What we provide for our students:
In addition to supporting students’ college placements, Northease Sixth Form provides:
Real life values and opportunities gained by work experience are:
- Links with local businesses
- Opportunity to experience work one day a week
- Learning new skills
- Develop careers aspirations
Duke of Edinburgh Award (D of E)
Extra-Curricular achievements provide:
- Skills for life and work
- New experiences and challenges
- Personal programme of activities - volunteering, physical skills and expeditions
- A great addition to a student’s CV
Personal Tutoring (Pastoral Care)
This support is vital to making the transition from school to college a positive one by:
- Feel safe and settled
- Developinf independence and resilience
- Taking responsibility and making choices
- Fulfilling their potential
Careers Advice and Planning
To help students understand how their strengths, interests and personality complement each other giving ideas towards a possible career route by:
- Identifying key strengths and skills
- Exploring career options with guidance
- Exploring training routes that fit their lifestyle
- Identifying next steps, actions and research
Be a positive role model for younger peers, giving support and friendship by:
- Befriending a younger peer so they know a friendly face to approach when needed
- Sharing your school knowledge and experiences
- Providing extra support i.e. lunchtime, accelerated reading etc.
- Building confidence and self-esteem whilst encouraging their mentee to feel the same
The ASDAN employability qualification provides a framework for recognizing general employability skills. The qualifications aim to help learners to develop employability skills within occupational settings, allowing them to build on their work experience and acquire transferable skills that will help them progress in their current situation and in the wider world of work.
Career exploitation Overcoming barriers at work
Applying for a job Working as part of a team
The CoPE course helps develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key employability skills. It helps broaden students’ experience and encourages them to manage their learning through the enrichment activities. Accreditation is awarded on completion of the course.
Being a Sixth Former at Northease
When students join Year 12, they will experience a more informal life than when they were at school. They can wear their own clothes, allowing individuals to accept responsibility for their own personal development and independence.
Students are expected to take an active role in school life and set an example that younger students can aspire to. Such leadership and mentoring roles include running the tuck shop, as well as paired reading with the younger students.