Welcome to Halliford School Sixth Form
I am delighted that you are considering the Sixth Form at Halliford School. We believe that this stage of your education is not just about achieving your best academically, but is also exceptionally important in providing opportunities to improve those all-important soft skills that employers seek. By doing this we hope to empower you and give you the grounding to be independent learners who are able to cope with the life at University and beyond.
Our teachers are not just supportive and friendly, but they are also deeply passionate about their respective subjects. Our philosophy aims to instil this same passion in our students which encourages individuals to achieve their best academically. Our small classes provide an atmosphere where students are given personal attention and are treated as an individual. Working alongside our enthusiastic, skilled and friendly teaching staff who monitor your progress and provide support both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our comprehensive PSHE programme and pastoral support has always been rated as excellent. There are a plethora of outside speakers who help to equip our students with the skills and expertise they need to succeed. The atmosphere we aim to create is best described as an extended family, where the subject teachers provide incredible support, and your personal tutor, who you see twice a day, provides you with all the help and guidance you need for all manner of issues ranging from moral support to advice with selecting the best University. There is an outstanding structure in place to identify problems early and a range of people who provide help and support when necessary.
Halliford Sixth Form is just a small part of the caring and nurturing environment that is Halliford School. There are plenty of opportunities to take part in events, participate in sport, broaden your horizons and stretch yourself. We are determined that every student achieves their best, make life-time friendships and achieve their full potential. But don’t take my word for it, visit us to find out for yourself.
Head of Sixth Form
New for Autumn 2018 - Sixth Form Common Room
We are creating a wonderful new Sixth Form Common Room containing flexible spaces for collaborative working along with private study areas, individual workstations and new IT facilities.
It is expected that all Sixth Formers will attend university. The universities attended in the last two or three years have included Cambridge, Bristol, Leeds, Durham, Royal Holloway, Manchester, Warwick, Exeter, Sussex, East Anlgia, Brunel, Swansea and Plymouth. In the past 5 years 36% of pupils have attended Russell group Universities and 54% have gone onto Russell Group or specialist Arts, Drama or Sports Colleges.
A great deal of advice and support are available on a daily basis from the Head of Sixth Form, Sixth Form Administrator and the Sixth Form Tutors. Central to that advice is ensuring that applications are both realistic and well-targeted. This is reflected in the fact that, during the 2015/16 UCAS cycle, 100% of pupils received 3 or more offers and 95% of all courses applied for have been successful. There are visits to university fairs arranged to help pupils start to develop their ideas. The Head of Sixth Form interviews every pupil in the Lower Sixth early in the summer term to find out how their ideas are developing and to give advice. There is also a Higher Education Briefing for both pupils and parents which is attended by an admissions tutor from a leading university.
The School aims to have all univeristy applications sent off by around half term in the autumn term beacuse the earlier they are in the sooner there is a response and the better the chance of obtaining an offer. With a few exceptions, the School usually succeeds in achieving this aim.
At Halliford because almost all of our pupils go on to Higher Education every year, we place a great deal of emphasis on providing information, guidance and administrative support for UCAS applications or applicatiosn to unitiversities outside the UK. We also provide information, guidance and advice on Gap Years.
In addition to this, we aim to provide Careers Guidance to pupils throughout the School with a programme that involves pupils at every stage of their time at Halliford.
We facilitate Work Experience placements for pupils in Year 10 and encourage all pupils to seek work experience by arranging their own placements or attending careers experience events.
In the autumn term Year 11 have the chance to take part in career profiling with careers specialist Morrisby. They help pupils to make informed decisions about their education and career options. Morrisby's careers guidance products are used in over 1,000 schools throughout the world. Their guidance and advice is objective and impartial and based on a range of on-line psychometric assessments which can be taken at school or at home. Results are available immediately and their interactive career planning tool allows pupils to drill down and explore the different education and career options available to them.
In Year 12 students take part in mock interviews at BP; this helps build interview experience as well as focus their career options. The School runs a Careers Fair which gives students the chance to meet employers and find out more about particular industries.