Sixth form guide


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.


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


  • 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.

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 Library (silent study)