Welcome to the Sixth Form
Whether you are one of the vast majority of Vyners School students who choose to continue their education here or you are considering joining us from another school it gives me great pleasure to introduce our Sixth Form to you. You’ll be part of an extremely exciting, friendly and happy learning community in the Sixth Form at Vyners School.
We believe that here at Vyners we can offer you the very best education, offering the right balance of support and challenge to enable you to fulfil your ambitions. The next two years should be some of the best years of your life and, in my view, there is no better place to be than at Vyners School.
Entry to the Sixth Form at Vyners
We offer a wide range of courses and the entry requirements for each course are specified on the relevant pages of this brochure. The general requirements for entry into the Sixth Form are referred to on page 5 of this brochure. Along with meeting these requirements, it is important to stress that we will be happy to accept you provided:
· You genuinely wish to continue your education and have a passion for your subjects
· You accept the high expectations of the Sixth Form i.e. regular attendance, excellent work ethic, punctuality and prompt completion of work set, responsibility and being part of the community.
· We can offer you a relevant course in which you will be successful.
Final decisions will be made by Mrs Harvey, Senior Assistant Headteacher, in discussion with other members of the leadership team. All Sixth Form courses at Vyners are full time and full time commitment is expected (95% attendance or better).
Future Pathway Advice & Guidance
At Vyners we aim to give you ample opportunity to broaden your education and to bridge the gap successfully between school and the world of higher education or employment.
In addition to your one-to-one support with your Tutor, careers advice and guidance is an on-going process throughout the Sixth Form. There are specific inputs at certain times, for example the detailed programme of support for the Higher Education Application Process takes place during the Summer Term in Year 12 and Autumn Term in Year 13. Links with local universities provide up-to-date information on this as well as opportunities for the whole Sixth Form to visit the universities. You will also be able to draw upon the expertise of careers staff within the school and the careers advisers from EBSI for independent advice and guidance on careers and other non-university destinations.
All Sixth Form students also have access to the programme Unifrog, which allows students to search for apprenticeships and university or higher education courses all in one place. It is an invaluable tool which enables students to make informed choices for their future pathways.
All Year 12 students are also encouraged to do work experience in a field which has a notable connection to their future career choices.