Lessons and learning at Huish are organised around a two-week, fifty-hour timetable. In the sixth form, most days are made up of a combination of taught lessons and study periods. During lessons, students will be introduced to new concepts and ideas, teachers will continually check understanding and give opportunities for students to develop their knowledge and understanding through independent practice. However, learning does not just take place in lessons and we expect every hour spent in a classroom to be matched with an hour of independent study. The Sixth Form has a number of ICT rich study areas to support out students.
Good attendance leads to good outcomes, and we expect all of our Sixth Form students to attend school regularly. Students register twice per day with their tutor and remain on site at all times. However, students are permitted to leave the school site to attend prearranged appointments and events, for example to attend a medical appointment or have a driving lesson.
Huish Episcopi Sixth Form is a working an environment and we ask our students to wear appropriate smart casual dress at all times.
At Huish Episcopi Sixth Form we value and promote leadership at a variety of levels. We encourage students to view leadership as both an opportunity to develop themselves and also a privilege in serving the community of the sixth form itself. Along with this, we also encourage students to fundraise for our yearly charity, which for 2023-24 is Molly Olly’s Wishes, a charity that works to support families who have children with life-threatening illness. We will be holding fundraisers throughout the year in order to raise as much as we can for this fantastic charity.
In YR12 and 13, students are invited to apply to join the sixth form leadership committee. Not only does the committee organise fundraising and social events in the sixth form, they are also involved in the school council making contributions to the wider school community.