Sixth Form Daily Life
The school timetable runs from 8:45am to 3:15pm. You must attend registration every day at 8:45am. You will have one assembly each week, Enrichment lessons (year 12 & 13 ) and IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) lesson (year 13). You will also be timetabled with several supervised study lessons, depending on the number of enrichment lessons. These sessions will take place in W9. Attendance will be monitored at these sessions and failure to attend may result in loss of your place in Sixth Form.
You should be completing one hour study for every hour spent in the classroom. This may be homework, coursework or may be independent study such as extra research or revision. You will need to do more than attend lessons to succeed in your studies so start as you mean to go on!
Assemblies will be held throughout the year (in W9 or the theatre) on a range of topics. You will have a 10-minute form period each morning. Form time is an important part of the day, with each day following a different theme.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is a vital part of supporting resilience by helping students recognise and manage risky behaviours, and includes:
- relationships and sex education
- drug education (including alcohol, tobacco and volatile substance abuse)
- emotional health and wellbeing / mental health
- safety (internet safety / personal safety / bullying)
- healthier lifestyles
- Careers and employability
- Social issues
Our PSHE course has been designed to specifically support students and work in conjunction with enrichment and CIAG sessions. PSHE lessons take place every Monday morning in form groups.
What are Challenge Questions?
Teachers will use Challenge Questions in lessons to stretch your knowledge and understanding and prepare you for the demands and rigour of university and further education. When you see this logo, you will know that staff expect that little bit more from you. You may not always get the answer right, but that is not always the point! You must challenge yourself to do better and open your mind to new concepts. Challenge Questions will help you to do this.