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Welcome to Wickersley School and Sports College

The Sixth Form at Wickersley is big enough for us to offer a wide range of courses, but still small enough to enable us to focus on students as individuals.

About us

As part of an 11 - 18 school, the Sixth Form benefits from high quality teaching that understands how to build on students previous knowledge and skills.  Sixth Formers have their own study areas and common room and benefit from the ongoing investment within the School.

We have a proven track record of success with Sixth Form students.  Last year, 98% of A Level students obtained grades A-E with 54% at A-B and 20% A*/A.  These results continue to rise.

We place a strong emphasis on individual tutor support and believe that success comes best from a three-way partnership between students, parents and the school. To support this we make regular contact with parents; including progress reviews, reports and parents’ evenings.

All students have their own personal tutor who supports them in every aspect of Sixth Form life. Alongside this, subject teachers build good working relationships with students.

We have a dedicated Sixth Form Team that is there to help and support and always willing to add to the support offered by tutors.  With clear and informed Careers and University help and advice, the vast majority of students achieve their preferred University choice, including Oxford and Cambridge.

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A Package of Education

At Wickersley Sixth Form we offer stuents a package of education.

You can choose 3 or 4 subjects from a range of 40 different choices.  Enrichment is a vital part of your education to ensure that you have the best chance of securing a University place, job or apprenticeship at the end of your 2 years of study with us, so we offer our students a package of education.

For example, if you want to be  doctor, you can sign up to:

  • 4 subjects - Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths
  • An Extended Project in a medical issue
  • First Aid Course
  • Work experience and taster days in hospitals
  • SOAMs Project


Or if you want to be a teacher, you can sign up to:

  • 4 subjects
  • An Extended Project in Education
  • First Aid Course
  • Primary School placements
  • Support in year 7 and 8 lessons


If you love sport, you can sign up to:

  • BTEC Sport - double or triple, plus 1 other subject
  • Sports Leaders Course
  • Support in lower school lessons, coaching and leading teams
  • Play in one of our many sport teams

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Life at Sixth Form

A day at Wickersley Sixth Form will be very different from the school days you have experienced before.

For Advanced Level courses you will have 5 hours lesson time per subject per week, with most students havig around 20 hours of timetabled activities per week.  You are expected to spend at least the same amoutn of time working outside of lessons.

You have access to a supervised study room and a dedicated Learning Mentor for additional support in your private study.  You are required to attend all timetabled lessons, including Tutorial.  Tutorial sessions will take place during one 80 minute lesson per week.

You  will have the option of re-sitting English and Maths GCSE if you do not gain a grade 4, all those gaining less than a 4 will be required to resit.

Learner success

OFSTED Outstanding - Wickersley OFSTED 2013

The Sixth Form is outstanding and highly successful in helping students to move on to higher education, training or employment.

The inclusive and support Sixth Form enables students to thrive and achieve highly.  There is a strong trend of improvement in the proportionh of students gaining the grades A* to B and the number of students successfully gaining places at one of the Russell Group of Universities is increasing year on year.

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Wickersley School and Sports College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 05 October 2018
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