Our Sixth Form Diploma, is an exciting framework of opportunities within supra-curricular, personal growth and leadership and service, built around our core A-Level offering.
The Sixth Form Diploma is designed to be a choice-driven, well supported and bespoke framework that empowers students to develop skills of value beyond schooling or qualifications, and to be able to evidence their achievements and development better.
A-Level success remains at the core of the Sixth Form journey but it has never been more important to ensure that young adults develop values and skills via experiences and opportunities that go far beyond their academic qualifications, and in a way that supports ambition, success and wellbeing for the students’ futures beyond school.
Supported by subject teachers, tutors and the Sixth Form team, the Diploma builds on the excellent academic, pastoral and co-curricular offering to create a guided framework from which students can develop their individual pathway.
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”I think the diploma is an excellent chance to be recognised for co-curricular activities which complement academic achievements. It also allows you to explore new opportunities and skills, for example, I took part in try diving and discovered my love for scuba diving. So I pursued this further in my own time and became a qualified PADI open water diver.”
The Diploma runs across the Autumn, Spring and Summer Term in the Lower Sixth and the Autumn and Spring Term in the Upper Sixth with one contact lesson and one timetabled lesson a fortnight during the Lower Sixth. Within the Diploma framework, you are required to complete the core component section alongside your chosen electives. All students need to complete 150 credits and we recommend that electives are split evenly across supra-curricular, personal growth and leadership and service. Support is given when choosing your electives in order to maximise your success through a cohesive approach. Electives are logged and tracked through Unifrog, with credits assigned towards the gold, silver or bronze certificate.
To truly help you be the best that you can be, and to fully prepare you for life after A-Levels, our Sixth Form Diploma focuses on character development outside of the classroom, including co-curricular opportunities, life and employability skills and leadership.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.