Why choose the Polesworth School Sixth Form?

All 16 year olds are now expected to stay on in education or some form of training until the age of 18 under the government’s Raising of the Participation Age initiative.

The Polesworth School has an outstanding reputation for high quality teaching and delivering very good results across all key stages. In the Sixth Form we aim to build on students’ successes at GCSE by offering progression to academic Level 3 courses which will prepare students for Further or Higher Education, apprenticeships or the world of employment.

The Polesworth School Sixth Form can offer you:

  • A wide range of A Level and Level 3 vocational courses as well as the opportunity to improve your grade in Maths or English Language GCSE.
  • A friendly and supportive environment close to where most students live.
  • Excellent teaching from committed and skilled staff with a real enthusiasm for their subjects. It will be hard work – but it will also be exciting and highly rewarding.
  • A number of non-contact study periods throughout the week which allows you greater flexibility in organising your work schedule. You will be given advice on using your time sensibly so that you do yourself justice and develop strong study skills early on. This is one of the main challenges of being a Sixth Former!
  • Excellent pastoral support. You will have a personal tutor who is there to advise and mentor you and who, with the Sixth Form team, will offer guidance through tutorial time, personal interviews and the continuous review of your academic progress. Whatever course you choose, you will immediately notice that staff treat you more as adults responsible for yourselves and your own learning.
  • Regular progress reviews, reports and consultation events throughout the year.
  • Careers advice from our full-time school careers advisor.
  • Expert guidance in completing university applications and opportunities for Oxbridge and Russell Group entrants. On ‘A’ level results day in August we offer a full student support service in order to ensure that students secure their university places.
  • A designated Key Stage 5 Student Support manager who works full-time with students in Years 12 & 13.
  • Leadership opportunities.
  • Work experience opportunities.
  • Music, drama and sport.
  • A programme of trips and cultural visits to support your academic studies.