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    The Sixth Form Library

Our sixth form library is aimed at being a transitional space from secondary school into higher education. Our newly refurbished study pods offer students the calm, quiet environment required to truly concentrate and immerse themselves in their learning. Students have access to academic reading lists in each subject and a broad selection of course texts, revision books, study guides and academic journals as well as a bank of 11 computers for research and applications. We also have links with local authority libraries for additional access to research and information.

There is a firm focus on offering as much information and support as possible for students to research their next steps. This includes a comprehensive FE prospectus and apprenticeship information library plus links with local universities, speakers and visits to UCAS open days.

We also recognise that being a sixth former can be an intense period in a student’s life and offer a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction reading for pleasure from the classics to the most current books available, keeping a close eye on Booktok, Waterstone’s teen and young adult reading and Netflix – Movies and series that are based on books. We are always interested in fulfilling book requests and hearing what our students are enjoying reading and learning

Our full-time librarian is able to offer help with course work, research, photocopying and printing.

We regularly celebrate national and international events in the sixth form library including Pride month, Remembrance Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, World Book Day and Black History month. We have played host to year 6 students from John Ray Juniors, who visited us to get a taste of what sixth form is all about, which culminated in a game of bingo in the library. We have also hosted the Great Egg Race, which was a series of fun activities to mark the end of term for our sixth formers in the summer.

BSF Prospectus 2023-24