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C6 Beyond the Classroom

At Capital 6 we believe that learning transcends the boundaries of the classroom environment. We are proud of our curriculum and the academic success of our students, and there is more to Capital 6 life than academic study. We believe in the all-round development of our students, the realisation of their potential and preparation for life in the wider world.

Work Experience

Work experience is an essential part of all study programmes. It gives students an insight into working life, and provides skills and experiences that are fundamental to any progression route. Capital 6 has close links with local organisations. Students on Level 3 study programmes (‘A’ levels and BTEC) have a dedicated time period within year 12 to complete a substantial two week placement. On our  one year Level 2 pathway for Year 12 students have two work placements; one day per week over the course of the year in the local area. Placements range from nursing homes to schools and other businesses. These experiences provide an insight into the career routes that will hopefully support our students in their aspirations.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is an achievement award for any young person aged 14-24. A programme of activities develops the mind, body and soul in an environment of social interaction, team working and physical challenge (an expedition).

Students at Capital 6 have the opportunity to either begin the programme in Year 12 or to continue with their progress with DofE during their time at Capital 6.

For further information please contact Mr M Jacomb, mjacomb@capitalcityacademy.org

NCS (National Citizen Service)

National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England.

It helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. You’ll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community.

NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.

Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.