Post 16

Post 16 Application Form

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 and last year we celebrated another very good year.

These results demonstrate the commitment and talent of students, the quality of teaching and the support that students receive from our pastoral staff. We 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 an increase in 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 Morocco (provided by an outside provider), an enrichment programme, various subject visits 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 Sixth Form Centre is purpose-built with a media suite, classrooms, study area, cyber café, fitness gym and a silent study area with IT provision. 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,  students are expected to wear smart business dress based upon standards expected in a professional work place.  We believe our dress code identifies our students as mature and responsible young adults who take pride in their appearance and are positive role models for our younger students.

Some of our Sixth Form students are employed as ‘Red Shirts’ who supervise areas of the school over lunchtime or work after school in our Sports College.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact either Mr Jacques (Head of Sixth Form) or Mr Croft (Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Post 16 Education), who will be able to answer any queries that you may have.

We 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.

Post 16 Application Form