The Programme

Post-16 transition presents a pivotal life change for many students entering young adulthood. As such, it is essential that the post-16 curriculum “nurtures the whole student”, not merely in their academic studies. This is done through a varied age appropriate PSHE and RSE curriculum broadly separated in to four strands: community (focusing on relationships/discrimination), health (mental/physical wellbeing/RSE), careers (enhancing knowledge of career pathways) and current affairs (understanding local and global issues and their significance to young people).

In addition, all students are encouraged to engage in super-curricular and extra-curricular activities during their time in sixth form to:

A) develop knowledge and transferable skills for higher education and the workplace

B) provide experiences which support their applications for university, apprenticeships, and work

C) improve their own physical and mental well-being

Students have an opportunity to engage with super-curricular and extra-curricular activities through:

A) Mandatory Y12 work experience and varied work placement opportunities

B) a guest speaker programme which invites speakers from all walks of life to share their expertise and life experiences

C) a dedicated “enrichment afternoon” one day per week


Wednesday afternoon enrichment is compulsory for all Y12 students and affords students a range of opportunities to develop skills essential for higher education and the workplace (Gatsby benchmarks 2-7). Students choose to embark on either 2x5 month or 1x10 month project, of which one must be super-curricular in nature. Many enrichment opportunities also focus on the opportunity to build relationships, volunteer within the local community, and improve mental/physical well-being. All the above are essential given the negative impacts that COVID-19 has had on young people. Enrichment options include:

A) Volunteering at a local hospital

B) Volunteering at a local primary school

C) Digital literacy/employability workshops

D) Oracy and debating

E) Peer-mentoring

F) Gym/Swim club

G) Football club

H) Young Enterprise Scheme

I) Extended Project Qualification