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6th Form

"The curriculum is organised so as to enable students to continue to gain qualifications from externally accredited courses whilst learning the skills of independence and self -sufficiency that are essential for moving on to the next stages of their lives. A valuable part of students' learning takes place outside of the college in other educational provisions and through work experience. Students make good progress academically, in line with the quality of teaching, and outstanding progress in their personal development."

Ofsted Report 2010

6th Form

Clare Mount Sixth Form’s aim is:

‘To develop independent young adults in preparation for the next stage of their lives, whether that is further education, training or employment’.



We offer a varied curriculum that equips our students with practical and transferable skills. Every student will study English and Mathematics at KS5. The students study within the school environment as well as at local colleges (for Motor Vehicle Maintenance  and Ceramics courses) and at Cornerstones, a local vocational training provider, for a BTEC Level 1 in Construction, .  The aim of utilising various providers is to ease the transition into further education, training or employment by developing our students’ independence skills.

The students also benefit from a curriculum that offers the following specialist courses:

  • Horticulture
  • Catering
  • Enterprise
  • Employability
  • Sports Leadership
  • Sports and Catering Internships


The Employability qualification offers a range of opportunities for learners to develop their personal and employability skills, while gaining a national qualification. Units include:

  • Working with others
  • Career exploration
  • Opportunities for learning and work
  • Overcoming barriers to work
  • Exploring business and enterprise
  • Enterprise skills
  • Participating in an enterprise activity
  • Applying for a job
  • Communicating with others at work
  • Exploring job opportunities
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Customer service
  • Learning through work experience
  • Rights and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Working with numbers
  • Tackling problems at work
  • Using advice and guidance



Integrated throughout the curriculum offer is an accredited Level 1 ASDAN enrichment programme in Personal Social Development (PSD) which covers units to enhance our students’ employability and independence skills.

  • Managing Social Relationships
  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities
  • Identity and Cultural Diversity
  • Community Action
  • Healthy Living
  • Healthy Eating
  • Food Safety in the Home and Community
  • Preparation for Work
  • Managing Own Money
  • Your Money in the Future
  • Parenting Awareness
  • Making the Most of Leisure Time
  • Environmental Awareness

PSD qualifications embrace personal, social, health, citizenship and ICT, together

with skills that prepare the learner for independence and working life. Students select from the above range of units.

Our students also benefit from having the fantastic opportunity of going out to work experience for one day every week.  This underpins our aim to prepare them for the working world, further education or training and allows them to operate as part of their social and business community, gaining invaluable skills that enhance what is taught in the classroom.