Category: Permanent Content

Enrolment and Recruitment

W6 Open Evening

OPEN EVENING: October 18th 2018, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Our Open Evening for 2018 is Thursday 18th October from 6pm until 8.00pm.

Last year, we had a great turnout; with more students visiting than ever before. To say we were busy is an understatement.


Lots of great conversations with current 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.

Come along to see us and have a chat. We will have employers present, the universities of Sussex and Brighton to give out information about further steps, and others to provide information and support on careers. Science and the Ricardo team will have a great display of physics, chemistry and biology to appeal to your scientific side.

You may never have considered us as an option for sixth form, drop us a line or give us a call to find out more. We believe you will be impressed.

News

Chromebook Scheme

To help keeping education affordable, we have partnered with Freedom Tech to provide a low cost laptop scheme for W6 students.

This allows you to buy and pay for a super sleek and affordable laptop while at W6 for a competitive low price, with full insurance for two years

You can access the purchase portal here: Tech4Leaners

Username: SRWA2018

Password: Welcome01

There are three devices to choose from ranging in cost from £15 per month up to £19 per month, with the cost spread across 2 years for year 12 students and 12 months for year 13 students. 

All devices come with 24 months’ insurance as standard and this includes full theft and damage replacement with no excess for any claim. 

The devices are Chromebooks, so run on the Chrome operating system which allows students to link directly to the google accounts, their google files and work efficiently in the cloud.

Acer Chromebook R11.

Acer Chromebook 14

Lenovo N23 Chromebook

The benefits of the devices are:

  • Super fast boot up times of approximately 8 seconds. No more waiting for slow Windows start up.
  • Excellent battery life. Charge it once and get up to 10 hours use, so no need to charge it during the day.
  • No viruses – no more PC viruses. the Chrome OS is always up to date, is a light and efficient operating system. No need for virus checkers.
  • Google at its core – all documents, mail and programmes are cloud based with Google. If you break or lose your device, when it is replaced you log straight back in and everything is there so never lose a document again.
  • Low cost – these devices have been chosen to provide a great combination of the right amount of speed and storage to meet the demands of study without any unnecessary whistles and bells. 
  • Affordable monthly payments – payments are by monthly direct debit, spread across one or two years. This allows you to get a device upfront and pay for it over the duration of your time at W6.
  • It’s yours – unlike some other schemes which see your payments are “contributions” or “donations” and then you return the device, at the end of the scheme the device is yours to keep and use. Forever. 

Read more about Chromebooks at Google.  

If you have any questions about the scheme, feel free to drop us a line at hello@wsix.co.uk

News

Oxford Bound!

We are delighted to announce that two of our W6 students have not only been offered a place at Oxford, but they have achieved the results to get them there. As results have come through, it has been confirmed that Sarah James-Short and Shaun Miskelly have achieved the grades required to get to the world’s top 5 university, Oxford, to study History and History of Art.
Both Shaun and Sarah topped the table with AAA and AAB A-level results, an excellent outcome in anyone’s book.
We are overjoyed by the success of all of our students at W6, and Sarah and Shaun are an outstanding example of what can be achieved with hard work, a positive attitude and of course some raw talent.
We congratulate all our students for their results and look forward to seeing what they achieve in their next steps of their education.
Mark Monahan, Assistant Principal and Head of W6 commented “This is an excellent outcome. Sarah and Shaun have worked so hard for this and it is no surprise to me at all that they have made it to Oxford. I am so pleased for them and all the teachers who have supported them in getting there.”

Permanent Content

Scavenger Hunt 5th September

Wednesday 5th September is our annual Scavenger Hunt. It is a team-building day for all 6th form students at W6. The day is spent searching for hidden clues in Brighton and Hove. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow students, and also to allow year 12s to get to know the year 13s. It’s a compulsory day for all students. Please let us know if there is a reason why you can’t join us.

Sign up here – we just ask for a contribution to train fare, and of course permission from parents.

 

News

Year 12 Induction Day

On Tuesday 10th July, prospective Year 12 students for the 2018/19 academic year are invited to our Year 12 Induction Day, running from 9:00 am to 12:45pm. There will be a range of engaging activities to prepare you for the sixth form learning environment, and for you to know how to progress well from GCSE to A-Level courses.

Here is a breakdown of the day:

  • Welcome – what to expect in sixth form, and what to do after you receive your GCSE results
  • Subject taster sessions
  • Canvas induction – get an early glimpse into our VLE here and download the app
  • Receiving independent study assignments for the Summer
  • Break with tea and cake
  • Live demonstration of chromebooks from our provider, FreedomTech
  • Time for questions
  • Departure from the academy at 12:45

To select subject taster sessions, you can book by completing the form below.

We look forward to welcoming you to W6. We believe you’ll be impressed.