Student Life - Overview

Student Life at Twynham Sixth Form has been summed up in the video below, which was made by some of our current students.

Beneath are further guidelines as to what to expect as a student here.

How many subjects can I take?

With the reforms of A Levels, with linear courses being phased in and modular courses being phased out, students will be advised to take 3 A Level courses from Year 12.

What will my timetable be like?

Students in Year 12 have 10 lessons of their chosen subjects per fortnight, and students in Year 13 have 9 lessons per fortnight of their chosen subjects.

Lessons are 1 hour long and there are 5 of them per day. During the day you may have some 'free' periods which can be spent in the Common Room, the Library, or the allocated Sixth Form Computer Rooms.

Each year group has an assembly once per fortnight and you will be expected to attend this.

Some subjects have 'Period 6 lessons' which are from 3:20pm to 4:20pm. These will appear on your timetable and you are expected to attend them.

Can I park on site?

Parking on site is very limited and is reserved for those with disabilities. There is a small space to park a moped or motorbike, but you should apply for a permit to do so by contacting the Sixth Form team.

If you intend to drive to school, please be considerate of where you park and bear the local residents in mind when chosing a parking spot for your car.

In addition, please make sure that the Sixth Form office has your car details in case we need to contact you about it during the day.

Will my parents be informed of my progress?

Yes. Although we expect you to take more responsibility for yourself and for your learning once you are at Twynham, your parents will be able to view your attendance and progress reports online. If we believe that there might be a problem with your progress or your attendance then your tutor will work with you to help you to get back on track.

Can I choose my tutor group?

No. All tutor groups and class lists are put together randomly which means that all students are in the same situation. We pride ourselves in bridging the gap between school and, for the majority of our students, university. Therefore meeting new people in a new environment is an important part of the process. We do have communal morning and lunch breaks when you can meet with your friends.

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  • December 14, 2018 Our football team battled to a 2-1 away victory at this week. They were treated to a match tea in Canford dining room afterwards. They now progress to the Quarter Finals of the Dorset School’s cup. Well done! Read more
  • December 10, 2018 Our Computing students were invited to on Friday. They were given an insight of what it would be like to study a Computing degree as well as an overview of life as a university student. Read more
  • December 3, 2018 Our Business and Economics students enjoyed a trip to London last week, giving them new perspectives and insights into and . More on our website: Read more Read more
  • October 19, 2018 We thoroughly enjoyed meeting lots of prospective students and parents at our Information Evening last night. If you missed the presentation at 6.30, we are happy to announce that you can watch it at Read more.
  • October 19, 2018 Hot on the heels of our very successful Open Evening last night, we are delighted to share our October 2018 Newsletter, available on our website at Read more. It has been a busy half term and we are very lucky to have such wonderful staff and students. Read more
  • October 18, 2018 Another great win for the Sixth Form Football team. Second game of the season ended in a resounding victory 4 – 0 against Bournemouth and Poole College. The team progressed into the third round of the Dorset Sixth Form Cup. Canford School here we come! Read more
  • October 18, 2018 It's that time of year when our team are busy preparing for Information Evening, which will take place tomorrow between 6 and 9pm, with the presentation starting at 6.30pm. Please do come for a look round and talk to students and staff about the courses we offer. Read more
  • October 5, 2018 DID YOU KNOW here at Twynham Library runs an amazing sixth form enrichment Jane Austen based book club and has designed this fantastic programme for the Autumn term! Miss Speck will also be talking about children’s books for one session. Come along Weds Lunchtimes! Read more
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