- Sixth Form Graduation
Warlingham Graduation Scheme
For years both employers and admissions tutors have been keen to recognise not just academic success, but other aspects that form such a key part of a student’s preparation for life in the world beyond education and we agree with them.
Warlingham Sixth Form offers its students the opportunity to achieve 'graduation' by achieving targets in four distinct areas within the Sixth Form: Academic Success, Applied Skills, Citizenship, and Work-Related Learning. This concept of Advanced Certification at Sixth Form Level has previously been endorsed by Surrey LEA (Four S), The Learning and Skills Council and the Surrey Compact scheme, Access and Participation Together (APT) overseen by the University of Surrey.
The Academic element is obtained by means of the award itself. Certificates will eventually be included from the examination boards which give the results of their Advanced Level programme in grades.
The Applied Skills element is accredited by a moderation process in which evidence of progression and competence has been demonstrated in at least four skills through a structured programme. The criteria for assessment is included in this booklet on pages 6 and 7.
The Citizenship element is made up of school and community based activities (service to others) and self improvement At least 70 hours (bronze award) must be completed and this log book must be used to record the citizenship activity undertaken and verified by a member of staff or person qualified to validate that the experience has been completed.
Work Related Learning should be completed in the Summer Term of Year 12. As a minimum, two days must be completed and evidenced in an evaluation of the placement and the benefits accrued to the student. Part-time work may be used in addition to this placement but not as an alternative.
The Student Portfolio makes up the final part of the overall award and consists of the evidence of academic, applied skills, citizenship, and work-related learning achievement and a statement written by the student making the case for their graduation. This statement is best achieved through discussion with the tutor. A tutor achievement log and statement is completed by the personal tutor and included in the final portfolio.
- ‘Warlingham Sixth Form had the best pass rates of all the schools I looked at and the Warlingham Graduation scheme distinguished the sixth form from the rest as it helps you stand out when applying for universities and jobs.’
- ‘The Sixth Form Graduation Scheme will help me stand out compared with other students when I apply for universities. I helped run a Business & Enterprise event for Year 5 students, which gave me the opportunity to coach young children.’