Wortley Sixth Form Centre
We have specially dedicated facilities for our Sixth Form. The refurbished
We place a high degree of emphasis on individual care – each student is
A good school makes pupils look outwards so that they also learn
Wortley Centre is the focal point of the Sixth Form community. The building
allocated to a personal tutor for the two years of the Sixth Form. Tutor
through the experience of others in their national community and even
is modelled on those found at universities and provides exceptional
groups (between 10-12 students) meet each morning at the beginning
facilities for both study and social contact. There is a Resources Centre
of the school day, which gives important regular contact with the tutor,
In order to prepare them for active citizenship and an understanding
with around 30 computers, a fully stocked reference library, a UCAS
allowing speedy communication of any concerns or queries. In addition,
of the benefits of diversity and choice, Trent College operates a highly
library and private study facilities.
students can arrange an individual meeting with their personal tutor
acclaimed Whole School Lecture and Events Programme. The programme
who also acts as a mentor. The tutor, along with other members of the
is designed to enrich every aspect of life and includes keynote lectures by
Sixth Form Management Team, will also be able to give personal advice
eminent speakers (this year's speakers include: distinguished Historian
in areas such as university applications, career choices and Gap Year
and Programme Writer Dr David Starkey CBE, Beverly Aspinall, Managing
Director of Fortnum and Mason, Dr Simon Fishel, Fertility Specialist,
A recreation area includes a coffee bar, common room, TV lounge with DVD/Video, a games room and individual lockers for storing personal belongings and games kit. Outdoor seating in Wortley’s attractive gardens further enhances the community atmosphere. “I believe that the Sixth Form at Trent offers each student the very best opportunity to achieve academic excellence and personal development in an environment which is positive, friendly, dynamic and supportive. The breadth of our curriculum, alongside the expertise of our
We operate a strong teacher support network at Sixth Form level with The Head of Sixth Form (Assistant Head) and the Heads of Year 12 and
range of opportunities for students is exciting and rewarding. We have an impressive record of equipping our students with the skills to succeed in the world beyond Trent, and look forward to welcoming new Sixth Form students whose determination to take every opportunity and rise to every challenge matches our own.” - Lucy Matthews, Head of Sixth Form (Assistant Head) A Trent education is not an end in itself, but rather the foundation for a fulfilled life. By the time each student leaves Trent, we expect that they will have acquired the knowledge they need to build their own
Hoon, Cabinet Member and Government Chief Whip), stimulating topical debates and inspiring presentations by inspirational students.
Year 13 working closely with the tutors to ensure each student is meeting their personal targets, while fully immersing themselves in the busy and exciting Trent Sixth Form community.
As part of our relationship with the wider community we also have close partnerships with many local employers. For example we have a student run branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland in our Business Centre.
academic staff and the experience of our pastoral team enables students to fulfil their potential, whilst outside the classroom the
Martin Bell OBE, War Correspondent and Former MP and the Rt Hon Geoff
Leadership Our students play a major role in the effective management of school life and there are many Student Leaders within the Sixth Form – Head of Wortley, Head of Blake House, Head of Martin House, Head of Shuker House, Head of Bates House, Chair of the Sixth Form Extension Programme, Sixth Form Committee Members, School Prefects, Senior Prefects, Head
Boarding About half of our Sixth Form students choose to board with us for two years in the Sixth Form. A useful bridge between school and university, boarding allows young people to adjust to the challenges of living away from home and to develop skills such as self-reliance and independence.
of Trent Leadership, Head of CCF, Sports Team Captains, School Bank
Trent provides a style of boarding which complements family life, enabling
Manager and Head of Paragon Trust. These positions allow students to
students to board during the week and to go home at weekends, if they
experience the challenge of leadership in action.
so wish. The accommodation is modern and well furnished, with each study bedroom having filtered, direct access to the internet.
future, that they will have learned arts and habits that will stay with
The seeds of leadership are sown at an early stage and again, our students
them throughout their lives, and that they will have a better and deeper
play a pivotal part in this. All of Trent’s students follow a leadership
Boarding at Trent helps to develop maturity and self confidence in an
understanding of their own selves and an awareness of the complex
skills education programme that is directly linked to higher education,
atmosphere of friendliness and support which is a distinctive feature of
responsibilities that their world demands.
employability and academic needs as well as fulfilling a pastoral role within
the College. It also enables students to have time to play a full part in a
school. Our specially designed Aspects of Leadership course is taught by our Year 13 students to all pupils as part of a structured programme
wide variety of school based activities, meet their work commitments and have time to socialise; all within one secure environment.
across the whole school under the watchful eye of their teachers. The
For more information about Boarding options please contact the registrar
students are encouraged to play a full part in the development of this
Mrs. Sue Christie on 0115 8494950 or at email@example.com
programme as well as the delivery – this helps ensure they feel ownership over the content whilst still delivering the key transferable skills.
The Sixth Form at Trent College
Most students select 4 AS subjects to study in Year 12 from a broad range
At Trent, everyone is encouraged to try new activities through the
Trent College has excellent resources to provide a wide range of
of 23 subjects, with the majority then specialising in 3 subjects during
abundant opportunities on offer so that each may discover and develop
sporting activities. We provide the opportunity for students to play
their second year.
personal qualities such as perseverance, determination, forbearance,
regular competitive sport. We offer an enormous variety of sports, from
communication, resourcefulness and self belief. In addition to a first
the traditional Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Athletics and Tennis to
class academic education, students will have the opportunity to broaden
Canoeing, Climbing, Golf and Aerobics. Badminton, Squash, Swimming
their interests through a variety of societies and activities exclusive to
and Weights prove especially popular with Sixth Form students, who are
the Sixth Form, enabling development of life-skills such as leadership
able to benefit from the wide range of facilities in activity time as well
as in games sessions.
In addition, students follow a General Studies Programme, which provides the opportunity to prepare for the next stage of education or work, at the same time as being introduced to a wide range of general topics and also learning important skills for the future. Students are also encouraged to set realistic but challenging academic targets and make effective use of all the support provided at Trent.
Competitions, Crest Science and Technology Award, the Engineering
wide and varied range of A level subjects. Students may select from the
Education Scheme and Young Enterprise.
The opportunities for involvement in school trips and expeditions are
rooms, coffee bar and study rooms for boarders and day pupils. At Trent, we encourage students to seek out challenges in a wide variety of aspects of school life. They are challenged in the classroom, on the
considerable: recent trips included, Mongolia, Egypt, Turkey, Berlin, Australia
Chemistry, Design & Technology,
and New Zealand. The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme helps develop self
Economics, Combined English,
sufficiency, service to the community and greater awareness of the outside
English Literature, French,
world. The CCF helps to encourage self confidence and initiative, offering
Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Spanish and Theatre Studies. Details of each subject can be found in our Sixth Form Curriculum Booklet which is available from the Registrar.
selected to represent their county and several have risen to international level in Cricket, Hockey, Rugby, Athletics and Tennis. We also take students on overseas tours â€“ the 1st XI Cricket team recently toured Cyprus while the Girlsâ€™ Hockey and Netball squads recently toured Australia and New Zealand.
Beyond Sixth Form
Our students have every opportunity to find out what they are best at and
At Trent we are committed to supporting students as they decide where
to engage in a variety of activities which challenge and excite them.
they will go after the Sixth Form. For the majority of students this means pursuing a degree course at university, and our Applications support
Drama & Music Drama at Trent is a focal point for creativity and self-expression. We have
service gives comprehensive guidance through every stage of the process. We take all Year 12 students to a successful local university as well as running our own two-day applications conference led by visiting speakers and our own experienced staff.
three well-equipped drama areas and employ our own Stage Manager. We enjoyed our best ever results for student examinations in 2008 as follows: Pass rate at A level: 99.3% with 74.0% A/Bs
sports fields, in their music lessons, on the stage, and in the wealth of
At Trent we achieve such impressive results by meeting the needs
additional activities they choose to pursue. There is full support provided
of every individual. This is done by providing highly qualified staff,
so individuals believe they can succeed - and they do.
small class sizes, excellent resources for teaching and learning,
At Trent, everyone can find their niche and get satisfaction and reward from
We encourage all pupils to strive for excellence. Many students are
an impressive programme of activities from flying to caving.
Psychology, Religious Studies,
personal development and is an ideal bridge from school life to university.
dress is worn instead of uniform and the Sixth Form has its own common
Art, Business Studies, Biology,
Geography, German, History,
The Sixth Form at Trent College provides an excellent opportunity for
essential feature in acquiring life skills for success in the world. Business
success including: the Shares4Schools Finance Competition, ESU Debating
One of the benefits of a large Sixth Form is that we are able to offer a
Fostering Curiosity and a Love of Learning Students are encouraged to manage their own time and responsibilities, an
Students from Trent College regularly achieve national and regional
Many of our performers have gained membership of the National Youth
Our Careers department provides comprehensive careers advice to
Theatre whilst at Trent.
Sixth Form students. We assess each student's particular skills, interests
The school has a very strong musical tradition and there are orchestras, bands, choirs and ensembles at all levels. We regularly stage musicals together with the drama department and every year our renowned
and knowledge in the context of career choices and higher education opportunities and encourage students to explore the many career possibilities using a range of careers software and paper resources.
Strawberries and Wine Event allows Sixth Formers a free rein to express
A Careers Convention is organised biennially for Years 11, 12 and 13
comprehensive library facilities, individual tutoring and top quality ICT
themselves through performance, with the emphasis firmly on enjoyment.
where students are given the opportunity to meet and discuss with
hardware and software.
Recent highlights have included jazz, classical and rock performances.
30 - 35 delegates from their various areas of expertise.
their own achievements. The confidence this nurtures helps develop
Our aim is to encourage and foster the individual talents of each pupil,
students who are happy in themselves and well prepared for the
and to engender a sense of enjoyment and fun in participating in drama
challenges facing them in later life.
and music both in the classroom and beyond.