JC6 NEWS

From celebrating student success to the latest sixth form announcements

  • 04/01/2021 0 Comments
    Lawrence House Christmas Appeal

    JC6 students have once again shown their support to Lawrence House in Hinckley through their now annual fundraising events, when they take a moment to focus on others over the festive period. This year, as well as the tradition of making Lawrence House residents goodie bags, students also staged additional events to further support the local charity. 


    JC6 students worked in their tutor groups to create a bag full of gifts for one of the young men or women staying at Lawrence House, part of the Hinckley Homeless Group. These thoughtful gifts ranged from toiletries and hot chocolate, to sweets
    and mindful colouring books, with students putting a lot of time and thought into their goodie bags.

    Paula Tomkins, John Cleveland Sixth Form Administrator and co-ordinator of the Lawrence House Christmas Appeal commented, “as the young people in Lawrence House are between 16 – 25 years of age it is a cause particularly close to our
    students’ hearts. They have really thought about what it must be like to be in someone else’s shoes and have all worked together to create a truly special gift bag to put a smile on someone’s face. It is great to know that our students’ acts of kindness will make a real difference”

    This year’s event was even bigger than ever, with JC6 students getting the younger Hinckley Academy pupils involved too by staging a non-uniform day. This larger scale event meant that every £1 students donated for wearing Christmas non-uniform
    could also be donated to Lawrence House, alongside the goodie bags, helping to provide essential accommodation and support to those in need.

    Ms Paterson said, “In what has been a very challenging year, it feels more important than ever for us all to be supporting others over the festive period and I am so proud that JC6 has once again been able to support such a vital local charity.”

    Louise Adams, Project Manager from the Hinckley Homeless Group said, “It’s been a very different year than anyone imagined and has brought many challenges in the running of Lawrence House. JC6 giving presents and fundraising for Lawrence House, at what is a difficult time for so many, is amazing. This thoughtfulness ensures that everyone is supported and remembered at Christmas. Thank you to all the students and staff involved.”

    Everybody here at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre would like to wish all the residents of Lawrence House a very 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year' and hope they enjoy their goodie bags full of festive cheer!

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  • 11/12/2020 0 Comments
    Building Brighter Futures Within The Futures Trust

    JC6 joins highly successful multi academy trust: The Futures Trust!


    Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre has recently joined The Futures Trust, a highly successful Multi Academy Trust. An exciting step which secures JC6’s future and cements our ambition to be the outstanding post 16 provider of choice in the local area. 

    The Futures Trust is a strong values based trust dedicated to building brighter futures for its students and the communities it serves.

    With one of the best track records in the midlands for improving student outcomes, The Futures Trust ensures its students are set stretching targets and are supported to achieve them. This, combined with JC6’s proven history of securing students outstanding academic outcomes, means that we are even better placed to secure student success. 

    The Futures Trust has secured substantial capital investment which will benefit all Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre students. With the prospect of a state of the art new build providing 3220m² of brand new teaching space over three storeys, providing outstanding additional opportunities for all our students.


    JC6 is evolving and we want you to be a part of it…

    Join us and build your brighter future today!

     

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  • 23/11/2020 0 Comments
    2021 Prospectus Now Available!

    View our new prospectus online through the window below, or download a PDF copy to read later. 

    If you would like to receive a printed hard copy then please email your name, school and delivery address to office@jc6.org and a member of our team will arrange this to be sent to you as soon as possible. 

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  • 08/10/2020 0 Comments
    ​Confirmed positive COVID-19 case at JC6 (08.10.20)


    Today Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre received confirmation that a member of staff had tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving this information staff contacted the COVID-19 DFE hotline and Public Health England East Midlands and closely followed all their advice and guidance.


    Due to the robust COVID-19 safety procedures in place, only 23 students in year 12 were identified as possibly having been in close contact with the member of staff and were subsequently sent home to self-isolate. Parents and carers of the identified students received a text notification to inform them of the situation and the students were sent home with a letter providing further information on self-isolation.


    A copy of the letter given to students who are required to self isolate can be downloaded below. 

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  • 19/08/2020 0 Comments
    Autumn Opening Handbook

    Click the link below to download our 'Autumn Opening Handbook'. 

    We hope this handbook reassures students and parent(s)/carer(s) alike that comprehensive planning has been undertaken to ensure we are safe to open in August following all Department for Education and Health and Safety guidance.

    If you have any questions please contact a member of staff using the details on page 2 of the handbook. 



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  • 12/08/2020 0 Comments
    Sixth Form Results Day - 13th August 2020

    RESULTS DAY:

    A, AS and BTEC L3 results will be given out in the JC6 building tomorrow.

    Please enter at the time allocated to you through the corner door to A4. 

    If you are unsure of your collection time, email JC6@leics.sch.uk today or ring the school tomorrow morning. JC6 staff will be on hand tomorrow to support with
    UCAS and any grade queries. You can also email to book an appointment with us on Friday morning if you would like one.

    Try not too read too much in the media today and we’ll see you in the morning. 


    Good luck! JC6


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  • 15/07/2020 0 Comments
    Influx of Applications Indicate JC6 will be Heavily Subscribed for 2020/21

    JC6 has always been the post-16 provider at the heart of Hinckley and with a significant increase in the number of applications to join the sixth form in 2020/21, staff and students alike are
    excited to welcome their new intake. 


    To date, applications to join the sixth form in the new academic year have increased by over 26% on 2019, with a large number of students from local high schools Hinckley Academy, Saint Martins, Redmoor, Hastings, and
    Health Lane applying to take advantage of the central location, facilities and experienced subject specialists. Applications have also come from secondary schools further afield, including students currently attending Higham Lane, Dixie Grammar
    School, Bosworth Academy and The Market Bosworth School.

    Janet Paterson, Head of JC6 said, ‘It’s fantastic to have so many students interested in joining us at JC6, and from such a wide spread of different schools. Last year we welcomed an engaged and motivated group of students through our doors, and with increasing applications this year, our new year 12 cohort will again be a vibrant and eclectic mix of students from all over the local area, coming together to take the first step on their post-16 journey’, adding, ‘Interviewing our applicants, whether that be in person or over the telephone as we took safety measures in reaction to COVID-19, has been an absolute pleasure. Everyone at JC6 is very excited to welcome our new year group.’ 

    This increase in applicants comes alongside the launch of a new and extremely popular Criminology course and the launch of a brand-new website - jc6.org. JC6 has focused on cementing its identity as the sixth form provider of choice in the local area and with 98% of their students going onto positive destinations last year, students list support, atmosphere and passion as what makes JC6 different from the rest. Students who attended the local sixth form last year said JC6 has, ‘an atmosphere of respect’, with ‘an extensive support network’ and ‘incredibly supportive and passionate staff’. 

    ‘Students currently in year 11 have faced an unprecedented end to their GCSE studies and a period of real uncertainty. To be the post 16 provider that these students and their families will now turn to for support and guidance as they start their sixth form journey is an honour and we can’t wait to meet them all again in person soon’, commented Janet Paterson, sentiments echoed by all of the JC6 team.


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  • 10/07/2020 0 Comments
    GCSE Results Day Support

    Thursday 20th August 9.30am-2pm
    GCSE Results Day Support- We are here to answer your questions about how your results affect your JC6 application. 

    Drop in for HAJC6 students only and telephone hotline for other enquiries.

    Drop In - JC6 Building, Butt Lane, Hinckley 

    Hotline - 01455 632183 Ext:126

    Friday 21st August 9.30am-12:30pm
    GCSE Results Support- We are here to answer your questions about how your results affect your JC6 application. 

    Drop in for all students only and telephone hotline.
    Drop In - JC6 Building, Butt Lane, Hinckley 

    Hotline - 01455 632183 Ext:126


    (Please note that we have ensured that COVID secure safety measures will be in place for students using the drop in service.) 


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  • 12/06/2020 0 Comments
    Remembering Jack - Funeral Information

    Thursday 18th June: Funeral of Jack Mellor


    We know that many of you would have liked to have attended the funeral to say farewell to Jack. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place due to COVID-19 only very small gatherings are possible. So that as many of us as possible can pay our respects to Jack, his family have arranged for the funeral cars to drive around the HAJC6 bus loop road on the way to the funeral.


     Please download the information sheet below for more details. 


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  • 11/06/2020 0 Comments
    Virtual Getting Started Events - 2020 Applicants

    To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have decided to make our 2020 induction events a virtual experience: allowing our new students to meet more of our team, learn more about their courses and ask
    any questions they might have, just as they would have done if we were holding this event in the sixth form, but from the comfort of their own home!..



    ‘Getting Started 2020’ – 22nd June 2020


    Your Getting Started Event will be held through the new ‘JC6 Getting Started 2020’ Facebook group, designed to give all of our new students the opportunity to get to know each other as well as us, before
    joining in September. This group is open to parents/carers too, if they wish to join.

    Very much in the same way that Facebook groups are used for university students to get to know each other before their first day, we hope that this platform will allow you to start to feel part of the JC6 community. 

    Please join the Facebook group as soon as possible, as the Getting Started Day will be held within the group on Monday 22nd June 2020, with a full schedule of presentations, welcome videos, tips on preparing for joining us, competitions, information regarding next steps/events and Q&A sessions throughout the day.

    To request to join the group please search JC6 Getting Started 2020 on Facebook or follow the link below:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/270000990895937/

    Please answer the three security questions when you submit your request, including entering the group password which has been emailed to all applicants. 

    (Not received the password? Don’t worry! Email hhawkins@hajc.leics.sch.uk )



    ‘Live Links’ at lunchtime –23rd June 2020 onwards


    It doesn’t stop there! This year, to get you started, we will also be using the Facebook group to create regular ‘Live Links’ between you and our specialist teaching staff. Starting on the 23rd June, every week day between 1-2pm, our subject specialists will be taking it in turns to focus on a different JC6 course, sharing welcome messages, FAQ’s and key information prior to you joining us, as well as being available to answer your questions live through the group and JC6 messenger function. More details and a subject schedule coming soon!


    Don’t have Facebook access? Don’t worry! – If you don’t have Facebook, but your parent/carer does, then they are welcome to join the group in your place. If you can’t access Facebook we will also make sure that content is made available on our website after each event - https://www.jc6.org/support-academic-support-hinckley#getting-started-at-jc6.
    If you have any questions please email jc6@hajc.leics.sch.uk and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.


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  • 26/05/2020 0 Comments
    A message for our 2020 applicants...

    A video message from the JC6 team.

    Having trouble viewing the video below? Visit our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/JCSixthForm/videos/153140... 


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  • 15/05/2020 0 Comments
    A video message to our students...

    A video message from some familiar faces...

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  • 23/03/2020 0 Comments
    Home Learning

    Please find a range of useful links and documents below to help support our students and their parents and carers with home learning throughout the UK school closure period. 

    Need IT help?

    If you need any help to access any of our online services (Firefly, MyEd etc), then you can contact the Hinckley Academy IT Services Team.
    Parents, carers and students can email: itservices@hajc.leics.sch.uk 


    Online Learning Advice - Download
    A guide created to support students, parents and carers with accessing our online learning platforms.

    Firefly 
    All teachers in all subjects have uploaded resources to FireFly/other online portals and/or have created paper resources to enable all students at home to be able to continue to study. All students should be able to access resources to work from home if required. Prior to closure we ensured all students were shown how to access these during lessons. 


    Firefly is used by students, teachers and parents. Teachers use it to set homework tasks for students and to share learning resources with them. Students use it to check their timetables and to collect and return homework from their teachers. Parents can use it to view a range of information about their child’s learning and progress, including timetables, their homework, their feedback from teachers, attendance and reports.
    You can use Firefly on any device - a desktop computer or laptop, or on a tablet such as an iPad or even on a smart phone.

    Open Firefly - here 
    A guide to Firefly Parent Portal - View

    HAJC6 Teaching Staff Email Database
    - Download
    Need to speak to a member of staff regarding work for a certain subject? Use the email addresses in our staff database to send them your queries. 

    Webmail
    Students can access their school email account from home by clicking here and using their normal school log in.


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  • 19/03/2020 0 Comments
    Important School Closure Update - COVID-19

    Please read an important update from our Principal Mr Cahill. 

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  • 11/03/2020 0 Comments
    NCS Champion School Award



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  • JC6 Ski Trip
    26/02/2020 0 Comments
    Students Hit the Slopes in Salzburg

    During February half-term, a group of JC6 students took part in a week-long ski trip to Salzburg in Austria, alongside younger students from Hinckley Academy. 


    Students and staff battled bad weather caused by storm Dennis and a four-hour ferry port delay during their journey, but arrived ready to enjoy a week of non-stop skiing. The twenty-five students were split into groups based on their ability level, each group was then assigned an instructor, whose expert tuition helped all students to make fantastic progress. Students got to experience skiing on a variety of slopes, all the way from beginner slopes to challenging red slopes, with many students even taking on jumps by the end of the week! Miss Kelly shared how impressed she was with the group following the trip: "On behalf of myself, Mr Morris and Miss Pearce we’d like to say how great all of the students have been! A real credit to the school, with other schools, staff and skiers alike commenting on the behaviour, politeness and all-round great attitude of our students! We’ve been immensely proud of them and their progress this week." 


    Students also took part in a variety of evening entertainment, from bowling and a pizza night, to bum boarding down the slopes and birthday celebrations- giving them all a week to remember! At the end of the trip, staff held a presentation evening to celebrate a great week. During the evening awards given to students included, 'Most Improved' for progress made on the slopes, 'Most Resilience' for never giving up, 'Happiest Skier', 'Surprise Skier' and 'Supportive Skier'. 


    After returning home staff who took part in the trip commented: "We had a few falls and near-misses along the way, but all the students were fantastic and the attitude and behaviour they demonstrated made us immensely proud as their teachers. We hope to be able to offer a similar trip in 2022 so watch this space!" 




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    07/01/2020 0 Comments
    Lawrence House Collection

    Now a well-established tradition at JC6, Year 13 students have again shown their support to Lawrence House in Hinckley over the festive period. Creating ‘Goodie Bags’ for young people staying there over Christmas, this annual event is one which sees students take a moment to think of others.


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  • John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre Christmas Bazaar 2019
    01/01/2020 0 Comments
    Christmas Bazaar 2019

    The annual Christmas Bazaar is a rite of passage for all Year 12 students at JC6, with a long-standing history of students working together to raise a substantial amount of money for charities close to their hearts. Twenty nineteen was no different, with students and staff creating a fun and festive extravaganza for younger Hinckley Academy students to remember for years to come.

    For the Bazaar each Year 12 tutor group had to plan and run a stall, working on pricing, marketing and stock management along the way. Once set up, the stalls were then enjoyed by each younger year group in turn, from hot chocolate stations and pick and mix stands, to photo booths and face
    painting – there was something for everyone to enjoy! Level 3 Foundation student Alfie worked on his stall as part of an AOPE unit, raising money for an additional charity, National Children’s Deaf Society, for him the best part of the Bazaar was: “watching everyone take part and having fun, I really enjoyed it!”

    This year students showed their support for Save the Children and ASSET, Anthony Nolan by organising another successful festive event. The total raised was in excess of £1,100 - a fantastic amount and the second year running students have hit a four-figure total! Head of JC6, Janet Paterson said: “The Christmas Bazaar is always a highlight of the JC6 calendar. Every year our students work hard to create entertaining and unique stalls for younger students to enjoy.” All staff were impressed by students innovative thinking, creativity and team work, as well as the generosity of students donating at the Bazaar.

    Well done to Year 12!


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  • 18/12/2019 0 Comments
    JC6 Hustings

    Students at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre heard from their local Hinckley and Bosworth parliamentary candidates last Wednesday during their Hustings event. Ahead of the general election on Thursday 12th December, where many Sixth Form students will be voting for the first time, the centre arranged for Dr Luke Evans of the Conservatives, Mick Gregg of the Green Party, Rick Middleton of the Labour Party and Michael Mullaney of the Liberal Democrats to respond to students’ questions. The third debate of its kind at JC6 was chaired by Mr Tim Dutchman, who teaches Philosophy at the College.

    In front of a packed audience the candidates began by giving students an introduction to their backgrounds. Students learnt that all candidates are heavily investing in supporting local initiatives due to all being local residents, Dr Luke Evans is a GP who recently moved back to the area, Mr Mullaney has been a local councillor for many years, Mr Gregg regularly works on educational projects with young people and that Mr Middleton is in fact a previous John Cleveland College student.

    Following the introductions, Mr Dutchman invited candidates to outline their main policies, where, despite disagreement on whether to lower the voting age, all candidates agreed that their long-term focus is climate change, while their short-term focus is Brexit. As well as these topics, students were encouraged to raise issues that matter to them during the event, posing questions on free school meals, international aid, political marketing tactics and student finance. Including the challenging questions, “What do you think the UK should do to support other countries suffering from natural disasters?” and “Are you actually going to do the things you say you are going to do?”

    Public Services student Kane said, “I found speaking to the representatives very insightful. The information provided by the local MP’s has allowed me to enhance my knowledge and understanding of party policies.”

    The event saw a lively debate take place, with friction between party representatives’ policies showing their passion and reinforcing to students why understanding party manifestos and that voting for a party whose ideas they believe in is crucial. The candidates did all agree that events like these are essential to get young people involved in politics and to get their voices heard, commented how much they enjoyed the debate and meeting students.

    Head of Sixth Form Ms Paterson said that she was “delighted that all the candidates could find time in their busy election campaigns to speak with students. Events of this kind have a huge role in developing political awareness and it was great to see the whole room engaged and entertained by the debate.”


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