The Sixth Form enrichment programme is varied and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone. Students are able to study the following subjects alongside their A levels and pre-apprenticeship courses:
Wider Reading and Discovery List
We encourage students to read as much as possible as many studies show the positive impact reading can have. In addition to our contemporary Guided Reading in the tutorial programme, we have put together a series of ‘bookshelves’ from many different genres. These shelves contain a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books to help guide students towards interesting reads.
The Extended Project
This is an AS qualification that students can complete on a subject area of their choice. Students are able to write a dissertation, complete an investigation, design and make an artefact or deliver a performance. This qualification is favoured by universities as it encourages students to develop their independent research and critical thinking skills whilst getting them to complete a piece of extended writing. Students are often advised to complete a project that is linked to an area of interest such as their future degree/career choice so that they are able to show their passion for the subject/job when at interview.
The Engineering Education Scheme
This enrichment activity gives students the chance to get involved in a real engineering project. Students work with local businesses and universities to complete with other schools in the Southwest. Students will be given the brief and have the opportunity to design and make a product. They will be guided through the procedure by professionals in the industry and have to present their project to a board. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their teamwork, communication and practical engineering skills.
Students will have the opportunity to become a part of our award winning Tor Bridge High Young Enterprise team where they can design products and develop their own business. They will be required to fulfill the roles of real business people (such as that of an accounts manager and managing director) to work to ensure that their business has an effective product line and marketing strategy. They will compete against other schools in the area to try to produce the most effective business.
All students will be required to complete a community commitment placement to demonstrate their wider skills such as reliability, dedication and work ethic. A community commitment placement is one hour a week where they complete an activity where they are supporting others. This can be completed within the school environment or within the local community.
Duke of Edinburgh
For Tor Bridge Sixth Formers and the hundreds of thousands of other young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless. It’s difficult to list them all here… but you should definitely know how much fun you’ll have, how pushing yourself to do new things will help you to grow in confidence and develop useful skills. Meeting new people will inspire you and lead to lasting friendships, and a DofE Award can give you the edge when you apply for college, university or a job. Put simply, the DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life changing. Our students are delighted that they can do their DofE Gold even they haven't done the Award prior to entering our Sixth Form. There are five sections to the Award: Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Residential and the Expedition. This year our Gold students went abroad to Spain to do their expedition.
The Wider Sixth Form Experience
Sixth Form is about more than gaining qualifications. At Tor Bridge High students have the opportunity to develop their social, communication and team building skills, too. There are regular opportunities for students to get involved in extracurricular activities to help them realise their potential. From camping to trips abroad, such as visiting Milan to look at Art History and Disneyland Paris to look at the tourism market; to medical conferences, visits to Parliament and the local courts and visiting a range of universities. There are plenty of opportunities to ensure that students leave their Post 16 studies with the skills required to excel in employment and higher education.
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