We have listed a few questions and answers that we hope will help you.
If you can’t find the information you need please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help.
Who can attend?
Subject to entry requirements and any particular subject entry criteria, anyone aged between 16 and 19.
What are the entry requirements?
Please see our courses page for details of the minimum entry requirements students must achieve in order to study with us: http://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/courses/
Each subject also has requirements, all of which are details in the subject descriptions.
Which are the main feeder schools?
The main feeder schools are; St Edmund’s Girls’ School, Wyvern College and St Joseph’s School. In addition families who live in the wider Salisbury area and villages along with Amesbury but perhaps have children going to Trafalgar School, Test Valley or Stonehenge School would also be natural feeder students to our college. However, any students from other schools in Salisbury and surrounding areas are also more than welcome.
What is the catchment area?
There is not really a catchment area. However, if we are oversubscribed priority is given based on the Admissions Policy. Which is available by emailing email@example.com.
What does the college day look like?
The day runs as follows:
|8:45 – 9:45||Period 1|
|9:45 – 10:45||Period 2|
|10:45 – 11:00||Break|
|11:00 – 12:00||Period 3|
|12:00 – 13:00||Period 4|
|13:00 – 13:40||Lunch Break|
|13:40 – 14:00||Tutorial|
|14:00 – 15:00||Period 5|
|15:00 – 16:00||Period 6|
- What are the term times?
Please see the About section of this website for our term dates.
What experience do the teachers have?
We have recruited teachers who are all capable of delivering outstanding lessons. Experience and ability is what we were looking for. We want our college to be a continuation of the good experience students will have had in their feeder schools. We may be called a college as that is normal for sixth forms, but we will have all the support and encouragement that you expect from a school. Check out the teacher profiles in “Our Staff” section.
What are the travel arrangements to access the college?
S6C is a short walk from the city centre where many of the bus routes pick up and drop-off. Parking is limited and is for staff only. We encourage all students to walk, cycle, or arrive by bus.
How do I get a bus pass?
You will need to apply for bus passes directly to Wiltshire Council. There is no government funding for transport for post 16 students – which is why it is so essential we have a new sixth form here in Salisbury.
Is there provision for SEN?
Yes there is. This is always an individual requirement. Please get in touch directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to ask specific questions.
Will students need a laptop?
A laptop or tablet device is recommended. More information can be found here: http://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/study-with-us/byod-for-learning-portal/
We have wifi set up throughout and make full use of cloud document storage and e-mail communication. Students are free to use their own laptop or tablet pc if it can be connected. There will be computers on site for specialised subjects and general use.
Students who are eligible for the Bursary Fund will be given access to a laptop for study purposes.
What equipment will students need?
Students are expected to have a computer or tablet device in order to access the college cloud infrastructure. All courses use this technology for distribution of materials and assessment. Further information can be obtained here.
Students will need to purchase their own writing equipment such as pens, lined paper and folders to organise their notes made in class. These folders will be checked regularly by their Progress Tutor so it’s important that they have the right equipment to keep their notes organised. They may also need to purchase textbooks specific to the subjects they’re studying.
Students who are eligible for the Bursary Fund may request financial support for all of the necessary equipment listed above.
Will we have to pay for things?
For some things yes. This will largely depend on the course. For example some trips may require a contribution. Sometimes additional research materials are optional and may require you to pay for these. This is normal at most sixth forms. Parents and carers who are registered to use ParentMail can also use this account to pay for trips and visits using ParentPay. When there is a trip or visit coming up then it will appear on ParentPay and will be available for you to submit payment. Payments can, of course, still be made by cash or cheque.
Is there financial support?
Students eligible for a Vulnerable Bursary are;
Young people in care, including unaccompanied asylum seeking children
Young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit
Young people in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance (or the new Personal Independence Payments) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) (or Universal Credit as a replacement for ESA) in their own right
College Discretionary Bursary
The college can also award a bursary to cover costs associated with books, equipment, transport, meals, trips and visits where a student is identified as needing additional financial support. This is awarded at the discretion of the college. Students eligible in this category are;
Applicants aged under 19 on 31 August 2017
Students from households where income is below £25,000
Each application for a discretionary bursary is individually assessed and there may be some flexibility based on an individual student’s circumstances. The bursary will usually be awarded as ‘benefit in kind’ e.g. the college will purchase the equipment/books or provide a voucher for a meal.
In all cases, the student will be asked to complete an application form and provide the required evidence. Receipt of the bursary will be conditional on the student meeting agreed standards of attendance and behaviour, as outlined in the Learning Agreement. Further information can be obtained from the Student Services Manager.