The Transition Process
We endeavour to make the transition from year 11 to year 12 as seamless and enjoyable possible. Our approach is to provide a graduated transition so that in September, students new to sixth form feel comfortable from day one. For those students joining us from other schools, we ensure they feel part of the Stokesley family as quickly as possible. Our position as a small sixth form helps us achieve this with great success.
In March, applicants are invited to spend a day in the sixth form college where they will be able to use all the facilities, attend one or two A level lessons, participate in activities with Year 12, and use the study area to revise for their upcoming GCSE exams.
Following completion of their GCSEs, applicants are once again invited to spend two further days with us, when they will have the opportunity to enjoy taster lessons in their prospective subjects.
After enrolment, the first two days of the autumn term will include a series of induction sessions to ensure that students have all the information required and begin to develop some of the skills they need so that they are ready to begin their new academic challenge.
We also provide a parents’ and carers’ information evening early in year 12 so that the whole family are aware of sixth form life and how it differs to main school.