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Sixth form FAQ: Sixth form life

  • How do I apply to study in the sixth form? +

    If you are already a Dane Court student in year 11, you will have plenty of advice and information in time to make decisions about joining the sixth form.

    Students wishing to join us from other schools should read the special article about applying for our sixth form.

    Anyone applying for our sixth form should make use of the online application service.

  • Will I get a Bursary? +

    Students joining us at the start of the academic year will receive information and advice on their first day.
    You can always go to the sixth form office if you need further help.

    Further details are available on the Directgov website
    Our information and application pack can be dowloaded here.

  • What do I do if I have an appointment or driving lesson in school time? +

    You need to fill in a purple 'absence in advance' form, available from the sixth form office. Return this form to the sixth form office. Check that you have the permission of your teacher if you are missing lessons and sign out at the main school office.

    You are not allowed to miss lessons for driving lessons, they have to be arranged in your free periods.

  • What do I do if I have a personal problem? +

    You may want to talk to your Mentor in confidence, or the Head of Sixth Form or Deputies. We are always available to help, advise, or simply listen. Anyone is welcome to drop into the sixth form office and we can find a time to help you. Additionally there is a school counsellor who operates a totally confidential service and we can arrange for students to see her on a regular basis if that is required.

  • Do I have to come into school every day? +

    Yes you do! Although there may be days when you have free periods in the morning, House and Form Meetings are an important time for communicating messages to students and there will be important assemblies where advice concerning careers/university related information is announced.

  • Do I have to supply books and stationery? +

    Although the school will provide text books and resources related to your courses, it is expected that you will provide yourself with paper, folders, dividers etc. It is a good idea to have a ‘working folder’ where you store the week’s notes, and subject folders at home which you decant those notes into at the end of a week. Please do not put all of your work in one folder and carry it everywhere; imagine the fun if you then lose it…

  • Can I hold a part time job and still succeed in the IB? +

    Yes you can.
    We recommend no more than 10 hours a week, which will leave you time for your homework.

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