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Sixth Form Life

Leading the School

At JCSC, our sixth form students are expected to be role models for other students and also to engage with our wider community. We strongly believe that post-16 education is about more than academic achievement and we’ll encourage you to develop new skills and to be a good citizen. In the summer term of Year 12 you’ll take part in our in-school volunteering programme to give back to the school and your fellow students. You might find yourself giving classroom support to lessons for younger students or helping out with lesson preparation, or working as a student mentor tasked with intervention assistance. Some students share their interests and talents with our younger pupils by helping out with extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime and After School Clubs such as art, creative writing, code, drama or climbing club. Sixth formers also have the opportunity to raise awareness of and money for different charities or to represent their peers as a Form Representative.

Events and Extra-curricular

Day-to-day life at JCSC can truly be as busy as students choose to make it. The Sixth Form is punctuated by memorable events such as the in-school Art exhibition and EP presentation. It culminates with the Sixth Form Prom, an event which is organised in conjunction with the students. This event is always very popular, and gives students the opportunity to flex their organisational muscles, dress in their best and celebrate their achievements and time at JCSC. Sixth formers can take part in extra-curricular activities such as gym fitness, basketball and climbing club, to help out at subject specific clubs or to enter the revered Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme. Students also regularly take part in the Camps International scheme, which provides the chance to complete expeditions and volunteering in other countries. 

Communication

We ask all parents and carers to download the My Child at School App to receive messages and news. You will also be asked to keep permissions for photography and video recording of students up to date in the app. We celebrate student successes and share news and important announcements on the school blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts too.

Parents and carers are kept up to date with study progress through reports and parents evenings, which take place each year, though if you have any concerns or issues we encourage you to get in touch straight away. Miss Cassidy, the Sixth Form Pastoral Support is always happy to talk to students and parents.

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