In September the PPD programme in the Sixth Form was rebranded as Life Choices, marking the start of a revamp of this essential area of our post 16 curriculum. The aim of Life Choices is to equip our students with the knowledge and understanding to make well informed decisions about their future, as well as providing them with a range of skills that they will need in order to face the challenges of independent living.
The programme, which is delivered in a 45 minute session each week, by our team of dedicated Sixth Form tutors, includes interactive tutor group sessions, guest speakers, educational visits, and inter-form competitions. The subject matter covered includes topics as diverse as UCAS, healthy eating, road safety, financial planning, relaxation techniques, Stress Management, GAP year opportunities and travel planning.
In order to deliver the most up to date and effective workshops, a variety of external agencies are used to deliver sessions. We are delighted to be able to draw on the expertise of a number of universities, local employers, charities and travel companies.
In 2018/9 we plan to include visits to apprenticeship and UCAS exhibitions, as well as developing new opportunities for extra –curricular activities and Sixth Form trips. Our desire is to deliver a programme that is educational, fun and engaging. With this in mind there are a number of competitions such as team initiative exercises, and the £20 to Plenty Challenge.
ALTERNATIVE LEARNING WEEK
Falling in July, this week provides the ideal opportunity for our students to focus on their UCAS and apprenticeship applications. Under the personal guidance of tutors the application process begins in earnest with two days devoted to taking decisive steps towards a successful post 18 future.
There is also a competitive and fun-filled team building event where one or two students may get wet! Other Life Skills workshops are provided by guest speakers and outside agencies.