Sixth Form at Carlton le Willows Academy is about more than just academic success: we prepare our young people for life beyond the classroom with an enrichment programme that offers students a wide range of extracurricular opportunities.
In Year 12, our students can undertake a range of activities designed to both enhance a UCAS application and also build vital employability skills: they leave Carlton le Willows equipped with the tools to be a success wherever they choose go. As part of our Student Role programme, many of our Sixth Formers give up their time to help younger pupils in a variety of different subject areas – they could be working with a class, a small group or even one-on-one: this support is appreciated by staff and pupils alike. As a result, students in KS3 and KS4 look up to our Sixth Form and they become role models for the Academy.
In addition to this, our partnership with Netherfield Primary also allows us to run a Primary Placement Scheme – members of our Sixth Form work closely with the school and offer their time to help younger children with their literacy and maths. Students that have taken part in the scheme in previous years often talk about how rewarding it was and often go back to volunteer in Year 13.
The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is also a popular option for Year 12 here at the Academy; a number of our students complete Gold D of E during their time studying with us. Not only does this help enhance a UCAS application, it also provides our students with a number of important life skills.
Finally, for those students wanting to gain additional qualifications as part of their enrichment, we also offer an Extended Project Qualification. The EPQ course allows students to explore an area of interest in a more academic way and can also provide them with additional UCAS points.