Sixth Form - Head of Post 16 - Martin Young
About Adeyfield 6th Form
Adeyfield School has a proud history of successful Sixth Form teaching. The curriculum on offer includes a wide range of traditional 'A' Level and Level 3 BTEC courses, for those preparing for University, or a choice of Level 2 Vocational courses for those students who wish to prepare for College or Apprenticeships or need an extra year to develop their core skills before embarking on Level 3 courses. As part of the East Dacorum Partnership we offer a diverse choice of subjects across four other sites giving our students the opportunity to tailor their studies towards their individual strengths and needs.
We pride ourselves on offering high quality courses within a structured, caring environment. The Head of Sixth Form and his experienced team of tutors set the tone of high expectations, hard work and academic rigour and are on hand to advise, support and lead Sixth Formers through their studies and monitor their progress on a regular basis.
Sixth Form students play a unique and valuable role in the school and all students are encouraged to get involved in a whole range of school activities that develop a sense of community and social responsibility as well as developing personal skills which help them prepare for Higher Education and the workplace. As part of their community service they can be seen around the school offering help in classrooms, fund-raising for Oxfam, Children in Need and Comic Relief and generally supporting staff and other students. They participate in our musical and drama productions, contribute to assemblies and end of term events and represent the school in a variety of ways.
Considerable scope is allowed by the Sixth Form staff for students to contribute ideas towards the running, organisation and development of the Sixth Form. At Adeyfield we feel we provide the right balance of a structured supervised learning environment with an acknowledgement that all students have reached an age where they are given greater responsibility and freedom to enjoy their studies. We have elections for Senior Students so that the Post 16 experience is enhanced by responsibility, decision making and the development of leadership skills
The Sixth Form Centre
Sixth Form students have access to the Sixth Form Centre and Learning Resource Centre providing students with state of the art facilities for them to study similar, to a university style environment. The Sixth Form Centre is accommodated in a suite of rooms at the heart of the school and our Senior Students played a significant role in its design. The Centre includes a Common Room with kitchen facilities and a separate area for quiet study with computers to enhance the quality of learning. The main emphasis in all of the areas is on independent study. We aim to provide a quiet environment which is conducive to effective learning. There is a Learning Mentor who will interview every student to ensure that they are making the progress and provide support to help them reach their goals beyond school, be it University, College or employment.
The school works closely with Aim Higher, a Hertfordshire University initiative which encourages students to pursue challenging careers through Higher Education. We have record numbers of students who are applying to continue their studies at University.
Parental involvement remains an important feature of Sixth Form education at Adeyfield and there is regular reporting to parents. We make full use of the already well-established links between home and school as we aim to ensure that students achieve their full potential and take advantage of the opportunities available.
The Sixth Form Team
Head of Sixth Form – Martin Young
Sixth Form Learning Mentor – Vicky McGuinness
Year 12 Form Tutors
- Ms K Bristow
- Mrs B Inskip
Year 13 Form Tutors
- Dr R Evans
- Mrs E Cline
Consortium Students (Yr 12 & 13)
- Dr Evans
Associate Form Tutors
For any enquiries about Adeyfield Sixth Form, please contact 01442 406020 Ext: 257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org