Sixth Form

Learning to flourish, for students to achieve good examination outcomes and to be successful and confident adults, learning must be rigorous and challenging. We have a proven track record in Post 16 provision and strong links to Higher Education providers which ensure success.

Students can begin Advanced level courses in Year 11 and join the Sixth Form for two or three years.  They will retain strong links with their  houses and help support and lead the younger students. We also provide a dedicated area for our Sixth Form students to enable them to have a special and separate identity.

 

Over 25 AS and A level courses are on offer and as well as a wide range ofvocational opportunities. Most students study 4 subjects. Some students choose to study Level 3 Vocational Courses such as Engineering, Business Studies and Travel and Tourism. From 2015 we aim to offer Level 3 courses in Medical Veterinary Science and Land Management  A/S courses in their first year and continue with 3 or 4 A Levels in Year 13. 

Each student is assigned a tutor who helps plan an individual programme of study and is responsible for the support and welfare of the students during their time here.

A strong partnership with parents and tutors helps students set realistic goals and achieve their best. However, we also recognise the importance of developing independent thinking and self-confidence in our students, so that they leave as reflective, resilient and confident young adults.

A wide range of visits, trips and activities ensure that all students develop the wider skills universities are seeking. An extensive programme of university visits and preparation has been praised as one of the key reasons so many of our students gain university entry.

Over 60% of our students expect to attend University and we have forged strong links at Governing Body level with a key local  university.