Sixth Form Life
Being a part of Osborne Sixth Form opens up many opportunities for our students to develop leadership skills such as Subject Ambassadors, House Captains, Senior Prefects and the prestigious roles of Head Students.
"It's an honour to represent our student body to create the school we want and not the school that the teachers think we want” - Senior prefect Team
"Being a Subject Ambassador means I have been recognised as an expert in my subject and have the opportunity to inspire students in lower school.”
- Subject Ambassador for Maths
“I have developed my public speaking and presentation skills while carrying out my Subject Ambassador role."
- Subject Ambassador for Sociology
It is crucially important to us that students experience new things and are given opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise get. All sixth form students will have the privilege of attending our enrichment programme which will also provide an opportunity to hear outside speakers in many subject areas. Our speakers can include specialists in Animal Rights, Student Finance, survival experts and many more! Students will be able to enjoy the talks and may start to deliver short sections of the talks themselves.
All students will have the opportunity to take part in a community responsibility. This might involve planning events, supporting younger students with their reading, mentoring nervous year 11s with their exam preparation, working in the school stationery shop and many more. Students are given new opportunities every term to ensure they receive a breadth of experience to give them a head start with UCAS/employment applications for life post Osborne.
Careers & Guidance
Our students are constantly challenged to raise their aspirations and 'aim high'. Links with partner universities and work bases will allow many of our students to experience further education and university first hand and realise that both are viable options. With students now required to stay in education or training until they are 18, it is now more important than ever that students know what choices are available to them, how to access the information they need and that they know what their options are post-16 so that they can progress further and be the best they can be.
Thurrock Careers is an impartial and free information, advice and guidance service for everyone between the ages of 13 and 20. They can offer advice re careers, further education, higher education, also on volunteering, health, relationships, family, friends and money. individual careers interviews can be quickly booked. Parents are also welcome to attend the careers interview with their son/daughter.
Careers interviews with the Thurrock Careers Adviser can be arranged at any time. If you wish to arrange an interview you can do so via the careers coordinator.
- Mr A Salmon (Careers Lead), St Clere's School.
Sixth Form students are expected to maintain a smart, professional appearance appropriate to their specialisms. Consider carefully the neckline, length and transparency of material. All Sixth Form students will be provided with an ID badge which MUST be worn at all times.
Standards of dress and personal presentation are relevant to all students. In general, standards of dress should be smart, fit for purpose and portray a favourable impression of the Sixth Form.
Jackets and outdoor clothing must be removed during lessons.
Gloves and hats should be removed once on the school premises.
No hoodies, denim, fur or leather jackets of any style at any time.
No trainers may be worn at any time.
No extremes of fashion (style or colours). No shapes or markings cut into hair or eyebrows.
No facial or visible body piercings except earlobes.
Earrings should be discreet with no more than two discreet piercings per ear.
No visible tattoos.
Osborne Sixth Form reserves the right to act as the final authority in the interpretation of the dress code. If unsure, students/parents are advised to contact the Pastoral Managers before purchasing an item or considering a change in hairstyle or colour, piercings or tattoos etc.