Finding the right sixth form that will nurture your potential and will help guide you to explore your passions and interests can be a challenge. Choosing the wrong sixth form can be detrimental to your future opportunities. Wycliffe understand this which is why our approach ensures you can thrive as an individual during Sixth Form and helps set you up for success in later life. We offer a vast range of post-16 subject options, future career management support, enhanced pastoral care and, an extensive extra-curricular programme.
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With a choice of 29 A Levels, three BTECs in Digital Production, Sport and Business, along with the Extended Project Qualification, our Sixth Form provision is one of the best in Gloucestershire and we have over 180 pupils in our Years 12 and 13. Our subject option blocks are created around your options to offer greater freedom and to ensure you can choose the subjects that you’ll excel in. This, combined with our Learning Support Department and Gifted and Talented Programme, ensure genuine individualised learning for each pupil.
Learn more about Wycliffe’s Sixth Form curriculum.
Wycliffe is a PSAT, SAT and ACT testing centre for the American University testing system, and we also host these tests for all of Wales and the south-west of England – and has been doing this successfully for over seven years.
The Wycliffe experience is more than what happens in the classroom. We nurture mind, body and soul through our diverse extra-curricular programme. Embracing the eccentric is the norm at Wycliffe, where we offer a wide range of clubs from the traditional skills such as Beekeeping to the 21st Century ones of Cryptology and Green Car Racing.
Wycliffe pride themselves on helping pupils achieve results they need to help them gain a place at their chosen university or pursue a career of their choosing. Combined with our EPQ, dedicated university application and career support, we’re proud that we’ve supported pupils in gaining places at their chosen universities and careers in the UK, the US and across the globe. We have a UK and international university application coordinator; assisting students achieve a place to study abroad. Our results speak for themselves.
Prospective Sixth Form pupils are welcome to visit us with parents and speak to current students about their experience. Book a personal tour to explore our countryside campus, extensive Sixth Form facilities and discuss opportunities available for Sixth Form pupils with academic staff by contacting Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you demonstrate excellence as an all-rounder or in sports, music, drama, modern foreign language, design or art? If so, you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship at Wycliffe which, if successful, will give you recognition of your achievements, appreciation of your exceptional potential and enhancement of your UCAS application and CV for future ventures.
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Yes, pupils at Wycliffe between the age of 7-19 can board with full or flexi boarding options available. Pupils in Sixth Form will stay in one of our Senior School boarding houses. Day pupils will have access to their own space in one of the boarding houses too. Our diverse community sees boarders coming from the UK and International boarders from over 30 different countries.
Applications for Year 12 are open up until the start of the academic year. The application process is straightforward to make it as easy as possible for you. Find out how to apply or email Fiona.email@example.com, our Senior School Admissions Manager for more information.
A private or independent sixth form is a school that offers a post-16 curriculum in a private education setting. Private sixth forms often offer a wider range of subject choices, different extra-curricular activities compared to the norm and enhanced career and/or individualised study support.
12 and 13 are the usual Sixth Form years in the UK. Year 12 is often described as lower sixth and Year 13 upper sixth where pupils finish their A-Levels before embarking on the next step in their life. This could be going to university, another form of study or entering the world of work.
Sixth form in the UK usually lasts two years. Most students are aged 16 when they start Sixth Form and finish Sixth Form when they are 18, although some International Pupils join sixth form when they are 17. They will have done the DY Development Year programme (where they have completed their GCSEs in a year and/or have EAL support) before going into the Sixth Form. Some international students are 19 when they finish their A Levels.
Post-16 education is any education that an individual undertakes after the age of 16. This may include traditional study such as A-Levels or BTECs but can also include vocational training and workplace learning.
There are a wide range of further education options available post-16. The National Careers Service states that all children need to decide on what path they choose to follow when they turn 16. Options available include staying in full-time education, completing an apprenticeship or learning part-time while working or volunteering for 20 hours per week.
Choosing a sixth form isn’t an easy decision. There are a lot of factors to consider both practically, from the subjects that are offered, to emotionally, from staying close to friends and family, to exploring a new country and immersing yourself in English culture. You should consider what is important to you and then explore a range of options that may meet your criteria. We recommend visiting the Sixth Form you’re thinking of applying to, to ensure you get a good feel for the school and what they offer.
By the time they leave school, pupils are very well prepared and positive about meeting the challenges of the next stage of their lives
When Noah was considering where to attend Sixth Form there was no doubt – he wanted to remain at Wycliffe. The reasons? “There are so many opportunities at Wycliffe that you wouldn’t get at another school,” he says. “Wycliffe is also such a tightly knit community and that’s important to me.”
Noah studied Maths, Chemistry and Physics in A Levels and is starting at the University of Birmingham to study Civil Engineering. In his final year at Wycliffe Noah was Head of School.
“Being Head of School has certainly helped with my leadership abilities and I have learned skills which I will be able to apply to my work if I am in charge of a project.”
His advice for future Wycliffe pupils he didn’t hesitate – ‘take risks and find your pioneering spirit’. “Wycliffe is a school of opportunities,” he says. “It doesn’t matter if your friends don’t want to do the same activity, club or trip as you, in fact it’s sometimes better if they don’t. You get to know a different set of people within the wider Wycliffe community across different year groups.” Noah joined Wycliffe in Year 3 and has just finished Sixth Form.