Sixth Form Curriculum
The sixth form curriculum is life skills based.
We aim for each student to have a personalised pathway which enables them to complete qualifications at their own level and be ready for transition to college.
OCR Life and Living Skills at Entry 1, 2 and 3, Functional skills, Towards Independence, Edexcel Btec and Work-related learning are studied throughout the Sixth Form.
All students are given the opportunity to have a period of Work Experience in an outside agency or through the 6th Form Enterprise activities of Printing, Art for Sale, Gardening or Card-making.
The students are given the opportunity to discuss and explore the different colleges and agencies available when leaving school.
6th Form Vision
6th Form Curriculum
Sandfield Park 6th form offers different courses at levels from Pre-entry to Level 1 and the aim is for all students to achieve a Qualification at the appropriate level.
The main focus of the curriculum is Life Skill based, which will include the three Functional Skills of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.
The courses we offer are:
ASDAN: Towards Independence. This course is for students working at pre - entry and entry level 1. The modules include Money, Everyday Living Skills, Personal Safety and ICT.
OCR Life and Living Skills ( Entry 1, 2,3)
A qualification to help students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage life and future opportunities.
This programme aims to:
Vocational studies: at present we are running a sustainable development programme where we are introducing horticulture skills to the students.
Work based learning is offered to pupils through the three Enterprise schemes that run in the 6th form of Gardening, Printing and Card-making.
In their 2nd and 3rd year students will be offered a Work experience Placement.
Hugh Baird College : Six week Taster sessions are offered at the College each Friday morning. Students are able to choose from a variety of options, ranging from Floristry and Car maintenance to Performing Arts and Catering.
The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is offered to all students.
Sporting Activities: These are linked to the Active Me programme run by the City Council. Students are given the opportunity to experience activities they can continue with out of school, these include Zumba, The Exercise studio, Wheels for All and the Golf Driving Range.
6th Form Pantomime 'Aladdin Christmas 2015
These are photographs from the 6th Form's production of 'Aladdin' at Christmas 2015. The pantomime was written and directed by Miss Reynolds and performed (to great reviews!) by the students and staff of the 6th Form, for the whole school and invited guests. It was such a success that lots of the audience asked us to do another pantomime next year (oh no they didn't!...oh yes they did!). The whole 6th Form contributed onstage and backstage to create a wonderful show. Well done to everyone who was involved!