Students study a variety of subjects and our entry requirements reflect the rigour of the courses.
Our students are taught in small groups by skilled and enthusiastic subject specialists who work to develop independence, leadership and self-directed learning. Students will be encouraged to read and study beyond examination specifications and to bring this knowledge into the classroom.
To improve students’ future employability and economic wellbeing, applicants who have not achieved a 4 in GCSE English or maths will be required to undertake a resit programme which will include an extended work placement. We will provide various enrichment opportunities, including a structured PSHE programme, leadership opportunities and careers guidance. Please see the links below for further information. Located in the Sixth Form Centre, the Head and Assistant Head of Sixth Form are readily accessible for support and guidance in all areas of sixth form life. In both Years 12 and 13, careers guidance and advice are scheduled into the timetable.
Students applying for competitive university courses receive dedicated support from subject specialists and members of the Senior Management Team. There is continual liaison with admissions tutors, and targeted and specific advice is provided through small tutorials to ensure that our students win places on top courses.
Students will also receive preparation for specialist supplementary tests such as the BMAT and UKCAT. We offer students in Year 13 the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), which provides an opportunity to explore, develop and deepen students’ understanding in a topic area of their choice.