6th Form Induction

Sixth Form Leadership Team

Many schools have a Head Boy and Head Girl. At Rivers Sixth Form, we really value teamwork to get the best result. Our Sixth Form Leadership Team (SFLT) is a group of Year 13 students who work together to support their peers, younger students and school events. Each one is in charge of a community run within the school. Below is a video of our newly appointed team for 2021/2022.

Meet the Mentors

Similar to lower school, we have morning mentor time.  At Sixth Form this is used to not only provide 1:1 mentoring and pastoral support but also help prepare you for the next stages of Post-18 options.  During mentor you will talk about current events, look at differences between apprenticeships and university, budgeting, life skills such as changing tyres and basic first aid to name a few. Watch the videos below to meet our Sixth Form Mentor team for September. Students will be put into their mentor groups on their first day in September.

Important Documents

You will be given a paper copy of most of the documents below on Results Day when you are officially registered for your Sixth Form classes.  Until then, please do have a look through and familiarise yourself with them.

First Day in Year 12:

This document is a quick walk through of where to go on the first day and a few key bits of information to get you organised

Sixth Form Guides

Student Guide:

Parent/Carer Guide:

We have an in depth guide for both parents/carers and students to help you understand the ins and outs of Rivers Sixth Form. This includes the timetable for the day, how many hours outside of class you should be working, the uniform policy, and much more. Please do familiarise yourself with these documents.

Attendance Policy:

Please ensure you are familiar with the Rivers Sixth Form Attendance Policy. While the attendance policy differs slightly from KS3 and KS4, we expect all students to be on site everyday and on time for their mentor and lessons. Sixth Form students can earn the right to work off site and only be in for timetabled lessons once they have transitioned into KS5 expectations and workload.

Rivers Sixth Form Code of Conduct:

The Code of Conduct goes through clear expectations for our Sixth Form students and procedures we will follow for the few students who may get it wrong. We are here to support and guide your transition so please do ask when you are unsure about something so we can guide you in the right direction.

BOYD: Bring Your Own Device:

It can be overwhelming looking for what laptop to buy. This document gives you some suggestions of the minimum specification you should be looking for and why it is important to have your own laptop in Sixth Form. Many subjects have a coursework component so it is vital you are able to access a laptop when needed. Please contact the Sixth Form team directly if you need support.

Exam Policy

These two policies go through JCQ’s (Joint Council of Qualifications) policies for written examinations. It is important student’s understand the regulations and ensure they are on time and prepared for each examination they are set to sit.

Biometrics:

This document is for new students to Ormiston who want to get their fingerprint done for purchasing at the canteen. Students who already have this sorted from Year 11 will not need to register again.

16-19 Bursary:  

Some students will need financial support through Sixth Form.  This document goes through a simple overview of the two types of bursaries you may be eligible for. For more information, please go to the government website: https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund/how-to-claim