Sixth Form Information
- Sixth Form Introduction
- Higher Education Information and Resources
- Extra Activities
Sixth Form Daily Life according to the students!
Just arrived in school, and I’ve got enough time to say hi to everyone in the common room and pick up some books from my locker before registration.
Registration in the form room – we don’t have assembly today (we only have them twice a week, but they cover a variety of topics) so we’re going through notices, a thought for the day and then some brain-teasers and good activities from the Tutor. Just what I need to wake me up in the morning!
Off to first period now – don’t want to be late for a 9.05 start. I have a General Studies lesson, which is quite fun. We discuss our ideas about society, covering issues such as arts and science – and learn something new from everyone else’s opinions. No homework from this session- hurrah! – so I’m in a brilliant mood.
Period two. FREE! Excellent! I nip into the library for a while to finish off some work I have due in later this week, which is great as it’s so peaceful in there, and then there’s less for me to do at home. Then I can relax in the Common Room until the end of Rec with a coffee and some music.
English Language at Fairlie. It’s a bit of a walk from the Sixth Form Centre, but it keeps me fit! Spend an hour analysing articles for coursework, but the lesson format is quite relaxed, so we’re free to talk to each other and have a bit of banter with the teacher. The lesson ends up passing really quickly!
Got to dash off for English mentoring now. I do this once a week – completely voluntarily, mind you – and I spend about half a lunch time helping a younger student with her writing. There are lots of opportunities to get involved now that I’m in Year 12, everything from sports to music, but this is my favourite. It’s a fun learning experience for both me and ‘my pupil’ and for an extra bonus, it looks great on my UCAS form. Then I have time to buy a jacket potato to eat in the Common Room with my friends.
Double physics now. It sounds heavy duty, but double lessons are surprisingly non-painful and actually go very quickly. We usually swap classrooms and teachers after the first half of the lesson, so it’s not like we’re locked in a lab for two hours! I like double lessons because you don’t have to get in and out of the zone; you can carry on with what you’re doing whilst you’re in that frame of mind.
Home time. Winner!