Admissions to Sixth Form
How to Apply
The application process for September 2017 will begin following our Open Evening on Thursday 17 November 2016 - 6.15pm - 8.15pm.
For September 2017 applications, please apply online. Closing date for applications 16 December 2016.
For further information please contact the school at email@example.com or call 01778 391246.
Sixth Form Open Evening. Application forms submitted by 16 December 2016.
Individual meetings with Sixth Form Panel
6th Form Induction 4 & 5 July 2017. It is expected that all applicants will attend the induction. Please do not book holidays at this time.
All applications received will generally be dealt with on a first come first served basis. Late applications are still welcome wherever there is space on courses.
As well as the overall entrance requirements for entry into the Sixth Form, a place on a particular course will depend on minimum entrance requirements having been met and these are listed in our prospectus. Each student will be treated as an individual and any special circumstances which may have an influence upon success will be taken into account when courses are discussed. The student should have a desire to gain from what the School has to offer. This requires a mature and responsible attitude. Students must attend all lessons, carry out assignments punctually and behave in an adult manner;
Change of Mind?
All students will have a personal meeting in which their option choices and future career development will be discussed. It is envisaged that most students WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR SUBJECT CHOICES once these meetings have taken place.
The Working Week
All students at the School are full time. Each student’s final programme of study is a combination of examination classes, independent study lessons (ISLs) and private study periods. Independent study, in School and at home, will be necessary to complete all courses satisfactorily. Students have time in the week without classes so that they may use the Library, ICT facilities in the Sixth Form Common Room and other resources within the School.
Many students take a part-time job whilst in the Sixth Form. It is recommended that they work for no more than 8 – 12 hours a week. Research has shown that students who work more than 12 hours per week can underachieve.
The Pastoral System
Each student will be part of our vertical tutoring system, where their Form Tutor will be responsible for the welfare of that student throughout his/her progress through the Sixth Form. Tutors are supported by Head of Sixth Form, Miss Double, Sixth Form Manager, Mrs Pickering and Student Progression Manager, Mrs Green. A full tutorial programme is delivered through PSHE days that introduces and develops:
· Life in the Sixth Form moving toward independent study;
· Personal development;
· Study skills and learning styles;
· Current affairs;
· Challenges in modern society; substance abuse, health, citizenship and responsibilities;
· Careers education and planning;
· University, College and beyond.