At Sprowston Sixth Form we believe passionately that, whilst A Level grades are important, a student’s personal and social development is just as vital. We spend a large proportion of time building each student’s identity, helping to arm them with information about making responsible choices and preparing them for British society and the world of work. Here are a few examples of how we do this.
In recent years there has been substantial investment of the facilities for Sixth Form students. We are lucky enough to have a newly refurbished Common Room, a Study Room, a Sixth Form Cafe, an IT room and the Library Balcony study space.
Students attend tutor time/registration every day unless they apply for a study morning as a result of having no lessons. Each day in tutor time has a different theme. These include Study Skills on a Monday and a Quiz on a Friday with topics based on the wider world (eg. news events, prices of produce, world knowledge, etc.). Every Tuesday is the Sixth Form assembly and one-to-one tutor interviews and mentoring take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
|Planned Tutor Time Activity|
|Monday||Yr12||Study Skills – organisation skills, note taking, reading, organising time and folder|
|Monday||Yr13||Study Skills – organisation skills, note taking, reading, organising time and folder|
|Wednesday||Yr12||During one-to-one interviews with tutors: Other students - Careers and universities research, pre-UCAS work, homework, etc|
|Wednesday||Yr13||During one-to-one interviews with tutors: Other students - UCAS|
|Thursday||Yr12||During one-to-one interviews with tutors: Other students - Careers and universities research, pre-UCAS work, homework, etc|
|Thursday||Yr13||During one-to-one interviews with tutor: Other students - UCAS|
|Friday||Yr12||Form Quiz – students should work in small groups to answer 20 questions on a particular topic of general knowledge|
|Friday||Yr13||Form Quiz – students should work in small groups to answer 20 questions on a particular topic of general knowledge|
One-to-one interviews between tutor and student (once per half term and recorded in tutor file on record sheets.
Assembly and key themes for understanding your place in society.
We hold a compulsory assembly every Tuesday. Topics build on the expectation for students to understand their place in British society and culture. For example, recent topics and themes have been the Community Volunteering Scheme, the National Citizen Service, Careers and Careers Advice, Sexual and Mental Health, Chinese New Year, Remembrance Day and the Centenary of WWI, Gap Years and Equalities and Human Rights. We have some exciting ones planned on Driver Safety and LGBT issues, amongst others.