Phoenix would like to welcome you to our vibrant, warm and successful Sixth Form. Our sixth form boasts 250 students who have selected our school as the destination to continue their studies.
Whilst the majority of our GCSE students automatically move into our sixth form, we are finding that more and more students are joining us from other local school and colleges.
We are proud of our pastoral provision that includes a sixth form learning mentor and connexions career advisor to support our students throughout their time at Phoenix.
In the Sixth Form students are part of a successful, happy and thriving community. They leave with a combination of excellent academic and personal qualifications. Each year, many of our Year 13 pupils progress on to university with many going to Russell Group universities to study a range of subjects from medicine, to business management. Our extensive Information, Advice, Guidance and Enrichment Programme ensures all pupils are fully prepared for their next stage of their journey be it work, apprenticeships or further study.
The principles upon which the individual programmes of all sixth form learners are developed ensure that we fully meet the requirements of 16-19 study programmes.
The over-riding criteria governing the development of each learner’s programme of study is to maximise progression to the next stage of their education, employment or an apprenticeship.
Study programmes are tailored to individuals but will typically combine the following elements:
- Substantial academic, applied or vocational qualifications that stretch students and link clearly to training, employment and/or higher education.
- English and mathematics where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4.
- Work experience to give them the opportunity to develop their career choices and to apply their skills in real working conditions.
- Other non-qualification activity to develop their character, skills, attitudes and confidence, and to support progression.