Sixth Form Destinations Map

This map gives you a flavour of the destinations of our alumni.

As you can see they are spread far and wide. From St Andrews to Alabama, Germany and the Netherlands our students have developed the confidence to spread their wings and go to pastures new. We have alumni at Oxford too.
In addition to those going to university our students also choose to complete Higher Level Degree Apprenticeships which can be based all over the country.

We wish them all the very best and are encouraging them to keep in touch with us so we can celebrate their adventures too!

Helsby Master Chef

The Food Room has been a hive of activity this week with our Year 11 Food Preparation & Nutrition students carrying out their 3 hour mock practical assessment.

Each student had to plan, prepare, cook and present 2 dishes nutritionally suitable for someone with either rickets or osteomalacia. We have had an amazing range of things being made from lasagnes, pizzas and curries through to cheesecakes and pavlovas.

Huge congratulations to all the students – they have really risen to the challenge and now feel more confident and well prepared for their real assessment in January.

A big thank you must also go the parents, relatives and carers behind the scenes who made sure their student was organised with ingredients. We hope the food made it home for them to enjoy!

Helsby Sixth Form – A new team of Head Students

Helsby Sixth Form has a new team of Head Students for the forthcoming academic year and the six students have already begun their duties, which include representing the Sixth Form both within the school and out in the wider community.

Students submitted written applications for the role, these were shortlisted and then some interviews took place. There was a very strong field this year which made the task rather challenging.

Director of Sixth Form at Helsby High, Kirsty Lindpop added “We are all really looking forward to working with such a talented and enthusiastic team of Head Students. The team are an exceptional group of ambassadors, both for The Sixth Form and for the wider school. They are fortunate to be leading a dedicated wider leadership group of Year 13 students who are taking up roles to support students across the school the in crucial areas such as Mental Health and Charity work. We are proud that our students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as well as being to achieve outstanding academic results in Helsby Sixth Form and I know that they will be working hard to support and inspire students throughout the school and in the wider community over the coming months.”

In addition to the Head Students we have a team of Senior Ambassadors and Departmental Ambassadors who are attached to specific departments.

Open Evening – 2021

Please note that for Year 6 students and/or parents who for any reason are not able to attend
our on-site Open Evenings, we will also be holding a virtual Open Evening at 6pm on Thursday
30th September.

This will involve the launch of our updated virtual tour and the opportunity to
ask questions of senior members of staff. Please also use to let
us know of your intention to attend this too as that will allow us to send you a link for the online event.

Sixth Form Enrolment 1st September

If you wish to join our vibrant Sixth Form please come to the main reception on Wednesday 1st September. Students who are new to the school should arrive at 11.45.

Year 11 students are to arrive in the time slots allocated below
11AJA 11.00 11CWH 11.00
11KFO 11.15 11KWR 11.15
11NTU 11.30 11RCL 11.30
11SCO 11.45 11SJA 11.45

On this day you will get the opportunity to discuss your choices with Departmental Leaders in the gym and sports hall to find a course that will get the best outcomes for you. Please browse our online prospectus to see the courses on offer and the relevant entry requirements

For those of you who are looking at resitting Maths or English you can also let us know this on that day.

Sign up only takes around 15 minutes, normally students attend without parents or carers. You will also have your photograph taken on this day for your Sixth Form ID. If you have any GCSE text books to return to school you could also bring them along.

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me .

Thank you

Mrs Lindop
Director of Sixth Form

Sixth Form Careers Week July 2021

During the last 3 days of the summer term, our Y12 students worked together on extra-curricular activities to enhance their employability and resilience. They spent 3 days working with NCS (National Citizen Service) focusing on teambuilding, public speaking, first aid, mental health awareness and future options.

The first day focused on teambuilding. At the end of a challenging year it was fabulous to see our young people enjoying competitive, outdoor activities and supporting each other to challenge other teams.

The second day objective was to develop resilience. Students discussed some of the challenges faced in lockdown, coping strategies and all students achieved their first aid certificate.

On the last day, students thought about future options and discussed the fear of working outside their comfort zone. They completed a public speaking workshop with ‘Loudspeaker’ which gave them strategies to present with more confidence.

Thanks must go to the NCS for this fabulous package of activities but mostly to our remarkable young people, both those at school and working from home due to self-isolation, who approached the tasks with enthusiasm and maturity.

Careers Day July 2021

All our students at Helsby High School enjoyed a fabulous Careers Day on Wednesday 14th July.

Year 7 – The focus for Year 7 was team building and leadership, developing employability skills. They worked through sports challenges and escape rooms to hone their skills.

Year 8 – Thank you to our industrial partners Urenco for helping us with our Careers in Engineering day. Students worked through challenges Urenco set on sustainable energy and energy conservation.

Year 9 – Thank you to Protos for sponsoring our ‘Learn to Earn’ workshops led by Young Enterprise. Students considered future wants, needs and aspirations, career options and learnt about financial capability.

Year 10 – Thank you to Turner and Townsend for sponsoring our Careers in Construction day, emphasising the importance of Maths to career prospects. Students worked with Turner and Townsend on a 3G Football Pitch project, assessing the ongoing work on our 3G pitch at school, producing scale drawings and complicated project capital and operation cost budgets.