The Whole Student
Our responsibility is to build the whole student, one who is organised and who has the appropriate skill set for life beyond Sixth Form. During their time with us, our students add to their personal profile in a number of ways.
THE COMPLETE STUDENT
Our students stand out for their willingness to participate and to take risks. We encourage this ethos by creating opportunities with which our students can engage. Our aim is for our students to have a full and varied Student Statement or CV.
THE SKILFUL STUDENT
Our students are encouraged to be empowered learners, learners who know how they learn best and how they can use appropriate learning strategies for different situations. They gain this knowledge through our Sixth Form curriculum, skills workshops, conference attendance and peer mentoring.
Lessons, Sixth Form projects and social activities offer our students a variety of individual and team work challenges, requiring our students to become proficient in numeracy, communication and ICT skills.
Students can, again, opt into skills sessions to hone these skills.
THE ORGANISED STUDENT
From day one we impress on our students the importance of punctuality and good attendance. Electronic registering ensures transparency about both overall and individual subject attendance; the clear correlation between attendance and achievement is emphasised from the outset.
The independent nature of Sixth Form study requires effective time management skills, and these are discussed and modelled with students through lessons, work shops and mentoring.
From the outset, our students are coached in note-taking, filing and revision tips - competencies to ensure that information overload is minimised and students are equipped for either further study or future employment.
Visitors consistently comment on the high community engagement of our students. This involvement is diverse and ranges from positions of responsibility on the Sixth Form Council, leading student panels for staff interviews, organising social events and running the Peer Mentoring Team.