Welcome to the John O’ Gaunt Sixth Form website area. Our Sixth Form is a successful and growing part of the John O’ Gaunt community. We offer a wide range of courses, tailored as far as possible to meet individual student’s needs. We encourage students attending our Sixth Form to aim high, and work very hard alongside them to help them achieve their ambitions. We are determined always to be a Sixth Form that young adults leave having achieved all they are capable of, academically, socially and culturally.
If you would like further information about John O’ Gaunt Sixth Form, please browse through the rest of the website, contact the School for a Prospectus or contact the Head of Sixth Form.
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
All Sixth Form students negotiate their own programme of study, initially with the Head of Sixth Form and thereafter with their tutors. This is to ensure that individual requirements are met and that students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. They are able to choose from a wide range of subjects, some of which may be offered in collaboration with other providers.
Students are required to approach their studies with the commitment and determination to be successful. There is rigour in the teaching, and an expectation that deadlines will be met with work of the appropriate standard. Teaching staff and tutors are always available to advise and support students who require guidance.
All students are involved in an individual Academic Mentoring programme led by sixth form tutors and designed to monitor academic progress. Students who may need specific extra support will be issued with Individual Learning Plans.
Sixth Form students are encouraged to develop independent time management and study skills, essential for their future careers. To support them in this, all students in their first year of post-16 study are supervised in a common study and ICT area, whilst students in later years have the opportunity to negotiate home study.
Many Faculties organise annual events, including field trips, theatre visits, international and local Art visits. These occasions are hugely enjoyable but are essentially provided to support students’ wider learning and breadth of study experience.
SIXTH FORM COUNCIL
The Sixth Form Council is chaired by the Head Boy and Girl who are elected by staff and students. The Council meets regularly and organises clubs and societies, fund raising events, sporting activities and challenges, charity work and the social life of the Sixth Form. Students from Year 12 and 13 are elected as members of the sixth form Council and have specific responsibilities.
SIXTH FORM FACILITIES
Students have the opportunity to arrange and participate in a wide range of sporting activities. There is a mixture of sport for recreation and sporting fixtures with other Sixth Forms and colleges. They also have access to the Leisure Centre attached to the school, which they can use for general fitness or to support their A-level or NVQ PE studies.
At times during the year the Sixth Form may challenge the staff at various sports, usually as part of a fund-raising drive. These events are always very well supported and careful refereeing ensures that the right team usually wins…
Sixth form students have the use of a kitchen and eating area, common room and courtyard, and are responsible for keeping them all neat and tidy.
The Sixth Form has its own identity but is integral to the life of the College. Sixth form students may sit on the wider School Council, which is also chaired by the head students, and are expected to help with lessons and other community service activities. Sixth form students are expected to “dress for work”, following a very straightforward dress code.
Students may use their motor bikes or cars subject to certain conditions.