Callington Sixth Form is a vibrant and exciting place to be.
Our students and staff are friendly and supportive in an academic and challenging environment. At Callington Community College we are committed to providing you with a curriculum that is going to meet your individual needs, help you develop as a young person and will prepare you for further or higher education and employment. The college recognises that you are a unique individual with your own thoughts and aspirations. We are keen to continue to support you in your learning in the future. At Callington we want you to embrace the opportunities that are made available to you and challenge yourselves to strive for excellence. We set high expectations and standards which we believe supports the progress of all individuals so that they are able to fulfil their academic, personal and career goals. Sixth Form students are offered many extra opportunities:
The House System
There are four houses in the system, all named after Cornish Beaches. Each of the Houses has decided to focus on one of the articles from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Student Leadership for this within the sixth form establishes our sixth formers as role models to the rest of the college.
You will get the opportunity to challenge yourself and gain valuable experiences from the options below.
Work Experience – with universities, apprenticeships and employers is getting tougher to get in to, all the experience you can get helps!
Foreign Experience – Three trips are currently on offer:
- Battlefields of WWI or WWII
- European Universities Tour
- Sports Tour – Barcelona
- The sixth form organise and run a week of events to raise money for their House charities.
- This year’s total is still going up but currently stands at £ 900
- Students have the opportunity to visit The Gambia. On this trip students take supplies to help the remote villages, as well as work with locals and teach at the school.
- Every year students get the chance to be selected for a trip to the USA including Mission Control in Houston and the Launch Pad in Florida. You would have the chance to meet astronauts and rocket scientists and experience astronaut training.
The Sixth Form experience at Callington Community College is holistic and well-rounded and enables you to select the experience that best suits you as an individual.