At Sixth Form, we aim to provide a social and academic environment in which our students can work hard to develop skills and ultimately progress to Further or Higher Education, or within their chosen career.
We are holding our 2018 Options Evening on Thursday 15th November from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
Please click here to view our latest Sixth Form Prospectus.
The Sixth Form gives students the opportunity to gain in maturity and self-confidence; personal and social development is considered to be as important as academic achievement.
Our students enjoy new freedoms at Sixth Form level but also take on a number of new responsibilities. Sixth Formers are allowed to choose their own black suit and accompanying business attire as they have more choice over their uniform. They are entrusted with a range of important roles including Head Girl, Deputy Head Girls, Buddies, Peer Mentors, Senior Prefects, Prefects and House Captains and they take the job of guiding other students seriously.
We offer a broad range of subjects at AS and A Level. There is a considerable step up between GCSE and A Level work. In order to bridge this gap students are encouraged to develop good time management and organisational skills. We expect our pupils to conduct a minimum of five hours of study per subject, per week. Year 12 students have two supervised study periods per week to support them in using their study time effectively.
Beaulieu's collaboration with Victoria College, Jersey College for Girls and our continuing work with De La Salle has gone from strength to strength, allowing our students to access an ever-growing myriad of subjects and subject combinations at AS and A Level.
We have a thriving vocational education centre here at Beaulieu and the BTEC National Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent of 2 full A levels), the BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Business (equivalent of 1 full A level) and the CACHE Course (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, which is available at various tiers) continue to offer a vocational route to university, higher education and employment with great success.
Sixth Form staff know each student well and encourage them to develop and flourish as an individual in our caring community. Our pastoral care is excellent, with each Sixth Former allocated a Mentor Group. Mentors are the students' primary port of call to help each student make the best use of the opportunities available to them, to monitor attendance and academic progress and provide pastoral care on a daily basis. The Head of Sixth Form and School Chaplain are also available to support students' well-being and welfare.
Careers guidance is seen as an integral and compulsory part of the Sixth Form programme. Our Sixth Form advisers and Mentors spend time providing Year 12 and 13 students with individually tailored careers guidance, assistance with Higher Education or employment choices, guidance through the university or job application process and university or job interview preparation, to ensure our students are fully prepared for the next step. We also work hard to provide our Sixth Formers with work experience opportunities relevant to their career aspirations wherever possible. Our relationships with local businesses are strong and our students remain sought after by employers locally.
During their time as Sixth Formers our students not only focus on their academic studies, they also follow a weekly enrichment programme. This helps them further develop the skills essential for survival at university and in employment.
We actively encourage our Sixth Formers to participate in a wide range of activities to enhance their communication, team working, problem solving and critical thinking skills. These include:
Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl, Buddying and Prefect duties and responsibilities – Our Sixth Formers take the roles of Head Girl, Deputy Head Girl, Senior Prefect and Prefect very seriously and each year they work tirelessly as a team to ensure the smooth running of the Student Council, the coordination of prefect duties and in supporting the School at parent consultation evenings and special events.
House responsibilities - Within School, we have had a dedicated team of Year 12s leading the House system, ably supported by their Year 11 deputies. The students take their House allegiance very seriously, and a number of House events are organised throughout the year, including Drama, Dance, Music and Creative Writing Competitions. These events tend to be a resounding success, with a large number of students from all year groups taking part, enhancing their confidence and their team building skills.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – Beaulieu is now an accredited Duke 0f Edinburgh centre and supports student involvement in this highly regarded scheme which promotes team work, personal endeavour and self-discipline. This scheme is offered to all Sixth Formers keen to take up the challenge and we have enjoyed a great deal of success over the years.
Young Enterprise Company Programme – Our Sixth Formers have the opportunity of learning to run a business through the Young Enterprise Company programme. Supported by local business professionals, the scheme takes students through the steps required to launch a new business and make it a financial success.
Law Advocacy Competition – Our budding law students regularly prove to be excellent ambassadors, successfully representing the School in the Baker and Partner Youth Advocacy Competition.
Institute of Directors Work Shadowing / Chartered Institute of Marketing Work Shadowing / Public Speaking Competitions – Our students regularly take part in the Image Group Public Speaking Workshops, the Institute of Directors Work Shadowing Scheme and the Work Shadowing Schemes organised by the Construction Council and the Jersey Chartered Institute of Marketing. Each scheme provides our students with the chance to learn in a real business environment whilst also building their confidence and their presentation skills.
St John's College, Oxford's Classics Essay Writing Competition– We have seen great success at this is competition, which is open to all Year 12 students across the UK.
State Street Inter-Sixth Form Team Challenge - We regularly take part in the State Street Inter-Schools Challenge. This competition takes place at Creepy Valley Adventure Centre and competitors include all five Jersey Sixth Form schools and also Elizabeth College and Ladies' College from Guernsey.
The aim of the challenge is to develop and improve a number of key skills including trust and team work, communication, listening, motivation, leadership and endurance through a wide selection of activities such as archery, orienteering, high development, zip wire and an assault course. While rarely matching the physical performance put in by the boys, our students consistently demonstrate enthusiasm, loyalty and perseverance, making us extremely proud.
Youth Assembly – Our Sixth Formers take part in this Island Sixth Form debate held in the States Chamber, on an annual basis.
Work Experience – We strive to provide our Sixth Formers with work experience relevant to their career aspirations wherever possible and we regularly have Sixth Form students working in finance, law, marketing and accountancy during their school holidays. Our relationships with local businesses are extremely strong and our students remain extremely sought after by employers locally.
Supporting students from other Key Stages – Our Sixth Formers regularly assist with teaching support for the other Key Stages. Many help out in the Primary Department while others offer support with Key Stage 3 lessons across the curriculum.
School Council – Our School Council is going from strength to strength and is headed up by our Head Girl each year. Fundraising and supporting charity work is high on the Council's agenda. The School Council work tirelessly during the autumn term to raise funds for the Romania Mustard Seed Appeal. The results of their hard work culminate in a Christmas trip to Romania to help distribute food and toy packages to the needy there, a truly humbling and life changing experience for our students.
For the spring term the Council nominate two local charities to support and during the summer term they turn their focus to the School, nominating specific areas to raise funds to support.
Community Involvement – We actively encourage our pupils to regularly get involved in the community and a number of our students work hard supporting their church, as part of the St Vincent de Paul Society, as St John's Ambulance volunteers, Girl Guides and with various charities and support groups.
One huge challenge the Sixth Form take on each year is sleeping rough in homemade cardboard shelters as part of the International Slum Survivor Fundraiser.
In addition, our Sixth Formers remain very much part of School life, with individuals involved in the Chamber Choir, School Orchestra and Big Band, all of which entertain us at School occasions and at events-island wide. They also play an important part in our Performing Arts shows and their art and textile projects not only bring to life the corridors around the School, but also feature in the annual Jersey Textiles Showcase.
We strongly believe that developing and having evidence of such skills enhances opportunities when looking for employment or applying for a university place.
If you would like to apply to join Beaulieu at Sixth Form, please complete the Registration Form below once you have read the A Level Options available to you and return to our Registrar, Mrs Whyte.
I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity to work alongside the teachers and my leadership team to represent the students of Beaulieu in all aspects of school life. My years at Beaulieu have helped shape me into the young person I have now become and it is rewarding to be able to give something back.
Melissa Bertram - Head Girl 2015 - 2016