Aims of Key Stage 5

The Sixth Form team is in place to lead, advise and support Years 12 and 13. This is an exciting time for all students and staff alike: we will be maintaining high standards, but at the same time developing and raising the profile of the Sixth Form as a centre of excellence within our school community.

With numbers in the Sixth Form continually rising and the choices of courses on offer increasing, students’ needs are diverse.

We respond to the suggestions and ideas that emerge from meetings held with students. We are developing the following 4 areas:

Right Student/Right Course:

A Levels are very demanding and we believe that for students to be successful, it is essential they follow the correct courses based on their interests and academic ability.

University Applications:

Additional specialist support in UCAS and careers is needed together with closer monitoring of the process.

The Role of the Sixth Former:

There was a strong feeling that Years 12 and 13 should be seen as role models and leaders, thereby earning the respect of younger pupils.

We are all looking forward to the challenges ahead, and we all have a part to play in moving the Sixth Form forward: academic success and achieving career goals is a top priority, but we also want our students to grow in confidence and develop the life skills they will require in our rapidly changing world.

Who to contact

If you have any questions about Key Stage 5, please contact Mrs Hooper, Head of Sixth Form