Chilwell School Sixth Form offers independent learning within the framework of a supportive structure. We believe in all our students and staff aiming to be the best versions of themselves. This ethos incorporates a focus on excellent A-Level results but more than that, nurturing curiosity, interest and achievement beyond the A-Level curriculum.
We achieve this through our outstanding programme. Apart from a range of academic options such as Step Challenge, Preparation for Medical School, Further maths classes, EPQ - where students independently research and produce a project in a field they are passionate about, our enrichment programme offers students opportunities to take part in - debating; Gold Duke of Edinburgh; volunteering; charity work; careers experience and mentoring pupils within the school. We believe in our students leaving sixth form well prepared for post–18 life. We therefore offer an open study programme where all sixth form students learn to cook for university, learn about life skills such as finance, and are taught the basics of politics so they are ready for their right to vote.
Chilwell Sixth Form students have private study areas, and a bespoke sixth form centre, which is their own space with a popular common room, and a courtyard where they have the freedom to socialise or study.
There is a vote early in September to select a male and female ambassador from Year 12. Other posts include photographer and film maker.
SIXTH FORM VOICE
Two representatives from each form group will meet with the head of sixth form every four weeks to discuss issues relating to Chilwell sixth form to ensure we continue to improve facilities and experiences.
There will be a vote early in September to select a male and female ambassador for Lakeview from year twelve. These people will be involved with activities in the main school to promote the sixth form, as well as attending open evenings and events linked to the 50th anniversary celebrations.
This comprises a body of elected students who represent students at Chilwell sixth form and will organise activities and social events.
This will be organised via the Student Union, sixth form voice and tutor groups. Various activities will take place during one specific day to be arranged. All proceeds will go to a nominated charity.
Debating matters because your ideas and opinions matter. Debates are worth having. Topics will involve issues that have an impact on the world. They affect the way in which we understand and relate to those around us. Now is the time to take ideas seriously. Challenge yourself! Get involved with a broad range of contemporary real-world scientific, political and cultural debates.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH
For those looking for a new challenge or wishing to continue with ones already started, we have a well established and highly successful DofE awards team within Chilwell school sixth form. There may be an opportunity to continue onto your Gold award or, numbers permitting, perhaps try DofE for the first time. Completing the award at any level is always an achievement, with more and more universities and employers looking upon successful awardees favourably with the knowledge that they are able to offer commitment, responsibility and perseverance.
HEALTH & RELATIONSHIP AWARENESS
Various speakers will be invited in to discuss health and relationship issues of specific relevance to post 16.
HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR
This begins the process of applying to university. Students will follow a programme which supports the process of selecting courses and prepping applications.
This is an opportunity which allows you to receive training to provide academic support to pupils lower down the school.
e.g. Prom, community party, Christmas shopping trip etc…
In the last few years we have enjoyed trips to the Christmas Market in Birmingham and The Making of Harry Potter in London.
All students will be encouraged to undertake voluntary work in addition to academic studies.
This is an essential part of being a student at Chilwell Sixth form. It provides opportunities to discover and experience possible career paths. All students are expected to complete a careers experience during activities week.
This is an opportunity to develop team skills, risk taking, problem solving through the medium of running a business. See Mrs Ault for further information.