Sixth Form - Programmes of Study
Sixth Form Programmes that enrich, extend, ‘build character’ and therefore develop crucial employability skills.
As a core component of Sixth Form programmes of study students are required to take part in:
“meaningful non-qualification activity alongside work experience placements. This may include other planned and organised enrichment activity to build character, tutorials, work to develop study skills, leadership, team-work or self-management skills and activities such as the National Citizenship Service, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or volunteering”
DfE March 2015
In order to allow our Sixth Form students to grow as independent resilient individuals we offer a wide range of activities and courses that foster this enhancement. Please note it is a requirement that students commit to at least one of the ’enrichment’ activities on offer as this is an essential component of their ’programme of study’
The core Tutorial Programme (PSHE)
Every student is allocated a tutor group with a personal tutor. The tutor delivers a PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) programme that covers a range of issues from relationships, to extremism to careers advice and preparation for the next stage whether that be the UCAS or advanced apprenticeship application process. The tutor monitors individual student progress by conducting regular target setting interviews that identify student strengths and areas in which they need to improve.
Enrichment and extension activities include:
From 2016 there will be an opportunity for students to be accredited with qualifications through enrichment activities. At the time of printing these are still being reviewed.
- Post 16 Council and Social Committee.
- The Art of Brilliance - Promoting Positive Psychology in our College
- Engineering Enterprise Scheme
- Community Service / Subject related work and other experiences e.g. out patient groups
- Responsibilities and Leadership within College e.g. School Sports Ambassadors, College Productions, Step into Sport.
- Sports leadership /coaching qualifications
- Opportunities to train as an academic mentor for Key Stage 4 , 3 and 2 students
- UCAS convention/Higher Education taster/lecture days
- Local university taster lecture days and workshops
- Visits/Residentials to universities both local and further afield e.g. Oxford and Cambridge shadowing days
- Sutton Trust Summer school experience at leading Russell Group universities
- Summer placements in Industry in London through the Social Mobility Foundation
- Pathways to Law
- Subject related visits / trips e.g. Geography Field trip and a visit to The Large Hadron Collider at CERN
- International links e.g. France, Rwanda, Nigeria, Philippines, USA
- A wide range of sporting activities which may, or may not, involve being part of a sports team.
- Drama and music events and performances
- Special interest and hobby groups e.g. Creative Writing
- School Magazine
- Post 16 Prom committee
- Master Classes after school
- Widening Participation activities that aim to promote and prepare Sixth Formers for entry to Russell Group universities
- Competitions such as public speaking
The leadership and management of the sixth form are good. Leaders are ambitious for students to do well and have a clear plan for improvement. The range of subjects available is broad and includes both academic and work-related options to suit the aptitudes and interests of the students. Rigorous checking of the quality of teaching and analysis of students’ performance is resulting in continuous improvement.Ofsted 2015