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

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.