We believe that support is vital throughout the Sixth Form phase and this support begins the moment a student starts to think about the Sixth Form.
Information is available through assemblies, email and brochures such as this, but also through the Sixth Form Information Evening, which gives parents and students a chance to tour the Sixth Form facilities, hear about Sixth Form life, and ‘visit’ each subject to find out more about the courses on offer. After this evening students who are interested will be invited, with parents or carers, to an individual Sixth Form Interview to discuss course choices and pathways.
We will offer our 16-19 bursary again in 2019 (subject to confirmation of funding). This help is available to students who want to study in the Sixth Form at Cramlington Learning Village.
A guaranteed bursary is available to:
- young people in Care and Care leavers
- young people in receipt of income support
- disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.
A discretionary bursary is available to students who are eligible for FSM or may be experiencing hardship.
Further information on the 16-19 bursary is available on the Department for Education website.
Helping you transition to Sixth Form
In July students will be invited to a Sixth Form Week. During this week students hoping to begin Sixth Form come into school to take part in Sixth Form classes and workshops. Students will receive summer work during this time and are expected to complete this before registration day. Sixth Form is very different and students have found these sessions very helpful preparation.
On Registration Day students are invited to Sixth Form to formally register for their courses. This may be very straightforward for some, while others may wish to make changes and may need more time to discuss these.
We begin year 12 with the chance for students to meet their Learning Guide. During this day students will discuss their aims for the future and will begin to set their targets for the year. There is also a series of workshops and classes setting students up for successful study at this level.
We know how important it is to have the support of parents and carers and try hard to keep you as involved as possible. You will be invited to parent evenings, have access to the Parent Portal. If you have any worries or queries we do encourage you to contact Ms Irving, Mrs Anderson or Ms Teasdale.
Support Beyond Sixth Form
We realise students are making some important decisions during their time in Sixth Form and are committed to providing support throughout their time with us and beyond. We offer full support for admission through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) including personal statement guidance, institution and course choice. We offer visits from course directors and professionals throughout the year and positively encourage work placements.