Whether you have been at New Hall for a number of years, or will be joining the school for the first time, all students are afforded the same support and opportunities during their time in the Sixth Form. You will be assigned a tutor who, as a Sixth Form specialist, will oversee your academic and pastoral progress; s/he will also be very important when you begin the UCAS process. Your tutor will also work closely with Mr Alderson, Head of Sixth Form, as well as with your Head of Year. If you are a boarder, then you will also benefit from the support of your Housemistress or Housemaster.
Your tutor will closely monitor your academic progress, keeping in contact with each of your subject teachers. Communication with parents is maintained through the reporting cycle, including the annual Parents’ Meeting, where your academic and personal progress is discussed. In addition to this, your tutor will encourage and monitor your commitment to the broader life of the school: Sixth Form students tend to be busy individuals, who take leading roles in all aspects of school life. These include sporting, musical and dramatic roles, often helping to coach younger students. Leadership skills are developed through all co-curricular activities and, in particular, through the award-winning New Hall Voluntary Service.
Sixth Form students also act as important role models to younger students, and the appointment of Senior Prefects, subject prefects and Willow members (peer counselling) are wonderful opportunities for Sixth Form students to develop inter-personal, leadership and communication skills.
The A Level years are ones which require hard work, but ultimately lead to great personal fulfilment. Life in the Sixth Form will allow you to recognise your specific talents, in each field of expertise, as well as developing a strong sense of service to others.
Sixth Form Staff Structure
Head of Sixth Form: Mr J Alderson (pictured)
Head of Year 12: Mr S Levey
Head of Year 13: Mr P Kiddell
Sixth Form Student Support Manager: Mrs H Sims