Partnerships & Enrichment
At Park High Sixth Form, experience needs to be much more than just studying the A-Levels you have chosen. We want to provide you with a range of opportunities and experiences that enhance your CV, employability and overall skill set. By the end of Year 12, you will be able to compile a personal statement for university and future employers that reflects you as a person, and not just as a learner. Your personal statement on either a UCAS application form or an apprentice/job application form is crucial to make you stand out and everything that you do in addition to your A Levels will be valuable.
Park High Sixth Form has an extensive range of enrichment activities. These are organised into eight-week programmes under three headings depending on whether they look to enhance your body, mind or soul. These include, to name a few: Duke of Edinburgh silver; self-defence; sport; yoga; MOOCS: debating society; Young Enterprise; Reading Mentors; Maths Makers and Curriculum support.
We offer all Year 12 students the opportunity to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on a topic of their choice. This is a research-based qualification which takes the form of either a 5000-word essay or an artefact and 2000-word essay. It is promoted by many of the top universities and is equivalent in UCAS points to an AS Level thus operating essentially as a ‘fourth’ option choice.
Brilliant Club Scholars Programme
Park High Sixth Form is fortunate to work with the award-winning Brilliant Club charity and to participate in its Scholars Programme which recruits, trains and places doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in state schools to deliver programmes of academic enrichment to small groups of pupils. Through a combination of university trips, in-school tutorials and online resources, our Sixth Formers who participate develop the knowledge, skills and ambition needed to progress to highly selective universities. It culminates in an essay submission and graduation ceremony at either Oxford or Cambridge.
We want to empower our students to become leaders and thus to have the opportunity to participate in the running of the Sixth Form and to organise events across the school. They work with the Sixth Form team to organise social events such as the Prom, breakfasts, quizzes and assemblies, in addition to leading on clubs and a mentorship scheme with younger years.
Partnership with Immanuel College
Medicine and Oxbridge programmes. Students are offered a personalised opportunity to prepare for Oxford and Cambridge and medicine post 18 applications, through our partnership with Immanuel College. We are the only Sixth Form in the borough who has links with this independent school in Bushey and the prestigious programme it offers.
For prospective medics this includes UKCAT and BMAT workshops, mock exams and conferences on topics such as ‘Ensuring a competitive medicine application’.
For prospective Oxbridge applications, students attend preparatory workshops and gain additional support with personal statements as well as to have practice mock interviews.
Partnership with Christ’s College
Christ’s College, Cambridge is our link college and we work closely with them to provide an Oxbridge and Russell Group access programme. This includes visits to Cambridge, support with personal statement writing, and further information and workshops for prospective applicants
Partnership with Harrow School
Park High Sixth Form’s close proximity to Harrow School provides opportunities for students to attend a number of interesting talks and workshops. A recent example is Professor Sir Brian Hoskins from Imperial College speaking on ‘Climate Change – What Does the Future Hold?’
In July, Year 12s are invited to attend the Lumina course at Harrow School. Over three days students can learn more about Oxbridge, its admissions process and how to choose the right course and college.
At the end of Year 13, post-exams, our students enjoy ‘graduation’ from Sixth Form through Prom. This is an exciting evening where students celebrate finishing their programme of study, enjoy an evening in each other’s company and of course have a chance to get dressed up!
Subject specific, career focused, or an enrichment opportunity, we aim to enable all students to attend educational visits during their time here, and there are lots to choose from including:
- Old Bailey
- London Zoo
- Welcome Collection
- Tate Modern
- Imperial College
- Kings College
- Plymouth University
- Cambridge University
- Geography field trips to Dorset or the Lake District
- Biology field trip