Greetings from the Sixth Form Team!
Whether you are a student, thinking about your future, or a parent or carer supporting your son or daughter in the decision-making process... Hello!
We hope that this provides you with most of the basic information you need to help you choose your subjects and courses. If you are at King Charles already, then obviously we have access to your file and can ask colleagues about your suitability for Sixth Form and the courses you are applying for. It is important that you take the opportunity during Year 11 to prove to yourself and your teachers that you have the right kind of work ethic to continue your education in the Sixth Form.
We expect you to have lots of questions about specific subjects and courses, so please speak to the subject specialist staff about these. For any other questions or concerns, please do come and talk to me, Mr. Arch, or to Ms. Thomas. We’d be happy to chat informally, or arrange a more formal meeting if this is appropriate. However, do feel free to talk to us in school, get on the phone or send an email.
We look forward to meeting you and working with you in the future!
Download out prospectus: Sixth Form Prospectus 2012-13
What is an Internship?
An "internship" is an opportunity offered by an employer to potential employees, called "interns", to work at a firm for a fixed, limited period of time. The interns taking part in this programme are Year 12 students (age 16/17) and the internships will last for a 2 or 3 week period. Placements are usually full-time, and take place irrespective of term time or holiday time.
The Internship Experience Internships offer students a period of professional and practical experience in an industry relating to their field of study or their chosen work sector. This experience is valuable to students as a means of allowing them to experience how their studies and skills are applied in the "real world", and as work experience that can be highly attractive to potential employers on a candidate's CV.
On the 30th April, Michael and Elizabeth Amies came to talk to Year 12 about Organ Donation. Michael is the chairman of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Organ Donor Committee, and the couple suffered a personal tragedy three years ago when their daughter died whilst waiting for a pancreas and kidney transplant. Elizabeth told the story of their daughter’s life, and all who were present were very moved by her presentation. The aim was to explain the need for and process of organ donation to students and to get them to talk about this with their families so that more people are well informed and join the organ donation register. We are planning further work with our students to raise the awareness of the register, which can be found at http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/
On 15th March 2013, students helped raise money for Comic Relief by doing something funny, for money!
From dressing up as various characters (and fruits!), recording a Harlem Shake in the Common Room, and other fund raising initiatives, they have helped raise essential funds to transform lives across the UK and Africa.
Thanks to everybody that took part! Take a look at our gallery and the Harlem Shake below!
On February 15th, a group of 52 students and teachers flew out from Heathrow for a six day trip to New York. We stayed in the heart of Manhattan at the Milford Plaza hotel, only one block from the bright lights of Times Square.
There was a great deal of excitement as we made our way downtown on the subway to catch the Staten Island ferry. The weather was cold but clear, and we had fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty.