Claremont High School Academy

About our Sixth Form

 

A Message from the Deputy Headteacher in charge of Sixth Form

 

Claremont High School Academy is an ‘Outstanding’ school, part of the local community and the right choice for most of our students in year 11. We have nurtured, encouraged and inspired our students to exceed even their own expectations at GCSE and achieve their potential. We do the same for sixth form students whilst at the same time creating responsible and well rounded citizens of the future who go on to be leaders in a whole range of disciplines across the globe.

In 2010 Ofsted graded Claremont High School Academy as an ‘Outstanding School’. We have not sat back on our past reputation and have consistently challenged our approaches to many aspects of our provision and especially to explore ways of moving the Sixth Form forward so that it is truly outstanding.

 

This drive to excel has been recognized in our most recent Ofsted inspection, May 2015, where again the school has been designated an Outstanding School’ and the sixth form graded as ‘Outstanding’.  The team commented on results at both AS and A2, the quality of teaching in the sixth form, ‘Teaching is consistently outstanding’ and the subject knowledge of the teachers. All AS, A2 and BTec courses are taught by subject specialists whose ‘in-depth subject knowledge is used extremely well to motivate and inspire students to do as well as they can.’

 

‘The sixth form team at Claremont is led extremely well’ and works with all stakeholders towards the schools vision of ensuring every child realises their full potential. The school is a large community with the Governors, staff, parents and students working as a team to ensure our students make above expected progress. In order to do this we provide students with high quality and personalised extensive support. Updates on individual student progress are reported, reviewed and actioned on a monthly basis; leaders follow-up promptly if students’ progress falls below expectations and academic mentoring and study groups are organised to ensure students are supported to achieve the best results possible. Parents are very much part of this team work with regular correspondence and the ability for parents to monitor their child’s progress online.

 

The Ofsted report compliments the school on the students attitude to learning in the sixth form, Students’ attitudes to learning are exemplary.’ This attitude is fostered through the teaching in different departments. Claremont ‘sixth form are extremely enthusiastic about both their studies and the opportunities afforded them to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering work in the local community’. There is a clear structure to allow students to aspire to achieve in all areas of their education in order to prepare them for the future. Students leave the sixth form extremely well prepared for the next steps in their education or careers with a high proportion progressing to higher education. Claremont sixth form students ‘typically behave with considerable maturity and a high level of social responsibility, thereby acting as excellent role models for younger students’. If you have the perseverance, enthusiasm and drive to achieve excellence, then Claremont sixth form is definitely the place for you.

 

Bethan Thomas

Deputy Head (Pastoral and Sixth Form)

 

Why should I study a vocational course

 

Claremont High School Academy sets high standards in the sixth form working closely with students to set challenging, achievable, personalised goals. There are  regular meetings to discuss individual progress. We believe it is important to develop the ‘whole student’, ensuring you leave us as responsible, committed and ambitious young people who are a credit to yourselves,your families and your communities.  We encourage participation in a wide range of activities, clubs and societies and expect that all sixth form students play a full and active role in the community life of the academy.

Students can become involved in Sports Leadership, Volunteer Work, Young Enterprise, specific careers work experience, work shadowing and community service. All of which are focussed on cultivating initiative,  responsibility, commitment and positive relations with staff,  peers, younger members of the academy community and the local  and wider community.

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