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Sixth Form Induction Days Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th July 2018

Sixth Form Induction Days Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th July 2018

All students wishing to join Mascalls Academy Sixth Form in September 2018 are expected to attend these induction days.

What is the purpose of the three days?

  • To get a flavour of life in Mascalls Sixth Form.  Even if you have been at the school for five years from year 7 to year 11, you haven’t seen the school from the perspective of being a Sixth Form student.
  • To attend “taster” lessons in your chosen subjects to see if you have made the right choices.  If you change your mind you will have the opportunity to trial other subjects as well, and then discuss any changes with the Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form on the final afternoon.
  • To undertake work assignments in your own time, which will help you and your Teachers assess if you are likely to be successful in your chosen subjects.
  • To meet other students who may be joining you in year 12 in September.

Please see our Sixth Form Induction Day Programme 2018-19

What should I bring with me?

You will be attending actual subject lessons during these three days and so you will need to bring appropriate school equipment with you, such as pens, paper, ruler etc.

Will I be given any homework?

You will be set homework for each of the subjects that you attend lessons for, and this homework will need to be completed over the three days and handed in on Wednesday, 4th July.  This homework will be marked and may be referred to on GCSE results day to help inform the decision  making process about whether you will be admitted to the Sixth Form, and if so, which subjects you will be studying.

In addition, you will be set some reading and work assignments to complete during the summer vacation period; the work assignments will need to be handed in on the first day of term in September.

What should I wear?

The Mascalls Academy dress code for Sixth Form students can be found here.  Students are required to adhere to this dress code at all times during school hours and whilst out of school attending organised school trips.  Failure to observe this dress code will result in students being issued with a standards detention.

During the three induction days you should dress according to this code.

What will the catering arrangements be?

The Marie Curie Sixth Form Centre in J block is space which is dedicated for use by Sixth Form students only.  It has its own canteen where you can buy hot and cold food, drinks and snacks at break and lunch time each day.  During the three induction days you will be able to use this space and purchase food and drinks from this canteen, using cash or (if you are a current Mascalls student) the school’s cashless system.

If you prefer to bring a packed lunch to school with you, then you will be able to sit in the Sixth Form Centre to eat it.  Our current year 12 students will be absent from school on Study Leave for those three days, so you will have the space to yourselves.

I can’t attend these induction days – what should I do?

These induction days are an important part of the transition process between lower school and Sixth Form study and students are expected to attend them if they are serious about joining Mascalls Academy Sixth Form in September.  However, if there is a genuine reason why you cannot attend then you must inform our Sixth Form Support Assistant, Michelle Preston by email to michelle.preston@mascallsacademy.org.uk or by telephone to +44(0)1892 835366 extn 197 as soon as possible so that this can be recorded, and the work referred to above can be sent to you electronically.  You will need to complete the work and submit it in line with what is required of the other students who take part in the induction days.