Life in the Sixth Form is lively and stimulating and full of opportunities where we offer in excess of 30 subjects at A level. The Sixth Form Centre at Presdales is separate to the main school complex in the Mansion Building and comprises a spacious common room, three dedicated ICT suites, a library and an independent study room.
Relationships between staff and students are warm and supportive. Students maintain previous friendships and take opportunities to establish new ones through their new subject classes, as well as in tutor groups which are made up of Year 12 and Year 13 students. This enables them to mix with the Year 13 students and benefit from their experience and knowledge of life in the sixth form. The level of care, guidance and support for all students is outstanding. They rightly feel that they are part of an amazing community which has so much to offer.
The Sixth Form students contribute enormously to the quality of our community by showing a sense of responsibility, an interest in learning for its own sake, an understanding of the value of service and team work. Students grow in maturity and are encouraged to take responsibility in a wide variety of areas including a preparation for adult life, in higher education or the workplace.
The majority of students stay on at Presdales after Year 11. In addition students join us from a range of other schools to take advantage of the broad range of A Level subjects on offer here and our excellent track record of results. Since 1999 we have welcomed boys into our Sixth Form. We have been delighted with their involvement in the Sixth Form and the school as a whole and look forward to seeing a growing number join us.
Our vision is clear: we aim to be a centre of excellence where all students are passionate about their learning and driven to achieve. Indeed our recent results show 87% of students achieving A*–C grades in their A level studies with 34% achieving A/A* grades.