Sixth Form - Head of Post 16 - David Cline
About Adeyfield 6th Form
Adeyfield School has a proud history of successful Sixth Form teaching. The curriculum on offer includes a wide range of the ever popular traditional 'A' Level courses, for those preparing for University, an exciting choice of One Year Sixth Vocational courses for those students intent on careers in business or commerce and the opportunity to develop vocational skills. As part of the East Dacorum Partnership we offer a diverse choice of subjects across four other sites giving our students the opportunity to expand their studies both academically and socially.
Range of Courses
The range of courses is offered within a structured, caring environment. The Head of Sixth Form and her experienced team of tutors set the tone of high expectations, hard work and academic rigour and are on hand to advise, support and lead Sixth Formers through their studies and monitor their progress on a regular basis.
In addition to their studies, Sixth Formers are encouraged to get involved in a whole range of school activities. As part of their community service they can be seen around the school offering help in classrooms, fund-raising for Oxfam, Children in Need and Comic Relief and generally supporting staff and other students. They participate in our musical and drama productions, contribute to assemblies, end of term events and represent the school in a variety of ways. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is currently being introduced into the school.
The Sixth Form Centre
The Sixth Form Centre is accommodated in a suite of rooms at the heart of the school. There is a Sixth Form Common Room with kitchen facilities and a bank of computers to enhance the quality of learning. The main emphasis in all of the areas is on independent study. We aim to provide a quiet environment which is conducive to effective learning. There is a Learning Mentor who will interview every student to ensure that they are making the progress to reach their goals beyond school, be it University, College or employment.
Considerable scope is allowed by the Sixth Form staff for students to contribute ideas towards the running, organisation and development of the Sixth Form. At Adeyfield we feel we provide the right balance of a structured supervised learning environment with an acknowledgement that all students have reached an age where they are given greater responsibility and freedom to enjoy their studies. We have elections for Senior Students so that the Post 16 experience is enhanced by responsibility, decision making and the development of leadership skills. This will link with university and work placements later on.
The school works closely with Aim Higher, a Hertfordshire University initiative which encourages students to pursue challenging careers through Higher Education. We have record numbers of students who are applying to continue their studies at University.
Parental involvement remains an important feature of Sixth Form education at Adeyfield and there is regular reporting to parents. We make full use of the already well-established links between home and school as we aim to ensure that students achieve their full potential and take advantage of the opportunities available.