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Sixth Form Taster Day

 

Year 11 students have attended mini 'taster' lessons, as part of a new initiative aimed at encouraging more students to join Allerton Grange Sixth Form.

Students' normal lessons were collapsed on the morning of Monday 5 February, and they were given new timetables to attend A level sessions, or the equivalent BTEC or Cambridge Technical qualifications. These lessons were delivered by specialist subject teachers. The sessions lasted 30 minutes each and included activities and topics taught in Year 12, providing an insight into the courses in which students have expressed an interest.

Some students were also given the opportunity to attend a talk from Leeds City College and Progressions UK, arranged by Mrs McDermott, Careers Coordinator, or take part in a training session with Farsley Celtic Football Academy.

Initial feedback from students has been positive and suggestions on how to improve the event for next year's prospective sixth form students are already being considered.

This event forms part of a programme of activities, introduced this year, designed to promote Allerton Grange Sixth Form. Students who choose to study their A levels here can expect to receive comprehensive and holistic support from both the sixth form team and our dedicated teaching staff; we are committed to helping you reach your full potential. In addition, students are fully supported in exploring options for further education; last year 99% went on to their chosen university, apprenticeship or employment.

Of the taster day, Mr Roper said, “We are really pleased to be showcasing our successful sixth form. We’ve had a particular focus this year to work with our Year 11s and, going forward, year groups below this, to make sure our students know the many benefits they will experience by joining Allerton Grange Sixth Form.”

Thanks are extended to the Sixth Form team, Ms Braim, Ms Fisher, Ms Niles and Mrs Broadbent, for organising the event, and to the staff involved in delivering sessions.

"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent