S6C Update

It’s the end of term and what a year we have had! We have certainly been busy, we have undoubtedly worked hard but we have definitely enjoyed ourselves. I would like to express my thanks to our teaching staff, who work tirelessly to ensure our students achieve their goals, our pastoral staff who are always there to help, our support staff who greet our visitors, look after our students, manage exams, admissions, enrolment and data and generally keep the college running smoothly and efficiently, our site team who keep our building clean and safe and our cafe who provide delicious snacks and meals throughout the day. Thank you to everyone! S6C is a warm, friendly, welcoming college where students can grow and become the very best versions of themselves that they can be and I am incredibly proud of our achievements this year.

And thank you to all our year 12 students who attended our Unlock Year 13 development day. 177 one to one meetings took place with tutors which made for a long but very productive day. Here are the resources from the day:
The ASK Programme – Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Amazing Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships

This year Laurence Rushby, Art and Photography teacher, was awarded a PhD in Creative Pedagogies by Arts University London. Dr Laurence Dube-Rushby’s research title ‘Art as Education: Redefining A Live Art Practice as a Pedagogical Tool for Young People’s Development, and its Perception and Place in the Learning Environment’, examines the role that performance art and art processes can play in supporting young people’s self-construct and sense of identity. Laurence’s research has spanned over seven years, during which time she has carried out action research in schools. Laurence has been an artist working in educational settings for over 27 years. She developed her teaching practice at the start of her PhD research study and has been teaching at S6C since 2019.

I am really pleased to have achieved such a great step in my studies. The PhD process has been a long rocky road, but in all it was awe inspiring. I am really grateful for the support I received here at college during this time. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life writing, researching and teaching to continue to share my passion for art with others.

Dr Laurence Dube-Rushby

Trials for our Sport Academies have taken place and it looks like next year we will be even stronger. A big thank you to those who attended the netball trials, we had good numbers and there was a lot of talent. Players have been selected to play for the S6C Netball Academy and join training on Tuesdays and fixtures on Wednesdays. During the first week at college, the squad will go to WSE to play an inter match so Coach Helen can see those players who weren’t able to attend trials. We’re all really looking forward to the season ahead. We are also delighted that 41 players showed up for the first football trial for next season’s AFC Bournemouth college team. The talent on show was superb!

Also, huge congratulations to Harry Dickins for his recent win in the Kit Locker Schools National Finals and his success in other recent competitions:
Sir Henry Cooper Masters = T6
England U18 Amateur Championship = T30
South West Counties = 8th
We are following his progress closely and looking forward to seeing how he does in the forthcoming Carris Trophy (England U18) and St Andrews Boys Open.

Our Health and Social Care students recently visited the Science Museum and a care home which is running an intergenerational programme developed by Health and Social Care teacher Jo Mason.

And congratulations should go to Steve Barrington and Lisa Rodway, whose clubs have run for the entire year, not an easy feat with distractions like exams getting in the way. Steve’s STEM/Art collaboration has culminated in a fabulous mural and the team have already received a number of commissions for new work. Lisa’s Warhammer club has fought many battles in the year but we are pleased to report there have been no injuries.

Liz Stavely – Mental Health Lead
We are fast approaching the end of term, with long lazy days of sunshine and snacks calling… (or rain and part time jobs). Please take some time over the summer to do things that make you happy and try and rebuild your energy reserves for September. However, I realise holidays are not the easiest time for some of us, if you do need some mental health support over the summer, please have a look at this document. You’ll find a few suggestions for great online text support, phone counselling and short term counselling. This is all free to access and confidential. It’s always better to talk than to bottle up your worries. Have a great break and see you in Y13!

Apprenticeships, Employment and University
– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Destinations Advice
Introduction to Apprenticeships
Graham Waton, Widening Access Outreach Manager, University of Bath

Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.

Funding
If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

S6C Student Union
The student union is here to represent you, our students! Please talk to them so they can share your views. You can also post suggestions in the box by the SU noticeboard in the foyer. In September we will be starting Friday morning Tea and Toast, a free breakfast run by the SU (Stars Appeal donation optional) which can be used to share ideas (or just to eat toast). So far the SU have helped shape the Expectations posters which are going up around college and informed discussions surrounding lanyards, the ability to upgrade ID photos, pronoun badges for those who would like them, the Careers Passport and Character Curriculum Tracker, which Development Days we would like to celebrate as a college, planning for a new Celebrating Cultures Day next year, and the launch of a mental health audit so we can provide you with the support you want and need.

We said a fond farewell to our year 13 leavers at their prom last week and we would like to wish them all the very best with their exam results and plans for next year.   

IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR YEAR 13

  • Please fill out the Year 13 Exit Survey
  • YOU MUST KEEP INFORMATION CLASSROOM ACTIVE, WITH NOTIFICATIONS ON, AS THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR RESULTS, PLUS OTHER NOTICES AS NEEDED. WE EXPECT YOU TO KEEP LOOKING UNTIL RESULTS DAY IN MID AUGUST.
  • You are able to contact the pastoral team until the summer if you need help with next steps, careers, or safeguarding.
  • If you would like to apply to uni in the next few years, using S6C UCAS, then contact the office or your tutor, and we will do what we can to help.
  • Please keep in touch with us. We really value our S6C alumni!
  • Please click here to find out where to find support after college.
  • Student Finance – how to apply
  • Save the Student
  • Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
  • Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
  • Disabled Students Allowance. If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let Rebecca know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!
  • Your college account will be deleted when you leave S6C. This will mean that all your work will be deleted and you will not be able to access this again. If you want a copy of your work for future use, you MUST use Google Takeout to download your work:
  • Head to the Google Takeout website: https://takeout.google.com
  • Sign in with your college Google Account. You’ll see a list of Google products. Uncheck everything except “Drive”. Click the checkbox next to “Drive” and then select “All Drive data included” for a complete download.
  • At the bottom, you can choose how you want to receive your files (email or cloud storage) and the file format (.zip is recommended).
  • Click “Create export” and Google will start collecting your files. This might take a while depending on how much data you have. Once it’s ready, you’ll get a notification email with a link to download your archived files. Remember:
  • Downloaded files might be organised differently than in your Drive.
  • This download only includes your own files, not shared folders or files owned by others.

    Tip: Save your downloaded files on a secure external hard drive or cloud storage for safekeeping.
    Don’t wait! Download your work and keep a copy for your future endeavours.

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 12 July
Terms ends at 12.15pm
Results Days
– Thursday 15 August for A level, AS, BTEC and CTEC qualifications
– Thursday 22 August for GCSE Maths and English Language
– Results for Y12 with CTEC/BTEC Unit Results will be emailed on Thursday 15 August
On these days the college will be open from 9:00am to 12:00pm and staff will be on site to welcome you to collect your results. Please click here for more information.
Thursday 15 August
A Level | AS Level | BTEC | CTEC Results Day
Thursday 22 August
GCSE Results Day
Thursday 29 August – Friday 30 August
Staff Training Days
Monday 02 September
Year 12 Term Begins
Tuesday 03 September
Year 13 Term Begins
Exam Resits for Year 12 entry into Year 13
Wednesday 04 September
Exam Resits for Year 12 entry into Year 13
Monday 21 October – Friday 01 November
Half Term
Monday 04 November
Term Begins
Friday 20 December
Term Ends
Monday 23 December 2024 – Friday 03 January 2025
Christmas Break
Monday 06 January
Staff Training Day
Tuesday 07 January
Term Begins
Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February
Half Term
Monday 24 February
Term Begins
Friday 04 April
Term Ends
Monday 07 April – Monday 21 April
Easter Break
Tuesday 22 April
Term Begins
Monday 05 May
Bank Holiday
Monday 26 May – Friday 30 May
Half Term
Monday 02 June
Term Begins
Monday 30 June
Staff Training Day
Wednesday 16 July
Term Ends
Thursday 17 July – Friday 29 August
Summer Break

S6C Update

Thank you to all parents who took the time to complete the recent survey. We really do value your feedback and it was incredibly useful to hear your views. It was wonderful to see the overwhelming positive response and we really appreciate comments such as ‘I feel that the staff go above and beyond to support my child’s learning. They encourage and believe in her.‘, ‘My daughter is thriving‘ and ‘I have been so happy with my son’s progress at S6C. The staff are brilliant as is the pastoral care – thank you‘.

However, we are always looking to improve and there were two areas in which we have very clearly fallen short of your expectations. Making improvements in these areas will now be a priority for us. Staff absence was of particular concern and currently, if a teacher is unwell, work should be set for students on Google Classroom. There is a significant amount of work for students to work through on Google Classroom and there should never be a time that a student has nothing to do. But we do fully appreciate that nothing ever replaces being in class with a subject specialist and as the college continues to grow we do now have more capacity to cover staff in the case of a prolonged absence. The other area of concern was a lack of communication regarding student progress. We are currently working to mitigate this by the development of a parent portal which will be launched in September and will provide far more access to progress data. If any parents would like to be part of the test group for this please feel free to email me directly. We will also be running in-person parents evenings on the following dates:
– all year 12 parents evening on 28 November between 4pm and 6pm
– all year 13 parents evening on 09 January between 4pm and 6pm
– all year 12 parents evening on 03 July between 4pm and 6pm

If you ever wish to contact your child’s teacher, all staff emails can be accessed here on the college website https://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/about-s6c/our-staff/.

We have had a busy penultimate week, our Psychology students visited Marwell Zoo and we welcomed Year 5 pupils from Pembroke Park Primary School for a Science Day – building rockets, looking at cells under a microscope, discovering the principles of psychology with Paddy the therapy dog, making rainbows and setting teachers on fire (all very safely and within the constraints of a lab). 


We have just one week left until the summer holidays. Until then, our Year 12s must attend lessons as usual right up until Friday 12 July, when the college will close at lunchtime. Tuesday 09 July is a really important day for our Year 12s when they Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps. We would like to see ALL students that day to ensure a smooth transition to Year 13. At the beginning of the day, each student will be given an appointment time where they will be enrolled into Year 13 and the following will be discussed:
– work experience placement and feedback
– mocks results
– expectations for Year 13
– attendance record

Please can all students also check they have completed their:
– Character Curriculum Tracker
– Careers Passport
– Registered for UCAS (used for both Uni applications and references for apprenticeships and employment)
If you have any concerns or need assistance, please speak to Rachel via Google Chat.

End of Year Exams
Some of you are asking about the impact of your results on predicted grades:
– On your report you will see THREE GRADES. 
– Your TARGET GRADE is the grade that the computer generates based on your GCSE results in combination with your chosen subjects. This does not change over your time with us, but it is only an indicator of your potential. 
– Your PREDICTED GRADE is the grade your teachers currently think you will get, based on evidence, if you continue to follow the same working patterns and level of progress into Year 13. This will be updated after each data capture. 
– Your UCAS PREDICTED GRADE is a more generous grade, still evidence based, but assuming you will work super hard from now on, and that things will go very well. This is the grade we will use for university and apprenticeship applications. If the picture changes significantly before we have to enter these grades, then it can still go up or down, and you can ask your teachers for your current UCAS PREDICTED grade, at any time. This will give you an idea where to pitch your applications as you start to think about your next steps – we recommend putting in a range of applications with room for challenge at the top end and a safety net at the lower end. 

We will be taking you through information on applying for jobs, apprenticeships and university on the Unlock Year 13 Development Day on Tuesday 09 July. Here is some clarification on how to unlock Year 13:
– If you get a D or above in your end of year exams, or your vocational work is complete at the expected level, then you will go straight into Year 13. 
– If you get an E or U, and this is two grades below your target, or your vocational work is not complete at the expected level, then you will be asked to complete catch up work and revision over the summer holidays, so you are well placed to succeed in Year 13. 
– You will then be asked to sit a further end of year exam, or show your completed work, at the very start of the new term. 
– If you succeed at this stage (which most students do) then you go into Year 13 with new confidence, and well prepared to continue. 
– If you don’t achieve at this stage, then we will review your performance in light of your attendance and your progress this year, and work with you to put extra support in place or overcome any barriers, which, for some, may include considering a course change or alternate next steps, so that we can find the best path for you.

Apprenticeships, Employment and University
– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.

Destinations Advice
Introduction to Apprenticeships
Graham Waton, Widening Access Outreach Manager, University of Bath

Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.

Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

S6C Student Union
The student union is here to represent you, our students! Please talk to them so they can share your views. You can also post suggestions in the box by the SU noticeboard in the foyer. In September we will be starting Friday morning Tea and Toast, a free breakfast run by the SU (Stars Appeal donation optional) which can be used to share ideas (or just to eat toast). So far the SU have helped shape the Expectations posters which are going up around college and informed discussions surrounding lanyards, the ability to upgrade ID photos, pronoun badges for those who would like them, the Careers Passport and Character Curriculum Tracker, which Development Days we would like to celebrate as a college, planning for a new Celebrating Cultures Day next year, and the launch of a mental health audit so we can provide you with the support you want and need.

IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR YEAR 13
– Please fill out the Year 13 Exit Survey
– YOU MUST KEEP INFORMATION CLASSROOM ACTIVE, WITH NOTIFICATIONS ON, AS THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR RESULTS, PLUS OTHER NOTICES AS NEEDED. WE EXPECT YOU TO KEEP LOOKING UNTIL RESULTS DAY IN MID AUGUST.
– You are able to contact the pastoral team until the summer if you need help with next steps, careers, or safeguarding.
– If you would like to apply to uni in the next few years, using S6C UCAS, then contact the office or your tutor, and we will do what we can to help.
– Please keep in touch with us. We really value our S6C alumni!
– Please click here to find out where to find support after college.
– Student Finance – how to apply
– Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
– Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
– Disabled Students Allowance
. If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let Rebecca know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!
– Your college account will be deleted when you leave S6C. This will mean that all your work will be deleted and you will not be able to access this again. If you want a copy of your work for future use, you MUST use Google Takeout to download your work:
– Head to the Google Takeout website: https://takeout.google.com
– Sign in with your college Google Account. You’ll see a list of Google products. Uncheck everything except “Drive”. Click the checkbox next to “Drive” and then select “All Drive data included” for a complete download.
– At the bottom, you can choose how you want to receive your files (email or cloud storage) and the file format (.zip is recommended).
– Click “Create export” and Google will start collecting your files. This might take a while depending on how much data you have. Once it’s ready, you’ll get a notification email with a link to download your archived files. Remember:
– Downloaded files might be organised differently than in your Drive.
– This download only includes your own files, not shared folders or files owned by others.
Tip: Save your downloaded files on a secure external hard drive or cloud storage for safekeeping.
Don’t wait! Download your work and keep a copy for your future endeavours.

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 09 July
Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps
Friday 12 July
Terms ends at 12.15pm

Results Days
– Thursday 15 August for A level, AS, BTEC and CTEC qualifications
– Thursday 22 August for GCSE Maths and English Language
– Results for Y12 with CTEC/BTEC Unit Results will be emailed on Thursday 15 August
On these days the college will be open from 9:00am to 12:00pm and staff will be on site to welcome you to collect your results. Please click here for more information.

Thursday 15 August
A Level | AS Level | BTEC | CTEC Results Day 
Thursday 22 August
GCSE Results Day
Thursday 29 August – Friday 30 August
Staff Training Days
Monday 02 September
Year 12 Term Begins
Tuesday 03 September
Year 13 Term Begins
Monday 21 October – Friday 01 November
Half Term
Monday 04 November
Term Begins
Friday 20 December
Term Ends
Monday 23 December 2024 – Friday 03 January 2025
Christmas Break
Monday 06 January
Staff Training Day
Tuesday 07 January
Term Begins
Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February
Half Term
Monday 24 February
Term Begins
Friday 04 April
Term Ends
Monday 07 April – Monday 21 April
Easter Break
Tuesday 22 April
Term Begins
Monday 05 May
Bank Holiday
Monday 26 May – Friday 30 May
Half Term
Monday 02 June
Term Begins
Monday 30 June
Staff Training Day
Wednesday 16 July
Term Ends
Thursday 17 July – Friday 29 August
Summer Break

S6C Update

Last week we opened our doors to everyone hoping to join us in September. Nearly 200 young people came to enjoy Freshers Day and we absolutely loved meeting everyone and showing them what a wonderful college we have. Sessions in all subjects were run by teaching staff and there were a variety of additional activities including a presentation on our netball, football and rugby academies, an introduction to study skills, our admissions and enrolment experts were on hand to offer advice and everyone was able to explore the college and take part in a treasure hunt. We were hugely impressed by how mature everyone was and there was a real sense that everyone was already observing our values of inclusivity, aspiration and each individual striving to be the best version of themselves. Thank you to all the hard work our staff put into Freshers Day, thank you to our student union for their help on the day, thank you to Russ in our cafe for all the delicious treats, thank you to Cameron Walker, Esports Teacher, for running drop-in sessions, thank you to Laurence Rushby, Art Teacher, for hosting a pop-up gallery and last but definitely not least, thank you to Joanna’s Gelatos for the amazing ice creams! 

Our UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening for parents was really well attended and I hope that everyone found the information useful. Links to the presentations are below:
Destinations Advice
Introduction to Apprenticeships
Graham Waton, Widening Access Outreach Manager, University of Bath

The countdown to the end of term has well and truly started, with just two weeks left until the summer holidays. Until then, our Year 12s must attend lessons as usual right up until Friday 12 July, when the college will close at lunchtime. Tuesday 09 July is a really important day for our Year 12s when they Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps. We would like to see ALL students that day to ensure a smooth transition to Year 13. At the beginning of the day, each student will be given an appointment time where they will be enrolled into Year 13 and the following will be discussed:
– work experience placement and feedback
You can still sign up for Unifrog online work experience. Please register and then let Rachel Cooke know and you will be excused from lessons to complete it online in college or at home.
– mocks results
– expectations for Year 13
– attendance record

Please can all students also check they have completed their:
– Character Curriculum Tracker
– Careers Passport
– Registered for UCAS (used for both Uni applications and references for apprenticeships and employment)

If you have any concerns or need assistance, please speak to Rachel via Google Chat.

End of Year Exams
Your end of year exams are being marked and teachers will get marks back to you as soon as they can. Some of you are asking about the impact of your results on predicted grades:
– On your report you will see THREE GRADES. 
– Your TARGET GRADE is the grade that the computer generates based on your GCSE results in combination with your chosen subjects. This does not change over your time with us, but it is only an indicator of your potential. 
– Your PREDICTED GRADE is the grade your teachers currently think you will get, based on evidence, if you continue to follow the same working patterns and level of progress into Year 13. This will be updated after each data capture. 
– Your UCAS PREDICTED GRADE is a more generous grade, still evidence based, but assuming you will work super hard from now on, and that things will go very well. This is the grade we will use for university and apprenticeship applications. If the picture changes significantly before we have to enter these grades, then it can still go up or down, and you can ask your teachers for your current UCAS PREDICTED grade, at any time. This will give you an idea where to pitch your applications as you start to think about your next steps – we recommend putting in a range of applications with room for challenge at the top end and a safety net at the lower end. 

We will be taking you through information on applying for jobs, apprenticeships and university on the Unlock Year 13 Development Day on Tuesday 09 July. Here is some clarification on how to unlock Year 13:
– If you get a D or above in your end of year exams, or your vocational work is complete at the expected level, then you will go straight into Year 13. 
– If you get an E or U, and this is two grades below your target, or your vocational work is not complete at the expected level, then you will be asked to complete catch up work and revision over the summer holidays, so you are well placed to succeed in Year 13. 
– You will then be asked to sit a further end of year exam, or show your completed work, at the very start of the new term. 
– If you succeed at this stage (which most students do) then you go into Year 13 with new confidence, and well prepared to continue. 
– If you don’t achieve at this stage, then we will review your performance in light of your attendance and your progress this year, and work with you to put extra support in place or overcome any barriers, which, for some, may include considering a course change or alternate next steps, so that we can find the best path for you.

Apprenticeships, Employment and University
– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.

Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.

Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR YEAR 13
– Please fill out the Year 13 Exit Survey
– YOU MUST KEEP INFORMATION CLASSROOM ACTIVE, WITH NOTIFICATIONS ON, AS THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR RESULTS, PLUS OTHER NOTICES AS NEEDED. WE EXPECT YOU TO KEEP LOOKING UNTIL RESULTS DAY IN MID AUGUST.
– You are able to contact the pastoral team until the summer if you need help with next steps, careers, or safeguarding.
– If you would like to apply to uni in the next few years, using S6C UCAS, then contact the office or your tutor, and we will do what we can to help.
– Please keep in touch with us. We really value our S6C alumni!
– Please click here to find out where to find support after college.
– Student Finance – how to apply
– Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
– Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
– Disabled Students Allowance
. If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let Rebecca know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!
– Your college account will be deleted when you leave S6C. This will mean that all your work will be deleted and you will not be able to access this again. If you want a copy of your work for future use, you MUST use Google Takeout to download your work:
– Head to the Google Takeout website: https://takeout.google.com
– Sign in with your college Google Account. You’ll see a list of Google products. Uncheck everything except “Drive”. Click the checkbox next to “Drive” and then select “All Drive data included” for a complete download.
– At the bottom, you can choose how you want to receive your files (email or cloud storage) and the file format (.zip is recommended).
– Click “Create export” and Google will start collecting your files. This might take a while depending on how much data you have. Once it’s ready, you’ll get a notification email with a link to download your archived files. Remember:
– Downloaded files might be organised differently than in your Drive.
– This download only includes your own files, not shared folders or files owned by others.
Tip: Save your downloaded files on a secure external hard drive or cloud storage for safekeeping.
Don’t wait! Download your work and keep a copy for your future endeavours.

General Election
A list of candidates for Salisbury is in the link below, with representatives for Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Green, Reform UK, and Arthur Pendragon (who stands as an independent candidate). Please use your voice and your rights . Research it and make an informed decision using reliable sources – or talk to a few people you trust – or just turn up and decide on the day – but TURN UP and BE PART OF THIS.  
Voting for the first time – all you need to know
When is the UK General Election and who can vote?
Elections in your area
Who will be standing to be Salisbury’s next MP? 

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C
SEND Afternoon Tea 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 09 July
Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps
Friday 12 July
Terms Ends at 12.15pm

Results Days
– Thursday 15 August for A level, AS, BTEC and CTEC qualifications
– Thursday 22 August for GCSE Maths and English Language
– Results for Y12 with CTEC/BTEC Unit Results will be emailed on Thursday 15 August
On these days the college will be open from 9:00am to 12:00pm and staff will be on site to welcome you to collect your results. Please click here for more information.

Thursday 15 August
A Level | AS Level | BTEC | CTEC Results Day 
Thursday 22 August
GCSE Results Day
Thursday 29 August – Friday 30 August
Staff Training Days
Monday 02 September
Term Begins
Monday 21 October – Friday 01 November
Half Term
Monday 04 November
Term Begins
Friday 20 December
Term Ends
Monday 23 December 2024 – Friday 03 January 2025
Christmas Break
Monday 06 January
Staff Training Day
Tuesday 07 January
Term Begins
Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February
Half Term
Monday 24 February
Term Begins
Friday 04 April
Term Ends
Monday 07 April – Monday 21 April
Easter Break
Tuesday 22 April
Term Begins
Monday 05 May
Bank Holiday
Monday 26 May – Friday 30 May
Half Term
Monday 02 June
Term Begins
Monday 30 June
Staff Training Day
Wednesday 16 July
Term Ends
Thursday 17 July – Friday 29 August
Summer Break

S6C Update

And just like that, exams are over and our year 13 students have finished. Thank you to every student for the hard work you have put into your time at S6C, not only in your studies but in making S6C such a warm, friendly, welcoming college. The atmosphere here is one of dedication and maturity but it is also cheerful and sociable and we love seeing the journey that all our students make from school leaver to young adult. Good luck in your next adventure! To all our Year 13s, don’t forget there will be a Leavers Gathering in the Study Centre on Wednesday 26 June from 12.15pm. We’d love to see as many of you as possible to say goodbye and remember to bring back any books and bursary laptops you have borrowed or textbooks you are happy to donate.  

Parent Survey
Thank you to everyone who has completed our parent survey. We know how busy you are and we are really grateful to you for taking the time to give us your feedback. If you haven’t yet done so, please do take this opportunity to let us know your thoughts, positive or negative. We really value the views of our parents and will always seek to make improvements where we can. We would ask that all surveys are completed by 01 July 2024. 
S6C Parent / Guardian Survey

IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR YEAR 12
To our Year 12s, I’m afraid the message is that you haven’t finished yet, there is more work to do and you must attend lessons as usual right up until Friday 12 July, when the college will close at lunchtime and you will be released for the summer holidays. Please make sure that you are here on Tuesday 09 July for Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps. To ensure a smooth transition to Year 13, attendance is mandatory at this all day event where you will enroll for Year 13 and confirm your place. You will get your appointment slot for re-enrollment in the first session of the day. What to expect:
– We will discuss your work experience placement and your feedback
– We will discuss the results from your mocks and set expectations for Year 13
– Your attendance record will be reviewed, and expectations for Year 13 will be established
If you have any concerns or need assistance, feel free to reach out to Rachel via Google Chat.
Please also check that you have completed:
– Character Curriculum Tracker
– Careers Passport
– Registered for UCAS (used for both Uni applications and references for apprenticeships and employment)

Work Experience
The deadline for logging work experience is here! All three day Work Placements must be logged TODAY but you can complete the placement up until the end of August. If you have struggled to find a placement, there is the opportunity to complete ‘virtual’ work experience. This can be accessed through UniFrog as an ‘Activity’ rather than a ‘Placement’ and will provide a valuable connection with big name employers. Click here for more information and let Rachel Cooke know if you sign up so she can make sure you are ticked as having completed this very important part of Year 12.

End of Year Exams
Your end of year exams are being marked this week and next week, and teachers will get marks back to you as soon as they can. Some of you are asking about the impact of your results on predicted grades:
– On your report you will see THREE GRADES. 
– Your TARGET GRADE is the grade that the computer generates based on your GCSE results in combination with your chosen subjects. This does not change over your time with us, but it is only an indicator of your potential. 
– Your PREDICTED GRADE is the grade your teachers currently think you will get, based on evidence, if you continue to follow the same working patterns and level of progress into Year 13. This will be updated after each data capture. 
– Your UCAS PREDICTED GRADE is a more generous grade, still evidence based, but assuming you will work super hard from now on, and that things will go very well. This is the grade we will use for university and apprenticeship applications. If the picture changes significantly before we have to enter these grades, then it can still go up or down, and you can ask your teachers for your current UCAS PREDICTED grade, at any time. This will give you an idea where to pitch your applications as you start to think about your next steps – we recommend putting in a range of applications with room for challenge at the top end and a safety net at the lower end. 

We will be taking you through information on applying for jobs, apprenticeships and university on the Unlock Year 13 Development Day on Tuesday 09 July. Here is some clarification on how to unlock Year 13:
– If you get a D or above in your end of year exams, or your vocational work is complete at the expected level, then you will go straight into Year 13. 
– If you get an E or U, and this is two grades below your target, or your vocational work is not complete at the expected level, then you will be asked to complete catch up work and revision over the summer holidays, so you are well placed to succeed in Year 13. 
– You will then be asked to sit a further end of year exam, or show your completed work, at the very start of the new term. 
– If you succeed at this stage (which most students do) then you go into Year 13 with new confidence, and well prepared to continue. 
– If you don’t achieve at this stage, then we will review your performance in light of your attendance and your progress this year, and work with you to put extra support in place or overcome any barriers, which, for some, may include considering a course change or alternate next steps, so that we can find the best path for you.

Apprenticeships, Employment and University
– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.

Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.

Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

IMPORTANT MESSAGES FOR YEAR 13
– Please fill out the Year 13 Exit Survey
– YOU MUST KEEP INFORMATION CLASSROOM ACTIVE, WITH NOTIFICATIONS ON, AS THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR RESULTS, PLUS OTHER NOTICES AS NEEDED. WE EXPECT YOU TO KEEP LOOKING UNTIL RESULTS DAY IN MID AUGUST.
– You are able to contact the pastoral team until the summer if you need help with next steps, careers, or safeguarding.
– If you would like to apply to uni in the next few years, using S6C UCAS, then contact the office or your tutor, and we will do what we can to help.
– Please keep in touch with us. We really value our S6C alumni!
– If you could do with some toiletries, period products, food basics, or sunscreen, then please do take what you need from the Quiet Room on the third floor. It has been donated to be used!
– The S6C Christian Union have arranged a small free gift for you as you move onto your next steps, so please do take a tin of beans and a cookbook.
– Please click here to find out where to find support after college.
Student Finance – how to apply
Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
– Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
– Disabled Students Allowance
. If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let Rebecca know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!
– Your college account will be deleted when you leave S6C. This will mean that all your work will be deleted and you will not be able to access this again. If you want a copy of your work for future use, you MUST use Google Takeout to download your work:
– Head to the Google Takeout website: https://takeout.google.com
– Sign in with your college Google Account. You’ll see a list of Google products. Uncheck everything except “Drive”. Click the checkbox next to “Drive” and then select “All Drive data included” for a complete download.
– At the bottom, you can choose how you want to receive your files (email or cloud storage) and the file format (.zip is recommended).
– Click “Create export” and Google will start collecting your files. This might take a while depending on how much data you have. Once it’s ready, you’ll get a notification email with a link to download your archived files. Remember:
– Downloaded files might be organised differently than in your Drive.
– This download only includes your own files, not shared folders or files owned by others.
Tip: Save your downloaded files on a secure external hard drive or cloud storage for safekeeping.
Don’t wait! Download your work and keep a copy for your future endeavours.

General Election
A list of candidates for Salisbury is in the link below, with representatives for Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Green, Reform UK, and Arthur Pendragon (who stands as an independent candidate). Please use your voice and your rights . Research it and make an informed decision using reliable sources – or talk to a few people you trust – or just turn up and decide on the day – but TURN UP and BE PART OF THIS.  
Voting for the first time – all you need to know
When is the UK General Election and who can vote?
Elections in your area
Who will be standing to be Salisbury’s next MP?
Bishop Wordsworth’s Politics Society Hustings Tuesday 25 June 7.30pm to 9pm
Bishop Wordsworth’s Politics Society would like to invite you to the 2024 General Election Hustings on Tuesday 25 June. We would like to encourage local schools to attend this event, it would be of particular interest to those studying Politics or History A-Levels. This Hustings provides a unique opportunity to watch and ask questions to all 7 parliamentary candidates and we would like to involve as many young people as possible.

The Hustings will run from 19:30 – 21:00 in the school Sports Hall. Guests are free to turn up from 19:00 and get settled or purchase refreshments. There will be refreshments, including wine, provided by the BWSPA available to purchase before the event begins.

This event will be open to the public, so please do bring along any friends or family who may be interested. Unfortunately, due to limited availability we are unable to offer parking at the school except for blue badge holders.

All seven parliamentary candidates for the Salisbury constituency have confirmed they will be attending: John Glen (the incumbent Conservative), Victoria Charleston (Liberal Democrats), Matt Aldridge (Labour), Barney Norris (Green), Julian Malins (Reform), Chris Harwood (Climate Party), and King Arthur Pendragon (Independent). The Hustings will provide an opportunity to meet, hear from and ask questions to the candidates before the General Election on 04 July. 

To give us an idea of numbers to expect, we would appreciate if you could use the form below to indicate that you will be coming: https://forms.office.com/e/DaHGGJxUse

If you are unable to make the event in person, we will also be livestreaming the Hustings for you to watch at home. In order to watch, just follow the link: https://tinyurl.com/BWSHustings

Pride Month
June is Pride Month in the UK and a great opportunity to explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ culture (either as part of the community or as an ally). Links will be posted on Classroom over the next few weeks. Here are three things to get started: a page on wellbeing from Mind, a list of 30 influential LGBTQ+ celebrities across sport, music, entertainment, politics and business. And the CBBC LGBTQ+ page with some (very easy) explainers!
Pride at Mind
The Independent Pride List 2024
Happy Pride from CBBC
Pride Shop and Events Listings
How to be a good LGBTQ+ ally

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening – reserve your free place here
Wednesday 26 June
Leavers Lunch from 12.15pm
Thursday 27 June
Freshers Day
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C
SEND Afternoon Tea 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 09 July
Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps
Friday 12 July
Terms Ends at 12.15pm

S6C Update

Keep going! This is the message that we have been giving to all our Year 13 students. Everyone at S6C is so proud of the work this cohort has put into their studies and we wish them every success in completing their courses and exams. We can’t quite believe that there is only one more week to go and they will be finished! There will be a Year 13 Leavers Gathering in the Study Centre, a few days before Prom, on Wednesday 26 June from 12.15pm. We ask that all our leavers bring back any books and bursary laptops they have borrowed or textbooks they are happy to donate.  

We would also like to say well done to our Year 12 students who have been taking mock exams all week. They have shown us just how mature and resilient they can be and we are looking forward to seeing them all progress to Year 13. Thank you to Liz Stavely for running an exam stress workshop prior to the mocks to ensure our students were fully prepared and knew what to expect. 

Parent Survey
We would like to follow up on the feedback parents gave us in the survey sent by the Magna Learning Partnership Trust earlier in the year. The link below will direct you to another survey which looks a little more closely at some of the issues raised. We would love it if as many parents as possible could complete the survey. We welcome all feedback, positive or negative, and we are really keen to hear your thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to respond to the survey. It is really important to us to learn the views of our parents so that we can seek to make improvements where we can.
S6C Parent / Guardian Survey

Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps
Tuesday 09 July 2024
To ensure a smooth transition to Year 13, attendance is mandatory at this event. Please make sure that all other commitments have been cancelled as this is an all day event where you will enroll for Year 13 and confirm your place. You will get your appointment slot for re-enrollment in the first session of the day. What to expect:
– We will discuss your work experience placement and your feedback
– We will discuss the results from your mocks and set expectations for Year 13
– Your attendance record will be reviewed, and expectations for Year 13 will be established
If you have any concerns or need assistance, feel free to reach out to Rachel via Google Chat.
Please also check that you have completed:
– Character Curriculum Tracker
– Careers Passport
– Registered for UCAS (used for both Uni applications and references for apprenticeships and employment)

Work Experience
The deadline for logging work experience is fast approaching! All three day Work Placements must be logged by Friday 21 June but you can complete the placement up until the end of August. If you have struggled to find a placement, there is the opportunity to complete ‘virtual’ work experience. This can be accessed through UniFrog as an ‘Activity’ rather than a ‘Placement’ and will provide a valuable insight and connection with big name employers. Click here for more information and let Rachel Cooke know if you sign up so she can make sure you are ticked as having completed this very important part of Year 12.

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
Our Pastoral Lead, Rebecca Anderson, has these important messages:
• YOU MUST KEEP INFORMATION CLASSROOM ACTIVE, WITH NOTIFICATIONS ON, AS THERE WILL BE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GET YOUR RESULTS, PLUS OTHER NOTICES AS NEEDED. WE EXPECT YOU TO KEEP LOOKING UNTIL RESULTS DAY IN MID AUGUST. 
• You are able to contact the pastoral team until the summer if you need help with next steps, careers, or safeguarding. 
• If you would like to apply to uni in the next few years, using S6C UCAS, then contact the office or your tutor, and we will do what we can to help. 
• Please keep in touch with us – we really value our S6C alumni!
• If you could do with some toiletries, period products, food basics, or sunscreen, then please do take what you need from the Quiet Room on the third floor. It has been donated to be used! 
• The S6C Christian Union have arranged a small free gift for you as you move onto your next steps, so please do take a tin of beans and a cookbook.

Pride Month
June is Pride Month in the UK and a great opportunity to explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ culture (either as part of the community or as an ally). Links will be posted on Classroom over the next few weeks. Here are three things to get started: a page on wellbeing from Mind, a list of 30 influential LGBTQ+ celebrities across sport, music, entertainment, politics and business. And the CBBC LGBTQ+ page with some (very easy) explainers!
Pride at Mind
The Independent Pride List 2024
Happy Pride from CBBC

General Election
If you are going to be 18 by Thursday 04 July then YOU MUST REGISTER TO VOTE by 11:59pm on 18 June 2024. A list of candidates for Salisbury is in the link below, with representatives for Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, Green, Reform UK, and Arthur Pendragon (who stands as an independent candidate). Please use your voice and your rights . Research it and make an informed decision using reliable sources – or talk to a few people you trust – or just turn up and decide on the day – but TURN UP and BE PART OF THIS.  
Voting for the first time – all you need to know
When is the UK General Election and who can vote?
Register to vote
Elections in your area
Who will be standing to be Salisbury’s next MP?

Support After S6C
In tutor and assembly we are really trying to make sure that Year 13 leave with the skills and knowledge they will need in the future. Information and support will always be available, but this is the last time in their education or training that someone will be directly telling them stuff and showing them where to go for help. Please encourage them to make the most of it. Please click here to find out where to find support after college.

University and Apprenticeships
Here are some useful links:
Student Finance – how to apply
Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
Disabled Students Allowance

If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let me know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!

– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.
Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

Craig Chambers – Assistant Head
Year 13 Leavers

Your college account will be deleted when you leave S6C. This will mean that all your work will be deleted and you will not be able to access this again. If you want a copy of your work for future use, you MUST use Google Takeout to download your work:
– Head to the Google Takeout website: https://takeout.google.com
– Sign in with your college Google Account. You’ll see a list of Google products. Uncheck everything except “Drive”. Click the checkbox next to “Drive” and then select “All Drive data included” for a complete download.
– At the bottom, you can choose how you want to receive your files (email or cloud storage) and the file format (.zip is recommended).
– Click “Create export” and Google will start collecting your files. This might take a while depending on how much data you have. Once it’s ready, you’ll get a notification email with a link to download your archived files.
Remember:
– Downloaded files might be organised differently than in your Drive.
– This download only includes your own files, not shared folders or files owned by others.
Tip: Save your downloaded files on a secure external hard drive or cloud storage for safekeeping.
Don’t wait! Download your work and keep a copy for your future endeavours.

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 17 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
MOCK EXAM 09:00 History
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Sociology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Biology

EXAM 13:30 A Level RS
Prefect Training Day – The Stonehenge School
Tuesday 18 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Wednesday 19 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
Thursday 20 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Friday 21 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening – reserve your free place here
Wednesday 26 June
Leavers Lunch from 12.15pm
Thursday 27 June
Freshers Day
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C
SEND Afternoon Tea 3pm to 5pm
Tuesday 09 July
Unlock Year 13, Next Level, Next Steps
Friday 12 July
Terms Ends

S6C Update

Mental Health Awareness Week
Huge thanks to Liz Stavely, our Mental Health Lead, who has done a tremendous job in raising awareness and support for good mental health. Highlights from last week include an inter-faculty netball tournament, a visit from Paddy the therapy dog and on Thursday a huge knot (collective noun) of frogs descended on us! The themes on Wednesday and Thursday were #WearitGreen and #BeActive and staff and students were invited to show their support for wellbeing by wearing something green. During our Enrichment slot, Liz was on hand to chat through coping strategies for anxiety and the inter-faculty netball was great fun, with staff and students demonstrating impressive skills and a surprising level of competitiveness. Operation Adopt a Frog was a lovely way to spread kindness where students could keep the frogs they found, give them to others or exchange them to be entered into a prize draw. At one point, whole teams of students were sweeping the college looking for frogs! Term 5 can be a stressful time for students, particularly those in Year 13. We recognise this and are on hand to provide a listening ear and signpost students towards support. If your child is feeling the strain, please encourage them to message Liz on Chat and we can arrange a 1:1.

Liz has also developed the S6C Student Wellbeing and Mental Health site to help our young people negotiate college life and provide guidance and support for anything related to pastoral matters, mental health, physical wellbeing, personal safety and issues affecting studying. Please click on the link to see the resources available: Students @ S6C

Please click on the following link which will take you to the Wellbeing and Mental Health Support page on our website.

Stars of S6C
Last week, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, we launched a new way of recognising effort and personal achievement at college. Every Wednesday, up to 5 students from Y12 and Y13, who have gone above and beyond our expectations, will have their names displayed on the screen in the cafe and for being nominated as a Star of S6C these students can claim a free bar of chocolate any time on Wednesday to Friday of that week. 

10 Year Anniversary
This year S6C is 10 and to celebrate we are having afternoon tea in the sunshine (hopefully) on Friday 24 May at 2.30pm. Please do come and join us to celebrate this wonderful achievement. RSVP by clicking HERE.

Exams
Exams are now in full swing and we know that this can be a very stressful time. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact the Exams Officer or Head of College directly.

Revision Support – what to revise
Revision Guide
 – how to revise
Revision is hugely important and taking past papers is a brilliant way to learn what to expect. Please ask your teacher for help if you don’t know how to approach your revision or if you would like to access past papers for your subjects. If exam stress is affecting your wellbeing, please remember that support is available from the team in college.
Preparing for Exams
Coping with Exam Stress
2024 Exam Timetable

Please click on the link for the year 12 mock exams timetable. Please note that exam locations have now been added: Year 12 Mock Exam Timetable

We’d like to draw your attention to these notices, which have been published on Google Classroom by Rebecca Anderson, our Pastoral Lead. All very important and worth considering during exam season:
IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR YEAR 13s
– The press has been highlighting online scams (on instagram and tiktok) charging for access to this year’s exam papers. These are not real, however convincing they look, and any suggestion that you have cheated in any way (even if the scheme turns out to be a scam) will lose you your qualifications. Please be aware. 
– HAYFEVER is a nightmare round exam season so if you suffer, start taking a daily antihistamine. Your local pharmacy can advise you. 
– Please see us if you are feeling stressed – don’t just skip class or make excuses or bury your head in the sand – let us know, and we can help. 
– There are viruses about. If you are a little bit unwell then take the recommended dose of paracetamol or lemsip and drink plenty of water. If you are really ill (fever, vomiting etc) then stay home and get better but do get someone from home to sign you off please. 
– Do come to class rather than doing your own revision in that time. The expert guidance in each lesson makes a MASSIVE difference in these final weeks. If you don’t feel that you are getting quality revision in class, please mention this to me, so I can guide you. 
GENERAL NOTICES
– S6C does not have a strict clothing policy and we value self expression – but please be mindful that even on warm days, clothes should be appropriate for a purposeful and professional working environment. If you are heading out to enjoy the sunshine or go to a more informal event before or after, consider bringing an extra layer to pop on for college. 
– The sun is definitely warm enough to cause skin damage so do use sunscreen – there will be a small stock in the Quiet Room, along with the free toiletries, sanitary products and food basics, so please help yourself if it’s a struggle.

S6C Photography Competition
Don’t forget the 2024 S6C photography competition is still open. We thought ‘who better to promote our college than the students themselves?’ and alongside a cash prize, entrants will have the opportunity for their images to appear in print and online. We are looking forward to seeing the college through our student’s eyes and can’t wait to see the entries! 

S6C Student Union
We have been really pleased with the number of applications to join the S6C Student Union and we are looking forward to introducing the new team in due course. This student led group really does make a difference and the views of the student union are held in high regard by the college leadership team. This is an amazing opportunity to develop the college and support and build our college community, whilst increasing individual skills and strengthening future applications. S6C Student Union

2024 Applications
The last interviews for prospective September 2024 students have now taken place. We received a record number of applications this year but it’s not too late if you still want to apply – there are still places available on some courses: APPLY NOW

Work Experience
If there is anyone still struggling to find work/career experience, Unifrog is offering the opportunity to complete work experience virtually and connect with big name employers. Click here for more information.

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
In tutor and assembly we are really trying to make sure that Year 13 leave with the skills and knowledge they will need in the future. Information and support will always be available, but this is the last time in their education or training that someone will be directly telling them stuff and showing them where to go for help. Please encourage them to make the most of it. Please click here to find out where to find support after college.
University and Apprenticeships
– If you applied to UCAS on time then you should have all your offers by 16 May, and you need to accept by 06 June – but you can still apply, so come and talk to us if you want to get an application together. If you are going to uni then you need to apply for Student Finance – you can apply any time but it is recommended you apply before the end of May to guarantee getting your first payment on time. You do not need to have accepted a firm offer – use your preferred choice and go back in and change it once you have chosen. Here are some useful links:
Student Finance – how to apply
Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
University Bursary – Wiltshire Community Foundation
Disabled Students Allowance

The Wiltshire Community Foundation Grant is still open so PLEASE apply if you think you might be eligible – you can check all the details on the link. I am sure there are students who are eligible and should have applied but haven’t so please come and see me for help!

If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let me know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!

– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.
Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 20 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
Tuesday 21 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 AS Psychology

Wednesday 22 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Psychology
EXAM 09:00 CTEC Sport

Thursday 23 May
EXAM 09:00 Core Maths
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
EXAM 09:00 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Friday 24 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
EXAM 13:30 AS Business

10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Monday 27 May
Half Term
Monday 03 June
Term Begins
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Geography
EXAM 13:30 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Psychology

Tuesday 04 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Wednesday 05 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
MOCK EXAM 13:00 PE Practical Moderation
EXAM 13:30 A Level Biology

Thursday 06 June
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business

MOCK EXAM 09:00 Art
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Photography

Friday 07 June
MLP Pupil Parliament Meeting
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 A Level History

Monday 10 June
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS

MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Language
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Environmental Science
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Maths
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Psychology

Tuesday 11 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Literature
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Geography
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Physics
MOCK EXAM 13:00 History
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Chemistry

EXAM 13:30 A Level Sociology
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Wednesday 12 June
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Sociology
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Biology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Film Studies
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Chemistr
y
Thursday 13 June
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Psychology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Business
MOCK EXAM 13:00 PE
MOCK EXAM 13:00 RS

Friday 14 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Language
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Environmental Science
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Maths
MOCK EXAM 13:00 English Literature
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Geography
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Physics

Monday 17 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
MOCK EXAM 09:00 History
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Sociology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Biology

EXAM 13:30 A Level RS
Prefect Training Day
Tuesday 18 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Wednesday 19 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
Thursday 20 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Friday 21 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening
Thursday 27 June
Freshers Day
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C

S6C Update

This may have been a short week and the weather is now glorious, but we are still hard at work preparing for exams. At this time of year the building is unusually quiet, with huddles of students busy revising and classes focusing on exam preparation. Thank you to all our staff, both teaching and support, who have helped our students successfully navigate this year at college. It is because of you that S6C feels so warm, friendly and supportive and why our students thrive while they are with us.   

We are continuing to support all of our students during exam season and the following resources have been gathered by our expert teaching staff:
Revision Support – what to revise
Revision Guide – how to revise

Revision is hugely important and taking past papers is a brilliant way to learn what to expect. Please ask your teacher for help if you don’t know how to approach your revision or you would like to access past papers for your subjects. 

If exam stress is affecting your wellbeing, please remember that support is available from the team in college.
Preparing for Exams
Coping with Exam Stress

2024 Exam Timetable

Please click on the link for the year 12 mock exams timetable. Please note that exam locations will be added at a later date.
Year 12 Mock Exam Timetable

We’d like to draw your attention to these notices, which have been published on Google Classroom by Rebecca Anderson, our Pastoral Lead. All very important and worth considering during exam season:
IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR YEAR 13s
– The press has been highlighting online scams (on instagram and tiktok) charging for access to this year’s exam papers. These are not real, however convincing they look, and any suggestion that you have cheated in any way (even if the scheme turns out to be a scam) will lose you your qualifications. Please be aware. 
– HAYFEVER is a nightmare round exam season so if you suffer, start taking a daily antihistamine. Your local pharmacy can advise you. 
– Please see us if you are feeling stressed – don’t just skip class or make excuses or bury your head in the sand – let us know, and we can help. 
– There are viruses about. If you are a little bit unwell then take the recommended dose of paracetamol or lemsip and drink plenty of water. If you are really ill (fever, vomiting etc) then stay home and get better but do get someone from home to sign you off please. 
– Do come to class rather than doing your own revision in that time. The expert guidance in each lesson makes a MASSIVE difference in these final weeks. If you don’t feel that you are getting quality revision in class, please mention this to me, so I can guide you. 
GENERAL NOTICES
– S6C does not have a strict clothing policy and we value self expression – but please be mindful that even on warm days, clothes should be appropriate for a purposeful and professional working environment. If you are heading out to enjoy the sunshine or go to a more informal event before or after, consider bringing an extra layer to pop on for college. 
– The sun is definitely warm enough to cause skin damage so do use sunscreen – there will be a small stock in the Quiet Room, along with the free toiletries, sanitary products and food basics, so please help yourself if it’s a struggle.

This week we launched the 2024 S6C photography competition. We thought ‘who better to promote our college than the students themselves?’ and alongside a cash prize, entrants will have the opportunity for their images to appear in print and online. We are looking forward to seeing the college through our student’s eyes and can’t wait to see the entries! 

Applications are still open for Year 12 students to join the S6C Student Union. This student led group really does make a difference and the views of the student union are held in high regard by the college leadership team. This is an amazing opportunity to develop the college and support and build our college community, whilst increasing individual skills and strengthening future applications. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved, have a voice and help their fellow students. Closing date for applications is 6pm on Friday 17 May.
S6C Student Union

The last interviews for prospective September 2024 students have now taken place. We received a record number of applications this year but it’s not too late if you still want to apply – there are still places available on some courses: APPLY NOW

Liz Stavely – Mental Health Lead

Mental Health Awareness Day 2024
On Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May we will be recognising Mental Health Awareness Day at S6C. The themes of the day are #WearitGreen and #BeActive. To this end we invite students to show their support for wellbeing by wearing something green on either or both of these days. On Wednesday we will be welcoming Paddy the support dog to college, he will be available for a cuddle in the Study Centre – he can even read books! During our Enrichment slot, I will be on hand to chat through coping strategies for anxiety, the PE students will be hosting an interfaculty netball competition or you can join an outdoor yoga session. On Thursday we aim to spread a little joy as the college will be overrun with tiny green creatures and students can get involved with Operation Adopt a Frog…?! Term 5 can be a stressful time for students, particularly those in Year 13. We recognise this and are on hand to provide a listening ear and signpost students towards support. If your child is feeling the strain, please encourage them to message me on Chat and we can arrange a 1:1.

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
In tutor and assembly we are really trying to make sure that Year 13 leave with the skills and knowledge they will need in the future. Information and support will always be available, but this is the last time in their education or training that someone will be directly telling them stuff and showing them where to go for help. Please encourage them to make the most of it. Please click here to find out where to find support after college.

University and Apprenticeships
– If you applied to UCAS on time then you should have all your offers by 16 May, and you need to accept by 06 June – but you can still apply, so come and talk to us if you want to get an application together. If you are going to uni then you need to apply for Student Finance – you can apply any time but it is recommended you apply before the end of May to guarantee getting your first payment on time. You do not need to have accepted a firm offer – use your preferred choice and go back in and change it once you have chosen. Here are some useful links:

Student Finance – how to apply
Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
University Bursary – Wiltshire Community Foundation
Disabled Students Allowance

The Wiltshire Community Foundation Grant is still open so PLEASE apply if you think you might be eligible – you can check all the details on the link. I am sure there are students who are eligible and should have applied but haven’t so please come and see me for help!

If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let me know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!

– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.
Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 13 May
EXAM 13:30 AS Psychology
EXAM 13:30 CTEC Sport
EXAM 13:30 AS Further Maths
Tuesday 14 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC
Wednesday 15 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Core Maths
EXAM 13:30 CTEC Applied Science

Mental Health Awareness activities 2.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 16 May
Mental Health Awareness Day
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Geography
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC
EXAM 13:30 BTEC Business
Friday 17 May
EXAM 09:00 CTEC Applied Science
EXAM 09:00 AS Business
EXAM 09:00 A Level Psychology
EXAM 09:00 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 AS Further Maths

Monday 20 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
EXAM 13:30 A Level Sociology

Tuesday 21 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 AS Psychology

Wednesday 22 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Psychology
EXAM 09:00 CTEC Sport

Thursday 23 May
EXAM 09:00 Core Maths
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
EXAM 09:00 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Friday 24 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
EXAM 13:30 AS Business

10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Monday 27 May
Half Term
Monday 03 June
Term Begins
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Geography
EXAM 13:30 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Psychology

Tuesday 04 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Wednesday 05 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
MOCK EXAM 13:00 PE Practical Moderation
EXAM 13:30 A Level Biology

Thursday 06 June
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business

MOCK EXAM 09:00 Art
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Photography

Friday 07 June
MLP Pupil Parliament Meeting
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 A Level History

Monday 10 June
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS

MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Language
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Environmental Science
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Maths
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Psychology

Tuesday 11 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Literature
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Geography
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Physics
MOCK EXAM 13:00 History
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Chemistry

EXAM 13:30 A Level Sociology
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Wednesday 12 June
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Sociology
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Biology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Film Studies
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Chemistr
y
Thursday 13 June
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Psychology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Business
MOCK EXAM 13:00 PE
MOCK EXAM 13:00 RS

Friday 14 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Language
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Environmental Science
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Maths
MOCK EXAM 13:00 English Literature
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Geography
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Physics

Monday 17 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
MOCK EXAM 09:00 History
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Sociology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Biology

EXAM 13:30 A Level RS
Prefect Training Day
Tuesday 18 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Wednesday 19 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
Thursday 20 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Friday 21 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening
Thursday 27 June
Freshers Day
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C

S6C Update

This week we have opened applications for Year 12 students to join the S6C Student Union. This student led group really does make a difference and the views of the student union are held in high regard by the college leadership team. This is an amazing opportunity to develop the college and support and build our college community, whilst increasing individual skills and strengthening future applications. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved, have a voice and help their fellow students. Closing date for applications is 6pm on Friday 17 May.
S6C Student Union

This week, we have also finalised the timetable for year 12 mock exams: Year 12 Mock Exam Timetable
Please note that exam locations will be added at a later date.

Last week we wrote to parents about attendance, exams and as we come to the end of the year, our expectations for our year 12 students. The letters are attached below. Please do let us know if you feel there is more we can do in our communications with parents.  
Attendance Expectations
Summer 2024 Exams
Preparation for End of Year 12 Exams

We continue to support all of our students during exam season and the following resources have been gathered by our expert teaching staff:
Revision Support – what to revise
Revision Guide – how to revise

Revision is hugely important and taking past papers is a brilliant way to learn what to expect. Please ask your teacher for help if you don’t know how to approach your revision or you want to access past papers for your subjects. 

If exam stress is affecting your wellbeing, please remember that support is available from the team in college.
Preparing for Exams
Coping with Exam Stress

Hot off the press! 2024 Exam Timetable

The last interviews for prospective September 2024 students have now taken place. We received a record number of applications this year but it’s not too late if you still want to apply – there are still places available on some courses: APPLY NOW

Work Experience – the attached letter has been emailed through parentmail but in case you have missed it, please click here to see what our expectations are and the support we offer: Work Experience

Liz Stavely – Mental Health Lead

Mental Health Awareness Day 2024
On Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May we will be recognising Mental Health Awareness Day at S6C. The themes of the day are #WearitGreen and #BeActive. To this end we invite students to show their support for wellbeing by wearing something green on either or both of these days. On Wednesday we will be welcoming Paddy the support dog to college, he will be available for a cuddle in the Study Centre – he can even read books! During our Enrichment slot, I will be on hand to chat through coping strategies for anxiety and the PE students will be hosting an interfaculty competition – more details to follow! On Thursday we aim to spread a little joy as the college will be overrun with tiny green creatures and students can get involved with Operation Adopt a Frog…?! Term 5 can be a stressful time for students, particularly those in Year 13. We recognise this and are on hand to provide a listening ear and signpost students towards support. If your child is feeling the strain, please encourage them to message me on Chat and we can arrange a 1:1.

Wiltshire Council parent workshops and adult learning opportunities
These workshops and adult learning opportunities are all free to attend and some focus on supporting children’s wellbeing in the home. Please do take a look and I hope there is something here that is of interest to you.

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
In tutor and assembly we are really trying to make sure that Year 13 leave with the skills and knowledge they will need in the future. Information and support will always be available, but this is the last time in their education or training that someone will be directly telling them stuff and showing them where to go for help. Please encourage them to make the most of it.

Year 12 had an assembly about end of year exams and the pathway to Year 13. I also shared the key takeaway messages of some high level safeguarding updates, which I will also cover with Year 12.

Safeguarding Update for parents/carers to note:
A recent study has shown that the threat posed by online predators has increased since the pandemic. Young people and their families need to be aware that the sad reality is that tens of thousands of tech savvy young adults are being professionally groomed so that they can be blackmailed for money or for explicit images of themselves or others. This is not happening on sites where young adults shouldn’t be, but on Instagram and Snapchat, where groomers will commit to playing a long game to build trust that they are another young adult, until they get an initial image or information they can use as leverage. We are aware that S6C students have been affected and the advice from the National Crime Agency is to block the minute an online contact seems they may not be who they say they are or asks for something suspicious, and to report to CEOP immediately. Young people should not be ashamed or embarrassed, as these groomers are very good at knowing how to build trust. The advice is that you should never send whatever is requested by the blackmailer, as they are likely to move on to their next target the minute you block them, and the consequences at an early stage, even if they do act, are never as bad as it will get if you engage further. It is also worth noting that students can help keep themselves safer by never sharing nudes or semi nudes online, which is illegal anyway, because they have no control over those images, even if they are sent to another young adult who they definitely know and currently trust. As ever, students are also advised to set all accounts with higher privacy settings than the default ones (very few of them do this, so please do ask them about it)

If any parents or carers or students would like more information then please do get in touch.
We don’t want students to be scared but we do want them to be savvy, and to be taking care of themselves or each other. Report to CEOP

University and Apprenticeships
– If you applied to UCAS on time then you should have all your offers by 16 May, and you need to accept by 06 June – but you can still apply, so come and talk to us if you want to get an application together. 
If you are going to uni then you need to apply for Student Finance – you can apply any time but it is recommended you apply before the end of May to guarantee getting your first payment on time. You do not need to have accepted a firm offer – use your preferred choice and go back in and change it once you have chosen. Here are some useful links:

Student Finance – how to apply
Student Finance in England – everything you need to know
Deadlines for Accepting University Offers – UCAS
University Bursary – Wiltshire Community Foundation
Disabled Students Allowance

The Wiltshire Community Foundation Grant is still open so PLEASE apply if you think you might be eligible – you can check all the details on the link. I am sure there are students who are eligible and should have applied but haven’t so please come and see me for help!

If anyone needs help applying for DSA (disabled students allowance – which is for any kind of additional support needs) then please let me know. I can also help with uni accommodation applications. But we can only help if we know!

– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.
Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 06 May
Bank Holiday
Thursday 09 May
EXAM 09:00 BTEC Business
EXAM 09:00 BTEC Applied Law

Friday 10 May
EXAM 09:00 BTEC Business
Monday 13 May
EXAM 13:30 AS Psychology
EXAM 13:30 CTEC Sport
EXAM 13:30 AS Further Maths
Tuesday 14 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC
Wednesday 15 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Core Maths
EXAM 13:30 CTEC Applied Science

Mental Health Awareness activities 2.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 16 May
Mental Health Awareness Day
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Geography
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC
EXAM 13:30 BTEC Business
Friday 17 May
EXAM 09:00 CTEC Applied Science
EXAM 09:00 AS Business
EXAM 09:00 A Level Psychology
EXAM 09:00 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 AS Further Maths

Monday 20 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
EXAM 13:30 A Level Sociology

Tuesday 21 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 AS Psychology

Wednesday 22 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Psychology
EXAM 09:00 CTEC Sport

Thursday 23 May
EXAM 09:00 Core Maths
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
EXAM 09:00 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Friday 24 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
EXAM 13:30 AS Business

10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Monday 27 May
Half Term
Monday 03 June
Term Begins
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Geography
EXAM 13:30 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Psychology

Tuesday 04 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Wednesday 05 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
MOCK EXAM 13:00 PE Practical Moderation
EXAM 13:30 A Level Biology

Thursday 06 June
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business

MOCK EXAM 09:00 Art
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Photography

Friday 07 June
MLP Pupil Parliament Meeting
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 A Level History

Monday 10 June
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS

MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Language
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Environmental Science
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Maths
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Psychology

Tuesday 11 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Literature
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Geography
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Physics
MOCK EXAM 13:00 History
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Chemistry

EXAM 13:30 A Level Sociology
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Wednesday 12 June
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Sociology
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Biology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Film Studies
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Chemistr
y
Thursday 13 June
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Psychology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Business
MOCK EXAM 13:00 PE
MOCK EXAM 13:00 RS

Friday 14 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
MOCK EXAM 09:00 English Language
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Environmental Science
MOCK EXAM 09:00 Maths
MOCK EXAM 13:00 English Literature
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Geography
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Physics

Monday 17 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
MOCK EXAM 09:00 History
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Sociology
MOCK EXAM 13:00 Biology

EXAM 13:30 A Level RS
Prefect Training Day
Tuesday 18 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Wednesday 19 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
Thursday 20 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Friday 21 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening
Thursday 27 June
Freshers Day
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C

S6C Update

Huge congratulations to S6C students Isla and Siobhan Bennett, who won the Young Supporter of the Year Award at the RAF Benevolent Fund 2024 Awards last week. Nominated by members of the public, they were shortlisted by a panel of judges earlier in the year and we are delighted that their volunteering work has been recognised. We couldn’t be more proud of them! Salisbury Journal Article

Last week we wrote to parents about attendance, exams and as we come to the end of the year, our expectations for our year 12 students. The letters are attached below. We would really like to make sure our communication with parents is as good as it can be and is of use therefore please do let us know if you feel there is more we can do and how you would like to see improvements made. 
Attendance Expectations
Summer 2024 Exams
Preparation for End of Year 12 Exams

We continue to support all of our students during exam season and the following resources have been gathered by our expert teaching staff:

Revision Support – what to revise
Revision Guide – how to revise

Revision is hugely important and I am an advocate of taking past papers as a way to learn what to expect. Please ask your teacher for help if you don’t know how to approach your revision or you want to access past papers for your subjects. 

If exam stress is affecting your wellbeing, please remember that support is available from the team in college.
Preparing for Exams
Coping with Exam Stress

Hot off the press! 2024 Exam Timetable

The last interviews for prospective September 2024 students have now taken place. We received a record number of applications this year but it’s not too late if you still want to submit a late application. We do still have places available on some courses: APPLY NOW

Work Experience – the attached letter has been emailed through parentmail but in case you have missed it, please click here to see what our expectations are and the support we offer: Work Experience

Laurence Rushby – Teacher of Fine Art and Photography
On the afternoon of 15 April 2024, the Wiltshire College Foundation Course invited our Year 12 Art students to visit and take part in a couple of workshops. The students were impressed by the facilities and ‘how advanced the technology was in Wiltshire College’, which they said ‘ felt a lot more like a university than a college’. They learnt about various opportunities including the Art Foundation course and the BA Film program when visiting the premises. Additionally they took part in two workshops. First, the foundation students led a textile workshop using heat-press techniques. Then they experienced combined techniques of screen printing and collage, which they thoroughly enjoyed. They said:

I thought that the tour provided an insight into the art foundation course, and gave everyone a feel for the college environment, and the workshops were fun.

I enjoyed the screen printing the most as I could do random things to see what inspired me.

I really enjoyed the textiles workshop because it was a workshop where you could create your own patches with your own design.

I enjoyed the lino printing, I liked the creative freedom of making my own collage.

We very much enjoyed our afternoon and we would love to plan another trip for next year’s students.

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Liz Stavely – Mental Health Lead
Wiltshire Council parent workshops and adult learning opportunities
These workshops and adult learning opportunities are all free to attend and some focus on supporting children’s wellbeing in the home. Please do take a look and I hope there is something here that is of interest to you.

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
In tutor and assembly we are really trying to make sure that Year 13 leave with the skills and knowledge they will need in the future. Information and support will always be available, but this is the last time in their education or training that someone will be directly telling them stuff and showing them where to go for help. Please encourage them to make the most of it.

This week they took a sensitive and supportive look at Bereavement and Grief – with pastoral support available – if you have been affected by these issues then do ask them to show you the slides and resources as there may be something of comfort or practical help.

Year 12 had an assembly about end of year exams and the pathway to Year 13. I also shared the key takeaway messages of some high level safeguarding updates, which I will also cover with Year 12.

Safeguarding Update for parents/carers to note:
A recent study has shown that the threat posed by online predators has increased since the pandemic. Young people and their families need to be aware that the sad reality is that tens of thousands of tech savvy young adults are being professionally groomed so that they can be blackmailed for money or for explicit images of themselves or others. This is not happening on sites where young adults shouldn’t be, but on Instagram and Snapchat, where groomers will commit to playing a long game to build trust that they are another young adult, until they get an initial image or information they can use as leverage. We are aware that S6C students have been affected and the advice from the National Crime Agency is to block the minute an online contact seems they may not be who they say they are or asks for something suspicious, and to report to CEOP immediately. Young people should not be ashamed or embarrassed, as these groomers are very good at knowing how to build trust. The advice is that you should never send whatever is requested by the blackmailer, as they are likely to move on to their next target the minute you block them, and the consequences at an early stage, even if they do act, are never as bad as it will get if you engage further. It is also worth noting that students can help keep themselves safer by never sharing nudes or semi nudes online, which is illegal anyway, because they have no control over those images, even if they are sent to another young adult who they definitely know and currently trust. As ever, students are also advised to set all accounts with higher privacy settings than the default ones (very few of them do this, so please do ask them about it)

If any parents or carers or students would like more information then please do get in touch.
We don’t want students to be scared but we do want them to be savvy, and to be taking care of themselves or each other. Report to CEOP

University and Apprenticeships
– Any student needing to do an interview for apprenticeship, employment or university can come and see Rebecca to arrange some guidance and practice;
– Any student needing advice on volunteering, work experience, or wider engagement, to prepare for strong applications, should talk to their teachers, tutor or Rebecca as soon as they know what area they may be interested in;
– We offer a full support service for those applying for apprenticeships, but it has to be responsive to the job market, so there are no set dates for the different stages. This means that students need to show a high level of initiative and independence, but we are here to help and we expect to be involved – we can help search, check applications, and prepare for interviews.
Careers
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.
Funding
– If your home circumstances have changed and you think you might need a bursary, then it is never too late to apply: S6C Bursary Support

S6C Football Academy
Community and Education Football Alliance League

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 30 April
EXAM 09:00 A Level Art & Design (Fine Art)
Wednesday 01 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Art & Design (Fine Art)
Thursday 02 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Art & Design (Fine Art)
EXAM 09:00 BTEC Business

Monday 06 May
Bank Holiday
Thursday 09 May
EXAM 09:00 BTEC Business
EXAM 09:00 BTEC Applied Law

Friday 10 May
EXAM 09:00 BTEC Business
Monday 13 May
EXAM 13:30 AS Psychology
EXAM 13:30 CTEC Sport
EXAM 13:30 AS Further Maths

Tuesday 14 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC
Wednesday 15 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Core Maths
EXAM 13:30 CTEC Applied Science
Thursday 16 May
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Geography
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC
EXAM 13:30 BTEC Business
Friday 17 May
EXAM 09:00 CTEC Applied Science
EXAM 09:00 AS Business
EXAM 09:00 A Level Psychology
EXAM 09:00 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 AS Further Maths

Monday 20 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
EXAM 13:30 A Level Sociology

Tuesday 21 May
EXAM 09:00 AS Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 AS Psychology

Wednesday 22 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Psychology
EXAM 09:00 CTEC Sport

Thursday 23 May
EXAM 09:00 Core Maths
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
EXAM 09:00 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Friday 24 May
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
EXAM 13:30 AS Business

10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Monday 27 May
Half Term
Monday 03 June
Term Begins
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Geography
EXAM 13:30 AS RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Psychology

Tuesday 04 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level Sociology
EXAM 09:00 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 A Level Film Studies
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths
EXAM 13:30 CTEC H&SC

Wednesday 05 June

EXAM 09:00 A Level English Literature
EXAM 13:30 A Level Biology

Thursday 06 June
EXAM 09:00 GCSE English
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 09:00 A Level Business

Friday 07 June
MLP Pupil Parliament Meeting
EXAM 09:00 A Level Environmental Science
EXAM 09:00 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 A Level English Language
EXAM 13:30 A Level History

Monday 10 June
Year 12 Mocks Assessment Week
EXAM 09:00 GCSE Maths
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS

Tuesday 11 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level History
EXAM 13:30 A Level Sociology
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Friday 14 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
Monday 17 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Physics
EXAM 13:30 A Level RS
Prefect Training Day
Tuesday 18 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Wednesday 19 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Biology
Thursday 20 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level RS
EXAM 13:30 A Level Maths

Friday 21 June
EXAM 09:00 A Level Chemistry
Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening
Thursday 27 June
Freshers Day
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C
SEND Open Afternoon 3pm to 5pm