Welcome to Kenilworth School and Sports College
Castle Sixth Form Centre is a large, self-contained, campus with 400 students. It is one of the largest Sixth Forms in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.
Castle is a real community with its own distinctive ethos and atmosphere. It enjoys the advantage of being on its own site and this helps to foster a more adult environment.
We aim to offer a high quality education to students at a crucial period in their lives. We have an enviable examination record and the vast majority of our students go on to take up places at university, while others go directly into employment.
Although most of our students come to us through Kenilworth School, a significant number come from other schools across the county as well as from schools in Japan where we have strong links. Students come to us because we can offer a wide range of choice, a friendly atmosphere, very high quality teaching and a sound preparation for Higher Education and employment.
I hope that this online prospectus will communicate to you what we have to offer you as a potential Sixth Form student.
Dr. A. L. Begbie, Headmaster
Haydn Curran, Head of Castle Sixth Form
Kenilworth School became a Specialist School in September 2002. This represented a culmination of several years work and development which has seen a clear commitment to high quality Physical Education and Sport. We strongly believe that sport should include everyone and be a focal point and a motivator for whole school improvement and community development.
On our purpose built site we have our own library, ICT facilities, science laboratories, drama studio, art studio, language laboratory, music and music technology building, design areas, a large student common room and dining area, gymnasium and playing fields, and we are well-equipped for all the subjects that we teach. The library has been completely refurbished and re-equipped this year to provide a modern multi-media resource centre. Many new titles and journals have recently been added to reflect the new Sixth Form curriculum. Within the library is an audio visual study room for individuals or small groups to view videos and TV programmes. Internet access is available through 14 networked computers.
Each year group is divided into tutor groups of 15-20 students. We try to ensure that the students assigned to each group are those who have some academic subjects in common with each other and with their tutor. In order to improve the quality of our tutorial work, we have recently structured the timetable to increase the time that tutor and student can spend in consultation. This extra time ensures regular progress and review opportunities as well as support for the lengthy procedures involved in selecting and applying for places in Higher Education and employment. All students follow a common programme of Post 16 essentials, including study skills, work experience, careers and university guidance.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Kenilworth School and Sports College directly.