At S6C we are committed to providing an excellent education for the success of every student, and our vision is that we want every student to be the best version of themselves that they can be. Every student should be valued, nurtured, challenged and supported. ‘It’s all about you’ embraces the experience we want every individual to feel. Every student at S6C is introduced to a series of high expectations of themselves and of others. At S6C we strive for success; so Aspiration is promoted and encouraged. This is enacted and modelled by staff, and students are supported in being active participants in this journey.
We focus on the needs of 16-19 year olds, providing a well-resourced college environment that encourages learning. Our priority is placed on high quality support and guidance to students in their academic and personal development. We see students thrive at S6C; the care and guidance given to students is unwavering. We know all our students, and as they develop their journey into adulthood, we see them blossom, and strive for the dreams that become reality. Everyone is special, unique and capable.
We are passionate about ensuring that students are well cared for, that they make excellent progress and that we help them discover their talents and prepare them for life after college. It is important to us that students leave S6C with the ability to think deeply, act with kindness and integrity and take responsibility for a rich life ahead.
Our curriculum fulfils these aims through the following:
- Ensure that every student is challenged and supported to achieve and realise his/her full potential provide stimulating learning opportunities to inspire young people to pursue a wide range of careers encourage and support students to develop skills that will equip them for further study and working life, focusing on research and independent learning skills, time management, self-awareness and motivation
- Create a warm and positive atmosphere in which, supported by our Christian ethos, students can feel secure and cared for as individuals
- Widen students’ access to higher education apprenticeships
- Provide a curriculum that is rich in knowledge and skills, secured through application and developing understanding
- Support personal growth and development of the individual
We take pride in having, at the College’s centre, a strong philosophy of nurturing, as well as outstanding enrichment options where, irrespective of academic choices and achievement, students have opportunities and encouragement to shine.
Our students know that by studying here they will be in a stimulating and supportive environment, confident that their future success (whether that is university, employment or further training) is at the heart of the College.
- Three pathways of A Level, Vocational or Mixed Pathway that are matched to student need, interest and aspiration
- A broad curriculum which gives breadth of curriculum experience
- A strong commitment to high aspirations by offering the Aspire Programme to all students
- A Life Skills programme that compliments …..
- Collaboration agreements with other providers to support the delivery of minority subjects such as Languages and Music A Level.
- Aspirational target setting for all students
- Students have the opportunity to study Level 3 EPQ
Key Principles of Teaching and Learning
|1. Lessons will be planned carefully to build knowledge and understanding over time and in accordance with subject specifications||Clear intent|
|2. Assessment will be used effectively to inform teaching and planning.||Clear Implementation|
|3. All students will be challenged through differentiated activities / learning / teaching.|
|4. Teachers must promote student participation and active learning.|
|5. Students must be enabled to take responsibility for their own learning.|
|6. Students will be taught how to learn and how to reflect on their learning.|
|7. A consistent use of language will be used as a framework vocabulary when discussing teaching and learning with students (such as pre work).|
|9. A purposeful learning environment must be created and maintained.|
|8. Learning should reflect and be relevant to life, developing employability skills.||Clear Impact|
Beyond the Classroom
- Developing students’ cultural capital through college visits and visiting speakers which deepens student’s’ understanding of their subjects and the wider world
- A diverse Life Skills programme which further embeds British Values beyond the taught curriculum and focuses on personal development and self-agency
- An extensive range of Clubs and Societies
- Signposted careers education
- Individual student guidance for progression routes to University, Apprenticeships or Employment
- Personal development Days – our timetable stops for a day, once a long term and we deliver enriching experiences to students that support our college vision.
- A mentoring programme for vulnerable students
|Salisbury Sixth Form College joined the Magna Learning Partnership Trust in September 2018 and is upholding of it’s values and ethos. At the heart of the partnership is Improving outcomes for the young people attending the schools in the Trust. These expectations are promoted through high expectations and aspirations for all, regardless of social, economic or cultural background. The curriculum for each school or college is rooted in the core values of MLP and founded on the principle of knowledge acquisition underpinning the application of skill. Both are explicitly developed, resulting in a curriculum in each institution with breadth, depth and balance. The purpose of the curriculum is to :Meet the needs of every young person in an MLP school, firing curiosity and making learning real, exciting and inspirationalReflect both national requirements and international expectations but be rooted in its own locality and contextRaise aspirations and widen horizonsEnable every young person to leave an MLP school or college with the confidence and ability to make a positive impact on the world around them.|