Our Sixth Form at South Craven School is very popular and celebrates many successes. We offer a wide range of subjects and we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and schools. We are a large Sixth Form but we pride ourselves on our community spirit; if you join our Sixth Form you join a friendly and inclusive community where you will be made to feel very welcome. In our Sixth Form we aim to educate the whole person, preparing them to successfully face the challenges of the future with confidence and pride.
“Students in Sixth Form achieve outstandingly well”
The Sixth Form offers a fantastic range of extra-curricular activities; drama, sport, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, foreign trips plus many more. We recognise all non-academic achievements through our unique Graduation Progression Portfolio programme, which, in collaboration with the Airedale NHS Trust and Skipton Building Society, provides our students with outstanding evidence of the skills and attributes employers are desperate to see in young people.
At South Craven you will be encouraged to aim high, achieve well and fulfil your potential. All our efforts are designed to support you to succeed. OFSTED (2013) concluded that:
“South Craven is an outstanding school, where students feel safe and happy, are motivated to do well, and achieve high standards. Students receive outstanding support and guidance during their course and when they are applying for jobs or for courses in further and higher education.”
You will study in an adult and friendly atmosphere. All members of the school community will support you in developing the high standards of self-discipline in your studies which are necessary for you to make the most of your opportunities. We are in a school where you can quickly make new friends, where the teachers know the students very well and where there is a genuine atmosphere of community and feeling that you really belong to something.
Enrichment and personal development
Personal and individual development is very important and is central to our ethos. Our Progression Portfolio programme encourages you to take an active role in your school and local communities, as well as ensuring that you take responsibility for your own personal and individual development.
Our Progression Portfolio focus begins early in Year 12 and is a two year programme which culminates in a final Graduation ceremony and Prom event when you leave in Year 13.
The programme suggests and encourages participation in a wide range of activities. You will have the opportunity to complete these, whatever the nature of your studies. It places emphasis on involvement in:
> Sports teams
> Duke of Edinburgh
> Young Enterprise
> School representation (either as an ambassador or as a committee member)
> Giving presentations
> … and many other extra-curricular opportunities offered in and outside of school.
The programme also guides you to tasks and activities that you might seek to complete in order to learn, consolidate and exemplify your personal skills and qualities.
For example, we provide and encourage you to:
> Visit university/apprenticeship providers and complete research
> Complete financial activities/tasks that encourage control over money
> Gather together all evidence of charity or community work
> Make a CV and write a personal statement for progression purposes
> Record interview preparation, practice or otherwise, and keep notes of all feedback
> Record and evaluate all experiences that might indicate personal or individual progression or development.
How to Apply
Offers are made on the predicted grades of your teachers. However, if you fall one grade below your predictions, the offer will still be honoured.
New to South Craven Applicants
Offers are made on actual grades. You must gain the grades to meet the Minimum Entry Requirements.
Applying to our Sixth Form can be done either manually or electronically. Download and fill in our Doc Format application form manually, giving all relevant information to enable us to provide you with the most appropriate support and advice over the coming months. Alternatively you can electronically fill out a PDF application form online. Upon receipt of your application form you will be required to attend a guidance interview to review your options and your career path.
Download and fill in our application form giving all relevant information to enable us to provide you with the most appropriate support and advice over the coming months. Upon receipt of your application form you will be required to attend a guidance interview to review your options and your career path.
Post 16 Transport Assistance
North Yorkshire Travel Assistance applies to students living in Sutton, Crosshills, Skipton and up the Dales to Grassington.
You are to apply and be accepted on two conditions:
> If the courses you want to study are being offered at the nearest school from home
> It is income assessed – if accepted you save around a third a year off the full fare and can pay it on a monthly basis to spread the cost (you will be allocated to a school bus)
If you outside of these areas you apply to Bradford Education, but similar rules apply.
You can also apply for a BOB card which gives you a third off bus fares to and from school.
You also need to apply for a discounted travel permit with Metro at www.wymetro.com/schools once you have enrolled.