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What to expect in Key Stage 5

At Cromwell we aim to make our personal development (PD) curriculum vibrant by providing a number of outside speakers, gaining hands on life skills and fundraising. There are also a variety of trips for both information and guidance and for fun.

Below is the outline of activities in Year 12 which take place during PD sessions:

  September   

  Introduction to Unifrog and Post 18 choices

  Launch Mooc's

  Sixth Form committee choices

  Prevent training

  Revision techniques

  Chunking

  October

  Making it into Medicine - virtual talk

  Boxercise

  First Aid

  Finance & budgeting

  Revision technique - interleaving

  November

  Cooking on a budget

  Lincoln University - how to study and improve learning skills 

  December

  Revision techniques

  Flipped learning

  Unifrog Post 18 planning

  Christmas Quiz

  January

  Human Rights with Jimmy's

  Future First - apprenticeships

  Unifrog - goal setting

  February

  Finding the right apprenticeship

  Mental Health First Aid - how to help yourself

  March

  Police awareness, driving and County Lines

  University of Suffolk - Unlock Session

  April

  Blesma and reslilience

  Mock Week

  May

  Appreciating other faiths

  June

  UCAS convention

  Revisit Mooc's

  Book an Open Day

  July

  Two collapse days UCAS and apprenticeship applications

  Rome trip

  End of Year day trip

We have additional speakers coming into the college to speak to our post 16 students on important issues such as, voting and how to register, and the National Citizenship Scheme.

We also offer educational trips and visits to various destinations:

  • The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye
  • Lessons from Auschwitz - Poland
  • Rome

In Year 13 our focus from September to December is UCAS, apprenticeships, CV writing and interview skills.

From January onwards we want each of our Year 13 students to have a very specific mentoring session. This means the personal development slot is used for academic mentoring sessions on a one to one basis. This includes discussion around study skills, attendance, future dreams and current performance.