Although there is no Sixth Form uniform, students must be dressed in a manner that is appropriate to a Sixth Form student. Inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be allowed. No studs or bars to the face or neck are permitted to be worn in school. Football or Rugby tops should not be worn.
It is expected that students will be involved in community service (either within school or in the wider community) for at least one hour per week. We feel that it is important for students to ‘put something back’ in to the community. It is also something extra that universities and employers look for when considering applications from students.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD
Many Sixth Form students may be able to continue their involvement with the Award Scheme building on Bronze and Silver Awards to work towards Gold Award level. Further information about any aspect of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme can be obtained from the School Office.
The Sixth Form areas offer computer suites exclusively for Sixth Form students’ use. There is also a bank of mini-laptops which can be used on a daily basis.
SENIOR STUDENTS & THE SIXTH FORM COUNCIL
The Senior students help us to promote a positive image to the community and to represent the school at official functions. They represent the opinions of the Sixth Form and advocate on behalf of students. In addition, each form class will be asked to elect two form representatives to meet regularly at Sixth Form Council to discuss and make decisions on matters relating to the Sixth Form.
THE SIXTH FORM CENTRE
The Sixth Form Centre is for the whole of the Sixth Form. It needs to be respected as a facility. Students can relax and socialise in there or work. Either way, it should have an adult and relaxed atmosphere.
These are regular meetings with the form tutor where progress is discussed, both academic and extra-curricular. Students will be asked to review their progress and set targets for the following weeks. Tutors will have information about students’ subject progress from their subject teachers. It may mean that students miss part of a lesson for their tutorial. These extremely valuable sessions are compulsory.
WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT
This is a great opportunity for all Year 12 students to gain valuable work experience for a week in July after your examinations. This should be linked to your long term career plans and will help further develop your personal skills. Each student will be visited by a member of staff to support their placement.