5th June 2024 Kingsley News

Year 10 Students Experience The Kingsley Sixth Form

On Tuesday 6 February, Year 10 students were invited to spend a day in the Sixth Form Centre learning more about Sixth Form life and the exciting range of subjects on offer.

The day started with breakfast and an introductory session led by newly appointed Director of Sixth Form Mrs Victoria Bacon and Assistant Director or Sixth Form Mr Dan Chambers. Students were then split into groups and given the opportunity to sample a wide range of subjects on a carousel basis. The emphasis was on introducing students to the new subjects available for their post-16 studies (nine in total), rather than those they have previously studied in Senior School and are already familiar with.

The Sixth Form Team had lots of exciting sessions planned to bring the subjects to life. From the fall of Gucci in Business, stereotypes and marketing in Media, offender profiling in Psychology and even exploring the link between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Mrs Bacon’s new iPhone case in Economics, Year 10 students were engaged in active and interesting teaching and learning.

During break and lunch, students were able to explore the Sixth Form Centre and make use of the Common Room and Hub (a light and airy space to meet and interact with others). On sunnier days, Year 12 and 13 students often choose to socialise in the garden or walk into town. They also have access to the well-equipped gym during their break times and free periods. The Year 10 students enjoyed talking to current Year 12 students over lunch and finding out about their subject choices, plans for the future and Sixth Form life in general.

During the course of the day, every Year 10 student was given an overview of Unifrog – a universal destinations platform and one-stop-shop for careers guidance. Mrs Bacon delivered an inspirational careers talk where she emphasised the importance of careers education in helping students to develop a roadmap for the future, enabling them to make well-informed decisions about their future studies and careers. She also talked about the support available at The Kingsley Sixth Form with researching courses and universities (including those abroad), exploring different career paths, and matching students’ skills, experiences and interests to their dream jobs.

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