STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

Personal Development, Student Leadership and Well-being

Our aim is to ensure you are well prepared for life after Year 13.

Tutorial

You will participate in a daily structured tutorial programme which helps students develop independent learning and critical thinking skills.

Sixth Form tutors see their advisory group through the duration of their time in the sixth form and really get to know their advisees well.

Future Pathways

Our bespoke weekly Future Pathways programme helps our students to access relevant PSHE topics along with preparations for attending university open day visits.

Our employability and work experience programme are also undertaken by all year 12 students to help them prepare for professional careers.

We believe every student who attends the sixth form should apply for university, even if they later decide to take up an employment or apprenticeship opportunity.

You will benefit from 1:1 appointments with our experienced sixth form team to guide you through your application. Our high expectations and attention to the application process and established links with Russell Group universities have seen our alumni attend many prestigious institutions

Through our enterprise specialism we encourage you to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

Student Leadership

Student Leadership is taken seriously at Skinners’ Academy. Our Head Boy, Head Girl and Senior Prefects work together to form the Sixth Form Forum – a council which aims to represent sixth form students.

A Professional Coaching Programme is available to year 12 students. Students who participate will be allocated a professional coach and will create a personalised development plan, mapping out the steps needed to achieve their long-term goals.

Additional Support

The sixth form has a dedicated OXBRIDGE, Medicine and Super-Curricular Activities Coordinator who encourages all learners to get involved in enrichment and super-curricular activities which furthers their learning.

The Medics Club aims to support students who wish to study Medicine, Veterinary Sciences or Dentistry with seeking relevant work experience. Members will also attend relevant lectures and seminars and be encouraged to join university access medicine courses.

All students who aspire to attend Oxford or Cambridge will be supported throughout their application and will receive 1:1 mentoring to ensure they are prepared for the rigorous interview and application process.

Year 12 learners will be invited to join one of our Professional hubs. These group year 12 learners by career aspiration and interests and ensure they get targeted work experience, enrichment opportunities and access to specialist advice.