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We fully expect both Brooklands and Walnut Tree campuses to be open tomorrow, Tuesday 12 December.  If there is any change to this, parents will be informed as early as possible.

Walnut Tree and Brooklands Campus

Students will finish School on Friday 15 December at 12 noon
Students return to school on Wednesday 3 January 2018

Yamaha Session Dates 2018

Session 1 ………... 6 lesson payment from

Tuesday 2 January to Saturday 10 February 2018 inclusive.

Half term from 12 February - 18 February 2018.

Session 2 ………… 5 lesson payment from

Monday 19 February to Saturday 24 March 2018 inclusive.

Easter holiday from 26 March – 8 April 2018 inclusive.

Session 3 …………. 6/7** lesson payment from

Monday 9 April to Saturday 26 May 2018 inclusive.

No lessons on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018.

Half term from 28 May - 3 June 2018.

Session 4 ……..… 7 lesson payment from

Monday 4 June to Saturday 21 July 2018 inclusive.

Summer holiday from 23 July - 2 September 2018.

Session 5…...7 lesson payment from

Monday 3 September to Sat 20 October 2018 inclusive.

Half term from 22 October - 28 October 2018 inclusive.

Session 6…..7 lesson payment from

Monday 29 October to Saturday 15 Dec 2018 inclusive.

**Customers on a Monday will receive 6 lessons

Promoting British Values

At Walton High, the values related to democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect are delivered through the formal and informal curriculum – above all the school practices these values in everything it does.

Students are taught about the country’s constitution and learn how to question institutions but at the same time respect them.  Through participating in elections for bodies such as the Student Council, young people learn how these are conducted and how to make their voice heard to influence the outcome.

The school’s rules and expectations are clear and fair.  Students learn not only about their rights but also their responsibilities.  Students gain an understanding of the legal system through visits to the magistrates’ court and visits from Crown Court judges.  Within the school a restorative approach is taken to resolving conflict and harm done to others.

The development of an awareness of self and rights is coupled with an appreciation of society and individual and collective responsibility.  The school promotes an anti-bullying culture.

The commitment to securing social justice through high quality education that promotes inclusion and embraces diversity is central to Walton High’s vision as are the values of honesty, integrity, tolerance and respect.  These things permeate all aspects of the school’s work.

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Here you will find all you need to know about undertaking an EPQ. This is a skills based qualification, which means that candidates are not assessed on particular content, but rather the skills which they demonstrate. An extended project can take any of the following forms: a 5,000-word written report, artefact or product (these require a short report alongside). Students have rare opportunity in the EPQ to gain a qualification which Universities recognise which is on a subject of their choosing. This course can also assist students which want a vocation immediately after further education, as it can demonstrate niche areas which are outside the scope of other programmes. 
EPQ must be studied alongside a full programme of courses at Walton High Post 16 and any student in Post 16 is eligible to gain this qualification, as it is available in all option blocks. The course runs from September to April each year, with weekly taught sessions. This qualification is completed within one year and students are encouraged to do this in the first rather than second year due to summative exams being in the second year.    

Course Description and Content:
The EPQ is an academic qualification on any subject matter, which requires research, thoughtful decision making, planning, design, resourcing and evaluation to succeed. Students have two sessions per week, in groups, with their supervisor, who will guide them and teach them appropriate taught skills. However, this is an independent project, students will be required to utilise the skills taught to their chosen topic of expertise.  
The taught skills which Walton High offers relate to the following: time management, planning, organising data, formal essay writing and structure, copyright and plagiarism guidance, conducting primary research (methods and ethics), handling statistics, credibility and reliability of primary and secondary research and referencing. These taught skills are useful for other courses and further study as well as the EPQ.
Assessment:
Students must complete their projects, alongside a production log which they complete throughout the year and deliver a presentation about their project at the end. All three of these elements are subject to being marked for their final grade, which they receive the August after submission.
Students are assessed on the evidence which they submit based on the following: Their ability to manage their projects, use resources, develop and realise their plan to a high standard and to review their work throughout. There are 50 marks available, these are marked by the supervisor and subject to internal and external moderation. There are no examinations for the EPQ, but evidence of project, production log and presentation are required to submit.
There is a fixed deadline in April for submission and the project must be the student’s own work.
For further information regarding the Extended Project Qualification and the specification please follow this weblink: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/projects/aqa-certificate/EPQ-7993    

Exam Results and Performance Tables

Key Stage 4

 

2016

Progress 8 score 0.14
(above average)
Attainment 8 score 52.3
Percentage of pupils who achieved a standard pass Grade C + in English and maths at the end of KS4 65%
Percentage of pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate 41%
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate 21%
Percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations) 98%

Key Stage 5

 

2016

A levels
Progress students at Walton High made compared with students across the country
-0.04
(average)
Academic qualifications
Progress students at Walton High made compared with students across the country
-0.02
(average)
Vocational qualifications
Progress students at Walton High made compared with students across the country
+0.27
(above national average)
Tech level qualifications
Progress students at Walton High made compared with students across the country

0.68

A levels
Average grade

C

Academic qualifications
Average grade

C

Vocational qualifications
Average grade

Dist +

Tech level qualifications
Average grade

Dist +

Progress in GCSE English

0.89

Progress in GCSE Maths

0.56

Retention – A Levels
(proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on)

97.3%

Retention – Academic qualifications
(proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on)

97.3%

Retention – Vocational qualifications
(proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on)

65.3%

Retention – Technical qualifications
(proportion of students who get to the end of the main programme of study that they enrolled on)

84%

Destinations
(percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment in the year after the end of key stage 5)

87%

Department for Education Performance Table

Further details on the outcomes achieved by students at Walton High can be found at https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136842

To compare Walton High’s performance with other schools and colleges go to
https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/

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