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A successful Sixth Form open evening

18 October 2019  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Hundreds of Year 11 students and their families were welcomed to our successful Sixth Form open evening. Alana Hodgson, Headgirl, and Subin Pariyar, Deputy Headboy, set the scene by sharing their positive experiences of Sixth Form, as well as highlighting the many opportunities that are on offer. From debating club to drama, Duke of Edinburgh to dance, there is a wide-ranging and extensive line-up of enrichment and extra-curricular experiences.     Hundreds of Year 11 students and their families were welcomed to our successful Sixth Form open evening. Alana Hodgson, Headgirl, and Subin Pariyar, Deputy Headboy, set the scene by sharing their positive experiences of Sixth Form, as well as highlighting the many opportunities that are on offer. From debating club to drama, Duke of Edinburgh to dance, there is a wide-ranging and extensive line-up of enrichment and extra-curricular experiences.   They also explained that a major benefit of being part of the wider school is the potential to mentor younger students or lead groups. This can take many forms, from assisting or leading a club, such as a sport or performing arts, to helping students with their reading.   During the evening, visitors were free to look around the Sixth Form College where staff and student ambassadors were on hand to provide information and advice, answering subject-specific questions about course content and transition queries and sharing their experiences of college.   As well as a number of demonstrations and interactive activities taking place in labs and classrooms, the award-winning Careers team were available to talk about progression routes to higher education, apprenticeships and employment, as well as the fantastic work experience placements offered to Year 12 students.   During Subin’s presentation he said:” When exploring the Sixth Form, I was presented with a smaller community than the one I had grown so used to. However, if you are like me and flourish in an intimate working environment, Sixth Form would be perfect for you. This means that the teachers and other Sixth Form staff know us well and are always able to support us positively, allowing a style of teaching that is amazingly attentive to the individual. The lessons are planned to challenge us at all times, but there is lots of help on offer should we need it.”   Subin summed up the Sixth Form perfectly, saying: “Leaving school and starting your A-levels can be tricky.  At Richmond, everyone can stand out and build on their own merits. Everyone is made to feel welcome immediately and I promise that you’ll fit in straight away – because everyone will be starting something new.”

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