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Sixth Form

Sixth Form

6th Form Study Programme at Oak Bank

The 6th Form study programme is a personalised curriculum offer that provides each pupil with an individual post 16 progression pathway. It is designed to meet their educational needs and support further career progression. The content and timetable for each pupils study programme will vary to ensure they are accessing a personalised provision that supports their needs.

Study Programmes are designed in collaboration with pupils to ensure they are appropriately challenging and helps prepare them for adulthood through a transition into further education, an apprenticeship/traineeship or a work placement.

The 6th Form Study Programmes is made up of the following two components:

Core Curriculum: Improving Literacy and Numeracy outcomes and equipping pupils with skills and qualifications relevant to the world of work.


External Provision Curriculum: To learn valuable new skills that are accredited through nationally recognised qualifications. Health and wellbeing needs are supported to enable pupils to develop emotionally and to become work ready.


6th Form placements are offered for one year initially (year 12), with an additional years placement in year 13 if appropriate. At the end of their placement in the 6th form, pupils are supported with their progression into further education, a training opportunity or employment. SEN Personal Advisors from the Local Authority continue to work alongside our 6th form pupils to offer Careers Advice and Guidance.

These are just some of the outstanding successes in the first two years of our 6th form provision.

LS and AH achieved the Construction Industry Training Board Certificate at Level 1.

JG achieved the Gold Arts Award for a charity calendar he produced. This award is accredited through Trinity College London and equivalent to half an A level.

JB and JG achieved the level 2 Btec  Extended Certificate in Fish Husbandry.

DC achieved a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety skills.

JM achieved Functional skills English and Level 1 Award in Employability Skills.

CP was our first year 13 pupil in the 6th Form and achieved a City and Guilds in construction/bricklaying.

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