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Director of 6th form: Ed Duckham
Deputy Director of 6th Form: Natalie Uzzell
Year 12 Tutors: Richard Marsh, Lewis Hamilton, Amy Gibbons, Richard Marshall, Anna Marriot, Liz Neville
Year 13 Tutors: Robin Conway, Claire Pennington, Julia Pritchard
John Mason 6th Form has this year welcomed all year 12 students from Fitzharrys, to form JMF6, as part of the Consortium with the other education establishments in Abingdon. JMF6 shares a common curriculum with our consortium partners, Abingdon and Witney College, Fitzharrys and Larkmead. Subject areas are put into 5 option columns with students choosing one from each. A small number of students also elect to take Further Maths. Students JMF6 also follow a carefully structured Enrichment Programme that includes
The Extended Project Qualification, a highly rated independent study project
The opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, with sessions on Volunteering, Skills and Expedition Training leading to canoe expeditions in the Spring
Complementary Studies sessions that give Careers Information Advice and Guidance through a programme of visiting speakers, and more practical advice
Supervisions with tutors, where students engage in activities such as debating, projects, quizzes
Commitment to a Working Group of the Senior Student Team – such as Finance and HR, Faciltiei, Events•
Sessions helping with independent learning skills such as research methods, analytical skills and presentation skills.
The JMS 6th Form centre is a suite of rooms consisting of a study room with state of the art computers where students can work and make good use of study periods, a recently refurbished common room where they can relax and study, a kitchen, a Seminar Room and a Meetings room.
In the 6th Form students are expected to contribute to the school, or wider community and offer leadership to the student body at large. All students assist in DEAR time sessions across the school once a week. They support younger students in academic work, and run quizzes and competitions
There are plenty of opportunities to be involved in the running of the 6th Form and to take on responsibility. Apart from the senior student team, comprising the Head Boy and Girl and 10 other senior students, there are also tutor group representatives sitting on the year council, and sports captains.
We also have a good community spirit and social life in the 6th Form. There are inter Tutor group competitions, three Balls a year, visits to Universities to access careers advice, and Safe Driving Courses.