Croxley Danes Awards
Each student’s A-level curriculum package will be boosted by their participation in the Croxley Danes Sixth Form Award. Students will also follow a pastoral curriculum of tutor group led sessions and receive opportunities to develop their life skills and teamwork, which will include, but not be limited to their regular participation in Games lessons.
The Croxley Danes Sixth Form Award recognises that today’s apprenticeship providers, employers and universities seek students who are not only academically able, but also have developed their personal skills and attributes. In addition to achieving the best possible progress in their main courses of study, our Sixth Formers will be supported and challenged to develop skills in their use of initiative and self-motivation, time management, self-awareness, confidence, resilience, independence and skills. They will be able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with students from any background as they move on to their next steps.
The award has five strands:
- A high-quality university or career application* - building on participation in an extensive university and career preparation programme
- Supporting school life* - developing skills as a subject ambassador, mentor, sports coach or other service within our school community
- Work experience* - completing at least 2 days’ meaningful experience in the workplace related to a student’s future career aspiration
- Additional qualifications – e.g. a fourth A-level or an EPQ (Pathway 1), Massive Open Online Courses, graded exams in music and/or drama
- Driving change – leading the development of our new Sixth Form, senior student leadership or youth social action in the community
All students will participate in a structured programme supporting the first three core strands (*) and bespoke opportunities will be facilitated for as many students as possible interested in the challenge of the final two open strands. Completion of the award will take place by the end of the spring term of Year 13 via student submission of a Sixth Form record of achievement document that will support all students to reflect fully on how they, individually, have learnt to stand out from the crowd. There will be four levels of certification:
- Extraordinary Achievement – all five strands achieved plus outstanding additional commitment
- Distinction – all five strands achieved
- Merit – three core (*) strands achieved plus one optional strand
- Pass – three core (*) strands achieved