Sixth Form

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Entry into Sixth Form marks a transition for every student, and Newcastle-under-Lyme School offers a special opportunity to study in an environment that is school based but Sixth Form focused.

We welcome new entrants at  Sixth Form who quickly and naturally assimilate into whole School life. Whether students move from our Year 11, or enter as new Sixth Formers, they are part of a community that has a strong academic tradition and a commitment to co-curricular interests.
 
The two years of Sixth Form are when important decisions about Higher Education and careers need to be made, and one of our fundamental aims is to help students decide what they want to do after A Levels and then work with them to secure the necessary qualifications and experience needed for their chosen objective.
 
We believe that the Sixth Form is a place to foster an independent approach to studies and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning under the guidance of a dedicated pastoral tutor team working with academic staff. The best way to find out about how we achieve these goals is to come and visit us and experience a taster day.
 
Mrs B Godridge
Assistant Head (Head of Sixth Form)
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Lights, Camera, Action! EPQ students take part in a day of presentations, debate and discussion

As part of the Extended Project Qualification, students are required to present their project in an accessible manner to a non-specialist audience. Each student has been involved with their presentation for over a year, with the presentation acting as a culmination point.

This year's cohort put on a wide-ranging display of presentations including reflections on: 'Immortality in antiquity', 'The controversy of Euthanasia' and 'Antibiotic's Apocalypse'.

It was a pleasure to see how diverse our Sixth Former's interests were and the detail they went into to master their topic area with such confidence and skill. Such an experience will no doubt prepare them well for life after Sixth Form.

For information about the benefits of the EPQ go to the:

Sixth Form Curriculum page

Students present on topics ranging from CO2 emissions to the influence of Social Media.

 

A-Level Students Celebrate Exam Success

Once again students at Newcastle-under-Lyme School have delivered a strong set of A Level results with 57 per cent of entries being awarded A* to B grades.

Furthermore, the School has seen an increase in the proportion of entries gaining the highest A* award as we continue to strive to deliver the highest academic quality and value to all our students.

12 out of 84 students achieved at least three A Levels at A* and A grades. Choi Ling Yu achieved all three subjects at A* gaining her a place to read Medicine at Birmingham University.

Ananya Arora achieved 2 A*s and 2 As. She will take up a place to read Medicine at Selwyn College, Cambridge.

Places were also taken up at some of the UK's most prestigious universities including St Andrews, University College London and the London School of Economics.

Headmaster, Nick Vernon commented, "These results are a great credit to the School. We know we send these students on their way well equipped to embrace their future opportunities." 

More information can be found on our Examinations Page

Sixth Form Academic Achievement 

Prospective Oxbridge applicants are put through their paces!

During the final weeks of the Summer term, our Lower Sixth students begin to focus on the year ahead and their university applications.

Our prospective Oxbridge applicants were fortunate to take part in a series of workshops with 'Impetus Coaching'.

The activities were both fun and thought-provoking enabling the students to consider whether they want to include one of these universities on their UCAS application. In working with Impetus, students have been able to explore interview skills, motivations and ambitions.

Our Lower Sixth pupils were paid a visit from 'Impetus Coaching'

 

Young Enterprise meets Dragons Den

Our Young Enterprise students attended the Dragon’s Den event at Michelin in Stoke this week. Three teams each presented a product idea to a panel of "Dragons" including party bags, colouring greetings cards and a cocktail gift set.

Our Sixth Form entrepreneurs

Lower Sixth at Ambleside

Our new Lower Sixth students get to know each other during a bonding trip to Ambleside. Team skills, organisational skills and time management skills featured throughout!

Our new Sixth Formers get to know each other