Sixth Form

Restoring a bikeWELCOME
We are very proud of our 6th Form, which gives students the opportunity to continue their education in a school setting until the age of eighteen. The sixth form has a suite of classrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, student common room and an ICT suite with 8 work stations.

SIXTH FORM AIMS
In Post 16 the curriculum changes to reflect the change in emphasis in preparing our young people for life beyond school. We want them to be confident, independent and responsible individuals who feel equipped to make informed choices about their futures. We consolidate students’ prior study and aim to broaden and develop previous skill and develop the students’ ability to interpret and understand a variety of forms of communication in a social context.

There is particular emphasis on developing communication, independence and life skills in preparation for adult life. In the sixth form we provide the skills and knowledge needed to manage everyday routines and procedures.

trekkingCOURSES AND ACCREDITATION
During their time in the Sixth Form the students follow an extensive and varied curriculum with a wide range of accredited courses in readiness for moving on to college, employment or further training. They include the opportunity to further develop their core skills in literacy and numeracy with an emphasis placed on utilising these skills in very practical ‘real life’ situations.

There is the opportunity for sixth form students to work towards a BTEC Vocational Studies qualification.  This course offers students the opportunity to investigate different vocational areas whilst receiving a nationally recognised qualification.  The course will provide a rich learning experience as well as provide employability skills for the future.

Students have the opportunity to complete units in Hospitality, Business & Administration, Travel & Tourism, Retail, Construction and Land Based Studies.  The Vocational Studies course will enable students to get a flavour of different key sectors and widen their knowledge.  This will support students when moving on to college and/or making informed career choices in the future.

We offer a nationally recognised qualification, providing a broad and varied practical based curriculum aimed at entry level 1 students.  The programme covers Independent Living, World Studies and Vocational Studies.

Marshmallow structureAlongside these courses we also offer students the opportunity to access a variety of life skills courses including; Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Award, Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills, Home Management, Personal Social Development, Young Enterprise, World Affairs/Media Studies, Travel Training, St Johns Ambulance First Aider and sports based courses.

A strong element of our work is the use of community and off-site facilities.  Students will have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work at WORKAID a charity based in Chesham.  We also work in partnership with Amersham Town Council giving students the opportunity to develop their role as a citizen in the local community.

APPLICATION FORMS
Application forms for entry to Stony Dean Sixth Form are available from Mrs Lavery (Post 16 Leader/Business Manager): clavery@stonydean.bucks.sch.uk

Sixth Form Curriculum Overview

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