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“Barnhill sixth form has supported me to reach my goals and helped me develop an understanding of the world which I will carry with me for the rest of my life.�

Welcome The Sixth Form at Barnhill Community High is a vibrant and thriving place to learn where students are successful, well supported, happy and positive citizens in our school community. We are ambitious for your achievement. Our teaching is high quality and our curriculum choice is incredibly broad. Value-added results at Barnhill Community High are in the top 25% of all schools in England, which means each individual makes excellent progress. Students from Barnhill are successful in getting onto the most competitive courses when they leave, ranging from top apprenticeships to courses at top universities. Your personal growth and development is important to us and is given great weight by Universities, Colleges and Employers. We will give you opportunities to learn leadership skills, contribute to the community and develop your intellectual curiosity. We hope that by helping you to grow as a person, you will be well prepared for the next stage of your journey.

Our Care, Guidance and Support has a high reputation and the Key Stage Five Team and Tutors will give you the personal and academic support you need so that you can fulfil your potential. Barnhill has a unique environment, where, as Ofsted has commented, “everyone feels valued”. By coming here, not only will your experience be first class, you will have an excellent stepping stone to your next stage after school. We look forward to receiving your application for September.

Mark Mayne BA (Hons) Head of School

Tracey Hemming BA (Hons) Executive Headteacher

Pathway to Success The choices that you make now are an important stepping stone to your future success. This includes the choices you are making about setting aside time to study for your GCSE qualifications. The grades you achieve at GCSE will determine the pathway you are able to access in the Sixth Form. There is an extensive range of subjects to choose from which fall broadly into 3 pathways: A Level Qualifications – this is the traditional route into university. To gain access to this pathway you will need at least a B grade average (grade 6 average) in both English and Maths.

L3 Applied Qualifications – these qualifications are the equivalent to A Levels and will provide a route through to university or onto an apprenticeship. One in four people at university have gained their place through an applied qualification. The entrance requirements for this pathway are 5 A*-C (5 grades 9-5) qualifications at GCSE. L2 Foundation Pathway – this pathway is for students who are working towards 5 A*-C qualifications at GCSE and need an extra year to build their confidence and a portfolio of qualifications.

Post 16 Qualifications A Level Qualifications

L3 Applied Qualifications

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Art and Design – Fine Art/Sculpture Art and Design – Photography Biology Business Chemistry Drama D&T Food Technology Economics English Language English Literature French Further Mathematics Geography Government and Politics History Mathematics Philosophy and Ethics Physics Psychology Sociology Spanish

Business Dance General Science Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering IT Music Sport Travel and Tourism

L2 Applied Qualifications • • • • • • •

Business General Science Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering IT Sport Travel and Tourism

*Final course offers are based on student demand

Leadership Opportunities - Contribution to Community (C2C) Giving back to the community that supports you is a vital part of being a Barnhill Sixth Form student. C2C gives students the opportunity to enrich the lives of others in the community whilst developing valuable leadership skills. There are many ways in which Sixth Form students can contribute including: • Becoming a student leader and helping to shape the life of post 16 at Barnhill Community High • Taking part in charity work • Becoming a Reading Champion Mentor and working with Y7 & Y8 boys • Supporting teachers and students in class learning vital leadership and coaching skills • Supporting Table Tennis play at break times • Leading extra-curricular activities • Becoming a sports or arts ambassador

Student Leadership Team Leadership is a very important quality and we encourage our Sixth Form students to engage as leaders in a variety of areas. Our Student Leadership Team is one of the highest profile positions offered to our Y12 and 13 students. As the very visual leaders of our student body, the Student Leadership Team is responsible for student voice, representing the school at both formal and informal events and providing role models for younger students. Being part of the Student Leadership Team gives our Sixth Form students real life experience of leading teams, communicating to a wide range of people and working on student lead projects. The nomination and election process begins in June of each year with posts announced in September.

Sixth Form Dress Code As student leaders of the school, our Sixth Form students are role models for the younger students and symbolise our Sixth Form to the outside community. Our students should dress and act as the successful young people they are. Appropriate dress will also prepare our sixth from students for the world of work. The Sixth Form Dress Code is smart. Smart includes neat and tidy button up collared shirts, trousers and appropriate length skirts. Suits, ties and business attire are optional. It does not include jeans, trainers, or track suits (unless in a PE lesson).

Enrichment Opportunities Young Enterprise Young Enterprise involves setting up a real private limited company where you are responsible for running your own business. This includes raising your own finance and making decisions about what to produce and how to go about it. This programme is highly regarded by employers and universities.

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football Award This is a practical course which takes place over the course of the year and allows students the platform to begin a career or pastime in football coaching.

Other Enrichment Courses

The Duke of Edinburgh Award A world renowned accredited scheme that exists at three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students achieve a Bronze Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections – Volunteering, Skills, Physical Activity and Expedition. Students learn a range of skills in preparation for their Expedition component such as Orienteering, basic first aid and leadership. The Award includes at least 1 overnight activity.

These may include the following; The Big Art Project, the school Newspaper, Drama Club, Debate Society and Charity Work.

Student Success Name



Chosen University


Lorita Krasniqi

Chemistry Biology Maths

A* A* A*

Imperial College London


Kelvin Williams

Economics Gov’t & Politics Psychology


London School of Economics

Social Policy with Gov't

Sam Dixon

Media Studies History Music

B B D*

Royal Holloway

Film & TV Production

Veronica Tran

Maths Economics History


University of Southampton


Jack McDermott

Chemistry Physics Maths


University of Surrey

Chemical Engineering

Marva Khoshan

Biology Chemistry Maths


Kings College


Natasha Rai

English Literature History Geography

A* A A

Leeds University


Ankit Khanna

Accounting Maths Economics


KPMG - Apprenticeship

Accounting & Finance

Thanushan Tharmavarathaan

Accounting Economics Business Studies


University of Southampton

Accounting & Finance

Utkarsh Aneja

Physics Maths Economics

B A* A*

University of Nottingham


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Barnhill 6th Form Prospectus 2016  
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