The Sixth Form at Wickersley is big enough for us to offer a wide range of courses, but still small enough to enable us to focus on you as an individual.
Life at Wickersley
A day at Wickersley Sixth Form will be very different from the school days you have experienced before.
For Advanced Level courses you will have 5 hours lesson time per subject per week, with most students having around 20 hours of timetabled activities per week. You are expected to spend at least the same amount of time working outside of lessons.
You have access to a supervised study room and a dedicated Learning Mentor for additional support in your private study.
You are required to attend all timetabled lessons including Tutorial. Tutorial sessions will take place during one 80 minute lesson per week and General Studies will be delivered during this time.
You are not required to attend during form period in the mornings unless your tutor needs to see you.
You will also have the option of re-sitting English and Maths GCSE. This can be vital for those looking at Higher Education.
As part of an 11 – 18 school, the Sixth Form benefits from high quality teaching that understands how to build on students previous knowledge and skills. Sixth Form Students have their own study areas and common room and benefit from the ongoing investment within the school.
We have a proven track record of success with Sixth Form students. Last year, 98% of A Level students obtained grades A-E with 54% at A-B and 25% A*/A. These results continue to rise.
We place a strong emphasis on individual tutor support and believe that success comes best from a three-way partnership between students, parents and the school. To support this we make regular contact with parents; including progress reviews, reports and parents’ evenings.
You will have your own personal tutor who will support you in every aspect of Sixth Form life. Alongside this, subject teachers build strong working relationships with students.
We have a dedicated Sixth Form team that is there to help and support and always willing to add to the support offered by tutors. With clear and informed Careers and University help and advice, the vast majority of students achieve their preferred University choice, including Oxford and Cambridge.