6th July 17
The transition from GCSE to A level is a difficult one, which is why the college runs its Success in the Sixth Form programme. The difference in time is only 6 weeks (i.e. the summer holiday), but in terms of skills required to be successful, the difference is huge. Students are often not ready for the more adult world of independence and responsibility. Bridging that gap and finding creative, innovative ways in which to develop positive learning behaviours and enhance study skills and personal development is the objective of the programme.
Developed by Head of Sixth Form, Rachel Lasham, and the Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Mike Johnson, the programme has been recognised by the Alpha Plus Group and given a prestigious Innovation Award at a glittering event in London.
The key features of the Success in the Sixth Form programme are outlined below:
The programme brings aspects of the pastoral and academic curriculum together and supports the tutorial programme. By giving the learners the tools to develop routine, responsibility, rigour and resilience, the programme delivery develops positive learning behaviours and creates a support framework for personal and academic development.