We would like to take this opportunity to say a big welcome to Frome College’s Sixth Form. This is an exciting time that will help you to shape your future and to realise your dreams. Decisions you make now about how you work and study will have an enormous impact on the opportunities available to you including higher education, apprenticeships and employment. Over the course of the next year, you will study hard in the subjects that you have chosen because they inspire you and you are passionate about them. You will also participate in the wider life of the Sixth Form, such as volunteering, extra-curricular clubs and student leadership, as well as acting as an important role model to our younger students. You will have more time to be an independent learner: this is a big responsibility - taking charge of your own learning. Take this opportunity and grab it with both hands: be aspirational and inspire others to aspire to the very best you and they can be. Work hard, play hard and achieve your personal best!

Although there is no uniform requirement for Sixth Form students and you may wear clothes of your own choosing, it is crucial that you understand that clothing should be suitable for the working environment and must not interfere with your core aim of learning and achieving.

It is our expectation that all Sixth Form students will act as role models to our younger students, as ambassadors to the community, locally and nationally and to dress accordingly. To this end, clothing which could cause offence to others (by wording, imagery or being too revealing) is not permitted.

The following are also not permitted:

  • Hats (except outdoors in cold weather).
  • Miniskirts, short shorts (no more than 6” from the bottom of the knee).
  • Cropped or strappy tops (must have sleeves – short or long)
  • Tops which expose the abdomen are not acceptable
  • Ripped jeans or any other fabric.
  • ‘Beachwear’ including Bermuda-style shorts and flip flops/bare feet.
  • Excessive piercings and/or unnatural hair colour/styles are not permitted.

Coats and outdoor wear should be removed promptly at the start of lessons and when in Frome Futures.

In certain subjects, there may be additional clothing guidelines for health and safety reasons and students should follow the expectations of that department e.g. science: any footwear that does not cover the whole foot, shorts, etc.

The judgement of the Sixth Form Team will be final.

Students’ responsibilities

You have chosen Frome College Sixth Form and in doing so you are choosing to commit to our attendance expectations:

  • You are required to be on campus from 8.45 am to 3 pm during term time (period 6 ends at 4 pm).
  • Truancy Calls are activated if you do not register in the morning or attend lessons.
  • If an 8.45 am absence is unavoidable, parents/carers are required to call 01373 469008 before 8.45 am.
  • If parents do not respond to the Truancy Call, additional automated calls are generated.
  • If you have planned absences (e.g. open days for university) please complete an Absence Form at least 48 hours before the expected absence. Absence Forms are available from the reception in Frome Futures or from Tutors. You can also download one here, or you can make a copy from the form in your Journal.

The ONLY guaranteed way to avoid an automated Truancy Call is for students to attend at 8.45 am every day, as you have agreed to do.

  Learning activity
Monday
Year 13 briefing in the common room
All Year 13 students, Level 2 and 3, meet to receive key messages for the coming week and beyond.
Year 12 only with tutors
• One-to-one meetings with tutors
• Personal statement support
• General welfare conversations
Tuesday
Year 12 briefing in the common room
All Year 12 students meet to receive key messages for the coming week and beyond. This includes crucial UCAS, apprenticeship and exam information.
Year 13 only with tutors
• One-to-one meetings with tutors
• Personal statement support
• General welfare conversations
Wednesday
Year 12 and 13 Tutor Period and Assembly
All students attend their tutor groups. This extended tutor time provides development of skills, knowledge and understanding on themes such as: how best to learn, how to revise effectively, careers advice and guidance, sex, relationships, drug abuse, political awareness, current affairs and many more.
Thursday
All students with tutors:
• One-to-one meetings with tutors and peer-to-peer support (Year 12s and 13s)
• Specific Year group messages: deadlines coming up, upcoming events, etc.
Friday
All students with tutors:
• One-to-one meetings with tutors and peer-to-peer support (Year 12s and 13s)
• Specific Year group messages: deadlines coming up, upcoming events, etc.

 

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