Sixth Form Centre

On 1st November 2017 we moved to a new centre, which is approximately 1 mile from the main site. We offer students the opportunity to follow a personalised, motivating and individual programme allowing them to grow into independent confident young adults preparing them for the world of work.

We aim for each individual to leave us having had many opportunities as gaining the appropriate qualifications to support them as young adults.

We have our very own Café and ‘Pre-loved’ shop on site that is open to the public that the students run with the support from a dedicated team of staff. Students have the opportunity to develop the valuable skills which will help them in the world of work.

Please click here to see the opportunities available within our 6th Form

The Curriculum

All our students continue to develop their core skills in English, Maths and ICT but completing Functional Skills accreditations (Entry Level 1 – Level 1/2) or Life and Living units for those at a Pre-entry level.

They have the opportunity to work towards vocational BTEC courses in Construction, Hair and Beauty, Caring for Children and Work skills.

Our students also leave with a wealth of other accreditations such as: Duke of Edinburgh, Food Hygiene and First Aid.

In addition to the accreditations our students benefit from lessons in Enterprise, Leisure (visiting the gym), Travel training, RE and Current Affairs, Food Technology and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).

The Sixth Form Day

The day begins at 8.35am. On arrival to school pupils sign in and register in their year groups, preparing for the day ahead, checking their schedules and ensuring they have everything they need.

Morning sessions run from 9.00 to 12-12.30. These may be timetabled lessons, working in the Café and retail area, or an off-site visit to an alternative provision, such as The Gateway Vocational Centre.

All breaks, morning and lunch are staggered so students have the opportunity to socialise in small groups. We encourage pupils to make use of their common room during this time. They may bring their own packed lunch, have a hot dinner or purchase lunch from the Café at a discounted price. For those students eligible for free school meals this is also provided.

Afternoon sessions run from 12.30-1 until 2.45. At the end of the day the students are responsible for cleaning the centre, promoting life and work skills. The day ends at 3.10pm.

Leavers Destinations

In 2017 8 from Year 13 left Billing Brook. 100% moved to further education or training and there were no NEETS.