CLF Post 16 Newsletter

23rd January 2015

Upcoming Post 16 Dates

28th January 2015

Sixth Form Charity Quiz Night @ 6.30pm JCA Cabot Eye – open to everyone

30th January 2015

Bristol University Meningitis Swabs for 2nd time participants only @ JCA Cabot Eye

1st – 4th February 2015

Disneyland Paris Trip

4th February 2015

BMA INSET Day, site closed

6th - 20th February 2015

Gambia Trip

13th February 2015

KOA/JCA INSET Day, site closed

10th March 2015

Years 12 and 13 Parents' Evening (all staff) venue tbc

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Oh What a Lovely War

Well done to all students in the JCA Production of Oh What a Lovely War at John Cabot Academy this week. It was absolutely fantastic to see you perform.

See below for a few more pictures from the play itself.

AS/A2 January Mock Exams

Our Post 16 Mock Exams are now complete. Thank you to all staff and students for your hard work.

Diagnose - Therapy - Test

Students now should have had specific diagnostic feedback to prepare for your exams in 16 weeks time. (13 without holidays!) Studying at home means higher grades in exams.

Staff: There will be an additional aspect in SIMs report marksheet which will allow staff to enter their students' mock grades (ABCDE) along side their fine predicted grade (B1, B2, B3) for Assessment point 3.

The results from the mocks will be used to inform the assessment point 3 report grade due on Thursday, 29th January 2015.

Assessment Point 3 Deadline: January 29th 2015 (All Sites)

Assessment point 3 closes on Thursday, 29th January 2015. This assessment point is to offer students a snapshot of progress towards their target grade. If there are any queries about this, please contact

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University Applications

The UCAS deadline is now closed. we are very happy to have supported around 167 students to apply to University across the Federation. This means 79% of current year 13 students have applied!

Well done and good luck to all!

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Recruitment and Year 11 Interviews for CLF Post 16

We have now had 492 applications for Year 12 CLF Post 16!

We have now interviewed over 400 students for CLF Post 16 next year. Just a few more interviews which are taking place across sites over the next few weeks. There is still space for any more who wish to be considered for a place.

We are now blocking their subject courses into the curriculum. We will try and run courses if students apply quickly! If students would like to still apply, they can online at

Curriculum 2015 - 16 Educating a city: widening our curriculum offer

We want to make CLF Post 16 as accessible as we can for our students. Our curriculum offer therefore needs to widen. We are planning to run additional courses this year, such as AS Applied Law, a new STEM course and a new Drama and Music School. If staff are interested and have ideas about running new courses, please contact

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