The Sixth Form has various elements of support to ensure all students are able to achieve the best academic success on their chosen course(s). This support is offered in the following ways:
Personal Development Tutor
Each student will be part of a tutor group where this tutor is dedicated to supporting students in developing their future path and ways to achieve this. They are also the first contact for parents should they have concerns surrounding student’s overall achievement and future plans such as university applications. Tutors will meet with students on weekly basis as a group, this forms part of their timetable. Students will also be mentored by their tutor on a one-on-one basis once every half term to discuss how they are progressing and help resolve and issues students may be experiencing. In Year 13 students will move to a different tutor who will be a specialist in the field the student wishes to progress. It is important students get to know their tutor well as they will be providing students with a personal reference either for UCAS purposes or any other kind of application.
Each student will have a personal Subject Mentor in every subject they study who will meet students on a One to One basis regularly to ensure progress is made in the Sixth Form. The Mentor will discuss students Expected Level of Performance (ELP) against their Target Grade (TG), set short and long term targets and review them at the next meeting. The Mentor is also the person who parents will meet at the Parent Consultation/Preparing for Success Evenings, who will write reports and provide a subject reference for either UCAS purposes or any other kind of application.
Head of Year
The Head of Year 12 and 13 are on hand to support parents and students alongside Personal Development Tutors and Subject Mentors. Should there be ongoing concerns in regards to students work or further support needed they will be able to help provide this. They are specialists in their dedicated year group and are able to offer advice and support as and when needed.
The Student Guidance in regards to pastoral support is available to students and parents whenever needed. This will be offered alongside all other areas of support mentioned above and is there to help support students and families.
Ongoing career guidance is offered through all the above support as well as the dedicated careers officer who is on hand to offer individual meetings with students.