Post 16 Education (Sixth Form)

TCS6 LogoThank you for considering Teignmouth Community School for your sixth form studies. We have a new purpose built Sixth Form Centre which has enhanced the facilities for private, group and on-line studies as well as providing areas in which we can provide advice, support and guidance. There is a wide range of courses available at levels 2 and 3 as we aim to provide appropriate courses which allow our students to achieve and enjoy their studies. We believe that every individual can excel and achieve if they are on the right courses, if they have the best support and personalised high quality teaching.

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We also offer a range of opportunities for young people to broaden their horizons, to challenge themselves and to contribute to the school and wider community. Students have a tutor who oversees their academic progress and supports them pastorally. Regular monitoring of progress, attendance and effort together with regular reporting to parents help us to maximise the achievement of students.

I hope you find this Guide informative and useful. If you have any questions or would like to visit us prior to making your application, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Gill Endacott

Vice Principal & Director of Sixth Form
gill.endacott@teignmouth.devon.sch.uk

Why Choose TCS 6?
The decision about whether to continue with post-16 education and where to study is a very serious decision indeed. At Teignmouth Community School we are aware that the choices made at this crucial stage can open the right doors, create opportunities and build the confidence and skills to succeed and achieve later in life

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Most of our students continue with us from the school but we also welcome students from other schools and colleges. Whether you are a parent or student, we hope this Guide will help you make the right decision and give a true flavour of the breadth of opportunity offered by TCS Sixth Form.

We aim to help students achieve success as well as acquire the personal and professional skills that they will need in higher education, work and for the rest of their lives. We are very proud of the academic results achieved by our students over recent years and they are evidence of the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers and parents. Each year a significant number of our students progress into a range of higher education providers, including the most prestigious universities. Our level 2 vocational courses prepare students for work or further study and will usually include work experience.

As well as being successful in their chosen courses, we encourage students to participate in a broad range of extra-curricular experiences, within the school, the wider community and also internationally. We are proud that so many of our students volunteer their time and take such an active role in fundraising.

The Sixth Form team is led by Gill Endacott Vice Principal and Director of Sixth Form, and Melanie Deeks, the Deputy Director of Sixth Form. Our experienced tutors compliment our excellent team of post-16 teachers. Each student’s progress and well-being is followed closely and we pride ourselves with offering a supportive and encouraging environment in which students can learn and develop.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit or meeting please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit or meeting please do not hesitate to contact us as follows:

  • 01626 774091
  • melanie.deeks@teignmouth.devon.sch.uk
  • gill.endacott@teignmouth.devon.sch.uk

What will I be studying?

Students who choose TCS Sixth Form can make a real success of their post-16 study, leading to success in a good job, an apprenticeship or progression to college or university. There are many paths to success but we are confident that with our quality teaching and learning we can help our students succeed.

  • First of all, make sure you are going to enjoy it. Do you like this subject now? Success in public examinations requires a great deal of work and you need to enjoy what you do.
  • Next, think about your future – which courses will help you with what you intend to do after the Sixth Form?
  • Thirdly, the grades you achieve in GCSE will determine the pathway most suited to you to ensure progress and progression.

PATHWAY

COURSES FOLLOWED

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Level 3- A level courses. Students will study 3 A level subjects   together with the EPQ qualification.(Further Maths may replace the EPQ and in special circumstances students may study 4 A level subjects). 7 GCSEs at grades B or above including Maths and English and grade B or above in the subjects they wish to study at advanced level.
Level 3 -A level or Practical/Vocational courses. Students will study 3 level 3 qualifications which may be A level courses or include a practical/vocational course. 7 GCSEs at grades C or above including Maths and English. A grade B or above is required for subjects to be studied at advanced level.
Level 3 Practical/Vocational courses. Students will study the equivalent of 3 courses at level 3. 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English and Mathematics.
Level 2 Courses with work experience. These courses are equivalent to GCSE grade A*-C and are vocational or practical. They can be a preparation for level 3 courses, apprenticeships or work.Mathematics and English will be studied if students have not achieved a GCSE grade C. An interest in the chosen course and GCSE grades D-G.

What will determine whether I am given a place?

All successful applicants will be given an offer conditional on the following criteria:

  • GCSE and BTEC grades.
  • Percentage attendance during year 11 (usually this must be at least 90%).
  • A reference from the previous school will be required for external applicants.

What do students say?

  • “A relaxed but hard-working atmosphere.”
  • “Teachers treat you with respect.”
  • “The work is much harder.”
  • “We have facilities for working and relaxing.”
  • “It’s a good place to make friends.”
  • “Good relationships between teachers and students.”
  • “Treated more like an adult.”
  • “You are taught more in-depth.”
  • “Lots of sporting activities.”

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