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    Code of Conduct

    A successful sixth form student:

    • Is well organised, keeps their files up to date and devotes adequate time to thinking about their subjects, preparing work and revision.
    • Keeps abreast of developments in their subject by watching current affairs programmes, reading quality newspapers and appropriate magazines.  Will then use this knowledge in discussions and written work to give extra depth to their ideas and to ensure they see topics from a range of different angles.
    • If they are struggling, they won’t bury their head in the sand and hope it will all go away; they seek help quickly and put in the necessary time and effort to overcome their difficulties.
    • Acts on all advice given by teachers.
    • Views learning as a two-way process and engages positively in class.  Concentrates, takes adequate notes and asks questions.  They don’t just accept what the teacher says at face value if it doesn’t make sense to them; they challenge and debate ideas until they feel that they have a full, rounded understanding.
    • Takes reasonable breaks from their work to ensure their minds don’t become over-tired, but doesn’t waste large amounts of private study time chatting when there is work to be done.
    • Revises material in preparation for the next lesson so they can understand more easily how the new material builds on what they have already covered.  This keeps the work fresh in their mind and reduces the workload at examination time.
    • Goes back over their previous work and uses their teacher’s comments to improve it; teachers are very happy to remark work which has been improved.
    • Will use a diary (electronic or in book form) to ensure that they can manage their time effectively and complete work by, or preferably before, the deadline.
    • Enters fully into Sixth Form life and makes the most of the opportunities offered, but are careful not to take on too much.