Sixth Form

Students at The Link Secondary School often choose to stay on after their Year 11 studies and join our Sixth Form in order to prepare for their adult lives. We also welcome students from other schools who meet our admission criteria.

The Sixth Form provides for students who wish to access mainstream courses and who continue to require support for their speech, language and communication needs. As with the main school, students are taught in small classes and are supported by experienced professionals to facilitate students’ access to the curriculum and to ensure that their learning needs are met.

A core academic curriculum is provided to all students in the Sixth Form, as well as The Access Programme which includes social skills, social communication, employability skills, and independent living skills. Speech and language therapy is an integral part of the Sixth Form provision.

Student life in the Sixth Form is largely about the transition to adulthood. Students in the Sixth Form do not wear school uniform. They have their own learning and social spaces within the secondary school.

Students work towards achieving qualifications in mathematics, English and ICT, which allow students to develop important skills for daily life and employment that they can apply to real-life situations.

Our students also have weekly access to a variety of vocational courses offered at Nescot, our local FE college partner. The college is situated in Epsom, a short minibus trip from the school. Students attend the college courses appropriate to their level of ability and their interests.

CURRICULUM

Click here to view our Sixth Form curriculum

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent 

 

Latest News

Sharing good practice, knowledge and ideas

The Link Schools are ambassadors for and passionate about sharing good practice, knowledge and ideas.  We are fortunate to have so much expertise within our staff teams and these skills and knowledge have been utilised to create an informative article …

Read more

Red Nose Day Fundraising

Well done to Johnson Class who were in charge of our Red Nose Day fundraising this year. They demonstrated their fundraising skills by organising a bake sale. This entailed making, decorating, packaging and selling cakes and sweet treats to students …

Read more

Sixth Form Enterprise – Update 

Our sixth form students would normally attend NESCOT College two days per week to participate in vocational taster sessions. This is a valuable part of their careers and independence curriculum and development. Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions prevented students from attending college …

Read more

It’s National Careers Week!

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support …

Read more