Chestnut Grove Academy
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Balham, London SW12 8JZ

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Every Monday, during registration and period 1, the entire Sixth Form has a timetabled 'Health' lesson. These lessons will range from talks in the Drama Hall to small group seminar sessions. All students in years 12 and 13 will follow the Sixth Form 'Health' programme outlined below. The programme has been devised to cover a variety of topics, investing students with certain practical life skills, as well as seeking to stretch, challenge and broaden their minds through talks, seminars and also seek to prepare them for the next step, focusing on UCAS and careers.

The key topics include:

  • Study Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Student Health and Lifestyle Advice
  • Sex Education
  • Personal / Internet Safety
  • UCAS and careers

The Key processes include:

  • Critical reflection
  • Discussion, analysis & evaluation
  • Communication & working with others

 

Sixth Form Health Programme 2016-17

Autumn Term 1

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

11th September Extended Sixth Form Assembly - Sixth Form expectations, passport, distribution of timetables, photos taken for ID cards  Theatre Extended Sixth Form Assembly - Sixth Form expectations, passport, distributions of timetables  Theatre
18th September Crime & Punishment - Gang culture part 1 - Exploring gang culture in the UK & first 20 minutes of the film 'Common' Tutor Bases UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form & working on their personal statement with support from their tutor Tutor Bases
25th September Skills and Attitudes for Success in the Sixth Form -
Formula for success, thinking skills, time management, intention/ambition/resilience - Guest Speaker Sebastian Boo from the LSE
Theatre UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor Tutor Bases
2nd October Crime & Punishment - gang culture part 2 
- Next 45 minutes of the film 'Common'
Tutor Bases Student Finance Talk - by Student Finance England Tour (TBC) Theatre
9th October Crime & Punishment - gang culture part 3 
Last 25 minutes of the film 'Common' & discussion about Joint Enterprise / Gary Newlove case
Tutor Bases UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor Tutor Bases
16th October Passport sign off by tutors.
Child sexual exploitation & the Malicious Communications Act
- Guest speaker from the Teenage Pregnancy Team at Wandsworth
Theatre UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor Tutor Bases

Autumn Term 2

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

30th October Memory and revision skills for exam success - (in the run up to the first set of PPEs) - Guest Speaker Sebastian Boo from the LSE Theatre Memory and revision skills for exam success (in the run up to the first set of PPEs) - Guest speaker Sebastian Boo from the LSE Theatre
6th November High Ashurst Trip
 
 
Academic mentoring / private study / UCAS  
Tutor Bases
13th November

HE Talk - Introduction to HE by Peter Rawling

Theatre

Ms Taylor - Looking after yourself: stress management 
The negative signs of stress and how to cope with stress

Tutor Bases
20th November

Academic mentoring / private study 

Tutor bases

Academic mentoring / private study 

Tutor Bases
27th November

Mark Evision Foundation Talk
 

Theatre

Ms Taylor - Personal mental health and well- being Basics in Psychology

Theatre
4th December

Ms Taylor - Essay writing

Theatre

Alcohol awareness - The signs & effects of alcoholism and where to go for help

Tutor Bases
11th December Mr Solate - Internet safety Theatre Drug awareness - The signs & effects of drug abuse and where to go for help Tutor Bases
19th December Christmas and personal safety Tutor Bases Ms Taylor - Violence and domestic abuse Theatre

Spring Term 1

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

8th January Injustuce and inequality
Guest speaker from The Advocacy Academy - Amelia Viney
Theatre Mr Taylor - Study Skills SFS
15th January Ms Taylor - The causes of extremism Theatre Business and Ethics Part 1 - ' The Dark Side of Chocolate' - a documentary about the exploitation and slave trading of African children to harvest chocolate still occuring nearly ten years after the cocoa industry pledged to end it Tutor Bases
22nd January Racism - prejudice & tolerance - What is tolerance? Group activity - 'who do we save'? Tutor Bases Business and Ethics Part 2 - 'The Dark Side of Chocolate' - a documentary about the exploitation and slave trading of African children to harvest chocolate still occuring nearly ten years after the cocoa industry pledged to end it Tutor Bases
29th January Racism - A day without immigrants - What is an immigrant? The importance of immigrants to our society Tutor Bases SAME Academy (Driving Awareness Workshop) 

Theatre

5th February The truth about cannabis  - The social and emotional effects of using cannabis and discussion on whether cannabis should be legalised for recreational and medicinal purposes.  Tutor Bases Ms Taylor - Time management - What is time management? What are the benefits? Getting organised and planning ahead.
 
Theatre

Spring Term 2

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

19th February Smoking - Facts, effects and discussion questions Tutor Bases Ms Lee - Student Finance Talk SFS
26th February Summer NCS Programme 2018
Skills workshop
Theatre Student Finance Application - Students to complete their student finance application Tutor Bases
5th March Smoking cessation workshop  -
Lee Whelan from Wandsworth (TBC)
Theatre Personal Finance Part 1 - Making the most of your money -  Understand the importance of budgeting, through identifying sources of income and using a tracker to identify expenditure Tutor Bases
12th March

Smoking cessation workshop -
Lee Whelan from Wandsorth (TBC)

Theatre Independent revision session- Second part of PPEs start next week Tutor Bases
19th March Academic mentoring / private study Tutor bases Academic mentoring / private study

Tutor bases

26th March Easter general knowledge quiz  Tutor Bases Gap year tales - taking responsibility and planning ahead - Ex students talk about their gap year experiences and provide practical advice on planning ahead Tutor Bases

Summer Term 1

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

16th April Ms Taylor - Health sexual development : gender, sex, idealised bodies, pleasure and society Theatre Sexism - Part 1 - Exploring the differences between men and women. Considering how gender stereotyping can lead to discrimination. Exploring the difference between nature and nurture Tutor bases
23rd April Sexual health and teenage pregnancy - Guest speaker from the Teenage Pregnancy Team at Wandsworth

Theatre

Sexism - Part 2 - 
What is sexism? Is it a problem in our society?
Tutor bases
30th April Ms Taylor - Homophobia - What is homophobia? Types of homophobic bullying. How can we show an intolerance of homophobic bullying? Theatre Talk by representatives from High Society (TBC) - Working for a silver service company during the summer holidays, as a part time job whilst at university SFS
7th May

BANK HOLIDAY

  BANK HOLIDAY  
14th May Gender Identity - Guest speaker from the Teenage Pregnancy Team at Wandsworth Theatre Ms Taylor - Healthy eating - Making the right choices and the benefits of following a healthy lifestyle SFS
21st May Academic mentoring / private study Tutor bases

Academic mentoring / private study

Tutor Bases

Summer Term 2

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

4th June Academic mentoring / private study Tutor bases Y13 Study Leave  
11th June Academic mentoring / private study

Tutor bases

Y13 Study Leave  
18th June WORK EXPERIENCE   Y13 Study Leave  
25th June

WORK EXPERIENCE

  Y13 Study Leave  
2nd July WEX Debrief Theatre Y13 Study Leave  
9th July Reading Week Tutor bases Y13 Study Leave  
16th July UCAS WEEK   Y13 Study Leave  
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