In addition to their chosen subjects, all learners undertake half-termly Study Skills sessions.
The purpose of these sessions is to help learners to make the challenging transition to studying at this advanced level and to aid them in their independent research.
Our Study Skills programme is designed to coincide with the changing demands of the academic year in order to introduce and equip students with any new skills required in order to succeed as they proceed through their courses.
The Study Skills programme is compulsory for all Y12 students.
Further additional one-to-one support is also offered to all students according to their personal needs.
Students will also be referred to Mr Aster by teaching staff if they feel the student requires additional support outside of the classroom.
The compulsory programme includes:-
- Introduction to academic writing.
- Independent study and research methods.
- Organisation and time-management.
- Effective revision strategies.
- Exam preparation and dealing with exam stress
Throughout the year both Y12 and Y13 students will have opportunities made available to them to enhance their academic and personal skill sets.
Any student requiring any additional help or support should seek advice from Mr Aster (in the study area), their Form Tutor or Head of Sixth Form, Mr Phipps.