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Active Participation

While at Cleeve, all students are required to engage in some form of

regular voluntary or leadership activity either in school or in the local

community. As well as enhancing students’ CVs, volunteering gives them

the chance to contribute to the wider community. Activities include peer

mentoring, paired reading or language leadership, acting as a sports

leader, subject or council representative, or volunteering in primary

schools. Other opportunities include the roles of Head Boy or Girl, Deputy

Head Boy/Girl, Student Council member or Head of College.

PSHE and Citizenship

The PSHE programme is designed to assist students in their personal

development. Often featuring guest speakers, the programme covers

issues such as emotional intelligence, confidence-building, managing

stress, sexual health, dietary choices, nutrition, staying safe, gap years

and personal finance.

Extended Project

Qualification (EPQ)

All Sixth Form students embark on the AQA AS Level Extended Project

Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ fosters independent study skills, allows

students to take their interest in a subject a stage further and helps them

to clarify their career choices. As well as providing an enjoyable project, it

is highly valued by employers and universities.

Work Experience/Employability Award

Cleeve Sixth Form recognises the central importance in preparing

students for their future pathways post Sixth Form. Our work

experience programme is highly successful, allowing students to

make informed career decisions and this year resulting in a regional

award for one of our students. As well as this we have established

an Employability Award with GE Aviation. The award provides

formal recognition to a large number of students who, throughout

their time with us, have evidenced the effective development of key

employability skills.

“As part of the Employability

Programme I undertook a week

of work experience with the

NHS 2gether Trust. Following

feedback from the Trust, the

Sixth Form nominated me for

a Grow Gloucestershire Show

Case Award, in which I won the

category for Outstanding Work

Experience.”

Billy Newhall

Destination post Sixth Form:

Biological Science Degree

“The sports facilities and

equipment at Cleeve School

have helped me complete my

studies, including being on

course to achieve a double

Distinction star in BTEC

Sport, and have also helped

me develop my learning and

understanding of principles such

as sports mechanics.”

James Mackman

Destination post Sixth Form:

Sports

Science Degree

“Taking the EPQ has enabled

me to advance my knowledge of

midwifery, a subject not delivered

at A Level. This has helped

me to grow as a person and

develop vital skills needed for

university and my future career

such as independent research

and communication. It has

accelerated my passion to study

midwifery.”

Lily Major

Destination post Sixth Form:

Midwifery Degree

Students are encouraged

to take part in the Duke of

Edinburgh Awards Scheme.