Fulston Manor Sixth Form Prospectus

Fulston Manor Sixth FOrm Prospectus

Sixth Form at Fulston Manor everybody matters, everybody succeeds, everybody helps

Head of Sixth Form’s Welcome

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It is an honour to welcome you to Fulston Manor Sixth Form. Our highly popular and oversubscribed sixth form offers a unique range and combination of courses, providing invaluable opportunities for students of all abilities and interests. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and encouraging environment with a strong pastoral team and passionate and dedicated teaching staff. Our facilities are a wonderful addition to the sixth form experience and provide a dynamic learning environment for our students. We have a purpose-built Sixth Form Centre which boasts a common room, our Sixth Form Café, study zones, our school library and multiple classrooms with flexi-wall design allowing rooms to be opened up into fantastic open spaces for dynamic and engaging lessons and events. You take on a lot more responsibility for your learning in the sixth form, so these facilities greatly support and enhance your independent study time. Our staff-student relationships are different to that of lower year groups and have a sound balance between a strong work ethic and a relaxed and supportive focus. You are able to sign out during your independent study time and work elsewhere if you wish and of course we

We have over 25 subjects available for you to choose from so make sure you take time to look into each option that interests you. It is so important that you choose a subject that you are inspired by, and are picking your placement and your course subjects, for the right reasons. studied your GCSEs can be a familiar and supportive environment but for some, a change can be beneficial so consider all options carefully. Please make sure you discuss your thoughts with friends, family and teachers but at the end of the day, pick what is right for you. Choosing to stay in a school setting, particularly the one where you have Fulston Manor Sixth Form is seen not only as an opportunity for academic enhancement, but also as an environment in which young adults can develop the personal qualities necessary to succeed in society. Every student is seen as an individual and valued as such, being given the chance to increase in self-confidence and interpersonal skills whilst achieving the best possible qualifications.

Mrs G Davies Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form Life

Our whole-school motto is everybody matters, everybody succeeds, everybody helps . This underpins everything that we do at Fulston Manor Sixth Form too, and is richly embedded in the day-to-day life and culture of our students, staff and visitors. We create a fantastic learning environment allowing students to thrive not just academically, but as kind, mindful and well-rounded young citizens ready to face the challenges of the 21st century world.

What are we looking for in you?

We are a welcoming school that operates as a family. Upon joining us, you too are joining the Fulston Family and are expected to embody all that this entails. We are looking for you to show a passion for your studies and academic enrichment and to immerse yourself in the full sixth form experience and make the most of the wonderful opportunities available to you. We have a wide range of subject choices available, but in addition to this we want to guide and support you into to becoming the young adult you want to be. Our extra-curricular activities are plentiful and are carefully designed and planned to enrich your cultural capital and go hand-in-hand with your academic studies. A huge part of sixth form life are our social events. We have a jam-packed calendar including our Christmas Party and annual Sixth Form Stay-awake. Our students help to raise thousands of pounds for charity each year and it is perhaps of this, that we are most proud.

We have a dedicated Study Zone with computers and quiet spaces to work and study as well as our Sixth Form Common Room, a space to relax and spend time with your friends outside of lesson time. Our Sixth Form Cafe’ is also located in our Common Room and is popular amongst students and staff alike. In short, we want you to embrace sixth form life and take full advantage of your time with us. Graduating school and entering sixth form is a huge step in your education journey and one that you should be excited about.

Our fantastic facilities go a long way in supporting our mission to support you too.

An Introduction to A Levels

The step up from GCSEs to studying A levels is a fantastic opportunity to face new challenges and embrace new opportunities. Our A level programme is likely to include entirely new subjects that you've never studied before, and this will help develop new interests that could shape your life and future career paths. During your time at sixth form you will be focusing on just three or four subjects, not the ten or more that you have been used to at GCSE. This means you will study each subject in much greater detail and the work load for each subject will, inevitably, be more demanding. The A level programme has much more opportunity for independent study and this is something you must take advantage of in order to gain the most out of your time with us. Our study zones are a fantastic space for you to spend your independent study time and enhance your subject knowledge. The next two years are a pivotal part of your academic journey and you must spend time considering all your options carefully. We have over 25 subjects available for you to study and it is imperative that you take the time to read our A Level Options Brochure and research each course to ensure it is the right course for you. We are, of course, always here to answer any questions you may have and to support you in this process.

Your Wellbeing Matters

Our support does not stop with our students. Every person who joins our community is joining the Fulston Family and this extends to our parents and carers too. If you find yourself in need of support, we have plenty of resources available on our website. These range from wellbeing and mental health information to cost of living and bereavement guidance. Parents and carers can also contact our sixth form team for additional support. We really are a (Fulston) family.

The Fulston Family is a community of students, staff, parents and carers and our Wellbeing Team is on hand to support everybody. We have a team of trained specialists who can help in a variety of ways. Our dedicated Sixth Form Pastoral Team will be your first point of contact during your time with us. They support our students in their academic progress as well as monitoring and supporting their wellbeing. You will also have a tutor who will see every morning. They play a pivotal role in the well-rounded package of support that we offer everyone at Fulston Manor Sixth Form.

Careers at Fulston Manor

A young persons career incorporates the progress they make both at school and in the world of work. Here at Fulston Manor Sixth Form we have an outstanding careers education programme and activities to help students choose pathways that are right for them, and to be able to manage their careers and employment sustainability throughout their lives. We provide a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 12 and 13. We work in partnership with CxK Ltd, the University of Kent, KAMCOP, East Kent Business Partnership and many other outside providers. At Fulston we use Unifrog, an amazing online careers platform that students can use to complete a range of personality and skills surveys, find out about a huge range of career pathways in every job sector, and record their career journey. Over time the activities and interactions they record will build a career profile that can be used to create CVs and applications. We recognise the importance of careers guidance being impartial and independent to ensure that young people make well-informed decisions about their future careers. As such, we have a dedicated team of careers professionals who work with all of our students throughout their time with us to ensure the best possible careers education and opportunities when they leave us at the end of Year 13.

How to Apply for a Place at Fulston Manor Sixth Form

Fulston Manor Sixth Form has an outstanding reputation for academic success and first-class pastoral support. If you too would like to join our Fulston Family you must apply for a place via the Kent Choices website. You can access this by scanning the QR code on this page or visiting www.kentprospectus.co.uk. If you require any more information about our Sixth Form or any of the subjects that we have on offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help, support and guide you in the next step of your education journey and beyond.

scan to apply for a place via Kent Choices.

Sixth Form Team: 01795 412623 | sixthform@fulstonmanor.kent.sch.uk | www.fulstonmanor.kent.sch.uk

Fulston Manor School a Fulston Manor Academies Trust school


Brenchley Road, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME10 4EG | www.fulstonmanor.kent.sch.uk | mail@fulstonmanor.kent.sch.uk | 01795 475228

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