Students are asked to complete 100 hours enrichment over the two years they spend in the Sixth Form. Enrichment can come in many forms; it can be a hobby, sport, volunteering work and/or work experience.
Here at Archbishop Blanch Sixth Form we aim to develop the whole person. Taking part in enrichment activities develops skills that prepare a student for life and the world of work. It can make a huge difference to a student’s employability prospects.
We do offer enrichment opportunities within school. Please see our enrichment booklet to see what’s on offer. We also have strong association with the RVS and many of our students volunteer at the Royal Hospital.
It is a good idea to choose an activity that will give experience within your proposed career field. Our Careers Officer Ellie Jones is always on hand to offer advice.
Students can carry out work experience on a weekly basis (timetable allowing) and all Year 12 students carry out a block work experience at the end of the academic year. The work experience block is a fantastic chance to gain those all-important employability skills. Students chose placements that are relevant to their chosen university course or field of work.
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area