Thorp Academy

Outcomes focused, child centred

16-19 Study Programme

Every student considering studying at Thorp 6th Form will have a one-to-one meeting with a memberof the 6th Form team to discuss their post-16 options. Subjects are blocked to ensure a 'best-fit'after students have made their choices.

Each student will be supported in their choices, ensuring they have a structured and challenginglearning programme that supports their progression in line with their career plans.

Students can take a purely A Level pathway, a purely applied or vocational pathway or a mix of both.

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 at GCSE English or Maths will be enrolled onto therelevant GCSE course to re-sit the subject. They will have timetabled English and/or Maths lessonsand will sit mock exams throughout the academic year.

All of our year 12 students complete one week of work experience during the summer term. This isinvaluable experience and gives students the opportunity to develop career choices and developtheir skills in a real working environment.

Our students are expected to complete 20 hours of volunteering during year 12. Many of ourstudents exceed this amount, with some going on to achieve more than 100 hours by the end of year13.

Our enrichment programme allows students to develop their character and skills. Students can takea Sports Leaders qualification or train to be a Youth Link Mentor. Our senior students organisecharitable events in school and support younger students on Student Voice committees. Our AntiBullying Ambassadors are all trained through the Diana Trust and have trained staff and studentswithin school. Students can volunteer as peer mentors with younger students within a subject oftheir choice.

We have an experienced careers adviser who offers post-16 progression advice from year 12.Students will have a number of 1:1 meetings, assemblies and tutorials on their options beyond 6thform. We actively encourage students to attend University and Apprenticeship open days andwelcome many visitors to the school to talk to students on these areas.