Sixth Form Information Evening

Dear Parent/Guardian of Year 11 Students Considering Sixth Form Study at William Farr

Wednesday 30 October 2019 6.00pm - 8.00pm

We are delighted to invite you, along with your child, to the Sixth Form Information Evening on the above date, which forms part of our programme of advice and guidance to students. The event will be an Open Evening format enabling students to visit as many different subject areas as they wish. The evening includes a talk about the Sixth Form in the Main Hall, refreshments in the Dining Hall, and the opportunity to talk with staff and current students about the different A Level subjects and life in the Sixth Form.

We anticipate the evening will be a popular event and expected numbers on the evening mean that we will need to run two welcome and information talks in the Main Hall. The first talk will start at 6.15pm and will be for forms ALH, AMO, BES and BXI. The repeat of this session will start at 7.15pm and be for forms EKG, HTM, NFW, SJE and external applicants. We ask that you attend your allocated session to enable us to balance numbers between the two sessions. If you are due to attend the second talk, please ensure you have visited Departments and spoken with staff and students before 7.15pm. Should you require any specific access arrangements whilst visiting our school, please contact Mrs S Ginty, PA to the Headteacher.

We ask that external applicants sign in at Reception on arrival to meet with staff and be assigned a student guide for the evening.

More information about the Sixth Form can be found on the school website.

Current students at William Farr will receive their application forms the week of the Sixth Form Information Evening. Forms for external applicants will be made available on the school website at the same time. We warmly welcome students from other schools who wish to join us in Year 12 and have places set aside for external applicants. Students who have applied or are planning to apply to other Sixth Forms who wish to make an application to William Farr Sixth Form are encouraged to do so.

Applications for the Sixth Form can be made from Thursday 31 October 2019. Completed applications are to be submitted by Friday 29 November 2019. This gives students time to make an informed choice of subject to study. Whilst we will accept applications or requests for changes of subject after this date, we cannot guarantee that places will be available on some courses.

Finally, we will be running a 3-day Induction Programme to the Sixth Form for students starting in September 2020. We strongly encourage students applying to the Sixth Form here to attend all 3 days and therefore, I wish to draw your attention to the dates so that students can avoid the booking of holidays or booking placements during this time with the National Citizenship Scheme. The dates for the Induction are Tuesday 30 June 2020, Wednesday 1 July 2020 and Thursday 2 July 2020.

We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form here at William Farr and the provision, opportunities and guidance students experience during their time with us. You are all warmly invited and we look forward to meeting you on the evening.

Your sincerely

Mrs J Grant
Assistant Headteacher


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