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Life in the Sixth Form

Personal Development

Being a Sixth Form student is more than just gaining qualifications, it is about becoming a good well-rounded individual. We offer a wide range of activities that provide students with the opportunity to develop themselves which students will be able to add to a CV and UCAS applications.

Some of the opportunities on offer include being involved in the Sixth Form committee, the Interact Club or the school council.  Students may wish to also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and we encourage our students to support in KS3 form time and private reading sessions.

Individual Support

As well as subject teachers, all Sixth Form students are allocated a Form Tutor who oversees their personal development and provides individual guidance in one-to-one tutorial sessions throughout the year. We will also support you with advice and guidance on your next steps Post 18, whether this is university, an apprenticeship, a gap year or work.

We also offer our students financial support through our school bursary.  This can be used for buying equipment, paying for additional courses, transport fares and costs incurred while on work experience.

Students participate in PSHE lessons once a week which are tailored to the needs of young adults and covers topics such as study skills, time management, money, driving and living in the wider world. We also provide external speakers during the year on topics such as drug awareness, mental health and well-being, gambling and safe driving talks.

Next Steps

All students complete an individual learning and career plan and are supported in finding work experience tailored to their interests and future career ideas.  Students also attend careers events such as The Uni and Apprenticeship Show and UCAS Fairs. The process of applying to University is supported through PSHE lessons where students will look at writing a personal statement, choosing and applying to a university. Students will also look at preparing their CV’s for a job and discuss possible gap year opportunities that are available.

We work closely with The University of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and the Nuffield Science Foundation to provide a range of opportunities for our students.