We recognise that our post 16 students are young adults and our underlying aim is to prepare every individual for life after sixth form, be it work or university.
It is our belief that while a person’s subject choices are central to their post 16 experience, there is also a need for each individual to grow personally alongside their academic journey.
We aim to provide a strong platform rooted in supportiveness, awareness and tolerance from which young people can develop these qualities and go on to flourish and thrive in their lives.
Study periods are built into every student’s timetable. Some sessions are supervised. Students are free to use the library or other rooms and also have their own post 16 quiet study room. Students also have a common room for study and socialising. All areas are equipped with computers and subject areas are well stocked with extensive relevant and contemporary resources.
The common room is also equipped with a kitchen area. Students are allowed to leave site at lunchtimes however all other study time is to be spent in school following a normal school day (8.45 – 3.10). Many students work in school beyond these hours too.
Finally we have a number of events throughout the year such as careers days, leadership development days, university visits and numerous social occasions. In addition to this, many individual subjects organise activities and enrichment opportunities for their students. These range from single days to placements over a number of weeks of different holidays.
A student’s timetable will typically comprise:
25 hours per week.
Single or Double Period Lessons.
Taught and Supervised EPQ sessions.
Futures-based Tutorial Programme.
Regular One-to-One Progress Reviews.
Independent Study Time.