Transition to Sixth Form
Moving on from Year 11 to Year 12 can be challenging for students. We are here to support students with the transition to studying at Key Stage 5.
Being a Sixth Form student brings increased independence and you have more freedom to study independently outside of timetabled sessions. The Sixth Form Team is there every step of the way to help you to adjust to life in Year 12.
At the start of Year 12 you will enrol and attend induction sessions to help you to settle in. You and your parents/carers will also be invited to attend a Welcome Event with the Sixth Form Team.
We operate an open-door policy and you can pop in for a chat about life in sixth form, careers or anything else. If we aren’t around when you want us, make an appointment via Mrs Gillibrand in the Sixth Form office or send us an email.
You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who is responsible for monitoring conduct, academic progress and personal wellbeing of a group of students in their Tutor Group. You will have Tutor time every morning so your Personal Tutor will often be the first point of contact for any questions you have.
Meet this year's Form Tutors:
(These are the Form Tutors for the 2020/21 academic year - Form Tutors may change in the future)
The Tutorial Programme:
We have a comprehensive tutorial programme in the Sixth Form which includes character building activities, careers advice, completion of university application forms and access to guest speakers linked into specific jobs, careers, courses and gap year opportunities. You will be able to access careers advice and the careers library. You will get advice on writing an up to date CV and making your application for higher education, employment or training, stand out from the rest.
Personal, Social and Health Education programme (PSHE):
PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. Our programme is responds to the needs of our students specifically, through an analysis of the annual My Health, My School survey, which informs our planning.
All A level/ level 3 subjects will set ‘bridging work’ for you to complete. Details will usually be sent to you in June. All this work must be completed before your Sixth Form courses begin in September.