Sixth Form Study Expectations

A level study is tough! 
To get the most out of your contact with teachers, you need to strive to meet our expectations

Ready to Learn

Before the lesson (be prepared)

  • be ready: re-read the notes from last lesson
  • complete required research or reading (including work that won’t be handed in or marked)

In the lesson (be ready to learn)

  • be punctual and equipped: paper, pen, drawing or  mathematical equipment, if necessary, and file 
  • bring handouts/notes from previous lesson and textbook
  • act in a way that allows both you and others to learn 

After the lesson (consolidate your learning)

  • re-read (or if necessary re-write) notes
  • read key texts and summarise key points
  • practise tasks and questions
  • collect your own examples, texts from the media, wider reading or websites and keep copies in your file

Every Second Counts

Work smarter, not harder

  • be in lessons and be on time
  • keep your work organised using a file, dividers and pockets 

40hrs per week of study-related activity including:

  • 25 hours: lessons and private study 
  • 3 hours: tutor time, assembly and breaks
  • 2 hours per day for 6 days: individual study time

If you do miss a lesson…

  • it is your responsibility to find out and catch up

Beyond the classroom (at home, in the Study Centre H22 or the library)

  • plan your study time to meet deadlines
  • avoid distracting and distractions (silent study)        

Be prepared

  • for your student tutorial discussion to maximize its usefulness

Deadlines are Deadlines

They are there to help…

  • you schedule your work 
  • your teacher to mark it and give constructive feedback 

Work should be handed in

  • at the requested time – not by lunchtime or emailed at the end of the day


  • needs to be acted on – every time

If you need an extension…    

  • ask well in advance of the deadline

If you don’t meet a deadline, 

  • don’t assume that the work will be marked!