Welcome to Broughton Hall High School
Broughton Hall has a long history, founded over 75 years ago under the trusteeship of the Sisters of Mercy. There have been many changes during this time but the values and aims of our school, evidenced through our Catholic faith, remain the same.
Our school motto of One Heart One Mind is lived out every day, with members of our school community working together to secure the best educational opportunities for all. We have high expectations academically and in the care we show towards each other. We recognise and respect the God given talents of all and are determined in our efforts to use them to their full potential, celebrating achievement and success of every kind.
Our building is impressive and rich in facilities, but it is what goes on inside our school that makes the difference to our pupils’ lives. We are proud of our reputation and excited about our future, a future that belongs with and to our whole school community.
Ms S Clarke ~ Head Teacher
We take pride in developing the very best academic students who are well prepared and equipped for the world of work. During Sixth Form, each student partakes in an Employability Award were students are expected to maintain excellent attendance and punctuality and demonstrate a professional attitude towards their studies.
We aim to provide a varied post 16 study programme that suits the needs of our students and equips them with the necessary skills that are required for life in modern Britain.
Students wishing to study at Sixth Form must achieve GCSE grades A*-C in at least 5 subjects. Those students that wish to peruse academic A Level courses require at least 3 B’s and 2 C’s at GCSE.
Some of our courses require A*-B in the subject to be studied and may also require the addition of GCSE Maths, English or Science at grade B/C or above. Each subject has their own entry requirements which are reviewed annually. Details of which can be found in our prospectus.
Students will study Maths and English at Level 2 for those who did not achieved C or above at GCSE.
In Sixth Form, we recognise the importance for students to develop independent learning and to experience a range of teaching and learning styles. Teaching of some courses in years 12 and 13 are shared with other collaborative schools.
Sixth Form students have their own centre, with a learning environment that is second to none, including a supervised study area of university standard, modern classrooms, a well-equipped hospitality area and kitchen, as well a large café with their own caterers. In addition students benefit from excellent dance, drama and sports facilities.
Support and Challenge
This is a mentoring programme that monitors student performance. Student data is imputed periodically from all subject staff. Teaching staff make a judgement using internal assessments, mock examinations, class work and homework and give a projected grade
(PG). Judgement is made against each students target grade (TG) making Support and Challenge a personalised and aspirational support programme.
Progress Tutors “mentor” students in their form and help implement intervention plans for underperforming students devised by subject areas and the Sixth Form Team. If a student is identified below target they must attend necessary intervention plan, eg attending after school study sessions.
Pastoral Support / Tutorial Time
Students receive a 20 minute tutorial each morning with their Progress Tutor. This provides students with an opportunity to discuss their progress, develop study skills and talk about their future aspirations. Progress Tutors pass on many opportunities that may benefit the students and develop their employability skills.
Students are well supported in their applications to university, college or employment. Every student in Year 13 is allocated a Careers Advisor who will provide guidance for UCAS applications / Personal Statements and help with CV skills and Job/ Apprenticeship applications. Many of our students go on to further their studies at university, including Oxford / Cambridge University and Russell Group universities, with others entering a wide range of careers. The Sixth Form Team has their very own dedicated UCAS Advisor, Mrs Hitchmough who is able to provide help and guidance for students’ university applications. Our Connexions Advisor provides support and advice for our students and offers 1:1 meetings, group tutorials, CV writing skills, apprenticeship application support and develops interview techniques.
Financial Support (Bursary)
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has introduced a Bursary Fund scheme. The aim of the fund is to support students who face genuine financial difficulties when continuing their studies. The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a limited fund. It is administered by the school and granted at the discretion of the school. We will prioritise allocation according to personal circumstances and household income. The level of support which the school can offer is dependent on the total funding received from the EFA and the number of applications it receives. For more information on eligibility, please download our Bursary information sheet. If you would like to discuss any of this further please contact Mrs Barnes, Sixth Form Support Manager on 0151 235 1552.
Results and Destinations
We are justly proud of our established and highly successful Sixth Form and our student’s achievements. In 2015 we achieved 100% pass rate, sustaining a three year upward trend with our headline figures. We demonstrated a 4.6% increase in A*-B grades and a sustained improvement in A*-C grades.
We are extremely delighted that once again, the vast majority of our students got into their first choice university, including, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool and London School of Economics. 25% of our university cohort accepted places onto Russell Group universities, exceeding local and national percentages. Such success is due to the quality of teaching and learning and hard work of staff, who know the students well and are able to offer individual support and guidance.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Broughton Hall High School directly.