Transition to Sixth Form
This summer will have been a bit different for you all given the restrictions that we are living under with Covid – 19. With this in mind we thought it would be useful if we put together a presentation of helpful information to ease the transition from Year 11 to 6th form. If you do require any more information please read our prospectus and course guide on the 6th form section of the school website.
A tour of Trinity Sixth Form Centre from our Assistant Head Mr Winter
Information about Trinity Sixth Form Centre and Subject Courses
View our staff welcomes and find out more about your courses
Making the move to Sixth Form
Intro to A-Level Maths
Intro to A-Level English Literature
Intro to A-Level English Language
Intro to A-Level Chemistry
Intro to A-level Physics
Intro to A-Level-Biology
Intro to Yr 12 Psychology
Intro to A-Level History
Intro to A-Level Geography
Intro to Sociology
Intro to Travel and Tourism
Intro to Art Craft & Design
Intro to Music
Intro to Product Design
Intro to IT
Intro to Health and Social Care
Intro to Business
Intro to Y12 Drama
Intro to A-Level Physical Education
Intro to A-Level Law
Intro to Yr 12 Transition
Intro to Yr 12 Transition
Intro to the Sixth Form Administrator
Intro to the 6th form Office
Trinity School: A Church of England School – Visions, Values and Aims
The school, a Christian foundation, is committed to the provision of an excellent education for all. We have a ‘motto’ to sum up our aims: Standards, Responsibility and Opportunity …… for All; this helps to make our vision for students clear and explicit. We promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all students. Following discussion with staff, students and governors we focus most closely on the values of community, trust, hope, endurance and compassion. These are reinforced through assemblies and Thought for the Day.
We value the uniqueness of all God’s children and make sure that we are inclusive (…for all) in our approach to all aspects of our work. We aim to provide the highest standard of education, in its broadest sense, for all of our students and we expect the highest standard of effort and conduct from students, stressing the value of hope in the belief that all students can achieve well with dedication and a positive approach. We also stress the value of endurance, dealing with setbacks, in order to achieve ambitions. We encourage all students to be responsible, taking responsibility for their behaviour towards others, treating others as they would wish to be treated, respecting those who are different to themselves, serving others both within and beyond the school community.
We seek to provide rich opportunities and encourage students to grasp these, developing their curiosity, creativity, spirituality and understanding and appreciation of the world around them. We aim to make a difference to young people’s lives, to develop an awareness and respect for spiritual and moral values, so that they, in turn, can enrich the lives of others. The biblical quotation (John 10:10) on prominent display in our Jubilee Hall makes clear our mission: to ensure that our students leave us with the values, knowledge and skills which will enable them to lead a full and fulfilling life.
At Trinity Sixth Form Centre our aims are:
- To provide a first-class academic experience for all our students
- To support the learning of all our students and keep students and parents/carers informed of progress
- To offer students the opportunity to develop skills and confidence within school and the wider community
- To enable a smooth transition to higher education and employment
What Do I Need to Know About Homework?
The aim of setting students homework is to improve the learning of all through the experience of self-study, using initiative and building up resilience. Trinity School will provide opportunities to:
• Learn independently of the teacher;
• Practise skills learnt in the classroom;
• Complete learning started in the classroom;
• Experience meeting of deadlines in preparation for Post 18 study and lifelong skills;
• Re visit past learning to consolidate knowledge in preparing for examinations
All our teachers will be setting homework via an online platform called ClassCharts. Staff will post the task, deadline and additional resources on this platform to which students will have a personal log in. Staff can monitor who is therefore engaging with homework and who requires additional support. Students will receive their log in on the first day back in September. Also within the first half term we will send home personal log ins for parents and carers so that you can keep track of what homework is being set and support its completion.
Using the Internet
Using the school ICT facilities is a key part of the curriculum and is a valuable tool in the progress being made by all students. However, the safe usage of this tool is vital to maintain the e-safety of each individual in the school.
To assist in the protection of our students, the school uses an up to date monitoring system and firewall that monitors all traffic leaving and coming into the school. Social media is not accessible in any form using the school system and all searches are automatically checked for their content. Students are not able to access the school system using their own devices to protect against the transmission of electronic virus’ etc that could cause damage to your home system and/or the school network.
There is an expectation that an acceptable user agreement is signed by students at the start of the academic year.
At the school we take personal health and wellbeing very seriously. Therefore, the following items are forbidden on site. If any of these items are found, they will be confiscated immediately, and sanctions will be imposed:
- Cigarettes/vapes and associated paraphernalia – It is illegal for anyone to smoke on or near the school site as it is a public space. Vaping is regarded as ‘smoking’ activity and is equally unacceptable
- Illegal drugs and paraphernalia of any kind – this will be dealt with by the school and will include police involvement.
- Knives or other sharp implements – It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon of any description in the UK. If any form of weapon is brought on site, this will involve immediate action and police involvement.
FAQs from students
Advice from our Students
So, I studied English Literature, Music and French at Trinity. It was a good time. I’m now at Oxford University, reading English Language and Literature. I found A-Levels rewarding, particularly because I was doing subjects that I loved. Trinity is a great place, and I was lucky to have such inspiring teachers. Their support was invaluable. A wonderful thing about sixth form is that you go through a journey, both as an individual and as an entire year group; and, in retrospect, it was an extraordinary experience to share, with people who are now off pursuing loads of exciting things. A second wonderful thing about it is, of course, Unibof (you’ll see…).