Sixth Form Welcome
We are an inclusive and inspiring Sixth Form that is large enough to provide variety but small enough to feel personal. With over forty A-Level and CTEC courses available, we will help you achieve your potential in whatever field you choose. Innovative timetabling also means that the average class size is just eighteen. You can trust us to guide you for the next steps of your education – most of our students secure their first choice universities, and the academic progress made within the Sixth Form is simply outstanding. For the past three years, progress made by students is amongst the very best in England (in the top 2%) for both schools and colleges. In 2019, 35% of our students went to study at Russell Group universities and ten students are now studying at Oxbridge or medical school. Here, students receive teaching of the highest quality, while extensive pastoral guidance provides students with personalised care. In particular, the support we offer during the UCAS process is exceptional; compatible students work together, with individual supervision provided by a specialist tutor. Students applying for apprenticeships and employment receive similar guidance, as we have our own careers advisor and a dedicated programme of progression.
Our Sixth Form is about much more than academic success. As one of our students said to Ofsted inspectors, ‘we are encouraged to be well-rounded individuals, not just academically successful’. We believe the Sixth Form is an ideal stepping-stone to higher education or employment, and we encourage students to develop the skills needed to succeed independently.
Our students are capable of great things, as seen by our amazing Charities Week, during which students raise over £10,000. The active Student Union provides a voice in student well-being, whilst our Council plays a positive role in teaching and learning. Other highlights for students include our Senior Citizens’ Party, as well as numerous trips including skiing in Austria, exchanges to China, music and sports tours, to name but a few. Every year, there is also a thriving Gold Duke of Edinburgh cohort.
We are constantly amazed by the wealth of talent amongst our students. Drama, Art, Music and Sport all flourish at this Sixth Form. Our best advertisement is our students – meet them at Open Evening in November and read about them in local publications and the press. We would thoroughly recommend that you experience for yourself the inspiring ethos of our Sixth Form.
Helen Cox and Amy Kennedy
Co-Directors of Sixth Form