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Welcome to Nicholas Chamberlaine School

Post 16 Success

In 2014, 29 subjects will be offered at Post 16.  Our pass rate in 2013 was 100% (48% at A*, A and B) and of the Year 13 leavers, 100% went on to University or other destinations.

There is no question that exciting times now lie ahead for Nicholas Chamberlaine School.  Our emphasis is on raising achievement and we have a number of initiatives developing that include the sharing of good practice.

Our aim is to provide the best possible education for each and every student.  We want to create successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve; confident individuals who are able to lead safe and healthy lives and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Our vision, then, is of a Sixth Form where everyone has the right and the opportunity to reach their full potential.  This requires high quality teaching and high levels of student engagement. 

Our purposely designed Sixth Form Centre caters for over 250 students who follow AS and A2 courses, with many going on into Higher Education.  Our Sixth Form is a very important and valued part of Nicholas Chamberlaine School and sets an education standard for the rest of the school’s students. 

Nick Smallman, Headteacher

Hanif Ladha, Director of Post 16 Education

Philip Clarke, Chair of Governors

About us

For us, Nicholas Chamberlaine School is a very special place.  We have already achieved considerable success and we now aim to build further on that success.  Every student has, within himself or herself, the capacity to learn and the ability to achieve.  At Nicholas Chamberlaine School we see our roles as unlocking that potential.

The future is exciting and we invite you to share in our drive for excellent.


Facilities available

Students in the Sixth Form have access to excellent facilities:

  • A large Common Room with recreational facilities.
  • A fully equipped kitchen area.
  • A Conference Room.
  • An exclusive Study Room with 42 laptops on broadband, photocopier and reference books.
  • A fully equipped LRC with designated Sixth Form study areas and resources including access to PCs, laptops, Apple Macs, iPADs and written resources.
  • State of the Art Music Technology suites and equipment.
  • Every other aspect of support available from a large secondary school.
  • Laptops on broadband available for private study.

Nicholas Chamberlaine School Sixth Form is accommodated in its own Sixth Form Centre and has a strong and vibrant identity within the school.  It provides an ideal transition from school life to higher education.  Naturally, the main focus is on rigorous academic study but as the students mature into adults, we also aim to open up more outside interests and develop a strong sense of responsibility.

Students are invited to enrol into our Sixth Form each September.  Our entry requirement is a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C including either Maths or English.  Students who wish to study the most demanding A levels will need to demonstrate a higher prior level of academic attainment.

Additional support

Student Mentoring and Assessment

Careers Education

Nicholas Chamberlaine School has a strong Careers Team and our staff have relevant expertise, experience and contacts.  We are able to draw on an extensive careers library and tailor-made computer databases.  This ensures that effective guidance is freely available to all students to help them with options choices in Year 9, course and training selection in Year 11, subject choices at A level and the UCAS application procedures in the Sixth Form.

Schemes for talented and gifted students

We recognise that there are able, gifted and talented learners who have the potential to achieve at a higher level and we recognise that all such learners need opportunities to develop, extend and enhance their abilities.  Every learner has a different starting point and different aspirations and is entitled to a learning environment that challenges, inspires, motivates and excites.

Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

We recognise and cater for a wide range of students’ individual needs in terms of learning, behaviour, social and emotional difficulties and physical and sensory impairments.  Liaison with key specialist agencies to support our students’ needs is a crucial part of our role.


Learner success

In 2013, there were 29 subjects offered at Post 16. The  pass rate was 100% (48% of the grades were A*, A and B). 

Of the Year 13 leavers all went to University or other destinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Nicholas Chamberlaine School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2014
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