Support and Guidance
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
Transition to A Level study is complex and the demand of study should not be underestimated. Students are required to think deeply, connect abstract ideas, read widely and independently and write in sophisticated, grammatically accurate and elegant prose. Meeting such challenge requires support and each student is assigned a Tutor Group and a House at the beginning of the year. Such places are families; structures intended above all for support from peers and adults, but they also offer daily sessions on matters such as study skills, cultural experiences, applications to university and UCAS personal statements. In addition to meeting students every day, Sixth Form Tutors also arrange for one to one meetings across the school year with each student to discuss progress.
Likewise, many teachers offer additional teaching and revision sessions to students outside the school timetable. Students are expected to make themselves available for teaching on Saturday mornings and during the holidays. The school’s opening hours are extensive, and students benefit from having access to learning facilities (including the Sixth Form Library, stunning art, drama and dance studios and the fitness suite) which are open well after and before the school day.
Each student receives our tailor-made Sixth Form Planner, which not only includes the core dates and deadlines for the year but also provides a wealth of advice about school policy, study skills, course details, living life as an adult, student enrichment and applying to university.