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    Assembly and Tutorial System

    Students are organised into tutor groups; there are twelve in each year. Students are expected to attend the school for the sessions in which they are taught and for tutorial, assembly periods and Enrichment Studies.  All other periods are for independent study.

    The first part of the autumn term is spent on induction into the Sixth Form for the new Year 12 group whilst the focus for the Year 13 is looking at higher education and progression post 18.

    Every Monday morning we hold a Sixth Form Assembly which all students are expected to attend unless they have an out of grid subject lesson.

    We hold stimuating debates and encourage our students to think about current and diverse issues.Speakers are invited from all kinds of professions and backgrounds to come in and talk to our students. We have been very fortunate to have had in the past many interesting, thought provoking and sometimes controversial talks.

    Speakers on issues of interest in the past have been Steve Edge - Branding Guru; Adam Rutherford - Geneticist; Owen Jones - Political Journalist; Natalie Bennett - Leader of the Green Party; Professor David Goldblatt - Immunologist; Sir Kier Starmer QC; Imelda Staunton - Actress; Professor Gus John - Associate Professor of Education; Damian Zane - BBC Journalist; Ann Longifeld OBE - Children's Commissioner for England; Hilary Benn MP - Former Shadow Foreign Secretary, Labour MP for Leeds Central.

    The first part of the autumn term is spent on induction into the Sixth Form for the new Year 12 group whilst the focus for the Year 13 is looking at higher education and progression post 18.

    The Tutorial Programme teaches issues under the following broad headings:

      STUDY SKILLS

    • Independent Learning
    • Time management
    • Creative Thinking Session
    • Revising for exams / assessments
    • Practising for exams / assessments
    • Preparing for the exam day itself
    • Managing anxiety and stress and relaxation techniques
    • File Checks

     CITIZENSHIP: SOCIAL & POLITICAL AWARENESS

    • Induction into main aims of our school and its policies
    • Charities such as Crisis at Christmas; Save the Children & Young Minds
    • Discussion on issues such as homelessness/ refugees
    • Local Policies and Law
    • Human Rights issues
    • Ethics / Morality
    • Speaking up for what we believe in
    • Debates focusing on current political / social issues
    • Visits by MPs talking about current issues

    PROGRESSION AND CAREERS

    • Morrisby Test and Feedback (Diagnostic Careers Test)
    • Interview techniques
    • Why go on to Higher Education?
    • Information on how to fill in UCAS forms
    • Past students to talk about their experiences
    • Individual mock interview with University Admissions tutors/careers officers, Camden Careers Office
    • Gap year talks
    • Career interviews for all students who request them
    • Writing personal statements for UCAS
    • The Brokerage: Internships and Training Courses
    • Year in Industry: Gap year work
    • FutureReach: Gap Year and Summer Internship Programmes
    • Careers Conference 

    HEALTH AND SEX EDUCATION

    • Child abuse
    • Eating disorders
    • Drugs education
    • Sex education topics such as AIDS/ HIV
    • STDs, contraception
    • Gender Awareness
    • Health education involving mental health
    • Alcohol and its effects

    CELEBRATING OUR STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS

    EXPLORING THE WORLD OF WRITING, FILM, ART AND FASHION