CORE ENRICHMENT

Core Enrichment

Sheldon Sixth Form is about far more than just academic success. Our comprehensive, daily tutorial programme includes study skills, careers education and options at 18 as well as preparing for life after Sheldon. Your tutors will also hold regular 1:1 meetings with you to offer individual support and advice. Each Year 12 tutor group is paired with a Year 13 group so final year students can share their experiences with those new to sixth form study.

"Teachers at Sheldon genuinely care about their students. They go out of their way to help and talk to us and are people that we can rely on for advice and support. Sheldon feels like a friendly and welcoming environment." Jack Cheeseborough, Curtis Seed and Yasmin Jiwa, Year 13 students

Sixth Form Games

All students take part in Sixth Form Games on a Wednesday afternoon. A wide range of options are available both on and off site, from dodgeball to Zumba, led by the PE team and external instructors. There are competitive fixtures against other schools in several sports – our rugby team has been particularly successful in recent years – as well as termly internal competitions. The programme is designed to help promote not only health and fitness, but also social bonds across the Sixth Form.

Work Shadow

At the end of Year 12, time is set aside for a week’s work shadow or other activity that will help you decide on possible future options. Organising this for yourself is a key requirement, giving you not only an insight into potential careers, but the chance to develop the skills you will require for the world of work too.

Electives Programme

All students except those taking four A levels must take part in the electives programme. Core maths is available for students who are not taking A level maths but whose subjects demand this key skill area, while the resit GCSE maths group supports anyone that is yet to achieve a Grade 4 in this key subject. Others can opt to undertake the Extended Project Qualification or get involved in community volunteering inside or outside Sheldon. The full Electives Programme options are published in September each year.