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Sixth Form Guide

Your timetable will consist of:

  • Lessons in your chosen subjects
  • A number of individual study periods
  • Home study: You are expected to complete 5 hours of study for each A/S or A level subject you have chosen; or 15 hours a week for your BTEC or Applied courses.

Assemblies and Tutor Periods

  • Assemblies will be held as per the rota which is on the student news area of the portal.
  • Your attendance is compulsory. Important information will be shared with you.
  • Tutor periods and PHSCE will allow you to work on your general education and application to
    the university as appropriate.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • You must attend all your lessons.
  • You must attend all your individual study times.
  • You must attend assemblies.
  • You must arrive on time to all of these.
  • You are allowed to leave the site at lunchtime.
  • You must not bring take away food onto the school site.
  • Your behaviour out of school should be polite and considerate of others. Do not congregate in large groups or drop litter.
  • Your parents will be contacted if you miss lessons without a medical reason.
  • Poor attendance will result in you being asked to leave the Sixth Form and study at another institution.

BTEC Courses (2 years)

These courses are equivalent to 3 A’ levels (Business, Media, ICT and Science). The modules are organised on different themes and assessed by coursework and practical assignments. The awards are Distinction, Merit and Pass grades. To reach the top awards at least ten hours of private study a week is required.

Computers

Networked computers are available for your use in the Main and Sixth Form Library and the Sixth Form Silent Study Room. There are often groups of students having lessons in the main library, please show consideration for the class you join. Fill up the Sixth Form Library before using the Main Library.

Chromebooks for writing essays and research are available in the Quiet Study Room. These are available
to buy or take as part of the Sixth Form Bursary Scheme.

Dress Code

Sixth formers are role models for the rest of the school and need to be smartly presented at all times. Clothing must be such that students can be facially identified as Loxford’s students. Jackets may be removed in warm conditions.

Boys

  • Smart trousers
  • Shirt and tie
  • Suit jacket or blazer
  • Shoes

Girls

  • Smart trousers, knee-length skirt or knee-length dress
  • Collared shirt or blouse
  • Suit jacket or blazer
  • Shoes

The following items are banned:

  • Denim jeans and jackets
  • Casual trousers – leggings, jeans-style trousers where the pockets have studs
  • Sportswear
  • Casual tops –tracksuit, hoodies, round neck jumpers for boys, low cut tops for girls, T-Shirts
  • Shorts – only full-length trousers may be worn
  • Very short skirts, revealing clothing
  • Trainers
  • Patterns or shapes cut into student’s hair
  • Logos
  • Visible tattoos
  • Caps

The decision on appropriate dress belongs to the school and that decision is final.