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La Retraithe Sixth Form

Sixth Form Transition

Making the step up to Sixth Form couldn’t be easier than at 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 Careers Fair, hosted with employers and universities present, will also give you access to amazing opportunities, and there will be sessions on extra-curricular activities in the sixth form, like the EPQ.  These are all incredible ways of boosting your CVs and university applications.

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 reading the modern authors, profiling prime ministers and 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 e.g. your timetable and where everything is etc.

Then the fun starts... our team-building day, for example, is always a firm favourite and a great way for you to meet your peers 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.