Welcome to Year 12
Welcome to the next stage of your academic journey. You have successfully passed your GCSE examinations and are now ready to begin your A Levels/BTEC Level 3 here with us at Loxford Sixth Form.
Being a sixth form student is a new and exciting period of your life. It is a chance to dive deeper into subjects that you have developed a passion for or alternatively, you may find yourself studying subjects you’ve never done before. Nonetheless, the journey will be exhilarating.
As a sixth form student at Loxford you will be expected to work independently, carry yourself in a mature manner and adhere to deadlines. You will also be expected to carry out 20 hours of community service with the purpose of developing your character, gaining new skills and experiences as well as increasing your chances of being accepted into the university of your choice. You will have an onus of independence to accomplish allowing you to leave the sixth form a mature, delightful, young adult, ready to make a real difference to society.
The sixth form at Loxford offers outstanding teaching in a nurturing and supportive environment. Our staff are available to help, guide and support you along this new, and sometimes challenging journey. However, they cannot do all the work for you. It is imperative that you have high standards for yourself and set yourself targets to aid your progression. You must embrace an investigatory approach towards your learning and use the time available to improve your understanding.
A vital part of being a sixth form student is independence and growth. This often requires taking responsibility for your learning and organising your free time. During non-timetabled periods, it is the expectation at Loxford that students use this time effectively to study in the designated areas provided by the school. We offer various areas to complete work such as the library and canteen area, a dedicated sixth form study room and a silent study area. Unlike GCSE courses, there is greater emphasis on independent work; therefore you must ensure that you grasp every opportunity to use the time available in an effective manner.
The dress code in the sixth form should embrace the maturity that is expected of students at Loxford. Students are to dress in formal business attire as this will prepare you for the expectations of wider society in a manner that is realistic and conducive.
Though your academic achievement is important to us, your social and emotional wellbeing is also something that we consider to be vital. We encourage students to manage their time in a manner that creates a healthy work-life life balance. We have also recently added a contemplation room for students to reflect, meditate and de-stress. We encourage our students to make use of the contemplation room at lunch times.
Year 12 and 13 will bring new experiences and challenges but we be here to support you every step of the way. Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it!
I look forward to this academic year and wish you every success throughout your chosen courses.
Achievement Team Leader