16-19 study at Green Spring Sixth Form Shoreditch
The Study Programmes in the Sixth Form at Green Spring Academy Shoreditch reflect the prior attainment, education and career goals of each of our Sixth Form students and are focussed on progression to the next level of education, a traineeship or apprenticeship, or other employment.
Our Study Programmes consist of the following:
- A Levels
- AS Levels
- Level 3 BTEC Business (Extended Diploma)
- A combination of A Levels and Level 3 BTEC Business
- GCSE in English and Maths for those students who do not have a C
- Non qualification Activity
- Employability skills workshops
- Work experience
A detailed Information, Advice and Guidance Programme has been implemented to support all Sixth Form students with pathways after Sixth Form. Employability and CV workshops, industry specific sessions, mentors from specific professions and support with employment choice are also offered to students.
All year 13 students have one to one interviews in September to support them with their destinations. Personal Statement workshops begin in June of year 12 and continue in to September with a more personalised approach with individuals/targeted groups. All year 12 students attended the UCAS Exhibition in June and are supported in attending University Taster Days, Subject Specific Taster sessions and Summer Schools. In addition University mentors are offered to students who wish to go to University. Students completing the BMAT or other entrance exams receive support in the form of one to one tuition. Students work with a number of organisations such as Uni Dosh, Unifrog, Tower Hamlets Educational Business Partnership to support them with their University applications. All students also have the opportunity to experience alternatives to University in sessions with the Mindshare Academy (marketing), Chartered Institute of Accounting, The Brokerage, Intern First, Step Forward and the Urban Plan workshop.
Employability skills workshops run throughout the academic year with a particular focus in the ‘What Sets Me Apart’ programme in June/ July of year 12 (compulsory for all students) which allows students to plan for their future. In addition to whole year programmes there are opportunities for individuals/ groups focused on their interests that run throughout the academic year.
In 2016/17 students have been involved with a number of programmes including the Social Mobility Foundation, the Good Jobs Campaign (Atkins and OMD) and Business Mentoring (all y12 BTEC Business) with Ariel re Investment and The Brokerage.
Twice every half term students are invited to ‘Tea Time Talks’ where experts deliver a talk on their specific sectors. Previous sessions have included ‘What it takes to be a lawyer?’ ‘Don’t want to be a Doctor – choosing an alternative career in health care’ and ‘What it takes to be a lawyer.’