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Welcome to The Arnewood School

Welcome to the Arnewood School Sixth Form. The Arnewood School Sixth Form is at the leading edge of provision for post 16 learners in Hampshire and Dorset. At post 16 we celebrate student achievement at all levels.

At AS, A2 our results are consistently high with 100% pass rates in every subject last year, a fitting tribute to the efforts of young adults working in a mature and supportive environment with dedicated teachers. Such high results permit a high proportion of students to continue to university each year, with 80% of the students achieving the first choice university this year.

The Sixth Form Pathways Curriculum offers students an individual route through the wide range of courses provided. For example, students might choose a ‘hands on’ NVQ course such as hairdressing or a more traditional course such as Mathematics, Physics or History.  It is also possible to combine types and levels of course to create a personalised programme appropriate for individual career or future study aspirations.

Sixth form students contribute to their school and wider community through a diverse range of community action activities. An active Sixth Form committee organise social events throughout the year ensuring that The Arnewood Sixth Form is also very much a fun place to be!


About us

Individual Support

At The Arnewood School we take care of you right from the start. You will have the chance to study new and interesting subjects with teachers who are specialists in those subjects. You will also have a personal tutor who will look after you, monitor your academic progress and guide you in your university or career aspirations.

The Sixth Form leadership team has an open door policy so will always be available to discuss any concerns you may have. We also have a confidential counselling service located in the Sixth Form block which is permanently staffed.


Although we encourage you to be independent learners and manage your time effectively we will closely monitor your progress towards your goals. When you join the Sixth Form you will be given a target grade for your different subjects, based upon what you achieved at GCSE. Your subject teacher and tutor will then monitor your performance against this target grade, and where necessary provide extra guidance. 

In addition, your performance against your target grade will be regularly reported to you and your parents through school reports and consultation meetings. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress and any issues with your personal tutor during your mentoring sessions. All records of your mentoring and reports are kept in an individual portfolio.

Applying to University

Students in the past have commented on the excellent advice and guidance they have received in relation to their university applications. For those applying to Oxbridge/medicine/veterinary/dentistry we have dedicated members of staff who will take you on visits, and guide you through your application

Additional support

Special Needs
Students with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported with additional resources. Students have individual needs assessments (INA), which is shared with parents/carers and teachers.
The school’s Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is responsible for the organisation of the school programme and recommendation about individual needs.
The school has very good provision for students, including specialist staff and accommodation.


How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Arnewood School directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2016

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