As Head of Year it gives me real pleasure in outlining the key experiences and events that students go through during this important academic year. Important documents and links are contained in the menu bar to the right.
Do not hesitate to contact me at the school if you have any questions about Year 13.
Year 13, often known as the ‘Upper Sixth’ marks the start of students’ conclusive year of their Key Stage Five experience.
UCAS applications are a key focus for Year 13 throughout the first term here at Coopers. All UCAS applications have a tailored programme to support and ensure consistent quality. Students’ first port of call for their Personal Statement is their Form Tutor, followed by a subject specialist. It will be your son/daughter’s Form Tutor that also writes their Academic Reference. All students will receive a one to one meeting with either Mr Bell or myself to review their whole UCAS form before it is submitted. If your son/daughter is interested in applying to Oxbridge Mrs Read offers specialist guidance in this area. We aim for all UCAS applications to be sent by the end of October.
Job seekers work throughout the year with Mrs King, our Head of Careers. When they enter Year 13 they need to have a cover letter and C.V available for use. Assessment Days and interview opportunities are presented to the students throughout the year via their school email so it is vital that students check this regularly.
In addition to academic study, students will take part in a wide-ranging enrichment programme, benefiting from activities as diverse as fishing and photography. Our enrichment programme is designed to develop students beyond their academic experiences.
We celebrate all of our hard work at the conclusion of May when we host the Year 13 last day celebrations and, after the exams, the Year 13 prom. Both events are very enjoyable occasions and a real chance to celebrate our Sixth Form students’ development through their A Levels journey with us.
Mrs J Mashall
Head of Year 13