Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form
With articulate young adults in our sixth form, this is a natural progression for students beyond year 11. Most students study 3 A-Levels. There are also opportunities for students to study BTEC level 3 courses and vocational level 2 courses.
One of the advantages that a school environment can offer is the facility to provide outstanding pastoral care. Tracking progress is vital and we will collate and send home data on each student in every subject at least 4 times a year. This is to ensure students are on track for achieving their full potential and that we can provide support for those who are finding the workload, pace or content difficult.
The Westgate School’s Sixth Form is not just about academic achievement. It is also about being part of a supportive community that helps all students achieve success; about facing new challenges and making new friends, and about developing or discovering your abilities and talents ready for the next step into University life.
We warmly welcome applications from external candidates to join our Sixth Form. The choice of where to study is an important decision and we hope the information provided here will be helpful in this process. We believe further that success in exams is of prime importance, but we seek to develop our students both personally and socially as well.
You will find that you are taught with other students who, like you, are enthusiastic about your chosen subjects. We value your ideas, and discussion, independent research, group work and presentations, which are all likely to form part of your courses, as well as the expertise provided by our highly qualified staff. Of course, you will have to work hard, and probably, for the first time in your education, you will find yourself with private study periods in school. Our facilities for study include a well-stocked school resources centre, study room and an extensive computer network.
Please browse the other sections of our Sixth Form area on this website - we offer excellent opportunities both academically and socially and provide a friendly and purposeful environment in which to study.
Mr R Clark
Head of Sixth Form