MOVING UP TO THE SIXTH FORM
The step up from Year 11 to Sixth Form study can be a challenging one, but staff are on hand to ensure that this transition is as smooth as possible, and that students' Sixth Form journey is supported both academically and socially.
The process starts in Year 10 with 'familiarisation days' in the Sixth Form Centre, during which students can learn about the differences between GCSE and A-Level study, as well as find out about the subjects offered at A-Level.
During Year 11, parents and students are invited to Sixth Form Open Events and subject information evenings. Year 11 Students will then be invited to attend a Sixth Form Taster Event, where they will have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of Farlington Sixth Form - sample lessons, as well as spending time in the Common Room and getting used to the 'tea and toast' culture!
The learning environment within the Sixth Form Centre is very different to the environment in the rest of the school, and throughout students' last years of Senior School, we will prepare them for these changes. Sixth Form students need to manage their own time, using study periods to prepare for lessons, complete homework and research their areas of study. Whilst Sixth Form students are well supported by a team of tutors, they also need to learn independent study skills that will help them as they move through the Sixth Form and onto university.