Sixth Form Induction
At the end of July, we usually welcome over 450 students into our Sixth Form. Traditionally Induction Week provides both new and continuing students with an opportunity to try out their subjects to be sure that they have made choices that will allow them every success and happiness during their time with us. Induction is also a chance for students to form new friendships, adapt to the grown-up relational ethos of our Sixth Form and to experience all that our extra-curricular provision has to offer.
In 2020 we did things a little bit differently due to the global pandemic. Perhaps something good to come out of the global pandemic. Thanks to a huge effort from the staff and students we were able to offer our Induction online. In conference style, students received a personalised timetable containing links to join a series of online lessons delivered via YouTube and Q&A sessions using twitter. Lessons were recorded by subject specialists and were both representative of the quality of lessons in Year 12 and provided students with a taster of the content studied. The power of Virtual Induction meant that students could try out alternative subjects to help students to make a really informed choice when choosing their subject combination.
Students received summer work during their virtual lessons to help with their transition to KS5 study.
Whilst we want students to work hard and enjoy their lessons, our Sixth Form also offers a broad range of wider academic, social and extra-curricular opportunities. To give students an insight into these opportunities, the Sixth Form Collegiate Team has also recorded sessions sharing a flavour of what else our Sixth Form has to offer. These include a tour of the school, meeting the Collegiate Team and a video explaining our extra-curricular provision. The Student Bodies are also busy updating our alternative prospectus and are busy filming subject specific advice sharing their experiences studying their subjects. Our Student Bodies launched Induction a couple of weeks ago with a video sharing their favourite links. This can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FuyiRn0EJk&feature=youtu.be. This video exemplifies the inclusive union that is so special in our school.