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At Year 12

Admissions - 2018 Entry 

2018 Entry

Our annual Sixth Form Open Evening took place in October 17. We welcome applications online via UCASprogress from Friday 13th October 2017. The deadline is 5pm on 31st January 2018.

Please note, this event was open to prospective students and their family only (not current Judd students).

Admissions Criteria for Sixth Form - 2018 Entry 

Students must have achieved a minimum total of 65 points across their best 10 GCSEs (using the 9 to 1 scale, except that grades of 4 or below count as zero) including 5 or better in each of Mathematics and English Language. [Where unreformed GCSEs have been sat the following scale will be used: A*=9, A=7, B=6, C=5, D or below =0; C or better must be achieved in Maths and English Language]. All offers made during Year 11 are conditional on students fulfilling the above criteria.

There are also subject specific criteria, details of which may be found in the prospectus. Gaining a place does not guarantee a particular course/subject may be followed.

Internal Applicants

Internal applicants transfer to Year 12 provided they have met the criteria above. There is no upper limit to the number of internal students transferring to Year 12.

External Applicants

The Published Admission Number for Year 12 is 55 (external students). In the event of oversubscription, priority will be given to (in order):

1.   Children in Local Authority Care

2.   Academic Ability

Ranked on predicted GCSE grades from their current school.

  • GCSEs already certificated will be counted.
  • The number of grade 9s will be the first measure, then grade 8s and so on.
  • The Judd School will be the sole arbiter of measures of equivalence when students have sat examinations other than GCSE. IGCSE grades are considered to be equal to GCSE grades.

3.   Distance

Where predicted grades are the same students will be further ranked by distance from home to School.

4.   Random Selection

A random selection will be applied should two or more applicants have the same predicted grades and the same distance from home to school.

Following results (August 2018), where applicants (who have not previously been offered a place) have achieved better results than their predicted grades, they will be considered based on the grades achieved and ranked accordingly for any places that become available as a result of other students failing to meet the required entry levels.

Subject

Entry Requirement

Art

7 in GCSE Art. Some students who have not taken GCSE Art may be accepted on the basis of a strong portfolio of work.

Biology

Either 7 in GCSE Biology if taken or 8 in Combined Science.

Chemistry

Either 7 in GCSE Chemistry if taken or 8 in Combined Science.

Design and Technology

7 at GCSE in DT: Resistant Materials, Product Design, Graphics, Systems & Control or Electronics. Students who have studied a different DT discipline should contact Mr Reay (Head of DT) to discuss their suitability.

Economics

7 (or equivalent) in Mathematics and 7 (or equivalent) in an English GCSE.

English Literature

7 in both GCSE English Language and English Literature

French

7 in GCSE French

Geography

7 in GCSE Geography if taken. Students who have not taken GCSE Geography must speak to Mrs Yarham to discuss suitability.

German

7 in GCSE German

Politics

7 at GCSE in either History or English Literature

History

The normal entry requirement is a Grade 7 at GCSE/ IGCSE. Students who have not taken the subject at GCSE must speak to Ms Hoyer to discuss suitability.

Latin

7 in GCSE Latin

Mathematics

8 in GCSE Mathematics.

Mathematics (Further)

9 in GCSE Mathematics. (Students who achieve a Grade 8 and wish to study Further Maths may be able to do so in discussion with the Head of Maths, on the basis of achievements in additional Maths qualifications or your overall GCSE profile.)

Music

7 at GCSE Music or grade 4 on your chosen instrument/voice

Physics

Either 7 in GCSE Physics if taken or 8 in Combined Science.

Religious Studies

The normal entry requirement is a Grade 7 at GCSE. Students who have not taken GCSE Religious Studies will need to have achieved a 7 in two other humanities, such as English Language, History or Geography.

Please note:

For GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications which were awarded grades we consider a 7 equivalent to an A and an 8 equivalent to an A*.

Although we plan the timetable in response to students’ subject choices, a small number of students each year find that their choice of subjects cannot be accommodated either because of timetable clashes or because subject sets are full. The school will let you know if this is the case as soon as it knows and will discuss your options at that time.

 

How to Apply

Deadline for all applications is 5pm on the 31st January 2018.

Applications from students new to the school

If you are an new student wishing to apply to the Judd School for September 2018 you will need to apply online using the Kent Area Prospectus www.ucasprogress.com/search. You will be able to apply to The Judd School from Friday 13th October 2017 5pm – 31st January 2018.

If you currently attend a Kent school you will be issued with an unlock code from your school to enable you to do this. If you attend a school outside Kent or you are at a school that does not use the Kent Area Prospectus online system, you will need to self register on the website mentioned above.

If you have any technical problems please email KCC using prospectus@kent.gov.uk or telephone 03000 414 006 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

If it is a query regarding applying to The Judd School Sixth Form, please contact Jodi Boreham  jodi.boreham@judd.kent.sch.uk at the School or telephone on 01732 770880

Applications from current Judd Students

Judd year 11 students will be given their password / unlock code at school. All students should apply online using the online system www.ucasprogress.com/search.

 

Life in the Sixth Form
 

Life in the Sixth Form: A typical week
We aim to help you to develop the self-discipline and independence in your studies that will prepare 
you for Higher Education and the working life which follows; though University and work are not the 
only routes supported. The Sixth Form is a bridge between the highly structured timetable of year 11 and  the  need  for  self-discipline  and  good  personal  organisation  in  university  life  and  the working world. 

LESSONS AND STUDY PERIODS: Obviously the majority of your time at school will be devoted to the 
learning and improving of the skills associated with your chosen subjects. However, you will not be in lessons all of the time. We operate a two-week timetable at the Judd with six fifty minute lessons each day, apart from Mondays when there are five lessons. So overall there are 29 lessons each week but 2 will be set aside for Games. You will be expected to study for 4 A-levels and given that each subject has  5  lessons  per  week  you  will  be  left  with  7  lessons  each  week  where  you  can  direct  your own learning (at least 1each day). The obvious thing to do with that time is to make sure you are up to date on your homework but as time goes on you will realise that reading ahead and around your subject is just as, if not more, important. 

PRIVATE STUDY IN SCHOOL: Students can work individually in two supervised quiet study areas, one in the Sixth Form Study Centre and one in the Library. Working in groups is encouraged in the student study room where quiet discussion is permitted. There are computer facilities available for students to use during private study periods in the Sixth Form Centre, IT rooms and in the school library. After lunch students may sign out to pursue other activities if they have no lessons.

WORK  OUTSIDE OF  SCHOOL:  Our  experience  is  that  our  most  successful  students  also undertake about  four  hours  per  subject  each  week  of serious  work  at  home.  Much  of  this  work will  be  selfdirected  –  but  it  cannot  be  overemphasised  that  undertaking  wider  reading  and developing  notemaking skills are essential if you are to do yourself justice at A level. 

TAKING  A  BREAK:  Students  are  not  allowed  to  leave  school  before  lunch  time,  however,  students seeking a rest after a tough morning of three intense lessons can use the 90 seat Café reserved for the exclusive use of the sixth form. Food and Drinks are available and it is a good place to talk about things outside of your subjects.

GAMES: In addition to your academic subjects, Games activities are timetabled for you on Wednesday afternoons. The school offers a wide range of activities at  all levels and is nationally competitive in many of them. Options include netball, hockey, swimming, gym, rugby, cross-country, athletics, tennis and basketball. Students can also pursue individual sports with permission e.g. golf.

ASSEMBLY AND PSHE: On alternate Friday’s students either have a year group assembly or a PSHE 
session (form period). Assemblies are a chance to reflect on wider issues and share relevant notices 
while  the  majority  of  form  periods  involve  external  speakers  talking  about  specialist  issues and concerns.

FREE AFTERNOON: A standard timetable should have one completely free afternoon in the fortnight. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in volunteering or work experience, arrange driving lessons or organise the acquisition of skills and experiences which will help you in the future. 
In this way we believe that every student follows a curriculum that is varied and stimulating and which provides a sound basis from which to apply for university or work. 

Life in the Sixth Form: Pastoral support 
Every Sixth Former is a member of a tutor group and also a member of one of our six houses (Bryant, Evans, Morgan, Rendall, Starling and Taylor – named after our previous headmasters). The tutor plays a pivotal role in the development of  their tutees and is responsible for monitoring their academic progress and providing pastoral support. If you have any problems, please talk to your tutor at an early stage. One of the most important parts of the relationship will be when the tutor writes the reference  to  support  a  university  application  and  so  it  is  vital  that  tutors  know  how a  student  is performing in school and that a student lets a tutor know about anything interesting that they are doing.

Students must register each morning and are expected to stay on site until lunch time. If they need 
some time away from study, then the Sixth Form Café is available with food and hot drinks.
The Sixth Form Team (especially the Pastoral Head of Sixth Form Mrs Andrews) and Sixth Form Tutors are available  to talk to students who are encountering difficulties during their Sixth Form, and can also direct students to outside agencies. We also have a Counsellor who visits the school on a weekly basis. Sixth Form student representatives are able to discuss aspects of school life and the running of the Sixth Form Common Room at the Sixth Form Council.

Life in the Sixth Form: Being part of our community
The Sixth Form have a special place in the school community being our senior students and students
always  want to give something back to the lower school; which is great as  they remember what is 
needed to succeed at that age! This is something we absolutely encourage and student mentors both academic and pastoral (“student listeners”) are a vital part of the school’s success along with our Youth Health Champions. The  Sixth Form are role models to the lower school and so their standards of behaviour and dress should be exemplary. Certain  members  of  the  sixth  form  are  trusted  with  extra  positions  of  responsibility  and  help contribute with organising daily and special events in the school.  In year 13 they are called Prefects and there are Senior Prefects (Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Prefect and House Captains), House Prefects (including specialist roles for sport, charity, culture and pastoral issues), Subject Prefects and School Prefects. In year 12 students can also participate as “The Noble” (named after a beloved former teacher) and help with the day to day duties in the school. 

Selection of University Destinations - 2017 Leavers 

University Destinations 2017

No. of Students

Cambridge

17

Exeter

17

Oxford

14

Newcastle

11

Durham

9

Leeds

9

Birmingham

8

Bath

7

Bristol

7

Nottingham

7

Manchester

6

Cardiff

5

Imperial

5

Loughborough

5

Gallery
 

Head Boy & Girl 2017/18

16-19 School Bursary Scheme Policy and Procedure 

Admissions - 2019 Entry 

Our next Sixth Form Open Evening for September 2019 entry will take place on Thursday 8th November 2018 from 5-7pm. More details and Headteacher talk times will be released nearer the time.

CRITERIA FOR THE ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO YEAR 12 IN SEPTEMBER 2019

Students must have achieved a minimum average performance points* score of 6.5 in their best 10 qualifications, or of all qualifications if fewer than 10 subjects completed. Students must additionally have completed a minimum of six GCSEs, including a 5 or better in each of Mathematics and English Language. Students additionally need to satisfy the requirements of their chosen subjects, which can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus. (the 2019 prospectus will be updated in the Autumn term)

Internal Applicants

Internal applicants transfer to Year 12 provided they have met the criteria above. There is no upper limit to the number of internal students transferring to Year 12.

External Applicants

The Published Admission Number for Year 12 is 75 (external students). In the event of over-subscription, priority will be given to (in order):

1. Children in Local Authority Care or Previously in Local Authority Care

2. Academic Ability

This will be measured by ranked average performance points* score in their best 10 qualifications, or of all qualifications if fewer than 10 subjects completed, the highest score being given the highest rank.

3. Distance

Where average QCA scores are the same students will be further ranked by distance from home to school (with the nearest given the highest ranking).

4. Random Selection

A random selection will be applied should two or more applicants have the same predicted grades and the same distance from home to school.

* Performance points refer to the points as per the current year’s ‘School performance: point scores for KS4 qualifications’. Where qualifications outside the scope of performance tables have been undertaken, the closest match will be used as decided by the Governors’ Admissions Panel.