Our unique and exciting Professional Growth Programme allows our students to explore their career goals and ambitions via sector-specific pathways. As part of their pathway, students will develop the labour-market awareness and employability skills necessary to succeed within their chosen field.
Students acquire this knowledge via a combination of self-led online learning in our professional growth suite and through a six-week programme of practical employability sessions.
All of our learners will choose a pathway to follow over their two years at The Sixth Form. Each pathway is supported by a leading employer who have helped shaped the content that our students will cover.
We currently have 9 pathways to choose from:
Sport and Leadership Pathway
This is ideal for learners who are studying sports-subjects, or who are looking for opportunities to develop their leadership skills.
Incorporating wider Science, Maths, Engineering and Sustainability careers. Some exciting career opportunities here beyond those usually considered
Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary
Aimed at learners looking to progress to Medicine, Dentistry and other medical related careers
Health and Social Care Pathway
For those planning careers in Child Care, Health and Social Care, Social Work, Midwifery, Mental Health, Paramedic etc
Law and Public Services
Ideal for learners pursuing careers as Solicitors, Police, Probation Officers, Prison Officers or to work in local Government or the Civil Service
Business and Finance Pathway
A broad spectrum pathway for those planning to go into any aspect of business and finance. Business modules set by employers in our area
A focused creative pathway aimed at those who wish to work in Film, Media, creative or performing arts
Computing and IT Pathway
For those experienced in IT and Computing, looking to develop industry standard skills
Our Professional Growth Programme is complimented by a variety of enrichment opportunities that align with each pathway and allow students to further develop their employability skills.
The diagram highlights some of the activities that learners engage in to enable them to develop essential work and life skills needed for next steps.
In the second year, learners build specific skills to support progression rates to university, apprenticeships, training and employment. They also focus on study skills as they prepare for examinations whilst still being able to access enrichment and wider learning opportunities.