Advice, Guidance and Global Issues
Almost as soon as students arrive in year 12 we start exploring what they might choose to do once they have finished here. Alongside the academic curriculum, students attend fortnightly Advice and Guidance sessions, covering a range of topics (see below). Tutors offer academic tutorials to all students, discussing aspirations and future plans, helping them to discover what they might do next. Careers interviews can also be arranged for those who need it.
Applications to University (through UCAS) happen early in year 13, and students are comprehensively supported in making choices and writing personal statements.
Alongside this students also attend a vareity of sessions seeking to address Global Issues in our world today.
The programme is split in to three sections.
Below this are links to various websites and organisations that we work with.
Developing study skills and guiding students in their next steps
A series of sessions helping students explore what they may want to do after their A levels, many delivered by speakers from Universities and Employers. The programme starts by looking at what Universities and employers want from a student, then goes onto compare different opportunities such as apprenticeships, vocational degrees and academic degrees. This is to ensure students are ready to apply to University or for work at the end of year 12. Alongside this we cover study skills, independent learning and revision skills.
Supporting young people to develop fully as individuals, making informed decisions and living healthy lives
Sixth Form is an exciting time as students become increasingly independent, both in their studies and their lives. We have outside organisations and speakers come in to talk to students about important personal and social issues, such as mental health, relationships, personal safety and money. The aim is to inform and equip students in making healthy and wise choices.
Exploring issues from the news, politics and religion
In a world where things seem to be increasingly complex, it is evermore important that students start to be aware of the wider world and the Global issues that will impact. As such students will find out about Politics, Religion and current affairs, to think critically about our news and the issues explored. Where possible these sessions will be relevant and topical, examples of previous topics include Brexit, Islamophobia, Global warming, faith in a secular society and a Political Hustings.