Excellent attendance is vital if students are to succeed at A-Level. There is strong evidence to suggest that attendance lower than 95% can cost a student one grade at A-Level.
Year 12 students are expected in school throughout the day, even when they have study lessons.This means from 8.30am until 3.10pm Monday to Friday. The exception to this is period 5, when students are allowed off site so long as their letter giving parental permission has been returned.
Study lessons should be used wisely in either the library, the Sixth Form Study Centre or the silent Study Room.
It is anticipated that family holidays will not be taken during term time as we believe it is not in the best interests of the student to miss lessons. In addition attendance on result days in vital, particularly in Year 13 when university places may be at stake.
We believe the dress code outlined below creates a balance between some degree of individuality whilst recognising the importance of representing the College positively within the school and the wider community.
We take pride in our college, and as part of our commitment to overall high standards, our Post 16 students are expected to come to the college in smart, professional clothing and footwear.
- Smart trousers - neutral coloured (no bright colours, denim material, jeans or jean style, casual trousers such as combats, track suits, sportswear or shorts).
- Formal shirt or polo shirt (with a collar). Small logos on the chest of shirts are acceptable, however larger logos are not.
- Ties and/or suit jackets may be worn, although these are not compulsory.
- A plain coloured smart jumper or cardigan may be worn.
- Smart shoes, no trainers.
- Discrete jewellery is permitted e.g. one ring, a chain or an earring.
- Smart trousers or knee-length skirt - neutral coloured (no bright colours). Denim material, jeans or jean style, combats, track suits, sportswear or shorts are not permitted.
- A suit jacket may be worn, but this is not compulsory.
- Blouse or shirt.
- A plain coloured smart jumper/cardigan may be worn.
- Smart shoes or boots are permitted (not ‘Ugg’ style) with a sensible heel. Trainers or stiletto heeled shoes are not allowed for health and safety reasons.
- Students are allowed to wear discrete jewellery and make up.
- Jeans and denim jackets (or anything denim) are not allowed.
- Sportswear (except whilst undertaking PE lessons) is not allowed.
- Outdoor/casual jackets, hooded tops, hats, baseball caps and scarves are not to be worn around the College.
- Cropped trousers or shorts are not allowed.
- Casual T-shirts, vests or tops (with or without logos) are not permitted.
- Avoid any clothing that is overly revealing.
The School reserves the right to decide what is considered appropriate. If students or parents require clarification on any of the above, please consult with the Director of Sixth Form.
The point is to be business-like as well as stylish.
Absences and Signing In/Out
If a student is absent on a particular day, we ask that the parent/carer of the student rings or e-mails the school explaining the reason for absence of their son/daughter. If the absence is because of a medical appointment, a copy of the appointment card or a doctor's note will also be useful. The best contact details to report Sixth Form absences are 01733 246820 (extension 129) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are responsible for ensuring they are correctly registered. It is absolutely vital for many reasons that students sign in and out when arriving at and leaving the school site. This is also true of any study lessons; students should sign in at main reception at the beginning of these periods.
Failure to be correctly registered may affect individual attendance figures and therefore UCAS references of job references.
6th Form Guidance
Sixth Form students are allowed to bring their own mobile phone to the college. You may use your phone in the Dining Hall during study lessons and the Sixth Form centre. Phones are not allowed to be used around the school site and must be turned off (not silent mode) when in lessons. Mobile phones must not be used to take photos, record videos or sound whilst on the school site.
Sixth Form students are allowed to bring and use MP3 players when studying, but not around the school site or whilst in lessons. The school cannot take any responsibility for damage or theft of any possessions, electrical or otherwise brought in by students. You choose to do this at your own risk.
If necessary, Sixth Form students are welcome to bring their own laptops to school for study purposes, and during lessons if the teacher allows. The school cannot take any responsibility for damage or theft of any possessions, electrical or otherwise brought in by students. Again these devices must not be used to take photos, record videos or sound whilst on the school site.
Due to the shortage of parking spaces and for health and safety reasons, students are encouraged not to drive their own vehicles to school. If a student chooses to drive to school they should park safely and legally but not in the visitors car park at the front of the school.
Students choose to come to the College to learn and teachers come to teach. As Sixth Form students you are expected to follow this basic principle at all times, both in the classroom and around the school. Non-teaching members of staff are to be treated with the same amount of respect as teachers.
Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
Illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco can be dangerous and students should note that there will be no tolerance of possession, sale, purchase or consumption in the College. If you choose to smoke tobacco you should not do this in or around the school gates or in a way that may cause discomfort to the local residents e.g. directly outside of their windows.
In order for every student to achieve in our Sixth Form, selecting the right courses in Year 12 is absolutely crucial. Prior to joining us in September every student has a personal consultation in order to assist them in choosing the most appropriate courses for them.
Our main entry requirement for students to join us in Year 12 is six or more A*-C passes at GCSE or equivalent, but within that we offer a range of personalised pathways to enable each of our students to achieve to their potential. As a rough guide, students who have a broadly C grade profile at GCSE will be offered places on our Level 3 Vocational courses and students who have an A*/A/B GCSE profile will tend to be offered places on our A-Level courses, although many of our students combine a mixture of these programmes. Within our model, certain subjects have specific entry requirements, please check our prospectus and subject guidance for more information.
Whichever pathway a student is following, most decide to focus on three courses through Year 12 and 13. We also require students to have a good E grade at the end of Year 12 in each of their subjects in order to continue their studies into Year 13.
Promoting British Values
Hampton College Sixth Form ensure that through our Vision and Values, curriculum and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all lifestyles, cultures and faiths.
We believe that the Sixth Form has a duty to prepare our students for life in modern Britain. We take this duty very seriously every day. We encourage tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), races, genders, ages, disability and sexual orientations (and other groups with protected characteristics).
A full overview of how we promote British Values within our Sixth Form is covered in our ethos, which can be downloaded here.
We are delighted to announce that Hampton College achieved our best ever Key Stage 5 results in August 2015. The incredible hard work of the students and dedication of our teachers has meant that yet again our results have improved in every category.
Several of our students had exceptional results; Antony Coombe achieved three A*s and takes up his place at Loughborough University to study Sport Science. Those achieving at least two A*s or A grades included: Tabitha Lillywhite, Lara Merry, George Dove and Nathan Tran. Of the students completing BTEC courses, Taniyah Mahmood scored three Distinction* grades and the following achieved two Distinction* or Distinction grades each: Courtney Goldsmith, Maria Morley, Jason Foster, Nathan Long and Jordan Dixon-Walker.
A summary of our key headline figures are outlined below:
2014 2015 APS* per full-time student 828.3 836.8 APS per entry (A2) 202.7 215 Value added for A-level courses -0.08 +0.06 APS per entry (BTEC Level 3) 225.7 239.4 Value added for BTEC Level 3 courses +0.14 +0.43
* = Average Point Score
Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance
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