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Year 11:  W6 Sixth Form Transition

Year 11:  W6 Sixth Form Transition

From Monday 21st June, our W6 Sixth Form Induction programme will begin.

Specific details have been sent to students and to parents, so keep an eye on your email inbox for the message about it.  A quick summary of the programme is:

Monday, 21st June 2021 - 10.00 am

Sixth Form Induction (W6 Building) - an introduction to life in the sixth form, as well as a chance to work with current year 12 students and hear them talk about their experiences of life after year 11. Students will receive information for the enrolment process, summer independent learning, as well as details of the taster sessions over the following eight days.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 to Thursday, 1st July 2021 

Taster Sessions - Students will have an opportunity to try the subjects they have chosen for the sixth form over the two weeks between the above dates.

Students can try out subjects that they have already selected, or they can try other subjects that they want to know more about. It is a good opportunity to explore the options available to them before committing to subjects on enrolment in August.


We have also managed to arrange for the Royal Navy to come in and run a Ready, Steady Cook activity with students on Wednesday 23rd June. 

Who can join?

All students in year 11 are welcome to join us for the two weeks. It is a good bridge between year 11 and year 12 and will make the transition to the next stage easier. It is also a chance for any students who are unsure to find out more about W6 Sixth Form. Students who intend on joining the sixth form in September will be expected to attend. 

Summer Independent Learning

During the induction programme, students will receive information about the preparatory work they will complete over the summer. They will be given access to our sixth form learning system, Canvas. The work over the summer allows students to make a good first impression and a good start for their sixth form studies. It will also help close some of the gaps they may have as a result of any lost learning in the past. 

Results Day and Enrolment

More details will be provided, but on Thursday 12th August which is GCSE results day, the sixth form team will be on hand to support students with their applications. In most cases, this is confirming their subject choices, and for others, it may be supporting them with making new choices based on grades.

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