Upper School pupils arrive in the Department very well prepared for the final stage of school life at Tower College. Parents Evenings ensure that parents are kept fully informed of their child’s progress and likely GCSE grade. Everyone is very aware of the GCSE examinations throughout this stage, and time is spent on careers’ advice, revision techniques and interview practice. We work in partnership with Morrisby psychometrics to help pupils make informed choices about sixth form/college education ad future career aspirations.
We are very proud of the caring, young adults who leave Tower College with the best academic results they can achieve and their talents nurtured.
Staff members lead assemblies on a rotational basis. Staff may include the children in these assemblies. Pupil participation includes acting, reading, poetry, providing illustrations and leading prayers. Assemblies are of a Christian and moral nature, with emphasis placed on the relevance of them to the lives of children today. Visiting speakers from churches, charities and various bodies come to inform and involve the children in charity work and other activities.
Assembly is also a time for acknowledging achievements and presenting awards in academic work, sports successes, music performances and citizenship activities. The School Head Boy, Head Girl and other prefects assist in giving votes of thanks, narrating events, and also fulfil many responsibilities around the school, gaining respect and confidence.