Welcome to Cleeve Park School
Welcome from the Head Teacher
Welcome to our Sixth Form course information. Cleeve Park’s Sixth Form offers a wide variety of courses that are tailor made to meet the needs of all our students. We ensure that each student has access to first class information and guidance in order that the academic pathway chosen is the one best suited to their abilities, talents and interests. Our students are supported and inspired to achieve by passionate and committed teaching and support staff.
We ensure the monitoring and tracking of our students is frequent, rigorous and effective. Specific targets for improvement are set and explained thoroughly so that they are fully understood by our students. We are continually striving to improve standards in order that our students have every opportunity to achieve and exceed their potential. The excellent support and guidance continues throughout Years 12 and 13 and each member of our sixth form is given the help they need to assist with the move onto the next steps in their lives, be it university, employment or training.
The majority of students that join us in Year 7 stay on to our sixth form but we warmly welcome students from other schools who always settle very well and comment on the ‘easy and welcoming’ transition into our sixth form. Last year all of our students who applied gained a place at the University of their choice.
We have an excellent pastoral care system for our sixth form that ensures our students are happy, nurtured and challenged to exceed their expectations. Our sixth formers are positive role models who are well respected by the younger students in the school. Their contributions to the school including the Year 7 mentor scheme, support with the lower school reading scheme and numerous fund raising activities all bring a vibrancy to our school community. Our students also benefit from a wide range of extra-curricular activities including visits abroad. In the past year there have been trips to Austria, Iceland, Poland and this coming autumn Morocco. Our sixth form study and support centre is well resourced and our coffee bar has been recently refurbished after consultation with our sixth formers.
Our sixth formers are at the heart of our school. We look forward to welcoming you so you can see for yourself its unique and vibrant atmosphere.
Jenni Tyler-Maher, Head Teacher
The purpose of this website is to showcase the range of Post 16 qualifications offered at Cleeve Park.
Nationally this is a time of significant change to the way Post 16 provision is delivered and as a consequence there may be amendments and additions to the offer. This will be explained in more detail during our Open Evening, the application process and parent meetings, alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at email@example.com.
Miss Morgan Assistant Head Teacher
A Well Resourced School
Cleeve Park School occupies a two storey building set in extensive grounds. While the original building dates back to the 1930’s, it has been continually developed and expanded since that time. The school continues to evolve as it strives to offer the best possible learning environment for its students.
The school has 6 fully air conditioned well equipped ICT suites which are used for ICT lessons and the computing elements of all other subjects. Apple mac computers are used extensively in the art and music departments and our mac suite is more widely used in a number of subject areas but particularly by media students and expressive arts departments.
All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards which are used to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. The latest versions of software packages are widely used. The school has a high speed internet connection. There is an additional IT suite based in the Design and technology faculty which is extending its use of IT functionality. The school has a purpose built drama studio, specialist music rooms and spacious art and design studios. A well equipped gym and sports hall, along with the extensive grounds and playing fields enable a wide variety of sporting activities to take place. Our specialist status in design & technology, mathematics and science has led to improved facilities in these areas.
The well stocked library has a range of reading and research material and a number of computers to aid students independent learning. We have recently begun to expose students to a range of technologies to increase the opportunities for reading with kindles and i-pads.
The school canteen was completely refurbished in the Summer of 2010 when school catering was outsourced. The canteen is very popular and is open throughout the day for 6th form and staff. As part of the refurbishment, cashless catering was introduced which means that parents can top up students accounts online so that students don’t need to bring money every day and queuing times are reduced at morning and lunch break.
The school site is large and has recently been secured with automated gates to ensure the safety and security of all our pupils and staff.
Choosing the right course for you
We offer courses at Level 2 and Level 3 in both academic and vocational/applied courses. Our programme is designed to support students on both levels of study, or for students to combine Level 2 and Level 3 study.
Raising the participation age
Students are required to complete a two year Sixth Form leaving at the end of year 13 after the completion of their courses. There are new syllabuses available from September 2015 when some subjects will be required to change from the two year Level 3 courses (AS and A2) to offer a one year AS or a two year A Level course - our Sixth Form prospectus reflects this development as well as continuing to offer Level 2 and Level 3 courses for subjects where no change is required. In addition, our enrichment programme and pathways to higher education, training or employment are designed to help students stand out from the crowd in a more competitive environment. All students who have not secured a C grade in English and/or Mathematics will be required to retake the subjects.
- Access to working with PhD students through the Brilliant Club’s scholar programme.
- Access to higher education institutions through visits, seminars and contact with student ambassadors.
- Comprehensive support through the UCAS process and guidance in writing personal statements.
- Through our various partnerships we have been able to offer students:
Seminars supporting applications to top universities, e.g. the Russell Group
Mock interviews for law and medicine applicants
Seminars about managing as a university student, e.g. student finances
An approach to teaching and learning that fosters independence and prepares students for university style learning over the course of their studies
Students embarking on this pathway will be expected to participate in various enrichment and extended learning activities.
Employment/ Enterprise Pathway
- Access to regular visiting speakers from a wide range of careers and industries.
- Access to high quality advice and guidance, for example an annual careers fayre, guidance from our independent advisors and bespoke individual support from our Study Centre leader.
- Support for work experience and internships.
- Support with CV writing and applications for employment and apprenticeships.
- Regular updated information about apprenticeship and other training pportunities.
- Workplace visits.
- Opportunities to engage in realistic “work” situations and enterprise activities.
- Teaching and learning that promotes employability, e.g. fostering appropriate risk taking, problem solving and application of knowledge to real world situations.
All students embarking on this pathway will be expected to participate in various enrichment and extended learning activities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Cleeve Park School directly.