In the Sixth Form our students make the transition to the world of Higher Education and employment. Therefore it is important that we help our students develop more responsibility for their studies. However we know that our students also require our support and monitoring in order to achieve their best. Therefore, at Backwell Sixth Form there is a gradual process of giving more independence to students. Sixth formers, of course, have responsibilities too as part of the whole Backwell community, including younger students, staff, parents and neighbours.
Full details can be found below in the ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ document and the ‘Sixth Form Home/School Agreement’. Some of the most important points to note are as follows:
The School Day is from 8.45 am to 3.30 pm. Year 12 students are allowed limited ‘Home Study’ but might be required to be in school even during their study periods. Year 13 students are usually granted full ‘Home Study’ as long as they have good records of attendance and punctuality in Year 12. ‘Home Study’ means students can agree times when they spend their study periods at home.
Attendance at Tutor sessions and Assemblies is compulsory for all sixth formers. Vital information and guidance is given out in these sessions.
There is no formal uniform in the Sixth Form, but dress must be appropriate for an 11-18 school.
Sixth Form Handbook 2016-17
Rights and Responsibilities