Sixth Form Induction
Callington Community College Sixth Form welcomed the new intake of students for a two day induction at the end of June, to help them make the transition into Post 16 life. Over 65 students attended, with a number of external students who have made the decision to continue their education by studying level 3 qualifications.
The first day included a number of different workshops, delivered by experience staff and supported by Year 12 Sixth Form Ambassadors. The workshops included Post 16 study skills, Post 16 Aspirations, Post 16 life and Post 16 mindset. The students experienced different activities that will hopefully allow them to make the transition to Level 3 study a bit smoother. The day also included a lunch with the current Year 12 students and staff, and it was great to see both year groups and staff interacting with each other and building a real positive and happy environment.
The second day saw the students attend subject lessons that they have chosen as part of their programme of study. The lessons provided the students with an introduction to the course, how the course is assessed and engaged in a teaching and learning episode. Finally, the students were issued with the 'Bridging the Gap' project, which is a piece of work the students complete over the summer period to help them develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to succeed within their subject.
The students finished the two day induction in the Sixth Form Centre, where they received information about the opportunities that that are provided to them to enrich themselves through a number of additional qualifications and non-qualifications such as volunteering, student union, subject ambassadors, reading mentors, work placements, work experience and lunch time supervisors.
One student commented ‘I have decided to join Callington Community College Sixth Form from another school, I have been made to feel so welcome by everyone, I really like the atmosphere and how friendly and helpful everyone has been. I am really looking forward to starting in September as I feel I will get all the support I need to do really well here’.
The two days were a real success with lots of students leaving very happy and positive, and everyone is really looking forwarding to welcoming all of them back in September to continue to support and help them achieve their personal and career aspirations.