College Life

Enrichment

​We offer lots of activities outside of the curriculum to enhance your learning and strengthen your personal statement or CV. You will have the chance to get fit, learn a new skill or gain extra qualifications.

Some of the enrichment on offer is of particular interest to certain students but they are of course available to all:

  • Young Enterprise
  • Driving Theory
  • Debating Society
  • Wide range of sports activities
  • Subject Specialists
  • College Production (Drama, Music and Production)
  • Beyond Baked Beans
  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold
  • First Aid
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • ​Pro-Share Student Investor

Language Enrichment

The following languages are available to all students as enrichment:

  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • Urdu
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Additional Qualifications

The Extended Project Qualification allows each student to embark on a self-motivated project. A project topic may be directly related to a student's main study programme, but should look beyond the specification.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are available to students through links with the Russell Group Universities. They provide online learning opportunities from leading universities & cultural institutions which will complement their understanding of their A Level or Btec courses.

Study Information                       

Teaching

International students are fully integrated into all classes, enrichment activities and 6th Form life overall.

Our highly qualified specialist subject teachers are dedicated to your personal progress and academic achievement. Our class sizes are small so that you can be sure you will get the support you need.

You will be part of a tutor group with an assigned tutor who will meet with your group each day and also provide regular one-to-one mentoring sessions.  Your tutor is there to support you with all of your academic and social needs.

If English is not your first language, ESOL will be timetabled for you as a support subject.  These classes will improve your use of the English language throughout your time at 6th Form and will increase your level of English ready for university, employment or an apprenticeship.

Timetable

Registration for the day starts at 08:35am and the last lesson finishes at either 3:35 pm or 4:35pm depending on the subjects you opt for. On Friday of each week, the timetable allows time for all students to join an enrichment course in the morning.

Student ambassadors

The college has a student ambassador programme where students are interviewed for eight positions covering all aspects of college life.  The ambassadors meet regularly with the Director of 6th Form, Ms Kathryn Loughnan. This year two of our international students are ambassadors.

Careers guidance

The college has a dedicated in house careers team providing impartial advice to assist you in making all the important decisions about university, apprenticeships or employment. Superb support is provided throughout your time at Avonbourne 6th Form College, with a variety of trips scheduled for you. In year 12 you undertake work experience for one week and this can be arranged in the UK or abroad.