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Year 11 
Gordano School
Sixth Form

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Welcome to Gordano Sixth Form Induction Week – an engaging and inspiring week of lessons, workshops and presentations to prepare you for September and to help you make your final subject choices.

Any student wishing to come to Gordano Sixth Form in September needs to complete this induction programme.  Students will have a range of tasks throughout the week and will also be set summer work in each subject. 

We understand that some students will also be holding offers from other Sixth Forms/Colleges. 

We ask that you liaise with us so that we can work around external induction sessions if we are

able to – please email 

NB you will still need to ensure you collect all Summer work from The Bridge website if you still

wish to join us in September.

Your timetable for the week:

We expect students to attend all the sessions in bold italics as mandatory.

These are a mix of subject lessons, Study-Plus sessions and other activities. The sessions highlighted in blue are

only for some students. Please note that students will be sent a personalised timetable shortly after Thursday 16th June which will detail subject choices, times, rooms, teachers and all other relevant information for the week.

SUMMARY: all students are expected on site as follows:

Monday: 0845 to 1425 (note that students taking EPQ or Core Maths must also attend period 6, finishing 1520)

Tuesday: 0845 to 1520 (note that some students will attend Mr Pugh’s World Challenge information session in room H10. These students have been notified)

Wednesday: 0845 to 1520

Thursday: 0900 to 1255 (note that students are very welcome to stay on site for lunch, but there are no lessons for P5 or 6)

Friday: 0845 to 1010 (note that some students may have a meeting with teachers with regard to their subject choices. Students will be notified of this on an individual basis)

If you are new to Gordano:
Welcome!  We appreciate that we have a big campus and that you may not have been able to visit us on site during your application process.
Please come to the Sixth Form office at 8.25 am on your first day and we will make sure you have a guide.  Please do not hesitate to visit the Sixth Form office at any time if you are lost or have a question!


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The Practical Stuff
The Practical Stuff

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Need help? 

The Sixth Form office will be staffed throughout the week. This is your first port of call if you have any questions at all!

Equipment: Please bring a paper and pens with you, as well anything extra you might need for specific subjects.

Toilets - Please use the Sixth Form toilets

Attendance:  For any absence during the week, please call the Attendance Line for lower school 01275 841374
or email

Dress Code: You do not need to wear school uniform.  We ask Sixth Formers to dress appropriately for a school site
(e.g. no crop tops, beach wear, excessive piercing or body art on display!).

Safeguarding: As you will not be in uniform, we will provide you with a lanyard and ID card and you must display this throughout the week. No exceptions will be made.

Refreshments:  Food and drink can be purchased from the canteen or from the Sixth Form Common Room 
(via ParentPay for current students or by cash for students new to Gordano).  Alternatively you can bring your own refreshments. 

Safety:  In the event of a fire drill or site evacuation, students will be guided towards the 3G courts at the back of the old gym. 

The Bridge:  This is the virtual school website and will be the ‘go to place’ for your summer work and all other resources.

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Elective Fayre
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Bridging Work
Bridging Work

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                 this online platform allows you to access a wealth of information regarding careers, produce your own CV, complete a personality test, record activities that relate to careers and much more. 


You can access the system at and sign in

using your school e-mail address. 


KS4 students should look to investigate future opportunities,
complete the personality test and start writing a CV.


Also consider enrolling on a
MOOC (Online learning course)



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