GCSE Maths and English RESIT
All students who have yet to pass GCSE English and/or Mathematics at a grade C or above will undertake resits in these subjects.
A number of students will have the opportunity to undertake an ICT course whilst in the Sixth Form. The course is nationally recognised and has proven invaluable for further education and work. ICT also forms part of the enrichment for those students studying Level 2 courses.
Students will be given the opportunity to support classes lower down in the school either supporting in the classroom or listening to students read. This experience is invaluable and shows employers / universities the confidence and ability to ‘stick with something’ that is so desirable when competing for places and jobs.
All students are given the opportunity to engage in a variety of sports. They are also given the opportunity to join the Ashfield District Sports Leadership Academy which uses Sixth Formers to run local school events.
Some students will study for St John’s Ambulance qualification in First Aid.
All Vocational and Site Joinery course students will complete a work placement for one day each week. Every Sixth Former is expected to complete some work experience throughout the year as this provides an abundance of experience and skills which are invaluable for applying for higher education or moving into a full time job. Students are expected to organize their own placements, with some support, and for the majority the work experience will take place towards the end of the Year 12.
Sixth Form Committee
Students form a committee responsible for the social activities that take part in the Sixth Form. The activities include Getting to Know You event, The Christmas Party and The May Ball.
Homework is set on a regular basis and is expected to be completed by all students. Careful monitoring by teachers, tutors and Heads of Year is in place. A Sixth Form Study Centre is available solely for the use of Sixth Formers to complete all homework. Alongside this, a silent study room is also available for all Sixth Formers.
Community Support and Charity Work
Students will be encouraged to participate in various community enterprises and collectively as a Year group they will choose a charity in which to raise money for. The students will then organize a whole event in which they raise money for their chosen charity.
During the activity days / week each year, students are expected to either, complete a Work Placement, assist a member of staff with their activity, invent their own activity or participate in the Sixth Form Day Out.
6th Form Ambassadors
Two students from years 12 and 13 will be voted in as the 6th Form Ambassadors. Part of their role will be to assist the 6th form pastoral team and deliver 6th Form (and occasional lower school) Year Meetings. These posts are very coveted and the students who undertake them are expected to represent the Academy at various events; they are also excellent on application forms for employment, college or university.