Mentoring

At Adams College we believe that knowledge is power which is why we have adopted a vertical registration system where you’ll meet with your registration tutor every morning. Form time runs from 8:45am until 9am and this is a great opportunity to find out important information about the college and opportunities you may wish to take advantage of.

In addition, you will also have one-to-one sessions with your mentor at various points in the academic year. In these sessions you will work together to plan your future choices.

Year 12

The first one to one meeting with your mentor will be in early November when we will discuss how you have settled in and how you think your subjects are going, along with your interim assessment results. A-level target grades for each subject, based on your GCSE results, will be discussed and targets set for the next period of study.

The next time you meet your mentor will be around March when your subject reports and the results of your January mock exams will form the basis of discussion. We will help you with advice about how best to prepare for the exams in the Summer and with any coursework issues. When you return from study leave in June we will meet again to discuss your plans for the future and give guidance and support with the research and application proc­esses – whether you are seeking work or applying to university.

Year 13

In September we will meet you to discuss your year 12 results and how your applications for university, apprenticeships or work are going. If any adjustments to your aspira­tions are needed, your mentor will help.

In November we have a Consultation evening where you and your parents/car­ers can meet with your subject teachers to discuss how you are progressing and how best to move forward with your studies.

In February we will meet again to discuss what you need to do in the final months before you leave us. Final decisions regard­ing work and university will be explored in detail In May when we meet to check everything is in place for the next stage in your career.

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
Wem
Shropshire
SY4 5UB

Telephone:
01939 237000