Familiarising students with the College environment.

Transition to Year 12

The transition process into Year 12 begins as early as July of Year 10 when Ms. Johnson or other senior staff visit neighbouring secondary schools to introduce themselves and explain what the Sixth Form College has to offer and a Taster Day is organised for Richmond School students. In September and October of Year 11 staff attend post-16 events locally to give further information about courses and options. All potential Sixth Formers are invited to the Year 12 Open Evening in November to talk to staff and Sixth Form students and become even better informed. It is also an opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the College environment.

In the Spring Term, applicants are usually invited to an interview to discuss their application and various options, courses, etc. and offers are made, subject to the student meeting the entry requirements. There is an additional Open Evening in March where prospective applicants receive more focussed information about the subjects they have chosen. There will also be talks on topics such as academic mentoring, careers support, Russell Group and Oxbridge support, the role of the tutor, studying for an EPQ and the students' perspective.

In June we invite all applicants to two consecutive Induction Days. These days are an opportunity to meet staff and current Sixth Formers, attend lessons and learn about life in the Sixth Form through discussion and other activities.

In August, after GCSE results, Year 11 students who have met the entry requirements enrol and there are opportunities to meet with staff to discuss options if necessary.

Special activities are also planned for the first day of Year 12 as part of the induction process.

We are always ready to answer questions or discuss concerns.

If you have any queries, please contact Ms Sandra Johnson.

Tel: 01748 828136