‘’For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’’. Jeremiah 29:11
A very warm welcome to the Sixth Form at Oaklands Catholic College! Congratulations for all the hard work and commitment you have shown in order to get to this next exciting stage. It is a great privilege to have you join us on this next stretch of your educational journey.
Your time in the Sixth Form is a special yet surprisingly short time. It is a bridge between the world of compulsory schooling and university study or employment. You will have many unique opportunities and challenges and will leave a different person, but you can be confident that you will be guided and supported throughout your Oaklands Sixth Form journey by highly experienced and committed teachers and support staff.
I like to refer to us the Sixth Form with a soul and this can be read in variety of ways. On one level it is an acknowledgement of our Catholic ethos which is the bedrock of all we do. This is reflected in our commitment to love and serve and this is something you will benefit from on a daily basis. As a smaller Sixth Form we are also a close community and this means each individual is known and cherished. You will see this manifest in many ways, not least of which in the close relationship you will forge with your tutor and the wider Sixth Form team.
Please read through this handbook carefully and refer to it regularly as it contains a wealth of useful information and tips for making the most your time here at Sixth Form.
Finally, I wish you every joy and success in your time with us here at the Sixth Form.
Director of Sixth Form