What do you do in Sixth Form?

What do Post-16 students do?

If you are thinking of continuing your full-time education at Settle College you will no doubt see this as an opportunity to gain further examination qualifications. The pursuit of qualifications is an important part of student life, but there’s more to it than that!

As well as studying in your chosen area you will follow an Enrichment Programme provided to ensure that all students follow a balanced curriculum. Whatever you choose to support your academic programme, you will be enhancing your learning, developing new skills and adding another interesting dimension to your CV. You don’t have to take up endless enrichment activities, and it is important that you consider your current commitments to get a good balance between academic work and enrichment, with time to relax out of College. Previous enrichment programmes have included:

Cross-age tutoring Netball / Badminton Extra-curricular club support (film club, art club) Science in Society course
 Subject support  Football / Rugby  Silver Surfers  Open University courses
 Primary school support Duke of Edinburgh  Settle community support  Cooking for University course
Library Learners  Young Enterprise  Settle Library Service / Settle Stories  Extended Project Qualification
Year 7 reading buddies Global Group College Magazine “Settle College Matters” School shop
Guardian Group Head Boy and Head Girl team and committee Administration

Student Leadership Opportunities

We aim to foster ambitious, enthusiastic, creative, empowering, and united individuals, pulling together as a team supporting the school values to ‘be the best than you can be’. We believe that students should have the opportunity to participate actively in school life by taking up roles and responsibilities throughout the academic year in order to contribute to whole school improvement.

The Leadership programme is fundamental to student engagement and enables our students to participate in the sort of leadership opportunities which prepare them for life in a global society. These may be in or out of school, and have included: Sixth Form Committee, presenting to governors, leading activities for younger students, Extended Project Qualification, Parent Participation Group and the Head Boy and Head Girl team.

Staff and Roles

  • Mr G Whitaker –  Head of Sixth Form
  • Mr S Murphy – Assistant of Head of Sixth Form
  • Mrs H Emsley – Sixth Form Tutor
  • Miss P Fisher – Sixth Form Tutor
  • Mr S Hill – Sixth Form Tutor
  • Mrs V Lewis – Sixth Form Tutor
  • Mrs F Tarbox – Sixth Form Tutor
  • Mrs A Rushton – Administator

Facilities and Support

  • A dedicated Sixth Form Centre for Sixth Form students only.
  • Dedicated work space in the Learning Resource Centre and a quiet study area.
  • Bistro area for Sixth Form students only.
  • Dedicated Careers Area in the Learning Resource Centre providing you with information on progression i.e. UCAS process, apprenticeships, college and university prospectuses.
  • Excellent links with employers, universities, colleges and training providers.
  • An elected Sixth Form Committee, which organises social events for Sixth Form students throughout the year.
  • Funding available through the 16-19 Bursary and Learner Support Fund.
  • Outstanding whole school facilities including sport and Science.
  • A Sixth Form Academic Learning Support Team offering one-to-one support across all subjects.
  • Fully staffed Admininstration Team offering advice and guidance at every stage.