Sixth Form Curriculum and Pathways
Applying for a Sixth Form Place September 2022
We would be delighted if you were to make our Sixth Form your first choice to study for post-16 qualifications.
Our key aim is to support our Sixth Form students to become well-rounded, highly skilled and well-qualified young adults, in an environment where they are encouraged to become increasingly self-reliant and independent. We pride ourselves on supporting our students in making the right choices as they join the Sixth Form and in preparation for their next steps once they have completed their Level 3 qualifications through our 'Unifrog' programme.
Ofsted Rating: Good
We are proud to be an Ofsted rated 'Good' school and details of our latest inspection can be viewed here.
Sixth Form Outcomes
We are proud of the success that our Sixth Form students achieve. This has continued to improve year on year. Whilst there were no public examinations in 2021, the results that our students were awarded would have been deemed to have been above the national average.
To view details of our historical examination performance please visit the Department for Education (DfE) Performance Tables: click here.
Please visit our Polices page to access our Sixth Form Admission Policy.
Please find the link to our application form here.
Submission Date: Wednesday 24th November 2021
'Virtual' Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 10 November 2021
We invite those who are interested in joining our Sixth Form to attend our Open Evening, which will be a virtual event this year. There will be a range of activities, all of which are designed to support with making informed choices. So that there is as wide an experience as possible, we would like to recommend the following schedule for the evening:
4:00pm Formal Presentation: Available on our website from 4:00pm, we would recommend that you start the evening by watching two short presentations (linked below) which will give you an overview of our provision; outline why we believe that our Sixth Form has to be the one of choice for you, should you wish to study Level 3 qualifications; and give an overview of our curriculum offer.
4:30pm Review our Sixth Form Prospectus: We suggest that you take time to look at the entry requirements and course content of each subject that you are interested in and prepare some questions that you may wish to ask our subject specialists. Our prospectus and course guide can be accessed below.
5:00pm to 8:00pm 1:1 Subject Consultations: On the evening, there will be an opportunity to have a 1:1 consultation with a subject specialist for each subject that we offer at post-16. This will provide an opportunity to speak directly to an expert about specific course content, expectations and future career opportunities that studying each individual subject can provide.
For more specific information, particularly about how to book 1:1 consultations, please view the following invitation letters:
Please note, we would be grateful if prospective external candidates could contact the College in advance of the evening, as detailed in the letter, so that arrangements can be made for the 1:1 meetings with subject specialists.
Pathway Choices: Introducing New Subjects for 2022!
We are delighted with the broad pathway choices that we are able to offer our Sixth Form students, with a wide range of subjects on offer that meet the requirements of the 16-19 Study Programme:
- As part of our commitment to the Performing Arts, we are proud that we are the only school in the local area to offer Dance, Drama and Music A Levels.
- For September 2022, we are also excited about the introduction of Criminology and Politics, to further enhance the choices that our students have.
- We also offer Further Maths and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to enrich the offering for those students who wish to study additional qualifications.
Details of our full curriculum offer and more information about our wider Sixth From provision can be viewed below in our Sixth Form Prospectus and Course Guide.
Sixth Form Prospectus 2022
Sixth Form Course Guide 2022
Our Sixth Form Curriculum Offer September 2022 outlines the 'blocks' that subjects are placed in for students to choose from.
Our Sixth Form Student Guide provides information to support students with their post-16 studies.
Curriculum Offer for our Current Students
Details of our curriculum offer for those students in our current Sixth Form can be viewed below:
Please contact the college directly if you wish to receive more information about our Sixth Form curriculum.
Post-18 Pathways Support
As they start their Sixth Form journey, we are passionate about supporting our students to start to plan for life after they have completed their school studies. We run a very successful 'Ace Level 3' programme which maps out two year's worth of activities that we deliver so that students are guided and informed when making their decisions.
This programme includes: UCAS Personal Statement Workshops and 1:1 advice: Apprenticeship Workshops; university visits; a Careers Fair; 1:1 sessions with our Independent Careers Advisor; CV Writing Workshops; mock interviews; and a Study Skills programme. Included in this is a wide range engagement opportunities with our business partners.
Click on the following link to find out more about Sixth Form expectations, Independent Study and planning for future destinations: Ace Level 3 (Video)
16-19 Tuition Funding Allocation
For the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021 - 2022, the College is in receipt of 16-19 Tuition Funding to support individual learners with catch-up support following the disruption to learning during the pandemic. Details of how we plan to allocate this funding can be viewed here. We will keep the allocation of this funding under constant review and amend our support accordingly to meet the needs to individual students throughout the academic year.
16-19 Bursary Fund Information
The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific financial barriers to participation so they can remain in education.
There are two types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
- bursaries for defined vulnerable groups of up to £1,200 a year
- discretionary bursaries which institutions award to meet individual needs, for example, help with the cost of transport, meals, books and equipment
Please find details below of eligibility and how to apply for a bursary: