Course Guide 2019
Fulford Sixth Form welcomes applications from students in any school across the city and beyond.
If you want to be part of our success story then come along to our Open Evening and Taster Days to experience our special atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you into our Sixth Form.
Being a part of Fulford has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and we have formed loads of great memories which will remain with us for the rest of our lives. The staff are amazing and the friendships we have made will continue for many years to come. Fulford has provided us with many opportunities and has enabled us to develop both academically and socially, preparing us for our future endeavours. It’s also been a lot of fun!
We would like to thank the Sixth Form Leadership Team and wish prospective Fulford students all the best for an exciting time in Sixth Form and beyond.
We deliver a wide range of A Levels and vocational courses taught by expert staff with a continuing commitment to quality and excellence. Our results consistently place us within the top performing state schools and our learning environment enables us to cater for individual needs. Our staff are always willing to go the extra mile to provide additional support where needed. Well-developed tracking, monitoring and target setting systems ensure that students and parents know how well they are doing and understand how they can progress further.
There is a strong focus on skills development, independent study and in-depth learning. In addition to taught lessons, students are expected to undertake additional reading and research into each chosen course. To aid this, we provide well equipped private study rooms with computers and internet access within the Sixth Form block and a Resource Centre staffed by experts who are adept at helping students locate materials relevant to their research.
Students follow a bespoke careers package over the 2 years. This ensures positive outcomes for all. We have extensive links with universities, training providers and employers coupled with in house expertise. The majority of our students progress to Higher Education with regular admissions to Oxbridge and an increasing proportion to Russell Group universities. Other progression routes include apprenticeships, employment and prestigious school leaver programmes.
Fulford’s academic success is built on an excellent care and guidance system with a supportive atmosphere that enables students to cope successfully with the stresses of Sixth Form life whilst having an enjoyable time. As a result of this support our student retention rate is the highest in the region.
Students are assigned to a tutor group with a specialist Sixth Form Tutor who provides individual support and guidance throughout the 2 years. Our tutorial system ensures that new students joining the Sixth Form make a smooth transition and quickly settle in. In addition to this, our Sixth Form students have many leadership opportunities where they develop a range of skills and play a key role in the life of the whole school.
Weekly Form Periods inform students of key issues and facilitate personal development through careers, health and citizenship education. Each student also has a regular tutorial with his or her tutor to discuss personal progress. These tutorials are at the heart of our support system and allow the tutors to offer a high level of support to our students.
At Fulford Sixth Form we encourage all students to make the most of what’s onoffer. Our Enrichment Programme offers a great range of activities such as learning an extra language, playing sports, taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, performing in a drama production or musical group, studying for the EPQ, helping in lower school lessons and learning First Aid. We also provide support for students who are considering applying for medicine, nursing and Oxbridge. Alongside our range of planned activities, students have the opportunity to start their own clubs, groups and societies.
In addition to our Enrichment programme we offer a number of study visits. In recent years these have included trips to Iceland and Washington DC. Individual departments also organise various excursions. Examples include Geography fieldwork in the Yorkshire Wolds, Biology coursework in the North York Moors and English, Politics and Business Studies trips to London.
Whilst our Sixth Form shares the same site as our main school there are clear differences. The lack of uniform is obvious, but in many ways this is the most superficial difference. Sixth Formers enjoy a much closer relationship with staff and they play a unique part in the life of the school, combining the increased independence and new opportunities available post-16 with being a known and valued part of a wider school community. Sixth Form students help in lessons and assist lower school pupils through paired reading, mentoring and in leading and supporting vertical form groups. This involvement develops new skills in our students as well as benefiting others in the school.
Sixth Form students enjoy the benefits of a college routine in terms of freedom to plan their own learning, while reaping the benefits of a school Sixth Form through effective individual support and excellent teaching standards. We have a large and well equipped cafe which acts as the centre of Sixth Form life throughout the day and is a popular place to relax and unwind. The Sixth Form has an active social life. Parties, trips, fundraising events and inter-form competitions are organised by the Sixth Form Committee who ensure that life in the Sixth Form is lively and fun.
Below are some resources that the Sixth Form team at Fulford think would be useful for current and prospective parents and students at Fulford School Sixth Form.
If you are currently in Year 11 at a different school, and are considering applying to Fulford Sixth Form, please consult ‘Applying to Fulford Sixth Form: A Guide for External Students’.
Admission Arrangements – 2019-2020 entry
Please follow the links below to view our Admissions Policy.
You can also find more documents on the LA website at www.york.gov.uk/admissionsconsultation