Sixth Form students receive dedicated PSHE time twice a week during morning registration sessions delivered by our specialist Sixth Form tutors which covers a wide range of topics, skills and activities.
The aims of our PSHE programme are:
- To support every pupil to become a confident, healthy, considerate, responsible young adult.
- To help equip each pupil with the knowledge and skills to make informed choices.
- To provide opportunities for pupils to reflect on their own learning and achievements.
- To help students identify their own personal development targets.
- To develop skills of enquiry and communication.
- To promote pupils moral, social, spiritual and cultural development, increasing their self-confidence
In Year 12 our focus is initially on making a smooth transition from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 study, supporting the students to learn independently, to set and track their own personal and academic targets and to help them manage their time effectively. In Term 2 the focus is on successful revision techniques, Term 3 covers alcohol and drug awareness, Term 4 focuses upon healthy relationships and Term 5 is driver and road safety. In term 6 we begin the thought processes for options post 18. Year 12 higher education visit the UCAS Convention at the Excel centre in London. This enables students to speak with universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers to explore future options and entry requirements. Year 12 Post 18/ Beyond the Sixth Form days. These days, usually help at the end of June are focussed on the following: UCAS process, writing personal statements and CV’s, opportunities other than going to university.
In Year 13 support and advice in selecting and applying for university places, apprenticeship or employment are a major focus along with careers advice and exposure to a range of Post 18 options available. In addition to this students receive practical advice and sessions on successful revision strategies, exam technique and how to manage stress alongside alcohol and drug awareness, personal finances and healthy relationships.
PSHE themes are also delivered through weekly assemblies covering topics such as British values, careers options, mental and physical health awareness and E-Safety.
A wide range of speakers and guests frequent assemblies to deliver topical presentations and to inform and inspire students to achieve their potential.
Students work towards the National Baccalaureate award which gives recognition to the full range of student achievements and learning experiences including academic qualifications and personal development. Completion of the National Baccalaureate signifies that a student has received a rounded education and has achieved success in a range of skill areas, not limited to those tested in formal examinations.We believe that learning is about both your qualities and your qualifications. Employees tell us they are looking for “rounded and grounded” young people, who have a range of experiences and skills in addition to an outstanding attitude and aptitude. The National Baccalaureate for England is the ideal vehicle for students to present a full picture of themselves, and demonstrate that learning is for life.