Welcome to Copleston High School
Copleston Sixth Form thrives to give every student the opportunity to fulfil his or her potential. Our aim is to enable all students to achieve academic success and to develop as a young adult.
We are a modern and forward thinking Sixth Form. Our students are happy and enjoy their studies. They thrive in our friendly and supportive environment.
Time and care is spent on a timetable to suit each individual’s needs. You are treated as individuals who matter, with the highest value placed on your achievements and wellbeing. Tutors and subject staff will encourage you to aim high and assist you in choosing the pathway that is right for you. Each student’s progress is carefully monitored to help them prosper in a friendly, academic environment.
Sixth Formers are the senior students in Copleston. They have privileges as well as responsibilities and we hope that all students will embrace the challenges and opportunities that our Sixth Form offers.
We don’t just see this Sixth Form as a two year journey for our students, we make sure that all of our students are equipped for adult life. Our wide range of enrichment options allows our students to gain experiences and qualifications that will benefit them way beyond the classroom. A large number of our students go on to continue their success at university and in their future careers.
Our purpose-built study facilities are first class and prove that we always have our students’ interests as our number one priority.
Being a member of a vibrant, energetic and hardworking Sixth Form is an exciting and rewarding experience and one in which we hope you will choose to get involved.
Being a Sixth Former is about accepting the challenge to achieve your full potential. As a Sixth Form student you will be expected to take more responsibility for the way you learn. We will support and guide you about the ways to achieve your best but an active role in your learning is the most effective way to improve your grades.
A successful student not only achieves their full academic potential but also takes an active role in the wider aspects of Sixth Form life.
The Sixth Form is expected to make a significant contribution to the school. There are opportunities for all Sixth Formers to get involved in school life by helping out in main school lessons, mentoring younger students, being part of the Sixth Form Student Forum or the School Council. The school’s Head Boy and Head Girl are Sixth Form students. There are also a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that students can get involved in.
The Sixth Form encourages all students to follow the ethos of team work and getting involved. Our students are keen to take advantage of the facilities and opportunities that this offers. There are also competitive teams who play fixtures against other sixth forms in the area and nationally.
Commitment at this level will ensure the years spent in the Sixth Form are rewarding and will stand each student in good stead in the future.
The purpose-built study areas and Common Room have been refurbished and enhanced this year and now provide students with modern and up to date facilities to support their learning. Student feedback was used to design the areas and we are continually looking for ways to enhance the spaces and students' experiences through the learning environment.
Students who attend Copleston Sixth Form gain academic and pastoral support from a wide range of staff. Form Tutors take a keen interest in the progress and welfare of their students, and daily contact with their Form Tutor enables each student to reflect upon their progress and to aim high.
The responsibility for the pastoral care and monitoring of student performance lies with the Specialist Director of Sixth Form. There is also an Assistant Head of Sixth Form attached to each year, who stays with the year group for the entire two years. This means that there is continuity of care, and excellent relationships between students, parents and the school can be built and maintained. In addition to the pastoral and academic care of the Sixth Form team, each subject tutor has the responsibility to monitor your performance and provide you with guidance to progress. At the start of your programme you will agree upon realistic but challenging target grades with your subject teachers and your progress will be regularly monitored against these targets.
Specialist advice and guidance about university and career paths is also readily available throughout your time at Sixth Form. There will be plenty of opportunities to attend university open days, attend career and university presentations in and outside of Sixth Form, and work on applications and interview techniques. Interviews are also on offer at any time during your time at Sixth Form, and there is a well equipped careers library within school.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Copleston High School directly.