Welcome to Bank View School Sixth Form
Sixth Form Teachers- Mr. G. Davey, Miss C. Southern, Mrs S Barker, Miss A Hitchmough
Bank View Sixth Form provides learners with the knowledge, understanding, skills and real life experiences to grow into self-reliant, well rounded and independent young adults. The sixth form staff provide opportunities for students to develop both academic achievement and personal independence.
With small class sizes and specialist staff to support students, Bank View Sixth Form offers an outstanding learning environment in a purpose built setting with many opportunities for offsite learning.
All sixth form students continue to study functional skills in English, Maths and ICT. These subjects allow students to develop their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills in a real-life context and provide students with the opportunity to maintain continuity and progression throughout their school life. These Open Awards qualifications are recognised by colleges and employers, providing students with a greater range of options and opportunities.
Students complete challenges that help them become more independent. These units provide a platform for further planning of individual learning goals and personal assessment. The units consist of; working with others; improving learning and performance; problem solving; planning and carrying out research; communication through discussion; planning and giving an oral presentation.
Supported Intern Programme
Bank View students have the opportunity to apply for a place on the school’s exciting Supported Intern Programme in association with Liverpool City Council’s Intern to Work project.
After a successful launch in the 2017/18 academic year, with 3 students graduating from the project with the Hilton Hotel, we currently have three students working in The Liverpool Hilton Hotel and three students at the Holiday Inn Express in the Albert Dock.
The aim is to expand the project each year and we are currently working to identify students and business partners for the 2019/20 academic year.
Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze/Silver/Gold).
All sixth form students are enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Through Duke of Edinburgh participation students are encouraged to:
- Develop independence
- Become more self-reliant.
- Develop organisational ability.
- Become more able to overcome both expected and unexpected challenges.
- Recognise the needs and strengths of others.
- Improve decision-making skills and the ability to accept consequences.
- Gain the skills to reflect on personal performance.
- Learn to manage risk.
- Learn through experience.
- Gain an appreciation of and respect for the outdoor environment.
- Learn the value of sharing responsibility for success, through leadership, teamwork, self-reliance and co-operation.
Students are presented with the opportunity to volunteer their time to help organisations in the local community and act as peer mentors for younger students within school. This helps sixth form students to build many skills and fulfils the volunteering requirement of the Duke of Edinburgh course.
Students at Bank View Sixth Form have the opportunity to speak to many further education providers through events held at school and at colleges. We also invite college representatives into school to speak to students putting them in the best position possible to be able to make an informed choice on their next step in education.
We work closely with Hugh Baird College through their school link programme and all students have the opportunity to spend one morning a week for a full term at college studying various subjects to give them a taste of college life.
Added to this is the support and guidance students receive from TAGS, an external careers, information, advice and guidance service. Through TAGS students and families receive 1 to 1 advice and mentoring to help them and their families make the best decisions for the future.
6th form news February 2021
Exciting enterprise opportunities ahead!
As part of the sixth form enterprise, we are continually exploring new ways to create engaging opportunities for students to develop their skills within real life working situations and support our local community.
We are very pleased to announce that sixth form applied and were successfully granted a £2000 cheque from the Liverpool Council Education Trust in order to support us towards a new enterprise venture.
Sixth form team 🙂