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10 Reasons Why

10 Reasons why you study at the Southern Consortium Sixth Form 

By past and present students

1. We support our students to be successful at university:

I just wanted to email and say thank you and let you know some things I've been getting up to. I'm an editor of the LSE sociology blog, and I'm hoping to apply for a Masters next year as I've found some potential funding for it. I've been looking at a journalist related route and have been published in the Guardian this week! I'd love to come back and visit soon, as I really miss sixth form and the staff who have all helped me so much and influenced me. 

2. Students enjoy their learning and their subjects 

I enjoy my subjects, especially Business because it’s fun and interesting.

I enjoy my subjects, especially Geography because I love learning about the intricacies of global inequality. 

I enjoy my subjects, especially Media because it is about the film and television industry which is relevant to my everyday life.

I enjoy my subjects, especially History because it’s very interesting to learn in detail about certain historical periods and to read about the global crises that shaped our world today.

I enjoy my subjects, especially Business because it gives me an idea of how the world of work operates and how I can make my opinion count within my community. 

I enjoy my subjects, especially Health and Social Care because it gives me an insight into the different aspects of health careers that I could go into.

I enjoy my subjects, especially History because the lessons are very engaging, with lots of new interesting content learnt at every lesson.

3. We give students skills and opportunities that they take into their future:

It's crazy for me to think that I left sixth form a year ago now but you pushed me to do my work and get me out of the common room and do something with my life and I am so grateful for it. I loved the Southern Consortium Sixth Form as and it gave me so many opportunities that I am so grateful for, I am now part of the squash society in Lincoln University and am studying media production. I have loved first year and am becoming squash team captain next year and following my dreams as a photographer. 

4. Students gain a lot of extra value by belonging to the Southern Consortium:

I like being part of the Southern Consortium because it gives me a chance to communicate with other students and relate/learn from their teachings.

I like being part of the Southern Consortium because it develops numerous academic skills to help me to apply for jobs, apprenticeships, and universities.

I like being part of the Southern Consortium because the teachers are very helpful and supportive. 

I like being part of the Southern Consortium because the teachers provide help outside of school hours.

I like being part of the Southern Consortium because I keep in touch with friends and also make new ones.

I like being part of the Southern Consortium because the staff are kind and are always ready to help if you have an issue.

5. We belong to a tutor group with a tutor who gives us extra support:

My tutor is helpful because she’s always giving information that will help me in the future.

My tutor is helpful because I can always ask for help and can rely on him giving important notices such as open days to benefit us. 

My tutor is helpful because she provides me with the best advice and always encourages me to do my best.

The best bit of tutor time/assembly is that we are given knowledge on when to apply for stuff that we are interested in to stand out.

The best bit of tutor time is expressing my opinion on the different topics that we discuss.

The best bit of tutor time is that it’s interactive and the form joins together.

6. The aspiration programme at the Southern Consortium is a unique opportunity, personalised to give you the edge: 

As part of my aspiration programme I got to work with Kings College London, on their K+ Literature stream. It gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in my passion with Phd tutors who led academic master classes. It has helped me to learn and practice key study skills which I will have for life.

I really improved my confidence practicing presentations in front of a panel of professionals

Talking to industry specialists have helped to prepare me for my future

Having spoken to an employee of Ernst and Young it has really inspired me to aim for one of the top finance firms once I leave University

7. We have teachers who give their time and expertise to teach us well:

Our teachers always make time for us whenever we need help

We always feel like teachers make us their priority

Our teachers always push us to try our very best and inspire us to do well by being good role models

My performing arts teachers, along with all my teachers, consistently go beyond any of my expectations. They have spent so much time and effort supporting me and my own development. I have experienced professional workshops with Frantic assembly, got to perform at the Barbican as part of their devising project and performed as part of Barking and Dagenham’s inspire festival. 

8. Students get help when things go wrong: 

I had some difficulties and I was helped when I was stuck and had too much to do.

I had some difficulties and I was helped when I received an unimpressive grade in my mocks so I knew how to improve for the real exams.

I had some difficulties and I was helped when I struggled with Business Studies at the start of the year however the teachers continued to believe in me. 

I had some difficulties and I was helped when my maths teachers set up extra lessons during weekends and half terms.

I had some difficulties and I was helped when my psychology teacher offered extra revision sessions. 

9. Students have opportunities to explore their future:

I have been on an open day to London School of Economics. In the future, I intend to study Law or Politics.

I have been on an open day to Metro University. In the future, I intend to study Business Management.

In the future, I intend to study Environmental Studies.

I have been on an open day to LAW University. In the future, I intend to study Law or Finance.

I have been on an open day to Goldsmiths University. In the future, I intend to study Business as I would like to have my own business. 

My UCAS teacher has helped me apply to Big Voice. I enjoyed this because it gave me a lot of information on what career I want to pursue in the future.

My UCAS teacher has helped me apply to open days. I enjoyed this because it has given me an understanding of what university is like. I enjoyed this because it allows me to gain an understanding of certain careers. 

My UCAS teacher has helped me apply for work experience. I enjoyed this because it has helped me practice my skills and gain confidence. 

10. Overall it is great to be a sixth former in the consortium. We achieve high academic success, amongst the top performing sixth form in Barking & Dagenham

I am supported in all aspects of my education including my subjects, my next step after Sixth Form and how I develop as an adult

I am treated as an individual by my teachers, they know how I work best and how I’m best supported 

The variety of choice and lessons we have in the consortium is far reaching than any other sixth forms. Its diversity and lessons consistently engage and challenge me and relationship I have formed both personally and academically has enriched my experience. I feel so proud to be part of a sixth form where I know I am destined for success.