Heart of England Sixth Form possesses many aspects which give students the very best opportunities available to prepare them as much as possible for their futures.
The Sixth Form at the school sees that it has a unique offering to students who come here. The Sixth Form prides itself on continuing the ethos of the lower school by getting to know students personally. Having laid down our core values and learning ethos in years 7 to 11, the Sixth Form beds in those qualities so that students are prepared for what comes next. Grace Theay, Head of Post 16 said: “I am committed to making sure that we equip our students for life. Our Sixth Form will look at you as a whole; we get to know you as a person, not just as part of an ‘exams factory’”.
In terms of study, the Sixth Form gives students more in-depth insight into the subjects they are studying. There is personal guidance with study and high-quality teaching. “Heart of England Sixth Form offers first-rate teachers that are passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects. Teachers that will go that extra mile to make sure students are happy and comfortable with the subject matter,” said Mrs Theay.”
As well as the mix of teaching, study times and tutor time, enrichment activities are also seen as key ingredients to a successful time at Sixth Form. Not only do these off-timetable activities offer valuable downtime, they can be crucial in enhancing a CV and applications after Sixth Form. Students can get involved with the major school production, performances and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards as well as other activities.
Heart of England Sixth Form students go onto successful destinations after they finish and there are a huge range of careers and futures they go on to. Mrs Theay said: “We love hearing back from our former students, and from these conversations we know that we have students that are now practicing solicitors, midwives, cabin crew, professional singers and teachers. The range is exciting and diverse!”
Students from our Sixth Form do not just go to university. Every year more and more students are taking a gap year, going into full time employment or doing apprenticeships. “There are some exciting opportunities out there, and we will make sure that you are fully informed of all of your options during your two years with us,” said Mrs Theay.
The Heart of England Sixth Form Open Evening in on Thursday 29 November from6.30pm. Why not come along and see what is on offer? Everyone welcome.