Faye's Fortnightly Email

The fortnightly email from the Head of Sixth Form to our students

Hello KS5,

How quickly this term is going - only one week to go before Easter and the beginning of the exam season. I'm really impressed with the attitude to learning of many of the Year 13 students (especially the girls I have to say. Boys - up your game!) Many of you are using your independent study periods incredibly effectively and I am astonished by the piles and piles of flashcards that are accumulating! I would expect all of Year 13 to now have in place a revision schedule and working independently for at least a couple of hours per day.

When we return from the Easter break it will be WEEK 2. Year 12s will begin their mock exams almost straight away so ensure you are clear on the content and timings of each exam to help you with revision over the holidays. College will be open on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of both weeks of the holiday (with toast available!) if you need a space to revise. Some teachers are also available each day should you need any support.

Please read all notices below:

Signing Out Procedure

Can I also remind you about procedures for signing out of college during lesson time. If you have a genuine reason not to attend a lesson or leave a lesson part way through (for example due to an orthodontist or hospital appointment) it is imperative that you let Rosie or Melissa know and that you sign out at main reception. This is a legal requirement and staff are expected to do the same.

Study Lounge

We have started a regular after school 'Study Lounge' for KS5. You will be able to access IT1 every evening from 3.20 - 5.00pm to revise, complete homework and consolidate your learning. For some students, this will form a compulsory part of their intervention programme.

Y13 Apprenticeship Opportunities

Please do continue to check emails daily. Caryn sends through lots of exciting opportunities often with an approaching deadline. A few that have been sent recently below:

Government Security Profession

Warburtons Apprenticeship Opportunities

NHS Apprenticeship Options


We will be awarding 2 Winner of Pizza Awards (WoPA) per fortnight. The winners will have been nominated by staff (or other students where relevant) for exceeding expectations in terms of effort, work rate, kindness, attitude. The winners will be able to enjoy their Domino’s pizzas at lunchtime on Friday 5th April. They are:

Huma (Y13) for her dedication to improving her grade in Media (nominated by Caroline T)


Anna (Y12) for her beautiful and Insta-worthy sensory children's book she is creating for her EPQ.

Please put your orders in with Melissa by Wednesday 3rd April at the latest.

Have a lovely weekend.