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. Year 13 can leave at lunch if they are free in the afternoon. This usually equates to one afternoon per week. We reserve the right to withdraw this priviledge if it is misused.
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.
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 246776 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.
Failure to be correctly registered may affect individual attendance figures and therefore UCAS references of job references.
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.
The school offers three academic pathways and to be permitted to follow these pathways those applicants offered places will be required to have met the following minimum academic standards:-
- For a Vocational pathway: students who achieved at least six GCSE or equivalent passes (4-9), but who did not get at least a 4 in either English, Maths or both.
- For an A level pathway students who have achieved at least six GCSE or equivalent passes (4-9) including English and Maths.
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.
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).
The ESFA Funding for 16-19 Tuition has been received and used to fund the extension of a part time member of staff’s hours to deliver GCSE Maths lessons to those Sixth Formers doing exams in the summer. This has allowed the timetable flexibility to ensure that all students entered in the summer exams will be able to receive a full 5 hour per week allocation of teaching, in line with level 3 courses, and for this is to be in groups of 4. This will maximise their chances of achieving the grade 4 they require.