At Wickersley, we expect a lot from our students, but we give a lot in return.
Wickersley Sixth Form offers a blend of freedom and independence, alongside the tried-and-tested working practices of an outstanding secondary school. Class sizes are small enough to allow teachers to focus on individuals, and the dedicated sixth form team is on hand to offer comprehensive support whenever needed…
Mr S Gaynor
Head of Sixth Form
RESULTS AND DESTINATIONS
84% of our grades were A* to C (2020)
35% of our grades were A or A* (2020)
This year, 31% of our students secured a place at a Russell Group university. Russell Group universities are considered to be the best universities in the U.K. The national average is 20%.
81% of our students were placed at their first choice university.
Last year, Wickersley students secured places at some of the most prestigious universities in the U.K., including Cambridge and Durham.
We’re especially proud of our applied outcomes. Wickersley Sixth Form performs consistently above the national average for our vocational subjects.
WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO US
WHAT IS SIXTH FORM
Click a subject from below to find detailed information about that subject, including video explanations from staff, and details about any subject entry requirements.
Options Blocks for 2022-23 will be released later this academic year.
Click a subject from the option blocks below to find detailed information about that subject, including video explanations from staff, and details about any subject entry requirements.
Students can choose 3 or 4 options – 1 from each block. Students can choose a mixture of applied and academic subjects across the options blocks. Options blocks are subject to change.
* Subjects will only run if there are large enough numbers. These are subject to change up until September.
WHAT SUBJECTS SHOULD I CHOOSE?
HOW TO PICK YOUR OPTIONS
THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT CHOICES
FIND OUT MORE
WHAT ARE ENRICHMENT AND TUTORIAL?
ENRICHMENT AND TUTORIAL?
All students participate in activities that supplement their studies. These activities are designed to enhance students’ time at Wickersley Sixth Form and develop key skills that will benefit them in, and outside of the classroom.
In the past, activities have included The Duke of Edinburgh Award, cooking on a budget, teaching, first aid and many more. Our enrichment programme consists of a weekly, timetabled sessions that run throughout Years 12 and 13.
There is a strong emphasis on sport in our enrichment programme, with opportunities for students to be a coach, leader or official within the same range of sports offered at lower school. There are opportunities to represent Wickersley in some sporting competitions too.
Through tutorials, students are prepared for their next steps after sixth form. A member of the sixth form team will guide students through the UCAS application process or help them secure high-quality further training or employment.
Using the effort and attainment data submitted by their class teachers, students will have a one-to-one meeting with a member of the Sixth Form team several times during the year. During these meetings, students are encouraged to identify areas for development and set clear measurable targets.
WORK EXPERIENCE –
GET WORK READY!
WORK EXPERIENCE – GET WORK READY!
We understand that not all students want to study at university after they’ve finished Wickersley Sixth Form – we’ve developed a 13-week work-experience programme aimed at students who want to enter employment or work-based training after they leave us.
We call it, Get Work Ready!
Get Work Ready consists of a mixture of classroom-based sessions and a work experience internship within Wickersley Partnership Trust.
Our goal is to teach you everything you need to know to be successful in the world of work, with sessions covering a wide range of topics.
Once you have completed your classroom sessions, we’ll organise a work experience internship for you in a real work setting.
HOW WE SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS
THE 16-19 BURSARY FUND
The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund exists to help students continue in education where they would otherwise be prohibited from doing so on financial grounds.
Applications to the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund are subject to meeting eligibility criteria set by the school.
Students wishing to apply for a bursary must speak to a member of the sixth form team to collect an application form.
More information can be found here.
THE SIXTH FORM DAY
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Our students’ mental health and wellbeing are important to us. We understand that sixth form study can be intense, and at times, students may need help. Students can access support via the sixth form team, who can signpost to other support within school if required.
Mindfulness and wellbeing themes are embedded throughout our enrichment, lecture, and assembly programmes.
WHAT DO I DO WHEN I’M NOT IN LESSON?
SPORT AT SIXTH FORM
There is a strong emphasis on sport in our enrichment programme, with opportunities to participate as a coach, leader or official within the same range of sports offered at lower school. There are opportunities to represent Wickersley in sporting competitions too.
Rotherham United Elite Football Development Programme
in partnership with Wickersley School and Sports College
This exciting new scholarship aims to give talented young players between the ages of 16 and 18 the chance to combine A-Level studies with a practical football experience.
Wickersley Sixth Form students will benefit from an extensive football development curriculum delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaches alongside specialist staff delivering other aspects of our multi-discipline training model, including sport science and performance analysis.
The sixth form football team will compete in the EFL Community and Education Football Alliance League (CEFA), which consists of teams represented by EFL and Premier League Clubs. The league hosts a demanding and high standard of football through which players may progress to Rotherham United FC’s official Under 18s.
In addition to the football programme, the students will have the option to study a range of A-Level courses at Wickersley Sixth Form.
Students interested in apply for this scholarship should email
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Once a Wickersley student, always a Wickersley student.
When our current students hear about past students who have achieved great success, it has a really big impact. We encourage past students to stay in contact with Wickersley and welcome them to events and open evenings to share their stories of success.
Past students can also sign up to our future first network, we would love for you to join our alumni network so that we can stay connected and let you know about exciting opportunities to get involved.
The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome the specific financial barriers to participation they face so they can remain in education.
There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursaries:
HOW TO APPLY
The minimum qualification for entry into Wickersley Sixth Form is five 4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent), including Maths and English. There are specific entry requirements for certain subjects, please see individual course pages or contact us for more information.
A student who does not achieve a grade 4 in their Maths and/or English GCSE will be required to resit these as a condition of their offer. We recommend that students who achieve a grade 4 resit Maths or English to secure a grade 5 during their time at Sixth Form.
Applicants will need to have a proven record of good or excellent effort in Year 11 to qualify for a place, verified by a suitable reference.
Once you have applied, you will be invited to an interview with a member of the sixth form team to discuss your current effort, attainment and subject choices. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer to study with us, your offer will become firm once you have received your GCSE exam results and have enrolled with us in the Summer.
Further entry tests will be set in each subject in the first weeks of the course in September, this will be taken into account in assessing a student’s suitability for the course.
If you are already a Wickersley student, then there is no need to apply online. Speak to your form tutor for more information.
If you would like to apply to study at Wickersley Sixth Form, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Unfortunately, not. We know from experience that if you do not meet the entry requirements for a subject, you’re unlikely to perform well in it.
Unlikely at this stage. We try our best to accommodate students’ requests, but we understand that we can’t please everybody. We welcome your feedback on our option blocks.
Yes. You can swap subjects until the end of September.
Yes. Subjects will only run if classes are large enough. We try to notify students as soon as possible if this happens.
If you are not currently a Wickersley student, you can submit an online application after our November Information Evening (the link will be on this page nearer to the time). Wickersley students must apply via their form tutor.
Students will be invited to attend an interview from January onwards.
Under normal circumstances, yes. Students who gain a place to study with us are invited to our Induction days in July.
If your application is successful, you will be given a conditional offer to study with us. This conditional offer reserves you a place with us until September. Once you have received your GCSE results in the Summer, you must confirm your place by registering with us online. Details about how to register online will be shared with all of our offer holders before results day.
We recommend that students apply to more than one provider.
Wickersley Sixth Form
c/o Wickersley School and Sports College,