Year 13 University Destinations
Sixth Form Information
With over 200 students, Great Baddow Sixth Form is an energetic, friendly and successful part of the whole school. The Sixth Form has three simple aims for students:
- To reach their full potential academically, based on their previous performance
- To involve themselves with ‘sixth form life’ from an extra-curricular perspective
- To be respectful of fellow students, staff and their environment.
To achieve this, it is of paramount importance that all students attend tutor time and lessons punctually and regularly. Electronic registration allows us to monitor these key indicators on a lesson by lesson basis.
The school day starts at 8.45am and ends at 3.15pm. All Sixth Form students are required to attend morning Tutor Registration (8.45am-9.05am) on a daily basis, except when an Assembly takes place in the Common Room. Tutors use this time with their students to share relevant information, give advice and to discuss topical issues.
Sixth Form students must wear their ID badge on a lanyard round their neck, ensuring it is clearly visible at all times. This is an important part of GBHS’s safeguarding protocol. A detention may be issued to any student not wearing their ID badge correctly.
Sixth Form students should dress appropriately for a public workplace, bearing in mind they are studying within the context of an 11-18 school environment. The dress code is ‘smart casual’ and the minimum standards expected are no ripped/torn jeans; no low cut/revealing tops; no beachwear/flip flops; no shorts or mini skirts; no undergarments showing; no offensive logos/slogans. Jewellery should be kept to a minimum and with no piercings in the top of the ear, nose, lip or anywhere else. Hair colour should be ‘natural.’ No excessive make up.
Sixth Form students are asked to remain on the school site during the day, however, they are allowed off-site at lunchtime if they wish. The signing in/out register is kept in Student Administration and The Cube study area and all students must record the time/reason for their late arrival and/or for leaving the school premises during the day (lunch, medical appointments, driving test etc).
We urge students – and parents/carers – to inform us of any reason for absence and to contact the school (by phone or email) on the first day of absence. This will ensure the accurate recording of attendance and punctuality. If necessary, teachers will be asked to send work home so that students are able to keep up-to-date with their studies while they aren’t in lessons.
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In terms of academic study, students will be asked to choose 3 or 4 full A/S levels or BTEC level 3 with 1 or 2 A/S levels. Students who did not achieve a C-Grade, or a new Level 4, in GCSE Mathematics or English are required to re-sit these subjects in Year 12. So that students can make best use of their time management, they have to attend ‘supervised study sessions’ in non-contact periods so that each student studies for at least 22 of the 25 periods a week.
Each Sixth Form student has an individual timetable based on the BTEC/OCR, A/S or A Level subjects they have chosen to study at Great Baddow. In addition to their subject lessons, students will also have supervised ‘study periods’ timetabled in the Library or The Cube study areas. Registers are taken for these supervised study periods and students are expected to attend.
Monitoring, assessing and recording progress
In all courses, students' progress is carefully monitored. In most cases marks and grades are regularly given; while in others different ways have been developed to ensure that students are given regular feedback on their progress.
All students work with tutors who help to monitor their progress with them. At regular intervals, students complete reviews of their work and these are then discussed during one-to-one meetings with their tutors.
For the parents of our Year 12 and Year 13 students, there are regular meetings with tutors and teachers and detailed written reports of students' progress are sent home.
Because tutors know their students well, they are able to help them to prepare applications for further and higher education colleges and for employment. They can also write detailed and supportive references that help to ensure that their students are called for interviews.
Getting in touch with the Sixth Form team
We look forward to working in partnership with students over a two year period to achieve their full academic and social potential, equipping them with the necessary skills and attributes for adult life.
If you have any queries about Great Baddow Sixth Form, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone (01245 265821) or email (see below). We look forward to hearing from you.