At Fortis Academy Sixth Form we boast an impressive range of enrichment opportunities for our students to encourage them to try new things, to discover their interests and talents, as well as to build resilience and independence in preparation for higher education and the wider world. Post-16 education should not be limited to academic study, we have a passion in ensuring it is an experience which will shape the futures of our students.
Post-16 students have access to a ‘menu’ of extra- curricular opportunities led by staff, but also by students themselves. These take place during designated periods every week. Opportunities include:
- The Fortis Academy Sixth Form Social Justice Society
- Debating Society
- Fundraising Club, in support of local and national charities
- Fitness Club, including access to gym equipment and personal fitness lessons
- Arts and Crafts club, including crochet and knitting
- Healthy eating and cooking club
- Chess Club
- Book Club
- A variety of sporting equipment and facilities including Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Badminton and Netball
- Subject specific study and revision
- A wide range of board games including Uno, Chessboards, Articulate, Twister, Monopoly and Jenga etc.
Students can also obtain qualifications outside of their academic study and we are proud to offer:
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award (in partnership with the main school)
- The Diana Award
- The Words for Work Project
These provide students with transferrable, soft skills to support them with the transition into higher education and the wider world. We want our students to have the edge, and to stand out.
Faculties also provide extra- curricular subject specific opportunities for students including trips and visits, which were halted during the pandemic. However, since then we have been able to take our students to a variety of different places including the theatre, London, Liverpool, Birmingham Crown Court, the Black Country Living Museum, PWC Head Office and Alton Towers.
To support students with their next steps into higher education and the wider world we host a yearly mock interview day for all year 12 students, organise visits to local apprenticeship events and the UCAS Discovery Day. We believe that networking and inviting professionals and organisations into our sixth form and venturing out is integral to giving our students the best advice, opportunities and experience.