Learner Performance

Choose a supportive, happy environment for achieving your potential.

As a learner at Dudley Sixth you are on the brink of adulthood and so our teaching staff will treat you accordingly, encouraging you to be independent and express your thoughts and ideas as an individual.

All learners, however, may need extra support from time to time. You may be feeling vulnerable because of friendship, relationship or family problems, or perhaps you are struggling to cope with your homework.

To ensure you are performing at your best we have a first class system of support. Your Pastoral Team will usually be your first point of contact for advice and will set you meaningful targets and challenges to meet. Our learner support team is happy to help at any time too.

We also have qualified counsellors, and other advisers who can give you confidential support on any matter which might be holding you back.

Performance Improvement Programme

Dudley Sixth provides a Performance Improvement Programme (PIP) which focuses on supporting learners to develop a mindset for success. The programme itself is designed to develop the skills and attributes that you will need to build in order to be successful in your A level studies and beyond. Learners will reflect on and develop their mindset in 5 key areas - Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice and Attitude (VESPA). The 4As programme is designed to sit alongside VESPA to support you to achieve the best grades you can and go on to a positive step towards your next career ambitions.

As part of the PIP there will be cross-college activities including:

  • Learner voice – vote for a class rep
  • Freshers’ fayre
  • Higher Education careers fayre
  • The Big Draw – your chance to contribute to a huge college collage
  • Planning for skills competitions
  • Fundraising for various charities.