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South Dartmoor
Community College

Notices, News & Letters

Dear Student, Parent/Carer,

I am updating the website to inform you that we have had to make the decision to temporarily close the 6th Form as a direct result of the impact of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, from Wednesday 18/3/20

As a Sixth Form and as a school we have not taken this decision lightly to temporarily close the 6th Form as a direct result of the impact of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, from tomorrow 18/3/20.

We have been preparing for such an eventuality for sometime and we will endeavour to ensure that our students are as fully supported as possible.

We have prepared comprehensive resources to allow our students to maintain their studies in the eventuality of a school closure, we will be primarily using Show My Home Work, supported by sharing platforms such as Teams, One Note and Sharepoint. Teachers have been directed to ensure 6th Form students have the equivalent amount of work set as they would have taught lessons a week. Thus will equate to 4 hours per subject, per week, plus up to 4 hours of Home Learning - assessment, research, project activities.

We are very aware that students are concerned about how this will impact on their future plans, including University and Apprenticeships.  We will ensure that we communicate the situation our 6th form students face with the Exam Boards and the intended destinations, to ensure they are not disadvantaged. 

I hope that provides you with some clarity on the support we will be offering our students during the temporary closure of the 6th Form.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me on

Many thanks 

Jared Baldwin - Head of Sixth Form


Sixth Form Open Evening a Thursday 10th  2019

Thinking of coming to our brilliant South Dartmoor Sixth Form from September 2020? Don't just take our word for it. Come to our Open Evening  - Thursday 10th October then choose your subjects for our Taster Day  on Friday 18th October and try out our student sessions for yourself.

You can choose from a huge range of options to help you decide your four A level or 1 vocational choice of subject.

If interested, email Admissions to book your place:


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

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 (11th - 15th February 2019) 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. Our Work Experience Co-ordinator Julie Randell, who is Head of Careers, are available to help students identify and apply for placements. Please contact Julie by email if you have any queries Contact us.


July 2019

Mon 1 – Tue 2

Sixth Form Induction Days

Wed 10 Year 12 Progression Evening 18.00-17.30

Wed 17

Sixth Form Futures Day - Year 12 Mock results

Fri 19

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


August 2019

Thu 15

GCE Results available from Place House from 9 am

GCE AS results available from Place House from 12 pm

Sixth Form Re-Enrolment

Thu 22

GCSE Results available from Place House from 9 am

Sixth Form Enrolment – Internal Applicants fom 11.00am

Fri 23

Sixth Form Enrolment – Internal and External Applicants from 10.30am


September 2019

Mon 2


First day of term, Whole School Inset training and Sixth Form Inset Day 

Tue 3 


Whole School Inset training and Sixth Form Inset Day - Sixth Form administration and timetabling 

Wed 4


Drop in Induction Day - 2019 - Year 12 - Sixth Form administration and timetabling 

Thu 5


Year 13 Summer Mock Exam resits - Morning - Sixth Form administration and timetabling 
Mon 9


First day of 6th Form Teaching



October 2019


Thursday 10


Sixth Form Open Evening - Subject fair in the Sports Hall, introduction talks in the Hall - times to be confirmed

Friday 18

Sixth Form Taster Day - A chance to experience a day as a Sixth Form student, try 5 subjects offered as options for 2020. 

December 2019

Monday 16

6th Form Christmas Fair - Break and Lunch time


Wednesday 18

UCAS - internal submission deadline


Friday 20

Last day of Term - 6th Form Christmas Films and hot chocolate PM




Monday 6th January 2020

SDCC Staff inset day


Tuesday 7th January 

First day of term