The Edge in Sixth Form at Campsmount
'THE EDGE' offers a variety of enterprises that students get involved in in order to add value to themselves over other youngsters, so they can use this when they leave Campsmount. These include:
Sixth Form students take pride in organising a wide range of charity events within college including 'Pink Day', 'Jeans for Genes', 'The Shoe Box Appeal', 'Bun Sales', 'The Poppy Appeal' and delivering hampers to the local elderly at Christmas.
Alternative Curriculum Days
These days cover alternative curriculum provision and include team building exercises through the 'Krypton Factor' and orienteering to finance presentations.
Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
Extensive support is given to students in preparation for when they leave us. From the university perspective, students visit a diverse range of universites (York, Sheffield, Hull, Huddersfield and more) and receive in-house administration support so they choose the right courses at the right universities to meet their needs. A support for parents guide is attached to this page.
Sixth Formers supporting others
Sixth Form students also get involved in giving something back to the younger students both internally and externally. Subject mentoring is available where sixth formers support a specific area that they are studying, helping Y10 and Y11 students realise their potential. Some sixth formers also support reading in our feeder junior schools and many of them are involved in assemblies, organising whole school performances and teaching lessons throughout a range of subject areas.
Work Placements and The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
Students will take part in a work placement in Year 12. This helps them to increase their understanding and awareness of the world of work, accelerate their personal maturity, improve their self-awareness and their ability to articulate skills and achievements.
The DofE scheme sees many of our students completing their Gold Award during their time in the sixth form.
Sixth Form Council
Students can opt in or are voted in to work together and make decisions about their time at Campsmount.
Every year, Campsmount nominates two students for the Doncaster Freeman's 'Young Person's' Award that have either:
- Made a major contribution to school and/or local community life
- achieved in spite of adversity in health or background
- shown extraordinary talents in sport, music, drama, dance
- shown extraordinary academic achievement and/or vocational skills
In-house, awards are regularly given for outstanding performance and the presentatation evening at the end of the year awards students for that have excelled in specific subject areas.