Ashton on Mersey School Sixth Form

Mr B Kelly Head of Sixth Form

The new Year 12 students have settled in extremely well over the first term and for some, the workload has been a bit of a shock. It is vitally important that students continue to put the effort in during lessons and support this with personal studies during their free time and at home. Year after year, we observe that the students achieving the top grades are the ones who put in the work outside of the classroom.

We have recently held our Open Evening for prospective students and I was extremely proud of all the current sixth form students who volunteered to help on the evening. Students were on hand in specific subjects and around the sixth form, talking to parents and potential students about their chosen subjects and life in sixth form.  It was a pleasure to see the sixth form represented by the student body and the compliments from the visitors on the evening were all extremely positive, particularly towards the students.

Year 13 have spent a considerable amount of time being coached through the UCAS application process, the first of the post-18 pathway deadlines. For those wishing to apply for apprenticeships and employment, Mrs Eyong, our Careers Advisor, has been keeping them informed of the current vacancies and approaching deadlines. Talks and further advice and guidance will follow directly after the Christmas holidays.

Accompanying this newsletter is your son/daughter’s progress report. On the whole, the progress reports have been of a high standard this term demonstrating that the transition from Year 11 to Year 12 and Year 12 to Year 13 has been smooth. However, there are still a few students who have not embraced the support and guidance given and seem to be ‘coasting’. All students therefore must take every opportunity to use the coming holidays to ensure all work is up-to-date, and the required preparation is completed for A Level students who will be sitting their internal examinations in January.

I would personally like to wish each and every student and their families a wonderful, happy Christmas and an even better New Year. We look forward to seeing you all back here at the sixth form, ready to take on the challenges of the New Year.

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Yours sincerely

Mr B Kelly
Head of Sixth Form