All students will have some non-contact time on their timetable. It is expected that students will use this time to study school unless they have elected to take part in independent enrichment activities during this time.

Successful students will use their study time wisely. By the end of Y13, the ideal student will be spending 30 hours per week working outside the classroom. They should aim to build up to this level throughout their time in sixth form, but should be completing a minimum of 5 hours per week of independent study (including homework) per subject. Teachers will provide guidance as to the types of work that can be completed in this time.