Sixth Form Oakleaf Diploma

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A Sixth Form specific programme supporting independence

The Oakleaf Diploma
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The Oakleaf Diploma focuses on ethical leadership, academic prowess, and holistic growth. Celebrate accomplishments and plan for the future with our personalised programme, designed to maximise your potential. Watch our video to see how the Oakleaf Diploma develops lifelong learners and community leaders.


The four key elements of the Oakleaf Diploma are:

When should I start and finish?

You can start working towards your Oakleaf Diploma at the end of Year 11, prior to starting the Sixth Form at Leighton Park. The long holiday after GCSE exams provides an ideal gap for you to undertake activities that you can count towards your award.

Gather plenty of evidence as you progress through the Lower Sixth and submit a presentation to the Head of Sixth Form by the last day of the Summer Term so that your submission can be assessed over the holidays.

Awards will be announced in Collect with the best submissions shared at the Scholars’ Award Ceremony during the Autumn term of your Upper Sixth.

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Personal development

Achieving your best

Bronze – involved in school supported opportunities and made the most of all LP has to offer

Silver – benefitted from independently gained experiences and self-organised activities

Gold – exceptional applications which evidence going above and beyond in all aspects of the award

Structure of the Award

The Oakleaf Diploma offers three levels of recognition, Bronze, Silver and Gold, which celebrate the degree of achievement that you have obtained through your successful completion of the Sixth Form programme.

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"Leighton Park is so much more than what goes on in the classroom and we want to recognise that through the Oakleaf Diploma. The Diploma will enable the opportunity for students to develop crucial lifelong skills so that they can go on to become the changemakers of the future. We want them to be inspired, upskilled and celebrated for all that they do and exceptionally well prepared for all they are about to embark upon."

Alex Wallace, Deputy Head (Academic)

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