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Guidance & Support

Pastoral & Progress Support

Pastoral care and progress support is provided by the Sixth Form Management Team and student appointments are offered daily. We have a dedicated Post-16 Progress Mentor who monitors students and liaises with the teaching staff on a regular basis to ensure students are succeeding in their studies.  A weekly appointment provision with a Connexions Advisor is also available.


Academic Potential

Challenging targets are set at the course outset and progress is monitored and reviewed regularly through a system of personal reviews, interim reports and parent’s evening and clinics to make sure that academic potential is being achieved.



The tutorial sessions are vital in establishing positive relationships with tutors who write references for employment and university and are designed to broaden student’s Post-16 experience. Each student is allocated a specialist Sixth Form Tutor who will help guide and support them. Year 12 students follow a transferable skills programme.

Year 13 students follow a career guidance and UCAS related programme.



Opportunities are created to enhance and develop key transferable skills and events are in association with business leaders and industry providers. Understanding Business and Industry workshops are offered yearly at a local university campus along with HE days.

A student recruitment awareness day is also provided by QVC Shopping Channel Management and is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an insight into their recruitment and application process. It is encouraged that all students take part in these progression and teamwork activities.


Targets & Referrals

A target setting and referral system supports students and is in place to offer assistance in overcoming areas in need of development. Students are encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for their own actions and attitude to learning. This will be challenged if we feel it is unsatisfactory or if attendance at lessons is below a reasonable expectation.


Academic Excellence

We have a tradition of students progressing on to study at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. We offer interview advice and practice along with trips to visit if students are capable and wish to apply. A local Oxbridge conference event is organised where information is provided regarding applications and students can attend course taster seminars.



The Year 13 Choices Advice Booklet is available to download in PDF format here.