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Sixth Form Options Information Evening

Sixth Form Options Information Evening – Thursday 23rd March 2017, 6:30pm

As a Sixth Form we believe that the newly reformed linear A levels (only examined at the end of the full two years) allow for a fuller appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of a subject. However, such change also brings the pressure of having to commit to a full two years of study on each course.

Progressing into sixth form can be daunting. Students often find selecting the right combination of subjects to be a difficult challenge. In order to do this successfully, students must have a solid appreciation of the content and topics taught during the course, in order to help ensure it is the right course for them from the beginning.

To help support this process we will be holding another open evening on the 23rd March 2017 where students and parents will be able to register for up to four subject talks. The Head of Sixth Form, Mr Tom Phipps, will address those attending at 6:30pm for a short talk. Then, parents and students are invited to attend four individual teacher-led subject sessions of their own choosing - each will run for a maximum of 10 minutes, with five minutes allowed for questions and answers.

On the back of these talks we will be asking students to submit a formal application which will include the following:

  • Initial subject selection (minimum of three, maximum of four subject choices)
  • Registration details (if not currently a Cardinal Heenan High School student)
  • Signed agreement to meet basic attendance, punctuality and academic standards

At this point we do not expect all students to know exactly what they want to study; students are able to change their minds with regards choices up until they start in September to ensure that they are selecting the right combination for them. We do, however, need to get an idea of student numbers and subject interest as soon as possible to inform curriculum planning. Therefore, we would ask that students carefully consider options in light of predicted Year 11 GCSE results.

In order to register your interest in attending the Sixth Form Options Information Evening, please let us know by following the link below. If you require any further details, please contact the sixth form office on 0151 235 1430

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