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Sixth form life

“Sixth form life is very different to that of lower school years. Sixth formers are allowed more responsibility and freedom. We are trusted to be mature and to set an example to younger students. As well as lessons, a sixth former may sometimes have ‘free periods’ and/or ‘private study periods’. The sixth form provides us with the facilities we need to work, relax and refuel”.

 

Dress Code
 

As part of being young, adult, role models within the College, sixth form students are expected to wear business dress based on the staff dress code. This does not have to include a jacket but must be formal business/office wear.

Please see our guide to the Sixth Form dress code

Sixth Form Centre Room
 

The 6th Form Centre is a large common room which is fully equipped with sofas, desks, modern computers and Wi-Fi. It proves a popular destination for students who wish to unwind and relax. If you are feeling a bit peckish, then you can always use the sixth form kitchen. Students also use this space to work in a more relaxed environment. It can be used before school and after. Thereare also excellent facilities for personal study during non-timetabled lessons. 

You will also find the office of Mr Brown Progress Leader of 6th Form, who is always available to assist students, to discuss issues such as academic performance, revision strategies, independent learning skills, careers and personal issues.

Students can use their private study to catch up on homework, review their learning and do some revision. The centre is fully equipped with desks, modern computers.

ICC VIP Cards 

At ICC, we like to reward students who are conscientious, hard-working, meet all six of the key expectations and display a positive attitude towards their studies.

VIP Cards will be awarded to students who are on track to achieve their target grades and who have not had concerns logged for 4 consecutive weeks and have 90% attendance or above.  Cards will be withdrawn if a student is no longer on track to achieve their target, receives 3 concerns or whose attendance drops below 90%.

As a Sixth Form VIP, you are entitled to the following privileges:

  • Unsupervised classroom study during private study periods (general and resource rooms only) – show staff your VIP card when asking them to unlock a room.
  • Canteen queue-jump at break and lunch time (available in the hall only) – show your VIP card to the member of staff on duty.
  • Time-out instead of private study.  Up to 4 periods per week to relax, listen to music, read a book, play cards, watch a movie - anything that doesn’t disrupt others’ private study.
  • Discounts on Sixth Form Social Events

You may also apply for the following privileges, which will be granted on an individual basis:

  • Home-study - study at home during p1 or p5 (or p1+2/p4+5 if taken together)
  • Recreation – an approved sporting activity during private study periods.

(Limited to 2 periods per week each and you can change your choice once per term)

The VIP card is valid for one academic yeat are should be kept with your ID card/lanyard. 

VIP cards are valid as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria.  Privileges do not extend to friends without a VIP card.  The Sixth Form Council will discuss and recommend additional privileges to be granted, subject to SLT approval.  All privileges and the VIP card can be withdrawn at any time.

The Sixth Form Council 

The Sixth Form Council provides a range of opportunities for every student to take an active role in the running of ICC Sixth Form.  Whether it is voicing opinions through questionnaires and focus groups, or getting involved in the Charity, Social, Common Room or Community Liaison committee meetings, our students are the focal point and at the heart of decision-making.

We are hoping to run weekly activities such as open-mic competitions, sports fixtures, charity fundraising events, dodgeball leagues, wellbeing events and much more. This helps to create a vibrant and happy community atmosphere here at ICC.

Elections take place each June and the Council is made up of 8 elected posts:

1.2 Co-Presidents of the Sixth Form Council

2.2 Vice-Presidents of the Sixth Form Council

3.Common Room Manager

4.Social Events Manager

5.Charity Team Manager

6.Community Liaison Manager

There are also 20 Year 13/14 prefects, chosen by the Progress Leader, who take a role on each of the 4 committees.  Year 12 students can get involved by opting to join one of the committees.  Speak to the Progress Leader if you would like to get involved.

Support 

Mr Brown – Head of Year prepares students for the next stage in their educational journey. If applying to university then he will assist you during this process. (Please see UCAS applications for further detail)

Our 6th Form learning mentor - Mr Clay works with students and teachers to help overcome barriers to learning. In addition to this, every student is attached to a personal tutor. The tutor is the first point of contact if a student wishes to discuss any aspect of his/her studies. Students see their tutors twice a day and have the opportunity to evaluate their progress in their chosen subjects.

We encourage our students to find the correct balance between work and socialising. Our students often have free time during the day, and unless we feel it appropriate to intervene, we allow our students to choose how they use it effectively.