Academic Progress

We want all our students to work to their personal limits and reach their highest potential so they can do themselves justice.

At the beginning of an Sixth Form course, students are given target grades based on their average GCSE Point Score. For A Level students this will be grades A - D and for BTEC students will be given Distinction*, Distinction, Merit & Pass.

Academic Tutoring

Overall Aim

This is achieved through:

Setting Targets

Two sets of targets are set with every assessed piece of work, students will be given clear targets and guidance on how to improve the quality of their work.

All Targets need to be:

  1. Individual to the student (although certain themes may be common to more than one student).
  2. S.M.A.R.T.

Parental Consultation

Written reports are sent home periodically. Parents/carers are also invited to attend:

Each event provides the opportunity to meet and discuss with staff about their daughter's work and progress with Sixth Form Courses.


Students are set a minimum of 5 hours homework per subject per week. Subject teachers record a progress grade online each two weeks, which parents can access online. Between homework, independent learning and wider reading, students are expected to work between 20 and 30 hours a week outside lesson time if they want to achieve their full potential in the Sixth Form.

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