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A Message From the Year Team Leader Y12

I am looking forward to working with the many students who have made the excellent choice of staying with us and all of the new students who have joined LaSWAP. I truly believe that we will be able to provide a most positive experience and if students rise to the challenges ahead they will be given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

I have been most impressed in how many of the students have made an excellent start in the sixth form. The feedback from subject teachers has been good and the vast majority of students have taken the summer assignment seriously. In the sixth form students are expected to show more independence in their studies and with that aim in mind, all students are expected to study independently during timetabled and free time in the sixth form study room. Please encourage your child to use this time and space productively and to study independently at home.

Being in the sixth form brings greater responsibility and I want to draw your attention to the fact that we are a school with younger students. Therefore, I want to impress that they show a respectful and positive attitude to everyone and are positive role models to our younger students. This means that they follow the school rules: not wearing hats in the main school; not using ear phones or having their phones out. I also want to stress that students must not smoke in sight of the school or bring food onto the school site for younger children.

There will be three points in the year where we report on students’ progress and attainment. Students need to make sure that they put in maximum effort throughout the year so that we and they have an accurate picture of their performance. To maximise their attainment it is important that they have excellent attendance, punctuality and behaviour and that they also have high levels of effort and motivation, and would ask that you support your son or daughter to this end.

Parent Information Evening 


Key dates this year

Sixth Form Induction
All Y12 students need to pass the induction period. To do this they need to have excellent attendance and punctuality. They also need to complete the summer assignments in their chosen subjects to an acceptable standard.

La SWAP Higher UCAS/Apprenticeship Convention: Friday 29 September 2017
As part of the induction and further education process we have booked tickets for the UCAS/Apprenticeship convention at the Emirates Stadium. All students are expected to attend and need to book their own ticket on line.

Parents’ Information Evening: Thursday 5 October 2017 at 6.00 pm in the Sixth Form Common Room
At this meeting you will be informed about the year ahead and how you can support your son/daughter in their studies. I hope to see as many of you at the meeting as possible.

Progress Review: End of October 2017
Students will be given an individual appointment to discuss progress in all subjects with their tutor. A report will be sent home to parents/carers.

Y12 Parents’ Consultation Evening: Thursday 30 November 2017 at Parliament Hill School 4.30 – 7.00 pm
All students are expected to attend and must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

Y12 Mock Examinations 1: 8th – 14th December

Progress Review: March 2018
Students will be given an individual appointment to discuss progress in all subjects with their tutor. A report will be sent home to parents/carers.

Y12 Mock Examinations 2: 1st – 7th March 2018

High Stakes exams: 8th – 14th May 2018
Students need to pass these exams in order to continue with the subjects into year 13.

I am really looking forward to working in participation with you and your son/daughter and hope that we can celebrate their success in August.

Ron Stokes
Year Team Leader 12 and 13

Acland Burghley is proud to be a part of the LaSWAP sixth form consortium. For further information on LaSWAP please visit: