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Sixth Form 

Dear Student,

The Sixth-Form at Thomas Aveling has a special place within the school. Not only do we achieve excellent results, but we ensure that students are fully prepared for the next stage of their lives, be that university, higher-apprenticeships or employment. Students are recognised as young adults and are encouraged to take an active role within the school community.

The school’s facilities include a Learning Resources Centre, a Sixth Form Study Centre,
Common Room, Art Studio, purpose built Sixth Form Science Laboratory, Drama, Dance, Recording, Music, Information Technology, Science and Technology Suites. Our sports facilities are excellent, with a Sports Centre, Fitness Suite and all-weather courts.

For the young adult, the Sixth Form with its new courses, offers a fresh approach to Sixth-Form studies. Great care has been taken to provide an appropriate learning environment for our 16+ students

As you read through our website and our new prospectus, we hope you will wish to join us. We provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere and welcome applications from students in other schools, as well as our own Year 11. The staff are experienced and highly qualified and share the aim of achieving the highest standards of academic qualifications.

You will be given expert and friendly support to help you make choices about your studies. Making the right choices can be difficult, but we will always ensure that every student recieves guidance and support about academic matters, career choices or progression into further and higher education. The help provided will ensure any choice made is an informed decision.

In addition to your studies, there will be a number of opportunities for you as a young adult to develop personal interests, as well as undertake work experience. A well established program of extra-curricular activities operates in the Sixth Form, as well as recreational and social activities arranged by students and staff, to ensure that staying on at school means more than just study.

A member of the Sixth Form has a high profile in the school. All students join in the School Partnership Program and support students and staff within the house and tutor group. Students may also apply to become Officers, Head Boy and Girl, Sports Captains, House Captains. Other students take responsibility for mentoring, fundraising and promoting the Arts. All Sixth formers enjoy many privileges and are highly regarded by the staff and students in the school for their contributions to the school community.

Mrs E Hartley

(Head of Sixth-Form)