Sixth Form

Oaks Sixth Form College caters for students aged between sixteen and nineteen, when they are entering the final phase of education before joining an adult environment.The aims for the students are: to raise self esteem, improve self confidence, increase independence, learn how to work as part of a team and gain nationally recognised qualifications through the ASDAN awarding body and Maths and English with NCFE awarding body and the Arts Award. Students may also gain Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Each student is encouraged to think for themselves, express their opinions and feelings and take on individual responsibilities. We aim to provide every opportunity to continue to learn and to consolidate basic life skills.  All students follow a core curriculum that includes Maths, English, Computing, PSHCE, food technology and meal preparation and theatre studies, the content of which is tailored to promoting independence, for example, travel training. There is an emphasis on practical work, relevant to the individual’s needs and chosen options, which include a range of sport, ICT, digital media, creative arts and leisure opportunities such as model making. Students attending Oaks Sixth Form generally play a leading role in whole school productions.  They are also given the opportunity to take part in discrete projects, which may be entered into national competitions.

During their time in sixth form, all students attend link courses with local colleges and where possible and when appropriate, they undertake work experience tailored to individual interest and need, often from within our school setting.  Students have the opportunity to build on outdoor pursuits and independence skills at our annual activity week at the Calvert Trust on Exmoor or Center Parcs in Elveden. Current and past students enjoy attending our Annual Reunion Prom and summer barbecue.