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Y11/Sixth Form

LETTER ATTACHED: Key information regarding Post-16 destinations

CALLING ALL YEAR 11 STUDENTS HEADING TO V6 NEXT YEAR

V6 has put together some great subject sheets to help you get ready for your A Levels. You can find them here:

http://www.v6bristol.org/1200/applicants-to-year-12-course-preparation-materials

If you need some help finding or downloading any of this – get in touch with Mrs Smee and she will help: ksmee@Fairfield.excalibur.org.uk

It’s a really good idea to use this time to get thinking about your subjects. Whether that is reading, watching documentaries or listening to podcasts doesn’t really matter. What will help enormously will be starting to immerse yourself in the language and thinking that your subjects will require. Enjoy, can’t wait to see you there in September!

Mrs Smee and the V6 team

Message from Assistant Principal and Head of V6 Sixth Form:

Dear applicants to V6 Sixth Form

Here at V6 we appreciate that this is difficult situation for you all as at the time of writing we are awaiting further information concerning how your GCSE levels will be allocated and I am sure that you are worried about how this may affect your progression to Sixth Form.

I can assure you that all Fairfield High School students will receive a place in the sixth form if it is in their best interests to follow our V6 curriculum; we will liaise closely with your teachers who know your potential and abilities, regardless of a new awarding system for levels. We will be sending out offer letters to our original deadline of the end of April and provide a mechanism for discussion with students and their families about these offer letters remotely if required. We will also be providing a range of preparation tasks for our courses as soon as possible after the Easter holidays, which you will be able to access via our website to prepare for your future studies.

We hope you and all your families are keeping safe and well and that you have a good rest over the Easter break. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries at this point.  

Best wishes

 

Caroline McClean Assistant Principal and Head of V6 Sixth Form

For Year 11 students who are considering attending Access Creative College:

 - If you have already received an interview and been offered either an unconditional or conditional offer - that still stands

 - If you don't get the results you expected on results day, the college will have a helpline available from the 13th August for you to talk through your queries

 - If you are awaiting an interview, this can be arranged using various online platforms.  Book your interview here:https://apply.accesscreative.ac.uk/ 

 - If you still need to apply for a course, please head to https://www.accesscreative.ac.uk/apply/

If you require more information or have any further questions about your final destination, please contact Miss Thomas.

 

Information & support for Year 11 parents and students

IMPORTANT DATES:

General

Please see the tabs on the left hand side relating to GCSEs (timetable, new gradings, revision booklets/tips), leaver's prom and post 16 information. Please note that all prospectuses for colleges/sixth forms can be found in the library. If you need any support filling out you application form please speak to Ms Thomas, Careers & Employability Coordinator.

Careers

Please visit our Careers page for more information about support and useful websites to visit.
Welcome to V6, a co-educational Sixth Form and joint venture between Colston's Girls' School and FHS.

View V6 website here

V6 provides an inspirational environment enabling students to flourish and achieve their personal ambitions within a brand new centre boasting suites of classrooms, study areas plus a common room.

We’re really excited to be a part of this project; our students will not only benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities and the chance to meet new friends, but a number of our teachers will also be teaching there, making the transition to further education a smoother process.

V6 offers 26 different A-Levels and a growing number of vocational Level 3 courses. Whilst we cannot underestimate the importance of academic success, V6 Sixth Form is about much more than examination results. As with FHS, its diverse community is united by the drive each student and every teacher has to make exceptional progress, grasp opportunities and achieve ambitions.

We look forward to sharing more details in due course; in the meantime, feel free to email Vice Principal Amanda Bridgewater via abridgewater@fairfield.excalibur.org.uk.

 

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  3. Key information regarding Post-16 destinations

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge