Wootton Sixth Form - Kimberley STEM College
Parents Information Evening - 4th July 2016
A warm welcome to
Wootton Academy trust - Post 16 learning
Kimberley College is a state of the art Post
16 College. It couples the experience of a
high performing Sixth Form with a
environment, all based in world class
facilities. We aim to provide the best
opportunities for all our students to fulfil
their potential, through an innovative
curriculum and outstanding links with
varied and highly prestigious partners.
Meet the Team
Mr Gleeson Mr Detheridge Dr MacKay Mrs Everett Mrs Stewart Mr Rutter Mr Freemantle Mr Washington Mrs Ciampia -
Principal Kimberley College
Assistant Principal Kimberley College
UCAS and higher education lead.
Assistant Principal – Senior designated
safe guarding lead
Assistant Principal – Curriculum
BTEC centre nominee
Meet the Team
Mrs Hinkley Mrs Lowe Mrs Earl Mrs Trybala
Mr Death Mr Pineda & Mr Sears Mrs Ashpole Mrs Marriott –
Mr Brookes Mrs Warman -
Personal Assistant to the Principal
College Administrator (including admissions)
College Administrator (student Bursary)
Work related co-ordinator
College Network Support.
What does it mean
to study at
Qualities you will need to succeed
Ability to embrace change and seize
• Ability to be proactive
• Have an open mind
• Willingness to support others
will I have?
Support and Opportunities
• Working with leading industrial employers on real
• International travel and internships
• Experienced careers advice and extensive network
• Financial Support and guidance
• Applying to Higher/Further Education including
Oxbridge, Russell Group and international applications
• Applying for Apprenticeship
• Finding employment
• Taking a gap year – Making the most from this
• Work experience, internships and traineeships.
What do students need to succeed?
A commitment to:
Hard work to meet academic targets.
Supporting College ethos (including the Code of
Conduct and Dress Code)
Participating in extracurricular activities including
Self-motivating to complete Independent Study
Self-management to organise folders and work
Self-discipline to maintain attendance at above 98%
Ability to maintain a work-life balance.
Personal Development and well-being
• Each student will have a personal tutor.
• The guidance programme for your son or daughter is
delivered through collapsed timetable days. In these
sessions students follow a programme of PSHCE
pertinent to their age and need.
• Regular academic reviews will take place with subject
teachers and personal tutors
• They will write the reference for UCAS or employment
• They are the first point of call for students to gain
advice and guidance
• They will be the cheerleader for the tutor group!
What will my child study?
We have a mixed blend of ‘old’ A Levels * (AS & A2) and ‘new’ A
Level subjects, although the majority of students will be following
the new qualification as a two year linear course.
*Further Mathematics, Government & Politics, Mathematics, Media
Studies & Music Technology.
comprising subsidiary diploma and diploma elements. These
qualifications now have an examined element.
Plus – There is an opportunity to pick up an EPQ during Year 12
In addition if GCSE English or mathematics has not been passed at grade C or better, students
must retake either or both of these examinations and will be placed in classes to prepare for
A Level - The majority of students starting their studies with
us next year will complete an A level at the end of year 13.
they will not be undertaking an AS qualification unless
1. A student wishes to drop a subject and is unsure of which
one to drop
2. The College has concerns about the ability/ commitment
of the learner to complete the full A’ Level qualification
AS Level – Where a subject still retains an AS and A2 element
the student will complete an AS in this subject.
BTEC – Please note these subjects now include a examined
Travelling to and from College
No statutory entitlement to home to
Post 16 students have to pay for their
Students may use existing school bus
routes if there is space.
Students may use registered bus services
(e.g. route from Cranfield to Wootton)
Travelling to and from College
Public bus routes.
Train (Bedford – Bletchley)
Parental drop-off by car
Own motor vehicle (permit needed)
Shuttle Bus from Wootton
Core Text book for each subject studied
Lever-arch file for each subject with file
dividers, and plastic wallets to insert
A4 writing paper and pens etc.
Some subjects have subject specific
requirements – see the student
induction booklet (also available on our
Science PPE lab coats provided
B.Y.O.D. (ensure cover on household
Other books and materials
College receives funding to support
students experiencing financial
hardship through a Discretionary
Bursary Fund and also one-off
A Flying Start in September
Network Permission in place
Biometric Permission in place
Essential personal information in place
Photograph for ID badge completed
Registration completed on August 25th
or later with agreement and before
Life After College
We are already preparing for them to leave!!!
It is very advantageous for students to identify as soon
as possible what they want to do in the future. This may
be related to employment or further study. The sooner
they have an idea the quicker they can tailor their
College experience. This can include…
Taking advantage of work experience and or internships
Organising voluntary work
Getting involved in leadership opportunities
Arranging additional courses and programmes to
complement their College studies
Communication and keeping in touch
Direct dial or by switch board
text messages, timetables, exam
timetables grade sheets and reports
YouTube (we have our own channel)
Insight magazine and Upload Vodcast
Parents Consultation events