Introduction to Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Abbotsholme is a unique environment from which students springboard to adulthood.

Sixth Form students are the role models for the School in terms of attitude, appearance and commitment, ensuring that Abbotsholme is a friendly and supportive environment for all. We encourage and welcome everybody into our community. We have a broad variety of subjects on offer which range from BTEC qualifications in Sport and Agriculture to the more traditional A Levels in Mathematics and Science. Our promise is to develop well-rounded and responsible members of society who can celebrate the success of others just as much as their own. This is integral to everything we do at Abbotsholme Sixth Form. With this in mind, the range of extra-curricular activities that is on offer is outstanding; from an enormous choice in competitive sport to bee-keeping and climbing, and many other outdoor pursuits. There is something for everyone to become passionate about; boosting those fundamental employability skills in communication, team working, leadership, risk taking, planning and determination.

Success in the Sixth Form can be measured by many different outcomes; not only through strong academic performance, with most students being accepted by their first choice of university; but through having the opportunities to explore different courses and careers. Year 12 and 13 students are given the support to talk over their ideas and have dedicated time and activities to establish what actually motivates and makes them happy as a person. We believe this gives our students the very best possible chance of securing employment in a job in which they are happy and successful and which they are suited.

We believe small class sizes are vital. This allows for systematic and frequent expert feedback and advice to be given on how to improve our students' understanding, analysis, evaluation and decision making. This will kick start their performance either in employment, on an apprenticeship or at a university.

All in all, students who leave Abbotsholme Sixth Form are socially aware, independent and confident young people ready to tackle and take on the challenges which lay before them.