Collingwood Sixth offers a range of opportunities for students to gain experience/qualifications outside of timetabled lessons and to maximise their productivity during free periods. Below are the routes we offer to help students achieve this.
Year 12 students have the opportunity to be trained as mentors where they are assigned a member of the lower school to mentor throughout the year. They can achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Senior Prefect Team:
The opportunities to be a student leader at Collingwood Sixth are vast. We have a senior prefect team with a number of different roles dependent on the skill-set of the individual.
Sixth Form Revue:
A completely student-led and student-produced show where sixth formers act in sketches, sing, dance or participate in backstage crew and lighting/sound teams.
Toe By Toe:
An opportunity to assist in the literacy skills and development of students in younger years. Students will read in the library with a buddy for a set period of time.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE):
Students complete a program that ranges between three levels; taking on volunteering, physical and skills based activities. Each level is finished with an expedition and participants gain a nationally recognised qualification and certificate.
All students are strongly encouraged to complete work experience. We have good connections with some local providers and Personal Tutors are very keen to assist students in the process of applying; alongside opportunities within the sixth form itself, e.g. the media assistant role students can apply for through the senior prefect team interview process.
Trips can be subject-specific or whole cohort and are not all compulsory. Sixth Form trips include:
- West Coast USA - Los Angeles
- Summer expedition (e.g. Nicaragua)
- New York/Washington
- Isle of Wight
Plus additional subject-specific trips throughout the year.