Sixth Form Life
Our purpose built Sixth Form Centre creates a fantastic learning environment with first rate facilities. Our students appreciate a designated Sixth Form library, Careers Centre and Common Room which develops a community spirit throughout Davenant Sixth Form.
All students in the Sixth Form belong to a tutor group with a tutor whom they will see at least twice a day. This tutor gets to know the individuals in their form and acts as a mentor. There are regular integration activities for both Year 12 and Year 13 students to ensure that they can learn from each other. This promotes the sense of community in our Sixth Form and ensures that students support each other at all times. The Head of Sixth Form and her team are on hand to also provide advice, informed guidance and pastoral support. As well as studying for A Levels, time is also allocated for independent study, support for higher education and careers and enrichment activities. We aim to provide students with a rounded education to enable them to make their mark in the world. We closely monitor student progress. Attainment and Attitude for Learning grades are made available to parents/carers and students through termly progress checks. Parents/carers are kept informed throughout the years of study and students have one full school report per year plus a Parents' Evening to discuss, not only the subjects being studied, but also the aspirations and needs of the students.
Although the main focus of time spent in Sixth Form is on the A Level curriculum, in addition, we offer an extensive enrichment programme.Our aim of this programme is to broaden provision and access to accredited courses, help the students to gain invaluable work and volunteering experiences, enable them to enjoy activities outside of their academic studies and to provide opportunities to strengthen CVs and UCAS references. All of our Year 12 students will dedicate two hours a week, every Wednesday afternoon to the programme and they will have the opportunity to:
• Complete the CSLA Sports Leadership Award.
• Volunteer in nursing homes, primary schools and charity shops.
• Represent our school in first team sport, including rugby, football and netball.
• Find a work placement in an area they wish to strengthen their knowledge in.
• Learn a new language
• Enjoy a physical activity to help with stress release, including water polo, badminton or fitness sessions.
• Fundraise for a chosen charity as part of an organised group
• Mentor younger students at the school in a subject of their choice.
Our enrichment programme is organised by Mrs Katie Doherty, Assistant Head of Sixth Form- Year 12.
The Prefect team form a vital part of life in the Sixth Form and of the whole school. Every January, Year 12 students apply to be prefects, and the new team then serve from Easter of Year 12 until Easter of Year 13.