At Park Academy West London, life in the Sixth Form extends beyond the academic.
The enrichment programme is compulsory part of the Sixth Form programme for students in both Year 12 and Year 13. All students will experience a rich and varied range of opportunities which will provide them with the embodied cultural capital to succeed in our modern-day culture, wherever their next steps take them.
All Sixth Form students at Park Academy have enrichment timetabled on a Wednesday afternoon, and this provides students with various opportunities including recreational sport and physical activity and a number of groups/clubs which are tailored to suit the interests of the students.
Further enrichment opportunities include:
In Class Support
All students in Year 12 will undertake an hour of week of in class support within a particular subject area. Students will work with students who may be struggling on a particular topic or who needs help to focus, giving students a valuable experience but also improving younger students’ chances of success.
Students have the opportunity to participate in peer reading and help develop the literacy skills of students in Years 7 and 8, giving them the confidence and encouragement needed for them to thrive and progress. This is coordinated by the Sixth Form Leadership Team and the SEND team.
Students are offered a range of opportunities to get involved in student leadership during their time in the Sixth Form. A major part of this is our Student Senior Leadership Team (SLT) which students apply for and go through a rigorous interview process prior to selection. Students in the Student SLT are the role models for all students within the Academy and who push for the very best in terms of student experience.
All students in Year 12 are encouraged to take up a work experience opportunity during the final weeks of the Summer Term. It is designed to help support UCAS and future career choices. This is essential for students wishing to progress to university courses in, for example, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Law and Teaching.
The Extended Project Qualification provides students with the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into a subject or topic of interest. This qualification is becoming increasingly valued by universities who are looking to recruit students with the ability to research independently. The EPQ prepares students for the demands of university work and in particular, their final year dissertation. The EPQ is worth AS equivalent UCAS points.
The Sixth Form Leadership Team, along with Coordinators and Heads of Subject, organise a range of guest speakers to inspire our students. Talks this year have included Professor Robert Winston, known for his pioneering work in the study of fertility and has become a leading voice for science.
Throughout the year the Sixth Form Leadership Team organises a series of events which include seminars, courses, trips and conferences.