The Plymstock School Sixth Form
Plymstock School’s Sixth Form caters for students of all abilities who are keen to develop their learning and there is an expectation that all students will extend their education at the school. The sixth form block offers spacious, well-equipped and well-furnished accommodation which includes a superb ICT suite and new careers library.
Plymstock’s popular Sixth Form attracts students from other schools and has an excellent record of academic achievement, consistently placing the school high up in the official league tables and surveys. Plymstock’s 350+ students are able to study a wide-ranging programme. In addition to 30+ highly successful Advanced Level courses students can have access to Levels 1, 2 and 3 work related courses and other programmes through the Tamar Valley consortium (TVC). This co-ordinates training courses across Plymouth, and is supported by the Training and Enterprise Council. This unique development has attracted national attention and provides unrivalled opportunity for our students.
Students broaden their education and skills development through other opportunities which include further GCSE’s, leadership qualifications at levels 1, 2 and 3, Leisure Activities, Young Enterprise, Community Service and work experience in the UK or Europe. Students also receive a comprehensive programme of Careers and Higher Education guidance.
The Plymstock Sixth Form plays an important role in setting high standards of work and attitude. Students provide an excellent example to younger members of the school. Staff and students nominate the Head Boy, Head Girl, and their deputies. Sixth Formers also assume responsibility on the school council, and in assisting in the school and local community. They also have a measure of control over their own affairs through the Senate – an elected forum of Sixth Form students. The Senate meets on a weekly basis and is responsible for organising social events, fund raising activities, sports activities and representing students’ views to the Head of Sixth Form.
A high proportion of Plymstock students gain University places, and the school has a long record of success at entry to Oxford and Cambridge. Others are highly valued recruits to local business, industry and commerce.
There will be no Summer Work set for the following subjects:-
Public Services (Mrs Dover has however requested that you take an active interest in current affairs and watch the news regularly)