The step up from GCSEs and other Level 2 courses to A Levels and other Level 3 courses is often thought to be more challenging than the transition to university. The aim of Study Support is to enable students to take this step confidently and effectively. We have a dedicated Study Support area that is equipped with desktops, laptops and ipads. We also hold text books for the different subject areas, and past papers with exemplar responses, and resources to help you see how those responses have been constructed.
STUDENTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
As a community we welcome students with additional needs, and we put a range of measures in place to support each student depending on what the need is and what is wanted. Although the primary voice will be that of the student, we welcome parent expertise and input in understanding how best to support students with additional needs, and we will seek to work in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for the student.
We have a broad wealth of experience of working to meet a range of additional needs and treat every student as an individual. This can vary from a personalised curriculum to support in lessons, out of lessons and with exams. If students need a quieter environment at break times, this is available. We will work with you to develop a programme for transition into the Sixth Form and in taking your next step when you have completed your studies. We will also support you with accessing services and funding.
At South Dartmoor Sixth Form we believe that the whole person is important, not just their academic progress. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with our students through the Progress Mentor provision and the warm learning community that we value so highly.
Every student has a dedicated Progress Mentor who coordinates their pastoral support and checks on their progress and happiness. Progress Mentors for Year 12 and 13 support the entire UCAS application process. In addition, the Sixth Form Team are always happy to support students' next steps into employment by providing written references.
The Sixth Form also has a bursary up to the value of £1,200 a year available to some students to support with items such as books, trips and transport and meals.