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South Dartmoor
Community College

Notices, News & Letters

Parents’ Evening: 22nd February 4.30-7.30 pm

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sixth Form for the second Parents’ Evening of the academic year. We hope that the appointments with our teaching staff will provide a productive insight into your son’s/daughter’s progress. We do our best to keep to appointment times and students have been asked to book ‘double appointments’ where staff anticipate that a conversation may take longer than the allotted five minutes. If you feel there are matters outstanding at the end of an appointment, please do make arrangements for further discussions with staff at a later date so that we meet your needs and provide prompt service for all parents and students on the evening.

There will be a signing in sheet when you arrive, progress records for students to collect and complete during their meetings. Refreshments will be available in the common room.

Facebook and Twitter Communications

If you use Facebook and/or Twitter, please ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the South Dartmoor Sixth Form pages. As well as posting good news stories, we are also using these platforms to share notices and information with students that parents may also find it helpful to access.

Year 12 Work Experience

Thank you to all students and parents of year 12 who have returned consent forms for work experience. There are still some forms outstanding and we must have these to proceed with organising placements for students. Work experience is a compulsory element of post 16 education and the college has an obligation to engage all 16-19 year olds in a quality work experience that is aligned with their career aspirations or program of study. We have set a designated week for the work experience (16th – 20th July) but there are some providers who may offer alternative dates. As long as these are outside of the public examination period in May/June, it is fine for students to undertake work experience on different dates and then use the ‘work experience week’ to study at home. Bev Killingbeck, our Senior Careers Administrator and Julie Randell, who is Head of Careers, are available to help students identify and apply for placements. Please contact Bev by email if you have any queries (


Upcoming Dates

February 2018

Fri 9

Year 12 Higher Education/Futures Day

Monday 12 – Fri 16


Thu 22

Year 12 and Year 13 Parents Evening



March 2018

Weds-Thu 14-15

South West Skills Show: Plymouth Pavilions

Tue-Wed 20-21

UCAS Convention. Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Thu 29



April 2018

Mon 16


Mon 23 - 27

Sixth Form Student Voice Focus Week


May 2018

Mon 7

Bank Holiday Monday

Fri 25

Year 13 Last day and Leavers Party

Mon 28 – Fri 1




June 2018

Mon 4 June

Year 13 Study Leave starts

Thu 14

Year 12 A Parent’s Guide to Higher Education Evening 6-7pm Common Room


July 2018

Mon 2 – Tue 3

Sixth Form Induction Days

Fri 13

LAST DAY OF TEACHING for Sixth Form and Year 12 deadline to submit first draft of personal statement to tutor.

Mon 16 – Fri 20

Work Experience Week for Sixth Form


August 2018

Thu 16

GCE Results available from Place House from 9 am

GCE AS results available from Place House from 12 pm

Sixth Form Re-Enrolment

Thu 23

GCSE Results available from Place House from 9 am

Sixth Form Enrolment – Internal Applicants

Fri 24

Sixth Form Enrolment – External Applicants