Sixth Form

Sixth Form at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy

Admissions  Careers  Exams  Expectations  UCAS  Student Finance  Protocols

Welcome from our Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Gilbert

Sixth Form Leadership Team:
Mrs Beaven                        Mrs Gilbert

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Sixth Form Tutors:
Mr Fell                                       Mr Parker                              Mr Swannack                      Mrs Swannack
Mrs Brooks                             Mrs Sallis                              Mrs Shepherd                     Mr Davis
Senior Student Leadership Team:
Head Boy – Josh Gale                                                                                            Head Girl – Amber Owens
Deputy Head Girl – Victoria Brown
Chair of SSLT – Alex Lee
 
Sixth Form Resources:

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This study area with its own coffee bar serving Latte, Cappuccino and an array of cold drinks with snacks including Panini’s and sandwiches available to order courtesy of Coffee Culture North Hykeham provides an internet café environment which encourages study and quiet relaxation.

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This large quiet work area is well equipped with computers and desk space and allows sixth form students to develop effective independent study skills which are vital skills for university and in employment. Information for next steps is also posted on large notice boards around the room.

Parents Evenings

Parents Evenings

Event
Date
Sixth Form Information Evening
Monday 16 November
Sixth Form Parent’s Evening
Thursday 2 November
Sixth Form Options Evening
Thursday 16 November

Enrichment Opportunities

Mentoring
Volunteering
Work Experience
Career Interviews
Senior Student Leadership Team

Employer Engagement

Creating a CV
Work/Life Balance
Interview Skills
Personal Statement
Careers Fair
Next Steps

 

 

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The Guide -Stats –
web site pages etc


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Choosing a University
How Universities select – power point
Russell Group Universities –Informed Choices Russell Group Universities PDF
How to choose a course – power point

The Graduate
Strategies for success at university – power point
Understanding graduate employment
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Register on the National Career Service Website
Check out large company vacancy pages
Create Your CV
Plan and Write your Letter of Application

Gap Year

What is a gap year?
It is usually a constructive 12-month break taken from study or work in order for the individual to pursue other interests, generally markedly different from their regular life or line of work.
Why take a gap year?
Typically, students view it as an opportunity to gain professional or personal experience, achieve specific goals and/or explore personal interests. If you’re considering taking a gap year, it is important to think carefully about whether it’s the right decision for you, and what you might gain from it. If you’re applying for a university course or for a professional role, you’ll be expected to show that your year was not only fun but also productive and meaningful
Reasons for taking a Gap Year
Broaden your view of the world
Gain relevant work experience and key skills
Earn some money
Improve employability with key skills
Challenge yourself
Disadvantages of a gap year
While there are many benefits to taking a gap year, it’s worth considering that there are also risks involved. Some of the disadvantages of a gap year you might encounter include:
• You’ll be a year behind everyone who graduated high school/secondary school with you,
• It can cost a lot of money to organize and realize.
• You may get injured or sick during your travels
• You might lose something
• You might run out of money
• You might find your break too interesting/distracting, and end up not wanting to go back into formal education.
• Your study skills may have diminished
• Some institutions do not look favourably upon drop year students.
• Travelling for long periods of time can be difficult and uncomfortable.
• You might discover that the gap year provider you chose is unethical, dishonest, or did not deliver what they promised.
• You may simply find that you didn’t get the experience you were hoping for.
Typical Gap Year activities
• Gap year jobs
• Volunteering gap year
• Travelling gap year

How to fund a gap year
Some ideas to help you fund a gap year include:
• Work before you go
• Work during the year (either in one place or while travelling)
• Open a dedicated bank account for savings and add to it regularly
• Fundraise through sponsored events and activities
• Ask your family and friends to donate (perhaps instead of birthday gifts) or ask them for paid chores
• Sell some of your unwanted items online
• Apply for a grant or a loan from government/federal funding bodies, charities and grant-making trusts
• Apply for funding from a local charity or service club
• Apply for a bank loan or a training loan (known in the UK as Career Development Loans)

Independent study and Research
Some students will have already started to develop their independent study skills whilst others will need to work to establish these skills to make transition to A Level easier.

A Level study will be challenging but rewarding. Satisfaction will be gained through independent research and investigation to broaden knowledge base outside of the classroom.

Universities
Jason Fawcett: Accountancy-University of Durham
Arianne Cooper: Law- University of Nottingham
Adam Price: Languages- University of Oxford
Tash Mitchelson: Medicine- University of Brighton
Jordan Brown: Sports Journalism- University of Sunderland
Robert Cook: Masters- Engineering- University of Lincoln

Apprenticeships
Amy Walker: ULHT
Kieran Smalley: Lincoln Cooperative Ltd
Joe Cooper: Lagat
Sophie Clark: Gallery Nottingham
Oliver Reid: Royal Mail
Luke Redhead: Software Europe

Employment
Robert McConnell: Doctor
James Wright: Veterinary Surgeon
Luke Wells: Model & Architect
Ryan Todd: Accountant
Joshua Beaven: Minebea UK
Sophie Wells MBE: Paralympian Equestrian Rider
Luke Smith: Prison Officer
Tom Melton: Sports Coach in America
Joe Kelway: Personal Trainer in Australia


Destination Data

Pie Chart of destinations for two years
Map of the UK showing universities our students attend