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 2018-19

Autumn Term 1

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

10th September

Mr Taylor - Extended Sixth Form Assembly - Sixth Form expectations, passport, distribution of timetables, photos taken for ID cards 

Theatre Mr Taylor - Extended Sixth Form Assembly - Sixth Form expectations, passport, distributions of timetables  Theatre
17th 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
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships
Tutor Bases
24th September Crime and Punishment - gang culture part 1 
Exploring gang culture in the UK and the first 20 minutes of the film 'Common'
Tutor Bases UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships
Tutor Bases
1st October Crime & Punishment - gang culture part 2 
Next 45 minutes of the film 'Common'
Tutor Bases Student Finance Talk - by Student Finance England Tour  Theatre
8th October Crime & Punishment - gang culture part 3 
Last 25 minutes of the film 'Common' and 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
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships
Tutor Bases
15th 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
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships
Tutor Bases

Autumn Term 2

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

29th 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
5th November Essay writing - How to improve your written work and oracy
 
Tutor Bases
UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships
Tutor Bases
12th November

Sexual Health and Teenage Pregnancy - 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
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships

Tutor Bases
19th November

Academic mentoring / private study 

Tutor bases

Academic mentoring / private study 

Tutor Bases
26th November

Internet Safety - Exploring the issues surrounding internet safety
 

Tutor Bases

UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships

Theatre
3rd December

Homophobia - What is homophobia? How have attitudes to homosexuality changed over time?

Tutor Bases

UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships

Tutor Bases
10th December Gender Identity - Guest Speaker from the Teenage Pregnancy Team at Wandsworth SFS UCAS Workshop - Students to continue completing the application form and working on their personal statement with support from their tutor
Apprenticeship Workshop - Students to complete the activities available from Amazing Apprenticeships
Tutor Bases
17th December Christmas and personal safety Tutor Bases Violence and domestic abuse Tutor Bases

Spring Term 1

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

14th January Extremism - What is Extremism? How can we tackle extremism and radicalisation?) Theatre Mr Taylor - Study Skills SFS
21st January Injustice and inequality - Guest speaker from the Advocacy Academy - Ameilia Viney Tutor Bases Alcohol Awareness  - The signs and effects of alcoholism and where to go for help Tutor Bases
28th January Racism - prejudice & tolerance - What is prejudice?
What is tolerance? Group activity - 'who do we save'?
Tutor Bases Drug Awareness - The signs and effects of drug abuse and where to go for help Tutor Bases
4th February Racism - A day without immigrants - What is an immigrant? The importance of immigrants to our society Tutor Bases Mr Taylor - Study Skills Talk

SFS

11th February Summer NCS Programme 2019  - (skills workshop) Theatre Ms Lee - Student Finance Talk 
 
SFS

Spring Term 2

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

25th February Business and Ethics Part 1 - 'The Dark Side of Chocolate' - a documentary about the exploitation and slave tradeing of African children to harvest chocolate still occurring nearly ten years after the cocoa industry pledged to end it Tutor Bases Student Finance Application - Students to complete their student finance application Tutor Bases
4th March Business and Ethics Part 2 'The Dark Side of Chocolate' - a documentary about the exploitation and slave tradeing of African children to harvest chocolate still occurring nearly ten years after the cocoa industry pledged to end it Tutor Bases Student Finance Application - Students to complete their student finance application Tutor Bases
11th March The Apprenticship Rap or Poem - Students  to create a rap or poem using the words of the A-Z Apprenticeship Adjectives posters to explain what they have learnt about apprenticeships Tutor Bases 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
18th March

Academic mentoring / private study

Tutor Bases Academic mentoring / private study Tutor Bases
25th March 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 Sexism - Part 2 - What is sexism? Is it a problem in our society?

Tutor bases

1st April 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 Theatre

Summer Term 1

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

29th April Smoking - Facts, effects and discussion questions  Tutor Bases SAME Academy - Driving awareness workshop Theatre
13th May Smoking cessation workshop - Lee Whelan from Wandsworth

SFS

Looking after yourself: Stress Management
What is stress? How can we improve our well-being?
Tutor bases
20th May Private study Tutor Bases Private Study Tutor Bases

Summer Term 2

DATE

SESSION FOCUS
Year 12

ROOM SESSION FOCUS
Year 13

ROOM

 

3rd June Private study Tutor bases Y13 Study Leave  
10th June Private study

Tutor bases

Y13 Study Leave  
17th June WORK EXPERIENCE   Y13 Study Leave  
24th June

WORK EXPERIENCE

  Y13 Study Leave  
1st July Mr Taylor - WEX Debrief Theatre Y13 Study Leave  
8th July Mr Taylor - UCAS / Apprenticeships talk Tutor bases Y13 Study Leave  
15th July UCAS WEEK SFS Y13 Study Leave  
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