We believe in educating the individual for all aspects of their life. Therefore we will encourage you to tackle the correct number of AS/A levels for your ability, and future career aspirations, as well as encouraging you to develop as an individual. As part of this process Wednesday afternoons will be devoted to student driven enrichment activities. These can include taking part in sport, music, drama, Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh awards, clubs, etc.
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Additional Qualifications to Extend Your Learning
A number of qualifications are offered to help develop your independence and prepare for entrance to university. These will commence towards the end of Year 12.
AS Extended Project
The extended project allows individuals to select a topic of interest for an in depth study that will provide opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and understanding. The project is assessing key skills which range from time management, conducting research, evaluating own learning and performance and giving a presentation. The assessment for this qualification is 100% coursework.
This course suits almost everyone as it can be adapted to include most interests. You need to be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently. The extended project will develop key skills that will be invaluable to aid your progression in education. This course is recognised by universities and attracts UCAS points being graded A* to E; grade A* is worth 70, A 60 and so on.
Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS)
As part of our encouragement of Sixth Form students to study at a higher level students may be interested in the Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS – www8.open.ac.uk/choose/yass) YASS is designed to bridge the gap between school and full-time university and will help able and motivated students stand out from the crowd. Opportunities are dependent on suitability of students and the availability of funding for each course.