Year 12 is an extremely exciting time for students at Ashfield School as it provides them with the chance to make a fresh start to academic study based on their individual choices, generating a personalised pathway to a future career. It is an important year where a more independent vocational or academic study style is encouraged allowing students to show greater autonomy in their work.
Students are required to hit the ground running with standards and expectations being extremely high from the onset in terms of work ethic, attendance, punctuality and conduct. Students have chosen to continue their studies with us and they rightly expect high standards in terms of curriculum delivery and support. In return we expect students to grasp the opportunities available to them and if they do they will find Post 16 one of the most rewarding stages in their education. By the end of year 12 students will gain qualifications that will provide them with a platform that should lead to Higher Education, Employment or Training.
In Post 16 we want our students to ASPIRE to fulfil their potential and this requires a focus on academic and social achievement - enabling every learner to achieve the grades and qualifications that reflect their true potential.
In addition to the main programme of study students have the opportunity to follow a variety of enrichment courses which lead to further qualifications, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, the NPLQ Life Guarding Certificate, the Youth Arts Award, the Community Volunteer Qualification and Functional Skills Qualification. These courses enhance a student's skill base and provide a breadth to their portfolio required to be successful upon applications to Higher Education or employment.
The celebration of success is a key part of life in Post 16 and termly awards are given to students nominated by their subject teachers and tutors for their efforts, commitment and contributions made to life in Post 16. I very much look forward to the year ahead and warmly welcome our Y12 students to take on the challenge of achieving success and following their dreams in the future.
Miss K Hopkinson
Head of Year 12