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Welcome

I am delighted that you are considering studying with us at Havering Sixth Form College.

If you are aiming for the best and want to achieve as much as you possibly can, then I believe this is the College for you. We will work hard to ensure that you have both a happy and a successful time with us. We know that we can offer you an excellent education.

Havering Sixth Form College acts as a 'half way house' between school and university, or between school and the world of work. Within two years you should become an independent, critical thinker and a confident learner who has accepted responsibility for your own learning.

At the College you will be assigned a coach who you will meet with weekly. One of the main ways of making a success of your time at College is to form a strong relationship with your coach and all your teachers, this, however, calls for commitment from you to attend and engage with all timetabled sessions as well as completing at least 15 hours a week of homework and independent study.

To get the qualifications you want, to get into the university or job of your choice, you will need to be actively involved in your learning. This means attending all lessons and completing all homework. It also means accepting that learning can be complex, hard work and challenging. You will need to be comfortable with this struggle and really push yourself to achieve. We pride ourselves on providing very good support and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) before and during your time with us. This will help you face the challenge.

You bring to College not only all your previous experiences of learning, but also certain attitudes to learning; some of these may have to change, if they are not helpful to you. We want you to understand the subjects you are studying, and perhaps even come to love them, as we do. Success depends on you being interested in your subjects and being prepared to put some serious effort into studying them. Expect new experiences, new responsibilities and new methods of teaching and learning.

We hope that you will take time to explore our website to learn more about the College and that you will take one of the many opportunities to visit us to find out more about us for yourself. I regularly send messages to our students, you can read them here.

Paul Wakeling
Principal