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In Year 12 all students are expected to participate in activities that are designed to give breadth to the curriculum, thus ensuring that the wider aims of education are satisfied. Since we are now a Humanities Specialist School we have a programme of activities involving the wider community and we expect Year 12 students to take a leading part in this.
At the moment our students are involved in the following activities but we would hope to expand this with time.
-Working with partner primary schools in Geography, History and R.E. projects.
-Placements as class helpers in local primary schools.
-Placements at Mayfield dealing with students with special needs.
-Placements at Rowcroft Hospice including involvement in the “My Story” project
-Links with residential homes for the elderly, leading to a ‘Living History' project.
-Community Sports Leadership Award.
-Mentoring members of the Lower School in academic work and in a general support scheme.
-Engineering Education Scheme (EESE). This is worth 70 UCAS points on completion and can be used for the skills section of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. It also entitles participants to a BA Crest Gold Award.
In the summer term the Community Studies session is often used to prepare for Higher Education and Careers. There are also sessions on independent living, GAP year activities and health matters.
Sixth Formers are expected to take a leading role in school life, especially in working with the younger members of the school. They are encouraged to involve themselves in the house system and in the many clubs and societies operating in school, for example, sports clubs and teams, choir, orchestra, subject societies and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
In addition, students can participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme, Business Simulation Games, Quizzes, Public Speaking Competitions and the Debating Society - to name just some of the challenges available.
A wide variety of charities are supported by students and these also involve them in money-raising initiatives. The Sixth Form has strong links with the local community and students work on a voluntary basis with organisations such as the Torbay Hospital League of Friends and Mayfield School, Watcombe. The Sixth Form also supports a young student in India and three students at Imprezza School, Kenya.
Various trips are organised during the year. Some are part of A-level studies such as theatre trips, subject conferences and workshops, but others are arranged for general interest. We also offer exchange schemes with France and Germany.