We have active links with universities and local businesses to ensure that students achieve their career aspirations and are ready for the next stage – whether it be university or work.
We have our own Progression Manager in the Sixth Form, whose job it is to help support students get to the next stage. We arrange visits to universities, careers fairs and local employers and students can arrange work experience opportunities during non-contact time. Some students can complete internships in the summer between Years 12 and 13.
Students are often inspired by visits and talks from noted authors and artists, key industry figures, and even the occasional famous face. There is also the opportunity for students to experience different cultures on the various school trips on offer each year. There have been trips to Spain, Germany and Poland recently, as well as day trips and outdoor pursuits in the UK. Every year, Year 12 students attend the Roadster experience with free driving lessons and road safety awareness.
We run a wide range of after school activities that enable our students to explore other avenues of learning and develop team working skills and leadership capabilities. Students can be involved in performing arts and sporting activities or run events and competitions. We encourage our Sixth Formers to start their own clubs and societies, or run them for others. Our students regularly complete volunteering projects, are active in the local community and have raised large sums of money for charity.
Sixth Form students in Year 12 have the opportunity to apply for the roles of Head Boy and Girl and Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. This is a prestigious role which involves leading the school council as well as overseeing numerous Sixth Form committees. The successful students will work with the Senior House Captains to run events throughout the school year and will act as important role models to younger students.
In addition, students can also opt to become subject ambassadors which involves helping to promote their chosen area at GCSE and A Level and assist in classes.
There are a number of Sixth Form committees that can be joined and these give students the opportunity to shape their Sixth Form experience.
Finally our Sixth Formers help lower school students in roles such as peer mentors and coaches as well as joining our successful paired reading scheme that enables younger children to improve their reading skills and enjoyment.