Welcome to The Westgate School's Sixth Form
Our main objective is to focus on the academic, social, physical, and spiritual development of each individual. From the moment students join us in the Sixth Form at The Westgate School, we endeavour to ensure that they realise their unique potential.
Our Sixth Form curriculum is broad, balanced and reflects our wider community to allow all students the opportunity to be successful. We secure each student a personalised learning pathway by offering a wide variety of courses that include:
• BTEC courses
• Hybrid (mixture of A-Level and BTEC courses)
The Westgate School’s Sixth Form examination results build upon the high levels of progress made at GCSE and reflects the high-quality teaching and learning that is a hallmark of why our school has a historic track record of examination success. The quality of provision in The Westgate School’s Sixth Form is of the highest standard and is regularly monitored to ensure that students receive the best education and opportunities available.
In the most recent examination series, 16% of our students attained A*-A grades and 51% of our A-Level students secured A*-B grades. This reflects our strongest results to-date and is indicative of our upward trend over the last few years. In addition, for the second consecutive year, we are proud to have inspired and supported students to be accepted at Oxbridge. We truly do make sure that all students have and meet our high expectations.
The Sixth Form curriculum has been carefully planned to ensure accessibility for all types of students, and we are very proud of our 100% pass rate for all Level 3 vocational courses. Consequently, the Westgate School’s Sixth Form continues to surpass the national average of students going to higher-level apprenticeships or university.
Our Higher Education Coordinator oversees the Extended Certificate Qualification (EPQ) and coaches students through the various pathway applications to ensure that they have choice and control of their futures. Indeed, the guidance we provide every student in helping them to decide their next steps is outstanding, and we also utilise our Careers, Enterprise and Business Links Manager to ensure that student’s embrace the opportunities we have on our doorstep whilst helping them to network with potential employers.
The Westgate School’s ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Report (2018) states that "students put in the hard work and get three times that back from staff. Pupils felt well-informed about their future next steps, including local career possibilities and the availability of apprenticeships."
Students are always encouraged to seek new learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom and every year we are excited to see what a new cohort can accomplish. Inevitably, each year we are proud of what our young people at The Westgate School achieve and feel privileged to be an integral part of their journey.
If students want to receive a further education that will leave them well-rounded, informed and with the skills and qualifications that will equip them for the next steps in their life, then we would like them to consider investing their next two years at The Westgate School.
We invite students to choose from our selection of courses and look forward to discussing their future as a welcome member of The Westgate School’s Sixth Form.