Pastoral Care

We recognise that you will need support and advice which will help you thrive as an independent young adult at Pensby Sixth Form. Year 12 will follow normal registration patterns in 2016/17; registering twice a day with an allocated Form Tutor. Daily form time and weekly PSHE sessions will provide opportunities for you to discuss your progress and concerns so that you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Form Tutors will also support you in your transition from Year 11 into the Sixth Form and then on into Higher Education, employment and training. Additional support is provided by our highly skilled sixth form who help students overcome any barriers to learning.                                                                

Careers Education and Guidance

An extensive careers education and guidance programme is available to students throughout the Sixth Form. Students can take advantage of specialist advice and attend a number of organised events which focus on employment opportunities and Higher Education. Visiting speakers from outside agencies are arranged, alongside visits to universities. A number of sessions are given over to the university application process, as many students wish to take advantage of this. Experienced staff and tutors play a key role in supporting students through the process.

Private Study and Independent Learning

A major difference in Sixth Form is that students are expected to be able to utilise private study periods for progression within their subjects. Dependant on their timetable, students will have some lessons available for private study. Facilities are available which support students’ individual learning. IT facilities are available so students can word process work, access databases and research topics.