1. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Our outstanding results stem from an approach to learning that provides exceptional support for each of our students. We will nurture your aspirations, stretching, challenging and equipping you to succeed.
In 2022 37% of our students achieved A-A* and 67% of our students achieved A*-B grades, both of which are above the national average. This success derives from our focus on developing independent study skills as well as building a strong work ethic in our students to increase their desire to learn.
Outside of their lessons, Sixth Form students continue with their learning journey through independent study. Independence is crucial for examination success and we have a structured Year 12 Induction Programme which will help them build the skills and knowledge they need to navigate the Sixth Form journey. They also have access to dedicated Independent Study
page where they can access information and resources from home and while in Sixth Form.
CHALLENGE & ASPIRATION
St Wilfrid’s staff have high expectations of all students and encourage them to seek out academic challenge above and beyond the curriculum. We expect students to be organised, punctual and enthusiastic to learn. With access to a range of academic tools such as a reference library, academic periodicals and lectures, students are well-equipped to chase their aspirations and succeed.
2. PERSONALISED SUPPORT
Smaller class sizes ensure that teachers can develop strong working relationships with students, who are given the encouragement and freedom to develop their academic skills and take ownership of their learning. Teachers provide high quality study support both inside and outside of the classroom to make sure that each learner achieves their potential.
The wellbeing of our students is very important to us and our dedicated Student Welfare Officer will help and support your son/daughter with their mental health and wellbeing needs. All students have access to wellbeing support throughout their time in Sixth Form.
For those pursuing the very best universities, apprenticeships, or looking for a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, we have an exclusive range of clubs that will help you prepare in the best possible way.
Watch the video and continue reading below to learn more about each of these specialist groups.
PRE-MED (Medical Society)
This is for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science. The programme gives a holistic overview of the medicine industry and the career paths/medical schools available, as well as including practical sessions such as dissection. You will also be coached through the process for your application to university.
HE+ (Higher Education Plus)
This group is designed for students wanting to apply for the top universities. You will work on tasks and attend outings that will enhance your application and give you the best chance possible for getting in to the university of your choice. You will also attend several lectures from top professors and take a trip to the University of Cambridge.
HAP (Higher Apprenticeship Pathway)
This is for students who are looking to gain a qualification through a different route from university. It is a practical series of meetings that explore the benefits of the higher apprenticeship route and the ways in which you can stand out from other applicants. You will also look at common application questions and a variety of aptitude tests.