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Dress Code


To foster a business dress code within the Sixth Form for all Yr12 and Yr13 students.


There is strong evidence to suggest that the way in which you choose to dress can significantly impact your approach to and the quality of your studying. We aim to create an ethos across the Sixth Form where students progress and develop, not just as learners but as young adults. At the heart of this decision is the attitude you demonstrate toward your studies and the way you conduct yourself around the building.

You will be required to dress in a manner appropriate for an office environment. You are expected to follow the criteria below and exercise personal choice over hairstyles, make-up, jewellery etc.



A smart blouse or other appropriate top that covers the shoulders

Skirt (not excessively long or short)

Trousers – smart in appearance (leggings are not acceptable)

Smart footwear – boots, trainers and stiletto heels are not suitable

No branded clothing is allowed


A smart shirt with collar and tie

Trousers should be smart in appearance and of material which maintains a crease (denim is not acceptable)

Smart footwear – boots and trainers are not acceptable

No branded clothing is allowed

A Sixth Form lanyard must be visibly worn at all times. You may dress according to your faith but are asked that colours and styles adhere

to the general principals of the dress code The dress code is straight forward and management should be self-regulatory. It is important

that you question if what you choose to wear in the morning would be appropriate for a teacher to wear to school. If it is considered that you are dressed inappropriately, you will be sent home immediately to change.

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As they progress through the Sixth Form students are supported with their preparation for their next step either in education or in to the world of employment.

A rigorous programme of support and guidance is in place to help with the UCAS application process. Throughout Yr12 and Yr13, various trips are arranged to different Universities, both local and further afield. We attend the annual UCAS convention and actively encourage students to attend University Open Days. Past students and Student Finance are invited in to school to talk about the University experience and what financial support is available.

For those students not considering University, students have access to the Academies Careers and Guidance Officer. All Yr12 students attend a 2 week work experience placement and we access Apprenticeship schemes through the UniFrog programme.

A day in the life


8:40 to 9:00 – Tutor session (Monday to Thursday – 9:00 am start on Fridays)

9:00 to 10:00 – Lesson 1

10:00 to 11:00 – Lesson 2

11:00 to 11:20 – Break

11:20 to 12:20 – Lesson 3

12:20 to 1:05 – Lunch

1:05 to 2:05 – Lesson 4

2:05 to 3:05 – Lesson 5

3:05 – Day finishes

3:05 to 5:00 – Independent Study (optional for students on Mon, Wed and Thurs)

All subjects receive 5 hours of teaching time per week. All students have a minimum of 1 hour of private study per week.

Punctuality and attendance are critical when looking to achieve the best possible grades. Students are expected to be in and on time, every time.

Beyond the classroom

Broadway Sixth Form offers all of its students the opportunity to engage with a range of activities beyond the classroom. Some activities aim to support academic progress, others aim to develop their wider experiences and development.

All students have timetabled Private Study sessions. These sessions are supervised by a member of staff and are an opportunity for students to complete independent study in focussed and quiet environment.

Yr12 students access a varied Enrichment programme that takes place on Thursday afternoons. Students can mentor younger students across the school, volunteer at local Primary schools, organise charity events, take part in sporting activities, complete the Extended Project Qualification or the COPE award. During this time we also arrange visits to local Universities and welcome guests from the word of industry and business.

Students are always welcome to suggest new ideas and plan events. In the past, students have organised various parties, trips and fundraising events (including raising significant donations to the Aston & Nechells Food Bank, the schools chosen charity).

Who should apply?

Applications are welcomed from students currently studying at Broadway and those at other schools across the city.

The most important thing to consider when applying to Post16 providers is that you study the right course for you. It is important that you know what qualifications you will need to access the University course or your chosen career path.

To study A Levels at Broadway, students are required to achieve a minimum of 5 A* to C grades at GCSE (including Maths and English). Some subjects will also have subject specific requirements which are detailed in the course information sheets which can be accessed on the “our curriculum” page.

To study BTEC Level 3 courses, students are required to achieve a minimum of 5 A* to C grades at GCSE (with a C in either Maths or English, the other no lower than a D).

Students studying at Broadway with a D in either Maths or English will be required to attend re-sit sessions for that subject.

Broadway Sixth Form is a school based provider. We are smaller than some of the local colleges and offer smaller group sizes in many subject areas. Expectations of our students are high and we expect all of students to be exemplary role models to the younger students of the school.

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