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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

 Can I bring my car to school?

You can bring a car to school when you have passed your test. Please be aware that there is NO parking available on site. You must park sensibly and not obstruct neighbours’ drives. The police have been called due to this on previous occasions and tickets will be placed on cars if this continues. Currently, fines are £60.

What do I do if I know I am going on a university open day / interview? 

You should complete the yellow trips and visits form which are outside the Sixth Form Office in the pigeon holes. The forms are printed on yellow paper. All teachers must sign this to say they agree with you going and you need to arrange to complete the work you will miss. The form should be submitted to Edwina Danks in the Sixth Form Office.

 Do I need to sign in and out?

All Sixth Form students are registered during form time at 8:40am. Should you be arriving at an alternative time or leaving the school site for any reason, you must sign in and sign out at the Sixth Form Office.

I have my own laptop, am I able to use the schools wireless Internet connection? 

Absolutely. All that we ask is that you sign our Personal Device Agreement (which must be countersigned by your parent/guardian). Then we enable your device to access our high speed broadband connection. 

What happens on a Wednesday afternoon? 

On Wednesday afternoon you may take part in games/sport/PE at school or offsite. You may also use Wednesday afternoons for volunteering opportunities or driving lessons. Paid work is not permitted.

Am I allowed to book driving lessons during the school day? 

You may book lessons during the day from 1:30pm onwards but they should be arranged to avoid your subject lessons and permission must be sought from the Sixth Form Team.  We realise for driving/theory TESTS you are requested to go on certain dates we will of course permit you to go, but you must advise the subject teacher whose lesson you may miss before leaving school and complete the appropriate forms.

What is my Target Grade? 

This is the grade you should be able to achieve at the end of your course if you work to your full potential making use of all resources available to you. The target grade is calculated based on your GCSE grades using a government tool. However your target grade is not your limit, only you can reach your full potential so we say your target grade should be whatever aspirational grade you think you can achieve.

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What is A2L and how should my Parents and I use it? 

Attitude to Learning or A2L provides you with a snapshot of how you are performing in each of your subjects. Your teacher will provide you with a grade three times in the academic year telling you how you are performing. The report will state if you are performing at, above or below your target grades in each subject. You can use your A2L to set yourself personal targets with your tutor during discussions. Your parents should consider A2L as an overview of how you are performing. If you have any subject specific concerns, you should speak to your subject teacher in the first instance. They will easily be able to help you set targets and give you ideas on how to improve. Your parents are welcome to contact either the Curriculum Leads, Deputy Head of Sixth Form or Head of Sixth Form if they have any concerns. Heads of Year and Head of Sixth Form may contact home if A2L is consistently or particularly poor in more than one area of study.

Can I change subjects in Year 12 if I am not happy? 

It is imperative that you give subjects a fair chance, especially if it is a subject you have not done before such as Psychology or Economics. Initially, if you want to change subjects, please speak to the subject teacher of the subjects you are currently in and the teacher of the group you wish to go to in the first instance to make sure the subject is right for you. You will then need to see a member of the Sixth Form Team.

What do we do in lessons when I return from study leave in the summer term? 

You will continue with your A Level courses.

Why is punctuality and attendance to registration and assembly important? 

Registration and Assembly are key parts of Sixth Form life. You will use registration to meet regularly with your tutor. This is essential for tracking progress and building relationships for UCAS references. Assembly is fundamental for sharing all information on future careers and higher/further education. You might miss key information if you miss these sessions. All references ask us to comment on punctuality and attendance and we will often be asked to state how many times the student has been late or absent in the last 12 months.

Who do I contact about….? 

Poor A2L in a subject - The subject teacher
Poor A2L in MORE THAN ONE subject Member of the Sixth Form Team
Concerns with well-being/sensitive issues/pastoral issues/illness/home issues Tutor or Member of the Sixth Form Team
Requests for new timetables/Bursary information/All school letters Website
Changing Subjects Head/Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Concerns about teaching and learning –  Head/Deputy Head of Sixth Form
UCAS Member of the Sixth Form Team
Personal Statements/CV Tutor in first instance
Holiday Requests Head/Deputy Head of Sixth Form