A bespoke programme of lessons and activities throughout Year 12 firstly supports the academic step up from GCSE to A level before moving on to cover issues such as study skills, mental health, sport and wellbeing, financial capability and finally preparation for the Extended Project in the form of taught sessions on academic writing, research and referencing.
The ever popular social and cultural trip to Liverpool in the first term sets a tone for integration and increased independence. Many other trips are offered as either key elements of the courses (for example Geography and Biology Field trips) or as enrichment opportunities for example University subject lectures, museum, gallery and theatre trips.
There is a new option to complete Work Experience in Germany from 2019. Sixth form students are also encouraged to support students in younger years through supervision of clubs and activities at lunchtime.