S6C Update

Friday 12 January 2024 

Welcome back to the new term! I hope that all of our students managed to have a rest over the Christmas break because the start of term is already very busy with vocational exams and year 12 assessments. Before Christmas, several students took their Maths and English resit exams and I’d like to congratulate everyone who passed.

Also before Christmas, our year 13 students took their mock exams and now we have their results, we will be working hard to prepare for final exams in the summer. If any student feels they require additional support, our teaching staff are ready to offer any help that is needed. 

Click here for the Year 13 Assessment Schedule 2023-2024

Apprenticeships Fair hosted by S6C – Wednesday 24 January 2024
All parents and carers (from all Salisbury schools/colleges) are invited to find out more about local apprenticeship options. You can book to attend 16:30-17:30 or 17:30-18:30. There will be a short talk about apprenticeships and an exhibition of local employers to speak to about their opportunities. You can find out more about the event, download the preview directory and book to attend using this link: Apprenticeships In Salisbury

Tickets are free of charge but you must book tickets in order to attend. The exhibition will be open to our students to explore during the college day. A final edition of the directory will be published, printed and distributed at the event. If you work for an organisation that has opportunities for school leavers, and would like to advertise in the directory, please get in touch with the organisers: info@apprenticeshipsinsalisbury.co.uk

The Big Ambition
The link below has been sent by Dame Rachel De Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, and is a national survey for children aged 0-18 to have their say ahead of the General Election. The survey is a great opportunity to teach children about politics and why it is important for them to use their voice! The deadline for responses is Friday 19 January. Complete the survey here: The Big Ambition


Wednesday 10 January
Vocational exams begin
S6C Football Academy v. Cheltenham Town (away)
Monday 15 January
Year 12 DC3 Assessment Week
Wednesday 17 January
St Joseph’s School Science Day at S6C
S6C Football Academy v. Exeter City (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Thursday 18 January
Interview evening 4.15pm to 7pm
Monday 22 January
Vocational exams end
Tuesday 23 January
Art and Photography trip to Tate Modern
Environmental Science trip to Passive House
Wednesday 24 January
S6C Football Academy v. Plymouth Argyle (home @ Ringwood Football Club)
Salisbury Apprenticeships Fair hosted by S6C
Wednesday 31 January
Applications for September 2024 entry close
Thursday 01 February
Year 12 cause for concern parents evening 
Tuesday 06 February
Interview evening 4.15pm to 7pm
Wednesday 07 February
S6C Football Academy v. Newport County (home @ Ringwood Football Club)

S6C Sport Academies Report
S6C Netball Academy
In December we took a squad of 10 players to SWGS to play their A team. It was a well matched game in very chilly conditions and resulted in a very respectable score.
– Q1 was a 6-6 draw – we really surprised SWGS with our speed and structure on court
– Q2 we went 15-8 down after a change of players and some rushing 
– Q3 was a much better quarter, we slowed the game down and had more success turning the ball over and brought the score up to 20-18
– Q4 both teams scored a further 3 goals with the final score being 23-21 to SWGS
Player of the Match was Rio for her excellent accuracy with shooting and her movement and communication around the attacking third. She also did a great job of leading the warm up and motivational messages to the squad! Well done to Issy for covering her player and progress as WD. Talei developed her defence and showed bravery during a slip. Lois had a great stint as GK with Flo moving and shooting beautifully. Libby and Jess shared C and were an effective duo during the centre passes. Imogen was very strong in defence and used the width of the court well. Tryfena played with enthusiasm and overall did a great job. Coach Helen Glasgow is delighted with how well the netball team are playing.
Match report by Pippa Alford.

S6C Football Academy
S6C Football Academy 2 vs 2 Cheltenham FC 
The S6C team played Cheltenham at the Ringwood Hub just before Christmas. The group was in good spirits after a win against the same opponents two weeks before and started the game brightly, building attacks with good tempo. A giveaway in midfield led perfectly into the opponent’s game plan, who countered and scored. The S6C group then started to find success in wide areas, but lacked an end product in the final third and came in at half time frustrated. The group came out firing in the second half and after an excellent dribble from Tobet, squared the ball to Elshaw to score his 10th for the season. After a period of dominating the game, the team suffered from not taking enough chances and poor marking from a corner led to Cheltenham scoring a second. However, the group responded positively, and after some continuous pressing, they earned an indirect free kick, in which Cooper drove a low strike into the goal to equalise. 

Wednesday 10 January
New year, new win! Cheltenham 1 vs 5 S6C  
The boys hit the ground running into the new year and started the game well by playing at a high intensity and being comfortable in possession. They pressed well and got lots of joy from winning the ball inside of Cheltenham’s half and creating early chances. The scoring opened with great hard work from Aaron down the right wing to cut inside and find the back of the net. With consistency, the second goal came just before half time to solidify S6C’s lead. After half time nothing changed from the boys and they continued to find gaps in the opposition and kept moving the ball quickly. With this, two more goals came from Max and Ben. After this S6C continued to switch the play and search for more goals. Cheltenham pulled one back by pressing high and lacking concentration from the GK. However, S6C fought back again to make it 5 when JB’s penalty was saved but followed up by Ben to finish off the match and complete an all-round good performance. We march on and continue to climb the table. 
Match report by Ben Cooper (Head Coach)

Community & Education Football Alliance League

S6C Rugby Academy
S6C Rugby Academy 38 vs 12 Poole Grammar 
The Rugby Academy’s last game of 2023 was a tight contest, with the score 12-7 at half time. The team showed really impressive passion, fight and togetherness and defence set the platform and provided the foundation to win the game. In the second half, improved support and an increase in physicality on both sides of the ball allowed S6C to play their style of rugby with some well worked tries and excellent defence capping off a great win against another grammar school – great achievement! We’re really proud of the journey the team has made in just four months and we are all excited with the potential S6C has as a team. 2024 sees us playing against Bishops 1st Team, Peter Symonds and Beauchamp.

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: Bursary Support

Online Payments on IRIS ParentMail
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 contact someone in our office.