The 2017 Post-16 Evening is on Tuesday 7 November from 6.30pm in the Main Hall. All Year 11 students and parents are welcome to attend.
The Post-16 Prospectus for 2018-19 will be available from Friday 20 October 2017.
We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form, both in terms of the students we attract, courses on offer and achieved outcomes. Year on year our results have improved to the point at which we are celebrating our best ever results in 2015. The pass rate at A-Level was 100% and, even more impressively, our A/A* rate was 32%, which was outstanding. The national A/A* rate was 26% and for the Mansfield area this was 20%. These results were not accidental and highlight the commitment and talent of students, the quality of teaching and the support that students receive from our pastoral staff. I have the utmost confidence that students who choose to undertake their studies at The Joseph Whitaker Sixth Form will achieve their full potential.
Our prospectus will provide you with an indication of the courses we offer. During the last few years, we have seen increased numbers of students enrolling in our Sixth Form Centre from other local schools; this transition has been very smooth, students have made friends quickly and their results have been excellent.
Being part of the Sixth Form is not just about academic excellence; personal development is equally important. Our students play a crucial role in the school as leaders and mentors to all other year groups. There are numerous opportunities available, including an annual ski trip, a visit to New York, a French Exchange programme, various subject visits such as the 2015 Science visit to the CERN centre in Geneva, and an opportunity to undertake and achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. The support programme for UCAS and options Post-16 is also outstanding.
The new Sixth Form Centre is purpose-built with a media suite, classrooms, study area, cyber café and fitness gym. Students receive free gym membership and there is also the facility to loan IT equipment for personal use if required. As part of our Sixth Form Dress Code, introduced at the beginning of this academic year, students are expected to wear smart business dress. This change has been a resounding success both in terms of the Sixth Form ethos and the impact on younger students.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Jacques (Head of Sixth Form) or Mr Croft (Vice Principal with responsibility for Post 16 Education), who will be able to answer any queries that you may have.
We still welcome enquiries regarding entry to the Sixth Form and can arrange a tour of the facilities. Please note that external applicants will be requested to attend an interview and will need to provide a copy of their latest report along with a reference from their current school.
Please click on the links below for all the current entry information:
Sixth Form Tutors 2017-18:
Mrs Marlow (Rm 106)
Mrs Norris (Rm 100)
Mrs Wathall (Rm 101)
Mrs Davis (Rm 105)
Mr Strain (Library)
Mr Farrell(Rm 113)
Mrs Tindle/Ms Psevdhiotis (Rm 117)
Miss Bradshaw (Rm 118)
Mr White (Rm 114)
Mr Watson (Rm 116)