Welcome to Chenderit School
We are delighted that you are considering the Sixth Form at Chenderit School and aim to provide a flavour of our ethos and opportunities in this prospectus. We recognise that the Sixth Form is a pivotal moment in your academic career and a time to explore new opportunities, both academic and extra-curricular.
At Chenderit School you will enjoy an environment in which our students experience the right balance of independence, challenge and supportive guidance. We challenge sixth form students to take responsibility and exercise leadership for themselves and their own learning.
We believe that every student can excel with the right support and commitment on the right courses. The Sixth Form offers a range of pathways. Alongside a comprehensive A level offering, we have an expanding range of Vocational Courses over one, two or three years, offering more choice than ever to students. Our sixth formers have an impressive history of gaining outstandingly good results and then making a successful transition into higher education or employment. In August 2014 99% of students passed their A Level examinations with 59% gaining grades A*, A or B. 80% of our students secured places at their first choice university and 10% at their second choice. We wish them every success with this next stage of their education and look forward to watching their progress.
We believe in developing the whole individual by providing opportunities to pursue ambitions, interests and passions and develop skills and talents. There is a strong sense of community amongst the sixth form, across the whole school and within the wider community. Chenderit students are keen to contribute and make a difference, which is repeated in the community work undertaken by year 12 and the ‘Give something back day’ organised by the year 13s. This year we have introduced a Work Experience week for all year 12 students which will prove invaluable for career aspirations. Enrichment is also a key part of our sixth form and we are pleased to include a specific timetabled slot for Sixth Form students to engage is sport, Duke of Edinburgh or a rolling programme of events.
Great importance is attached to the relationship that students share with both their teachers and tutors, who monitor progress, oversee personal development and prepare you for the next stage of your lives. Your progress will be monitored very closely, teachers and tutors will work with you to ensure that you are always working towards your goals, offering guidance and support throughout your time with us as well as advising you in your choices about your future. We also have a designated Sixth Form Support Officer who is employed full time to help your study skills development.
We have a thorough induction process to help you make realistic and appropriate choices, the programme for which is shown later in this document; it highlights several key points during Year 11 when you will have an opportunity to seek advice and experience sixth form life. For students currently studying elsewhere, please come along and meet us. Our Sixth Formers will be glad to give you a guided tour of the school and we will be happy to discuss all aspects of the Sixth Form with you.
Next year there are a number of A level reforms. In order to ensure Chenderit students have the best chance of progression and success, all students will sit AS exams at the end of year 12 and complete the full A level in year 13.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Chenderit School directly.