Can I firstly thank all those who applied to RES Sixth Form for September 2014 both from RES and other schools. We are now in the final process of timetabling and processing feedback from teachers on those students who have applied as well as waiting for feedback from other schools on our external applicants. Following this you will be receiving a letter from us soon outlining this feedback with an initial offer depending on what subject staff have said about you as well as the forthcoming dates for our Sixth Form Taster lessons. These lessons give you the opportunity to experience the Sixth Form subjects of your choice to further assist you in making your firm choices which we will need from you by the end of March.
Last term was very busy and eventful, the highlight being another very successful Rag Week. The latter raised nearly £1700 pounds for our chosen charities this year; Rainbow Trust (who support families of terminally ill children) and the Syria appeal. As part of their Rag Week fundraising the Sixth Form held a number of events including a slave auction and our annual Sixth Form Fete/BBQ on the Field. On the final day the students still had energy to attend the Sixth Form Freshers Party which was a further opportunity for bonding between the two year groups. This was complemented by the Christmas Fancy Dress which again was very enjoyable for all concerned.
Of course our Year 13 had the serious business of deciding upon their options following the Sixth Form and we were delighted that despite the increase in tuition fees over 80% of them applied to continue their studies at university. We are also very pleased that many of our students have already received offers from their first choice of university despite these institutions having until May to decide upon whom they offer places to.
Our Year 12 and 13 students have a week of Pre-Public (AKA Mock) Examinations W/C 20th January, the details of which are available from the corresponding link under Sixth Form news at the top left of this webpage. Please note that the vast majority of Sixth Form lessons will not be running during this week and if you have misplaced or did not receive the letter detailing which will still be running this can still be found via the aforementioned link.
As always feel free to contact me via email or using my direct line on: 01932 242994 ext:330 or by email:
if you have any queries in relation to RES Sixth Form College.