You need to be well-prepared for the transition to learning in Higher Education, employment and life in the wider world. Emphasis, therefore, is placed upon both independent and inter-dependent learning and developing your personal skills and qualities.
You will be encouraged to manage your time effectively, and develop your organisational skills. You will have access to purpose-built Sixth Form study areas, an Information Centre, excellent and extensive resources and ICT facilities, including access to the Internet.
In addition, our eLearning Centre offers outstanding facilities in Art and Business, as well as a study area with 45 PCs.
In addition to morning tutor time when there is a weekly focus on current affairs and specific local, national or global themes, sixth form students also attend a compulsory weekly extension programme. In these sessions, relevant visitors and visits allow students to make more informed decisions about their progression whilst also contributing to their personal development. These activities are typically delivered by returning alumni, apprenticeship providers and HE institutions, including Oxbridge, but also include oracy development, attending on-line super-curricular lectures, cultural quizzes and the delivery of regular religious education designed to allow further reflection and discussion. In addition, all students complete a First Aid training course, experience mock interviews with local employers, receive public speaking training, attend an Open Day at a Russell Group university and complete a week’s ‘live’ external Work Placement. The vast majority of students engage with our ‘culture of volunteering’, both inside and outside of College, which includes acting as mentors to younger students. Many students also participate in recreational sport (including netball, football, badminton and gym), the ‘Ready Steady Cook’ competition or attend the sixth book club or debating club.