The Advance Award is unique to Warlingham Sixth Form College and has been developed to provide a framework of community experiences and learning that students can engage with and adapt to meet their own needs.
The award encourages participants to foster links with the wider community which gives our students opportunities to make a difference to people’s lives and wellbeing. As a result of participating in the programme, our students become more ‘rounded’ individuals who are fully prepared for university, an apprenticeship or a job.
By the time they have completed the Advance Award, students will be able to add to their CVs the knowledge, skills and experiences that will set them apart from their peer group.
The award comprises four elements: Academic Success, Community Engagement, Employability Skills and Work-related Learning.
Students can gain credits for gaining qualifications, developing various skills and/or undertaking various qualifying activities.
The College awards three different levels of Advance - Bronze, Silver and Gold - according to the number of credits accumulated.
For more information about the Advance Award, please view our online booklet.
Harvey talks about his experiences supporting the school community as part of the paired reading scheme and supporting the wider community by fundraising.
The Advance Programme is one of our newest and most exciting schemes at Warlingham. It allows us to enhance our personal development in many ways and gives us credits for all of these activities. From our academic work, to volunteering in the local community, the Advance Award provides us with the opportunity to improve our employability skills, our personal wellbeing, and become as successful as we can!