Goresbrook 6th Form opens September 2021 offering a highly academic offer to students in the locality of Barking and Dagenham. In line with the school vision, the 6th Form will provide a route to university. Our curriculum will provide a selection of A-levels and a comprehensive university preparation programmes aiming to get our students into the best universities. Students who join our 6th form can expect the following:
Excellent, subject specialist teaching in academic and facilitating subjects
We offer 6 teaching hours for all courses delivered by specialist teachers. Our teaching and learning approach is designed to facilitate independent study and study at higher education. Our class sizes are small, enabling a more personalised approach to curriculum delivery.
A comprehensive university preparation programme
In order for students to successfully secure a place at a top university, they will require a combination of support with selecting the right courses, writing a winning application, effective interview techniques, support with entrance exams and financial preparation. At Goresbrook, these elements will be planned into a supplementary curriculum taught over the two years. Students can expect support from an academic tutor who will maintain oversight of their university preparation providing expert advice and guidance throughout.
Our university preparation programme will go beyond getting students into university and look at how to prepare students for success whilst at university. This will include exposure to higher education study skills, sessions on managing finances and well-being.
A broad enrichment offer
Students will get the opportunity to build wider skills such as leadership, organisations and research. Students will also be encouraged to take part in sport. These experiences aim to mirror what students might expect at University. This means that students will be able to leave Goresbrook as well-rounded individuals.
Goresbrook 6th Form students can expect to be part of a supportive culture where they are known, the expectations are high and their development is a priority. We hope you will join our founding 6th Form cohort.