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Welcome to Littleover Community School


Littleover Community School Sixth Form is large enough to offer a wide selection of subjects at AS and A level and an extensive range of opportunities and activities. However, it is small enough for every student to be recognised as an individual who matters and who is valued. We pride ourselves on knowing students as individuals; this enables us to offer the best possible advice and guidance.

We have a well developed system for tracking and monitoring student progress and we also believe strongly in keeping parents informed in order to maximize the chances of success for each individual.

Our strong academic ethos and standards help to ensure that students achieve their full potential in their chosen areas of study but we fully understand that preparing students for Higher Education and employment involves much more than this. To that end we provide all our students with the opportunity to widen their experiences and learn new skills. We seek every opportunity to celebrate and reward the achievements of our students.

 

About us

We have a very experienced Sixth Form team consisting of a Head of Sixth Form, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Assistant Head of Sixth Form, 2 Specialist Sixth Form Administrators and dedicated Sixth Form tutors.
  • A full Induction programme designed to help you make a successful transition from GCSE to A level study.
  • Guidance and support to help you settle in and to encourage you to achieve your full potential.
  • Daily contact with a personal tutor and individual appointments to discuss and review progress.
  • Target setting, with regular review and feedback on your progress.
  • Termly contact with home through consultation evenings and progress reports.
  • Expert advice on Higher Education, employment and training applications.
  • Careers tutorials from Sixth Form and Careers Service staff.
  • Guidance and support from the Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form and other senior staff on AS/A level results day. 

Facilities available

The Sixth Form at Littleover is based in a brand new purpose built block that opened in September 2013. This consists of 2 fully equipped study rooms with over 50 computer stations, a reference library and space for a further 50 students to work with books and folders.
 
There are also 3 large common rooms for sixth form students to use exclusively during breaks and lunchtimes. Facilities in the common rooms include 2 large TVs, a hot food servery, table football and soft, comfortable seating for all students.
 
The sixth form block is open to students from 8:00am to 5:30pm each day. These facilities allow sixth form students significant independence from the rest of the school
community while providing them with an environment in which they can thrive both socially and academically.

Additional support

The 16-19 Bursary Fund helps 16- to 19 year olds continue in education, where they might otherwise struggle for financial reasons. It is made up of two parts – bursaries of £1200 per year to the most vulnerable young people, and a discretionary fund for schools, colleges etc to distribute.

Littleover Community School will follow the procedures agreed by post 16 providers across the City in relation to eligibility, application and payment of the post 16 bursary.

Learner success

Approximately 95% of our students go on to study at university having completed a range of AS and A level subjects. While we are proud of our high academic standards, we also recognise the importance of providing students with an enjoyable and enriching experience throughout their time in the Sixth Form. 

We offer a wide range of enrichment sessions in addition to a detailed tutorial programme designed to broaden the experiences of students, develop students as well rounded individuals and prepare them thoroughly for life at university and beyond.

The vast majority of our students go on to study at university; we have an established and highly successful system in place to support them through the application process and our close links with local universities including Derby, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent and Leicester benefit all of our students.

We also have particular expertise and experience in assisting students who wish to apply to Oxford or Cambridge or to more competitive courses such as Medicine. However, we also appreciate that some students may wish to follow different post 18 pathways such as apprenticeships, employment and gap years, and we support them in developing their plans.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Littleover Community School directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2017

Key information

Venues

  • A: Littleover Community School
    • Address:
    • Pastures Hill
    • Littleover
    • Derby
    • DE23 4BZ
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01332513219
    • Website:
    • www.littleover.derby.sch.uk
    • Email address:
    • admin@littleover.derby.sch.uk
    • More information:
    • Welcome to Littleover Community School Sixth Form and thank you for visiting our website. The Sixth Form was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in both of their most recent inspections when it was part of the highly successful Millennium Centre Post 16 Partnership along with Derby Moor Community Sports College.

      In September 2013 this partnership came to an end to enable Littleover Community School to deliver its own sixth form courses independently. This coincided with the opening of a brand new, purpose built sixth form centre. We have a reputation for academic excellence with students performing considerably higher than national averages year after year.

      Approximately 95% of our students go on to study at university having completed a range of AS and A level subjects. While we are proud of our high academic standards, we also recognise the importance of providing students with an enjoyable and enriching experience throughout their time in the Sixth Form.  We offer a wide range of enrichment sessions in addition to a detailed tutorial programme designed to broaden the experiences of students, develop students as well rounded individuals and prepare them thoroughly for life at university and beyond.

      For more information about the Sixth Form and what we offer please look at our current prospectus.