Welcome to the Sixth Form
The Sixth Form at Thomas Aveling has a special place within the school. Students are recognised as young adults and are encouraged to take an active role within the school community.
The school’s facilities include a Learning Resources Centre, a Sixth Form Study Centre,
Common Room, Art Studio, purpose built Sixth Form Science Laboratory, Drama, Dance, Recording, Music, Information Technology, Science and Technology Suites. Our sports facilities are excellent, with a Sports Centre, Fitness Suite and all-weather courts.
For the young adult learner, the Sixth Form with its new courses, offers a fresh approach to Sixth Form studies. Great care has been taken to provide an appropriate learning environment for our 16+ students and this prospectus sets out a range of information. It will inform you about the courses and programmes on offer; it shows you how to apply for a place, as well as telling you about life in the Sixth Form.
As you read through this prospectus, we hope you will wish to join us. We provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere and welcome applications from students in other schools, as well as our own Year 11. The staff are experienced and highly qualified and share the aim of achieving your highest standards of academic qualifications.
You will be given expert and friendly support to help you make choices about your studies. It is recognised that making choices can be difficult and help will be given about academic matters, career choices or progression into further and higher education. The help provided will ensure any choice made will be an informed decision.
In addition to your studies, there will be a number of opportunities for you as a young adult to develop personal interests, as well as undertake work experience. A well established programme of extra-curricular activities operates in the Sixth Form, as well as recreational and social activities arranged by students and staff, to ensure that staying on at school means more than just study.
A member of the Sixth Form has a high profile in the school. All students join in the School Partnership Programme and support students and staff within the house and tutor group. Students may also apply to become Officers, Head Boy and Girl, Sports Captains,
House Captains, other students take responsibility for mentoring, fundraising and promoting the Arts. All Sixth formers enjoy many privileges and are highly regarded by the staff and students in the school for their contributions to the school community.