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PROSPECTUS 2011/2012

Creating tomorrow’s citizens today

Headteacher: Alison Saunders B.A. (Hons) Mangrove Road, Hertford, SG13 8AJ Telephone: 01992 410400 Fax: 01992 410401 Email: admin@simonballe.herts.sch.uk Web site: www.simonballe.herts.sch.uk


Welcome to Simon Balle School. This is indeed a special place and we believe it is quite different to many other local secondary schools. Everyone who knows us or visits our school speaks of our distinct ethos with its strong sense of mutual support and loyalty. We have a clear vision – all students will be set challenging academic and personal targets and given the support and encouragement to succeed. An outstanding education experience is the greatest gift that we can give our young people who will be the leaders of future generations. As the world is rapidly changing we need to ensure that all of our students go out into the globally competitive world with the skills, attributes and behaviours for twenty-first century living. We are a learning community and therefore teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. Academic results are incredibly important. Our curriculum is fairly traditional with a great emphasis upon additional out of hours learning, clubs and visits. Our values drive all we do; creativity, hard work, mutual respect and honesty are constantly reinforced. However, we are forward looking and innovative. Students really enjoy school and are extremely committed as they understand the relevance of what they are doing. We are a nurturing community at Simon Balle. Ofsted awarded us outstanding grades for all aspects of our work; behaviour, attendance, safe practices, health and cultural development. Relationships at Simon Balle are exceptionally good, newcomers are welcomed and the feeling of an ‘effective family’ is often commented upon. Guidance and support are key aspects of our work. Students know that they are listened to and that together we work for improvement. Our values and sense of moral purpose drives all we do. We are a responsible and responsive community. Our students think deeply about others, care for the environment and are passionate about how they can make a difference to others. In this brochure we have tried to ‘capture’ some of the important areas of our school to help you to discover what we stand for and what we are trying to achieve for every student. Come along and experience first hand the opportunities at Simon Balle School.

Alison Saunders Headteacher

“…a delightful place in which to teach and learn.” Ofsted

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What makes Simon Balle such a special place to learn? Our school is driven by values and principles; it is about each and every student. They are valued for who they are and what they bring. It is our job whilst they are at Simon Balle to ensure that they grow into responsible young men and women, who have the skills, aptitudes and knowledge to be able to flourish in our ever changing world. We talk about the “Simon Balle Student”; someone who has had a fantastic educational experience and who has achieved the highest possible examination grades. Our students will, because of the opportunities on offer coupled with our expectations, be highly motivated, resourceful and resilient, respectful and responsible in their actions. At Simon Balle, our students meet daily with others (staff and students) who are passionate about their learning and this rubs off. Simon Balle students leave us as confident young people; however they do not only understand themselves. Because of the ethos at the heart of our community, they understand others and accept them for who they are. Our school is a special place for it is a fusion of academic excellence, a focus upon individual development and yet forward looking and innovative. Our students “love” their school and yet quite rightly, they are excited to grow further. Whilst they do not want to leave good friends, staff who have helped them or a place they have loved, they are eager to move on. Our job is to ensure that they have achieved their potential in our “all round” school. This is what sets us apart and makes us special. There is a distinct ethos that is rooted in a strong belief in personal values and social justice for both its students and staff.

“The ethos is indefinable – it is really special. Everyone is passionate about the place and it is incredibly infectious!” Year 7 Parent

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What facilities and resources can the school offer? Our students, staff and parents recognise the superb range of facilities at Simon Balle. The school is set in beautiful park and woodland which is used for many sporting activities, such as the school fun run. In addition to our gymnasium, we have a highly specialised fitness suite, a dance studio and an indoor swimming pool. The Astroturf is regularly used by students both within lessons and in their leisure time. Our newly transformed library has recently been awarded ‘runner-up’ Above: School Library status in a national library design competition as it combines the traditional collection of books with hi tech digital tools which ‘connect’ to the world’s knowledge. The space and lighting have been designed to reflect students’ learning needs and to create an area in which to think, research and share experiences. The food technology room is the envy of many schools and our students and parents love making and creating dishes in this twenty first century designed specialist area. It is light and airy, equipped with modern resources including professional equipment. Below: School Library This year’s special project has been the re-designing of our Lecture Theatre. We now have a really exciting learning space for innovative teaching where traditional methods can be fused with interactive and digital resources. All subjects are taught in specialist classrooms. Our Science labs provide a stimulating environment in which to learn. Our Music Centre has the best resources of any school nationally with many individual rehearsal spaces, rehearsal rooms, practice rooms and a recording studio. Digital and musical resources abound! We have a number of dedicated ICT suites; however you will find digital resources in every classroom, office and teaching area. We create a stimulating physical environment which is key to effective learning. We place great importance upon our displays which challenge students as well as recording the life of the school.

“ from collection to connection”

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What subjects will my child be taught and what are the different teaching styles? Whilst our curriculum is traditional and academic, lessons are delivered in creative and innovative ways, making full use of our excellent facilities and resources. We teach 5 one hour lessons a day; teachers use a range of teaching and learning styles. Expectations are high to ensure that every student reaches their full potential. In Year 7 most lessons are taught in form groups with setting introduced in core subjects. Students learn French, Spanish and German. The humanities subjects are very popular; Geography, History, RE and Citizenship are taught as separate subjects. There is excellent teaching within the visual and performing arts. Both our Art and Music departments have incredible reputations for the outstanding quality of their work. They frequently attract students from other schools to join them in the Sixth Form. The specialist facilities and equipment are remarkable – a music centre, darkroom and ceramics studio.

“BLP in Year 7 provides excellent support for students to develop skills such as participation, enquiry and team working”. Ofsted

Sport is equally strong. The list of our achievements is truly impressive and last year outperformed many local schools as our athletes, sportsmen and women excelled in all sporting areas. All students have 2 hours of PE each week and countless other opportunities to take part in a vast range of sports. Whilst we rightly concentrate on preparing students for exams, we must ensure that they can work independently. We want our students to be inquisitive and curious, eager to carry out their own research and to solve problems. We therefore place great emphasis on these skills, focusing on Professor Guy Claxton’s work on ‘Building Learning Power’.

5 team, with their trophies Above: Year 8 Girls football


What support is there for those students who are either Gifted and Talented or have additional learning needs? We have many students who are gifted or talented in various areas of the curriculum. There is a large range of clubs and activities aimed at these students as well as challenging work set by class teachers. In addition we do organise ‘gifted and talented’ workshops in a range of subjects and activities. These have included experiences for talented artists, musicians and scientists as well as in sports and Humanities areas. Careers advice is equally targeted to meet each student’s needs. We want every student to achieve their absolute personal best and we set ‘stretch’ targets for all students in every Key Stage. Students’ progress is continuously monitored and tracked. Intervention is directed when necessary and motivation is high.

“School leaders and other staff model the dignity and consideration they expect to see in students.” Ofsted

Our monitoring and evaluation shows that students with additional educational needs (AEN) make good progress. Our expectations for them are high. They are well supported by both staff and peers. Our holistic approach alongside a commitment to a ‘personalised curriculum’ and close communication with parents enables them to achieve their very best. Teachers plan to differentiate; students may be offered a personalised and appropriate curriculum and are supported by learning mentors, the Learning Support Department and pastoral staff. All our students achieve very highly, they enjoy being at our school and want to stay here as long as possible.

How will my child use IT to improve their learning? The innovative use of ICT and digital technologies is a core part of how we all work at Simon Balle School. Collaborative work and dialogue about learning are encouraged in lessons and outside of the classroom. All staff and students make extensive use of our ‘smart cloud’ site that gives access to email, calendars and other apps. The use of cloud based digital technologies means that all students can access systems anytime, anywhere. While we are ahead of the game in many respects, a recent visit from an educational consultant put us in the top 10% of schools with regard to our vision for digital technologies. We recognise that this is a rapidly changing area and is constantly developing. Whether it is the use of mobile devices or tablets, collaborative work using cloud based applications or engaging with parents via the web, we will seek to exploit all the benefits of digital technologies.

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What different clubs, visits and activities does the school offer? There are a vast number of exciting opportunities on offer for every child to take up and if someone wants to introduce another we try to accommodate this whenever we can. Trips and visits are used to enhance the curriculum. A selection of trips take place each year including a music tour, a sports tour, adventure trips, such as water sports in France and skiing in the Alps, visits to art galleries, museums and theatres. There are also field trips at home and abroad. Each week students can attend sports clubs, debating groups, art and science clubs, chess, drama and dance as well as a large number of musical instrument and voice activities. New friends are made, skills developed and everyone enjoys the fun to be had.

Top left: English trip to the Globe theatre Top right: Surfing in Bude Right: Music ensemble

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“The teachers are really enthusiastic and there is a shared sense of purpose� Ofsted


How do you manage the transition process? Simon Balle has an exceptional transition programme. Building upon the already close links we have with local schools through various networks (sports, language leaders, librarians and teacher groups) we visit each Year 6 student in their home school. Students visit the school in July for “mystery day” where they familiarise themselves with the school layout, make friends, meet staff and bond. We organise many activities that help both you to understand our school and us to get to know you. These usually include: family ICT workshops, a social club for those students who may find transfer more stressful, sports and cookery cleverness. Once your child is here, there are in the first few weeks induction workshops where you can learn about how the school works.

“All arrangements made for the transition, whether they be pupil, parent or whole family focused have been outstanding.” Parent of a Year 7 student, 2011

“Thus far I have found the face of Simon Balle, whether staff or student, to be consistently approachable, friendly and very “human”, and this has made a very positive impression on me” Year 7 parent, 2011

“We are awe-struck at the level of detail and effort you’ve all put into making the children and their families feel welcome at Simon Balle School” Parents of a Year 7 student, 2011

How will you care for my child and make sure they are happy at school? Simon Balle is a happy, vibrant school. Children tell us that they feel very safe here. They enjoy coming to school; attendance is exceptionally high. Our pastoral support, care and guidance are outstanding. Heads of Year work closely with all students and their parents; they know student needs and track their academic progress. Our staff “go the extra mile”, they care deeply and build strong relationships. The role of the Form Tutor is equally important as they stay with the form and watch each individual student mature and make academic progress. Additional support may be received through our mentoring system; mentors help students to manage any issues and keep on track. Well-being is a key aspect of our work. Senior staff are visible each day and ensure that all students feel safe and are happy. It is indeed a special place where everyone is valued.

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What links does the school have with the wider community and local business? As an outward facing school we understand the importance of partnerships with local schools, businesses and community partners. We have very strong links with local primary schools and our transition programme has received national acclaim. Our students work as sports leaders, language ambassadors and musicians in many Hertford primary schools. Our teachers visit and lead assemblies and classes and we have been awarded the status of ‘Consultant School’ by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. We also received the International Schools Award in 2011. Year 5 students frequently spend a day each year experiencing what it is like to be in a secondary school. Our annual Gifted and Talented Summer School has received high praise from parents, students and the local authority. We link with a number of international schools. We run a number of exchange visits and each year we welcome American students as part of a home-stay weekend. We have a very strong link with Kimbili Junior Secondary school in South Africa, who we support in terms of developing teaching and learning and mutual understanding. We also have close links with the University of Hertfordshire, Finspong School in Sweden and Brantôme in France. In the past we have organised exchange visits to Finspong, and annually run a French exchange. In addition to these “educational” partnerships, we are working closely with Pearson UK to develop our digital strategy and to help them with their research. We are a partner school to Premier Foods and the “Craft Guild of Chefs”. Master chefs regularly come into school and work with students and parents on various cookery projects. Our music department is frequently asked by ‘Musical Futures’ (a national initiative financed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation), to lead conferences and, more locally, music has a strong partner in ‘Play Something’ (Ware). Our students greatly benefit from this work. We have a strong Governing Body and a very active PSA, which all parents automatically join.

“The school is very effective caring for and supporting its community” Ofsted

Left: Students and parents cooking in the food room, with master chefs

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How will the school support my child to reach their potential? We believe that everyone can achieve and that intelligence is not “fixed”! We teach our students to be resilient, not to give up when things are hard or they go wrong. We set every child challenging but realistic targets and together we work with them and support then in their learning. We are passionate about what we do, our enthusiasm “rubs off” onto students and therefore many of them want to achieve their very best.

Above: Practising for a gymnastics competition

Above: Start of the School Fun Run

What standards of behaviour do you expect from your students? We expect the highest standards of behaviour from all of our students, wherever they are. We set clear boundaries and students are expected to take responsibility for their own actions. The caring safe environment at Simon Balle is founded upon our ethos that everyone has a right to be safe, the right to learn and the right to be treated with respect. This belief is fundamental and shared by students and staff alike. We do not tolerate any behaviour which undermines this; we have a clear set of sanctions and strategies, but more importantly we expect to see changes in behaviour. Parents are fully involved at all stages and we expect them support us and help with us in our work.

“The relationships between staff and students are exceptionally good, resulting in a strong sense of mutual respect and loyalty” Ofsted

How will you let me know how well my child is doing? One of our key aims is to monitor the progress of every student and to check that they achieving at or above their expected level. We make good use of our data to ensure that we a good picture of their strengths and weaknesses. If we believe a child is under-achieving we employ a number of strategies to help them, involving parents as well as supporting students. We frequently communicate with parents via information evenings, individual interviews, parent evenings and reports. In addition students meet with both subject and form tutors when their academic progress is discussed. Each student receives an annual report which comments upon both academic and personal development. We welcome parents to contact us at any time.

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What does Simon Balle offer for the future? Simon Balle School is a “forward-looking” school. We never stand still; we combine traditional values with innovative and up to date teaching and learning. Our students are well prepared for their next steps albeit college, work or university. As they journey through the school they are given opportunities to grow. They are mature young people who can think creatively and solve problems, work as part of a team and yet be independent, able and articulate communicators with a strong moral conscience. They form excellent partnerships and speak many years later of the deep relationships they formed whilst part of The Simon Balle Community. Each year, the Simon Balle Community grows. As our young people leave, they take this special “imprint” out into the world. In Ancient Greek they used a system of instructions called “paideia” in which students were given a well rounded cultural education. It was seen to be education in its “true form”, making a man good and capable of citizenship and leadership, something that continues from generation to generation” This is the true spirit of Simon Balle – What greater gift can we give?

The school’s mission is to develop young people into independent, well informed responsible citizens.

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STUDENT ADMISSIONS 2011 Admissions are made through Hertfordshire County Council. Places are allocated according to the County Council admissions criteria, which are available from Admissions and Transport Team East, Farnham House SFAR109, Six Hills Way, Stevenage. SG1 2FQ or www.hertsdirect.org/admissions.

Number of places available Total number of applications Total number of places offered

2010 160 700 160

2011 160 704 160

TOURS OF THE SCHOOL We welcome parents and students to visit us and join in one of our student guided tours which start at 9.15am. Please telephone the school office on 01992 410400 to make an appointment. To minimise disruption we are unable to offer tours during exam periods. For Year 7 entry (September 2012) we are offering tours every morning at 9:15 am from Friday 7th – Friday 21st October. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment for one of these tours and come along to see the school in action.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE: 2010/2011 WE TAKE ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL VERY SERIOUSLY. Missing school (even when there are justifiable reasons) usually results in lower achievement. We want all of our students to try and achieve 100% attendance. Our attendance is extremely effective and has reduced our unauthorised attendance rate. Sometimes we will not grant holidays within school time if students have already taken holidays during the previous 6 month period. This has led to a real improvement and, we believe, contributed to our improved academic results. We continue to be one of the top schools in the county for attendance and we continually strive to improve our absence rates.

YEAR Attendance Authorised Absence Unauthorised Absence

2008-2009 95.70% 3.9% 0.4%

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2009-2010 95.50% 4.3% 0.2%

2010-2011 95.34% 4.6% 0.2%


TERM DATES ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-13 Autumn Term 2012 Monday 3rd September to Friday 21st December 2012 Half Term: Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November Spring Term 2013 Tuesday 7th January to Thursday 28th March 2013 Half Term: Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2013 Summer Term 2013 Monday 15th April to Wednesday 24th July 2013 Half Term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2013 (Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2013) 5 INSET days, Induction and 1 Occasional Day still to be arranged. Dates will be finalised by December 2011 SUMMER 2011 ACADEMIC RESULTS GCSE These results are a record of our very best achievement. Most students study at least eleven subjects with some taking more. Our curriculum meets student’s needs. Students follow a traditional curriculum but as ‘option’ choices are not ‘fixed’ we are able to respond to a cohort’s preference year on year. This flexibility means that students usually get their choices; these lead to greater motivation and ultimately achievement. The large number of A and A*s this year reflects the hard work and enthusiasm of the students. They set their sights high and they achieved; for many they surpassed their personal goals. Boys and girls did equally well, with high academic results for all. SUMMARY OF GCSE RESULTS ACHIEVED BY PUPILS AGED 15+ IN 2010-2011 Percentage of 15 year old pupils Boys Simon Balle 2011 Girls Simon Balle 2011 Total Simon Balle 2011 Average for all schools in England in 2010 Average Total Point Score Per Pupil:

Entered for 5+ GCSEs 100% 100% 100% 100%

Achieving 5+ A*-C grades inc English & Maths 64% 83% 74% 53%

Boys

= 500

Achieving 5+ A*-G grades 100% 100% 100% 92.7% Girls

Entered for 1+ GCSEs 100% 100% 100% 100% = 548

Achieving 1+ A*-G grades 100% 100% 100% 99% All

Achievi ng no passes

0% 0% 0% 1%

= 520

National Average = 448

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Results & Targets for 2011 5+ A*-C at GCSE (inc Eng and Maths) 5+ A*-C at GCSE (all subjects) 5+ A*-G at GCSE

TARGETS 72% 83% 98%

RESULTS 74% 90% 100% Targets were set for us by County by looking at prior attainment of our students and adding challenge.

SUMMER 2011 RESULTS ACHIEVED BY PUPILS IN YEAR 11 Number of pupils in school in cohort: 158 Number of boys: 88 Number of girls: 70 GCSE RESULTS (Number of Pupils Aged 15+) ENTRIES A* A B C D ART 0 0 1 3 4 Boys 11 2 4 6 6 0 Girls 19 2 4 7 9 4 Total 30 BIOLOGY 17 11 9 3 1 Boys 41 7 8 4 0 0 Girls 19 24 19 13 3 1 Total 60 BTEC Sport (worth 4 GCSEs) 0 0 0 8 0 Boys 8 0 1 3 2 0 Girls 6 0 1 3 10 0 Total 14 BUSINESS STUDIES 0 3 6 9 6 Boys 28 1 0 7 7 1 Girls 19 1 3 13 16 7 Total 47 CHEMISTRY 9 13 11 5 0 Boys 40 5 10 2 2 0 Girls 19 14 23 113 7 0 Total 59 CITIZENSHIP (Short Course) 2 13 21 11 2 Boys 49 5 20 22 8 0 Girls 56 7 33 43 19 2 Total 105 DANCE 0 1 0 0 0 Boys 1 0 1 1 0 6 Girls 8 0 2 1 0 6 Total 9 DRAMA 0 2 1 0 1 Boys 4 2 4 5 2 1 Girls 14 2 6 6 2 2 Total 18 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 8 14 18 20 19 Boys 88 3 19 20 21 5 Girls 70 11 33 38 41 24 Total 158

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E

F

G

U

2 0 2

1 0 1

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

3 3 6

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

2 0 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

4 2 6

3 0 3

2 0 2

0 0 0


ENTRIES

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

U

Boys Girls Total

77 70 147

10 8 18

18 27 45

26 22 48

17 8 25

4 2 6

0 2 2

1 1 2

0 0 0

1 0 1

Boys Girls Total

22 23 45

6 4 10

8 13 21

6 3 9

0 3 3

1 0 1

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

57 33 90

7 6 13

9 9 18

17 10 27

14 6 20

7 1 8

1 1 2

2 0 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

8 10 18

0 1 1

2 4 6

4 2 6

1 2 3

0 1 1

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

SUBJECTS ENGLISH LITERATURE

FRENCH

GEOGRAPHY

GERMAN

HISTORY Boys Girls Total ICT

Boys Girls Total MATHEMATICS Boys Girls Total

4 9 6 12 6 5 3 1 0 48 8 5 12 9 6 4 2 0 0 46 12 16 18 21 12 9 5 1 0 94 ICT OCR Students are awarded grades at Distinction, Merit or Pass Distinction = A* and A, Merit = an A and a B, Pass = two C grades Entries Distinction Merit Pass 40 21 25 88 39 21 9 69 79 42 36 157 ENTRIES A* A B C D E F G U 6 14 21 26 13 4 4 0 0 88 3 12 15 28 6 4 2 0 0 70 9 26 36 54 19 8 6 0 0 158

MUSIC Boys Girls Total

22 11 33

1 0 1

5 3 8

6 3 9

3 2 5

5 2 7

2 1 3

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

41 19 60

10 4 14

12 8 20

8 5 13

8 2 10

2 0 2

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

8 25 33

1 2 3

1 6 7

3 11 14

3 4 7

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

75 64 139

5 7 12

11 17 28

11 18 29

22 14 36

11 5 16

8 2 10

4 0 4

3 1 4

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

47 51 98

0 1 1

1 6 7

9 10 19

17 22 39

15 7 22

5 4 9

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

PHYSICS

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RE (Short Course)

SCIENCE (Core)

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ENTRIES

A*

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

U

Boys Girls Total

47 51 98

0 5 5

3 4 7

10 13 23

16 14 30

10 8 18

5 5 10

3 2 5

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

28 6 34

0 0 0

7 0 7

6 3 9

8 3 11

5 0 5

1 0 1

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

6 14 20

0 1 1

0 1 1

2 10 12

1 2 3

2 0 2

0 0 0

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

12 5 17

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 0 1

1 2 3

7 2 9

3 1 4

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

16 2 18

0 0 0

0 0 0

2 2 4

8 0 8

4 0 4

1 0 1

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 7 7

0 3 3

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

SUBJECTS SCIENCE (Additional)

SPORTS STUDIES

TECHNOLOGY (Catering)

TECHNOLOGY (Graphics)

TECHNOLOGY (Product Design) Boys Girls Total TECHNOLOGY (Textiles) Boys Girls Total

SUMMER 2011 A LEVEL EXAM RESULTS It can be difficult for parents to truly appreciate A Level results as the current system is highly complicated. Most of the students in our large Sixth form (approximately 250) take 4 subjects at AS Level and then concentrate upon 3 at A2 Level. Our results are very good. This is partly as a result of us working together with parents, students and staff to really understand the rigors of A Level and the entry requirements needed for students. In addition we are now stretching our students and ensuring that they understand the need for independent study and research so that they can ultimately succeed in Higher and Further Education. Once again over 90% of our students went on to University, or other specific career routes.

SUMMARY OF 2010-2011 A LEVEL RESULTS Point Scores

A* = 300

A = 270

B = 240

Number of pupils entered for 2 or more A levels (or equivalent):

16

C = 210 Boys: 44

D = 180 Girls: 60

E = 150 Total: 104


Average A level points per student: Average A level points per entry:

2011 - 780 2011 - 223

2010 – 891 2010 – 221

2009 – 868 2009 – 211

ENTRIES

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U

Boys Girls Total

1 6 7

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 4 4

0 1 1

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

8 15 23

1 1 2

0 1 1

2 4 6

3 4 7

1 4 5

0 1 1

1 0 1

Boys Girls Total

10 4 14

0 0 0

1 0 1

2 0 2

3 4 7

4 0 4

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

5 6 11

1 1 2

0 2 2

3 2 5

0 1 1

0 0 0

1 0 1

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

4 4

0 0

0 0

0 1

2 2

2 1

0 0

0 0

Boys Girls Total

2 0 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

2 0 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

6 4 10

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 3 4

3 1 4

1 0 1

1 0 1

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

1 12 13

0 1 1

0 0 0

1 3 4

0 3 3

0 3 3

0 2 2

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

2 7 9

0 0 0

0 1 1

1 3 4

1 3 4

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

10 3 13

0 0 0

0 0 0

2 0 2

7 3 10

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

0 4 4

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

SUBJECTS ART & DESIGN

BIOLOGY

BUSINESS STUDIES

CHEMISTRY

DRAMA

D&T (Product Design)

ECONOMICS

ENLISH LITERATURE

ENGLISH LIT & LANG

FILM STUDIES

FRENCH

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ENTRIES

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U

Boys Girls Total

5 10 15

0 0 0

1 1 2

1 6 7

2 2 4

1 1 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

9 13 22

0 0 0

0 1 1

4 3 7

4 8 12

1 1 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

12 2 14

0 0 0

9 1 10

0 0 0

3 1 4

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

10 17 27

1 2 3

2 3 5

2 4 6

3 4 7

1 4 5

1 0 1

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

1 5 6

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 1 1

0 2 2

1 0 1

0 1 1

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

2 3 5

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 1 2

1 0 1

0 2 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

5 1 6

0 0 0

0 0 0

3 1 4

2 0 2

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

0 10 10

0 4 4

0 1 1

0 3 3

0 1 1

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

2 2 4

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 1 1

1 0 1

0 1 1

0 0 0

1 0 1

Boys Girls Total

2 2 4

0 0 0

0 1 1

1 1 2

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

10 18 28

0 3 3

0 4 4

2 6 8

4 4 8

4 0 4

0 1 1

0 0 0

SUBJECTS GEOGRAPHY

GREEK

HISTORY

ICT

MATHS

MATHS (Further)

MUSIC

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHYSICS

POLITICS

PSYCHOLOGY

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ENTRIES

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U

Boys Girls Total

5 7 12

0 0 0

1 0 1

3 3 6

1 3 4

0 0 0

0 1 1

0 0 0

Boys Girls Total

6 13 19

0 0 0

2 6 8

2 3 5

0 1 1

1 3 4

1 0 1

0 0 0

0 2 1 4 3 2 Boys 12 0 2 2 0 1 0 Girls 5 0 4 3 4 4 2 Total 17 Students at Simon Balle also study IFS School of Finance and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – these are awarded at AS level

0 0 0

SUBJECTS

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

SOCIOLOGY

SPORTS STUDIES

ENTRIES

A*

A

B

C

D

E

U

45 students taking the exam, full results available November 2011

IFS SCHOOL of FINANCE Boys Girls Total

32 13 45

x x x

x x x

x x x

x x x

x x x

x x x

x x x

Boys Girls Total

26 19 45

4 5 9

4 3 7

9 5 14

2 5 7

6 1 7

1 0 1

0 0 0

EPQ

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Year 13 Destinations - 2010-2011 The majority of students leaving Simon Balle Sixth Form go on to an impressive range of university and specialist institutions. A significant number join Russell Group and 1994 Group universities to study traditional academic subjects at the country’s top research institutions. Others prefer to apply for more specialist courses, often at the cutting edge of technology and innovation. This year, 90 out of 117 (77%) have gone on to higher education; the other 27 have secured employment. We are very proud of the support we offer all our students in their search for the right career options – the list below indicates the destinations of some of our students over the past two years:

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