This is a mentoring programme that monitors student performance. Student data is imputed periodically from all subject staff. Teaching staff make a judgement using internal assessments, mock examinations, class work and homework and give a projected grade (PG). Judgement is made against each students target grade (TG) making Support and Challenge a personalised and aspirational support programme.

Progress Tutors “mentor” students in their form and help implement intervention plans for underperforming students devised by subject areas and the Sixth Form Team. If a student is identified below target they must attend necessary intervention plan, eg attending after school study sessions.

Students receive a 20 minute tutorial each morning with their Progress Tutor. This provides students with an opportunity to discuss their progress, develop study skills and talk about their future aspirations. Progress Tutors pass on many opportunities that may benefit the students and develop their employability skills.

Students are well supported in their applications to university, college or employment. Every student in Year 13 is allocated a Careers Advisor who will provide guidance for UCAS applications / Personal Statements and help with CV skills and Job/ Apprenticeship applications. Many of our students go on to further their studies at university, including Oxford / Cambridge University and Russell Group universities, with others entering a wide range of careers. The Sixth Form Team has their very own dedicated UCAS Advisor, Mrs Hitchmough who is able to provide help and guidance for students’ university applications. Our Connexions Advisor provides support and advice for our students and offers 1:1 meetings, group tutorials, CV writing skills, apprenticeship application support and develops interview techniques.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has introduced a Bursary Fund scheme. The aim of the fund is to support students who face genuine financial difficulties when continuing their studies. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a limited fund. It is administered by the school and granted at the discretion of the school. We will prioritise allocation according to personal circumstances and household income. The level of support which the school can offer is dependent on the total funding received from the EFA and the number of applications it receives. For more information on eligibility, please download our Bursary information sheet. If you think you may be eligible for some financial support please download and return the necessary application form below. If you would like to discuss any of this further, you may contact Mrs Barnes, Sixth Form Support Manager on 0151 235 1552
Bursary Fund 2016/ 2017
Bursary Fund - Application Form Tier 1
Bursary Fund - Application Form Tier 2

Our study area is open daily from 8:30am – 4:30pm and our students work in the study area during any non-contact time. We have a full time Study Supervisor, Gary Aster, who manages the study area and provides students with additional support including 1:1 tutorials, help with personal statements and proof reading work. In addition to this, we run Pizza Evenings and deliver seminars throughout the year, to support student learning.

Seminars are delivered each half term with a focus specific for the study needs of the students. Students can book onto the seminars via their Progress Manager.