- Sixth Form
At Cecil Jones we offer a wide range of A Levels courses to provide a broad, high quality academic education to our students.
Cecil Jones is building a successful and vibrant sixth form, where students routinely achieve excellent grades and progress onto Universities, Higher Apprenticeships and successful careers.
The range of courses on offer has been carefully selected in order to meet the needs of a wide range of students and the needs of our community.
Our sixth form provision is designed to open doors to our students, offering them the best opportunities to move into successful futures.
All students should have the opportunity to gain entrance into university if it is their wish.
The subjects we have on offer this year are:
- BTEC Sport
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- English Literature
- Fine Art
- Core Maths
We also offer a resit Level 2 in GCSE English and mathematics.
Please note that the courses we have on offer at Cecil Jones is likely to expand each year as more students will see the sixth form as a preferred place of study.
Education is about much more than just your chosen subjects. It is preparation for a successful life. Opportunities will be provided to enable you to:
- Develop your ability to work and learn independently
- Take responsibility and provide leadership
- Develop your ability to work effectively with others
- Contribute to your local community
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of issues and subjects not directly offered in your subjects
- Add qualifications
- Develop your physical skills
There are a range of opportunities for example:
- Mentoring younger students in the school
- Disneyland Trip amongst other cultural visits
- Becoming Head Boy/Girl, a Prefect and/or Subject Ambassador
- Being part of the Junior Leadership Team
- Liaise with current university students to gain subject specific mentoring through the MyTutor programme.
- Organise charity events for local and national charities such as Havens Hospice and McMillian.
- Participate in a Mooting Competition against other local schools.
There are times in the week when you are not in a timetabled lesson. Making effective use of this time is an important life skill.
The times for study are the same as a timetabled lesson.
Study includes the following activities:
- Revision of notes from previous lessons
- Essay and coursework writing
- Research (book and Internet) of a subject
- Reading a novel or quality newspaper
- Reading articles and magazines/gazettes linked to your subject area. These can be located in the school library or via JSTOR
- Essay planning
- Following up on any advice given by your teachers
- Using the subject handbooks available for additional guidance
- Working collaboratively with your peers on a project or task
- Completing practice exam questions and papers