At KLB Sixth Form, we believe that an essential part of our Sixth Form provision involves providing our students with opportunities to extend and develop their skills beyond just A-Level studies. In these increasingly competitive times, we want our students to stand out in the wider world, and so central to this is our Enrichment Programme. Many of these options are a fun and welcome break from A level study, a good way to make friends and professionally network, as well as providing further opportunity to feel a part of the Sixth Form and wider community.
Student Leadership and Enrichment Activities
We have an active Sixth Form Leadership Team, which is comprised of Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy positions and other senior roles. There are regular meetings to discuss all aspects of Sixth Form life and agenda items include academic topics, opportunities within the Academy/local community, fundraising and student-led social events.
Extended Project Qualification
The Extended Project Qualification provides students with the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into a subject or topic of interest. This qualification is becoming increasingly valued by universities who are looking to recruit students with the ability to research independently. The EPQ prepares students for the demands of university work and in particular, their final year dissertation. The EPQ is worth AS equivalent UCAS points.
First aid is a very hands on course involving a lot of practical work. It will give you the confidence to treat people and teach you how to bandage and do CPR. First Aid is ideally suited to those interested in working with children, in nursing, or who just want to learn this essential life-saving skill.
This was a very popular course with many students taking part throughout the year. Students are taught sign language basics and now have the opportunity to take BSL Level 1. An ideal opportunity for students wanting careers in Education, Health and beyond.
D of E Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. Over the last 60 years millions of young people across the globe, from all backgrounds and circumstances, have given it their all through their DofE Award. The DofE leaves a footprint on their lives, as their Award opens doors to new jobs, cements life-long friendships, broadens interests and stretches horizons.
We encourage students to take up work experience opportunities to help support UCAS and future career choices – this is essential for students wishing to progress to university courses in, for example, Teaching and is recommended for those wishing to study Law. Students in the past have used this time to volunteer in local primary schools, charity shops and care homes.
Sixth Formers are encouraged to spend at least one lesson a week supporting Key Stage 3 lessons and / or tutoring Key Stage 4 maths and English students. These hours will also go towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and will also demonstrate leadership and communication skills. Students are also given the opportunity to support with promotional events such as open evenings.