Sixth Form2018-12-13T09:55:50+00:00

SIXTH FORM

WELCOME TO CWLC SIXTH FORM

Headteacher’s Sixth Form Perspective

It is now three full years since we proudly opened our sixth form.  A new ‘block’, but more importantly a new institution and student body.  In many ways, both we and the students were taking a ‘leap of faith’.  Would life as a sixth former be different to that of a year 11 student?  Would the courses and challenges of A-level be met?  Would there be an enrichment programme that provides students with the skills for future challenges?

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Headteacher’s Sixth Form Perspective

It is now three full years since we proudly opened our sixth form.  A new ‘block’, but more importantly a new institution and student body.  In many ways, both we and the students were taking a ‘leap of faith’.  Would life as a sixth former be different to that of a year 11 student?  Would the courses and challenges of A-level be met?  Would there be an enrichment programme that provides students with the skills for future challenges?

Two full cohorts later, we are delighted that the hard work of the students and staff has been rewarded.  Our students have progressed to universities across the country, with many securing places at prestigious Russell Group institutions, with an increasing number of students exploring high apprenticeships in areas ranging from recruitment to cyber-security.

In August 2018 we saw our first to aspiring medics secure places at Birmingham University School of Medicine, and we are working to capitalise on that success by inspiring our current and future cohorts.

Aside from academic success, we have won national competitions in art and in textiles, received national acclaim for our student led newspaper IRIS, raised a vast amount of money for our sixth form charities, survived the gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, eaten lots of cake and had our footballing skills severely tested, despite the coaching of West Bromwich Albion on enrichment afternoons!

Our sixth formers are based in a fantastic, purpose built centre that continues to adapt to meet the needs of the students, and which keeps them part of the school but with their own distinct identity.  The curriculum offer allows balance and is supported by interesting, elective qualifications.  The students feel they are at a college within a school, separate and personal to them.

This is a vibrant student-led sixth form that is making a difference; where students from many different previous institutions create one harmonious sixth from.  Please do not hesitate to ask for a tour of the sixth form centre.  If you have any queries relating to our sixth form, curriculum or entry requirements, feel free to contact us.  Please follow us via Twitter and/or our website.

I look forward to meeting you.

Applications are now open to apply to our Sixth Form!

Thank you to Mr Hunt ⁦@CWLCDofE⁩ for arranging another great ice skating trip!

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Head of Sixth Form Matthew Mobberley

In joining Christopher Whitehead Sixth Form, students become part of a vibrant and supportive community in which they and staff work collegiately to foster an ethos of academic excellence and a love of learning.

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Head of Sixth Form Matthew Mobberley

In joining Christopher Whitehead Sixth Form, students become part of a vibrant and supportive community in which they and staff work collegiately to foster an ethos of academic excellence and a love of learning.

Our students benefit from a balance of support and challenge, enabling them to develop into independent young adults equipped with the skills desired by universities and employers.

The sixth form at Christopher Whitehead boasts its own sense of identity, established by our exceptional students, whilst remaining an integral part of the school. We encourage all of our sixth form students to get involved, whether taking on leadership responsibilities within the sixth form, or developing their skills supporting staff and students in the lower school.

This is a happy community, with outstanding pastoral support and high standards, where students challenge themselves and learn who they are, as they embark on the next exciting stage of their academic career. 

Our warm ethos has welcomed students from schools across the county and beyond, with almost 30% of students joining from elsewhere.  Every single one of these ceases to be an ‘external student’ and very quickly becomes a Christopher Whitehead Sixth Former.