What DP6 Offers

DP6 offers well qualified, excellent and caring teachers who will stretch and challenge you to achieve the best grades possible.

Curriculum

There is a broad curriculum which offers a range of subjects and courses that will suit your career path as well as your learning style.  There is also additional subjects such as Extended Project Qualification Level 3 and Core Math – good for supporting Economics, Psychology, Chemistry and Biology students with Math content in their subjects. These are beneficial for  increasing your UCAS points when applying to university.

Aspirational Academic & Career Programmes

The DP6 team and Academic Mentor support students to stay ‘on track’ and maximise their attainment.  Students receive outstanding Information, Advice and Guidance on applying to university or apprenticeships and have the opportunity to take part in the DP6 preparation for university ‘aspiration programme’ throughout year 12 with links to Kings College, UCL, LSE and UAL.

All students attend trips to London’s prime UCAS and Apprenticeship Fairs at Olympia and the Emirates and are helped to apply for student work experience placements that will give them the edge! The DP6 Higher Education Week where students are led by the DP6 team, teachers and DP6 alumni guides students on how to apply to university and pays for their applications. For the last 3 years 100% of our students have progressed onto universities studying a range of courses which include Medicine, Economics, Architecture, Drama, Optometry, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Zoology and more, but there is a growing interest in good quality apprenticeships which DP6 supports. Our links with Citi Bank, North East London Foundation NHS Trust and the BHR Hospitals Trust have provided excellent work experience placements.

At DP6 we run an ambitious careers strategy which enables students to develop positive attitudes to work, confidence, leadership, independence and raised career aspirations. Students have the opportunity to take part in a number of work related experiences. These include the Young Enterprise ‘Teams’ and ‘Company’ programme where students create and run their own business under the guidance of a business volunteer. As well as ‘Take the Lead’ an employability programme run by The Old Vic, London, which builds on five core skills: communication, self-management, self-belief, team work and problem solving. These programmes are intended to give DP6 students the best chance in a rewarding future.

Enrichment Activities

  • Life Drawing to enhance art portfolios.
  • Fantastic opportunities for music.
  • Employability workshops to develop CV writing.
  • Interview Skills Master Class.
  • Eucharist Assemblies.
  • Sports tournaments.
  • AS Community languages.
  • Inspire Arts Festival.
  • Cookery on a student budget.
  • Duke of Edinburgh.
  • Christian Ethos Trip to St Paul’s Cathedral/Westminster Abbey.
  • Inspirational Speakers from leading UK and Global companies.
  • British Values trip to The Houses of Parliament.
  • And much more…

Throughout the DP6 enrichment programme students are trained in job application and interview skills. This includes wellbeing, SKYPE techniques, life skills such as budgeting, living away from home and staying safe in the 21st century.

Sports Academies

Talented sports DP6 students have the opportunity to trial for our two sports academies which include the DP6 Basketball Academy and Barking Football Club.

Both of these enable athletes and scholars to develop sports skills and performance while stretching and challenging academically, this provides the opportunity to pursue global higher education destinations and or professional level playing.

You will be able to complete your studies while receiving first class training and matches in these sports.

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Financial Support

There is a bursary available for those students who meet a criteria, and have excellent attendance.

DP6 pays for all of its students UCAS applications.