Why Study Post 16
The transition from Year 11 into the Sixth Form is challenging as it requires a significant ‘step-up’ in terms of the academic skills and knowledge demanded by Level 3 courses in Key Stage 5.
Sixth Form is a bridge between the highly structured learning environment of GCSE and the independence of university and the world of work.
We are committed to providing a supportive learning community so that all students can achieve their potential, not only for the duration of their time in Sixth Form, but in the world beyond.
We have a rigorous system of academic support if a student is struggling in a particular subject. Through a series of measures we strive to enable these students to get back on track with their learning. Academic guidance measures include progress reports, tutor and teacher mentoring and parental meetings. We place a high value on working with parents to support students to fulfil their academic potential. There is also a bespoke ‘Russell Group programme’ for students aiming for the most competitive universities.
Students in the Sixth Form have their own area for supervised study when they are not in classrooms. Students can sit alone or together for collaborative learning or alternatively work in the library.
As well as studying three subjects’ students at Lodge Park also study the ASDAN AoPE Qualification. The Award of Personal Effectiveness (AoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification which carries UCAS points and is accepted at a wide range of Universities.