Sixth Form

Students in Years 12 and 13 will follow a timetable similar to their usual one, but with their lessons conducted through Zoom.

Morning assembly

Guy will record a morning assembly every day. The link to view the assembly will be sent to you and posted on our website shortly afterwards. The Sixth Form students are not usually in school early enough to participate in morning assemblies, but we hope that watching the assembly before they start their day’s school work will help them feel part of the community during this period of social distancing.

Lessons through Zoom

Giving and having lessons through Zoom does take some getting used to. Students will need to listen carefully to instructions and be paticularly considerate of their classmates.

Students should follow the school rules and dress code as they would on any normal school day. This includes not eating during the lesson – no-one wants to watch that!

We recommend that, where practical, students have their lessons in communal areas of the house like a kitchen, dining room or study, rather than conduct calls from private areas like their bedrooms.

Students will need to submit their work electronically to be marked by the teacher. PDFs are much preferred over JPEG images. Office Lens and Adobe apps offer easy ways to do this.

Form time on Zoom

The students also have an opportunity for ‘form time’ every day at 1.15 pm. The form time is a great opportunity for the group to speak with each other and their form tutor. In order to connect to form time you will need a phone, laptop or ipad as we will use Zoom software. The form tutor will email the student with their invitation which will automatically be connect to the right group.

We do suggest signing up for Zoom on your devices at home, it is very straightforward, please visit the Zoom website. Students have already been given guidance on how to sign into Zoom using their HCH email accounts.

Extra-curricular Activities

Students and families may like to participate in activities together over and above the work we are setting in the distance learning curriculum. We will regularly keep you informed of activities, challenges, resources to benefit the wellbeing of pupils and parents etc.

Staying informed and whom to contact

The Coronavirus situation section of the website will be kept up-to-date with information about the school’s continuity plans as well as the timetables for each section of the school. We will also be posting our extra curricular activities, challenges, artwork and photographs to these pages.

Information about the cancellation of pubic eaxminations can be found here.

The form tutor is your first point of contact and in addition to your form time they can schedule individual appointments if you wish to discuss a specific matter. Please do email them directly.

Please email Rachel Bowles or request a Zoom or Skype call and I will be delighted to help with any general or administrative enquiries you have. Please also send me any photos you have of the time being spent at home. I will be sending out ideas in the coming days too.

Please email Jon Hind if you have any queries about the continuity plans and projects.

Please email Ben Ruddin if you have any queries about Zoom use or staying connected with the school from home.