Typical Sixth Form Day

Timetabled sessions run from 8.45am and end at 3.10pm. 

Every will start with a session with your tutor focused on becoming a successful Sixth Form student and eventually preparing you for life beyond The Castle Rock Sixth Form. 

For each of your 3 A Level subjects, you will have 5 lessons a week. 

You will have 1 lesson timetabled per week of supervised study where you will be asked to work at a specific location with a member of staff. These sessions are silent study. This is to embed the academic ethos of The Castle Rock Sixth Form and to ensure that all students develop discipline around their approach to studies from the outset. 

All students will have the Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies (IFS) added to their timetable for 1 lesson per week. This examination will be sat at the end of Year 12 and carries UCAS points. This qualification is equivalent to an AS Level grade. Students can then choose to add a further enrichment activity to their timetable. This will be reviewed against the progress made in their qualifications throughout the year.   

It is important to note that studying for A Level requires a significant commitment outside of timetabled lessons. There is extensive provision around the Sixth Form where you will be able to revise notes from the previous lesson, complete homework tasks and prepare for the lessons ahead. We believe that academic dialogues with subject teachers established at The Castle Rock Sixth Form has been key to success for so many and so will encourage students to use this time to access support from subject specialists. Students should be conducting wider reading through our Super Curriculum and additional short courses to enhance their understanding and love of learning. 

We know from experience that students who work the hardest achieve the best grades at A Level. It is essential that each student commits fully to their academic studies and makes the most of the time, resources and subject specialism available during the school day. 


Example Timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 - 9:10 Tutor Time Tutor Time Tutor Time Tutor Time Tutor Time
9:10 - 10:10 Biology Private Study Chemistry Psychology Biology
10:10 - 11:10 Biology Biology Private Study Psychology Biology
11:30 - 12:30 Chemistry Chemistry Psychology Private Study Private Study
12:30 - 1:30 Private Study Chemistry Psychology Chemistry Enrichment
2:00 - 3:10 IFS Private Study Supervised Study Private Study Psychology

Our Personal Development Curriculum (PDC) will run on a rolling basis for example:
Week 1 - Monday Period 1, Week 2 - Monday Period 2, Week 3 - Monday Period 3. These lessons are compulsory and part of our programme of study.