The High School Sixth Form aims to provide a rich and varied curriculum suited to the individual needs of students such that they truly Discover, Flourish and Belong. Academic excellence is a given, but being prepared for education and careers beyond the sixth form requires students to engage in activities beyond their chosen subjects.
Within our Sixth Form students engage in the INVEST curriculum. Named by our student body to reflect the investment students make in their futures, the programme is designed to enable students to engage with a wider interest throughout Years 10 to 12.
Students opt to explore one of six options, thus developing valuable skills and interests beyond the academic qualifications on offer. Students who go on to achieve greatest success are those who have embraced opportunities beyond the classroom, who value new experiences and take on new challenges.
The six options are as follows:
A beginners' course aimed at achieving basic GCSE Level. Topics include 'Myself and Family', 'Free Time' and 'Work and Education'.
Making a Meal of It
Students will explore cookery and subsequently create a survival guide cookbook to take away with them and support their independent living.
Survive & Thrive
A programme that will challenge, explore and develop students' ability to thrive in an outdoor environment where others might flounder.
Students will learn leadership and officiating skills whilst working with a variety of different students from local primary schools.
The Arts Award
This award will enable students to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through setting personal challenges in an art form of their choice - from fashion to film making, pottery to poetry.
Students will develop a number of skills from the basics of photography through to lighting, portraiture, still life, fashion photography and digital manipulation.