A New Partnership
In the Sixth Form your goals become more focused and you are looking for opportunities to develop as an adult. Birkdale provides a welcoming and open atmosphere in which you can do just that. To help you meet the many demands of Sixth Form life, we have a team of experienced Sixth Form Tutors. Small tutor groups usually led by one of your A level subject teachers, allow your tutor to get to know you well, providing you with effective support, advice and encouragement. You will enjoy a more interactive relationship with teaching staff who share your commitment to academic achievement.
Communication with your parents is equally important and there is an opportunity for parents to meet the Form Tutors early in your first term to establish links which will be maintained throughout your time at Birkdale.
Taking the Lead
Throughout your two years in the Sixth Form, those who are keen to take on an active leadership role can find opportunities in both the House system and as School Prefects. There is also a host of other activities in which we can look to you to assist in playing a major part in shaping the life of the Birkdale community.
To support the personal development of each individual, a two day course is run for the Lower Sixth in the Christmas Term at the Outdoor Activity Centre in Edale. Here our students are introduced to the skills and processes of being both a team member and a team leader.
Below is a gallery of photographs from the personal development residential course in Edale.
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