Establishing a Study Routine at College
We expect all students to attend all lessons and tutorials. Students, however, may leave College when they are free: they can also relax in the Student Cafeterias, use the Open Access library or one of the Study Centres that are located in Ball, Ward and E&K building.
If students need to leave College at other times they should see their Head of Hall and sign out at the General Office or via the First Aid Room.
Research in Sixth Forms shows a considerable link between examination success and high attendance levels. It is the expectation that students should achieve no less than 100% attendance and therefore attendance will be carefully monitored across all aspects of a student’s timetable.
There may be exceptional circumstances where a student cannot attend and these absences have been listed below and will be recorded as authorised absences. Absences will only be approved if the reason for absence is unavoidable and the evidence has been provided prior to the event. No absences will be authorised retrospectively beyond two weeks of the absence taking place.
- University open days (3 maximum).
- University Interviews.
- Hospital / orthodontist appointments / serious illness supported by appropriate evidence.
- Practical driving test.
- Bereavement / funeral.
- Religious holidays
- Routine medical and dental appointments will NOT be authorised as they should be booked not to interfere with courses.
- Sickness will NOT be authorised.
- Driving lessons will NOT be authorised.
- Driving theory tests will NOT be authorised.
- Holidays taken in term time will NOT be authorised.
*Please note that students who are eligible for the 16–19 Bursary will realise that these are entirely dependent upon a full attendance record.
Parents/carers are required to notify College of all absences be it authorised or unauthorised for safeguarding purposes. Notification can be given by either telephoning College or via the Parent Portal.