Support & Guidance


In keeping with our main school ethos, The Stouport VIth Form College aims to nurture the individual so that your skills and talents truly shine. We achieve this, in part, through offering experiences beyond the curriculum to broaden interests, develop new skills and prepare for university or the workplace. This can help you to become resilient, well-rounded and confident in order to face the challenges of this competitive world head-on.

All students are expected to participate on a regular basis in at least one enrichment activity each year which can take many forms including studying for a qualification such as the Extended Project Award and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Some students opt to  demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills through the Young Enterprise scheme. For those wishing to go into teaching or simply to pass on their knowledge and love for a subject to younger students, classroom support or reading and maths support is preferred.

Opportunities to develop leadership skills are offered through our Student Ambassador programme and regular tutor group activities, competitions and challenges. Each tutor group elects a representative to contribute to the VIth Form Council whilst a President and four College Captains are elected each year to lead whole school Student Voice through the School Council.

Whatever your choice, we’ll support you to become the person you want to be.

UCAS

Whilst studying for further qualifications, one of our key objectives is to provide you with the guidance and support that will enable you to make informed choices about your future.

For many, this may involve applying for a place at university and as such, we provide numerous opportunities for our students to attend dedicated presentations and research days. We also provide individual assistance with personal statements and the application process from start to finish.

For those wishing to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, or to read Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science, we arrange meetings with expert external advisors to complement our own in-house support system.

Our full-time Student Support Manager, Gill Brown, is dedicated to providing daily assistance with UCAS applications, FE and employment choices.

For more information, help and advice, please click here.

Bursary

A bursary fund is available to students who have a genuine financial barrier to extending their education.  There are different tiers of support available, which will determine the entitlement and proportion of money to be received.  Students are only eligible for payments from the Bursary Fund if they meet the eligibility criteria and are legitimately enrolled and attending school.  All queries and applications will be dealt with promptly, sensitively and in a confidential manner. 

In addition, Study support bursaries are available to assist with conferences, study visits, summer schools and university visits. Specific support is offered for students who are applying to Oxbridge, or to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

Please contact Mrs Jane Millington, Key Stage 5 Leader, for further details.

Important Documents:

Statement to support 16 to 19 tuition funding

The Stourport High School and VIth Form College commits to the support of disadvantaged students whose learning has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 outbreak during the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

Sixth form students not achieving at least a grade 4 in maths or English will the priority group. The use of funding and direct costs will be recorded and evaluated regularly. The needs of this small group of students will be paramount and will form the outline and focus for the small group tuition they will be receiving. The maximum group size will be set at five within the year 12 (2020/2021) cohort.

Research suggests that small group tuition of between two and five students is more effective than larger groups. This enables the teacher to closely match the work to the students’ needs and use ongoing, low stakes testing, to gauge progress and teach focused and specific content. (EEF, 2018)

Students will receive weekly lessons to support their maths and English GCSE attainment and the first resit examination will be made available to them during November 2020.