Frequently Asked Questions
WILL WE HAVE A SIXTH FORM TASTER DAY?
Yes - we're hoping to run the Sixth Form taster day as normal despite certain Covid-19 restrictions. Following the Virtual Open Evening, we'll be in touch about signing up for taster sessions for different courses and the programme for the day. We can't wait for you to come and have a good look around!
WHAT IS THE UNIFORM POLICY IN SIXTH FORM?
There's no strict uniform policy in our Sixth Form, so as long as you're wearing something comfortable and appropriate for being in school, you can wear what you like!
CAN I USE MY MOBILE PHONE IN SIXTH FORM?
Yes - whilst you're in the Sixth Form block you can use your mobile phone as much as you like. However, mobile phones are not allowed whilst you move around the rest of the site or in lessons - if you use it outside of the Sixth Form block, you lose it!
I'VE HEARD THAT THERE'S A POOL TABLE, VENDING MACHINES, A TV, SOUND BAR AND A KITCHEN IN SIXTH FORM - IS THAT RIGHT?
That is absolutely right. We have fantastic facilities in our Sixth Form which we look after really carefully so that others can enjoy them too. The pool table costs 50p a game, and there are cues for you to use and plenty of chalk. We have 2 vending machines with drinks and snacks in them, a TV and sound bar plus a kitchen where you can use the kettle and microwave as you wish to - we really try to look after you. In addition to this, we have 3 designated Sixth Form study rooms that you can use. All of them have computers.
IF I START A COURSE AND I WANT TO CHANGE, WHAT DO I DO?
When you select your initial option choices for September, we'd always recommend taking more than 3 subjects if you're unsure about what you might study. At the end of September, we have our "Transfer Window" where you can change your subjects should you wish to. After that point, we don't allow students to switch between courses as commitment is key to be successful at A-level.
WHAT DOES TUTORIAL LOOK LIKE IN SIXTH FORM?
We've got a fantastic tutorial programme in our Sixth Form. We like to get external speakers in as much as possible to talk to you - it's loads better to have experts in their field sharing their passion and knowledge! Last year, we worked with people like Heineken, YorSexual Health, Open Minds, Jet2, Alcoholics Anonymous just to name a few. We've also designed the rest of the tutorial programme to be challenging and thought provoking too meaning that you will leave us being more knowledgeable about a whole host of different issues - not just your A-levels!
IF I CHOOSE TO TAKE COURSES AT TADCASTER GRAMMAR SCHOOL, HOW DOES THIS WORK?
We're really proud of our collaboration with Tadcaster Grammar School, and many of you will take subjects there as part of your studies. There is a free shuttle bus which takes you to and from the two sites for either morning or afternoon sessions. Whilst you're over there, you'll be taught by subject specialists like at Sherburn, you can use all their facilities and get to know new people. Our students talk really positively about their experiences over there.