Sixth Form - A New Experience
Welcome to the Ashton Park Sixth Form.
Whether you aspire to University or meaningful employment we provide top quality support to help you achieve your goals.
We recognise that your plans may change over time and a particular strength of our provision is its flexibility. Our study programmes are designed to be completed in one year allowing you
to progress further in the same area or change to a new study programme the following year.
Another key feature of our provision is the developmental programme we call ‘The Edge.’ All of our students will gain from working with business professionals and taking part in developmental activities designed to promote the skills that employers are looking for.
We look forward to welcoming you to our sixth form and answering any questions you may have.
Your Future Awaits
We specialise in what we are good at and have a proven track record of success at getting our students into their first choice university or employment.
Our facilities are first class. Set in stunning grounds we have excellent facilities in which to learn and relax.
Our broad and flexible courses offer you a wide range of study options.
Our high level of care is widely acclaimed, we really get to know you as individuals. We offer you a very supportive environment in which to study; it’s a big jump from GCSEs to Sixth Form but rest assured we will be with you very step of the way.
Our exciting range of activities is unique. It’s not just about studying; we offer you lots of opportunities which are not only enjoyable, but which will look great on your CV or University application form.
....don’t miss out!!
Experience the best opportunities to succeed
The Sixth Form will provide you with the opportunity and support to:
- Achieve in all you do
- Succeed beyond your expectation
- Maximise your potential
We understand the importance of your continued education and the vital part it plays in your future.
We will prepare you for Higher Education, Training or Employment by helping you to:
- Enhance your skills to enable you to direct your own learning and personal development
- Improve your use of ICT, Communication and Numeracy
- Be fully prepared for the applications and interviews that will decide your next step.
Experience an individually tailored support programme
You will be entering into a partnership with the Sixth Form Centre that provides an individual programme of guidance and support geared towards ensuring you make fulfilling and successful academic progress.
We have high expectations and an ethos based on challenge.
We expect students to be committed to achieving their full potential. You will have a Personal Tutor who will be there to help you achieve your goals and provide pastoral care through regular one-to-one support. Together you will agree targets and monitor progress in your studies. This will be supported by the Sixth Form Raising Standards Leader.
Your subject teacher will provide regular updates on your attainment and provide strategies to help you improve.
Your parents will receive three progress reports each year.
Experience a Unique Enrichment Programme
We understand that your future is not judged solely in terms of academic achievement. Our priority is to develop well qualified, confident, articulate and considerate young adults, and to provide you with the confidence to accept the challenges of Higher Education or employment.
We have developed a unique Enrichment Programme ‘The Edge.’ This aims to give our students just that in a highly competitive world. ‘The Edge’ is a programme where you can experience an individually designed package of activities best suited to your current and future needs.
Our Enrichment Programme will give you the opportunity to:
• Gain additional qualifications in work related areas
• Undertake Work Experience or Work Shadowing under the guidance of our school Careers Consultant
• Enjoy sporting activities either through recreational sports or competitions and tours
• Work with business partners to develop your CV and interviewing skills
• Enjoy wider recreational activities such as art and drama and develop new skills
• Give up your own time to help others through volunteering
• Achieve leadership qualifications
• Challenge yourself on The Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Your commitment to any of these activities will look great on your CV and UCAS application.
Collaboration With Business
It’s not just what you know but who you know when it comes to securing a good job.
Ashton Park Sixth Form has developed a network of quality links with Bristol businesses
As well as supporting our ‘Edge’ programme, our business partners have committed to helping our students secure employment. Some employers are guaranteeing interviews
to our students and some go further and guarantee apprenticeships.
We appreciate the support of our business partners, who incude:
- BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL
- LLOYDS BANKING GROUP
- BRISTOL SPORT
- LANSDOWN CLUB
Experience That Little Bit More...
Your Sixth Form experience at Ashton Park will not begin and end in the classroom. We actively encourage our students to broaden their horizons and opportunities. Through the activities of the elected ‘Student Voice’ you will have the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of events and enterprises that will include:
• The annual summer ball
• Annual expeditions such as our trips to Kenya to help at Inspirations School
• Activities days - surfing, paintballing, canoeing, cycling
• Fundraising events • Regular social events – BBQs, Christmas party
• Ski and Snowboarding trips • Sports Tours to South Africa or Australia
• Other extra-curricular trips and visits
You will have an opportunity either to become a Student Ambassador and represent the Sixth Form or to become a member of the ‘Student Voice’ group and help organise and run events and activities.