Message from the
St Neots Sixth Form Team

Added on the 20/04/2018

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to the summer term, we hope that you had a restful Easter break. The focus this half term will be on enabling our students to approach the upcoming exam period with confidence. Year 13 exams start for some on Tuesday 1st May and continue till Tuesday 26 June. Students and teachers alike are now in full revision mode but for the most part exam leave does not commence until after half term on Monday 4th June.

The Year 13s are also busy planning their own leavers’ event, the “Summer Ball”, which will currently be held here at the sixth form block on campus. Tickets are £20. I have no doubt that lots of fun is being scheduled but the students are also trying to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Students are permitted to bring a plus one, see Mrs Emanuel or Mrs Walton to buy your tickets.

For those Year 13 students planning to go to University, there are two key dates to remember: University places offered before 31st March need to be accepted by Thursday 3rd May or they will lapse. Secondly, all student finance applications for September 2018 entry need to be submitted by Friday 25th May.

Year 12 internal exams commence on Monday 14th May and finish on Friday 25th May, which is earlier than in previous years. Their Year 13 studies will commence as normal after half term on Monday 4th June after a presentation in the Ritchie Hall at 8.45am. The Year 12 focus will then switch to CVs, covering letters and looking forward to post 18 options with two important visits planned.

Thursday 21st June will see all year 12 students visiting the Careers Event at the Peterborough Showground and on Friday 29th June the students visit the UCAS Convention at Bedford University. These events have been hugely beneficial in previous years and helped students formulate their future plans and keep their options open. Keeping an open mind is definitely a key message during this second half term.

For those students who are looking to join us in September, we would like to invite you to our Transition Day on Tuesday 10th July here on the Longsands campus. You will be able to experience “taster lessons” as well as complete initial registration and administration procedures. There will be an opportunity to update your subject choices at the end of this day should you wish to. We look forward very much to welcoming you to our Sixth Form very soon.

If you have any queries, please email or ring 01480 223373.

Best Wishes
Mr Mark Taylor
Director of St. Neots Sixth Form
Senior Assistant Headteacher 16-19