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UCAS Fair

Compulsory Year 12 UCAS Event

This Tuesday 6th March, we are taking our Year 12 students to the Brighton Centre, for this year’s local UCAS fair. Whether students are interested in higher education, apprenticeships, volunteer and gap year programmes, or career opportunities, they’re sure to find something that appeals to them at a UCAS exhibition.

Before the event, all Year 12 students need to:

  • Pay the £1.85 train ticket fee via wisepay
  • Parents to complete the online permission slip (link on wisepay)
  • Complete the UCAS registration (instructions on Canvas and below)
  • Bring the UCAS ticket emailed to you after registration, along to the event

This day will form part of our Year 12 careers guidance, and will give all of our students an insight into life as an undergraduate student, allowing them to ask ay questions they may have, to specific universities, in addition to collecting prospectuses from stands of their choice.

Please meet at Lancing train station for 9:15am sharp!

 

Registration instructions:

Tuesday 6 March: 09:30 – 11:30 Tuesday 6 March: 12:30 – 14:30

Group booking reference:

UCASBKN6651

1.        Go to www.ucas.com/exhibitions and find the event you are visiting.https://www.ucas.com/events/sussex-higher-education-exhibition-308251

2.        Click on the ‘Book now’ button, followed by ‘Join group booking’, then ‘I am a student’.

3.        Enter the group booking reference and click ‘Find’. Your group booking details will be displayed.

4.        Continue completing the form until you see confirmation that your booking has been processed. You will receive an email with a link to your personal ticket, which you’ll need to either print or bring on your phone, to the event.

Below is a link showing which universities will be attending, please note the number of the stands, and they are in alphabetical order.

https://www.ucas.com/file/147946/download?token=i_D390qk

If you have any queries, please contact Mr Monahan: mmonahan@srwa.woodard.co.uk

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Year 12 Trip to University of Sussex

This Monday 5th February, we are taking all of our Year 12 students to the University of Sussex for a taster day event. This includes a campus tour and an insight into what happens during the first month of university. There is no cost for the event and lunch will be provided on the day.

We ask that all Year 12 students attend this compulsory event, which will form part of their ASPIRE day, also linking well to their careers provision organised by Mrs Morley. Please complete the attached reply slip which needs to be handed in before the trip on Monday morning before departure on the coach.

Schedule:

  • Meet in W6 at 09:15
  • Depart W6 by coach at 09:20
  • Arrive at the University of Sussex by 09:45
  • Departure from the University of Sussex 14:00
  • Arrive back at W6 for dismissal 14:30

We look forward to seeing all Year 12 students this Monday for this great trip. See you there!

Letter & reply slip: Year 12 Taster Day, Uni of Sussex

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W6 Parents Evening 2018

This Wednesday January 17th, W6 are holding a parents evening for all Year 12 & 13 students to attend with their parents. The evening commences from 4:30pm – parking is available in the main academy car park. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

For Year 12 students it is important to have a discussion about how students have transitioned from Year 11 into the very demanding sixth form. For Year 13 students it is an opportunity to focus on ensuring students achieve the best that they can, particularly where they have applied to a university and acceptance onto their chosen courses will be dependant on achieving certain grades. What they achieve this year will determine what next steps they can take when they leave. We would like to see students attend even if circumstances prevent parents from doing so.

Students and parents can book appointments here.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us: mmonahan@srwa.woodard.co.uk, or visit our website: wsix.co.uk

View our dedicated Facebook event page here.

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‘Wear It Festive’ for St Barnabas House

On Friday 15th December, all W6 students are invited to raise money for a local charity, and wear festive attire for the day, along with the rest of the school. Students can bring in just £1 in addition to wearing their festive knits, with all proceeds going to St Barnabas House, a local charitable hospice based in Worthing, West Sussex.

We look forward to having some festive fun, alongside raising money for a great cause. More information can be found on our Facebook page “SRWA Sixth Form” – join in the discussion.

“Wear it Festive for St Barnabas House this Christmas! It couldn’t be easier or more fun. Drape yourself in tinsel, don some antlers or go full Santa for the day! Get together with friends or colleagues and hold a fundraising event.”

We are also asking if any students would be interested in donating some time to collect donations from passers-by in Worthing Town Centre. Any queries should go to Mr Monahan

Wear it Festive

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Safe Drive Stay Alive

Thank-you to all Year 12 students who travelled by coach and attended the “Safe Drive Stay Alive” presentation this morning, at The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing. About 40 students watched the show, which encouraged younger drivers to make informed decisions when driving.

What is it about?

Safe Drive Stay Alive is aimed at 16-18 year-old students who are either already driving or learning to drive.

It is a hard-hitting stage show that aims to reduce the number of young people who are killed or seriously injured on our roads.

The show combines narrative film footage of a group of teenagers whose journey ends in tragedy with real life stories brought bravely to the stage by those people whose lives have been changed forever by a car crash.

Remember: 100 minutes of enrichment time can be awarded to those who attended – please see Mrs Morley to sign this off.

Safe Drive, Stay Alive

Enrolment and Recruitment

Joining W6

If students are at the focus of what colleges do, then why is applying so difficult?

Here at W6 sixth form college, we pride ourselves on being student-focussed & led with technology, social media & excellent teaching at our core, and we are proud of the unique application process that we offer.  We are also proud to be home to the Sussex Bears Basketball Academy, and boast our own academic pathways with a spotlight on STEM, Virtuoso, Medical and Academic Excellence.

The application process is now open for current year 11 students to apply for a place at W6, beginning from September 2018. Key dates include:

  • 27 November 2017 – enrolment interviews commence
  • 8 December 2017 – deadline for application forms to receive priority processing

Our Open Evening for 2017 was Thursday 19th October from 6pm until 8pm. Please get in touch if you weren’t able to make it but would like to find out about W6. We had a great turnout; with approximately 300 students and parents in attendance. We enjoyed lots of great conversations with present students, teachers, music from our Music Performance students, shooting hoops with the Basketball Academy and quite a lot of cake in the W6 common room.

Unsure of which courses to select? Mr Monahan and the W6 team will be holding assemblies for current SRWA students during the beginning of November, and will be happy to offer guidance during enrolment interviews. View the course handbook for specific details, or visit the UCAS website for a range of academic resources to help you find the right courses for you.

To apply, you can download and complete the application form here, to submit a paper application to the Academy.

Its not too late to apply – download the form and return it to us to join W6.

W6 Course Handbook

If you have any enrolment or application questions, please contact mmonahan@srwa.woodard.co.uk