THE TUTORIAL SYSTEM
Each student is placed in a Sixth Form tutor group with a dedicated Sixth Form Tutor, who looks after the pastoral aspect of the student’s life in the Sixth Form and is also the student’s mentor, meeting regularly to discuss work and progress with reference to targets and forecast data. Advice is provided in study skills, independent learning and career progression, whether employment or higher education.
CAREERS GUIDANCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION ADVICE
Each student receives guidance and advice from the careers officer allocated to the school by the Connexions Service. During the Summer Term of Year 12 the mentoring programme focuses very intensely on progression after the Sixth Form and gives very specific information on the university admissions process, Year 12 students are taken to Careers and Higher Education conventions to enable them to make informed choices. Each year the majority of our Year 13 students enters Higher Education. Our sixth formers achieve well at St Gregory and go on to a wide range of competitive universities including Russell Group universities.
24th March: External UCAS deadline for applications to Art and Design Courses
24th March: Deadline for Extended Project Submission
STUDENTS MUST CONFIRM ATTENDANCE FOR REVISION COURSES
29th March: AS Geography Revision 10:00 – 14:00
30th March: A2 Geography Revision 10:00 – 14:00
4th April: Sociology Revision 9:30 – 12:00 (A2) 12:30 – 15:00 (AS)
5th April: Critical Thinking Revision 9:30 – 12:00 (A2) 12:30 – 15:00 (AS)
6th April: AS English Literature Revision 9:30 – 15:00
6th April: AS History Revision 13:00 – 15:00
6th April: Politics Revision 9:30 – 12:00 (A2) 12:30 – 15:00 (A2)
7th April: Philosophy and Ethics Revision 9:30 – 12:00 (A2) 12:30 – 15:00 (AS)
8th April: Classics Revision 10:00 – 13:00
18th April: UCAS Convention London Trip (10 places left! £12)
28th April: Independent Learning led by IntoUniversity
9th May: Internal Deadline for completion of Student Finance Application
27th May: Leavers Service
31st May: External Deadline for completion of Student Finance Application
9th June: Vocations Fair
21st June: Writing Personal Statements led by IntoUniversity
28th June: Day of University Life led by IntoUniversity
30th June: Last date for receipt of UCAS Applications, applications received after deadline entered into ‘Clearing’
2nd July – 11th July: Taize Trip
4th July: UCAS ‘Extra’ closes
4th July – 7th July: University Visits
19th July – 3rd August: World Youth Day Trip
the major part of the sixth form curriculum will comprise of a programme drawn from:
- Advanced GCE AS/A level studies (Level 3 courses).
- BTEC courses (Level 2).
- Entry level courses.
- GCSE: opportunity to improve grades in core subjects of Mathematics and English and Science.
SKILLS/ ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES:
- Enrichment: All students have access to a wide range of enrichment activities which includes critical thinking.
- Enterprise: Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, Community Service and Young Enterprise.
- Themed days, guest speakers, workshops, prayer and liturgy
CITIZENSHIP AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:
All students are expected to make a positive contribution both to the school and the wider community in a variety of ways
- Sixth Form Committee
- School Council
- School Counsellor
- Lesson attachment
- Reading buddy
- Head boy/girl prefect
- Primary school attachments
- Ball committee
- Charity Days
- Work experience: sixth form students are encouraged to continue to develop their understanding of the world of work both to support their learning and to help in decision making regarding higher education.
For any information about our Sixth Form please contact Mrs Shields on 01865 749933 ext 262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Although our open evening has passed, it is not too late to show an interest in studying with us and the team will be happy to answer any questions you have.
We currently have over 200 Sixth Form students studying Level 2 and Level 3 subjects, in addition to the 70 Year 13s currently receiving university and employment offers. We have a widening participation policy at sixth form, and have an exceptional record in students making above average progress, leading OFSTED to rate us as “Good”.
If you have any concerns for your own results, or the results of your young person please get in touch with us and we can talk through your options. There is also a fantastic Careers Advice service provided by Advisa who will be happy to give you impartial advice on your future. This service has lead to students achieving prestigious apprenticeships, such as at The Daily Mail.
We have good achievement across all levels, and this can be seen in our results. We also provide opportunities for our students to develop their spiritual and moral attitudes through mentoring and other extra-curricular activities. OFSTED called this “the glue that holds the Sixth Form together”.
Studying here to complete your secondary education means learning within a supportive Catholic structure with good and caring relationships between staff and students; a high value placed on achievement; experienced and well qualified staff who are already aware of your strengths and your development points and who will help you mature intellectually, morally and socially; a familiar environment amongst friends, and our focus on the student as an individual.
We welcome students from other schools into our Sixth Form, valuing the contribution they bring to our community. We know that new students settle quickly and our small size enables staff to provide the appropriate support to learning and development. We offer a structured and supportive environment to explore the opportunities to contribute to personal development as well as the entire school community from the primary school up, where indeed many of our sixth form gain valuable experience and even the chance of an apprenticeship.