Information on FES 6th form.

The following document contains all you need to know about the FES 6th form.

The following sections are available here.

  • Admission arrangements
  • Open days
  • Retention rates
  • Destination data
  • Results
  • Performance in English and maths.
  • 16-19 Curriculum aims
  • Courses offered

Admission Arrangements

Admissions to the FES 6th form are based on your prior performance at GCSE and whether your interests match the courses and opportunities we have on offer.

In order to apply to Fulham Enterprise Studio School you must submit an application form. There are a number of ways to obtain an application Form:

  • At one of our open events
  •  Requesting an application form by contacting us at fes@fulhamcollege.net or 0207 381 3606
  • From our reception at Fulham Enterprise Studio School Kingwood Road Fulham SW6 6SN

Once you have completed your application from you can submit it to our reception during the following times

  • Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm.

Alternatively you can post a completed Application Form to us at:

Fulham Enterprise Studio School
Kingwood Road
Fulham
SW6 6SN

 

Please take time to complete the application form accurately as any missing information can lead to delays in the processing of your application. References can be obtained from your current or previous school or college.

Once your application form has been processed, we will send you an acknowledgement (via text where possible), which will inform you of the general arrangements for interview.

Individual subjects may be limited in the number of students they can accommodate so please do not delay your application.

 

Entry Requirements

To study at level 3 the entry requirements for students are at least 5 GCSE’s 9 – 4 (A* - C).

For students with 5 GCSE’s 9 – 1 (A* - G), a level 2 course may be offered provided the student has a commitment to further study. 

Any students that do not meet these entry requirements must be able to demonstrate a willingness to work hard and to take advantage of the opportunities, expertise and facilities which are available.

Students who have a grade 3 or grade D GCSE or equivalent in maths and/or English will be enrolled on to a GCSE maths and/or English to obtain at least a grade 4.

Students with prior attainment of a GCSE grade 2 or below or grade E or below in maths and/or English will be enrolled on to the Edexcel maths Award Course or AQA Step-up English course in order to support them as they to work towards a GCSE in maths and/or English.

 

Internal Students

Fulham College Boys’ School and Fulham Cross Girls’ School students who are in Year 11 during the 2017/18 academic year that apply for a place at Fulham Enterprise Studio School have priority over external candidates, provided they meet the entrance criteria for specific courses.

 

External Students

Fulham Enterprise Studio School welcomes applications for entry to the Sixth Form from male and female external applicants. Acceptance on to a programme of courses is subject to the applicant achieving the entry requirements.

 

Admissions Process

If you wish to benefit from the excellent teaching, enriching opportunities and supportive community that Fulham Enterprise Studio School offers, we invite you to make an application.

Students are encouraged to submit their application form by Monday 27 November 2017.

Students will be invited in to Fulham Enterprise Studio School for an interview to discuss their option choices and future plans between January and February 2018 and we will send an initial offer to students in March 2018.

Students will need to reply to confirm whether they are accepting the place or not by Friday 20 April 2018. The reply also enables students to indicate any option changes they wish to make.

Final enrolment takes place on Thursday 23 August 2018 for internal students and on Friday 24 to Friday 31 August 2018 for both internal and external students. External students will need to bring copies of their GCSE results, ID and proof of address with them to enrol on to courses.

Students will be invited into school to attend the induction days on Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 September 2018. These induction days are to allow the students to understand the expectations of students at Fulham Enterprise Studio School, participate in bonding activities and, if necessary, make any option changes before the start of the course.

 

Late applications

Applications received after the set closing date of Monday 27 November 2017 will be accepted and placed on a separate late applicants’ waiting list.

 

Waiting List

Unsuccessful applicants (including any applications received after the closing date) will be included on the school’s waiting list ranked in order of priority under the published over-subscription criteria, without regard to the date that the application was received.  Please note a student’s position on the waiting list can go down as well as up.  For example, if a new application is received or if a student on the list moves nearer to the school, the waiting list may need to be revised.  The offer of a place does not depend on the length of time your student’s name has been on the waiting list.

 

Appeals

Unsuccessful applicants have a right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel.  Further details will be included in the notification letter.

 

Open days

We are delighted to be able to inform prospective students that our open days will be held at the following times:

Wednesday 11th October 2017 4:30-7pm.

Wednesday 15th November 2017 4:30-7pm

 

Retention rates

We are pleased to be able to report our excellent student retention and / completion rates:

Retention and Pass Rate level 3 2015 2016 2017
Starters 13 21 11
Retention rate100% 100% 100%
Pass rate100% 100% 100%

 

Destination data

Due to focus on employability skills and the information and guidance given to our students, we have an excellent record of placing our students in to further education, higher education, training and employment:

Completion Year
Destination 2015 2016 2017
Further Education15.4% 19.0% 36.4%
Higher Education38.5% 19.0% 27.3%
Employment15.4% 19.0% 18.2%
Apprenticeship30.1% 28.6% 9.1%

 

Results

Applied General Levels:  11 students

 

Progress Completion rate Average result
School -1.68 90% Pass+
H and F Average 90.9% Merit+
England Average 87.9% Dist

Applied General qualifications are level 3 (advanced) qualifications that provide broad study of a vocational area. They are recognised by at least three Higher Education Institutions as fulfilling entry requirements to a range of HE courses, either in their own right or alongside other level 3 qualifications.

These figure tells show that the progress of students who studied applied general qualifications at Fulham Enterprise Studio School is -1.68 less than that of similar students across England.

 

Tech Levels: 8 students

Progress Completion rate Average result
School -0.29 100% Pass+
H and F Average-0.11 92% Merit+
England Average0.00 84% Dist-

Tech levels are qualifications for students wishing to develop the specialist skills and knowledge for a technical occupation or industry. They lead to recognised occupations, for example in engineering, IT, accounting or professional cookery.

These figures show that the progress of students who studied Tech Level qualifications at Fulham Enterprise Studio School is -0.29 less than that of similar students across England.

 

Performance in English and Maths

Number of students School Progress H and F Average National Average
English14 0.00 -0.13 -0.10
Mathematics16 -0.03 -0.14 -0.13

The performance in English and Maths shows how much progress students at Fulham Enterprise Studio School make in English and maths qualifications, between the end of key stage 4 and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education.

These figures show you the progress between the between the end of key stage 4 and the end of the 16 to 18 phase of education in English is 0.00 and Maths is -0.03.

The students make better progress than the National average in English and Maths.

 

How Fulham Enterprise Studio meets the 16-19 curriculum aims.

At Fulham Enterprise Studio we offer all students a ‘bespoke’ curriculum. We look at the needs of every individual and strive to meet those needs. The curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of all students. Our curriculum reflects the changes and transitions our young people begin to experience from 16 to 19 and prepares them for employment and adult life.

 

Study Programmes

Our 16 to 19 study programmes are designed to provide students with a structured and challenging learning programme that supports their development and progression in line with their career plans. Our study programmes are individually tailored and combine the elements below:

i) Vocational qualifications that stretch students and link clearly to training, employment and/or higher education

ii) English and maths where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 (reformed grading) or grade C (legacy grading)

iii) Work experience to give young people the opportunity to develop their career choices and to apply their skills in real working conditions

iv) Prince’s Trust programme to develop students’ character, skills, attitudes and confidence, and to support progression

 

Core aim of a study programme

Every study programme has a core aim.  It is expected that the core aim for the majority of students will consist of:

i) One or more substantial applied or technical qualifications which prepares our students for further education or employment, and

ii) A substantial work placement/ experience to prepare our students for an apprenticeship or other employment

 

Planned hours

Each study programme consist of at least 1092 of planned hours and includes English and maths where appropriate, work experience and other non-qualification activity.

 

Students with special educational needs and/or disabilities

Where students have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, Fulham Enterprise Studio School, in discussion with the student and local authority SEN co-ordinator, will assess what type of programme is most suitable given their career aspirations. Fulham Enterprise Studio School recognises that while some students with SEND should be on study programmes which help them achieve stretching qualifications, others will gain more benefit from a study programme which helps them prepare for employment and adult life more generally.

 

Applied and technical qualifications

Students at Fulham Enterprise Studio School study either an applied or technical qualification as we believe it is the most appropriate route to their career goal. Courses provided are of sufficient size and relevance to provide a route into a trade, profession or other form of employment, or access to HE, and make up the majority of the study programme time.

 

Students who are not yet ready for level 2 qualifications

Students who are not yet ready to study a level 2 qualification will be offered a tailored study programme that supports them to develop their English and maths skills and additional courses so to allow them progress either to further education or employment, or to prepare them for adult life.

 

Maths and English

Students who have a grade 3 or grade D GCSE or equivalent in maths and/or English will be enrolled on to a GCSE maths and/or English to obtain at least a grade 4.

Students with prior attainment of a GCSE grade 2 or below or grade E or below in maths and/or English will be enrolled on to the Edexcel Maths Award Course or AQA Step-up English course in order to support them as they to work towards a GCSE in maths and/or English.

 

Work experience

Work experience is a key component of 16 to 19 study programme and we aim to give our students the opportunity to develop their career choices, get a first taste of work, and develop those critical employability skills needed for real working conditions. All students are expected to undertake work experience / work-related training as part of their ‘non-qualification activity’. The students work experience take many forms including work tasters; running a student enterprise; participation in social action, volunteering or a work placement.

 

Youth Social Action

At Fulham Enterprise Studio School we encourage our students to take practical action in the service of others to create positive change.  These youth social actions are incorporated into our study programmes alongside other work experience so as to allow our students to hone their work-related skills and behaviours and to have a positive impact on our local community.

 

Work placements

Fulham Enterprise Studio School aims to have all students at a placement with an external employer. This enables students to experience the real demands of the working environment, independent from their peers and their tutors, and put into practice the transferable and sector-specific skills they have learned. This has the greatest impact on students’ employability. In addition, students can often get employer references for their performance which provides evidence for their CV, or the offer of a job on completion of their course.

 

Employer involvement

Whenever possible Fulham Enterprise Studio School will ask our work experience partners to deliver units of work, participate in enterprise events and our open events.  This allows the students to gain a deeper understanding of their subject matter and develop the employability skills attitudes and behaviours that are expected in the workplace so that they can progress successfully into paid employment

 

Health & Safety

Our work placement partners have the primary responsibility for the health and safety of students whilst on work experience or a placement. However, Fulham Enterprise Studio School will satisfy ourselves that an employer has assessed the associated risks to our students on their premises, and have suitable and sufficient risk management arrangements in place.

 

Courses offered

The courses offered at Fulham Enterprise Studio School meets the needs of our school community and the opportunities provided locally and are offered at level 2 and 3:

  • Business (Level 2 NCFE and Level 3 BTEC)
  • Health and Social Care (Level 2 BTEC and Level 3 BTEC)
  • Construction (Level 2 BTEC and Level 3 BTEC)
  • Performing arts (Level 2 BTEC and Level 3 BTEC)
  • Sport (Level 2 BTEC and Level 3 BTEC)
  • Music (Level 2 BTEC and Level 3 BTEC)
  • ICT (Level 2 NCFE and Level 3 BTEC)
     

English and maths are offered at entry level, level 1, level 2 and GCSE for students that have not obtained a grade 4/C in either of those subjects.