Welcome to Temple Moor High School’s Post 16 Virtual Open Day
Dear Student and Parent/Carer
Thank you for taking the time to read through our Sixth Form Prospectus. You will note that there is a lot of information to be absorbed, and then analysed, in order for you to make the right decision about your continued studies. This is because we want you to get as full a picture as possible of what it will be like, for you, to study here at Temple Moor and so you are fully informed before embarking on the exciting challenge of Post 16 advanced studies.
This is an exciting time to join Temple Moor Sixth Form as we are looking to strengthen, further, not only the quality of teaching and learning in the Sixth Form, but also our partnership with other 6th Forms centres to ensure we can provide the very best to all our students. We believe that we can provide you with all the support, guidance and inspiration you will need to become a success in your advanced studies. We will work hard, with you, to achieve the academic outcomes necessary before you enter the next stage in your education, or the first steps into your future careers, with confidence.
You will soon appreciate that Post 16 learning is different from your Key Stage 4 experience; the emphasis on you to become increasingly more independent in your learning will quickly become apparent. We will support this change, in your approach to learning, by encouraging you to speak to teachers more regularly about your ongoing work. We also suggest speaking to your Pastoral Leader, Mrs Pearson, routinely to make sure we can arrange any further assistance, or support, to your studies before any potential issues arise.
We are committed, at Temple Moor, to pursuing excellence in everything we do. However, if we fall short, on any rare occasions, we welcome feedback on how we can be better still and, subsequently, we are strong believers in Sixth Form students becoming active participants in ‘Student Voice’. Giving you the perfect platform in supporting the school’s leadership to improve your overall learning experience in partnership, together. Therefore, I would recommend you get involved in such activities alongside getting involved with some of the multitude of other activities and events that take place for our Post 16 students. These include: social and charity events; sports and shows and working in the local community amongst many, many others.
We want you to be happy, successful and confident adults ready for the next stage in your lives but, we believe it is a partnership, requiring a high level of commitment, between school and you that will ensure that your experience here is positive and successfully. So, with that in mind please take time to review the contents of this prospectus and then ask lots of questions of the teachers and leaders, here at school, so you can make sure you can get the very best out of your time with us.
I look forward to meeting you in due course, I look forward to you joining us here at Temple Moor but mostly I look forward to seeing you grow as a person and reaching your full potential.
Click the button below to view on P16 Prospectus and Course Information Booklet for this year. The document is downloadable by clicking here
We hope you enjoy the ‘virtual tour’ of our amazing school.
You will notice a series of icons appearing on each area of the tour. Please click on these to open up videos and additional information which we hope you will find helpful.
Welcome from Mrs Cuddy: Phase Leader, Key Stage 5
Welcome from Mrs Pearson: Pastoral Leader, Key Stage 5
Course Information & Videos
Here you can find the written details for each course, plus a video or audio file telling you more about what you can expect if you study at Temple Moor Sixth Form
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the entry requirements for sixth form?
In order to gain a place in Sixth Form you would need to achieve 5 GCSE’s at a 4 and above. This is the minimum requirement and there are additional subject requirements which can be found in the prospectus.
How many subjects do I study at Level 3?
You will choose 3 subjects to study across the 2 years, all 3 subjects must be studied for the full 2 years.
Can I change my course choice?
If you wish to change course at the beginning of year 12 then you must speak with the Sixth Form Team who will discuss your options with you, although movement is not guaranteed we will do what we can to support you. There will be a cut off date for movement, which you will be informed of at the start of term.
Is the behaviour system the same as in main school?
No, far from it. In Sixth from we would like to treat you as an adult, so we have a professional code of conduct that we ask you to adhere to. Our expectations are high within sixth form and throughout your time with us we will help and encourage you to display behaviours that you would require in your next steps, be that University, Apprenticeship or employment.
What are the expectations for attendance?
Part of our role within the sixth form is to get you ‘work place ready’, and as such we expect what employers would expect in terms of attendance. This means that you would attend all of your timetabled sessions. If you are ill, then you would be expected to contact the Sixth Form Team to advise us of your illness and when you are likely to be returning to your studies.
Can I take holidays in term time?
No, we do not allow holidays within term time as this directly affects attendance and this can have an affect on your desired next steps. Places on apprenticeships are highly competitive and attendance is one aspect that can impact on your application success. There are also many employers who have specific attendance requirements (all of which are high), so in not allowing holidays we are helping to support you move forward.
How do the results at Temple Moor compare to other schools and colleges?
Due to the cancellation of the examinations in 2020 due to COVID-19, the government are not issuing the 2020 performance data on individual schools or the performance of schools nationally.
Previous to this our validated data shows that are results are highly competitive with other schools and college around Leeds and Nationally. We add value to the students who study with us and allow them to progress onto their desired next steps.
Can I leave site when I don’t have a lesson?
Yes, this is one of the benefits of sixth form, you begin to make choices about how your use your time. You are able to leave site, the only requirement is that you sign in and our as appropriate for safeguarding.