Sixth Form Aims, Culture & Ethos

Aim for Excellence

Every student should strive for excellence in all they do in order to reach their goals. Hard work and the ability to work independently are central to the ethos of the Sixth Form.

Students who have been successful at GCSE know already what hard work can bring. It is essential to transfer and further develop that work ethic, recognising that your progress and achievement will be examined during Year 12. These results will be crucial to your progress to Year 13. Your success will be the direct result of the hard work you put into your studies. To succeed at AS/A Levels, it is necessary to be able to develop higher order skills such as analysis and evaluation. This is achievable but will depend on the extra work you complete outside your taught lessons.

What does this mean for you?

  • 100% attendance to lessons and mentoring sessions.
  • Punctuality to lessons is vital – use your time constructively.
  • Complete all tasks on time but seek help if unsure.
  • Prepare thoroughly for all your lessons. There is rarely a time when you have nothing to do!
  • Read around the topics studied.
  • Review work from previous lessons.
  • Revise work.
  • Practise examination questions.


Our Promise to Students

The Ortu Sixth Form Centre - Stanford & Corringham will provide for each student:

  • Initial and continuing guidance about courses to meet student needs.
  • The opportunity to experience an excellent standard of teaching.
  • Appropriate marking of coursework/homework and feedback.
  • Regular reports and assessments of progress which will take account of individual abilities and targets.
  • Regular opportunities to discuss progress.
  • Facilities and resources for study and the development of lifelong learning skills.
  • An enrichment programme that broadens academic, social and cultural horizons.
  • An ongoing system of pastoral care.
  • Advice and support regarding careers.
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