Welcome to the Sixth Form
"The provision for the wider development of pupils is a strength of the school. Students in the Sixth Form speak positively about the leadership opportunities afforded to them." (Ofsted, May 2022)
As the senior students in the school, our Sixth Formers exemplify and model the values that underpin everything the Misbourne is about: harnessing opportunities to grow in their learning; acting with kindness towards their peers and those around them in the whole school body and seeking excellence in all they do.
We want our students to strive to be the best versions of themselves; to immerse themselves in our community, to stand up and be recognised for who they are, and to seize opportunities that come their way.
We provide a happy, safe and stimulating learning environment that allows students to flourish through mutual respect, kindness and a strong desire to succeed. We strive for educational excellence in every lesson, every day, through a climate of mutual respect and high expectations. We actively promote British values and equality and use ‘The Misbourne Way’ - Learning, Kindness, Excellence - as our guiding principles to reward positive behaviour, leadership and community involvement.
Our dedicated team of staff believe that there are no barriers to learning that cannot be overcome. They work tirelessly to instil the belief in each student that they can achieve more than they ever thought possible. When put together with our carefully-crafted Sixth Form curriculum; subject specific lessons, our Learning for Life and Enrichment Programmes as well as our super- and extra-curricular offerings, our Sixth Form students will be well-rounded individuals who are truly prepared with the skills needed for all aspects of life after they leave us.
If you have any further queries regarding The Misbourne Sixth Form, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com for the attention of the staff member below
Head of Sixth Form
Miss K Hill
Deputy Head of Sixth Form
Mr L Casserley
Sixth Form Administrator
Mrs K Cunningham
STEP Award Programme
Our STEP Award Programme is designed to maximise a student’s extra and super-curricular opportunities through the course of Year 12 and early Year 13. Completion of the programme will ensure that a student has the necessary skills to achieve success with their university and/or apprenticeship applications, as well as enabling them the opportunity to develop those transferable skills needed for success in their wider lives.
There are four different sections that require completion and students will be rewarded for each section completed.
The sections are;
Study Skills – students will develop their independent study skills (study periods, wider reading, organisation of work, etc).
Together – students will support the development of other students (student leadership, extra-curricular clubs, reading buddies, mentoring, etc).
Enrichment – students will engage with various opportunities to develop personal skills (EPQ, DofE, NCS, Young Enterprise, MOOCs, sport/music/drama awards, STEM, etc).
Personal Work Experience – students will seek out work experience opportunities (community service, work experience week, part-time jobs, etc).
Learning for Life and Learning Enrichment Programmes
Learning for Life
Learning for Life aims to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students at school; and prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
Learning for Life is concerned with personal value systems, attitudes and behaviour. The curriculum provides the information and skills to encourage students to take responsibility for their own actions, develop self-awareness and build a positive self-image in order to effectively cope with the demands of modern life. It aims to promote personal, social and moral responsibility and to develop the ability to use information to make clear and skilled choices in regard to decision-making, communication and relationships. Learning for Life supports the development of the knowledge, skills and understanding students need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, and responsible citizens.
The Sixth Form Learning for Life Programme for Year 12 includes the development of effective study skills and habits, a focus on personal health and wellbeing including looking at developing healthy relationships with others and a Futures Programme incorporating work experience, careers and applying for apprenticeships and university places. In Year 13 there remains a focus on university and apprenticeship applications as well as looking at contemporary issues including diversity and inclusion, relationships and units of finance and first aid.
Learning Enrichment Programme
The Year 12 Learning Enrichment Programme has been carefully planned to complement the Learning for Life Programme and has been designed to develop the Life Skills needed for students to be successful as they move towards their lives after Sixth Form, as well as encouraging lifelong positive social, emotional and physical health. In the final term, students will be able to choose an Elective Enrichment pathway that they wish to follow, with a focus on health and wellbeing.
Year 13 will choose an Elective Enrichment pathway that will focus on health and wellbeing. They will choose a different pathway each term.
Super- and Extra-Curricular Activities
Super-curricular activities take the subjects our students study further, beyond what they have learnt in the classroom. These activities are very much driven by curriculum areas and are becoming vitally important when applying for university places and higher-level apprenticeships. Activities include students undertaking extra reading around their subject, listening to TED Talks and lectures, undertaking Multi Open Online Courses (MOOCs), conducting their own research projects as well as undertaking subject/career-specific work experience. The ability for students to demonstrate the passion they have for their subject area and preferred career path is what will help them to stand out from a very competitive crowd.
Extra-curricular activities tend to be those that are unrelated to their studies and are important as they help develop transferable skills and life experience that can help to make a student more interesting. We offer a number of extra-curricular activities at The Misbourne under the umbrella of our STEP Award Programme. Activities include; Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), World Challenge, The Duke of Edinburgh Award, High Flyers Programme, Student Leadership, Student Ambassadors, Reading Buddies, support with sports teams/clubs, exclusive access to the Fitness Suite, school production involvement and employment in our café.