Sixth Form

2017 Sixth Form Prospectus

We are delighted to publish our prospectus for 2017.  Please find an online version here: Sixth Form Prospectus 2017

See details of available subjects.

Many students will be worried about making commitments now, preferring to wait until results come out before making their final choice. We would, however, like students to make an initial choice at this stage; this can then be amended, if necessary, once results come out in the summer. I frequently meet with students and parents after the GCSE results in August to finalise programmes before the start of term. Please note that this is a draft curriculum and, whilst we do not anticipate significant changes, there is a chance that a subject may move to a different option block.

We want to ensure that any student entering the Sixth Form has a full and balanced programme and is capable of achieving success at AS and A-Level. In general this requires five GCSE C grades and a minimum Grade B at GCSE level in the chosen subjects. Where there is no direct GCSE equivalent, as in the case of Business, Law, Psychology and Health and Social Care, we would be looking for Grade B in related subjects such as English, History, Mathematics and Science. It is also important that students have demonstrated an appropriate attitude to study and possess the capability of working independently and meeting subject requirements. Our Induction day is planned for Friday 23rd June and the programme will be sent out before Year 11 exams begin. The GCSE Results are issued on Thursday 24th August 2017.

If you have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. I would also be happy to meet with you this term to discuss Post 16 options for your son/ daughter.

Once we have received your application, we will write to you with full details of the next steps. We encourage applicants to complete and return a form even if they are still undecided about their final destination as this minimises the risk of disappointment if courses fill up etc. If you have any specific queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

We are very proud of the achievements of our Sixth Form and welcome applications from students who will contribute to our future.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Kate Thomas
Director of Sixth Form