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“Teaching in the Sixth Form is outstanding” Ofsted

Why Hayesfield Sixth Form is a vibrant, active co-educational community of approximately 250 students, with increasing numbers joining us from other schools and further afield. The common themes to life in the Sixth Form are: high aspirations and high achievement, along with perseverance. Our Sixth Form is celebrated for its standards of academic excellence and we have high expectations of our students; they, in turn, learn to have high expectations of themselves. The diversity of courses means we can support a wide range of ambitions and talents. This allows students to speak positively of their experience. ‘All, including boys and girls, who have entered the school in the sixth form, speak warmly about the opportunities it offers and the high quality of education they receive.’ Ofsted Our academic success is only part of what makes our Sixth Form truly enriching.

Students have access to many opportunities afforded by our partnerships; students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities, promote personal development and a growing self confidence. Sixth Form life is very demanding, hence we offer strong pastoral support to ensure that all students reach their potential in all aspects of their life at Hayesfield. Our expectation is that students will leave Hayesfield with excellent academic qualifications, confident, well rounded and ready to face the challenges of University life and a demanding career. We were delighted that our recent Ofsted inspection identified Hayesfield as an Outstanding school with the inspectors commending the school for its outstanding teaching, excellent curriculum and care, guidance and support.

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You What our students say about us: “Friendly atmosphere” “Variety of social activities organised by students” “Teachers and tutors give plenty of support whenever it is needed” “High standards of teaching in good sized groups” “Wide variety of courses”

Hayesfield Sixth Form prides itself on the support it offers you during the transition from GCSE and again from sixth form study on to university or the world of work. We are here to help you succeed and achieve your ambitions. Through high standards of teaching and an excellent pastoral support network we aim to give you the best possible assistance to guide you through the challenges of higher study. From day one you will be following a personally developed curriculum with a tutor who will help you to identify your strengths, talents and abilities, whatever subjects you have chosen. You will be working in a close knit learning community with excellent teaching alongside other students who respect you. Hayesfield Sixth Form is a place where you can have the freedom and confidence to be yourself – a place where you can really map out your future.

Us Our aim is to help you develop the skills and qualities you will need to play a valued and fulfilling role in society.

give you the help and support you will need to manage sixth form study and plan for your future.

We offer a wide variety of A level subjects, which is enhanced by our membership of Bath Education Trust. The Trust offers the opportunity to use the resources of our partners, Beechen Cliff School, City of Bath College, University of Bath and Rotork. The latter two partners add an international dimension to your experience and there is the opportunity to use the University of Bath Library for your studies.

Sixth Form life is completely different to school as you have known it. You will have to learn to be a self starter because, as in the working world, deadlines and time management matter. Your work is your responsibility and we will help you to discover how you study best.

As an International Baccalaureate World School, many of our students choose to follow the IB Diploma as an alternative to A levels. With its broad subject base and challenging core curriculum the IB Diploma is seen as an attractive qualification by universities, not only in this country but throughout the world. Our well developed tutorial programme will

Sports and Performing Arts Facility At Hayesfield you will be able to make use of the impressive sports, performing and creative arts facilities. There is also a dining area, theatre and an open learning centre with internet access which can be used at anytime.

Together We Offer: A wide choice of subjects and courses, with excellent results. A positive partnership between parents, students and staff. A separate Sixth Form House which provides a focused Sixth Form environment, as well as utilising the resources of the main school and the Trust partners. Very good relationships between staff and students and a lively, friendly, and supportive learning environment. A host of opportunities to develop your interests and skills beyond the curriculum, from sport, to music, to voluntary work in the community; students are also supported to develop their own initiatives and activities.

There are a variety of activities on offer including: ● Young Enterprise ● Model United Nations / Debating ● Community Service ● Team sports & Individual fitness ● Environment Group ● Organic Gardening Society ● Ethical Group ● Christian Union ● Oxbridge programme ● Intern programme ● Extension physics ● Competitions; notably science, technology and music ● Bath Education Trust Award ● Courses in Mandarin, Japanese, British Sign Language ● Prospective medical students support programme ● Foreign Exchange Programmes ● Wealth of subject specific enrichment opportunities

The Future Our aim is that by the time you leave us, you will have discovered your skills and gifts and understand what you are really capable of. Whether you are creative, mathematical, logical, musical, scientific or sports-focused, there is still much to discover about yourself. The majority of our Year 13 students go on to Higher Education, either directly, via a Foundation course, or after a Gap year. Your will receive extensive support and advice to help you plan and prepare for your future. “Sixth form students in particular speak warmly of the excellent help they receive in preparation for application for higher education.” Ofsted

What our parents say about us: “Thank you so much for all the help support and encouragement you have given my daughter over the years, we both really appreciate it.” “Thank you for all that my son has achieved in the Sixth Form. He has been very happy at Hayesfield, he has flourished as an individual, making new friends and new interests and has discovered a passion for Philosophy which will be life-long.” “You clearly have a recipe for success in the Sixth Form, thank you for supporting and encouraging my son.”

What Now? Visit the Sixth Form area of the school website: Complete an application form, ring the Sixth Form Administrator on 01225 426151 and we will put one in the post for you, or you can email and we will send you one. Our Sixth Form Open Evening is held every Autumn and this is a perfect opportunity to look closer at the courses on offer, take a tour of the buildings and meet staff. To visit at other times simply contact the Sixth Form Administrator at the school.

Just some of the courses our students go on to study: ● Animal Management ● Art Foundation ● English Language and Linguistics ● Occupational Therapy ● Film and Video ● Drama and Theatre studies ● Medicine ● History of Art ● Modern Languages and European Studies ● Computer Aided Product Design ● Business Studies ● Tourism Management ● Music ● Biology ● Early Childhood Studies ● Law ● Criminology ● Physiology and Psychology ● Business Management ● Forensic Science ● Film and Television Production ● Nursing Studies ● Biomedical Materials Sciences ● Radiotherapy and Oncology ● Archaeology and Anthropology ● Theology ● Historical Archaeology ● Physics ● Engineering ● Chemistry ● English Literature ● Mathematics Plus..

Where our students go

Bath Education Trust Award The BET Award is a certificated programme of transferable skills, training and practical learning. In this rapidly changing world it is increasingly important for you to acquire skills and experience challenges which will help to improve your employability and help you stand out from the crowd. The aim of the award is to prepare you for work in a global setting. The focus on enterprise skills will enable you to cope with a range of situations and to draw on a set of values you can use to help deal with difficult situations and come out stronger and more successful.

What will you do? ● Focus on developing skills ● Follow elective courses ● Carry out community work ● Undertake a period of work based learning ● Follow elective courses led by Rotork and the University of Bath Details available on our web site


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