Enhancing Study Skills
As you transition to the Sixth Form, your educators will entrust you with a higher degree of responsibility for your own learning. Given your autonomy in selecting your subjects, active participation in lessons, diligent review of coursework, and timely completion of assignments should be regarded as the bare minimum.
A noteworthy shift from your GCSE years to the Sixth Form is the introduction of gaps in your timetable, where formal lessons are absent. At St. Lawrence, these intervals are designated as study periods, during which you are expected to utilise the library for relevant academic pursuits, enrichment activities, or research. At the outset of your Lower Sixth year, your tutor will dedicate time to cultivate independent study skills and expand your academic toolkit, ensuring that the time you invest yields maximum effectiveness. Many of these skills are transferable and will serve you well in your future university studies and beyond.
Social Engagement, Activities, Leadership, and Opportunities
Within the Sixth Form, a dedicated space within the College, complete with common rooms and a kitchen, is at your disposal. Throughout the school day, these common room areas offer opportunities to socialise with students from various houses during breaks and lunchtimes. Over the course of the academic year, a multitude of social events, including the highly anticipated Sixth Form Dinner in the Lent term, awaits your participation.
Aligned with our holistic approach to education and the core principles of High Performance Learning, we emphasise the development of qualities such as perseverance, empathy, resilience, and collaboration. Consequently, we anticipate your active involvement in the opportunities afforded to you as a member of the College community. One of the avenues for honing these skills is participation in our activities program, which occurs twice weekly and encompasses a wide spectrum of interests, from debating to baking.
You will find ample prospects for leadership roles, both at the house level and within the broader school community. These opportunities are made available through our prefect system, participation in the CCF, and support for events geared toward younger pupils, such as STEM day. We hold the expectation that each Sixth Form member will make a constructive contribution to the larger school community, recognising that such contributions not only benefit others but also enrich their own experiences.