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La Retraithe Sixth Form

Sixth Form Transition

Making the step up to Sixth Form couldn’t be easier than at the La Retraite 6.

It’s going to be different from what you’re used to, both in terms of the responsibility, but also the freedom and independence you get.

This change is why we run a series of activities before we fire the starting pistol on your time with us, helping you to cross the line in first place and pass the baton to the next generation.

On Your Marks…

In June, you will attend an induction day and meet your subject teachers to learn a bit more about your courses.

Our famous Careers Fair, hosted with employers and universities, will also give you access to amazing opportunities, and there will be sessions on extra-curricular activities in the sixth form, like the Scholarship Programme, EPQ and ASDAN CoPE Award. These are all incredible ways of boosting your CVs and university applications!

Thanks to our amazing partnerships, we also have a university running a session on independent learning.

Get Set…

In Sixth Form you’ll be required to do more learning and complete more tasks independently. To help support this, we offer you the chance to do some activities that will mean you’re ready to hit the ground running.

From advising a local business owner to reading the modern authors, and from profiling prime ministers to understanding phobias, your Summer Research Projects will set you up perfectly for the next leg of your education.


Your arrival!

Whether you’ve joined us from the lower school or you’re new to La Retraite, there will be some unfamiliar faces.

First things first, you’ll meet your personal tutor who will go over the basics; timetable, where everything is etc.

Then the fun starts! Our 'It’s a Knock-Out' team-building day is always a firm favourite and a great way for you to meet new people easily. It really is a fun day, but you’ll have to come along to find out for yourself what’s involved.

Before you get started with your new lessons, you’ll take part in the NHS Discover Programme on coping with stress and a partner university will deliver a workshop on resilience.