Sixth Form

Sixth Form Introduction

We are proud of our very successful Sixth Form and our talented Sixth Form students. We set high standards of work, and have high expectations of our students, both as learners and as role models. In return, our students can expect excellent teaching which inspires a love of learning and individual expert help and advice regarding progression routes to university, higher education and employment as well as a team of staff who care about the well-being of all Sixth Form students.

We offer a wide range of courses including A Levels and BTEC subjects at Level 3 as well as some Level 2 options. We also offer GCSEs in English and Mathematics for students who need to catch up with these. We are an inclusive Sixth Form catering for the needs of all students – both academic and those who would like to pursue a more vocational pathway - and we welcome students into the Sixth Form from Chace as well as elsewhere. Our students move on from Chace fully equipped to study at universities near and far or take on exciting apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

Please do read our prospectus to find out more about us.

Ms Christodoulou
Head of Sixth Form

Code of Conduct

I AGREE TO FULFIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DURATION OF MY TIME IN THE SIXTH FORM:

So that I can make the most of my time in the Sixth Form, I will:

-  ensure a high degree of attendance and punctuality. If punctuality becomes an issue I will be expected to attend ‘catch up sessions’ after school.

-  adhere to the Dress Code. The Dress Code can be found here.

-  be fully committed to learning by undertaking independent study out of lessons (in school and beyond). I will need to read around and beyond the subject notes in order to gain the higher levels and use study periods effectively. I will complete at least five hours of work per subject per week in addition to my lessons. I understand that success in the Sixth Form depends on a high level of commitment and effort to study at home. I will complete work to a high standard and to specified deadlines.

-  develop good working relationships with staff and discuss any issues which may be affecting my progress.

-  stay focussed and make sure that part-time work does not affect academic progress.

-  be a role model for students in school at all times by showing respect. I will not smoke on the premises at any time or in the surrounding area during the day. I will not bring alcohol or illegal substances onto the premises or use them on the premises. I understand that such action would be likely to lead to permanent exclusion.

- be a good citizen by getting involved in school life and the life of the whole school community.

I understand that students who fail to adhere to the code may be told to leave while for less serious misdemeanours a formal written warning is given, copied to parents. Two or more formal warnings may result in a student being told to leave the Sixth Form.

UCAS

Year 13 – Please see Ms Findlay for further assistance

Year 12 – The UCAS process will begin formally later on in the academic year, however students will be attending an in-house careers fair in January which should assist them in beginning to research and independently visit potential universities or further education establishments.

We will also introduce SACU (a programme designed to assist with careers mapping and UCAS assistance) alongside the START profile programme to further support students with their aspirations after completing their time in Sixth Form.

Link for UCAS Parent Advice and Guidance:

https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/ucas-undergraduate-advice-parents-and-guardians

Post 16 Calendar

Enrichment

All Sixth Formers are required to complete twenty hours of voluntary service each year. This could take the form of the following:

Prefects – assisting in the orderly running of the school, especially at lunchtimes.

Form assistants – adopting a Year 7 form and helping in some some morning registration periods – taking an active interest in the wellbeing of members of the form.

Lesson assistants – helping a teacher in lessons – Choose a teacher you would like to work with, check your timetables. You will need to commit yourself regularly for at least a term. Experience in improving communication skills is extremely useful.

Head Students – these are chosen from the Year 12 student body in May of each year. They are expected to be the lead student learners and will have an excellent record in Year 12 including having been a Prefect.

Peer tutoring – meeting regularly with a student in order to help them with a subject that you feel particularly confident with.

Peer mentoring – meeting regularly with a student who is facing a particular difficulty.

Sixth Form Committee – students are encouraged to join the Sixth Form Committee to work alongside head students on various aspects of school life such as social events, fund raising and helping to improve the school community and environment.

Translating – If you speak another language you may be a valuable asset to a new student or could offer to help at parents’ evenings.

Volunteering in the Community – charity shops or organisations, youth work, supporting vulnerable people.

Extra-Curricular Clubs – there are various clubs on offer at the moment including debating, United Nations, War Hammer, Football, Yoga. These vary each term depending on student interest.

Contacts

Ms A Christodoulou - Tel: 020 8363 7321 / 020 8352 8213
Assistant Headteacher - Head of Post-16 Studies
To discuss your child’s progress.

Ms A Findlay - Tel: 020 8363 7321 / 020 8352 8238
Deputy Head of Sixth Form - Key Stage 5 Transition/Enrichment
For any enquiries regarding University or Career Pathways.

Ms A Clifford - Tel: 020 8363 7321 / 020 8352 8254
Sixth Form Administrator
To let us know of any absence or any general enquiries about the Sixth Form.