The sixth form curriculum is adaptable to its cohort
The sixth form curriculum offers bespoke, carefully planned, programmes of learning. Our aim is to build a portfolio of experiences which can support their future career choices, with guidance and mentoring from staff. Life Skills underpins all aspects of the sixth form offer. Every learning experience allows our young people to focus on the skills that they require to successfully prepare for adulthood.
Our learners build relationships, resilience and a sense of citizenship
In their first term of year 12, the focus is on enrichment, getting out in the community and engaging our 6th formers in the world beyond school. After the induction period the main body of the 6th form curriculum is built around the themes of Independence, Community and Enterprise. This curriculum offer allows us to continue to support our young people’s social interaction needs and their speech, communication, and language needs (SLCN).
Continuing English and Maths, in line with statutory requirements
All our 6th formers will continue with English and Maths, in line with statutory requirements. For some of our young people this will be part of the Life Skills curriculum or Enterprise projects. For others this will be about improving their grades to help them access Level 2 courses and above either with us, or externally, if that is more appropriate. Our offer includes a wide range of courses suitable for a range of abilities; from Entry Level, Functional Skills, Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications, BTECs, and GCSEs.
Brand new sixth form facilities for students aged 16-19
Offering adaptable, bespoke learning opportunities. To encourage independence and move young people towards adulthood.
Grow in confidence in year 13
We expect our 6th formers to actively participate in their Education Health Care Plan reviews to ensure their programme of learning is increasingly personalised as they move through Y12, Y13 and Y14 to support their next steps to adulthood. Our 6th formers engage in a full and broad programme of Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) and Relationship, Sex, & Health Education (RSHE). They are actively encouraged as part of their planned offer to access facilities in the community such as The Warren, Cornerhouse, and community sports facilities. Our learners will grow in confidence in year 13, by making personal preferences in their learning journeys.
Bespoke timetables and off-site contact
In Year 14 the timetable will be completely bespoke including increasing elements of off-site contact. This may be in the form of formal work experience or contact with their destination colleges. All Year 14 will have had an opportunity to discuss their future plans and destination with a specialist Connexions advisor who will assist with the transition from Sixth Form to their next step. Year 14 encourages our young people to become fully independent adults, taking increasing responsibility for their own personal development.
We offer courses that challenge our pupils academically as well as practically, whilst recognising the young person’s preferences, interests and future plans.