Swadelands School provides an excellent platform for higher education through its well established Sixth Form. A wide variety of subjects are catered for as we work with students who wish to continue their learning and perhaps progress into a course at University.
Committee and Social Activities
The Sixth Form appoints a committee from both Year 12 and 13 students, to oversee the running of various aspects of Sixth Form life. For many students; the wide variety of social activities is a major plus of being part of the Sixth Form. Most socials are organised by the committee and take place off school premises. However, the public will still view the students as being part of Swadelands School Sixth Form and that is where they will complain if given reason. As young adults students should be able to enjoy themselves and let their hair down without bringing the school into ill-repute.
The Sixth Form Committee work hard for you, but they need your cooperation and help, as well as ideas. Examples of recent suggested social activities include:
|Valentine roses and social||Easter social|
The Common Room is designed to offer a better environment for senior students. There is now an area to relax in and a study area.
The study area includes individual study area and an area for group study. The other half of the Common Room is a dedicated ‘relaxing area’ with sofas and casual chairs.
Students are expected to treat this area with respect. Music should only be played during break or lunchtime. For the Common Room to operate properly, everyone must assume responsibility for the way it is treated.
As part of the sixth form students will be treated as young adults and will not to be expected to wear a uniform. Having chosen to be part of Swadelands School the students will be on show to younger students and visitors, who rightly or wrongly, will make first judgements on students appearance. Students are therefore expected to be smartly dressed for a working environment.
Opportunities within the Sixth Form
|Field Trips & Foreign Exchanges||Community Help|
|House Tasks||World Challenge|
|Sixth Form Committee|
Year 12 Family Evening
Click on the link below to view the presentation given to year 12 students and family on the sixth form
Swadelands School Sixth Form
Year 13 Expectations and University Finance
Click on the link below to view the presentation given to year 13 students and parents
Year 13 Expectations and Higher Education 2010
Financial considerations – Ian Douglas – University of Hertfordshire
These are used in a variety of ways; information giving and more structured sessions. Much of the time will be spent by the students, on a one to one basis with their tutor, discussing their progress, any difficulties and planning for the future. Be open and frank with your tutor and discuss problems with them while they are still minor ones. In some tutorial sessions you may be involved in other activities such as helping out with House matters, subject support etc, but it is your responsibility to let your tutor know that you are on the school premises. Please be on time.
Remember your tutor plays a key role in writing your reports and references; treat them kindly and they will get to know you!
Community Help Lessons – Year 13
These provide a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate their reliability, responsibility, initiative, ability to interact with others. Most are helping with lower school classes in Swadelands School. There are opportunities to undertake administrative tasks, such as in the OLC and possibly to help out in the local community. You may be able to organise something appropriate yourself. Given the workload of most students in Year 12, we do not expect you to undertake such service in this year unless you are on a lighter timetable or have a strong wish to do so.
Prefect Duty – Year 12
Sixth Form students are role models to younger students and Year 12 are asked to add value to Swadelands School by acting as prefects during the lunch break. This involves giving up one lunch period in the 2 week timetable to ensure younger students behave appropriately and adhere to school rules at lunchtime.
Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputies
The Head boy and Head Girl are regarded as ambassadors of the school by staff, governors and parents and are looked up to by younger pupils. The Head Boy and girl should set exemplary standards at all times, though they have a number of specific areas of responsibility:
• Upholding the aims and objectives of the Sixth Form and Swadelands School, specifically to promote a positive profile of the Sixth form within the school
• Acting as student representatives on the school governing body
• Representing Swadelands School, playing a part in presentation evenings, open evenings and showing prospective staff and students around the school
• Taking a lead role in the running of the School Council
• Liaising closely with the Student Leaders of Sixth Form
• Working closely with the Head Teacher and the Head of Sixth Form
• Promoting student voice in school improvement initiatives, student issues etc.