Starting at a sixth form college can be a daunting experience for a young person. At Rochdale Sixth Form College we want to make that experience as enjoyable as possible. Your son/daughter will be support throughout their time at RSFC by their Student Performance and Development Leader alongside their subject teachers. RSFC staff walk alongside our students to ensure that they develop both personally and academically throughout their two years with us.

Key events throughout the two years are detailed below.

Year 1 – September

Students will enrol at RSFC. Students receive their Minimum Target Grades (MTGs) and meet their Student Performance and Development Leader and Subject Teachers. Enrichment choices will be made in the first week of term.

Year 1 – October/November

Synoptic assessments followed by Student Progress Monitoring – every student will discuss their progress with Subject Teachers and their Student Performance and Development Leader on a one-to-one basis. A progress monitoring report will be sent home to parents/carers.

Year 1 – January/February

Students will sit synoptic assessments which will be followed by a results day and parents’/carers’ evening.

Year 1 – March

Student Progress Monitoring Process will take place for a second time in a series of one-to-one discussions with Subject Teachers and Student Performance and Development Leaders. A progress monitoring report will be sent home to parents/carers.

Year 1 – May/June

Non-linear AS and GCSE examinations begin. Students will continue with their timetabled lessons to start their YR13 courses. Students continue work on their UCAS application forms for next year.

Year 1 – July

Two progression days take place where students will have a multitude of opportunities to assist them in the development of their plan for after they leave RSFC.

Year 2 – August

AS and GCSE examination results are published. Students will also receive university predicted grades for linear qualifications.

Year 2 – September

Term begins, students continue year 13 courses.

Year 2 – November

Synoptic assessments followed by parents’/carers’ evening. Student Progress Monitoring begins again – every student will discuss their progress with Subject Teachers and their Student Performance and Development Leader on a one-to-one basis. A progress monitoring report will be sent home

Year 2 – January

Students will sit synoptic assessments in preparation for final linear examinations.

Year 2 – June/July

Examinations begin in June and continue through to July.

Year 2 – August

Final A-Level examination results are published. University places are confirmed.