Transition to Sixth Form 2021

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form in September 2021. Following our induction day on 28 June for new starters and their buddies, we will have a Transition Day for the whole year group on Tuesday 7 September. This will allow all students joining the sixth form to orientate themselves, meet their new peers, attend taster lessons and to ask any questions.

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.

You can also access virtual tours of the school and boarding houses, along with information from students and staff and we would encourage you to explore these various tours and talks.

The Sixth Form Team consists of Mr Fell (Head of Sixth Form), Miss Anderson (Deputy Head of Sixth Form), Mrs Lyons (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 2021 (If you are declining your place you need to do this on results day)

The SCHOOL UNIFORM lists, including Boarding, can be found here - you do not need a games kit for sixth form unless you join a team but this will be sorted once you start. Initially you will only need a blazer, sixth form tie and skirt that have the school logo on them.

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.

EPQ - students enrolled on the Plus One programme will start preparation for an EPQ as part of this programme. However, the EPQ is open to all students, whether you are studying for 3 or 4 A Levels. We will discuss this with you once you start in the sixth form.

There is a section with links on Learning Resources and our excellent library staff will be available to help you further with this in school. As part of your academic and personal enrichment programme, there is also some information on our Super Curricular opportunities including TeD talks and wider reading

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 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