Starting Sixth Form life at TBSHS
We are a mixed Sixth Form with an intake of approximately 200 students into Year 12.
On your first day in the Sixth Form, you will quickly discover that we are a diverse and welcoming community and that we prioritise your transition into our school. In fact, on your very first day in Year 12 the whole day is dedicated to team-building and establishing new friendships. Within one month of being at TBSHS, the whole year group will go on “community and bonding trip” where Year 12 will complete a range of team building activities like climbing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, white-water rafting and raft building. We really value students who are willing to ‘get stuck in’ and we practise what we preach – you may end up rafting or kayaking with your tutors! These opportunities will help you to settle into Year 12 and enable you to become a valued member of a Year 12 tutor group. Ultimately, a happy student will always get the most out of their time inside and outside the classroom.
To help you deal with the challenge of A-Level study, Year 12 students are assigned dedicated Sixth Form study areas to ensure they make the most of our challenging curriculum. Our Tutorial Programme and Summer Bridging Units will further support your smooth transition from Year 11, and help you meet our high academic standards. Your tutor will meet with you regularly on a formal one-to-one basis to check on your progress and provide guidance in a non-judgmental environment for you to critically assess your own learning and development. Your Year 12 Tutors and the Sixth Form Management Team will also provide support in making any necessary improvements.
Our busiest students are often our most successful. Therefore, all students are also encouraged to get involved in Sixth Form life whether it is in the classroom, as part of our curriculum Enhancement programme, or developing your extra-curricular skills on our Enrichment programme.
You will be given the chance to get a flavour of all that is on offer during our Induction period in the summer.