When students start A levels in Sixth Form for many of them it is a big jump from the way they studied previously. Students are expected to be much more independent in their learning and be able to use their time outside of the classroom productively, both in non-contact lessons and at home. Ultimately, students who have the greatest success are focussed, independent learners. It is also the case that support from parents can make a real difference in Sixth Form.
I would like to invite Parents and Carers to our Power to Perform presentation on:
Wednesday 8th September
6pm for Year 12 Parents / Carers
7pm for Year 13 Parents / Carers
Both sessions are in the well ventilated Hive Sixth Form Centre.
Please complete this form to reserve your seat - https://bit.ly/3DSMK8C
The purpose of the session is to provide you with information and guidance about:
- Rhythm of the year and bridging the gaps
- Learning and life
- How you can support your child
I would also like to take this opportunity to share a series of helpful links to websites that you will find useful in the coming weeks and months from UCAS applications, to student finance post 18. Although these are timely for Year 13 parents, it is never too early to think about next steps.
- Applying to Universities – A Guide to UCAS Apply https://www.ucas.com/connect/videos?v=/how-use-apply&rl=0
- Applying to a Russell Group University/competitive applications https://russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/
- Choosing the right course https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/ucas-undergraduate-what-study
- Student Finance https://www.ucas.com/money
- Applying for an apprenticeship https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
I hope that you find the presentation useful and I am looking forward to meeting you in person. However, if you cannot attend the presentation I will send out a digital version following the event.
As ever, if you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect in more detail please do not hesitate to contact your child's tutor, Mrs Weston (Head of Year) or myself.
Mrs K Challinor
Head of Sixth Form