In addition to their chosen subjects, all learners undertake half-termly Study Skills sessions.
The purpose of these sessions is to help learners to make the challenging transition to studying at this advanced level and to aid them in their independent research.
Our Study Skills programme is designed to coincide with the changing demands of the academic year in order to introduce and equip students with any new skills required in order to succeed as they proceed through their courses.
The Study Skills programme is compulsory for all Y12 students.
Further additional one-to-one support is also offered to all students according to their personal needs.
Students will also be referred to Mr Aster by teaching staff if they feel the student requires additional support outside of the classroom.
The compulsory programme includes:-
- Introduction to academic writing.
- Independent study and research methods.
- Organisation and time-management.
- Effective revision strategies.
- Exam preparation and dealing with exam stress
Throughout the year both Y12 and Y13 students will have opportunities made available to them to enhance their academic and personal skill sets.
Any student that requires any additional help or support should seek advice from Mr Aster in the study room, their Form Tutor or from Mr Phipps.
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.