Sixth Form Curriculum

Sixth Form Curriculum
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Playing an active part in your learning is central to our teaching and learning philosophy at Cowes Sixth Form; we offer much more than just a traditional learning environment.

Our teaching staff want to inspire you to learn, to question, to challenge and to create within our cutting edge learning environment. Here you are encouraged through field trips, laboratory studies, complex practical activities, work visits and placements in both the public and private sectors. You will also have the opportunity to take part in group project work, often involving different skill development, which will broaden your experiences and develop transferable skills including teamwork, communication and project management. You will be guided to develop your independent study skills through our sixth form Charter programme of structured learning activities and extended projects requiring time management, task prioritisation, strategic planning and adherence to strict deadlines. You will be challenged intellectually and encouraged to develop your ability to work and learn independently – all skills that you will take with you in your chosen career.

Our Sixth Form Charter is an innovative and integral part of your curriculum. Through your Charter, you will be involved in a variety of creative, sports, employability skills development and community service activities. Creating your bespoke Charter program will help you to develop as a person, build confidence, enhance social skills and is fun! Potential employers and universities are looking for well-rounded individuals who have made a significant contribution to our academy and local community, as well as academic excellence.

Here are a few examples of Charter activities undertaken by current Cowes Enterprise College sixth form students:

Sixth Form Leadership Team –
  • Charitable Fund Raising-
  • Reading Buddies scheme
  • Drama, Music and Art-
  • Debating Society & Mock Trial
  • Sixth Form Ambassadors-
  • Extended Project research qualification
  • Sporting Activities- participation and Promotion
  • Combined Cadet Force - Army and RAF
  • Young Enterprise Company Programme
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Voluntary Support within the local community, NHS, AgeUK, cultural events and festivals
  • Social action projects
  • Learn to Drive

A typical weekly program of study is 25 hours including 7 hours of curriculum time per subject and 4 hours of Sixth Form Charter.

For further information and to arrange a tour, please contact David Sanchez-Brown. Dsanchez-brown@cowesec.org