamber Choirs, Big Band and Jazz Ensembles, Indian and Carnatic Ensembles, Guitar and Clarinet Ensembles, and several Rock Bands.

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

SCHOOL TRIPS

In addition to the extra-curricular sports teams and music groups, there are several other well-established and successful clubs and societies such as the Chess Club, Debating Society and the Reading Club. Also, there is a popular Warhammer Club and numerous clubs which are subject-based such as Mathematics, Science, History, Technology, Electronics and Computing, all of which meet regularly at lunchtimes and after school.

Education off-site provides different learning experiences and our pupils are involved in numerous trips and visits. Many are arranged in order to enhance and support the curriculum and relate directly to subjects being studied whilst others are ‘optional extras’. Each year there are visits to the theatre, art galleries and places of historical interest. Amongst many others, by way of example, there are the Year 7 Camp, Biology and Geography field trips and overseas visits.

COMPETITIONS Ilford County High School pupils enjoy a challenge and, consequently, we enter a variety of competitions both locally and nationally each year. These usually include the ‘Speak Out’ public speaking competition, the National Schools’ Mathematics Challenge, the Hans Woyda Mathematics Competition, the Physics Olympiad, Magistrates Court ‘Mock Trial’ Competition, and several others linked to Business Studies and Economics.

SPORT The school prides itself on its achievements in football, cricket and swimming and there are lunchtime and afterschool clubs in these and other sports such as rugby, athletics, basketball and volleyball. The recently built Sports Hall complex has greatly enhanced the teaching of PE. The PE department, helped by volunteers from the rest of the staff, provide a wide range of teams giving our best sportsmen the opportunity to compete against other schools not only in Redbridge but throughout London, Essex and the Home Counties. A number of pupils each year gain Redbridge and Essex County Honours in a variety of sports. We combine this with a ‘sport for all’ philosophy, enabling all boys in the school to sample competitive sport in one form or another. To this end there are several interform competitions during the year and an annual sports day.

CHARGING POLICY The school is committed to the principle that education provision should be freely available to all pupils. However, the Education Reform Act 1988 enables charges to be made for specific activities particularly in relation to expenditure and instruction outside the usual curriculum. Copies of the charging policy are available from the school.

There is a very successful Sailing Club, established in 1975, which holds weekly meetings using facilities at Fairlop Lake for instruction in seamanship and to enable boys to enjoy the thrill of racing.

MUSIC The Music Department has a very active extra-curricular life with various clubs, ensembles, and ad-hoc groups rehearsing regularly in preparation for our school concerts and various other school-wide and community performance opportunities, including the biennial Redbridge Music

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School Admissions ADMISSIONS ENTRY AT 11+

Secondary School’ which parents of all children attending schools in Redbridge will receive through their primary schools at the appropriate time. Parents of children who live or attend school outside Redbridge should contact the Children’s Services Department in order to receive a copy. The procedure to follow should you not be satisfied with the outcome of the optional selection procedure is also outlined in the booklet.

All admissions to the school below the Sixth Form are managed by the London Borough of Redbridge, as the Admissions Authority, and not by the school. Admission to Ilford County High School is based on a selection procedure which includes tests taken in the late autumn/early spring, for entry to the school in the following September. The tests, which are designed by a nationally recognised independent body to measure general ability having regard to age, are held at venues throughout Redbridge. The level of ability for entry is very high. There are usually about 6 times as many children entered for selection as there are places available.

SIXTH FORM ADMISSIONS The school administers Sixth Form admissions under criteria set by the London Borough of Redbridge, who are the Admissions Authority. A small number of students are admitted each year into Year 12 in the Sixth Form. The admissions criteria for Sixth Form admissions are available separately.

Ilford County High School is one of two Redbridge grammar schools. The borough’s selective school for girls is Woodford County High School. Both schools have a common catchment area. Children of parents living outside this catchment area will be considered only if vacancies remain after all requests from within the catchment area have been met. This means that it is most unlikely that outof-catchment children will be considered. If you live within the catchment area and are considering whether to enter your child for the optional selection procedure, you should attend the Open Evening for prospective pupils and their parents which is held each year in June giving you an opportunity to view the work of the school and meet with staff and pupils. Also, you are asked to discuss with your child’s primary school Headteacher whether your child would benefit from a grammar school education. If you are still undecided, you are advised to have your child considered under the optional selection procedure as no children will be considered under this procedure once they have transferred to secondary school. Parental preference is a key factor when applying for a secondary school place and therefore any parent wishing their son to be admitted to Ilford County High School should indicate the school as their first preference or it is very unlikely that an application will be successful. The school has been extremely popular in recent years and the allocation of places is competitive, based upon the 11+ tests. It is very likely that oversubscription criteria will be applied to applications for places. Full details of the school’s catchment area and how to apply for your child to be considered for the optional selection procedure are included in the booklet ‘Transfer to

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Partnerships THE PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION

Although the Association exists primarily to serve the interest of pupils and former pupils of the school, it is not exclusive and an increasing number of parents are taking advantage of the club’s facilities by becoming associate members.

One of the strengths of Ilford County High School is the loyal and enthusiastic support we receive from the Parents’ Association. The Association sees its main function as engaging in activities to raise funds which can then be used to purchase items to support and enhance the education of the pupils at the school. Recent contributions from the PA have enabled us to purchase new curtains for the school hall, computer hardware and software, carpets for a number of classrooms, lockers, scientific and technological equipment, audio-visual equipment, sports equipment, school team kit, and equipment for outdoor pursuits. The Parents’ Association was a major sponsor of the Science College and the school’s Fund Raising Campaign for the new Learning Resource Centre.

HOME SCHOOL LINKS Several years ago, the school formed the Home School Links Group which meets each half term at 7 p.m. We are a group of volunteer parents, from all year groups, and members of staff who discuss together, in an informal way, topics of mutual concern and interest. For example, we may choose to talk about our uniform code, our pastoral system, our induction process or draft policies. Whatever the topic under discussion, it is invaluable to share different views and priorities to make sure that we are delivering a quality education for our boys. New members are always most warmly welcomed.

THE OLD PARKONIANS’ ASSOCIATION The Old Parkonians’ Association was founded in 1902 as the former pupils’ association of the Park Higher Grade School which later became the County High School, Ilford and then the Ilford County High School for Boys as the school moved to its present site in 1934. The Old Parkonians is a thriving organisation which provides sports and social activities for the pupils and former pupils of the school. It is one of the largest old boys’ clubs in the London area, fielding seven football teams every Saturday in the winter with five cricket teams on Saturdays and two on Sundays in the summer. In addition, the club runs junior cricket teams and there is a tennis section and a golf society. The school is very proud of its strong links with the club and many pupils currently at the school, as junior members of the Association, take an active part in the sports clubs and benefit from the use of the excellent facilities which are less than ten minutes away at Oakfield Playing Fields just off Forest Road. A large number of pupils maintain their links with the school through full membership of the Old Parkonians once they have left ICHS.

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School Performance Information SCHOOL ADMISSIONS INTO YEAR 7

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

Number Intended to Admit:

120

Total Number of Pupils on roll of compulsory school age:

Number of Applications (2012)

877

600

Percentage of school sessions (half days) missed through Unauthorised Absence:

0.4%

KEY STAGE 3: Percentage at each level. Year

Abs

W

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

5+

English ICHS National

2012 2010

1 1

0 0

0 0

0 1

0 4

0 16

1 36

28 30

61 10

9

99 77

Mathematics ICHS National

2012 2010

1 1

0 0

0 0

0 1

0 5

0 13

0 22

6 27

30 22

63 8

99 79

Science ICHS National

2012 2010

1 1

0 0

0 0

0 1

0 4

1 16

4 32

45 30

41 15

8

98 78

Notes: Figures may not total 100% due to rounding. Key to abbreviations: Abs absent; W working towards; Teacher Assessed Level 1-8 level awarded

GCSE EXAMINATIONS Summary of GCSE Results Achieved by pupils aged 15 Pupils (percent) ICHS (2012) Redbridge (2011) National (2011)

Statutory Targets

Achieving 5+ A*-C (inc. En/Ma)

2012

2013

2014

Target

Actual

Target

Target

100

Achieving 1+ A*-G

100%

100%

100%

100%

69

Achieving 5+ A*-C

99%

100%

99%

99%

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2012 GCSE RESULTS Achieved by Pupils aged 15 Entries

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

U/X

English Language

121

12

47

49

13

0

0

0

0

0

48.8% 100.0%100.0%

Maths

121

91

25

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

95.9% 100.0%100.0%

Biology

100

36

54

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

90.0% 100.0%100.0%

Chemistry

100

50

42

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

92.0% 100.0%100.0%

Physics

100

41

39

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

80.0% 100.0%100.0%

Science Core

21

0

7

10

4

0

0

0

0

0

33.3% 100.0%100.0%

Science Double

21

4

7

8

2

0

0

0

0

0

52.4% 100.0%100.0%

French

51

16

14

13

7

1

0

0

0

0

58.8% 98.0% 100.0%

German

23

3

7

4

4

4

1

0

0

0

43.5% 78.3% 100.0%

Spanish

57

10

14

16

12

3

2

0

0

0

42.1% 91.2% 100.0%

Geography

35

13

13

8

0

1

0

0

0

0

74.3% 97.1% 100.0%

History

48

28

13

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

85.4% 100.0%100.0%

Art

10

5

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

80.0% 100.0%100.0%

Economics

60

8

18

27

5

2

0

0

0

0

43.3% 96.7% 100.0%

EnglishLiterature

121

12

38

51

17

3

0

0

0

0

41.3% 97.5% 100.0%

IT

118

19

48

25

21

5

0

0

0

0

56.8% 95.8% 100.0%

Music

10

4

5

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

90.0% 100.0%100.0%

Product Design

21

1

9

7

3

1

0

0

0

0

47.6% 95.2% 100.0%

Graphics

19

1

4

7

4

3

0

0

0

0

26.3% 84.2% 100.0%

Resistant Materials

15

1

5

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

0.0% 100.0%100.0%

Systems

14

3

3

6

1

0

0

0

0

14

2.9%

Additional Maths

55

28

23

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

92.7% 100.0%100.0%

Religious Studies (short)

120

46

36

25

9

2

1

0

0

0

168.3% 96.7% 99.2%

3

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

441

302.5

106

24

3.5

0

0

1.5

IT (short) All

1,265.5 387

%A*/A %A*/C A*/G

0.0% 100.0%100.0% 65.4% 97.7% 99.9%

Notes: The table includes all results achieved by pupils who reached the age of 15 by 31st August 2011

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92.9% 92.9%


ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONS

Summary of 2012 GCE Advanced Level Results Achieved by Students aged 16, 17 or 18 taking two or more A. Level or AS Level equivalents ICHS (2012)

Redbridge (2011)

National (2011)

Ave. Point Score per Candidate

1022.0

726.9

728.3

Ave. Point Score per Entry

241.8

216.2

213.1

2012 GCE A. Level Results Achieved by Students aged 16, 17 or 18 at the end of Year 13. Entries

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U/X

% A*- B

Art & Design

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

100%

100.0%

Biology

59

4

17

27

5

4

2

0

81.4%

100.0%

Chemistry

58

6

25

15

7

2

2

0

79.3%

98.3%

Computer Science

17

1

4

3

7

1

1

0

47.1%

100.0%

Critical Thinking

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

100.0%

D & T Product Design

5

0

0

3

1

1

0

0

60.0%

100.0%

D & T Systems Control

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0.0%

100.0%

Economics

39

4

18

12

5

0

0

0

87.2%

100.0%

English (Lang & Lit)

9

0

2

4

3

0

0

0

66.7%

100.0%

English Literature

8

0

1

4

2

1

0

0

62.5%

100.0%

French

3

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

66.7%

100.0%

Geography

9

4

3

2

0

0

0

0

100.0% 100.0%

History

22

6

8

5

2

1

0

0

86.4%

100.0%

Mathematics

115

42

24

26

16

3

2

2

80.0%

98.3%

Further Maths

22

12

7

0

1

1

1

0

86.4

100.0%

Music

5

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

60.0%

100.0%

Physics

33

5

14

5

4

4

1

0

72.7%

100.0%

Politics

7

0

4

2

1

0

0

0

85.7%

100.0%

Psychology

14

3

3

4

3

1

0

0

71.4%

100.0%

Spanish

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

100.0% 100.0%

Totals

430

90

131

116

62

19

9

2

78.4%

99.3%

Extended Project Qualification

29

15

8

5

1

0

0

0

96.6%

100.0%

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% A-E


Learning to Lead

Empowering to Excel

2012 GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level Results Achieved by Students aged 16 and 17 at the end of Year 12 Subject

Entries

A

B

C

D

E

U

A-B

A-E

Art & Design

5

3

1

1

0

0

0

80

100

Biology

76

32

20

11

10

2

1

68

99

Chemistry

93

28

30

22

8

3

2

62

98

Computing

15

2

1

5

1

2

4

20

73

Critical Thinking Design Technology: Product Design Design Technology: Systems & Control

163

31

36

41

32

14

11

41

93

7

1

1

0

3

2

0

29

100

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

100

Economics

61

23

12

10

6

6

3

59

95

English Language & Literature

10

4

3

3

0

0

0

70

100

English Literature

22

9

3

10

0

0

0

55

100

French

10

6

2

1

1

0

0

80

100

Geography

30

15

4

5

4

1

1

63

97

German

4

1

1

1

1

0

0

50

100

Government & Politics

11

7

3

0

1

0

0

91

100

History

32

14

13

5

0

0

0

84

100

Mathematics

140

66

30

18

10

6

9

69

94

Mathematics A2*

32

13*

9

3

3

1

3

69

91

Music

4

1

2

0

0

1

0

75

100

Philosophy

6

0

2

2

0

2

0

33

100

Physics

58

24

13

9

4

4

4

64

93

Psychology

20

4

5

4

1

3

3

45

85

Spanish

8

3

0

1

4

0

0

38

100

Sport & Physical Education

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

75

100

*Those boys who opt for Further Mathematics sit all of the normal Mathematics A Level in Year 12 and all the Further Mathematics units in Year 13. The A grade figure for Mathematics A2 therefore includes 11 candidates who scored the A* grade. The A* grade is not available at AS Level.

Destinations of Students Leaving the Year 13 in 2012 University

129

Gap Year prior to University

22

Employment

2

Unknown

2

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Other Information Notes APPEALS AGAINST ADMISSION DECISIONS Parents who require further information regarding admission to the school should contact Children’s Services, London Borough of Redbridge, Lynton House, 255–259 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1NN The Education Act 1980 allows parents to appeal against any decision made by or on behalf of Redbridge Council about the school at which education is provided for a child. Every effort is made to meet parental preferences and no appeal to an appeals committee may be lodged before the Council has made a firm decision. Parents will, where this decision is not in accordance with their preferences, be informed of the date by which they must lodge their appeal. Places will continue to be filled in accordance with the Redbridge admissions policy full details of which can be obtained from The Admissions and Awards Team, Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1WN. Ilford County High School’s admission limit for 2012 is 120.

ACCESSIBILITY ICHS is situated about 400 metres to the west of Barkingside High Street at the roundabout between Fairlop Road, Fremantle Road, Looe Gardens (leading to Longwood Gardens) and Clayhall Avenue. It is served by the following buses: 128, 150, 167, 247, 275, 462. Barkingside and Fairlop underground stations are both about 10 to 15 minutes’ walk away.

FURTHER INFORMATION All the information in the prospectus is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change. The school is willing to provide further information about matters such as routines and procedures, and copies of all school policies are available on request. If parents feel that the Local Authority or the school have not been carrying out their legal responsibilities concerning the curriculum then they should, in the first instance, discuss it informally with the Headteacher. A Local Authority complaints procedure exists if the matter is not resolved. Headteacher: Mr M Capon Chairman of Governors: Mr M Hickey

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