Online Open Evenings – book now!

Following the success of our online Open Evenings in September, we are offering two further virtual Open Evenings on Wednesday 21st October 2020 and Wednesday 25th November 2020 from 4-7pm.

Booking is essential for these events in order for us to send joining instructions to those wishing to attend. The booking form is short and will take no more than a minute to complete: https://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/study-with-us/open-evenings/

The feedback from the previous online open evenings was overwhelmingly positive, including the following comments:

“Staff answered questions well, were friendly and nice. Booking and joining was simple and easy to understand.”

“Booking the sessions was really easy as well as joining them. Teachers were really enthusiastic and their sessions went into a lot of depth.”

Booking for online Open Evenings now open!

Booking is essential in order to attend the online Open Evenings and takes just a minute to complete. We require contact details in order to send joining instructions for the evening which will only be sent to those who have booked.

Bookings can be made on our website here: salisbury6c.ac.uk/study-with-us/open-evenings/

The dates of the Open Evenings are as follows

Creative faculty – Tuesday 22nd September 2020 – 5-7pm
STEM faculty – Wednesday 23rd September 2020 – 5-7pm
Humanities faculty – Thursday 24th September 2020 – 5-7pm

Each evening will cover a different faculty to give students the opportunity to sample as many subjects as possible and get a flavour of what S6C has to offer. Programmes for each evening will be published next week.

Students will have the opportunity to talk to subject teachers to find out more about our courses. Our current students will be on hand to talk about their experiences of life at S6C, and there will be a Q&A session with our principal and an information session from our SENCO and Pastoral Lead.

Transport Services Update 4th September 2020

Please see below a message from the Salisbury Reds team regarding the changes to bus timetables:

“The changes are designed to help ensure there is sufficient capacity on the bus network for scholars. Full details, including timetables, are here:

https://www.salisburyreds.co.uk/school-bus-timetable-changes-september-2020

Many of the changes feature the provision of new scholars-only services. These routes are not required to have the covid-19 capacity restrictions that remain in place on the general network.

These changes have been made with assistance from Wiltshire Council, using funding provided by the DfE.

Given the level of uncertainty this year, issues in the first week or two are perhaps inevitable as scholars become used to the new arrangements and as new travel patterns become established. Please be assured that we will be closely monitoring loads and will endeavour to react as quickly as possible to any problems.

If you have any queries please, contact our Customer Services team: https://www.salisburyreds.co.uk/contact.”

S6C ready for face-to-face teaching

Salisbury 6th Form College is ready for a full return for all students for the new academic year. As a small sixth sixth form college, S6C is able to resume face-to-face teaching for all students safely due to lower numbers of students on site at any one time. Safety precautions have also been implemented to ensure students and staff can follow the current government guidelines to keep our college community safe. 

Teaching will resume in the College building on Tuesday 8th September for current students starting Year 13 and the day will begin with an assembly to welcome them back and confirm any changes to procedures in the building in order to adhere to guidelines. Following the assembly, lessons will resume in classrooms. New students joining the College will be welcomed on Thursday 3rd September and they will have a day of induction to the College before lessons commence in classrooms on Friday 4th September.

As a Google College, all new students will be shown the online Google Classroom and how to use Google Meet for live video sessions, this will ensure that, should the need arise for live online teaching to recommence, all students will be confident to access online learning.

When on site, students will follow a one-way system around the building in order to adhere to social distancing rules and keep students and staff safe. Hand gel dispensers are also available around the College and students and staff will be reminded to use these when moving around the building. The College has also been deep-cleaned and is ready to welcome our students back!

Enrolment for 2020 is now open!

Enrolment for 2020/21 applicants is now open! If you have not yet applied for 2020/21 but would like to, please contact us on the phone number or email below.

Please use the link below to begin your enrolment. You will need to upload a picture of yourself for your Student ID along with a digital copy of your results. A photo of your results is acceptable if you do not have a digital copy.

If your BTEC results are delayed, just change your predicted grade to achieved and place a note in the notes box below your results.

If you have any problems, please call or email us on 01722597970 or admissions@salisbury6c.ac.uk.

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Year 11 Open Evenings

Please see letter from the Principal regarding the Year 11 Open Evenings for later this year. Click here.

Destinations Development Day – an online success! – July 2020

On Monday 6 July, Salisbury 6th Form College held an online development day. S6C holds Development Days each term, each with a different focus. The days are run off timetable allowing students to attend workshops run by visiting speakers as well as S6C teachers. This term the focus was on careers and destinations after S6C. This is the second development day run entirely online since the College had to close earlier this year but this is the first online development day to use live interactive workshops and talks from guest speakers.

The day started with live talks from the University of Portsmouth and ASK Apprenticeships service to give all students an overview of how to research and search for opportunities in higher education and training after their level 3 studies – the sessions had a particular focus on conducting that research online using virtual events and online resources due to the current situation. All students were encouraged to attend these talks which they could log on to from their own homes and attendance throughout the day was good.

S6C Pastoral Lead, Rebecca Anderson said, “We are so proud of the resilience our students have shown in lockdown; they have remained committed to their studies, whilst also using their time to research future options and develop their personal skills. Our students know that there are always people who will help, whether we are choosing next steps, or looking after our mental or physical wellbeing – staying connected is so important.”

Students also heard about university student life from an S6C alumni, who is graduating this year from a Russell Group university, and participated in an employability workshop with practical advice about applying for employment from DSTL.

The afternoon session welcomed employers from across all sectors who gave students an insight into their own careers and their workplaces which helped students understand the range of job opportunities linked to their current studies. Students met with employers, S6C alumni and CEOs of companies through live online meetings and pre-recorded videos covering careers ranging from Flight Test Engineer, to Hypnotherapist to Sports Analysis to Space Mission Scientist! Many of the videos and all of the live talks were created specifically for S6C students.

One year 12 S6C student said about their live Q&A session, “I attended the session with Matt Goddard on running a business within the UX and design industry. All questions I had were answered in good detail, and I also had time after the session to receive feedback on design work of my own.”

Throughout the day students also had access to a wealth of online information about future career and study options, including online webinars and links to virtual work experience opportunities.

The day ended with a live information session for parents who logged in online to hear from the University of Bath and ASK Apprenticeships about how they can support their young people to research future options and make successful applications.

S6C’s first ever online Freshers Day – July 2020

On Thursday 2 July, Salisbury 6th Form College held their first ever Virtual Freshers Day for applicants who have been made offers to study at S6C in September.

The day started with a video message from the Principal, Simon Firth, and a video tour of the College with images and videos from trips, visits and enrichment activities. The video also gave applicants an opportunity to hear from current and alumni students from S6C who all shared why they love S6C and what student life is like. 

Following the pre-recorded video students then had the opportunity to meet with each of their teachers through live online Q&A sessions. The live sessions were run through Google Meet giving applicants an insight into how S6C’s current students have been keeping in touch with their teachers and how live online teaching has continued at the College throughout lockdown. Applicants also had access to information about starting College such as travel, IT and the enrolment process.

Vice-Principal, Louise Henderson, said, “The teaching staff were incredibly impressed with the level of engagement and maturity of the year 11 students in the online sessions. Students were thoughtful and were prepared with a range of questions to  find out more about what they are going to study in the courses.  Staff are really excited to teach our new year 12’s  in September  and are looking forward to having the students in the college where they will form their new teaching groups and friendships.”

As part of the online event, applicants and their parents could also learn more about the Aspire to Excellence programme at S6C. The Aspire to Excellence programme introduces Year 12s to excellent study habits, extension material, super curricular engagement, debating and higher level thinking skills, and gain early insights into job markets, higher education pathways and how to prepare for competitive degree, apprenticeship and employment applications. It also involves trips and visits and inspiring speakers. Applicants could hear from Rebecca Anderson who leads the programme at S6C and also from current students in Year 13 who have participated in the programme and are now progressing onto competitive courses and top universities.

S6C current students also participated in the day in order to share their experience of the College and why they love S6C. Year 12 students, Ruben, shared a film montage about his course which he created for S6C’s exhibition at the Salisbury Library February this year. Art teacher, Laurence Rushby, said “Ruben was great at expressing how much fun he had in the course. The session had a good vibe.” Another current student said “We gave an overview of the course and an opportunity to ask any questions. Psychology will most likely be a new thing for most going in as it’s not normally offered at GCSE so to get a little bit of background and to be told what they’ll be studying so they could maybe prepare themselves a bit over the summer was good”. Another student shared their own personal experience and said “I really found myself at college”