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A Typical Sixth Form Day

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A different routine.

Sixth Form life is much more flexible than in the Senior School, with free periods to enjoy and more of a focus on independent learning. Every day is different, but each one will look a little something like this.

7:30am

Registration starts at 8:40am each day, but the Sixth Form Centre is open from 7:30am for those who would rather arrive early.

Set over two mezzanine floors in the heart of the School, the light and modern Sixth Form Centre is the perfect place to start each day. There are comfy areas for both working and socialising, with hot and cold food available from the Brasserie.

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7:30am
7:45am – 8:35am

Breakfast is available in the Dining Hall.

A choice of hot and cold breakfast is available for the whole school in the main Senior Dining Hall. Parents are welcome to join us too!

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7:45am – 8:35am
8:00am

The Library opens.

Great for students that want to start their day by catching up on some work, borrowing a laptop or taking out a good book.

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8:00am
8:40am – 8:45am

Registration.

Depending on the day, students either register in their Tutor or Form groups.

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8:40am – 8:45am
8:45am – 9:10am

Assembly or Tutor Period.

Tutor Sets meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; each group is comprised of twenty four pupils of all ages. The Friday sessions are split, with the Tutor working closely with the Sixth Form Pupils and the Assistant Tutor with Years 7 – 11. On Mondays and Thursdays there are assemblies, some whole-school and other Sixth Form specific.

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8:45am – 9:10am
9:15am – 12:40pm

Morning lessons.

This is when the morning lessons start. Each period lasts for an hour and there is a short transfer time between each one, so students can get to where they need to be. Morning break is from 11:20am – 11:40am and allows for a quick recharge before the final lesson of the morning.

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9:15am – 12:40pm
12:40pm – 1:55pm

Lunch and activities.

Lunch break is nice and long here at the High School, allowing students to have a break for food and to get involved in clubs and activities if they choose. Some students like a full sit-down meal in the Dining Hall while others prefer to Grab-and-Go or get take out food from the Brasserie; this allows more time to participate in activities or relax in our outdoor Sixth Form area. Once refuelled, students can get involved in one of our wide array of co-curricular opportunities taking place here every day. They can also hop on a tram and travel the 2 minutes into the city centre if they prefer.

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12:40pm – 1:55pm
1:55pm – 4:00pm

Afternoon lessons.

After some time spent recharging, students hit the ground running again with their period 4 and 5 classes.

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1:55pm – 4:00pm
4:00pm

School finishes.

If they’re not taking part in any after-school activities, students can grab one of our many school buses or make their own way home. If they’re waiting to be picked up or want to get some extra work done, they’re welcome to stay in our Sixth Form Centre or Library.

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4:00pm
6:00pm

Sixth Form Centre and Library close.

Time to go home!

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6:00pm