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Sixth Form Induction Day

At the end of June, we were due to welcome over 100 students into our Sixth Form. Traditionally our Sixth Form Induction Days provide both new and continuing students with an opportunity to try out their subjects to be sure that they have made choices that will allow them every success and happiness during their time with us.  Induction is also a chance for students to form new friendships, adapt to the grown-up ethos of our Sixth Form and to experience all that our extra-curricular provision has to offer.

This year we are having to do things differently. Perhaps something good to come out of the global pandemic is the upskilling of all of us in using technology.  A huge effort from the staff and students has resulted in our Virtual Sixth Form Induction Day.

In conference style, students are able to personalise their timetable containing links to join a series of online lessons delivered via YouTube. These lessons have been recorded by subject specialists and are both representative of the quality of lessons in Year 12 and will give you a taster of the content studied. The power of Virtual Induction is that students can try out alternative subjects links. This should help students to make a really informed choice when choosing their subject combination.

Students should now have received Bridging work / Transition projects from our subject teachers, these have also been added to the website under TRANSITION WORK. This work will be spoken about during their virtual lessons to help with their transition to KS5 study and will be expected to be handed in, in full in your first lesson in September.

Whilst we want students to work hard and enjoy their lessons, our Sixth Form also offers a broad range of wider academic, enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities. To give students an insight into these opportunities, there is also a presentation to give you something to think about beyond the classroom for your return.

We look forward to warmly welcoming our new students on Friday 26th June.