All students in Years 12 and 13 will have a certain amount of private study time. This is time during the school day when you are not timetabled to be in a lesson with a teacher. During this time you are expected to be in the designated Sixth Form work areas, which include the Library, Sixth Form Study Room and Common Room. Private study, both at school and at home, is an essential element of AS and A2 work; a student cannot be successful without considerable commitment. Study at this level entails greater motivation and self-discipline on the part of the student than will have been the case in previous years. Increasingly, you will become more self-reliant and take greater responsibility for your own work and progress. This must be understood and accepted from the very beginning. Year 12 and 13 students have to think for themselves a great deal more, and adopt greater independence of thought. The system in Years 12 and 13 does much to help cultivate these work habits, and to prepare the foundations for university study.