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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Experience

Our aim at Ribston Hall Sixth Form, is to provide all students with a challenging, stimulating and supportive learning environment; one that offers students the breadth and depth of curriculum to pursue their chosen career paths.

Sixth Form students are at the very heart of Ribston Hall. Leadership roles such as Head Girl, Prefect, Peer Mentor and Subject Captain enable students to develop lifelong employability and personal skills. Similarly, every student has many opportunities to belong to clubs and socities and take part in numerous extra-curricular activities. The Sixth formers at Ribston Hall are excellent role models to younger students, helping raise their aspirations and achieve their own.

The Sixth Form team is a strong and caring support network, there to offer academic and career guidance, help you set personal targets and of course celebrate student success. The team provide help and guidance throughout the two years ensuring you have the skills to access Higher Education or chosen career paths.

The Sixth Form social calendar is a key part of student life. Led mainly by students, the Sixth Form team encourages all students to enjoy a balance of academic study and social events. Sixth Form is a warm and welcoming community and new students joining us always comment on how quickly they settle and make friends. It really is a very special place to be; you will undoubtedly make friends for life at Ribston Hall. There is something for everyone at Ribston Hall and we believe it is an excellent place to complete A Level Studies.

Mrs L Jones
Head of Sixth Form

 

Support Network 

Mrs L Jones - Head of Sixth Form
Ms J Watts -  Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Sixth Form Tutor Team
 

All Students are allocated a tutor with whom they will register every morning at 8.40am. The tutor programme consists of structured tutor conversations regarding learning and achievement. Students are encouraged to set targets and highlight areas for progress. Registration is therefore a vital part of the school day which should be attended daily.

The tutor is there to support, guide and offer practical solutions to help students through the transition from GCSE to A Level, a phase that some students can find daunting.  The tutor also contributes significantly to UCAS and career references. Therefore, they have a pivotal role in the Sixth Form journey of all students.

The Sixth Form team offers the very best Pastoral care with the support of the school Wellbeing Team located in main school.  A School Counsellor is also available should students require extra or specific support.

Student Leadership 

Students are actively encouraged in the embrace the leadership opportunities they are presented with in Year 12 and 13.

A number of roles become available in Year 13, mainly Head Girl and Deputies, House Captains, Prefects and Subject Captains. The Head Girl and her team are a vital link between staff and students, helping at school events and organising and supporting activities with main school.

Additionally, Prefects are assigned to a year group and work closely with staff and students during registration and year group activities. 

The House Captains are vital leaders in the school, organising and delivering house assemblies and competitions. All Sixth Form students are provided with the opportunities to work in the school library, assisting with the smooth running of the excellent resource. Each of these roles provides the students with opportunities to enhance their competencies, ready for the world of work and higher education.

The Peer Mentor scheme couples Ribston’s strong Year 12 students with younger students to offer support and guidance on any issues young students may have. The Peer Mentors are fully trained by the School Counsellor Sue Brewster, and are coached with mentoring skills to support younger students.Of course, these are excellent opportunities to include in detail on applications for university, college and employment.

Enrichment Opportunities 

We believe it is important our Sixth Form students try new experiences and broaden their horizons. There is so much available to Ribston Hall Sixth Form students outside the classroom. Students can get involved in Drama Productions, Sports Fixtures, Dance, Choir, Orchestra and Debating Competitions to name but a few avtivities.

Sixth Form students take a leading role in running their own extra-curricular activities but are supported by staff where necessary. Furthermore, there are numerous international study trips available, for example, the History Study Tour to Krakow, Music Tour to Tuscany, Debating at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and undertaking a World Challenge Expedition to Borneo. By joining Ribston Hall Sixth Form, students are opening up a whole world of opportunities and experiences that will shape them for years to come.