All subjects build enrichment into their study programmes, whether visits to the school from leading authors or academics, participating in conferences and events with other students locally and nationally or undertaking field work and trips.
However, the Sixth Form also provides a universal enrichment programme designed to develop broader life and employment skills.
Tutorial and PSHE Programme
In morning tutor sessions and the PSHE session on Wednesday afternoon students will set personal targets and review their progress 1:1 with the tutor. In addition, students will undertake team-building activities and debate current affairs. At the same time this is the key opportunity to undertake preparation for and gather information on work experience and higher education opportunities.
Students will get the opportunity to find out about a wide range of higher education opportunities throughout their time in the Sixth Form. Bath Spa university staff will come to AV6 to provide lectures or seminars on subject-specific topics but every student also gets the opportunity to visit at least three Universities during their time with us to find out about the benefits of higher education and how to apply.
We run an annual programme of career-related seminars where local and national employers, such as Qinetiq, the NHS or GCHQ visit to offer advice on the advantages of careers in their sectors and help students find out more about entry routes both at 18 and post-university.
Providing trips and excursions for students can not only boost academic success but also inspire life-long passion and enthusiasm in a given area. We plan to provide some truly outstanding experiences for students outside of the classroom. As well as some of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences detailed below, AV6 will aim to offer the following visits throughout curriculum areas:
- Big Bang Science Fair
- BBC Bristol tour
- Houses of Parliament debate day
- Salisbury Playhouse
- The Supreme Court mock trial
- The V&A museum
- London Art Gallery Tour
- University visits such as Bristol, Southampton, Bath and Winchester
In February 2017, we took 20 students on a ski trip to Pinzolo Italy. It involved five days’ skiing across 820 acres and evenings packed full of activities such as bowling and tobogganing. An amazing time was had by all. We are in the process of organising next years ski trip– destination yet to be decided!
National Citizen Service
AV6 is strongly committed to developing students who are active citizens and who make a positive contribution to their communities. Alongside the volunteering opportunities we offer through the enrichment programme we also have strong links with the National Citizen Service. This is a programme which involves a week meeting new people and taking on exciting challenges at an outdoor activity centre, a week developing exciting new skills on a residential trip, and two weeks carrying out a social action project to make a difference to the world around you.
How to find us.
Phone: 01980 652 467