Future Focus Week
The purpose of our Future Focus Week is to engage with the Y12 students in thinking about the future pathways they may take once they leave Cardinal Heenan Sixth Form.
The week focuses on four broad themes, being University, Apprenticeships, Enrichment and Personal Statements, culminating in a formal interview at the end of the week.
Every year we work with outside providers to put on interactive workshops and talks to engage the students in thinking about their own futures. This year we worked with and delivered sessions on:
- The National Citizenship Service (Summer projects and residentials)
- Camp Leaders (Summer 2016 opportunities)
- Ex-Pupils currently at university (Studying in Liverpool vs Studying away from home)
- Current Y13 students progressing onto Advance Apprenticeships (Lloyds TSB and Audi)
- University of Chester (Student finance / University life / Getting the most out of HE Conference)
- Higher Education Conference at Liverpool University
- Personal Statement workshop (Delivered by UCAS trained member of staff)
- P.R. and basic first aid training
- Barclays Life Skills workshop (motivation speaker / personal finance / life skills)
- Formal interview
The week, which this year ran from the 8th to the 12 June, was highly successful with all students in Y12 engaged with the activities.
"I found that the summer leaders presentation was very intriguing and I would love to take part in it next summer."
"The guest speakers did a fantastic job and the HE conference was very beneficial."
"The trip to the university was good as we were allowed to choose things to do that relate to ourselves as individuals as opposed to the whole group of pupils."
"The Barclays life skills were the most beneficial during the week. This session allowed me to open up more and I was also able to learn some very valuable life skills such as money management."
"I believe that the Barclays people coming in was most beneficial because it was realistic and gave us an idea of what the expense of things are."
"The mock interview was the most useful to me as it will help in my future as interviews are a key part of any application process."
"Found out that uni is not for me, reinforced my idea of career I want."
SIXTH FORM COURSES
A LEVELART AND DESIGN
ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART)
ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)
SPORT (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS)
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.