We are a forward-thinking, exciting and happy school with excellent results. We firmly believe we offer a high-quality education. Our school values are Care, Aspire, Grow, and Succeed. These values reflect the ethos in the Sixth Form. Everyone is challenged and supported to think deeply, understand the bigger picture, get involved, and contribute to our ever-changing world.
Sixth Formers can expect high-quality teaching, regular and detailed feedback, and progress is carefully tracked. When students struggle we support them with a range of intervention strategies. Alongside this academic program, students have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of enhancement activities to ensure breadth beyond the curriculum. All students take part in our Community Work Programme, where for one hour a week they volunteer to work within the local community or within the school. Students also take part in a one week Work Experience Placement, with a view to developing their interests and work-based skills.
The curriculum is built around facilitating subjects, as the majority of Sixth Form students apply to University courses or Higher Level Apprenticeships, (students can study three, with some scope for four A levels). This offer sits alongside curriculum enhancement opportunities such as Extended Project Qualifications, Sports Leadership, or Arts Mark Gold.
Should you have any questions regarding Key Stage 5, please contact Mr Gadd at [email protected]
Courses Offered at KS5 in 2021
Art, Biology, Business single award (Cambridge Technical), Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English Language, English Literature, EPQ, Further Maths, Geography, German, Government and Politics, History, IT (Cambridge Technical), Maths, Music, PE (Cambridge Technical), Photography, Physics, Religious Studies, Spanish.
The courses above are an offer only and we are unable to run classes where the number of students applying for the course is not viable. For this reason, students who are applying to the Sixth Form should consider their subject choices carefully and choose a reserve option, should one of their choices not be a viable class.
In order to enter the Sixth Form, students should achieve a minimum of:
Five GCSE's Grade 4-9, this must include Maths and English Language or Literature. In addition, GCSE grade 5 is required in the subject areas chosen to study at A Level.