Sixth Form Learning Contract

As a member of the Sixth Form at Whickham School, students are expected to uphold the guidelines outlined below:

The student will always endeavor to:

  • Attend school regularly and punctually and inform the school office of absence on the first day.
  • Behave in a mature and socially acceptable manner at all times.
  • Adhere to school policy including the code of dress.
  • Take full advantage of extra-curricular activities.
  • Organise part-time employment and leisure in such a way as to ensure adequate time for homework and additional research work.
  • Fulfill the requirements of the course.
  • Attend all re-sit Maths and English lessons if applicable.

In return the school will always endeavor to provide:

  • Guidance which is personal and relevant throughout the student’s career.
  • Information on bursaries, careers, open days and student concessions.
  • Effective assessment and reviewing to ensure the most successful course is being pursued.
  • An appropriate learning environment including adequate library, study and computer facilities.
  • Opportunities for personal development beyond the normal curriculum of the school.
  • Regular consultation with teachers, parents and outside bodies.

You can download and sign a copy of the Learner Contract here

The “Whickham 6”

Our 6 characteristics of a successful learner . . . .

  1. Be here: ensure you attend sixth form and attend on time.
  2. Be prepared: always arrive to Sixth Form equipped with the resources and mindset to learn.
  3. Be well: keep yourself physically and mentally well and seek support if you feel unwell.
  4. Be engaged: engage in lessons and in the extra opportunities on offer at Whickham sixth form.
  5. Be inspired: make sure you always push yourself to be the best you can be.
  6. Be inspiring: you are a role model to younger students. Take opportunities to help them develop into successful young adults.