Welcome to Chilwell School
At Chilwell Sixth Form we strive to deliver high quality education to all of our students, enabling them to maximize their potential and realise their goals. The aim of post 16 education is to prepare students and provide necessary qualifications so that they can successfully progress onto the next stage of their career, whether in higher education, further training or employment. Here, we aspire to provide new opportunities to broaden minds, to inspire and to motivate so that students can develop as leaders and valued members of the community.
The post 16 teaching team have high expectations of all students. We set aspirational targets, and the best is always expected. At the same time each student is viewed as unique and is provided with personalised opportunities and support to ensure success.
In our Sixth Form we endeavour to promote a sense of community. To this end, students are encouraged to engage with opportunities outside of their academic studies. These range from organising art events, fashion shows, charity events, and much more. We also assist all students with their efforts in securing meaningful careers experience placements.
Over the next two years we aim to provide you with an exciting and challenging experience which will develop you both as a learner and a young adult. Most importantly, we will prepare you to make your next step towards your chosen career.
Mrs K Fyles – Head of Sixth Form
The library is open access with computer available for use during study periods.
In the Sixth Form the Pastoral System continues to support and guide students. Sixth Form Tutors come from a range of subject specialisms and have extensive experience of post 16 education. Each tutor group has approximately 15 students who meet regularly with their tutor.
Tutors will monitor your academic progress, offering advice and guidance when necessary. They will guide you through the process of applying for Higher Education courses, employment, or Gap Year activities. The work of the tutors is supported by the Sixth Form Management Team: the Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Head of Sixth Form are based in the Sixth Form Building and are readily accessible to you. Regular communication with your parents or carers continues to be an important way in which we ensure that all students are happy, successful and achieve their full academic potential.
Students identified as having additional learning needs continue to receive support in the Sixth Form. In class provision, language support and examination access arrangements are coordinated to ensure that all students are fully supported.
Students can apply for additional financial support in the form of a Chilwell Sixth Form Bursary. Each application is considered by the School Governors, based on individual circumstances. Awards are varied, and the maximum amount a student can currently claim stands at £1200 per academic year.
You will have regular 1-1 interviews with both your tutor and Head of Sixth Form. This enables you to stay on track academically and prepare appropriately for your next step. Our individualised guidance begins in Year 11, when you will be interviewed by the Head of Sixth Form.
You will visit the Higher Education fair in Year 12 and this marks the beginning of the University application process. Within Chilwell Sixth Form we are aware that not all students wish to go to university. To this end, we support individual student with any applications for apprenticeships and employment. To prepare you for your future career we hold a Vocational day in the summer term. Here speakers are invited to talk about entry routes and progression within their profession. Throughout the year we invite local professionals to speak to all our students. You will also complete a week of careers experience, where you are encouraged to complete activities to enhance your applications for university and employment.
We provide robust careers advise to assist our students with their next steps; this ensures that you are able to make wise choices and make the most of all opportunities.
We are proud of our Sixth Form and its students for good reasons. We achieve exceptional results at A Level, amongst the best in the county. Value added, a measure of the progression made by students whilst studying at post 16, is the 4th highest in the county. This measure puts Chilwell Sixth Form in the top 5% in the country.
Put simply, this means you will do better than expected at Chilwell Sixth Form!
In the school’s recent OFSTED inspection, the college scored a grade 2 or “Good” in every measure. They said “Achievement in the sixth form is good. From their individual starting points, students made good progress.”
The Sixth Form has seen some excellent results. In 2015 at A2 - 54% of students achieved grade A*-B; 94% of our A level subjects were above national pass rates. Our overall pass rate was 99%; 50% of students secured a place at a Russell Group University and 81% of our students went to University.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Chilwell School directly.