Sixth Form Experience

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What does a typical timetable look like?

A typical timetable will have ten hours a fortnight per subject. You will also have your enrichment course, two to four hours a fortnight depending on your course and two hours of Academic Coaching a fortnight. You will also have Personal Development sessions twice a week at Form Time on a Monday and Tuesday. The rest of your timetable will be filled in with iStudies which are study periods when you can carry out your private studies in your Sixth Form facilities.

What is the 16-19 Bursary Scheme?

The 16-19 Bursary is available to all households whose income is 25k or under.
The Bursary gives financial support for trips, university visits, travel to school, meals during the school day and the loan of a laptop.
There is also a mandatory Bursary available to those students who are LAC or claim disability living allowance; these students can receive 1,200 per year. Please complete the 16-19 Bursary forms and return if eligible, these forms can be found by clicking here.



What happens if I forget my badge?

If you forget your badge, you will need to sign in immediately with the Sixth Form Team in the Sixth Form Centre where you will receive a temporary badge for the day. 

Can I leave the site for lunch?

Yes you can, but you will need to sign in and out with your badge so we know when you are on and off site in emergencies.
Sainsbury’s and the Co-op are within walking distance although you only have 30 minutes for lunch. You must be back in time for assembly or Personal Development (PD) sessions and one to one mentoring on the days your tutor books you in. Days you do not have these PD time should be used for study.



What happens if i dont get the grades I need?

As soon as you have your results, bring them to the Sixth Form Centre to meet the Sixth Form team who will see if they can offer you another course within our Sixth Form.

What time does the school day start and finish?

The first lesson is at 8:40am and the school finishes at 3:05pm. 

Bare in mind there is a period 6 in some subjects so you might finish at 4:10pm.



Can I bring my own device into Sixth Form to work on? Is there access to wifi?

Yes, not only can you bring your own device, but this is also something we encourage. Please note that any damage or loss is not covered by the school’s insurance, therefore make sure that your own insurance policy covers you.
Wifi is available in all Sixth Form areas.

Can I leave the school site during the day?

It is important that you keep a regular routine and therefore, it is strongly encouraged that, no matter at what time your first and last lesson is, you stay on site from 8.25 am until 3.05 pm. If you have study periods during the day, there are plenty of study places where you can carry out private study.

Do I need to wear a uniform?

No, you don’t have to wear a uniform.

However, the dress code for the Sixth Form is one of a ‘modern workplace’. This does not have to mean a formal suit and tie, it is simply smart, professional attire.

The following is considered to be inappropriate dress for the Sixth Form:

Extreme hair colour/styles

Facial piercings

Flip-flops (as a matter of Health and Safety)

Short skirts/dresses/shorts that are above the mid-thigh

Torn jeans

Clothing bearing extreme slogans or symbols which may cause offence to others

Low cut tops and tops which expose the midriff

Can I change my mind about the subjects I have applied for?

Once you start we have a two week cooling-off period at the beginning of the term.
Should you wish to change a subject, you will need to see Mrs Batson or Ms Bernard to discuss this together.

How do I apply for the Sixth Form?

Applications will be accepted from Tuesday 10 November until Monday 30 November. To apply please visit our website and complete the application form below.

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