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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

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Ready for the new year?

Have you enrolled?

It was great to see so many of you yesterday on results day. We were so pleased to say yes and welcome so many students into W6 for 2018. If you have had not spoken with us yet, there is still time.
If you need to just confirm your subject choices and have your results looked over, then get in touch with us: hello@wsix.co.uk

And of course if you haven’t applied or changed your mind, there is still time. Just get in touch by replying to this email.

Did you get the grades?

Not sure you got the grades to get in? Email us anyway and we can look at what we can do for you. Our entry requirements are shared here. If you are unsure about anything, or just not sure, get in touch.

Team Building Day

Once we have signed up to W6, don’t forget to book your place on the team building day. You can do that right here: W6 Team Building Day

Start of Term

The dates for the start of term are as follows:
5th September (Wednesday) – Team Building Day. Meet at Lancing Station.
6th September – 8.50 Arrive at college for tutor time, timetable distribution, assemblies. Lessons commence p4.
7th September – College as normal. All students expected in at 8.50 for tutor time.
If you have any questions about any of this, get in touch with us.

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Great A-level results

Students and staff at W6 Sixth Form at SRWA, a member of the Woodard Academies Trust, are today celebrating yet another set of great results. The Academy is overjoyed with the result of two students being successfully placed at Oxford to read History and History of Art. Shaun Miskelly and Sarah James-Short topped the tables with results of AAA and AAB, gaining them access to one of the world’s top 5 universities.

When asked about his success Shaun remarked “It’s so surreal. I feel like I need to wake up for the reality of it to sink in! ”. Sarah added “I was awake at 5.30am. I logged in to UCAS at 7.30 this morning to check. I really didn’t think I’d get in!”

Students on vocational courses continued the trend of excellent results, with over 34 students awarded grades of Distinction and Distinction*.

English Literature results were once again excellent, with an astonishing 45% achieving an A* or A. In Maths and History 50% of students achieved top grades of A*-B. These results have given many of our students access to some of the country’s finest universities.

The Academy offers a broad selection of qualifications ranging from academic A-levels to a variety of equivalent vocational qualifications. A key strength for the Academy is in the Performing Arts specialism. Once again, this subject area delivered excellent results with 100% of music performance and theatre technology students achieving the top grade of Distinction*, the equivalent of an A*. The successes of previous years were topped in Health & Social Care with 100% of all students gaining the equivalent of an A*grade.

This year has seen a record number of students moving on to university, with almost twice as many as in previous years. The range of courses to which students have been accepted this year is impressive, including aeronautical engineering, languages, history, sciences and, of course, performing arts to name but a few. Historically, many of our students go on to performing arts courses and this year we are pleased to say that Leah Ingall is our first student to be accepted onto a prestigious Conservatoire acting course.

This year there were numerous examples of excellent individual performance. These achievements are a source of pride for the Academy and they provide a strong foundation for further success for our students. Impressively, many of these students achieved these outcomes while balancing the demands of four qualifications.

Individual Highlights include:

Name
Grades
Shaun Miskelly
A (English Literature), A (History), A (Religion, Philosophy and Ethics) Secured a place to Oxford to read History of Art.
Sarah James-Short
A (English Literature), B (History), A (Religion, Philosophy and Ethics) Secured a place to Oxford to read History.
Louis Howarth
Dist* (Music Performance), Dist* (Performing Arts), Dist (Production Arts)
Leah Ingall
A* in English Literature
Shelby Piper
Dist*(Health and Social Care), Dist* (Sport), Dist (3D Design)
Beth Savage
Dist*(Health and Social Care), Dist* (Sport), Dist (3D Design)
Liam Smith
Dist* (Music Performance), Dist* (Performing Arts), Dist (Production Arts)
Cambridge Kisby
Dist*Dist*Dist* (Sport)

Suzanne Pike, Vice Principal, commented “These results reflect the hard work, dedication and commitment of all of our students and staff. The number of top grades achieved is very impressive. We are immensely proud of all our students and the excellent university destinations that have opened up to them.”

Mark Monahan, Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form added “Of course we are delighted to have two Oxford successes. Both Shaun and Sarah are examples of what can be achieved with hard work, excellent teaching and of course incredible commitment.”

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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.”

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Confirming your subject choices

You should have received an email asking you to confirm your subject choices, but if you haven’t you can do that here.

We have recorded all the choices students made during interview, but we have found that many students have changed their minds. Therefore we ask that you complete this form to update us with your final choices.

Subjects are arranged in blocks, so you can only choose one subject from within a block. You can also only choose THREE subjects.