Whalley Range Sixth Form: Super Curriculum

At Whalley Range Sixth Form we take a holistic approach to personal development and the wider curriculum. This reflects the needs of our students and the values and mission of our Sixth Form and its community.

In order to ensure that students have opportunities beyond the traditional curriculum and understand the impact that this has on their progression, wellbeing and character development we launched our new Super Curriculum model at the start of the 2021/2022 academic year.

The Super Curriculum – Tutorial

Students in Year 12 and 13 have 2 tutorial periods per week and during these sessions, they have input on the topics outlined below. To complement this, there is also a digital element that is shared with students via Microsoft Teams, further developing on the digital skills developed through lockdown / isolation periods.

Year 12 Tutorial Topics:

Half Term Topics
Half Term 1
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Physical and emotional wellbeing
  • VESPA
  • Developing your digital skills
Half Term 2
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Employability skills
  • iDea Award
Half Term 3
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Global issues and Citizenship
  • Employability skills
  • Politics and Citizenship
Half Term 4
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Social justice
  • Digital employment skills
  • Politics and Citizenship
Half Term 5
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Post-18 options
  • UniFrog, MOOCs and wider reading
  • Virtual Open Events
Half Term 6
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Study skills
  • UCAS preparation
  • Virtual Open Events

Year 13 Tutorial Topics:

Half Term Topics
Half Term 1
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Physical and emotional wellbeing
  • UCAS: Guidance and support
  • UniFrog, MOOCS and wider reading
Half Term 2
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Physical and emotional wellbeing
  • UCAS: Guidance and support
  • UniFrog, MOOCS and wider reading
Half Term 3
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Life after college
  • UniFrog, MOOCS and wider reading
  • Virtual Open Events
Half Term 4
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Preparing for the future
  • UniFrog, MOOCS and wider reading
  • Virtual Open Events
Half Term 5
  • PSHRE
  • CEIAG
  • Digital Tutorial
  • Preparing for the future
  • Exam skills and study preparation

The Super Curriculum: Special Events

Alongside the tutorial programme there are a range of special events organised for students, to enable them to broaden their horizons and develop cultural capital. Some of the special events include:

  • Motivational speakers
  • External Sex Education providers
  • UCAS workshops delivered by Universities
  • Futures Fest
  • Deloitte Partnership
  • Partnerships with industry, including Lancôme
  • Educational trips and visits
  • UCAS University fair
  • Work experience

The Super Curriculum: The Whalley Range Community

Students at Whalley Range Sixth Form are proud to be part of the wider Whalley Range family and we provide opportunities for students to complete work preparation activities within main school, including:

  • Mentoring students
  • Providing in class support
  • Prefect duties
  • Translating for students
  • Supporting within year groups at social times
  • Supervising the reflection room
  • Providing technical support in PE and DCP subjects

Students at Whalley Range Sixth Form get a rich and vibrant wider curriculum experience and we are proud of the impact that student voice has on this, as it helps to create a bespoke programme for each cohort based on their individual needs.

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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