Life in the Sixth Form

Life in the Sixth Form

Life in the Sixth Form

Life in the Sixth Form

LIFE IN THE SIXTH FORM

Students in the Sixth Form are expected to contribute broadly to all aspects of school life. They may play a leading role in the organisation of events for younger students in many ways. Such as through:

  • peer support
  • representation on School and Year councils
  • the House system
  • the many charitable activities
  • the large number of clubs and societies

Each Sixth Former is allocated to one of 11 forms in the Year Group and students are required to be registered by their Form Teacher each morning. There are about 20 students in each form. The Form Teacher is the focus for pastoral support, care and guidance; there is a Head of Year 12, Assistant Head of Year 12 and a Deputy Headteacher/Head of Sixth Form. There is a mentoring system, careers advice and access to a number of outside support agencies and the Connexions Services.

The Sixth Form is a half way stage between the main school, where the timetable dictates what students are doing for the whole day, and Higher Education, where students will arrange their own working patterns. The arrangements in the Sixth Form reflect this. As part of a large school, students are expected to attend Whole School Assembly and Sixth Form assemblies each week and House Assemblies each term. There is a full pastoral programme delivered in Form Time, or on Tuesday period 8.

The Sixth Form block is at the South End of the school. There is a large common room area where students can buy food and drinks, and relax, a study centre with computers, and Sixth Form staff offices. Students can have their own locker. There is plenty of access to all other facilities in the school including computer rooms, libraries, music and sports facilities.

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

There are opportunities for students to broaden their experience and develop their leadership and team working skills.

Community Service: 'Youth Action Volunteers in Enfield' (YAVE) arranges placements. There is also the possibility of working in a local sheltered home for the elderly, in primary schools and in Latymer itself. Here Sixth Formers help with the Homework and ICT clubs and there is a mentoring scheme where Sixth Formers are attached to a particular child to support them in their learning in specific subjects. CSLA: Community Sport Leadership Award Young Enterprise: Students form a company with the guidance of a mentor from the business community and trade for one year. BELA: British Expedition Leadership Award These activities, as well as a number of extra-curricular activities like Chess, Sport, Amnesty, Debating, Orchestra, Choir, Drama and many others, including societies arising from particular interests like Medical Society, Philosophy Society and Literary Society, all contribute to the development of the individual. If students apply to University then evidence of involvement with them and especially of associated responsibilities contributes towards their profile and what is known as the 'personal statement' and school reference.