You’re not on your own
Support to achieve your potential.
Taking the step up to Sixth Form, and joining a new School is a big change. We work to ensure you are fully supported with this important transition.
When you arrive at the University of Birmingham School, you will be allocated a Sixth Form Tutor who will work closely with you and the Sixth Form Manager to support you in:
- Individual strategies to aid confidence and progression;
- University entrance planning and applications;
- Career planning;
- Research and study skills;
- Target setting and monitoring of progress;
- Leadership and independence;
- Team work;
- Communication skills;
- Developing a healthy lifestyle and work/life balance.
You will be allocated to a form group and a College. We have six forms in our Year 12; students are allocated to ensure each form is gender balanced and includes a mix of students from secondary schools across the city.
Your Form Tutor will get to know you very well over the course of your two years in Sixth Form here. They will be responsible for writing references for UCAS or employment (in liaison with the Sixth Form Manager), as well as being available to support you on a daily basis.
Your subject teachers will guide and support you on an individual basis in your chosen subjects. We hold Parents’ Evenings where you and your parents/carers will be invited to meet your teachers and Form Tutor to discuss your progress.
Our teachers regularly run tutoring and revision sessions, and are always on hand for extra support to help you achieve your potential.
“With A levels, it is a huge jump into the deep end from GCSEs, but at no point do you feel like you’re drowning. You know the support is there from the teachers and you’re not on your own. If you need extra support, all the staff work together to always make sure you’re ok. You get as much support as you need but not too much to baby you.”
“It was really nice in Year 12 when we started because everyone was new, so there were no little groups, you had to go and just talk to people. It was really nice to start in that environment, it was like a new beginning for everyone.”
“There’s a real community feel here, which I think is greater because we’ve all come from different schools. There are tonnes of opportunities and a lot of independence too. There’s always support if we need it but they let us get on with things and do it our own way. I think the support we get from teachers here is great, there’s always someone you can go to for any kind of issue.”