A choice of academic programmes, carefully put together with advice from experienced staff, allows pupils to prepare for qualifications suitable to their abilities and long term ambitions. At Warminster, Sixth Formers can choose between the traditional A Level programme or the highly rated International Baccalaureate Diploma, both of which produce strong results.
All our Sixth Formers participate in an enrichment programme designed to help them make the most of their Sixth Form experience and to prepare for the transition to life after school. The programme lasts for the duration of the Sixth Form with key themes including successful integration into Sixth Form life, higher education preparation and information about the world of work. A packed programme, which includes events such as residential weekends, study skills seminars, personal finance modules and social events, afford the opportunity to develop a whole range of skills such as leadership, resilience, independent enquiry and teamwork. There is also a mentoring programme that involves parents, alumni, staff and pupils.
We are keen to ensure that all our pupils are provided with opportunities to excel and this reaches a new level in the Sixth Form where pupils are challenged to lead. A strong co-curricular programme based around over 70 clubs and societies allows Sixth Formers to develop their leadership skills whether it be taking a lead role in a drama production at the Edinburgh festival, captaining a county sports team or practising diplomacy in the School's growing Model United Nations society. These are but a few of course and we are keen to explore how each of our Sixth Formers can find their co-curricular niche.
The Sixth Form at Warminster affords many opportunities to develop leadership skills. The prefect system, both house and school, allows pupils to work closely with staff to ensure that the School runs smoothly on a daily basis and to develop a programme of events for younger pupils.
In addition the School supports and encourages pupils in their attempts to access external leadership programmes with pupils involved in the training programmes provided by the McKinsey Consulting group .
We are currently working with the Institute of Leadership and Management to develop an applicable qualification in Leadership and Team Skills. We believe that this will provide a strong addition to our curriculum and offer our pupils a formal management qualification.