S6C Update

Well done to all of our year 13 students who have been taking their mock exams over the last couple of weeks. Exams can be very stressful and if you need support in how to handle revision or exam pressure, please do ask for help from your tutor, teacher or study support tutor. Here are some links that you may also find useful:

Tips on preparing for exams
What to do when stressed for exams

Last week S6C celebrated World Book Day with a book tree of recommended reads, blind date with a book, pictures of people reading in unusual places, a QR code book hunt and of course, everyone was invited to dress as a character from a book. The day was organised by Emma McAndrew, Teacher of English, and she curated a really brilliant day which was loads of fun. Huge thanks to Emma and to everyone who took part and highlighted the importance of all things reading related.

On Friday, we recognised International Women’s Day. In lessons, teachers and students talked about inspirational women, whether they think the curriculum is inclusive and inspiring, discussed historical or current inequalities and the movement towards equality in subject areas relevant to them. Rebecca Anderson, Teacher of English and Pastoral Lead, has created this thoughtful presentation which is well worth seeing.

International Women’s Day 2024

Easter Revision Sessions
We are opening the college for a few revision sessions during the Easter break. The staff members who will be running these sessions are noted below. We would highly recommend students attend these sessions to get the most out of their time with us and help to prepare for their exams in the summer, which are fast approaching.
Tuesday 02 April
Viv White, Kirsty White, Steve Price, Sally Tye, Lainey Hughes
Kirsty White, Sally Tye, Lainey Hughes, Steve Barrington
Thursday 04 April
Viv White, Nigel Roper, Ben Hillier, Nicky Miller
Nigel Roper, Ben Hillier, Steve Barrington, Jon Usherwood

Don’t forget, you can still see the work of our art and photography students at the Young Gallery (above Salisbury Library), where they are exhibiting as part of the Salisbury Schools Art ExhibitionAnd this week we are celebrating British Science Week with animals in the foyer and brains in the dance studio. This is very possibly my favourite part of the academic year! 

Rebecca Anderson – Pastoral Lead
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.
Polly Wiggins is our external careers advisor and students wanting to book an appointment should message Rachel Cooke.
Work Experience
There is a support session on Tuesday 19 March at 10.45am in the study centre. We can help students find a placement, access UniFrog and provide more information on length of placement and deadlines.
– You have just under a month to get your Wiltshire Community Foundation grant applications in! £1600 a year for every year of university. Let Rebecca know if you need help completing the form. 
– There is also a one off grant of £1000 to help you with the costs of starting an apprenticeship.
– You are likely to qualify if you are on our college bursary scheme – but if you feel you need the support, then please do take a close look and contact them to ask.  
– 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

Monday 11 March
British Science Week – Meet the Animals
Tuesday 12 March
British Science Week – Brain Day
Wednesday 13 March
S6C Football Academy v. Cheltenham Town (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Monday 18 March
Year 12 DC4 Assessment Week
Wednesday 20 March
Year 13 Parents Evening
S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Thursday 21 March
Year 13 Parents Evening
Wednesday 27 March
Interview Evening
S6C Football Academy v. Bristol Rovers (away)
S6C Rugby Academy – rematch 15s v BWS 1s
Thursday 28 March
Terms Ends
Friday 29 March
Easter Break
Monday 15 April
Term Begins
Year 13 DC9 Assessment Week
Thursday 18 April
Year 12 UCAS Discovery Fair Winchester
Monday 22 April
Summer Exam Season Begins
Wednesday 24 April
S6C Football Academy v. Plymouth Argyle (home @ Ringwood Football Club
Monday 06 May
Bank Holiday
Monday 27 May
Half Term
Monday 03 June
Term Begins
Friday 07 June 
MLP Pupil Parliament Meeting
Monday 10 June
Year 12 DC7 Assessment Week
Tuesday 25 June
UCAS and Apprenticeships Information Evening
Friday 28 June
Year 13 Prom
Tuesday 02 July
Psychology Trip to Marwell Zoo
Year 5 Primary School Careers Fair at S6C
Wednesday 03 July
Pembroke Park Science Day at S6C
SEND Open Afternoon 3pm to 5pm