One of the key considerations when choosing a Sixth Form pathway is what makes a particular institution distinctive, or more specifically, what are you going to leave with in addition to your standard qualification package? At The Nottingham Emmanuel School, the pioneering Community Leadership programme is part of what makes us unique, and part of what will make you unique in your applications for university or employment. All Sixth Form students have allocated time to develop their personal leadership skills through a variety of service projects, within school and across the city.
Example of current placements include:
- Teaching in NES lower school lessons in a wide variety of subject areas (Media, Drama, Science, Maths, Music, Art etc.)
- Technician roles within the school
- Design and Marketing work
- Sports Coaching in the Community (Football, Tennis, Basketball)
- Teaching in local Primary Schools
- Leading in Youth Clubs
- Serving the Local Church
- Working for Local and International Charities
- Environmental Placements
Core and Enrichment Programme
Our Core and Enrichment Programme is all about developing rounded students who are thinking and studying more widely than their regular AS/A2/BTEC qualifications. A range of additional experiences are offered to add value to you as a student, and to enable you to study at a more advanced level in a wider range of curriculum areas.
Core Maths Programme
Is a new qualification designed for all students who have achieved a grade C or above at GCSE and who are not studying maths, as a discrete subject at AS level. This course will help you to develop your mathematical skills, logical thinking and reasoning by studying modules based on personal finance, project planning and statistical analysis. Not only will you develop essential skills for the work place but it will also support your studies in the following courses such as A-level Psychology, Science, Economics and Geography as well as technical and vocational qualifications.
Careers and Employability Programme
Our Careers and Employability Programme is an important element of our broader personal and social education programme throughout the school. We are proud of our distinctive work in this area, which enables you to seek specialist advice, on a one-to-one basis, from our Careers and Employability Champion and from our Sixth Form Progress and Destinations Academic Mentor. In Year 13, you will participate in a Work Experience week which is directly relevant to your study programme. This academic year, students have been successful in securing places with leading law and accountancy firms, in specialist areas of medicine and in local areas of government. The school is also very much involved in working collaboratively with local and national businesses; to allow you as a student to receive mentoring and to gain direct work experience in an ambitious work place settings.
The Sixth Form Student Leadership Team: Head Boy, Head Girl and Prefects
Our Sixth Form offers a structured programme of leadership development as you embark on Year 12. This involves a group of Year 12 students being selected as Prefects (Senior Student Leaders) during the latter part of the autumn term. Successful applicants undertake a 6-week leadership development course, before beginning to carry out their leadership responsibilities within the school. These will include representation at key school events, regular support of enrichment programmes throughout the school week, and leadership of community-facing projects.
At the close of the autumn term, a Head Boy and Head Girl is selected who will go on to represent the school in an even more public and senior role for a term of 12 months, concluding in the autumn term of Year 13. These leadership opportunities are of course excellent for your own personal development in the short term, but also enhance your future applications to university and employment providers.