The Howard School | Sixth Form Prospectus

Enrichment

Opportunities The following enrichment opportunities are available: Sports ambassador, charity committee, work experience, links with major UK banks, Life Skills Company, Senior Prefect, Head Boy/Girl, 6th Form events committee, mentoring programme, school events committee, public speaking/debating, Performing Arts Ambassador. Supervised Study All Sixth Form students are expected to undertake Independent Study as part of their A-Level course. Within the Sixth Form Centre there is a dedicated supervised area set aside for the completion of independent research and homework activities supported by an array of laptop computers. We place a great deal of importance on Independent Study with current research indicating the immense impact this has on student outcomes. This is built into every student’s timetable to complement their option choices. Extended Project Qualification The Extended Project Qualification allows students to independently demonstrate the skills and knowledge that both universities and employers demand from young adults. Our EPQ outcomes are consistently ‘Very Good’ year on year. The Extended Project is a recognised Level 3 course and is highly regarded by Russell Group Universities, allowing students to develop their own learning and performance as critical, reflective and independent learners. The qualification consists of four units, of which students should select 1. • Dissertation • Investigation / Field Study • Performance • Artefact

Students will be required to complete the following tasks: • AO1: Manage – Identify, design, plan and carry out a project.

• AO2: Use Resources – Research, critically select and use information and resources effectively. • AO3: Develop and Realise – Select and use a range of skills, including new technologies and problem solving, to take decisions critically and achieve planned outcomes. • AO4: Review–Evaluateall aspects of theextendedproject. Select andusea rangeof communication skills and media to present evidence of outcomes. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award The Howard School Sixth Form offers students the opportunity to complete the Silver and Gold levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Through physical activity, learning or improving new skills, volunteering in the community, expeditions and residential stays at Gold level, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provides a truly holistic education for our students, as well as strength and depth to a CV or university application. Careers Guidance – Awarded Investors in careers status

The Howard School is fortunate to have its own careers adviser on hand to assist students with the progression from sixth form into university, employment or an apprenticeship scheme. Our extensive links with external organisations and local universities mean students are receiving accurate and up to date information. Students in Year 12 will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience in the summer term.

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