Entry Requirements to Parkstone Sixth Form
Students are required to have achieved six GCSEs (including Mathematics and English Language) at grades C / 5 or above. Different subjects have more specific requirements – see our Prospectus and Supplementary Booklet for further information.
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· Ancient History (at Poole GS)
· Art & Design (Fine Art)
· Art & Design (Graphics – at Poole GS)
· Computer Science (at Poole GS)
· English Language
· English Literature
· Geology (at Poole GS)
· German (shared with Poole GS)
· Government & Politics
· Further Mathematics
· Media Studies
· Music (shared with Poole GS)
· Physical Education
· Religion & Philosophy
· Spanish (shared with Poole GS)
· Theatre Studies
Note: Subjects will only be offered if demand is sufficient.
If there is sufficient demand for any other subject that we do not offer then we will investigate the possibility of adding it to the curriculum.
In addition to their A Level programme all students can also take:
• Curriculum Enrichment
• Lecture programme
• PE – Enrichment Programme
• Extended Project Qualification
• Personal & Social Education
All students are attached to a tutor group with a personal tutor who will help with any daily issues, provide structured time for self-reflection and guide you through the various administration processes within the Sixth Form.
You have two Heads of Year: Mrs Beardsley and Mrs Izard who are supported by Mrs Best, the Assistant Head of Sixth Form and Mr Hallsworth, Deputy Headteacher, who has overall responsibility for the Sixth Form.
As a Sixth Former you have access to the brand new Sixth Form teaching block. In this block you will be able to make use of the Sixth Form Resource Centre and meet with the Sixth Form team and the Careers Advisor, Mrs Wilkinson.
Alongside these new facilities you also have access to the library, ICT suites and wireless connectivity if you would like to use your own devices in your study periods.
Along with the privileges of being a Sixth Former, there are certain responsibilities: at all times you are expected to maintain high standards of behaviour, both in and outside the school community, adhere to the Sixth Form dress code and to be a role model for younger students. In addition, you must arrive on time for school and for registration, produce assignments as requested and adopt a responsible attitude towards attendance.
Parents are asked to telephone the school and then write to the tutor explaining any absences. These rules are to aid the smooth running of the school and have been drawn up in consultation with students.
There are a wide range of clubs and societies available to members of the school. These include the Young Enterprise group, Computer Club, Science Society, Amnesty International, and Politics Forum. Many of these are run by the Sixth Form for younger pupils. The impressive musicals and plays performed by both Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools bring together a wealth of dramatic and musical talent. Individual music lessons may be arranged in school and examinations for the Royal College of Music qualifications may be taken. There are many thriving music groups including the orchestra, training band, concert band and chamber choir.
The students are very proud of their annual charity week and special Christmas Party for local senior citizens.
Sixth Form students are involved in Sixth Form Student Voice and Executive Board. This plays an important part in the running of the school. The Student Voice work reflects the ability of the girls to initiate, communicate and take responsibility. We also provide a diverse Enrichment programme which enables the development of varied skills and knowledge which cannot be obtained “within the classroom”.
Should include a combination of:
- Blouse/ top that covers shoulders / smart T-shirt / polo-shirt
- Trousers, dress or skirt (no tight fitting items)
- Jumper or cardigan (optional)
- Jacket or blazer (optional)
- Leather (or leather style) shoes or boots, laced canvas shoes – all without excess heels or platform soles
- Outside coat
- Plain or patterned tights (no bright colours)
Items that are NOT appropriate:
- Inappropriately revealing items such as low cut tops or mini skirts
- Bare midriffs and off the shoulder tops
- Blue denim of any description
- Combat trousers or camouflage wear
- Visible bra/bra straps
- Dresses, shirts or trousers with holes or tears
- Tracksuit tops or bottoms
- Leather or similar trousers
- Leather or similar skirts
- Jogging bottoms
- Beach wear
- Tops displaying large logos, lettering or slogans
- Leggings, jeggings, Lycra trousers of any skin tight type trousers
- Vest tops, shoe string tops, strapless tops
- Bovver style boots – with heavy studs / buckles / thick platforms
- Flip flops, open-toed shoes or shoes without a strap to support the heel
- Excessive jewellery
- Earrings are permitted but there should be no other visible piercings. Student may wear a pair of earrings in their ear lobes and in the top of their ears. There should be no other visible piercings.
- Hair should be neat and tidy. Extreme styles and colours are not allowed, i.e. dreadlocks or shaved styles.
- No visible tattoos are allowed
- No hats or caps are to be worn around school
- No earphones or headphones are to be worn around the school