As a Sixth Form, we are committed to ensuring that each student reaches their potential during their time with us in order to equip them with the results and skills necessary for their chosen future.
We recognise that the demands of Sixth Form study are challenging on many levels. Not only can the subject content and workload be challenging but also students are required to learn how to work independently and develop effective time management skills as they learn. While students may face these challenges and develop management strategies on their own, our aim is always to intervene as early as possible, if the need arises, in order to support every student.
To support and celebrate progress we run a variety of sessions to focusing on achievement and progress. An example of which are below:
Designed to help improve attainment and progress through development of study skills and subject specific knowledge to assist students in their preparation for exams. These are centred on how to develop metacognition, consolidations and revision techniques.
Academic Mentor Scheme:
Students are nominated by their teachers for a peer mentoring scheme. They then work alongside staff and the Academic Student Ambassador to create and lead revision sessions for other students.
Attitude to learning monitoring:
Students are monitored throughout the term about their attitude to learning (ATL). If their ATL is not at the expected level for a Level 3 learner we then assign students a report and a staff mentor to assist them in changing their approach to their education.
Faculty star of the week:
In recognition of the hard work and dedication our students have to their subjects we have introduced a faculty star of the week. Students are nominated by their teachers through our positive rewards system. These positive points are awarded for excellent work, independent study, collaboration, use of initiative and excellent oracy skills. The star of the week is then selected by the Achievement Lead and Heads of Year out of all the faculty nominations. We feel it is important to acknowledge the effort our students put in not only in the classroom, but outside of it, in order to develop their skills for the future.