A main part of our curriculum guides and supports students through their career or university choice. Our Career Pathways allows students to choose an appropriate action plan to lead them successfully on to their destination at the end of the Sixth Form. The schedule also offers advice on health and well-being, and also has a clear focus on guiding students through examinations by reinforcing study skills and the importance of personal organisation. Form tutors are a key part of delivering our 6th form mentoring programme, which forms an important part of our schedule, where students review, discuss and promote their progression, both pastorally and academically through one-to-one interviews with their tutor. We offer talks and presentations from charities, volunteering groups and external agencies to help students engage with society in a positive way. We give students the chance to challenge their own thinking and develop reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, such as organ donation or prisoner rehabilitation. We run a voting system using proportional representation to model a general election when choosing our Head Girl team. We invite speakers from a range of cultural backgrounds to speak to our students on topical issues and where possible we engage students in discussion and response during these sessions. Coming together regularly as a year group also engenders a team spirit - a sense of community and belonging, where we can celebrate achievement in the spirit of our school’s values.
Our programme is continually being updated to keep in touch with today’s society. We hope our programme instils and develops in students the skills, knowledge and qualities that help equip them to confidently face and embrace modern Britain.
For further information on the PSHE programme for Sixth Form students please see the Curriculum section of the website.
"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