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Bolton Sixth Form College, BL1 6JT

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PERSONAL DETAILS My Name My Senior Tutor My Tutor Room KEY COLLEGE STAFF

Steve Wetton College Principal Town Centre

Andy Hulme Vice Principal Curriculum Head of Centre Town Centre Campus

Bob Hindle Assistant Principal Teaching & Learning

Farnworth

Lesley Hart Vice Principal Finance & Resources

Stuart Merrills Assistant Principal Curriculum & Quality

Giles Bennett Vice Principal Student Services Head of Centre Farnworth Campus

Sandra McManus Assistant Principal Student Services Safeguarding Officer


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CONTENTS Page No COLLEGE INFORMATION Key College Staff Welcome from the Principal Term Dates Timetable SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS Introduction Study and Learning Support Careers Guidance & Advice and Higher Education Work Experience and Community Service Library & Learning Resource Centres IT Facilities IT Acceptable Use Policy Student Forum Money Matters (EMA, Absence and Examinations) Charges & Fees Policy Student Code of Conduct Student Discipline Policy Attendance Policy Students Requesting Term Time Holidays Policy OTHER INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES Communication Enrichment Activities Safeguarding Visitors to College Health & Safety Equal Opportunities Religious Festivals Worship Rooms Academic Progress & Reviews Complaints Procedure Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking Policies Data Protection Policy

1 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8–9 9 10 11 11 – 12 13 – 15 16 16 – 18

19 – 20 – 21 – 22 23 -

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WELCOME TO BOLTON SIXTH FORM COLLEGE A warm welcome to Bolton Sixth Form College and I hope you will have an enjoyable and successful year. We are proud of our record in helping students to achieve success and of our creation of a friendly supportive atmosphere within the College. We encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and provide an opportunity for personal development through academic and recreational activity. This handbook will be of use to you throughout the academic year. We have tried to make it as useful as possible by providing all the general information you will need. The handbook also contains a diary which you can use to note down important dates and work deadlines as well as a range of useful study skills information. Please read it carefully and refer to it regularly.

Mr S Wetton Principal


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TERM DATES AUTUMN TERM Term Begins Monday 6th September 2010 (lower 6th students) Wednesday 8th September 2010 (upper 6th students) Half term Monday 25th – Friday 29th October 2010 (inclusive) Term ends Thursday 16th December 2010

SPRING TERM Bank Holiday Monday 3rd January 2011 Term begins Tuesday 4th January 2011 Half term Monday 21st – Friday 25th February 2011 (inclusive) Term ends Friday 15th April 2011

SUMMER TERM Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2011 Term begins Tuesday 3rd May 2011 Half term th Monday 30 May – Friday 3rd June 2011 (inclusive) Term ends Friday 8th July 2011 (teaching finishes) Thursday 14th July 2011 (staff)

OTHER KEY DATES New students parents’ welcome evening – Tue 5 th October 2010 Staff training days – Fri 22nd October & Fri 17th December 2010 Parents’ evenings – Thur 9th December 2010, Tue 15th March 2011 and Wed 13th April 2011 Results of January module examinations – Thur 10 th March 2011 AS/A level results day – Thursday 18th August 2011


15:00

14:45

13:15

Wednesday

30 mins CUS 6

30 mins CUS 5

30 mins CUS 4

30 mins CUS 3

45 minutes

Break

16:00

E n r i c h m e n t

13:45

15:00 Sport Meeting

15 minutes Break

14:45

45 mins J 30 mins CUS 7

Thursday

16:00

15:00

15 minutes Break

13:45

30 mins CUS 8

14:45

45 mins K

Friday

E n r i c h m e n t

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Break

13:45

30 mins CUS 2

Tuesday

E n r i c h m e n t

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Period 5

Period 6

Period 7

13:45 – 14:15

14:15 – 14:45

14:45 – 15:15

Period 8

Period 4

13:15 – 13:45

15:15 – 16:00

Period 3

Period 2

12:30 – 13:15

11:00 – 12:30

15:15

45 mins G

13:45

30 mins CUS 1

16:00

15 minutes

14:45

45 mins H

M e e t i n g

E n r i c h m e n t

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(meetings later as required)

(or 13:00 if TG)

Period 1

10:45 – 11:00

8:45 – 10:45

Monday

E n r i c h m e n t

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M e e t i n g


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SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

Introduction The pastoral system of the College is designed to help and support you while you are a student with us. Each of you has a dedicated Senior Tutor who you will meet with in both group sessions and in one-to-one reviews. Your Senior Tutor is your key point of contact at the College. They can help you in a number of ways including settling you into College life, helping you check you are on the right courses, offering support for any personal issues that may arise. Your Senior Tutor can work with you to organise your time more effectively or highlight key enrichment opportunities to you. They are also there to guide you in applying for university or employment. If you have a problem or a question to ask your Senior Tutor, they will be glad to help you. There is a trained counsellor at College, who you can approach about any problem and be assured of confidentiality. There is also an on-line booking facility. In addition, some students will also have the opportunity to work with the College’s Learning Mentors, who are there to offer further support and guidance. STUDY AND LEARNING SUPPORT Curriculum support sessions are available from subject specialists. They are designed to meet the individual subject needs of students and may be used for a variety of purposes including help with homework and assignments and developing essay writing skills. Your subject teacher may refer you to a curriculum support session. If you have any difficulties ask your subject teacher or contact the Learning Resource Centre where you can self refer for help. The College also offers a ‘Homework Club’ which students can access after College as sometimes students need a quiet space to work in and stay on top of their work. You can access this four evenings a week. Ask at the Learning Resource Centre for details. Learning Support It is the mission of Bolton Sixth Form College to provide learning support to students who need short term or long term help to succeed on their course. Students’ support needs are identified from the information obtained during the admissions, enrolment and induction process. Students’ literacy and numeracy support needs will be met in a number of ways. The College has a range of specialist staff, some of whom work directly in classes, who will work with you to meet a series of targets as well as the help and support provided by department staff. Learning support staff can also help if you have a learning, sensory or physical disability. They can provide support sessions, advice, arrange assessments, access specialised equipment (such as laptop computers) and organise any special arrangements required for taking exams. Skills for Life The College offers students the opportunity to develop their ICT, numeracy and literacy skills to a level that suits their needs and their ambitions when they eventually leave College. You will be given help to: • • • •

Focus on your learning and help you achieve better results. Develop the skills necessary for employment and/or study in higher education. Problem solve using ICT, numeracy and reasoning skills. Build your confidence in dealing with people, especially as your oral and written communication skills improve.


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