Year 12

Our sixth form

At NUAST Post-16 we aim to provide a focused, professional and high achieving environment in which young people can develop and flourish. Our students wear Business dress for college, just as they would for work and they go about their studies with pride in their professional appearance and conduct. As a result, our Post-16 students are a credit to us and are learning how to instinctively behave in a professional, high performance environment.

Our ethos is very much about opportunity; students are offered a variety of schemes, challenges, opportunities and enrichment activities throughout the year. Our students manage their own time in between lessons and develop the maturity to understand themselves and how many extra-curricular commitments they can make. Our students learn to seize opportunities, work on competitions and challenges that are unrelated to exams and to manage their time effectively.

Year 12 Tutor Team

  • 12.1 Mrs Barnett
  • 12.2 Mr Haywood
  • 12.3 Mr Lewis
  • 12.4 Ms Langford-Mantel/ Ms Wilde
  • 12.5 Mr Fowler

Mentor time

Mentor time is between 8.30-8.45 and is an opportunity for our students to network with each other, have 1-1 mentoring with their tutor and to learn essential working skills. The mentor programme is as follows:

  • Monday- Music Monday- each week a student selects music for the group to sit, relax and listen to. This is to help us get mentally relaxed and focused for the week
  • Tuesday- Opportunity of the week- Opportunities, workshops, offers, schemes or experiences available outside of school are shared
  • Wednesday- PSHE day- a short video of a recent, current issue related to health, morals or the world around is is shared and discussed
  • Thursday- Civics: students are taught short lessons on how our country and the world works, from the political system, where our tax money goes and how finance works through to personal health and staying safe
  • Friday- Professional Skills- students have a weekly lesson in Mentor time on the professional skills they need for the workplace, such as how to give a winning handshake, how to read and project good body language, and how to lead a group of colleagues. At the end of each session students have a 'practice week' in which they are challenged to implement the skill they have been taught and reflect upon it in the following week's session.