S6C Charity Fashion Show on Tuesday 17 October 4pm to 5pm

Come along to our charity fashion show, brilliantly organised by the BTEC Business students in year 13. As part of a unit of study, students were set an assignment to manage, stage and evaluate an event and as a collective the class decided to organise a fashion show to raise money for Salisbury charity Alabare. Staff and students have been encouraged to model their own outfits to showcase their individuality and take off one item of clothing to donate to Alabare. This hands-on project has allowed the students to immerse themselves in every aspect of event planning, work experience, teamwork and academic achievement. The event promises to be great fun, involve our whole community, raise money for a good cause and celebrate the act of giving and being kind.

Weekly College Update

Friday 29 September 2023

We are really excited to be launching three new courses to study in September 2024! Animation, Engineering and Spanish will join our existing suite of A levels, BTECs and CTECs to provide our students with even more choices and opportunities beyond S6C.

Topics studied in A Level Animation will include stop motion, rotoscoping, 2D and 3D animation, video production and music video production. The course will develop student’s visual storytelling, character development and editing skills, they will discover important industry techniques and explore modern examples from leading production houses such as Aardman, Studio Ghibli and Pixar.

In A Level Spanish, students will learn about the culture, history and traditions of Hispanic countries and will develop their knowledge of the Spanish language to enable them to express themselves more accurately, fluently and with more complexity. Languages can be combined with almost any other subject at university and studying an A Level language can lead to a host of employment opportunities such as travel and tourism, translating and journalism.   

Our CTEC Extended Certificate in Engineering will look at mathematics and science for engineering, the principles of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering and will allow students to choose from two optional units such as mechanical design and materials science. The course will allow students to study engineering at university or will encourage the development of design thinking skills that will widen employment opportunities after S6C. 

To find out more, please join us at our Open Evening on Wednesday 11 October at 5.00pm and 6.00pm. To book your place please click here.

In Sport, the S6C Rugby Academy played their first competitive match and for a new team, the 31–5 win was a triumph! All players demonstrated a great attitude, put in an immense effort and displayed brilliant teamwork. We couldn’t be happier with how the team represented S6C, both during the match and afterwards for the RFC meal. 

The S6C Football Academy had their first loss yesterday but we aren’t despondent because Ben Cooper, Bournemouth coach, was delighted with the quality of football being played. All of our S6C Sports Academies teams have demonstrated tremendous hard work, teamwork and generosity of spirit, all values which we strive to uphold in every aspect of life at S6C. 

Next week we have an NHS doctor coming in to deliver a session around careers in the NHS, including a practical skills element. The session is open to all students on all courses who are interested in any career in the NHS. Not a session to be missed!

Dates for your diary

Sunday 01 October
Applications open for September 2024

Monday 02 October
Year 13 DC6 Assessment Week

Friday 06 October
Staff Training Day – college closed

Wednesday 04 October
S6C Football Academy v. Plymouth (home @ Ringwood Football Club)

Tuesday 10 October
Mental Health Development Day

Wednesday 11 October
Open Evening 5.00pm CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

Wednesday 11 October
S6C Football Academy v. Portsmouth (away)

Monday 16 October
MLP Recruitment Event at S6C

Wednesday 18 October
S6C Netball Academy v. South Wilts Grammar School (away)

Wednesday 18 October
S6C Football Academy v. Newport County (away)

Wednesday 18 October
BTEC Business Charity Fashion Show at S6C

Thursday 19 October
Half term begins

Monday 30 October
Term begins

Wednesday 01 November
Cause for concern parents evening

Wednesday 01 November
S6C Football Academy v. Swindon (away)

Wednesday 01 November
S6C Netball Academy v. Burgate (away)

Thursday 02 November
Cause for concern parents evening

Tuesday 07 November
Exams start

Wednesday 08 November
S6C Netball Academy v Brock College (away)

Bursary Support

If your financial circumstances have changed since joining S6C and you feel you may be eligible for a bursary, please complete the form in the attached link: https://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/study-with-us/bursary/

Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail

All parents, please note that we are now using Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail – an online payment service which allows you to pay for college items quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

We will inform you about items you need to pay through IRIS ParentMail, and you will be able to pay electronically, using credit or debit cards as well as PayPal and PayPoint. 

If you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the free IRIS ParentMail App so that you can make easy, online payments on the go. To do this, simply search for ParentMail in your App store. 

If you do not wish to make payments online, you can of course, continue to make cash, cheque and voucher payments. 

Please note, your bank statement will display either Salisbury 6th Form College or IRISPAY, depending on your payment method. 

If you need any additional information or assistance, please use the help site www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/ or please contact someone in our office. 

MLP Recruitment Event

We are always on the look-out for new teachers and leaders to join our thriving and dynamic community of educators dedicated to transforming lives and shaping the future. Come along to our recruitment event here at Salisbury Sixth Form on Monday 16 October from 5.30pm where you can find out more and speak to some of our Early Careers Teachers, experienced staff and Educational Leadership Team. Refreshments will be available.

Open Evening on Wednesday 11 October at 5.00pm and 6.00pm

Please join us for a welcome presentation by Ben Hillier, Head of College, at 5pm or 6pm in the Lecture Theatre on the lower ground floor.

Teaching staff will be available to talk about their courses and the opportunities available in their subjects.

Student ambassadors will be on hand to help direct you around the building and answer your questions about student life at S6C.

No booking is necessary to attend but we do ask that you reserve your place via this link to help us manage the number of attendees on the day: Salisbury 6th Form Open Evening

Parking is available in our car park for those with a disability or limited mobility. Please email office@s6c.mlp.college with your name, time of booking and car registration details.

There is limited free parking on the road outside our building and free parking can be found in Churchill Gardens, a two minute walk from us.

Weekly College Update

Friday 22 September 2023

The rain hasn’t dampened our spirits and this week our Environmental Studies students braved the elements in Studland and Wareham to look at sand dunes and the aquatic environment.

On Wednesday the S6C Football Academy team played an intense away game against Exeter City. After 45 minutes they were 3-0 down and looking at a heavy defeat but after a much needed team talk and adjustment in tactics the team fought back to a 3-3 draw. Unfortunately with four minutes left Exeter City grabbed a fourth goal to make it 4-3. After a monumental effort to get back into the game this would have been a huge disappointment for our team but with one minute left they mustered one last chance and they took it! 4-4 after being 3-0 down at half time, demonstrating fantastic team spirit and resilience.

In addition the S6C Rugby Academy team have been continuing their preparations for their forthcoming ‘grudge’ match against Bishops. It will be a huge test but having trained in what can only be described as torrential rain on Wednesday, the team have certainly done all that they can to be ready. 

Dates For Your Diary

  • Sunday 24 September
    Geography Field Trip to Leeson House, Dorset
  • Wednesday 27 September
    S6C Football Academy Fixture v. Plymouth (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
  • Friday 29 September
    Biology Field Trip to Kimmeridge
  • Sunday 01 October
    Applications for September 2024 open
  • Monday 02 October
    Year 13 DC6 Assessment Week 
  • Friday 06 October
    Staff Training Day – college closed
  • Wednesday 04 October
    S6C Football Academy Fixture v. Plymouth (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
  • Tuesday 10 October
    S6C Mental Health Development Day
  • Wednesday 11 October
    S6C Open Evening
  • Wednesday 11 October
    S6C Football Academy Fixture v. Portsmouth (away)
  • Monday 16 October
    MLP Recruitment Event at S6C
  • Wednesday 18 October
    S6C Football Academy Fixture v. Newport County (away)
  • Wednesday 18 October
    BTEC Business Charity Fashion Show at S6C
  • Thursday 19 October
    Half term begins
  • Monday 30 October
    Term begins

Bursary Support

If your financial circumstances have changed since joining S6C and you feel you may be eligible for a bursary, please complete the form in the attached link: https://www.salisbury6c.ac.uk/study-with-us/bursary/

Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail

All parents, please note that we are now using Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail – an online payment service which allows you to pay for college items quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

We will inform you about items you need to pay through IRIS ParentMail, and you will be able to pay electronically, using credit or debit cards as well as PayPal and PayPoint. 

If you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the free IRIS ParentMail App so that you can make easy, online payments on the go. To do this, simply search for ParentMail in your App store. 

If you do not wish to make payments online, you can of course, continue to make cash, cheque and voucher payments. 

Please note, your bank statement will display either Salisbury 6th Form College or IRISPAY, depending on your payment method. 

If you need any additional information or assistance, please use the help site www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/ or please contact someone in our office. 

MLP Recruitment Event

We are always on the look-out for new teachers and leaders to join our thriving and dynamic community of educators dedicated to transforming lives and shaping the future. Come along to our recruitment event here at Salisbury Sixth Form on Monday 16 October from 5.30pm where you can find out more and speak to some of our Early Careers Teachers, experienced staff and Educational Leadership Team. Refreshments will be available.

Weekly College Update

Friday 15 September 2023

Clubs and Societies
Clubs and Societies launched this week with an impressive array of activities to choose from, including the Peer Education and Change Your Mind Mental Health Programmes, Knitting, LGBTQ+, Volunteering at Schools, Human Rights & Activism, Film, Badminton, Creative Climate Hub, Oral Histories, Gym, Coding, Warhammer & Miniatures, Yoga, Art & Science, Netball, Football, Rugby and Running. Our clubs and societies are such an important part of college life, where students can meet in a safe space, learn new skills, make friends, keep fit, work in a team and boost their CVs and I am hopeful that every one of our students will enjoy taking part.  

Sports Academies
We have seen a fantastic start to our Sports Academies initiative, with S6C Football Academy winning their first league game of the season against Cheltenham Academy. With a 4-2 score, S6C dominated the game and our students played some lovely one touch football. A well deserved win! Netball and Rugby trials were this week so watch this space for news of more wins.  

S6C Football Academy heading out to win their first league game of the season
Netball trials
Netball trials

Forthcoming dates for your diary

  • Monday 18 September Year 12 DC1 Assessment Week
  • Tuesday 19 September Environmental Science Field Trip to Studland 
  • Wednesday 20 September Football Academy Fixture in Exeter 
  • Sunday 24 September Geography Field Trip to Leeson House, Dorset
  • Friday 29 September Biology Field Trip to Kimmeridge
  • Monday 16 October MLP Recruitment Event
  • Wednesday 18 October BTEC Business Charity Fashion Show

Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail
All parents, please note that very soon we will be using Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail – an online payment service which allows you to pay for college items quickly and easily on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

We will inform you about items you need to pay through IRIS ParentMail, and you will be able to pay electronically, using credit or debit cards as well as PayPal and PayPoint. 

If you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the free IRIS ParentMail App so that you can make easy, online payments on the go. To do this, simply search for ParentMail in your App store. 

If you do not wish to make payments online, you can of course, continue to make cash, cheque and voucher payments. 

Please note, your bank statement will display either Salisbury 6th Form College or IRISPAY, depending on your payment method. 

If you need any additional information or assistance, please use the help site www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/ or please contact someone in our office. 

MLP Recruitment Event – Monday 16 October 5.30pm
We are always on the look-out for new teachers and leaders to join our thriving and dynamic community of educators dedicated to transforming lives and shaping the future. Come along to our recruitment event here at Salisbury Sixth Form on Monday 16 October from 5.30pm where you can find out more and speak to some of our Early Careers Teachers, experienced staff and Educational Leadership Team. Refreshments will be available.

Weekly College Update

Friday 08 September 2023

What a brilliant start to the new academic year! The weather has been glorious, the college has been buzzing with energy and enthusiasm and I am delighted to be back, welcoming so many new students to S6C. Over the summer we invested in a new IT system within the college which was finally completed this week, after a few technical issues. Despite this, all of our students have settled in well and I cannot wait to see how they mature during their time at S6C.

I am also immensely proud of our graduating students, with 95% gaining a place at their university of choice. A well deserved reward for all their hard work over the two years they spent with us.     

The newly launched S6C/WSE Football Academy, run by Adam Jones, is already in full swing, with football and rugby trials taking place this week and our first cup match next week. Participants are encouraged to maintain high levels of personal development and professional standards and a place on the team is only guaranteed when a student’s academic work is up to date. This is going to be a very exciting time to be involved in sport at S6C.

And finally, one of our incredibly talented art students spent just over a month last term painting a beautiful mural in the S6C gym. The results are stunning and I am hoping that we can provide even more opportunities for our students to showcase their work in the future.

Forthcoming dates for your diary:

  • Study Skills Workshops begin next week on Monday 12 September. These are drop-in workshops that are open to all students who would like to become more confident and effective learners. The focus of next week’s workshop will be using Google Suite. All sessions will be in the Project Room and you have a choice of four sessions to suit your timetable:
    Monday 10:45 – 11:15 / Tuesday 10:00 – 10:30 / Wednesday 10:45 – 11:15 / Thursday 10:00 – 10:30;
  • Clubs and Societies start next week at 2.30pm on Wednesday;
  • BTEC Business Charity Fashion Show, Wednesday 18 October.

Regards

Ben

Enrolment Update – 24th August 13:30

Enrolment

The external company that processes our enrolments has now informed us that services are returning to normal. This means you can now go ahead with enrolment via ‘Applications Plus’.

There is a chance that you may still encounter intermittant issues, but these should be resolved with a reload of the site.

Once again, please accept our apologies for these issues and delays.

If you have not yet applied to the college, you will need to go through the application form on the front page of this website.

Enrolment Update – 24th August 12:30

The external enrolment system, that S6C and many other colleges use, has issues at present with the current volume of people accessing the site. They have assured S6C that they are looking into the issues and resolving them as soon as possible.

Please note, this may efect your ability to log in to ‘Applications Plus’ and complete your enrolment.

At S6C we also do not have access to the system.

Please be assured that your place in at the college (or in the queue) will not be affected by this delay.

If you are unable to login, then please try again later today.

Once again please accept our apologies for this delay while we wait for the external company to fix things. Again this will not have any effect on your place at S6C if you have already applied to us, been to interview, had an offer from the college and have your grades.

If you have not applied to the college yet, then you will need to fill out the application form (affected by this issue) and we recommend trying again tomorrow or over the weekend.

Summer 2023 A-level and Vocational results day

Today has been one of those days when you feel so privileged to work in education! I am delighted with the students at S6C who have gained some excellent results this summer. It is worth remembering that COVID has caused a huge disruption to their education, but our students have risen to this challenge and flourished. 

The evidence of this success is in their progression to the next steps in life. With the majority of students going to University including many Russell Group Universities, to study a wide range of courses including Oceanography, Geography, Philosophy and Midwifery to name just a few. We have had over 95% of students who applied for University secure a place.  

It has also been a pleasure to hear time and time again from parents how much they value the all round support from our hugely dedicated staff who consistently go above and beyond to ensure that the students experience at the college really is “All about you”.

Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo

Kirsty White – Psychology Teacher

On Thursday 06 July, Psychology students went to Marwell Zoo to attend an Animal Behaviour conference. Students were given the opportunity to see how the concepts we cover in lessons apply to the zoo and how psychology contributes to the conservation efforts made by Marwell. Students then had the opportunity to apply their research method skills to designing and conducting a comparative study on two species of their choice. They then presented their findings to one another and considered the limitations of their studies. Our students were amazing all day and enjoyed their time exploring the zoo independently (and the gift shop!).