Kirkham Grammar School

Independent Co-Educational Day and Boarding School

    Life of a Sixth Former

    Kirkham Grammar School Main Content Area

    Lower Sixth (Year 12)


    August

    Publication of GCSE results.

    Confirmation of place in the Sixth Form.

    Advice available on choice of subjects from Heads of Sixth Form and other Senior Staff.

    September

    Enrolment in Lower Sixth. Enrolment day, before full term starts. This enables new Lower
    Sixth students to consult all subject teachers and careers advisers over subject choice.

    Sixth Form Induction Course. This enables new Lower Sixth to learn about advanced study,
    meet new pupils and acquire relevant knowledge and personal skills.

    Start of Term

    Confirmation of choice of subjects and timetable.

    Students allocated to tutor group according to main area of study and career intentions. Each
    tutor group consists of around 12 students, half Lower Sixth, half Upper Sixth.

    Choice of extension activities: CCF or enrichment activities.

    Guidance in advanced study skills and use of private study time by tutors.

    October

    School Open Afternoon. Sixth Formers involved as leaders of guided tours.

    School Play.

    Progress Grades issued.

    November

    Parents' Evening - review of progress in first term.

    School Open Evening. Sixth Formers involved in administration and running of the event.

    December

    Christmas Concert.

    Carol Service.

    Progress Grades issued

    January

    Lower Sixth students take over Prefectorial duties.

    AS Mock Examinations

    Introductory Lecture on Higher Education.

    February

    Sixth Form Open Evening. Sixth Formers involved in hosting and running of the event.

    Progress Grades issued.

    March

    Spring Concert.

    UCAS Higher Education Convention (regional event attended by all UK universities)

    Progress Grades issued.

    Easter Holidays

    April

    Early applicants’ Parents’ Evening (potential Oxbridge, Medicine, Vet Science, Dentistry applicants)

    May

    School Captains appointed, following written applications and interviews.

    AS modular examinations.

    June

    AS modular examinations.

    Higher Education visits. Individual visits where appropriate.

    Visit to Oxford Open Day.

    Visit to Cambridge Open Day.

    Completion of 'trial' UCAS form; consultation with tutors and Heads of Sixth Form over
    choice of courses and institution.

    UCAS and careers advice evening for all pupils and parents.

    Sixth Form Ball

    July

    Senior Prefects appointed.

    Summer Holidays

    CCF Summer camp.

    August

    Publication of AS results.
     


    Upper Sixth (Year 13)


    September

    Enrolment in Upper Sixth. Enrolment day, before full term starts. This enables Upper Sixth
    students to consult all subject teachers and careers advisers over subject choice.

    Confirmation of A2 courses.

    Start of Term

    Upper Sixth Parents’ Evening – debrief on results.

    Completion of electronic UCAS form in consultation with tutor and Head of Sixth Form.

    Submission via internet.

    Heads of Sixth receive detailed information and compile UCAS references.

    October

    First round of Higher Education interviews/visits; offers received by early applicants.

    School Open Afternoon. Sixth Formers involved as leaders of guided tours.

    School Play.

    Progress Grades issued.

    November

    Sixth Form Parents’ Evening – review of first half term’s work.

    School Open Evening. Sixth Formers involved as leaders of guided tours.

    December

    Christmas Concert.

    Carol Service.

    Oxbridge interviews; places awarded January

    Progress Grades issued.

    January

    Sixth Form Committee meets to plan Summer Ball.

    Mock A2 Examinations.

    February

    Sixth Form Open Evening. Sixth Formers involved in hosting and running of the event.

    March

    Parents’ Evening for Debrief on Mock Exams.

    Progress Grades issued.

    May

    Inter-House Sports Day

    Leavers' Assembly and lunch.

    A2 examinations start.

    June

    A2 examinations.

    Leavers' Ball.

    July

    A well-earned rest!

    August

    Publication of A-level results. Full advice service available in school from results day
    onwards. Help with confirming or securing higher education places, dealing with better or
    worse than expected results, etc. Appointments available with the Head of Sixth through to
    start of term and beyond.

    September onwards

    Kirkham Grammar School Sixth Form remains committed to helping you throughout your post-school career. In addition to this formal help, lifetime membership of the Old Kirkhamians' Association ensures that former pupils have continued access to the School’s expertise in careers advice and reference-writing Help, advice, and references are available from the school at any time, by arrangement. Former students are encouraged to meet up with each other and staff at various social functions and a Christmas Reunion takes place every year for those who have recently left school. The Association also produces regular newsletters and runs social media sites. Former students are encouraged to act as advisers and mentors for current students.

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