If students are to be successful in their transition to Higher Education and employment they need to be equipped with a range of skills that go beyond academic study.
Derby Moor Sixth Form’s Enrichment Programme will provide students with opportunities to develop skills such as creativity, initiative, enterprise and leadership through a range of activities, as well as provide them with an enriched Curriculum Vitae. This will benefit them considerably when applying for University, apprenticeships and any future career.
Every student at Derby Moor will take part in our enrichment programme.
The options currently available to students are:
Arts Award (12 weeks)
The Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. It can be achieved at five levels and year 12 students at Derby Moor will start on the Bronze award.
The Bronze Arts Award can be done in any area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film. Students produce a portfolio or arts log that shows off their creativity and gives them a recognised national qualification or award to put on their CV.
British Red Cross (12 weeks)
The British Red Cross offers students a Peer Education Programme within Derby Moor Sixth Form. A member of staff from the British Red Cross will work with students over a number of sessions and train them on topics such as everyday First Aid, Refugee/Asylum Seeker Awareness, Disasters and Emergencies, HIV/Aids awareness as well as an Introduction to British Red Cross Humanitarian Education.
Following the training, students will create an assembly or short workshops on what they have learnt to deliver to students in local primary schools.
Duke of Edinburgh
Derby Moor offers The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme to students . The award is aimed at students aged 14 -24 and allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to achieve an award, which is highly recognised by Universities and future employers. Here at Derby Moor Community Sports College we provide the opportunity for pupils to complete all three levels. Students start with Bronze, and hopefully progress through to complete their Silver and then the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, whilst students complete their A Levels at our own Sixth Form.
National Citizenship Service (24 weeks)
The National Citizenship gives students an opportunity to experience something new as they help out in the community.
Students will have a minimum of 30 hours of social action to complete and this will be spread over evenings and weekends. The idea is for students to develop a social action project within their local community. Students will be responsible for fundraising for all the resources to complete the project themselves. They will also take part in a 4 day/3 night residential at an outdoor activity centre in Derbyshire taking part in team building activities and outdoor challenges, as well as a 3 day non-residential within Derby College taking part in community, fundraising and project management workshops. Finally they will graduate with a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
Community Sports Leader Award (24 weeks)
The Community Sports Leadership Award is a course which allows students to develop their leadership skills through a range of activities in school and the local community. Students will have the opportunity to work with a range of different people including younger students, taking part in sports events in different roles and delivering their own sports sessions, with support. Students will develop team work skills, become independent learners, learn about a range of leadership styles and reflect on their own leadership abilities.
Hola! For those students wanting to try something different, conversational Spanish classes are available to develop language skills and have some fun!
All Sixth Form students act as a mentor for students within main school. This is invaluable experience for our students allowing them to develop communication skills and make a real difference within the school community. Students act as role models for our younger students in terms of behaviour and academic achievement.
In Year 12 students do one week’s work experience within their chosen field. This is invaluable experience into the world of work and offers them a chance to develop employability skills and “try out” career options.
In year 13 students are required to do 20 hours volunteering during the year. Placements have previously included a range of local organisations including Castle Park Care home and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. Just about everyone can do it too -- it's a great way to learn to relax and cope with the demands of Sixth Form life.
Head Boy/Girl/ Sixth Form Captains
Students apply to take on positions of responsibility within our Sixth Form which include taking part in presentations on open evenings, assemblies and promoting charitable activities within the school as well as becoming involved in whole school student voice groups.