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Sixth form guide

Timetable

The timetable will consist of:

  • Lessons in your chosen subjects
  • A number of individual study periods
  • Home study: You are expected to complete 5 hours of study for each A level subject you have chosen; or 15 hours a week for your BTEC or Applied courses

Assemblies and Tutor Periods

  • Assemblies will be held, bi-weekly, as per the rota
  • Your attendance is compulsory. Important information will be shared with you
  • Tutor periods and PSCHE will allow you to work on your general education and application to university/apprenticeships as appropriate
  • You will have the opportunity to become a Subject Ambassador

Attendance and Punctuality

  • You must attend all your lessons
  • You must attend all your individual study times
  • You must attend assemblies
  • You must arrive on time to all of these
  • You are allowed to leave the site at lunch time as long as you arrive on time to school in the morning
  • You must not bring take away food onto the school site
  • Your behaviour out of school should be polite and considerate of others. Do not congregate in large groups or drop litter
  • Your parents will be contacted if you miss lessons without a medical reason
  • Poor attendance will result in you being asked to leave the Sixth Form and study at another institution

Dress Code

Sixth formers are role models for the rest of the school and need to be smartly presented at all times. Student Cecil Jones lanyard with their ID cards should be visible at all times.

Boys

  • A suit or
  • Smart trousers
  • Shirt and tie
  • Suit jacket or blazer
  • Shoes

Girls

  • A suit or
  • Smart trousers, knee length skirt or knee length dress
  • Collared shirt or blouse
  • Suit jacket or blazer
  • Shoes

Jackets may be removed in warm conditions. Jewellery and make-up should be business-like. Clothing must be such that students can be facially identified as Cecil Jones students.

The following items are banned:

  • Denim jeans and jackets
  • Casual trousers – combats, track suits, leggings, jeans style trousers
  • Sports wear
  • Casual tops –track suit, hoodies, round neck jumpers for boys, low cut tops for girls, T Shirts
  • Shorts – only full-length trousers may be worn
  • Very short skirts, revealing clothing
  • Trainers
  • Patterns or shapes cut into student’s hair
  • Logos
  • Visible tattoos
  • Caps

The decision on appropriate dress belongs to the school and that decision is final.

Enrichment Programme

Education is about much more than just your chosen subjects. It is preparation for a successful life. Opportunities will be provided to enable you to:

  • Develop your ability to work and learn independently
  • Take responsibility and provide leadership
  • Develop your ability to work effectively with others
  • Contribute to your local community
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of issues and subjects not directly offered in your subjects
  • Add qualifications
  • Develop your physical skills

There are a range of opportunities for example:

  • Mentoring with younger students in the school
  • Teaching Assistant training
  • Career ready mentoring programme and work placement
  • Guest speakers from the world of work
  • Networking with Essex University and more
  • Gardening Club lead or take part with younger students in the school allotment
  • Literacy Leaders in partnership with local primary schools
  • Sports Leaders Award in partnership with local primary schools
  • Financial Management
  • Pathways advice and programmes including medicine/veterinary science and dentistry
  • Becoming a Subject Ambassador
  • NHS careers morning at Southend University hospital
  • Study skills seminars to prepare for A Level study
  • UK University search at the Emirates stadium
  • Essex University Superfair
  • Power to Perform – how to cook meals to prepare for study
  • UCAS support programme for university applications
  • Interview skills and CV writing workshops

Study Time

There are times in the week when you are not in a timetabled lesson. Making effective use of this time is an important life skill.

The times for study are the same as a timetabled lesson.

Study includes the following activities:

  • Revision of notes from previous lessons
  • Essay and coursework writing
  • Research (book and internet) of a subject
  • Reading a novel or quality newspaper
  • Reading articles and magazines/gazettes linked to your subject area e.g.
    • The Economist; New Scientist; New Horizons
  • Essay planning
  • Any advice given by your teachers
  • Future Learn courses

You may study in the following areas:

  • The Sixth Form Study Room (quiet study)
  • The Common Room (silent study)