Transition to Sixth Form 2020

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form in September. We normally hold an induction process in the summer term to allow students joining us to orientate themselves, meet their new peers, attend taster lessons and to ask any questions. Due to the exceptional circumstances in which we all find ourselves in with the current coronavirus restrictions, we may not be able to run our induction programme as planned. However we intend to hold an online induction session and further details will follow soon.

In the meantime everything that you need to help with your transition into to our sixth form can be found on this page. Here is a short list of Sixth Form FAQs which may be of some help to you.

The Sixth Form Team consists of Mr Fell (Head of Sixth Form), Mrs Fell (Deputy Head of Sixth Form), Miss Anderson (Deputy Head of Sixth Form) and Mrs Griffiths (Sixth Form Co-ordinator), you can find out more about them here - Meet the Team.

The induction documents include the Sixth Form Handbook, student and parent information and links to forms that will need completing before you start in the sixth form. Please do take the time to read these documents carefully as they will help you to become familiar with sixth form life, routines, rules and expectations before you start with us. There is also some very important information about what to do on Results Day.

Please access the A Level Preparation page for the materials to help with the progression for your new A level studies, this includes academic subjects and the Plus One programme. There are workbooks, reading lists specific to the coursework and suggested wider reading to help broaden your knowledge and develop your independent learning skills. You need to complete any workbooks prior to starting in September.

There is also a section with links on Learning Resources and our excellent library staff will be available to help you further with this once we return to school in the new term.

Finally, we recognise that this is a difficult time for many people whether through being separated from family and friends, missing the routine of school life or the apprehension of starting sixth form. Therefore we have a Personal Wellbeing page covering some helpful information on wellbeing and tips to help during this period. It is essential that if you feel that you need some help and support , you seek it from one of the many options available.

Our School Officers have also been appointed and are here to support all of the students within the school. Please have a look at the School Officer page to find out a bit more about them.

We are looking forward to meeting you, whether you are a current student or joining us from another school, and we are very proud of our friendly and welcoming sixth form. We hope that you take advantage of the many academic and enrichment opportunities that will be available to you. The sixth form team are here to help with your transition and to support you during your time in the sixth form.

If you have any questions about the transition or sixth form life then please contact Mrs Emma Griffiths, Sixth Form Co-ordinator, at griffithse@ripongrammar.com