The Post-16 Centre incorporates classrooms solely for Post 16 subject teaching; enhanced study facilities for students to undertake individual or group study, as well as communal facilities both indoors and outdoors. Students can use portable media devices to aid their studies, making use of wireless internet provision. They have a base that meets their needs for studying and for sharing the learning and growing experience, as well as access to support from the Post-16 team and careers facilities.
Work has already started on preparing students for their next step. Our Post 16 team, alongside the Careers lessons, will be supporting students to find the best options available to them during this period.
Specific to Year 12
Whilst the key focus for Year 12 students is on academic progression, other applied learning events support personal development. These include the Learn2Live road safety roadshow, a visit to Exeter University, & ‘You’re Hired’ a citywide employability skills event.
Specific to Year 13
Individual guidance on appropriate progression is key during this year. The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) scheme, runs alongside apprenticeship & employment advice. Students are fully supported to make a successful application to the universities or colleges of their choice.
Partnership with Parents
Although our young people are supported in their transition to independence, we fully appreciate the fact that parents still want to be kept up to date with their child’s progress and what opportunities they have in Post-16. Our tutors have an open door policy and are available to discuss any issues throughout the year.
Academic Tutoring & Mentoring
Each student is assigned a personal tutor, and a meeting between student and personal tutor is scheduled frequently. The frequency of these is agreed according to individual needs. At these meetings, tutors and students discuss academic and personal progress, career paths. Support and guidance is provided as and when needed.
Alongside this, students are expected to attend one session per week for a tutorial period. These are to enable students to access a fully developed pastoral programme.