Welcome to Arthur Mellows Village College
APPLICATIONS FOR THE SIXTH FORM FOR SEPTEMBER 2016 SHOULD NOT BE MADE UNTIL AFTER THE SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING ON WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2015. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT APPLY BEFORE THIS DATE AS OPTION BLOCKS ARE STILL TO BE DECIDED.
Message from the Head of College
I am delighted that you are considering joining the Sixth Form at Arthur Mellows Village College.
We pride ourselves on being a high performing comprehensive school, rated outstanding by Ofsted. We pursue high standards and offer excellent educational opportunities through the high quality of our teafchers, our curriculum and our resources.
Now is the time to consider the options available to you at Post 16 and we believe that Arthur Mellows Village College can provide the appropriate learning environment for you to reach your full potential. We appreciate you are currently ardently studying for your GCSE examinations, but it is important that you take time to select suitable courses. This prospectus will provide you with the appropriate information to begin planning for study in Key Stage 5.
We have considered our subject courses carefully in order to provide a curriculum that will meet the needs of all students, taking into account differing interests, stills and passions. We aim to ensure each student can access their particular selection of subject choices by offering a range of traditional and vocational subjects. It is essential to choose subjects that motivate and inspire you, along with matching your longer term career goals. Support in this is readily available at the College and we pride ourselves in the information, advice and guidance provided.
Arthur Mellows Village College welcomes students from other schools and colleges. This prospectus and information is produced to help make an informed judgement as to the suitability of Arthur Mellows for your Post 16 studies. I hope you will take the opportunity to join us and become part of the range of activities and diverse nature of work that takes place here at Arthur Mellows.
I look forward to welcoming you into the Sixth Form.
Head of College
The College was opened in 1949 and named to commemorate the life of Arthur Holdich Mellows, first Chairman of the Joint Education Board and Mayor of Peterborough.
Arthur Mellows Village College boasts outstanding facilities. Teaching rooms are of a high standard and each subject area has acces to state of the art specialist equipment that will enhace Post 16 studies. The dedicated facilities provided for our Sixth Form are excellent. Students have exclusive ICT suites, study rooms and recreational areas for private study. We provide a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and opportunities for self-development.
All students have an enrichment option within their timetable. This enables students to select and obtain an exciting specialist qualification away from the normal curriculum. We have a leadership programme for all Year 12 students. Our Year 13 students act as a mentor to the incoming Year 7's. Students can be part of the Young Enterprise Team in which we have achieved regional success. At Arthur Mellows, we pride ourselves in being the most prolific local school in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. The Arts department provide fantastic opportunities for Sixth Form students and our school play and music performances are always a resounding success.
Sixth Form Committee
The Sixth Form Committee is made up of students who represent the needs of the Sixth Form. Representatives undertake an election process and the committee meets regularly to discuss issues and events. Sixth Form students are also important members of the Student Council where issues raised, by either students or staff, are addressed. The committee plays an important role in maintaining the Sixth Form's designated environment within school.
A range of indoor and outdoor sports are available. There is an interschool fixture list in a variety of sports in which Arthur Mellows enjoys a high level of success. We hold Sixth Form Sports Day and inter-form competitions, along with regular sporting events against other Year Groups and staff teams. We have a state of the art fitness suite and the College is proud to be the longest standing Peterborough holder of the National Sports Mark. The PE department holds the Silver Kitemark; this Government led scheme rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Our Sixth Form students are also given the opportunity to study for Community and Higher Sports Leader Awards.
The main thrust of Sixth Form fund raising is overseen by two elected Charity Representatives on the Sixth Form Committee. Fund raising takes place throughout the entire academic year, with thousands of pounds being raised for various worthwhile causes. National Charities such as Children in Need and The British Legion benefit on an annual basis, whilst funds and awareness are also raised for local organisations.
Visits and Visitors
Throughout the year, there are a number of trips arranged for Sixth Form students, including New York, Russia and London. Some of the trips are subject specific but others are open to 'non specialists'. We also run an annual Sixth Form ski trip. In addition, we try to bring a wide range of visitors into school to talk and work with our students.
There are regular social events run by the Sixth Form Committee. One of the highlights of the year is undoubtedly the Sixth Form Prom, providing students and staff with an opportunity to relax and celebrate their achievements. We also arrange days out for Sixth Form students.
The vast majority of Arthur Mellows Sixth Form students go on to study at university. A high number of students achieve their first choice of university and we have an impressive record of sending students to the Russell Group Universities, including a number of Oxbridge entries.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Arthur Mellows Village College directly.