The Warren School Sixth Form is in an exciting phase. We are now an independent sixth form, working in close partnership with The Loxford Sixth Form as part of the Loxford Trust..
The two years you spend in the Sixth Form will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to move you closer to your dream. Our aim is to give you the challenge and support to make this happen. A comprehensive induction programme is provided so that students quickly settle into our sixth form. There are high expectations of all in year 12.
A Place of Learning for All
We pride ourselves on being a place of learning for all – if you want to join us then we will do our best to put together a combination of courses that will work for you. All we ask in return is that you demonstrate commitment to your education and that you contribute to the community in and around The Warren School.
We are committed to high quality education. We aim to create a culture in which students want to succeed and high achievement and excellence are positively viewed.
This year all of our students who wanted to go to University got, primarily, their first choice places, others got into good Universities through clearing. We also placed students more students than ever in the prestigious Russell Group.
There were also some outstanding vocational results with our students achieving an average grade of Distinction allowing them to continue their studies at top Universities, such as Loughborough and Nottingham and in key Apprenteships.
Some of our individual subjects achieved places in the top 1% of national grades.
To supplement our extensive taught curriculum, we offer our students an exciting extra-curriculum, careers and enrichment programme. Students also act as subject ambassadors, volunteering for one hour per week out of their private study to work in subject areas of their choice. This is a great opportunity for students to contribute to the wider school life and also to develop essential transferable skills. Students choose from the following “core” options;
- Sports Leaders
- Literacy Leaders
- Financial Management
- The Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme
- A2 Philosophy and Ethics
In addition, students also follow a comprehensive PSCHE programme where they will be given age appropriate guidance on personal, social and health related matters and will also be given the opportunity to reflect on contemporary issues. During this time they will also focus on their future pathways, receiving high quality independent advice about the UCAS process, Apprenteships. They receive specific sessions on personal statement writing, each student is assigned a subject specialist personal mentor and sessions on writing effective CV’s and interview skills..
We regularly monitor the academic progress of our students. Parents and teachers work closely together to ensure that you will achieve your full potential. We regard our Sixth Formers as role models for younger members of the school and are keen for you to be involved in the wider aspects of school life. You may be chosen to be a sixth form prefect or sit on a student panel when we are recruiting new teachers. Sixth Form students contribute significantly to many voluntary activities, including music, sport and drama.
We are certain that The Warren Sixth Form provides an exciting environment in which you can flourish.
If you have any queries about post sixteen opportunities at the school then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Safe Drive Stay Alive
On the 8th February the Sixth Form attended the Safe Drive Stay Alive presentation at Jo Richardson School. Without exposing students to extreme detail; the young people received a powerful and emotive message about the reality of how tragedy can strike as a result of a car crash. This was a profoundly moving presentation and one that we feel was beneficial to all of our students.
Shockingly last year 1,204 people aged 16-19 were injured on roads in the Thames Valley and an average of 4 young people per week were killed or seriously injured. The Safe Drive Stay Alive campaign aimed to reach new and pre-drivers in an emotive and hard-hitting way, influencing behavior and attitude on the roads.
A member of each emergency service and a victim attended the event, hosted by a DJ who spoke to the young audience about the tragedies they had encountered personally and professionally. Throughout the whole event our students behaved impeccable and were commended by all the presenters as Warren was the only school that took the time to thank each presenter as they left at the end.
The Warren school 6th Form is proud to present the 2017-18 Head Boy and Head Girl
After listening to inspiring speeches from the four candidates, Warren School pupils had the opportunity to vote for their new Head Boy and Head Girl yesterday. The school was filled with excitement and anticipation as the battle commenced. Over 50% of students and Warren staff turned out to vote and the contest was close;
Head Boy – Adedapo
Head Girl – Ria
Deputy Head Boy and Senior Prefect – Yassir
Deputy Head Girl and Senior Prefect – Boluwaji
Bolu and Ria voting for each other in the spirit of respect for each other – Well done to all four, for showing respect for each other and the democratic process.
Half Termly Bulletin – Autumn Term 1
Emirates Stadium Careers Fair
A group of students attended the higher education fair at Emirates stadium in September. The London fair is a great opportunity for students to look at a large range of opportunities on offer, in one place. The event included presentations from ambassadors from universities including, Oxford, and Cambridge, and wider Russel Group.
There was also a wide variety of the UK’s best apprenticeship providers, HE colleges, special institutions and student related organisations. The fair was aimed at students of all ability ranges and all of the students who attended came away feeling more confident about their future choices.
Kings College Programme
Kings College London visit The Warrant Sixth Form
K+ is a free programme which equips post-16 students from under-represented groups, with the knowledge, confidence and skills to transition successfully to university. A se
As part of this two-year scheme, K+ students will:
- Receive a 1-1 undergraduate student e-mentor
- Select a subject stream and take part in academic, cultural and careers-related experiences
- Attend our Spotlight summer school and complete an academic assignment
- Receive support and guidance in applying to university
- Receive special consideration when applying to King’s College London
How will K+ help your students’ application to university? Students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for a variable offer worth up to two A-level grades lower than the standard offer(excluding medicine and dentistry).
Ashurst International Law Firm
A group of 12 students were invited to attend Workplace Visits at Ashurts, this half day workshop focused on equipping students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to access careers at top employers. The students met employees from Ashurst, and learnt about the job market and options after school, this gave them the opportunity to develop crucial transferrable skills through interactive, immersive sessions. This was a unique opportunity to visit an exciting business and gain insight into the world of work.
Below is an overview from one of the students who attended
Osman Mohamud (Year 12)
The Brokerage Citylink – partnering with the law firm Ashurst provided Warren Sixth Form pupils with an invaluable and crucial look into job opportunities within the country’s capital, working with internationally trained professionals to identify key opportunities Year 12 students can take advantage of in order to forge the best career path available. Visiting Ashurst provided an insight into these key opportunities while simultaneously educating the pupils on the importance of choosing a career that falls in line with what you enjoy – as evident by the fact that many of the volunteers present during the trip were ecstatic to share and explain their job role during many of the group activities held. It is important that students especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds become aware of the possibilities that await them in places such as the City of London. The Brokerage have done an excellent job in raising the awareness and aspirations of pupils nationwide by working with schools such as The Warren to organize these educational and engrossing outings with potential employers. Their assistance could not be recommended highly enough and I strongly suggest more schools to take advantage of the services they provide as a charity organization.
Apprenticeship Talk – Borough Lead
Rosalind Hall, Head of Careers and Higher Education from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, came into school to give an inspirational speech to a group of year 13 students who are looking to alternative routes into the career path of their choice.
Colin Pond Foundation
A member of the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Council from 1998 to 2001, Colin Pond was a longstanding member of the Labour Party and an active trade unionist who contributed enormously to the borough’s community.
Before his death in 2001, after a two-year battle against cancer, Colin bequeathed his savings to a Trust Fund with the express aim of “helping young people in Barking & Dagenham and Witten to finance their continuing studies”.
The Colin Pond Scholarship Programme supports 50 of the borough’s highest achieving GCSE students to continue their A-level studies within the borough. Each recipient of a Scholarship will receive an award of £500 over the duration of their A-level studies.
By supporting our top students to continue studying at a Barking and Dagenham School, the Scholarships serve as both an inspiration to fellow students, as well as further strengthening our schools’ reputation for excellence.
We were given the opportunity to put forward the names of five of our students who achieved the highest average point score for their GCSE’s, to be a part of this innovative new programme. In October the five students were invited to attend an awards evening, where they received the first of two cheques for £250.00, which was held at the borough’s learning centre.
Aliyah Oliveros, Boluwaji Adekoya, Mary Olufaderin, Lauren Flack and Mandeep Taak.
Appointing of Prefects
The following students were appointed prefects in October they have e now taken up their roles and responsibilities and we welcome them to the team and look forward to working with them.
Election Fever Hits The Warren Sixth Form
*Election Results to be announced – To be announced
The eight students bravely addressed their peers in Assembly as candidates for The Warren School Head Boy and Girl 2017/18;
- Mulki Ali
- Cheyney Galvin Law
- Priya Sugumar
- Bolu Adekoya
- Charlotte Selstrom
- Ria Zara
- Yassir Khamis
- Adedapo Adewusi
- Mandeep Taak
- Luke Stimpson
- Sadiq Miah
All candidates hold their breath as we now await the outcome from this primary stage. The 4 most popular candidates as voted for by the new 2017/18 prefects as well as 20/16 Senior Prefects, will present themselves to the whole school in each year group assembly, starting from Monday October 30th
- Bolu Adekoya
- Yassir Khamis
- Ria Zara
- Adedapo Adewusi
Good luck everyone!
Looking forward to a busy Christmas Term
Some notes from last year with an update!
De-mystifying the Elite Universities
Never a better time to remind ourselves of the important role the State Schools play in encouraging students to break through the “ glass ceiling” into the top universities. This year in year 13 we see our first applications to Oxbridge.Last year more students than ever received places in Russell Group universites including; Warwick, Nottingham and Loughborough. Sean Dolan, now at Warwick will be joining us to speak at Assembly in December
The Warren School 6th Form is always looking for opportunities to expose students to University life and especially to the elite Universities. We are delighted that two of our Year 12 students have recently been offered the opportunity to experience two of the country’s top Universities, St Andrews and the London School of Economics (LSE).
Zaynab has been selected to attend the Sutton Trust’s Summer School at St Andrews from the 2nd to the 9th July. Here, she will take part in a varied programme of academic and social activities designed to give insight into what university study would be like. She will live in a university hall of residence and attend academic sessions in Psychology and Modern Languages. She will also have sessions on the UCAS application process, personal statements and student finance to help her gain the knowledge and insight to make high quality applications to top universities.
Dolly has had a very different but equally exciting visit. She was invited to attend a live debate about the proposal to increase the number of grammar schools by the Teach First programme at the LSE. She soon through herself into the centre of the debate and the panel, including politicians and academics couldn’t believe that she is only 16. She has now put the LSE on her University list.
Well done Girls! – Great ambassadors for The Warren School 6th Form.
Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for KS5