At Brooke Weston Academy we work hard to ensure that the transition from Year 11 into the Sixth Form enables students to develop the specific skills needed to achieve their target grades and broaden their experiences. Sixth Form students will enjoy more independence in their choice of learning. We recognise that they have many demands on their time and we will work with them to ensure that they are able to experience a range of activities alongside their academic studies. Students joining us in Year 12 visit the school individually with their parents as part of the application process. Following the publication of GCSE results, they will be invited to a special familiarisation day prior to the main Sixth Form induction day. Here they will meet other new students and have the opportunity to get used to the building, choose their options and adjust to the expectations at Brooke Weston Academy.
Inspiration, Endeavour and Community is an enrichment programme to broaden the educational qualifications of Sixth Form students at Brooke Weston Academy. Inspiration can be considered as any activity that allows a student to display creativity, including projects around the arts, music and performance. Endeavour can include participation in individual and team sports, taking part in expeditions and involvement in local or international projects. Community is involvement in helping others and includes voluntary work.
The IEC was developed in response to an increasing demand by universities and employers for students with ‘employability’ skills such as leadership, organisation and management skills to support their academic qualifications. This means being able to demonstrate skills that are useful in a wide range of work and learning scenarios. Inspiration, Endeavour and Community activities on offer in the Sixth Form at Brooke Weston Academy include professional and primary school placements; lower school mentoring; community and voluntary work; the Young Enterprise and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award schemes; sports teams; charity fundraising team; Engineering Education Scheme; Library internship and the Corby Woodland Project. Activities offered are subject to student and teacher commitment and may be subject to change.