Enrichment and Work Experience make up two of the 3 compulsory modules within the Caludon Sixth Form Experience.
In Year 12 enrichment is compulsory and gives the students the opportunity to take part in an activity which benefits the local community, be that the school or beyond. In recent years students have completed their enrichment in a variety of locations including local schools, with local charities, youth groups and sports centers. Students must complete 25 hours during the year, however most students complete many more than this.
Students are also given the opportunity to become Unifrog Champion and Ambassadors. Unifrog is our careers platform and students who become champions and ambassadors support other students with the 6th form and in the lower years with their careers options.
Year 12 students also complete a week’s work experience which allows students to develop work skills, explore potential career options and, for those students considering an apprenticeship, can often lead to job offers. We are proud of our work experience offering and students rightly value the week with over 95% of students completing external work experiences, with the remaining students completing work experience in school working with faculties within their area of specialism. In the last two years we have had students working in a wide variety of positions including hospitals, physiotherapists, virtual reality hubs, engineering centres, schools to name but a few. Students also often take the opportunity to complete work experience outside of the local area with students travelling around the UK and even abroad.
- Year 12 – Work Experience Application Form
- Year 12 – Private Placement Agreement Form (to be completed by employer)
At the end of Year 12 students are able to attend a graduation ceremony run by the sixth form team.
All students will receive a certificate and some students may receive individual awards. The ceremony is a chance for students to dress smartly to mark the occasion, eat and drink together, be entertained by fellow students who study music and listen to their tutors and other staff read selected poems/readings that inspire the staff and students. It is a formal occasion that marks the wonderful achievement of completing the following criteria:
- 95% attendance and punctuality (including skills, tutor and assemblies)
- 25 hours enrichment
- One week work experience
- ATL’s of 5’s/6’s
It celebrates their engagement with the whole sixth form programme. Those that do not meet the criteria will be expected to enter into a full time table in year 13 to help support them more effectively.