There are a range of activities students can expect on a day-to-day basis in NEW6. Each year group has a dedicated tutorial slot of 30 minutes Monday-Thursday, and 20 minutes on Friday. During this time, students engage in a wide range of activities, including Careers Guidance, PHSE, and assemblies.
Excellent attendance and punctuality is a key expectation. Attendance is reviewed weekly and students falling below 96% attendance will be referred to our attendance monitoring programme.
Students’ progress in their studies is monitored by subject staff through assessments and coursework. Any concerns are relayed to parents/carers via parental reports and phone calls.
At NEW6 we expect students to follow all our expectations for successful study. Any student failing to meet these will be referred to the Associate Assistant Principal.
There are no free periods in Sixth Form. All students are allocated private study sessions that are taken during the school day (one per subject). These study periods are essential for meeting the demands of Sixth Form studies and they might consist of:
Independent study sessions will also feature on a student’s own timetable. Students will complete at least five hours of independent study per subject taken, per week, at home.
At NEW6 we develop confident, well-rounded students able to take on a range of experiences in their adult lives. Our enrichment program is designed to support the curriculum students already study; our enrichment programme combines academic and vocational courses to supplement a student’s education at NEW6.
Our enrichment programme includes:
We are incredibly fortunate to have many fantastic facilities at NEW6 for our students. The facilities we use are focused on developing outstanding learning in our students. Our classrooms enable both independent and collaborative learning to take place, which gives our students the best opportunity to attain the best possible qualifications. As well as an independent Sixth Form Centre for exclusive use by Years 12 and 13, our facilities include:
The NEW6 team are dedicated to maximising the potential of every student in the sixth form. We have a skilled team of staff who manage and support NEW6. They are: