Wyre Forest School Sixth Form is an extension of our provision that serves to allow our young people to become as independent and 'community ready' as they can be.
As children become young adults and make the significant step from a Pre-16 to a Post-16 model of education, our curriculum is designed to reflect this change. Therefore there is a shift in emphasis away from a more linear pupil progression model based upon the teaching and generalisation of concepts, towards a model of education which recognises the pupil’s existing skills and provides carefully structured ways of further enabling them to be applied in functional, everyday contexts.
We consider this to be a move from a concept based model of education towards a context based one in which knowledge, at all levels of ability, will be more widely applied to everyday situations. In doing this we are aiming to utilise the final element of the student’s statutory educational entitlement, to prepare them as best we can to become active participants in, and contributors to, society and achieve the highest degree of personal independence.
Our Sixth Form is focused on the functionality of skill development. It is this ability to apply the skills developed throughout our education into 'real life' that will set WFS young adults up for a successful future post school.
Transition at post-16 will be discussed as part of the annual review process from Year 9 onwards. Places in Sixth Form are considered on an individual basis and will be agreed by the pupil, parent and WFS. Many of our pathway 3 learners will be ready to leave us at the end of Year 11 and move into college or training. Other pupils will benefit from continuing their education at school before embarking upon the next stage of their journey into adulthood.
Post-16 places at WFS are available to those pupils who:
- have complex needs and will continue to follow the complex curriculum pathway;
- wish to follow the Sixth Form Life Skills curriculum in preparation for adulthood;
- are working at Entry Level 2 or below;
- are not yet ‘college ready’ or ‘work ready’.
If you have any questions, please contact Rebekah Thompson, Assistant Headteacher/Post-14 Phase Leader.