Since its inauguration in 2006, the Sixth Form at Yavneh College has gone from strength to strength.
At Yavneh College Sixth Form we aim to create ambitious and independent learners equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and experiences to support and prepare them to progress successfully into their chosen future pathways. Outstanding teaching is at the core of Yavneh Sixth Form. Lessons are stimulating, exciting and challenging. We offer several different academic, vocational and “blended” pathways in order to ensure that our students are able to maximise their chances of success and progress into the next stage of their education or employment.
Our pupils are given a tremendous amount of support in making decisions about their next steps after school through our weekly form time and CIAG programme. All pupils are placed in form groups with an individual tutor responsible for their pastoral care, one on one mentoring and delivery of our Key Stage 5 PSHCE curriculum, in line with the September 2021 RSE guidance.
As a Jewish school, our Sixth Form programme includes an outstanding Jewish Studies programme that provides students with knowledge, skills and values as they plan for life after school. We place a huge emphasis on our pupils contributing to wider school life through our volunteering and “GiveBack” programme, where all year 12 students give up one hour a week either mentoring younger students, supporting learning in lower school lessons or working with Key Stage 1 and 2 students in our Primary School. Through our Informal Jewish Education programme, our pupils are also regularly encouraged and given the opportunity to volunteer in the wider community as well.
We also provide pupils with many opportunities to demonstrate and develop leadership skills through involvement in our school council, prefect system, participating in our “student observer” programme, becoming a “peer educator”, being a member of our Kavod Committee or continuing our tradition of independently running Sixth Form societies. Our expectations of Sixth Form pupils remains extremely high with regard to their commitment and attitude to their learning. This is why our vocational and A Level results are exceptional, placing the school at the top of national league tables on an annual basis.
Subsequently, each year, over 95% of our Year 13 students leave Yavneh College to study at university or begin an apprenticeship, the vast majority securing places at Russell Group universities including the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
At A-Level 55% of our students achieved A* or A Grades and 88% achieved A*-B grades
22 broad and varied subjects are currently being offered
Students are also able to participate in a range of extra curricular activities such as the school choir, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Mizrachi’s Israel Ambassador Advocacy scheme and the JLGB Community Volunteering Programme which allows students to earn their V50 or V100 Vinspired certificates.
As well as this students have the opportunity to take part in the Jerusalem Marathon running for SHALVA , volunteer on Mitzvah Day for GIFT and take part in a UJIA podcast project.
All students also take part in our “GiveBack” programme which facilities in school volunteering hours.
We also run a number of sixth form societies and our own wing of Am Echad, our school’s charity committee, who run several charity and fundraising events for both sixth form and the whole school across the year.
The curriculum is very well organised and exceptionally well matched to students’ needs. – Yavneh College Ofsted Inspection
Yavneh College should be congratulated for their stunning achievement. It has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the country. – SSAT June 2012