Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc)

A case study from a school that has adopted the NBfE

Name of School/College: Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc)
Type of Institution: Secondary
Age range
Students on roll
May 2017
Students in
pilot cohort
Date for first
NBfE certs
Case Study
Core Learning

Typical curriculum:
- 3 or 4 A-levels - Mixed A-level and vocational - BTEC Extended Diploma and other vocational - Entry, Foundation and Intermediate/GCSE

Compulsory qualifications required for completion of the NBfE is applicable:
Full programme of study at any level, including English and/or Maths if not already achieved at GCSE grade C.

Additional/Optional qualifications typically offered as part of the extended NBfE framework:
All Bacc. students participating in the student development programme including sports, work experience and volunteering. Arts Awards and NCFE leadership awards available.

Personal Project

Qualification, Awarding Body and Levels offered:
Some students working on an EPQ or Higher Project

Method of delivery:
A combination

Personal Development Programme

Typical Volume in hours over the course of the programme:
A minimum of 100h/year for all students (some students engage in over 1,000 h)

Compulsory components:
- Completion of a full programme of study - Minimum 90% attendance - Minimum 100h/year of skills development, inc. academic, skills, progression tutorials and work experience. - A choice of student development programme activities.

Optional components:
The college offers a comprehensive student development programme which has 8 elements: • Sports, • Leadership, • Creative Arts, • Health Advocacy, • Enterprise, • Understanding our World, • Language Power • Our Community 40+ activities offered weekly + a further 30+ sports activities run by our Sports Academy. These take place during students’ free time, after college or in a dedicated Wed afternoon timeslot. Student participation in activities/volunteering in the community are also recognised.

Components delivered through other recognised programmes and qualifications:
Students’ engagement in any programmes such as DofE or NCS in college or externally recognised for the award. The college hosts or supports a number of programmes such as NCS Challenge and Raleigh International

The mechanism for logging and tracking activities:
Bespoke barcode scanning system used to record and track student participation online. Non-scanned activities recorded and signed off by a tutor. Tutors promote the award and track student progress during 1:1 sessions. All final year students receive a SF Bacc. statement. SF Bacc is certificated and moderated by the LASER awarding body.

orange-quotesWe want all our students to benefit from a broad and rich curriculum which excites and stretches them while also preparing them for citizenship, progression and work. That's why we want to be part of the National Baccalaureate pilot.

Eddie Playfair - Principal.