Sixth Form Options – September 2013
This is our final timetable so students will need to make their choices in line with the five blocks published. We have worked very hard to accommodate a wide range of requests, whilst taking in to account staffing and the new constraints on budgets imposed by the national cuts to Sixth Form funding.
If any parents/students require further consultation on choices of post sixteen options, please contact Mr Puddy, via Mrs Tideswell in the Sixth Form Office.
Level 2 Courses
Btec Health & Social Care
Friesland School has an excellent reputation and record for academic excellence being in the top 20% of Sixth Forms in the country with an average point score of 394 (2012) the best in Derbyshire (including independent and grammar schools). We have consistently been in the top 5 schools for the past 5 years. We also provide an enormous number of social and extended educational opportunities including an American High School Exchange Visit, Ski trips, and residential visits to Poland, Russia and Namibia, alongside numerous theatre trips, sporting fixtures and cultural visits. This is all achieved within an environment that provides advice, support and guidance on future career options. We are also unique in the area as all students in Year 12 complete a week’s work experience and have done for many years.
We are exceptionally proud of the success of our Sixth Form which has continually grown, since it began 14 years ago, from 9 students to the 250 we have currently studying today. Each year the number of external students has increased, to the point where we now have over 50 students in the Sixth Form who did not previously attend Friesland School, these students come from a range of different schools, both State and Independent. Their support in promoting the school is testimony
to the way that we welcome and integrate newcomers to the Sixth Form.
We have an excellent track record of encouraging students to apply to University. Furthermore, we are committed to supporting students who wish to pursue work based training, apprenticeships and gap years. We also have an excellent record for Oxbridge and Russell group applications. As well as academic success we are a warm and friendly environment where both Friesland and external students feel part of a community.
Our Sixth Form has gone from strength to strength and we are looking to build on our success. Friesland is a welcoming, dynamic and exciting place, and we look forward to meeting you all. We are very proud of our Sixth Form and its commitment to quality care and the pursuit of excellence.
Mr Mat Puddy
Director of Sixth Form