Life as a Sixth Form student at Ursuline College offers a unique and engaging experience that blends academic rigor with personal growth and responsibility.
Here’s a snapshot of what a typical day in the life of a Sixth Form student looks like. Students arrive at school at 8:45 am and have a short form period until 9:15 am. Lessons are divided into five periods:
*The school day timings are subject to change and will be reviewed in Summer 2024 ahead of the new academic year.
For a select group of students who need additional support, there may be the option of undertaking Maths or English resit lessons during a sixth period from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Each student typically studies three subjects, with some highly capable students permitted to take four subjects. Students attend nine lessons per subject over a two-week period. There is an emphasis on self-study and utilizing the newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre with modern ICT facilities.
In addition to academic studies, students engage in one period of “Serviam” every two weeks, where they dedicate their time to volunteer and serve the community. Another period is devoted to Personal, Social, Health Education. Students also complete one hour of General Religious Education (RE) every week.
Flexibility and Responsibility
Students who demonstrate good attendance, punctuality, and a positive attitude towards learning are rewarded with five hours of home study, which they can schedule on their timetables. Most students choose to use this study time during Period 1 or Period 5, allowing them to either start later or leave earlier, depending on their individual schedules.
Sixth Form students are expected to serve as role models for younger students, setting a positive example for behaviour, responsibility, and academic dedication.
During the late lunch break, students are permitted to leave the school site to purchase food from local shops, reinforcing their growing independence and responsibility.
At Ursuline College, our Sixth Form students not only receive an excellent education but also have the opportunity to develop as responsible, well-rounded individuals who make meaningful contributions to both their local community and their personal growth. This comprehensive approach to education prepares them for a bright and promising future.