If you enter the sixth form without having achieved a grade C in GCSE English, you will need to retake this important qualification, which will be required by almost all the career and education paths you may wish to enter post-18.
The Gryphon School provides support and revision classes which are appropriate for Sixth Form students. You will not need to study alongside people doing their GCSE for the first time. The usual time allocation is 4 hours per fortnight: roughly half an option block.
The course taught is AQA English Language. You can follow this course even if your first attempt at GCSE was in the “English” qualification. English Literature is not offered as a re-sit class.
If you studied for a different exam board at a previous school, you may be able to retake the exam for that board, but this will need to be discussed with the Head of English when you register.
Examinations are available only in the June series. Depending on the breakdown of marks in your first attempt, you may also need to complete new Controlled Assessments.
For further information contact Prue.Bendell@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk
It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!
Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9
*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.
Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.
Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/